Published on April 5, 2017 at 10:15 pm Contact Charlie: firstname.lastname@example.org | @charliedisturco UPDATED: April 6, 2017 at 5:46 p.m.GENEVA, N.Y. — From 1987 through 2016, Syracuse has had its way with Hobart. All but twice the Orange captured the Kraus-Simmons Trophy. But that didn’t stop a group of students from throwing eggs at the team bus pregame or the chants that followed after.Hobart kept the first quarter tight, trailing by just one goal. The student section responded during the layover with an expletive-laden chant. The game remained bitter in the second quarter, during which Nate Solomon scored his third goal of the game with three Hobart defenders draped around him. The sophomore attack’s celebration prefaced a one-minute unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.“I lost my cool,” Solomon said before glancing toward SU head coach John Desko. “I’ll never do that again.”No. 2 Syracuse (8-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) struck first and never trailed in its 17-11 win on Wednesday night, even with Hobart (4-6, 1-1 Northeast) keeping the game close at Boswell Field. It extended the Orange’s dominance over Hobart since 1987, now having won 29 of the last 31 contests. Solomon and senior Nick Mariano both tied career highs as SU ended its program-record streak of seven consecutive one-goal games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMariano has led Syracuse’s offense during its six-game winning streak. He scored four goals and added three assists in the win, playing from the midfield for most of the game and drawing a short-stick defender. That gave him more room with which to work. During SU’s man-up opportunities, he scored three of his four goals.Mariano tied his career high in points at Syracuse, which came in the season opener against Siena. That was the last time an SU game wasn’t decided by one goal. The reigning two-time ACC Offensive Player of the Week, Mariano has strung together three straight games of three-plus goals.“It’s being up top a little more,” Mariano said. “It’s allowing me to be a little more free and get a short stick most of the time.”Colin Davy | Asst. Photo EditorFor three quarters, Hobart kept the game close. Up by three with under seven minutes in the third, Syracuse had a man-up opportunity and the chance to pull away. Man-up specialist Brad Voigt found the ball in front of the net, but he passed it off to the side, where Mariano stood unguarded. A top shelf shot put the Orange up by four. A little over three minutes later, Mariano scored again.“The pattern has been, for the last couple of years,” Hobart head coach Greg Raymond said, “fight with those guys for three quarters, keep it close. But this year, that didn’t happen.”As Mariano transitioned more toward the midfield, junior Brendan Bomberry joined senior Jordan Evans and Solomon on attack. The offense worked the ball around, finding most of its goals coming from off-ball cuts toward the net. Solomon took advantage of the opportunities, making acrobatic shots to extend Syracuse’s lead.Solomon’s first goal came two minutes and 52 seconds into the second quarter off a pass from senior midfielder Sergio Salcido, who finished with four assists for the second straight game. Stumbling toward the ground, Solomon turned and underhand-shoveled the ball past Hobart goalie Jackson Brown.“He’s a right spot at the right time kind of guy,” Raymond said. “That kid is a very opportunistic player, and he’s good in early offensive sets. Plus, he’s great off-ball too.”The sophomore capped off his three-goal second quarter with a pass from Paolo Ciferri in transition. Solomon faked a shot as three defenders converged. Knowing he’d get hit, Solomon ripped a shot past Brown.What happened after was left unclear, though Desko said Solomon talked trash to the opposition. The following quarter, Solomon re-entered and forced a turnover. He picked up the ground ball and, despite taking a hit, remained on his feet, charged toward the goal and scored.“Nate was pretty courageous,” Desko said. “He put himself in some situations off dodges where he knew he was going to get hit, but he held his poise the finish the ball.”As it did last year, Syracuse pulled away from Hobart down the stretch. With 8:52 left, Hobart scored to pull within three. The rest of the game was all Syracuse, which ended on a 4-1 run that dominated possession.Holding onto a safe lead and the clock winding down, the Orange sent out its backups. Dom Madonna replaced Evan Molloy, who made 17 saves in net, while the third midfield line made an appearance and added a goal — a Riley O’Sullivan score with 38.5 seconds remaining.After the game, Ryan Simmons ran over to grab the trophy named partially after his great grandfather. The rest of the team surrounded Simmons in celebration. In the middle of the sea of Orange stood Solomon and Mariano, the duo that contributed on 65 percent of SU’s goals.The teams’ 103rd matchup ended like many before it. And the Kraus-Simmons trophy will spend its fourth year in a row in Syracuse.CLARIFICATION: In a previous version of this post, the number of years that Syracuse and Hobart have competed for the Kraus-Simmons trophy, since the second matchup, was unclear. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Kerim Balić, speed skater of BiH and member of Skating Club ”Sinsa” participated at the Open Tournament in Zagreb where he, in competition of best skaters from the region, won the gold medal in overall ranking of 500 and 1500 metres.Balić is currently one of the most promising BiH skaters and he and his generation are dominating the region and very successfully represent BiH at European and World Tournaments.Balić will also participate at World Junior Tournament which will be held in Warsaw from 22 to 24 February.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryIt’s cold out there, but you’re indoors, you’re warm, reading a book, and while you’re at it building up your chances of winning a bag of books and treats, or even a nice little getaway. Giving substance to this vision, the annual Timberland Regional Library (TRL) Adult Winter Reading program is offering chances to win prizes while reading books you love in the format you prefer, whether print, audio, or electronic.Participating is simple. Pick up an Adult Winter Reading brochure/reading log form at any Timberland library or print one from the Timberland Regional Library website at www.TRL.org. Read five books or listen to five audio books between January 1 and March 15. For each five books you finish, complete the form with the title, author and brief review of each book. Bring your list to a Timberland library by Friday, March 15 and fill out a separate prize entry form.Grand Prizes for 2013Hampton Creek Inn on Highway 12 between Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier: overnight stay and breakfast for twoLake Quinault Lodge in the Olympic National Forest: one-night stay for twoLochaerie Resort on Lake Quinault’s north shore: overnight stay for two in a resort cabin with fireplace and kitchenShelburne Inn in Seaview: one-night lodging in an antique-appointed deluxe room. $75 dinner credit, and gourmet breakfast for twoTokeland Hotel in Tokeland: one-night accommodation and breakfast for twoBag of books and beverages; ten will be awardedGrand prizes for overnight getaways at Western Washington resorts and bags of books and beverages will be drawn at TRL headquarters on March 22. Some date exclusions apply at some of the overnight stays. Local prizes will be drawn at libraries at various times during the program. Check with your TRL branch for complete prize lists and rules. All prizes donated by local businesses and Friends of the Library groups.Participants must be 18 or older and TRL cardholders. Each participant will be eligible to win one grand prize and one local prize. TRL employees and immediate family members are not eligible to participate. Information and printable forms will also be at www.TRL.org by the end of December.
Facebook35Tweet0Pin0Submitted by River Ridge High SchoolOlympia-Kato Sister City Association and River Ridge High School Band will hold the Olympia Oshogatsu on Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at River Ridge High School. This Japanese New Year’s Celebration is free and open to the community.OLYMPIA OSHOGATSU brings a celebration of Japanese culture and the new year back to the South Sound area. It features several performing groups and activities offering a fun experience for the whole family. Activities and performances include the River Ridge Taiko Ensemble, Saint Martin’s University Soran Bushi dance ensemble, calligraphy painting by Chiyo Sanada, mochi pounding, Japanese puppet shows by RRHS Japanese language students, South Bay Elementary School Choir, information booths, and kids’ activities and crafts.Donations are gladly accepted at the door, but there is no admissions cost. Calligraphy artwork created in performance by Chiyo Sanada will be raffled off at the end of the event. All proceeds will help support Olympia-Kato Sister City Association and River Ridge Taiko Ensemble.Come see and experience Japanese culture at 350 River Ridge Dr. SE, Lacey (only 1.1 mile off I-5 between exits #111 & #114). You’ll find this “must attend” event conveniently located very close to I-5 at the Pierce/Thurston County lines.Visit our website at http://olympiakatosca.org/oshogatsu-in-olympia-2019/Event DetailsOlympia Oshogatsu Saturday, February 2, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Events and activities for the whole family!Convenient location off I-5 (between exits #111 & #114) at 350 River Ridge Dr. SE, Olympia (off Martin Way SE)FREE Admission, FREE Parking, FREE EntertainmentFeatured photo credit: Ross Skinner