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Many different times, said quarterback J.J. Razmovski, “I thought we were toast”, but he added that the coaches made sure that the players always believed that things could turn around – and they did.And a thrilling post-season that included a comeback from a 28-7 halftime deficit to shock Liverpool in the sectional semifinals continued at the Dome, where trailing Proctor three times did not keep the Northstars from finding its championship destiny again.For much of the night, what kept C-NS alive was the big plays of junior running back Mike Washington, who took off for touchdown runs of 59 and 73 yards straight up the middle, almost untouched. Whatever terms were used to describe the Cicero-North Syracuse football team’s Section III Class AA champions of 2017 and 2018, the words “unlikely” or “underdog” never entered the conversation. In 2017 and 2018, the Northstars were supposed to win, and did so, by big margins.On the other hand, when C-NS made its way past undefeated Utica Proctor 28-25 in Saturday night’s title game at the Dome at Syracuse University, it was difficult to find any player or fan who imagined that this would happen back in September, or even mid-October.Early in the season, the Northstars lost at Rome Free Academy, who finished the season 2-6. And when it met the two favorites in the AA title race, Liverpool and Proctor, it did not score a point in either game, shut out 10-0 by the Warriors and 32-0 by the Raiders. Tags: C-NSfootball This helped the Northstars overcome Proctor’s 12-0 lead established through two long first-half scoring drives of 85 and 87 yards where it used its ground attack to wear C-NS defenders down..Even after the Raiders regained the lead 18-14 in the third quarter on Patrick Minor’s six-yard scoring run, Washington, again finding a seam right up the middle of the field, dashed 55 yards to the end zone just one minute later.All that was a prelude to a wild fourth quarter that began with C-NS getting another big late-game turnover, freshman LaQuan Lemon intercepting Brandon Peterson’s screen pass at the Northstars’ 15 to thwart a Raiders drive.When the Northstars didn’t capitalize, Proctor, from its own 29, started another big march, converting a fourth down in its own end before Peterson completed two big passes to Saleh Eltayeb, one covering 22 yards, the other a 29-yard scoring pass with 4:38 left.Now trailing 25-21, C-NS turned to Razmovski, who to that point had mostly met with frustration any time he tried to throw. But from the Raiders’ 27, he threw 36 yards to Adron Pafford, followed by Washington going 30 yards on a sweep to the Proctor five.And then it got crazy.Pafford was called for offensive pass interference on a possible go-ahead TD catch with less than two minutes to play. Pushed back to the 25, the Northstars then moved closer when the Raiders were flagged for defensive pass interference.Thus, on third-and-goal from the Proctor 12, Razmovski rolled out right, saying that he “was just trying to make a play to win the game”, only to throw across his body toward the middle of the field, usually a no-no for any good quarterback since it often means a pass into traffic.Except that, this time, Razmovski’s throw was letter-perfect, finding Matt Klamm in the end zone with 1:26 to play.Proctor still had a chance, driving it inside C-NS’s 35, only to stall right there and have Peterson throw an incomplete pass on fourth down, setting off another championship celebration for the Northstars, one far sweeter than the previous two because of the way it rallied from season-long adversity to get it.Now C-NS can turn its attention back to the state playoffs, where next Saturday at 6 p.m. at Vestal it faces Section IV champion Corning. The winner gets Rochester McQuaid (Section V) or Lancaster (Section VI) in the Nov. 23 state semifinals.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story read more
The B&H paralympic team traveled today to Sochi, which will be the the host of the 11th Winter Paralympic Games from 7-16 March.This will be the second participation in the games for the B&H team. Two athletes of alpine skiing will represent B&H in this competition – Ilma Kazazić, who will hold the B&H flag at the opening and Senad Turković.President of B&H Paralympic Committee Mustafa Demir and Chief of Mission Osman Handžić will be part of the B&H sports delegation as well.Turković is the only competitor with both legs amputated, who will perform in Sochi in the discipline of slalom on 13 March, while his performance in giant slalom is on 15 March. Ilma Kazazić will perform in the giant slalom on 16 March.The raising of the B&H flag in the Paralympic Village will be done on 6 March.(Source: Fena) read more
“This has placed us in the limelight,” he stated, “People, who normally think of Mocho as a ‘backabush’, unknown place, now see us a place that nurture champions. Nothing is greater,” said Dr Johnson. He added that after watching his school put away the previous six-time champions STETHS 4-2 on penalties in the final, that it dawned on him that the significance of the moment transcends the school. He said the entire community and the parents of the players, teachers and all associated with Lennon are celebrating the history-making endeavour of the team. “The celebration will not end today; this will go on for quite a while, because this is monumental,” reasoned Dr Johnson. In addition, he pointed out the school’s Parent-Teacher Association, the teachers and the board of directors for special praise. “We are now officially part if the big leagues, the elites. We will continue to show how great Lennon High School is, and hopefully, when this is all said and done, we will be crowned daCosta Cup winners also,” he said. HOME OF CHAMPIONS WESTERN BUREAU: ‘Today’s hard work, tomorrow’s success’, is not just a motto for Lennon High School,;it’s also a way of life, and the school’s recent victory in the final of the Ben Francis Cup embodies the full meaning of it all, said Principal Dr Donald Johnson. “Some people classified us as the underdogs at the start of the season. That label has been scratched out. This fine victory to capture the title embodies in exactly the right way what our motto means.” He said the dream of winning a boys’ title, after claiming seven for the girls’ football team over the years, says a lot about preparation, discipline and hard work. The principal was full of praise for coach Merron Gordon and the rest of the coaching staff, describing them as a very special part of the fabric of the school. read more
Alfreda (in the middle) and the newly trained Change Agents yelling out for change-It takes the YouthIt is sad for Liberians to believe that their miserable living conditions and the underdevelopment of the country can only be transformed by politicians. Unfortunately, this would never happen until “Kingdom Come,” because politicians do not aspire for the country’s leadership for such lofty and noble ideals, but rather for self-enrichment, a young Liberian ‘Change Agent,’ Alfreda Daniels, has said.Ms. Daniel told scores of young people at the opening of a two—day Youth Leadership Conference in Paynesville that Liberians’ overdependence and faith in political figures to make the country a better place for all will continue to be an elusive dream until Liberians, especially the young people, can take matters into their own hands.The two-day (March 17-18) conference was held at the Redeemed Church of God at Neezoe Junction in Paynesville over the weekend.Ms. Daniels, 25, who lives in the State of Minnesota in the United States, believes politicians, because of their selfish lifestyles and interests, do not have a vision to transform Africa’s oldest independent nation, lest to talk about improving the lives of its citizenry.She said politicians will never bring about the changes that the Liberian masses desire because they don’t work in the interest of the people.“You need to organize around issues and demand change and make sure that change comes. You need to demand change because you are the ones directly affected by the actions of your leaders. It is you all whose futures are being ruined by these corrupt leaders who do not care for their integrity and the advancement of the Liberian society,” she said.“If you wait on them, you will continue to wait and wait because it will never happen. We have waited for almost 170 years and look at where we are now. This tells you that our leaders have failed us, so you need to champion the change that you want.”She said Liberian politicians lack everything (patriotism, honesty, integrity, love for compatriots, among others) that a society desires for progress. “So if we are dependent upon them our country will go nowhere, and this is what they want. Our politicians do not want change and only want to perpetuate the status quo because that’s how they benefit, through ‘business as usual,’” she added.“You are the one who elect these people so they have to be accountable to you. If they are not, you have to make them to be. You need to make the sacrifices and demand change,” she said.Alfreda is a union organizer in the United States and works with the Minnesota state government as a community organizer engaged in advocacy for the wellbeing of union members. On March 8, 2017, the Governor of the state of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, appointed Ms. Daniels to serve on the state’s Board of Electricity, the first Liberian to ever serve on a Board in that state.“Words cannot express my excitement at the moment! I’m ready to learn and serve,” she said upon learning of her appointment, on social media.She holds double degrees in International Relations and Political Science, with a minor in Human Relations.Alfreda left Liberia at the tender age of nine without any of her parents and had to live as a refugee all by herself; at times with good hearted people. “My story is a story of struggle, tears, sorrows,” she said.“We have to take matters into our own hands as young people. How can we do this? By demanding change! We need to tell our leaders the kind of country we want and stop them from giving us what they want, because what they want only benefits them, their families and their close associates, not us. If we sit and think that it will happen all by itself, it will never.”She told participants to have faith in themselves. “The decisions you make in life determine your future. No politician can make your life better, but you. You need to take actions and make the best decisions,” she added.Alfreda said she has never been immune to hardship and destitution—a situation that many youth in Liberia are currently faced with. She said she has had her fair share of difficulties and challenges.“Whenever you think about giving up, think about Alfreda Daniels. I had been through it all—homelessness, insults, assaults, loneliness,” she said, adding, “I have cried enough that the earth sometimes rejects my tears. I slept hungry many nights, was taken advantage of many times, but God has been by my side” she said.The Senior Pastor of the Redeemed Church of God, Jerry Saway, who honored Alfreda for her invaluable services to the youth of Liberia, noted that the honoree is a role model for Liberian youth, especially the girls.He said: “this is one young Liberian who is making headways in the US, though many other young Liberians are there plundering the vast opportunities that such a society presents them.“Alfreda’s story is a lesson by itself; despite of her struggle she has managed to keep her head above the waters. Peer pressure, the many attractive things that have led more young people away, has never taken a toll on her. She has remained very steadfast… Alfreda, thank you for imparting knowledge into our youths.”Meanwhile, the over 80 participants were taught the characteristics of a good leader; what an organization is; and why do people organize, as well as issues surrounding organizations. She urged participants to organize forums in their respective districts to scrutinize politicians who want to represent them.Miss Daniels has received several awards and honors in the US. She is a 2017 Voices Magazine Award Nominee along with three other persons.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more