Jazz Is Phsh recently announced a fall/winter tour! The all-star jazz tribute, conceptualized and fronted by brothers Adam and Matt Chase, will be hitting the road November and December 2017 for a number of national tour dates. The band will open their tour with two early November dates in Georgia and Florida before heading to the West Coast with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. Late November into early December the band will make stops at some classic East Coast venues in addition to a date in Toronto, Canada. The East Coast leg of tour will culminate with the band’s penultimate show of the year at 5 Points Music Sanctuary in Roanoke, VA.December 30 Jazz Is Phsh will close out their 2017 at The Cutting Room in New York City as part of CEG Presents’ Phish Pre/After-Party series of concerts. Joining The Chase Brothers in Jazz Is Phsh for the evening will be members of Snarky Puppy and Trey Anastasio Band, along with some surprise guests. Tickets available here.To keep the exploration of the music fresh and exciting, The Chase Brothers employ a rotating cast of talented musicians both in their studio and live performances. Jazz Is Phsh’s debut album, He Never Spoke A Word, features Dennis Chambers, Jeff Coffin, Kofi Burbridge, Chris Bullock, Grant Green Jr., and Michael Ray among others. On their upcoming tour will be rotating members of Snarky Puppy, Trey Anastasio Band, Phish’s Giant Country Horns, Jeff Coffin’s Mu’tet, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more.With Jaco Pastorius’ son, Felix Pastorius performing with the band on several upcoming shows as well as Jay Rodriguez, who performed with Miles Davis the authenticity of the jazz experience is intact for the fan of jazz fusion that may not be familiar with the repertoire of Phish.JAZZ IS PHSH // 2017 TOUR DATESNov 2 Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GANov 5 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FLNov 16 The Mint LA – Los Angeles, CANov 17 MEZZANINE – San Fransisco, CA Nov 18 Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WANov 19 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR Nov 30 Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCDec 1 ANTHOLOGY – Rochester, NYDec 2 Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo, NYDec 3 Rivoli – Toronto, OntarioDec 7 World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PADec 8 The 8×10 – Baltimore, MDDec 9 5 Points Music Sanctuary – Roanoke, VA Dec 30 The Cutting Room – New York, NY
By Sharon OmahenUniversity of Georgia If the thought of planting a fall garden in the middle of a drought makes you fret, it may be time to take a rest and give your garden one, too. “One option gardeners have is to plant a cover crop instead of a winter vegetable garden this fall,” said Bob Westerfield, a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The term cover crop comes from the act of using plants, or “green mulch,” to protect the soil from erosion, he said. Cover crops also release rich nutrients into the soil.Grains and legumesThere are several choices when you select a cover crop. Westerfield recommends a combination of an annual grass or grain crop and a legume.”An excellent choice would be a mixture of wheat or oats and clover,” he said. “Small grains are easy to grow and germinate quickly and will act as a nurse crop for the slower-germinating clover.”Legumes such as clover or winter peas produce nitrogen-fixing nodules in their root systems, Westerfield said. These nutrients will be valuable to your garden when you till in the cover crop next spring.Plant when soil coolsThe ideal time to plant a cover crop, he said, is after soil temperatures cool down between late September and early October.If you decide to plant clover, be sure the seeds have been inoculated before you plant them.”Inoculation basically means adding a small packet of powdered bacteria that helps disintegrate the seed coat and aids in germination,” he said. “Most feed stores that carry clover and other legume seed will either sell the inoculants or sell preinoculated seed.”Before planting a cover crop, first remove all residues from this year’s garden. Then till the soil thoroughly.Mix wheat and clover seed together and broadcast the mixture across the entire garden. Use a light rake or drag across the seed bed to ensure good seed-to-soil contact.Plant shallow, water well”Be careful not to bury the seeds too deeply,” Westerfield said. “If you do, your seed germination will be greatly reduced.”Water the garden early on to promote seed germination. Then water as needed when it doesn’t rain. Winter rains should provide future irrigation for your cover crop.To decide whether you need to fertilize your cover crop, take a soil sample to your county UGA Extension office. Usually, Westerfield said, all you need to establish a good cover crop mixture is to fertilize once when you plant.In February or March, if you want to plant early-season crops such as lettuce, onions, carrots or beans, till under a few rows of your now fully established cover crop. Wait a few weeks to let the debris decompose before you plant.You can use the same method to plant your spring garden. Mow and till under rows of the cover crop to reveal your planting rows. Leave the remaining crop to protect the soil and block out weeds.If you prefer to start with a clean garden slate, mow and till in the remaining cover crop when you’re ready to plant your entire spring garden.”The best thing about planting cover crops is they’re pest-free and maintenance-free,” Westerfield said. “Your cover crop gives a bright, green contrast when everything else may be dormant. And the clover produces an attractive display of flowers in the spring.”
Courtesy of Twisters AD Patrick Kolks. The Batesville Middle School 7th Grade Volleyball team got off to a good start but couldn’t sustain a high level of play in a 2 set loss to Greendale falling by the scores 25-18; 25-19. Missed serves hurt throughout the match and ended a late comeback attempt in the second set. The team hopes to bounce back next week. Jade Martin had 5 service points including 2 aces. Grace Walter earned 3 kills in the front line, while Addison Luers, Reesa Zimmerman, and Martin each contributed 1 kill at the net. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The BMS 8th grade volleyball team lost to Greendale 25-13, 25-15. The Bulldogs were successful from the service line with 93% serving. From the front line Kate Bauer had 2 kills, Aly Peters and Annie Negovetich each had a kill. The top server was Ana Powner with 4 points. The Bulldogs fall to 2-2.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Prickel.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Volleyball falls to South Decatur High School 25-21, 12-25, 18-16. The Lady Chargers 7th grade team lost a hard fought batter with rivals South Decatur. After losing the 1st match with a substantial lead, they dominated the 2nd match with great serving. The 3rd match was back and forth, a nail biter for the fans. Even though we lost, I will call in a victory for their effort! Kendal Hoestkoetter lead serving with 9 Aces, Mia Stier had great night at the net with 3 good hits, and Jo Whitaker had some very crucial passes when we needed them.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Molly Waecther.North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Volleyball beat South Decatur High School 25-16, 25-15. The 8th grade Lady Chargers bring home another win! Clare Kinker and Kelsey Haley each had an impressive 8 point serving streak. Gabi Adams, Sydney Rohls, Madi Allen, Ally Whitaker & Hannah Gorrell brought out their inner beasts with several blocks and kills. Zoey Hersley, Anna Mauer, Brooke Mauer & Laney Saunders with many perfect passes to Hannah Gorrell & Kelsey Haley to set up for the kills! 3-0 and moving on!Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham.Thursday night was an evening full of exciting volleyball. East Central was the setting and the Batesville High School girls’ varsity volleyball team arrived hungry for a win. The first two games were action-packed with lots of exhilarating volleys. Both games ended with East Central on top 25-20. The Batesville girls fought back in the third game winning 25-19. The battle was real in the 4th game and it went down to the wire. East Central came out on top even though Batesville fought hard. The final game ended 26-28. Cayman Werner had 14 kills and 5 blocks. Regina Gerstbauer went a perfect 21 for 21 with serves and Kylie Laker led in assists with 16. ZThe reserve team lost in two games. Maggie Wilson led the team in serve-receive. Kaylie Raver led the team in setting with five assists.The Freshman team opened their season losing to East Central in three games. EC took the first game 25-10. The Freshman Dogs came back with a win in the second game 25-24. The third game ended 15-13 with EC on top. Kaylie Raver was the top server. Kate Martin led the back row and Laura Schwegman led the team with 4 kills.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.North Decatur High School Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 4th place at South Decatur 5-way. South Ripley placed 1st. North Decatur Chargers. Gracie Osting 8 24:23; Jenna Walton 6 23:35; Paige Reisman 15 25:43; Ellie Cox 23 27:35; Hannah Allen 34 30:03 PR; Lauren Holloway 36 32:06; Paige Wessler 38 33:26; Philomenia Niese 43 38:28; Addie Gauck 18 26:13 PR.North Decatur High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 5th place at South Decatur 5-way. South Ripley was 1st. North Decatur Chargers. Aiden O’Dell 13 20:37 PR; Charlie Kramer 19 21:07 PR; Lance Nobbe 28 22:11 PR; Caleb Bowels 27 22:10; Adam Mack 31 23:04; Owen Geis 26 21:58; Ryan Hancock 35 23:09; Chris Gauck 43 25:04 PR; Cameron Medsker 47 28:37; Collin Bryant 49 30:07; Brandan Gearhart 24 21:48; Jack Cathey 45 25:43; Ethan Neimeyer 46 27:32.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.The AquaTrojans took on the AquaTrojans in the intersquad meet of the century!! The Red team was victorious over the Black team by 7 points. It was a great meet by all swimmers. Individual winners include Andrew Strotman – 200 Free; Elle Jankovsky – 100 IM; Riley Reany – 50 Free, 50 Back; Bree Cleary – 1 meter diving; Aubree Popen – 50 Fly; Riley Shumate – 100 Free; Kyle Goodwin – 400 Freestyle, 50 Breast. The full squad of SDMS AquaTrojans host the South Dearborn Squires on Thursday. Go AquaTrojans!! Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless. The Greensburg Lady Pirates Soccer competed in their first conference game of the season against The Batesville Bulldogs. The Lady Pirates were not able to put points on the board. The Bulldogs dominated the passing game and only allowed the Pirate to take seven shots on goal. Final score was Batesville 8, Greensburg 0. Greensburg’s Keeper Junior Ella Lowe face faced 43 shots on goal and managed to save all but 8. Sophomore Macy Smith was the team’s lead shooter at 5.Junior Mykenzi Morlan attempted three goals and Senior Emily Rosales attempted 1. This brings the Lady Pirates record to 3-2 for the season. They travel to South Ripley for a 5 P.M. start on Tuesday and Madison Consolidated on Thursday with a 5 P.M. start. Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.The Batesville Bulldogs Boys Junior Varsity Soccer team traveled to Lawrenceburg. In their first full match of the season, the Bulldogs gave up a couple goals early and had to play catch up the rest of the way. Batesville was down 2-0 at half but made plenty of good runs, just were unable to put it in the net in the first half. In the second half, a corner kick by Grant Peters led to a header by Thomas Hartman who scored the first goal of the season for the Junior Varsity. The Bulldogs fought hard all night but ultimately, could not bounce back from Lawrenceburg’s early lead. Junior Varsity is now 0-1-1 on the season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tyler Burcham.The East Central Lady Trojans Volleyball team defeated Batesville at all three levels last night in a non-conference match-up. The freshman won in 3, JV in 2, and varsity in 4. The varsity scores were 25-20, 25-20, 19-25, 28-26. ‘It was just a fun match to be involved in. So many of the players on the court know each other from playing club together, so it always makes things more interesting. Both teams played hard and refused to quit.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker. Varsity is now 3-1 on the season (1-0 in EIAC). The Batesville Bulldogs Boys Soccer team traveled to Lawrenceburg for a conference match against the Tigers winning 4-3.This was an intense fight for the win and a close match overall. The first goal came from the Tigers after 2 Bulldogs collided on a miscommunication leaving the net open. The next shot at goal was given up from a handball in the box by Batesville, but the PK deflected off of the cross bar for a close call. 20:37 Eli Pierson finally gets a huge breakaway and taps the ball around the keeper. The final goal of the half Lawrenceburg dribbles 1v1 down the right side and makes a shot on goal. In the second half the Bulldogs responded strongly when JJ Kuisel timed a pass across the keeper to Eli Pierson for a one touch finish just one minute into the half. The next 2 goals came from Eli Pierson and then Ian Powers. With only 7 seconds on the clock the Tigers sent a long high ball which bounced off the keepers gloves into the net.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman. The OA girls welcomed the Lady Lions of Rushville to the OA Graveyard on Thursday winning 6-3.The girls got off to a hot start, Kate Walke scored at the 16:14 mark. Senior Leila Savage found the back of the net at 14:58, Kate Walke got her second goal of the game with 10:33 in the first half. The Twisters held the Lions scoreless in the first half. The second half the Lady Lions scored twice in a 8 minute span – once on a penalty kick, once within the 18 yard box.The Twisters have the weekend off and don’t return to the pitch until Thursday, September 3rd as they head to Centerville.
The German Football League’s board reportedly favors a start date of May 15 but some clubs want it later.Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann backs a May 23 start to “reduce the injury risk” with more training and because some clubs were cleared to return to training earlier than others. Mainz wants two weeks to prepare.The league was given the go-ahead Wednesday to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors.More teams are returning to full-team training instead of working in small groups. Borussia Mönchengladbach is resuming full training despite what it called “very weak positive” coronavirus tests for one player and one staff member. The club says the player has since tested negative twice and the staff member is isolating at home after one negative test. The Latest: Canoe body planning in case Olympics canceled The federation said last week that on government advice the season could not be completed by a UEFA-set deadline for Gibraltar of July 20.Europa will enter next season’s Champions League qualifying rounds. St. Joseph’s and third-place Lincoln Red Imps will enter the Europa League.___The president of French soccer club Lyon says he hopes the resumption of the German league can prompt a reversal of the decision to end the season in his own country.The top two leagues in Germany have been given the go-ahead to play in empty stadiums following a meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and state governors. ___Formula One says Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona midfielder Arthur will compete alongside drivers in this weekend’s virtual Spanish Grand Prix.Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris, Alex Albon, Antonio Giovinazzi, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi will be the F1 drivers in Sunday’s event.Aguero will race for Red Bull alongside Albon. Courtois will run for Alfa Romeo in his second virtual race. Arthur will be with Haas.Golfer Ian Poulter will make his third appearance with Renault. The 10 remaining league matches in France were canceled last week. Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion and Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh.Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says on sports daily L’Equipe’s website “it might not be too late to imagine … something coherent on a political level.”He adds that “by adapting our methods we could probably have finished the league.”Aulas argued for a playoff system to end the league by late August and reserved the possibility to claim damages he estimated at tens of millions of euros (dollars).___ Brescia is one of areas hit hardest by the virus but Gastaldello says he was never tested.He says “we’ll know if we’ve had it only once they test us before training.”Brescia president Massimo Cellino has also been a vociferous opponent to resuming the season but says it’s not because he wants his club to avoid relegation.The Italian government has not yet approved the resumption of the season.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The International Canoe Federation says it is planning its budget in case the Tokyo Olympics get canceled in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. May 7, 2020 The ICF says its board “approved two budget scenarios” up to 2022 taking into account “the chance of no competition or Olympics in 2021.”The ICF is due to get about $16 million from the International Olympic Committee as a share of revenue from the postponed Tokyo Games.The ICF has postponed or canceled all international events through August. It is due to have an election congress in December when president Jose Perurena steps down after 12 years.___German soccer league managing director Christian Seifert says the Bundesliga season will resume on May 16. Associated Press The matches will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus pandemic.The announcement comes one day after Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors agreed the season could resume.The Bundesliga was suspended on March 13 with nine rounds remaining. Seifert says the league will begin again where it left off.Seifert was speaking after a video conference with members from the country’s 36 clubs in the top two divisions. The second division will also resume on May 16.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The virtual Spanish GP will take place during the same weekend the real race was scheduled to run at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit. The race will consist of a qualifying session and a 33-lap race.The F1 season hasn’t started yet because of the coronavirus pandemic.___The Gibraltar soccer federation says it has declared the league season null and void with no champion.The top two teams in the league were Europa and St. Joseph’s when the coronavirus pandemic caused the season to be suspended. The federation says they were so close in the standings it could not declare a champion “in the interests of sporting integrity.” The Kontinental Hockey League says it will not name a champion after it stopped the season part-way through the playoffs because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Russia-based league shut down in March but didn’t immediately decide how the final standings would be determined. The league is widely considered to be the strongest outside the NHL.The KHL says the eight teams still in the playoffs at the time the season ended will be ruled as jointly finishing in the top eight positions.___Soccer clubs from Germany’s top two divisions will discuss setting a date to resume the suspended season amid the coronavirus pandemic. It could be as soon as next week. The French Tennis Federation says it will refund tickets purchased for the French Open because of uncertainty related to the coronavirus pandemic.The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4.The FFT says it “has taken the decision to cancel and refund all tickets purchased for the original dates of Roland Garros.”The FFT is also working closely with French authorities “to establish the necessary measures which will ensure the health and security of all guests attending the tournament.”Refunds will be received by end of May and a new ticketing procedure will be opened if the tournament goes ahead. ___Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic.Gastaldello tells Italian daily La Repubblica “we don’t feel safe. They’re asking us to resume training and to get back out onto the field right away … It’s putting all of the players’ safety on the line.”He says “I’m speaking for me and for my teammates” and adds it’s not worth it “if the price of resuming is us getting seriously injured.”Most clubs in the Italian league are resuming training on an individual basis this week but last-place Brescia is one of the holdouts.