Pirates Fall To Jets In Boys Soccer

first_imgOn Thursday evening, the Greensburg Pirates hosted the Hauser Jets in what would be the final home game for the Pirates. Seniors Jake Buening, Brady Niles, Francis Teague, Jose Rosales, Jordan Kramer, Aaron Sia, Logan Yeager, Andrew Schroeder, and Drew Reiger were all honored before the game and thanked for their effort over the years as members of the Greensburg soccer team.Goalie, Drew Reiger got the scoring started for the Pirates midway through the first half. A handball in the box allowed for a Pirates penalty kick and the Greensburg goalie was called upon to take it. It was Reiger’s first career goal. The Jets were able to answer back and tie the score up before halftime, but just before the end of the first half, Francis Teague played a cross into the Jets’ penalty box and Jose Rosales was able to finish with the header. The Pirates took a 2-1 lead into halftime.Throughout the second half, the Pirates had some more scoring opportunities with shots coming from Jordan Kramer, Jake Buening, Brady Niles and Francis Teague, but none were able to slip past the Hauser goalie. Hauser was able to grab two more goals before the game ended, Greensburg lost a hard fought match 3-2.Next game for Greensburg is their sectional opener against East Central, Wednesday, October 7th at 5pm. The match will take place in Batesville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.last_img read more

DCCF relishes end of year donors

first_imgGreensburg, IN—The Decatur County Community Foundation is in a bit of a “pickle”. Tami Wenning, the Foundation Director, dressed up like a “Big Dill”, is seeking the community’s help to meet the match from a Mystery Donor for a new Vocational Scholarship Fund.  The donor is willing to match up to $5,000 to be ap[plied for a scholarship that can help anyone wanting to go into the trade field.  Wenning stated that every donation given will earn matching funds from our generous mystery donor, but they only have 5 days left to make the match! You can call the office at 812.662.6364, stop by the office located at 101 E Main St Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240, or click here to donate and be sure to designate the “Mystery Donor Scholarship” in the search box.last_img read more

Man dies in police-involved shooting

first_imgOfficials in Fort Lauderdale are reporting that one person is dead after a police-involved shooting.The incident was reported Sunday around 9:00 pm near Northwest 24th Avenue and Sixth Court.Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue officials say they responded to the scene after receiving a call about a sexual battery incident.Authorities say after they spoke with the victim, they spotted the suspect and pursued him.During the pursuit, an officer discharged their weapon in an effort to take the suspect into custody.Paramedics transported the suspect to Broward Health Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.The Broward County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating the sexual battery claim, while the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting.last_img read more

Miami Pool Boy Calls Jerry Falwell Jr a Predator as Another Pool Boy Comes Forward

first_imgAnd the couple possibly had another encounter with a second pool boy at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel. Gordon Bello claims to have had a “personal relationship” with Becki Falwell. Granda and Bello are high school friends who were both working at the Fontainebleau Hotel pool, where they claim they met the Falwells while the couple vacationed in 2012.A second pool boy speaks out in the Jerry Falwell Jr. sex scandalHummm…another pool boy, another day. I’m looking forward to learning the truth https://t.co/Z0lpfk7mNT— Stone (@stonecold2050) August 27, 2020 In addition, a one-time Liberty University student says former university president Jerry Falwell Junior’s wife performed a sex act on him when he stayed at the couple’s home in 2008. He was 22 at the time and said Becki Falwell initiated the act, he went along with it but rejected further advances.The man says he was at the home after band practice with Becki Falwell’s son and that she continued to offer him gifts and send him messages over Facebook.The couple has released a statement condemning what they called a frenzy of false and fantastic claims in the wake of Falwell Jr.’s resignation following a sex scandal.The son of the evangelical leader of the same name led the university his father founded for 13 years. More details are coming out over Jerry Falwell Jr’s resignation as the president of Liberty University over allegations of a sex scandal.Former pool attendant, Giancarlo Granda, claims he had a sexual relationship with the evangelical leader’s wife, while Jerry reportedly watched, which Falwell denies. Granda appeared on Good Morning America today and spoke on the situation. Falwell-He’s a LiarEXCLUSIVE: Former pool attendant caught in middle of affair with wife of evangelical powerhouse Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks out to @GStephanopoulos. https://t.co/dzygsti6Gc pic.twitter.com/gZ5MkJsgGs— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 28, 2020last_img read more

Usain St. Leo Bolt – greatest sprinter

first_img…first triple-treble winner in historyBy: Ras WadadaHE is the first and only human to win three consecutive treble-Gold at the world’s most prestigious sporting event – the Olympics, and to underline his genius, Usain St. Leo Bolt holds the world records for both the 100M and 200M events,;making him the fastest human being and undoubtedly the greatest sprinter to ever grace an athletic track.The supremely talented 6 feet 5 inches tall Jamaican has captivated and enthralled the world with his more than often effortless dominant runs, infectious charisma and unmatchable showmanship, over an eigh- year period. Now that he has indicated that Rio 2016 isthe final chapter of his illustrious Olympics career, the big question no one seems to have an answer for is, who will fill ‘the Big-man’s shoes? He surely will be missed.The four-time Olympian is arguably the most talked-about person in the world currently, and Jamaicans back home are beginning to compare him with another of their international superstar, the legendary Robert ‘Nesta’ Marley.Today, ‘King Bolt’ celebrates another milestone in life – his 30th birthday – and one can only imagine the millions of well- wishers he has worldwide and via the cyber world. This legendary journey all began in the tiny village of Sherwood Content, Trelawny, with two very special persons who gifted to the world this very special ‘Lightning Bolt’.The head foundation of this world-class speedster is none other than Mr. Wellesley Bolt who skillfully planted this powerful seed that was specially blessed by the Almighty and then lovingly nurtured by Jennifer who delivered this unique gift to the world,one week past his due date, on this day in 1986.Bolt’s athletic prowess was spotted at an early age while playing football and cricket in the streets, and at age 12, he was his Primary school’s fastest runner.Waldensia Primary is where his athletics career began.Three years later in 2001, he copped a Silver in the 200M, representing William Knibb Memorial High at the annual inter-schools athletics meet,and at the regional CARIFTA annual championship the same year, he won a silver in the 200M, in his first outing for Jamaica.The man chiefly responsible for honing Bolt’s gifted talent and shaping it into making him the undisputed ‘Sprint King’ of the world, is Coach Stephen Francis, whose expertise is also responsible for guiding 2-time Olympic 100M Gold Medalist Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce.Bolt first introduced himself to the world when he captured Gold in the 200M at the world Junior Track and field, staged in Kingston, Jamaica in 2002, and two years later he ran 19.93 at the Junior CARIFTA Games in Hamilton, Bermuda, for a new Junior World record.After an ordinary outing in his first Olympics at Athens in 2004, Bolt returned four years later to light up the world at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with record-breaking performances in the 100M and 200M on his way to his first triple-Gold, which he replicated four years later at the London Games.Amid wild speculation that he cannot achieve the triple-treble Gold at the Rio Games, the imposing Bolt silenced his few critics while disdainfully obliterating all opposition there was to offer, consequently placing himself among an ‘elite three’ of track and field Olympian athletes to have won nine Gold Medals, the most by an athlete. American Carl Lewis and Finland’s Paavo Nurmi are the other two track athletes with nine Gold medals to their credit. The Finnish cross country and long distance runner won five Golds at the 1924 Paris games, a feat yet to be equaled by an athlete.While King Bolt sits alone at the top of an unreachable pedestal of 3 consecutive victories in the 100M, 200M and 4x100M relays, three other athletes did the triple-Gold at an Olympics at different times. Americans Jesse Owens in 1936, Bobby Joe-Morrow in 1956, and Carl Lewis in 1984,have all won the triple Gold at one ‘Olympic Games’, but the ace sprinter of all times has done it thrice. Owens and Lewis both also got Gold in the Long Jump in 1936 and 1984 respectively.Bolt’s only blemish at a major International meet during his eight year reign of 2008 to 2016 is his disqualification for a false start in the 100M final at the World Athletics Championships in Korea in 2011. The year 2008 marked his introduction to the 100M,and in only his second International race, he smashed the world record in New York with a time of 9.72 and broke that record two more times after.He has brokenthe world record for the 200m twice also. The present world record for the sprints were set in Berlin at the World Track and Field Championships in 2009, where ‘Lightning Bolt’ struck twice – 9.58 secs. in the 100M and 19.19 secs. in the 200M. This marks the first and only time, since fully automatic time became mandatory,that one athlete holds both world records.The six-time Jamaican Sportsman of the year winner was also awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the year in 2009 and 2010 and named IAAF’s Male Athlete of the year in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.The world will get a last glimpse of one of Athletics’ most loved champion next year February when he appears in his final World Track and Field Championships, in London. His present all-time tally of Gold at the World Track and Field Championships stands at three in the 100M, and four each in the 200M and 4x100M relays.Considering what he just comfortably and gracefully delivered in Rio, one would be tempted to say that the World’s greatest sprinter can do it one more time, but he is adamant that it is his last Olympics. Indeed, millions are heartbroken at his decision to end his electrifying and entertaining exploits on the Olympics track.I totally respect his timing to call it quits while at the peak of a most rewarding career, but for the majority of the World and the sport of athletics, it would be the best thing ever to have Usain St. Leo Bolt for one last time at an Olympics,which will be in Tokyo 2020.last_img read more

Cricket News R Ashwin All Set To Join Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab May Get Two Players In Deal

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to join Delhi Capitals in a trade-off with Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Ashwin, who had captained the KXIP for two seasons without much success, was supposed to join Delhi Capitals earlier but once Anil Kumble came on board, it was learnt that KXIP weren’t ready to release their senior bowler.”Yes, Ashwin is joining Delhi Capitals. The deal had earlier fell through as KXIP didn’t get the two DC players that they wanted in a trade-off with Ashwin. Now they are getting those two players and it’s 99 percent done,” a senior BCCI official, privy to IPL trade-offs, told PTI on conditions of anonymity.However it couldn’t be confirmed as to which two players Delhi will be trading. Earlier, speaking to IANS, Anil Kumble, Director of Cricket Operations of Kings XI Punjab, had expressed uncertainty over the future of Ashwin, saying that he had just come on board and it was too early to speak on the permutations and combinations that they were planning for the 2020 edition.”No decision has been taken yet. I have just come on board, in the last one week. We will know in the due course the decisions we are going to make. I haven’t got down to the details of the squad. The players we are going to retain, the players we are going to trade, none of those areas have been looked into,” former India head coach Kumble had said.The remarks came after KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia had said that the franchise had decided not to trade the spinner with DC. Under Ashwin’s leadership, KXIP played well in the first half of the past two seasons before losing steam in the second half. They finished seventh in 2018 and sixth in 2019. last_img read more

Tickling the ivories

first_imgNathaniel Gonzalez | Daily TrojanNareh Arghamanyan, winner of the 2008 Montreal International Music Competition, performs a song in Bovard Auditorium on Sunday. The performance, presented by USC Friends of Armenian Music, featured works by Bach, Chopin and Schumann. Born in Armenia, Arghamanyan has been playing piano since she was five years old and has won a wide variety of awards and competitions.last_img

Moore lines up at center, delivers biggest block of Spring Game

first_img Published on April 19, 2014 at 6:13 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ About a week ago, with Syracuse scraping to fill holes on a banged-up offensive line, the coaches decided to experiment.Kendall Moore doesn’t look like your prototypical center — his gangly build and thin physique made him a tight end for most of last season — but he had already proved his ability to move around the line.“I was kind of like the next man in,” Moore said. “Once they saw me play they were like, ‘He can kind of play anywhere on the offensive line, so we’ll keep him here for the Spring Game.’”Donning the No. 77 jersey that head coach Scott Shafer hinted he could bring to the field on game days, and with center Jason Emerich sidelined, Moore lined up at center with the second team and ultimately ended up delivering the biggest block of the offense’s 34-27 win against the defense Saturday.Even though he is 6 feet, 5 inches, it could be easy to miss Moore checking into the game at center, but when Jeremiah Kobena cut back across the field for a touchdown on a screen pass, he made his presence known.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe wide receiver hauled in a screen from quarterback Austin Wilson on the right side of the field and switched direction behind the line of scrimmage. As he turned upfield, Moore leveled an unsuspecting defender with a vicious comeback block.“That’s where I get to use my advantage — my speed and athleticism,” Moore said. “In space, it’s just like I’m playing the game that I love.”Moore was benefited in his position change by being eased into the offensive line. After playing tight end for most of last season, he has spent most of the spring working as a tackle, which meant he was already familiar with what the centers do.He isn’t likely to work his way on to the first team because the Orange can still slide Rob Trudo from guard to center in a pinch, but chances are that his versatility alone will be enough to let him contribute in 2014.“He’s been a great savior for us this spring,” offensive coordinator George McDonald said. “We threw him out there last week and he was actually a second-team center and he did a great job.“Wherever his body takes us, he’s going to be a great player for us.” Commentslast_img read more

Heart of Cardinal and Gold: From YouTube to the end zone, Michael Pittman Jr. always keeps it positive

first_img“I remember him younger, it was way worse,” said Pittman’s brother Mycah, who would occasionally crack light-hearted jokes at Michael about his speech. “He couldn’t even open the refrigerator and turn around and tell you what was in the refrigerator.”  “I just feel like I’ve been given a gift, and I’ve just been so blessed, so I just want to share that with other people,” the wide receiver said. “I feel like guys sometimes can get that idea that they’re bigger than everybody else because they’re good at football. But really, football’s cool, but it’s more about what type of person you are.” There have been times in football and his personal life when Pittman wanted to speak up but chose not to because he couldn’t get his words out right. It’s a condition Pittman has carried his whole life. Pittman’s girlfriend, Kianna Galli, had wanted to start a YouTube channel for quite some time, so about eight months ago, Pittman bought a camera, and the couple started filming. On April 9, the “Michael and Kianna” YouTube channel debuted with a “What’s in the Box” challenge, where the couple tried to guess the contents inside a cardboard box based on sense of touch. “It’s tough because you want to say something, but then you stumble up, and people are looking at you like, ‘Wow, this dude’s dumb, he’s stupid,’ or ‘He can’t talk right,’ or ‘He’s weird’ or something,” Michael said. “But I just overcame that. I still stutter pretty good, but I just kind of keep going anyways, and people are just going to have to wait for me to get it out.” “There was just a lot more left that I had to do, and there’s still a lot more left that I’m still pushing for,” Pittman said. “I’m still pushing for All-American, still trying to get in that Biletnikoff race [for college football’s top receiver — for which Pittman is a finalist], and who knows what happens then. I just felt like there was more left for me to do because I felt like if I left last year, people wouldn’t remember me here.” Earlier this month, USC Athletics tweeted a video of a boy yelling words of encouragement to Trojan players on their walk to the stadium before calling Michael’s name specifically. The senior, with his headphones on, didn’t notice the kid, but he later saw the video on Twitter.  Growing up, the two often teamed up together on the gridiron, but when they face each other, the trash talk ensues.  Pittman is living proof of that.  Mycah said his brother has been that way his whole life.  The senior wide receiver is dominating his final season as a Trojan, with 82 receptions and 1,118 yards through 11 games. Pittman is a fan favorite, and at times, his play on the gridiron looks almost effortless.  That video — in which Pittman appeared equally as frightened of a teddy bear as did Galli of a cow tongue — was the first of 13 videos (and counting), featuring gameday vlogs, an apartment remodeling with the football team and other clips such as Pittman throwing cheese slices at several of his teammates’ faces.  Now, for the final time, Pittman is about to take on the rival UCLA — the school he originally committed to before flipping to USC. Pittman received four offers within three weeks of his junior year in high school. Thinking he had just those to choose from, Pittman decided on the Bruins. Later, more offers came. USC called — and the rest is history. The couple now has more than 22,000 subscribers, and their Stanford gameday vlog has amassed more than 270,000 views.  This season wasn’t a guarantee, though. After his junior year, Pittman had a choice: stay for one last hoorah or go pro. He decided there was unfinished business at USC.  Senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. ranks 13th all time on USC’s career receiving yards list. (Photo: Sarah Ko, Design: Kitty Huang / Daily Trojan) Senior wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. and his girlfriend Kianna Galli post challenge videos and vlogs on their YouTube channel. “That feels like forever ago,” Michael said. “I actually remember talking to him, telling him not to say nothing, that everything is going to work out. He was just trying to protect me, and he was frustrated. I’m glad it blew over, because if I wouldn’t have went out and played well then I would’ve gotten slammed.” Michael Sr. picked up more than 9,000 yards from scrimmage through 11 professional seasons and won the 2003 Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Still, if you ask Michael Jr. to rank the three of them, he won’t even hesitate to put himself first, Mycah second and his dad last — an order Mycah called “completely false.”  But things haven’t always come so easy for Pittman. Long before he was stutter-stepping around cornerbacks and avoiding defenders in his way, he was stuttering through sentences and avoiding public speaking due to a speech impediment that’s affected him from a young age.  But as he grew older, Michael learned to cope with his stutter and no longer silences himself when he has something to say. He has been forced to choose his words carefully and draw out sentences to stay away from words he anticipates tripping up on, but he has accepted his stutter as something out of his control rather than a flaw.  Michael sent out a tweet calling for help finding the boy’s father. The next day, Pittman personally delivered a No. 6 USC jersey signed by the entire team to the boy’s house. Whatever happens in the rivalry game and the following bowl game, his head coach knows the team’s captain will make an impact well after his college days.  “I was thinking, ‘Alright, Oregon beat us, but I can say that [Mycah] didn’t score,’ and then bam — he scores,” Michael said. “So all of my trash talk just went out the window, and now I’ve just got to hear whatever he has to say.” Michael’s road to greatness hasn’t been a seamless one. In his first two years of college, he averaged just 6.3 and 36.7 receiving yards per game, prompting his father to publicly call out USC’s coaches and imply that maybe the school wasn’t the best fit for his son.  “All I wanted was a freaking hug,” Mycah said. “I was like, ‘Dude, you have to give me a hug at the ’SC logo after we beat y’all.’ And he said, ‘Alright, alright, we’ll see about that’ … He ended up not wanting to give me the hug. He jogged straight to the locker room.” But of course, any YouTube star and dog whisperer needs his side hobby. For Pittman, that is — you guessed it — football.  Michael Pittman Jr. is undoubtedly the face of USC football.  Pittman’s teammates are often the subjects of his YouTube content, and they gladly welcome the limelight — even if that requires having dairy products hurled at them.  OK, it might be a little more than a side hobby. Football, for Pittman, is a family affair: His father, Michael Sr., played in the NFL, and Mycah is a freshman wide receiver at the University of Oregon.  Take a look at the rest of our collaboration with The Daily Bruin: “It’s just happened so fast,” Pittman said. “I’m just so blessed to be part of this team and part of this brotherhood that I can’t see it ending.”  “I know when this guy goes to the NFL, what his first check is going to go to is the family and everybody and make sure everybody’s taken care of because that’s just how he is,” Mycah said. “That’s just the character we were raised to be as … He always goes out of the way for others and always believes in good karma.” “It’s really just me trying to set a high standard for my brother because I can’t let him pass me up, so I gotta do something special this year so I can say that I was better than him in college,” Michael said. “But he still has a lot of time, and he’s doing great there, so I’m just trying to go as high as I can this year so I can hopefully say that I did something that he didn’t.” USC is one of the most historic football programs in the nation, and fans certainly celebrate the players that show up on Saturdays. But excellence on the field isn’t the only component of becoming a USC great.  Michael and Kianna’s videos often feature guest appearances by Bosco, their cane corso, who has his own Instagram account — which is fitting for someone Mycah unsurprisingly describes as an animal lover. Growing up with two elite football players helped improve Michael’s game, but in the end, it always came back to competition.  His last two years have been nothing like his first two. He has emerged as a potential early-round pick in April’s NFL Draft and has been a rare constant in a turbulent season for USC.  When the Ducks faced off against the Trojans at the Coliseum on Nov. 2, Mycah made his presence felt with a 35-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Though the game was largely out of reach at that point anyway, the play carried plenty of significance. Sometimes, the brothers’ trash talk turns into the silent treatment. Mycah learned that the hard way after Oregon’s 56-24 victory.  “I’m so proud for him and the senior year that he’s had,” head coach Clay Helton said. “I couldn’t wish anything better for him.” But Michael is never that standoffish with anyone else. He’s known for his kindness and often goes out of his way to sign autographs and take pictures with fans. “Even though I don’t have a ton of subs, all of my videos get pretty good views, so they just want to be on camera,” Pittman said. “He does everything right,” Helton said of Pittman. “I think there’s a reason that everybody in the NFL is going to love this kid. Whoever gets the guy is getting somebody that’s been trained and is ready for the next level.” “I just feel like I’ve been given a gift, and I’ve just been so blessed, so I just want to share that with other people… I feel like guys sometimes can get that idea that they’re bigger than everybody else because they’re good at football. But really, football’s cool, but it’s more about what type of person you are.”Michael Pittman Jr. Pittman’s stutter may have affected him on the field and in the classroom — but it doesn’t seem to affect him much on camera.  Pittman went out with a bang in his final high school game, posting an absurd line of 16 receptions for 354 yards and five touchdowns. He thinks there’s an encore in store for his final regular season college game, though it hasn’t quite sunk in that it’s all coming to an end. last_img read more

League Cup: Chelsea 6 – 0 Wolves

first_imgChelsea produced a ruthless display to thrash Wolves and progress to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup as skipper John Terry returned to action.Three goals in the first 16 minutes set the tone before Oriol Romeu, Fernando Torres and Victor Moses found the net.Gary Cahill opened the scoring with a header, before Ryan Bertrand and Juan Mata added two more before half-time.Romeu then scored a penalty, Torres netted a header and Moses added the sixth from substitute Oscar’s cross.Having spent the morning at Wembley defending himself against an FA charge of misconduct , Terry captained the side and enjoyed some respite in front of his adoring fans.The Chelsea captain was a virtual spectator as he was treated to his side’s biggest win for almost two years as Stamford Bridge serenaded him with chants of “there’s only one England captain,” some 48 hours after he announced his retirement from international football. Chelsea gave debuts to Cesar Azpilicueta and Lucas Piazon, while Wolves opted to rest 10 players and were behind after four minutes when Cahill stooped to head in Juan Mata’s free kick at the far post.Chelsea’s youngsters, who looked lively throughout, then combined for the second goal in the seventh minute. Romeu’s shot was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Dorus De Vries but Piazon kept the ball alive and turned it back for an unmarked Bertrand to blast home.The third goal was an exhibition from the established stars in the team, Mata starting and finishing a flowing move, exchanging passes with both Ramires and Torres before finishing expertly.It was not all plain sailing for Chelsea, however. First David Davis saw his strike tipped over before Slawomir Peszko surged clear of Terry and Cahill and rounded Ross Turnbull before shooting into the side netting.Chelsea maintained their momentum after the interval when De Vries brought Moses down, allowing Romeu to score his first goal for the club from the penalty spot. Torres got in on the act when he powered home a 58th-minute header from Mata’s corner before Oscar crossed for Moses to power home his first Chelsea goal on his full debut with 19 minutes remaining to complete a perfect night for Roberto di Matteo’s side.last_img read more

Older Posts »