This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Connect on Linked in Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ Share on Facebook By Paul Gotham on October 16, 2017No Comment Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Print This Post David Goetz (4) leads HF-L with 11 assists. The senior midfielder has also accounted for eight tallies. (Photo: CHRISTOPHER CECERE)Honeoye Falls-Lima has won three straight Class A2 titles. If the Cougars are to win a fourth, they will need to hold off a young Wayne squad and a Pittsford Sutherland club capable of putting together a streak.No. 1 seed Honeoye Falls-Lima Cougars (14-2-0)Players to Watch: Nico Coria (1.056 GAA), Jack Emerson (two goals, two assists), David Goetz (eight goals, 11 assists), Chris Goetz (two goals, one assist), Justin Hofmann (three goals, three assists), Parker Hotchkiss (15 goals, six assists), Hayden Smith (four goals) and Gunnar Wetzel (five goals, five assists).What to Know: Winners of three straight A2 titles, HF-L takes a 10-game winning streak into the sectionals. Seven of those wins have been by shutout. The Cougars are ranked No. 14 NYS Class A. They open against No. 8 seed Wilson Magnet.No. 2 seed Wayne Eagles (12-2-0)Players to Watch: Cullen Bock (nine goals, three assists), Tommy Bolt (five goals, two assists), Tim Catalano (five goals, one assist), James Flannery (five goals, one assist), Sean Flannery (five goals, three assists), Matt Gentile (nine goals, nine assists), Devin LaDue (two goals, four assists) and Branden Shugerts (one goal, four assists, 0.833 GAA).What to Know: Wayne has won five straight games. A balanced scoring attack led by sophomores Bock, Gentile and LaDue are seeking the program’s first sectional title since 1974.VIEW MORE CHRISTOPHER CECERE PHOTOS HERE.No. 3 seed Pittsford Sutherland Knights (8-7-1)Players to Watch: Will Bowen (three goals, four assists), Will Graupman (two assists), Dylan Kladstrup (two goals, one assist), Ryan Morabito (Sr. defender), John Mozrall (13 goals, four assists), Alex Oleyourryk (1.357 GAA), Aaron Onoff (three assists) and Liam Wilmot (five goals).What to Know: Sutherland went 4-5-1 in Monroe County Division III with two losses apiece to state-ranked opponents Brighton and Brockport. The Knights also fell in a non-league match to Churchville-Chili – No. 25 NYS Class AA. Sutherland opens against No. 6 seed Geneva. Sutherland won a previous meeting, 1-0 on September 30th. They will be looking for their first sectional championship since 2007 when they won Class A.John Mozrall (27) paces the Pittsford Sutherland offense with 13 goals and four assists.No. 4 seed Aquinas Li’l IrishPlayers to Watch: Mike Altpeter (one goal, two assists), Josiah Fragnito (16 goals, six assists), David Giallanza (Sr. defender), Aiden Kopacz (one goal, four assists), Gian Malcolm (two goals), Kyle Pero (1.705 GAA), Luke Putnam (two goals, one assist), Sammy Sherzi (one goal, two assists) and Michael Theodoru (one goal, four assists).What to Know: Aquinas has played six games against state-ranked teams this season: Brighton, Brockport, Livonia, McQuaid (2) and Williamson. Junior goalkeeper Kyle Pero missed four games during the middle of the schedule with an injury and any early-season momentum was slowed. Senior Josiah Fragnito is capable of carrying the Li’l Irish to the championship. Aquinas opens against No. 5 seed East High. The Li’l Irish won the 2006 Class A championship.Josiah Fragnito has 16 goals and six assists for Josh Gleason’s Aquinas Li’l Irish. (Photo: NORMAN STREHLE)No. 5 seed East High (6-9-0)Players to Watch: Ali Alhasson (one goal, three assists), Evan French (two goals, one assist), Ben Mfaume (two goals, one assist), Edi Muka (16 goals, four assists), Musa Mutombo (five goals, four assists), Stephanos Pirko (two goals, one assist) and Bijaya Thapa (eight goals, seven assists).What to Know: East High won three of four starting late in September. Musa Mutombo to Edi Muka creates plenty of offensive production for the Eagles. East opens against No. 4 seed Aquinas.Edi Muka leads East high with 16 goals.No. 6 seed Geneva Panthers (4-12-0)Players to Watch: Nate Jacon (1.988 GAA), Fadly Kafrawi (two goals), Trevor Moschiano (five goals, three assists), Kyle Parara (one goal, two assists), Mason Rusinko (12 goals) and Jason Wheatley (two goals, five assists).What to Know: Geneva will go as far as freshman attacker Mason Rusinko takes them. The Panthers won two of four to close the regular season. They play No. 3 seed Pittsford Sutherland in the quarter-finals. Geneva fell, 1-0 when the two teams met in a non-league match during the regular season.No. 7 seed Batavia-Alexander Blue Devils (4-12-0)Players to Watch: Peter Fallon (four goals, one assist), Nate Hamilton (three goals), Andreas Mateos (two goals, two assists), Teagan Moynahan (three goals, one assist) and Josh Weis (two goals, one assist).What to Know: Batavia/Alexander won two straight early in the season, and the Blue Devils will be looking to duplicate that effort in the post-season. Batavia opens against No. 2 seed, Wayne.No. 8 seed Wilson Magnet Wildcats (0-13-0)Players to Watch: Omar Derow (three goals) and Christoff Roberts (two assists).What to Know: One year after advancing to the finals for the first time in program history, Wilson Magnet is in a rebuilding process. With just two seniors on a roster which includes four freshmen, five sophomores and seven juniors, the Wildcats open against top-seeded HF-L – the team which beat them in last year’s A2 final.Screen grab courtesy of ectionVSoccer.org Mike Altpeter, Nico Coria, Pittsford Sutherland Knights, Wilson Magnet Wildcats HF-L goes for fourth straight A2 crown added by Paul Gotham on October 16, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo HF-L goes for fourth straight A2 crown Subscribe by Email
Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Drones could help fight disease by: – July 12, 2018 Share Share 35 Views no discussions Share Tweet (Antigua Observer) The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) representative in Antigua and Barbuda, Paul Lucas, has offered advice to mitigate the spread and effects of the lethal yellowing disease afflicting coconut trees.In an interview on OBSERVER AM yesterday, Lucas discussed how CARDI and International Trade Centre (ITC) will be teaming up to develop the coconut industry across the Caribbean.“For the larger trees it would be difficult to go up and spray for mites and such. We have proposed the use of technology like drones. There are parts of the world where they are used to spray. It reduces the risk of persons involved in the industry. It might not be safe to climb these trees in bad weather. We are looking at more holistic ways to reduce risk,” Lucas said.He added that until drones become available, his advice would be for individuals to remove trees from the field immediately when they recognise that there is an issue with the plant so that it does affect surrounding plants.Lucas explained that these mitigation strategies are important in developing the coconut industry. He said the general public needs to first understand the potential of the coconut industry, and even though there are challenges right now, once those challenges are addressed, there is the possibility for large profits.He stated that with the right management team, the future benefits to the farmers, consumers, the nation and the region will be tremendous.One of the areas of focus for the project will be in Barbuda where 95 percent of the trees that once flourished in the 250-acre coconut tree plantation were destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Irma in September of last year. The remaining trees are said to be struggling or dying because of the extremely high concentration of salt in the ground.The four-year project is funded by the European Union as a part of the 10th European Development Fund, and it focuses on the CARIFORUM coconut-producing countries in the Caribbean.The objectives of the initiative are to improve marketing linkages, increase coconut production in the Caribbean, increase food security and reinforce the incomes of small-scale farmers in the coconut sector.
WOODLAND — Denise Pearl will be the new principal of Woodland Intermediate School starting in the 2018-2019 school year, Woodland Public Schools announced Tuesday.Pearl is currently the principal of Central Elementary School in the Hoquiam School District in Hoquiam. She started her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Honduras, and then she taught in Guam. She also taught fourth and fifth grade in the Hockinson School District.She is taking over for Principal Steven Carney, who stepped down from his position to attend to family needs related to a medically fragile child.Superintendent Michael Green has been acting principal of the school since January.