October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As of early this week, Buzulencia has raised nearly $12,000 in support of the cause. Wildlife officials in North Carolina are asking anglers and other members of the public to keep an eye out for hellbenders—the giant salamander found in fast-moving, clean mountain streams in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Hellbenders can grow up to 2 feet long and look a little frightening, but they are not dangerous. NCDOT plans statewide network of greenway trails A trail runner from Beacon, New York is attempting to run a section of the Appalachian Trail in record time while raising awareness about domestic violence. Greg Buzulencia will attempt to run the 88-mile section of the Appalachian Trail that runs through New York state in 24 hours. Buzulencia will attempt his run on Oct. 3. NCDOT is asking the public to fill out two surveys about how they use greenways and where they would like to see new trails built. The surveys can be found at www.ncdot.gov/divisions/bike-ped/great-trails-state/. Beginning the week of October 1 and continuing through mid-December, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will stock approximately 120,000 hatchery raised adult Rainbow, Brown and Brook Trout in more than 100 streams and lakes, PFBC said in a news release. The stockings will provide ice fishing opportunities throughout the winter. “Fall can be one of the most scenic and enjoyable times of year to spend a day fishing, and we’re excited to provide a special opportunity for those anglers who love fishing for trout,” said Brian Wisner, Director of the PFBC Bureau of Hatcheries. The hellbender, also known as “snot otters” and “water dogs,” have disappeared from much of their habitat due to habitat degradation and are listed as a species of special concern in the state. Reported sightings help the agency inventory and monitor how the hellbender is fairing. Anyone who finds a hellbender is asked to leave it alone but note the location or GPS coordinates, take a photo, and email all information of Lori Williams at [email protected] or call 866-318-2401. New York man attempts trail running record on AT while raising awareness about domestic violence NC Wildlife Commission seeks public help in tracking hellbenders The North Carolina Department of Transportation is working to identify a plan to connect greenway trails statewide as part of the Great Trails State Plan. The plan focuses on multi-use trails for walking, running and cycling. Stocked trout extends fishing opportunities in PA this fall and winter Photo courtesy of Getty Images by JasonOndreicka
The six-time champion Federer, who speaks English, German and French – as well as some Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Afrikaans – was overheard by a line judge, who reported it to the umpire.“It was a mix (of languages),” Federer said. “Clearly she speaks mixed. Didn’t know that. Next time I got to check the lines people.”It was a rare flare-up from the normally unflappable Swiss, who said he was frustrated about a groin injury that was hampering his movement and required a medical time-out shortly afterwards.The 38-year-old, now into his 46th Grand Slam semi-final after recovering to beat Sandgren 6-3, 2-6, 2-6, 7-6 (10⁄8), 6-3, said the warning was harsh.Switzerland’s Roger Federer received a code violation during his Australian Open quarter-finalRead Also: Aussie Open: Nadal sacks emotional Kyrgios to hit Quarterfinals“Honestly, to be frustrated at one point throughout the match, I think it’s normal,” Federer said. “I found it a bit tough.“It’s not like I’m known to throw around words and whatever. It’s not like the whole stadium heard it either.“But no problem, I’ll accept it.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Federer swore loudly in a “mix” of languages during the third set, before he came from two sets down – saving seven match points – to beat 100th-ranked Tennys Sandgren. Roger Federer joked that he’ll be more careful what language he swears in after he was warned for an audible obscenity during his thrilling Australian Open quarter-final win on Tuesday.Advertisement Loading…
The Batesville Bulldogs 5th Grade Basketball team traveled to Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School on Sunday and came away with two impressive victories. In game one, the Bulldogs jumped out to a 12-0 lead over the Madison Cubs and won by a final score of 42-7. The team’s stifling full court defense and excellent passing on offense was the difference. Leading the squad in scoring was Jaiden Kuria with 14. Brayden Maple tallied 7, Caleb Mohr 6, Trenton Jordan 4, Cayden Drake 3, while Owen Enneking, Landon Raver and Lincoln Garrett each had 2.In game two of the day, the Bulldogs used excellent teamwork to defeat Rising Sun 40-12. Kuria had 10, Maple 8, Drake 5, Raver 5, Enneking 4, Mohr 3, Ethan Schneider 3 and William Kuisel 2.The Bulldogs (13-1) are off until after the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Holidays, everyone. Go Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
Class of 2016 running back Robert Washington has decommitted from Syracuse, according to multiple reports. Scout.com first reported the news.Washington verballed to Syracuse on April 25. The East Gaston (North Carolina) High School product is ranked by 247Sports.com’s composite rankings as the 12th running back in the 2016 class. He’s listed at 5 feet 10 inches and 215 pounds.On April 25, a Bleacher Report video was released in which Washington verbally committed to Florida. About 15 minutes later, he announced his pledge to Syracuse in person to a group of reporters.In 2012, Washington verballed to Mississippi State before decommitting after a coaching change.Washington was told that he would be the only running back the Orange takes in its 2016 class. Now, that spot appears to have opened back up. SU’s 2016 class sits at 14 commits, including hybrids Moe Neal and Darius Stubbs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Sunday morning, Washington tweeted from a new account and said that his father, Robert Washington Sr., hacked his old account. Prior to his announcement in April, Washington released his top six schools, which included Alabama, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Texas Christian along with SU. He has offers from 44 schools, according to 247Sports.The only four-star running backs, according to Scout, that Syracuse has signed in the past 10 years are former Indianapolis Colt Delone Carter (Class of 2006), Doug Hogue (Class of 2007) and Averin Collier (Class of 2008). Junior defensive end Ron Thompson is the only four-star recruit on the Orange’s current roster.In his junior year at SouthLake Christian (North Carolina) Academy, Washington ran for 2,233 yards and 27 touchdowns on 239 carries, according to MaxPreps.com. As a sophomore, he ran for 2,512 yards and 28 touchdowns on 219 carries, per MaxPreps. Comments Related Stories Robert Washington, 4-star recruit, verbally commits to Syracuse for Class of 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds