Stoneman Douglas hockey team wins state championship, drapes medals on victims’ memorial

first_imgABC News(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s ice hockey team won the Florida championship game this weekend, just 11 days after the mass shooting that killed 17 at the school.The state championship medals are now back in Parkland, draped over the white crosses and Stars of David erected to honor the 17 victims.Before the game, one of the players, Joey Zenobi, told ABC affiliate WZVN-TV in Fort Myers they were playing for the victims.“We came into the game knowing we had to give it our all to get the win, and that’s what we did,” Zenobi said, according to WZVN-TV. “And now we get to bring the trophy back to the best high school in America.”Some players also honored slain student Joaquin Oliver by using yellow hair dye on the tops of their hair, WZVN-TV reported.The fourth-seeded Stoneman Douglas team won the semifinals Sunday morning before beating Tampa Jesuit 7-4 in the finals that afternoon, according to The Associated Press.Stoneman Douglas is now qualified to compete in the high school hockey national championships tournament in March, WZVN-TV reported.Seventeen students and staff were fatally shot and more than a dozen others were injured in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. The suspect allegedly fled after the shooting, but was later apprehended.The school plans to resume classes later this week.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

Blake suffers groin injury, pulls out of Rabat Diamond League meet

first_imgRaymond Graham, Gleaner Writer Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake will not face the starter in the men’s 100m at Sunday’s IAAF Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco due to a right groin injury. Speaking from the official meet hotel, the Amphitrite Palace hotel in the north African city, Blake’s manager Cubie Seegobin confirmed to The Gleaner on Saturday afternoon (Morocco time) that the 2011 world 100 champion suffered the injury during a training session on Friday.  Blake was reportedly executing a number of 30m stride outs when the discomfort was experienced.  The sprinter will leave Rabat early Sunday morning and travel to Germany for treatment. Blake, who returned to action last season and made the 100m final at the Rio Olympics Games after missing two years of competition due to injury, has been showing good form all season. He won the sprint double at the National Senior Championships in Jamaica and with three sub-10 seconds 100m times under his belt this season, had presented himself as a major medal favourite at next month’s World Championships in London. Meet organisers are expected to make an announcement shortly.last_img read more