Saturday Football: Poly Stays Perfect; Panthers Drop Boron, 42-14

first_img Community News Make a comment Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Poly football coach Chris Schmoke said Thursday that it can be difficult coming off a bye week for the players to get back into swing of things and get their legs back.The Panthers had last week off and were hosting a Boron team that was making a 113-mile trip to Pasadena.Boron had two running backs that combined for nearly 2,000 yards heading into Saturday afternoon’s game.But any concerns of rust were forgotten soon as Poly easily dispatched of the Bobcats, 42-12, to improve to 6-0 on the season.Christian Henderson had a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns for the Panthers.John Genske had arguably his best game of the season at quarterback.Genske threw for two TDs and ran for another.Josh Hee scooped up a ball on defense and scored as well.“I was really proud of the way the boys practiced this week,” Schmoke said. “They really tuned in and it showed on the field. I was relieved to get back on the field and get a game in. I was happy with the outcome, and moving forward, we just hope to continue to get better on and off the field.Poly gets back on the field Friday when it takes on Bosco Tech (3-4) at South Pasadena High School at 7.Prep League Standings:Poly 6-0Trinity Classical Academy 3-2Rio Hondo Prep 2-2Firebaugh 0-6 Top of the News More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Sports Saturday Football: Poly Stays Perfect; Panthers Drop Boron, 42-14 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 1:40 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

After being sidelined by lengthy injury, redshirt senior Graves looks to make up for lost time

first_img Published on September 20, 2012 at 2:49 am Contact Melissa: [email protected] While most kids his age were coloring or learning to spell, Griff Graves ran his first 5K.“I remember him saying, ‘I ran about a mile before, but I’m not sure how long this 5K is,’” Sandy Graves, his mother, said. “I knew the distance, but all he had to know was to run.”He was 6 years old then.Graves, now 22, is still running as a member of the Syracuse men’s cross country team. The redshirt senior and the Orange will run at the Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster at 5 p.m. Friday in Ohio.But his running career was almost cut short in 2009 when he suffered an injury that would sideline him from cross country for two years. Graves got out of bed and felt a pop in his left hip halfway through the track and field season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“After it popped it hurt a little, I worked out that afternoon, it still hurt, but I was able to get through the workouts,”Graves said.Ignoring the pain,Graves finished the rest of the season.While training in summer 2010 for cross country, Graves noticed his hip getting worse.“My hip started to get tighter and tighter as the season went on, and I couldn’t get my knees up for a press off,”Graves said.Noticing the obvious difference in his performance, head coach Chris Fox decided to redshirt Graves for the 2010 cross country season until someone could figure out what was wrong with his hip.In April 2011, Graves took an MRI and the doctors found he had a snapped labrum that would require surgery.Graves’ father, Tom Graves, was on a trip with his wife to Atlanta,Ga., when his son called and told them the news.“As much as I’d hate to say, it was kind of a like-father-like-son thing,” Tom Graves said.Graves’ father was a cross country runner at Auburn University. He injured his heel sophomore year and it took two years before he could compete again.Graves’ didn’t know it yet, but he would be out for a second year too.In surgery, doctors found he had a bone spur and a torn ligament in addition to his torn labrum.The pop Graves heard that morning was the sound of his ligament snapping. His injury got worse as he added more stress to it.Graves never expected the news. But he didn’t let the additional recovery time deter him from running again.“There were definitely times where he might have been frustrated, but he never gave up,”Graves’ younger brother, Dusty, said. “He kept up with all the things he needed to do to recover.”Graves woke up early each morning to go to the pool and swim. He used a stationary bike to strengthen his hip muscles and completed his day’s rehabilitation in the Carmelo K. Anthony Center.On an average day, Graves said he put in about four hours of rehabbing.John Oliver, director of operations for the cross country team, assures the program never considered dropping Graves. Oliver believes Graves’ assets, even while he was injured, were worth more than losing him.“When you have a guy like that, you find it’s better to stick with him because he brings a lot more to the table than what you see,” Oliver said.At the start of the 2012 season, all eyes were on Graves’ return. He did not disappoint.In the first invitational of the season,Graves finished second overall and was the top finisher for SU.While Graves is modest about his victory, he is confident he has more left in him.Said Graves: “Syracuse has been so supportive with keeping me here, so now I hope I can do what they’ve kept me here to do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Betting on Data track explores the implications of artificial intelligence at #boscon2017

first_imgShare Share Submit The latest developments in Artificial Intelligence, Live Betting Data and CRM will be tackled on the Betting on Data track – part of the Betting on Sports Conference by SBC Events (12-15 September).Asking the question: ‘How can AI be effective in terms of a sports betting environment?’, the first Betting on Data panel features the insight of CEOs from some of the leading companies in the field, including Quibit CEO Graham Cook, whose company has introduced machine learning to a number of processes that it provides to the industry.Also on the panel, which is being moderated by Ficom Leisure’s Christian Tirabassi, is David McDowell, CEO of platform provider FSBTech, and Paul Reilly, CEO of media agency Media Skunk Works, who have both been using AI to improve their services. Completing the panel is James Waterhouse, Founder of horseracing analysis firm Equotion, who commented: “I want to share my experiences as a big data / AI entrant into the market, and look to find partners with whom we can work to deliver on the commercial possibilities of this great new technology.”The second session of the track, ‘How live data is pushing back the boundaries for in-play betting’, also features some of the industry’s pioneers including Simon Skarsholm, Managing Director of data provider Enetpulse, who was instrumental in the ground breaking deal that saw IMG secure the live data direct from the ATP and WTA’s central scoring system.Betgenius Business Development Director Matt Stephenson is also on the panel. He commented: “Betting on Sports is fast becoming the primary event for the sportsbook world to come together in one place. Despite major growth in recent years, there remains significant opportunities for operators to boost turnover and margin – and Betgenius is key to helping them do so. I look forward to discussing how at the event.”Andrew Ashenden, EVP Betting at Perform Group, is also on the panel which will be moderated by Assaf Stieglitz, the Founder & CEO of Odds1x2.The list of confirmed speakers on the day also includes OtherLevels CEO Brendan O’Kane, Chief Customer, Acquisition & Retention Officer Richard Harris, Wiraya Commercial Director Sam Madden and David Lampitt, Managing Director of Group Operations at Sportradar.‘Betting on Data’ is one of six tracks taking place in conference rooms 1 and 2, alongside the two-day ‘Betting on Esports’, ‘Betting on Affiliates’, ‘Betting on Innovation’, ‘Betting on Regulation’ and ‘Betting on Racing’, organised in conjunction with Racing Post.Meanwhile, the main auditorium at Olympia Conference Centre, with room for up to 450 delegates, will be hosting ‘Leaders in Betting’ on day one and a tour of the topical betting issues in tennis, cricket, rugby, basketball and boxing, putting ‘Sport in Focus’ on day two.Right now, tickets for the event are available at a fantastic 25% Group Discount when buying THREE or more – you can get them HERE.Betting on Sports is organised by SBC Events, part of the SBC Global group of companies which works with industry leaders to develop the sports and sports betting industries. Services include news coverage, knowledge creation, marketing and product consultancy, conferences, seminars and industry awards. Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more