The Jac-Cen-Del junior high cross country teams ran in a three way meet at Sunman-Dearborn along with Milan.The JCD girls’ team finished third. The JCD boys’ team finished [email protected] of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 24, 2019 at 11:14 pm Contact Danny: [email protected] | @DannyEmerman Sophomore midfielder SJ Quigley leapt through the air and yelled. She had just initiated Syracuse’s second penalty corner goal of the game by inserting a clean pass that became a Charlotte de Vries score.De Vries’ score against Colgate capped off arguably the peak of Syracuse’s penalty corner success this season. Throughout the season, SU has experimented with different inserters, stoppers and shooters to mixed success.Last Sunday, the Orange scored on two of their six penalty corner chances, matching a season-high in goals off corners. But stretches of inconsistency — like a 2-for-25 stretch after its first game of the year — have plagued Syracuse’s success.After weeks of tinkering with personnel and stylistic options on penalty corners, head coach Ange Bradley and Syracuse (6-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) may have found a solution for its penalty corners entering its biggest test of the season so far against No. 2 Duke on Friday. The Orange have had the most success when Quigley inserts the ball, and either Laura Graziosi or Tess Queen stops it to make a play for themselves or a teammate, like de Vries. With a more refined penalty corner strategy, SU has a better shot at turning the games it has “statistically dominated,” as Bradley likes to say, into victories.“Little things make big things for or against you,” Bradley said of SU’s previous penalty corner struggles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTeams earn penalty corners — often the best scoring chances — by drawing a foul inside the shooting circle, and after a whistle, the clock stops as the defending team puts on goggles for protection and lines up on their goal line. The offensive players simultaneously line up along the edge of the shooting circle and await an entry pass from the end line.For the Orange, an inability to convert on corners has plagued them at times in 2019. In total, SU has scored 12 goals on 53 penalty corner chances (22.6%).In the past, Syracuse leaned on three-time All-American back Roos Weers to finish penalty corner plays. Her powerful drag flick gave SU a consistent, effective option. But now that Weers has graduated, the Orange have had to “find different ways to put the ball in the net,” Graziosi said.In addition to settling the ball to a shooter, Syracuse has mixed in plays where the stopper pops out of her crouch and shoots directly. In overtime against then-No. 14 Saint Joseph’s on Sept. 13, Graziosi did just that. After stopping the insert, Graziosi read that the defense converged on de Vries and other shooting options, so she launched a shot on net, catching the defense off guard and winning Syracuse the game.Before Syracuse’s win on Sunday, Bradley said the team adjusted on their previously “sloppy” penalty corners by watching film. The team typically does most of their film review on their own time, but Syracuse had a team-wide video session to workshop penalty corners last Saturday to “clean some of those things up,” Bradley said.Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorEarly in the season, Quigley, de Vries and junior Carolin Hoffmann each acted as inserters. But now, Quigley has become Syracuse’s go-to. When Quigley inserts the ball into play on a corner, she keeps a low center of gravity and slides her stick across the turf, sweeping the ball smoothly so it stays calm. A bouncing pass makes the stopper’s job much more difficult. During a 0-for-11 corner stretch against Cornell, Quigley was the primary initiator, but Graziosi struggled as the stopper, often misplaying Quigley’s entry passes. After the loss, Bradley said that SU needed to “get consistency” on corners. Since then, Queen has rotated with Graziosi — both midfielders — as the stopper.As Quigley, Queen and Graziosi have developed a rhythm, SU has been able to introduce some creativity and set up plays for their strongest shooters: Hoffmann and de Vries. In the third quarter against Colgate, Quigley inserted it to Queen, who settled it to Graziosi. With the ball, Graziosi faked a shot and let the ball roll to midfielder Stephanie Harris for an open shot on net. Though her shot went wide, the play was indicative of Syracuse’s increasing variation on corners.“Penalty corners have to be really technical and you need to have good timing,” midfielder Claire Cooke said. “It has to be so precise.”Asst. copy editor Andrew Crane contributed reporting Comments
First Published: 6th August, 2020 07:30 IST Written By Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White is unsure if he will opt in or opt out of the upcoming NFL season.White has until 4 p.m. Thursday to decide on his status for the year. The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league in recent seasons.“Honestly, I’m still undecided,” White said. “I’ve got until tomorrow. … We’re just kind of taking it down to the last day and we’re going to decide from there.”White is in Buffalo and said he wanted to see the precautions the Bills are taking in an effort to keep their players safe. But he also knows that those precautions are no guarantee against the coronavirus, and is concerned about the potential effect on his family.“They’ve been doing a great job,” White said. “But just the aspect of guys still testing positive and having false negatives, false positive tests that come back negative, it’s just those things that psychologically play a part in my thinking each and every day. Do I want to come in here and get my 11-month-old baby sick, just coming home and trying to love on him and pick him up, do I want to risk that? Because at the end of the day, no matter what my family is going to come first.”White was a big reason for Buffalo’s defensive success in 2019, helping the team finish second in points allowed and third in yards allowed. He was voted to his first Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro, and he tied for the league lead in interceptions with six.Complicating matters is the prospect of a long-term contract extension looming around the horizon. White is entering his fourth year, and the Bills have picked up his fifth-year option for the 2021 season.But it’s expected that the two sides will try to come to terms on an extension that could make White one of the highest-paid defensive backs in the league in the near future.White isn’t too concerned about that at the moment, however, noting that the financial parameters are essentially set in place for when that time does come.“I want to put myself in a position where I can break the cycle for my family and break that curse and have some generational wealth and be able to take care of my family and my kids so they can have the things that I didn’t have growing up, and be able to have some advantages as far as economically and schooling,” White said.“That’s obviously a big deal. … I know it’s going to come within due time. … What it’s going to be, it’s going to be. So I’m not going to stress out over it.”“I know what I bring to the game, and I think I have a worth that’s out there and it’s a market out there for defensive backs and it’s only going up, so I’ll see what happens.”Image credits: AP Last Updated: 6th August, 2020 07:30 IST Bills CB Tre’Davious White Unsure If He Will Opt In Or Out White has until 4 p.m. Thursday to decide on his status for the year. The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the league in recent seasons WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US COMMENT
Facebook46Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoThe City of Tenino is saddened to learn of, and extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of, former Tenino City Councilmember Phil Simmons, who succumbed to cancer on Saturday, May 13.Councilmember Simmons served as a Councilmember from 2008-2012, but for years before, and ever after, volunteered countless hours of his time and uncounted dollars of his own resources to the betterment of the community and will be sorely missed by all of us who had the good fortune to meet him.The Simmons family will celebrate his life on May 27, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Funeral Alternative of Washington, 455 North Street SE, Tumwater. To celebrate Phil, the family would like you to wear shirts that remind you of him, such as Seahawks, Chicago Bears, or Hawaiian shirts. Please, no flowers; but, if you would like to, please make a donation to the Honor Flight Network in Phil’s name.
Auburn Basketball ClassAs of roughly 12 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Auburn’s men’s basketball program has the best recruiting class in the SEC for 2016. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tigers, after receiving the commitment of five-star small forward Mustapha Heron, have rose in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings to the top of the SEC and No. 7 in the country. Auburn has three commitments in the class: Heron, three-star point guard Jared Harper and three-star Anfernee McLemore. Now, there is a long way to go before teams are done recruiting for 2016. Kentucky will surely add multiple elite recruits to its class and probably end up with the top class in the conference. But, for a little while, Bruce Pearl’s program can claim to be at the top of the SEC recruiting mountain, and that’s pretty cool.
ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Today is the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior off the coast of Michigan. The ship’s entire 29-man crew died in the tragedy. It’s a haunting historical event for many who live in the area. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has already admitted that his favorite song is Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” which is a tribute to the captain and crew of the ill-fated ship. This afternoon, Harbaugh tweeted out a link to Lightfoot’s song as a way of remembering those who perished in the storm 40 years ago. Remembering the captain and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald today. God Bless You and Yours! https://t.co/OZl3bMYWuy— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) November 10, 2015Harbaugh truly is a Michigan Man, in more ways than one.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and three time Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, met with Syrian and Lebanese youth in refugee settlements in Lebanon to mark World Youth Skills Day on Saturday 15 July.Angelique Kidjo engages with children in the Housh el Refka informal settlement, Bekaa ValleyCredit/Copyright: UNICEF//Ibarra Sanchez“Supporting the hopes of children and young people has never been more important – Their future is our future” said Angelique Kidjo after speaking to Syrian and Lebanese children and young people in the Bekaa Valley.To mark World Youth Skills Day, Kidjo visited projects implemented by a UNICEF youth partner, the Lebanese NGO LOST (Lebanese Organisation for Studies and Training) in and around Zahle in the Bekaa valley. Kidjo spoke to the children and young people about the challenges they face in pursuing an education, finding opportunities, living in refugee settlements and breaking down barriers between the two communities.Kidjo took part in a Life Skills Training and attended focus group discussions with young women whose lives have been improved thanks to a practical skills training, preparing them for the job market.“Meeting with the girls and boys, the young men and women, you sense how hard they need to fight to hold on to a hope of a dignified future in their circumstances, At the same time, you know that what they need is within reach. Today I’ve actually seen how the training provided is bearing fruit, improving the lives of these inspiring young men and women,” Kidjo said.Lebanon, a country which already faces a number of challenges, has been heavily affected by the conflict in neighbouring Syria. More than one in four people in the country are now refugees; the highest proportion per capita of any country in the world.The sheer number of refugees is putting an enormous strain on the labour market and the education sector, with general poverty on the rise.“Some of the most pressing issues facing Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian youth are deprivation, discrimination and even a fear of the other. That’s why UNICEF is bringing together youth from all communities, particularly girls and young women, equipping them with skills and knowledge that enable them to participate in the labor market, as well as overcome persistent social and cultural divides,” said Tanya Chapuisat, Representative of UNICEF Lebanon.On a regional level, more than six years into an unprecedented turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, the optimism among young Arabs is waning, they feel overlooked by policymakers, and see unemployment and extremisms as the biggest problems in the region. Youth in Lebanon, be they Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian, are no exception from the rule and often don’t have the opportunity of playing an active, positive role in the society they live in.There are one million people aged between 15 and 24 in Lebanon, or one in six. Among Lebanese youth, the unemployment rate is 35%. The picture of opportunities facing Syrian youth is even bleaker. Only a small minority is able to generate an income, and more than nine in ten Syrians aged 15-24 are not enrolled in any formal education. Building skills and capacity, and empowering youth is therefore a driving principle of UNICEF’s work in Lebanon.“If you want to build a durable foundation for stability in the future in the Middle East, what do you do? You work with youth and you make sure they get an education and the means of securing what’s needed for them to live a decent life,” said Kidjo, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2002.
The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canadians hoping to receive packages from international shippers while rotating strikes impact Canada Post operations may be waiting a long time.Britain’s Royal Mail says it is suspending shipments to Canada as a result of the Crown corporation’s labour dispute.Online marketing giant eBay says it has also received a similar notification from China Post.In a bulletin to its corporate customers, the Royal Mail says items shipped in the last couple of days bound for Canada are being held in its distribution centre until the dispute has been resolved.The U.K. mail service says it made the move at the request of Canada Post, which it says has told them it is now facing delays of at least 30 days in delivering packages.Earlier this week, eBay called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to legislate an end to the rotating walkouts, which began Oct. 22.