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Cannonball (comics)

Cannonball is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics in association with the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, Cannonball first appeared in The New Mutants. Cannonball is a mutant who uses the ability to fly at jet speeds while encased in an impenetrable force field. Cannonball was a founding member of the X-Men's junior team, the New Mutants, served as X-Force's second-in-command and field leader, he joined the X-Men, becoming the first member of a secondary team to "graduate". The eldest of a large Kentucky coal mining family, several of his siblings, such as Husk, Aero and Jeb, are mutants and have joined X-Men-related teams. Charlie Heaton will portray Cannonball in the upcoming film The New Mutants. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, Cannonball first appeared in The New Mutants graphic novel as a member of the titular super-group. McLeod commented, "I always liked Cannonball the best. I tried to give all the mutants distinct body types and characteristics, with his big ears and lanky frame, he was just the most fun to draw."After a guest appearance in Uncanny X-Men # 167, the character appeared in the title The New Mutants from its first issue to its hundredth issue, continued to appear in its replacement title X-Force.

In X-Force # 44, Cannonball leaves X-Force to join the X-Men, appearing in X-Men # 48-89 and Uncanny X-Men # 323-355. He rejoins his friends in X-Force while on an extended road trip in X-Force # 86, stays with the team through issue # 117, after which the title changes drastically, taken over by the team to be known as X-Statix. Cannonball next appears as a member of the X-Corporation in New X-Men # 128, 130, 131 and 140, rejoins the X-Men in a splinter team led by Storm in X-Treme X-Men # 24-46. After the cancellation of X-Treme X-Men, Cannonball appears with the X-Men in the mid to late 2000's, including Uncanny X-Men # 444-447 and # 466-474, X-Men # 188-204, Young X-Men # 1-6 and Secret Invasion: X-Men # 1-4, he and Sunspot appear in Astonishing Tales # 1-6. In 2009, New Mutants was relaunched in its third volume, penned by Zeb Wells, though in this incarnation they were a strike team of X-Men with a defined roster, including Mirage, Sunspot, Magik and Warlock. Cannonball appears as a regular from issue # 1 through # 25.

The New Mutants were a major fixture in the Second Coming event, in which Cannonball and his team appear in Uncanny X-Men # 523-524, X-Force # 36 and X-Men: Legacy # 234-235. Cannonball would be featured during Second Coming in the X-Men: Hellbound miniseries # 1-3, leading the team of Pixie, Anole, Dazzler and Northstar to Limbo to rescue Magik. In the Age of X event, Cannonball suffered mental trauma as the field leader of a bastion under constant siege, causing him to leave the New Mutants in X-Regenesis # 1 and New Mutants # 25, he would leave the X-Men's base on Utopia to join Wolverine's faction at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning in New York, joining Rogue's team in X-Men: Legacy # 260.1-#267. Cannonball and Sunspot were asked by Captain America to join the Avengers, bridging the gap between humans and mutants in the aftermath of the Avengers vs. X-Men event, he appears in Avengers # 1-23 and # 38-44, Avengers World # 1-18, U. S. Avengers # 1-12, Avengers # 675-690 during the No Surrender event.

He rejoined the X-Men in Uncanny X-Men #1 and remains in regular publication in that title. Sam Guthrie was born in Kentucky; as a young boy, he attempted to help out his family by working in the coal mine in which his father had worked before he died. One day, Sam finds himself trapped in a collapsing mine shaft. While trying to rescue his fellow worker, Mr. Lewis, from a collapsing mine shaft, his mutant ability unconsciously manifests and saves the two. Sam is soon hired by Donald Pierce of the Hellfire Club to help attack the New Mutants; when Pierce orders Sam to kill the defeated New Mutants, Sam rebels against him, Charles Xavier asks Sam to join the New Mutants, which he does under the alias "Cannonball". As part of the New Mutants, Cannonball becomes close friends with his teammate Sunspot, he develops a brotherly affection for Rahne, unaware for some time that she had romantic feelings for him. Cannonball and Danielle Moonstar act as the team's co-leaders, he supervises other teammates, including Magik, Cypher and Warlock.

Cannonball helps lead the team through many adventures, which takes them across time and space, from ancient Scotland to other galaxies. During one of his adventures, he meets the mutant rock musician Lila Cheney, with whom he begins a romantic relationship; the Beyonder kills them. He resurrects them soon after, but this trauma leaves the team shaken, they go with the villainous Emma Frost to her Massachusetts Academy and join the Hellions, they soon come to their senses, however. Wolfsbane, Warlock and Tabitha are kidnapped from the grounds of the X-Mansion by Genoshan forces under the control of Cameron Hodge. Warlock is murdered by Hodge in an attempt to get his powers. Sam joins the X-Men on a rescue mission and Genosha's government is toppled. Rahne stays behind to help the fellow victims of Genosha's regime. Cannonball and the other New Mutants leave the X

2003 in Ecuadorian football

The 2003 season is the 81st season of competitive football in Ecuador. Champion: LDU Quito International cup qualifiers: 2004 Copa Libertadores: LDU Quito, Barcelona, El Nacional 2004 Copa Sudamericana: LDU Quito, Barcelona Relegated: Manta, Técnico Universitario Winner: Olmedo Promoted: Olmedo, Macará Relegated: Esmeraldas Petrolero, UDJ Quinindé Winner: LDU Loja Promoted: LDU Loja, LDU Portoviejo The Ecuadorian national team played ten matches in 2003: four 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, six friendlies. Qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup began in 2003. National leagues details on RSSSF National teams details on RSSSF

Catholic High School (Virginia)

Catholic High School is a private Roman Catholic high school in Virginia Beach, founded as Norfolk Catholic High School in 1949 and moved to Virginia Beach in 1993. In 2003, the school was renamed in honor of Walter Francis Sullivan, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Richmond and a significant benefactor during the school's move to Virginia Beach; the Barry Robinson Theater and Fine Arts Center opened that same year. In 2019, the school was renamed Catholic High School amid direction that all diocesan institutions and parish buildings must "no longer be named after an individual bishop, founder or individual". Catholic High School is a college preparatory school and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Catholic Education Association. Over 98% of CHS' senior classes enrolls in an institution of higher learning upon graduation. Catholic High School offers a variety of AP courses for advanced preparatory education, including: English Literature, English Language, World History, U.

S. History, U. S. Government and Politics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Spanish, Latin: Literature, Latin: Vergil, Studio Art. In keeping with its Catholic tradition, CHS gives the students a chance to get in touch with their relationship to God.. Students receive various aspects of religious education and are required to perform community service to better understand their place in the wider community, serve as Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors at religious celebrations, help with the planning and preparation of services and community events. CHS's Campus Ministry program is one of the most active on campus. Students, whether Catholic or not, participate in retreats, communal prayer services, lead prayer each day. Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic school in the Diocese of Richmond; the Mass is celebrated each week for the whole campus and confessions are available weekly and celebrated as a community twice yearly. CHS marks several significant events with Mass.

In addition each student is required to take 4 years of theology. Catholic High School offers 41 sports teams for students to be involved in high school athletics and is a founding member of the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools as well as a member of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association. Catholic High School is a college preparatory school where students are asked to push themselves every day with a rigorous academic program. At the same time, athletics are important to the students at CHS. Over 85% of the student body participates on at least one of various sports teams. In 2013, the football team won its first state championship, defeating Potomac School 50-44 in the Virginia Independent Schools title game to cap off an undefeated season. However, the tenure of football coach Carl Turner ended after the season. Cecil Gray – former collegiate and professional football player Larry Sabato – political science professor Ronnie Valentine – former collegiate and professional basketball player Humbert Roque VersaceMedal of Honor recipient