Sunday, March 13, 2011

2 Years in a Row...First Place!

Sam and Adam had a good time building their cars for the Pinewood Derby this year. One of the brethren (Brother Lester) in our ward has turned his hobby of derby cars into a business on the side. They spent hours working on these cars. Adam did have Sam do most of the work at the shop, and it turned out to be the winner and coming in 1st place once again! Yippee! Sam's car was tracked at going 3.06. Brother Lester has quite the track, and speedometer, it was pretty formal!

This is Sam and one of his buddies in scouts showing off their prize winning derby cars.

The Elders Quorum had a race after the scouts...Adams car came in 1st on all the races until Brother Lester and his boys put theirs on the track....We all had a great time. Adam's car speed was 3.05! Adam's car is the orange one next to the green one.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Holy Cow has time flown! Cy turned 18 today!! Cy is such an awesome kid, he makes us proud in so many different ways. He opened presents early evening, then we went out for a bit to eat at one of his favorite places, Beef O' Brady's, and then came home for cake and ice cream.
I thought I would just put some pictures of him on here from the past 6 months, since I have been slacking on posting on everyday things....
We all love him so much....

Cy opening his gifts on his birthday....

Dad & Cy & Mama after a BIG game....

Cy and some of his buddies getting ready for the Senior dinner dance...

Cy receiving his 3 year Varsity pin for football...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Senior Salute:

Senior Salute: Cy Smith
By Greg Shoemaker | Featured Analyst

He waited his time patiently behind the great Nick West but when his number was called Cy Smith rose to the occasion with an outstanding senior. The Conner signal-caller was one of the most exciting players in Northern Kentucky in 2010. The senior threw for 2,196 yards, 16 passing touchdowns, 622 yards on the ground and 14 rushing touchdowns.

In three seasons as a Cougar Smith threw for 2,434 yards, ran for 817 and had his hands in on 35 touchdowns. Not bad for a guy who was only a starter for one year.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting For This....

We have been waiting for this! It is so exciting to watch. It may be hard to see, but Cy is #12, QB. We are suppose to be getting another link with his stats, and awards soon, we will post when it gets finished. Adam and I so proud of him! He is so fun to watch!
Love you Cy D!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Great Game!

This is the lastest article in the local paper on Cy. This was a nail biting game. This is one of the games that Cy wanted to win so badly. We are so proud of him!

“All week in practice we talked about overcoming adversity,” said Smith, who accounted for 276 of Conner’s 278 yards total offense and all four touchdowns, three rushing and one passing. “Coach Trosper before every fourth down said, ‘Tell your players in the huddle what we talked about: overcoming adversity.' ”

Smith, who completed 21 of 28 passes for 221 yards and rushed 29 times for 54 yards, accounted for all 65 yards on the game-winning drive. He passed five yards to senior Taylor Miller on 4th-and-4 from the Cougars 46 early in the drive, although Miller, who caught eight passes for 84 yards, fought for the last couple of yards on his own.

Later on 4th-and-1 from the Boone County 31, Smith scrambled three yards for a first down on a designed pass play. On 4th-and-7 from the Boone 25, Smith scrambled to keep the play alive before firing a 10-yard pass to junior Jacob Mullderink, who had six receptions for 87 yards.

Two plays later Smith took it into the end zone on an option keeper for the game-winner.

“You play behind Nick West for two years and you see some things he does,” Trosper said of Smith. “He can create and we talk about creating and moving your feet. He’s a playmaker and that’s what you want out of your quarterback. I tell him every week this is your football team and I feel very comfortable with him improvising and having to make a play.”

Boone County (2-4, 0-2) turned the ball over on downs but got it back one more time on its own 10 with just 43 seconds left. Conner senior linebacker Logan Kremer intercepted backup quarterback Kameron Schwartz to seal it.

Conner raced to a 20-0 a little over two minutes into the second quarter, and it could have been worse as the Cougars took advantage of a 77-yard kickoff return to start the game and three Boone County turnovers to begin each of its first five drives inside the Boone County 40 (starting at the 4, 18, 39, 26 and 37).

The Cougars then took their sixth drive from their own 45 to the Boone County 4 before turning it over on downs when officials erroneously ruled a third-down play that was stopped inches short of a first down had been a fourth-down play.

“I really had no clue that happened,” said Trosper. “I was discombobulated because the chains snapped as they came to measure for the first down, so I was upset about that and didn’t notice what down it should have been. I know the momentum shifted after that.”

Boone County, which had been outscored 117-28 in losing its previous three straight game since a 2-0 start to the season, proceeded to drive 96 yards after the officials’ snafu to close within 20-7 on junior Drew Stuck’s two-yard TD run with 26.9 seconds left in the half.

The Rebels tallied on the first drive of the second half when junior quarterback Bryson Thompson raced 36 yards on a broken play and took the lead on their first possession of the fourth quarter when senior Jordan Oppenheimer, who carried 25 times for 164 yards in the game, bulled in from four yards out with 7:54 remaining.

That set the stage for Conner’s game-winning drive.

“Sudden change and adversity when you preach it enough your kids start understanding it and start feeling it,” said Trosper. “We talked before the game if we overcome adversity and make it habitual we’re going to win, and this is a great win for us.”

The Conner Cougars rallied after blowing a 20-point, first-half lead to beat Boone County on the road, 27-21.

Conner (4-3) got the go-ahead score on an 11-yard touchdown by Cy Smith, his third rushing score of the night, with 2:04 left in the game. Smith had a big night, finishing with 228 yards and a touchdown on 21-of-28 passing and tallying another 54 yards on the ground.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Go Cougars!!

I have to admit...Adam and I are so excited for Friday evenings to roll around...of course excited, I guess the word I am looking for is nervous, you know that warm fuzzy, excitment feeling you get? That's it. Cy has had 2 awesome games so far, and a few write ups in the paper.

Conner quarterback Cy Smith knows why people think this will be a down year for Conner.When a team loses 22 seniors from a season ago, it's tough to imagine replacing all of that production for someone outside the program. Even Smith will admit it's a process to replace that many key components from a season ago.

"We've got a lot of roles to fill," the senior-to-be said. "We're just taking it a day at a time and we've really got to be humble with it."

In reality Conner's chances to succeed this year might be more of an unknown than anything. Again, when there are 22 seniors playing no one gets to see what kind of talent is in the younger grades. Even for a leader on this year's team like Smith, he's really getting his first chance at varsity football.

"It's a big time for us to step up," Smith said. "A lot of people are looking around saying what's Conner going to be like this year and we just have to surprise a lot of people. "

It's probably fitting that the biggest shoes to fill are the ones that Smith is currently trying to slide his feet into. Former quarterback Nick West, who is now a preferred walk-on with Cincinnati, was a dynamic play-maker for the last two seasons under center for the Cougars. West accounted for 42 touchdowns a season ago (20 rushing and 22 passing) and also racked up over 3,600 all-purpose yards. Smith knows that to get the offense back to where it was, everyone will have to be on the same page.

"We stay after practice everyday for a good 20-30 minutes just to go over the routine plays and stuff we need to get down," Smith said. "It's really played a big factor in how we've done in 7-on-7."


Grandpa Smith flew out to visit and watch Cy play some ball. It was a short and sweet visit. The kids had no clue that he was coming. Soph, Sam & Charly were surprised soon after they got home from school. Cy was on the field warming up before the game and happened to glance over at Adam, he saw Grandpa! He was pretty excited!

We had the chance to head up to a game this past weekend. We all had a great time! They lost, but we all still had fun. Charly really enjoyed the game, and was pretty curious about the actual game. Here are a few pic's of the evening.