Bucksport native wins at Autumn Trail Race

first_imgSULLIVAN — Bucksport’s Clifford Watson earned a first-place finish in the 8-mile run at Sunday’s Frenchman Bay Conservancy Autumn Trail Race.A total of 72 runners competed in the event at Sumner Memorial High School. The event featured 4- and 8-mile races and was held in conjunction with the Oct. 29 Wildlands Trail Race.Watson, 35, finished in 1 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds to beat out second-place finisher Eric Mauricette of Baileyville. Bar Harbor natives Jeremy Dougherty, Bryant Perkins and Peter Keeney finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.In the 4-mile race, Tremont’s Finian Burns finished first with a time of 34:45. Bar Harbor’s Jennifer VanDongen was second, and Sol Lorio (Blue Hill), Rowan Gagne (Franklin) and Tim Fisher (Gouldsboro) rounded out the top five.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Defensive mishaps plague No. 10 Syracuse in loss against No. 1 Connecticut

first_img Comments In a scoreless game midway through the first quarter, Connecticut lined up for a penalty corner. Abby Gooderham’s shot deflected off of two Syracuse defenders and under goalie Borg van der Velde’s pads. As the ball dribbled out, midfielder Jamie Martin and back Roos Weers repeatedly swung at it. They never completed the clear. Instead, Connecticut’s Jessica Dembrowski converted, sinking the ball into the back of the cage. This defensive error, along with two others throughout the game, overshadowed an otherwise strong defensive game by the No. 10 Orange in a 3-0 loss to No. 1 Connecticut Sunday afternoon at J.S Coyne Stadium.For the majority of Sunday’s loss, Syracuse’s defenders contained a potent offense. The Orange cleared odd-man rushes and deflected shots away from the cage and goalie Borg van der Velde. Untimely defensive errors where what plagued Syracuse in its second consecutive loss.“Statistically, we were dead even,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s a matter of taking big moments and learning from them, which we will.”Connecticut (6-0), didn’t overpower Syracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) with their offense like it has previous opponents. The Huskies average more than four goals per game, and have scored under 3 goals once. On Sunday, they tied the Orange in shots with six apiece and had what Bradley described as a nearly equal time of possession.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly in the second half, freshman back Sasha Bull’s pass in from the sideline never made it to a Syracuse stick. Pieper intercepted the pass and carried the ball forward. Moments later she reverse hit the ball into the top portion of the Syracuse goal.“It happens,” Weers said regarding Bull’s turnover. “It’s up to me to ask for the ball there in the back, but like I said, it happens. Initially, I wasn’t too happy, but I just had to give her confidence, and she bounced back immediately.”The third UConn goal was similar to its first. With just over a minute left, Gooderham’s shot on the penalty corner was saved by van der Velde. The rebound bounced off of Weers’ shin and onto the stick of Svea Boker’s stick, and her diving shot found the back of the cage.“You have to box out, it’s just like basketball, and not stand up and watch it,” Bradley said regarding her team’s difficulty with clearing rebounds at times during the game. “When you have a 24- or 25-year-old Olympian, you can’t give a wide open shot to somebody like that.”With the exception of these three error, however, the Orange defenders didn’t allow the Connecticut attackers any open pathways to the cage. Less than 2 minutes after her turnover, Bull broke up a centering pass on a Connecticut attack, knocking the ball out of bounds off of a driving Husky. Bull and Weers, along with junior back Claire Webb, played all 70 minutes in the game.The bright spots against a top team are what excites Bradley headed into the ACC schedule.“It’s a learning moment,” she said. “Connecticut’s the gold standard, they haven’t lost a game in 29 games now, dating back to 2016.“We’ve got more opportunities in front of us, and we’ve just have to get out there on our own, practice, and get better,” Bradley continued. “This is an opportunity of where do we want to get in November.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 9, 2018 at 7:14 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

Syracuse unable to stop Boston College’s top player, Sam Apuzzo

first_img Published on February 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Comments Syracuse knew going into the game against Boston College, it was going to be challenged. Not just because the Eagles are the No. 1 ranked team in the country but because of reigning Tewaaraton Award winner Sam Apuzzo.Apuzzo’s last-second goal against the Orange last season handed SU a 13-12 loss. Two years ago, it was Apuzzo’s five goals and two assists that led Boston College over SU in the first round of the NCAA tournament. She’s an offensive weapon the Orange have seen multiple times before, and one they still haven’t figured out how to stop. In what could be the last time No. 11 Syracuse (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) faces a No. 1 Boston College (2-0, 1-0) team led by Apuzzo, the Orange allowed seven goals to the senior attacker, as well as two assists. She helped BC dominate in draw controls —18-10 over SU — and accounted for a third of the won draws. While the defense was successful in the opening 20 minutes, it was unable to contain Apuzzo for the full 60 minutes. “Basically everything about her makes her dangerous,” SU goalie Asa Goldstock said. “She’s so creative.” Syracuse was the first on the board but Apuzzo responded during the Eagles ensuing possession. The defense worked to shut her down for the first 15 minutes of the game as the Orange went on a 7-2 scoring run. Apuzzo didn’t record a shot during the run before she put another goal on the board for the Eagles. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGait gave the defense credit after the game for its performance in the first half, holding the top-ranked team to two goals in the opening 20 minutes. Goldstock recorded seven saves in the first half, more than double the three saves per game she averaged in SU’s first two matchups. Once Apuzzo scored her second goal, BC was able to go on a three-goal run to end the half and a 6-1 run through most of the second half. “As a player, she’s very shifty.” Alexa Radziewicz said. “We as a unit did very well against her,” Apuzzo’s first goal of the second frame gave BC its first lead, one it would maintain for the final 24 minutes of the game. Dancing the crease near SU’s goal, the attacker swung her stick around her body and shot the ball past Goldstock and into the net.  She hit two more before SU was able to retaliate. It was Apuzzo’s ability to catch and shoot that made her a threat to SU’s defense. There were times when she’d be open and a teammate would pass her the ball before anyone in Orange could tell Apuzzo had possession.“We needed to talk a little more,” Radziewicz said. “In that second half they obviously made an adjustment. I think we did really well in the defense we were in but if we had just made a bit of an adjustment then we’d be fine.”Apuzzo dominated in draw control, too. Junior Emily Hawryschuk started the game in the center, lining up against Apuzzo. When the whistle blew, Apuzzo flicked her stick, knocking the ball toward her teammate, giving BC the opening possession. Based on how the draw control is set, players can figure out which direction the ball is most likely going, Hawryschuk said,  something Apuzzo was able to take advantage of. Apuzzo won six of BC’s 18 draw controls and helped in the majority of the team’s other 12 controls. The three players that lined up at the draw for SU against her combined for one draw control. After she scored BC’s 14th goal, Syracuse was able to get in two more goals and cut BC’s lead to two with 40 seconds left. It was Apuzzo’s skill during the final draw control that sealed the victory for the Eagles. The whistle blew and she reached her stick up quicky, tipping the ball toward a teammate. BC won its final possession, and held onto the ball to win. “She has the ability to completely fake me out or be everywhere on the field at once,” Goldstock said. “We were trying to find her. She scored seven goals on us. It was really important for us to find her on the field but once we’d find her, two seconds later she’d be on the other side of the field.”center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Jamaican Consul General to serenade at Valentine’s show

first_imgJamaica’s Consul General Oliver Mair will make his US singing debut on Saturday February 16th, 2019, as he performs in the Steve Higgins & Friends’ Valentine’s concert “Falling for You” in Davie, Florida. This show is in association with The Jamaica Tourist Board and Partners for Youth Foundation.Cameo appearanceMair will make a cameo appearance along with Higgins as the duo promises to serenade some lucky ladies with choice love songs, which will be followed by the CG’s long anticipated solo act.“Oliver Mair has long been an aficionado of the arts, has great stage presence, lovely vocal instrument the skilled performer who has in fact written and directed his own productions.  We are thrilled to have him debut with us here in Florida and you are all in for an extraordinary treat!” said Higgins, who has actually acted in one of Mair’s productions in Jamaica.The Consul General joins performers April Marr, Amaya Lewis and Master Matthew Higgins – (the protege of Steve Higgins), in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of elegance, great music and good family fun. “I am thrilled to be back on stage singing with Steve Higgins & The Crew here in Florida and supporting the Partners for Youth Foundation, and I sure am looking forward to seeing everyone there!”“Falling for you” will feature a variety of songs including Broadway, Ballads, Classical music, love songs, Island music and much more in an elegant, romantic setting. The concert will be punctuated with fun, laughter and love tips.The Show kicks off promptly at 7:00 pm at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, 5850 South Pine Island Road in Davie, corner of Stirling and Pine Island Roads.Part proceeds will benefit the Partners for Youth Foundation, which partners with the SOS Children’s Village as well as the STEP Center in Kingston, Jamaica.For Tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com; email steve@stevehigginsproductions.com or call 954-673-5885.The Steve Higgins & Friends Valentine’s Concert is produced courtesy of Steve Higgins Productions, offering excellence in diverse musical performances for all occasions. The Partners for Youth Foundation is a non-profit organization 501(C)(3) striving to develop our youth emotionally, socially, academically, and culturally. Find us on Facebook @SingerSteveHiggins or log onto www.stevehigginsproductions.comlast_img read more

MLB Futures Game 2019: Full rosters, start time, TV channel, schedule

first_imgTwo days before the 2019 MLB All-Star Game, some of baseball most promising prospects will compete in the Futures Game.The event, slated for July 7, will pit top American League talents against the best from the National League. Thirty-six players on Baseball America’s list of the top 100 prospects will feature in the contest. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNA few players from last year’s Futures Game are already big league contributors. Examples include Yordan Alvarez (Astros), Keston Hiura (Brewers) and Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres). It’s likely that several youngsters in the latest showcase will soon break through to MLB as well.Sporting News lists the full rosters for each team and, below them, answers frequently asked questions regarding the 2019 Futures Game.MLB All-Star rosters | Futures Game roster | Celebrity softball game rosterAmerican League Futures Game full rosterThe AL team will be managed by Jim Thome. Notable staffers include Sean Casey and Nick Punto.PitchersPlayerTeamLevelBrendan McKayRaysMLBJ.B. BukauskasAstrosAAJustin DunnMarinersAADeivi GarciaYankeesAAMatt ManningTigersAANate PearsonBlue JaysAABrady SingerRoyalsAADL HallOriolesAGrayson RodriguezOriolesAJordan BalazovicTwinsAPosition playersPos.PlayerTeamLevelCJake RogersTigersAAACSam HuffRangersACRonaldo HernandezRaysAIFJorge MateoA’sAAAIFNick MadrigalWhite SoxAAIFIsaac ParedesTigersAAIFEvan WhiteMarinersAAIFWander FrancoRaysAIFNolan JonesIndiansAIFRoyce LewisTwinsAOFDaniel JohnsonIndiansAAAOFJo AdellAngelsAAOFJarren DuranRed SoxAAOFLuis RobertWhite SoxAAOFJarred KelenicMarinersANational League Futures Game full rosterThe NL team will be managed by Dennis Martinez. Notable staffers include Omar Vizquel and Jerry Manuel.PitchersPlayerTeamLevelAdbert AlzolayCubsMLBBen BowdenRockiesAAAAnthony KayMetsAAAIan AndersonBravesAADustin MayDodgersAAAdrian MorejonPadresAASixto SanchezMarlinsAALuis PatinoPadresAMacKenzie GorePadresAPosition playersPos.PlayerTeamLevelCDaulton VarshoDiamondbacksAACJoey BartGiantsACMiguel AmayaCubsAIFWill CraigPiratesAAAIFIsan DiazMarlinsAAAIFCarter KieboomNationalsAAAIFAlec BohmPhilliesAAIFGavin LuxDodgersAAIFNolan GormanCardinalsAOFMonte HarrisonMarlinsAAAOFDylan CarlsonCardinalsAAOFChristian PacheBravesAAOFTaylor TrammellRedsAAOFHeliot RamosGiantsAOFAlek ThomasDiamondbacksAWhat time is the 2019 Futures Game?The annual contest will take place Sunday, July 7, at 7 p.m. ET.What channel is the Futures Game on TV?It will be broadcast on MLB Network and streamed on MLB.com. The announcers for the matchup are Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds and Jim Callis.Where will the Futures Game be played?Progressive Field in Cleveland will host the Futures Game in the buildup to the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.Which MLB team has the most Futures Game prospects?Barring late changes to the rosters, the Rays, Mariners, Padres, Marlins and Tigers are tied for the lead with three Futures Game members apiece. Every MLB team has at least one representative.What is the format for the competition?Unlike in previous seasons, when the Futures Game pitted a World team against a U.S. team, this year’s version is separated by American League and National League. The change makes the contest more comparable to the MLB All-Star Game than it was in the past.Another difference is the length of the game. For the first time, it will be an abbreviated seven-inning affair. Starting lineups will be determined by Jim Thome and Dennis Martinez, the respective managers for each squad.Who votes on the Futures Game roster?MiLB.com writes that rosters are determined as such:”Major League Baseball, in conjunction with MLB Pipeline, Baseball America and the 30 Major League Clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team.”How long has the Futures Game existed?The Futures Game has been around since 1999, when Boston hosted the first edition.last_img read more

Record Number of Participants on the Sarajevo Half Marathon

first_imgThe first runners of the 10th Coca-Cola Sarajevo half marathon went through the finish line, and the fastest runners ended this race in about 70 minutes.The first place in this year’s half marathon won Hungarian Barnabas Bene, who ran 21 kilometers in 1 hour, 9 minutes and 36 seconds. Second place went to Hungarian Tamas Nagy, while the third place went to BH half-marathon runner, Srdjan Samardzic.The fastest woman was Sladjana Perunovic from Montenegro, the second was Hungarian Tunde Szabo, and the third was BH runner Danijela Kuna.According to organizers, this year’s Coca-Cola Sarajevo half marathon broke all previous records, since there was 2,500 registered participants and more than 1,100 registered half-marathon runners who ran the entire 21-kilometer track.Association Marathon Sarajevo continues its mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle. The winners of the half marathon will receive valuable prizes, while all the participants who completed the race received medals and gifts from sponsors.(Source: I. P./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014:•4:12 a.m. Officers investigated fleeing and eluding officers and possession of stolen property     in the 400 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•8:45 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 800 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•9:04 p.m. Jerry R. Wells, 35, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property. Sunday, February 9, 2014•11:13 a.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•11:43 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 300 block E. 15th, Wellington.•2:42 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal bite in the 1100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•5:25 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 51 mph in a 35 mph zone.•Joshua L. Cantrell, 34, Wellington was served a summons to appear for a charge of unlawful discharge of a firearm.•5:52 p.m. Officers investigated theft by threat in the 800 block S. G, Wellington. Saturday, February 8, 2014•5:32 a.m. Officers investigated domestic battery, battery and criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 100 block S. Washington, Wellington.•12:47 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal restraint in the 300 block E. 13th, Wellington.•1:04 p.m. Nathan S. Rowe, 21, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.•1:19 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute by known subject(s) in the 100 block W. 12th, Wellington.•Mallory J. McIntire, 28, Wellington was served a summons to appear for criminal trespass and      disorderly conduct.•8:40 a.m. Scott A. Jones, 25, Salina, was issued a notice to appear for defective headlamp.last_img read more

LORD NELSON OVERCOMES RAIL TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES BY A NECK UNDER BEJARANO; BAFFERT TRAINEE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.15

first_img–30– HEAVILY FAVORED TEXAS RED RALLIES FROM LAST TO RUN BIG SECOND DESPITE SLOW PACE ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2015)–Deftly handled by Rafael Bejarano, Lord Nelson sat a close fourth with a quarter mile to run and surged late for a neck victory in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes for Derby hopefuls at seven furlongs. Conditioned by Bob Baffert, Lord Nelson got the distance in 1:22.15.Heavily favored Texas Red, who hadn’t run since winning the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Nov. 1, was last in a field of six turning for home behind pedestrian splits of 23.08, 45.98 and 1:09.92, split horses two off the rail inside the furlong pole and just missed in a big effort.Breaking from the rail, Bejarano bided his time around the far turn behind a three-horse spread consisting of Serbian Syclone, Jazzy Josh and Sir Samson. Turning for home, Bejarano swung four-wide and overhauled “Red” right on the money.“I had a perfect trip,” said Bejarano. “he broke a little slow but then he took off and I was able to find a position right away. I knew (Serbian Syclone, Jazzy Josh and Sir Samson) were going to have speed so I let them go and tried to save ground around the turn.“I let him go once we were clear…Texas Red was the horse to beat and I was waiting for him. When he came to us I let him go and my horse took off again.”The second choice in the wagering at 9-5, Lord Nelson paid $5.80, $2.60 and $2.20.A Kentucky-bred colt by Pulpit out of the Seeking the Gold mare African Jade, Lord Nelson notched his third win from five starts for his owners, the Peachtree Stable. With the winner’s share of $120,000, he increased his earnings to $249,571.“I was concerned about the one hole, but they were going easy and he was behind them,” said Baffert. “(Bejarano) had him going nice and easy and he went wide and looked like he was sort of hanging. I saw Desormeaux’s horse (Texas Red) coming up the rail and I thought, ‘Well, he’s (Lord Nelson) gone.’ But he sort of kicked back in. Coming up to this race he was training really well, but sometimes they’ll do that and won’t run. But he ran like he’s been working.”Trained by Keith Desormeaux and off at 3-5, Texas Red finished three quarters of a length in front of Sir Samson and paid $2.20 and $2.10.“It’s a little disappointing, you know, ’cause it’s so close to winning, but the long-term goal (Kentucky Derby) is well within reach,” said Desormeaux, who purchased the chestnut son of Afleet Alex on behalf of his owners for $17,000 as a Keeneland September yearling. “The pace was slow. They go faster for maiden 30s ($30,000), so you’d have seen a more visible cut if the pace was quicker. Still to do what he did, you can’t be disappointed.“Right now…he’s probably going to go to the Risen Star (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles at Fair Grounds, New Orleans on Feb. 21), and then we’ll come back for the Santa Anita Derby on April 4.”Sir Samson, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, was off at 23-1 and finished third, 1 ¼ lengths in front of Bench Warrant and Tyler Baze. Sir Samson paid $3.40 to show.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.last_img read more