Phish is currently in the midst of their 2018 summer tour, which stops in Alpharetta, Georgia tonight before continuing up the east coast. Last week, the Vermont foursome announced the launch of an exclusive limited-run SiriusXM pop-up channel, Phish Radio, to take over Jam On (ch.29) starting today, Friday, August 3rd, at noon ET.On August 16th, the channel will turn into The Bunny, the exclusive broadcaster of the band’s sold-out 11th festival, Curveball. The Bunny will run on ch. 29 through the end of the festival on Sunday, August 19th before converting back to Jam On on Monday, August 20th.According to the announcement, the channel will launch with a live concert broadcast from Atlanta and a special program hosted by Ari Fink with the one-and-only Trey Anastasio, “Ask Trey,” where Anastasio will answer questions that were submitted to SiriusXM by Phish fans earlier this month. Phish Radio will play music from throughout the band’s extensive career, including selections from their vast live catalog, studio tracks, unreleased demos, and musical influences, and will feature exclusive commentary from all four band members.Last night, Scott Rogowsky of HQ Trivia revealed in an Instagram post that he will be the “official voice” of Phish Radio. HQ Trivia, an app that hosts daily trivia games with prize money, has been peppered with Phish (and Grateful Dead) references since its inception in 2017. Rogowsky, a noted jam band aficionado, even got John Mayer to host the app-based game while Dead & Company were in New York for their Citi Field performances. Now, Rogowsky will take his hosting skills to a whole new (and seriously unexpected) level as the official voice of Phish Radio–meaning he will announce all the interstitial content between songs.SiriusXM’s Phish Radio begins on Friday, August 3 at noon ET via satellite on channel 29 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen to Phish Radio on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. If you don’t yet have SiriusXM, you can get a three-month free trial here. Head here for more information.[Video: SiriusXM]Last month, SiriusXM launched an exclusive limited-run Dave Matthews Band channel, Dave Matthews Band Radio, featuring music from the band’s extensive career, including their indelible hits, live songs, demo tracks and musical influences. That station has been extended through Labor Day weekend, and is set to move to its new home on Channel 30 on August 1st.
Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] BLUE HILL — For decades, the George Stevens Academy gymnasium spent fall evenings in silence. Now, it’s home to one of the rowdiest crowds in town.From posters plastered on the walls to packed parking lots to stands filled with white-clad fans screaming until they grow hoarse, there’s been an energetic atmosphere throughout the GSA campus on select September and October nights. Long known for its athletic success, the school is now hitting its stride in a new sport: volleyball.As recently as four years ago, volleyball, the fastest-growing sport in the state, wasn’t even offered to students at GSA. Yet in the short amount of time since the program’s arrival, the Eagles have gone from newcomers to title contenders and established a team culture that’s captivated the school.“The crowds here have gotten really raucous,” co-coach Bonnie Marckoon said. “The school has really come around to embrace this group of girls and this sport, and that’s been great to see.”GSA’s Sophie Peasley attacks during a high school volleyball match against Machias on Sept. 11 in Blue Hill. The Eagles lost just one set in their first four matches. MARK MESSER PHOTO/GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMYThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMarckoon and Aleta Schmidt coach a GSA team with one of the state’s strongest right-side duos in Mara Pickering and Evelyn Dagan. The seven-member team also consists of defensive specialist Ashly Emerson, outside hitters Sophie Peasley and Frances Spangler and middle hitters Sophia Biggie-Jennings and Erika Hipsky.With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the Eagles are in first place in Class C with a record of 9-2. Yet Hipsky, the team’s lone remaining player from its inaugural season in 2016, remembers when the Eagles were a far cry from where they are today.“We had just started the program, and it was kind of new to all of us,” Hipsky said of GSA’s first two seasons, which saw the team go 2-12 and 0-14. “No one knew what we were doing.”Even amidst those early struggles, GSA coaches and players knew their growing pains were a natural step in establishing a foundation for their program. That process paid off for the Eagles last year as the team went 6-8 in the regular season to clinch its first-ever playoff berth.Following a quarterfinal loss to Washington Academy, GSA players made a pledge to get even better in the offseason. If they could improve from zero wins to six, the Eagles thought, there was no reason they couldn’t take another step forward in 2019.“Last year, we got a taste of what we’re capable of, but this year, we’re definitely hungry for more,” Dagan said. “I think our general competitiveness has gone up this year.”That was evident from start of the season as GSA dropped just one set in its first four contests. Even though the Eagles are no longer unbeaten, their two losses, which came Sept. 21 at Calais and Sept. 26 at Narraguagus, were competitive matches against fellow Class C contenders.George Stevens Academy fans cheer on their team during a high school volleyball match against Bucksport on Oct. 1 in Blue Hill. The Eagles have had a strong month of October thus far with two wins over Bucksport and a five-set victory over fellow Class C contender Narraguagus. MARK MESSER PHOTO/GEORGE STEVENS ACADEMYYet the moment when everything clicked, Dagan said, happened before the regular season even began. Facing Mount Desert Island in a preseason scrimmage, the Eagles came back from two sets down to earn a comeback victory.“After we lost the first two sets, we kind of had the mentality, ‘Hey, let’s just relax, go out there and play,’” Dagan said. “I think that was when we first got a feeling that we could be really good this year.”The team’s fan base, which has packed the gymnasium stands dressed according to a variety of different themes, has grown as the Eagles have continued their winning ways. Having a boisterous crowd behind them has been a major boost for the Eagles, who are 7-0 in home matches this season.“We’ve worked to get students out here and get faculty out here to see what we’re all about, and there’s always more and more people coming,” sophomore Sophia Biggie-Jennings said. “My first game here, we didn’t have a lot of people at all, but now it’s packed, and I have people come up to me at school a lot the day after games and tell me how excited they are about us.”GSA will be on the road against Ellsworth (1-7) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The Eagles will then play their final road match at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, against Sumner before closing out the regular season at home against Jonesport-Beals at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.Staying atop the Class C field will be tough for GSA, which is in a tight battle with second-ranked Woodland and third-ranked Calais for the top seed. Yet should the Eagles continue their current run of form, they’ll be in position to add a new kind of Gold Ball to the school’s trophy case.“We need to keep building off of every game and keep getting better because of something that we do,” Biggie-Jennings said. “When you’ve come a long way and have momentum like we do, you have to keep going and finish strong.” Bio Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020
More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 22, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The French rugby league has canceled the semifinals of its Top 14 league because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: French rugby league cancels Top 14 semifinals Associated Press City authorities have extended a ban on major events with more than 5,000 people until October 24. More than 62,000 people took part in the marathon last year.Organizers say they will take time to “engage with the consequences of the authorities blocking our events, agree on further steps and then inform you.”There was no mention of any plan to restrict the race to elite runners only. That was the solution used by the Tokyo Marathon on March 1.The Berlin Marathon is typically one of the fastest in the world. The current men’s world record was set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge in 2018.___ The LNR’s executive committee abandoned hosting the semifinals on June 19 and 20 and the final in mid-July in the southern city of Nice but says they could potentially be played before the end of summer if health conditions allow.The LNR says it is waiting to see what rules the government sets out following the end of lockdown before definitively deciding if a resumption is possible.France is under lockdown until May 11.___The Berlin Marathon says the race cannot be held as planned in September because of new restrictions in the city related to the coronavirus pandemic.