Longhouse Landscape Awards

first_imgOn Saturday, September 21, LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton hosted a luncheon to celebrate its Landscape Awards. This year’s honorees were Kathleen and Charlie Marder of Marders Nursery in Bridgehampton, who were presented by Martha Stewart; Thomas Woltz, a landscape architect who implements biological systems and restoration ecology; Lynden Miller, a public garden designer who rescued and restored The Conservatory Garden in Central Park alongside projects in Bryant Park and the New York Botanical Garden; and Amy Goldman Fowler, an author, gardener, and artist who advocates for seed saving. Sharelast_img read more

UWF Adds Brien Moffitt and Zach Duval to Coaching Staff

first_imgMoffitt’s top times include a 4:37.38 in the 500 Free, at 9:31.83 in the 1000 Free, and a 4:04.55 in the 400 IM.  While at GVSU he won the Captain’s Award and Dewey Newsome Award, while twice earning a spot to the Dean’s List and participating in the Lake Leadership Program. Duval ranks third in ECU history in the 1-meter, 6-dive event with a 310.25, seventh in the 3-meter, 6-dive event with a 322.95, and 10th in the platform six-dive event with a 152.70. Duval previously coached alongside current UWF diving coach Barbara Parker for three years at Port City Diving. #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version Duval started his career at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he was the 2015 NJCAA National Champion in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard. He then transferred to East Carolina University, where he was a part of two American Athletic Conference Championships and was a two-time NCAA zone qualifier. Over his two years at ECU, Duval tallied 64 championship points, was a two-time all-conference and all-conference academic selection, and won two ECU coaches awards. He placed second in the AAC championships in 1-meter springboard in 2016 and third in the same event in 2017, while adding top-ten finishes in the 3-meter each year.center_img Moffitt, a four-year letter winner as a distance freestyle swimmer at Grand Valley State University, and a Rochester Hills, Michigan native, had 11 top-10 races during his four-year career at GVSU, highlighted by a second-place finish in the 1650 yard freestyle with a time of 15:59.66 in the 2015 GLIAC Championships as a sophomore.  “We are thrilled to add Brien and Zach to our staff for the upcoming year,” head coach Andrew Hancock said. “They both bring unique insight and perspective, with each having been part of championship programs throughout their athletic careers. They have already built a great rapport with our swimmers and divers, and we are looking forward to a successful season.” PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida swimming and diving team head coach Andrew Hancock announced the addition of Brien Moffitt as a graduate assistant for swimming and Zach Duval as a volunteer diving coach.last_img read more

Notebook: Stoops explains coaching calls

first_imgCOLUMBIA, Mo. – There were a few coaching decisions in Saturday night’s 20-10 loss at Missouri that had University of Kentucky football fans scratching their heads, starting with quarterback Patrick Towles’ six first-half passing attempts a week after he threw for 390 yards against No. 1 Mississippi State.When he did throw early, most of Towles’ passes were off-target. He threw an interception before the break that ended a streak of 159 consecutive attempts without a pick – the second-longest such streak in school history. So was the Wildcats’ QB physically OK?“We discussed it on the sidelines,” coach Mark Stoops said, “and made sure he was all right. We asked him and checked him and he seemed to be fine.”Limiting pass attempts early was apparently part of the game plan going in. Offensive coordinator Neal Brown felt it important to establish a rushing attack to combat the Tigers’ pass rush that ranks top-10 nationally in sacks. But there were some interesting individual decisions, too.Down 10 with about a minute and a half to go, facing fourth-and-1 from the Missouri 21-yard line, UK went for it and was stuffed.“In hindsight, I probably should have kicked the field goal,” Stoops said. “I thought we could get it.”He did not regret two third-quarter decisions to go for it on fourth down, first from the Tigers’ 37 and later from their 32 – both of which failed.“They were extremely long field goals” for freshman kicker Austin MacGinnis, Stoops said. “You just felt like it was too much for him, his leg. Even his kickoffs, wasn’t as much pop there. (And) we felt like we needed to do something. We needed as many opportunities as we could to make something happen offensively.”But what about running a draw play on third-and-10 from deep in Missouri’s end of the field?“We had two downs, so I was trying to get it back – half – so they couldn’t pin their ears back,” Brown said.Freshman running back Mikel Horton, who led the Cats with a career-high 62 yards on 10 carries, had an interesting response when a reporter told him both Stoops and Brown questioned the team’s toughness in the loss.“Everybody has their flaws, including the coaches,” he said. “Some bad play calls or even some bad runs or catches by receivers and running backs. It was all a team effort and the blame is on the team, not a specific group.”Injury update Starting nickel Blake McClain and starting cornerback Fred Tiller both left the game with injuries and did not return Saturday night. McClain exited with a left shoulder injury after making a diving pass breakup in the end zone in the first half. Tiller left later in the half with an unspecified injury.“Fred’s, I believe that the x-rays were negative for what they were checking with,” Stoops said. “But obviously if they can’t get full strength, they can’t come back into the game.”Quick kicks … • Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, already the SEC’s leader in sacks and tackles for loss coming in, had two more sacks against Kentucky and set a single-season school record (12) on a game-clinching fourth-down play.• Wildcats linebacker Josh Forrest recovered from a rough first half and helped the defense pretty well stuff Missouri in the final two quarters. He finished with a team-high 10 tackles, two for loss, and forced a fumble as UK allowed just 102 total yards after the break.• Starting right tackle Jordan Swindle committed his eighth false-start penalty of the season Saturday. It is a recurring problem for one of the team’s offensive leaders. The Cats had nine penalties for 65 yards Saturday, many of them drive-stalling flags on the offense.“I think it all comes back to that (mentality),” Brown said. “That’s a situation we practice over and over again. (The Tigers) do a good job. They line up in one front and they yell ‘Shift!’ and shift down, and we showed it (on film). That’s not something that we weren’t prepared for. Again, in those situations we weren’t mentally tough enough to get it done.”– Kyle Tuckerlast_img read more