first_img Comments QB Nick Ransom: “A lot of the summer has mostly been learning the new offense. He’s been teaching us very well each little detail about the offense … Last year was more just run. This year is triple option with a little passing involved, so it’s different for us … The whole game you’re making decisions to either keep it or run it or pass it.” Published on August 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ TE/DE Slade Springer: “We know how to play in the big games. Hopefully, we just have to close out games and move on.”center_img Central Square entered last season’s Section III Class AA playoffs with one loss and as the No. 2 seed. But a late Liverpool touchdown upset the Redhawks in the first round to end its season earlier than anticipated. But Central Square has changed significantly since last year. New head coach Kevin Kalfass comes over after being offensive coordinator at Jamesville-DeWitt. The Redhawks dropped down in classification to Class A, meaning instead of being one of its class’ smaller schools, they’ll be one of its biggest. And Kalfass brings with him a triple option scheme that the players are excited about.Here’s The Daily Orange’s preview of Central Square football for 2018. 2017 record: 6-2Head coach: Kevin Kalfass; first season as head coachAdvertisementThis is placeholder textDriving distance from SU: 20.8 milesPlayers from last year’s team who graduated: Seventeen, including second all-time leading Central Square rusher Jamie BattagliaNotable returners:Senior QB/LB Nick Ransom: 510 rushing yards in 2017Senior TE/DE Slade Springer: 23.5 tackles for loss in Central Square careerOpening game: Saturday, Sept. 1 against Chenango Forks in the Carrier Dome at 8 p.m.Key storylines:Kevin Kalfass takes over as head coach after being offensive coordinator at Jamesville-DeWittThe installation of the triple option offense under KalfassCentral Square’s drop into Class A after being upset in the first round of last season’s Class AA tournamentWhat they’re saying:Head coach Kevin Kalfass: “The seniors lead. The underclassmen follow. They worked really hard in the weight room this summer. We’re ready to go and we’re all excited at Central Square.” S Zach Havens: “New offense is outstanding. It seems to work really well with the personnel we have on this team. And it’s gonna do good things for us this year.”last_img read more

first_img– Miss LTW Pageant notably absent from calendarLinden Mayor Carwyn Holland on Sunday declared the 20th year of the Linden Town Week (LTW) celebrations officially opened, signalling the commencement of 10 days of culture, sport and fete. This year, the annual event which celebrates the birth of the town is being hosted by Vybz Entertainment Inc once again, under the theme “Reflection, resilience, rediscover Linden. Celebrating who we are.” A church service followed by a march pass along Republic Avenue, Linden, were a prelude to the official opening held at the Linden-Georgetown minibus park.A number of melodic performances by local artistes as well as dance and an award segment set the stage for the 10 days of celebrations.A section of the gathering at LTW openingIn his presentation before a packed audience, Holland underscored the importance of Linden as a town, promising that it “will be made great again”. This year, Linden is also celebrating 46 years as a town and 100 years of bauxite mining.“As we launch this year’s Linden Town Week celebration, I look forward to rich, cultural presentations that remind us of our heritage and inspire our youths to become involved in the arts. This year’s celebration must be more than just an opportunity to frolic. It should represent the heart and the mind of the people of Linden. It should showcase the wealth of our resources we possess and entice investors to invest,” the Mayor said.He added that Linden Town Week is an ideal time to demonstrate the human and natural resources of the town because the season for accelerated income generation in the resources rich town is now.“Linden Town Week, when come and gone, should leave a trail of development. Something must be seen as evidence of success, of this sports, culture and entertainment tourism package… If this is not seen afterwards, then I encourage a re-think and a remodel of Town Week to achieve same”, Holland said.Chairman of Vybz Entertainment Inc Devin Sears said the LTW event has grown and underwent many changes over the years, developing from the idea of Linden Town Day, which was first crafted by Lindener Norvel Fredericks 20 years ago. He said Fredericks had a dream then, of showcasing everything that Linden has to offer.Noting that this is the second year Vybz Entertainment has the LTW franchise, Sears noted that there are numerous challenges, however it is a time for reflecting on how far the event has come and where it is headed. Young people, he said, are one of the primary focuses this year, as he outlined numerous activities planned to ensure their participation.“Linden Town Week is an opportunity for us to showcase what we have to offer, primarily through tourism… Linden Town Week 2016 offers a lot to our young people. Vybz Entertainment along with other promoters, have collaborated to bring you the Skip to My Lou competition… debating competition, we have Spelling B.A new feature has been added – the high school singing competition hosted by Code Red Records, has seen nine finalists…The future of Linden lies in our young people. We have to ensure that the talent they have is nurtured”.Senior citizens will not be left out this year, noted Sears who said the annual senior citizens receptions will be held. The event will also see karaoke competitions as well as the usual concept parties. Due to lack of sponsorship however, Sears said for the first time, there will be no Miss LTW pageant as is customary, however, the organisers will look at the possibility of hosting the event sometime later this year. The ‘Miss Big and Bold’ pageant will be hosted, nevertheless.“We’ve decided to shift it, in ensuring that quality of the Miss Linden Town Week remains, we had to shift it, but it will be coming before the end of this year so that Linden can enjoy, once again, having a queen that will reign for one year,” he assured.Sears said plans for next year’s activity will commence soon after the hosting of this year’s event, as organisers seek to promote Linden as a tourist destination.The 10 days of activities will also be marked by local exhibitions, village day showcases, and numerous entertainment activities.last_img read more

first_img1 Former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle has revealed he turned down offers from France and Spain before joining Wolfsburg.The Germany international was shipped out by Chelsea on deadline day for £27m, in a move which provided the Blues with the funds to sign Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.However, the 24-year-old has now admitted that he was not short of offers after being shown the door by Jose Mourinho.“It was my immediate desire [to come back to the Bundesliga],” said Schurrle.“I received offers from Spain and France too, but at the end of the day I really wanted to come back to Germany.“Wolfsburg declared their interest very early on, I watched the team and observed their objectives and they looked good.“For me, it quickly became ample evidence to return to Germany and this club.” New Wolfsburg signing Andre Schurrle last_img read more