December 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Savon Scarver Earns First-Team All-America Honors From FWAA Tags: All-American/Savon Scarver/Utah State Aggies Football Written by Robert Lovell FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Just four days after being named a Walter Camp Football Foundation First-Team All-American, Utah State kickoff return specialist Savon Scarver has landed on another All-America Team.The sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., was selected a Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) First-Team All-American, it was announced Monday afternoon by the organization.“Once again, I am honored to be named a first-team All-American,” Scarver said. “I am grateful that all my hard work and dedication isn’t going unnoticed. I appreciate and thank all the people that support me.”For the second year in a row, an Aggie has earned All-American honors from the FWAA as defensive back Jalen Davis was a second-team selection in 2017. In fact, only three Aggies have ever earned All-American accolades from the FWAA as Merlin Olsen was recognized at tackle in both 1960 and 1961.Scarver is the lone representative from the Mountain West to be recognized by the FWAA, while Utah’s Matt Gay (placekicker) and Chase Hansen (linebacker) were both tabbed to the second team.The postseason honors continue to pile up for Scarver, who was one of two Aggies to earn first-team all-Mountain West honors this season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore wide receiver/kick returner leads the nation in kickoff returns (34.2 ypr) and is tied for second with a pair of kickoff returns for touchdowns.Scarver has returned 21 kickoffs for 719 yards, including four returns of 50-or-more yards. His two kickoff returns for touchdowns (100 yards vs. New Mexico State and 96 yards at Wyoming) rank as the second-most in a single-season in school history, behind Kevin Robinson (three in 2007). In fact, Scarver and Robinson are the only Aggies in school history to have multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns in a single season.For his career, Scarver has three total kickoff returns for touchdowns, which is also second all-time in school history behind Robinson (four from 2004-07). Scarver’s career kickoff return average of 28.6 yards is the third-best in Utah State history.Scarver has played in all 12 games for the Aggies this season, recording eight catches for 147 yards and one touchdown. He has also rushed the ball once for 14 yards.Scarver and the Aggies will face North Texas in the 13th-annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque, N.M. The game will be televised live on ESPN.For Utah State, this will be its second appearance in the New Mexico Bowl as it posted a 21-6 win against UTEP in 2014. Only New Mexico (4) and Colorado State (3) have made more appearances in the Albuquerque-based bowl than USU (2).Utah State and North Texas will be meeting for the eighth time in series history as USU holds a 4-3 advantage. USU posted a 4-1 record against UNT when both teams were members of the Big West Conference from 1996-2000 and USU went 0-2 against the Mean Green when both programs were members of the Sun Belt Conference from 2003-04.Utah State, which is ranked No. 23 in this week’s Amway Coaches poll, finished the regular season at 10-2, including a 7-1 mark in the Mountain Division of the MW to tie for first.
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Rezoning Final Reading of Rezoning Ordinance VC-9-2017 As Amended Department Head ReportsNew BusinessOld BusinessReminder: December 19th meeting cancellation AGENDAVanderburgh County Board of CommissionersDecember 12, 2017 At 3:00 pm, Room 301Call to OrderAttendancePledge of AllegianceAction ItemsResolution to the Indiana General Assembly Regarding House Bill 1006CO.11-17-027 Amendment to the Ordinance Establishing a County Riverboat Casino FundFirst Reading of CO.V-01-18-002 and Permission to Advertise Notice of Public Hearing Petitioner: Vieira Brothers, IncAddress: 900 E. Mt. Pleasant RdChange from C-4 to M-2 with Amended UDCAdjournmentFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Superintendent of County Buildings: 2017 Fall Craft Show ReportVanderburgh County EngineerDepartment Head ReportUniversity Parkway TIF Pay Request #28 for $8,198.00Travel RequestClaims Health Department:STD GrantiSalus Renewal Agreement Public CommentConsent ItemsApproval of December 5, 2017 Meeting MinutesApproval of November 27, 2017 Special Meeting MinutesEmployment ChangesContracts, Agreements and LeasesCounty Clerk: TriState Systems ProposalCounty Commissioners:AT&T Centrex Phone Lines Extension AgreementCounty Towing Contact Vanderburgh Superior Court:Contractual Services Agreement with Regene NewmanContractual Services Agreements for Home VerificationDion WingerterTroy R. HardinJohn Helfrich
× HOBOKEN– The Hoboken Planning Board planned to hold a second public hearing to consider the finalized 2018 Hoboken Master Plan Reexamination Report and 2018 Land Use Element at 7 p.m. at the Multi-Service Center, at 124 Grand St. on Monday, June 25.On June 11, BFJ Planning, the city’s Planning Consultant on this project, gave a detailed presentation describing the year-long planning process and major components of each document and members of the public commented.Following the June 11 public hearing, the draft plans have been updated and revised and are available for public review at http://masterplan-cityofhoboken.opendata.arcgis.com.Revisions to the plans since the June 11 public hearing are highlighted throughout the documents.At the June 25 public hearing, the Planning Board will present a summary of the changes that were made to the documents. Meeting attendees will be able to offer comments on those changes.
Ocean City’s “Show Us Your Paws Parade” stepped off without a hitch on Saturday. And why wouldn’t it? Perfect weather, dozens of four-legged friends and their two-legged leash-holders made for an entertaining and unusual procession.Queen Bumble ‘Bree” of H.S.O.C.In a town that loves parades, the Show Us Your Paws Parade has a special place in the hearts of Ocean City visitors and residents alike.The event is a fund-raiser for the Humane Society of Ocean City. Pet owners and pooches registered at 4 pm, lineup was at 4:30 and the action began at 4:45. A Mummers String Band and local dignitaries took place, along with the stars of the show, the dogs and other pets.Reagan DeVlieger, the Humane Society’s Youth Volunteer of the Year poses with Matthew Allen, Mr. Mature America 2017Reagan DeVlieger was honored by the Human Society as its Youth Volunteer of the Year. Reagan, a student at Ocean City Intermediate School, volunteers her time raising money for the Humane Society. An enthusiast in the Chinese paper-folding art of Origami, Reagan creates swans, birds, and other origami pieces and sells them to raise funds for the Humane Society.The Rossiter and Audino families participated with their patriotically dressed pups. These two goldens are brothers and are a handful of fun.Awards were presented for best super hero dog, pet/owner lookalikes, best decorated wagon, most patriotic, best dressed dog, best dressed pet, and best surfer dog/bathing beauty dog.
From left to right:Coach Abby Latorre, Ryann Styer, Andrea Teafanova, Alex Antonov, Claudia Scherbin, Maggie Wallace, and Coach Ian Keiser. Photo Credits: JASM Consulting Maggie Wallace won two individual events and participated on a winning relay team earlier in the week as the Ocean City girls swim team made its presence felt at the state Meet of Champions at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell.It was a fitting ending to another stellar season for Coach Abby Latorre’s Red Raiders who went 8-2 in South Jersey B competition and 9-4 overall in dual meets.Maggie WallaceWallace, a senior, is one of the most versatile performers on the team, having seen action in the freestyle at a variety of distances, the backstroke, butterfly and individual medley. But in last weekend’s meet of champs, her freestyling was dominating.Wallace set a new meet record in the 500 freestyle, clocking in at 4:26.27, shattering the old mark set by Ocean City’s Amanda Nunan in 2016. She also took first place in the 200 freestyle in 1:48.75.The Red Raiders’ 200 freestyle relay squad of Alex Antonov, Claudia Schebin, Wallace and Ryann Styer raced to a meet record of 1:34.61 in winning the event. The old mark of 1:35.31 was held by Hillsborough.This is the State Championship winning 200 Freestyle Relay. Ryann Styer, Alex Antonov, Maggie Wallace, & Claudia Scherbin.Wallace, Andrea Toefanova, Antonov and Styer were second to Immaculate Heart Academy in the 400 freestyle relay.Styer, who also finished fifth in the 100 freestyle, took second in the 50 freestyle with a 23.14 clocking. Winner Darlene Fung of Pingry School set a meet record of 22.08 for the win.
Harvard men’s hockey celebrates its first Beanpot Championship in 24 years. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Thirty-one seconds into the third period, Harvard senior Alexander Kerfoot (No. 14) celebrates his 11th goal on the year off the assist from senior Tyler Moy. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Clay Anderson (No. 5) for Harvard throws his body in front of the Harvard net. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard men’s hockey topped Boston University Monday night to earn the 65th Beanpot Championship, capturing a title it had not held since 1993.The win for No. 3/3 Crimson over No. 4/4 Boston University at the TD Garden brought the Beanpot back to Harvard.Harvard (18-5-2, 12-4-2 ECAC) handed the BU Terriers (19-9-2, 11-5-2) a 6-3 defeat, amassing a 46-17 shots-on-goal advantage throughout the contest at the TD Garden. Freshman Nathan Krusko led Harvard with two goals and three points, while five Crimson skaters totaled at least two points. Junior goaltender Merrick Madsen stopped 14 shots in net to help guide the Crimson to the triumph. Harvard goalkeeper Merrick Madsen keeps his eye on the puck as he makes the save. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard players celebrate with fans following their victory. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer BU’s Bobo Carpenter (left) upends Luke Esposito. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Harvard came out as the aggressors against the Terriers, outshooting the crosstown rivals 18-2 in the opening period. The Crimson was finally rewarded for its bold play late in the first period, getting on the scoreboard first with 4:50 to play in the frame.To read the full story and see stats, visit the Harvard Athletics website.Harvard returns to action for two Ivy League road matchups, starting with Yale on Friday at 7 p.m., before taking on Brown Saturday at 7 p.m. A schedule is available on the men’s ice hockey site.
Saint Mary’s College will screen the film “Band of Sisters,” directed by Mary Fishman, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Carroll Auditorium. A panel discussion and a question and answer session will follow the film. Molly Gower, professor of Religious Studies and one of the event’s coordinators, said the decision to screen the film on Saint Mary’s campus came from the popularity of a screening held at Notre Dame last spring. “It’s a film that communicates really important pieces of Catholic history and theology that a lot of students don’t know about in a way that is very easy to watch and easy to learn from,” Gower said. “It’s a documentary, but you don’t feel like you are watching PBS. It focuses on personal stories and the way individual women live.” The “Band of Sisters” website said this film centers on the remarkable journey of Catholic nuns living in the United States today and their mission as citizens of the world post-Vatican II. The film shares the stories of over a dozen sisters, their perspectives on being faithful citizens, and the inspiring ways in which they are leaving their mark on the world. The Saint Mary’s website said the film “takes up issues of Catholics as citizen of the modern world, with special attention to the notion of the universal call to holiness.” Gower said she offered extra credit to students in her Catholic Social Thought class who attended the screening at Notre Dame last spring and was pleased with how much they enjoyed and learned from the film. “From my perspective in the classroom, it did so much to help students understand pieces of history and theology that are really important,” she said. “The film gave students a context for understanding Catholic Social Thought.” Gower said the idea of screening the film at Saint Mary’s was exciting because of how meaningful the film was to many students who saw it in the spring. “We got excited about screening the film at Saint Mary’s as a gift to the students,” she said. Gower said she sees this event as an opportunity for students to better understand the history of the Holy Cross community in which they live. Though the Congregation of Holy Cross is not specifically focused on in the film, students will better understand a piece of Holy Cross history and how its mission ties into the lives of many Catholic sisters in America, she said. “The film is an important part of understanding what it means to be Catholic in America today and what it means especially to be studying at an institution sponsored by the sisters,” Gower said. Explicit connections with the film to the Holy Cross sisters will be offered through the panelists perspectives after the film, according to Gower. The panel will include Mary Fishman, producer and director of “Band of Sisters,”; Sr. Elena Malits, Holy Cross sister and professor emerita of religious studies at Saint Mary’s; Sr. Jessica Brock, novice, attorney and musician:; Sr. Betty Smoyer, former Saint Mary’s campus minister and Kathleen Sprows Cummings, associate professor of American Studies at Notre Dame. “One thing we hope will come out in the panel discussion is the relationship between the history and theology that you learn about in the film and how it connects to the sisters of the Holy Cross and to the history and mission of Saint Mary’s College,” Gower said. This event is sponsored the College’s Department of Religious Studies, the Department of Humanistic Studies, the Center for Spirituality, the Program in Gender and Women’s Studies, the Program in Justice Education and the Cushwa-Leighton Library. “Band of Sisters” is 86 minutes long and will be followed by 30 minutes of panel discussion and an open question session at the end. Contact Samantha Grady at [email protected]
If you don’t see your place in nature, you can learn how you fit in, Davies said. Thefirst step is out the front door. “In summer, as in any season, children need to get involved and learn about theenvironment around them,” she said. “Most children have lost their relationship withthe land. “They need to care about something other than themselves,” she said. “They need to beresponsible for another living thing.” In Georgia, the 4-H Environmental Education program will welcome nearly 45,000children to four 4-H centers during the 1996-97 school year. The classes bring childrenout of walled classrooms and into nature’s classroom to study biology, science, historyand other subjects. But Davies isn’t thinking of your peace of mind. She’s concerned about how yourchildren connect with the world of nature. Children are naturally curious about theout-of-doors. But at some point, their interests switch to school, friends, TV andmusic. “Get them out of the house,” said Diane Davies, a 4-H environmental educationspecialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. But help is on the way. Summer’s coming, parents. What are you going to do with the kids? The 4-H camping season will bring thousands of children back to nature this summer. Just get your children to play outdoors. Sit in the sand on the beach. Show them a snailor let them hold a fish, she said. Visit a farm. Go to summer camp. Youngsters can also visit science centers designed to introduce them to life sciences andother topics. The Natural History Museum at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center near Eatontonhas two floors of exhibits and classrooms to stimulate children’s imagination and helpthem connect with nature. “Parents need to build a wide base of experience for their children,” Davies said. “Toconnect to the land, they need to understand their place in it. They need to see the bigpicture.” Luckily, the world is full of excellent ways for children to explore nature. The field ofenvironmental education is booming. “In the traditional school setting and in their more urbanized lifestyle, children areunlearning their connection to the environment,” Davies said. “We get children into the program who have never seen a sky full of stars before,”Davies said. “They’ve never walked in the woods at night or seen the ocean. They’venever understood life in these terms.” “In the past,” she said, “many children grew up on the farm. They understood naturalresources, where their food came from, they enjoyed hunting and fishing. Today,children lack that connection with the natural world.” Davies encourages parents to give children a pet — and the responsibility that goes withit. “These are full study experiences,” Davies said. “But just walking out the front door isa great way for children to get started learning about the environment. Just get them outof the house.”
October 14 is the deadline for voting on the continuation of the Georgia Tobacco Commission. Ballots for the referendum were mailed to growers on September 10. An eligible grower can request a ballot by calling the Georgia Department of Agriculture at (404)656-3678 or the Georgia Tobacco Commission at 1-800-425-7675. The commission’s purpose is to promote Georgia tobacco and support research and education for it. Its programs are funded by an assessment of 30 cents per 100 pounds of tobacco produced and sold in Georgia. The commission works cooperatively with the University of Georgia Tobacco Team to address production problems of Georgia tobacco.