Beloved bluegrass titans Greensky Bluegrass may be warriors of the road, but the band continually remains true to their hometown fanbase in the Kalamazoo, MI area. Aside from their annual summer visit to Bell’s Brewery, the band always finds time to return home for the Thanksgiving weekend, and 2016 is no exception.Today, Greensky Bluegrass has announced performances on November 25th and 26th at the Kalamazoo State Theatre. Check out the band’s post below for ticketing details:Greensky Bluegrass just hit the North Coast Music Festival last weekend, where the band played a smoking set of music. Dobroist Anders Beck also sat in with Umphrey’s McGee for a killer version of “Glory” at the festival too! The band will soon release a new album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, on September 23rd, and has an exciting fall tour in the works. Don’t miss out!
Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against a Best Buy worker who is accused of brutally killing a Boca Raton woman after installing appliances in her home this summer.Police arrested 21-year-old Jorge Lachazo, of Hialeah, on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree arson, and armed burglary, after he allegedly killed Evelyn Udell.Lachazo is accused of using a wooden mallet to beat the 75-year-old and then dousing her in a chemical that caught fire, burning nearly her whole body.She died at a Delray Beach hospital shortly after the attack.The documents filed on Tuesday said the “capital felony was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel.”A plea of not guilty was filed in September.A status check is set for Thursday at 8:30 a.m.Udell was married for 55 years, a mother of two, a grandmother of six, and a retired college library worker, according to The Palm Beach Post.
Published on March 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments To Brandon Triche, shades of Dwight Howard surfaced. The Syracuse guard Triche watched from the SU bench as C.J. Fair skied.With 3:36 left in Syracuse’s 48-point destruction of DePaul, Fair leapt from the left side of the Syracuse baseline. In Triche’s eyes, he became the Orlando Magic center dubbed the NBA’s ‘Superman.’ Yards away from the student section, the 6-foot-8 freshman Fair sent the students, as well as the rest of the 28,086 in the Carrier Dome, into hysteria. Launching over DePaul forward Tony Freeland, Fair scored two points on Syracuse’s ninth and final dunk of the game.It was a finale Fair envisioned and carried out after he told SU forward James Southerland he would be running the left lane on the SU fast break with a full head of steam on that exact play.‘I didn’t initially know I made the dunk until I saw everybody going crazy,’ Fair said. ‘I just knew I was going to get a dunk because the play before I told James on defense, ‘I want to get this side so I can run this lane.”Fair physically threw the ball downward into the Syracuse basket — his hand never touching the rim — to give the Orange its 99th and 100th points in the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd in a game best described as a demolition, Fair’s dunk was the exclamation point on a record-setting performance. It was the best dunk of the game to Triche, in a game with a bevy of them.‘I think it was C.J.’s because he didn’t even dunk it,’ Triche said. ‘He just threw it in, it was kind of Dwight Howard-style. That was better than his earlier dunk. I am expecting that to be at least top four (on SportsCenter) tonight.’Triche’s expectations became a reality, as on ESPN’s Saturday night edition of SportsCenter, Fair’s dunk was No. 2 on their trademark ‘Top 10 plays.’More so than just Fair’s dunk, Saturday was simply a dunk fest. The nine the Orange tallied provided the game with one highlight after another. In comparison, SU hasn’t come close to that number in many previous Big East games, whether at home or on the road.Against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, SU tallied five dunks. It converted two vs. Seton Hall at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. There were three dunks against Villanova in the Dome and five on the road in Philadelphia. There was only one SU dunk in the overtime win over Rutgers, two vs. Connecticut in Hartford, Conn., and four vs. South Florida in Tampa, Fla.But on Saturday, everybody got involved and rattled the rims. There was the usual from the likes of Kris Joseph, as he finished with two dunks in his typical aesthetic fashion. Rick Jackson had his customary putback slams, and he finished with four dunks.Others chipped in as well, including SU bench players Fair, Southerland and Fab Melo.Fair’s dunk was the showstopper, though.‘I haven’t seen the dunk yet,’ Fair said after the game Saturday. ‘I was looking for it (on television), but I missed it. Hopefully, I get some Top 10 love tonight.’Jackson left off All-Big East first teamA day after departing the Carrier Dome with a trademark offensive and defensive dominant performance in his home swan song, Rick Jackson failed to make the cut.The senior power forward Jackson — whom Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has said is, in his opinion, the best two-way player and inside player in the Big East — was not selected as a first-team all-conference selection Sunday. Jackson, who is averaging 13.1 points per game and leads the conference in rebounds (10.7), field-goal percentage (59.5), blocked shots (2.5) and double-doubles (17), was left off the six-man squad, as voted on by Big East head coaches.Instead, Jackson was selected to the second team.Even with the vote, though, the Big East head coaches could still regard Jackson as the best big man in the league. Not a single inside player made the first team, and Jackson was the only interior player on the second team.Guards and wings dominated the first team as Notre Dame’s Ben Hansbrough, Connecticut’s Kemba Walker, Providence’s Marshon Brooks, Pittsburgh’s Ashton Gibbs, St. John’s Dwight Hardy and Georgetown’s Austin Freeman were selected.The same plaudits that have been there all year for Jackson from Boeheim returned in the SU head coach’s postgame press conference Saturday, a day before the selections were announced.Jackson departed the Dome on Senior Day with a 14-point, seven-rebound performance on 70 percent shooting in 27 minutes played.‘I think he’s the best inside player in the league this year,’ Boeheim said Saturday. ‘He’s led the league in rebounding, field-goal percentage and blocked shots. I think he has had a tremendous year, a tremendous career, really. He’s just been getting better. He gives you everything he’s got, every game. He doesn’t ever come up short.’Jackson’s teammates Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine made the conference’s third team and honorable mention, [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+
It was far from a perfect weekend for the USC women’s soccer team, but after losing three straight games to begin the season, it’ll take it.The Women of Troy picked up their first win of the 2011 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Pacific in the University of San Diego tournament on Sunday.Winner · Senior forward/defender Ashley Freyer scored her first goal of the season against Pacific, as USC notched its first victory of the year. – Daily Trojan file photo“I think the ladies definitely had a little bit more focus and determination today,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said. “We all felt it. We were definitely committed to defending as a unit and I think we did that.”USC began the tournament by losing 3-2 to Kansas on Friday, a loss that dropped the team to 0-3 despite coming into the year ranked No. 25 in the nation.“We’ve been playing well, but the first three games we just weren’t able to finish,” Khosroshahin said.USC scored first against the Jayhawks and played to a 2-2 tie at halftime but allowed Kansas to score the eventual game-winning goal in the 63rd minute on a shot from freshman midfielder Jamie Fletcher.“We started the weekend as low as you can get,” senior forward Ashley Freyer said. “We just weren’t finishing like we would have liked to. But then we came out against Pacific and finally were able to do what we needed to.”Freyer got USC on the board just three minutes into Sunday’s game with her first goal of the season. Brittany Kerridge followed it up moments later with a penalty kick that sailed past Pacific goalkeeper Tashia Long and into the net for a 2-0 USC lead.“We needed to come out strong,” Kerridge said. “We needed it to boost our confidence. It was just a matter of making a decision to go out there and get it done.”Freyer also admitted attaining the first win of the year was beginning to weigh on the team.“We knew we had to come out today and perform,” she said. “Once you get that first one out of the way, it becomes a lot easier to just focus on playing.”USC sophomore goalkeeper Shelby Church held Pacific at bay for the first 88 minutes of the contest, until Pacific junior midfielder Angelica Figueroa scored on a penalty kick in the waning moments of the game.“I thought it was a good first win for us,” Khosroshahin said. “It was way overdue, but you have to take it step by step. We’re coming around slowly. It was little bit too slow for my taste and for the girls’ taste but we’re definitely committed to getting better.”The Women of Troy will stay on the road and travel to Champaign, Ill. to take on Illinois and then to West Lafayette, Ind. to face off with Purdue before heading home for the Trojan Invitational on Sept. 9.
Published on October 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Despite a late push and outshooting Boston College 16-1 in the second half, No. 12 Syracuse (10-5-2, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) lost to the Eagles (9-6-1, 4-4-0), 2-1, in its final game of the regular season in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.The Orange will get the No. 7 seed in the ACC tournament and host either North Carolina State or Louisville in the first round at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The official seeding will be released following the Pittsburgh at Notre Dame game on Saturday slated for a 2 p.m. start.“We weren’t our best tonight, first half,” head coach Ian McIntyre said. “We were just a little bit off pace and we were punished for a couple of mistakes. … We had a magnificent response we just ran out of time.”Orange starting midfielders Juuso Pasanen and Korab Syla returned to the lineup after sitting out of SU’s win over North Carolina State on Oct. 23 and exiting the previous game early because of injury.Pasanen finished with one shot in 89 minutes of action. Syla did not record any stats in his 74 minutes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We tried to get them involved and I thought they both did very well,” McIntyre said.In the first half, Syracuse only put up one shot, which didn’t go on goal. Meanwhile, Boston College scored at the 24- and 38-minute marks.Trevor Davock scored first off a through ball, then Simon Enstrom took advantage of a misplayed ball by SU goalie Hendrik Hilpert, scoring on an empty net from 30 yards out.“It was a choppy game,” McIntyre said. “Boston College did a good job to kind of frustrate us. I thought that they were the better team.”The Orange came out firing in the second half, but only five of its 16 shots in the half went on goal. Defender Kamal Miller made it a one-goal game with just over five minutes left, but SU couldn’t net the equalizer.“Unfortunately that first goal, if we score it five minutes earlier I think we get back in the game,” McIntyre said. “… We created a lot of chances, put some very good crosses into the box. Their goalkeeper pulled off a couple good saves and we didn’t hit the target on a couple of them we probably should have.“Hopefully on another day we find a way to get that goal.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+