Continuing to hover near the top of the OHSL Liberty division standings, the Marcellus girls tennis team had another strong week of performances against its neighbors and other league foes.None proved more exciting than last Thursday’s match against Manlius-Pebble Hill, where the Mustangs were one game from a team defeat, but were able to edge the Trojans 4-3.Already, doubles points were earned in straight sets by the teams of Kaitlyn Kemp-Megan Mitchell, Sophia Shaw-Maddie Vetsch and Bella Clarke-Casey Conklin, but MPH earned the other doubles point. A day earlier, J-E’s improvement was on display in a 5-2 victory over Pulaski, with the doubles teams of Delaney Dunham-Megan Whalen, Katelyn Precourt-Gabby Skotinski and Skylar Crysler-Ireland Hill each winning in straight sets.Also claiming two of the four singles matches, the Eagles saw Maddie Green defeat Isabella Rios-Lewis 6-0, 6-2, while Bort worked past Chyanna LaCelle 6-0, 6-2.After the Marcellus match, J-E won again by a 5-2 margin on Thursday, this time over Phoenix. The Eagles swept all four of the doubles matches, and a singles point was gained by Carter as she rallied past Mia Graham 5-7, 6-0, 6-1.West Genesee started its week by blanking Syracuse East 7-0, Angelina Allen preserving the shutout with a 5-7, 6-1, 7-5 singles win over Rosealeenna George. Olivia Grome beat Emma Banuski 7-5, 15-13 as each of the four doubles matches was won in straight sets.A far tougher match loomed on Thursday, WG facing Liverpool, but a singles sweep helped the Wildcats roll past the Warriors 5-2.In a third-set tie-breaker, Angelina Llanos rallied past Angelica Underwood 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, while Allen got a 6-3, 6-1 win over Sheridan Bryerton and Katie Viau routed Julia Schewe 6-1, 6-1.Though Liverpool claimed a pair of doubles points, WG still had Kara Chawgo and Aislinn Dow defeat Megan Polhamus and Kaia Wallingford 6-0, 6-4, while Madelyn Chuff and Isabelle Wells won, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, over Lea Prusinowski and Sarah Watkins.It was an impressive effort from Skaneateles in last Wednesday’s match against Westhill, the Lakers blanking the Warriors 7-0.Kenna Ellis rallied in first singles for a 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 win over Grace Lesselroth as Isabella Kroon handled Sophie Frost 6-3, 6-1 and Lily Miller routed Katie Hagrman 6-0, 6-0.Sofia Capozza and Sophia Soderberg led the Skaneateles doubles charge, beating Mikayla Carroll and Madison Thomas 6-2, 7-5. Ella Danforth and Emma Miller rolled past Sophie Langdon and Bridget Thornton 6-1, 6-0.Also, Meg Benedict and Olivia Walker topping Delaney Carroll and Hannah Johnston 6-3, 6-3, while Rachel Hackler and Kelsey Rutledge had a 6-4, 6-2 win over Isabel Dickinson-Cominolli and Mia Doss.Before this, Skaneateles converted a 5-2 victory over Manlius-Pebble Hill last Monday, with lineup balance that included Kroon, in singles, edging Genevieve Morrow 7-5, 7-5 as Lily Miller beat Ava Benedict 6-1, 6-4.Danforth and Emma Miller routed Amatees Fazeli and Caroline Mezzalingua 6-1, 6-0, with the teams of Benedict-Walker and Hackler- Rutledge also winning in two sets.Then Skaneateles shut out Bishop Grimes 7-0 on Friday, saving the perfect mark with a pair of tough singles matches. Ellis outlasted Katie Knittel 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in first singles, with Lily Miller also going to three sets to beat Sarah Falgiatano 6-3, 5-7, 6-3.Westhill lost last Monday to Cazenovia in another 5-2 decision, seeing Lesselroth beat Nova Berger 6-4, 6-3 and Frost top Baylee Pierce 6-0, 6-4, but dropping all of the doubles matches as Hagrman was two games from a singles sweep, but took a 4-6 7-5, 10-6 defeat to the Lakers’ Julia Knutsen.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Also, the Trojans had two singles points in the books when Morgan Walsh fell behind Ava Benedict, only to claim a second-set tie-breaker and rally to beat Benedict 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 to earn that clinching point.Back in last Tuesday’s 6-1 win over Jordan-Elbridge, the Mustangs had the doubles teams of Kemp- Walsh, Shaw- Vetsch, Mitchell-Elaina Mahoney and Clarke-Isabella Demeis all win in straight sets.The Eagles did earn a singles point when Anisa Bort outlasted Kathleen DeMarle 6-7, 6-2, 10-7, but Marcellus countered with Danielle Copp beating Meghan Whalen 6-3, 7-6 and Marsh handling Wendy Carter 6-1, 6-2. Tags: girls tennisJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWest GeneseeWesthill
Before reaching for that can of soda, consider that the carbonated beverage may actually cause pain, according to researchers at USC.On Sept. 29, The Journal of Neuroscience published a study conducted by USC professor Emily Liman that says the consumption of carbonated beverages triggers electrical impulses in our body that cause small amounts of pain.A rather serendiptous moment in her laboratory led Liman to explore the interaction between pain and soda.“We had one student in the lab working on molecules involved in mustard detection and one student who was working on responses to acids by taste cells. One day we took the solutions from the mustard detection and applied them to the taste cells,” Liman said.The two graduate students involved, Yuanyuan Wang and Rui Chang, continued to assist Professor Liman throughout the progression of the study.Liman said the sensory perception that one experiences when drinking soda is first sourness and then a burning sensation.It was previously thought that this burning sensation was caused by the chemical nature of the carbonation, particularly the bubbles found in such beverages. The study, however, proves that it is the carbon dioxide within the composition that leads to the burning.The study used the cells of mice that were taken from the part of the brain that contains pain sensory cells. The cells were then floated in carbonated saline to observe which ones reacted to the carbon dioxide.“TRPA1 molecules sense mustard and other noxious chemicals. These cells have receptors in our nasal and oral cavities; mustard binds to these receptors caus[ing] the generation of the electrical impulse. The same was found in the case of carbon dioxide,” Liman said.Liman said that even though the consumption of carbonated drinks causes pain and alerts our body to tissue damage, given the relatively small quantities of compounds within these drinks, tissue damage is unlikely to occur, even if someone is a regular soda drinker.Chang said he doesn’t think this discovery will change students’ drinking habits.“[The pain] is not expressed in the taste, there are other pathways in our body for us to feel like we’re drinking soda,” he said.Sabrina Hsu, a sophomore majoring in psychology who said she is a regular soda drinker, said she doesn’t believe she will stop drinking soda.“Generally people do what they want, regardless of what studies find,” Hsu said.
The Lions released guard T.J. Lang Friday morning, leaving the the two-time Pro Bowl guard’s future uncertain.But the 31-year-old veteran had some fun on Twitter after the Lions made the announcement, tweeting out a meme, “HOW YOU GOING TO GET FIRED ON YOUR DAY OFF,” the meme read. Lang prefaced the meme with, “Gotta have a little fun right? Love you @lions.” Gotta have a little fun right? Love you @lions. https://t.co/1uGvoZhn4z— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 8, 2019Lang, who played his first eight seasons in Green Bay, had indicated he would be open to returning to Detroit for a third season at a lesser salary in 2019. But according to the Detroit Free Press, the team did not discuss that option with Lang.”We would like to personally thank T.J. Lang for his two seasons with the Lions,” general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia said in a team statement. “He represented everything you could want from a football player and team captain. … We wish T.J. and his family all the best in the future.”Lang, a native of the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, missed time the past two seasons due to concussions, and has had at least six concussions in his career, according to the Free Press. He had said after last season he was considering retirement. “I think that’s something that obviously takes some time to ponder and think about and talk about,” Lang said. “I think everybody wants to have a chance to go out on their own terms, and I’m no different. I’m not going to make a decision one way or the other anytime soon.”Lang tweeted his thanks to the Lions organization and fans Friday afternoon, saying in part, “They are building something special that this town has long deserved, a championship team. Best of luck to all the coaches and players … you guys made it fun and worthwhile.”pic.twitter.com/AzTsyCj9eN— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) March 8, 2019Lang’s release frees up $11.7 million in cap space for the Lions.