After two goals gave Wisconsin the advantage 20 minutes into the game, it looked like the Badgers might finally win their first home game of the season. That wouldn’t be the case as UW-Green Bay roared back to score three unanswered goals to win the game 3-2.The Phoenix (2-5-2 overall, 0-1-1 Horizon League) picked up their first road win of the 2015 season while the Badgers (2-7-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten) lost their fifth consecutive home game.Wisconsin now turns their sights to Michigan as they travel to Ann Arbor for a game Saturday at 1 p.m. The Badgers will return home next week Wednesday to take on another in-state rival, Marquette.Penalty ProblemsComing into the game against UW-Green Bay, the Badgers were yet to earn a free kick. Wednesday night they were able to draw two. The first one came courtesy of a Phoenix handball in the box, but Drew Conner’s resulting penalty kick was saved by the goalkeeper. That would’ve put the Badgers up 3-1 right before halftime.The second penalty kick awarded to the Badgers came in the second half when Nick Jones was taken out by a Green Bay defender. This time, Christopher Mueller stepped up to take the kick, only to send his shot wide of the left post. Mueller’s miss proved to be costly as that penalty would’ve tied the game up 3-3.Captain ConnerDespite the senior midfielder’s penalty spot miss, Conner scored the opening goal of the game for the Badgers. This was the captain’s first goal and point of the season, as well as his first goal from open play since the 2013 season. If there’s any positive takeaway from this match it’s the fact that Conner finally got himself in the box score.A Phoenix RisesUW-Green Bay’s junior midfielder Audi Jepson was a menace all evening for the Phoenix. Coming into the match versus the Badgers, Jepson had netted the only two goals of the season for Green Bay. Jepson added to that number as he tallied his third goal of the season on a shot from 20 yards that UW goalkeeper Adrian Remeniuk was unable to keep out of the back of the net. Jepson then turned provider in the second half as he assisted William Nordenstrom on the goal that tied things up for the Phoenix.Cool Hand LucLuc Kazmierczak made his first start of the season for the Badgers, and he did so in impressive fashion. Playing as a right midfielder, Kazmierczak supplied the assist to Conner’s opening goal. That was his first assist and point of the season, as well as his second career assist as a Badger.QuotableUW head coach John Trask on the team’s performance:“We’ve gotta be better defensively. You gotta put away your chances, especially penalty kicks.”Trask on changing up the starting lineup:“I thought Isaac Schlenker came in and did a very nice job. I thought Luc [Kazmierczak] played a good game as well. I thought Nick Jones was dangerous tonight — created a penalty kick. So there were some bright spots out there.”Trask on how the team can put together a full game:“We don’t seem to be resolute for 90 minutes. We’ve talked about it many times with these guys. We seem to carry poor performances every game. I think some guys showed up tonight, like Isaac. We need some guys to step up. It’s a disappointing result. You get two penalty kicks — we had plenty of chances to make it three to one. And that’s a soccer game if you finish those chances. We didn’t do it and they hung around and just did enough to get back in the game and win the game.”
Whether pre-K or pre-Med, Olympia’s Club Z! tutoring helps with sliding grades, new school transitions, maintaining sports GPA requirements, and overall study skills for students ages four to sixty.The majority of students sign on for help with math and reading, though Club Z! offers tutors in any subject needed. Traditionally, after setting up a baseline in one-on-one meetings, the student will meet with their tutor twice a week for 60-90 minutes. The duration of tutoring depends on the subject or need. Test preparation sessions will be intensive meetings through the testing date whereas transitional or traditional sessions vary. Says owner Angela Grant “everything revolves around the child.”Overall, high school or college students will work with their tutor for the duration of the class, whereas younger children’s tutoring varies by need. One local student has worked with Club Z! continually beginning in second grade until graduating high school this year.Such long-term mentoring is not unusual, especially if the student and their tutor develop a close, productive relationship. Having a staff of over 50 tutors ensures that there will be a tutor available whose personality, skill-set, and training best aid every student.One thing taught to every student, regardless of age, ability, or subject matter is how to study. Good study skills “bring sanity to every household,” Grant states, “so you don’t have to work so hard” to achieve success. Through a program called “Learning Built to Last” students are offered customized study programs, built on the type of academic process best suited to them. Whether the need is for advanced academics or simply managing time, homework, and sports…and still maintaining a family and social life. Club Z! has a plan for everyone.Enrollment with Club Z! is a simple process, with no contract required. Billing is done on an hourly basis and all work is performed one-on-one with the student. The initial consultation with their staff can help establish what expectations, steps, and timeframe might be called for, and lay the groundwork for progress.For questions or to arrange a private consultation, Club Z! can be found online or by calling 360.436.6615. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017)–The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 23 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Given the historic nature of the game, individual jockey sponsors, representing a wide array of racing industry stakeholders, will lend financial support to this worthy cause. Tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph session beginning at 6:30 p.m.The following jockeys, with individual sponsors have committed to the Feb. 23 event: GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA & WILL FEATURE BROAD BASED INDIVIDUAL JOCKEY SPONSORSHIP Norberto Arroyo, Jr. Richard Baltas Tyler Baze Dennis O’Neill Racing Rafael Bejarano Eclipse Racing Brice Blanc Ruis Racing Mario Gutierrez J. Paul Reddam, Cash Call Chad Lindsay Phil D’Amato Corey Nakatani M. Auerbach, LLC. Flavien Prat LNJ Foxwoods Mike Smith West Point Thoroughbreds Austin Solis Solis Bloodstock Joe Talamo KM Racing, Inc. Jamie Theriot ERJ Racing TVG’s Kurt Hoover will be coaching the jockey squad for the 16th consecutive year and Hoover, himself a cager of note at Arcadia High School, circa 1980, likes the way his lineup looks with the recent addition of Corey Nakatani.“Corey’s such a great competitor, and I really mean that,” said Hoover. “We don’t expect him to score a lot of points, but he comes to play and he helps set the tone for the other guys. He was riding in Arkansas last year, so it’s great to have him back. With Drayden (Van Dyke) out (due to injury) this year, we’re missing our best shooter, so we’re going to be getting Kent (Desormeaux) the ball quite a bit more. It’s always fun!”The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, who is the 18-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey, Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to The Great Race Place.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles from Santa Anita. Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia.