October 6

Palm Beach creekfront home has $2m price tag after being passed in at auction

first_imgAuctioneer Nigel Long in action. Photo: David Clark A crowd watches the auction of 45 Murlong St, Palm Beach. Photo: David Clark The property was passed in at $1.8 million on the weekend. Photo: David Clarkcenter_img A crowd gathered at the Ray White Broadbeach auction of 45 Murlong St, Palm Beach. Photo: David ClarkA PALM Beach creekfront property is on the market for $2 million after being passed in at auction on the weekend.The three-bedroom house at 45 Murlong Cres attracted a crowd of more than 50 people and six registered bidders according to Ray White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald.It was passed in at $1.8 million.But Mr Fitzgerald said he was confident the property would sell in coming weeks.“We’ve got negotiations going on now with a party and we’ve got a few other people who are interested,” he said.“There’s nothing on the market like it in Palm Beach.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe creekfront property is on the market for $2 million after being passed in at auction on the weekend. Photo: David ClarkThe 655sq m property backs onto Tallebudgera Creek and features 30m of water frontage.The highest sale on Murlong Cres is $1.8 million in November 2016 for number 30.Tallebudgera Creek divides Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach. The median house price in Burleigh Heads is $725,000; in Palm Beach it is $706,000.last_img read more

September 17

Patterson stretches zone, opens interior in Pittsburgh’s near upset

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Lamar Patterson held his hands wide and stared down the Syracuse student section. He flexed and curled his arms in front of him, arched his head back and let out an incoherent roar.The Pittsburgh senior forward had just drained his third 3-pointer in three possessions, bringing the Panthers back from 10 points down to just three with 13:09 to play.The Orange tried to stretch its 2-3 zone. Instead, it snapped.“They got momentum, we kind of stretched out more and that’s when they killed us on offensive rebounds,” Syracuse forward C.J. Fair said. “If we don’t let him get that, I think we can win this game easy.”But for the still undefeated No. 2 Orange (18-0, 5-0 Atlantic Coast), its 59-54 win against No. 22 Pittsburgh (16-2, 4-1) in the Carrier Dome on Saturday was anything but easy down the stretch. The stout defense that held the Panthers to just 10-of-28 shooting through the first 25:43 lost control of Patterson. The man who missed five of his first seven shots forced SU’s guards to rise, opening up the high post and leaving the Orange back line exposed on the glass.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse escaped, thanks in part to the clutch play of freshman point guard Tyler Ennis, but Pitt senior center Talib Zanna and Co. gave the Orange all it could handle in the final minutes.“It’s the first time that’s happened this year,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We just didn’t rebound for a long stretch and it could’ve cost us the game.“And it will cost us a game if we don’t correct that.”All it took for the Panthers to deny the Orange its put-away run was three flicks of the wrist.First, Patterson answered an Ennis 3 with a triple from the right wing. After a Rakeem Christmas jumper, Patterson connected closer to the top of the key. Then, following a Jerami Grant missed jumper, Patterson struck from the point.The scoreboard blurred from 37-27 to 39-36 in 79 seconds. The 30,046 that filled the Carrier Dome fell silent and the Panthers were all of a sudden within three.“(Patterson)’s really worked hard,” Boeheim said. “He’s improved his shooting. I don’t remember him his freshman year being able to make a shot.”Over the next 4:33, Pitt grabbed six of seven rebounds and rallied ahead to a 49-48 lead with 5:59 left.The broad-shouldered Zanna dominated the paint during that span, scoring six of his 12 points and handling Christmas on the boards.He played a large part in the Panthers scoring 19 second-chance points, 14 of which came in the second half.“We just weren’t getting better position than them,” Christmas said.As the minutes waned, the Orange continued to have trouble rebounding. Even after Ennis’ go-ahead layup, Pitt guard Michael Young was left alone to snare a Patterson missed 3-pointer with 1:14 to play.Then James Robinson hauled in another Patterson missed 3 with five seconds left.The difference on those plays was that the Panthers couldn’t capitalize. Rebounds deflected out of bounds and in that last instance, Fair committed a foul to avoid another game-tying opportunity for Pitt.But with Patterson at the line having missed his first of two free throws and the Orange leading 57-54 with three seconds left, Christmas grabbed arguably the biggest rebound of the game.“I tried to get (Zanna) a little earlier than normal and the ball didn’t come off real hard so I came down with it,” Christmas said.For Syracuse, the scare serves as a lesson. If you leave a shooter open, a balanced team can tear your defense apart.And there will be plenty more shooters to face during the ACC season.Said Fair: “They made us work in the zone. You get used to playing that style and then you’re going to play other teams with that style.“It kind of helps us out.” Commentslast_img read more

September 17

No. 2 Syracuse uses second-half spurt to run by Connecticut 4-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ STORRS, Conn. — Earlier in the game, a Connecticut fan yelled at Syracuse forward Emil Ekblom, “give your sister back your headband,” after Ekblom fell down. The crowd had continually heckled SU goalkeeper Alex Bono. But by the 59th minute, they were barely audible. The Orange scored three goals in 10 minutes to put the game out of reach for the Huskies, who had the majority of the chances in the first 50 minutes of the game.No. 2 Syracuse (12-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) found the back of the net four times in the second frame to turn a once-back-and-forth game into a 4-0 blowout of UConn (4-6-2, 2-1-1 American) at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Tuesday night. Chris Nanco, Tyler Hilliard, Skylar Thomas and Noah Rhynhart each got on the board to help the Orange, which has scrapped for one-goal wins all year, coast to a victory. “It deflated the crowd, didn’t it?” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “That second goal, and then a third one, they lost the edge from their home support. When you can do that, when you can quiet a crowd down, it makes it a little easier on the pitch.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game didn’t start out in the visitors’ favor, though, as Bono was forced to shank a clearance out of bounds and away from an onrushing forward just a minute in. Then an Ethan Vanacore-Decker free kick peppered the woodwork and a Sergio Campbell header sailed inches wide of the left post. The Orange had its fair share of chances courtesy of Korab Syla, who McIntyre said could’ve won man of the match in his second start, and Julian Buescher, who curled two free kicks inches over the crossbar.But a seemingly different team trotted out of the visiting locker room to start the second half.With less than five minutes gone after the break, Hilliard sent a diagonal cross toward Nanco from midfield. UConn goalkeeper Scott Levene seemed to call off the center back Campbell, but Campbell backed off and Levene stayed on his line. Nanco pounced on the ball and chipped it over an outstretched Levene to break the deadlock.“I just gambled on it,” Nanco said. “It was a miscommunication between the center back and the goalie and it ended up getting through and I was right there for it.”Less than four minutes later, Hilliard slotted home a muffed Huskies’ clearance off a corner kick. Five minutes after that, Thomas poked in a rebound inside the 6-yard box off another corner that the hosts were unable to clear. A 0-0 game was suddenly a three-goal lead, and the Connecticut Goal Patrol slowly filed out from behind Bono.“I thought we came out pretty flat, we just knuckled down,” Murrell said. “I told our boys to relax and we got a few goals.”Noah Rhynhart buried one in the bottom-right corner of the goal with eight minutes to play for his first tally of the year, adding an exclamation mark to a foregone conclusion of a game. Menacing slide tackles no longer littered the pitch, Nanco wasn’t being swung at by Campell and Ekblom wasn’t being chopped down by Huskies defenders.The team that was ranked at No. 2 in the nation earlier Tuesday showed why, and as Nanco put it, “it was about time” that SU gave itself a cushion.Said McIntyre: “Second half, I thought we were outstanding, some of the best stuff we’ve played all year.” Comments Published on October 14, 2014 at 10:49 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more