MLAX : Galloway records program-record 48th win in SU’s overtime triumph

first_img Published on March 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ BALTIMORE — As Stephen Keogh dove to the M&T Bank Stadium turf to celebrate his game-winning goal in overtime, the majority of his Syracuse teammates flooded onto the field to pile on top of him.But on the other end of the field, a small cluster of Orange players — mainly defensemen — huddled around goaltender John Galloway instead. It’s what most teams typically do after a win.And for Galloway, it was an SU record 48th time his teammates have done so.‘Looking back, it’s going to be just another reminder of the great experience I’ve had in Syracuse,’ Galloway said of the achievement.Galloway’s 13 saves helped No. 1 Syracuse pull out the 9-8 win over No. 20 Georgetown on Saturday at the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic. The victory made the senior the winningest goalie in the Orange’s storied history, pushing him ahead of Jay Pfeiffer, who played from 2002 to 2005. And though Keogh stole the spotlight with his fourth goal in overtime, Galloway made some tough stops throughout the day to earn his record-setting 48th win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘You just know that he’s going to be there,’ senior long-stick midfielder Joel White said. ‘Our defense knows that. We have great chemistry on our defense and to have a guy like John in goal, it’s just a huge thing for us.’Galloway has started 54 games in goal for the Orange since winning the goaltender position battle as a freshman in 2008. He now ranks eighth in program history with 493 saves. His save percentage has improved in each year since he arrived at SU.‘We had to make some tough decisions when he was a freshman on who to go with, and he showed such good leadership skills, which our defense needed at the time,’ SUhead coach John Desko said. ‘ … In the save department, he’s gotten better every year he’s been here.‘And that’s all you can ask from any of your players, especially your goaltender.’Galloway started the game Saturday with a save on Georgetown’s first possession. Hoyas midfielder Zack Angel tried a shot from the left side, but Galloway went down to his knees to make a stick save. Shortly after, senior midfielder Jovan Miller bounced the ball into the back of the net to put SU up 1-0.SU held possession for much of the second quarter. The only stop Galloway had to make was when Syracuse sophomore Kevin Drew lost his stick trying to cover Angel. The Georgetown middie quickly fired a shot as Drew left him to grab his stick but Galloway again stuffed him in the crease.Galloway did struggle to stop Hoyas’ leading scorer Davey Emala, who tallied five goals on the day.‘He’s a very talented shooter,’ Galloway said. ‘… The kid’s very creative, and he’s going to get his goals when he gets his chances.’But Galloway shut the Georgetown sophomore down on his final chance of the day.With SU clinging to an 8-7 lead as the clock ticked down less than two minutes, Emala got a look from the left side. He fired an underhand shot the bounced just in front of Galloway. But Galloway was able to track it and got his stick down to pop the ball up into the air. Senior defenseman John Lade caught the rebound, allowing SU to run some clock.Georgetown scored to send the game to overtime with five seconds left, making that stop on Emala that much more important.‘I think he’s an outstanding goalie,’ Emala said. ‘He’s obviously a great shot-stopper, but I think he does a lot more than that. His outlet passes are always on target. He really directs the defense in a great way.’Galloway didn’t have to make a stop in overtime, as SU won the faceoff and Keogh’s goal came on that first possession.And although most of the Orange stormed onto the field to pile onto the senior attack after his game-winner, Galloway’s defenders congratulated him again on the other end for the program-record 48th time.‘I think it’s an exciting stat,’ Desko said. ‘… I think he’ll enjoy it more as time goes on. It’ll be something for him to think back one day and look at, take a lot of pride in. It’s the result of a lot of hard work.’[email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

Confederate flag flown over Bristol prior to NASCAR All-Star Race

first_img A Confederate battle flag hangs next to a Donald Trump reelection banner in a vendor’s tent outside Bristol Motor Speedway. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d0/6b/rebel-flag-bristol-071520-getty-ftrjpg_1wmvi4xiysk6n15yitx4gfips5.jpg?t=1430072851&w=500&quality=80NASCAR was criticized for decades for not taking action to stop displays of the Confederate flag, which has been derided as a racist symbol. The organization finally made the move after Bubba Wallace, the Cup Series’ lone Black driver, called this year for it to be banned from tracks. The decision was also made amid nationwide protests against the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis.The Talladega race weekend was also when a noose was seen attached to Wallace’s garage stall. The FBI was called in to investigate a possible hate crime; investigators determined the rope had been there since at least last October and that it was not used to target Wallace. Before that determination was announced, however, NASCAR drivers and teams organized a prerace demonstration in support of Wallace. NASCAR banned the display of the Confederate battle flag at its events in June. Twice now, a group has responded by having a plane tow the flag over a track.The latest incident took place Wednesday prior to the All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. A small plane was seen above the track grounds towing a flag; attached to the flag was a banner displaying the letters “SCV.org,” which refers to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The organization’s headquarters are in Columbia, Tenn. MORE: Facts of the Bubba Wallace noose caseSCV was also behind a flag being flown over Talladega Superspeedway in June shortly after NASCAR announced the ban. That time, the flag was accompanied by a call to “Defund NASCAR,” a tweak of calls to “Defund the police.” That weekend, the flag was displayed outside track grounds as well.In both instances, NASCAR allowed fans in the stands for the race. NASCAR has raced in mostly empty venues since returning from its COVID-19 suspension.On Wednesday, the flag was on display under a vendor’s tent outside the track.center_img (Getty Images)last_img read more

Highlands Goes Green For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero HIGHLANDS – Strong, chilly winds did not deter a festive turnout for the 17th annual Highlands St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 23. There pipe and drum bands, Irish dancers and floats. The parade took off from Huddy Park at Bay and Waterwitch avenues. Sponsored by the Highlands Business Partnership, many of the local establishments offered specials and festivities, or pre-parade fundraisers.last_img

Red Bank Leaders: ‘Enough Is Enough’

first_img“However, because of their color, the color of their skin, they are judged by their race opposed to their character and accomplishments,” said Norman. “A black mother fears raising a child in a white privilege society. We fear letting our children into the world, knowing the world fears our children. And McConnell showed his art of policing after a tense encounter among select Red Bank officers and residents, according to Red Bank Council president Michael Ballard, who is black. During the livestream, Ballard shared an “unacceptable” experience that he and his wife, who is white, had with borough police the previous night, before McConnell and Lt. Juan Sardo arrived and deescalated the scene. Mayor Pasquale Menna reflected on his life in Red Bank during the civil rights movement. At that time, he looked out the window from his parents’ apartment and saw the former mayor, police chief, Pilgrim Baptist leader and others linking arms and coming together as one during a divided time. Now, decades later, he and the borough again stand in unity with communities throughout the country. Programs in the schools have been important as well to “hopefully provide a role model” to the children and show them that police officers are people, too they are parents with families and lives outside of their uniforms. Closing out the night, Nina Norman, a mother of four children who grew up and graduated from schools in Monmouth County, shared her fears as a black woman raising black children in a predominantly white community. Her children’s careers range from upper management in a Fortune 500 company, to an essential worker in two local hospitals pursuing a nursing degree, an HR recruiter in the medical industry and a full-time student and intern, she said. By Allison Perrine At Pilgrim Baptist Church June 4, local leaders came together to have a frank conversation about systemic racism in the U.S. Some gave personal accounts of what it’s like for people of color in the U.S. Others spoke about how to do better in the future. The article originally appeared in the June 11 – 17, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni reviewed the ways that his office is working to implement innovative and bias-free policing. For example, all sworn-in law enforcement officers have undergone implicit bias training since 2017. Assistant prosecutors will soon undergo the same training, he said. Additionally, all police officers are required to undergo annual cultural and ethnic sensitivity and diversity training. “They don’t like to talk about that in our schools. They don’t want that part of our history to be exposed, but it’s the reality of being black in America,” said Porter. “What happened to George Floyd was a part of what’s been happening in America for many, many generations.” Everyone, not just black people, must be “outraged” before change can occur, which she said “speaks volumes” about the current system of justice. The night began as Porter shared the stories of various unarmed black Americans who have recently died at the hands of law enforcement. Then he reflected on similar violence toward people of color during the civil rights movement when blacks struggled for the same rights as whites. Police departments were militarized and given the authority to suppress the movement, often with violence, Porter said. “Much of what’s happened in America is because of systemic racism. That’s not just a part of law enforcement, but it’s a part of the very fabric of this nation,” said Rev. Terrence K. Porter, senior minister of Pilgrim Baptist Church. center_img Red Bank Police Chief Darren McConnell said law enforcement agencies across the county, Red Bank included, “are saddened by and surely condemn” the acts of the police officers involved in Floyd’s case and others. It’s important to him to have a healthy and positive relationship between community members and the police department, he said. That’s why the department has prioritized community outreach programs like it’s translator program to help communicate with English as a Second Language (ESL) speakers. “She just felt that the Red Bank police officers at that time were not being as compassionate as they could be and felt they were a little overly aggressive,” he said. “And in her frustration, as she (his wife) turned and walked away, she said and loudly ‘I am tired of these Red Bank police officers disrespecting residents.’ ” That’s when she was handcuffed, Ballard said. “From my vantage point, this was an act of over aggression.” Ballard said he had a long talk with McConnell after the incident and together, they will work to move the community forward. RED BANK – Two Rivercommunity members havedecided – enough is enough. “There will be justice – we are hoping and praying for justice and we will demand justice so that what transpired is not repeated again,” said Menna. “The nation has a systemic history of degradation, of violence, of repression against people of African American heritage and Native Americans and others. I think the earliest that we can come to grips with that…the sooner we can get to that point we will be able to walk together toward the finish line of achieving a greater society.” “Police officers are human beings. We all have stressors. We all have families at home. We all have issues that we deal with outside of the police department and then we come here and have to try to put those stressors away so they don’t affect our job,” said McConnell. “We have to be aware just as we have to be aware of our stressors in our life and how they affect us we have to be aware of our implicit bias and how it affects law enforcement.” According to Ballard, his wife was trying to console her niece at a traffic stop. The young woman was upset and scared because she had a traumatic experience with the police before. She was crying for her aunt to stay by her side. “It’s time society realizes the challenges and fears faced in the black community. We must have difficult conversations with other ethnicities to eradicate the fears and move forward to justice,” said Norman. Since 2012, the prosecutor’s office has criminally prosecuted about 25 police officers, he said. But one of its most important functions when prosecuting an officer, he added, is seeking forfeiture from public office so that they cannot serve again. “We can’t make change on our own. We need everyone to speak out against racial profiling, systemic racism and realize that Black Lives Matter,” Norman said. “I pray we have finally reached this point in society, in our nation, so a black mother doesn’t have to continue to fear for her children and so our children don’t have to fear being black in America.” He also highlighted the difference between the art of policing and the science of it. “A lot of people know how to police and the rules of policing, but if you don’t do the art of policing right, you’re not going to be successful as a cop and you’re not going to get the support of the community,” said McConnell. last_img read more

Bombers ready to prove six is more than enough at Junior Provincials

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers face a huge uphill battle as the Kootenay reps begin play Thursday at the B.C. High School Junior Boy’s Basketball Tournament in Victoria.The Bombers, the only hoop team from LVR to qualify for a provincial tournament, meet two-seed White Rock Christian Academy in first round action at the 16-team tournament being held at St. Michael University High School.“The boys are excited to be playing especially after their (consolation title) finish in Edmonton,” said Bomber coach Vivian Kingdon.Unfortunately, for the Bombers the team must make the climb with only six players, seven if Grade 8 Avery Kushner is included in the mix.“We started the season with 11 players but we had some injuries and some kids dropped out,” Kingdon explained. “So we just have to play with what we got.”Kelowna Secondary School Owls open as the top-ranked team. White Rock is second with LVR being slotted into 15th spot.Each team plays one game Thursday, two Friday with seeding games set for Saturday.Last year the Bombers finished 16th overall.“We’re going to have to stay out of foul trouble that’s for sure,” said Kingdon, happy to be playing eight-minute quarters at the junior level. “It’s going to be really tough playing with six, but the boys are in really good shape so I feel we have a really good shot.”The Bombers dominated the zone this season, going undefeated against Kootenay opposition.Against teams outside the zone, LVR held its own against teams from the Okanagan.This year marks the 10th anniversary of LVR’s Provincial Junior Boy’s Champion. The Bombers, led by NCAA Division One Men’s player at Santa Clara, Sean Denison, defeated New Westminster in the final to finish the season not only with a provincial title but an incredible 38-0 [email protected]last_img read more

Binghamton takes command of series against Portland with 6-1 victory

first_imgRyan Potulny and Kaspars Daugavins each scored twice to lead the Sens. Mike Hoffman and Ryan Keller added singles.Robin Lehner registered the win in goal for Binghamton as the home side outshot Portland 39-23.The win more than made up for a 3-2 loss Saturday against Portland when the Pirates scored late in the game to snap a 2-2 tie.Game five is set for Tuesday in Binghamton.A win would advance the B-Sens to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2003.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade, in his second season on the blueline for the AHL franchise, finished the game at a plus-one. Binghamton Senators are within a game of advancing to the AHL Eastern Conference Final after blasting the Portland Pirates 6-1 in game four of the best-of-seven AHL Calder Cup Playoffs Monday in Binghamton.The Sens, the AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, jumped to a 3-1 first period lead and never looked back.last_img read more

DeGroot, Stinson early favourites for Wednesday’s West Kootenay Cross Country Championships

first_imgBomber senior Shawn DeGroot re-established his place at the top of the West Kootenay High School Cross Country leader board after capturing the Senior Boy’s title at the Champion Lakes race last week.DeGroot edged Joe Cox of Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries for top spot at the Salmo Secondary School hosted race.Micah May, a Grade 8 runner from Trafalgar, who surprised the zone by winning the Kootenay Kramp competition at L.V. Rogers, finished third.David Palmer of Rossland, who graduated last June from Rossland, competes as an overage runner, won the overall race.Peter Locke of LVR, Conrad Watt of J.V. Humphries, Nick Mottl of Creston’s Prince Charles, Mitch McLean of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail, Levi Smith of LVR and Eli Bukowski of JVH rounded out the top ten.On the girl’s side LVR senior Andrea Stinson won for the third time this season as the multi-sport athlete edged out Taylor Wilson of JVH in the Senior Girl’s race.Emily Simpson of Prince Charles was third followed by Rossland’s Jill Reynolds and Wiebke Zimmerman of Prince Charles.Sarah Collins of Prince Charles, Ellie Hewat of JVH, Darya Huser of Salmo, Jill Nykanen of Waldorf and Amy Anderson of Rossland completed the top ten.In the Junior Girl’s race, Gina Oostlander of Trail’s Crowe won the race over Jocelyn Terwood of Salmo and Raeleigh Arndt of Trafalgar.In the Junior Boy’s event, Michael Moon of J. Lloyd Crowe finished first ahead of Trafalgar’s Ezra Fox and Crowe teammate Daniel Merlo.Maya Ida of Trafalgar and Sian Nielson of Mount Sentinel placed fourth and fifth, respectively.Samuel Matthew of Trafalgar and Jamis Beattie of Salmo finished fourth and fifth, respectively.The scene shifts to the Camp Busk cross country ski trails for the West Kootenay High School Cross Country Championships.The race begins at 4 p.m.The East/West Kootenay Championships are hosted in Sparwood October 26th.The top runners qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 5th in [email protected]last_img read more