Bonetta “Bonnie” Cain, 83

first_imgBonetta “Bonnie” Cain, 83, St. Paul, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Waldron Health and Rehab Center in Waldron.Born March 6, 1933 in Jefferson County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Fred and Juanita (Phillips) Jines.Bonnie had been a member of the First Christian Church in Greensburg.She was married to Robert L. “Bob” Cain on March 2, 1953 and he preceded her in death on August 15, 2012.She is survived by two grandchildren, Bradey Stewart, St. Paul, Robbie Stewart, Greensburg; three great grandchildren, Cassidy Coomer, Macie Leake, Harper Stewart; one brother, George Jines, Dupont.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, Tim Cain; one daughter, Debbie Hamilton; one grandchild, Tracey LuCille Stewart.Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. Danny Wolford officiating.Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the family.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Allardyce hails Hammers new boys

first_imgSam Allardyce has hailed the impact of West Ham’s summer signings and admits he is shocked at how fast his new recruits have taken to life in the Barclays Premier League. The Hammers rose to seventh in the table, level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool, after a 2-0 victory over struggling QPR on Sunday. West Ham’s starting line-up featured six players brought in over the summer and a convincing performance was rounded off when Diafra Sakho sealed the win with his fifth goal in as many games. Press Association “The thing is how much of a goal-threat do you have and what can you do to build a goal-threat?” Allardyce said. “If you struggle in that regard then the rest of the team comes under that extra pressure and eventually cracks. “I think QPR had one good attempt from Charlie Austin but when you haven’t got a real goalscorer in your team it makes so much of a difference. “In Sakho and Valencia we might have two, hopefully and that’s without Andy Carroll back as well.” Sakho has been the most eye-catching of the Hammers’ new arrivals but Enner Valencia, Alex Song, Morgan Amalfitano and Aaron Cresswell have all impressed in the early part of the season. “I have to say they have surprised me,” Allardyce said. “If you have one or two doing it from the start, particularly from abroad, then you are satisfied – but all of them have had an impact. “Valencia and especially Sakho with the goals, Mauro Zarate has done well, and Aaron Cresswell looks as though he belongs in the Premier League. “We all know about Songy and he is not even fit now – when he gets fit we will see even more from him.” Allardyce continued: “We have a very welcoming dressing room for new players here. (Captain) Kevin Nolan builds a strong bond between the players and because of that togetherness and because we try to do as much as we can for the players, they grow willing.” The Hammers struggled for goals last season, particularly while club-record signing Andy Carroll was out injured. The powerful England forward is back on the sidelines again but Allardyce believes his side now have the cutting edge to cope. last_img read more

Channel 4 touch base at Coolmore

first_img The legendary Tipperary stud, which stands top stallions like Galileo, Pour Moi, Yeats and Danehill Dancer, will allow the cameras in to see its inner workings. Nick Luck will be presenting the sections from Ireland in a show which starts at 8am. This Saturday’s Channel 4 The Morning Line programme is to be broadcast live from Coolmore. Jamie Aitchison, Channel 4’s commissioning editor for sport, says: “Firstly, we must thank Coolmore for the enviable accessibility and opportunity that allows our viewers to get under the skin of the sport. “We know how well it is received when we show the inner workings of a yard, stud or racing operation, and this Saturday’s Morning Line will be must-see television.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

O’Connor “gutted” as Irish miss out

first_img O’Connor, Ireland’s third of four team riders, had jumped clear approaching the 11th fence, but a member of the arena staff then appeared to run in front of him, before leaping into a flowerbed to avoid horse and rider. O’Connor had the next fence down. Had he completed a clear round, the 35-year-old London 2012 individual bronze medallist would have helped secure an Olympics place, especially as fourth team member Denis Lynch then left all the fences up. O’Connor could be seen gesticulating angrily as he exited Aachen’s 44,000-capacity main arena on his somewhat inappropriately-named horse Good Luck, and while world champions Holland celebrated winning gold, with Germany finishing second, Switzerland third and Britain fourth, Ireland began an appeal process. But an immediate protest to the ground jury was rejected, before a subsequent appeal was made to the appeal committee, with Horse Sport Ireland revealing both bids had been unsuccessful during the early hours of Saturday morning. Ireland’s showjumpers have no further opportunity to qualify for Rio and Horse Sport Ireland acknowledged that an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) was an option. Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Damian McDonald said in a statement: “We are very proud of the Irish team’s performance at the European Championships in Aachen. “As regards the incident where an arena official ran in front of Cian O’Connor, causing interference, we will be pursuing this through all appeals mechanisms available to us within the rules of the international governing body, the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) including a potential appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).” O’Connor said on his Facebook page: “Totally gutted following yesterday’s final team round at the European Championships in Aachen. Irish equestrian chiefs have been thwarted in their initial attempts to salvage hopes of reaching Rio next summer after going through post-event appeals channels. Ireland finished an agonising 0.380 penalties behind third and final Rio qualifiers Spain following a dramatic finale to the team competition in Aachen, Germany on Friday night. Great Britain and Switzerland secured the other two Rio tickets on offer, with Ireland finishing seventh. Press Association Cian O’Connor says he is “totally gutted” after the Ireland showjumping team’s Rio Olympics qualification hopes were wrecked in controversial fashion at the FEI European Championships. “As the matter is sub judice, I will not comment on the incident at this time. “Good Luck jumped out of his skin all week, and if I may say so looked one of the best horses of the championship. Full marks to Denis Lynch for jumping two outstanding rounds in the Nations Cup (team competition), particularly in the second round where he jumped a crucial clear.” The FEI later published its reasons for rejecting the Irish appeals. A statement read: “Following an on-course incident in which a member of the arena fence crew ran across the track as Irish rider Cian O’Connor was turning towards the 11th fence during the team final at the FEI European Jumping Championships 2015 in Aachen, the Irish chef d’equipe Robert Splaine and athlete Cian O’Connor lodged a protest. The horse Good Luck hit the fence to complete the course on four faults. “The protest was heard by the ground jury, who ruled that as the athlete had continued his round, they saw no reason to stop him by ringing the bell. “Under Article 233.3 of the FEI Jumping Rules, the athlete had the opportunity to stop voluntarily due to unforeseen circumstances beyond his control, however he did not do so. “The ground jury heard explanations from Robert Splaine (Ireland chef d’equipe) and Cian O’Connor, reviewed video footage of the incident, and ruled that the result would stand. Having been notified of the ground jury’s decision, the Irish chef d’equipe and the athlete promptly appealed the decision to the appeal committee. “However, after a further full review of the incident, including hearing statements from all parties, the appeal committee ruled that the athlete had been given a full and complete right to be heard and stated that it would not overrule the ground jury on a field of play decision. “As a result, the appeal committee rejected the appeal and upheld the ground jury decision. “The decision means that the Irish team score of 25.960 penalties remains unchanged, leaving the Irish in seventh overall, with the qualifying slots for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games going to Switzerland (3rd), Great Britain (4th) and Spain (6th).” last_img read more

Fall ’06 brings variety of reasons for excitement

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoIt’s the end of the semester, and quite frankly I’ve run out of things to write about. We all know that the NBA playoffs are less than spectacular, baseball continues its assault on the world of steroids, and the Brewers are continuing on a track to prove this writer’s early prediction wrong.So with the spring pretty much gone stagnant in terms of news, and the semester coming to an end, I feel it’s time to take a look forward to next fall and think about what could be in the land of the Badgers. With that in mind, here are four things Wisconsin fans can look forward to when they return to campus this fall.4. Another NCAA berth for the women’s soccer teamI know that outside of football, people don’t pay much notice to fall sports on campus, and the women’s soccer team is no exception. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to be excited for next year’s team.Wisconsin did lose four seniors in Katrina Ziaja, Sarah Capel, Marla Froelich and Molly Meuer, but the Badgers will also return a core group of returning senior starters including Jessica Ring, Amy Vermeulen, Marisa Brown and Katy Lindenmuth.In Vermeulen, Brown, Lindenmuth and juniors Kara Kabellis and Allison Preiss, head coach Dean Duerst’s squad returns its top-five scorers from a team that averaged over two goals a game last year.Wisconsin will also enjoy the services of battle-tested goaltender Lynn Murray. Murray picked up 21 starts last season as a true freshman, earning all-Big Ten honors and only looks to improve this season.This team fought eventual national champion Notre Dame to the very end of their 1-0 loss in the NCAAs last season and lost just 3-2 against national runner-up UCLA earlier this spring. With close results like those, there’s no reason to believe the Badgers won’t improve next season.3. A little Spanish flavor for men’s soccerGone are Nick Van Sicklen and his team-leading 31 points. Gone are Jed Holhbein and his team-leading .346 shooting percentage. Gone is top goaltender Eric Hanson.But the men’s soccer team will still be exciting next season.One of the key reasons for the excitement surrounding the Badgers is the addition of redshirt freshman Victor Diaz. With several years of experience with the Real Madrid youth teams, Diaz has significant experience despite lacking time on the college pitch.But more than his experience, it’s Diaz’s knack for finding the back of the net that sets him apart. Earlier this spring on a trip to Florida, Diaz went on a five-goal tear in a two-game span, including sending home four strikes against the Golden Knights of Central Florida.But the team is not all Diaz. While Wisconsin failed to make the national tournament last year, the team showed signs of being a top program in the Big Ten. Wisconsin lost to back-to-back national champion Indiana by the narrowest of margins last season, 1-0.With some continued improvement and a little Spanish flair, the Badgers are poised to make some noise on the Big Ten pitch next year.2. A second deep national run from the volleyball teamThere’s no way the Badgers will be able to replace departed outside hitter Jill Odenthal. It’s just not possible to replace an All-American and a three-year starter.But outside of Odenthal and Marian Weidner, the rest of the team remains intact. UW returns six of last season’s seven starters on a team that went all the way to the regional finals last season.What’s even more promising is the youth returning for Wisconsin next year. Four of last year’s starters were underclassmen, including freshman Jocelyn Wack and sophomores Jackie Simpson, Taylor Reineke and Maria Carlini. With a year of experience under their belts, and the return of Shelia Shaw and Aubrey Meierotto, Wisconsin has a solid retuning core of players on next year’s squad.The Badgers finished 14th last season. With a solid core returning group, and some promising freshmen hitting the scene, a top-10 finish is not out of the question for Wisconsin next season.1. Brian CalhounAfter years of using one-dimensional running backs in the Wisconsin attack, the Badgers finally have a versatile threat out of the backfield this year in Brian Calhoun. Calhoun looked impressive in limited action this spring, flashing his game-breaking speed on the ground and in the passing attack.For the first time in years, the Badger passing attack has a viable threat out of the backfield. Calhoun gives the Badgers a new world of versatility in the passing game, where the former Colorado standout can slip into the clearing for a short dump pass or line up wide and beat a cornerback deep.Rejuvenated after a year on the bench following a two-year stint in Colorado, it’s easy to tell Calhoun is ready for his Badger debut.While questions abound about much of the Badgers’ team next year, nothing but excitement surrounds Calhoun — and for good reason. Simply put, Calhoun is an exciting playmaker that makes every game worth the price of admission.While UW’s fortunes are far from certain next year, Calhoun will certainly make each contest more than exciting.last_img read more

Dixon emerges as reliable punter after walking on to team in 2011

first_imgRiley Dixon used to kick so much that his kicking coach in high school would take his cleats, tie them together and throw them in the garbage so Dixon’s right leg could get some rest.“He’d always pull a joke and somehow get me to take my shoe off,” Dixon said. “He’d say, ‘Oh, those are nice cleats. Let me see those.’”Dixon didn’t start punting until his junior year of high school at the nearby Christian Brothers Academy. After walking on to the Syracuse team in 2011, the 6-foot-5 Dixon was simply a reserve and barely saw the field. This year, though, thanks to a relentless routine and a newly adopted Australian-type punt, Dixon is SU’s starting punter. He’s racked up more than 2,000 yards, averages more than 43 yards per punt and even unleashed a school-record 75-yarder against Clemson. “Riley Dixon,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said. “Couldn’t be prouder of him.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDixon always practiced punting casually on the side. When he was 9 years old, he entered a kick-pass-punt competition, so he knew he had natural ability. He and his dad Tom always used to train in the driveway of their Blossvale, N.Y., home.But at the start of Dixon’s high school career, he was a quarterback.Then he bruised his ribs and sat out for a game. He stood on the sideline, itching to get back on the field. To try something new.“I’ve got to do something,” he recalled thinking. “I’m kind of bored.”So Dixon started kicking field goals in practice. He drilled 10-of-10 from 35-40 yards and became the team’s placekicker.Eventually, starter Yosh Karbowniczak hurt his finger and couldn’t punt. The long snapper got hurt, too. The only other player on the team that could long snap was the other punter, so Dixon stepped in.He emerged as a reliable punter, but never thought he would get a call from Syracuse. St. John Fisher University, University of Rochester and Saint Anselm College were his main options at the time. He wasn’t even sure how to go about the recruiting process. No one really told him what to do. He didn’t have a recruiting page. There was no Riley Dixon highlight reel on YouTube. No phone calls came his way.Finally, in December 2010, Dixon got that call. He didn’t have any contact with Syracuse beforehand, but the coaches encouraged him to apply. Dixon walked on to Syracuse before the 2011 season.Long snapper Sam Rodgers said it’s difficult to come in as a walk-on. Jonathan Fisher started all 13 games last season when Dixon was still a reserve.“He hit good balls and felt like he was at the level that he could play,” Rodgers said, “but maybe got looked over a little bit.” During the offseason, Dixon decided to adopt an Australian-type punt. Unlike a traditional punt that spins in a spiral, this punt flies backward, almost like a kickoff. It hits flat on your foot, Dixon said, and the follow-through makes the ball go further.“It’s unique,” Dixon said. “I wouldn’t say it’s like anything else.”Dixon watched NFL punters, including the New Orleans Saints’ Thomas Morstead, implement the Australian-type punt as it made its way into college football. Now, just like in high school, Dixon’s coaches have to tell him to stop kicking. His teammates tease him that he has a rubber leg. Sometimes he racks up more than 70 punts per practice, which is actually frowned upon. The results have been bountiful, though. “I’ve seen him hit some bombs,” Rodgers said.After averaging just 36.3 yards per punt last year in limited action, Dixon is up to 43.1 yards per punt this year. Fisher averaged 38.4 yards last year and 39.1 this year before Dixon replaced him against Northwestern.His highlight-reel punt finally came against Clemson. The ball hit the ground at the 30-yard line before taking a fortuitous bounce all the way down to the Tigers’ 8. “I definitely caught hold of that one,” Dixon said.He punted nine times that day and 11 against Wake Forest on Saturday. Twelve of his kicks have traveled more than 50 yards and 15 have entered the red zone. After picking up the trade just a few years prior and standing on the sideline, Dixon has emerged as a steady punter for a team that punts more than it would like to. “Some of these guys are punters their whole life and they kind of stay with it,” Dixon said. “It was definitely a strange journey.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 5, 2013 at 12:35 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Syracuse cross-country runners adjust to indoor season, shorter races

first_imgAs soon as Martin Hehir crossed the finish line, he heard the crowd groan. He was confused. Hehir had won his heat, but when he turned to look at the scoreboard, his time read 4:00.04. Hehir shook his head, trying to laugh it off how close he was to a sub-four-minute mile. Though Hehir felt disappointment last year in Boston, he finally eclipsed the mark on Saturday with 3:59.81 mile at the Penn State National race. The mile is only run indoors, meaning Hehir has had to wait a full year to get that chance. So far he and his team are acclimating to the subtle adjustments from cross-country to track and field. Differences such as weather, mileage and an increase in speed work. Coming indoors after a successful cross-country campaign has presented slight alterations in his preparation, but there are also some big differences as well. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You can tell that you’re going so much faster,” Justyn Knight said. “The distances are smaller so you’re allowed to pick it up a lot more. Plus, in cross-country you’re on your feet thinking, ‘Have we reached the checkpoint yet?’ But in track you know the distance because your coach is telling you.” Knight said he prefers track because the style of running is the same no matter the location or timing of the race. Cross-country courses vary in hills and weather, but track is always the same. The records hold more value because everyone’s using the same track. Knight set a Canadian junior record on Saturday, when he ran a 3:59.51 mile at PSU. “Racing indoors is a lot more fun than outdoors,” Hehir said. “The crowd is so much closer to the track and its packed and you feel the excitement more.” Competing indoors eliminates the weather variable from final times, but it also makes the runners train in drier air. Hehir — despite his distaste for the cold weather — still trains outdoors. Going outside means the team puts away its split short-shorts in favor of tights. Going outside is a must, though, because there’s only so much training the team can complete indoor. Now, in the transition period between training for cross-country and track and field, head coach Chris Fox is keeping the mileage up. The speed work won’t come until later. “We here at Syracuse fortunately don’t go all-out in indoor,” he said. “But we really get serious about racing Valentine’s Day week and get on the track to get our speed up.” Getting speed up means doing more short-distance workouts rather than long runs. The longest race the team runs in indoor is a 5K, whereas SU can run double that outdoors. Most of the tracks the Orange run on are 200 meters, but the one in Manley Field House is slightly longer, which means the team runs fewer laps. During cross-country the team would never stop moving during practice, but now they get a one- or two-minute break after a more intense run for a shorter interval. The team runs in a single-file line a few times around the track, which Knight said keeps things challenging and forces everyone to keep up.Not dropping is tough for a cross-country crop of runners who hope to maintain success from their season as they transition to track and field. The constant rotation is difficult because of the subtle differences between two sports, but change is something they’re getting used to. “We’re taking our time,” Fox said. “But getting on the track means speeding up.” Comments Published on February 4, 2015 at 1:03 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Chris Bleich ineligible for 2020 season after transfer waiver denied

first_img Published on September 10, 2020 at 7:41 pm Contact Skyler: skrivera@syr.edu | @skylerriveraa The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The NCAA has denied Syracuse offensive lineman Chris Bleich’s transfer waiver for eligibility, Bleich announced in a tweet Thursday. The NCAA’s decision makes Bleich ineligible to play for the Orange in the 2020 season.Bleich transferred to SU in January after starting eight games for the University of Florida in his redshirt freshman year last fall. Facebook Twitter Google+ Under current NCAA rules, transfer players must sit out one academic year before being allowed to compete. The NCAA has a waiver that transfer athletes may request to be immediately eligible to play, bypassing the one academic year absence. But unless Bleich’s appeal is won, he will not appear for Syracuse this season.The redshirt sophomore was expected to start on an Orange offensive line that struggled mightily last season.Due to injuries and Bleich’s ineligibility, Syracuse listed Chris Elmore — previously a fullback, tight end and defensive tackle — as the starting left-guard in the first depth chart of the season.  Commentslast_img read more

Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan: Fight time, PPV price, how to watch, live stream

first_imgAfter notching a third-round destruction of Julius Indongo in August 2017 to become the undisputed junior welterweight champion, Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) moved up to 147 pounds last June and hasn’t looked back. The 31-year-old battered Jeff Horn to win by ninth-round TKO and capture the WBO belt. He went on to successfully defend the title in October, stopping José Benavidez Jr. with 18 seconds left.With a lack of challengers at welterweight in the Top Rank stable, Crawford needed someone to help establish him as a force to be reckoned with. Boxing fans wanted Crawford to face IBF titlist Errol Spence Jr. to see who the king of the division and the sport would be. Spence fought Mikey Garcia in March instead, so Crawford went to one of the biggest names in the game. Enter Amir Khan, the challenger from England.Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) returns to the United States for the first time since he lost by sixth-round knockout to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in May 2016. Following the fight, Khan took nearly a two-year hiatus and has beaten Phil LoGreco and Samuel Vargas in his native England.Khan won the 140-pound WBA title from Andreas Kotelnik in July 2009. The 32-year-old made four straight defenses of the belt before adding the IBF strap in when he scored a fifth-round knockout of Zab Judah in July 2011. Boxing pundits and fans alike feel Khan has seen his better days, and Crawford will make it look rather easy. Khan possesses the experience and packs a hard enough punch to where he can give Crawford plenty of problems. Still, can Khan pull off the monumental upset? Or does Crawford continue to exemplify when he’s one of the best in the world?(All times Eastern.)Watch Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan on FITE.TVWhen is the Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan fight?Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan commences on Saturday, April 20. The main card begins at 9 p.m., with Crawford and Khan expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:30 p.m.How to watch, live stream Terence Crawford vs. Amir KhanYou can watch Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan by downloading the FITE.TV app and purchasing the fight. The PPV costs $69.99. FITE.TV is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari browsers via FITE.TV.com.Where is the Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan fight?Terence Crawford and Amir Khan will fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. Terence Crawford competes in the United States’ largest market for the third time, while Khan also fights there for the third time.Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan betting oddsAccording to ProBoxingOdds.com, Terence Crawford is a -2000 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $2,000 to win $100. Meanwhile, Khan is a +1200 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $1,200. Terence Crawford record and bioName:  Terence CrawfordNationality:  AmericanBorn: September 28, 1987Height:  5-8 Reach:   74″Total fights: 34Record: 34-0 with 25 knockoutsAmir Khan record and bioName:  Amir KhanNationality:  BritishBorn:  December 8, 1986Height:  5-8 ½Reach:  71″Total fights: 37Record:  33-4 with 20 knockoutsTerence Crawford vs. Amir Khan fight cardMatchupClassBeltTerence Crawford vs. Amir KhanWelterweightWBOShakur Stevenson vs. Christopher DiazFeatherweight…Teofimo Lopez vs. Edis TatliLightweight…Felix Verdejo vs. Bryan VasquezLightweight…Carlos Adames vs. Frank GalarzaJr. Middleweight…Lawrence Newton vs. Jonathan GarzaBantamweight…Vikas Krishan vs. Noah KiddJr. Middleweight…Edgar Berlanga vs. Samir dos Santos BarbosaSuper Middleweight…Larry Fryers vs. Dakota PolleyJr. Welterweight… Terence Crawford, quite arguably one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best, returns for the first time in 2019 to put his WBO welterweight championship on the line in taking on former unified junior welterweight champion Amir Khan on Saturday, April 20, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Watch Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan on FITE.TVlast_img read more

Oly Town Artesians’ Collin Labranche Named Eplwa Defensive Player of the…

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansOly Town Artesians defender Collin LaBranche was named the Evergreen Premier League Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. The Olympia High School alum was playing in his first game for the Artesians this season after graduating from Saint Martin’s last week and led the club to a 3-0 win over the Tri-Cities Alliance in Pasco.Despite a talented squad, the Artesians got off to a rough start to the season but got a nice boost with the return of LaBranche and a couple of other Saint Martin’s players. They played their most complete game on Sunday at Edgar Brown Stadium and picked up their first win of the season and are very much alive in the EPLWA’S Cascade Conference. LaBranche, who will return for one more season with the Saints this fall, won every challenge that came his way and solidified a backline that had struggled over the first two weeks.This is the sixth time that an Oly Town player has been honored with a Defensive POTW award in their three seasons in the EPLWA. Nate Boatright and Kyle Wiese won the award in 2017 and JJ Olson, Crisantos Chavez and Marcos Borja were all honored during the 2018 season.The Artesians will give LaBranche and their players a well deserved break for the Memorial Day weekend but will be back in action on Sunday, June 2nd when they host the second round of the Washington State Super Cup at Black Hills High School. They will face either BeSea FC of Bellevue or ISC Gunners of Issaquah in the second round of the statewide, single elimination tournament. First kick is set for 4:00 p.m.Oly returns to EPLWA action on Sunday, June 9th when Bellingham United visits Black Hills. It is Artesians 500 night and Oly Town will attempt to pack the park by offering soccer clubs, teams and other non-profits the opportunity to raise some funds by selling tickets. If your club or non-profit would like to raise some money, watch some soccer and have some fun, contact the Artesians at artesians@olytownfc.com or by calling Brandon Sparks at 360-561-7252.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more