I was extremely excited to be captain because of my love for the sport and for my amazing team, especially because it was going to be my last year competing. My school has still not won a City Championship, but my team and I wanted to change that this year. We all pushed ourselves to the limit, and we worked harder than ever before. On the day of our City Championship meet, we cheered each other on and we put on our best performance. We were all worried that the team that had been disqualified during my freshman year was going to win.
Going Down in History I remember it like it was yesterday. The adrenaline rush, the anticipation, the sky-high nerves, and the undying support from our small Community. Softball, just like football is a very prided sport in Danville. In 2008 it was my sophomore year of High School, which meant another year of softball. Another year of unforgettable memories with teammates.
We need a player that is going to come into a position and fight everyday to help get his team to a championship. A well overdue and much deserved championship. Season could not come any faster at this point. Oh and in case anyone was starting to question the subject, Dez still caught it. 2 weeks
It was very hot outside; around 100 degrees. We came to the field ready to play, but so were they. It was a tough fought game, and by halftime the game was scoreless, 0-0. Are coach was mad at us at half and thought we had a couple chances to score. Right out of halftime, we let up an easy goal.
1 I woke up monday morning with the one thought in my mind - Rye Neck. We had gone all the way last year to the section final with them, and after me hitting the pipe in the final minutes to win it, they scored on the counterattack and won the the section. I had never experienced a loss like this one. I was the kid on the team who before the season started, no one really knew if I was good or not. The season I had my freshman year ended up pretty well - nine goals, six assists, and a spot on the all-league team.
Other teams, parents and coaches gathered around to watch this “David and Goliath” match. The first two sets blew right by us and we won it with ease. Now, all we had to do was play the third and final set and were going home champions. Something, however; shifted in the other team, as we started to realize that they wanted to win just as badly as we did. It took us by shock how much they improved their skills by one game, and before we knew it we lost the third set.
My high school team doesn 't have a true setter so I asked my coach if I could hit front row and set back row; she said yes and I was able to try it out at my tournament yesterday for the first time. It went really well and I had a lot of success hitting on the right side. I have never been a pin hitter before so the opportunity was awesome. My coach thinks it will be a very great option come school season because one we need a setter and two she wants
A difficult or challenging situation that I have faced is trying to become a starter on the football team. Every year I start the season as second string, next to sub in. However, I have always worked hard and gave all my effort every day at practice. Many days I have come home so exhausted I have no desire to eat, but if I did not then I also would not grow stronger. Now my senior year all my hard work has payed off as I am a starter on the defense and special teams.
We just won our first game in the playoffs and were two games away from winning the district championship. We were up against McGavock High school, Coach Stuart warned us they are a strong team with a high bowling average. We chanted "Go Royals!" and began practice before the game. Unlike the others on my team, Andrew and David, I
This year I was so excited to play new position in football, I would workout and practice everyday to get better I knew it would pay off. The first couple of practices we don’t do much we would walk threw things waiting for full pads. About a week later we finally got full pads I was so excited I wanted show everyone what I got and how much i’ve improved! “ Zach, I want you to him as hard you can!” coach yelled.
When I was little, I always had lots of fevers and headaches. We didn’t know what was causing them. On February 14, 2007, I had been diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma. I went through 5 rounds of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, Accutane and antibody treatments. I then became cancer free for a year; I thought this was the end.
I ended up repeating my junior year due to the fact that I missed close to two-thirds of school due to a medical condition. (Since eighth grade up until now I have gotten five concussions some of them where I was knocked unconscious for several minutes. Not only did this