The Batesville High School Wrestling team traveled to East Central for their annual six-way. The six teams participating include: Batesville, Cambridge City, East Central, Lawrenceburg, Shanendoah, and Tri. The Bulldogs finished the day with one win and four losses but gained valuable experience during the matches. Neal Nobbe was the lone Bulldog with a perfect 5-0 record on the day earning him a champion medal for the 160 lb class.The Bulldogs opened the day against the Trojans of East Central. The teams split the eight contested matches with four wins and four losses each but the Trojans came out on top by a score of 36-27.Hunter Fetters, Nick Schneider, Chris Schene, and Drew McLeod all fell by pin to their opponents; while Neal Nobbe and Will Amberger earned victories after pinning their opponents. Xavier King was victorious after beating his opponent by a 7-3 decision and two Bulldogs, Dallas Lamping and Allen Hudepohl, received forfeits from the Trojans.The second match of the day for Batesville was against Shanendoah. Batesville fell for their second time on the day by a score 36-29.Hunter Fetters, Dallas Lamping, Nick Schneider, and Chris Schene wrestled well but fell by pin during their matches. Allen Hudepohl won by pin while Will Amberger won by a tech fall decision of 17-1. Bulldog wrestlers receiving forfeits were: Xavier King, Drew McLeod, and Neal Nobbe.Batesville’s third match of the day came from the 5-0 Lawrenceburg Tigers. Both teams had many forfeits matching up only six live matches. The two teams split three wins and three losses each but the edge went to Lawrenceburg beating Batesville 40-33.Pins for the Bulldogs came from Hunter Fetters and Drew McLeod and Neal Nobbe avenged an earlier season loss by beating his opponent in a 4-1 decision. Allen Hudepohl was the lone Bulldog receiving a forfeit. Both Chris Schene and Xavier King fell by pin to their opponent and Will Amberger fell by a 20-6 decision to undefeated Mason Parris.The teams only win on the day was against Shanendoah by a score of 41-24. There were only five live matches out of the fourteen weight classes due to many forfeits by both teams. The Bulldogs were able to win three of the five matches.Dallas Lamping and Nick Scneider both wrestled well but fell by pin to their opponent. Nick earned his first career takedown during the match but could not hold on giving up a second period reversal that led to a pin. Chris Schene, Will Amberger, and Allen Hudepohl all came up big by pinning their opponents. Batesville wrestlers receiving forfeits were: Hunter Fetters, Xavier King, Drew McLeod, and Neal Nobbe.Batesville’s final match of the day was against Tri High school. Nine matches were wrestled and the Bulldogs came away with four wins falling short on five of them. Tri was victorious beating the Bulldogs 59-22.The Tri team came out strong winning five of the first six matches. Hunter Fetters, Nick Schneider, Chris Schene, and Drew McLeod all fell by pin. Dallas Lamping lost by a 17-1 decision. Xavier King won by a 8-0 decision and Neal Nobbe, Will Amberger, and Allen Hudepohl all finished the day with pins.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.
Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan On Wednesday, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted Arturo Sarukhan, Mexico’s former ambassador to the United States and current fellow at USC’s Center on Public Diplomacy, in a panel on United States-Mexico relations.Foreign ties· Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan speaks about the relationship between Mexico and the United States on Wednesday. – Corey Marquetti | Daily TrojanPamela Starr, associate professor of international relations and director of U.S.-Mexico Network at USC, and Jay Wang, director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, joined Sarukhan on the panel.“No bilateral relation has as many implications for domestic politics as the relation between the U.S. and Mexico,” Wang said. “It is, in fact, an illuminating case of how intertwined and how interdependent foreign policy and domestic policy have become.”Sarukhan, who served as an ambassador from 2007 until January of 2013, compared multiple perspectives on the Mexican-American relationship. He also brought humor into the discussion.“Whenever one speaks, especially in this type of setting, I am reminded especially of what a friend in Texas told me. ‘Public speaking is like a Texas longhorn: there’s a point here, a point here and a lot of bull in the middle,’” Sarukhan said.Jokes aside, Sarukhan also spoke seriously on the bilateral relationship between the two countries.“As I thought of the conversation today, I thought it would make sense to do a sort of comparative approach, and use Charles Dickens as a template for the talks,” Sarukhan said. “And just as his template in the Tale of Two Cities the relationship between Mexico and the U.S. … is the best of times and the worst of times.”Sarukhan said the “best of times” began with the North American Free Trade Agreement, which linked Canada, America and Mexico economically. This agreement revitalized Mexico and ended its jingoism while promoting increased codependence, he said.“I think that NAFTA really changed how both governments interacted with one another,” Sarukhan said. “I know a lot of people who still believe that NAFTA is not a success, or a disaster, but we must agree that NAFTA is one thing and one thing only, a free trade agreement … and that it has done admirably well.”Sarukhan gave examples of NAFTA’s effects, citing the fact that $1.4 billion worth of trade happens daily on the U.S.-Mexico border and that Mexico remains the second largest importer of American goods. He also argued that the recent reverse in immigration trends comes from NAFTA’s revitalization of Mexico. Sarukhan said that the hardest part in the relationship between the two countries comes in swaying the public’s opinions.“Why is this the worst of times?” Sarukhan asked. “Because public opinions and public perceptions differ wildly from this diagnostic I have given you. And it’s basically been driven by … two drivers. The first one is obviously immigration … The second issue, obviously, has been the violence that has occurred through the shift in the paradigm of transnational crime.”Sarukhan told an anecdote from when he became the first Mexican ambassador with an official Twitter account. Though he started tweeting in English, within three weeks, there was uproar in Mexico.“‘Why are you tweeting in English? You have to tweet in Spanish,’” Sarukhan said people told him. “Then suddenly I realized that if I was to make headway convincing both sides of the border, I would have to tweet bilingually.”Students who attended the event were impressed by Sarukhan’s speaking ability.“[Sarukhan is] an amazing guy,” said Syuzanna Petrosyan, a second-year graduate student studying public diplomacy. “I’ve heard and read a lot about him. He’s a great speaker with a lot of experience. He’s very innovative in his approaches when it comes to diplomacy and foreign policy.”Sarukhan, who will now serve as a distinguished scholar at the CPD, said his main difficulty as ambassador was catering to citizens of both Mexico and the United States.“At the end of the day, and I’ll finish with this, if you were to ask me what was your most relevant challenge as a Mexican ambassador, I’d probably say winning both the hearts of Mexicans and Americans,” he said. “The largest challenge was to convince Mexicans and Americans that there are no two societies more relevant to each other’s well-being than Mexico and America.”
Coach Cooper Sannah talks to his players after taking the 2-0 lead in the first half against Ferroiario de Beria on Sunday–As FC Fassel take on LPRC Oilers and Monrovia Club Breweries go against Watanga FC Following their exit from the CAF Champions League on Sunday by Mozambican side Ferroiario de Beira in a penalty shootout, LFA reigning champions Barrack Young Controllers will today return to action against Coach Tapha Manneh’s LISCR FC at the Blue Field in Monrovia.BYC, currently seated fourth (4th) on the league table, are hoping to move to second place on the table and close the gap between them and league leaders FC Fassel.In their last league match against knockout champions Monrovia Club Breweries, the Go Blue Boys settled to a goalless draw and failed to secure all three points despite getting an advantage during the match after their opponents were reduced to 10 men in the early minutes of the second half.“We have no other option than win; we need the three points to close the gap.”– Coach Tapha MannehLISCR on the other hand will be eager to recover from their disappointing draw against Paynesville ELWA United in their last league match after they came from a goal down to manage a one-all draw.The draw was a disappointing result for the Shipping Boys after they dominated the match, but could not get the curtain raiser until ELWA United got the opener in the 61st minute that forced Coach Manneh’s boys to fight for the draw.But in an interview about today’s clash, Coach Manneh, who will be coaching against BYC for the first time, admitted that his opponent is tough and “they have the best players, but in football a coach’s role makes much difference than players’.”LISCR are second on the league table with 18 points out of ten matches. A win for the Shipping Boys will see them ending the first phase as the only unbeaten side after winning four and drawing six of their last ten matches.BYC, with two games on hand, are in the third place with 17 points out of nine matches.In other midweek fixtures, league leaders FC Fassel – who are seven points ahead of LISCR FC – will be going against bottom side LPRC Oilers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Oilers were beaten 2-0 in their last league match against Keitrace FC and are second from bottom with five points out of ten matches.In the day’s final encounter, after their huge 5-1 victory over Keitrace FC, 3rd place Monrovia Club Breweries will enter into a tough encounter against 6th place Watanga FC at the ATS.Breweries are leveled on points with LISCR, with 18 points out of ten matches.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)