The Barons blow out HF-L to advance to the Class A quarterfinals Friday at Geneva. Pitcher Katherine Ghyzel strikes out eight over seven innings for Brighton.
The Canandaigua girls lacrosse team is no stranger to playing in one-goal games. Different Braves have stepped up to score the big goal in close games over the past two years, and it was Lauren D’Amore’s turn to be the hero on Wednesday.
The senior’s goal lifted No. 2 seed Canandaigua to a 10-9 win over No. 3 Irondequoit in sudden-death overtime in the Section 5 Class B semifinals. Canandaigua trailed 8-5 with nine minutes left in regulation, but scored three straight goals to force overtime.
“This is our M.O.,” Braves coach Sue Ellis said of the comeback. “I just wanted them to stay composed, I didn’t want them to get all nervous. I just told them, ‘Play the way you’ve been playing all season long.’ It’s about heart and hustle. They don’t want any regrets.”
Attending practices, games, summer camps and clinics I have often pondered the question, “What advice would professional athletes give to parents about youth sports?” After all, for the most part, every athlete at the major league level has played at least one youth sport. Many are now parents and as their kids participate in sports, I am curious about how their experiences frame the experiences of their children. I found the answer to my question while reading a new book for parents, ‘Raising Your Game.’
The Section 5 Class A and AA championships will be held Saturday at Penfield. Keep an eye on talented seniors Brian Smith (Greece Athena), Madeline Kopp (Spencerport) and Ryan Cribbin (Irondequoit).
For years I never really challenged myself. Merely plodded along; status quo. Life was comfortable, I was comfortable, and I was that couch potato.
Then I was introduced to two simple words; Push Yourself.