In the city of Boston, Massachusetts holds a young man named Joe Hester. Joe has always had a mediocre life. His favorite thing to do is play lacrosse. Although this used to be his passion, he fractured his leg and didn’t play sports for two years. Joe never thought he would be able to get back into the game and be as good as he was previous to the injury.
Calling for the ball I sprinted around my defender to get open. I Felt the sticky grip of the ball in my hand thinking of it as if I was holding the entire game. I ignored the fans screaming my name and cheering me on. My feet pounded the floor one by one as the ball bounced up and down on the court, with only five seconds I found my lane and took it. Their was the clock taunting me, four,
Momentum shifted back to WVU with 4:23 remaining when Jeremy Tyler picked off Taysom Hill’s pass. When it looked as if the Mountaineers would finally put the game away, a miscommunication between senior center Tyler Orlosky and quarterback Skyler Howard caused a fumble, which BYU recovered at its 6-yard line. "It 's something we do a lot. We froze them. They were starting to blitz our motions.
Although they are having a struggling season, things have been better that past seasons. The players don 't give up their fighting spirit. “Mostly the desire we all have is to get more wins than last year” said Jack Ferguson, the quarterback on the team. Recently on Oct. 9th the warriors had a last minute win against region foe Central
The season I had my freshman year ended up pretty well - nine goals, six assists, and a spot on the all-league team. I proved myself as a starter on the squad, and our season almost ended in elation. The section final would have been a big win for the program, as we had been to the championship three times prior and never won it since our state championship win in 2010. 2 I
Metcalfe gave up 15 points off second shots. Rebounding was led by Kailee White and Jaycie Harper with 7 each. Jaycie also led deflections with 11 and steals with 8. The second half was a defensive game with neither team putting many points on the board. Metcalfe edged Green by 1 point, but couldn’t get free throws to fall down the stretch.
A lot of players play their position and try to bring their own uniqueness to it, but not Stockton. He played the position the way everyone thought it was supposed to be played. Being that he wasn’t an explosive player or amazing scorer, but when it came to making a pin point pass he did it just as good as Magic. Matter of fact, he broke his record of 9,221 career assist in a game against the Denver Nuggets on February 1, 1995 which was a huge milestone in his career. His first two seasons in the league he played behind Rickey Green.
I saw the stats at the end of the game and I had shot 36-63 from the field and was 28 of 32 from the free throw line. The crazy thing was I was the worst free throw shooter ever, shooting 51.1%. On that night overall I shot 87.5%. I told the reporters after the game, “I really think I shot too often In the game particularly in the fourth quarter, when everyone was egging me to 100 points.” But my teammates wanted me to score 100 points, so they started passing me the ball even when they were wide open. My team only scored 69 points all together in the game.
As round five approached, I was chosen to take the last penalty kick. It was down to the other team 's top shooter and me. He shot as I held my breath. Our goalie fully extended his hands and was able to just barely make the save. “Yes”, I whispered as I let out a sigh of relief.
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.
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.
We took a five-minute water break to try and regather our thoughts and to try and come back from this awful game against a group of social rejects. My hand had stopped bleeding by now and I was able to sign autographs for all the fans that had come out to see me play, but my hand was not well enough for me to start playing just yet. It was now around 5:30 so we continued the game so that it did not end too late. My teams goalie got the ball and passed it to David on the breakout pass, but David took only one step and Jason started charging towards him. The goalie speared David in the midsection with his stick and the other teams defenseman Scott got the ball.
Have you ever had a failure to that ultimately turned into a success for you? My failure was when I had a basketball game in Conway, Arkansas. It was the championship game of the night that everybody wanted to see including myself because I was hype and ready to play. The tip-off had begun at seven o’clock at night. My team got the tip-off.
This round was for all of the marbles. The pressure was on and winning not only meant I got to go to play in the national tournament but I would achieve a dream of mine to play at the national level. We started off playing one of our middle ranked players. He pulled off a win against one of their stronger players. Then my brother played one of their low ranking players and was beaten putting us tied 1-1.