Burish offers his 2 cents to Eaves

first_imgRAY PFEIFFER/Herald file photoIt’s been a trying year for the UW men’s hockey seniors, especially for captain Andrew Joudrey and assistants Jake Dowell and Jeff Likens.Luckily for the trio, they received some guidance from an old Badger who knows a little something about leading the troops: Adam Burish, Wisconsin’s captain from last year’s championship squad.”It’s interesting; Adam Burish was back in town, and Adam stopped by the rink a couple days, watched us practice,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said at his Monday press conference.Eaves said he sat down after that practice and chatted with Burish, who was a fan favorite along with his sister, Nikki, when they each won hockey championships for Wisconsin in the spring of 2006. The fifth-year head coach said Burish responded with some “interesting feedback.””One of the things that he encouraged the captains to do is … go talk to Coach, he’s not going to bite your head off if you’ve got ideas,” Eaves said. “Before even Adam said those things, the guys actually came in and said, ‘Hey, Coach, you know, could we try doing this. We’ve been working on it in practice, and we think we’re ready for it in the games.'”Eaves conducts weekly meetings with his captain and two assistants — three seniors who have become increasingly vocal in passing weeks (most commonly, it’s been captain Joudrey). Eaves attributed that to a coach-player relationship that improves with each week of games and practices.”As the year goes on, I think they become more comfortable in bringing up things that are on their mind,” Eaves said. “It’s something that we work on every week. We sit down and we talk about the state of the union, how this team is doing, where we’re at, what are their thoughts and feelings about where we’re going and how the young kids are doing.”So I think by doing that, you stay on top of that and you keep everything together.”Street-wise playThe Badgers (11-15-2, 8-11-1 WCHA) have taken baby steps when it comes to scoring goals — and there have been some growing pains with such a young team, sitting in last place in the WCHA with 61 goals. Wisconsin’s not particularly close, either; UW has eight fewer goals than any other team in the conference (Michigan Tech has 69).Of the pleasant surprises this season, freshman Mike Davies has shown he has the capabilities to be a great player for a long time to come, jumping quickly to the second line and first power-play unit. But quietly, sophomore Ben Street has become another head turner, ranking second on the team with seven goals.”I think that, in watching Ben on the ice and watching him in practice, it’s a slow growth but very steady,” Eaves said. “[It’s] in a good way that’ll make him an even more effective hockey player. I think he’s coming along very nicely.”Street hasn’t been particularly flashy in his goal scoring, as he has yet to score twice in one series and hasn’t had back-to-back games with a goal. But according to Eaves, Street has simply gone about his business and has been a solid contributor when he has his chances.”One of the hardest things I think for athletes to figure out is find[ing] that balance between understanding what their strengths are and playing to them and then always pushing to get better, but always coming back to your strengths,” Eaves said. “We see that growth, as a staff, in Ben right now. It’s going in that direction.”Mixed emotionsAfter a pair of losses to Colorado College, a couple of the leaders — Joudrey and Dowell — insisted the Badgers were running out of time and needed to pick up their play instantly. While few would disagree with that assessment, sophomore defenseman Davis Drewiske didn’t seem as stressed about the Badgers’ season potentially slipping away. Rather, Drewiske said casually he was “excited to come down the backstretch” of this 2006-07 campaign.Eaves agreed with both points of view, as long as his players are able to mesh those two emotions together.”Well, I think there’s a balance that needs to be struck there,” Eaves said. “If you get too overanxious, then you’re going to take yourself out of your ability to play the best you can. This is the most exciting time of the year, and I think that’s the way most guys would look at it.”Eighth place in the WCHA or not, the Badgers not only know how fun it can be to participate in these late season games, but have a great opportunity to prepare themselves for the WCHA tournament in March.”Yes, there is urgency,” Eaves said, “but this is the fun time of year because we’re trying to finish strong, trying to climb back up higher in the standings. Plus we’re getting ready for the playoffs.”So it’s an exciting time.”last_img read more

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Winning streak revives men’s hoops

first_imgIn the midst of a five-game winning streak, Wisconsin guard Josh Gasser has given the Badgers excellent all-around play. He had eight points, two rebounds and an assist against Indiana.[/media-credit]Halfway through the Big Ten season, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team has found its groove.After losing three of their first four conference games, including three straight at one point, the Badgers have now won their last five in a stretch of contests that wasn’t consistently pretty, but rewarding nonetheless.Thursday night against Indiana, Wisconsin shot barely less than 40 percent (39.6) from the field and connected on just four of 17 three-point attempts. A 3-for-7 mark from the free throw line in the first half was perhaps the clearest sign the Badgers were not about to have a sparkling night shooting the basketball.Ten second-half points from Ben Brust and stingier team defense sufficed to carry Wisconsin to a 57-50 victory, and afterward, head coach Bo Ryan praised his team’s “grit” and “fight” in pulling out the win. Whether it was those factors at play or simply better luck putting the ball in the hoop, the effort was emblematic of the confidence the Badgers have fostered in their five-game streak.“Especially when we get a couple of close wins and grit out a couple wins, it makes everything feel a little bit better,” forward/center Jared Berggren said. “Guys have their confidence back; maybe we lost it a bit during our rough stretch there.”The first game of that skid was a home loss to Iowa on New Year’s Eve, and three days later, Wisconsin lost again in the Kohl Center to Michigan State. For a team that was a perfect 16-0 on its own court last season and also fell to Marquette in Madison back in early December, the Badgers appeared to be thrown off-kilter by their three home losses less than a week into the new year.Several pitiful shooting efforts – the three-game skid saw the Badgers shoot below 40 percent in each game, and Wisconsin also hit just 31 percent against Nebraska – ensued and the Badgers’ woes stuck around until a tough 67-62 road win at Purdue Jan. 12.“We’ve been playing better overall, we’ve been winning,” assistant coach Lamont Paris said. “A lot of times, we’re just really structured. You feel like, hey, we’ve got some good shots, we just haven’t made them. We’re right there where we need to be, and we’re going to win it one way or the other – whether that means a defensive stop, or somebody’s going to make a shot, whatever it takes.”This week, with a trip to Penn State looming Tuesday night and then a battle with No. 3 Ohio State slated for Saturday afternoon, the longevity of that confidence will surely be tested. Wisconsin also has five road games remaining in Big Ten play, including trips to Ohio State and Michigan State – both of which could be top-10 opponents by the time they meet the Badgers.“I feel pretty much all of our games have been close lately, so that’s definitely going to help us moving on throughout the year,” guard Josh Gasser said. “We’ve got a lot of tough guys on our team that don’t like to lose. That’s a good thing to have.”The Badgers also have their top-ranked defense, which is almost always a saving grace in Madison. Wisconsin allows just 49.6 points per game and holds opponents on average to 36.3 percent shooting from the field, both the best marks in the country.Against Indiana Thursday night, Berggren was critical in shutting down the Hoosiers’ leading scorer, 6-foot-11 forward Cody Zeller. Averaging 14.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, Zeller had just seven and three, respectively, against the Badgers. Saddled with four fouls, he took the floor for just 10 minutes in the second half.Berggren also blocked five shots in that game, fueling much of the talk of grit and fight permeating Wisconsin’s post-game press conferences.“I think we’re showing a little more of it now this little winning streak we’re on here,” Berggren said. “It’s not something that you can really turn on or off sometimes; it’s just something you’ve got to have. It’s something that we have. The guys in our locker room are all tough kids, and they’re all going to play hard.”last_img read more

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Clayton Kershaw fans 14 as Dodgers defeat Cubs

first_imgKershaw struck out Cubs rookie Kris Bryant three times; Bryant was struck out a fourth time by Kenley Jansen in the ninth. Jansen earning his 26th save.Cubs catcher Miguel Montero was twice a Kershaw strikeout victim.“He’s the best lefty in the game, and the best pitcher in the game as well,” Montero said. “So when you face a guy like that, all you try to do is just battle and compete. If you score a couple of runs against him, you have to pitch really good to beat him because he doesn’t give up that many runs.”Kershaw smiled when asked about the long home run Rizzo hit off him.“Hit it really far,” Kershaw said. “He’s kind of a reverse lefty, hits lefty better than righty. And, 3-2 (count), challenged him and he made me pay.”It was no problem, Kershaw said, even though it tied the game.“Yeah, as long as it’s a solo homer, I’m OK,” he said. “We can win giving up one. It’s when there are some guys on base, you start walking somebody and homers become 2- and 3-run homers and you get in trouble.”It was No. 26 for Rizzo.The Dodgers got on the board first in the bottom of the third inning when Jimmy Rollins hit a one-out single to left and came home on a triple to center by Chase Utley.With the game tied at 1, Utley led off the bottom of the sixth with a walk and went to second on a single to right by Adrian Gonzalez. With Justin Turner at the plate, starting and losing pitcher Jason Hammel (7-6) uncorked a wild pitch that was quickly gathered by Montero, who had a good shot to get the breaking Utley going to third. But Montero’s throw was wide and it got away from third baseman Bryant, Utley scoring for a 2-1 lead.Though Utley, a Long Beach Poly grad, admitted a good throw might have had him, Mattingly applauded his aggressive baserunning. So did Kershaw.“Yeah, that was awesome,” Kershaw said. “Baserunning has been kind of a point of weakness for us this year and just an amazing job by him.” Utley was in a Dodgers uniform for the first time at Dodger Stadium.“Yeah, it’s no secret that I grew up watching the Dodgers play,” the Pasadena native said. “Being from Southern California, I’m a big fan. Now wearing the Dodgers uniform is pretty special.”Another wild pitch sent Gonzalez to third. Turner walked and that was all for Hammel. He was relieved by southpaw Travis Wood and Mattingly pinch-hit for Andre Ethier with right-handed hitting Scott Van Slyke. Van Slyke hit into a 4-6-3 double play, but Gonzalez scored for a 3-1 Dodgers cushion.The Dodgers weren’t done with Wood. They put together a single by Carl Crawford, a walk by Yasmani Grandal and a single to center by Hernandez for another run, increasing the lead to 4-1.NotesThe Dodgers are slated to start Mat Latos (4-9) against Jon Lester (8-9) at 6:05 p.m. Saturday … Right fielder Yasiel Puig was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. The Chicago Cubs are in town. And they’re solid. Good enough to currently be in line for one of two wild-card playoff spots in the National League.“They’ve got a good club,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Obviously, kind of a young team on the run and on the rise. They’ve been playing good.”Good was an 18-6 record in August for the Cubs before Friday. But they were overmatched by Clayton Kershaw, who struck out 14 in leading the Dodgers to a 4-1 victory over the Cubs before 44,874 at Dodger Stadium.The Dodgers broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the sixth, the final run on an RBI single to center by Kike Hernandez. On a night when Vin Scully announced he is returning in 2016 for a 67th season, Kershaw was better than good. He threw eight stellar innings and allowed just one run — a home run in the fourth inning by Anthony Rizzo — on three hits. He walked one.“He was good, huh?” Mattingly said afterward. “Yeah, he looked like he was pretty sharp early and just kind of kept it through the whole game.”The first-place Dodgers (71-56) have won four consecutive games and retained their lead of 2 1/2 games over the second-place San Francisco Giants. The Cubs (73-54) have lost three in a row.Kershaw improved to 11-6 with an ERA of 2.24. He threw 108 pitches and said he felt like he was in command all game. “They were really aggressive swinging at the first pitch pretty much the whole night, kept my pitch-count down and able to make it through eight,” he said.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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2019 Dodgers regular-season schedule

first_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Here’s a look at the Dodgers’ 2019 schedule …Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img

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Tumwater Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Shoreline…

first_imgThe public is invited to attend the hearing and offer comment. Please mail any written comments to Tim Smith, Planning Manager, Community Development Department, City of Tumwater, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA  98501. Comments may also be emailed to tsmith@ci.tumwater.wa.us.  Copies of the Draft Shoreline Master Program and Ordinance No. O2012-005 are available for review in the Community Development Department at Tumwater City Hall during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm). The documents are also available online at http://www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/ShorelineMasterProgram.html Ordinance No. O2012-005 proposes amendments to Title 16 (Environment) and 18 (Zoning) of the Tumwater Municipal Code (TMC) related to the Shoreline Master Program and the adoption of the following TMC chapters into the Shoreline Program by reference: Chapter 16.20 (Geologically Hazardous Areas), Chapter 16.28 (Wetlands), Chapter 16.32 (Fish and Wildlife Habitat), and Chapter 18.38 (Floodplain Overlay). Amendments also include a new table for calculating wetland buffer width standards. The proposed Shoreline Master Program sets forth policies, development standards and procedures for regulating uses and activities within the shoreline jurisdiction of Barnes Lake, Black Lake, Capitol Lake, Munn Lake, Lake Susan, Trosper Lake, Black Lake Drainage Ditch, Deschutes River and a portion of Percival Creek. The Draft Shoreline Master Program will apply to properties in shoreline jurisdiction located within the Tumwater City Limits. Properties located outside of the Tumwater City Limits will be regulated by the Shoreline Master Program only after annexation into the City of Tumwater.center_img Facebook0Tweet0Pin0The Tumwater Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA, for the purpose of considering the Draft Shoreline Master Program and Ordinance No. O2012-005 related to implementation of the Shoreline Master Program.last_img read more

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Living Well Thurston Workshop Series

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Health and Public ServicesIf you live with a chronic health condition like arthritis, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, heart disease, cancer or MS, then the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, Living Well Thurston workshop series is for you!Living Well Thurston is a series of community workshops, sometimes referred to as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, developed by Stanford University. Workshops are two-and-a-half-hour sessions held once a week for six weeks. This program helps you take control of your health! Workshop sessions are facilitated by two trained leaders with at least one having personal experience with a chronic health condition. This program can increase your ability to manage your chronic condition and live a more active and fulfilling life. Some topics included in the workshops are: action planning, problem solving, pain/fatigue management, how to plan for your future, healthy eating, medication management, making informed decisions, physical activity, how to work with your healthcare provider and system, and many more.The workshops are free to participants and includes a Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book. Our next workshop series is every Thursday, October 10 – November 14, 2019, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.For more information, or to register, contact Lesley Price at 360-867-2515, or send an email to pricel@co.thurston.wa.usLearn more here.Registration deadline: September 30, 2019last_img read more

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