Syracuse football recruiting: Running back Otto Zaccardo joins Class of 2016 as preferred walk-on

first_img Related Stories 3 observations from the Syracuse football spring gameSyracuse football recruiting: Track the Class of 2016Adam Dulka discusses why he committed to SyracuseClass of 2016 Ohio linebacker Zack Lesko commits to Syracuse as preferred walk-on Published on April 9, 2016 at 6:50 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Syracuse picked up its second preferred walk-on this week with Worcester (Massachusetts) Academy, Class of 2016 running back Otto Zaccardo.Zaccardo, who announced his commitment via Twitter on Friday night, said he was recruited primarily by new defensive quality control coach, John Pike. Commentscenter_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textZaccardo graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (Massachusetts) High School in 2014 as the school’s top rusher on the football team and a leader on the undefeated track and field team. He spent his post-graduate year at Worcester Academy.The running back, who was listed at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds on Hudl.com in 2015, joins a new Orange offense that plans to be much more up-tempo than in years past and ran 155 plays in the spring game. Zaccardo’s Hudl bio also lists his 40-yard dash time at 4.56 seconds.He is the third walk-on to commit to Syracuse since new head coach Dino Babers’ hiring and the fifth player to join the Orange since National Signing Day. Track the Class of 2016 here.He joins a roster that has six running backs already, but none that are freshmen. Syracuse has four sophomores (Jacob Hill, Dontae Strickland, Jordan Fredericks and Tyrone Perkins), one junior (Ervin Philips) and one senior (George Morris).Strickland led the ground attack in Syracuse’s spring game on April 2, followed by freshman Moe Neal, who is listed as a wide receiver, and Fredericks. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


Ghana Rugby Club Championship dishes out exciting Rugby in Accra

first_imgThe second round of league matches of the Ghana Rugby Club Championship (GRCC) 2014/15 came off on Saturday November 8th on the Accra Rugby pitch in Legon with Accra Sharks and Tema Anchors kicking off the first game of the day.This was the second round of games from Pool A with clubs from Greater Accra.Forfeiting their earlier games, both teams were hoping to turn around their fortunes. Accra Sharks opened the scoring with the first try of the half, holding Tema Anchors off till the end of the half.The second half started with Tema Anchors scoring successive tries and working their way back into the game and eventually winning the game by 20 points to 13Speaking to the media after the game, the coach of Tema Anchors, Mr. Patrick Eduakwa said, “It was unfortunate that they (Tema Anchors) had to forfeit their first game, but they are working hard to iron out all kinks to ensure that it does not happen again”. He was really elated by the fighting spirit showcased by his boys on the field of play and eventually carrying the day. Nizar from Accra Sharks about to pass the ball in their match with Tema Anchors. The second game of the day was between Cosmos Buffaloes and Idas Sports, Champions of last season’s Rugby League. This game was by all standard a very tough one for both teams especially Cosmos Buffaloes.Idas Sports RFC opened the scoring with a penalty kick that was awarded them. Cosmos Buffaloes quickly responded by scoring a try. It was ‘The Cosmos Show’ from then on showing off their athleticism by scoring one try after another and having a 90 percent conversion rate in the game, the highest so far. Idas Sports RFC had two more penalty kicks converted without scoring any try. Cosmos Buffaloes won the game emphatically by 34 points to 9Speaking to the media the man of the match, Hamza from Cosmos Buffaloes, stated emphatically that, “No one is stopping us from winning the coveted league title this season.” He further went on to thank God for giving him the strength, agility and tactical brilliance he shows in each game and he was humbled by the faith his coach Amuzuloh Salim always has in him.The final match of the day was between Legon Titans and Dansoman Hurricanes. The game started with a lot of tension between both teams. Legon Titans opened the scoring with a try. Dansoman Hurricanes responded by scoring a penalty kick they were awarded. The game proved tough in the early stages but Legon titans run riot as the game proceeded by winning the match by 29 points to 6.Speaking to Marshall Nortey, the captain of Legon Titans, he stated that he and his team mates did not find it easy because the opponents proved a hard challenge and that he was very excited about their win. He also said he was elated about the teamwork showed on the field.Legon Titans sit on top of the league after two games with 10 points, followed by Cosmos Buffaloes with 9 points, Idas Sports RFC 3rd with 5 points, Tema Anchors 4th with 3 points, Dansoman Hurricanes and Accra sharks are at the bottom with 0 points having lost all two games.last_img read more


Mabaruma solar farm to be fully operational by month end

first_imgThe first ever solar farm located at Khan’s Hill, Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini) is expected to be fully operational by the end of this month. According to the Department of Public Information, the farm has been substantially completed with testing being carried out to efficiently integrate its electricity supply into the local grid system.The initiative is anticipated to increase the electricity supply to residents by eight hours. According to the mid-year report, feasibility studies for the establishment of solar farms have so far been completedFinancing for the development of these farms is being pursued with support fromThe solar farm at Khan’s Hill in Mabarumathe country’s development partners. The report further states that geotechnical studies for the development of hydropower projects at Kumu and Moco Moco are expected to begin in the third quarter, and once completed will be included in a feasibility study.Following a recent visit to Norway by Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson and Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and other officials, Government has secured $80 million under the Guyana-Norway partnership agreement.The money will be directed towards intensified efforts to achieving 100 per cent renewable energy use.To date, under the energy efficiency programme, a total of 11,273 LED lamps and 1027 motion sensors have been outfitted to Government buildings. A total of 90 of said buildings – above the 74 target – will have solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed by year-end.This represents 1.9 kilowatts of new installed solar capacity.last_img read more