Marshfield boys basketball cannot recover from woeful first quarter, loses to D.C. Everest

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Before the Marshfield boys basketball team even knew it, it was down double digits.The Tigers responded with a solid second half but could not come all the way back and dropped a 56-49 decision to D.C. Everest in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Tuesday night at The Boson Company Fieldhouse at Marshfield High School.Everest remains in a first-place tie with Stevens Point at 4-0 in the Valley following the victory and improves to 9-2 overall.Marshfield has lost four games in a row and falls to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in the conference.Everest had runs of 8-0 and 10-0 in the first quarter to pull out to a commanding 18-4 lead.The Evergreens made their first eight shot attempts, six coming from point-blank range on drives or back-door cuts to the basket.“Slight breakdowns defensively turn into layups. That’s the kind of team Everest is,” Marshfield coach Bill Zuiker said. “They are very sound, very well-coached. You have to be on top of your game and cannot let them play from ahead. We were fortunate enough to scramble and get back in the game, but it wasn’t our game from start to finish.”Marshfield fell behind 30-10 late in the second quarter before finally getting its offense going.Adam Fravert scored five of his team-high 15 points in the final three minutes of the half to help Marshfield cut the deficit to 13, but a basket at the buzzer by Stephen Weir gave Everest a 37-22 lead at intermission.The Tigers turned to a full-court trap to try to turn the tides, and it worked in the third quarter.Everest managed just two baskets in the period, and the Tigers used an 8-0 run to get the game back within striking range.A three-point play by Will Spindler, who finished with 12 points, and baskets from Tanner Boson and Caleb Alexander cut Everest’s lead to 39-34.Marshfield could not get closer than five, however. A 7-0 spurt by the Evergreens midway through the fourth quarter put them back on top by 12, and they held on the rest of the way.Jake Gebert finished with 20 points and nine rebounds for D.C. Everest.“To the kids’ credit, they played really hard and scrambled the best they could,” Zuiker said. “You can’t dig holes like that. It looked so bad, and we’re not so bad. We just don’t have a lot of margin for error. When we don’t get good shot selection, we’re not very good.”Marshfield plays at Wausau East on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Evergreens 56, Tigers 49D.C. Everest 18 19 4 15 – 56Marshfield 4 18 12 15 – 49D.C. EVEREST (56): Derek Reiche 1-1 0-0 3, Austin Behrens 2-4 0-0 5, Connor Dickinson 1-3 0-2 2, Stephen Weir 4-5 0-0 8, Riley Petersen 2-5 4-6 8, Grant Van Grinsven 0-0 0-1 0, Lucas Mathson 0-0 0-0 0, Chris Cornish 4-6 0-1 8, Jake Gebert 8-10 4-6 20, Brady Uekert 0-1 0-0 0, Ryan Bentz 1-2 0-0 2. FG: 23-37. FT: 8-16. 3-pointers: 2-6 (Behrens 1-1, Reiche 1-1, Weir 0-1, Uekert 0-1, Petersen 0-2). Rebounds: 26 (Gebert 9). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Cornish. Record: 9-2, 4-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.MARSHFIELD (49): Caleb Alexander 2-3 0-1 4, Tanner Boson 3-11 0-0 7, Tyson Slade 0-0 0-0 0, Kegan Fassler 2-3 2-3 6, Alec Hinson 0-0 0-0 0, Isaac Huettl 0-0 1-2 1, Will Spindler 5-7 2-4 12, Jordan Schlinsog 2-10 0-0 4, Adam Fravert 6-12 3-5 15. FG: 20-46. FT: 8-15. 3-pointers: 1-16 (Boson 1-6, Fravert 0-3, Schlinsog 0-7). Rebounds: 19 (Fravert 8). Turnovers: 8. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 4-8, 1-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference.last_img read more

A Walk Through the Ancient World

first_imgProf. Antonio Serrato-Combe: TenochtitlanUniversity of Utah’s Serrato-Combe reconstructed the main public spaces of the Aztec city under Moctezumah. He produced a digital model of the “Great Temple” complex in that city on the eve of the Spanish invasion. Like all good historical digital modeling, the spaces are built on rigorous archaeological and architectural study. Prof. Serrato-Combe’s work formed the basis of the British Museum’s exhibition “Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Ancient Spaces: Acropolis of AthensAncient Spaces is a “a student-built, ‘massively multiplayer’ world based on classical antiquity” at the University of British Columbia. Among their projects are a set of 3D video tours of areas in classical Athens’ Acropolis, including the Parthenon and the Propylaea. curt hopkins IBM and the Palace Museum: The Forbidden CityIBM and the Palace Museum, which oversees this Chinese national treasure, worked together to create a virtual walkable version of the Forbidden City, headquarters of Imperial China from about 1420 to 1912. The City, which requires you download a proprietary client to run the interaction, allows you to create an avatar, talk to other visitors and even practice archery. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts center_img When the first immersive 3D games came out, I asked a programmer if he knew of anyone who had used that technology to create a Virtual Ancient Rome or Virtual Ancient Athens. I loved the idea of walking around in a place whose current face was changed out of all recognition from its golden age. He shook his head. Creating virtual worlds was way too time consuming and required too much specialist knowledge and so was too expensive. A virtual Rome wouldn’t create the profit that Doom did. Fast forward a decade and the programming necessary becomes easier to do and the number of people who know how to do it have increased substantially. The costs involved in creating a virtual world have decreased at the same time that academic and scholarly institutions have become much more willing to invest in it. Now that it’s quite a bit easier to find a virtual ancient city to stroll through, I thought I would survey a few options and provide you with a short virtual atlas of the ancient world. Rome RebornWorking with international partners, the Virtual Heritage Laboratory at the University of Virginia has created a series of “3D digital models illustrating the urban development of ancient Rome from the first settlement in the late Bronze Age (ca. 1000 B.C.) to the depopulation of the city in the early Middle Ages (ca. A.D. 550).” They stared with Rome in 320 A.D., after which date few civic buildings were added to the city. Click through for a video tour of the city. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… In the same way that data visualization can be used to look at statistics and render them more immediate and meaningful, virtual or digital or 3D modeling, whether in graphics or video, can do the same thing for history. The present reality of the artifacts of history can exert a tyranny of their own. For instance, most people don’t know that the majority of Greek and Roman statuary was painstakingly painted. Digital models can help elbow aside the dictatorship of the present for a flash of insight into the past. Sharing these re-imaginings via Web services, from video sharing sites to downloadable models, is a radical distribution model we can only have dreamt of not long ago. In the past. Column photo by Cliff Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Visualization#web last_img read more

Zoho’s ManageEngine Adds New VMware Monitoring

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Announcements#cloud#Data Centers#Real Time Today, Zoho’s ManageEngine subsidiary announced the availability of v10 of its Applications Manager, an availability and performance monitoring software. They have added the ability to monitor vCenter and vFabrick to its list of dozens of application servers, spanning both physical and virtual infrastructures. The product will be demonstrated next week at VMworld in Vegas. Applications Manager provides IT teams the ability to discover the entire organization’s virtual infrastructure through the vCenter server and provide dependency mapping of its components. This helps track the health status of virtual resources and model them the same way they are configured in the vCenter server. You can see a sample screen capture below.The vCenter monitoring will include the ability to track VM movements and cluster configurations in a more graphical manner than previously, as well as do a better job of discovering VMs. VMware vFabric tcServer isn’t even out yet, but when it does become available, App Manager will include tracking its health and the health of the Spring apps that are deployed on these servers. Finally, ManageEngine has added support for monitoring LDAP, DNS, Ping, Mail Server RTT and Amazon S3 to this version. They are also working on supporting Citrix Xen hypervisors in an upcoming release.They have a complex but transparent page listing various pricing tiers, starting at $795 annual license for up to 25 monitors for a single user. There are numerous additional charges for specific server monitors, such as SAP, SharePoint and Hyper-V. The new VMware monitors will also carry additional charges that haven’t been set yet.All of the monitoring is agentless, with the exception of the Java transaction monitors. ManageEngine sells more than 30 different tools and offers many free ones for monitoring Hyper-V performance or VM configuration, among other tasks. Also announced this week are enhancements to ServiceDesk Plus with Active Directory integration and OpManager v9.0 to have runbook automation for physical, virtual, and cloud platforms and Hyper-V support. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Related Posts center_img david strom How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Marketing and IT Merge to Create the New Digital Leader

first_imgYou might consider IT professionals a conflicted group. On one hand, we have a reputation for being geeks, nerds, and data junkies. We like our bits and bytes and enjoy spewing off long soliloquies filled with technical jargon that no one around us understands. Or at least that’s how the story goes.While there are definite kernels of truth in that caricature, the real truth is that IT people are actually a very creative bunch. During my keynotes, I ask how many people in the audience are in a band, or play an instrument, or otherwise actively engage in a creative endeavor. Typically about 80 percent of the room raises their hands. Even the job of being an IT professional is, in fact, often a very creative role. There is a lot of creating and creative problem solving within most IT organizations.The great irony — and source of conflict — is that most IT people tend to put their creative selves in a drawer when they come into the office. For whatever reason, there seems to be this attitude that there is no place for creativity in the world of IT. But if Cameron Gawley is right, that may be way off the mark.The future of IT leadership In the most recent episode of The Transform IT Show , I sat down with Cameron to talk about his unique views on what the future holds for IT professionals. An IT professional turned digital marketing guru, he sees the worlds of IT and marketing colliding — and huge opportunity for IT professionals emerging as a result. He shared that there is really no longer such a thing as a Chief Marketing Officer, only Chief Marketing Technology Officers, and that this is spreading to every part of the business. That means that there’s tremendous potential for IT professionals willing to embrace their creative sides and combine that with a deep understanding of analytics.Cameron’s basic message is that virtually every part of business is now being driven by technology and data. He believes that it will be virtually impossible for anyone to remain relevant and competitive without a solid grasp on data and how it impacts business functions. On the same token, IT folks must be prepared to dive into deep levels of understanding at a business level to be able to effectively leverage their technology and data analysis skills. In short, Cameron shared that we are now living in a data-first world, which means that the opportunities are wide open for the IT professionals who are willing to step into the gap.I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Cameron. He’s engaging, thought provoking and challenged my idea of what it means to be an IT professional. I hope you check his interview out. Make sure to watch the first and second parts of our interview as well. You can also hear how other IT professionals like you are reacting to this changing business landscape by watching the latest Transform IT Google+ Hangout.last_img read more