Bulldog Middle School Grapplers Get Big Win Over Golden Bears

first_imgThe BMS Wrestling team dominated Shelbyville on Tuesday evening with a 75-15 victory.The Bulldogs jumped out to a 24-0 lead with four straight forfeits. Tacoma Nicholas, Otto Hund, Hunter Laudick, and David Maher all recorded forfeit wins to start the Dogs down the path to victory. They then suffered their first, and only, head to head loss in a hard fought decision at 95 pounds. There was a double forfeit at 100 pounds, and Mason Neeley received a forfeit in the 105 pound weight class. Alex Murphy made short work of his opponent with a second period pin while having a comfortable lead. Bobby Weiler added another six points for the team at the 125 pound weight class when he pinned his opponent in the third period after he had jumped out to a 7-1 lead. Vonley Hund then received a forfeit at 130 pounds making the score 48-3. Again there were two more back to back double forfeits at the 135 and 140 pound weight classes. Aaron Norman wrestled a great match at 145 pounds, pinning his opponent in the second period. The Bulldogs were well on their way to victory, but thrills were not over.Josh Mobley moved up to the 155 weight class to face s best wrestler, and it did not disappoint. Josh had the only score of the first period with a two point takedown. He then outscored his opponent 7-3 in the second period with an escape, two takedowns, and a two point near fall but it was far from over. Josh and his opponent scrambled the third period with Shelbyville’s wrestler tying the score by the end of regulation. This put the match into “sudden death” overtime meaning the first wrestler to get a takedown would win the match. The two locked up and both worked for position. Josh snapped his opponent’s head down followed by a textbook double leg takedown hurling his opponent to the mat, and ending the match.The Bulldogs never looked back from there. Jesus Garcia added to the Bulldogs already substantial lead with a first period pin. Chase Hamilton followed in similar fashion with a first period pin after scoring on three straight takedowns. Brandon Manning was the final Batesville wrestler to take the mat receiving a forfeit at 195 pounds. The Bulldogs did give up a forfeit in the heavyweight class making the final score 75-15.In JV matches for the evening, Hunter Laudick started the round with a second period pin. Mason Neeley recorded a win with a 5-4 decision. Vonley Hund won his JV match with a second period pin. Brandon Manning pinned his opponent in overtime. Elijah Stover had a second period pin against his opponent. Aaron Norman got his second straight pin of the evening pinning his opponent in the first period. Otto Hund added another JV win with second period pin, and Marcus Niese pinned his opponent early in the third period.The Bulldogs will face Greensburg on Thursday in their second straight home meet of the week with wrestling beginning at 5:30. They will then finish the season on Saturday at Franklin County for the Conference Invitational.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bob Weiler, Jr.last_img read more

Kentucky School Surprises Student with Yearbook Photo of Her Service Dog

first_img“It’s important for us to do all we can to foster our relationship with families and do what we can to support students,” says Nathan Sturtzel, principal of St. Patrick Catholic School. “We love Ariel. She’s part of Hadley Jo’s family so she’s a part of our family too. Finding a place for her in our yearbook was an easy decision and it was a lot of fun to include her. We loved it.”The Labradoodle is the only service dog within the archdiocese of Louisville, according to Heather Lange.“When I got the yearbook and saw that they included our service dog, that was one of the most touching moments of my life. The inclusiveness meant so much,” she adds. “It proved that we may not all look the same, we may not all learn the same, we have differences but it’s OK. We can still be kind and inclusive and accept each other. This yearbook is a huge reflection of that.”She went on to say, “It’s very comforting knowing my daughter has a home at her school where she is loved and accepted, even though she may not look like everyone else. St. Patrick made a choice to accept my child and her service dog. The acceptance and inclusion is a true sign of kindness and compassion.” Photo courtesy: Heather Lange via CNN With the academic year coming to an end, one school in Kentucky decided to save a spot in its yearbook for a different kind of student – Ariel, a service dog.St. Patrick Catholic School in Louisville surprised the pet’s owner, 7-year-old Hadley Jo Lange, by including a photo of the Labradoodle among its kindergarten class. The girl suffers from epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder that causes seizures.“This dog has really saved my daughter’s life,” her mom, Heather Lange, told CNN. “I don’t know how I could ever thank Ariel as a mother. She goes with her everywhere, to school, rides the bus with her, goes to her dance classes and soccer practice. She always has her eyes on my little girl. It’s a huge sense of security.”The 4-year-old pooch can recognize when the child is having an episode. When the seizures happen at school, Ariel alerts teachers by barking. During the episodes, she also lies down next to Hadley Jo and moves her body underneath the child in order to cushion her fall.last_img read more