Congratulating the Troy High School Boys Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing the Section II Class AA Championship

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Troy High School Boys Basket-
ball Team and Coach Rich Hurley upon the occasion of capturing the
Section II Class AA Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, The Troy Boys Basketball Team are the Section II Class AA
Champions; and
WHEREAS, On Monday, March 4, 2013, the Troy Flying Horses defeated
Green Tech 70-55, winning its first sectional title in eleven years; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Rich Hurley and Assistant Coaches Patrick
Haggerty, Leo O'Keefe, and Bill Behrle, skilled and inspirational
tutors, respected for their ability to develop potential into excel-
lence; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record of 20-4 is outstanding, and the
team members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by family,
fans, friends and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the Troy Boys Basketball Team, from the
opening game of the season to participation in the championship, were a
brotherhood of athletic ability, of good sportsmanship, of honor and of
scholarship, demonstrating that these team players are second to none;
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Coach Rich Hurley and his dedicated staff have done a superb
job in guiding, molding and inspiring the team members toward their
goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coach Rich Hurley and these outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the Troy Boys Basketball Team; its members: Jordan Nelson,
Zach Radz, Javion Ogunyemi, Dyaire Holt, Joseph Germinerio, Justice
Walston, Imre Megyeri, Jerrell Reid, Liam Testo, and Connor Nicol and
coaches Rich Hurley, Patrick Haggerty, Leo O'Keefe and Bill Behrle on
their outstanding season and overall team record; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Troy Boys Basketball Team and to the aforementioned


  • 23 / Apr / 2013

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