Lady Pirates Battle Lady Trojans On Senior Night

first_imgLady Pirates Soccer hosted the East Central Trojans for Senior Night losing 11-0. The night started introducing the Pirate seniors. The six seniors are #15 Kelsey Scott, #17 Alaina Nobbe, #18 Haley Bockover, #19 Sierra Huffman, #28 Irene Zanchettin, and #29 Angelique Guillory. Parents escorted the ladies down to allow time for all the fans to learn about plans of these highly determined ladies.  As the competition of the evening began it proved that the Lady Pirates were not ready for the passing game of the Trojans. Greensburg was able to hold East Central scoreless for the first twelve minutes but the Trojans quickly got into a scoring groove. At the half, the visitors had nine unanswered goals. The Lady Pirates were not able to get in position to take a shot because of the Lady Trojans passing game. The score finished out at 11-0 with the traveling team on top.  The Lady Pirates record is 1-4-4. They are home this Thursday to play against the Shelbyville Golden Bears.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan.last_img read more

The Row to receive fire safety tips

first_imgThe USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning is expanding its presence to The Row by offering fire safety drills and promoting fire education to university and non-university-owned Greek houses.Safety system · USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning staff will visit Phi Delta Theta Fraternity to improve its fire safety plans. The fraternity invested in a new fire safety system after its house burned down eight years ago. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanJeff Pendley, USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning specialist, said drills and walk-throughs will begin as early as next week.In the past, fire safety checks for residential housing were under the jurisdiction of Environmental Health and Safety, but responsibility has been turned over to Fire and Safety because the department now has sufficient resources to do so.Pendley said his department had always wanted to reach out to The Row to officially ensure proper safety procedures are being followed, but did not have enough resources to ensure they would be able to offer adequate services.Both USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning and Environmental Health and Safety fall under USC Career and Protective Services, along with departments such as the Dept. of Public Safety, Disability Benefits, and Risk Management & Insurance Services.Pendley said this was the start of his department offering its expertise so safety procedures would be improved.“We want to make sure [the houses] have adequate fire extinguishers. Even though we cannot force regulations upon non-university houses, we can make recommendations,” Pendley said. “We are working on doing that this year.”Many Greek houses on The Row welcome the initiative, and fraternity and sorority presidents said they appreciate USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning reaching out to them. Phi Delta Theta Fraternity President Naader Banki, a fifth year senior majoring in biological anthropology, said the program will stress the importance of fire safety to the Greek community.“This initiative is effective and beneficial because it introduces the idea that fire is a real threat and should be considered realistically,” Banki said. “The idea that presidents [of houses] are aware promotes better safety. It is an excellent first step that will lead to more involvement between houses on The Row and [USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning].”Banki stresses the importance of fire safety since Phi Delta Theta’s fraternity house burned down eight years ago.  He has already spoken with USC Fire and Safety and recognizes the importance of their inspections.“Our house has one of the best fire systems,” Banki said. “[USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning] contacted us at the beginning of the semester, giving us the option to come in and help with a fire drill,” Banki said.Other houses have not yet worked with USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning but have set a date to meet with the department to administer fire drills this semester.Gamma Phi Beta Sorority President Tess Atkinson, a senior majoring in business and psychology, said the house manager previously coordinated drills.“We have one [a fire drill] scheduled for this semester,” Atkinson said. “Fire safety is a huge priority for us since we have sixty girls living in the house. For USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning to partner with us, it will give us more tools that could help us.”USC Fire Safety and Emergency Planning said it plans to assist at least six houses by the end of the semester as a preliminary goal. It also plans, however, to offer its services to all houses by the end of the semester.“We will help as much as they want us to,” Pendley said. “We can offer our services and most of them are open to have us come in and do that.”last_img read more

Cam Newton promises he’ll give Patriots an upgrade over Tom Brady in at least one area

first_img“You’re getting a dog. You’re getting one of these ticked-off dogs, too,” Newton said. “I’m looking at the schedule like, who do we play? ‘That team passed on me. That team passed on me. They could have came and got me. They hollered at me.’“I had to count the days I was unemployed. It was 86 nights. That’s three months. And I’m going through it, and I’m like … people are going and getting signed. And I’m looking at it, and you can’t say I’m old, because people older than me are getting signed. You can’t say it’s about injury, because people who are more injured than me are getting signed. Then you can’t say the talent.“So I’m, like, hold on. I’ll be the first person to tell you: The last two years, I haven’t been putting the best film on tape. That’s just honesty. But … there’s other people that’s putting sh—ty film out there that’s getting picked up. I’m feeling disrespected. Every team, at one point, had to say, ‘OK, fellas, Cam Newton — what do we think? Eh. Pass.’” In a roundtable conversation with former New York Giants star Victor Cruz, Browns wideout Odell Beckham and Rams running back Todd Gurley on a YouTube program called “The Bigger Picture,” Newton declared that he is undaunted in replacing Brady with the Patriots because he can bring elements to the attack that were unavailable to the Pats during the past two decades.MORE: “Madden 21” ratings: Best players by position“We have to talk about the elephant in the room,” Newton said. “You know who you’re coming after. I’m like, yeah, great. What he was, what he is, is great. It needs no talking, even, about it.“But one thing about it, though: Coach McDaniels, you’re going to be able to call some stuff you ain’t never been able to call, now.”Brady has made 14 Pro Bowls and established a reputation for his leadership, vision and accuracy as a passer. But it seems safe to say that, aside from quarterback sneaks, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has called for Brady to execute a running play less often than Brady has won Super Bowls with the Patriots.Brady has averaged 1.7 yards per rush in his career. In 17 full seasons as a starter, he produced one run of longer than 20 yards.Newton has averaged 5.1 yards per rush and has more yards in his past two full seasons (1,242) than Brady does in his entire career. Newton has a career-long rush of 72 yards, and another that went for 69 yards.Newton promised in the program that New England is getting a highly motivated player after he was released by the Panthers and waited an extended period to be signed by the Patriots.MORE: Greg Olsen’s slow move to Fox booth is now complete The last time we saw Cam Newton on a football field, he was wearing a Carolina Panthers uniform and dealing with a busted wheel.He’s talking now as if he has been rejuvenated in both form and fashion — and might be able to function as an upgrade over the Patriots’ previous QB.last_img read more