Umphrey’s McGee Closes Asheville Run With Big Jams And ‘Dear Prudence’

first_imgThere’s no denying it; Umphrey’s McGee is on fire. The band concluded a two-night stand at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC last night, treating crowds to their patented brand of improvisational rock and roll. The show opened with a powerful set from TAUK, who continue to impress with a unique blend of progressively funky instrumental jams. There’s a reason TAUK continues to pick up fans by the scores.After their opening set, Umphrey’s came out firing with a “You Got The Wrong Guy > All In Time > Cemetery Walk” combination. Umph had some fun teases throughout, including a “Barracuda” jam in the next song, “Utopian Fir.” Guitarist Jake Cinninger also played some keys on “Utopian Fir,” only adding to the madness of the show. Another big highlight was the band’s bust-out cover of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” While Umph included a cover of The Beatles’ “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” on their recently-released London Sessions album, it was this White Album cut that got the nod in Asheville. From there, Umphrey’s launched into a “Bridgeless” that would set the pace for the rest of the show, only to be reprised as the final song of the encore.Check out some photos from the performance, courtesy of Phierce Photography, with the full gallery and setlist below. The full setlist can be seen below, thanks to All Things Umphrey’s. Be sure to see Phierce Photo’s full gallery of TAUK and Umphrey’s McGee in Asheville!Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee At ExploreAsheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC – 2/20/16Set 1: You Got the Wrong Guy > All In Time > Cemetery Walk, Utopian Fir[1] > Booth Love, Attachments, Cut the Cable > All In TimeSet 2: Miami Virtue > Dear Prudence, Bridgeless > Smell the Mitten[2], August, 1348 > Driven to Tears > 1348Encore: In The Kitchen -> Bridgeless[1] with Barracuda (Heart) tease; with Jake on keys[2] with Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix) tease Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Jim James Announces New Tribute Album, Shares Beach Boys Cover

first_imgFollowing his 2009 Tribute To George Harrison EP, Jim James has announced a special reissue of the album as well as an exciting follow up Tribute To 2 that will cover a vast array of musicians–both due out on December 8th via ATO Records. The new album, recorded over a number of years using all different equipment, features the My Morning Jacket frontman’s solo renditions of “Baby Don’t Go” by Sonny & Cher , “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” by Bob Dylan, “Wild Honey” by Diane Izzo, “Funny How Time Slips Away” by Willie Nelson, and “Lucky Man” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, among others.To pair with this announcement, Jim James shares the first single from the collection, a Beach Boys composition, “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” from Pet Sounds. The press release confirms that James’ version of this song is inspired by Isaac Hayes’ “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” from 1969’s Hot Buttered Soul. While listening to the Jimmy Webb written track, James found himself singing the Beach Boys’ track.“It gave me the idea to unite the music of these two different worlds,” James explains in a statement. “I believe that if people really listened, they would love so much music outside of the genre they normally listen to – and that alone could start to unite people. I had just written liner notes for a re-release of Hot Buttered Soul and was lucky enough to get my hands on the multi-track recordings of the album. So, I ripped apart ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ and put it back together again as ‘I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times.’”Listen to Jim James’ “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” below:The Tribute To reissue will come with new cover art along with a bonus track of Bob Dylan’s “If Not For You”, which was recorded during the same 2001 session following George Harrison’s death. Pre-orders for both Tribute To and Tribute To 2 are happening here.As for the Tribute To reissue, it comes with new cover art as well as a bonus track — a cover of Dylan’s “If Not For You” — recorded during the same 2001 sessions that occurred following Harrison’s death. Pre-orders for both releases are going on here, and you can find the Tribute To 2 album info below.Tribute To 2 Tracklist:01. I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times (The Beach Boys)02. Baby Don’t Go (Sonny & Cher)03. Wild Honey (Dianne Izzo)04. Midnight, the Stars and You (Ray Noble & Al Bowlly)05. Crying in the Chapel (The Orioles)06. Funny How Time Slips Away (Willie Nelson)07. Love Is The Sweetest Thing (Ray Noble & Al Bowlly)08. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Bob Dylan)09. Lucky Man (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)10. The World is Falling Down (Abbey Lincoln)11. Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)last_img read more

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OIT to provide more Google apps for students

first_imgThe Office of Information Technologies (OIT) will flip the switch Dec. 21 to increase the number of Google applications at the fingertips of Notre Dame students. Katie Rose, an OIT infrastructure specialist, said there have been many requests from students and faculty to increase the number of Google services linked with their University accounts. The top three requests were for Google’s Blogger, Picasa and Reader. According to the Google Apps website, Picasa is a service for uploading and sharing photos, Blogger allows students to create their own blogs, and Google Reader offers users a faster way to access blogs and news feeds. “Students will now be able to access services like Picasa and Blogger automatically with their ND accounts. I know Blogger has been requested a bit since a lot of classes use it for collaborative work,” she said. “And Picasa is popular in the arts and even some of the sciences because of the types of graphic work they do.” Rose said students will benefit from the easy access they will have to these services once the change is made. In the past, students have had to sign up for separate accounts to work with these applications. “There was just a core set of services originally. It had Gmail, which was the most popular, but we also had Google Calendars, Google Docs and Google Sites when we initiated it,” she said. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to add many of the other services before because that wasn’t part of what Google was offering initially.” Google offers 60 services overall as part of its suite. With a commercial account, any user may access them. For Notre Dame and other academic institutions, however, Google offers a smaller set of services. Rose said requests for more Google services from these universities are common. “A lot of other schools get similar requests and that gets sent back to Google from the Customer Advisory Board and other various online mechanisms,” Rose said. Google has taken these requests and analyzed account management, she said. With the upcoming change, they hope to offer more services in the most effective manner. “They are making an infrastructure change that will allow them to do all of these other services in one fell swoop,” Rose said. “That’s why it’s essentially happening all in one day here at Notre Dame.” Rose said the change would most affect students who have signed up for commercial Google accounts using their Notre Dame G-mail address. “There are approximately 3,600 that have conflict accounts. That means they made a commercial Google account with an ‘nd.edu,’” she said. “They need to take some steps to prevent problems. They won’t lose data, but they need to tie it with a different account.” Rose said students who received an e-mail on their conflict account follow the directions provided to ensure a smooth transition. OIT will adjust the system Dec. 21 to include the new services. Rose said they planned to make the change at this time to avoid conflicts with finals and the new semester in January.last_img read more

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Hip-Hop Pioneer Russell Simmons Developing New Musical The Scenario

first_img The show is aiming to make it to the New York stage in 2016, according to Variety, and it may end up in a “a nontraditional space outside the typical Broadway box.” The story of The Scenario will be written by Dan Charnas, who wrote The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop and co-authored Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label. “Hip hop’s explosion was fueled by a generation with an incredible hunger to discover new ways of expression,” Simmons said in a statement. “It felt like such a natural fit to weave the best of these sounds and stories into an energetic and thrilling musical that would transport audiences through one of the most innovative artistic movements of our time.” Simmons is the co-founder of the highly influential Def Jam Recordings and the founder of the trailblazing Def Comedy franchise. He produced Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, which went on to win the 2003 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event. (A now defunct category.)center_img View Comments Holler if you want more hip hop on Broadway! Tony-winning producer and hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons is developing a new musical called The Scenario, which will highlight hip-hop’s “golden age” (the 1980s-1990s) much like Rock of Ages showcased chart-topping “hair bands.”last_img read more

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Vermont’s Innovative State Housing Authority Reaches 40-Year Milestone

first_imgVermont’s Innovative State Housing Authority Reaches 40-Year MilestoneMontpelier — The Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA) — the first state housing authority within the continental U.S.A. — is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008.Vermont broke new ground in 1968 when Gov. Philip Hoff approached the federal Agency of Housing and Urban Development with a new concept: a housing authority free to operate anywhere in the state where housing-assistance services for low-to-moderate-income residents were not available from a local authority. HUD officials in Washington extended their unanimous approval, and the Vermont State Housing Authority was created by an act of the Vermont Legislature on March 23, 1968. Other states have since followed Vermont’s lead and established statewide authorities.The model has proven its merit, as VSHA now provides services that touch nearly every community in Vermont. VSHA assists 8,000 needy Vermont families to secure and retain safe and decent housing.VSHA has expanded its role greatly since 1968. The Vermont State Housing Authority works with private developers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies to create, preserve, rehabilitate, and manage affordable housing for low-income Vermonters.It administers federal funds that come to Vermont for homeless assistance, and for the last two years has helped coordinate a statewide ‘Point-in-Time’ count of homeless Vermonters — an important step toward providing housing solutions. Plus, VSHA’s innovative Homeownership Program has helped more than 80 Vermont families move off of public rental assistance and become homeowners themselves — a program that has won national recognition and emulation.In noting his agency’s milestone anniversary, Richard Williams, VSHAs executive director since 1984, said housing affordability and availability have become critical public concerns in Vermont in recent years.”This is a very poignant time for us to be celebrating our 40th anniversary,” said Williams. “We are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish for Vermonters over the past forty years, but the challenges have never been greater. We’re inspired and motivated by the knowledge that our services are needed more than ever.”# # #last_img read more

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Commission on the Legal Needs of Children Children should have the right to counsel, too

first_img Commission on the Legal Needs of Children: Commission on the Legal Needs of Children Children should have the right to counsel, too August 1, 2001 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular Newscenter_img Children should have the right to counsel, too Associate Editor T he Florida Bar’s Commission on the Legal Needs of Children wants to hear what kids have to say, so they listened to students at Miami Senior High School and came away with an earful on everything from body piercing as self-expression to disdain for curfews.When the topic turned to when should children have lawyers, 78 percent of 144 students surveyed said “yes” when divorcing parents fight over custody; 89 percent want their own counsel when their parents are accused of abuse or neglect; 65 percent want a lawyer if they are being expelled from school; and 79 percent say kids should have lawyers if questioned by police or school officers.“Everyone is speaking of lawyers, but who should pay for these lawyers?” asked one student, described as “a 28-year-old in a 14-year-old’s body,” by Carlos Martinez, seeming more like a talk-show host than an 11th Judicial Circuit chief assistant public defender and chair of the commission’s Representation Subcommittee, when he walked with a microphone among the students and prodded them to speak their minds.“The government should pay,” shouted another child.“But are we taxpayers? Are we paying?” asked another girl.“The government spends a lot of money on stupid things, and when something is necessary,they make a huge deal about it and don’t do anything,” tossed out another student.“Like finding life in space when we can’t even deal with life here,” agreed another girl.Dealing with life here when it comes to how children are treated in Florida’s legal system is the mission of the commission as it enters its third and final year. When children should have legal representation and what kind of representation are key issues being tackled by the commission, chaired by 11th Judicial Circuit Judge Sandy Karlan. That topic filled much of the day when the commission met June 21 at the Bar’s Annual Meeting in Orlando, and speakers addressed everything from conflicts in the law to a status report on pilot projects in Orange and Osceola counties to the troubling number of youth who are charged with serious crimes but waive their right to counsel.University of Florida researchers Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, at the Center for Studies in Criminology and Law, and Jodi Lane, an assistant professor of criminology and sociology, shared their findings that juveniles transferred to adult court are more likely to commit more crimes after age 18 than counterparts of similar age, race, background and crimes who stayed in the juvenile system. They also shared preliminary findings on juveniles transferred to adult court who have no lawyer because they waived their constitutional right to counsel.“About five percent of the transfers (to adult court) and about 23 percent of juvenile retainees with relatively serious offenses had no counsel of record,” Lanza-Kaduce said. “There is a representation issue that might be important to look into a little more, and it ties in with recidivism. Be careful. The controls haven’t been done. But the preliminary results show that among the transfers to adult court who didn’t have counsel, 70 percent of them re-offended. And 44 percent of the juvenile justice retainees re-offended when they didn’t have counsel. In both instances, this is the highest percentage of re-offense. Failure to have counsel or legal representation is linked, at least at this basic analysis, to higher rates of recidivism,” he continued.Some commission members were stunned. How can this happen?“One of the things that surprised some of us when we went to local courthouses was this little form in the file that said, ‘We will appoint counsel for you, but we could recoup some of these costs against you and your parents.’ I don’t know what impact that has on some of the decision-making processes of whether to waive or not. Some of us came away from the courthouse wondering what kind of impact that has,” Lanza-Kaduce said.The newest member of the commission, Fourth Judicial Circuit Chief Assistant State Attorney Jay Plotkin, said: “I’ve been the sole person making direct-file decisions for eight years in Jacksonville, and there has never been a person direct-filed who didn’t have an attorney.. . . I have a hard time understanding that.”Another speaker addressed a clash in laws that makes the reports of guardian ad litems inadmissible hearsay in court and therefore useless to help judges making important decisions about children’s lives.Robert Merlin, a board certified marital and family lawyer from Coral Gables, discussed his proposed legislation to amend F.S. § 61.403 (5) with the following language:“The guardian ad litem’s report and testimony may be considered by the trial court in its discretion and its admissibility shall not be precluded by the technical rules of evidence.”The problem, Merlin said, is that a 1998 Second District Court of Appeal opinion, in Scaringe v. Herrick (711 So.2d 204), ruled that a guardian ad litem’s report containing a statement of a child’s wishes is inadmissible hearsay.“This flies in the face of F.S. §61.403, which specifically says in subparagraph five: ‘The guardian ad litem shall file a written report which may include recommendations and a statement of the wishes of the child. It is impossible for this information to come before the court unless a child is before the court.”Merlin also is working on a provision for the payment of fees for guardian ad litems, often the same lawyers appointed over and over who volunteer their services pro bono.“As a practical matter, we don’t have the kind of resources available to the trial courts. We have this requirement that lawyers do pro bono work. We have family lawyers who offer themselves to do this,” said Judge Karlan.“We don’t have access to the guardian ad litem program where they train them. This goes to the whole issue that we’ve been addressing: Should we have guardians for the children or should we have lawyers, because you create double layers? Where is the training coming from? Who’s doing it? So we’re kind of hit or miss. This hearsay exception that he is raising is coming up to be a problem in the family cases, and I suspect it also applies to the dependency cases.. . . In family court, they may appoint a guardian, but in dependency court they must. Some of these are real systemic problems. What we’re left with is when you finally do appoint a guardian because that’s all you can get that person should be entitled to have their report come in. Otherwise, why are we appointing them? What help can they be to the court?” Karlan said.Richard C. Milstein, a Miami lawyer on the commission, wants to address the sticky ethical situation when attorneys are appointed as GALs.“If I am appointed as a guardian ad litem, do I take off my Florida Bar credentials when a child who is 15 tells me he is using drugs and will continue to use drugs? Am I not obligated at that point because I’m an ad litem, not an attorney to expose that child to criminal prosecution because of Florida Bar rules? Yet, I am there for the protection of the child because he is in a custody battle with his parents and may go into Baker Act,” Milstein said.“As an ad litem, when a child tells you something and you get deposed, do you have to disclose it? Absolutely. There’s no confidentiality privilege. . . I think we really need an in-depth study of the ad litem issue.”One real-life study of guardian ad litems and attorney ad litems is currently being played out in the Ninth Judicial Circuit with a legislature-funded pilot project.Gerard Glynn, director of clinical programs at Barry University law school, talked about Barry’s role in doing the attorney ad litem piece of the pilot project in both counties. In Osceola, the guardian ad litems are a traditional staff-run program. In Orange, the GAL program is unique in the state in that it is an attorney guardian ad litem.Even though the legislation restricts the attorney ad litem representation to dependency court, Glynn said, the judges have expanded their representation, with court approval, such as in school discipline and special education matters.“In your interim report, one of the things you’ve said is that children need to be heard. I believe that was one thing listed as an overwhelming consensus of this committee. And if we do nothing else, I think the attorney ad litem project is allowing children to be heard,” Glynn said.Children are treated as clients, informed about the process every step of the way, he added.“These children’s lives have been horribly disrupted because of the actions of their families, and, unfortunately, too often because of the actions of some of us in the system. And they have important things to say and they have incredibly creative solutions to come up with if people would listen,” Glynn said.One of the big questions the commission is addressing is whether every child in dependency court should get an attorney. “I’ll leave that for you all to decide,” Glynn said. “I actually like the model that is set up in the Ninth Circuit. We’re not appointed to every child. We’re appointed only to those children in which the juvenile court finds it necessary for them to have an attorney.”Commission member Frank Orlando, director of the Youth Policy Center at Nova Southeastern University, asked: “Who defines ‘necessary?’”“There is no definition,” Glynn answered. “We are representing a very small portion of the children in the dependency system, there’s no question about that. I would love for every child to have an attorney. My position is that it may be unrealistic for us to get funding, and then one must decide how to do it. Because if we’re going to have fewer lawyers, I would prefer that they not have the large caseload.. . . The ‘necessary’ is defined by each of the six juvenile judges in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.”Chris Andriacchi, senior attorney at the Osceola GAL program, said, “I don’t know of any other guardian ad litem program that has 100 percent representation of children. We now have that, because of the pilot project. By that, I mean they are not only represented by somebody, they are represented in court by an attorney at every legal event and not just in court,” as well as assigned a professional guardian.“It’s nice to have volunteers do it, but why do the children not deserve the same things the parents get in court? ” Ancriacchi asked.“How come we have to go through all this to get a professional social worker, a guardian ad litem for each child, with an attorney present at every step? This is the first time this has happened in the state of Florida. What is the excuse for that?”last_img read more

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North Sumatra gears up to welcome Dutch royals at Lake Toba

first_imgAccording to Fitriyus, the royal couple’s first stop will be Singgolom Hill in Lintong Ni Huta village. There, the king and queen will take pictures of the lake. After that, they will move on to Siambat Dalan hamlet, a traditional Batak village and then to the DEL Technology Institute in the district of Laguboti.After they finish their trip around Toba regency, the royal couple will visit Ecovillage Silima Lombu at Onan Runggu, Samosir Island. They will then take a rest at a hotel in Parapat, where they will give a press statement to reporters, before moving on to Kualanamu International Airport to return to the Netherlands. After arriving on Monday evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were hosted by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at Bogor Palace in West Java on Tuesday. Their itinerary includes stops in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan and Lake Toba in North Sumatra. (dpk)Topics : “It is an honor to receive a visit from the King and Queen of the Netherlands. We will greet our honorary guests at Lake Toba,” North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi said on Monday. He also invited the public to greet the royal couple with a warm welcome by maintaining a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere as well as by keeping the region clean.”Surely this visit can bring renown to North Sumatra, particularly Lake Toba,” Edy said. North Sumatra administration official M. Fitriyus said King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were scheduled to visit Lake Toba from 10:30 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. The North Sumatra provincial administration is gearing up for the visit of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima to Lake Toba on Friday.The royal couple is scheduled to spend eight hours to visit several tourist sites around the lake.last_img read more

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Mikel Arteta admits Reiss Nelson demanded to take a penalty in Community Shield win over Liverpool

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 30 Aug 2020 11:32 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link565Shares Comment Advertisement Nelson scored Arsenal’s opening penalty (Picture: Getty Images)Nelson added: ‘I really wanted to take a penalty [in the 2017 Community Shield] but I think I was 17 at the time and the boss didn’t let me take it, so I said to myself if I ever get the opportunity to take one again then I’ll be the first one and I’ll be confident and just pick a spot and pick it.‘I got an opportunity, went to Mikel and said I’ll take it, then I was brave and he let me take it.‘It was a bit weird because the walk is so long, but as I got to the goal it seemed fairly big, so I thought let me just hit it, hit a spot and hope for the best. It went in!‘It’s a big confidence boost and to start a season like that is very big for all the young players. It’s amazing that we’ve got another trophy and now we need to keep it going throughout the season.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalNelson faces even stiffer competition for a starting berth with the arrival of Willian on a free transfer this summer, but the 20-year-old is ready to battle for his place.‘For me it’s about getting myself in the starting XI,’ he added.‘The boss has made a lot of changes and brought a lot of top players into the team and I feel like that can only help us, but I want to fight for my position, be hungry and get a spot in that starting XI.”MORE: Martin Keown blasts Mikel Arteta over decision to sell Arsenal duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles & Emiliano MartinezMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Ainsley Maitland-Niles speak out on their Arsenal futuresFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Advertisement Mikel Arteta admits Reiss Nelson demanded to take a penalty in Community Shield win over Liverpool Arteta won his second piece of silverware as a manager (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta admits Reiss Nelson eagerly put himself forward to take the first spot-kick in Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Liverpool on penalties.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for the Gunners in the first half, stepping inside to curl a trademark strike into the back of Alisson’s net.Takumi Minamino took advantage of a loose ball in the box and got Jurgen Klopp’s side back on level terms in the 73rd minute.The game went straight to penalties at full-time, where Arsenal converted every one of their five spot-kicks to win the shootout 5-4 and seal the first trophy of the new season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNelson – who was denied the opportunity to take a penalty in the 2017 Community Shield win over Chelsea – made clear to Arteta that he wanted to step up this time and duly buried his side’s first effort from 12 yards.‘He said, ‘Me first’, so when you see a player that convincing, let’s go,’ the Spanish boss told Arsenal Digital.‘They also did really well to score five out of five against this goalkeeper, it’s not an easy thing to do.’last_img read more

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Bulldog Middle School Grapplers Participate At Conference Tourney At FC

first_imgThe BMS Wrestling team wrapped up their season at the Conference Tournament at Franklin County on Saturday. As a team Batesville finished fifth overall out of the eight teams that participated, missing a fourth place finish by just one and a half points. Sixteen out of the seventeen wrestlers who participated in the Conference Tournament placed in the top six, ten wrestlers placed in the top four, and three of the Bulldogs emerged as Conference Champions!Tacoma Nicholas had an incredible day and was crowned Conference Champion at the 75 pound weight class. Tacoma started the first round with a fofeit but then faced Payton Cordray (9-3) from Greensburg in the second round. Cordray had defeated Nicholas in a close decision just two days earlier in a dual meet against Greensburg. Tacoma came ready to redeem himself, and that he did, pinning Cordray and advancing his way into the final round. Nicholas would then face undefeated Avery Crouch (17-0) from Franklin County who also defeated Nicholas in a dual meet earlier in the year. This proved to be an exciting match to watch as the two scrambled back and forth for position the majority of the first two periods. Nicholas and Crouch entered the third period with the score tied 2-2 and Nicholas in the bottom position. Nicholas fought to escape and score, but Crouch kept him under control most of the period. It seemed that the match would surely go into sudden death overtime as the clock ran down and the period was about to end, but in a last ditch effort driven by nothing but heart, Tacoma was able to reverse his opponent with only four seconds on the clock and the two tumbled out of bounds. They would be brought to the center of the may with just over three seconds on the clock and Nicholas in the top position. Tacoma kept his opponent at bay for the remaining few seconds earning him the title of Conference Champion.Joshua Mobley would be the second Bulldog of the day to be named Conference Champion in the 145 pound weight class. Josh’s road to the title was not quite the up hill battle that Tacoma endured but it did not lack flare. Josh was a number one seed in his weight class with an 11-2 record which gave him a first round forfeit. Josh would then face Lincoln Wilhelm of Sunman Dearborn in the Semifinals for a chance to advance to the Championship round. Mobley came out strong and pinned Wilhelm in the first period, earning his way into the finals. Mobley was then aligned to take to the center of the circle against Greensburg’s Jacob Phillips for the Conference Title. Mobley came out strong and there was an immediate delay due to a minor injury to Phillips. After just a few minutes the two regrouped and the match was resumed. Mobley shot a quick double leg and took his opponent to the mat, and then turned Phillips to his back for the pin. All of this took place in and unprecedented NINE seconds. Josh Mobley put on a dominanting performance and won the Conference Championship in the 145 pound weight class in less time than it had taken him to tie his wrestling shoes!The third and final conference champion for the day was Chase Hamilton at the 180 pound weight class. Chase faced Logan Hill of Connersville in his first bout of the day and advanced to the Semifinals with a pin in the first period. He would then face Alex Dance (15-4) of Greensburg in his next match for a chance to move on to the finals. The two were relatively evenly matched and the bout ended in a 4-2 decision with Hamilton surviving into the Championship round. Hamilton would then meet up with undefeated Sean Sohmer (12-0) whom he had lost to earlier in the year at the team dual. This match would resemble the Nicholas vs Crouch battle at 75 pounds as both faced undefeated opponents who had beaten them earlier in the season. Chase came out strong and the two battled for position but neither would score in the first period. The two wrestlers would resume neutral position and Hamilton scored the first points of the match with a two point takedown. Sohmer would then get a one point escape making the score 2-1 going into the third period. Hamilton then took the bottom position in the third period. Sohmer worked hard to try and turn Hamilton in an effort to take the lead, but he was unsuccessful in his attempts. Chase would get a late escape, making the score 3-1, and sealing the Conference Championship for him.Alex Murphy had a great tournament going 2-1 on the day and finished second in the conference at 105 pounds. He faced Charlie Euson (15-2) of Sunman Dearborn, coming up just short with a decision loss in the Championship match. Jesus Garcia also went 2-1 on the day and placed second in the conference for the Bulldogs at the 165 pound weight class.Otto Hund was the only third place finisher for the Bulldogs as he went 2-1 in the 80 pound weight class.The Bulldogs had four wrestlers finish 4th in the conference. David Maher finished in 4th place at 90 pounds, Bobby Weiler finished 4th at 120 pounds, Vonley Hund finished 4th at 125 pounds, and Aaron Norman finished 4th at 155 pounds.Fifth place finishers for the Bulldogs were Hunter Laudick at 85 pounds, Kyan Scott at 95 pounds, Mason Neeley at 100 pounds, and Brandon Manning at 195 pounds. Finishing in sixth place were Marcus Niese at 70 pounds and Elijah Stover at 140 pounds.The BMS Wrestlers worked very hard throughout the season and showed a tremendous amount of improvement not only through the season, but in relation to last season. In the 2016/2017 wrestling season the team was 0-11 in dual meets, placed 7th (out of 8) in the Conference Tournament, and did not have anyone win a Conference Title. The Bulldogs improved in the 2017/2018 season to a 5-6 dual record, placing 5th in the Conference tournament as a team, and having three wrestlers crowned Conference Champions. Great job to everyone involved, your hard work and determination will continue to pay off as you move on to other sports or activities. Congratulations to all on a terrific season!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bob Weiler Jr.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgRoland Garros will be divided into three zones based on the three main courts, with a limited capacity of 5,000 people each for the Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen courts. NFL-NEWSHeyward gets new five-year deal with SteelersUNDATED (AP) — Cam Heyward is getting his wish. The veteran All-Pro defensive tackle is set to be a Pittsburgh Steeler for life. The Steelers signed Heyward to a five-year contract worth around $75 million. The 31-year-old was entering the final season of a six-year deal he signed in 2015. Brayden Point and linemate Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) each collected five points as the Lightning clobbered the Isles, 8-2. Point delivered two goals and three assists for the Lightning, who showed no rust after defeating the Bruins in five games. Kucherov had four assists and scored a goal that put Tampa Bay ahead, 6-1 six minutes into the third period.The Islanders hadn’t allowed more than four goals in the postseason and owned the best goals-against average before getting blitzed. Thomas Greiss (grys) was pulled after surrendering three goals in the first 11 minutes.Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who will try to regroup before Game 2 on Wednesday.PGA-TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPDustin Johnson cashes in and finally wins the FedEx Cup The possibility of Williams facing second seed Sofia Kenin in the semifinals is over.No. 16 Elise Mertens has knocked off Kenin, 6-3, 6-3 to earn a berth in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the second year in a row.Kenin won the Australian Open and was trying to become the first back-to-back Grand Slam winner since Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open and the Australian in 2018-19. But the American had 26 unforced errors to only seven for Mertens.Other fourth-round winners on the women’s side were Victoria Azarenka and Tsvetana Pironkova (sveh-TAH’-nah pih-RAHN’-koh-vah). Azarenka won her ninth straight match, beating No. 20 Karolina Muchova 5-7, 6-1, 6-4 for her first quarterfinal appearance at Flushing Meadows since 2015. Azarenka considered retiring at the start of the year, when she was returning from maternity leave. Update on the latest sports SOCCER-BARCELONA-MESSIMessi back with BarcelonaBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has returned to training with Barcelona, almost two weeks after he told the club he wanted to leave. Messi said last week he wasn’t happy with Barcelona but would rather stay than get into a legal battle with the club. Messi wanted to leave for free but the club said the contract clause he invoked had expired. His current contract ends in June 2021. The Nuggets led 97-90 until the Clippers reeled off a 14-4 run in a 113-107 triumph over Denver. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had a huge block down the stretch and finished with 23 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.Paul George had a team-high 32 points for the Clippers, who are two wins away from their first conference finals berth since the franchise began play 50 years ago.Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had 32 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for Denver despite a sore right wrist that had him questionable before the game. NBA-CLIPPERS-BEVERLY FINEDNBA fines Clippers’ Beverley $25,000 for verbal abuse of ref LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA has fined Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for verbally abusing a game official in Game 2 of his team’s Western Conference semifinal series against the Denver Nuggets. Beverley was demonstrably upset with a foul call against him four seconds earlier, then unsuccessfully tried to take a charge when play resumed and got called for a blocking foul. He then got two technical fouls as he argued to no avail.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSLightning blast Islanders in openerEDMONTON, Alberta. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning overwhelmed the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees enjoyed a 6-2 lead against Toronto on Monday before falling further behind the second-place Blue Jays in the American League East.The Jays erupted for 10 runs in the sixth inning of a 12-7 rout of the Bombers. Danny Jansen capped the fireworks with a grand slam after Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Travis Shaw delivered two-run singles. The big rally puts Toronto two games ahead of the Yanks and 4 1/2 games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays.The Rays dropped a 6-1 decision to the last-place Nationals as Max Scherzer scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings. Kurt Suzuki was 3-for-4 with an RBI double, and Michael A. Taylor drove in two runs.Elsewhere around the majors: ATLANTA (AP) — Dustin Johnson finally has his name on the FedEx Cup trophy and a whopping $15 million that comes with it. Johnson saw his five-shot lead dwindle to two shots down the stretch in the Tour Championship. But he came up with just enough shots and a few key putts for a 2-under 68 for a three-shot victory at East Lake. He becomes the first No. 1 seed at the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup since Tiger Woods in 2009. Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele finished three shots behind and each picked up $4.5 million.MLB-SCHEDULE10-run inning lifts Blue Jays Pironkova rallied for a 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 victory over Alize Cornet (kohr-NAY’). It is Pironkova’s first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017, when she took off to give birth and raise her son, Alexander. In men’s fourth-round action:— Second-seeded Dominic Thiem (teem) eased into the quarterfinals with a straight-sets win over Felix Auger-Aliassime (aw-ZHAY’al’-yah-SEEM). Thiem’s 7-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory put him in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the second time.— Third-seeded Daniil (DAN-ihl) Medvedev is into the quarters after taking control from the outset of a 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 victory over American Frances Tiafoe (TEE’-ah-foh).The Russian needed only an hour and 38 minutes as he maintained his streak of winning every set so far in the tournament.— Tenth seed Andrey Rublev got the better of a U.S. Open rematch and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 6 Matteo Berrettini. They also played in the fourth round of the U.S. Open last year, with Berrettini winning in straight sets. Heyward is coming off a stellar 2019 season in which he had nine sacks while helping Pittsburgh’s defense become one of the league’s best.Elsewhere in the NFL:— The Lions have announced the signing of Adrian Peterson. The 35-year-old running back comes to Detroit after being released by Washington. He has rushed for 14,216 yards in 13 seasons, mostly with the Minnesota Vikings. He rushed for 1,940 yards and 12 touchdowns over two seasons with Washington. — Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead is expected to miss significant time after landing on the COVID-19 list for the second time in five weeks. Coach Doug Marrone says Armstead will be sidelined “a while.” — The Jaguars have signed quarterback Mike Glennon to their practice squad. The move adds a veteran under the NFL’s revamped roster rules. center_img Williams advances, Kenin oustedNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is into the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for a 12th consecutive appearance, but her stiffest challenger for the title has been ousted.Williams needed to come from behind in the third set before taking another step closer to Grand Slam title No. 24, edging Maria Sakkari (SAH’-kah-ree), 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.This was a rematch from less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open. That one was won in three sets by Sakkari as Williams dealt with leg cramps and faded down the stretch.This time, Williams was two points from victory at 6-all in the tiebreaker but dropped the next two points and the set. Then she trailed 2-0 in the third before turning things around. — The Padres walked off with a 1-0 win over the Rockies on Jurickson Profar’s (JUR’-ihk-suhn PRO’-fahrz) RBI double in the bottom of the ninth. Padres starter Dinelson Lamet dih-NEHL’-suhn lah-MEHT’) had to settle for a no-decision despite striking out 11 and allowing six hits over 7 2/3s.— Kevin Gausman and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Giants doubled up the Diamondbacks, 4-2. Darin Ruf hit a two-run single in the sixth off Zac Gallen, who had just set a major league record last week by not allowing more than three earned runs in his first 23 major league starts.— Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer to spark a four-run third in the Twins’ 6-2 victory against the Tigers. Michael Pineda (pih-NAY’-dah) allowed only three hits and two runs with eight strikeouts for his first victory since returning from a 60-game drug suspension.— Dylan Moore hit a solo home run and added a three-run double that helped the Mariners complete a four-game sweep of the Rangers, 8-4. Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer in Seattle’s sixth consecutive win.TENNIS-US OPEN Associated Press September 8, 2020 The Celts own a 3-2 series lead after Jaylen Brown scored 27 points in a 111-89 blowout over the Raptors. Kemba Walker scored 21 for the Celtics, whose starters outscored Toronto’s top five by a whopping 93-45.The Raptors shot 2-for-15 during its first 15 possessions to fall behind 18-5. A 23-7 Boston run put the Celtics up by 28 late in the first half.Fred VanVleet scored 18 for Toronto, which trailed by as many as 30. Norman Powell scored 16 for the Raptors, but Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry managed 10 points apiece. Game 6 is Wednesday.The Los Angeles Clippers staged a fourth-quarter rally to take a two-tames-to-one lead in the Western Conference semifinals against Denver. — Alex de Minaur moved into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6, 6-3, 6-2. The key to the match in Louis Armstrong Stadium was the opening-set tiebreaker. Pospisil held four set points at 6-2 but failed to convert any. TENNIS-US OPEN-DJOKOVIC FINEDDjokovic fined $7,500 for no news conferenceNEW YORK (AP) — The total financial penalty for Novak Djokovic’s (JOH’-koh-vihch-ehz) U.S. Open disqualification is $267,500. Djokovic has been docked an additional $7,500 for skipping the mandatory post-match news conference after being defaulted in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball after dropping a game. Djokovic earlier was told to pay $10,000 for that violation. He also lost $250,000 in U.S. Open prize money.TENNIS-FRENCH OPENFrench Open details plans for spectatorsPARIS (AP) — Spectators will be allowed at the French Open this month despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country.Organizers unveiled the health protocols for the clay-court grand slam, which will take place at Roland Garros from Sept. 27 after being postponed from its May start due to the pandemic. — Chris Bassitt held the Astros to seven hits and no walks over seven shutout innings to highlight Oakland’s 6-0 victory. Sean Murphy furnished a solo homer and a two-run single as the Athletics handed the Astros their fifth loss in a row, giving the A’s a 4 1/2-game lead over Houston in the AL West.— Zach Plesac (PLEE’-sak) gave up a hit in each of his seven innings but stayed out of trouble in the Indians’ 5-2 win over the Royals. Tyler Naquin (NAY’-kwihn) had two RBIs as Cleveland dealt Kansas City its seventh consecutive loss.— The Cubs earned a 5-1 win over the Cardinals behind Kyle Hendricks, who gave up a run and seven hits over eight innings. Javier Báez had three singles and scored a run for the Cubs, who took a 5-0 lead on a two-run single by Johan Oviedo in the fifth.— Miguel Rojas had four hits, including a go-ahead double in the 10th inning of the Marlins’ 5-4 win over the Braves. Miami’s José Ureña allowed three runs in five innings in a season debut delayed after he contracted COVID-19. — The Phillies coughed up a 6-0 lead before Jean Segura blasted a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th to lead a 7-6 triumph over the Mets. Segura had four hits and a career-high five RBIs, including a three-run double. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULECeltics blast Raptors for 3-2 series leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. 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