View post tag: USS View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Navy Training & Education Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed its homeport of Mayport, Fla., March 9 to make its final deployment, this time as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group.Family members, friends and well-wishers gathered on the pier in the early morning hours to bid farewell to loved ones and wish them good luck.“This is the first time I’ve deployed,” said Cryptologic Technician (Technical) 3rd Class Ronnie Mathis temporarily assigned to Vicksburg from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).“It was difficult to leave my six-week old daughter and wife behind, but the crew is really nice and is helping me get through it,” said Mathis.Deploying can be challenging for a lot of Sailors, even seasoned veterans who still must make sure all affairs ashore are in order.“It doesn’t really get any easier,” said Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian S. Olinger, the career counselor aboard Vicksburg. “I’ve been in the Navy for 19 years and this is my fifth and final sea deployment. No one wants to leave their loved ones behind, but we have a mission.”This deployment marks the end of Vicksburg’s 20 years of service since its commissioning in 1992.“The mission must come first, the mission is why we are here in the first place,” said Ensign Michael E. Fitzpatrick, first lieutenant for Vicksburg. “The crew understands that and they are very professional.”Although this is the last deployment for Vicksburg, mission readiness is still the key to success.“We must not view this deployment in terms of being the last deployment,” said Capt. Logan Jones, commanding officer of Vicksburg. “We are not looking for any final glory.”Jones also said that “at the end of the day we know that we will have served with honor, but we must not react differently than we normally would in any given situation.”Vicksburg’s commanding officer is just one of the ship’s crew looking forward to completing a successful deployment as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group team.“I look forward to a deployment of working with maritime partners, flying missions and providing security,” said Jones. “My job is to leave with 370 Sailors and return with 370 Sailors and that is what I intend to do.”Vicksburg is scheduled to decommission in 2013.The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group is comprised of Enterprise, Carrier Air Wing 1, Destroyer Squadron 2, Vicksburg (CG 69), and guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95).[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 13, 2012; View post tag: Vicksburg View post tag: Naval Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Vicksburg Departs For Final Deployment View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Cruiser View post tag: Final March 13, 2012 View post tag: Departs Back to overview,Home naval-today Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Vicksburg Departs For Final Deployment View post tag: Guided-missile
Connersville, In. — Indiana State Police say a Connersville man was killed Friday after a single vehicle crash in Fayette County.James E. Rowe, 78, was northbound around 4:40 p.m., driving left of center around a curve on County Road 330 when he overcorrected as a car approached. Rowe’s vehicle went off the road struck a tree.Officials say Rowe died at the scene.
Early in Sunday’s second half, SU head coach Gary Gait called attack Emily Hawryschuk over to the sideline. Louisville was working the ball around on offense, but Gait had a message for his leading goalscorer.“We were talking about defense,” Gait remembered, and then joked, “And she said I’ll just go score a goal instead, then I don’t have to play defense. Amazing how that works.”In a tie game and with Hawryschuk only having touched the ball a handful of times, the Orange needed a spark. So SU gave the ball to the sophomore on the next possession, and she wouldn’t be denied.A spin followed by a burst to the inside left her alone on goal with two defenders on her back. Hawryschuk scored, her 47th goal of the season, and SU never surrendered the lead again.For about 30 minutes of game time, No. 19 Syracuse (9-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) allowed the winless-in-conference Cardinals (6-10, 0-7 Atlantic Coast) to hang around. Eventually, though, an Orange team with three ranked wins proved itself superior to a Louisville team with none and won, 19-8. The win won’t boost SU’s postseason hopes much. But Syracuse, on the back of five Molly Carter assists and an 11-goal run, avoided a disastrous defeat on Sunday at the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was the battle for an ACC win between the two schools that didn’t have one,” Gait said. “… Halftime, we challenged our team to step it up, let them know the importance of this game, and they rose to the challenge.”The Orange still has the ACC tournament to pad its resume. Syracuse opens with two-seed North Carolina, a team it lost to 20-11 on April 14. But entering Sunday, SU was firmly on the NCAA tournament bubble. By RPI (rating percentage index) as of April 15, factoring in automatic bids, SU was one spot short of the 26-team tournament field.“(A loss) would’ve made Carolina an absolute must-win or your season is ended,” Gait said. “Now, it gives you a chance to at least be on the bubble and keeps Carolina as important as any game we’ve ever had.”Offensively, Syracuse seemed to get whatever it wanted in the first half. Even with Hawryschuk face guarded and neutralized, SU got open looks time and again. Its misses weren’t courtesy of great defending.But the amount of misses allowed Louisville to stay in the game. With less than 10 minutes left in the first half, Alie Jimerson worked behind the net and Riley Donahue cut toward the goal. The seniors looked to set up a Senior Day assist and goal. But Jimerson’s dish wasn’t handled by Donahue, and the Orange was left wanting.To begin the second half, Syracuse scored first. SU’s lead was three. Then Louisville woke up, temporarily. Caroline Blalock scored, and Ally Hall followed suit for the Cardinals. Emily Howell, listed as a defender, rifled a free-position shot past Asa Goldstock. The game was tied at 8-all.“When the other team started putting a few goals right in the beginning of the second half,” Carter said, “we knew we had to put the game away.”And that’s when the Orange’s top goal-scorer spoke to Gait, SU men’s lacrosse all-time leading goal-scorer. When Hawryschuk broke the 8-8 tie with her first goal of the game, SU’s offense found its groove.“The second we got the first goal that started the run, we knew we needed to get the run going,” Hawryschuk said. “We needed to put the game away.”Donahue scored soon after to give her sole possession of seventh place on SU’s all-time goals list, with 142. Then Neena Merola, a senior, scored for the second time. And Julie Cross, who spends almost all of her time on the field for Syracuse taking draws, ran a give-and-go with Vanessa Costantino, which culminated with Cross snapping her shot past Ball to make it four-in-a-row.In less than nine minutes, SU had gone from tied to 12-8, and the thought of a crushing defeat could be put to rest. The run continued to the game’s conclusion, with the Orange eventually scoring the final 11 goals in a previously tied game.Louisville had no response. The game turned into a blowout so quickly that, when Nicole Levy had an open look in front of the net with the Orange up nine, she didn’t just slot it past the goalie conventionally. Instead, she pivoted away from goal and shot backward between her legs. The shot, which Levy said was “just for fun,” summed up how easy the game had become for Syracuse. Facebook Twitter Google+ “Once (the run) started three or four goals,” Carter said, “we had a lot of fun.”Missing the NCAA tournament wouldn’t be as fun for the Orange. Last Tuesday, Gait said Syracuse just had to get in there to do damage, comparing his team to SU men’s basketball. A big second-half run on Sunday kept alive the Orange’s hope of doing just that. Comments Published on April 22, 2018 at 3:47 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 read more
Oscar De La Hoya isn’t stepping back into the ring, even if it’s for a potential rematch against Floyd Mayweather.Hours after pound-for-pound king Mayweather said he’d put his 48-0 record on the line against longtime nemesis De La Hoya, the Golden Boy took to social media to say he is happily retired.”I’m happy, I’m content, I’m never coming back,” De La Hoya said in an Instagram post titled “Split Decision.””I’m going to continue growing Golden Boy [Promotions].”De La Hoya, 42, hasn’t fought since a December 2008 loss to Manny Pacquiao, officially retiring four months later.But in a radio interview earlier this month, he admitted he constantly thinks about returning to the ring, saying: “There’s not one day that passes by that I [don’t] think about making a comeback.” And if he did return? “If I did make a comeback, I’d want to fight the very best,” he said.Prompted by those words, Mayweather decided to call out De La Hoya.”Oscar … He’s coming back,” Mayweather said in an interview posted by BlackSportsOnline on Wednesday. “I mean if he wants to, we can rock ‘n’ roll in the same gym. … He said he wanted a rematch, so if Oscar wants it, he can get it.”Mayweather and De La Hoya fought just once, in May 2007, with Mayweather earning a split-decision win for the WBC 154-pound title.”Our first fight had a rematch clause,” De La Hoya said in the Instagram post. “It had to take place within the year. He retired in a year and one day.” There’s been no love lost between the camps.After Mayweather beat Pacquiao in a May megafight critiqued by many for its lack of action, De La Hoya tweeted: “Call me old school but I like the fans getting their money’s worth by watching an action packed fight.”De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, meanwhile, announced in May that it hasfiled a federal lawsuit seeking $300 million against Al Haymon, who manages Mayweather. The suit alleges Haymon and his various business entities, among others, have repeatedly violated antitrust laws and the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act.Mayweather, 38, has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has stated several times that he intends to retire after a final fight in September. – read more