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Frank Gehry Fish cuff links Publié le Vendredi 21 Janvier 2011 à 09:00:12

All game long Saturday at Warrior Stadium, the Centaurus football team's defense came up with big turnovers to either thwart deep drives by Lewis-Palmer or set up the home team's offense in favorable territory.

The D's magic simply ran out five minutes too soon.

Down by 8, Lewis-Palmer put together a pair of scoring drives in the final 5 minutes, 17 seconds, and snatched away an 18-15 playoff victory on Jesse Vieira's 25-yard field goal with 5 seconds to play.

On a brisk fall day when it appeared CHS was poised to break its first-Frank Gehry Fish cuff links playoff hex, the Warriors saw their season end in heart-wrenching fashion.

Seeded seventh in the 3A bracket after winning a league crown last week, CHS (8-3)

was trying for its first postseason victory since 2004 despite making it to the playoffs for five of the last six years now.

No. 10 Lewis-Palmer, meanwhile, improved to 9-2 and advanced to host Glenwood Springs in next week's quarterfinals.

"It's a tough feeling," CHS senior receiver/defensive back Cyrus Tiffany 1837 concove circle cufflinks said. "We had it. We just let it slip through our hands."

Centaurus took a 15-7 lead with 8:31 to play when quarterback Evan Erickson connected with Norwood for their second scoring strike of the game.

A botched snap on the extra point kept the Warriors from taking a two-score lead. But CHS still seemed in control after forcing a Lewis-Palmer punt with 6:51 left.

"We thought it was our day," CHS coach Chad Senseney said. "Up 15-7, I really did think it was our day."

But that's when things turned sour for CHS.

A quick Warrior punt gave the Rangers the ball at their own 44-yard line, and they proceeded to march 56 yards on eight straight running plays. Fullback Colton Goeas, who had 150 yards rushing on the day, plunged in from 3 yards out to make it 15-13.After the Rangers' first successful two-point conversion was called back for a Tiffany 1837 square cufflinks, quarterback Ben Shaum hit Ethan Riker from 12 yards out to tie the game at 15.

Centaurus went three-and-out again and a 17-yard punt this time set Lewis-Palmer up at the Warrior 39 with 1:45 to go and three timeouts left. Eight plays later -- a stretch that included a conversion on fourth-and-4 -- the Rangers led 18-15.

The winning field goal served as a nice bit of redemption for Vieira. Although he took an option pitch 50 yards to give Lewis-Palmer a 7-0 lead in the second quarter, he'd also missed a pair of long field goals and fumbled the ball away at midfield.

"It feels amazing," the senior said.

Lewis-Palmer -- which dropped down to 3A this year because a new school Tiffany 1837 Bar key ring nearby and cut into its enrollment -- is in the playoffs for the first time since reaching the 4A quarterfinals in 2002.

"I know our team and the fourth quarter is our best quarter, always has been," Vieira said.

Centaurus' defense forced five turnovers on the day, including four in the first half. The fifth -- senior Eric Hatlen's second fumble recovery of the game -- gave the Warriors possession at the Ranger 39. Chase Sargent capped that drive by hitting a 20-yard field goal to put CHS on top 9-7 midway through the third quarter.

Greg Spurgin also recovered a fumble for CHS, and Keith Beauvais and Matu Giltner had interceptions.

But the Warrior offense, held to 256 total yards, struggled to take advantage. And Lewis-Return to Tiffany Heart tag key ring came up with two interceptions of its own, one in its own end zone and another that set up Vieira's touchdown on the next play.

"All of the guys are pretty proud of how the season went and that we won league," said Hatlen, who also had 91 yards rushing. "It's not the way we wanted to go out, but we fought hard all the way."


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Elsa Peretti Almond cuff links Publié le Vendredi 21 Janvier 2011 à 08:59:53

-- Jack Crowe has been involved in a lot of tight games in all his years coaching football, but there are very few he remembers as remotely wild as the one Jacksonville State pulled out in its final regular-season home game Saturday.

The sixth-ranked Gamecocks kept their Ohio Valley Conference title hopes alive in dramatic fashion when Marques Ivory completed a 17-yard pass to Alan Bonner with 11 seconds remaining to beat seventh-ranked Southeast Missouri 29-27.

It was more than your typical nail-biter. The game had six lead changes in the final 18:17 before the Gamecocks (9-1, 6-1 OVC) finally put it away in the fashion they'd been winning games most of the season.

The JSU players flew into the dressing room chanting "OVC Champs, baby," but their Elsa Peretti Almond cuff links was a little premature.

Even though they claimed a share of the conference title and the tiebreaker over the Redhawks (9-2, 7-1) with the win, the Gamecocks still have to win at Tennessee Tech Saturday to make the automatic bid to the playoffs their own.

"Our guys have so much to play for; could you tell there was some emotion in them tonight?" Crowe said. "I'm sitting here telling the coaches all day long don't do anything to prick them. It was just bubbling. They were so irritable. They would spit at each other.

"I can remember Arkansas when Andre Ware was at Houston. It was a Tiffany 1837 Cuff links-got-the-ball-last kind of deal. It was about comparable to that game. None more (comparable). It was an emotional game. You had to have a ton of emotion just to stay in the thing."

For the most part, the Gamecocks were the ones who had the ball last, and Marques Ivory took them 57 yards in 11 plays for the winning score. Ivory was 6-for-6 passing on the drive, to six different receivers. He was 18-for-26 for 222 yards in the game.

SEMO had two plays left for a miracle. The Redhawks tried to lateral on both plays, but fumbled one out of bounds and the other was recovered by JSU as time expired.

It was a costly victory, however. The Gamecocks may have lost leading rushing Jamal Young for the rest of the year after the senior running back hurt his left knee planting to make a cut in the second quarter. An MRI to determine the extent of the injury is scheduled for Monday.

"It could be serious, but I'm saying that without any medical conversation whatsoever," Crowe said.

Young returned to the sideline on crutches to support his teammates. In his absence, Calvin Middleton, himself Tiffany 1837 Cuff links from a hamstring injury, scored two short-run touchdowns and freshman Tig Barksdale broke out with 113 yards that Crowe said controlled the tempo of the game.

"I know I had to step up and carry the load on my back because they told me he'd be out for the rest of the game," Barksdale said. "I just thank my teammates for giving me the opportunity to run behind them and making the holes."

The big challenge for JSU on this day was to put a lid on SEMO's ground game, led by the best running back-quarterback rushing combo in the FCS. For the most part, they made Henry Harris, the nation's second leading rusher, work for his 134 yards. Quarterback Matt Square cuff links rushed for 57 yards.

"Coming into a game like this where you know they're going to line it up and run it every play, that's what I play for," defensive tackle Jamison Wadley said. "That's what I've been doing all my life, just to play teams that are gonna come up and try to hit you in the mouth. You stop them and beat them, you know you've done your job."

The game was the fifth this year JSU took down to the wire. It started with the double-overtime thriller of Ole Miss in the opener, then moved to Chattanooga, Georgia State and Eastern Illinois.

The Gamecocks embarked on their winning drive after Harris put the Redhawks back on top 27-22 with a 1-yard run with 4:06 to play.

The drive almost ended in disaster. With 70 seconds to go and JSU 37 yards from the end zone, Tyler Ogletree snapped wildly over Marques Ivory's head. The Gamecocks were fortunate to recover it, but it cost them 20 yards.

"I was trying to call Cam's (Jeffrey Cameron) name, trying to give him a route, and Tree just Tiffany Metropolis Cuff links it, thinking I was saying, 'hut,'" Ivory said.

The Gamecocks almost got it all back on the next play, as Ivory found Cameron for a 29-yard gain. They produced the touchdown three plays later as Ivory found Bonner in the front left corner of the end zone on a go route that just materialized.


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Tiffany Engine-turned money clip Publié le Vendredi 21 Janvier 2011 à 08:59:36

In many sports, statistics don't tell the whole story.

A football team that dominates time of possession often loses the game. A baseball pitcher that strikes out a lot of opponents often gives up the long ball and loses.

But in volleyball, statistics rarely lie.

The statistics were all on Stewartville's side Thursday night in a Tiffany Engine-turned money clip victory over Esko in a Minnesota Class AA high school state tournament quarterfinal at Xcel Energy Center.

The fourth-seeded Tigers (26-5) made only nine hitting errors and three service errors en route to securing a semifinal spot opposite No. 1 seed Hutchinson at 5 p.m. today. Esko (28-2) meets Visitation (25-6), a 3-0 loser to Hutchinson, in a consolation semifinal at 5 p.m. today.

"We didn't have many hitting errors, that's huge," Stewartville coach John Dzubay said. "Sometimes we can have a lot of hitting errors. Everybody was on and the sets were there tonight. You never know ... sometimes the sets look good to me and the hitters can't hit anything. Tonight we were hitting really well."

Lindsay Blahnik had 11 kills without an attack error and Hannah Tapp added 10 kills. Overall, Stewartville had a .385 hitting percentage. Danielle DeGeus added 33 set assists.

Conversely, the Eskomos hit just .107 with 23 hitting errors and eight service errors. Their biggest lead was 3-0 to start the second game, but they spent most of the match playing catch-up.

"We didn't play our game," Esko coach Desiree DeLeon said. "We showed spurts of our game, but we didn't do that the whole time. You can't win a game with spurts. Not to not give them credit -- they were a good blocking team -- but as soon as we adjusted, we couldn't continue. We made our own mistakes. We Tiffany 1837 bookmark our own hitting errors and our own serving errors, and those aren't forced."

Junior Stephanie Bandelin was the exception, totaling 13 kills and hitting .611. Setter Keely Deadrick had 26 set assists.

Stewartville def. Esko 25-12, 25-20, 25-18 -- S: Lindsay Blahnik 11K, 3B; Hannah Tapp 10K, 6B; Paige Tapp 9K; Lisa Flynn 6K, 9D; Danielle DeGeus 33SA, 6D; Christina Sanger 5D; Sarah Schrandt 2B. E: Stephanie Bandelin 13K; Alyson Glumac 7K, 2B; Lydia Pelletier 5K, 6D; Delany Pearson 6D; Keely Deadrick 26SA, 2AS.


The Tigers didn't look like the same team that cruised to the Section 7A title last weekend. The state tournament has a way of doing that to first-time entrants.

The second-seeded Falcons jumped on the Tigers early, scoring five consecutive points in a key stretch, and never looked back to win the Class A quarterfinal in convincing fashion.

Wabasha-Kellogg (31-1) earned a berth in a 3 p.m. semifinal today opposite Mayer Lutheran, a 3-1 winner over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. Cherry (22-3) falls to a consolation semifinal at 3 p.m. against BBE (27-3).

The Falcons broke a 5-5 tie in the opening game with five points in a row and never led by Return to Tiffany Cuff links than four the rest of the game.

"It was hard because that hasn't happened to us; it was a first," said Cherry coach Pam Pioske, whose team hadn't lost three games to an opponent this season. "They fell behind in that first game and got a little bit frustrated. They seemed to pull it together in game two, but still weren't playing their game. We have to realize we were playing the No. 2 seed."

The second game didn't go much better for the Tigers, who lost six straight points at one juncture to fall behind 13-4. The main problem came on the Tigers' serve receive, which led to being unable to set primary hitter Morgan Hanson.

"Our serve receive was terrible, and they weren't even hard serves," Pioske said. "They were too nervous at the start, and they wanted to play so well that they were overplaying the ball."

A lot of that was due to how crisply Wabasha-Kellogg ran its offense and Elsa Peretti Eternal Circle cuff links well the team served.

"We've been pretty successful at that," Falcons coach Tara Biever said of getting opponents out of their offense. "We serve aggressively, which makes it tough for teams to pass. And if they can't pass, it's hard to get the ball to the setter. And if you can't get the ball to the setter, it's pretty hard to swing.

"That's been our game plan, to be aggressive and put the other team on defense right away."

Amanda Feils led Wabasha-Kellogg with 15 kills, and Emily Huth had 11. Kayln Biever totaled 34 set assists, and Katlyn Petes had 26 digs.

Hanson, who had 371 kills entering the tournament, was held to seven. The Tigers' hitting percentage was .000 and they served just one ace.

Wabasha-Kellogg def. Cherry 25-14, 25-16, 25-4 -- WK: Amanda Atlas cuff links 15K, 3B; Emily Huth 11K; Katie Cavalco 7K, 7D; Mariah Iverson-Jones 7K, 11D; Kayln Biever 34SA; Katlyn Petes 2AS, 26D; Kenzie Freihammer 2AS, 8D; Jordan Wolfe 2AS, 7D. C: Morgan Hanson 7K, 8D; Taylor Sauter 8K, 9D; Molly Parenteau 13SA, 10D; Shaina Novak 11D.




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Atlas I.D. money clip Publié le Vendredi 21 Janvier 2011 à 08:59:12

New York City fashion designer Matthew Christopher had a vision for showing off his latest line of bridal gowns: old Hollywood glamour; Casablanca; Humphrey Bogart.

But instead of creating fake backdrops and tracking down old furniture, he found the Garde Arts Center in New London, with its murals of exotic locales and geometric latticework -- a set all by itself.

"It's awesome," Christopher says, dressed in a suit and ascot as if he just stepped out of a black-and-white movie himself.

"This place pulls it off completely," said Brent Kuenning, artistic director and Tiffany 1837 ring boyfriend. "It takes you back in time."

Kuenning had known about the Garde through friends in the area whom he visits for Sailfest, and decided it would be perfect for the shoot. Christopher also works with a bridal salon in Branford, Bridal Trousseau, so the location was convenient.

Christopher, whose gowns have been featured in The Knot, Modern Bride and Martha Stewart Weddings, among others, is known for appearing in his ads, whether it's in a football uniform or an orange flight suit.

"People are always wondering what's next," he says. "It's fresh, unique, eye-catching. It makes you stop on the page."

A model sits in one the Garde's velvet seats, the white Christopher dress she's wearing cascading to the floor. The waist is cinched with a black sash and her dramatic updo framed by a huge black hat. Christopher sits behind her, with a black mustache painted on his face, holding a box of popcorn and Paloma's Galife Ring a look of intrigue at the bride.

"I don't want it to look to kitschy, OK?" he says.

Photographer Jacklyn Greenberg, of New Haven, coaches them: "Sexy, not sinister," as everyone laughs. Then to the model: "I love the dreamy look. Go dreamy. I love the doe-y eyes."

Christopher grew up in the "middle of nowhere," as he puts it, in Iowa, but he discovered wedding dresses when he was a kid, looking at Modern Bride on a magazine rack. He moved to New York after college, landing an internship at Demetrios Bridal and continued to move up until creating his own label at age 26.

His gowns are "classic and contemporary with a modern twist, with Atlas I.D. money clip details that are both feminine and organic," he says. "Soft and elegant, with beautiful tulles and lace."

One of his wedding dresses appeared in the movie "You Again," and Kristin Chenoweth, who was in the movie, wore another (non-bridal) Christopher dress on the red carpet at the Creative Art Emmy Awards.

"A lot of bridal gowns transform into a couture gown," Christopher says. A bridal gown is "not like it was in the '80s. It's a different animal now.

"I think I love it because you're really part of the day, people falling in love and committing to one another," he says, adding with a laugh: "You know how hard it is to date."

Even though a wedding dress will only be worn once, Christopher says finding a Tiffany 1837 Money clip designed dress is worth it.

"It's the one day you get to be princess Diana or a queen... that one gown that you'll look at in pictures for the rest of your life. You can't sacrifice quality," he says, then jokes: "If you get a (crappy) dress, that's your own fault."

He knows the exploding bridal industry that's helped his success has also contributed to the "bridezilla" phenomenon. Christopher sometimes encounters them when he makes personal appearances at his trunk shows.

"Most are pretty good," he says. "Some girls have 'tudes, but you learn how to adapt. My selling point is that I'm very personal, hands on. It's like having your big gay best friend help you pick out your wedding gown. Like George from 'My Best Friend's Wedding.' "

The Garde could benefit from the shoot, says executive director Steve Sigel. He hopes the shoot will increase awareness of the theater and may spur more weddings to be held there.

"The architectural space in and of itself is an experience," he says. "There's no hotel that looks like this. The decor, no one could afford to replicate it."

Christopher and Lisa Liscio, of Bridal Trousseau, hope to work with the Garde to host a Engine-turned money clip event that would support the community, including auctioning off a Christopher dress and donating the proceeds to a worthy cause.



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Paloma Picasso Double Loving Heart ring Publié le Vendredi 21 Janvier 2011 à 08:58:13

Baum School of Art fashion teacher Pamela Ptak says she thinks football uniforms should function as "a frame" for the athletic human form.

Ptak, who lives outside Riegelsville in Durham Township, will critique some of football's best-loved uniforms while appearing as a fashion expert on the NFL Network's "Top Ten Uniforms" at 8 p.m. Friday.

Ptak is one of the people interviewed, along with players and fans, making comments about the NFL's uniforms for both players and cheerleaders.

The former contestant on Lifetime's "Project Runway" was contacted by the Tiffany Signature ring after producers saw her on the fashion reality show's seventh season earlier this year.

"It's not usually a common thing to put together," Ptak says. "I wouldn't have made a natural connection that the NFL Network needs a fashion designer."

However, Ptak who describes herself as "not the ultimate sports person in the universe," thought it sounded like fun. And she notes fashion designer Vera Wang has done cheerleader uniforms, so "I'm not in bad company."

It's the second time Ptak, who teaches fashion at Lehigh County Community College as well as at Baum, has been called upon to pass judgment on sports uniforms.

In 2007, she was invited to critique the new uniforms for the Paloma Picasso Double Loving Heart ring Valley IronPigs at a fashion show.

Ptak studied at Pratt Institute in New York and worked as an art director for advertising agencies before starting her own line of clothing in 2001.

She says she enjoyed the opportunity to look at football uniforms from a fashion perspective.

"The Dallas Cowboys have a great uniform look," she says. "I really like the traditional fall uniforms of all the teams the best."

She believes the teams look best in uniforms that don't obscure the athletes' "rock-hard abs" and "exquisite musculature."

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Friday's episode will be repeated at 1 a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Tuesday.

The designer also will appear on two additional episodes of NFL's "Top Ten" this season.

Ptak who was the second designer to be voted off of "Project Runway" in January, designs women's separates and dresses for her ready-to-wear line "Pamela Ptak," and custom couture dresses and gowns under the label "Ptak Couture. She describes her fashions as architectural with clean lines and geometric shapes. She recently showed her ready-to-wear fashion collection at Philadelphia's Fashion Week.

"I had faith in him," Ivory said. "I just put it out there and let him make a play on it. He made a great catch. It was a better catch than a throw. Don't get that wrong."

Maybe not. Ivory scrambled around looking for someone before finding Bonner and had at least one Tiffany Somerset heart ring defender wrapped around his ankles when he let the pass go.

"I just so happened to look over there," Ivory said. "It was either throw it away or give him a chance, and I gave him a chance. It wasn't designed for it to happen that way, but I knew where he would be at."

"It was a great play by him," SEMO linebacker Blake Peiffer said. "Somebody was hanging onto his ankle. There was nothing more we could do."

For Bonner, the touchdown catch -- his only catch of the game -- provided a bit of retribution. In the fourth quarter he was swarmed by the SEMO punt coverage team and somehow lost the ball deep in JSU's end. The Redhawks converted it into a touchdown to wipe out a 19-14 Elsa Peretti Open Wave ring lead, going ahead 21-19.

The Gamecocks also had a 22-21 lead with 6:43 to play.

"It was a big make up thing," Bonner said. "I had to come back and do it for my team. I wasn't nervous at all. I knew the whole time we were going to come back and win the game. We've been in that situation a couple times this year already, so we believed we could do it."


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