The buzzer going off, the crowd cheering, for the first time in school history, Trinty Clinton Township are state chapions.
That team made history, acheiving far more than what any spartan was thought possible, but this team accomplished far more than a state championship.
There has been Trinity greats that have made a mark in the Trinity basketball program history. I knew, this being my last year at trinity, that
I had had mighty big shoes to fill if I also wanted to make a perminet mark at trinity.
"The differance between successful people and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will"- Vince Lambardi. The team of 2015 was diffrent than previous spartan teams. Even though we had just came off a state championship, we still had to give a 100 percent effer everytime we steped on the …show more content…
We lost our first game of the season. That game chanleged us all. Would continue to stare at the dirt or reach for the stars. We continued to strugle as team. It was my turn to take charge as a leader for this team, but I letting everything just go bye.
What is a leader, a leader is someone who has a vission and passion and should not be afraid of any problems, insted, he should know how to defeat it. I didnt know how to defeat it, no one did. We got lost, caught up in the hype, glory, and the relentless pressure to stay on top, insted of working for that championship ring, we were just waiting for someone to put on for us.
The Trinity basketball program was founded on certain ideals, but those ideals were drounded. We didn 't accomplish what previous Spartan teams did but Champions are not the ones who always win the races, but the ones who try and try again, and try harder each and every time. 'Champion ' is a state of mind. We didnt win much, but what we did do was rebuild the ideals that our basketball program was founded
The team they play against in the finals, a Chicago powerhouse, is the complete opposite of them. The high school they play against is very large because in 1971 schools were not put in different divisions by size. For the Chicago powerhouse, making it to the championship game was expected, for the Macon baseball team it was nearly impossible. They also do not have an experienced coach. “Led by an English teacher with no coaching experience…”
It’s Friday night and the St. Rita football team is playing Mount Carmel in our homecoming game. Everyone is cheering and having a great time. The St. Rita football team is winning and everyone is exited. As I look around and see how much attention the football team is getting, and how when people think of St. Rita they think of our sports teams. How we have a great sports program.
I believe in sisterhood. Being the captain of the team comes with leadership and great expectations. This particular leader was All- district, northeast, and state when she ran into a roadblock against a very important opponent. In the past year St. Fredrick girl’s basketball team wasn’t the best.
Winning is fun, however it must get boring if all your team does is destroy your opponent. This is the University of Connecticut (also known as UConn) women’s basketball team with a win streak of 111 games that was heartbreakingly ended in the semifinals of the 2017 NCAA tournament with a 66-64 loss to Mississippi State. Jan Diehm, the author of “111 Wins and Counting,” writes about this streak and claims that the UConn women’s basketball team is one of the best college teams to ever compete, in the newspaper The Guardian. Diehm believes that this success is due to the skill of each player on the team and their ability to execute the coach’s plan. She supports this claim through her use of statistics, quotes and logic.
Win or Lose As humans , we have to lose to win. Life may not always be fair or in our favor but we have to let it run its course. Regardless of how long it takes; devotion, spontaneity, and heart can bring forth an opportunity we would have never been. People can not sit in one place and do nothing and still expect to go somewhere.
On a cold, frosty, snow cover night in November at Welcome Home Stadium, was when my life changed. That night, two teams played for the chance to call themselves champions of 6th-grade football. All game, my team and I battled against the mighty Wilmington Hurricanes. We fought all game to win and finally we got the ball back with less than under a minute left and down by 4 points. The crowd was quieter than a church mouse as my coaches huddled us up during a timeout, and in that timeout, my coaches looked to me for answers.
It was October, 21st the Riverside High School Bulldogs Homecoming game. They were 8 and 1 and they needed this win to advance to the State Championship. All the pressure was on all star quarterback John Tortellini. After the last bell rang the team meet up in the football weight room so they could get a pregame workout in.
(when in the huddle before each game, listening to coach Vandermulen and our two captains fire us up, I am more than eager to start the game, to run long way down the court along side our fans, to make unbelievable passes without looking or behind my back, to be ready to catch and shoot, to score, or even to miss, but most of all, to play the game I love. I’m ready to do what I’ve loved since I picked up that basketball for the first time in third grade. I’m ready to be one with the team, to be a Roman. The intensity and emotions that come along with each game make me apart of that game. As a player, I live for the rivalries, the scrappy games that go down to the wire, the sweat.
They came down the court and we go a steal, ran down the court and made an easy layup. By halftime we noticed something, the expressions on their face… they were shook. We had intimidated the A team and that pushed us to play even harder and make sure everyone knew we were a dangerous team to play against. We beat them and we were happier than a kid at a circus. We had become the A team.
Despite the newspapers and previews saying we would not contend for the state title that year, I kept in my head that anything could happen. Going into the year I told our team “lets focus on what we can do to improve, and not worry about anyone else”. At the beginning, other teams were too strong for our inexperienced runners to compete with, but we didn’t change the focus. Practice after practice, I made sure we were doing everything we could to be at our best for the end of the year. I didn’t care what other teams were doing because we had no control over that.
NC State came back, and went on a run of extremely close games to win the ACC, players recall- now it looks like practice, we’re cutting down the net, they can now see what Valvano had been seeing all along, they believed. The NC State team went into the NCAA, and made it to the final where they were complete underdogs, they won by 2 points in the final second-true NC fashion, and achieved the ‘dream’ through nothing but belief, mental toughness, and
On September sixteenth at two o’clock in the afternoon, the Trojans went against Converse in a game of volleyball in the Korengay arena in Mount Olive. It started off a little rough for us but we picked it up later on. The game ended at 3:30 with the university of Mount Olive being victorious once again.