Ski Highway

first_img At the top, ready to drop. Will Fanning of Brazenhead Mountain State Brewing Co Snow in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia and Maryland has been known to fall anytime from October through April, and in several spots the annual snowfall has averaged nearly 200 inches. So load up the four-wheel-drive vehicle of your choice and hit the highway. Starting near Linwood, W.Va. and running north to McHenry, Md., Highway 219 passes five ski resorts and nearby towns loaded with great restaurants, bars, and music. You can even get a dose of backcountry skiing in along the way. This is ski highway.Day One: SnowshoeGrub, Drinks, Music Highway 219 drops into Linwood, W.Va., at the base of Snowshoe Mountain Resort. There you’ll find Elk River Touring Center, including the Elk River Inn, Restaurant, and Ski and Snowboard rental gear shop. Last month, they expanded their operations to include the Fiddlehead Bar and Restaurant located smack in the foothills of Snowshoe Ski Resort. The Fiddlehead is brand spankin’ new and already offers a steady schedule of live music. New Year’s Eve weekend featured the Davisson Brothers Band and Vern’s Pot of Chili, two great acts out of the West Virginia mountains.The Fiddlehead offers upscale bar food and great beers, both of which are a worthy accompaniment to a night of friends and live music. The locally-supplied trout sandwich is delicious, but you just can’t go wrong with three-dollar Mahi Mahi fish tacos. The brew highlights are their three featured taps from West Virginia’s own Mountain State Brewing Company. Try the crisp, hoppy deliciousness of the Seneca Indian Pale Ale.The Place to CrashIn 1998 Will Fanning and his two sons began working on a pine-log structure that would become the Brazenhead Inn in Mingo, W.Va., named for the oldest pub in Fanning’s hometown of Dublin, Ireland. It’s just seven miles north from Snowshoe up Highway 219.  Brazenhead is old-school; if you’re looking for flatscreens and shot-skis, you’ve come to the wrong place. But the inn is truly steeped in charm and features a traditional Irish-style pub and a dense musical heritage reflecting on the Fanning’s family background. Guinness and Smithwicks are always on tap, along with traditional Irish Whiskies behind the bar for a nightcap. But the highlight sits just alongside the bar. While they regularly house live music, they also stock a piano, fiddle, banjo, accordion, guitar, and a handful of other instruments already set out in a small bar corner with a few stools for anybody to sit down for a jam session anytime. Fanning and his wife will join you if you ask.The cozy rooms boast a cabin feel, with old-timey pictures and paintings on the wooden walls and not much more than a bed, a place to wash up, and a dresser with some select reading material. No cable here, fellas. If you’re coming here, you’re coming for music, character, skiing, and the Brazenhead spirit.Snowshoe BackcountryWhen Snowshoe resort is lacking snowfall, there’s usually snow along the stretch of the Highlands Scenic Highway, the highest major roadway in West Virginia, which runs through the Monongahela National Forest. The road remains unplowed for the winter and is a popular spot for cross country skiers, but downhill adventure-seekers drive up the scenic byway as far as possible. About three miles up the highway, just off Highway 219 and east of the Cranberry Wilderness, there are some north-facing stashes that hold snow all winter long, just waiting to be shredded.“You can hit Shearers Run Loop, the Warming Hut, or Red Lick, which is four miles and pops back out onto the Scenic Highway,” says local mountain bike and cross-country ski guide Greg Moore.If you’re more likely to stick to the resort area, you’ve got options there too. From the Top of the Mountain area at Snowshoe there is a stash of backcountry playland locally known as the Old Hawthorn Slopes (named for the previous name of the golf course) that run all the way down to the base of Snowshoe. They are steep, extreme, and often shrub-covered, but on the right day, there’s some serious terrain waiting to be carved. Leave a car at the bottom, head back to the parking lot at the Top of the Mountain area, and access it next to the heli-pad.For more information about Snowshoe Mountain, check out http://basecamp.blueridgeoutdoors.com/?p=2543Scenes from the Ski Highway: Day Two: The Valley (Timberline, Canaan, White Grass resorts)Grub, Drinks, MusicIf you’re heading to any of the three ski resorts that surround this area (Timberline, Canaan, or White Grass), look no further than Davis and Thomas, W.Va. Highway 219 will drop you right into Thomas, the northern town of the two sister towns, which are only a couple miles apart. The tourism industry has been good to these old mining and logging towns, and today there are almost too many great places to hang out.For a brewpub hop, start in Davis at the Blackwater Brewing Company. They feature Italian and German cuisine, the latter of which features generational family recipes handed down by the mother of the original owner, Rosalinde Benson. Get some quality grub into the ol’ belly before the night begins, then dig into the beers. Blackwater features six beers all brewed behind the bar in their three-barrel micro-brewing system, including a wheat beer, a gold ale, a marzen, an Indian pale ale, a porter and a stout. Try the stout (arguably their forte). It’s bold and smoky with almost a hint of a chocolaty body that goes down quite smoothly. The place has been taken over by brewer Lincoln Wilkins, a man who has returned to his native home for good. A traditional Belgian/German style brewer, Wilkins plans to expand the reach of Blackwater beer here beyond the pub and experiment with new brews.Make your hop from Davis up into Thomas to find Mountain State Brewing Company. Grab a homemade pepperoni roll—a traditional snack reminiscent of the early West Virginia mining days when the rolls were introduced and made famous in the state. They are a West Virginia staple made by, well, baking pepperoni into a yeast bread roll; simple, yet truly satisfying and a perfect prelude to a beer brewed in-house. If you’ve already tried their IPA, perhaps now is the time to go for the Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout. There’s no better way to enjoy an oatmeal stout than perched on a saw-horse converted into a barstool in a small, dark, timber-raftered pub with a beautiful copper bar top and a warm, down-to-earth vibe. Check their schedule: if you arrive on the right night, you’ll be treated to live music in the dance-hall connected to the bar.The Place to CrashThe Douglas Falls Bed and Breakfast, located just a mile or so outside of Thomas, is a quaint B&B and as peaceful a place as you can ask for. It’s fairly luxurious (on the inside, which is what counts, right?), for the price. Walk out the front door to take a stroll down the Blackwater Canyon Trail along the river. About a quarter mile up from the inn is the 35-foot Douglas Waterfall on the North Fork of the Blackwater River—not a bad way to spend a morning.Back at the inn, enjoy the clawfoot tub in your room for a hot bath after a day on the slopes, or just step outside and make use of the jacuzzi. In the morning you’re served fresh, homemade breakfasts: apple pancakes or freshly baked quiche, coffee, sausage, freshly sliced fruits. After breakfast hit the road and you’re only 15 minutes from Timberline, Canaan, or White Grass ski areas.White Grass BackcountryWhite Grass Ski Touring Center is the cross-country mecca for Nordic skiers in West Virginia, or even the whole Southeast for that matter. Owner Chip Chase has created something unique in the small-time, easygoing atmosphere that White Grass embodies. He’s a cross-country ski bum at heart, but feels there is a growing scene between alpine-touring skiers, Nordic skiers, telemark skiers, downhill skiers, and snowboarders alike.“White Grass creates this little energy field of trust, love, independence and just an affection for the outdoors without being pretentious or rule-oriented or grumpy or expensive,” says Chase.White Grass is known for its fantastic cross country skiing and technique of snow farming (special fences are used to gather excess snow for cross country skiing), but there’s interest for adventure seekers looking for downhill backcountry as well. On the mountain behind the small lodge is a stash of impressive glades hand-carved out of the forests coming down towards the lodge. These glades boast 900 vertical feet of playland just waiting for ambitious skiers or snowboarders to hike it. With the lodge right at the bottom renting snowshoes and serving delicious food, you’re set.“A lot of volunteering goes into clearing this backcountry out here,” says Chase. “All the best spots coming down from the trails on the top of the mountain have been cleared out.”Day Three: Canaan Valley Grub, Drinks, MusicThe Purple Fiddle has housed The Avett Brothers four times and continues to book great bands from all around the region, drawing lively crowds every single weekend. They’ve got a large selection of food and a noteworthy selection of beer (featuring Mountain State Brewing Company on tap), but here the beer, the food, the picker’s décor, the foot-stompin’ knee-slappin’ music, and the good-natured people are all muddled into one big scene, and the only way to truly experience it is just to go. It’s truly a special experience to be standing on the worn, creaky, century-old wood floor with a mason jar full of cold beer in your hand watching bands that should probably be playing larger venues jamming away on the store-front-window stage.Upcoming shows include Trees on Fire (Feb. 8); Dangermuffin (Feb. 18); Caravan of Thieves (March 12); and Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts (March 17).The Place to CrashNext door to the Fiddle is a turn-of-the-century duplex named the Fiddler’s Roost, which has been converted into a cheap place of lodging for those on the lower end of the road-budget.  They have five private rooms, which share bathroom facilities, as well as a communal lounge area and small kitchen area for everybody to use. It’s all part of the magical atmosphere that exists at the Purple Fiddle. The old Victorian buildings that line the streets of Thomas were once run-down, but now house packed storefronts and thriving businesses. Stop into one of the art galleries like The White Room. If you’re hungry, you’ve got options like The Flying Pig, a quaint and attractive dog-friendly breakfast and lunch eatery featuring locally grown farm-to-table produce. Or swing over to Davis for dinner at Sirianni’s Café, a local staple—a must-do on the pizza list. At the Fiddler’s Roost, look for rooms starting at $45 during the week, or head up on a weekend and catch some foot-stompin’ tunes with rooms starting at $65.Canaan / Timberline BackcountryCanaan Valley Ski Area has a long black diamond called the Dark Side of the Moon, which veers way out to the west side of the mountain. It also guards a stash of old runs that now lay dormant where the resort once existed.Keep going beyond the Dark Side of the Moon and you’ll get into what they call The Spoon. On powder days, work your way across the flats and through the woods, then bust out to the headwall where the old ski lift was. When you get to the bottom, follow an access road and walk a quarter mile back up to the functioning lift. “It’s really fun. It’s a combination of old ski areas that were never connected but get linked by adventuresome alpine skiers,” says White Grass owner Chip Chase.Another spot for backcountry action is the gas pipeline off the back of Canaan Resort. The pipeline runs both north and south of the resort, but the southeast area is where you want to hit it. Ride down a narrow, open gap in the trees as it drops about 2,000 feet in elevation all the way down to Laneville where you’ll hit a field that opens back up to County Route 45. Plan ahead and leave a car there. There are some steep bowls in there that can hold a lot of snow if the conditions are ripe.At Timberline, there’s some good sidecountry where you can get out into the woods and come back around to the runs again to reach the bottom and still catch a lift ride back up. If you take Salamander Run from the top, you can sneak back into the woods for some good riding, but you’ve got to be careful not to go too far out or you’ll end up in the Dolly Sods Wilderness. If you ski to the right side of Salamander, work your way around the bend, loosely following the curvature of the run through the woods to ride down some woody terrain, eventually popping yourself back out on the steeper part of Salamander to get back to the bottom.For more information about Canaan Valley Resort, check out http://basecamp.blueridgeoutdoors.com/?p=2545Day Four: WispGrub, Drinks, MusicThe last stop on Ski Highway is Wisp Resort, situated just next to the small town of McHenry and right beside Deep Creek Lake. Whether you’re up on the slopes of Wisp or on a backcountry mission, time is well spent here.Mountain State Brewing Company has their second location here, but you’re not necessarily going for just the beer and pepperoni rolls. Walking into the place, you’ll notice the toasty, cabin-fire feel of the place given off by the home-made natural soapstone hearth pizza oven, where they produce hand-thrown artisan pies. The best seller is the Fire on the Mountain pizza, a chipotle hot sauce and sausage masterpiece. If you’re really diggin’ the slope-side campfire spirit of winter ski life, you can try the Smores: nutella, marshmallows, and graham crackers toasted in the wood-fired oven.Afterward, mosey on over to the Blackbear Tavern and Restaurant, the highlight of nightlife in McHenry, especially if you’re looking for a big sports-bar-style tavern, large crowds of partygoers, and the option for tavern-based or club-based live music. They’ve got a huge wrap-around bar in the center, pool tables and other bar games to keep you busy, and a bunch of great taps including the rich Old Dominion Bourbon Barrel Stout, which fits the surf-and-turf menu. The motto here is “Eat, Drink, Dance.”The Place to CrashThe Lake Pointe Inn Bed & Breakfast is right off Highway 219 in the heart of McHenry and boasts an outdoor fire pit and wraparound porch with views of the lake. They’ll pamper you with complimentary snacks and drinks, available massages, and Egyptian-cotton towels and Italian linens. They offer discounted lift tickets to Wisp and lend out their own outdoor gear, including snowshoes for winter trail hikes. Sure, they get over 100 inches of snow per-annum and it’s going to be cold out on the slopes, but what’s cold got to do with it when your room has a fireplace waiting to warm you when you get back?Wisp BackcountryIf you’re heading up to Wisp, there are plenty of places within the resort where you can sneak off the trails and get some woods-runs in, allowing the luxury of a lift ride back up. Or you can always scout the endless gas and power lines that run the mountains surrounding the area.Just 20 miles east from Wisp on the south end of the Savage River Reservoir in the Savage River State Forest, there’s a huge, straight, perfectly northwest-facing ridgeline that plateaus at just under 3,000 feet elevation. The ridgeline is host to five wide-open bowls, each averaging about 1,000 feet of steep vertical, perfect for hike-to adventure seekers. Worried about access? Park at the boat launch: there’s a railroad that runs right along the bottom of the entire set.“We typically either bootpack or skin up,” says Eric Recker, a local fly-fishing guide and ski instructor. “You can ski all five of those bowls. When you’re at the bottom you just hit the train tracks whichever way you need to go.”Recker recommends waiting for a decent snow base followed by a good freezing rain layer to avoid tearing up your gear.“It’s steep. Steep steep. We’ve triggered slides back there before. But that’s why we go there,” Recker says. “They’re northwest facing, have huge mature timber and no low growth. Everything’s wide open. There’s no brushy stuff that you’ll hit. We haven’t cleared anything. It’s just naturally like that.”For more information about Wisp Resort, http://basecamp.blueridgeoutdoors.com/?p=2562 Ski Highway The instruments of Brazenhead. Fiddler's Roost Shredding the backcountry Purple Fiddle White Grass Blackwater Brewery's Lincoln Wilkins Brazenheadlast_img read more

Study to look at the courts’ funding needs

first_img November 1, 2003 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Study to look at the courts’ funding needs Study to look at the courts’ funding needs Senior EditorWith a critical legislative session looming on court funding, the Bar Board of Governors has agreed to partially underwrite an independent study on court monetary needs.The board, at its October 3 meeting, approved recommendations from the Budget and Legislation committees to appropriate $25,000 to help fund a $100,000 project by TaxWatch, a government watchdog.Executive Director John F. Harkness, Jr., said TaxWatch brings two valuable attributes: strong ties to the business community and a reputation for independence in reviewing government operations.Budget Committee Chair Jesse Diner and Bar President Miles McGrane emphasized that TaxWatch will be completely free to reach whatever conclusions it wants about court finances. The Bar, they said, is offering its support because it is confident TaxWatch research will show the importance of adequately funding the courts.The study comes as the legislature approaches a July 1 deadline to take over more funding from the counties of the trial courts, in accordance with a 1998 constitutional amendment approved by the voters. Last year lawmakers sketched out a framework for transferring the funding that has generally met with approval of judges and court officials. But in next year’s spring Regular Session, lawmakers will decide how much money will be provided.“I think the legislature doesn’t want to hear about the problems the counties are going to have and doesn’t want to hear the judges,” Diner said. “But they do want to hear about the problems the business community would have.”He added that business leaders are beginning to realize the difficulties they could encounter from an underfunded judiciary, having seen business litigation face long delays in other states where judicial budgets have been cut.McGrane said he has been meeting with both legislative and business leaders since he became president-elect and that both groups are becoming aware of the potential complications.“They’re beginning to understand that the courts don’t belong to the lawyers, they belong to the people of Florida,” McGrane said.He said the Bar would be reaching out to other groups to help pay for the study, including the Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division.McGrane noted he has met with former Rep. Art Simon, now in charge of government relations for AIF, and the two organizations are seeking common ground.“At this point, our relationship is sort of tentative; we’re just sort of getting to know each other,” he said.The proposal got strong support from board members. Legislation Committee Chair Alan Bookman noted that the panel supported the undertaking.“I can’t think of anything more important for this board to be concerned with than adequate funding of our judiciary,” board member Dude Phelan said. “If this isn’t something we don’t dedicate our fullest resources to, then we don’t deserve the seats we own.”The board unanimously approved the expenditure. The study, once the rest of the financing is arranged, is expected to be done by the end of the year.On a related note, Bookman said that Sens. Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, and Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, and Rep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola, will be at the board’s December meeting. They will be recognized for their work earlier this year on court funding issues.last_img read more

Olympic rings installed at Odaiba Marine Park, as countdown to Tokyo 2020 continues

first_img Loading… The five interlocking rings will be officially inaugurated on the evening of January 24, exactly six months before the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The event will include the first lighting of the monument and celebratory fireworks. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are due to take place from July 24 to August 9. Read Also:Rio 2016 Olympic Games: Judge orders venues shut on security grounds During the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, running from August 25 to September 6, the monument will be replaced with the Paralympic symbol. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 A large-sized Olympic rings monument has today been installed at Odaiba Marine Park, as the countdown to Tokyo 2020 continues. A The momument was built in Yokohama, 32.6 metres wide and standing 15.3 metres tall, and was brought by a salvage barge to the Tokyo waterfront area and is floating on a concrete platform. Odaiba Marine Park, the site for the marathon swimming and triathlon events at Tokyo 2020, offers panoramic views of the Japanese capital’s skyline, overlooking Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower. It is one of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s key initiatives for dressing up the city to build up a “festive atmosphere” for residents, visitors and spectators around the world.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look IrresistibleJapanese Inventions That Make You Wish You Lived In Japanlast_img read more

Julian Buescher operates from defensive position in wake of Juuso Pasanen’s injury

first_img Published on October 28, 2015 at 8:11 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Julian Buescher doesn’t have the height of Juuso Pasanen — the two-inch difference preventing him from consistently winning headers. He doesn’t have the physicality either, lacking the ability to muscle opponents off the ball as effectively as his teammate.But for the second game in a row, Buescher will likely have to take Pasanen’s spot on the field.“He has the same role as Juuso did,” midfielder Oyvind Alseth said. “Keep moving the ball and be a shield for our center backs.”Pasanen and midfielder Korab Syla both have “a little way to go” before coming back from injuries, head coach Ian McIntyre said. They’re day-to-day, though Buescher is “pretty sure” Pasanen will be back for the postseason.The injuries have pushed Buescher, Syracuse’s most offensive player, back to its most defensive midfield position. It took the Orange almost 75 minutes to score against North Carolina State on Friday, but SU was able to come back for the 2-1 victory. No. 12 Syracuse (10-4-2, 3-3-1 Atlantic Coast) will try to find a way to do the same in its second— and possibly last — full game with its altered lineup when it heads to Boston College (8-6-1, 3-4) on Friday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU is currently sits at sixth place in the conference. With a win and some help it could earn the No. 4 seed and host a game in the second round of the ACC tournament along with getting a first-round bye.“It went OK on Friday,” Buescher said. “I hope I do better next Friday. I think then I am done with it for the season, but I don’t mind the position at all.”What Buescher lacks in size and physicality he makes up for in ball handling and stamina, Alseth said. Buescher added that he relies on the “big guys” behind him to win the headers coming his way.From the defensive midfield, Buescher can dictate the game a little bit more, he said. In the past, playing the attacking midfield, he’s often too far forward to maneuver the ball around the field and is the one receiving the pass instead of distributing it.Sometimes Buescher edges up in situations where Pasanen would stay back, midfielder Andreas Jenssen said, forcing him or Alseth to cover defensively. Buescher said he’ll try to go forward even more against Boston College and see how it works out.“Getting that balance in midfield without Juuso in there … everyone is adapting and changing their roles a little bit,” McIntyre said.Buescher has been one of the main catalysts for Syracuse’s 16th-ranked scoring offense — leading the team with seven goals, seven assists, 21 points and 47 shots. Whenever his position shifted from center attacking midfielder earlier in the season, it was to a forward position next to Ben Polk.Friday was just the third time all season he didn’t register a shot on goal — a product of his move to center defensive midfielder.“He has been a guy responsible for a lot of the things we’ve been producing forward so it puts some more responsibility on the rest of us playing up there,” Alseth said. “We’ve just got to embrace the challenge. … It’s time for the rest of us to step up.”Polk has emerged as the Orange’s second-leading point producer and defender Louis Cross netted just his third goal in two seasons with SU to win the game against N.C. State on Friday.Even Jenssen had a prime scoring chance that he pushed just wide.Alseth said there were concerns going into the N.C. State game, but the team learned it could win without Pasanen, without Syla and with one of its most dangerous offensive weapons seldom in the attacking third.Against Boston College, Syracuse will have to prove it again.Said McIntyre: “We’ll find a way as we did on Friday.” Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse can’t contain Florida State’s aggressive baserunning in 8-0 loss

first_img Comments FSU senior Carsyn Gordon hit a short dribbler down the third base line. As SU pitcher Sophie Dandola charged in to throw the ball home, Seminole freshman Savannah Parker appeared to be running into an easy out at the plate.Rather than get thrown out, though, Parker turned back to third. SU catcher Gianna Carideo could have done what the Orange have practiced.“When two people are going to the same base, one of them will be out,” SU head coach Shannon Doepking said.But Carideo didn’t make the right play. A rundown began, and eventually, the Orange forgot to rotate and cover home. Third baseman Hannah Dossett made a desperation throw, one that shouldn’t have been necessary if Carideo had just trapped the two runners on third, tagged one out and never thrown the ball. Dossett’s throw made its way to the backstop, allowing another run to score behind Parker. Instead of 4-0, the scoreboard read 6-0 in the top of the fourth. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrom the opening inning, No. 5 Florida State (46-8, 17-5 Atlantic Coast) was aggressive on the basepaths. The Seminoles stole four bases and took extra bases on multiple balls in play to pressure the Orange’s defense in an eventual 8-0 win in six innings. Syracuse (20-29, 8-14) knew coming into the game that the Seminoles would look to run often, but they couldn’t make the simple plays and allowed FSU to take “free bases,” Doepking said.“From their stats, you know they’re going to run. I need to have a better outing,” Carideo said. “My arm wasn’t where I wanted it to be today. You know where (the pitch) is going to be, it’s about getting your body in the right position.”The Seminoles had stolen 94 bases on 110 attempts entering Friday’s game, an 85.5% clip.All season, Doepking has stressed the importance of aggressive baserunning for her own offense. It’s a major reason why senior Alicia Hansen has a career-high number of steals and steal attempts. On Friday, while the Orange failed to reach base until the fifth inning, FSU marched and plodded its way around the bases. Carideo entered the game throwing out 46% of runners in ACC play, but today, she wasn’t effective. FSU sophomore Cali Harrod led off the opening inning with a walk, and on the first pitch of the next at-bat, stole second base. Carideo’s throw bounced into sophomore Gabby Teran’s glove, but it was way too late. Harrod scored standing up after a Gordon single. The next at-bat, the Seminoles again tested Carideo’s arm. Her throw to second bounced off Teran’s glove and into center field, which allowed Seminole sophomore Sydney Sherill to take third. On a later steal attempt by the Seminoles, Carideo lost the ball on the transfer from her glove to her hand and didn’t even manage a throw to second. The mishandle prompted one FSU fan to yell “too easy” after the steal. The Seminoles’ athleticism, which SU said it had seen on film and in the stat sheets, added pressure on SU. “I’ve thrown out runners before, I know I can do it again,” Carideo said. “it doesn’t matter what they have across their chest.”The increased pressure showed itself in the Orange throwing the ball across the infield. On one play, a ground ball in the hole to shortstop, a runner advanced from first base to third base after sophmore Neli Casares-Maher made a throw to first that couldn’t beat the runner. In the sixth inning, with the Orange staving off the eight-run mercy rule, aggressive baserunning manufactured the final run to close out the game. Right fielder Elizabeth Mason went from first to third on a single to center field and then scored on a groundout in the ensuing at-bat. The only baserunning mistake FSU made in an afternoon of successes on the bases came as Alex Acevedo threw to Dossett across the diamond to throw out junior Dani Morgan at third. “They took bases on us left and right,” Doepking said. “On plays where we don’t have plays, we have to stop throwing the ball across the diamond. ‘Hold the ball, just chill, hang out. It’ll be okay.’” Published on May 3, 2019 at 7:48 pm Contact Anthony: amdabbun@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Narco trafficking lands man in jail

first_imgA 27-year-old man who allegedly had 198 grams of cannabis in his bag was on Wednesday remanded to prison after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Carlos ChristopherCarlos Christopher of Linden-Soesdyke Highway appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty.Christopher denied that on October 21, 2019, at Lombard Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 198 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution is contending that Police ranks, acting on information received, went to Lombard Street and conducted a search on Christopher. It is contended that the cannabis was found in a bag the defendant had in his possession.According to the prosecution’s case, Christopher claimed that he was transporting the substance for someone in exchange for a phone.The case will continue on November 13, 2019.last_img read more