Saturday was finally an almost perfect day to watch and participate in a track meet. Many members of the Batesville High School men and women’s track and field team traveled to Indianapolis to Lawrence Central High School to compete in the Midwest Prepmeet.This meet is a little unique, as competitors need to qualify at certain times and distances to be invited to compete. This year, Batesville had the most number of events and athletes competing here than they ever have in the past. Having to meet the qualifying standards, makes this meet highly competitive…the best competition we have seen thus far. It is also great experience for these athletes to help prepare them for the big meets at the end for the year.Medal awards were given to the top 8 athletes in each event and the Bulldogs were able to bring several of these home. The first medal winners were the girls 4 x 800m relay team. The relay placed 6th overall, running over 20 seconds faster than they have this year, which also ended up being a new school record!!! The old record set at this meet last year was 10:14. This year’s squad cut almost 4 second from that clocking in at 10:10.83. Member’s for the team were Mary Poltrack, Maria Wessel, SarahPoltrack and Kelsey Gausman.Also bringing home a medal were: Peter Heil in the 300m hurdles, coming in at 7th place (41.17), Connor Bell in the 800m run- running a 6 second personal best and placing 5th at 2:00.27 and Michael Tunny in the 200m dash, coming through the line 6th, at 23.55.Others competing but coming a little short of a medal, but running great were:100m dash-Sophie Meadows (17th), Tanner Ayette (13th) and Jacob Koehne (18th).200m dash-Sophie Meadows (13th), Jacob Koehne (13th).400m dash-Audrey Hall (14th) and John Moody (26th).800m run-Kelsey Gausman (13th).3200m run-Mary Poltrack (10th) , Sarah Poltrack (16th) and Caleb Moster (17th).High Jump-Kim Tidman (9th).Long Jump-Kim Tidman (11th), Mary Elizabeth Elkins (20th) and Garrett Yorn (22md).Shot put-Samathna Heidlage (9th).4 x 100 relay team-Jacob Koehne, Peter Heil, Garrett Yorn, Tanner Ayette (14th).4 x 400 relay teams of: Madelein Robben, Haylee Harmeyer, Mary Elizabeth Elkins and Sophie Meadows (12th) and Garrett Yorn, John Moody, Peter Heil and Michael Tunny (15th).Congratulations to all of the competitors!Next meet is Tuesday. It will be a two in one meet as we will be making up the meet from a couple of weeks ago against East Central, combined with an already scheduled meet with EC with our JV team. So this will be a ribbon awarded Varsity and JV meet.Action will begin at 5:15 at East Central.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
A DOMINANT Guyana Jaguars proved too strong for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, as they won the fifth round Regional Four-Day Championship fixture by ten wickets yesterday at Guyana National Stadium, Providence.A handful of die-hard spectators watched as the tourists were bowled out for 235 in their second innings, with left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul again the principal tormenter, claiming 5-53, to earn match figures of 9-84.Fast bowler Keon Joseph (2-38), left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie (2-92), and left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer (1-29), all complemented Permaul, in a disciplined bowling effort for the two-time defending champions.Jaguars, meanwhile, collected 20.6 points to move to 67.4 points, clinching their first victory since the opening round when they crushed Jamaica Scorpions.The Jaguars had been given a victory target of just 20 runs after they established a first-innings lead of 216 on Sunday.The two openers Rajendra Chandrika (4 not out) and Shimron Hetmyer (17 not out) overhauled the target in just 2.4 overs to complete the match, which was dominated throughout by the Guyana Jaguars.Starting the day with 120 runs behind the Jaguars’ first-innings total of 378, the visitors progressed from their overnight 96-2, to 112 before rain interrupted proceedings, after 3.3 overs in the day’s play.Wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble about to take the catch offered by Steven Katwaroo off Veerasammy Permaul (not in picture).Opener Kyle Hope, who showed enough resilience to stay put at the wicket when play ended on the third day, added ten runs to his overnight total, including two sweetly-timed boundaries off Joseph, while nightwatchman Khery Pierre was on five.After 64 minutes, the game restarted. Skipper Leon Johnson introduced spin at both ends. However, the ploy brought immediate success as Motie sent back Pierre (5) off the third ball of his spell, as Johnson held on to a straightforward catch at first slip.Jason Mohammed joined Hope, and stalled the hosts’ progress for the next 15.3 overs, with Mohammed the more attacking of the pair, striking an array of boundaries.With the duo in command at the crease, Joseph returned for another spell and finally broke the promising 35-run stand when the 28-year-old Hope was caught at midwicket by Hetmyer from a miscued pull, ten minutes before lunch.The right-hander occupied the crease for 237 minutes, faced 189 balls and struck three fours and a six off Permaul in his 40.When play resumed 20 minutes into the post-lunch session, Mohammed, in company of Yannic Cariah collected a couple of boundaries off Motie, but his innings was shortlived when he was caught at the wicket off Reifer for 36. He faced 66 balls, with four fours and a six.Cariah and Yannick Ottley took the total to 207 before the left-hander Cariah, who stroked four boundaries in his 27 was trapped leg-before wicket to Permaul.It quickly became 221-8 with Ottley taken at the wicket, off Permaul for 21, and Roshon Primus was removed by Motie for 11.Permaul mopped up the innings with the wickets of Marlon Richards and Steven Katwaroo. Shivnarine Chanderpaul was named man-of-the-match for his first-innings 143.Scores in the match: Guyana Jaguars 378 &21; T&T Red Force 162 & 235.The tournament takes a long break for the Christmas/New Year’s holidays before the Regional Super50 Tournament sets in.SCOREBOARDT&T Red Force 2nd inningsK. Hope c Hetmyer b Joseph 40I. Khan lbw b Joseph 3I. Rajah c wkp. Bramble b Permaul 63K. Pierre c Johnson b Motie 5J. Mohammed c wkp. Bramble b Reifer 36Y. Cariah lbw b Permaul 27Y. Ottley c wkp. Bramble b Permaul 21R. Primus c T. Chanderpaul b Motie 11S. Katwaroo c wkp. Bramble b Permaul 7M. Richards c Hetmyer b Permaul 7JR Jagessar not out 0Extras: (nb-10, w-1, lb-1, b-4) 16Total: (all out, 95 overs) 235Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-96, 3-112, 4-147,5-168, 6-207, 7-216, 8-221, 9-228.Bowlers: Joseph 14-4-38-2, Reifer 9-0-29-1, Motie 36-11-92-2, Barnwell 6-1-7-0, Permaul 38-10-53-5, Johnson 2-0-10-0.GUYANA Jaguars 2nd inningsR. Chandrika not out 4S. Hetymer not out 17Total: (no wickets, 2.4 overs) 21Bowlers: Jagessar 1-0-15-0, Cariah 1-0-1-0, Rajah 0.4-0-5-0.Results: Guyana Jaguars won by 10 wickets.
A female Garda has revealed how she tried to take her own life after being sexually assaulted and harassed by a fellow Garda, a court has heard.Letterkenny Circuit Court is today continuing to hear harrowing details of the case against a married Garda.The Garda, who is in his 30s, denies seven charges of sexual assault and two charges of harassment against two female colleagues. Today’s evidence has so far consisted of defence barrister Peter Nolan cross-examining the first female Garda to make the claims.The incidents are all alleged to have happened between November 2010 and May 2011.The woman again revealed how she was sexually assaulted by the other officer on thee occasions – twice in the Garda station they worked and once in a patrol car.The woman revealed how she is “one hundred per cent sure” how she knows the man rubbed his erect penis against her.Mr Nolan read some of the woman’s statement back to her in which it was mentioned she tried to take her own life during the alleged campaign of harassment.Mr Nolan asked the woman why, as a trained officer, did she not make a formal complaint until much later.The woman replied “My head was spinning and my stomach was turning and I was processing all these thought. Does she think we’re having an affair with him.”Mr Nolan replied “Surely this was the time to scotch all these rumours and to say he was sexually assaulting you. It was up to you to make a complaint.“You had him there and a Sergeant you trusted and you were almost vomiting. You never made a complaint until this statement.“Why didn’t you nip this in the bud when you had the opportunity to do this? If you had made the complaint none of this prosecution would before the courts.”He then claimed this was a “storm in a teacup” to get back at the accused.“I think what you are saying is absurd,” answered the woman.Mr Nolan answered the only absurd thing was three years later that she was now here as if her world had fallen apart.“You are a very callous man. I would disagree with 90% of what you have said,” replied the woman.Again some leading members of the Garda force are in court including Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn.The case continues.COPYRIGHT DONEGALDAILY.COMGARDA TRIED TO TAKE HER LIFE AFTER SEX ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT – COURT TOLD was last modified: October 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gardasex assault