Golden Gate Wingmen Offer Grateful Performance In Return To Washington DC

first_imgGolden Gate Wingmen returned to The Hamilton in Washington, DC last Monday, August 15th. While the grouping is still relatively new, these guys have a long track record. It consists of John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, Jay Lane, and Reed Mathis, coming from Grateful Dead-influenced projects like Furthur, Billy and the Kids, Dead & Company and Fare Thee Well, to name a few. The band features an impressive amount of talent and they bring unique touches to covers, as well as some of their own music. Their voices mesh together nicely and they clearly enjoy each other’s stage presence.Kadlecik is a local favorite, and the DC crowd is always energized when the Wingmen come to town. Fans noticed that Chimenti was down to one instrument. There were some tech issues with Chimenti’s organ right before showtime, and after a bit of tinkering, they ultimately pulled it. The night opened with a Dylan cover, “It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry” and a powerful “Crazy Fingers” with a seamless segue into “Dweller on the Threshold.” They hit on several classics, like a 21 minute “Terrapin Station,” a pretty “Throwing Stones” right into “Not Fade Away,” and a “Brokedown Palace” encore to close the night out. The Wingmen are in Asheville tonight, August 17th, before heading to Ohio and Chicago. Check out full audio of their DC show, uploaded by taperjeff, and a gallery of photos by Will Urquhart below. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

SU’s schedule features most games away from Dome in program history

first_imgOngoing Carrier Dome renovations this spring have forced Syracuse women’s lacrosse to do something it’s done only twice in its 22-year history.Since the Dome is unavailable after March 1, SU’s schedule calls for six consecutive games — over 28 days — away from home. Plus, it’s forced to schedule both alumni weekend and senior night on the same day, Feb. 28, against No. 2 Maryland.Now, No. 4 Syracuse (1-1) and its 10 returning starters face a program-record 11 regular-season games played outside of the Carrier Dome. While head coach Gary Gait and his players noted the benefits of home-field advantage, the Orange are confident past road-trip experiences have prepared them well.“Our team generally likes actually traveling,” senior Kerry Defliese said. “That’s when we have our best memories, I think. A lot of things always happen with our group.”One year, Defliese and the rest of her SU teammates from Long Island — along with Boston-native Grace Fahey — got stuck in an airport on their way to Florida for training camp. The group ended up bussing to Baltimore before flying out of Baltimore/Washington International Airport the rest of the way.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When we finally got to Florida it was a little journey story,” Defliese said, “like ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles.’”One of Gait’s most “lovely” trips occurred in 2017 after a 10-9 win over Duke, when SU’s current seniors were freshmen. Their postgame flight was cancelled, so Gait had the team bus from Durham to Baltimore. They then defeated Loyola, 16-11, three days later. Current seniors Emily Hawryschuk and Mary Rahal combined for seven goals in those two games. Asa Goldstock recorded the win in both games, tallying 12 saves.The next year, the Orange played five-straight road games, going 3-2 before losing six of their final eight games to end the season a program-worst 9-10.“Your body gets fatigued,” Rahal said. “Your muscles tighten up. You’re sitting on a bus, you’re sitting on a plane, so the travel does get to you sometimes.”Emily Steinberger | Design EditorStill, Rahal said the Orange value every second. Hawryschuk talked about the “little bondings” that happen on every bus trip. Defliese knows that practically wherever the team goes, there’s going to be a Maggiano’s Little Italy dinner — the team’s favorite road restaurant.All of those experiences have brought SU’s upperclassmen to this point, with 11 of their final 13 games outside of the Carrier Dome — eight of which are against top-20 opponents. SU’s first taste of road action in 2020 is No. 3 Northwestern, the same team that bounced SU from the NCAA Quarterfinals last May.“That’s going to be a big one,” Defliese said. “That’s where we left off so we’ll go in there guns blazing.”After their senior day on Feb. 28, the Orange begin their six-game road tilt that takes them through North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Maryland and Texas. They’ll travel approximately 8,984 miles in 27 days, with two roundtrip flights during the school week. That’s the equivalent of nearly two flights from Syracuse to Moscow.“We get a lot of our homework done on the bus and we try to sleep on the bus as much as possible and when we get to the hotel it’s lights out,” Rahal said.SU’s final “home” game of the year is at Christian Brothers Academy, which Gait called “home away from home.” There, the Orange will host No. 1 North Carolina, who defeated SU 11-5 in Chapel Hill last season. CBA will serve as SU’s home field for the NCAA tournament if necessary.In total, Syracuse will play four neutral site games, two of which would’ve been home matches in previous years. In one of the four, they’re meeting Massachusetts halfway, in Albany on April 30 for the regular season finale.After that, it’s back to Chapel Hill for the ACC tournament followed by the NCAA tournament. The thousands of miles covered in the months between will only further prepare an already seasoned SU team, Defliese said. Plus, all eight states they travel to have a Maggiano’s. Comments Published on February 12, 2020 at 11:47 pm Contact Tim: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

U-20 Women’s World Cup: Nigeria score fastest goal in competition history

first_imgWith some fans still yet to take their seats in the Moncton Stadium, Nigeria’s Courtney Dike latched onto the ball just outside the Korea Republic six-yard box, saw a gap, set her sights and sent a low shot inside the far post – putting her team ahead after only 18 seconds of play. Eventually coming away with a hard-earned 2-1 win, the three points put the Super Falconets two clear at the top of Group C here at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014, with one game remaining.“Wow! Was it really the fastest goal in the competition’s history? That’s crazy!” said the young striker, after being given the news by FIFA.com. “It all happened so fast, even for me to be honest,” she went on incredulously, a broad smile still lighting up her face.“The ball came to me in the box and, well, they always say it’s good to test the opposing keeper early in a match, so I had a shot and in it went!” she continued. “It all happened so quickly, it hit a defender, I picked up the ball and scored, right? I honestly only remember seeing that I had space and went for a shot.”Indeed, her second U-20 Women’s World Cup appearance and first as a starter could barely have begun better. “This gives me loads of confidence,” said the forward, who plays for Oklahoma State University in the USA. “Now I’m just hoping to keep playing and keep improving alongside the rest of the team. I’m very happy to be here and I hope we can go a long way.”Brotherly backing Though Courtney will surely have received a host of congratulatory messages since the game, few will have pleased her as much as the one from her older brother Bright. A senior Nigeria international and striker for MLS outfit Toronto FC, he wasted no time in taking to Twitter to hail his younger sibling’s feat.   “We’ve not managed to see each other yet, but we did speak before the tournament and he’s always giving me tips and advice,” said Courtney, before boarding the coach back to the team hotel. “It’s great to be able to learn from him, from any mistakes he’s made. He’s the example I try to follow. He’s a striker too but well, we’re all strikers at home! My family’s really proud of us all,” she added with a grin, noting that her two brothers, two sisters and father have all played football at one time or another.What’s more, as her older brother missed out on selection for the Super Eagles at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ due to an Achilles tendon injury, Courtney has taken the lead in terms of global tournament experience and is determined to keep the Canadian adventure going for some time yet.“This win against South Korea was crucial, because everything was very tight after the draws on the opening matchday,” said Dike, before signing off with a look ahead to the final group match for coach Peter Dedevbo’s charges. “In our next game against England, I’m expecting the team to fight just as hard. I’m convinced that, if we play as well as we did today, we’ll win again.”last_img read more

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill to attend start of offseason program, report says

first_imgTyreek Hill’s status remains unchanged — for now.The Chiefs wide receiver will be in attendance Monday for the start of the team’s offseason workout program, according to ESPN, which cited an unidentified source.  Police confirmed last month that Hill is being investigated for two separate alleged incidents involving his son. At the time, an unidentified source close to Hill’s fiancee told The Kansas City Star the alleged incident resulted in the child sustaining a broken arm.The Chiefs said they are aware of the situation and Hill has not been charged with a crime as the probe remains ongoing. The league is not expected to take any action until the investigation is complete. Hill’s fiancee, Crystal Espinal, is the same woman he reportedly choked and punched in 2014. He was arrested and dismissed from Oklahoma State’s football team before eventually pleading guilty to domestic assault and battery by strangulation in August 2015. The incident was expunged from his record in August 2018 after he completed sentencing requirements.Hill, 25, was selected by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2016 draft and has earned Pro Bowl selections in each of his first three seasons. He was also named first-team All-Pro in 2016 and ’18.He caught 87 passes for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns for Kansas City last season.last_img read more