13-state ranked teams from Section III in newest state football poll

first_img Published on September 26, 2018 at 3:47 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 A few of the best teams in Section III kept crawling up the rankings as a new week’s state poll came out on Wednesday morning, voted on by the New York State Sportswriters Association.In Class AA, Cicero-North Syracuse (4-0) moved up to No. 6 in the state. The one-spot advancement comes after a win over state honorable mention Fayetteville-Manlius. Corcoran fell out of the state rankings after being ranked in each of the first two polls.Class A’s Section III representatives remained the same for the third-straight week. Whitesboro (4-0), the three-time defending sectional champ, moved up a spot to No. 10. Indian River (4-0) jumped two spots to No. 14. Those two teams don’t face off in the regular season.The highest-ranked Section III team comes in Class B: Skaneateles (4-0) moved up a spot to rank No. 2 in the state. The Lakers sit only behind Chenango Forks of Section IV, one of New York’s storied programs with five state titles. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (4-0) ranks at No. 20 in the state in Class B, up two spots, and Cazenovia (3-1) fell two spots after its first loss of the season.General Brown (4-0) sticks at No. 5 in Class C for the third-straight week. Canastota (4-0), Utica Notre Dame (4-0) and Lowville (4-0) all maintained their spots in the poll, ranking at Nos. 8, 11 and 18, respectively. Mount Markham fell out of the rankings after dropping to 2-2 on the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter losing for the first time this season, Beaver River (3-1) fell out of the Class D state ranks. Herkimer (3-1) dropped one place to No. 10. Two new Section III teams entered the Class D state ranks: No. 6 Frankfort-Schuyler (3-1) and No. 8 Dolgeville (2-1).The writers aren’t ranking eight-man football teams, but did list the remaining undefeateds. In Section III, there are four: Bishop Grimes, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, South Lewis and Weedsport, all at 2-0. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GOVERNMENT REJECTED PROPOSALS ON CYBERBULLYING – SINN FÉIN

first_imgThe death last week of a schoolgirl in England, who took her own life after suffering online abuse, is another tragic reminder of the dangers of cyber-bullying and highlights the important role schools have in helping to combat it.This is the view of Sinn Féin education spokesperson, Deputy Jonathan O’Brien, who believes the circumstances that led to the suicide of 14-year-Hannah Smith have many similarities with Erin Gallagher and Ciara Pugsley who died after being targeted by online bullies.Deputy O’Brien said: “The very sad suicide of English teenager, Hannah Smith, has been directly attributed to the abuse she suffered through the posting of anonymous messages via Ask.fm. This latest tragedy has reminded us of the deaths of Donegal school girl Erin Gallagher (13) and Leitrim teen Ciara Pugsley (15) who were targeted in a similar way. Each of these deaths highlight the growing dangers of online bullying and in a survey carried out before Christmas, 17% of teens said they had experienced cyber-bullying.“Despite this, social media sites such as Ask.fm afford its users complete anonymity regardless of what they post through their website. The failure of the Ask.fm administrators to regulate its online content and provide adequate safeguards is very worrying.“Stricter controls are needed in tandem with creating greater awareness amongst young people of the possible consequences if social media is misused to bully their peers.“Recent attempts to raise Irish internet safety with the launch of the Watch Your Space campaign, devoted to providing a portal for young people to show their support for victims of cyberbullying, and the introduction of a new module in schools called Connect with Respect, aimed at helping students understand the impact of cyber-bullying, are steps in the right direction. “More must be done to educate pupils, teachers and parents of the dangers that can arise from this type of behaviour.“In January Sinn Féin introduced a bill that would have updated the existing school bullying guidelines to include cyber-bullying. Regrettably, the government rejected our legislation but this latest suicide to be linked to online bullying has highlighted yet again the dangers of social media websites such Ask.fm.” GOVERNMENT REJECTED PROPOSALS ON CYBERBULLYING – SINN FÉIN was last modified: August 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GOVERNMENT REJECTED PROPOSALS ON CYBERBULLYING – SINN FÉINlast_img read more