Eight DEFY gymnasts win all-around titles

first_imgELLSWORTH — Eight Down East Family YMCA gymnasts were all-around champions on Sunday as the team faced the Waterville YMCA in the first meet of the season at Spriners Gymnastics Center.Champions included:Eleanor Bannerman, first on uneven bars, vault and floor exercises and second on balance beam at the Excel Platinum Level.Paige Butler, first on uneven bars and balance beam and second on vault and floor exercises at the Excel Silver Level.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMontana DiJulio, first in all events at the Excel Bronze Level.Gilly Rice, first in all events at Level 7.Maddie Nida, first on vault, balance beam and floor exercises and second on uneven bars at Level 6.Elli Kane, first on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercidses and scond on vault at Level 4 for ages 10-12.Lily James, first on vault, second on uneven bars, third on floor exercises and fifth on uneven bars at Level 4 for ages 7-9.Aliyah Washburn, first on vault and floor exercises, second on balance beam and third on uneven bars at Level 3 for ages 8-9.Others winning championships in individual events:Excel Platinum – Mary Lou Ross on balance beam.Excel Silver – Brooke Davis on floor exercises and Grace Morey on vault.Level 6 – Paige Sawyer on vault.Level 5 – Kajsa-Brown Morrison on balance beam.Level 4, ages 10-12 – Elena Springer on vault.Level 3, ages 10-12 – Abi Parker on vault and balance beam, ad Ashly Emerson on uneven bars.Level 3, ages 8-9 – Kaela Springer on uneven bars.Sixteen girls also attained their first of two qualifying scores for the YMCA Regional Championship, which will be held in Massachusetts next May.The next meet for the DEFY gymnasts is Saturday, Jan. 3, at Springers Gymnastic Center against the Lewiston YMCA.last_img read more

Football News Former Chelsea, England football captain John Terry hangs up his boots

first_imgAccording to a report published in the Indian Express, Terry’s statement thus read:“As a 14-year-old, I made my best and biggest decision: to sign for Chelsea Football Club. Words will never be enough to show how much everyone at the club means to me, in particular the fans.Read More | India’s success in 2030 Sustainable Development Goals can change face of world: UNGA President “Right from the outset they have given me total support, on and off the pitch, and I have a tremendous bond with them.“We achieved so many great memories together and I couldn’t have succeeded without you. To me, you are the best fans in the world. I hope I have done you all proud wearing the shirt and the armband.“My club career and heart will always belong to Chelsea, but I am grateful for my loan spell at Nottingham Forest in 1999, which was invaluable for my development as a young player.Also Read | UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos“And I also want to say a huge thank you to Aston Villa for giving me the opportunity to play at such a big club and captain it throughout the 2017-18 season.“It was a privilege to represent such a renowned football club with great fans.” For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Chelsea and England football captain John Terry, 37, has decided to hang his boots after 23 years in the game. Terry took to Instagram to announce the decision on Sunday. He posted, “After 23 incredible years as a footballer, I have decided now is the right time for me to retire from playing (sic).”Terry was first made captain at Chelsea by Jose Mourinho in 2004. From then until his departure from the club in 2017, he won five Premier League titles, had five FA Cup triumphs and claimed the League Cup three times. He was captain in 2012 when Chelsea won the Champions League by beating Bayern Munich on penalties in the final. However, he didn’t play the match due to a suspension. Terry moved to Aston Villa after winning the 2016/17 Premier League title where he was immediately given the captain’s armband.last_img read more

Syracuse tops UConn, 79-76, in wild affair to stay undefeated

first_imgPARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas — Trevor Cooney, Michael Gbinije and Jim Boeheim walked down the lobby of the Atlantis Resort to a hero’s welcome. Cooney was still in uniform, two large ice bags taped to both of his knees. He waved to the roaring orange-clad fans roped off just inches away. Boeheim high-fived a security guard, whose other hand was occupied with a camera phone, documenting the moment.When the head coach sat down for his press conference, he could hardly be heard over the “Let’s go Orange” roars that permeated throughout the hallway.“It’s like an NCAA (Tournament) game,” Boeheim said.Renewing a Big East rivalry for the first time, Syracuse (5-0) took the lead over Connecticut (4-1) on the back of three-straight 3-pointers in the second half and muscled its way to a 79-76 win in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Syracuse fell down by 10 early and nearly gave up a 10-point lead late, but held on to defeat its first ranked opponent following a season where it had only two top-25 victories.Tyler Lydon scored 16 points and recorded 12 rebounds. Five players scored at least 13, and the Orange recorded 41 rebounds to UConn’s 33.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Both teams are getting up and down at the end, making plays, scoring baskets,” Cooney said. “Those are the type of games you want to play in.”First a long Lydon 3 swished through the net to tie the score at 44. He allowed himself a small celebration running up the court after clanking a fade-away two off the rim just moments before.On the next possession Malachi Richardson hit a 3 from the corner in front of the SU bench with a hand in his face. When SU got the ball back 23 seconds after that, it was a wide-open Gbinije that drained a 3 on the opposite end. UConn coach Kevin Ollie called a timeout and a much larger celebration ensued. It was a 50-47 lead that would only grow and never be given away.Not when Rodney Purvis hit three 3s in less than three minutes to cut the lead back to two. And not when Cooney lost track of the clock and had to shoot a 35-foot 3 with eight seconds left in the game.SU had sustained the first UConn punch. When Sterling Gibbs scored on an easy outlet layup off a Cooney miss, it gave him eight points in the first three minutes and the Huskies a six-point lead. But by the time he stood isolated in the corner of the court, hands at his hips after recording his fourth foul with in the second half, it was clear that Connecticut had no answer for how SU would fight back.“(Syracuse) played a great game in the second half,” Ollie said, “really took it to us offensively.”Cooney didn’t realize that the shot clock was about to expire. Only when there were two ticks left did he heave a miss off the side rim. Tyler Roberson, who had muscled on the glass for four offensive boards, skied up for his fifth and final one. The ball spent the last three seconds of the game in the hands of Richardson, who heaved it all the way down court.The finish was anti-climactic in its sudden end, but antithetical to a game in which no one ever seemed dead. As the clock ran out and Syracuse celebrated, a rivalry was reborn, and Syracuse picked up a season-defining win.After the fanfare of the press conference and after his players began to leave the makeshift locker room, Boeheim went back out to the concourse and sat alone on an armchair big enough to be a throne. There was no one around him, no one to high-five. Just a moment to soak in, if only temporarily.“It was a great game,” Boeheim said. “I can’t say enough for these guys. It was just a really good win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more