The many times I had loss to him it just made my confidence just go down the drain a lot of the time. My first time Frankie and I had wrestled against each other it was during the first tournament during the season in the semi-finals. The match was a very close one it was a five point to three point match which he had won. Frankie had just dominated the match with his strength and not by his wrestling ability it just made me realize I had to work harder in wrestling practice and the weight
We executed our gameplan, and we won. Then, against Highland Park, we were going to stop David Sachs and Luke Norcia and make the rest of their team beat us. They did not. Then, with all the confidence in the world going into our first conference home game, we played Niles North, and they took it to us. Unlike New Trier, Niles North was fast and wanted to run up and down, so we wanted to slow it down because they could not guard us in our half court offense.
When I stood up, everyone was screaming. The ball had gone in and I got fouled. I was so happy that inside me, a party was going on. I concentrated and shot the free throw which went in. All the six games, at least scoring one basket, we got to the finals.
Pet Peeve My pet peeve dates back a long time ago. The earliest encounter of my pet peeve, that I can remember, was back in 2nd grade. This was the year that we had the notorious class vs. class kickball tournament. Ms. Koep’s class, the class I was in, was the pick to win the tournament. When we made it to the championship game, we knew without a doubt that we would be victorious.
He had to travel to Philadelphia where the tournament was held. In that tournament Jones faced Ebien Byers in the first round. Byers was an former amatur champion, Jones was crushing 250 yard drives, and killing it on the green. Jones won in the second round, and in the third round he had to go up against former tournament champion Bob Gardner. outmatched Jones lost the round.
We stayed aggressive the whole game bumping cutters making sure they got no easy buckets, and we ended up winning 52-15. We ended up playing in the championship game on Sunday. We played the Rising Stars. They were all just as talented as us so it all came down to whoever plays the hardest. We had a different starting lineup this game.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Syracuse and UConn are no strangers to playing each other. The former Big East foes have met 49 times over the years and the two teams will square off for the National Championship on Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. For Breanna Stewart and the Huskies, they are searching for their fourth straight title. If UConn (37-0) can pull off the victory, it would be the first time in Division I women 's basketball that such a feat has been accomplished. Only UCLA, with seven in a row from 1967-73, has done it on the men 's side.
We knew we were going to do excellent because our team was undefeated, and with our confidence, we could do anything we wanted. Sunday, the second day of the tournament, would determine who would win the championship. We hadn’t
Because of this hard work, I lettered varsity my freshman year at Crown Point, and I was placed on the varsity Munster volleyball team. I have been on the most successful club team around. We have gotten third place at our national tournament two years in a row, and also won our national tournament one year. People say “you do not know what you have had, until you have lost it.” The meaning of this quote has become appallingly clear, as it has become my reality. Up until now, I have always taken volleyball for granted.
I was putting in the work at practice, getting lots of reps in at point guard, and really getting to know the sets better. Then Gavin got hurt and a part of me wad down because he was getting on a roll and helping the team win but the competitive side of me was thinking that now is my chance to make my mark and to get some varsity minutes. We played Maquoketa and I didn’t get in the game. Little down about that and the fact that we lost to Maquoketa who we beat last time by more than 25 points, but it was there freshman who punched us in the stomach when he mad a last second shot to beat us by one. Gavin was back the next day at practice and my spirit was dead.
I started to do my pre-match warm up and that’s when I heard the ref tell us let’s go. We came to the center circle and shook hands and the match was off. I got an early takedown, to take the lead 2-0 but right after that he got a reversal so the score was 2-2. The next period Birt took down and escaped right away so he was winning 3-2. After that we wrestled on our feet for about a minute and then I took him down to take the lead again, 4-3.
Six weeks later after my broken leg I was finally ready to play again. But it’s already the championship game. My team, The Cobras have not made it to the championship until this year. To bad I didn’t help them get here. The Smoove twins Chris and Jrue have played outstanding Trevon and Andre were playing good as well but Robert and Tyron weren 't playing that good so we needed one more good guy to make this team great... And I was that guy.
The season continued and it consisted of all half time blowout games. The team, the school, and the community were all very excited. We wanted to win a state championship. Everyone knew winning a state championship was going to be very difficult however because Stanberry was another undefeated team in another conference and on the other side of the playoff bracket. Stanberry was winning many blowout games like we were but everyone was saying how much harder the teams they were playing were.