While it was a busy Saturday afternoon for area high school boys lacrosse teams in the Section III Class C playoffs, it wasn’t a stressful one.East Syracuse Minoa, Jamesville-DeWitt and Christian Brothers Academy each prevailed in their quarterfinal games, the Spartans’ victory a particularly satisfying one as it went to Watertown and took out the Cyclones 15-8.Three weeks earlier, on April 27, ESM had lost at Watertown 10-4, a particularly poor effort that the Spartans, once it saw it had the no. 5 seed in the sectional bracket and would meet the no. 4 seed Cyclones again, was eager to avenge. Tags: boys lacrosseCBAESMJ-D Before the first quarter was done, ESM already had more goals than in that first Watertown trip, gaining a 6-2 lead, and it nursed that margin the rest of the half.Up 8-3 at the break, the Spartans withstood a Watertown charge in the third quarter, producing enough to keep an 11-8 advantage, and its defense took over late, blanking the Cyclones in the final period as Logan Lemelbaum worked his total to 14 saves.Four different ESM players had three-goal hat tricks, with Luke Rosaschi earning five assists and Lance Madonna getting three assists as Jackson Palumb and Eric Callahan matched their output. Matt Kenney had a goal and assist, while Tim Crouse and Nolan Palmer also found the net. Ryder Simser led Watertown with five goals, but that was more than half his team’s output.And now ESM will try to upend Jamesville-DeWitt in Tuesday’s sectional semifinal at Central Square, something it couldn’t do twice during the regular season, though one of them was an 11-10 decision on April 25.J-D, the top seed in Class C, had no trouble with its sectional quarterfinal against no. 8 seed New Hartford, stomping those other Spartans 20-3 as it settled matters in a first-half blitz that produced a 15-1 margin.The state no. 3-ranked Red Rams saw Matt Kemmis produce six goals, twice the opponent’s entire total, while Johnny Keib and Tanner Burns each got three goals and one assist.Tom Sabatino scored twice, adding an assist. Will Davis had a goal and three assists, with Connor Durkin getting two assists as Brendan Coyle, Alex Sanville, Ethan Kesselring and Lucas Bort also found the net.Meanwhile, at Alibrandi Stadium, CBA, the no. 2 seed, took out no. 7 seed Carthage 17-3, with the state no. 2-ranked Brothers steadily moving in front during the first half and then shutting down the Comets in the last two periods.Wyatt Auyer’s six goals led the way as Colin Kelly scored four times. Ryan Mackenzie amassed five assists, with Preston Taylor getting two goals and one assist. Mackenzie, Sam Bonacci, Joey Matheson, Josh Hulslander and Tommie Caputo got one goal apiece.In that sectional Class C semifinal twin bill at Central Square, CBA faces no. 3 seed Westhill, a team it beat earlier this month, with the winner getting J-D or ESM in Friday’s title game at Liverpool High School Stadium.Earlier in the week at Liverpool, Fayetteville-Manlius, the top seed in Class B, meets no. 4 seed Fulton in its sectional semifinal, looking to advance to the Friday title game at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium against Auburn or Oswego.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
The Wisconsin volleyball team will try to shake the memory of its first loss of the season last Friday and travel to the N.C. State Invitational this weekend to face three NCAA-contention teams.The Badgers (8-1) will play in its last slate of nonconference matches on Friday and Saturday in Raleigh, N.C., including matches against two teams that competed in the NCAA tournament a season ago in NC State and Colgate. Wisconsin’s matches against NC State, Virginia Commonwealth University and Colgate will all come within a 24-hour period.For Wisconsin, the focus this week will once again to be to stay healthy. Senior Annemarie Hickey was the latest victim of the Badger injury carousel with an injured ankle. Head coach Kelly Sheffield says she will most likely not be playing this weekend after missing the InnTower Invitational last weekend.“We’re trying to get healthy,” Sheffield said. “Our practices aren’t that long because we don’t have that many bodies. Health has to be priority number one.”Sheffield said that in addition to shorter practices this week, the team will be less involved with jumping-related activity to give bruised bodies a rest and more focused on studying film. So far this season, six Badgers have missed at least three matches due to injury.Wisconsin’s first contest of the weekend will be tournament host NC State, a team that returns six of its seven starters from last year’s NCAA team. Like Wisconsin, NC State was a ranked team and an undefeated 6-0 until last weekend when it dropped its first match of the year to 11-0 Missouri.Although not an NCAA tournament competitor from last season, VCU (8-2) is 6-1 in matches on neutral sites this year. VCU sophomore Romana Kriskova has been named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Volleyball Player of the Week for the second straight week. The 6-foot-3 Slovakian leads her team with nearly five kills per set, attack percentage and blocks, while also contributing 1.77 digs per set.Wisconsin will wrap up its weekend in a battle with 6-3 Colgate. With the exception of a 0-3 loss to Missouri, Colgate has only lost to Yale and LIU Brooklyn, teams that were playing on their own courts for their respective tournaments.Sheffield said this weekend’s matches will prove especially challenging given the lack of depth of the current Wisconsin lineup. However, he was encouraged that the beleaguered Badgers were able to make a strong comeback after losing the tournament opener to Kansas in five sets last Friday.“It was a great opportunity for our team for all of us to see what we’re made out of,” Sheffield said. “To turn around and bounce back and get a couple of wins. That was something I learned about this team.”One player in particular that helped Wisconsin manage bounce-back victories over the weekend was junior Deme Morales. Morales played outside hitter in place of the injured Hickey. She notched a career-high 17 kills against Kansas and recorded double-doubles with kills and digs against both Kansas and Milwaukee. Along with junior outside hitter Ellen Chapman, Morales was named to the all-tournament team.Even playing a position she hasn’t practiced, Morales said that she did what she had to for Wisconsin to stay competitive.“Every team has to adjust to adversity,” Morales said. “We just have to keep having this mentality that no matter who goes in, it’s going to have the same outcome. And we have to trust the people that go in and have confidence in them, and they need to have confidence in themselves.”Chapman said it’s been necessary for players to take on their secondary positions because of the number of injuries. During the summer, Chapman practiced in preparation to play middle hitter, even though she is currently managing both outside hitter positions.She said Sheffield likes juggling lineups to try to find the best fit, and for that reason, Chapman said it has been valuable having a team that’s flexible in their positions.“We have a lot of people on our team that can play multiple positions,” Chapman said. “That’s a really good thing about our team, which sets us apart from other ones because we have players that can step in anywhere.”Sheffield said one of the most important things the team is working on is chemistry. He said in team chemistry is even more vital in volleyball because of how fast-paced the game is and how little space a volleyball court has.Sheffield said it’s difficult to manage team flow when so many players have gone down with injuries.When asked if he’s ever seen as many injuries as the Badgers have suffered, he jokingly said the reason might be supernatural.“I hear there’s a high population of witch doctors and voodoo dolls here in the Madison area,” Sheffield said. “I’m convinced that’s the play of wickedness and some kind of dark evil.”
WATCH US LIVE 1 year ago Dutee Chand thanks MEA S Jaishankar after visa gets approved for World Athletics Championships FOLLOW US Written By LIVE TV Arizona Cardinals player Josh Shaw has been suspended by the National Football League (NFL) last week through the 2020 season for making multiple bets on NFL games. Josh Shaw is a fifth-year player out of USC and had been signed to the Arizona Cardinals since March but has not played with the team them after he went on the injured reserve with a shoulder injury back on August 25. He is only signed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals and will be a free agent after the season.Also Read | Deshaun Watson Has ‘love And Respect’ For NFL Legend And Idol Tom Brady After WinJosh Shaw places a bet against his own team – Arizona CardinalsAccording to reports in ESPN, the defensive back had placed a bet against his own team as part of the team parlay at Caesars sportsbook in Las Vegas early in November. He had reportedly wagered on the second-half outcomes of three games, one of which was on the Tampa Bay-Arizona match against the Cardinals. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were ahead on the cards leading with a 17-13 during halftime before winning the match 30-27, failing to cover the spread as one-point favourites during the second half, causing Josh Shaw to lose the parlay. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 3rd December, 2019 20:43 IST Arizona Cardinals Player Josh Shaw Bet Against His OWN Team And Lost, Suspended By NFL Arizona Cardinals’ Josh Shaw placed a bet on Tampa Bay Buccaneers against his own team and lost before getting suspended by the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Danish Ansari Also Read | Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson And Kevin Hart Voice Opinion On Colin Kaepernick’s NFL SituationAccording to reports, Caesars had contacted the Nevada State Gaming Control Board earlier in November and alerted the NFL about Josh Shaw placing the bet. The commissioner of NFL Roger Goodell announced the suspension in Friday’s release and stated that one cannot place bets on NFL football if you work in the NFL in any capacity. Josh Shaw, who has been away this whole this season because of his injury is the first player to be handed a suspension by a major sports league like the NFL for participating in gambling since a 2018 Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law against commercial sports gambling and made a ruling in favour of sports betting, paving the way to legalizing an estimated $150 billion in illegal wagers on professional and amateur sports outside of Nevada.Also Read | Myles Garrett Alleges Mason Rudolph Hurled Racial Slur At Him Before Outrageous NFL BrawlAlso Read | Cardinals’ Josh Shaw Suspended For Betting On NFL Games 9 months ago Cardinals’ Josh Shaw suspended for betting on NFL games 9 months ago This NFL fan has set a Guinness World Record for visiting every stadium in 84 days 9 months ago WATCH: LeBron James greets Kobe Bryant courtside, dunks incredible three-pointer First Published: 3rd December, 2019 20:43 IST 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details
SACRAMENTO – While the hard-fought Democratic race for governor heads to a squeaky-tight finish, the winner of Tuesday’s election may have an even bumpier road ahead after passing that hurdle. The expensive and bruising campaign – with a flurry of attack ads unleashed by both candidates in the last few weeks – may put the winner of the primary at a disadvantage in trying to take down Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the fall. And the two candidates – state Treasurer Phil Angelides and Controller Steve Westly – have essentially performed most of the opposition research on each other that Schwarzenegger’s campaign team will need in the fall – information that’s already being seen by voters in ads attacking campaign fundraising and environmental records. “Westly and Angelides have been effective in one thing: raising doubts about each other,” said Jack Pitney, government professor at Claremont McKenna College. “And those doubts will linger. Dowd also noted that Schwarzenegger’s approval ratings are higher than those of the last two governors who were re-elected. “I’m not surprised that we’ve improved,” Dowd said. “I am sort of surprised that there’s such a huge number of undecided voters in the Democratic primary. They’re not only undecided, but unenthusiastic.” The two Democratic candidates and their allies are expected to spend at least $70million combined in the primary, with most of Westly’s spending coming out of his own pocket. Schwarzenegger’s campaign will start the general election with about $10 million banked. The Field Poll released Friday found Angelides and Westly in a statistical dead heat. But the poll also found that one of four likely voters is undecided, a record high in the survey’s 60-year history. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson has predicted that turnout Tuesday will be 38 percent, compared with 42.4 percent who voted in 1998, the last competitive Democratic race. “I think there’s voter malaise,” said Barbara O’Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at California State University. With more similarities than differences between the candidates, the primary has come down to them trading attacks on tax increases, the environment and gas prices. And those negative messages, O’Connor said, make voters question the credibility of the candidates. “They may think all of them are unbelievable,” O’Connor said. “The only thing I conclude is that campaign consultants make too much money to start with.” Officials with both campaigns acknowledged that voters may have been turned off by the negative tone, but each has blamed the other for starting the attacks. Earlier in the race, Westly had pledged to run a clean campaign and urged his rival to do the same, a challenge Angelides declined. Angelides, trailing in polls, went into attack mode in the spring, comparing the controller to Schwarzenegger and other Republicans. Westly responded with a series of ads criticizing Angelides’ environmental record as a developer before he became treasurer. “Some folks may be turned off by negative ads, but the fact is Steve Westly made clear from day one he would not be swift-boated,” said Westly campaign spokesman Nick Velasquez, referring to the 2004 presidential campaign attacks against Sen. John Kerry. “He would respond if attacked.” Velasquez said Angelides “spent the last month bashing Steve Westly up and down the state, likening him to Tom DeLay and Rush Limbaugh. If that’s not negative campaigning in a Democratic primary, I don’t know what is.” The Westly campaign, he added, is simply drawing legitimate “contrasts” between the two candidates, particularly on their environmental records. Angelides has responded to the attacks by rolling out the environmental organizations that have endorsed him, such as the League of Conservation Voters, in a series of ads and campaign appearances. The Angelides campaign hopes the environmental issues will help swing some of the Democratic voters who are still undecided. “I think it’s going to be part of what makes the difference on Election Day,” said Angelides campaign spokesman Dan Newman. “Voters in these final days are going to be able to cut through the mud that Westly has put on TV by looking to these leaders who they respect as \ the candidate we can count on for better schools and a clean environment.” Other high-profile races Tuesday include the campaign for attorney general, with Oakland Mayor and former Gov. Jerry Brown facing off against Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo; and the GOP primary for state controller between former Assemblyman Tony Strickland and Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria. The state has almost 15.7 million registered voters. Election officials had issued more than 3.8 million absentee ballots and as of Thursday had received almost 935,000. Los Angeles County has more than 3.8 million registered voters, including 1.9 million Democrats, 1 million Republicans and 729,000 decline to state or nonpartisan. More than 544,000 voters requested absentee ballots and as of Thursday, 171,000 had been returned to the registrar. [email protected] (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Moreover, the Schwarzenegger campaign has probably been taking notes throughout the primary season, and we’ll see some of those attacks re-emerge in the fall.” Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger has been able to sit back and burnish his image with several recent accomplishments, in- cluding a deal on an infrastructure bond and a proposed budget that increases education spending and pays down debt. The governor’s campaign has not stated a preference for facing either candidate in the Nov. 7 general election. Schwarzenegger strategist Matthew Dowd boasted that the governor’s campaign is looking stronger now that his approval rating is rebounding from the hits he took during last year’s special election. A Field Poll released Friday found the governor would have a slight lead, 44-42, over Westly in a November matchup, and a 46-39 edge over Angelides.