Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion A perusal of statistics on the internet reminds us that 54,260 Americans lost their lives in the Korean War. In addition, 415,000 South Koreans were killed and 429,000 were wounded.According to this source, 1.5 million North Korean and Chinese people lost their lives. Why would anyone with an ounce of sense and any sympathy at all for their fellow human beings want to behave in a way that would bring about another catastrophe of this magnitude?FRANCIS R. TAORMINASchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
ECVB defeated Lawrenceburg last night 25-13, 23-25, 25-13, and 25-16.We played really well last night as a whole. If you take out game two, we played exceptionally well. We fell apart in the back row and couldn’t pull it out in the end, even though we came back. But we held our composure and brought our focus back to our side of the court and it showed. Our serving was top notch with an outstanding 24 aces on the night! These girls never quit and are never out of a game until the last point is scored.EC vs Lawrenceburg 8-31-18Varsity is now 12-1 on the season and 6-0 in the EIAC.Next up: all 3 levels are at Madison on Saturday.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.East Central JV loses in 2 to Lawrenceburg on Aug. 30 at EC: 25-20 and 25-24.We started slow and had trouble coming back in set 1; set 2 was much better, but we just couldn’t pull off the win. stat leaders: serving Hope Fox 7/7-1 Ace, Jessie Stenger 5/6-1 Ace, Faith Fox 7/7, Ellie Lengerich 4/4. serve receive: Hope Fox 1010 and Casey House 10/12; attacks: Jessie Stenger 18/18 with 5 kills, Hope Fox 15/16 6 kills, Ella Fledderman 8/10 with 2 kills, Ellie Lengerich 8/9 with 4 kills; digs Faith Fox 12/12, Ella Fledderman 10/10, Casey HOuse 10/12; assists: Ella Fledderman 30/30 with 10 assists and Allison Huismann 26/26 with 12 assists; The team is now 7-2 overall and 5-1 in EIAC.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Debbie Gregg.
Mullins told the Daily Mail: “Like Hurricane Fly last season, Boston Bob has never pleased me all year. “He’s improving all the time and doing all right but I just hope I’ve done enough with him early on in the season to take on the sort of horse he’ll meet in the RSA.” Willie Mullins has sounded a few warning notes on RSA Chase contender Boston Bob. Press Association The Graham Wylie-owned eight-year-old is unbeaten in two starts over fences – but has just those appearances under his belt since finishing second in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at last year’s Festival. His most recent run came in the Dr P.J Moriarty Chase at Leopardstown, where he finished best of all to snatch the spoils by a nose from Texas Jack.
THE Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and the entire local cricket fraternity were recently dealt a heavy blow by the loss of the Board’s Assistant Secretary Anil Singh; who passed away last Wednesday.A popular figure in the local cricket community, Singh, apart from being the GCB’s Assistant Secretary – a position he executed to the best of his abilities – was also a Junior Selector on the GCB panel and was heavily involved in East Coast cricket.Outside of his executive roles, Singh, 48, had been pursuing a number of cricket-related moves, some of which included earning his certificates in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Level 1 and 11 coaching programmes. Unfortunately he did not get to complete Level 3 due to his sudden passing.GCB via a statement said, “It is with great sadness that the executives of the GCB extend condolences to the family and friends of Mr Anil Persaud, GCB’s Assistant Secretary, on his sudden passing. Anil was known to the cricket fraternity for his active participation in the growth of cricket in the fields of coaching, selection and administration at the association, county and national levels.“Anil’s positively impactful knowledge and unwavering commitment will be truly missed. The executives and cricket fraternity mourn the loss of a valuable board member and long-standing friend.”A number of other cricket fraternities, including the East Coast Cricket Committee (ECCC) and Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC), both of which Singh was an executive member of, sent their heartfelt regards to the family and everyone who had been blessed to meet or work along with Persaud before his transition.Among those associations who paid tribute to the late Singh were Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL), Guyana Cricket Umpires Council, Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), Demerara Cricket Board (DCB), Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTYSC)
Published on September 26, 2012 at 2:54 am Contact Jacob: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+ Leonid Yelin traded volleyball for perfume.For the first time in years, he wasn’t involved in the sport. Instead Yelin was selling perfume in a Burdines department store in Miami. Yelin, a Uzbekistan native, knew so little English that he could barely make a sale or operate a cash register.It wasn’t until a chance conversation with a customer that he would find his way back to the sport. A local lawyer with connections to volleyball asked about his background once he heard Yelin’s accent. In broken English, Yelin explained that he was a former volleyball coach.The customer handed Yelin a phone number, and the perfume salesman secured his first coaching job in the United States with a traveling club team. Yelin would never be out of volleyball again.Now in his fifth coaching job in the United States, Yelin inherits a Syracuse program in 2011 that has struggled to establish consistency in the Big East. His diverse life experiences, passion for the game and disciplined approach has pushed his teams to national prominence during his 21-year coaching career. Yelin is trying to impose his demanding coaching style on the Orange as it looks to take a step forward.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When you have the nice guy with the easy class you don’t get knowledge,” Yelin said. “You’re going to hate the guy that’s tough sometimes, but later you’ll appreciate him as a person.”Yelin has honed that coaching style over his long career. But his start in coaching was an accident.While he was stuck in a month-long gap between playing for professional teams in Uzbekistan, a representative from a state-run sport school approached him and asked if he would help with the girl’s volleyball team for the month.“I stayed for a couple months to try to figure out what I wanted to do, and it started going really well,” Yelin said. “And here I am 30 years later.”His coaching career was a success in Europe, but he took a brief break from coaching when he moved to the United States in 1989. He said he looked for work in a magazine, spent time laying tile for a hospital and served as a deliveryman for Pizza Hut before getting the job at Burdines.That’s where the chance encounter led him back to volleyball.He guided the club team to a national tournament it rarely qualified for previously. Soon after, Yelin received interest from Division-II Barry University, and the suburban Miami school hired him in 1991. Yelin stayed and guided Barry to the 1995 Division-II national championship.Then Louisville called. The school was looking for a new head volleyball coach.But Yelin was reluctant to leave Barry. The Catholic university was friendly and welcoming. But his desire to coach at a bigger program made the opportunity with the Cardinals intriguing.“The athletic director asked what they could do to keep me,” Yelin said. “I said we could move to Division I and I’ll stay.”Yelin accepted the job at Louisville in 1996 and went on to post a 366-112 record in 15 years at the helm. The team qualified for the NCAA tournament 14 times during Yelin’s tenure.“They were on another level, just a notch above everybody else,” Colorado head coach Liz Kritza said. “Everyone knew that Louisville was the best team they were going to play all year.”When Yelin retired after the 2010 season, people close to him were baffled.“I’m not going to lie to you about why I left,” Yelin said. “But I was retiring from Louisville, not from volleyball.”Yelin wouldn’t say why he left the program, but he knew he would be coming back to the game.The coach initially planned to take a season off before getting back into coaching. But Stephanie Cantway, a two-year captain at Louisville who joined his staff as an assistant coach at Louisville, knew he couldn’t stay away for long.“He’s like a Michael Jordan or a Brett Favre that couldn’t stay away,” said Cantway, who is now an assistant at SU. “When you’re used to it, you want to come back and you want to win.”Cantway said Yelin’s honesty in talking to his players and staff is part of what creates a winning atmosphere. As a player and a coach, it was sometimes tough for Cantway to handle.“He’s open and honest right away,” Cantway said. “It’s not necessarily the politically correct thing to do, but in the long run it works.”Kritza, who had just finished her first year as head coach at Colorado, gave Yelin a call and asked him to join her staff for the 2011 season.“Truth be told, there were really two head coaches,” Kritza said. “He knew how to run a program better than I did. He was coaching when I was still playing.”Yelin wanted to be a head coach again after his season at Colorado.In October 2011, Syracuse fired longtime head coach Jing Pu. Looking for a replacement, SU athletic director Daryl Gross called Yelin and asked him to interview. Yelin was offered the job in December, and he accepted it.Penn State head coach Russ Rose has known Yelin since his early days at Louisville and called Gross in support of him. Rose said Yelin’s toughness on his players and loyalty strengthened his program for 15 years.“He’s an acquired taste. It’s going to be kids who can handle someone getting in their kitchen a little bit and telling them to work hard,” Rose said. “He can push his athletes hard, but at the end of the day, they know he’s got their backs.”His mean-teacher approach to coaching has yielded results in two decades leading college programs. While some of his lessons haven’t hit home yet as the Orange has endured an up-and-down start to the season, he’s aiming to instill that same winning mentality he did at Barry and Louisville.“Trying hard and losing is not enough,” Yelin said. “When you go into a business, they hire you; they know you’re trying but not getting the job done, you’re going to be asked to leave. That’s what I’m trying to teach them.” Comments
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Just three days after failing to get on the court at all against Miami, Syracuse freshman forward Tyler Roberson had to wait less than eight minutes to find the Cassell Coliseum floor against Virginia Tech on Tuesday.Roberson, whose playing time typically varies from nonexistent to sparing, didn’t foster any hard feelings toward head coach Jim Boeheim about his lack of time against Miami (Fla.). He was going to get his chances.“He told me to keep my head up and keep working hard,” Roberson said. “Get ready for this next game.”Roberson played 13 minutes in No. 2 Syracuse’s (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) 72-52 win against VT (8-6, 1-1) on Tuesday, including eight in the first half with forwards C.J. Fair and Rakeem Christmas in foul trouble. Roberson made just one shot — the first one he took — but finished with four points and three rebounds.“I thought Tyler was better, more comfortable out there,” Boeheim said. “I thought he gave us some really good minutes.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMoments after Roberson checked into the game, he found himself alone with the ball on the left wing. After a brief hesitation, he pulled up and dropped in a mid-range jumper.“I was open,” Roberson said, “so I was just confident.”Roberson missed the only other shot he took and went 2-for-4 from the free-throw line, but Tuesday was still another sign of progress for the promising young forward.Boeheim said that Roberson has been better in practice. The only reason he didn’t play against the Hurricanes was because they were using a matchup zone, which didn’t play to Roberson’s skill set.When Virginia Tech used a variety of defenses, it meant Roberson was likely going to get a chance, but jump shots like the one he hit could make him a more versatile weapon in the Orange’s deep offensive arsenal.“I know I haven’t been making too many of them, but I know it’s a shot that I can make a lot,” Roberson said, “so I’ll keep taking them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DBWilson2
Jeff Duckworth (15) came down with this improbable fourth-down grab late in the fourth quarter to set up UW for the game-winning touchdown.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS – At halftime of the Big Ten Championship Game, the Wisconsin football team couldn’t help but feel a little incredulous about the situation it found itself in against Michigan State.In a storyline that paralleled their Oct. 22 meeting with the Spartans, the Badgers had, at one point, held a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. But that quickly dissolved in the following quarter, when MSU scored 22 points to no reply and took a 29-21 lead at halftime.“That rough patch in the second quarter was disheartening in a way,” guard Kevin Zeitler said. “It’s just like, ‘Really, what’s happening?’”At the end of October, the Badgers found themselves buried in the Leaders Division standings with a 2-2 conference record but managed to climb past their peers and reach Indianapolis for a rematch with the team that vexed them on a last-second Hail Mary earlier in the season.Now they were about to let Michigan State ruin that hard work, despite getting off to a 14-point lead. And the trouble was, to Wisconsin, the deficit seemed larger than the one-possession game it actually was.“Sometimes you’re getting down, you think with the momentum swings, [the deficit] feels a lot bigger than it actually is,” Travis Frederick said, who filled in for Peter Konz at center Saturday. “Eight points is one possession, so it’s not anything out of hand. For us, it was about reminding ourselves it was just a one-possession game.”After sizzling in the first quarter, Wisconsin fizzled out in the second. The running game disappeared, as the Badgers produced 165 yards in 18 plays during the first quarter and followed that up with minus-four yards on 12 plays in the second.Playcalling was questionable. Running back Montee Ball, after receiving the ball 13 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter, carried the ball three times for two yards in the second.Meanwhile, the MSU front seven had cracked UW’s offensive line, pressuring quarterback Russell Wilson constantly and sacking him twice.Wisconsin was also allowing Michigan State to execute in pressure situations, a problem that surfaced in the Badgers’ last two meetings with the Spartans. Of four third-down attempts in the half, MSU converted three.Even that one missed conversion led to a 30-yard touchdown reception by B.J. Cunningham on the ensuing fourth down. It was the third consecutive game in which Cunningham had scored on a fourth-down play against the Badgers.In the meantime, Wisconsin went three-and-out on all four of its second-quarter possessions.“I think this team has a sense of maturity about it and poise,” linebacker Chris Borland said. “Even through those two losses we were down, and then tonight we never got flustered. Our leaders did a great job of rallying us, and no matter how much we were down by or what the stakes were, we understood.”One of those leaders who spoke up at halftime was defensive lineman and team co-captain Patrick Butrym.“He’s a great leader for us. He sat up and gave a great speech at halftime, and I think we all really responded well to it,” right tackle Josh Oglesby said, adding that Butrym’s message insisted that the Badgers would not leave the city without a victory.Although Wisconsin did not completely regain the momentum after leaving the locker room, it certainly began to slow down Michigan State. Wisconsin hardly obtained a statistical advantage in the second half, but stayed within striking distance by winning the battle on third and fourth downs.Michigan State slowly began to stutter as it converted two of four third-down tries in the third quarter and one of three in the fourth.In the second half, UW’s offense converted four of its eight third-down attempts, as well as an improbable fourth-down try at a pivotal moment with less than five minutes remaining.On 4th-and-6 on Michigan State’s 43-yard line and trailing 39-34, Wilson took the snap out of the shotgun and, with a defender leaping in his face, threw across the field to wide receiver Jeff Duckworth.Duckworth, hardly able to jump for the ball due to a lack of balance, fought off safety Isaiah Lewis to haul in the 36-yard grab, which later set up Ball for the game-winning touchdown.“A common saying that we’ve been using quite a bit over the last three or four weeks is, ‘Those who are humbled will been exalted, and those who are exalted will be humbled,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “And I thought that play right there gave justice to everything.”The play is ultimately what gave Wisconsin its 42-39 win and a second consecutive Big Ten title and Rose Bowl birth, but without a renewed team effort in the second half, none of the above would have been possible by that point in the game.“The offense and what they were able to do, to generate points for us was utterly amazing,” safety Aaron Henry said. “We made those stops when we needed to make them; it was a total, total team effort.”“Our offense and those guys played a tremendous game today. The way we suffered that first loss, it was definitely devastating, but it feels that much better now that we did win this game.”
Wisconsin forward Joseph LaBate (left), along with a few other freshman forwards, may have let their inexperience get the best of them at times last season, according to Mike Eaves.[/media-credit]Unfortunately for the Wisconsin men’s hockey team, the end came sooner than hoped after only one hard-fought series in the postseason. Similarly, head coach our discussion with head coach Mike Eaves about the season is finally drawing to a close, but not before discussing his freshman forwards and just what fans can expect next season.Kelly Erickson: [What’s new with] forwards?Mike Eaves: Let’s go down the middle first because we had [freshman Brendan Woods] down the middle there. One of our philosophies is, if a young man comes in as a center iceman, we try to get him at the wing because of the responsibility for our center icemen. And because of injuries and such, we had to put Woodsy at center a little earlier than we wanted to during the course of the season. But by the end of the year, he was a legitimate player for us down the middle.The thing that’s nice about Woodsy is – and I know from experience – it’s hard to play against a guy that’s big like that. Six foot three, 210 pounds and all elbows and knees and sticks, and he likes to hit. He’s a monster to play against when he plays the way that he needs to. So that was kind of fun to see, that he’s understanding our systems. He knew what his job was down low in our zone and all over the ice, so that was nice growth for him.I think Joseph LaBate, Matt Paape, Brad Navin all, they all got to be in offensive situations in a secondary role on the power play; that’s what they could bring, but their growth pattern – there were nights their eyes were as big as saucers. Going into North Dakota, Mankato, Denver – that first night it’s like ‘Whoa, what’s coming at us right now?’ But again, because of those experiences, next year we go to those places, been there done that, let’s get it done here now. They’re competitive, they understand the pace, they know our systems, so we just expect another – like we talked about our sophomores this year, how they exponentially grew – we think that those young freshmen should do the same because they played, we had no choice and they, under the fire, got their initiation. Their growth will be fun to see how that transfers into next year.KE: What is the offseason focus?ME: Well, right now, when you’re not coaching, you’re recruiting, so we’ve been on the trail every week. We’ll do year-end reviews as we always do with each young man and kind of lay out, ‘OK, where do you see your growth this summer? Where would you like to see yourself coming into next year?’ I think that’s really important because it sets some expectations, and it gives them some things to work on for over the course of the summer. Then they come in and say ‘OK, this is what we talked about; did you meet those?’ Because by meeting those goals over the summer that you set in the spring, that’s going to project what you accomplish next year. We’ll do an awful lot of that.Strength coach Jim Snider will have the boys one month before school is done, so we get to jump on that and get a good start. We’ll be able to get on the ice with them a little bit here and work on our skill sets some more. People see us during the course of the season, and they say ‘Well they’re practicing and they’re playing.’ Well yes, but there’s more than that, but in the offseason there’s a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that help us prepare for next year. I don’t think people even scratch the surface what happens then.KE: The statement you guys started to make at the end of the year, do you think that’s indicative of what’s to come next season?ME: And that statement was?KE: Well just the way you guys were playing do or die hockey at the time. You guys were really putting away some games.ME: Let me put it this way, because we’ve talked about this: If we can start next year pretty close to where we left off, there’s going to be a little lag because we’ve been off, but think of where we started this year and where we ended. If we can start there next year and grow from there, our hope is that we will be able to transfer some of those losses early in the season to wins where by the end of the year we’re in the 20-win range, 21 or 22. That helps us solidify our situation so that we can get into the tournament. To me, that’ll be a big difference for us.
Wednesday represented another day, another opponent and another pair of home victories for the Badger softball team when in-state rival University of Wisconsin-Green Bay arrived at Goodman Diamond. The Badgers remained hot as ever at their home diamond, winning their program record 12th and 13th straight games playing near the friendly breeze of Lake Mendota.After a tough series loss at Purdue last weekend, another date with Goodman Diamond was all the Badgers needed in order to bounce back. While the team only showed flashes of dominance throughout the day, head coach Yvette Healy was pleased with their ability to accomplish some of their goals.“We had goals of just taking good, quality at-bats and pressuring their defense,” Healy noted. “We only did that at points in the game, but as the game got going we were able to bunt and pressure them, and it really paid off.”Since April 1, a mixture of Big Ten and non-conference opponents have journeyed into Madison, and, recently, all have returned home empty handed.With the Badgers’ last home loss more than a month behind them, Goodman Diamond is quickly becoming known as another Badger venue, like Camp Randall and the Kohl Center, that rarely relinquishes road victories.The Badgers average nearly seven runs per game when playing at home, a stat in which any pitcher can take great pleasure.“We just really play our game when we’re at home,” junior pitcher Meghan McIntosh said. “We just try to go out there and play Wisconsin softball, and when we do that, we are in a good position.”The home turf generally provides the same bounces seen in practice, so winning at home does usually always come as a surprise. Setting records with each victory stands for recognition, however, and any team that ventures to Goodman seems to have more than just a tough opponent stacked against them.The pending opportunity to set a record each time they take the field drives the Badgers to win, regardless of the opponent.“[Playing at home] I feel like we definitely can beat anybody,” third baseman Shannel Blackshear claimed. “There definitely is something about being on your home field that makes you want to fight for it.”Wisconsin will have another opportunity to build that record this weekend when Big Ten leader Michigan travels to Madison. Building off their doubleheader success, the Badgers are riding some home momentum, and can see themselves shocking one of the Big Ten’s best teams.“Michigan is the powerhouse. They’re a great legacy program,” Healy said. “I think we’re in a nice position to surprise people and maybe pull off some upsets.”McIntosh steadies Phoenix’s chargeNot everything came easy for the Badgers in their doubleheader sweep. The Phoenix began the second game with a pair of first inning runs on two hits, forcing coach Healy into trying starter Meghan McIntosh on the mound.“I never felt like we had to pull her, I just wanted the focus to be there,” Healy said. “Collectively, I don’t think we started as focused as we needed to.”Just when signs were pointing toward a split for the Badgers, McIntosh settled in striking out the final batter of the inning, delivering a great performance following the rocky start.An aggressive Green Bay lineup built some momentum, but McIntosh surrendered only three additional hits and zero runs through six innings of work. For her, it was a simple adjustment that made all the difference.“I really started getting ahead in the count and began hitting my locations,” McIntosh said. “I began to really jam them and was able to get them to ground out to Shannel [Blackshear] at third.”Typically not a strikeout pitcher – McIntosh struck out only two batters – she let her defense go to work behind her, and their errorless game proved to be enough for a victory.The win brings McIntosh’s season record to 7-5, and was her third in the last two weeks against non-conference opponents. As the Badgers approach their last stretch of games, consistency from the Badgers’ second pitcher is exactly what coach Healy is looking for.“I’m glad that she didn’t lose her head out there,” Healy said. “It is good for all our pitchers to face those tough situations, and when we head into our last series against Michigan and Nebraska, we’re going to need all of our pitchers to perform.”As the most experienced pitcher on staff, McIntosh’s leadership and success allow Healy to maintain confidence heading toward the end of the season.“She is a great leader for us,” Healy said. “She has worked hard to become an emotional leader for this team, and it definitely goes a long way.”
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