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2014-04-23T17:00:00Z 2014-04-23T23:08:19Z Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance runningSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com, (219) 933-4198 nwitimes.com



HOBART | John Petroskey has always had an inkling to get into the spotlight. Just a bit anyway.


As a freshman at Hobart four years ago, he went down with teammates to the IHSAA state cross country meet. After Indianapolis North Central's Futsum Zienasellassie won his third straight state title, Petroskey walked up to him.


With a comb in his hand, he did an interview that became a YouTube hit among Indiana's distance runners.


"I always have a comb with me," Petroskey said. "Every day and I don't know why."


The next year the Brickie made it to state in cross country with the rest of the team. But it was a failure of making it to state in cross country last fall that has been Petroskey's biggest motivator.


Losing teaches much better life lessons than winning, some say.


He did not get out of regionals last year as an individual in track, although he did make it on the Brickies' 3,200 Relay Team. The individual pain has stayed with him for a full year.


"I was about 12 seconds off," Petroskey said of his cross country let-down last fall. "I went home and said, 'Don't ever forget how you feel right now.' And I haven't."


So in this most recent winter, where Global Warming was wearing knickers and a scarf, Petroskey hit the pavement with a little anger and spunk. A frozen face was not going to keep his training next to the fireplace.


"This was the hardest I've ever worked in the offseason," Petroskey said. "I ran in blizzards. Extreme cold. It didn't matter. Not only did it make me physically stronger. It made me mentally stronger.


"And everyone knows that this sport is very mental."


At last Saturday's Little 5 competition at Hobart, Petroskey won the 1,600 meters (4:27) and the 3.200 (9:47). He had a personal record in each event last week.


Hobart coach Ty Artherhults has seen the hard work pay off for the student who is No. 8 in his class, academically.


"John has really grown up over the winter," Artherhults said. "I've seen a transformation in him. His overall attitude has really improved. I think he's more comfortable in his leadership role now.


"He leads all of our workouts. He's the guy at the front of the pack."


Petroskey's colorful personality is seen at practices and down time, too. He and the other distance runners are like a second debate team, arguing about video games, music and pop culture.


Trying to get the last word in is like trying to be the guy at the front of a race making that last turn left.


"I'm not sure which race I'll be in during the postseason," Petroskey said. "There are a lot of great distance runners in this area. It doesn't matter to me. Maybe even a relay, who knows.


"It doesn't matter to me. The state meet is the state meet and if you get there in something it's very good."


The state meet is in June. Petroskey is hoping to be there, with someone else holding the comb interviewing him.



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Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance running - nwitimes.com

2014-04-23T17:00:00Z 2014-04-23T23:08:19Z Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance runningSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com, (219) 933-4198 nwitimes.com



HOBART | John Petroskey has always had an inkling to get into the spotlight. Just a bit anyway.


As a freshman at Hobart four years ago, he went down with teammates to the IHSAA state cross country meet. After Indianapolis North Central's Futsum Zienasellassie won his third straight state title, Petroskey walked up to him.


With a comb in his hand, he did an interview that became a YouTube hit among Indiana's distance runners.


"I always have a comb with me," Petroskey said. "Every day and I don't know why."


The next year the Brickie made it to state in cross country with the rest of the team. But it was a failure of making it to state in cross country last fall that has been Petroskey's biggest motivator.


Losing teaches much better life lessons than winning, some say.


He did not get out of regionals last year as an individual in track, although he did make it on the Brickies' 3,200 Relay Team. The individual pain has stayed with him for a full year.


"I was about 12 seconds off," Petroskey said of his cross country let-down last fall. "I went home and said, 'Don't ever forget how you feel right now.' And I haven't."


So in this most recent winter, where Global Warming was wearing knickers and a scarf, Petroskey hit the pavement with a little anger and spunk. A frozen face was not going to keep his training next to the fireplace.


"This was the hardest I've ever worked in the offseason," Petroskey said. "I ran in blizzards. Extreme cold. It didn't matter. Not only did it make me physically stronger. It made me mentally stronger.


"And everyone knows that this sport is very mental."


At last Saturday's Little 5 competition at Hobart, Petroskey won the 1,600 meters (4:27) and the 3.200 (9:47). He had a personal record in each event last week.


Hobart coach Ty Artherhults has seen the hard work pay off for the student who is No. 8 in his class, academically.


"John has really grown up over the winter," Artherhults said. "I've seen a transformation in him. His overall attitude has really improved. I think he's more comfortable in his leadership role now.


"He leads all of our workouts. He's the guy at the front of the pack."


Petroskey's colorful personality is seen at practices and down time, too. He and the other distance runners are like a second debate team, arguing about video games, music and pop culture.


Trying to get the last word in is like trying to be the guy at the front of a race making that last turn left.


"I'm not sure which race I'll be in during the postseason," Petroskey said. "There are a lot of great distance runners in this area. It doesn't matter to me. Maybe even a relay, who knows.


"It doesn't matter to me. The state meet is the state meet and if you get there in something it's very good."


The state meet is in June. Petroskey is hoping to be there, with someone else holding the comb interviewing him.



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Geneva, N.Y. — Syracuse University rallied with a run of five straight goals in the third and fourth quarters to defeat Hobart 15-9 on Saturday at Boswell Field.


Kevin Rice scored four goals and added two assists for No. 4 Syracuse (9-3), and Randy Staats tallied five times and tossed in three helpers.


Orange starting goalie Dominic Lamolinara allowed six goals and stopped four shots in his first half of work. Bobby Wardwell filled his usual second-half role between the pipes and allowed three goals to go along with three saves.


Statesmen goalie Jackson Brown, filling in for injured starter Peter Zonino, made 11 saves.


» Box score


Syracuse closed the game by ripping off an 8-1 run to turn away upset-minded Hobart (4-8).


After grabbing the lead in the third, Syracuse kept its rally rolling into the fourth. Billy Ward scored 2:59 into the period to boost the Orange lead to 10-8, and Staats tossed in his fifth just 14 ticks later for a three-goal edge.


With 9:22 left, Nicky Galasso put in a rebound of his own shot for a 12-8 Orange lead. The Statesmen didn't challenge after that.


Dylan Donahue broke up the Rice-Staats dynasty by tallying with 11.2 seconds left in the third to give the Orange a 9-8 lead. He took a great feed from Staats and whipped a shot past Brown to break the tie.


Rice tied the game at 8 just 21 seconds earlier. He fired in his fourth of the game with 32.5 ticks left, answering a score by Hobart's Jake McHenry that inched Hobart up 8-7 with 1:53 left in the third.


Rice put up back-to-back scores earlier in the third, throwing in a man-up goal with 9:48 left in the quarter to bring the Orange within 7-6 and then tying the game with a shot from the left side 40 seconds later.


Staats stopped a four-goal Hobart run in the second quarter by scoring three straight to pull the Orange within 6-5 at the half. His last one came with 32.1 seconds remaining, when he took a pass from Rice and fired home a shot from out front.


With 1:06 left in the second, Staats powered a shot from the left side past Brown to bring SU within 6-4. That followed his tally with 3:47 remaining in the half that cut the Statesmen lead to 6-3.


The Statesmen came out on fire in the second by burying four straight into the back of the Orange net. Vanderbeek's second of the game, from the right side, snapped a 2-2 tie at the 2:43 mark.


Opsahl tallied with 9:27 remaining to nudge the Statesmen up 4-2, and Cam Stone ripped in a shot from the left side to make it 5-2 Hobart with 8:39 remaining. Zach Reed inflated the margin to four goals on a bounce shot from the left side with 5:30 left.


SU will open up the ACC tournament as the third seed and will take on No. 2 Duke in an ACC tournament semifinal 5 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia. Duke beat Syracuse 21-7 earlier this season.


In the other semifinal, No. 1 Maryland will take on No. 4 Notre Dame.


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Syracuse University men's lacrosse uses late run to roll past Hobart, 15-9 - The Post-Standard


Geneva, N.Y. — Syracuse University rallied with a run of five straight goals in the third and fourth quarters to defeat Hobart 15-9 on Saturday at Boswell Field.


Kevin Rice scored four goals and added two assists for No. 4 Syracuse (9-3), and Randy Staats tallied five times and tossed in three helpers.


Orange starting goalie Dominic Lamolinara allowed six goals and stopped four shots in his first half of work. Bobby Wardwell filled his usual second-half role between the pipes and allowed three goals to go along with three saves.


Statesmen goalie Jackson Brown, filling in for injured starter Peter Zonino, made 11 saves.


» Box score


Syracuse closed the game by ripping off an 8-1 run to turn away upset-minded Hobart (4-8).


After grabbing the lead in the third, Syracuse kept its rally rolling into the fourth. Billy Ward scored 2:59 into the period to boost the Orange lead to 10-8, and Staats tossed in his fifth just 14 ticks later for a three-goal edge.


With 9:22 left, Nicky Galasso put in a rebound of his own shot for a 12-8 Orange lead. The Statesmen didn't challenge after that.


Dylan Donahue broke up the Rice-Staats dynasty by tallying with 11.2 seconds left in the third to give the Orange a 9-8 lead. He took a great feed from Staats and whipped a shot past Brown to break the tie.


Rice tied the game at 8 just 21 seconds earlier. He fired in his fourth of the game with 32.5 ticks left, answering a score by Hobart's Jake McHenry that inched Hobart up 8-7 with 1:53 left in the third.


Rice put up back-to-back scores earlier in the third, throwing in a man-up goal with 9:48 left in the quarter to bring the Orange within 7-6 and then tying the game with a shot from the left side 40 seconds later.


Staats stopped a four-goal Hobart run in the second quarter by scoring three straight to pull the Orange within 6-5 at the half. His last one came with 32.1 seconds remaining, when he took a pass from Rice and fired home a shot from out front.


With 1:06 left in the second, Staats powered a shot from the left side past Brown to bring SU within 6-4. That followed his tally with 3:47 remaining in the half that cut the Statesmen lead to 6-3.


The Statesmen came out on fire in the second by burying four straight into the back of the Orange net. Vanderbeek's second of the game, from the right side, snapped a 2-2 tie at the 2:43 mark.


Opsahl tallied with 9:27 remaining to nudge the Statesmen up 4-2, and Cam Stone ripped in a shot from the left side to make it 5-2 Hobart with 8:39 remaining. Zach Reed inflated the margin to four goals on a bounce shot from the left side with 5:30 left.


SU will open up the ACC tournament as the third seed and will take on No. 2 Duke in an ACC tournament semifinal 5 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia. Duke beat Syracuse 21-7 earlier this season.


In the other semifinal, No. 1 Maryland will take on No. 4 Notre Dame.


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Protected by plywood sheets former St. SavSerbian Orthodox Church Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times

Protected by plywood sheets, the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times Media



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HOBART — Mayor Brian Snedecor may have withdrawn his support of The GEO Group’s plans to build an immigrant detention center in the city, but the company hasn’t given up on Hobart nor has its opponents given up efforts to derail the facility.


“We’re not stopping. We’ll absolutely continue with petitions and people need to keep their (No Hobart Prison) signs up,” said Sandy O’Brien, one of several members of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart group who attended Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.


The Concerned Citizens of Hobart was formed in opposition to the possible for-profit detention center and has been meeting every Sunday.


O’Brien told Snedecor she appreciated his letter. After the council meeting she said GEO is just beginning to do public relations for the project and is planning to come to Hobart in May. She said she was asked to meet with GEO then as a member of the Friends of Robinson Lake.


“It’s a good thing we got a head-start,” she said.


GEO spokesman Pablo Paez said in a recent email that GEO’s outreach efforts reflect the federal procurement process. He said the company looks forward to communicating with Hobart residents as part of that process.


“We still believe there is a great opportunity to promote economic development and create high-paying jobs in Hobart for the same reasons that attracted us to the region in the first place,” he said.


Darlene Vassil, another member of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart, said she’ll keep coming to the City Council meetings. Vassil defended the mayor at one of the early Concerned Citizens meetings, saying he’s listened to the community before and she thought he would do so again.


“I’m so glad I stood up for the mayor back then,” she said, pleased with the stance he has taken.


Snedecor sent a letter to The Boca Raton, Fla.-based GEO Group on April 8 informing the company that he would no longer advocate for the project, and would in fact, oppose it.


He said he lost confidence in GEO because it made no meaningful attempt to deal with the public criticism of the company and its proposal and had yet to file any petition for rezone or other actions needed to move ahead with the project.


“The company will be treated fairly by the city, like any other applicant. I took that stand as mayor. The various city boards will vet the proposal according to their responsibilities,” the mayor said Wednesday. “But I will not advocate on (GEO’s) behalf.


When asked if he’d received any communications from GEO since his letter, the mayor said he had one letter from their attorney. He didn’t elaborate.


Councilman Dave Vinzant, D-4th, said the city needs to continue to be business-friendly, given these economic times.


“When people are willing to come to town to start or expand their business, the city needs to be pro-active,” Vinzant said.






Fight against possible detention facility heats up again in Hobart - Post-Tribune





Protected by plywood sheets former St. SavSerbian Orthodox Church Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times

Protected by plywood sheets, the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times Media



storyidforme: 65114385

tmspicid: 23025914

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Updated: April 23, 2014 2:15AM


HOBART — Mayor Brian Snedecor may have withdrawn his support of The GEO Group’s plans to build an immigrant detention center in the city, but the company hasn’t given up on Hobart nor has its opponents given up efforts to derail the facility.


“We’re not stopping. We’ll absolutely continue with petitions and people need to keep their (No Hobart Prison) signs up,” said Sandy O’Brien, one of several members of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart group who attended Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.


The Concerned Citizens of Hobart was formed in opposition to the possible for-profit detention center and has been meeting every Sunday.


O’Brien told Snedecor she appreciated his letter. After the council meeting she said GEO is just beginning to do public relations for the project and is planning to come to Hobart in May. She said she was asked to meet with GEO then as a member of the Friends of Robinson Lake.


“It’s a good thing we got a head-start,” she said.


GEO spokesman Pablo Paez said in a recent email that GEO’s outreach efforts reflect the federal procurement process. He said the company looks forward to communicating with Hobart residents as part of that process.


“We still believe there is a great opportunity to promote economic development and create high-paying jobs in Hobart for the same reasons that attracted us to the region in the first place,” he said.


Darlene Vassil, another member of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart, said she’ll keep coming to the City Council meetings. Vassil defended the mayor at one of the early Concerned Citizens meetings, saying he’s listened to the community before and she thought he would do so again.


“I’m so glad I stood up for the mayor back then,” she said, pleased with the stance he has taken.


Snedecor sent a letter to The Boca Raton, Fla.-based GEO Group on April 8 informing the company that he would no longer advocate for the project, and would in fact, oppose it.


He said he lost confidence in GEO because it made no meaningful attempt to deal with the public criticism of the company and its proposal and had yet to file any petition for rezone or other actions needed to move ahead with the project.


“The company will be treated fairly by the city, like any other applicant. I took that stand as mayor. The various city boards will vet the proposal according to their responsibilities,” the mayor said Wednesday. “But I will not advocate on (GEO’s) behalf.


When asked if he’d received any communications from GEO since his letter, the mayor said he had one letter from their attorney. He didn’t elaborate.


Councilman Dave Vinzant, D-4th, said the city needs to continue to be business-friendly, given these economic times.


“When people are willing to come to town to start or expand their business, the city needs to be pro-active,” Vinzant said.






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2014-04-23T17:00:00Z 2014-04-23T22:10:29Z Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance runningSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com, (219) 933-4198 nwitimes.com



HOBART | John Petroskey has always had an inkling to get into the spotlight. Just a bit anyway.


As a freshman at Hobart four years ago, he went down with teammates to the IHSAA state cross country meet. After Indianapolis North Central's Futsum Zienasellassie won his third straight state title, Petroskey walked up to him.


With a comb in his hand, he did an interview that became a YouTube hit among Indiana's distance runners.


"I always have a comb with me," Petroskey said. "Every day and I don't know why."


The next year the Brickie made it to state in cross country with the rest of the team. But it was a failure of making it to state in cross country last fall that has been Petroskey's biggest motivator.


Losing teaches much better life lessons than winning, some say.


He did not get out of regionals last year as an individual in track, although he did make it on the Brickies' 3,200 Relay Team. The individual pain has stayed with him for a full year.


"I was about 12 seconds off," Petroskey said of his cross country let-down last fall. "I went home and said, 'Don't ever forget how you feel right now.' And I haven't."


So in this most recent winter, where Global Warming was wearing knickers and a scarf, Petroskey hit the pavement with a little anger and spunk. A frozen face was not going to keep his training next to the fireplace.


"This was the hardest I've ever worked in the offseason," Petroskey said. "I ran in blizzards. Extreme cold. It didn't matter. Not only did it make me physically stronger. It made me mentally stronger.


"And everyone knows that this sport is very mental."


At last Saturday's Little 5 competition at Hobart, Petroskey won the 1,600 meters (4:27) and the 3.200 (9:47). He had a personal record in each event last week.


Hobart coach Ty Artherhults has seen the hard work pay off for the student who is No. 8 in his class, academically.


"John has really grown up over the winter," Artherhults said. "I've seen a transformation in him. His overall attitude has really improved. I think he's more comfortable in his leadership role now.


"He leads all of our workouts. He's the guy at the front of the pack."


Petroskey's colorful personality is seen at practices and down time, too. He and the other distance runners are like a second debate team, arguing about video games, music and pop culture.


Trying to get the last word in is like trying to be the guy at the front of a race making that last turn left.


"I'm not sure which race I'll be in during the postseason," Petroskey said. "There are a lot of great distance runners in this area. It doesn't matter to me. Maybe even a relay, who knows.


"It doesn't matter to me. The state meet is the state meet and if you get there in something it's very good."


The state meet is in June. Petroskey is hoping to be there, with someone else holding the comb interviewing him.



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Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance running - nwitimes.com

2014-04-23T17:00:00Z 2014-04-23T22:10:29Z Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance runningSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com, (219) 933-4198 nwitimes.com



HOBART | John Petroskey has always had an inkling to get into the spotlight. Just a bit anyway.


As a freshman at Hobart four years ago, he went down with teammates to the IHSAA state cross country meet. After Indianapolis North Central's Futsum Zienasellassie won his third straight state title, Petroskey walked up to him.


With a comb in his hand, he did an interview that became a YouTube hit among Indiana's distance runners.


"I always have a comb with me," Petroskey said. "Every day and I don't know why."


The next year the Brickie made it to state in cross country with the rest of the team. But it was a failure of making it to state in cross country last fall that has been Petroskey's biggest motivator.


Losing teaches much better life lessons than winning, some say.


He did not get out of regionals last year as an individual in track, although he did make it on the Brickies' 3,200 Relay Team. The individual pain has stayed with him for a full year.


"I was about 12 seconds off," Petroskey said of his cross country let-down last fall. "I went home and said, 'Don't ever forget how you feel right now.' And I haven't."


So in this most recent winter, where Global Warming was wearing knickers and a scarf, Petroskey hit the pavement with a little anger and spunk. A frozen face was not going to keep his training next to the fireplace.


"This was the hardest I've ever worked in the offseason," Petroskey said. "I ran in blizzards. Extreme cold. It didn't matter. Not only did it make me physically stronger. It made me mentally stronger.


"And everyone knows that this sport is very mental."


At last Saturday's Little 5 competition at Hobart, Petroskey won the 1,600 meters (4:27) and the 3.200 (9:47). He had a personal record in each event last week.


Hobart coach Ty Artherhults has seen the hard work pay off for the student who is No. 8 in his class, academically.


"John has really grown up over the winter," Artherhults said. "I've seen a transformation in him. His overall attitude has really improved. I think he's more comfortable in his leadership role now.


"He leads all of our workouts. He's the guy at the front of the pack."


Petroskey's colorful personality is seen at practices and down time, too. He and the other distance runners are like a second debate team, arguing about video games, music and pop culture.


Trying to get the last word in is like trying to be the guy at the front of a race making that last turn left.


"I'm not sure which race I'll be in during the postseason," Petroskey said. "There are a lot of great distance runners in this area. It doesn't matter to me. Maybe even a relay, who knows.


"It doesn't matter to me. The state meet is the state meet and if you get there in something it's very good."


The state meet is in June. Petroskey is hoping to be there, with someone else holding the comb interviewing him.



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Geneva, N.Y. — Syracuse University rallied with a run of five straight goals in the third and fourth quarters to defeat Hobart 15-9 on Saturday at Boswell Field.


Kevin Rice scored four goals and added two assists for No. 4 Syracuse (9-3), and Randy Staats tallied five times and tossed in three helpers.


Orange starting goalie Dominic Lamolinara allowed six goals and stopped four shots in his first half of work. Bobby Wardwell filled his usual second-half role between the pipes and allowed three goals to go along with three saves.


Statesmen goalie Jackson Brown, filling in for injured starter Peter Zonino, made 11 saves.


» Box score


Syracuse closed the game by ripping off an 8-1 run to turn away upset-minded Hobart (4-8).


After grabbing the lead in the third, Syracuse kept its rally rolling into the fourth. Billy Ward scored 2:59 into the period to boost the Orange lead to 10-8, and Staats tossed in his fifth just 14 ticks later for a three-goal edge.


With 9:22 left, Nicky Galasso put in a rebound of his own shot for a 12-8 Orange lead. The Statesmen didn't challenge after that.


Dylan Donahue broke up the Rice-Staats dynasty by tallying with 11.2 seconds left in the third to give the Orange a 9-8 lead. He took a great feed from Staats and whipped a shot past Brown to break the tie.


Rice tied the game at 8 just 21 seconds earlier. He fired in his fourth of the game with 32.5 ticks left, answering a score by Hobart's Jake McHenry that inched Hobart up 8-7 with 1:53 left in the third.


Rice put up back-to-back scores earlier in the third, throwing in a man-up goal with 9:48 left in the quarter to bring the Orange within 7-6 and then tying the game with a shot from the left side 40 seconds later.


Staats stopped a four-goal Hobart run in the second quarter by scoring three straight to pull the Orange within 6-5 at the half. His last one came with 32.1 seconds remaining, when he took a pass from Rice and fired home a shot from out front.


With 1:06 left in the second, Staats powered a shot from the left side past Brown to bring SU within 6-4. That followed his tally with 3:47 remaining in the half that cut the Statesmen lead to 6-3.


The Statesmen came out on fire in the second by burying four straight into the back of the Orange net. Vanderbeek's second of the game, from the right side, snapped a 2-2 tie at the 2:43 mark.


Opsahl tallied with 9:27 remaining to nudge the Statesmen up 4-2, and Cam Stone ripped in a shot from the left side to make it 5-2 Hobart with 8:39 remaining. Zach Reed inflated the margin to four goals on a bounce shot from the left side with 5:30 left.


SU will open up the ACC tournament as the third seed and will take on No. 2 Duke in an ACC tournament semifinal 5 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia. Duke beat Syracuse 21-7 earlier this season.


In the other semifinal, No. 1 Maryland will take on No. 4 Notre Dame.


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Syracuse University men's lacrosse uses late run to roll past Hobart, 15-9 - The Post-Standard


Geneva, N.Y. — Syracuse University rallied with a run of five straight goals in the third and fourth quarters to defeat Hobart 15-9 on Saturday at Boswell Field.


Kevin Rice scored four goals and added two assists for No. 4 Syracuse (9-3), and Randy Staats tallied five times and tossed in three helpers.


Orange starting goalie Dominic Lamolinara allowed six goals and stopped four shots in his first half of work. Bobby Wardwell filled his usual second-half role between the pipes and allowed three goals to go along with three saves.


Statesmen goalie Jackson Brown, filling in for injured starter Peter Zonino, made 11 saves.


» Box score


Syracuse closed the game by ripping off an 8-1 run to turn away upset-minded Hobart (4-8).


After grabbing the lead in the third, Syracuse kept its rally rolling into the fourth. Billy Ward scored 2:59 into the period to boost the Orange lead to 10-8, and Staats tossed in his fifth just 14 ticks later for a three-goal edge.


With 9:22 left, Nicky Galasso put in a rebound of his own shot for a 12-8 Orange lead. The Statesmen didn't challenge after that.


Dylan Donahue broke up the Rice-Staats dynasty by tallying with 11.2 seconds left in the third to give the Orange a 9-8 lead. He took a great feed from Staats and whipped a shot past Brown to break the tie.


Rice tied the game at 8 just 21 seconds earlier. He fired in his fourth of the game with 32.5 ticks left, answering a score by Hobart's Jake McHenry that inched Hobart up 8-7 with 1:53 left in the third.


Rice put up back-to-back scores earlier in the third, throwing in a man-up goal with 9:48 left in the quarter to bring the Orange within 7-6 and then tying the game with a shot from the left side 40 seconds later.


Staats stopped a four-goal Hobart run in the second quarter by scoring three straight to pull the Orange within 6-5 at the half. His last one came with 32.1 seconds remaining, when he took a pass from Rice and fired home a shot from out front.


With 1:06 left in the second, Staats powered a shot from the left side past Brown to bring SU within 6-4. That followed his tally with 3:47 remaining in the half that cut the Statesmen lead to 6-3.


The Statesmen came out on fire in the second by burying four straight into the back of the Orange net. Vanderbeek's second of the game, from the right side, snapped a 2-2 tie at the 2:43 mark.


Opsahl tallied with 9:27 remaining to nudge the Statesmen up 4-2, and Cam Stone ripped in a shot from the left side to make it 5-2 Hobart with 8:39 remaining. Zach Reed inflated the margin to four goals on a bounce shot from the left side with 5:30 left.


SU will open up the ACC tournament as the third seed and will take on No. 2 Duke in an ACC tournament semifinal 5 p.m. Friday in Philadelphia. Duke beat Syracuse 21-7 earlier this season.


In the other semifinal, No. 1 Maryland will take on No. 4 Notre Dame.


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Protected by plywood sheets former St. SavSerbian Orthodox Church Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times

Protected by plywood sheets, the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times Media



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Updated: April 23, 2014 2:15AM


HOBART — Mayor Brian Snedecor may have withdrawn his support of The GEO Group’s plans to build an immigrant detention center in the city, but the company hasn’t given up on Hobart nor has its opponents given up efforts to derail the facility.


“We’re not stopping. We’ll absolutely continue with petitions and people need to keep their (No Hobart Prison) signs up,” said Sandy O’Brien, one of several members of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart group who attended Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.


The Concerned Citizens of Hobart was formed in opposition to the possible for-profit detention center and has been meeting every Sunday.


O’Brien told Snedecor she appreciated his letter. After the council meeting she said GEO is just beginning to do public relations for the project and is planning to come to Hobart in May. She said she was asked to meet with GEO then as a member of the Friends of Robinson Lake.


“It’s a good thing we got a head-start,” she said.


GEO spokesman Pablo Paez said in a recent email that GEO’s outreach efforts reflect the federal procurement process. He said the company looks forward to communicating with Hobart residents as part of that process.


“We still believe there is a great opportunity to promote economic development and create high-paying jobs in Hobart for the same reasons that attracted us to the region in the first place,” he said.


Darlene Vassil, another member of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart, said she’ll keep coming to the City Council meetings. Vassil defended the mayor at one of the early Concerned Citizens meetings, saying he’s listened to the community before and she thought he would do so again.


“I’m so glad I stood up for the mayor back then,” she said, pleased with the stance he has taken.


Snedecor sent a letter to The Boca Raton, Fla.-based GEO Group on April 8 informing the company that he would no longer advocate for the project, and would in fact, oppose it.


He said he lost confidence in GEO because it made no meaningful attempt to deal with the public criticism of the company and its proposal and had yet to file any petition for rezone or other actions needed to move ahead with the project.


“The company will be treated fairly by the city, like any other applicant. I took that stand as mayor. The various city boards will vet the proposal according to their responsibilities,” the mayor said Wednesday. “But I will not advocate on (GEO’s) behalf.


When asked if he’d received any communications from GEO since his letter, the mayor said he had one letter from their attorney. He didn’t elaborate.


Councilman Dave Vinzant, D-4th, said the city needs to continue to be business-friendly, given these economic times.


“When people are willing to come to town to start or expand their business, the city needs to be pro-active,” Vinzant said.






Fight against possible detention facility heats up again in Hobart - Post-Tribune





Protected by plywood sheets former St. SavSerbian Orthodox Church Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times

Protected by plywood sheets, the former St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in Hobart has been purchased by GEO Group. | Karen Caffarini~for Sun-Times Media



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Updated: April 23, 2014 2:15AM


HOBART — Mayor Brian Snedecor may have withdrawn his support of The GEO Group’s plans to build an immigrant detention center in the city, but the company hasn’t given up on Hobart nor has its opponents given up efforts to derail the facility.


“We’re not stopping. We’ll absolutely continue with petitions and people need to keep their (No Hobart Prison) signs up,” said Sandy O’Brien, one of several members of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart group who attended Wednesday night’s City Council meeting.


The Concerned Citizens of Hobart was formed in opposition to the possible for-profit detention center and has been meeting every Sunday.


O’Brien told Snedecor she appreciated his letter. After the council meeting she said GEO is just beginning to do public relations for the project and is planning to come to Hobart in May. She said she was asked to meet with GEO then as a member of the Friends of Robinson Lake.


“It’s a good thing we got a head-start,” she said.


GEO spokesman Pablo Paez said in a recent email that GEO’s outreach efforts reflect the federal procurement process. He said the company looks forward to communicating with Hobart residents as part of that process.


“We still believe there is a great opportunity to promote economic development and create high-paying jobs in Hobart for the same reasons that attracted us to the region in the first place,” he said.


Darlene Vassil, another member of the Concerned Citizens of Hobart, said she’ll keep coming to the City Council meetings. Vassil defended the mayor at one of the early Concerned Citizens meetings, saying he’s listened to the community before and she thought he would do so again.


“I’m so glad I stood up for the mayor back then,” she said, pleased with the stance he has taken.


Snedecor sent a letter to The Boca Raton, Fla.-based GEO Group on April 8 informing the company that he would no longer advocate for the project, and would in fact, oppose it.


He said he lost confidence in GEO because it made no meaningful attempt to deal with the public criticism of the company and its proposal and had yet to file any petition for rezone or other actions needed to move ahead with the project.


“The company will be treated fairly by the city, like any other applicant. I took that stand as mayor. The various city boards will vet the proposal according to their responsibilities,” the mayor said Wednesday. “But I will not advocate on (GEO’s) behalf.


When asked if he’d received any communications from GEO since his letter, the mayor said he had one letter from their attorney. He didn’t elaborate.


Councilman Dave Vinzant, D-4th, said the city needs to continue to be business-friendly, given these economic times.


“When people are willing to come to town to start or expand their business, the city needs to be pro-active,” Vinzant said.






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2014-04-23T17:00:00Z 2014-04-23T22:10:29Z Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance runningSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com, (219) 933-4198 nwitimes.com



HOBART | John Petroskey has always had an inkling to get into the spotlight. Just a bit anyway.


As a freshman at Hobart four years ago, he went down with teammates to the IHSAA state cross country meet. After Indianapolis North Central's Futsum Zienasellassie won his third straight state title, Petroskey walked up to him.


With a comb in his hand, he did an interview that became a YouTube hit among Indiana's distance runners.


"I always have a comb with me," Petroskey said. "Every day and I don't know why."


The next year the Brickie made it to state in cross country with the rest of the team. But it was a failure of making it to state in cross country last fall that has been Petroskey's biggest motivator.


Losing teaches much better life lessons than winning, some say.


He did not get out of regionals last year as an individual in track, although he did make it on the Brickies' 3,200 Relay Team. The individual pain has stayed with him for a full year.


"I was about 12 seconds off," Petroskey said of his cross country let-down last fall. "I went home and said, 'Don't ever forget how you feel right now.' And I haven't."


So in this most recent winter, where Global Warming was wearing knickers and a scarf, Petroskey hit the pavement with a little anger and spunk. A frozen face was not going to keep his training next to the fireplace.


"This was the hardest I've ever worked in the offseason," Petroskey said. "I ran in blizzards. Extreme cold. It didn't matter. Not only did it make me physically stronger. It made me mentally stronger.


"And everyone knows that this sport is very mental."


At last Saturday's Little 5 competition at Hobart, Petroskey won the 1,600 meters (4:27) and the 3.200 (9:47). He had a personal record in each event last week.


Hobart coach Ty Artherhults has seen the hard work pay off for the student who is No. 8 in his class, academically.


"John has really grown up over the winter," Artherhults said. "I've seen a transformation in him. His overall attitude has really improved. I think he's more comfortable in his leadership role now.


"He leads all of our workouts. He's the guy at the front of the pack."


Petroskey's colorful personality is seen at practices and down time, too. He and the other distance runners are like a second debate team, arguing about video games, music and pop culture.


Trying to get the last word in is like trying to be the guy at the front of a race making that last turn left.


"I'm not sure which race I'll be in during the postseason," Petroskey said. "There are a lot of great distance runners in this area. It doesn't matter to me. Maybe even a relay, who knows.


"It doesn't matter to me. The state meet is the state meet and if you get there in something it's very good."


The state meet is in June. Petroskey is hoping to be there, with someone else holding the comb interviewing him.



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2014-04-23T17:00:00Z 2014-04-23T22:10:29Z Hobart's Petroskey saves his best for last in distance runningSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com, (219) 933-4198 nwitimes.com



HOBART | John Petroskey has always had an inkling to get into the spotlight. Just a bit anyway.


As a freshman at Hobart four years ago, he went down with teammates to the IHSAA state cross country meet. After Indianapolis North Central's Futsum Zienasellassie won his third straight state title, Petroskey walked up to him.


With a comb in his hand, he did an interview that became a YouTube hit among Indiana's distance runners.


"I always have a comb with me," Petroskey said. "Every day and I don't know why."


The next year the Brickie made it to state in cross country with the rest of the team. But it was a failure of making it to state in cross country last fall that has been Petroskey's biggest motivator.


Losing teaches much better life lessons than winning, some say.


He did not get out of regionals last year as an individual in track, although he did make it on the Brickies' 3,200 Relay Team. The individual pain has stayed with him for a full year.


"I was about 12 seconds off," Petroskey said of his cross country let-down last fall. "I went home and said, 'Don't ever forget how you feel right now.' And I haven't."


So in this most recent winter, where Global Warming was wearing knickers and a scarf, Petroskey hit the pavement with a little anger and spunk. A frozen face was not going to keep his training next to the fireplace.


"This was the hardest I've ever worked in the offseason," Petroskey said. "I ran in blizzards. Extreme cold. It didn't matter. Not only did it make me physically stronger. It made me mentally stronger.


"And everyone knows that this sport is very mental."


At last Saturday's Little 5 competition at Hobart, Petroskey won the 1,600 meters (4:27) and the 3.200 (9:47). He had a personal record in each event last week.


Hobart coach Ty Artherhults has seen the hard work pay off for the student who is No. 8 in his class, academically.


"John has really grown up over the winter," Artherhults said. "I've seen a transformation in him. His overall attitude has really improved. I think he's more comfortable in his leadership role now.


"He leads all of our workouts. He's the guy at the front of the pack."


Petroskey's colorful personality is seen at practices and down time, too. He and the other distance runners are like a second debate team, arguing about video games, music and pop culture.


Trying to get the last word in is like trying to be the guy at the front of a race making that last turn left.


"I'm not sure which race I'll be in during the postseason," Petroskey said. "There are a lot of great distance runners in this area. It doesn't matter to me. Maybe even a relay, who knows.


"It doesn't matter to me. The state meet is the state meet and if you get there in something it's very good."


The state meet is in June. Petroskey is hoping to be there, with someone else holding the comb interviewing him.



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