Powerhouse quintet The Nth Power and esteemed jazz vocalist and trumpet player Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band) opened a five-show run together at The Acoustic in Bridgeport, CT last night. Dubbed the “Jenth Power Tour,” Hartswick and her band featuring keyboardist Rob Marscher, bassist Dezron Douglas as well as Nth Power members drummer Nikki Glaspie and guitarist Nick Cassarino opened the evening’s festivities with several selections from Hartswick’s upcoming new album before giving way to the Nth Power’s set.Hartswick’s ties with the Nth Power run deep, as it was her late night show at Jazz Fest in 2012 that first breathed life into the band that now includes Glaspie, Cassarino, bass player Nate Edgar, West African master percussionist Weedie Braimah and keyboardist Courtney “Jay-Mel” Smith. During last night’s performance at The Acoustic, the Nth Power ran through several songs from the band’s soulful 2015 album Abundance, including “Walk On Water,” “Soul Survivor,” “Right Now” and “Holy Rain.” In addition, Glaspie dedicated the encore to Daryl Coley, an acclaimed gospel singer who had died earlier in the day.Watch complete show footage of the Jennifer Hartswick Band and The Nth Power last night via TheAcoustic:Be sure to catch The Nth Power at Fool’s Paradise, hosted by Lettuce, from April 1-2 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL. Lettuce and The Nth Power will perform, alongside GRiZ, Vulfpeck, Chris Robinson’s Soul Revue, Goldfish, Break Science and more! Info can be found here.[H/T JamBase]
ORVC Weekly Report (August 31 – September 5)Player of the Week.Volleyball. Ashleigh Ream-SWGirls Cross Country. Lanie Nicholson-SRBoys Cross Country. Josh Pohle-JCDGirls Golf. Belle Crawford-SWGirls Soccer. Kenzie Taylor-SCBoys Soccer. Kendall Montgomery-RSORVC Report(August 31-September 5)2020Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
Syracuse (22-8, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) is in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed and will face No. 9 seed Oklahoma State (20-10, 11-7 Big-12) in Starkville, Mississippi, on Saturday afternoon. This is SU’s sixth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance.With a win, SU would most likely get a rematch with one-seed Mississippi State, who the Orange fell to 76-65 in December.Prior to the bracket release, the biggest unknown for SU was seed line and opponent with an at-large bid seemingly locked up.The Orange opened the season hot, winning 11-straight by an average of nearly 15 points. Despite starting four new players, SU hummed along, led by point guard Tiana Mangakahia, who finished the season averaging a nation-leading 9.9 assists per game to go with 17.8 points per game.After the 11-0 start, the Orange dropped three of its next four, with two of the losses coming to then-No. 5 Mississippi State and then-No. 2 Notre Dame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU started relatively strong in ACC play, knocking off then-No. 11 Florida State at home but falling to Virginia and Miami on the road. Eventually, Syracuse was sitting at 5-6 in the ACC with five games to go when head coach Quentin Hillsman said the Orange would need to win five-straight to feel comfortable about NCAA Tournament at-large hopes.SU did just that, including knocking off then-No. 17 Duke at home, before falling in the first round of the ACC Tournament to Virginia Tech. That was the most recent game SU played.The previous two seasons, Syracuse has run into — and lost to — Connecticut in the NCAA tournament, in the national championship game in 2016 and the round of 32 in 2017. In each of the two seasons before, SU fell in the round of 32. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham
Kumasi Asante Kotoko succeeded in beating Sekondi Hasaacas by a goal to nil at the Essipong Sports Stadium, Sekondi on Sunday.Eric Donkor rescued the day for the Porcupine Warriors with 3 minutes into the 5 minutes of added time to give his side a lifeline in the league.The dethroned league champions, ahead of this game were battling relegation after the Disciplinary Committee declared them losers of the 2-1 victory over Hearts of Oak on match day 25, after the Phobians protest against the ineligibility of Obed Owusu was upheld.Kotoko had a goal in the first half disallowed by referee Amenya.Back from recess, the Giants of the West got close to earning the opener, after they had a player fouled in the 18-yard box, but their appeal for a penalty was rejected.Before Kotoko in the 80 minute were awarded a penalty, but the veteran goalkeeper, George Owusu saved Eric Donkor’s kick from the spot. However, just as the game was heading to a goalless draw that Eric Donkor atoned for his miss from the spot kick to fetch Kotoko the goal that gave them all the three maximum points.Kotoko have now lifted themselves from the drop zone to 10th on the league log with a game remaining.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports