By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City High School field hockey team defeated the visiting Mainland Mustangs 3-0 on Thursday in the semifinal round of the Southeast A playoff.The win boosts Ocean City’s record to 11-2, while the Mustangs see their season come to a close with a record of 8-5.Scoring for the Red Raiders were junior Racheli Levy-Smith with two goals and senior Tara McNally adding one.Both Alexis Smallwood and Andi Helpenstine added assists on the afternoon.The game was the third time the teams have met, the previous two meetings in the regular season both going in favor of Ocean City. Both teams were playing with a heightened sense of urgency knowing that at this point in the season it is win or go home.Andi Helphenstine (25) takes a shot on cage from a penalty corner.The first quarter of play was evenly matched with Ocean City and Mainland fighting for control and possession.Both teams had scoring opportunities, with Ocean City drawing a number of corners, but Mainland’s goalkeeper made some outstanding saves to keep the Mustangs knotted at zero with the Raiders.As the second quarter of play got underway, Ocean City’s Levy-Smith was able to open up the scoring on a pass from Andi Helpenstine, giving Ocean City what would be the game winning goal with under seven minutes remaining in the half.Adding a bit of extra insurance, McNally powered another one in for the Red Raiders with under 30 seconds to go, giving Ocean City a 2-0 lead going into halftime.When the second half got underway, the game would remain without a score for another full quarter and most of the final quarter as well.Racheli Levy-Smith jumps for joy after scoring one of her two goals in the game.With two minutes remaining in the game, and the Mustangs attempting to muster all their energy for a comeback, Ocean City put the nail in the coffin with a third goal, from the stick of Levy-Smith, her second of the afternoon.Ocean City Head Coach Kelsey Burke was happy with how her team played.“The team was able to make adjustments mid game so that was good to see,” said Burke post game.As the Red Raiders prepare for the championship game this Saturday, it is also the last game of the season.“We are looking forward to Saturday. We know either way, it’s our last game of the season, so we are trying to enjoy every minute of it,” Burke said.The Red Raiders will face Egg Harbor Township for the championship on Saturday on their home field at Carey Stadium.Alexis Smallwood surveys the field looking for her next pass. Ocean City’s Tara McNally, in white top, moves the ball upfield.
According to the 52-year-old RacneyDumalag, unidentified robbers may have barged into his house on Tuesdayafternoon while he was gone. Racney provided the police a list of theitems he said he and his brothers Ralph Jerald and Ryan James lost and theircorresponding worth. They were as follows: * cash that amounted to P1,500 * one IPhone XS Max worth P80,000 * one Asus laptop worth P99,000 Officers of the Mandurriao police stationhave yet to identity the suspects and the possible recovery of the stolenitems./PN * one laptop worth P50,000 Initial investigations showed theculprits entered the house through an unlocked window. ILOILO City – An estimated P230,000worth of gadgets went missing in a house in Barangay Dungon C, Mandurriaodistrict.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim stood at the podium shortly after the Orange defeated No. 25 Notre Dame, 81-66. There were only about 40 hours before he’d be standing there again, following SU’s matchup with Georgia Tech on Saturday at noon. “The scheduling is horrific in this league this year. It’s pretty obvious, everybody knows that. Why we’re playing Thursday when we could have played Wednesday. I don’t know. It just doesn’t make sense.”In addition to playing two days apart against the Fighting Irish and the Yellow Jackets, Syracuse will face Virginia Tech on Tuesday. Three games in six days for an SU team that has one of the tightest rotations in the country.“It’s really scary that when people that are doing these things don’t see that,” Boeheim said. “That’s what’s scary. Really, really scary.”After playing the currently 12-9 Hokies, Syracuse has 11 days off. In the same span it played four games prior, it will play none. After that, the Orange has another three games in a six-day span against Florida State, Boston College and Louisville.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse players didn’t detract from their head coach, but didn’t go as far as to say the conference scheduling was stupid, either.“It’s tough. It’s ACC,” Trevor Cooney said. “It’s just how it’s gonna be. I mean you’re gonna play Thursdays and you’re gonna play Saturdays. And you’re gonna play Saturdays and you’re gonna play Mondays. It’s tough. Everyone’s doing it I think…It makes it harder that it’s a tough conference and every team’s good.”Michael Gbinije said he felt good, but heard where his coach was coming from.“I don’t understand it either, but I can’t do anything but try and get ready some more. I feel good honestly right now. I’m gonna be ready to go.“Shout out to pickle juice.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm Contact Sam: email@example.com | @SamBlum3
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, fire alarms, and escape plans are all important tools in keeping yourself as well as friends and family safe.On Thursday, seniors got a refresher on some important safety tips and information. Alpena City Fire Department community risk reduction officer Andy Marceau and 911 director Burt Francisco presented lifesaving tips, so that seniors can be ready, should an emergency arise. Both provided a few useful tools for seniors to protect themselves with. Two of those were carbon monoxide and smoke detectors that seniors can get help with installation by contacting the senior center.The other was a smart 911 app, where you can preload information like photographs, allergies, and other important notes about where you live and who lives there. This helps first responders have a better understanding when responding to a situation. They can look at the information, so they can anticipate an emergency instead of going in with little or no details.“When you call 911, it’s a very chaotic situation, and there is a lot of emotion, and they may not recall everything that they need to tell a dispatcher or emergency responder,” said Francisco. “During a time, a non-emergency time, they can go in and enter their information, which will expedite and make the 911 call more efficient to process with dispatcher.”Smart 911 is free and available in the app form or via website for all Michiganders. It can be extremely helpful in nonverbal communications as well. The technology is four years old and was introduced two years ago. It has seen a large increase in enrollment over the past year. You can fill in your information by visiting the website www.smart911.com.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena City Fire Department, Alpena County 911, Alpena Senior Citizens Center, Carbon Monoxide Detectors, Fire Alarms, First Responders, MICHIGAN, Seniors, Smart 911, Smoke DetectorsContinue ReadingPrevious Woman saves her dog before flames takeover carNext Laugh for a good cause in Oscoda this weekend