SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Flag Order, National Issues, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – In accordance with the President’s proclamation, Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all United States and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff effective immediately. This is a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence that took place on December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California.“Pennsylvanians thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the entire San Bernardino community following tragic mass shooting there,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This violence is absolutely senseless.”Flags will return to full-staff at 12:00 am between December 7th and December 8th per the President’s order.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the San Bernardino Shootings December 03, 2015
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.
View Gallery (3 Photos)On a rare sunny day this April, the Wisconsin football team capped off its spring season with its annual Spring Game at Camp Randall Saturday.Following a different format than in years past, the offense, team “White,” lost to the defense, team “Cardinal,” 61-47 after a second-half collapse saw the offense score just five points in the final 20 minutes.With many of the key players sitting out for the offense – including seniors James White, Jared Abbrederis and Ryan Groy – in order to prevent injury, the attention turned to the one position that had all five of its candidates participating: quarterback.Starting for the offense on the first drive, sixth-year senior Curt Phillips led the team on a 10-play, 50-yard drive that resulted in a Kyle French field goal.However, redshirt sophomore Joel Stave quickly stole the show when he took over at quarterback on the offense’s third drive.Trailing the defense 12-7, Stave orchestrated a 71-yard drive, throwing for four first downs along the way before sophomore running back Melvin Gordon finished the drive off with an 11-yard touchdown run.For Stave, a strong final practice seemed the perfect way to end his first spring season under new head coach Gary Andersen.“I think I’ve made a pretty good impression,” Stave said. “Just trying to compete and trying to make sure I’m learning everything that they are giving me because they threw a lot of stuff at us this week offensively.”By the end the game, Stave had accumulated 161 passing yards on 15-of-20 passing and had the offense’s only throwing score of the game.While Andersen was reluctant to say that Stave had taken the lead in the quarterback contest, he did say that the young signal caller had his best practice of the spring Saturday.“Joel was poised today,” Andersen said. “I thought he wasn’t perfect, but he doesn’t have to be perfect. … We did throw the ball and catch the ball better than we have all spring and that was very encouraging.”None of the other quarterbacks received much of a shot at the job Saturday, with just a combined nine passing attempts between Danny O’Brien, Bart Houston and Chase Knox. Just two of those passes were completed for a grand total of seven yards.Lessening the burden on Wisconsin’s passing game, Gordon took 17 carries and averaged 4.4 yards per attempt but also provided a reliable receiving option, catching four passes for 39 yards.Despite suffering from ankle problems throughout the early part of the spring season, Gordon would manage to rush for 74 yards and a touchdown – a far cry from his first spring game last year where the young running back accumulated 159 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries.“The tweak of the ankle through spring slowed him down, but it didn’t slow him down mentally,” Andersen said. “It really was impressive to me because the day he came back, he was in the offense, he knew the offense … which is a credit to him.”Doe catches attention at wide receiverIn the absence of star wide receiver Abbrederis, the Wisconsin quarterbacks had to search for a new go-to option in the passing game Saturday. Junior wide receiver Kenzel Doe quickly stepped up to the task – something his teammates say they have witnessed all spring.“He was very impressive today,” Phillips said. “He is one guy that I think we have seen throughout the spring make strides.“I think having the confidence now that he has been out there and [making] some plays will allow him the opportunity to improve himself.”Doe made play after play for the offense – catching seven first-down passes in four quarters – on his way to eight catches for 93 yards on the day.Entering the game, the quest for a No. 2 wide receiver was one of the big question marks for Wisconsin, but after the spring game Andersen admitted the wide receiver question may now have solved itself.“Kenzel’s want-to is very impressive,” Anderson said. “He is crafty and … has really showed solid hands throughout practice. Whether it’s route versus error, or a competitive situation, he’s done a very nice job.”Although Doe was electric catching the short passes and even running an end-around that featured some shifty moves, the Badgers sorely lacked any deep-ball potency in their passing game. Without Abbrederis’ presence on the field, the Badgers didn’t take many shots down the field.Stave was the only quarterback to heave up the long ball out of all five players Saturday, overthrowing one attempt and leading his receiver a bit too far to the middle of the field on the other.