Brad James Tags: Snow College women’s volleyball/Southern Nevada/Western Wyoming Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (Oct. 16, 2019) — The No. 5 Snow College women’s volleyball team picked up a tough, non-conference road victory Wednesday, defeating Western Wyoming in four sets.The Mustangs, who had won 16 of their past 17 matches entering Wednesday’s match, took the first set 25-23. The Badgers came back to take the next three sets, 25-22, 25-19, 25-17. Wednesday’s victory marked the 25th of the season for the Badgers. Snow has now won 25 or more matches over three straight years, marking a rally scoring school record for consecutive 25-win seasons.For only the fourth time this season, the Badgers will get to play on their home court this weekend. Snow will take on Southern Nevada on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. as the second round of conference play gets underway. October 17, 2019 /Sports News – Local Badgers Earn 25TH win of season at Western Wyoming
Under the Streetlamp, a group that evolved from the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” will perform at the Ocean City Music Pier this weekend. (Courtesy City of Ocean City) By Tim KellyDoo Wop, early Rock ‘n’ Roll, Motown.“These are the foundation of popular music in America,” said Michael Hartman, director of Special Events for Ocean City.Under the Streetlamp, one of the most popular groups to present these musical genres and more, will perform with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra at the Music Pier this Saturday and Sunday, with both shows starting at 7:30 p.m.Hartman said the group’s repertoire includes favorite songs from the Drifters, Beach Boys, Beatles, Motown and a medley of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hits, just to name a sampling.Tickets range from $30 to $45. For tickets, call 609-399-6111, email [email protected] or visit www.oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice. “(This show) is a perfect pairing with our other big event of the weekend,” Hartman said. “We are stepping back in time with the Classic Car and Street Rod Show. It’s a time warp.”The car show begins on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle from 8 a.m. to noon and proceeds to the Boardwalk where the cars are on display from 6th to 14th streets until 4 p.m.Michael Hartman, Ocean City’s special events director, shown with Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, says Under the Streetlamp performs “timeless” music.Under the Streetlamp is a group that evolved from the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys.” Some of the original cast members founded the group and began performing at the conclusion of “Jersey Boys” Broadway run.“We’re honored they are coming to Ocean City,” Hartman said. “It’s a tribute to the versatility of the Pops, of our entertainment offerings and the versatility of the Music Pier as a venue.”The group, consisting of Eric Gutman, David Larsen, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley, combines tight harmonies with slickly choreographed dance moves.“(Under the Streetlamp) performs timeless music which is a soundtrack to so many things. The audience will know this music and relate to it,” Hartman said. “These are very talented guys. Their show pays tribute to the music, but it also has great choreography and a Broadway feel to it.”That’s understandable, since Under the Streetlamp has performed on Broadway in such blockbuster shows as “42nd Street,” “Book of Mormon” and “Good Vibrations: a Beach Boys Musical” among others.Under the Streetlamp combines smooth harmonic vocals with tightly choreographed dance moves. (Courtesy City of Ocean City)In addition to their live shows, the group has starred in musical specials on public television. Their most recent, “Rockin’ Around the Clock” was a ratings hit. Combined, their three specials on PBS have been broadcast in approximately 160 television markets nationwide, translating to 93 percent of the country, according to the group’s website.Hartman said the quartet’s harmonies and dance moves are a perfect blend to perform with the Pops.“These songs were meant to be heard with orchestration,” he said.The show also kicks off Ocean City’s events schedule for the fall or “shoulder season,” that post-Labor Day time when the crowds thin out and the weather is some of the best of the year.“Visitors are still coming to Ocean City and many of our local residents are getting out more now,” Hartman explained.The beaches, Boardwalk, restaurants and shopping on Asbury Avenue remain the staple attractions in town, but people “still want (other) things to do,” he said.Starting this weekend, that will certainly be the case in Ocean City.
Earlier this week, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Twiddle wrapped their “Road To Red Rocks” run of shows leading up to their co-headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Kitchen Dwellers on Thursday, May 2nd. The brief run of shows throughout the midwest began on April 24th in Columbia, MO, following their appearance at Atlanta’s SweetWater 420 Fest on April 21st, and concluded with a performance in Omaha, NE on Sunday.Related: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Appear On Adult Swim’s ‘FishCenter’In the two days since, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has shared a new video interview to their Facebook, which features singer/guitarist Greg Ormont and his friend/colleague Mihali of Twiddle, interrogating one another. The two spend the 14-minute video discussing all sorts of important matters, in addition to hinting at some surprises they may have coming up during their Red Rocks performance (spoiler: Greg enjoys eating a hearty salmon before shows). Fans can watch the two discuss food and plenty more in the video below:Greg Ormont and Mihali InterviewThroughout the “Road To Red Rocks” run, the two bands enlisted the help of a tour photographer to help document the musical shenanigans taking place both onstage and off. Fans can check out the exclusive gallery (and tour recap video!) below to see some of the moments captured by Dylan Langille.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong + Twiddle – “Road To Red Rocks” Recap VideoFans can also head to Pigeons Playing Ping Pongs website to purchase tickets to the Red Rocks performance on Thursday. For tickets and tour info for upcoming Twiddle performances, click here. Fans can also check out the pro-shot video of Twiddle’s 2018 Red Rocks performance, when they invited Phil and Grahame Lesh to the stage to help them perform a cover of “Shakedown Street” and more!Pigeons Playing Ping Pong & Twiddle | “Road To Red Rocks” Behind-The-Scenes | Photos: Dylan Langille Load remaining images
Cornered, the Mando pushes into gear and tries to flee, diving into a nearby planet’s atmosphere to evade the New Republic patrol. Hurtling through the clouds and pulling off some brave manoeuvres isn’t enough to lose his tail though, but he’s eventually able to find a hiding spot after entering an ice canyon. The trouble with an ice canyon is that it’s impossible to tell if there’s earth beneath a spot or not. The Razor Crest crashes through the landing base, falls onto the surface below, and gets severely damaged. A frustrated Mando tells the Frog Lady that the deal is off, and tells her to go to sleep as he will inspect his spaceship in the morning when the temperatures are better.The Frog Lady is quite impatient though, and spots the severed head of the droid Zero, lying in the hull of the Razor Crest. The Mando is rudely woken up from his slumber by its familiar voice (Richard Ayoade) as the Frog Lady reveals that she got hold of its “vocabulator” — an instant voice translator — as they were unable to communicate. Mando didn’t speak or understand Frog, while the Frog Lady only understood the common tongue but couldn’t speak it. She then explains that he must get them to Trask because these are the last eggs she will ever lay, and the planet her husband has found is the only one hospitable for their species. She then reminds him about the Mandalorian code, which finally gets him to start the repairs.Can someone convey that to Baby Yoda too? He’s currently the biggest threat to the survival of the Frog Lady’s family line, having slowly been consuming her eggs whenever no one is looking. Baby Yoda, you monster! Given that he’s constantly keeping track of where the eggs are, it’s Baby Yoda who points to the Mando that the Frog Lady has taken off with her eggs. The two find her in a nearby hot water pool, with the eggs being given the heat they need. The Mando notes that it’s not safe and begins to pick up the eggs, and reprimands Baby Yoda — again — when the green critter unashamedly tries to grab an egg for himself, right in front of the Frog Lady.Baby Yoda is sad that he can’t eat more Frog eggs in The Mandalorian season 2 episode 2Photo Credit: Disney/LucasfilmPushed away from the eggs he loves, Baby Yoda starts exploring the rest of the ice cave. He finds and breaks into another tomb-shaped egg and consumes the offspring whole — good god, does the Mando not give Baby Yoda any food or what? — which somehow wakes up all the other eggs around it. Tiny white spiders, of all sizes, start to stream out of the eggs and are soon followed by their elder brothers and sisters — and the giant mother spider. With hundreds of spiders on their tail, the Mando picks up Baby Yoda and asks the Frog Lady to make a run for it.As they run through the ice cave, the spiders begin to surround them for all sides, and the Mando blasting off a few here and there doesn’t deter them at all. He then deploys a series of explosives to hurt the mother spider but its progeny keep following them, right into the Razor Crest. Somehow, the three — the Mando, Baby Yoda, and the Frog Lady — make it into the cockpit, which is then closed shut by Mando as he uses his arm flamethrower to fry off the immediate invaders. A few remaining ones climb over Baby Yoda, and The Mandalorian season 2 episode 2 suggests that he’s vapourised them with his mind powers, only to reveal a tiny blaster in the hands of the Frog Lady.Just as they are about to take off in the Razor Crest, the mother spider bursts in from the top and pierces through the glass hull of the cockpit. But then, the giant spider falls flat on its face as red blasters light up the air outside the Mando’s spaceship. He exits the cockpit to find out who the miraculous rescue party is, and discovers to his surprise, that it’s the same New Republic X-wing pilots he had fled from earlier. As a wondering Mando looks at them, the elder pilot explains that they ran through the full story of what happened on the New Republic prisoner transport.Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian season 2 episode 2Photo Credit: Disney/LucasfilmThough Mando busted out a prisoner (who was later blown up), he also left behind three of his back-stabbing teammates, who were themselves “priority targets on a wanted register.” Additionally, he risked his life to protect a New Republic lieutenant. Mando expects to be arrested, but the pilots let him go because these are “trying times”, which is a good reminder that The Mandalorian is set just five years after the collapse of the Empire in 1983’s Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Mando tries to go a step ahead and ask for their help in fixing his broken ship, but the pilots rebuff him and remind him to fix his transponder just so they won’t blow him up the next time they spot him.He then gets to work on the repairs himself, before taking off for Trask with one of two engines barely functioning. Will the next episode be another going-nowhere-chapter that finds the Razor Crest floating in space without power? Hopefully not — The Mandalorian season 2 only has eight episodes and it needs to get going now — but if that does happen, at least one character will be very happy: Baby Yoda, who has somehow sneaked another (precious) Frog egg that he happily gulps down.The Mandalorian season 2 episode 2 “Chapter 10: The Passenger” is now streaming on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar wherever available. New episodes release Fridays around 1:30pm IST. Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Mandalorian season 2 episode 2.Chapter 10: The Passenger — directed by Peyton Reed (Ant-Man) and written by The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau — has just one new character and was made up of just around five scenes in total. The new character is a Frog Lady — that’s the only name we’re given — who is voiced by animal vocalisation veteran Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and played by Misty Rosas, who is also the performer for the “I have spoken” alien Kuiil.The mechanic Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris) introduces the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) to the Frog Lady, who needs passage to her husband on the estuary moon called Trask in the system of the gas giant Kol Iben. The Frog Lady is carrying a cylinder of eggs that need to be fertilised soon, if she is to keep her family tree alive. Everyone’s favourite “the Child”, or Baby Yoda as he’s better known, is instantly attracted to the transparent cylinder with a bright-blue liquid and the floating eggs, for all the wrong reasons as we will learn.- Advertisement – For Mando, there’s one caveat: he can’t turn on the hyperdrive because it will kill all her spawn. Determined to find other Mandalorians, our titular protagonist agrees. Of course, travelling “sublight” is going to come with its own problems. And it does. The Mando encounters a New Republic patrol of two — one of the pilots is played by Star Wars veteran and The Mandalorian executive producer Dave Filoni — who request him to send a “ping”. He’s naturally hesitant as it will allow them to look into the Razor Crest’s past, which isn’t rosy, as you might remember. In The Mandalorian season 1 episode 6, Mando boarded a New Republic prisoner transport to bust someone out.The Mando is greeted by a New Republic X-wing in The Mandalorian season 2 episode 2Photo Credit: Disney/Lucasfilm- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The Mandalorian gave us possibly its most frivolous episode to date with season 2 episode 2 — titled Chapter 10: The Passenger — making the Star Wars series feel like it’s already spinning its wheels. That’s not a good look one episode into a new season. Sure, The Mandalorian has never been one for pushing its plot at a rapid rate, but this is going nowhere at this point. That tease from The Mandalorian season 2 episode 1 “Chapter 9: The Marshal”, featuring Jango Fett actor Temuera Morrison is essentially forgotten. And yes, you could argue that episode 1 didn’t do much for the plot either, but it was thrilling to watch and offered a lot more.The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: Belly of the Beast- Advertisement –
Press Association Newcastle boss Alan Pardew wants to move on quickly after a harrowing first night of the season. Pardew said: “Up until then we had given a very good account of ourselves, against a very good side. “We tried to be positive and threaten the goal a few times.” Yet had Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul not been in good form, City could have won even more convincingly. Edin Dzeko also spurned a number of chances and Alvaro Negredo had a late goal disallowed. Pardew said: “I think there are going to be a lot of teams who will struggle here. They have got some fantastic talent. “When you get the options that they have and look at them on the bench, let’s be honest these teams – in terms of finance and quality – make it very, very difficult for the rest of us in the Premier League. “That was a case in point. There will be better teams than us struggle at this ground, for sure.” The Magpies had a man sent off in a 4-0 thrashing at Manchester City that came just hours after an unsettling bid from Arsenal for key player Yohan Cabaye. Pardew had said his team were “more than ready” for their opening test at the Etihad Stadium but his plans were thrown into disarray by Arsenal’s offer, thought to be £10million, for Cabaye. The Frenchman was pulled out of the Barclays Premier League game and without him the team struggled, conceding inside six minutes and losing Steven Taylor to a straight red card for swiping at Sergio Aguero. City were rampant, scoring through David Silva, Aguero, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri to leave Pardew with much to ponder. “I would rather focus on what for us has been a tough day,” said Pardew in response to questions about Cabaye. “We have 37 games to go and we need to make sure we don’t let this game emotionally scar us.” City have spent close to £90million freshening up their squad for new manager Manuel Pellegrini over the summer. Such investment puts them in a different league to the likes of Newcastle, but Pardew felt his team showed some spirit. Although 2-0 down, he thought the Magpies competed well until Taylor’s sending off early in the second half. The defender swung out an arm at Aguero as the pair challenged for a high ball.
Struggling Newcastle have recalled central defender Mike Williamson from his loan spell at Wolves as they attempt top drag themselves out of relegation trouble. Press Association “Williamson made five appearances for the Championship side after heading to Molineux in October, and was due to remain in the Midlands until January.” Williamson, who was deemed surplus to requirements in the wake of Chancel Mbemba’s addition to the squad during the summer, returns with the Magpies back in the bottom three having conceded eight goals in their last two games and 30 in their 14 in the league to date this season. Williamson provided defensive cover for Wolves while Kortney Hause and Ethan Ebanks-Landell were sidelined with injury. Ebanks-Landell is fit again after a broken foot but Hause remains out with a hamstring problem. “We understand the situation and we thank Steve McClaren and Newcastle for letting us take him on loan,” said Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett. “We thank Mike as well and since he has been here we have kept three clean sheets in five games, only conceding three goals, which is a good record. “For us now we have Ethan Ebanks-Landell fit again who we think is a very promising centre back who is ready.” Williamson, 32, joined the Sky Bet Championship club until January in October, but is returning to St James’ Park after Jamaal Lascelles suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday’s 5-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace. A Newcastle spokesman said: “Newcastle United have recalled defender Mike Williamson from a loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers after Jamaal Lascelles suffered a minor hamstring injury during Saturday’s defeat at Crystal Palace.
The Latest: Pan Pacific swimming won’t be held until 2026 Canada was scheduled to host the quadrennial event in 2022 but instead will host in 2026.Swimming Canada says charter nations Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States “agreed to defer” the event.The Tokyo Olympics were postponed to 2021. That then led to the swimming world championships being pushed back to May 2022.Swimming Canada says “organizing a third major championships in that window presented several challenges.”The 2020 Junior Pan Pacific Championships were moved to August 2022 in Hawaii. May 29, 2020 The move could help clubs stem losses from refunding ticket holders.Only neighboring Belarus is currently holding professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.___The top two divisions of the Swedish league have been given the go-ahead to start their seasons on June 14.There will be no spectators at matches. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships won’t be held as planned in 2022 because of a crowded international sporting schedule brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Associated Press ___Fans will be in the stadiums when the Russian soccer league restarts next month.The Russian government’s coronavirus task force says spectators will be allowed if they don’t exceed 10% of the stadium’s capacity.The Russian league previously announced it will resume games on June 21.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says “both players and fans have missed the vivid emotions of a match and the noise from the stands. Soon all this will return.” The season was scheduled to start on April 4 but was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6