With their funky festival just days away, Lettuce is building up some serious anticipation for what is sure to be a great event. In preparation for the Lettuce-hosted Fool’s Paradise festivities, which run from April 1-2 in St. Augustine, FL, the band’s guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff hit the SiriusXM Jam On studios to spin some of his favorite tunes.The guest DJ set, which premieres this Saturday, March 19th at 4 PM Eastern, will see Shmeeans throw down some of his favorite tunes, and talk about other artists that have inspired him. It’s sure to be a great listen for any fan of the funk, and it will run a handful of times over the next week.Be sure to tune in to SiriusXM Jam On, channel 29, and listen up! You can find out more about the station here, and more info about Lettuce’s festival Fool’s Paradise, which features GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, The Nth Power and more, can be found here.Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff’s Guest DJ ScheduleSaturday 3/19 @ 4PM ETSunday 3/20 @ NOON ETMonday 3/21 @ 9AM ETTuesday 3/22 @ 1PM ETWednesday 3/23 @ 5PM ETThursday 3/24 @ 11AM ET
YANA PASKOVA/Herald PhotoTwo exhibition games won by a margin of 48.5 points later and it’s finally time for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team to tip off the regular season.Wisconsin opens the regular season at the Kohl Center Friday versus Houston and play at home again on Sunday against Cleveland State.Head coach Lisa Stone is looking forward to tipping off her third season here at UW and is hoping that this year she can guide the Badgers to the first .500 record under her reign.”The intensity will certainly rise a bit as we have a lot of games in a short amount of time, but we’re healthy right now, our younger players are gaining some maturation, if you will, and we’re working on finding combinations,” Stone said. “But I’m very pleased with where we’re at at this present moment, looking forward to Friday.”Wisconsin played Houston last year for the first time in school history and suffered an 86-61 loss to the Cougars in the Houston Classic.However, Houston has lost four starters from a team that went 21-9 a year ago, including star center Sancho Lyttle, who was selected fifth overall by the Houston Comets in this year’s WNBA Draft.Nevertheless, Houston head coach Joe Curl has ample replacements this year to provide a competitive game against the Badgers, despite losing an exhibition game to the Everyone’s Internet team 67-50.”They have six or seven newcomers and, typical coach Curl style, they’re very, very athletic … very big, athletic, quick, strong, tremendous rebounders,” Stone said.Last season’s 25-point margin in the loss to Houston aside, coach Stone still felt they had a chance to beat the Cougars as they were actually leading by one before halftime, but allowed too many trips to the free throw line in the second half. To ensure a victory this season, defense and rebounding will be crucial.”Defense will be imperative in finding success, as well as rebounding,” Stone said. “We have to rebound, hopefully utilize a lot of different people, but again, Joe [Curl] is a great coach and he’ll have his team prepared. It’s their opener, our opener. I’m pleased that it’s at home, but we’ll play a very athletic team, a team that’s used to winning, and, again, a team that we’re going to have to do a very good job on the boards with.”Houston’s team this year is basically a completely different one than what Wisconsin saw last year. Only Shannon Steele, Emily Fryters, Kadi Creel, and Jasmin Moore return from last season’s squad.Junior college transfer Ryan Meyers will most likely be one of the Cougar’s biggest threats this season. An athletic guard/forward at 6-foot-1, Meyers has led Houston in scoring in each of their exhibitions games with 16 and 21 points, respectively.Sunday’s game against Cleveland State should be a rather competitive one, as well.Last year the two teams met at the Kohl Center with the Badgers netting an 87-71 win over the Vikings.Leading the way for the Vikings is senior point guard Erin Martin, a 5-foot-9 guard with a solid all-around game. She averaged 13.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.7 steals per game.Fellow backcourt mate Brittany Korth, a Clinton, Wis., native, is just as much of a threat as Martin, however, much like Wisconsin’s one-two punch from the guard position with Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks.But regardless of the opponent, the Badgers are simply ready to start the 2005-06 season.”I’m excited about the readiness of our team and they’ll be excited for Friday,” Stone said. “I mean, it’s really go time now. And we try to treat these last games similar, but this is really game time. We have been preparing ourselves and getting some of the kinks out.”One of the goals for the team this year will be to make postseason play, something that the four seniors on the squad have yet to experience in their career.That goal, according to coach Stone, starts this weekend with Houston and Cleveland State.”Our basketball team wants to make a statement and improve and end the season in a better position that we’ve been in the past, particularly our seniors,” Stone said “They’ve not played in postseason and that’s a goal of theirs’ and they know that we have to do well in non-conference. We have a very formidable foe here on Friday who’s the real deal and it’s going to take a lot and we’ll bring our best.”
Watch Live vs. Missouri State 5/11/2017 – 1:30 PM Story Links Preview Photo Gallery Live Stats The Valley On ESPN3 Prior to Sunday’s game, Drake recognized its 2017 senior class of Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.), Maddie Hooyman (Trenton, Mo.) and Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.). All three started for the Bulldogs and Finneran and Sowa each tallied 2-for-2 performances and Hooyman went 1-for-2. Finneran drove in three runs, Sowa scored twice and Hooyman scored one run as well in their final games at Buel Field. Full Schedule Roster DES MOINES, Iowa – Junior pitcher Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) tossed a perfect game for the Drake softball team Sunday afternoon in an 8-0 victory over Loyola in five innings at Buel Field. Drake improved to 28-26 overall and 11-15 in Missouri Valley Conference play with the victory in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs clinched the sixth seed for next week’s MVC Tournament in Normal, Ill., where they will play No. 7 Missouri State on Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. Every game of the MVC Tournament will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. Smith improved her record to 18-16 as she struck out three Ramblers hitters in the first perfect game since Jessica Hicks did it against Indiana State in 2005. Smith earned two wins and one save in the series sweep of Loyola (26-25, 9-17 MVC) this weekend. Next Game: Drake pounded out 12 hits as eight different hitters finished with at least one hit. Freshmen Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) also had two hits each while junior Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) drove in a pair of runs.Print Friendly Version
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MONTREAL – A truck driver from Brampton, Ont., is facing four charges related to a fatal hit and run south of Montreal last August.Harmandeep Singh, 23, was charged Thursday with hit and run after causing the death of one person, two of hit and run after causing bodily harm to two people, and one of hit and run involving a fourth person.Quebec provincial police arrested Singh at Montreal’s Trudeau airport when he returned from India on Wednesday.He will have a bail hearing Friday.A 21-year-old Mexican national vacationing in Quebec was killed in the collision on eastbound Highway 30 in Brossard on Aug. 3.A tractor-trailer struck the vehicle at about 1 a.m., causing it to hit a lamppost, before it drove away. The victim was a passenger in the back seat.The suspect’s vehicle was found a day later in the Montreal borough of Lachine and a warrant was issued shortly after.Police spokeswoman Joyce Kemp said Singh was aware he would be arrested upon landing in Montreal.“There had been contact between the police officers and the suspect before he returned to Canada,” Kemp said.