Lady Wildcat Netters Fall Short Against Lady Pirates

first_imgFranklin County High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Greensburg High School 3-0. 25-16, 25-18, 25-7We traveled to Greensburg and played very well. But still fell to them in 3 sets. Greensburg has always been a tough competitor for FC. They have a strong front row lineup that can hit both lines and cross with ease. This makes the front row work harder to get a touch/block on the ball to slow it down/stop it for the back row defensive specialists. The FC front row did just this!!! We had multiple touches and blocks on Greensburg. When we started to stop them from hitting through, they began to tip over the blockers. This is tough in any team to defend. But I feel that we were a lot better prepared for this than we were in past years. I am very proud of how well this team played against Greensburg!!Audrey Reister had 2 ace serves, 4 digs, 1 kill, and 3 assists. Makyah Richardson had 2 ace serves, 6 kills, 7 blocks, and 3 digs. Rachel Bischoff had 1 ace serve, 1 kill, 1 block, and 4 digs. Alex Gillman had 3 kills and 2 blocks. Charlotte Barrett had 2 kills, 3 blocks, 1 assist, and 4 digs. Mercedez Waddell had 1 block and 1 dig. Jalynn Rogers had 6 digs. Kelsey Vail had 8 digs. Rae Ertel had 1 dig. Kelly Layton had 5 assists.We are at home this week Tuesday is against EIAC South Dearborn. Freshman begins at 5 pm. JV/V to follow approx. 6 pm and 7 pm. Come out and support your Lady Cats. We are FC!!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more

J-D boys, girls soccer carve path to sectional Class A finals

first_imgHaving already vanquished no. 3 seed East Syracuse Minoa 1-0 in the quarterfinals on Oct. 24, the Rams now met a Whitesboro side that, for most of the game, would keep J-D quiet.And for a long while, it looked like the goal that the Warriors’ Jacob Tardugno converted late in the first half would hold up, Whitesboro deftly protecting a 1-0 advantage while the Rams probed for an equalizer.Just in time, J-D saved its season when, with 1:36 left in the second half, Zach McBennett, author of so many important goals for the Rams, put one in the net, sending the game to overtime. What has turned into an annual occurrence for one varsity soccer team at Jamesville-DeWitt – namely, appearing in the Section III Class A championship game – is not quite the case for the other.Yet this weekend, both the girls and boys Red Rams will go after sectional titles after they both emerged victorious from tense sectional semifinal games on Tuesday night.And it was the J-D boys that made the most dramatic splash, rallying late in regulation and prevailing 2-1 in overtime over no. 2 seed Whitesboro in its semifinal at Liverpool High School Stadium. Tags: Bishop GrimesJ-Dsoccer What happened in OT may have further marked J-D’s place as a team of destiny. Defender Will Quackenbush, who had not scored a goal in his entire varsity career, sprinted in from the right side and, from an odd angle, put one into the net for the game-winner.And now J-D, whose last sectional title took place in 2014, will return to Liverpool on Saturday at 2 p.m. to face top seed PSLA- Fowler in the sectional final after the Falcons handled Watertown 5-0 in the other semifinal. The Rams lost both of its regular-season meetings with the Falcons.Later on Tuesday night, it was the no. 2 seed J-D girls in its Class A sectional semifinal against no. 3 seed New Hartford at Chittenango High School, a game that had its own tension before the Red Rams were able to oust the Spartans 1-0.This, more than any other game this season, proved a tribute to J-D’s defense, which had a lead to protect when Megan Baker scored in the 25th minute to put the Rams out in front.The back line of Ava Brazie, Grace Bridge and Denise Yaeger had to withstand a series of New Hartford pushes as the Spartans controlled possession for most of the night, especially in the second half.New Hartford continually put pressure on J-D goalkeeper Katie Cappelletti, but the senior stepped up in a big way, stopping all 13 Spartans shots she faced.So on Friday night at 5 p.m at SUNY-Cortland., J-D will face top seed Central Square (who beat Cortland 3-0 in the other semifinal)  to try to earn its 11th consecutive sectional title – and to try and avenge a 3-2 overtime defeat to the Redhawks late in September.A night later, the only other local boys soccer team still in the sectional playoffs moved one step closer to a championship when Bishop Grimes defeated Bishop Ludden 3-0 in the sectional Class C semifinals at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Sheveron Field.Plenty of emotions were stirring as this game got underway. Part of it was the long-time rivalry between Grimes and Ludden, who had each won two early-round sectional games – the Cobras over Otselic Valley and Thousand Islands, the Gaelic Knights over LaFayette and Waterville.A lot of it, though, stemmed from the fact that Ludden’s long-time head coach, Oscar Vergara, was retiring at season’s end, having coached more than 40 years in Central New York and earning all kinds of respect and accolades for his leadership and character.Having split two regular-season meetings, Grimes, the no. 2 seed, and Ludden, the no. 3 seed, battled through a scoreless first half, each side probing and waiting for the other to crack.Then, after intermission, the Cobras’ star trio of Byam Mugushu, Deng Mawien and Jack Gutchess took over, each of them putting shots in the net as Mawien also earned an assist. Earning the shutout, goalie Matt Tarby recorded six saves.On Tuesday night, Grimes will face top seed and defending champion South Lewis in the sectional Class C final, also at VVS, after the Falcons survived penalty kicks to beat Westoremland/Oriskany in the other semifinal. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

New documentary ‘A Stranded Nation’ to have double screening this Thursday at The Lido Theatre

first_imgThe two special screenings of ‘A Stranded Nation’ is taking place June 27 at The Lido Theatre, with a screening at 11:30 a.m. and the next at 6:00 p.m.Tickets for each screening is $25.00 per person.For tickets and information, you can call The Lido at 250-785-3011. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This Thursday, June 27, there will be two special screenings of a new documentary at The Lido Theatre.Produced by Heidi McKillop, ‘A Stranded Nation’ is a documentary that addresses the key issues around Canadian oil and gas development and explores the interconnections between oil and gas and everyday life.The documentary features interviews with prominent industry leaders and supporters of the Canadian Natural Resource sector.- Advertisement -McKillop says the goal of the documentary is for people across Canada, particularly young people, to be better informed about oil and gas.She also says Alberta’s concerns should be heard and that the country needs to work together.“Our overall message is that Canada is not an environmental laggard, it’s not dirty oil, that Alberta’s concerns should be heard and that we need to start working together cross-provincially.”Advertisementlast_img read more