Weekend Pick: Creeking Clinic

first_imgAll the best paddlers know that winter boating is well worth the cold water, if only for one major reason – creeking season! Prepare to join the ranks and clean up your skills this weekend with ACA certified kayak and swift water safety instructor Dave Kessmann at his Creeking Clinic this Saturday, January 17, on the Maury River. Dave KessmanDave Kessmann is an American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructor in both Kayaking and Swift Water Rescue. With more than ten years of paddlesports education, he now bases his work out of Lynchburg, Va., and offers courses all throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.This particular course will focus on the skills and safety measures involved in intermediate and advanced creekboating. The Goshen Pass piece of the Maury River is a classic run for local boaters, and features some of the best Class III and IV creeking in the region. Kessmann will lead boaters down the relatively short 5-mile section, stopping often to share his insights on the surrounding water features and to teach important creeking lessons – including boofing, paddle technique, eddy-catching, scouting, and refined boat control. However, the quality of kayaking on Goshen Pass depends entirely on the water level of the river from rainfall and snowmelt. If Kessmann determines the pass to be unrunnable, he will move the class to the Upper Meadow River in West Virginia, another Class III-IV creeking option.Interested paddlers should contact Kessman via his Facebook page or email at dkessmann@gmail.com for more information and to register for the course. Everyone will need all of their own whitewater equipment and should prepare for cold temperatures with proper layers and drygear. This is not a beginner course, so be prepared for a fun but challenging event! A day on the river with Dave Kessmann will not only leave you exhausted and smiling, but also full to the brim with unmatched creeking experiences and skills for your whitewater future.last_img read more

J-E’s Quigley wins twice at track Arcaro Classic

first_imgGearing up for the post-season, Jordan-Elbridge boys track and field standout Marion Quigley won two events and was runner-up in another against large fields during last Friday’s John Arcaro Classic at Baldwinsville.Quigley needed 15.64 seconds to beat out Carthage’s Tom Albright (15.97) and 25 others in the 110-meter high hurdles, while in the long jump Quigley’s top leap of 20 feet 9 inches was six inches ahead of Indian River’s Troy Stephen (20’3”).Elsewhere, Quigley cleared 5’10” in the high jump to get second place behind Fairport’s Mason Yusko, who won with 6 feet, and helped the Eagles’ 4×400 relay team take third place in three minutes, 40.72 seconds. Evan Ballard had a second-place shot put toss of 42’8 ½” for the Warriors, adding a fourth in the discus with 116’3” as teammate Charlie Doebert was sixth with 102’4”.Skaneateles had Nicola Kunz take fourth place in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:01.72, while Matt Persampieri was fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:43.78 and Caleb Bender got fifth place in the mile in 4:36.92.In the girls portion of the Arcaro Classic, Westhill tied South Jefferson for fourth place, earning 45 points just like the J-E boys did, with Skaneateles getting 10 points.Lennah Abraham earned Westhill’s lone title in the discus, her throw of 92’8” in tough conditions the best of the field by more than four feet over Baldwinsville’s Jenna Wallace (88’2”), while Brigid Heinrich finished seventh.Angie Mesa-Espinosa went 12.93 seconds in the 100-meter dash, second to Baldwinsville’s Karen Ekure (12.70), and in the 200 Mesa-Espinosa claimed third place in 26.63 seconds.Ashley Heffernan, in 16.42 seconds, was second to Corcoran’s Kiari Hameed (16.11) in the 100 hurdles, while in the 400 sprint Ashley Bolesh got second place in 1:00.03 behind Fayetteville-Manlius’ Susan Bansbach (58.93). Heffernan had a fourth-place long jump of 15’5 and Bolesh was sixth (31’11 ¼”) in the triple jump.Skaneateles saw Sharla Dart finish third in the shot put with a throw of 29’11 ½”, while Graeson Landsberg got fourth place in the 400 hurdles in 1:12.94.The J-E girls’ lone six points were earned in the 4×800, where Vassianna Klock, Abby Burns, Hannah Fichter and Coral Uhle took third place in 10:27.25.Solvay and Marcellus had its track teams venture to Friday’s Oneida Coed Invitational, where the Bearcats and Mustangs had a series of top performances.The girls Mustangs earned 32 points to finish eighth out of 20 teams, and 10 of the points came from Julianna Szczech’s victory in the pole vault as she cleared 9’6”, which no one else could match.Another Marcellus victory was earned by Sophia Shaw, who in the high jump topped 4’10”, while none of her challengers topped 4’6”. Corrine Bandera was second in the400 hurdles in 1:14 flat, with Violet Grieb fifth in 1:15.90.Solvay had Sabrina Garnett finish fifth in the shot put with a toss of 29’2”, with Kyra Crossett sixth in the 100 hurdles and Erica Bagozzi sixth in the pole vault.In the boys Oneida meet, Marcellus had Jonah Kasnowski finish fifth in the pentathlon with 2,252 points, though it included the fastest 1,500-meter time of 4:57.72. Dan Balman was fifth in the discus with 110’5”, with Mason Grieb fifth (1:04.13) in the 400 hurdles.Meanwhile, Solvay nearly won the boys 4×100, having Brendon Carolina, Elijah Wright, Allen Cawthon and Justin Scott go 45.89 seconds, beating everyone except the 44.28 from Whitesboro. Scott finished eighth in the 100 sprint in 11.64 seconds.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Overall, the J-E boys finished fifth with 45 points as host Baldwinsville and Fairport shared first place with 70 points. Westhill had 23 points for ninth place, while Skaneateles got eight points.The Eagles’ Logan Kinney made it to fourth place in the 200-meter dash in 24 seconds flat, just ahead of Westhill’s Tom Howard (24.03) in fifth place, and Kinney was eighth in the 400-meter dash in 54.61 seconds.Westhill’s 4×800 relay team of Brendan Rewakowski, Brian Kenny, Will Thornton and Dan Washburn were second in 8:38.03, just behind Cicero-North Syracuse (8:36.64) as J-E got third place here, too, in 8:57.31, to go with a sixth in the 4×100 relay.center_img Tags: J-EMarcellusSolvaytrack and fieldWesthilllast_img read more

MLAX : Syracuse’s struggles in faceoff X lead to early exit from NCAA tournament

first_img Published on May 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Comments cjiseman@syr.edu FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Curtis Holmes went to work against Chris Daddio one more time to open an overtime period that would decide the fate of each of their team’s seasons. Maryland’s faceoff specialist kicked the ball out in front of him, creating a mad scramble for the ground ball.And as Maryland midfielder Dan Burns scooped up the ball to give the Terrapins possession, the tone for the final period was set. It was a tone Holmes tried to set all game with a dominant performance in the faceoff X.‘You’re so jacked up on adrenaline, you just have to go out and try and stay calm,’ Holmes said. ‘Obviously, don’t go early because then they get the possession.’Holmes dominated the X, winning 11-of-14 faceoffs to give Maryland control of possession for much of the game. That possession helped the Terps to a 6-5 overtime win over Syracuse in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals at Gillette Stadium. The sophomore entered Sunday with a 62 percent winning percentage in faceoffs for the season, and the Orange’s faceoff specialists — specifically senior Jeremy Thompson, who was 0-of-4 — never seemed to have a chance.Maryland won all six faceoffs in the first half, allowing the Terps to keep pace with Syracuse on the scoreboard. With Holmes winning the faceoffs to give Maryland possession, the Terrapins played patiently on offense.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHolmes said he knew limiting the Orange’s possessions was going to be pivotal in the Terrapins’ chances to win. He watched film all week to prepare for Syracuse’s faceoff specialists. And when it came down to applying all that preparation, Holmes executed to near perfection.‘(Maryland head) coach (John Tillman) harped on that all week, how important possessions were going to be for this game,’ Holmes said. ‘All week just preparation, our scout guys trying to give me the best look I can get. I thought faceoffs were one of the key points of the game.’Each faceoff win led to long, clock-draining possessions for the Terrapins. Maryland received 10 stall warnings, but the tactic of slowing the game down helped Maryland get through the first half deadlocked at two.‘It’s a lot to cover,’ SU head coach John Desko said. ‘You kind of have to pick your poison. If you really go after it too much, and you don’t have those situations cut off, then they’re going to get goals in transition, get goals off their faceoff.’In the days leading up to the game, Desko said if he knew how to neutralize Holmes, he would have felt better about his team’s chances in the game. Desko and assistant coach Kevin Donahue rotated several players into the game, trying to find some way to steal a faceoff from Holmes. Thompson, Daddio, Ricky Buhr and Josh Knight all got chances.Thompson entered Sunday having taken and won the most faceoffs of anyone on the Orange. But in his final game, he didn’t win one. Holmes took every faceoff for Maryland, and no SU player won more than 40 percent of faceoffs against him.‘The kid was a great faceoff guy,’ Thompson said. ‘He got down over the ball. I did the best I could. Coach Donahue got a few guys in there, he kept rotating us through.’Desko said the biggest challenge going up against Holmes was knowing how much the Terrapins take advantage of faceoff victories.Maryland’s first goal of the game came off a faceoff win by Holmes. With the Orange up 2-0, Maryland’s Drew Snider took a pass at the crease, and put the ball past SU goaltender John Galloway to pull the Terrapins within one with just under four minutes remaining in the second quarter.Holmes then won the ensuing faceoff, setting up a goal from midfielder Scott LaRue about two minutes later that tied the game.The Terps’ bench exploded in emotion. The momentum shifted to Maryland’s side, in part because of Holmes’ two faceoff victories.Holmes was as dominant at the end of the game as he was at the beginning. When it was all over, ‘frustrating’ was the word used most to describe SU’s struggle to gain possessions. For Desko, when Syracuse did have the ball, it played well enough to win.But the Orange didn’t have the ball nearly enough to capitalize on the scoreboard. It didn’t have possession enough to win.‘I’m not unhappy with how we played,’ Desko said. ‘We just couldn’t keep possessions. … It’s a little frustrating not having the ball.’ Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Men’s soccer on the rise

first_imgSophomore Joey Tennyson leads the Badgers with three goals off of seven shots-on-goal through only five of the team’s seven games so far this season. Tennyson had only three goals last season, second to fellow sophomore Chris Prince who had seven goals.[/media-credit]After a disappointing finish in 2010, head coach John Trask and the Wisconsin men’s soccer team set out to improve early this season.Following last year’s 4-13-3 finish, Trask and his young team are already noticing improvements. Coming off of an unbeaten weekend at Flames Field in Chicago, the Badgers now boast a 3-3-1 record through their first seven games of the season.“We’re improving, and I’m pretty pleased with where we’re at,” Trask said of his young team. “[But] have we really arrived? No. We’re a team coming off a four-win season. We’ve got to find a way to get some positive results, and hopefully we can push this thing forward.”Last year’s team, which lost to eventual national semifinalist Michigan in the Big Ten tournament, was Trask’s first at UW. After winning two Horizon League regular season titles, the 2007 Horizon League Tournament and two Horizon League Coach of the Year titles with Illinois at Chicago, Trask came to Madison with a new attitude and a notoriously ferocious defense.This year, sophomore goalkeepers Ciro Martinez and Max Jentsch have held opponents to one goal or fewer in four games, in which the Badgers are 3-0-1. The Badgers’ solid defense, at times coupled with stellar goalkeeping and steady offense, has propelled them to the best start they have had in the last few years. After closing last year 3-2-1, all signs point to success in the near future for Trask’s young team.Sophomore forward Chris Prince led the team in scoring with seven goals and 14 points last year and netted his second goal of this season Sunday against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Sophomore midfielder Joey Tennyson has three goals on the year, including one last weekend, and sophomore midfielders Nick Janus and Trevor Wheeler each have one, meaning the sophomore class has accounted for seven of the team’s 11 goals thus far.“Even though we’re a young team, we had seven freshmen starting last year, so they got a good 15 games under their belt,” Prince said.“Most of our young players did get a lot of experience last year, so that’s going to help us out a lot,” Tennyson added.The three Badger losses this season have come from Virginia, California-Irvine and Memphis – all schools that received votes to be ranked in the most recent NCAA coaches’ poll. The Badgers had chances to win all three of the games, but silly mistakes led to missed opportunities. Tennyson, who currently leads the team in goals, said he feels that consistently eliminating mistakes like the ones already committed would take the team to the level at which they want to perform.Evidence of the Badgers’ work was shown last weekend, when scoring three unanswered goals to start the game against previously 4-1-1 Drake University proved to be enough to win 3-1 Friday. During the second game of the weekend doubleheader, the Badgers tied a scrappy SIU Edwardsville team, 1-1. The game was scoreless until the 83rd minute, when Prince put the Badgers on top for two minutes before the Cougars’ Derek Huffman scored the equalizer three minutes later.By completing a weekend doubleheader without a loss, the Badgers showed improvement from the previous two weekends, during which they compiled a 1-3 record.The Badgers now move on to a four game homestand on Sunday, beginning with Loyola Marymount, a team with a 2-4-0 record out of the West Cost Conference. The Lions lost a close game to University of California Los Angeles earlier this season, having to play 77 minutes with 10 men. After LMU, the Badgers have a tough stretch that includes games against Indiana, Creighton, Michigan and Michigan State. The Hoosiers, Bluejays and Spartans will all face the Badgers at the McClimon Complex.With the Big Ten opener against Indiana Oct. 2 at the McClimon Complex, Trask and the Badgers hope to have improved in all areas, as some are speculating the Big Ten title will come down to the Badgers and Hoosiers this year.“It’s either us or Indiana, I think, that should finish on top in the Big Ten, and hopefully we should be able to make the NCAA Tournament, too. I don’t think there’s a reason why we shouldn’t,” Prince said.The Badgers have everything they need to succeed – a nationally renowned coaching staff, young talent, veteran leadership and an opportunity for a much improved year. Where there is any possible doubt, Trask shows full confidence in his team.“Are we as experienced? No,” Trask said. “But I’d also say that we’re pretty darn good, so that should not be a hindrance going forward.”last_img read more

Energybet strengthens Leyton Orient relationship

first_img StumbleUpon Share Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets January 24, 2020 Russell Yershon: Fan engagement is vital during crisis times  April 7, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit Vanarama National moves towards immediate conclusion April 23, 2020 Online sportsbook Energybet has strengthened its ties with Leyton Orient Football Club, becoming official betting partner of the side of which it has been shirt sponsor for the previous two years.Much like previous seasons Energybet is to engage with fans throughout the season with match day giveaways and half time competitions on the pitch, in addition to offering supporters match and hospitality tickets.Danny Macklin, Chief Executive of Leyton Orient, commented:, “We are delighted to be continuing an association with Energy Bet. We very much look forward to working closely with them to provide the all-important betting information and competitive odds ahead of matchday. Furthermore, O’s fans will have regular opportunities to win prizes and even money can’t buy experiences.”Fans of National League outfit Leyton Orient, who secured a thirteenth placed finish last time out, are also urged to keep an eye on social media channels for a number of exclusive offers.A spokesperson on behalf of Energybet concluded: “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Leyton Orient. Having met the new owners and many fans last season, we’re keen to continue to reach out to more of the loyal and passionate supporters and offer rewards for your dedication to the club. Good luck to Justin (Edinburgh, manager of Leyton Orient) and the first team squad for the coming season, we’re backing you for a good one.”last_img read more

Betgenius evolves BetBuilder adding NFL & NBA provisions

first_imgShare Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Related Articles BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 StumbleUpon Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Submit Share Matt Stephenson – BetgeniusBetgenius has announced the ‘next evolution’ of its BetBuilder product, adding greater market variety and control of pre-match betting inventory for sportsbook clients.The sports data technology group continues to enhance its BetBuilder vertical in partnership with next-generation sportsbook software supplier Sportcast, bringing new innovations to industry ‘Request-a-Bet’ standard disciplines.Expanding the product’s range, Betgenius adds the NFL and NBA as BetBuilder markets, which will be further supported by its fully managed feed offering pre-built popular bets and a wide-ranging set of player stats markets.Updating stakeholders, Betgenius details that deeper integration of pre-built betting inventory will help clients maximise market turnover, offering enticing same-game multis, combined with indexing of latest market trends and popular bets.Boosting market engagement, Betgenius enhances BetBuilder with acute player stats, allowing punters to include and customise selections such as Lebron James to score 30+ points, Sergio Aguero to have 5+ shots or Tom Brady to throw 300+ passing yards.Matt Stephenson, Global Partnerships Director at Betgenius, explains: “Our enhanced product set built in partnership with Sportcast adds even greater depth and flexibility to the pre-match experience. Ourfirst-of-a-kind BetBuilder has delivered extraordinary returns for operators and with the addition of US sports and player props among other new features, we believe there is huge success still to come.”Ryan Coombs – SportcastBetgenius’ latest enhancements, see the BetBuilder vertical now feature 400+ different markets covering all major football competitions, the NFL and NBA, significantly diversifying same-game possibilities, all accessible within an enhanced product interface driving player engagement and usability.Backing BetBuilder developments, Ryan Coombs, Managing Director at Sportcast, said: “It is our mission to bring the next generation of user experiences to the industry, player stats markets are a huge part of this picture and we are delighted to offer operators a suite of engaging products that further re-defines the pre-match experience.”last_img read more