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Moped driver stabbed to death after being hit by a vehicle in Greensboro Tuesday night, police say |  Crime news

GREENSBORO – A man was stabbed to death Tuesday night after a vehicle hit his moped along Glenwood Avenue, according to a Greensboro Police press release. Police were called at 7.45 p.m. Tuesday after a man driving a gold-colored limousine hit a man on a moped and stabbed him on the 1700 block of Glenwood […]

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GREENSBORO – A man was stabbed to death Tuesday night after a vehicle hit his moped along Glenwood Avenue, according to a Greensboro Police press release.

Police were called at 7.45 p.m. Tuesday after a man driving a gold-colored limousine hit a man on a moped and stabbed him on the 1700 block of Glenwood Avenue, the statement said.

An ambulance took the man to a local hospital for treatment for stab wounds that police said did not appear to be life-threatening.

The police are asking anyone with information to call Greensboro / Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000; or download the P3tips mobile app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.org to submit a web tip. All Crime Stoppers tips are completely anonymous.

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GREENSBORO – A man was stabbed to death Tuesday night after a vehicle hit his moped along Glenwood Avenue, according to a Greensboro Police press release. Police were called at 7.45 p.m. Tuesday after a man driving a gold-colored limousine hit a man on a moped and stabbed him on the 1700 block of Glenwood […]

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Moped driver stabbed to death after being hit by a vehicle in Greensboro Tuesday night, police say |  Crime news

GREENSBORO – A man was stabbed to death Tuesday night after a vehicle hit his moped along Glenwood Avenue, according to a Greensboro Police press release.

Police were called at 7.45 p.m. Tuesday after a man driving a gold-colored limousine hit a man on a moped and stabbed him on the 1700 block of Glenwood Avenue, the statement said.

An ambulance took the man to a local hospital for treatment for stab wounds that police said did not appear to be life-threatening.

The police are asking anyone with information to call Greensboro / Guilford Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000; or download the P3tips mobile app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.org to submit a web tip. All Crime Stoppers tips are completely anonymous.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623851500 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Voices: Black people in Durham remember Juniteenth as a transfer of black power to future generations [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/voices-black-people-in-durham-remember-juniteenth-as-a-transfer-of-black-power-to-future-generations/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Wed, 16 Jun 2021 10:12:35 +0000 [category] => Durham [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8437 [description] =>
Voices: Black people in Durham remember Juniteenth as a transfer of black power to future generations

I noticed the new white people Everyone in my neighborhood seems to have big dogs. Despite the harmlessness of ?Fido? or ?Trixie?, the owner does not warn that subtly. The brand new two meter high wall-like fence in her garden isn’t neighborly either. For me it’s a physical and cultural offense. Cutting open veranda flags […]

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I noticed the new white people Everyone in my neighborhood seems to have big dogs. Despite the harmlessness of ?Fido? or ?Trixie?, the owner does not warn that subtly. The brand new two meter high wall-like fence in her garden isn’t neighborly either. For me it’s a physical and cultural offense.

Cutting open veranda flags everywhere smells like another colonial practice of the settlers. This is the landscape I navigate as I hand out Juneteenth leaflets to my black neighbors.

The feeling of being overwhelmed by whiteness extends well beyond my neighborhood. Last month my mother came to see me from the northeast. It had been several years but we went to Durham Farmers Market to buy chow chow, goat cheese, and banana butter. The demographics of the city’s recent population boom was evident this early Saturday morning. While many of the salespeople were the same, I missed the Black family who sold mini cakes and hand pies. And I noticed that the majority of the black vendors were stationed on the edge of the main market square. What surprised me most was the overwhelming number of white 30-year-olds with infants and toddlers in tow.

While we were happy to support local black and white sellers, Mom and I didn’t stay long. When we were leaving I said to a friend on the phone: “Girls, there are hardly any black people here.”

I no longer whisper these truths.

An elderly white person came up to me after hearing my comment. “Well,” they told me, “tomorrow is a Black Farmers Market in Raleigh.”

Apparently well-meaning whites are so proud of themselves and want to share their knowledge of blacks with me.

?There are actually a lot of black people here,? they added.

I was so much kinder in that moment than I wanted to be.

“Well, these two of the five blacks here are leaving,” I told them.

How is it that there are fewer black-owned businesses in the city center than there were before the city was revitalized?

When I moved to Durham in 2003, the town center was mostly black-owned companies. In addition to the bank and the post office, I mainly visited Mr. Scott’s one-room tailoring, the Ethiopian convenience store, the Mr. Show clothing store on Main Street, the Talk of the Town nightclub, a Kenyan restaurant in Five Points, Mad Stylz Barbershop and of course Ronny Sturdivants TQ Business Complex.

White and black people in Raleigh were afraid to visit Durham, even in daylight. Back then, blacks made up 43 percent of the population. Our presence in Durham has been dwindling since 2010. And yet, for me, a white person quantifies, without being asked, how many blacks are ?enough?.

There is an inverse relationship between whites ‘wellbeing and blacks’ access to public space. We might as well be living in the 1950s again. White people continue to take up so much space. And unfortunately, racial equality education has given many of them the language, resources, and right to expand who and what they can control.

I am guilty too. Since 2012, my social entrepreneurship – Whistle Stop Tours – has taken more than 100 groups through black neighborhoods. I love sharing Durham’s story with Black family gatherings and rites of passage groups. But most of my engagements are for undergraduate classes at PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions), non-profit retreats, corporate orientations, and research projects given by private schools.

“There is an inverse relationship between whites ‘wellbeing and blacks’ access to public space.”

In the past 10 years I have seen heritage tourism becoming profitable for everyone but the city’s most vulnerable residents. I don’t blame anyone for wanting to understand their story. But large groups of whites traveling through black neighborhoods are mostly another hallmark of gentrification.

My employer, Village of Wisdom, cooperates with the Hayti Heritage Center every year for the Juniteenth. The evolution of the Heritage Center from a ?brush dome? – a place of worship – to an African Methodist Episcopal Church, Freedman’s School, a place for civil rights organization and now a performance hall and cultural center still bears the name of the first free blacks Republic in the Western Hemisphere. The island nation of Haiti is a global symbol for black liberation. The Creole or Kreyol spelling of Ayiti (translated into English as “mountainous land”) is a recognition of the indigenous Taino people, whose population was almost exterminated by Spanish invaders in the 16th century.

Hayti’s descendants opposed a similar colonial settler practice known as urban renewal. In 1975, St. Joseph’s AME prevented demolition and was listed on the North Carolina Register of Historic Places.

Blacks need our own rooms. Segregation forced the creation of many counties such as Hayti, Wilmington and Greenwood, which nonetheless flourished until they became the target of racial violence, and the country’s interstate highway system that tore through the heart of these communities.

Black holidays like Juneteenth in Durham and across the country are our time to get back together. It’s a time to pay homage to the Occaneechi band of the Saponi nation, whose land became an open haven for African Americans during the Jim Crow Terror. It’s a time to rest from the work of code switching. We look forward to enjoying special spaces away from the white gaze, oasis spaces where we can express ourselves through our eating habits, musical genius, remixed dance styles and fashion, while reminding ourselves that there is history and legacy in everything black .

This June tenth I decided to fly the red, black and green flag of liberation in my garden. It is more out of a sense of duty than joy or pride. I am reminded that sharing our history is also a transfer of black power to future generations.

AYA SHABU is Assistant Director of Arts and Culture at the Village of Wisdom and curator of the June 18th Celebration at the Hayti Heritage Center. Comment on this column at backtalk@indyweek.com.

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I noticed the new white people Everyone in my neighborhood seems to have big dogs. Despite the harmlessness of ?Fido? or ?Trixie?, the owner does not warn that subtly. The brand new two meter high wall-like fence in her garden isn’t neighborly either. For me it’s a physical and cultural offense. Cutting open veranda flags […]

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I noticed the new white people Everyone in my neighborhood seems to have big dogs. Despite the harmlessness of ?Fido? or ?Trixie?, the owner does not warn that subtly. The brand new two meter high wall-like fence in her garden isn’t neighborly either. For me it’s a physical and cultural offense.

Cutting open veranda flags everywhere smells like another colonial practice of the settlers. This is the landscape I navigate as I hand out Juneteenth leaflets to my black neighbors.

The feeling of being overwhelmed by whiteness extends well beyond my neighborhood. Last month my mother came to see me from the northeast. It had been several years but we went to Durham Farmers Market to buy chow chow, goat cheese, and banana butter. The demographics of the city’s recent population boom was evident this early Saturday morning. While many of the salespeople were the same, I missed the Black family who sold mini cakes and hand pies. And I noticed that the majority of the black vendors were stationed on the edge of the main market square. What surprised me most was the overwhelming number of white 30-year-olds with infants and toddlers in tow.

While we were happy to support local black and white sellers, Mom and I didn’t stay long. When we were leaving I said to a friend on the phone: “Girls, there are hardly any black people here.”

I no longer whisper these truths.

An elderly white person came up to me after hearing my comment. “Well,” they told me, “tomorrow is a Black Farmers Market in Raleigh.”

Apparently well-meaning whites are so proud of themselves and want to share their knowledge of blacks with me.

?There are actually a lot of black people here,? they added.

I was so much kinder in that moment than I wanted to be.

“Well, these two of the five blacks here are leaving,” I told them.

How is it that there are fewer black-owned businesses in the city center than there were before the city was revitalized?

When I moved to Durham in 2003, the town center was mostly black-owned companies. In addition to the bank and the post office, I mainly visited Mr. Scott’s one-room tailoring, the Ethiopian convenience store, the Mr. Show clothing store on Main Street, the Talk of the Town nightclub, a Kenyan restaurant in Five Points, Mad Stylz Barbershop and of course Ronny Sturdivants TQ Business Complex.

White and black people in Raleigh were afraid to visit Durham, even in daylight. Back then, blacks made up 43 percent of the population. Our presence in Durham has been dwindling since 2010. And yet, for me, a white person quantifies, without being asked, how many blacks are ?enough?.

There is an inverse relationship between whites ‘wellbeing and blacks’ access to public space. We might as well be living in the 1950s again. White people continue to take up so much space. And unfortunately, racial equality education has given many of them the language, resources, and right to expand who and what they can control.

I am guilty too. Since 2012, my social entrepreneurship – Whistle Stop Tours – has taken more than 100 groups through black neighborhoods. I love sharing Durham’s story with Black family gatherings and rites of passage groups. But most of my engagements are for undergraduate classes at PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions), non-profit retreats, corporate orientations, and research projects given by private schools.

“There is an inverse relationship between whites ‘wellbeing and blacks’ access to public space.”

In the past 10 years I have seen heritage tourism becoming profitable for everyone but the city’s most vulnerable residents. I don’t blame anyone for wanting to understand their story. But large groups of whites traveling through black neighborhoods are mostly another hallmark of gentrification.

My employer, Village of Wisdom, cooperates with the Hayti Heritage Center every year for the Juniteenth. The evolution of the Heritage Center from a ?brush dome? – a place of worship – to an African Methodist Episcopal Church, Freedman’s School, a place for civil rights organization and now a performance hall and cultural center still bears the name of the first free blacks Republic in the Western Hemisphere. The island nation of Haiti is a global symbol for black liberation. The Creole or Kreyol spelling of Ayiti (translated into English as “mountainous land”) is a recognition of the indigenous Taino people, whose population was almost exterminated by Spanish invaders in the 16th century.

Hayti’s descendants opposed a similar colonial settler practice known as urban renewal. In 1975, St. Joseph’s AME prevented demolition and was listed on the North Carolina Register of Historic Places.

Blacks need our own rooms. Segregation forced the creation of many counties such as Hayti, Wilmington and Greenwood, which nonetheless flourished until they became the target of racial violence, and the country’s interstate highway system that tore through the heart of these communities.

Black holidays like Juneteenth in Durham and across the country are our time to get back together. It’s a time to pay homage to the Occaneechi band of the Saponi nation, whose land became an open haven for African Americans during the Jim Crow Terror. It’s a time to rest from the work of code switching. We look forward to enjoying special spaces away from the white gaze, oasis spaces where we can express ourselves through our eating habits, musical genius, remixed dance styles and fashion, while reminding ourselves that there is history and legacy in everything black .

This June tenth I decided to fly the red, black and green flag of liberation in my garden. It is more out of a sense of duty than joy or pride. I am reminded that sharing our history is also a transfer of black power to future generations.

AYA SHABU is Assistant Director of Arts and Culture at the Village of Wisdom and curator of the June 18th Celebration at the Hayti Heritage Center. Comment on this column at backtalk@indyweek.com.

Voices is made possible through contributions to the INDY Press Club. Join today.

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Renters of affordable housing in southeast Raleigh are concerned about losing their homes

James Upchurch lived in the Wayside Apartments eight years on Garner Road in Raleigh. The complex, located a few kilometers south of the city center, has served many low-income residents as affordable housing for decades. But this month could be the last of Upchurch and the rest of the residents. In mid-May, residents received a […]

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Renters of affordable housing in southeast Raleigh are concerned about losing their homes

James Upchurch lived in the Wayside Apartments eight years on Garner Road in Raleigh. The complex, located a few kilometers south of the city center, has served many low-income residents as affordable housing for decades.

But this month could be the last of Upchurch and the rest of the residents.

In mid-May, residents received a door notification that the complex had been sold and the new landlords would terminate all leases effective late June, leaving Upchurch and dozens of others to worry about the housing. Since Raleigh’s average monthly rent for a 956-square-foot apartment is estimated at $ 1,287 – a 57 percent increase since 2010, according to the RENTCafé housing exchange – Wayside tenants petitioned to extend the notice period their apartment asked.

“There are 32 families here that are being displaced,” says Upchurch. ?So a couple of them have already found something. But I’m a disabled person, so I can’t get around and we’re waiting to find something. “

The petition was sent to TradeMark Residential, a housing management company working for the new owner of the complex, shortly after residents received the notices. Since then, many residents have contacted Raleigh City Council and local activists for help.

Diana Powell, executive director of Justice Served NC, says Upchurch contacted her about two weeks ago, shortly after receiving his rental notice.

?This is the part where we have to come in and work with our funded resources and the community, and that’s what we’re trying to do,? says Powell. “When individuals are totally unsupported, nowhere, no family, no couch, nowhere, then we as a community and these other programs have to get together and find out.”

While tenants may be able to reapply for an apartment in the renovated apartment complex, Powell says, many of the new landlords’ new requirements are difficult for current residents to meet. For example, the rent is to be tripled, and in addition to an application fee, background and credit checks will now also be part of the application process.

“I would say that 80 percent probably can’t go on living there,” says Powell. “Your options are simply to look elsewhere or become homeless.”

Speaking to the INDY, Upchurch said that while he could afford the higher rent, he couldn’t afford anything else. With the lease soon expiring, Upchurch contacted Corey Branch, Raleigh City Council representative for District C, where the apartment complex is located.

“I have a feeling he’s trying, and they’re telling us they’re talking to the mayor,” says Upchurch. ?I just have to carry on with what they tell us. Each of us just has to continue what we tell us to do. “

Branch says he had contact with several residents of the Garner Road apartment complex as well as TradeMark Residential. Branch told INDY that the new landlords are working to extend the rental period for current residents. But residents continue to face challenges as Raleigh’s housing market has become not only more expensive but also more competitive.

“Right now, with the very low vacancy rate in the county, it’s really difficult to find a place for everyone,” says Branch. “There are a lot of competing factors for someone moving here looking for a place, so I think about this situation, but my overall goal is to work with the residents to keep them there.”

Ed Batchelor, president of TradeMark Residential, told INDY that the management company is working with the Raleigh / Wake partnership to end homelessness in order to help current residents find homes after the rental period expires. Batchelor also confirmed that he worked with Branch and the Raleigh City Council to find ways to accommodate the residents.

To combat the housing crisis, Branch said the city council is working on several affordable housing projects, including increasing the Raleigh property tax to cover the upcoming construction of affordable housing. However, it takes months to build these complexes, Branch says. With North Carolina’s minimum wage still at $ 7.25 an hour and the housing market expected to become more competitive in the coming years, many residents find the city of Oaks increasingly unaffordable.

“We need more landlords who are willing not to go at market prices, who are willing to say, ‘Hey, I can take a little less because I’m helping someone and that person is consistent with their payments,'” says Branch. “There are many people who are willing to pay and are willing to pay all the time, but they cannot afford the speed at which things are going or increasing.”

The June deadline for residents will likely be extended by a few more months, according to Branch and Powell. But residents who cannot meet the new housing requirements now have to find replacement plans for the living space – and quickly.

For many, this means finding family, friends, or community groups with space to temporarily reside, Powell told the INDY.

He and his family have not yet been able to find concrete housing plans for Upchurch.

“There are only three of us left,” says Upchurch. “One lives in Richmond and I’m here.”

Comment on this story at backtalk@indyweek.com.

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Renters of affordable housing in southeast Raleigh are concerned about losing their homes

James Upchurch lived in the Wayside Apartments eight years on Garner Road in Raleigh. The complex, located a few kilometers south of the city center, has served many low-income residents as affordable housing for decades. But this month could be the last of Upchurch and the rest of the residents. In mid-May, residents received a […]

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Renters of affordable housing in southeast Raleigh are concerned about losing their homes

James Upchurch lived in the Wayside Apartments eight years on Garner Road in Raleigh. The complex, located a few kilometers south of the city center, has served many low-income residents as affordable housing for decades.

But this month could be the last of Upchurch and the rest of the residents.

In mid-May, residents received a door notification that the complex had been sold and the new landlords would terminate all leases effective late June, leaving Upchurch and dozens of others to worry about the housing. Since Raleigh’s average monthly rent for a 956-square-foot apartment is estimated at $ 1,287 – a 57 percent increase since 2010, according to the RENTCafé housing exchange – Wayside tenants petitioned to extend the notice period their apartment asked.

“There are 32 families here that are being displaced,” says Upchurch. ?So a couple of them have already found something. But I’m a disabled person, so I can’t get around and we’re waiting to find something. “

The petition was sent to TradeMark Residential, a housing management company working for the new owner of the complex, shortly after residents received the notices. Since then, many residents have contacted Raleigh City Council and local activists for help.

Diana Powell, executive director of Justice Served NC, says Upchurch contacted her about two weeks ago, shortly after receiving his rental notice.

?This is the part where we have to come in and work with our funded resources and the community, and that’s what we’re trying to do,? says Powell. “When individuals are totally unsupported, nowhere, no family, no couch, nowhere, then we as a community and these other programs have to get together and find out.”

While tenants may be able to reapply for an apartment in the renovated apartment complex, Powell says, many of the new landlords’ new requirements are difficult for current residents to meet. For example, the rent is to be tripled, and in addition to an application fee, background and credit checks will now also be part of the application process.

“I would say that 80 percent probably can’t go on living there,” says Powell. “Your options are simply to look elsewhere or become homeless.”

Speaking to the INDY, Upchurch said that while he could afford the higher rent, he couldn’t afford anything else. With the lease soon expiring, Upchurch contacted Corey Branch, Raleigh City Council representative for District C, where the apartment complex is located.

“I have a feeling he’s trying, and they’re telling us they’re talking to the mayor,” says Upchurch. ?I just have to carry on with what they tell us. Each of us just has to continue what we tell us to do. “

Branch says he had contact with several residents of the Garner Road apartment complex as well as TradeMark Residential. Branch told INDY that the new landlords are working to extend the rental period for current residents. But residents continue to face challenges as Raleigh’s housing market has become not only more expensive but also more competitive.

“Right now, with the very low vacancy rate in the county, it’s really difficult to find a place for everyone,” says Branch. “There are a lot of competing factors for someone moving here looking for a place, so I think about this situation, but my overall goal is to work with the residents to keep them there.”

Ed Batchelor, president of TradeMark Residential, told INDY that the management company is working with the Raleigh / Wake partnership to end homelessness in order to help current residents find homes after the rental period expires. Batchelor also confirmed that he worked with Branch and the Raleigh City Council to find ways to accommodate the residents.

To combat the housing crisis, Branch said the city council is working on several affordable housing projects, including increasing the Raleigh property tax to cover the upcoming construction of affordable housing. However, it takes months to build these complexes, Branch says. With North Carolina’s minimum wage still at $ 7.25 an hour and the housing market expected to become more competitive in the coming years, many residents find the city of Oaks increasingly unaffordable.

“We need more landlords who are willing not to go at market prices, who are willing to say, ‘Hey, I can take a little less because I’m helping someone and that person is consistent with their payments,'” says Branch. “There are many people who are willing to pay and are willing to pay all the time, but they cannot afford the speed at which things are going or increasing.”

The June deadline for residents will likely be extended by a few more months, according to Branch and Powell. But residents who cannot meet the new housing requirements now have to find replacement plans for the living space – and quickly.

For many, this means finding family, friends, or community groups with space to temporarily reside, Powell told the INDY.

He and his family have not yet been able to find concrete housing plans for Upchurch.

“There are only three of us left,” says Upchurch. “One lives in Richmond and I’m here.”

Comment on this story at backtalk@indyweek.com.

Support independent local journalism. Join the INDY Press Club to help keep fearless Guardian coverage and critical arts and culture coverage in the triangle workable.

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Suspect arrested in Greensboro days after man killed in Fayetteville shooting

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A man on a moped was hit by a car, stabbed and taken to a hospital Tuesday night, according to a Greensboro Police Department press release. At 7:45 p.m., police responded to the 1700 block on Glenwood Avenue when they were informed of an attack. A man on a moped was […]

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Suspect arrested in Greensboro days after man killed in Fayetteville shooting

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A man on a moped was hit by a car, stabbed and taken to a hospital Tuesday night, according to a Greensboro Police Department press release.

At 7:45 p.m., police responded to the 1700 block on Glenwood Avenue when they were informed of an attack.

A man on a moped was hit by a car and then stabbed to death, the statement said.

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Arriving police officers found a victim with non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment by the ambulance service.

The suspect has been described as a man wearing a white tank top and driving a gold limousine.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Greensboro / Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the P3tips mobile app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.org to submit a web tip. All Crime Stoppers tips are completely anonymous.

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Suspect arrested in Greensboro days after man killed in Fayetteville shooting

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A man on a moped was hit by a car, stabbed and taken to a hospital Tuesday night, according to a Greensboro Police Department press release. At 7:45 p.m., police responded to the 1700 block on Glenwood Avenue when they were informed of an attack. A man on a moped was […]

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Suspect arrested in Greensboro days after man killed in Fayetteville shooting

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – A man on a moped was hit by a car, stabbed and taken to a hospital Tuesday night, according to a Greensboro Police Department press release.

At 7:45 p.m., police responded to the 1700 block on Glenwood Avenue when they were informed of an attack.

A man on a moped was hit by a car and then stabbed to death, the statement said.

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Arriving police officers found a victim with non-life-threatening stab wounds. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment by the ambulance service.

The suspect has been described as a man wearing a white tank top and driving a gold limousine.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Greensboro / Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the P3tips mobile app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.org to submit a web tip. All Crime Stoppers tips are completely anonymous.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623837049 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => Obvious head-on crash with CMPD cruiser blocks busy East Charlotte Road ? WSOC TV [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/obvious-head-on-crash-with-cmpd-cruiser-blocks-busy-east-charlotte-road-wsoc-tv/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:57:36 +0000 [category] => Charlotte [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8429 [description] =>
Obvious head-on crash with CMPD cruiser blocks busy East Charlotte Road - WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE – In a serious accident with a police cruiser Charlotte-Mecklenburg, a busy road in the east of Charlotte is blocked. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Central Avenue near North Sharon Amity Road. [ ALSO READ: Driver faces charges following deadly motorcycle crash in east Charlotte ] Channel 9 crews could see a crime scene […]

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CHARLOTTE – In a serious accident with a police cruiser Charlotte-Mecklenburg, a busy road in the east of Charlotte is blocked.

The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Central Avenue near North Sharon Amity Road.

Channel 9 crews could see a crime scene truck and detectives at the scene, and much of Central Avenue was cordoned off and closed in both directions between Reddman Road and North Sharon Amity Road.

A heavy wreck with an @CMPD cruiser is blocking both lanes of Central Ave near N. Sharon Amity Rd. In east Charlotte. The criminal police just arrived. I got the latest from here and @ TrafficTeam9 will have your alternate routes on @wsoctv by 4:30 pm. pic.twitter.com/Xfk8lnlgGz

– Anthony Kustura (@ AnthonyWSOC9) June 16, 2021

A CMPD SUV and a white sedan were involved in the accident. Both vehicles were badly mutilated and had severe frontal damage, which indicated a frontal collision.

The police did not provide any information about the injured and it was still unclear what led to the wreck.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and to use Albemarle Road to Sharon Amity back to Central Avenue as an alternative route.

Visit wsoctv.com for updates on this story.

(WATCH: CMPD continues charges of ending Queen City street races)

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Obvious head-on crash with CMPD cruiser blocks busy East Charlotte Road - WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE – In a serious accident with a police cruiser Charlotte-Mecklenburg, a busy road in the east of Charlotte is blocked. The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Central Avenue near North Sharon Amity Road. [ ALSO READ: Driver faces charges following deadly motorcycle crash in east Charlotte ] Channel 9 crews could see a crime scene […]

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Obvious head-on crash with CMPD cruiser blocks busy East Charlotte Road - WSOC TV

CHARLOTTE – In a serious accident with a police cruiser Charlotte-Mecklenburg, a busy road in the east of Charlotte is blocked.

The crash occurred around 3 a.m. on Central Avenue near North Sharon Amity Road.

Channel 9 crews could see a crime scene truck and detectives at the scene, and much of Central Avenue was cordoned off and closed in both directions between Reddman Road and North Sharon Amity Road.

A heavy wreck with an @CMPD cruiser is blocking both lanes of Central Ave near N. Sharon Amity Rd. In east Charlotte. The criminal police just arrived. I got the latest from here and @ TrafficTeam9 will have your alternate routes on @wsoctv by 4:30 pm. pic.twitter.com/Xfk8lnlgGz

– Anthony Kustura (@ AnthonyWSOC9) June 16, 2021

A CMPD SUV and a white sedan were involved in the accident. Both vehicles were badly mutilated and had severe frontal damage, which indicated a frontal collision.

The police did not provide any information about the injured and it was still unclear what led to the wreck.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and to use Albemarle Road to Sharon Amity back to Central Avenue as an alternative route.

Visit wsoctv.com for updates on this story.

(WATCH: CMPD continues charges of ending Queen City street races)

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June 15, 2021 evening weather update for Winston-Salem |  Weather

Outlook for Winston Salem tonight: Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds from NNW at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Wednesday, Winston Salem people should be prepared for high temperatures. It should reach a warm 83 degrees. However, expect a drastic drop in temperature with a low of 57 degrees. We will see a clear sky […]

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Outlook for Winston Salem tonight: Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds from NNW at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Wednesday, Winston Salem people should be prepared for high temperatures. It should reach a warm 83 degrees. However, expect a drastic drop in temperature with a low of 57 degrees. We will see a clear sky tomorrow. Tomorrow’s UV index is high. The sun rays will be intense. If possible, stay in the shade. Wear sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen when in sunlight. A light breeze should be blowing in the Winston Salem area, with the forecast indicating wind from the north at 8 miles per hour. This report is automatically generated using weather data provided by TownNews.com. Stay up to date. Visit journalnow.com for local news and weather.

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June 15, 2021 evening weather update for Winston-Salem |  Weather

Outlook for Winston Salem tonight: Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds from NNW at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Wednesday, Winston Salem people should be prepared for high temperatures. It should reach a warm 83 degrees. However, expect a drastic drop in temperature with a low of 57 degrees. We will see a clear sky […]

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Outlook for Winston Salem tonight: Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds from NNW at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Wednesday, Winston Salem people should be prepared for high temperatures. It should reach a warm 83 degrees. However, expect a drastic drop in temperature with a low of 57 degrees. We will see a clear sky tomorrow. Tomorrow’s UV index is high. The sun rays will be intense. If possible, stay in the shade. Wear sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen when in sunlight. A light breeze should be blowing in the Winston Salem area, with the forecast indicating wind from the north at 8 miles per hour. This report is automatically generated using weather data provided by TownNews.com. Stay up to date. Visit journalnow.com for local news and weather.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623832831 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => Greensboro leaders approve new Safety Town area in Barber Park [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/greensboro-leaders-approve-new-safety-town-area-in-barber-park/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Wed, 16 Jun 2021 05:50:04 +0000 [category] => Greensboro [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8423 [description] =>
Greensboro leaders approve new Safety Town area in Barber Park

Greensboro City Council approves the construction of a new Safety Town area in Barber Park Updated: 11:05 PM EDT June 15, 2021 Hide transcript Show transcript ALL UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPMENT HISTORY ON OUR WEBSITE WXII12.COM. GREENSBORO POLICE RESPONSE TO A STABBING ON A QUAERRT UNTIL 8:00 AM TODAY. A VEHICLE BEAT THE WRITER AND […]

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Greensboro City Council approves the construction of a new Safety Town area in Barber Park

Updated: 11:05 PM EDT June 15, 2021

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ALL UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPMENT HISTORY ON OUR WEBSITE WXII12.COM. GREENSBORO POLICE RESPONSE TO A STABBING ON A QUAERRT UNTIL 8:00 AM TODAY. A VEHICLE BEAT THE WRITER AND HE WAS CHOKED – THE DRIVER AND HE WAS CHOKED. A MAN FROM BURLINGTON IS LIFTED AFTER POLI SAY TCEY DISCOVERED SEVERAL WEAPONS IN HIS VEHICLE AT UNC CHAPEL HILL. CAMPUS POLICE SAY THEY FOUND JOSEPH RADOMSKI THE THIRD, SLEEPING IN HIS TRUCK IN THE CAMPUS HEALTH PARKING AREA. THE POLICE SAY THEY FOUND SIX WEAPONS, INCLUDING SEVERAL ATTACK WEAPONS, AAC MTE, HEA KNIVES, AMMUNITION AND A 20-ROUND CLIP. MOST STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE INCIDENT FROM AN EMAIL ALERT THAT UNC SCRAPED A LITTLE AFTER 11:00 AM, ALSO, RADOMSKI HAS SEVERAL SEVERAL – >> IT’S SO CLOSE TO HOME. YOU’RE LISTENING TO THE NEWS BUT HINAVG NEAR HOME IS NERVOUSING. KEY: NN RADOMSKI HAS ALSO INCREASED SEVERAL DEPOSIT IN THE ALAMANCE COUNTY, INCLUDING INFRINGEMENT DUE TO STRANGULATION. IT HAS BEEN RELEASED WITH A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT TOMORROW. FOUR MEN ARE BACK BATH RS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY AFTER DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAVE BROUGHT INTO A HOME AND HAVE TWO WOMEN AGUNPOINT. CHARLES CHILDRESS, JUNIOR, DANIEL LINEBERRY AND STEENPH EASTWOOD ARE ALL CHARGED WITH BURGLARY. LUKE CLARK IS charged with conspiracy to violate armed robbery. THE MEPS SAY THREE MEN BREAKED INTO A HOUSE IN BRUCEWOODOAD IN R GRAHAM LAST FRIDAY. THE MEPs SAY WHILE O TWO WOMEN WAS HOLDING WITH A Rifleman, A THIRD WOMAN COULD ESCAPE AND CALL 911. THE SUSPECTS crashed their getaway car nearby. ALL FOUR MEN WERE ARRESTED. ED DEPUTIES STILL LOOKING FOR WAYNE THOMASSON. HE WANTED TO SUPPORT AND HELP CHARG.ES NOVANT HEALTH COMPLETES A GREAT VACCINATION MILESTONE. THE HEALTH NETWORK THAT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED TODAY HALF A MILLION DOSE FROM ONE OF THE DIFFERENT SHOTS. IN A DECLARATION, PRESIDENT DAN CEO CARL ARMATO CALLED THIS AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT AND REPRESENTS THE COUNTLESS HOURS OF PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND COMMITMENT THAT WAS INCLUDED IN OUR PANDEMIC ANSWER IN OUR PANDEMIC ANSWER IN THE LARGE CARE, AND TODAY’S NOW . TODAY THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR OF FORSYTH COUNTY HAVE AN UPDATE ON COVID-19. JOSHUA SWIFT SAYS FORSYTH COUNTY RECORDED 225 NEW CASES IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS. 47% OF THE POPULATION NOW HAVE AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF A VACCINE. SWIFT SAYS HE’S ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED AS THE STATRE OPENS AND PEOPLE STOP WEARING MASKS >> NOW MASKS ARE AWAY EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IF THEY ARE NOT VACCINATED are. WE KNOW THIS PROBABLY WILL NOT HAPPEN. THE PROTECTION THAT YOU HAVE FROM OTHERS IS NOW GONE. YOU NEED IT MORE THAN EVER. WHAT COVID IS OUT THERE, YOU ARE EXPOSED TO IT. KENNY: THERE’S ANOTHER SIGN THAT THE NORTH CAROLINA Pandemic IS IMPROVING. DOCTORS FROM UNC HEALTH IN CHAPEL HILL SAY THEY HAVE ZERO PATIENTS IN THEIR COVID UNIT FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. NOW, C80OVID PATIENTS IN UNC HEALTH IN THE HOSPITAL ARE COMPLETED NEAR THE HEIGHT OF ABOUT .50 THAT INCLUDES A DOZEN IN THE MEDICAL CENTER IN CHAPEL HI LL. DOCTORS HAVE A MESSAGE TO TSEHO WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR VACCINE YET. > KENNY: LOOKS LIKE WE DON’T HAVE THIS SOUNDBITE. Meanwhile, 54% of North Carolina adults have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 51% OF ADULTS IN T

Greensboro City Council approves the construction of a new Safety Town area in Barber Park

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Updated: 11:05 PM EDT June 15, 2021

Tuesday night, Greensboro City Council unanimously approved the donation of a new Safety Town space in Barber Park. Safety Town is a community of downsized buildings and streets used as outdoor classrooms to teach kids about road safety, strangers, and the dangers of drugs and gun safety. Click the video player for more headlines from the WXII12 news The program is an approximately 40 year partnership between the Greensboro Police Department and the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The new Safety Town will be in a cleared area between the shelters and the Sprayground and the Barber Park Event Center. The cost is estimated at $ 350,000 to $ 375,000. The Police Foundation and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation are working to raise funds. Once the remaining funds are secured and a construction date is set, the Greensboro Police Department will hold a community meeting to receive input from the community on programming for the Safety Town area.

Tuesday night, Greensboro City Council unanimously approved the donation of a new Safety Town space in Barber Park.

Safety Town is a community of downsized buildings and streets used as outdoor classrooms to teach children about road safety, strangers, the dangers of drugs, and gun safety.

Click the video player to view more headlines from the WXII12 news.

The program is an approximately 40 year partnership between the Greensboro Police Department and the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club.

The new Safety Town will be built on a cleared area between the Shelter and Sprayground and the Barber Park Event Center.

The cost is estimated at $ 350,000 to $ 375,000. The Police Foundation and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation are working to raise funds.

Once the remaining funds are secured and a construction date is set, the Greensboro Police Department will hold community meetings to get input from the community on programming for the Safety Town area.

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Greensboro leaders approve new Safety Town area in Barber Park

Greensboro City Council approves the construction of a new Safety Town area in Barber Park Updated: 11:05 PM EDT June 15, 2021 Hide transcript Show transcript ALL UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPMENT HISTORY ON OUR WEBSITE WXII12.COM. GREENSBORO POLICE RESPONSE TO A STABBING ON A QUAERRT UNTIL 8:00 AM TODAY. A VEHICLE BEAT THE WRITER AND […]

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Greensboro City Council approves the construction of a new Safety Town area in Barber Park

Updated: 11:05 PM EDT June 15, 2021

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ALL UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPMENT HISTORY ON OUR WEBSITE WXII12.COM. GREENSBORO POLICE RESPONSE TO A STABBING ON A QUAERRT UNTIL 8:00 AM TODAY. A VEHICLE BEAT THE WRITER AND HE WAS CHOKED – THE DRIVER AND HE WAS CHOKED. A MAN FROM BURLINGTON IS LIFTED AFTER POLI SAY TCEY DISCOVERED SEVERAL WEAPONS IN HIS VEHICLE AT UNC CHAPEL HILL. CAMPUS POLICE SAY THEY FOUND JOSEPH RADOMSKI THE THIRD, SLEEPING IN HIS TRUCK IN THE CAMPUS HEALTH PARKING AREA. THE POLICE SAY THEY FOUND SIX WEAPONS, INCLUDING SEVERAL ATTACK WEAPONS, AAC MTE, HEA KNIVES, AMMUNITION AND A 20-ROUND CLIP. MOST STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE INCIDENT FROM AN EMAIL ALERT THAT UNC SCRAPED A LITTLE AFTER 11:00 AM, ALSO, RADOMSKI HAS SEVERAL SEVERAL – >> IT’S SO CLOSE TO HOME. YOU’RE LISTENING TO THE NEWS BUT HINAVG NEAR HOME IS NERVOUSING. KEY: NN RADOMSKI HAS ALSO INCREASED SEVERAL DEPOSIT IN THE ALAMANCE COUNTY, INCLUDING INFRINGEMENT DUE TO STRANGULATION. IT HAS BEEN RELEASED WITH A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT TOMORROW. FOUR MEN ARE BACK BATH RS IN ALAMANCE COUNTY AFTER DEPUTIES SAY THEY HAVE BROUGHT INTO A HOME AND HAVE TWO WOMEN AGUNPOINT. CHARLES CHILDRESS, JUNIOR, DANIEL LINEBERRY AND STEENPH EASTWOOD ARE ALL CHARGED WITH BURGLARY. LUKE CLARK IS charged with conspiracy to violate armed robbery. THE MEPS SAY THREE MEN BREAKED INTO A HOUSE IN BRUCEWOODOAD IN R GRAHAM LAST FRIDAY. THE MEPs SAY WHILE O TWO WOMEN WAS HOLDING WITH A Rifleman, A THIRD WOMAN COULD ESCAPE AND CALL 911. THE SUSPECTS crashed their getaway car nearby. ALL FOUR MEN WERE ARRESTED. ED DEPUTIES STILL LOOKING FOR WAYNE THOMASSON. HE WANTED TO SUPPORT AND HELP CHARG.ES NOVANT HEALTH COMPLETES A GREAT VACCINATION MILESTONE. THE HEALTH NETWORK THAT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED TODAY HALF A MILLION DOSE FROM ONE OF THE DIFFERENT SHOTS. IN A DECLARATION, PRESIDENT DAN CEO CARL ARMATO CALLED THIS AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT AND REPRESENTS THE COUNTLESS HOURS OF PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND COMMITMENT THAT WAS INCLUDED IN OUR PANDEMIC ANSWER IN OUR PANDEMIC ANSWER IN THE LARGE CARE, AND TODAY’S NOW . TODAY THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR OF FORSYTH COUNTY HAVE AN UPDATE ON COVID-19. JOSHUA SWIFT SAYS FORSYTH COUNTY RECORDED 225 NEW CASES IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS. 47% OF THE POPULATION NOW HAVE AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF A VACCINE. SWIFT SAYS HE’S ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED AS THE STATRE OPENS AND PEOPLE STOP WEARING MASKS >> NOW MASKS ARE AWAY EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IF THEY ARE NOT VACCINATED are. WE KNOW THIS PROBABLY WILL NOT HAPPEN. THE PROTECTION THAT YOU HAVE FROM OTHERS IS NOW GONE. YOU NEED IT MORE THAN EVER. WHAT COVID IS OUT THERE, YOU ARE EXPOSED TO IT. KENNY: THERE’S ANOTHER SIGN THAT THE NORTH CAROLINA Pandemic IS IMPROVING. DOCTORS FROM UNC HEALTH IN CHAPEL HILL SAY THEY HAVE ZERO PATIENTS IN THEIR COVID UNIT FOR MORE THAN 24 HOURS IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. NOW, C80OVID PATIENTS IN UNC HEALTH IN THE HOSPITAL ARE COMPLETED NEAR THE HEIGHT OF ABOUT .50 THAT INCLUDES A DOZEN IN THE MEDICAL CENTER IN CHAPEL HI LL. DOCTORS HAVE A MESSAGE TO TSEHO WHO HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR VACCINE YET. > KENNY: LOOKS LIKE WE DON’T HAVE THIS SOUNDBITE. Meanwhile, 54% of North Carolina adults have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 51% OF ADULTS IN T

Greensboro City Council approves the construction of a new Safety Town area in Barber Park

WXII

Updated: 11:05 PM EDT June 15, 2021

Tuesday night, Greensboro City Council unanimously approved the donation of a new Safety Town space in Barber Park. Safety Town is a community of downsized buildings and streets used as outdoor classrooms to teach kids about road safety, strangers, and the dangers of drugs and gun safety. Click the video player for more headlines from the WXII12 news The program is an approximately 40 year partnership between the Greensboro Police Department and the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The new Safety Town will be in a cleared area between the shelters and the Sprayground and the Barber Park Event Center. The cost is estimated at $ 350,000 to $ 375,000. The Police Foundation and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation are working to raise funds. Once the remaining funds are secured and a construction date is set, the Greensboro Police Department will hold a community meeting to receive input from the community on programming for the Safety Town area.

Tuesday night, Greensboro City Council unanimously approved the donation of a new Safety Town space in Barber Park.

Safety Town is a community of downsized buildings and streets used as outdoor classrooms to teach children about road safety, strangers, the dangers of drugs, and gun safety.

Click the video player to view more headlines from the WXII12 news.

The program is an approximately 40 year partnership between the Greensboro Police Department and the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club.

The new Safety Town will be built on a cleared area between the Shelter and Sprayground and the Barber Park Event Center.

The cost is estimated at $ 350,000 to $ 375,000. The Police Foundation and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation are working to raise funds.

Once the remaining funds are secured and a construction date is set, the Greensboro Police Department will hold community meetings to get input from the community on programming for the Safety Town area.

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[date_timestamp] => 1623822604 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => AUDL Throwaround: Austin Shocks Dallas, LA Shocks San Diego, DC Shocks Raleigh [link] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/audl-throwaround-austin-shocks-dallas-la-shocks-san-diego-dc-shocks-raleigh/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Bill Moran ) [pubdate] => Wed, 16 Jun 2021 03:08:48 +0000 [category] => Raleigh [guid] => https://nocarolinachronicle.com/?p=8420 [description] =>
AUDL Throwaround: Austin Shocks Dallas, LA Shocks San Diego, DC Shocks Raleigh

What a week! June 15, 2021 by Alex Rubin, Chris McGlynn, Edward Stephens and Keith Raynor in Rankings, Recap with comments Tampa Bay Cannons? Andrew Roney. Photo: Cannons / AUDL. Our coverage of the 2021 AUDL season is presented by VII Apparel Co., who provides premium performance apparel for the active world, featuring their proprietary GreenLine […]

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What a week!

June 15, 2021 by , , and in Rankings, Recap with comments

Tampa Bay Cannons? Andrew Roney. Photo: Cannons / AUDL.

Our coverage of the 2021 AUDL season is presented by VII Apparel Co., who provides premium performance apparel for the active world, featuring their proprietary GreenLine fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

Has there even be a wilder week of games in the AUDL? Huge upsets rocked the league in Week 2, as multiple favorites fell to low-ranked foes. And after two weeks, preseason darlings Dallas Roughnecks and Raleigh Flyers are winless. The Atlanta Hustle and Austin Sol are undefeated.

Are we seeing real parity? Is this an early season mirage? Either way, with only 12 games on the schedule, wins and losses loom large. Some teams are already a quarter of the way through their season.

Let?s look at the action from Week 2.

Current League Standings

Down Goes Dallas

The Dallas Roughnecks are probably glad their Week 1 game was postponed due to weather. One week after they fell into an 0-2 hole at home against Austin, Dallas got stunned by the Sol in a full game, 24-23.

Sure, the Roughnecks could make excuses: head coach Jim Davis was out after undergoing an emergency appendectomy; the team was working in plenty of new faces (and new faces who the Sol are quite familiar with); and this was the first game for the team since their 2019 Championship loss. But there is simply no excuse for the apathy the team showed on defense and the general disinterest the team had for their first AUDL game in nearly two years.

Much of the narrative will focus on how Dallas lost the game, but Austin came to play. After an offseason of listening to everyone lament their mass exodus of talent while predicting a last place finish in the West, the Sol raced out to another two goal lead highlighted by their D-line?s efficiency with the disc. Austin scored 9 of its 13 break opportunities led by Matt Bennett, who went 22/24 with two assists. Elliott Moore took the reins on offense, leading the game with 6 assists on just 22 completions. Captain Evan Swiatek chipped in 4 goals and 3 assists while playing a whopping 30 points to help the D-line convert a boatload of breaks.

For Dallas, Kyle Henke churned out 349 yards receiving and Jay Froude tallied 5 goals. Playing primarily on the D-line, Brandon Malecek led the team with 4 assists. Dallas spread the disc around, as one might expect a team with their talent to do, but when it needed a crucial point, it was not clear who was supposed to step up and take control.

Dallas took an 8-7 lead early in the second quarter, but a quick Austin hold and break gave the Sol a lead they didn?t relinquish. The Roughnecks were able to tie the game at 12 at halftime and again at 19 to start the 4th quarter, but every time they were poised to take control of the game, Austin wowed the home crowd and reasserted themselves as the (probably temporary) kings of Texas.

This is just Austin?s second win all time against Dallas. Austin is a lot better than they got preseason credit for. They got big performances from Moore, Swiatek, Seattle transplant BJ Sefton, and University of Texas star Vinay Valsaraj. EDGE stats loved Jacob Sames? performance: he led Austin in yardage and had 1G/3A/1B and no turnovers.

It was clear that Austin simply wanted to win this game a lot more than Dallas. While it still seems clear that the Roughnecks are the better and deeper team, they will have to prepare with a lot more focus to win games against the Sol ? or any of the teams in the West.

Los Angeles Turns the West Upside Down

Los Angeles got revenge for its Week 1 loss to San Diego, taking down the Growlers 20-18 in another stunner on the road. Like last week, LA jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead to kick off a back-and-forth first quarter that ended with a tipped hail mary huck caught by Calvin Brown streaking from midfield. Using a junk defense and short pulls to trap San Diego on the sideline, the Aviators ended the first half on a 4-0 run and went into halftime up 13-8. While credit should be given to the different looks LA included to shake San Diego off their game, most of the turnovers in the first half were unforced errors, as low hucks and turfed throws stunted any momentum the Growlers were trying to gain early on. The third quarter saw entirely downwind holds as LA kept its advantage. The Growlers took advantage of some tired Aviators miscues in the 4th, winning the quarter 4-0 but not providing enough pressure to even the score. The Aviators ran out the clock for nearly three minutes up two on the last point.

Calvin Brown led the charge for LA, tossing 5 assists on 57 completions and chipping in 2 goals and a block. Sean McDougall and Danny Landesman led the game with 5 goals apiece. McDougall churned out over 450 yards of total offense. Sam Cook made a series of highlight plays. He finished with an assist and 2 goals, but that doesn?t count the various layouts to save possession and bailout cuts to keep the stall count alive he provided the LA offense.

For now, San Diego lacks the spark that took them to Championship Weekend in 2019. Off the first two games, their offense looks predictable and unsure of itself, especially with their deep shots, which have been lacking from the start. In the rematch against LA, players like Sean Ham or Jesse Cohen would have been very valuable to at least threaten deep shots, as LA never really respected San Diego?s throwers. Instead, the Aviators mucked up the middle with zone and double teams to stymie the San Diego attack. Johnathan ?Goose? Helton operated mainly in the backfield, finishing with -39 receiving yards. Khalif El-Salaam made his Growlers debut, but was just 5/7 throwing with a goal while playing mostly D-line minutes.

The Growlers went just 4/15 on break opportunities. One came on the fourth point of the game and the other three were part of a furious 4th quarter comeback to end the game, meaning they went about 35 minutes of game time without notching a break. The most encouraging takeaways for the Growlers were the performances of Lior Givol and Tim Okita, both of whom notched a statline of 1A/4G/1D and were jointly responsible for close to half of all the points scored by the team.

San Diego may have escaped with a cagey Week 1 game, but if this setback showed anything, it?s that the Growlers will need to step up if they intend to make a repeat appearance at Championship Weekend.

Atlanta Comes from Behind to Take Down Boston

Under the Friday night lights for Boston?s first-ever AUDL home game, live on the DraftKings stream, the Atlanta Hustle spoiled the evening for the Glory, 21-19, behind a dominant defensive effort and a late fourth quarter surge. Boston had an early two goal lead and continued to look explosive, but Atlanta hung around and never let their deficit grow beyond three. Boston had its biggest lead at 18-15 with 2:15 left in the third quarter. By the time they scored again, Atlanta had scored six straight to take a three goal lead of their own.

Atlanta?s varying defensive looks stymied the Boston attack. While it is easy to point out that Boston has yet to face tricky zones in an AUDL context, all the credit needs to go to Miranda Roth Knowles and her coaching staff for sticking with their gameplan and disrupting the Boston offense every chance they got. The Glory has some clear top-end talent, but Atlanta benefits from having been in the league for longer and understanding how to allocate resources over the course of four quarters.

2016 AUDL MVP Dylan Tunnell, who lives in the Boston area, stole the show as he suited up for what might be his last Hustle game. His stats were fairly quiet (7/7 throwing with 2 assists), but Tunnell got a clutch block playing help defense in the end zone and fired a 45 yard assist to give Atlanta its first lead with just over four minutes left in the game. Brett Hulsmeyer was another key to the Hustle defense. While he is only credited with one block, his free safety play at the back of the zone deterred the Glory from trying to move the disc over the top of the formidable wall the Hustle were placing around Boston?s throwers.

Austin Taylor had a breakout game for Atlanta, throwing six assists and catching two goals with just a single turnover. Eli Jaime toasted whichever defender was unlucky enough to be assigned to him, notching seven goals. Michael Fairley?s stats don?t jump off the page (15/16, 2 assists), but his presence on the field was vital to Atlanta?s success. His contested catch with four minutes left in the game kept the Atlanta offense on the field as the Hustle marched towards the endzone to take their late lead, and his confidence on the field radiated to his teammates.

On the other side, Boston never quite found a rhythm, but Tanner Halkyard was a bright spot on the Glory offense. He scored four assists, two goals, and a block without a turnover and led the team in receiving yards and EDGE. Orion Cable continued his ascent up the rookie of the year leaderboard, catching four goals and proving once again to be a difficult cover for opposing defenses.

Boston travels to DC and Raleigh for Week 3 in a road trip that could define their season. Friday?s game against DC is live on DraftKings? Twitch and YouTube and the Raleigh game is the Game of the Week. Sneaking a win against either team will keep Boston in the playoff picture; an 0-2 showing may leave them behind the main pack as we enter the middle part of the season.

Atlanta travels to Tampa Bay where they will try to stay undefeated against the Cannons.

Raleigh Remains Winless

After nearly upsetting the New York Empire in Week 1, the DC Breeze defeated the Raleigh Flyers on the road, 25-24. Raleigh held a slight advantage (hovering between 1 and 3 goals) for the early parts of the game and took a 13-10 lead into halftime. Midway through the third quarter, DC went on a 3-0 run to tie the game at 16 and notched another break just 90 seconds later to take a 18-17 lead. AJ Merriman?s buzzer beating catch to end the 3rd quarter and consecutive breaks to start the fourth quarter gave the Breeze all the cushion they would need, as the Raleigh defense was never able to catch up. DC held out to a narrow victory.

Jonny Malks ran the Breeze offense with aplomb. He finished 55/55 for 454 yards and 7 assists and led the league in EDGE in Week 2 ? a superb 5.91 score. Like last week, Rowan McDonnell had a quiet game by his standards, but was 57/57 throwing with 3 assists and 6 hockey assists. Whenever the DC offense needed an opening to reset the stall count, Rowan could be counted on to find just enough space. Rookie of the Year candidate Joe Merrill led the team with 6 goals (including this highlight) in his breakout game

Breeze, big time ?? pic.twitter.com/3SY5wMhhhs

? AUDL (@theAUDL) June 14, 2021

If you?re an Ultiworld fan, this kind of body control from Merrill is familiar?

Joe Merrill Block

Raleigh?s Eric Taylor notched 6 assists of his own on 33/34 throwing, rookie Matt Gouchoe-Hanas tallied 4 assists and 2 goals as a primary figure on the Raleigh O-line, and Trevor Lynch had one of the highlights of the night on this catch that sealed the Flyers? last break of the game. But what matters for Raleigh is that when it needed a stop, it was not able to force a turnover from the DC offense. The Flyers need to figure out who it can turn to to close out tight games; otherwise, they might not make the playoffs in such a tough division.

DC, on the other hand, has looked very good through two weeks. They nearly upset the Empire, who needed multiple jump ball skies to beat them in Week 1, and now knocked off Raleigh, a popular pick to win the Atlantic before the season. They are very stingy with the disc on offense: the Breeze had just eight total offensive turnovers against the Flyers after having just six against New York.

Each of these teams plays host to Boston next week as the middle of the Atlantic division standings rounds into shape.

Tampa Bay Holds off Pittsburgh

First things first, I want to make sure we acknowledge the statistical wonder that is Andrew Roney. He had an amazing season debut: 64/71 throwing, 619 yards, 9 assists, 1 goal, and 2 blocks. He was #3 in EDGE this week. After missing the first two games of the season, Roney led the Cannons to their first win of the season, 18-15, in a messy home game over Pittsburgh. Wind was certainly a factor as the teams combined for a whopping 58 turnovers.

With Roney and fellow Cannons returnee Bobby Ley in the backfield, Tampa comfortably handled the variety of defensive looks the Thunderbirds threw at them. Ryan Chard led the team catching 6 goals and rookie Sean Plunkett impressed on the defensive side of the disc, pressuring the Thunderbirds all game long.

After a first quarter of mostly holds and one break apiece, the Cannons broke open the scoring to start the second quarter, notching three breaks that ate up nearly seven minutes of game clock before the Thunderbirds could muster a hold. The Cannons extended their advantage, cashing in two breaks to open the second half and building their lead to 10-6.

But Pittsburgh wasn?t finished. Taking advantage of two Cannons drops and a stellar run-through block from rookie Kevin O?Brien, Pittsburgh went on a 4-0 run to tie the game at 11 entering the 4th quarter. The teams traded a pair of hold each before Tampa Bay?s 3-0 scoring run?spurred by two Billy O?Bryan blocks, a massive Roney hammer, and a half field Stephen Poulos scoober?ran the lead up to 16-13 and iced the game. Two more holds each ate out the clock as Pittsburgh?s defense wasn?t able to punch in the breaks it needed for a late comeback.

For Pittsburgh, Max Sheppard was just 33/40 with 5 assists, and Week 1 breakout player CJ Colicchio was held to just 2 goals and 144 yards receiving. Pittsburgh falls to 0-2 and has a tough Week 3 slate, hosting New York before traveling to Philadelphia as part of a home-road doubleheader. Tampa Bay won?t have long to relish their win. Undefeated Atlanta comes to town next.

San Jose Scores Six Straight to Sink Seattle

Don?t pity me for starting to write this midway through the third quarter. I really should know better. Here?s the introduction I originally wrote: For the second consecutive week, Seattle comfortably dispatched San Jose, this time as the road team. Shane Worthington and Jack Brown owned the skies and the Cascades defense again would not let the Spiders get into a comfortable rhythm on offense.

But here?s what actually happened.

Seattle took an early 4-0 lead, and held off a series of San Jose?s runs with strings of their own breaks. The Cascades lead ballooned to an 18-12 advantage just before the end of the third quarter. San Jose then went on a remarkable run scoring the next six goals to tie the game at 18. Seattle finally scored with 2:49 remaining in the 4th to stop the bleeding, but the Spiders answered right back. With 41 seconds remaining in the game, Zack Smith tossed a swing pass to the turf, expecting his reset to be closer than he was. The ensuing Spiders possession was tricky?San Jose took two separate time outs?but after a series of swings within inches of the goal line, Andrew Moore found Justin Norden slicing across the end zone with 3.4 seconds showing on the clock to take a 20-19 lead. Seattle?s last ditch hammer on the ensuing possession was blocked by Jordan Kerr, cementing another improbable win in a week full of them.

With the win, San Jose climbs out of the basement of the division and can reset its sights on challenging tougher foes. Jace Bruner was a key player in the Spiders? run of breaks, tallying four goals and two blocks in the game. Playing mostly defense, Jake Thorne had an impressive pro debut, leading his team with four assists and snagging plenty of tough catches in traffic.

For Seattle, this will be a tough pill to swallow. Though there were bright spots (Mark Muñoz had 3 assists, 2 goals, and a block and every player on the roster earned at least 10 points played), this game won?t be looked back upon fondly in Seattle. The Cascades followed up an impressive home win with a more impressive three quarters on the road, but games don?t end after 36 minutes. Questions may start to seep in about the Cascades? mental toughness. They?ll be able to test their mettle soon; the team hosts a San Diego Growlers team eager to get back on track next week.

Chicago Gains Control of Central

An early run of breaks that gave the Chicago Union a 3-0 lead set up the home team for a confident 23-18 victory over the Minnesota Wind Chill. Traveling with a handler-bereft roster, the Wind Chill struggled to build offensive rhythm against the Union defense. The hometown D-line often opened defensive possessions with poachy sets that put the onus on the inexperienced Minnesota handler unit and gummed up the works, forcing the Wind Chill into 121 more passes than Chicago attempted.

Meanwhile, Chicago?s offensive starters put together a strong game. Pat Shriwise led the way with three goals, three assists, and a balanced 381 total yards, making him second on the team in both the receiving and throwing columns. Ross Barker was a fantastic facilitator, adding two assists to his three goals and team-leading 267 receiving yards. Keegan North also had the same 2A and 3G stat line, and had one of the plays of the game with a sailing layout score in the first.

Your Midwest Orthopedics at Rush ? Play of The Game

#13 Keegan North, assisted by Ross Barker, makes a massive layout play to put the Union up 6-3 late in the first quarter! #MINvsCHI | #PlayUnited pic.twitter.com/OcLpCJNwXL

? Chicago Union (@gochicagounion) June 13, 2021

The Wind Chill?s handling duties fell to rookie Andrew Roy, who had ups and downs in his ultimately impressive debut last week, and fellow first-year William Brandt, who hasn?t even played official college ultimate yet for his club, St. Olaf, after graduating last year from famed Edina high school in Minneapolis. The duo attempted more than 37% of Minnesota?s throws, each amassing over 400 yards throwing and 100 receiving, but tangled with Roy?s five throwaways and Brandt?s one. With Josh Klane and Brett Matzuka both out with injuries and Tony Poletto also on the reserve list, there just wasn?t much depth for Minnesota to turn to.

Chicago held control of the game after their initial run. They had a 13-6 advantage at half, with North and D-liner Nate Goff equaling the Minnesota goal total by themselves.1 And they never let the lead get smaller than five. While the Wind Chill?s offense was more fluid in the second half, they failed to dig in defensively to get back into the game. The Chicago offense yielded just three breaks in the game, with two coming late in garbage time.

The win puts the Union in the driver?s seat in the Central, helped by the Wind Chill?s week one success in Madison. Like the Wind Chill, they had some key absences ? namely Joe White and Von Alanguilan ? but looked sharp for long stretches. Minnesota?s offense has struggled through two weeks, but could be bolstered by returning some of their backfield talent.

Indianapolis Easily Beats the Mechanix Again

The Indianapolis Alleycats defeated the Detroit Mechanix 28-16. The Alleycats never let any doubt creep in?they had an early 4-0 lead and milked a 9-3 advantage after the opening frame. A 7-0 run spanning the end of the second and beginning of the third quarter cemented their advantage. As legs got tired, Detroit actually won the 4th quarter 6-5, but it wasn?t even close to enough to comeback and earn the team?s first win since 2017.

Andrew Sjogren continues to impress for Detroit, leading the team with 4 goals and 542 receiving yards on 25/25 throwing. Xavier Payne led the way for Indy with 7 assists from 47/48 throwing. Corey Hardesty tallied 9 goals and 301 receiving yards for the ?cats. Detroit faces an even tougher foe in Chicago next week, while Indianapolis travels to Madison for what is sure to be a closely contested game.

US-Based Power Rankings

Stall Seven/Deep Look Picks Contest

Ugly picks for both podcasts this week, driven by Austin?s outright win (+5.5) and a late surge from Atlanta to win as a road dog (+2.5). Deep Look correctly picked Chicago (-3.5) to cover against Minnesota. Deep Look?s lead extends to two.

This week?s lines:

Tune in for the picks!

Rough Week in the Subscriber Survivor Pool 

With so many favorites losing in Week 2 and popular pick New York Empire not playing, only 23 people advance to Week 3. Nearly 70% of players have been knocked out after two weeks. Evan Lepler is out. Charlie Eisenhood is out. Everyone who originally picked the Empire was allowed to resubmit a new pick after their game against Philadelphia was postponed, but most of those players ended up getting knocked out with their new selections. Dallas and San Diego were both popular picks.

Of those who advanced, 22 picked the AlleyCats to beat the Mechanix. The lone remaining survivor backed the Union over Minnesota. Turns out that the only safe bet is picking favorites in the Central Division in the early stages of this AUDL season!

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What a week!

June 15, 2021 by , , and in Rankings, Recap with comments

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Our coverage of the 2021 AUDL season is presented by VII Apparel Co., who provides premium performance apparel for the active world, featuring their proprietary GreenLine fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

Has there even be a wilder week of games in the AUDL? Huge upsets rocked the league in Week 2, as multiple favorites fell to low-ranked foes. And after two weeks, preseason darlings Dallas Roughnecks and Raleigh Flyers are winless. The Atlanta Hustle and Austin Sol are undefeated.

Are we seeing real parity? Is this an early season mirage? Either way, with only 12 games on the schedule, wins and losses loom large. Some teams are already a quarter of the way through their season.

Let?s look at the action from Week 2.

Current League Standings

Down Goes Dallas

The Dallas Roughnecks are probably glad their Week 1 game was postponed due to weather. One week after they fell into an 0-2 hole at home against Austin, Dallas got stunned by the Sol in a full game, 24-23.

Sure, the Roughnecks could make excuses: head coach Jim Davis was out after undergoing an emergency appendectomy; the team was working in plenty of new faces (and new faces who the Sol are quite familiar with); and this was the first game for the team since their 2019 Championship loss. But there is simply no excuse for the apathy the team showed on defense and the general disinterest the team had for their first AUDL game in nearly two years.

Much of the narrative will focus on how Dallas lost the game, but Austin came to play. After an offseason of listening to everyone lament their mass exodus of talent while predicting a last place finish in the West, the Sol raced out to another two goal lead highlighted by their D-line?s efficiency with the disc. Austin scored 9 of its 13 break opportunities led by Matt Bennett, who went 22/24 with two assists. Elliott Moore took the reins on offense, leading the game with 6 assists on just 22 completions. Captain Evan Swiatek chipped in 4 goals and 3 assists while playing a whopping 30 points to help the D-line convert a boatload of breaks.

For Dallas, Kyle Henke churned out 349 yards receiving and Jay Froude tallied 5 goals. Playing primarily on the D-line, Brandon Malecek led the team with 4 assists. Dallas spread the disc around, as one might expect a team with their talent to do, but when it needed a crucial point, it was not clear who was supposed to step up and take control.

Dallas took an 8-7 lead early in the second quarter, but a quick Austin hold and break gave the Sol a lead they didn?t relinquish. The Roughnecks were able to tie the game at 12 at halftime and again at 19 to start the 4th quarter, but every time they were poised to take control of the game, Austin wowed the home crowd and reasserted themselves as the (probably temporary) kings of Texas.

This is just Austin?s second win all time against Dallas. Austin is a lot better than they got preseason credit for. They got big performances from Moore, Swiatek, Seattle transplant BJ Sefton, and University of Texas star Vinay Valsaraj. EDGE stats loved Jacob Sames? performance: he led Austin in yardage and had 1G/3A/1B and no turnovers.

It was clear that Austin simply wanted to win this game a lot more than Dallas. While it still seems clear that the Roughnecks are the better and deeper team, they will have to prepare with a lot more focus to win games against the Sol ? or any of the teams in the West.

Los Angeles Turns the West Upside Down

Los Angeles got revenge for its Week 1 loss to San Diego, taking down the Growlers 20-18 in another stunner on the road. Like last week, LA jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead to kick off a back-and-forth first quarter that ended with a tipped hail mary huck caught by Calvin Brown streaking from midfield. Using a junk defense and short pulls to trap San Diego on the sideline, the Aviators ended the first half on a 4-0 run and went into halftime up 13-8. While credit should be given to the different looks LA included to shake San Diego off their game, most of the turnovers in the first half were unforced errors, as low hucks and turfed throws stunted any momentum the Growlers were trying to gain early on. The third quarter saw entirely downwind holds as LA kept its advantage. The Growlers took advantage of some tired Aviators miscues in the 4th, winning the quarter 4-0 but not providing enough pressure to even the score. The Aviators ran out the clock for nearly three minutes up two on the last point.

Calvin Brown led the charge for LA, tossing 5 assists on 57 completions and chipping in 2 goals and a block. Sean McDougall and Danny Landesman led the game with 5 goals apiece. McDougall churned out over 450 yards of total offense. Sam Cook made a series of highlight plays. He finished with an assist and 2 goals, but that doesn?t count the various layouts to save possession and bailout cuts to keep the stall count alive he provided the LA offense.

For now, San Diego lacks the spark that took them to Championship Weekend in 2019. Off the first two games, their offense looks predictable and unsure of itself, especially with their deep shots, which have been lacking from the start. In the rematch against LA, players like Sean Ham or Jesse Cohen would have been very valuable to at least threaten deep shots, as LA never really respected San Diego?s throwers. Instead, the Aviators mucked up the middle with zone and double teams to stymie the San Diego attack. Johnathan ?Goose? Helton operated mainly in the backfield, finishing with -39 receiving yards. Khalif El-Salaam made his Growlers debut, but was just 5/7 throwing with a goal while playing mostly D-line minutes.

The Growlers went just 4/15 on break opportunities. One came on the fourth point of the game and the other three were part of a furious 4th quarter comeback to end the game, meaning they went about 35 minutes of game time without notching a break. The most encouraging takeaways for the Growlers were the performances of Lior Givol and Tim Okita, both of whom notched a statline of 1A/4G/1D and were jointly responsible for close to half of all the points scored by the team.

San Diego may have escaped with a cagey Week 1 game, but if this setback showed anything, it?s that the Growlers will need to step up if they intend to make a repeat appearance at Championship Weekend.

Atlanta Comes from Behind to Take Down Boston

Under the Friday night lights for Boston?s first-ever AUDL home game, live on the DraftKings stream, the Atlanta Hustle spoiled the evening for the Glory, 21-19, behind a dominant defensive effort and a late fourth quarter surge. Boston had an early two goal lead and continued to look explosive, but Atlanta hung around and never let their deficit grow beyond three. Boston had its biggest lead at 18-15 with 2:15 left in the third quarter. By the time they scored again, Atlanta had scored six straight to take a three goal lead of their own.

Atlanta?s varying defensive looks stymied the Boston attack. While it is easy to point out that Boston has yet to face tricky zones in an AUDL context, all the credit needs to go to Miranda Roth Knowles and her coaching staff for sticking with their gameplan and disrupting the Boston offense every chance they got. The Glory has some clear top-end talent, but Atlanta benefits from having been in the league for longer and understanding how to allocate resources over the course of four quarters.

2016 AUDL MVP Dylan Tunnell, who lives in the Boston area, stole the show as he suited up for what might be his last Hustle game. His stats were fairly quiet (7/7 throwing with 2 assists), but Tunnell got a clutch block playing help defense in the end zone and fired a 45 yard assist to give Atlanta its first lead with just over four minutes left in the game. Brett Hulsmeyer was another key to the Hustle defense. While he is only credited with one block, his free safety play at the back of the zone deterred the Glory from trying to move the disc over the top of the formidable wall the Hustle were placing around Boston?s throwers.

Austin Taylor had a breakout game for Atlanta, throwing six assists and catching two goals with just a single turnover. Eli Jaime toasted whichever defender was unlucky enough to be assigned to him, notching seven goals. Michael Fairley?s stats don?t jump off the page (15/16, 2 assists), but his presence on the field was vital to Atlanta?s success. His contested catch with four minutes left in the game kept the Atlanta offense on the field as the Hustle marched towards the endzone to take their late lead, and his confidence on the field radiated to his teammates.

On the other side, Boston never quite found a rhythm, but Tanner Halkyard was a bright spot on the Glory offense. He scored four assists, two goals, and a block without a turnover and led the team in receiving yards and EDGE. Orion Cable continued his ascent up the rookie of the year leaderboard, catching four goals and proving once again to be a difficult cover for opposing defenses.

Boston travels to DC and Raleigh for Week 3 in a road trip that could define their season. Friday?s game against DC is live on DraftKings? Twitch and YouTube and the Raleigh game is the Game of the Week. Sneaking a win against either team will keep Boston in the playoff picture; an 0-2 showing may leave them behind the main pack as we enter the middle part of the season.

Atlanta travels to Tampa Bay where they will try to stay undefeated against the Cannons.

Raleigh Remains Winless

After nearly upsetting the New York Empire in Week 1, the DC Breeze defeated the Raleigh Flyers on the road, 25-24. Raleigh held a slight advantage (hovering between 1 and 3 goals) for the early parts of the game and took a 13-10 lead into halftime. Midway through the third quarter, DC went on a 3-0 run to tie the game at 16 and notched another break just 90 seconds later to take a 18-17 lead. AJ Merriman?s buzzer beating catch to end the 3rd quarter and consecutive breaks to start the fourth quarter gave the Breeze all the cushion they would need, as the Raleigh defense was never able to catch up. DC held out to a narrow victory.

Jonny Malks ran the Breeze offense with aplomb. He finished 55/55 for 454 yards and 7 assists and led the league in EDGE in Week 2 ? a superb 5.91 score. Like last week, Rowan McDonnell had a quiet game by his standards, but was 57/57 throwing with 3 assists and 6 hockey assists. Whenever the DC offense needed an opening to reset the stall count, Rowan could be counted on to find just enough space. Rookie of the Year candidate Joe Merrill led the team with 6 goals (including this highlight) in his breakout game

Breeze, big time ?? pic.twitter.com/3SY5wMhhhs

? AUDL (@theAUDL) June 14, 2021

If you?re an Ultiworld fan, this kind of body control from Merrill is familiar?

Joe Merrill Block

Raleigh?s Eric Taylor notched 6 assists of his own on 33/34 throwing, rookie Matt Gouchoe-Hanas tallied 4 assists and 2 goals as a primary figure on the Raleigh O-line, and Trevor Lynch had one of the highlights of the night on this catch that sealed the Flyers? last break of the game. But what matters for Raleigh is that when it needed a stop, it was not able to force a turnover from the DC offense. The Flyers need to figure out who it can turn to to close out tight games; otherwise, they might not make the playoffs in such a tough division.

DC, on the other hand, has looked very good through two weeks. They nearly upset the Empire, who needed multiple jump ball skies to beat them in Week 1, and now knocked off Raleigh, a popular pick to win the Atlantic before the season. They are very stingy with the disc on offense: the Breeze had just eight total offensive turnovers against the Flyers after having just six against New York.

Each of these teams plays host to Boston next week as the middle of the Atlantic division standings rounds into shape.

Tampa Bay Holds off Pittsburgh

First things first, I want to make sure we acknowledge the statistical wonder that is Andrew Roney. He had an amazing season debut: 64/71 throwing, 619 yards, 9 assists, 1 goal, and 2 blocks. He was #3 in EDGE this week. After missing the first two games of the season, Roney led the Cannons to their first win of the season, 18-15, in a messy home game over Pittsburgh. Wind was certainly a factor as the teams combined for a whopping 58 turnovers.

With Roney and fellow Cannons returnee Bobby Ley in the backfield, Tampa comfortably handled the variety of defensive looks the Thunderbirds threw at them. Ryan Chard led the team catching 6 goals and rookie Sean Plunkett impressed on the defensive side of the disc, pressuring the Thunderbirds all game long.

After a first quarter of mostly holds and one break apiece, the Cannons broke open the scoring to start the second quarter, notching three breaks that ate up nearly seven minutes of game clock before the Thunderbirds could muster a hold. The Cannons extended their advantage, cashing in two breaks to open the second half and building their lead to 10-6.

But Pittsburgh wasn?t finished. Taking advantage of two Cannons drops and a stellar run-through block from rookie Kevin O?Brien, Pittsburgh went on a 4-0 run to tie the game at 11 entering the 4th quarter. The teams traded a pair of hold each before Tampa Bay?s 3-0 scoring run?spurred by two Billy O?Bryan blocks, a massive Roney hammer, and a half field Stephen Poulos scoober?ran the lead up to 16-13 and iced the game. Two more holds each ate out the clock as Pittsburgh?s defense wasn?t able to punch in the breaks it needed for a late comeback.

For Pittsburgh, Max Sheppard was just 33/40 with 5 assists, and Week 1 breakout player CJ Colicchio was held to just 2 goals and 144 yards receiving. Pittsburgh falls to 0-2 and has a tough Week 3 slate, hosting New York before traveling to Philadelphia as part of a home-road doubleheader. Tampa Bay won?t have long to relish their win. Undefeated Atlanta comes to town next.

San Jose Scores Six Straight to Sink Seattle

Don?t pity me for starting to write this midway through the third quarter. I really should know better. Here?s the introduction I originally wrote: For the second consecutive week, Seattle comfortably dispatched San Jose, this time as the road team. Shane Worthington and Jack Brown owned the skies and the Cascades defense again would not let the Spiders get into a comfortable rhythm on offense.

But here?s what actually happened.

Seattle took an early 4-0 lead, and held off a series of San Jose?s runs with strings of their own breaks. The Cascades lead ballooned to an 18-12 advantage just before the end of the third quarter. San Jose then went on a remarkable run scoring the next six goals to tie the game at 18. Seattle finally scored with 2:49 remaining in the 4th to stop the bleeding, but the Spiders answered right back. With 41 seconds remaining in the game, Zack Smith tossed a swing pass to the turf, expecting his reset to be closer than he was. The ensuing Spiders possession was tricky?San Jose took two separate time outs?but after a series of swings within inches of the goal line, Andrew Moore found Justin Norden slicing across the end zone with 3.4 seconds showing on the clock to take a 20-19 lead. Seattle?s last ditch hammer on the ensuing possession was blocked by Jordan Kerr, cementing another improbable win in a week full of them.

With the win, San Jose climbs out of the basement of the division and can reset its sights on challenging tougher foes. Jace Bruner was a key player in the Spiders? run of breaks, tallying four goals and two blocks in the game. Playing mostly defense, Jake Thorne had an impressive pro debut, leading his team with four assists and snagging plenty of tough catches in traffic.

For Seattle, this will be a tough pill to swallow. Though there were bright spots (Mark Muñoz had 3 assists, 2 goals, and a block and every player on the roster earned at least 10 points played), this game won?t be looked back upon fondly in Seattle. The Cascades followed up an impressive home win with a more impressive three quarters on the road, but games don?t end after 36 minutes. Questions may start to seep in about the Cascades? mental toughness. They?ll be able to test their mettle soon; the team hosts a San Diego Growlers team eager to get back on track next week.

Chicago Gains Control of Central

An early run of breaks that gave the Chicago Union a 3-0 lead set up the home team for a confident 23-18 victory over the Minnesota Wind Chill. Traveling with a handler-bereft roster, the Wind Chill struggled to build offensive rhythm against the Union defense. The hometown D-line often opened defensive possessions with poachy sets that put the onus on the inexperienced Minnesota handler unit and gummed up the works, forcing the Wind Chill into 121 more passes than Chicago attempted.

Meanwhile, Chicago?s offensive starters put together a strong game. Pat Shriwise led the way with three goals, three assists, and a balanced 381 total yards, making him second on the team in both the receiving and throwing columns. Ross Barker was a fantastic facilitator, adding two assists to his three goals and team-leading 267 receiving yards. Keegan North also had the same 2A and 3G stat line, and had one of the plays of the game with a sailing layout score in the first.

Your Midwest Orthopedics at Rush ? Play of The Game

#13 Keegan North, assisted by Ross Barker, makes a massive layout play to put the Union up 6-3 late in the first quarter! #MINvsCHI | #PlayUnited pic.twitter.com/OcLpCJNwXL

? Chicago Union (@gochicagounion) June 13, 2021

The Wind Chill?s handling duties fell to rookie Andrew Roy, who had ups and downs in his ultimately impressive debut last week, and fellow first-year William Brandt, who hasn?t even played official college ultimate yet for his club, St. Olaf, after graduating last year from famed Edina high school in Minneapolis. The duo attempted more than 37% of Minnesota?s throws, each amassing over 400 yards throwing and 100 receiving, but tangled with Roy?s five throwaways and Brandt?s one. With Josh Klane and Brett Matzuka both out with injuries and Tony Poletto also on the reserve list, there just wasn?t much depth for Minnesota to turn to.

Chicago held control of the game after their initial run. They had a 13-6 advantage at half, with North and D-liner Nate Goff equaling the Minnesota goal total by themselves.1 And they never let the lead get smaller than five. While the Wind Chill?s offense was more fluid in the second half, they failed to dig in defensively to get back into the game. The Chicago offense yielded just three breaks in the game, with two coming late in garbage time.

The win puts the Union in the driver?s seat in the Central, helped by the Wind Chill?s week one success in Madison. Like the Wind Chill, they had some key absences ? namely Joe White and Von Alanguilan ? but looked sharp for long stretches. Minnesota?s offense has struggled through two weeks, but could be bolstered by returning some of their backfield talent.

Indianapolis Easily Beats the Mechanix Again

The Indianapolis Alleycats defeated the Detroit Mechanix 28-16. The Alleycats never let any doubt creep in?they had an early 4-0 lead and milked a 9-3 advantage after the opening frame. A 7-0 run spanning the end of the second and beginning of the third quarter cemented their advantage. As legs got tired, Detroit actually won the 4th quarter 6-5, but it wasn?t even close to enough to comeback and earn the team?s first win since 2017.

Andrew Sjogren continues to impress for Detroit, leading the team with 4 goals and 542 receiving yards on 25/25 throwing. Xavier Payne led the way for Indy with 7 assists from 47/48 throwing. Corey Hardesty tallied 9 goals and 301 receiving yards for the ?cats. Detroit faces an even tougher foe in Chicago next week, while Indianapolis travels to Madison for what is sure to be a closely contested game.

US-Based Power Rankings

Stall Seven/Deep Look Picks Contest

Ugly picks for both podcasts this week, driven by Austin?s outright win (+5.5) and a late surge from Atlanta to win as a road dog (+2.5). Deep Look correctly picked Chicago (-3.5) to cover against Minnesota. Deep Look?s lead extends to two.

This week?s lines:

Tune in for the picks!

Rough Week in the Subscriber Survivor Pool 

With so many favorites losing in Week 2 and popular pick New York Empire not playing, only 23 people advance to Week 3. Nearly 70% of players have been knocked out after two weeks. Evan Lepler is out. Charlie Eisenhood is out. Everyone who originally picked the Empire was allowed to resubmit a new pick after their game against Philadelphia was postponed, but most of those players ended up getting knocked out with their new selections. Dallas and San Diego were both popular picks.

Of those who advanced, 22 picked the AlleyCats to beat the Mechanix. The lone remaining survivor backed the Union over Minnesota. Turns out that the only safe bet is picking favorites in the Central Division in the early stages of this AUDL season!

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On a Roll: Greensboro Graduate Receives College Bowling Scholarship

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – Greensboro’s Spencer Fleming is on the rise. He received a college scholarship to bowling. After graduating from Page High School this month, he will move to William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa: one of the best bowling programs in the NAIA department. “It’s very exciting to know that I’ve got one […]

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GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – Greensboro’s Spencer Fleming is on the rise.

He received a college scholarship to bowling. After graduating from Page High School this month, he will move to William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa: one of the best bowling programs in the NAIA department.

“It’s very exciting to know that I’ve got one step closer to my dream,” said Spencer.

His dream is to come on the PBA tour one day.

A few years ago Spencer joined the local Triad Lanes youth program in Greensboro.

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“He’s not afraid to do a bit of work,” said volunteer coach Monroe Jones. “With his passion and hard work, he’s now got a scholarship so he’s been a role model and inspiration for the rest of the kids in our program.”

He won the Greater Greensboro City Championship in 2018, finished eighth across the state in 2019, his high game is 279, and his current average is around 195.

Spencer says bowling gave him confidence and taught him hard work and perseverance.

“The youth program has been very crucial and has helped me get to that point,” said Spencer. ?To have this environment with friends who hang out here all day on weekends. It made my love for bowling a lot stronger. “

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GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – Greensboro’s Spencer Fleming is on the rise. He received a college scholarship to bowling. After graduating from Page High School this month, he will move to William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa: one of the best bowling programs in the NAIA department. “It’s very exciting to know that I’ve got one […]

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On a Roll: Greensboro Graduate Receives College Bowling Scholarship

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) – Greensboro’s Spencer Fleming is on the rise.

He received a college scholarship to bowling. After graduating from Page High School this month, he will move to William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa: one of the best bowling programs in the NAIA department.

“It’s very exciting to know that I’ve got one step closer to my dream,” said Spencer.

His dream is to come on the PBA tour one day.

A few years ago Spencer joined the local Triad Lanes youth program in Greensboro.

What is happening today Receive your daily news with the FOX8 newsletter.

“He’s not afraid to do a bit of work,” said volunteer coach Monroe Jones. “With his passion and hard work, he’s now got a scholarship so he’s been a role model and inspiration for the rest of the kids in our program.”

He won the Greater Greensboro City Championship in 2018, finished eighth across the state in 2019, his high game is 279, and his current average is around 195.

Spencer says bowling gave him confidence and taught him hard work and perseverance.

“The youth program has been very crucial and has helped me get to that point,” said Spencer. ?To have this environment with friends who hang out here all day on weekends. It made my love for bowling a lot stronger. “

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Research Triangle Study May Help Save Children's Lives

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute. The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the […]

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Research Triangle Study May Help Save Children's Lives

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute.

The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the state.

This includes spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA.

“Who would have thought these children could have a different future than the diagnosis says,” said Jennifer Lee of Franklin County, referring to her two youngest children, who have SMA but are not showing any symptoms.

She and her husband Shane know exactly how quickly SMA can ruin a child’s muscles and their ability to stand, eat, and even breathe on their own.

Their first child, Jocelyn, was diagnosed with SMA four months after she was born in 2007.

But it was already too late.

“We were told, ‘Bring her home and love her,’ that you won’t have her forever,” said Lee, speaking not only about Jocelyn but also about her 8-year-old son Nathan, who also has SMA.

SMA stole Jocelyn’s life when she was just 4 years old.

The Lee’s second child, Trey, was just one year old when his older sister died.

He does not have an SMA, but is a carrier.

Nathan was born two years after Trey and again Jennifer and Shane Lee suffered a diagnosis of SMA.

She pointed to his stroller where he was leaning back and jotted down all of the equipment that said, “He relies on the BiPAP to breathe. He has a feed pump.”

The couple’s third son, Asher, who was born two years after Nathan, is an SMA carrier, but like his big brother Trey, free of the disease itself.

However, his 4 year old sister Kirra has SMA.

Fortunately, just months before she was born, the Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead for one of the first treatments for SMA.

It worked so well that it now has full approval.

Jennifer Lee nodded to Kirra and said, “After 11 days, she turned 4 today, in March, and shows no symptoms of SMA. She runs, jumps, jumps.”

The same applies to her 19-month-old sister Jessa, who also has SMA and received the therapy drug seven days after she was born.

Although it wasn’t available when he was born, Nathan is also taking the drug, and his parents said they believe it made his life longer.

Knowing there were treatments that were working, the Lees were delighted when the Early Check program added SMA to its voluntary neonatal testing study.

Just like Dr. Cynthia Powell, the pediatric geneticist at UNC Hospitals.

“The sooner we identify them, usually within the first two or three weeks of life, the sooner we can start treatment and the treatment has been very effective,” said Powell.

There was more good news last month.

Since Early Check was able to identify SMA in three children whose parents did not know they were at risk and ensure them a better life, the state has now decided to include SMA screening in its heel stitch therapy.

“What a blessing these kids are getting the chance to get this drug, get this drug, and stop the symptoms to stop SMA,” said Jennifer Lee.

Early Check is still testing for other teething problems, and the Lees recommend that all parents of newborns volunteer for these tests as well.

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Research Triangle Study May Help Save Children's Lives

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute. The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the […]

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Research Triangle Study May Help Save Children's Lives

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (WTVD) – Three North Carolina children with an illness that could have killed their lives now have a bright future, thanks to a study by the Research Triangle Institute.

The Research Triangle Institute’s Early Check Study voluntarily screened newborns for diseases not included in traditional infant heel-prick tests collected by the state.

This includes spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA.

“Who would have thought these children could have a different future than the diagnosis says,” said Jennifer Lee of Franklin County, referring to her two youngest children, who have SMA but are not showing any symptoms.

She and her husband Shane know exactly how quickly SMA can ruin a child’s muscles and their ability to stand, eat, and even breathe on their own.

Their first child, Jocelyn, was diagnosed with SMA four months after she was born in 2007.

But it was already too late.

“We were told, ‘Bring her home and love her,’ that you won’t have her forever,” said Lee, speaking not only about Jocelyn but also about her 8-year-old son Nathan, who also has SMA.

SMA stole Jocelyn’s life when she was just 4 years old.

The Lee’s second child, Trey, was just one year old when his older sister died.

He does not have an SMA, but is a carrier.

Nathan was born two years after Trey and again Jennifer and Shane Lee suffered a diagnosis of SMA.

She pointed to his stroller where he was leaning back and jotted down all of the equipment that said, “He relies on the BiPAP to breathe. He has a feed pump.”

The couple’s third son, Asher, who was born two years after Nathan, is an SMA carrier, but like his big brother Trey, free of the disease itself.

However, his 4 year old sister Kirra has SMA.

Fortunately, just months before she was born, the Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead for one of the first treatments for SMA.

It worked so well that it now has full approval.

Jennifer Lee nodded to Kirra and said, “After 11 days, she turned 4 today, in March, and shows no symptoms of SMA. She runs, jumps, jumps.”

The same applies to her 19-month-old sister Jessa, who also has SMA and received the therapy drug seven days after she was born.

Although it wasn’t available when he was born, Nathan is also taking the drug, and his parents said they believe it made his life longer.

Knowing there were treatments that were working, the Lees were delighted when the Early Check program added SMA to its voluntary neonatal testing study.

Just like Dr. Cynthia Powell, the pediatric geneticist at UNC Hospitals.

“The sooner we identify them, usually within the first two or three weeks of life, the sooner we can start treatment and the treatment has been very effective,” said Powell.

There was more good news last month.

Since Early Check was able to identify SMA in three children whose parents did not know they were at risk and ensure them a better life, the state has now decided to include SMA screening in its heel stitch therapy.

“What a blessing these kids are getting the chance to get this drug, get this drug, and stop the symptoms to stop SMA,” said Jennifer Lee.

Early Check is still testing for other teething problems, and the Lees recommend that all parents of newborns volunteer for these tests as well.

Copyright © 2021 WTVD-TV. All rights reserved.

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