The Revivalists Work Two New Songs Into St. Patrick’s Day Celebration [Gallery]

first_imgThe Revivalists spent their St. Patrick’s Day in Bloomington, Illinois at The Castle Theater on Friday night, providing non-stop party time on their Still Feeling Good From Yesterday Tour. Without a doubt, frontman David Shaw, guitarist Zack Feinberg, pedal steel guitarist Ed Williams, bassist George Gekas, drummer Andrew Campanelli, saxophonist Rob Ingraham, and keys master/trumpeter Michael Girardot are carriers of good times, and last night’s performance was no exception.Playing mostly songs from their 2015 Men Amongst Mountains record, the New Orleans-based septet also went back in time with fan favorites “Sunny Days” and “Soul Fight,” along with a double-encoring “All in the Family” and “Criminal” to close. The Revivalists also performed two unreleased songs “The Door” and “You & I.”Photographer Keith Griner of Phierce Photography was in the house to capture the band in their best light. Check out the full gallery below!Setlist: The Revivalists | The Castle Theater | Bloomington, Illinois | 3/17/17BTBD, Keep Going, Stand Up, Monster, Fade Away, The Door, Amber, Gold To Glass, Need You, Sunny Days, Soulfight, You & I, Wish I Knew YouE: All in the Family, Criminal Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Tennis News Roger Federer survives scare from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, enters quarter-finals of Halle Tennis Open

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Halle: Roger Federer admitted that he got lucky after avoiding a major setback in his preparations for Wimbledon in a gruelling 7-6 (7/5), 4-6, 7-5 victory over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the ATP event in Halle on Thursday. Federer, 37, appeared firmly on course for a place in the quarter-finals at a set and a break up before an impressive comeback from Tsonga took the second-round match to a decider. “I knew when I gave away that lead that it would be tight. Then it was about holding my nerve,” he said.    “The third set was more of a battle. I tried to stay calm. It had a bit of everything: happiness, sadness, frustration. I maybe got a bit lucky, but you need that sometimes. It was a bit emotional at the end, which was nice.” Federer said he felt for the defeated Tsonga, who returned to the tour this year after a seven-month absence due to a knee operation in 2018. “I was pleased for him when he got an ovation at the end.” The Swiss, who is eyeing a record tenth career title at Halle this year, faces Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut in the last eight on Friday.    “Roberto wins his points differently than Jo does. Jo does it with the serve, the power, the variety. Roberto does it with repetition,” said Federer.    Zverev eases into quarters    Bautista Agut promised to take the fight to Federer after he eased to a 6-1, 6-4 victory over France’s Richard Gasquet. “I feel I am a better player now than in the past. I will have to be aggressive with my return and push him as much as possible,” he said.    The 31-year-old Spaniard has not beaten Federer in eight meetings and missed out on a chance to play him in last year’s final at Halle after retiring injured in the semi-finals. “Hopefully I can finish the week better this year. It was bad luck last year because I felt really good on the court in every match,” he said.    Home favourite Alexander Zverev also advanced to the quarter-finals with a comfortable 6-3, 7-5 win over American Steve Johnson. The world number five faces Belgium’s David Goffin in the last eight on Friday. “I am just happy to be on the court,” said Zverev, who has been struggling with a knee injury this week.    “My knee is very swollen. There are still some moves where it really hurts, but the pain is less than yesterday,” he said.    Elsewhere, Italy’s Matteo Berrettini, who was crowned champion in Stuttgart last week, came from behind to beat compatriot Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 and secure a quarter-final clash with third-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov.center_img Jo-Wilfried Tsonga returned to the ATP Circuit after seven months.Tsonga underwent a knee operation.Federer is eyeing a 10th career title in Halle.last_img read more

It all starts tonight for the Wellington Crusader basketball teams…

first_imgThis video was produced by Sam Ledesma and is sponsored by the Bank of Commerce.———by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things to know about the Wellington sub-state basketball tournament starting tonight:1. The schedule…Girls: Thursday — Winfield (7-13) vs. Rose Hill (12-8), 6 p.m.; Mulvane (1-19) at Wellington (20-0), 7:30. Saturday, 6 p.m. — Championship.Boys:  Friday — Mulvane (2-18) vs. Rose Hill (6-14), 6 p.m.; Winfield (1-19) at Wellington (10-10), 7:30. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. — Championship.All games are single elimination. 2. The last time Wellington hosted a sub-state tournament… Since building the new high school gymnasium, Wellington has hosted three sub-states including this one. The last one was in 2009. Come early if you want a good parking spot. 3. What’s in store for the Wellington girls… Wellington is ranked No. 2 in the state in both the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association and Topeka Capital-Journal polls. But the Lady Dukes have a lot of work to do. Tonight, they must beat a one-win team against Mulvane at 7:30 p.m. If Wellington can get past the Wildcats, then things get really interesting taking on the winner of the other first round game: Rose Hill vs. Winfield. 4. Which team poses the greatest threat for the Lady Dukes in sub-state?… Pick your poison. We will go with Winfield first. The Vikings, as most Lady Dukes fans remember, gave Wellington its closest contest of the year. The Crusaders won 46-43 which came down to a last second missed Viking 3-pointer. That was the game in which the Crusaders went into a stall for almost three minutes trying to lure Winfield out of its zone defense. Winfield is 7-13, which considering how it played against Wellington, seems like an underachievement. Vikings lost to Rose Hill by 12 points after the Wellington game and had big losses to Ark City and Buhler, before winning by one over El Dorado. So this team is most certainly a head scratcher. The Vikings are led by Abby Berthoff which averages 11.3 ppg, and Hanna Winged with 6.9 ppg. This group of seniors were very, very good in middle school. Similar success hasn’t quite materialized in high school, though. But the Vikings will undoubtedly be looking to make some noise together for their final post season run. 5. That brings us to Rose Hill… Wellington has not played Rose Hill this year. The Rockets lost 49-41 to Goddard in the second round of the Haven Tournament before beating Cheney 65-52 for third place. It was clear then that this team will pose a giant hurdle for the Crusaders to leap over during sub-state. The Rockets are 12-8, and have gone 7-1 since that tournament. Their only loss was to McPherson, a 48-41 come-from-behind victory for the Bullpups. Rose Hill has a Derby transfer as well. Kylie Woods scores 8.5 ppg. When she became eligible in January, she was instantly made the Rockets better. The leading scorer is Anna Van Driel that averages 14.1 ppg and Mackenzie Herman, who averages 12.1. What the Lady Rockets will do is match-up zone you to death. This team is very young with just one senior on the roster.6. So where does this leave Wellington?… The Crusaders are no doubt the favorites, but this is post season where everyone has a 0-0 record. The Crusaders have averaged 58.2 ppg this season, with an unreal field goal percentage of 47 percent. Wellington is also currently in line of breaking the state three-point percentage record which was set by the Frontenac girls in 2002. Grace Mitchell leads the league with 21.4 ppg with Lauryn Snipes at sixth with 11.5 ppg, and Avery Rusk seventh with 11.2. The Crusaders are healthy and seemed to have come off playing two of their best games of the season last week. Playing at home in front of a packed house should help as well. 7. A great opportunity for the Wellington boys…Could Wellington get two teams in the state tournament for the first time in its history? The Crusader boys hope to do their part as well. They sport a 10-10 record, not outstanding, but good enough to garner a top seed in this particular sub-state. Rose Hill is sitting at 6-14, Mulvane at 2-18, and Winfield at 1-19. Wellington boys are hoping for a second consecutive state tournament berth after ousting these same two teams last season. The Crusader boys, though, can’t take anything for granted during a season of ups and downs. Last week was proof of Wellington’s inconsistent season. The Gentleman Dukes had an outstanding 62-50 victory over Circle on Tuesday, only to lose 51-48 to Clearwater two nights later – in a game the Crusaders clearly could have won with an average shooting performance.8. What’s in store for the Wellington boys this week… The Crusaders play a Winfield team this Friday that gave the Crusaders fits 70-62 in a regular season game. Granted, it was one of those Tuesday nights for Wellington, but it illustrates what a dangerous team the Vikings can be. Winfield has had an atrocious season, with one victory over Mulvane 67-65 on Jan. 15. Winfield has been playing a young roster all season. 9. And again there is Rose Hill… If the Dukes can get past the Vikings on Friday, and Rose Hill beats Mulvane as expected, that will set up a showdown with Rose Hill in a rematch of last year’s sub-state championship. And like the girls, this is a game Wellington probably should win, but the potential for a loss is very real. Wellington will have to deal with a dual threat of Parker Austin, who averages 13.8 ppg and Brett Bonar with 12.4 ppg. They finished fourth and fifth on the scoring leader list for AV-CTL Div. III. Wellington never played Rose Hill this season, but the two teams have shared plenty of common opponents and have shared similar results.10. So where does this leave Wellington?… When Wellington gets into an offensive groove, it can run with the best of them. The sophomore duo team of A.J. Snipes and Ian King have been averaging in double figures all season. Snipes, the third leading scorer in the league, averages 16.3 ppg. King which is sixth, averaging 12.6. The Phelps brothers have turned in similar stats. Cade Phelps had 9.9 ppg while Connor has 9.3. Obviously, Snipes is Wellington’s go-to player and will need to come up big down the stretch. King, who has 145 rebounds this season, though, may be the key factor in this tournament. His inside game and physicality could lift the Crusaders up to their second consecutive trip to Salina. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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