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D-II semifinal

Rota tops Aviano to advance to title game

Sophomore Cameron Wilson scores runs for 208 yards and three touchdowns as Admirals avenge regular season defeat to Saints.

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Pair makes up one of the largest restaurant operations in Italy's Pordenone

If you like to eat out with family and friends but have a hard time finding a place where everyone can find something they like, there might be a place for you in Polcenigo, Italy.


Wildcats take on a course they've never run - and dominate

Led by winners Daniel Aleksandersen and Clair Elliot, the Wildcats dominated the largest cross country race held at Aviano’s home course this century.


Stuttgart, Vicenza win thrillers in finals-like atmosphere

Two-time defending champion Panthers hold off Naples in four games, while Cougars outlast Vilseck in five games.


New players will have to come up big for Vicenza

Cougars coach Jessie Woods said he only has six players who saw the field last year returning to this year’s squad.


All the numbers appear better for Aviano

Coming off an 0-5 season, Saints have slighter larger, more experienced roster with linemen expected to provide strong play.


Family-run Antica Osteria Mingot near Pordenone great for those who like variety

If you’re the type who likes to order the same thing from the menu every time you visit a particular restaurant, Antica Osteria Mingot may not be the best choice. The family-run restaurant in the Pordenone suburb of Rorai Grande not only changes the menu options virtually every day, but diners often face different choices from lunch to dinner.


Authorities investigating attempt to enter Aviano base with false ID

A Moroccan national remains under house arrest after trying to get into Aviano Air Base by using an ID card bearing the name of an active-duty servicemember.


Gallery

Aviano eats up the chance to chat with Carla Hall of 'The Chew'

Carla Hall and her husband just finished a Mediterranean cruise and agreed to visit Vicenza and Aviano in Italy and then Rota in Spain on Friday before she heads back to the States to resume taping “The Chew.”


Funky Go puts Italian twist on American-style chicken

There’s far from one way to cook a chicken in the United States. So it shouldn’t be surprising that a restaurant in Italy that specializes in American-style food makes it with a bit of a twist.


Funky Go puts Italian twist on American-style chicken

There’s far from one way to cook a chicken in the United States.


EUROPE QUICK TRIPS

You won’t find crowds at Italy’s pebbly Lago di Santa Croce

The mountains or the beach: Which is a better option for overcoming sweltering summer days in northeastern Italy?


Aviano airman faces attempted murder charge in attack on fellow airman

Airman Cameron Ashley Owens faces a court-martial, though no date has been set, said Capt. Tom Barger, chief of public affairs for the 31st Fighter Wing. He has been in military custody since he was suspected of committing the acts in the early morning hours of April 11.


Forc-Eat offers an alternative to base food at Aviano

Forc-Eat is obviously a restaurant. It says so on the sign. Of course, that sign also refers to a website that doesn’t exist (at least yet). But what does that odd-sounding name stand for? And is it worth a visit?


Aviano shows a hint of old form to top Sigonella

Two-time defending champion Saints pick up first two victories of the season thanks to timely hitting and enough pitching and defense.


Rota wins battle of attrition with Marymount

If one had to pick a team that the Rota boys soccer team would defeat for its first victory of the season, the defending European champion wouldn’t be the first choice.


Stuttgart girls turn showdown into rout

Three of the four soccer games Friday between the annual Division I regular season north/south battle were close enough they could have gone either way.


Aviano stabbing suspect will stay in military custody pending charges

An airman suspected of stabbing a fellow servicemember in her dorm room will remain in military custody until it’s determined if he’ll face a court-martial, officials said Thursday.


La Conca in Vigonovo, Italy, offers a varied menu of regional food

At unassuming La Conca, workers from nearby factories and warehouses make up the majority of customers during lunch hours on weekdays. The food is typical of Alto Livenza, an area west and northwest of Pordenone that is home to many Americans.


VIDEO, PHOTOS

Robots take center stage at Aviano tech challenge

International teams from Netherlands and Germany showed eight teams from Department of Defense Education Activity schools that they’ve got some work to do if they want to compete against the best in the world.


Robots take to the court for regional tournament at Aviano

Basketball season might have just ended, but McNeely Gym will be full of competitors playing a variation on hoops this weekend.


Ruled by many nations, Trieste, Italy, boasts an international flavor

It’s hard to find any place in Italy without much history. And Trieste, the capital of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the northeastern corner of the country, is no exception.


Southern sectional

Favorites, surprises qualify for championships

Seven schools qualify at least one wrestler to travel to European finals by placing at sectional.


Stuttgart, Naples set up showdown with pair of victories

Panthers and Wildcats girls make it look easy, while boys teams rally in second half for closer victories.


Rota romps over Aviano in season debuts

Admirals start off three-day trip to Italy in fine fashion by turning up the pressure on overmatched Saints.


Rico’s in Pordenone, Italy, shows a taste for the 1950s and '60s in the U.S. and U.K.

Although many of its customers weren’t alive in the 1950s and 1960s, Rico’s in Pordenone offers plenty of photos, posters and memorabilia to make those who remember the U.S. and U.K. in those eras feel at home.


Grapplers in Aviano get preview of who they'll face at sectionals

Field for meet to determine who goes to championships could be pretty similar to what it was at Saturday's meet.


20 years in the planning, Aviano library lends its 1st book

Plans called for a new base library before any students currently attending the nearby Defense Department schools were even born.


Italian museum assembles impressionist works from various collections

While art museums can be found almost everywhere in Europe, exceptional assemblages such as the one at the Museo di Santa Caterina — a short drive from Aviano Air Base and Caserma Ederle and Del Din in Vicenza — are very rare.


GALLERY

Aviano students learn about picking a president

If the students at Aviano Middle School and Aviano High School had their say, the United States would be electing its first female president.


Perche, near Treviso, Italy, mixes traditional with modern inside and out

The modern sculpturelike structure that houses Perche, which looks more like a museum or art gallery than a restaurant, extends from a 19th-century farmhouse near Treviso, Italy.


Museum in Italy’s ‘City of Knives’ displays many specimens

If you grew up with a favorite pocket knife, or fancy yourself an Iron Chef, Museo dell’Arte Fabbrile e delle Coltellerie is at least worth a few hours of your time.


Big foe or small foe: Sigonella beating most of them

Jaguars improve to 9-2 on season by downing first D-III opponent after doing well against larger competition.


Stuttgart, Naples win to set up showdown

Defending champion Panthers and perennial power Wildcats sweep opponents Friday in varying fashions to set up meeting on Saturday.


Vicenza coasts to win as Hohenfels self-destructs

Hohenfels’ possessions in the second half ended in the following ways: fumble, fumble, interception, fumble, interception, fumble and clock running out.


Trattoria da Marisa e Bruno will feed you fast, but not 'fast food'

About 70 percent of the lunch and dinner crowds at Trattoria da Marisa e Bruno are local laborers with a limited amount of time to eat.