Florida COVID Tests are Surging, Deaths are not

first_imgThe surge in positive test results for coronavirus cases  is surging as nearly one out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for Covid-19.However, at least in Florida, the death rate is no where near that of New York or California.Twelve deaths were announced in Palm Beach County and seven in Miami-Dade County from COVID-19 Statewide, 45 deaths were announced yesterday.Florida reported more than 15-thousand positive test cases,  pushing its total to just under 270-thousand cases since the outbreak began.  That was just one day after Walt Disney World in Orlando opened to the public Saturday for the first time in nearly four months.Despite the increase in testing and positive results, Florida has just over 4000 deaths total compared with New York’s 32,000, eight times Florida’s death toll.See death stats here:New York 32,029California 7,042Florida 4,241Texas 8,196New Jersey 15,525Many South Florida school districts will announce Wednesday whether they will allow students to return to class or if they must continue to learn on line at home.last_img read more

Martin looks to continue Cazenovia football dynasty

first_imgSome coaches, when they take over successful programs, simply look to build on what was accomplished before. In Kyle Martin’s case, that means adding to a Cazenovia football legacy that already towers over the rest of their Central New York peers.Over the course of the last decade, no team in Section III has a better record – 94 victories against just 12 defeats, a .887 win percentage, spanning the tenures of the late Tom Neidl and Jay Steinhort, capped by a 2015 state Class B championship.“The expectations for this program are always high,” said senior running back Ryan Romagnoli.With Steinhorst’s retirement after the 2018 season, Martin was chosen in March as the new head coach. Though just 34 years old, Martin has served as a varsity assistant since 2015, and he retained long-time Cazenovia assistants Mark Evans and Rich Huftalen on his staff.“I wanted to be a head coach at some point,” said Martin. “(Getting the job) was a surprise, but I was prepared for it, and it’s nice in that the foundation (for success) is built for you.”Senior linebacker Vito Borio said that the commitment provided by Martin, Evans and Huftalen, plus all the other Cazenovia coaches at all levels, sets a high standard.“Our coaches are beyond dedicated and consistent,” he said.Whether coaches or players, the Lakers all have the same thing in mind – regain the sectional Class B crown after championship-game defeats to Homer in 2017 and Skaneateles one year ago.That effort will depend a lot on Romagnoli, who returns to anchor Cazenovia’s backfield. Martin said the plan is to have him get the ball in as many situations as possible, whether as a runner or taking snaps as he sometimes did in 2018.Michael Parrella will see most of the time at quarterback after Drew Johnson graduated. At 6-foot-2, Parrella has the ability to see over defenses when throwing the ball, while also capable of taking off to run in the Lakers’ multi-faceted offense, which can run a pro set or spread, or even go no-huddle when it wants.Ty Freyer and Evan Murray are Cazenovia’s top wideouts. Like Romagnoli, they are not big players, but have built up their durability through plenty of off-season work in the weight room.A potentially dominant, imposing offensive line is charged with the task of protection . John Frega and Gordon Wester are returning starters, with 300-pound Carter Polhamus joining the line and Cameron Cunningham taking over at center, with Jake Irwin, Riley Hanson and Cory Fuller also part of a deep rotation.Keegan Baileyand Dylan Anderson anchor Cazenovia’s defensive line, flanked by Wester and Jason Olkowski at end. They work in front of Borio, who along with Frega should prove mainstays at linebacker.Freyer and Murray are both returning starters at safety, joined in the secondary by Jack McDonald, who returned to football this year after already making a name in lacrosse for Cazenovia.Cazenovia has just three home games on its schedule, including key back-to-back Class B East division tests on Sept. 14 and 21 against Oneida and Chittenango, with the portable lights returning to Buckley-Volo Field Oct. 11 when Central Valley Academy visits.The fact that Skaneateles moved back to Class C this fall means, at the very least, there’s guaranteed to be a new sectional champion. Martin said that how his players bond holds the key whether Cazenovia is on top again in November.“Team chemistry is the key,” he said. “It’s what they do as much off the field, building a sense of camaraderie and sacrificing for their teammates.”It all starts again next Friday night when Cazenovia visits New Hartford for a 6 p.m. kickoff.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: Cazenoviafootballlast_img read more

Freshman Roberson continues early season struggles against Colgate

first_img Published on November 16, 2013 at 11:18 pm Contact Stephen: sebail01@syr.edu | @Stephen_Bailey1 Tyler Roberson’s early-season struggles peaked with five minutes left in Syracuse’s 69-50 victory over Colgate on Saturday.First the freshman muffed a pass from Michael Gbinije in the paint, and the ball went flying upward as he tried to elevate for a dunk. After regaining possession, Roberson got another chance with no Colgate player in front of him and center Ethan Jacobs lying on the ground.But he cocked his arm back and bricked a one-handed slam off the side of the rim.“I think he just needs to adjust to coming off the bench,” fellow freshman Ron Patterson said.Other teammates agree that Roberson needs to become comfortable playing in a reserve role. Whether that’s the case or not — Roberson was already out of the locker room when media were allowed inside on Saturday — he’s certainly faltered in his first three games this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoberson finished 1-of-8 from the field against the Raiders, missing at least three open shots near the basket.“Tyler was aggressive. He got good shots,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “I’d like to see him not miss two dunks, but I think he can work on that.”Roberson back rimmed a 15-footer on one end of the court and allowed Colgate two layup attempts at the other in his first stint on Saturday.It lasted just 1:17 as Boeheim subbed Jerami Grant right back in for him with 4:39 to play in the first half.When Roberson came back in two minutes later, he leaped off a baseline cut and caught a Tyler Ennis pass cleanly. But rather than stuffing it home with two hands, he tried to use one. Another miss.“I think he’s just getting used to it,” Ennis said. “Getting comfortable out there. In practice he’s been really, really good. I think everybody knows that. We’ve got full confidence in him.”Roberson did grab five rebounds, but his woes continued in the second half. After his two missed dunk attempts with five minutes to play, Roberson bit on a John Fenton up-fake.He came down on Fenton’s back as the Colgate freshman made the layup and got the foul.A missed jumper with 1:56 left rounded out the dismal performance for Roberson.“He just needs to gain some experience a little bit,” Ennis said. “I don’t know if he’s used to coming off the bench, but I think he’ll get used to it.“There’ll be tougher games and I think we’re going to need him off the bench, whether that’s now or later in the season.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more