DILG city director Ma. Joy MaridethMadayag said she will deploy validating teams to inspect the efforts of villageheads and officials in reclaiming and clearing of roads. “Barangay and city officials must takethe clearing operations seriously,” she stressed. Leonardia earlierreminded all village heads and officials in this city to “impose theirauthority” in implementing the order to reclaim public roads being used forprivate purposes. BACOLOD City – The Department of theInterior and Local Government (DILG) in this city will conduct surpriseinspection of 64 barangays here, to check on their compliance on President RodrigoDuterte’s order to clear the roads within their jurisdictions of obstructions. “We enjoined all local DILG heads toencourage the public to send pictures of illegal structures and other roadobstructions to their official social media page for proper action,” she added. DILG’s regional office, according toMadayag, will closely monitor the highly-urbanized cities first. “We’ve seen significant progress,” themayor added. Executive Assistant Butch Soliguen,who heads the barangay cluster, said the 14 compliant communities did not haveas much to clear as other barangays. Mayor Evelio Leonardia, for his part,said the city’s compliance is now 80 percent. Earlier, the city government reportedat least 14 of the 61 barangays are 100-percent compliant with the roadclearing operation. These villages include Barangays 8, 9, 10, 18, 22, 23, 24,31, 37, Felisa, Mandalagan, Montevista, Villamonte, and Vista Alegre. Sept. 29 is thelast day of the 60-day ultimatum that President Rodrigo Duterte gave localchief executives throughout the country to reclaim all public roads being usedfor private ends./PN
Officers of the municipal police station served the warrant issued byJudge Mila Yap-Camiso of the Regional Trial Court Branch 74 in La Carlota City,Negros Occidental dated Nov. 11, 2019. BACOLOD City – Charged with homicide, a laborer was nabbed in BarangayCrossing Magallon, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental. The 42-year-old resident Romel Untal was arrested on the strength of anarrest warrant around 10 a.m. on Monday, a police report showed. Untal was detained in the custodial facility of the Moises Padillapolice station. A P40,000 bail bond was recommended for the suspect’s temporaryliberty./PN
It was a busy Easter Break for the Batesville High School track team. On Thursday, the Bulldogs hosted the Lawrenceburg Tigers and finished with a split night.The ladies came out victorious winning every event of the night and finishing with a score of 110-14. On the boys side, it was neck and neck all night with Batesville claiming 7 first place finishes to Lawrenceburg’s 8. It came down to the last event, the 4 x 400m relay to decide the outcome of the meet. Batesville had a two point lead and needed to win the last relay to keep the win, but the Lawrenceburg Tigers did not go down without a fight. According to their coach, they dropped just over 8 seconds from their best time of the season to just outbeat the Bulldogs which also gave themthe team victory for the night, 63-60. Great performance Lawrenceburg!Earlier in the evening, the focus was on the Bulldog’s top hurdler, Garrett Wagner, who flew through the 110m hurdles and brought down a 1995 school record by Matt Doll at 14.91. Garrett was clocked at an incredible 14.65! Congratulations Garrett!Blue ribbons for the night went to:Garrett Wagner-110m hurdles (14.65), 300m hurdles (40.84)Caleb Moster-1600m run(4:57.22)Adam Moster-3200m run (11:00.63)Quinten Gowdy-800m run (2:14.5)Katherine Roell-shot put(28’5″) and discus(69’10”)Alison Muckerheide-long jump (15’11.75″)Stephanie Nobbe-pole vault, 100m dash(12.84), 200m dash(27.38)Gabby Gibbs-high jump (4’9″)Kierra Brock-100m hurdles (20.5)Mary Poltrack-800m run(2:43.22) and 1600m run (5:53.66)Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash(1:03.59)Audrey Maupin-300m hurdles (57.88)Liz Loichinger-3200m run (12:26.93)4 x 800m relay teams of Quinten Gowdy, Michael Ripperger, Luke Esser and Caleb Moster(9:05) and Haylee Harmeyer, Liz Loichinger, Audrey Maupin and Emma Gausman(10:38)4 x 100m relay teams of Zach Harmeyer, Henry Lipinski, CJ Thomas and Gavin Koester(46.66) and Madeleine Robben, Sophie Meadows, Gabby Gibbs and Stephanie Nobbe (53.53)4 x 400m relay of Madeleine Robben, Alison Muckerheide, Emma Gausman and Haylee Harmeyer (4:27.62)2nd place winners were:Jon Kurtz-shot putChris Laymon-long jumpAdam Moster-1600m runIan Yorn-400m dashHenry Lipinski-300m hurdlesLuke Esser-3200m runHaylee Harmeyer-long jumpMelanie Werner-pole vaultKatie Bohman-100m hurdlesEmma Gausman-1600m runBritany Venis-400m dashKierra Brock-300m hurdlesAlison Muckerheide-200m dashSarah Poltrack-3200m runAnd finishing out the scoring in 3rd place were:Ben Kreig-discusHenry Lipinski-long jumpTrevor Gartenman-110m hurdlesGavin Koester-100m dash and 200m dashBen Miller-400m dashMichael Ripperger-800m runKatie Bohman-shot putBritany Venis-long jump and 200m dashAbby Blomer-discusAlison Muckerheide-100m dashMelanie Werner-800m runThere were many personal best for the night and they were by event:Pole Vault-Stephanie NobbeLong Jump-Manav PatelHigh Jump-gabby GibbsShot Put-Joe Bruns, Ben Kurtz, Dylan Flannery, Nick Tekulve, Rebecca DeputyDiscus-Joe Bruns, Dylan Flannery, Ben Krieg100m dash-Jon Kurtz, Abby Blomer200m dash-Charlie Laymon, Abby Blomer110/100m hurdles-Garrett Wagner, Katie Bohman400m dash-Ben Miller, Matt Thomas, Britany Venis1600m run-Adam Moster4 x 800m relay splits-Luke Esser, Ben Krieg, Matt Thomas, Liz Loichinger4 x 400m relay splits-Quinten Gowdy, Caleb Moster, Joesph Choi, Zach Harmeyer, Charlie Laymon, Henry Lipinski, Matt Thomas, Ben Miller, Drew McLeod, Haylee Harmeyer, Gabby Gibbs.Then on Saturday, several members of the Bulldog track team traveled to Marian University to participate in the Midwest Prep Meet. This meet is only for those events individuals or relays have qualified for prior by hitting standards set, either by a certain time or distance.Batesville had many event competing on Saturday. Individuals that qualified were: Garrett Wagner in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, Caleb Moster in the 1600 and 3200m run, Nathan Bedel and Robert Strobel in pole vault, Stephanie Nobbe in the 100 and 200m dash, Mary Poltrack and Emma Gausman in the 1600m run and 3200m run, Sarah Poltrack and Liz Loichinger in the 1600m run, both boys and girls 4 x 100m relay teams consisting of Garrett Wagner, Peyton Meyer, Zach Harmeyer and Nathan Bedel and Madeleine Robben, Sophie Meadows, Gabby Gibbs and Haylee Harmeyer, both boys and girls 4 x 400m relay teams consisting of Garrett Wagner, Ian Yorn, Quinten Gowdy and Caleb Moster and Madeleine Robben, Liz Liochinger, Sarah Poltrack and Haylee Harmeyer, and both the boys and girls 4 x 800m relay teams of Quinten Gowdy, Michael Ripperger, Joseph Choi and Caleb Moster and Mary Poltrack, Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Sarah Poltrack.Although the weather was a little warm and a bit windy, the girls 4 x 800m relay team did not stop them from breaking the school record by just less than a second. The old time set two years ago at 10:05.22 is now set at 10:04.41…again by Mary Poltrack, Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Sarah Poltrack. This time gave them a 3rd place finish. Way to go ladies!Also placing in this tough competition was Garrett Wagner snagging 2nd place in both 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, Haylee Harmeyer was 5th in the 400m dash, Caleb Moster was 7th and Sarah Poltrack was 8th in the 1600m run, and the boys 4 x 800m relay placed 8th. Great job Bulldogs!A couple of personal bests were ran at this meet as well which were: Haylee Harmeyer in the 400m dash, the 800 splits of Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman and Joseph Choi and the 400m relay split of Quinten Gowdy. Congratulations to everyone qualified!Tuesday, the Bulldogs head to East Central to take on the Trojans and the Greensburg Pirates.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
As Syracuse begins its second season under the direction of Doug Marrone at Akron Saturday, the talk surrounding the team is whether or not the Orange is bowl-caliber this year. It’s a topic that gets thrown around at nearly every school, nearly every year. But if this year is to be any different for SU, it begins with this weekend’s visit to Akron, Ohio. The mystery surrounding this team is still there. Though nearly every season spurs some sort of optimism, some sort of clean slate relief, it’s been a while since the Orange was talking seriously about a bowl appearance. But now, for the first time in recent memory, the talk is starting again. The question remains: Is it legitimate? Is SU finally ready to climb the stairs out of the Big East basement? Until this weekend, it’s anyone’s guess. And until the Orange exits InfoCision Stadium Saturday evening, we won’t have a clue as to what the answer is. Though the offense only returns two starters from a year ago, the group coming back is more talented, collectively, than the group Marrone coached last season. They are in their second year of the system and have players at key positions that have shown they can produce when needed. Defensively, Syracuse looks even better, and deeper, than the group that ranked 13th in the nation (101.83) in defense against the run in 2009. The unit returns nine of 11 starters from a year ago. Because of that, and the plan Marrone has instilled in his program, talk of a bowl might not be all that ludicrous.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘The goal of our football team is to go to a bowl,’ Marrone said Monday. ‘We haven’t done that since 2004. … We know we have to win seven (games) to go to a bowl, but right now we’re just trying to win one, and that is the one we play this week.’ Marrone wasn’t going public with that goal in year one. He was building the foundation for future seasons. 2009 was a stepping stone. And although Syracuse needs seven wins to get to a bowl, that’s a goal he and his players are now openly discussing. So when all is said and done Saturday night, a lot will be revealed about this year’s SU squad. Only then will we find out, as Dennis Green might say, Are they who we thought they were? Though we will certainly not know how good this year’s team can be from just one game, we can sense if this will be another sour year for Syracuse football fans. ‘Our whole motto this year is, ‘It ain’t good enough,” senior linebacker Derrell Smith said during preseason camp. ‘So everything we do out there, we want to make sure we do it a little better. … That goes with everything we did last year, too. We feel that we can definitely take that next step, improve, and, for us seniors, leave with a bowl ring.’ A loss against Akron would be a catastrophic blow to SU’s bowl hopes. And for fans, a ‘here we go again’ mentality would set in even sooner than a year ago. Imagine that. Since 2005, every group of seniors at SU has tried to go out in a bowl game. Yet every last one of them came up empty in their quest. Whether it was due to injuries, bad luck or just not putting enough talent on the field, the Orange has failed to reach the postseason in each of the last five years. Yet some believe this could be the year. It’s not just that there appears to be a sense of urgency with this squad. It’s because both the offense and defense are deeper and more talented than a year ago. ‘There’s a sense of urgency every year,’ center Ryan Bartholomew said. ‘But this year, I think we have the best chance, talent-wise and work ethic-wise, since I’ve been here. So we just have to capitalize on that.’ A win against the Zips, and the Orange heads to Seattle next weekend, riding some momentum — and with two Football Championship Subdivision teams in Weeks 3 and 4, the Orange would be looking at, potentially, its best start in years. That makes this week’s opener against Akron all the more intriguing — and pivotal — for the Orange. Reaching seven wins doesn’t look all that impossible if the first four games go as predicted. But a loss to Akron obviously wipes all that away. Not only does a loss put a dent into all that early season confidence, but it also makes getting to seven wins an even more grueling task. Instead of collecting a victory against the Zips, SU would then likely have to win its fair share of games in the Big East schedule — a slate that includes road games at West Virginia, South Florida, Rutgers and Cincinnati and home games against Connecticut and Pittsburgh. That’s a daunting task for any team. Not matter how you shake it, win or lose, this week’s game at Akron can’t be overlooked in terms of significance to SU’s postseason hopes. Fans want to see the progress. They want a reason to buy into what Marrone is doing at Syracuse. A win this weekend is the first step. And for the seniors, such as Smith and Bartholomew, this Saturday provides an opportunity to take one step closer to the bowl game with which they hope to end their career. The game isn’t in the Dome. But if you really think the Orange is going to a bowl, don’t sleep this Saturday. Saturday is significant. [email protected] Comments Published on September 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+