Buffalo, N.Y., stand against racist terror

first_imgA rally on Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, was held at a midtown Buffalo, N.Y., intersection where many hundreds of high school students catch their trains and buses. The Buffalo Anti-Racism Coalition and supporters rallied to show solidarity with those struggling in Minneapolis, Chicago, Baltimore, around the country and around the world. Passing students joined the rally to demand, “Disarm the cops! White supremacy and racist violence — and the whole rotten system that supports them — must go!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

No. 1 SU storms past Johns Hopkins, 15-9, continues undefeated start

first_imgRyan Darby raced up the sideline on Johns Hopkins’ man-down clear attempt, trying to fend off Chase Scanlan’s ride. When the Syracuse attack eventually popped the ball out of Darby’s goalie’s stick, another SU rush ensued in the fourth quarter. But this time, the net was open.Long-stick midfielder Jared Fernandez scooped up the ground ball and lifted a pass to Scanlan, who easily deposited the ball into the net and extended the Orange’s lead to six. The Blue Jays had tried to recover for the last 30 minutes from a first-quarter run by SU that became insurmountable with each additional tally, and Scanlan’s fourth goal.In its first road test of the season, No. 1 Syracuse (5-0) continued its undefeated start with a 15-9 win over Johns Hopkins (1-4). The Orange’s offense exploded in a seven-goal first quarter, and after it settled in the defense and Drake Porter (16 saves) emerged. Ten goals came from SU’s midfield — which Hobart head coach called the best unit in the country, and Syracuse ensured its place atop Inside Lacrosse’s rankings for more than a week.When Syracuse lost the opening draw and Nick DiPietro earned a 30-second push flag just 15 seconds in, though, an eventual offensive outburst was temporarily delayed. Face-off specialist Kyle Prouty gathered the opening draw and raced toward the cage before DiPietro’s trip forced his shot attempt to bounce wide.On the man-up, JHU’s Garrett Degnon’s shot was saved by Porter, but the Blue Jays immediately earned possession back when the Orange were called offside. Syracuse was already missing two of its top defenders before the game started when short-stick defensive midfielder Peter Dearth was ruled out with a knee injury. Through the opening four games, the Orange mitigated Nick Mellen’s absence, but Dearth’s loss posed another threat.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOwen Murphy — making first career start at attack for JHU after notching a hat-trick last week against Princeton — earned short-stick time for Dearth’s backup Dami Oladunmoye, and Johns Hopkins relied on picks near the cage to open lanes for Murphy, Degnon and Cole Williams.But at the 12-minute mark of the opening quarter, Syracuse’s offensive conversions commenced. Scanlan scored first from the left side, and then Rehfuss drew a short-stick behind the net that he dodged around and found Trimboli.Jacob Giacalone started the game in goal for Johns Hopkins but was eventually replaced by Darby after allowing four quick goals — the final one from Dordevic, who flapped his arms after his shot found twine. Syracuse combined over the next three quarters to match its opening frame’s output, but Porter’s one-on-one saves and tight defense against JHU’s attack and midfielders limited the Blue Jays’ opportunities.Syracuse’s seven opening-frame goals provided enough of a cushion against a Johns Hopkins team amidst its worst start in at last 20 years. Murphy led the Blue Jays with a second-half hat trick, and the Orange avoided a major scare when Dordevic spun out of his roll dodge hopping on his right leg — the one that forced him to miss all of last season. He hobbled over to the sideline with cramps and returned for Syracuse’s next goal, another tally by Trimboli.With just over eight minutes remaining, William’s behind-the-back effort was blocked, and Syracuse close defender Brett Kennedy sprinted up in transition. With yards of space in front, Kennedy lifted his stick — hinting at a shot — but then lowered it. Against JHU last year, Kennedy took that shot and scored on the run, but now the Orange just needed to run the clock down. The ball cycled around the wings and behind the cage. Arms moved up and down on the Syracuse sideline, motioning for the offense to slow down. Eventually, Rehfuss spotted Scanlan on the left side and flung the ball cross-field. Scanlan cut toward the middle, dipped his right knee and shot while falling. After the ball sunk past Darby into the top right corner, Scanlan lifted himself off the ground, squatted and roared. With a 14-7 lead that doubled JHU’s offensive output to that point, Syracuse’s offense had all it needed. Comments Published on March 7, 2020 at 4:29 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2… FINAL WEEKEND

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: Hunger Games: Mockingly – Part 2. (see trailer below)Schedule: Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13 Time: 2 hour 16 minutes.Movie Synopsis: The second half of Suzanne Collins’ final Hunger Games book is adapted in this Lionsgate production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, RoviRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 74%. Audience review: 99% want to see it. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more