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Freshman takes on surprise leadership role for women’s basketball

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first_imgThe women’s basketball team has shown flashes of brilliance this season. The Trojans looked strong when they defeated No. 25 Texas A&M on the road in November and when they dominated Colorado to open up conference play — and even last weekend, when they heartbreakingly lost to No. 13 UCLA by just four points.However, the team has also experienced the lowest of lows, recently snapping a seven-game losing streak: a disastrous run that sent them plummeting down the Pac-12 standings. Part of their descent can be explained by the unexpected. There was senior guard Jordan Adams’ ACL tear in December, which may end her collegiate career (barring a medical redshirt). Sophomore guard Aliyah Mazyck’s foot fracture kept her out for two weeks, and the team’s leading scorer, junior forward Kristen Simon, had an unexplained three-game absence. But within all of the Trojans’ misfortune, there has been one pleasant surprise — the play of true freshman point guard Minyon Moore, which even she was not fully anticipating. “I didn’t come in here expecting to make such a big impact,” Moore said. “But as I’ve started to play and get in the groove of college basketball, I’ve started to get the confidence.” Averaging 10.8 points and 4.58 assists (eighth in the Pac-12), Moore is stepping up her game at a time when her team needs her the most. For her, the Trojans’ recent string of bad luck is no reason to back down or make excuses, especially considering what she had to overcome just to become a Division I basketball player. “I tore both my ACLs and meniscuses when I was high school,” Moore said. “Those were probably the biggest challenges that I’ve had to face. Just having back-to-back ACL injuries and surgeries and keeping my mindset correct because I had to work, work, work in order to get scholarships. That was the biggest adversity that I’ve had to face, but going through that experience has shown me that I can get through anything.” While Moore was scratching and clawing to receive scholarship offers after her injuries, her older sister Mariya Moore, a more heralded recruit out of high school, was already starring at Louisville. Now a junior averaging 12.8 points a game, Mariya continues to be a source of inspiration and rivalry for her younger sister. “Growing up we had a lot of competition,” Moore said. “Our dad would always have us go out and play one-on-one versus each other. Seeing her with all these accolades, and seeing her in college basketball and as a McDonald’s All-American has given me a goal to set for myself. It’s like she has that last name on the back of her shirt, so I need to go out and play for our last name. It’s given me something to work for.”When asked if she strives to one day be better than her older sister, Moore responds as one might expect a younger sibling to.“Yeah, definitely,” Moore said. “She and I joke around all the time about our teams, and if we play each other, who’s going to win. It’s always a family competition, but it’s all love.”When watching Moore, the most striking aspect of her play in both practice and games is how she conducts herself as a floor general, despite being among the youngest players on the team. Whether she is talking on defense, making commands on offense or screaming calls from the bench, the freshman’s presence is always felt. “Being a freshman, I don’t really consider it as, ‘These are upperclassmen so I can’t be a leader to them,’” Moore said. “Since I’m a point guard, I have to take that leadership role, and if my team doesn’t know where to go, I have to lead them. I think that I have adopted a leadership position even though I’m a freshman.”Despite her rapid ascent in such a short period of time, Moore knows she will need to improve parts of her game to reach the next level. “My shot and my left hand,” Moore said. “In the beginning of the season it was really easy for me, because I’m really right-hand dominant and teams didn’t really know about me yet, so I was able to go right every time and score really easily, but now that they’ve scouted me I need to change it up.” Quarterback Sam Darnold may be the most celebrated freshman at USC, but there is another newcomer on campus who is making waves. And like Darnold, she just may be the spark that turns a season around. “If we bring our effort and talent, we can win every game that we play from here on out,” Moore said. “I see these next upcoming games as opportunities for us to show that we’re bouncing back, and we’re coming out stronger.”last_img read more

Celebratory scenes in SA after Springboks return with Rugby World Cup

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first_img Session ID: 2020-09-09:81b78e7a8387636dd1b18863 Player Element ID: video_player_5f583c06c428b OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 10 months ago Ben Spencer’s ‘crazy days’ before Rugby World Cup final with England LIVE TV First Published: 6th November, 2019 23:22 IST Digital Desk FOLLOW US South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning players have arrived home, where thousands greeted them with huge cheers at Johannesburg’s international airport. COMMENT Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED WATCH US LIVEcenter_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Roger Federer congratulates Springboks after Rugby World Cup win 10 months ago PM Modi congratulates South Africa for record-equalling 3rd Rugby WC 10 months ago Siya Kolisi: The Springboks’ first black Rugby WC winning captain Last Updated: 6th November, 2019 23:22 IST Celebratory Scenes In SA After Springboks Return With Rugby World Cup South Africa’s Rugby World Cup-winning players have arrived home, where thousands greeted them with huge cheers at Johannesburg’s international airport. 10 months ago England cricket team celebrates Rugby World Cup semi-final winlast_img read more

Argus Pearce, Argonia: Jan. 13, 1918 – Oct. 1, 2013

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first_imgArgus PearceArgus Pearce, 95, of Argonia died, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at the Friends Church in Argonia, KS. Visitation will be at the Friends Church in Argonia from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 6 until 8 p.m. A memorial has been established with the Argonia Friends Church and may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.Argus Daniel Pearce was born January 13, 1918 the son of Joseph and Violet (Conn) Pearce in Argonia. He graduated from the Argonia High School in 1938. Argus was united in marriage to Melva (Pohlenz) on February 4, 1939 at Rose Hill. He served his country in the US Army during WW II. Argus was a farmer all of his life as well as a carpet layer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Argus loved to carve wood and built a lot of oak furniture, giving most of it away. Argus was an active member of the Argonia Friends Church. He loved to sing at his church and sang for many funerals as well as in quartets. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.He is survived by his loving wife of over 74 years, Melva Pearce of the home, daughters, Barbara Warner and husband Bill of Wellington, KS and Christi Powers of Argonia, KS; 5 grandchildren, Daniel Warner and his wife Lesley of Argonia, KS, Lecia Retter and husband Jeff of Newberg, OR, Brad DeLano and wife Kellie of Casper, WY, Allison Tipton and husband Beau of Cody, WY and Kelli Wisniewski and husband John of Rifle, CO; and 13 great grandchildren.Argus is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The one-man train crew question

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first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 286 weeks ago I voted “I’m undecided” simply because I don’t have an effing clue how trains operate. The ONLY people that should vote that it’s a “public safety issue” are those that have intimate knowledge of how trains operate. Report Reply 0 replies · active 286 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading … Do you think Burlington Northern Santa Fe should be allowed to have 1-man crews on trains? Yes. That is how free market works. No. This is a legitimate public safety issue. I’m undecided. View Resultscenter_img Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more