September 21

Lieutenant set Bowl assignment

first_img Press Association However, he has to do so without Gigginstown’s retained jockey Davy Russell, who has been prevented from riding at the meeting by the British Horseracing Authority, despite being cleared to ride by the equivalent Irish body following the punctured lung he suffered at Cheltenham. Bryan Cooper, who has ridden First Lieutenant on his last four starts, keeps the mount. “He’s back up in trip. He gets three miles no problem at all,” said Morris. “If anything he just lacked a bit of toe (at Cheltenham) but I’m not worried at all about going up in trip. “It’s unreal Davy can’t ride him and I’m sure if it was any other meeting it wouldn’t be a problem, but you can understand why they are being cautious. “He ran a good race in the Ryanair and I’m sure he’ll go well again.” After lengthy discussions with his owners Gigginstown House Stud before the Cheltenham Festival, it was decided the eight-year-old would run in the two-mile-five furlong Ryanair Chase, rather than the Gold Cup over three-and-a-quarter miles. That left Sir Des Champs to run in the Gold Cup for the same owners and while both ran very creditably to finish second, Morris is happy his stable star gets to try his luck over a longer distance this week. center_img Mouse Morris expects the step back up in trip to suit First Lieutenant in the Betfred Bowl at Aintree on Thursday.last_img read more

September 16

Boeheim’s Army advances to second round of The Basketball Tournament despite upset scare

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 27, 2019 at 12:23 am Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Jordan Crawford jab-stepped his right foot out and hesitated. The shot clock had ticked under five seconds late in the third quarter as John Gillon’s crosscourt pass arrived, giving the Boeheim’s Army guard no time or space to drive. We Are D3’s Johnny McCarthy had already closed out with his hand raised.With McCarthy’s hand in his face, Crawford elevated and sunk a 3-pointer from the left wing to put Boeheim’s Army ahead, 51-48. It was BA’s first lead since the game’s opening baskets. For 24 minutes, those shots hadn’t fallen for Crawford or anyone on Boeheim’s Army. Their passes were tipped, shots bothered and rebounds corralled by D3’s forwards. Defensively, neither man-to-man nor 2-3 defenses prevented We Are D3’s shooters from slipping wide open. But late in the third quarter, that changed.“I don’t think any of us felt we played good all game,” Crawford, who scored 17 points, said. “It’s just about grinding it out.”Riding the third quarter surge, Boeheim’s Army slowly clawed its way back from a 26-15 first quarter deficit and defeated D3 68-65. The comeback started with a switch from the 2-3 zone to man-to-man on defense, continued with more accurate shooting and was capped off by Hakim Warrick and Arinze Onuaku’s play in the paint. With the win, Boeheim’s Army finds itself in a second-round matchup against Gael Nation — a team it defeated in 2017 — on Saturday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We did what we needed to do,” head coach Ryan Blackwell said. “We locked them on defense at the right time, we made some plays, but we’ve got to be better going forward.”It wasn’t supposed to be that close. After TBT announced in January that a regional would be held at Onondaga Community College, excitement built around the Syracuse alumni roster. Mainstays Warrick and Eric Devendorf returned. Fan-favorite Gillon announced his commitment. Jordan Crawford became only the third non-SU alum to play for Boeheim’s Army. Slowly, general manager Kevin Belbey assembled a roster that had enough talent to become only the second team not named Overseas Elite to win the TBT championship in the tournament’s six years.But from the opening tip, the perceived talent disparity was missing. Crawford missed his first two shots – so too did Andrew White. By the end of the first quarter, Boeheim’s Army shot a combined 4-for-12 from the field compared to D3’s 11-for-17. During those nine minutes, D3 grabbed control. McCarthy corralled the ball on the left-wing, stepped up, and sunk a three. Arik Smith — who led all scorers with 20 points — floated a jumper and hit a 3-pointer of his own. Blackwell stroked his chin and folded his hands together while pacing the sidelines. Devendorf talked with Onuaku about his defense at the bottom of the 2-3. While BA struggled, D3 thrived from the field.“We were a little lackadaisical on defense, and that gave them the opportunity to get in a rhythm and get going,” Blackwell said.After the switch to zone, Boeheim’s Army started to disrupt passing lanes and shooting rhythms. Devendorf stole a kick-out pass. Then, a Gillon steal. With that, Boeheim’s Army began to close the gap: eight by the second quarter’s media timeout, two by halftime. With 40 seconds left in the second, John Gillon jumped and swung his arms in the right corner as Devendorf brought the ball up. Instead of attempting to thread a pass into the opening, Devendorf took two dribbles, pulled up from the middle of the court and calmly sunk a three.“When we play zone, if you’re not out there flying around, it’s not gonna be a Syracuse zone,” Warrick said. “I think the man kinda got us going.”Finally, using a 12-4 run to close the third quarter, BA grabbed the lead. With a target score of 68 and a four-point lead entering the Elam Ending, BA tallied four free throws — including the game-sealer by Crawford — to clinch the win, fighting off a late run that cut their lead to two.  After Onuaku placed the “Boeheim’s Army” tag on the bracket above Gael Nation, Blackwell and Crawford slumped in two chairs before the postgame conference room filled with media and other BA players.“I know I didn’t have a rhythm for a minute,” Crawford said to Blackwell. The pair shook their heads and conversed: now BA knows what to expect, now they were tested, now they’ve proved their ability to win close games, albeit against a lesser team. Blackwell rested his arms on the black tablecloth. “They played hard man, they played really hard,” he said. “Got in the passing lanes almost every possession.”A smirk crossed Crawford’s face as he swung his arm around the two seats next to him. He stared at the table. “No. Every possession.” But, that didn’t matter anymore. Boeheim’s Army had done enough. Commentslast_img read more

August 5

Penrose & Associates Physical Therapy Talks Neck Pain

first_imgFacebook12Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Jennifer Penrose, DPT, OCS, MTC for Penrose & Associates Physical TherapyIf you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain – so bad that you struggle to do simple things like turning your head to look over your shoulder, or sleep at night without pain, then reading this report and attending our free neck pain workshop may be the most important things you do this year. It may unlock the agonizing mystery of your neck pain and show you a way to get back to the life you deserve…A life where you can sleep at night without tossing and turning, hoping to find one position where your neck pain stops.A life where you can read a book before bed… or newspaper on a morning… without the fear of more neck pain.A life where you can wake up in the morning and not suffer from headaches or migraines…A life where you can plan family time with your kids or grandkids, without worrying over if your neck pain will strike!…Basically, a life without chronic or severe neck pain!We are hosting a free neck pain workshop where we will explain neck pain, headaches, how to tell if it is neck pain versus shoulder pain, and give you some tips to use right away.  You will learn some simple stretches and we will measure your posture that evening to see how much forward head posture you have from using all those “smart” devices!  You can even start with a free neck pain tips report before the workshop on March 14th. “7 Quick, Easy Ways To End Neck Pain Without Taking Painkillers… Or Having To Call And See Your PCP!” (Value $28!), reveals the leading remedy for neck pain that is often overlooked by 95% of even good family doctors, and also shows how you can get to the bottom of neck pain quickly and naturally, for FREE, without even needing a referral from your doctor!…Here’s What You’ll Learn Inside This New Report: The 7 urgent coping strategies every neck pain sufferer must never forget when neck pain strikes!The vital warning signs that it’s not just “another headache” or “a bit of neck stiffness”…The 3 things you can do if you’re hoping to avoid neck surgery – worth requesting just for this!1, 2 or 3? Just how many pillows should you sleep with? And what about your mattress… it’s covered in here.The most successful treatment for chronic neck, (and even nerve pain), that doesn’t involve any drugs, seeing a chiropractor regularly or talking to a doctor.At the workshop there will be some simple exercises that will make a significant difference to neck pain before you wake up tomorrow. And even what to do right now… if you suffer from any motion limiting neck pain.Here’s How To Get Your Free report : Request your 100% Free copy to be sent to you, by calling free on 360-456-1444… you can leave a message 24hrs. Or, if you want the report right now, you can visit www.penrosept.com/neck-report and you can download it instantly.If you want to attend our FREE neck pain workshop at Penrose Physical Therapy Thursday March 14 at 6:00 p.m then please RSVP by emailing us at info@penrosept.com or call 360-456-1444.   You will be so glad you did!last_img read more

August 5

2019 Lacey Historian of the Year Nominations Open

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of LaceyIn preparation for the celebration of Lacey History Month this July, Lacey’s Historical Commission is accepting nominations for the 2019 Lacey Historian of the Year Award, now through Friday, May 31, 2019.Nomination forms are available online and at the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department, 420 College Street SE. The Lacey Historical Commission will consider award candidates at their regular meeting on Wednesday, June 19, at 6:00 p.m. at Lacey City Hall.Established in 2002, the award recognizes local residents and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation or promotion of Lacey’s history. The 2019 winner will join a distinguished group of recipients, including Shirley Dziedzic (2002), Roger Easton and the Lacey Women’s Club (2003), Dr. William Ehlers (2004), Andrea Taylor (2005), Lyman Fleetwood (2007), Lanny Weaver (2010), Matthew Connor (2011), Diane Dean (2012), Susan Goff (2013), Richard Jones (2014), Ken Balsley (2015), Lori Flemm (2016),  and Nora Brown and Amy Turner (2017).For more information on the Historian of the Year program, Lacey History Month, or the Lacey Historical Commission, please call the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.last_img read more