first_imgThe winners were announced May 20 in Forsyth as part of the “Buckle Up America!” awards program.The state poster winners, whose entries will make up a calendar for 2003, got $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third in each of five categories. The two PSA categories and one essay category each won $50 for first, $35 for second and $25 for third.State Poster WinnersThe poster winners in kindergarten to first grade are Candler Willis, Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy, Henry County, first; Sydney Mixon, Northwest Laurens Elementary, Laurens County, second; and Beth Lokey, Lake Park Elementary, Lowndes County, third.In the second and third grades, the winners are Lindsey Purvis, Heard-Mixon Elementary, Newton County, first; Elizabeth Finger, Northside Elementary, Coweta County, second; and Rachel Pickett, Heard Elementary, Chatham County, third.The fourth- and fifth-grade winners are Angelica Montealegre, Tippens Elementary, Cherokee County, first; Shanice Gilbert, Burroughs-Molette Elementary, Glynn County, second; and Kaylah Dyal, Fourth District, Appling County, third.The winners in the sixth through eighth grades are James Kraemer, Five Forks Middle, Gwinnett County, first place; Caitlin Downs, Oglethorpe County Middle, Oglethorpe County, second; and Tonya Ammons, Mt. Zion Middle, Carroll County, third.The ninth- through 12th-grade winners are Kimberly Warren, Mt. Zion High, Carroll County, first; Shaffer Hardrick, Dooly County High, second; and Sheena Milian, Butler High, Richmond County, third.PSA, Essay WinnersThe PSA winners in kindergarten through sixth grade are Terry Johnson, Jackson Heights Elementary, Dougherty County, first; Justin Miller, Auburn Elementary, Barrow County, second; and Paul James, Jolly Elementary, DeKalb County, third.In the seventh through 12th grades, the PSA winners are Carletta Gittens, Chamblee Charter High, DeKalb County, first; Chris Fuller, Chamblee Charter High, DeKalb County, second; and Brittany Burns, West Chatham Middle, Chatham County, third.Essay contest winners are Melissa Waltsman, Lakeside High, first; Tracy Kay Ammons, Mt. Zion High, Carroll County, second; and Natalie Hilliard, Lakeside High, DeKalb County, third.The UGA Extension Service Occupant Safety Education Program is a grant-funded program dedicated to increasing public awareness about the use of seat belts and child safety seats. The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is a full partner in this program.last_img read more

first_img Comments Published on March 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr BOSTON – Sitting in the middle of the Wisconsin trio at Wednesday’s press conference, Ryan Evans turned his head right and shared a laugh with Jordan Taylor. To Evans’ left, Jared Berggren stared ahead beaming as if he had just been told a joke.The thought that the Badgers, in an effort to puzzle Syracuse, would differentiate from their trademark man-to-man defense and go zone was comical to the UW veterans.‘I’ve never played a second of zone defense since I’ve been at Wisconsin,’ said Taylor, UW’s senior guard. ‘… I don’t think you’re going to see that tomorrow.’Wisconsin is the best in the nation defensively, allowing 52.9 points per game and deploying a physical, Big Ten-style man-to-man defense. Syracuse has been held to less than that number just once, in a 52-51 win over Louisville on Feb. 13. The top-seeded Orange (33-2) scored 50 points in the second half of its 75-59 win over Kansas State in the NCAA Tournament’s third round last Saturday, getting its offense back on track. But the No. 4 Badgers (26-9) defense is a difficult test standing in the way of Syracuse’s first Elite Eight appearance since 2003.The two teams play Thursday at 7:15 p.m. in the TD Garden in Boston. The winner will play against the victor of the No. 2 Ohio State and No. 6 Cincinnati matchup, a game played in the TD Garden after Syracuse’s matchup.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s success against KSU came against the Wildcats’ man-to-man defense. Before that, Syracuse displayed trouble in matchups with zone defenses.So the question of whether Wisconsin would consider breaking out a zone defense was not out of left field with regard to the matchup. But Taylor said he heard head coach Bo Ryan say he played it one possession, was scored on and never went back.Wisconsin plays a physical, tough man-to-man, and it plays it very well.‘They stay in front of you,’ guard Brandon Triche said. ‘They’re not a team that’s going to overplay too much, try to pressure you too much, but they almost keep you in front so much that it makes you want to speed up and makes you want to do things that you’re normally not accustomed to, just because there’s not going to be as many easy shots.’One of the strongest aspects of Wisconsin’s man-to-man is its help-side defense. Ryan said the Badgers call their help-side defense ‘policemen.’ Triche said the way UW helps on defense is similar to a zone.The support system Wisconsin’s players provide on defense allow UW to protect in the paint and on ball screens. Against Syracuse, it could also be a factor if the Orange guards try and beat the Badgers off the dribble.‘They’re not going to give you anything,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in his press conference Wednesday. ‘You’re not going to get anything easy against them. You have to execute and play well on the offensive end of the court.’All season long, the Wisconsin players have forced teams into low-percentage shots near the end of the shot clock. The Badgers rank 10th in the nation in field goal percentage defense (38.5 percent) and fourth in 3-point shooting percentage defense (28.8 percent). UW has allowed its opponents to make just 3.54 3-pointers per game – tops in the country.Syracuse got past Kansas State thanks in part to a 6-of-9 shooting game from 3. But as Triche said, Wisconsin’s defense sticks with its assignments. If the Orange drives, UW is not likely to overcompensate and allow a Syracuse guard to kick the ball out for an open triple.Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins said the Badgers look even better on tape than they do on the score sheet. There’s a sense of the time Wisconsin commits to perfecting its defense, Hopkins said, and the players have high basketball IQs.‘You’re getting one shot, and it seems like you’re always taking a contested shot,’ he said, ‘and that’s what great defensive teams do.’Syracuse has been successful in matchups with man-to-man by utilizing its length, athleticism and ability to run. The Orange enters Thursday’s game against the Badgers with slight advantages in size and athleticism once again.But not many teams have attacked Ryan’s defense and succeeded. The Badgers have allowed 70-plus points in two of 35 games.Syracuse wants to be the third. And guard Scoop Jardine said it will be more about what the Orange does to execute on offense that determines the outcome.‘We’ve just got to run our sets, whatever defense the team is in,’ Jardine said. ‘We know they play like a soft man, where they’re going to help a lot, and they’re very grounded on defense. ‘They’re a very smart defensive (team). We know that, so we have to move the ball and help each other get open and get better shots, and I think if we do that, we should be fine.’[email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgCameron Morra patrolled the baseline, crossed her feet twice and dropped her right side of her hip back. The Tar Heel freshman eyed up Guzal Yusupova’s soft rally and fired a forehand toward Dina Hegab at the net. With limited time to set herself, Hegab raised her racket in defense, and as the ball bounced off the knob of Hegab’s racket, it hit the ground.The point gave the Tar Heels a 5-3 lead, and Syracuse’s third doubles pairing never recovered in their tiebreaker. Two points later, SU players, who had jumped up and down with smiles on their faces prior, hung their heads. Shoulders slumped. Their demeanor flipped from a potential early lead over the No. 2 team in the nation. SU head coach Younes Limam told his players doubles was just 15 percent of the match and that there’s still 85 percent of the points available.For a period of time, his messaged resonated. Three Syracuse singles slots won first sets, but then UNC recovered — the talent disparity showing. The Tar Heels used momentum from doubles to eventually overpower the Orange in singles, taking four of the six matches. No. 32 Syracuse (11-7, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) failed to capitalize on a chance for a monumental upset, and dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 2 North Carolina (21-1, 9-0) on Friday evening. The differences — a few bounces, a few calls, a few aggressive shots — distanced the Orange. Syracuse hung with North Carolina, until it couldn’t anymore.“We were right there,” Limam said. “We’re not satisfied by playing a close match against a team that was pretty highly ranked.”Over an hour before the match started, Syracuse players stretched with arm bands on the umpire chair, and hopped on one foot through an agility ladder.  When they were dragged back to the individual courts, the Orange had a chance to make history. They had never beaten North Carolina, and the last time they scored more than one point against the Tar Heels came in 1987, before anyone on the current SU roster was born. The Tar Heels had two doubles pairings in the top-10, and four singles players in the top-25. Syracuse had none.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite a four-game loss by Miranda Ramirez and Gabriela Knutson at first doubles, Syracuse had the opportunity to become the first program that defeated the Tar Heels in doubles this season. Trailing 6-5, Hegab held serve and sent it to a tiebreaker. Limam sprinted out onto the court and told Hegab and Yusupova to push Morra and Daavettila before they controlled the point. Wait for their shot, he said, but find it quickly. The ensuing point, Yusupova smashed a volley between the UNC pair. Then, a rally was returned into the net courtesy of Morra. But just like the other matches to come, SU couldn’t finish. “I like how we played to most of the points,” Limam said. “They just came up with some big shots in big moments.”In singles, three SU players won the first set, but only Hegab could win the next. When SU controlled the momentum after the first set of singles, it couldn’t find a way to maintain it. Knutson cruised in her first set against No. 5 Makenna Jones, but needed six straight wins in order to escape with a three set victory. In the second set, it was Knutson pinned her in the corners and sprawled across the baseline. Jones’ shoes squeaked across the floor in the first set, but in the second, they were Knutson’s.More “controlled aggression” from Morra allowed her to erase a Masha Tritou early lead, Limam said. Tritou watched as Morra sent winners down the lines, slices that couldn’t be reached and lobs that Tritou mishit. The SU senior won only one game in the final two sets. “We had a chance to win, we definitely did,” Knutson said. “But unfortunately today we just didn’t.”Golubovskaya and Ramirez never recovered from a lost first set, and after many points, they hung their heads, threw hands and hit rackets against the wall. Early in her second set, Golubovskaya’s left elbow flashed to her face as she wound up for a forehand. Her rally sailed out, and she lifted her head toward the ceiling. Two points later, Golubovskaya’s return couldn’t land on her court — it flew onto Knutson’s next to her.As the individual nets were dragged across the courts once singles matches wrapped up, UNC was all smiles. With the exception of a Knutson and Ramirez hug, SU stretched in silence. They lunged and reached to the ceiling but lacked the energy from the match’s peak points when they looked poised to test the Tar Heels. But as the last stretch ended, the same result showed on the scoreboard: another loss to a ranked opponent.“I think this is something we can learn from,” Hegab said. “We’re not far.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

first_imgLast Friday, Spice It Up Miami at the Caribbean Marketplace/Little Haiti Cultural Complex highlighted Haitian photographer Joe Wesley, whose work mainly consists of “Black Bodies Art.”He enjoys photographing the naked body because “it’s about being free, transparent, accepting of who you are, what makes you more interesting besides your body.”Wesley stated that when our culture looks at naked bodies they are trained to think about sex. He is trying to change that.“These pieces are to look beyond the sex. I want people to appreciate and look deeper in the art. I allow the models to express themselves. I enjoy doing it, it is creativity,” he said.Wesley, who was born in Haiti and grew up in Opa Locka, has been a professional photographer for 10 years. He got into the business after failing to qualify for Florida State University.“This is a prime example of every disappointment is a blessing,” he saidlast_img read more