F-M defeats B’ville, but misses playoffs; CBA tops Nottingham

first_imgThe first-half points tie-breaker favored B’ville, so it went to third place in the standings. And because WG defeated F-M 25-23 on Oct. 11, it’s the Wildcats that will make the trip to AA-1 division regular-season champion Liverpool in next Friday’s opening round.Bitter as this was for the Hornets to accept, it could at least take particular pride in the way it fought back against a B’ville side that, many different times, appeared ready to put things away, but could not.Having surrendered a Braden McCard 55-yard interception return for a touchdown in the opening minutes, F-M answered with a scoring drive that Alex Dauksza finished off with a one-yard TD plunge. The second quarter featured the Hornets twice finding the end zone on runs of five yards by Jack Nucerino (who finished with 181 yards on 25 carries) and 32 yards by Will Duncanson, which B’ville answered both times, leaving the two sides 21-21 going to halftime.Pat May took over for the Bees, scoring on a 14-yard run and on passes of 20 and 37 yards from McCard, all of which bracketed Dauksza’s second TD on a three-yard run and left F-M trailing 35-27 in the fourth quarter.It was Dauksza’s 15-yard TD pass to Jake Leuze, plus a two-point run from Duncanson, that tied it 35-35, and when the Hornets finally made a key defensive stop, it drove once more to the goal line, where Duncanson’s one-yard plunge won it.That same night, CBA and Nottingham battled for fourth place in the Class AA-1 division, neither side having won a league game. With a late rally of its own, the Brothers gained a 41-35 victory over the Bulldogs and its playoff ticket.Nottingham scored 21 first-quarter points, but didn’t get away because the Brothers found the end zone twice and, despite getting shut out in the second period, still was within range, 28-14, at the break.During a tense second half, CBA proved unstoppable on offense, twice finding the end zone in the third quarter and then, still trailing 35-28, scoring two more times in the final period while its defense kept the Bulldogs quiet late.CBA is headed for a first-round playoff game at Utica Proctor, while East Syracuse Minoa, in Class A, saw its post-season dreams take a hit at Auburn when it took a 43-14 defeat to the Maroons at Holland Stadium.Having already lost league games to Whitesboro and Carthage, the Spartans could not afford another slip against Auburn, and when Tyler Bell dashed 10 yards to the end zone late in the first period, ESM had a 7-0 edge – but it didn’t last long.Less than a minute later, a 46-yard catch-and-run connection from Troy Churney to Robert Morris, plus a two-point conversion, had the Maroons in front, but even bigger was a fourth-down stop by Auburn deep in its own territory early in the second period.On the very next play after that stop, Shaheed Beal dashed 83 yards for a TD. As if that wasn’t damaging enough, Beal took an ESM punt deep in his own end and brought it back 80 yards for six more points.By the time Churney had found Owen Spearing on a 49-yard scoring pass and Connor Mahunik had returned a Spartans fumble 63 yards for a TD, Auburn had rendered 36 unanswered points, all on big plays. ESM never recovered, only scoring again in the fourth quarter on Bell’s 32-yard pass to Nolan Palmer.Like CBA, Jamesville-DeWitt was winless heading into this week, but finally broke that skid against PSLA-Fowler, the Red Rams earning a 35-16 victory over the Falcons.Short scoring runs of one yard by Carter King and two yards by Evan Dougherty had J-D up 15-0 by the end of the first quarter. King then struck deep for a 58-yard scoring pass to David Stewart that made it 22-0 going into halftime.PSLA-Fowler did score twice in the third period, including a remarkable punt return where Bryant Delavega took the Rams kick on his own two-yard line, found a seam and dashed 98 yards the other way.But J-D was able to get clear with two more touchdowns of its own late, Dougherty getting free for a 34-yard scoring dash and Caleb Smith finding the end zone from 28 yards out.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story With a 3-4 overall record, the Fayetteville-Manlius football team will miss the Section III Class AA playoffs, but with a 1-6 mark, Christian Brothers Academy will see post-season action.Absurd as this seems, especially since F-M defeated CBA 40-16 in mid-September, that’s how things worked out in the wake of Friday night’s regular-season finales, despite the Hornets making a stirring fourth-quarter comeback to defeat Baldwinsville 42-35.As the final Class AA-2 division standings shook out, F-M, B’ville and West Genesee (who defeated Rome Free Academy 27-14) all finished with 2-3 league marks, tying for third place behind Utica Proctor (5-0) and Cicero-North Syracuse (3-2).center_img Tags: CBAESMF-MfootballJ-Dlast_img read more

Football: Wisconsin ends 2017 regular season undefeated, brings axe home to Madison

first_imgPaul Bunyan’s axe is returning to Madison after the University of Wisconsin football team trounced the Minnesota Golden Gophers during their final game of the regular season.Wisconsin has been phenomenal this year, remaining undefeated despite many challenges that have come their way. The 2017 season was beautifully wrapped up when Wisconsin managed to shut-out their Border Battle rivals Minnesota.Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook knows all too well how difficult this season has been, with the starter going through some difficult times during the first few weeks of the season. Struggling with interceptions since week one, Hornibrook has been fighting an uphill battle to place the ball in his receivers hands.Football: Wisconsin dominates Michigan, remains undefeated and best in Big TenThe University of Wisconsin football team came out on top at Camp Randall after a grueling game against the Michigan Read…Hornibrook has been working to prove fans and critics wrong, challenging himself with each game to try and get better. Minnesota would be the turning point for him this season, as Hornibrook would throw for an impressive 151 yards, completing 15 out of 19 passes, earning Wisconsin three touchdowns.The Wisconsin quarterback was not the only one who was shining in Minneapolis today, as UW’s defense made a strong case for why they should be considered the No.1 defense in the nation. It would be a challenge that the Minnesota offense would be unable to compete with, and the Gophers would only gain 133 yards throughout the game.Wisconsin’s defense was lead by Ryan Connelly, who earned two sacks Saturday. UW’s linebacking core would prove to be too dominant for the Gophers to handle, with the Minnesota offensive line caving to the pressure that Wisconsin would generate throughout the game.The Badgers showed strength, heart and determination, earning their final victory in a perfect season. Wisconsin now awaits for the College Football Playoff committee Tuesday to release their latest poll.Football: Wisconsin struggles against Hawkeyes, injuries continue to plague teamThe University of Wisconsin football team might have won Saturday afternoon, but their victory against the Iowa Hawkeyes was fleeting. Read…With Miami losing during their final game of the season, and the Alabama vs. Auburn game throwing the ranking system into a loophole, it is unclear if the Badgers will be able to break into the top four of the polls. Wisconsin has been dealing with the constant oversight of the CFP committee this year, and it is highly possible that the Badgers might miss the CFP semifinal tournament due to this same oversight.A solid performance next weekend against Ohio State would help seal Wisconsin’s fate in the CFP semifinals, hopefully earning UW the final spot in the playoffs. The pressure will be on for Wisconsin next weekend if they want to compete against the best teams in the nation.For now, Wisconsin and its seniors should raise that axe high, knowing that they have given Madison some of the best football in the nation. There is no doubt that UW is one of the best teams in the Big Ten, and in the nation.31   Wisconsin    Final Score    Minnesota   0last_img read more

Manus Kelly to steer into politics as FF go for three-pronged Letterkenny strategy

first_imgMotorsport ace and businessman Manus Kelly will be added to the Fianna Fáil ticket for this year’s local elections.The Glenswilly native will be included as FF launch a three-pronged attack for the new Letterkenny area.Last night at a Fianna Fáil party convention at the Clanree Hotel in Letterkenny, sitting Councillor Ciaran Brogan and former schoolteacher Donal Coyle were ratified as candidates. Following the withdrawal of Councillor James Pat McDaid last week, the party hierarchy was keen for another name to be added to the mix.As the close of nominations had passed, Kelly – who emerged as a late contender – could not be ratified at the Convention, Fianna Fáil HQ will this week give the three-time Donegal International Rally winner the green light.Like McDaid, who is stepping out of politics due to increased work commitments, Kelly is Glenswilly-based and his addition to the race throws a new light on the battle in the new area.Coyle was the principal teacher at St Bridget’s National School in Convoy and is the current Chairman of Bonagee United Football Club. Donal Coyle.Coyle was an Independent Fianna Fáil candidate in the former Letterkenny Town Council elections and has been the Chairman of the Letterkenny-Milford Fianna Fáil Comhairle Ceanntair.In the last local elections in 2014, McDaid polled 1,314 votes and was one of 15 new Councillors elected across Donegal.Sitting Independent Councillor Dessie Shiels – who polled 955 first preferences last time around – has opted out this time, meaning a lot of surplus votes are out there for candidates.Councillor Ciaran BroganSitting Sinn Féin Councillor Adrian Glackin will be confident of collecting a sizeable number of votes in his native Glenswilly, though the impending addition of Kelly will make things rather more interesting.Another Glenswilly man, Charlie McClafferty, is believed to have declined an approach from Fine Gael, but there is speculation he could go as an independent candidate. National Community Games President Gerry Davenport is being touted as a possible candidate for FG in Letterkenny, where Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh is already on the party ticket.The waters could become even more unclear should sitting Councillor Michael McBride declare in the Letterkenny area. McBride’s vote is evenly split between the Letterkenny-Milford areas and has something of a ‘stick or twist’ decision to make in relation to where he hangs his hat in the coming weeks.Letterkenny businessman Kevin Bradley, the owner of Highland Bakery, will be on the ballot paper as an independent, while Cathal McGlynn has already launched his campaign.Manus Kelly to steer into politics as FF go for three-pronged Letterkenny strategy was last modified: March 11th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Adrian GlackinCathal McGlynnCharlie McClaffertyCiaran BroganCouncillor Ciaran BroganCouncillor Michael McBrideDessie ShielsDonal Coylefianna failJames Pat McDaidKevin BradleyletterkennyManus Kellylast_img read more

Town teams up for Mandela statue

first_img17 July 2012The town of Worcester in the Western Cape is to become home to a new sculpture of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela. The sculpture, the world’s fifth of the anti-apartheid activist, will be unveiled on his birthday on 18 July.Although Mandela has retired from public life – he made his last public appearance at the final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in Johannesburg – art such as this sculpture offers the public an opportunity to connect with the iconic freedom fighter.Well known resident artist Lorna Reade was responsible for creating the statue that will be placed in the town’s garden of remembrance on Church Square.“It was an honour to do this for Worcester,’ Reade says.Creating visual memoriesThe sculpture, created to celebrate Mandela’s life and 94th birthday, is an important addition to the town’s cultural, political and social history.“Many people in Worcester have a personal connection with Mandela,’ she says. A long-time friend, Bibi, frequently visits Mandela and another resident, Jan Moolman, remembers him from the time when he worked as a skipper who shipped prisoners to Robben Island.“It was lovely meeting all these people,’ Reade says.She says that artists have an important responsibility to capture the legacy of Nelson Mandela through various forms of art.“Artists have the privilege of creating visuals of Mandela that people will remember. They make him accessible to everybody.’A community initiativeThe Mandela statue project came about when a member of the community approached the Breede Valley Municipality, the Worcester Business Forum and Reade as the artist.According to Reade, one of the first ideas was to create a torso, but then they decided that a statue would be a more fitting tribute.The municipality also came on board, giving its written consent and support for the project.The Breede Valley Municipality donated R100 000 (US$12 200) towards the completion of the statue. “This was a generous donation because it wasn’t budgeted for,’ she says.“We then decided to make it a community project and get everyone in Worcester involved,’ she says.Pledge forms were distributed to residents, businesses and even schools were approached to make small donations. In doing this, the community could make the project their own.An informal Mr MandelaThe 1.8-metre statue, which will stand three metres tall once it is mounted on a base, consists of a metal armature framing, covered with clay. The final stage of completion will be the bronzing of the statue and should be ready by mid-July.“The statue is of an informal Mr Mandela,’ Reade says. He will be holding a walking stick in his hand and will have an expression of compassion on his face.Reade wasn’t commissioned to do the sculpture, for her it was a labour of love. When the artist took on the job, she used numerous photos to ensure that her portrayal of Mandela is accurate.Since starting work on the statue in May 2012, she found herself spending many hours on a ladder, or lying on the floor on a cushion, delicately fashioning every detail.She explains that because the sculpture is so big, people will spend a lot of time looking up at it. This means that every detail that can be viewed from below, from the shape of his hands and fingernails to the folds and fit of his shirt, has to be perfect.“I spent many hours on my back working on the area under his hand where he grips his walking stick,’ she says. “I developed quite a bond with the sculpture.’She says that one of the benefits of starting on the sculpture in May was the weather. “Starting in May meant that the heat in Worcester had gone,’ she explains. “This was good because the clay was easier to work with and didn’t dry out so quickly.’A time capsule for future generationsThe names of all the children involved in the project will be written on a scroll and placed in a stainless steel time capsule, which will be built into the base of the sculpture.“Children from schools in Worcester have been invited to draw pictures, poems or write letters to Mandela that will be preserved in the capsule,’ she says. It will also contain messages from residents.She says the initial idea was to open the capsule in 100 years’ time, but discussions are still underway as to the exact number of years, which might be closer to 50.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Campus Insiders Projects College Football AP Top 25 Poll

first_imgNational Championship in Tampa Bay for 2017.Who will win enough games to compete for this?College football expert Phil Steele projected what the preseason AP top 10 will look like yesterday. You can see that here. Another outlet has done the same, but expanded to the complete top 25. Pete Fiutak of Campus Insiders and CollegeFootballNews.com has projected what the first AP poll of the 2016 college football season will look like. Who will enter next season No.1 in the AP [email protected]‘s Post-Spring Projected Top 25: https://t.co/WnfJg75exo pic.twitter.com/fwIPBXDnLD— Campus Insiders (@CampusInsiders) May 11, 2016Here’s his projected top 25:1. Clemson  2. Alabama  3. Michigan  4. Florida State  5. Oklahoma  6. Ohio State  7. LSU  8. Notre Dame  9. Tennessee  10. Georgia  11. Michigan State  12. Baylor  13. Oregon  14. Houston  15. Florida  16. USC  17. TCU  18. Wisconsin  19. Oklahoma State  20. Stanford  21. Iowa  22. Ole Miss  23. Louisville  24. UCLA  25. Nebraska You can view his full explanation for the rankings here.last_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Calls Out NJ Recruit For Not Making Eye Contact With Him

first_imgmeyer calls out campermeyer calls out camperWhen Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is speaking, you better have your eyes on him. Thursday, Meyer spoke briefly at a satellite camp in New Jersey, giving recruits advice on how to conduct themselves in front of coaches to impress them. Meyer wasn’t thrilled with one camper, who he claims was “looking all over the place” while he was talking.Here’s video, via NUC Sports. Meyer also pitcher his program, boasting about the team’s 50-4 record the past few years and its impressive NFL Draft. Meyer is one of the most respected coaches in the nation, so the players would be wise to listen.last_img read more

Canadas New Measures to Help Protect Arctic Waters

first_imgzoom As part of its CAD 1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, Canada has unveiled a total investment of over CAD 175 million (USD 140 million) in seven measures to help protect Arctic waters.According to the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, the measures include CAD 94.3 million over five years to support safer, and more efficient Arctic resupply operations through the Federal Investments in Safety Equipment and Basic Marine Infrastructure in Northern Communities Initiative.Additionally, the government will enhance partnerships with Indigenous communities and Arctic stakeholders to establish Low Impact Shipping Corridors. The shipping routes established through these initiatives will provide the infrastructure, navigational support and emergency response services needed for safer marine navigation, while respecting the environment and local ecology and cultures.Of the amount, CAD 29.9 million is designated for the construction of a new Arctic National Aerial Surveillance Program Complex in Iqaluit, Nunavut, to further improve spill prevention. This investment will enhance Transport Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program Arctic operations to keep a watchful eye over the growing number of ships operating in Canada’s Arctic waters.Furthermore, CAD 21 million would be invested over five years for Transport Canada’s Marine Training Contribution Fund, to enhance and expand marine training and opportunities to underrepresented groups.Other investments include CAD 16.89 million over five years to establish Transport Canada’s Office of Incident Management, which will modernize and standardize the department’s incident response processes, as well as CAD 13.4 million to expand Transport Canada’s Community Participation Funding Program.The government will also continue the expansion of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Arctic to bolster its collective ability to respond to maritime all-hazard incidents in the future.“The measures we are announcing today will protect Canada’s Arctic coast and water for future generations and continue to provide critical jobs and employment,” Garneau said.“Our government is proud to be implementing the Oceans Protection Plan, a historic, $1.5-billion investment to help keep our oceans safe and clean,” the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, added.last_img read more

Football Former Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley accused of rape at Westin

Former OSU cornerback Gareon Conley speaks with the media on March 5 at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorFormer Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley has been accused of rape that allegedly occurred on April 9 in a hotel in downtown Cleveland.TMZ Sports reported that the police report states the woman allegedly met Conley in an elevator at the Westin hotel and later was in the same room as Conley. In the report, she claims Conley unbuttoned her pants and began to have sex with her. The accuser told police that she said “No, stop. It hurts!” but Conley persisted until he was done. She claimed Conley then kicked her out of the room.No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is ongoing.Conley’s attorney, Kevin Spellacy, told Cleveland 19 News that the allegations are “ludicrous and ridiculous.”The Lantern has submitted a public records request for the police report. read more

Chelsea can still qualify for Champions League – Hazard

first_imgChelsea winger Eden Hazard has shared his hopes that the Blues can still end the season in the top four in the Premier League, but only if they won all of their remaining fixtures.Their extremely poor performance throughout the whole season has helped them to the fifth place in the Premier League standings, trailing after the Spurs with 10 points. However, considering the fact that they have six games prior to the end of the campaign, if they were to get all of the 18 points available, they would most likely take at least the fourth spot.“It is difficult, very difficult, but it is possible. In football anything can happen. So we need it believe, we need to trust in each other and try to win every game. That’s it,” Eden Hazard shared, according to SportsMole.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“We have six games to play in the league, and if we win the six games but don’t finish in the top four, at least we did everything. So no regrets, let’s play one month.”“We know we are playing for Chelsea, when you are playing for Chelsea, you need to give everything to the end of the season, that’s it. If you achieve something, that’s good, but if not you will try for the next year,” Hazard went on to add.last_img read more

Marco Silva proud of Evertons display

first_imgEverton boss Marco Silva credited squad depth and inner resolve for his team’s late winner over Crystal PalaceThe Toffees broke the deadlock late in the game thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin who was introduced in the 82nd minute which was followed by another substitute Cenk Tosun in the 89th minute.The Eagles were made to rue their missed chance after missing from the spot.“Sometimes you make changes and everything goes well, like this afternoon,” Silva told Sky.Marco Silva hails Everton’s strong personality after Wolves win Andrew Smyth – September 1, 2019 Everton manager Marco Silva praised his team’s strong personality after scrapping a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Wolves on Sunday.“The other times you try and it’s not the same but in that moment it was important for us, we changed the formation with the substitutes and they did well.“They came on and helped the team and showed that everybody is ready to play and everybody is fighting for positions in the squad.“That is really important. It’s not just the 11 players but the squad and that’s what we want as a club.“I’m happy because the three players came on and they helped. Cenk, Lookman and Dominic are working really hard to achieve what they want, which is to play in our starting XI and this afternoon they helped the team.”last_img read more