Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The prospects of blizzard-like conditions slamming Long Island Friday just got even likelier.The National Weather Service Thursday afternoon issued a blizzard warning for all of Long Island beginning 6 a.m. Friday until 1 p.m. Saturday.The weather service also upped its predictions of snow accumulation in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, noting that both could see more than one foot of snow.Meteorologists predicted Nassau could get blanketed with 10 to 14 inches, while Suffolk could be hit with 10 to 15 inches.The powerful winter storm is expected to also bring winds of 20 to 40 mph, plus gusts of up to 60 mph.On top of the heavy snow predictions, the national weather service is also calling for temperatures Friday night to fall into the 20s.The strongest winds and heaviest snowfall will occur Friday evening into Saturday morning, the NWS said.The potential blizzard also makes driving dangerous, with the storm possibly spawning whiteout conditions. The weather service warned residents not to drive, but if people must travel “have a survival kit with you.”The NWS also issued a coastal flood warning for both counties, noting that waves could reach up to 13 feet in Suffolk.Widespread flooding of vulnerable shore roads and basements is also expected, meteorologists said, adding, “numerous road closures may be needed.”National Grid, which will be leading storm response over the Long Island Power Authority, said Thursday that the storm could knock out power to more than 100,000 customers.
OLD TOWN — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ varsity cross country teams finished in first place overall at a Sept. 22 meet. The boys beat out teams from 11 other schools for their win while the girls were the best out of eight schools in their bracket.“The day was a little misty, but overall a great day to race,” said MDI junior runner Rebecca Planchart. “We are really happy with how we did on Saturday.”Top runners for the girls’ team were Nora Hubbell, who finished the 3.1-mile course third in a time of 20:17.53 as well as Isabel Erickson and Caroline Driscoll, who finished neck to neck in sixth and seventh places with times of 21:01.23 and 21:04.68, respectively.The top runners for the boys’ team were Jordan Harris, who finished in seventh in 18:14.15; Ransom Burgess in ninth with 18:38.74; and Ralph Magnani in 18:40.87. In the top runners for the boys’ team, there was a scant 48-second split between the first and fifth finishers.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFollowing their strong performances, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are scheduled to head to Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions Sept. 29 in Belfast. Sixty-five teams are expected to participate in the event, which is the largest cross country meet in Maine.“It is an exciting, fun meet where all in the running community come together in a festival celebrating running,” said Desiree Sirois, head coach for the girls’ and boys’ cross country teams.For more sports news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Bio
Published on March 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm Contact Kevin: [email protected] Unlike her senior teammates, Brittney Sykes hadn’t been through the NCAA tournament selection show experience of waiting to see if her team’s name would be called. Even if Syracuse didn’t make it this year, Sykes would still have three more chances to make it to the Big Dance.Still, that didn’t bring Sykes much comfort as the brackets were revealed.“I was as nervous as they were,” Sykes said. “I’m sitting next to Kayla (Alexander), each bracket that came up – Bridgeport and the Notre Dame bracket came up – and our name wasn’t called yet. I’m sitting there like, ‘Ugh, guys, I’m a little nervous.’”Sykes had nothing to worry about. Syracuse earned a No. 7 seed in this year’s NCAA tournament on Monday night. The Orange will face No. 10-seed Creighton in a first-round matchup Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., at 11:20 a.m. The Syracuse-Creighton winner will face the winner of No. 2-seed Tennessee and No. 15-seed Oral Roberts on Monday.For Sykes and the rest of SU’s five-player freshman contingent, the tournament berth marked a quick reward for the beginning of a potentially prosperous Syracuse career. But the seniors – led by all-time leading scorer Alexander, along with career 1,000-point-scorers Carmen-Tyson Thomas and Elashier Hall – watched the show knowing this was their last chance to play in the NCAA tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo when Syracuse’s seeding was announced, head coach Quentin Hillsman couldn’t help but feel pride for his seniors.“It’s awesome for them,” Hillsman said. “What else can they ask for? Just for themselves, to go on to life after college. They’ll all have an opportunity to play if they would like to play, but just to have that experience now, to have been in the NCAA tournament, is critical for them.”The team watched in a film room on the second floor of the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. As the first three regions were revealed, Syracuse’s name was not called. After a 24-7 season and third-place finish in Big East regular-season play, the Orange was a supposed lock this year.Still, for the seniors who have waited four years for this moment, seeing Syracuse’s name flash on the screen elicited positive emotions. With an NCAA tournament matchup approaching, the week ahead is sure to induce a special mood, Hall said.“None of us players have ever been in this situation, so we don’t really know what to expect,” Hall said. “Definitely another level of intensity, another level of excitement and competitiveness. We’re all excited to be here, in this position.”Six straight conference wins pushed SU’s record to 22-3 midway through February, but Syracuse lost three straight, the last a 77-75 triple-overtime loss to Villanova. The setback caused Hillsman and players to express concern that the team’s tournament berth wasn’t yet sealed, even as a top-five team in a conference that was ultimately awarded eight bids on Monday.But after beating Louisville on Senior Night for SU’s first win over a ranked team, those worries were put to rest.“We’re really relaxed right now,” Hillsman said. “We knew we were in the tournament about a week and a half, two weeks ago, so I think the stress was kind of off. It was just about us getting through the Big East tournament, winning some games and being healthy.”Hillsman said the team will run a normal morning practice Tuesday before beginning adjustments Wednesday in anticipation of the 789-mile trip to Knoxville.For Tyson-Thomas, the mood at practice will certainly be altered by the week’s anticipation, despite having won 10 Women’s National Invitation Tournament games in her career.“Ironically, it’s a different atmosphere,” Tyson-Thomas said. “We’re still going to be in the Carmelo Anthony Center, but it’s a different atmosphere. You know now that we’re going to something bigger, we’re in something different. We’ve got to bring a whole different level of play to the game, so I feel as though everything’s going to be a little tricked up.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+