Lady Bulldogs Get Hat Trick Over Lady Pirates

first_imgAll three levels of Lady Bulldogs Volleyball saw victory at the hands of The Lady Pirates tonight.From Freshman coach Erin Trenkamp: The Lady Bulldogs defeated in two matches the Lady Pirates. Serving up major points for the Dogs was Belle Wolters with 20pt 5 aces. The team overall had some great volleys and worked for their points. Katie Bedel and Kerigan Haskamp has some nice blocks and hits. Grace Laudick, Bailey Lare, and Paige Stirn were digging the ball well. Grace Sarringhaus , Shalee Harrington, and Nikki Fox had some good hits and digs. They looked amazing and played as a team for their last freshman match. Game one 25-16, game two 25-21! Good job ladies!!!From JV coach Shelly Prickel: The JV volleyball team overcame sluggish play in game 2 to defeat Greensburg by the scores 25-15; 18-25; 15-6. The team is now 16-2 on the season. Kelsey Shupe scored 10 straight points in the 3rd set to regain the momentum on her way to a team high 16 service points including 3 aces. Anna Bauer mixed power with some well placed dinks to notch 8 kills, while Maria Weisbrod (5 kills) and Tori Kurtz (4 kills, 3 stuff blocks) were both strong in the front line for the Lady Dogs. Monica Gerstbauer had 17 assists in her 35 setting attempts. Shupe was the top in serve receive with 21 good attempts. The team will travel to South Dearborn tomorrow in the 2nd of 3 EIAC matches this week.In the Varsity match, The Lady Dogs needed a reset for the win. In sets one and two we played well: Doing our job, serving, covering our hitters while disrupting the lady pirates in system play. Set three was when the wheels fell off… we were looking at 14-0 before we knew what happened. Answers were few and far between and we looked defeated. We have struggled with only focusing for 2.5 sets and it seemed like it was going to happen again. Going into the fourth I asked them to think of the night as a tournament. Match one was over and we had to rest our clocks for the next match. Set four became point for point scoring until the lady pirates opened up a lead and started to separate around 15. Reset number two. Keep the faith and control the pass was the plan. We pulled back into it when #17 Abigail Westerfeld took control from the service line with 2 Aces. She made it hard for them to return attacks and then set up #3 Morgan Meyer to bring us home with the last two kills. Dogs win: 25-23, 25-22, 9-25, 25-22.We will return to Conference play tomorrow night @ South Dearborn. JV first serve is scheduled for 5.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

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Report: Officials Asked Medical Examiners to Withhold Virus Death Figures

first_imgFlorida’s Department of Health tried to keep a tally of coronavirus deaths that is tracked by Florida’s 22 medical examiners from being released to the public, according to The Tampa Bay Times.The article states the list from the medical examiners had previously been released in real time. However, when the newspaper reported that the tally was 10 percent higher than the health department’s count, state officials directed that the list be reviewed and possibly redacted. The pause in reporting has been occurring for 10 days, according to the newspaper.In addition, the report comes as Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Phase One of his reopening plan for the state, with the exception of Southeast Florida.“For Florida, going from where we are now to phase 1 is not a very big leap,” DeSantis said while announcing the plan on Wednesday. “I think we will be able to be a small step for us. We will approach it in a very measured, thoughtful, and data-driven way.” Phase One begins on May 4.Meanwhile, Florida currently has more than 33,000 coronavirus cases and more than 1,200 deaths from the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.Names of the deceased are not included on the list, although there is demographic information, probable cause of death, and a case summary.Dr. Stephen Nelson, who serves as chairman of the state Medical Examiners Commission, the group that released the list, says that state officials told him they plan to remove cause of death and case descriptions from death counts. He believes such a move would make the information “meaningless.” “This is no different than any other public record we deal with,” Nelson said to The Times. “It’s paid for by taxpayer dollars and the taxpayers have a right to know.”A spokesperson for the Florida Department of Health told The Times that the agency held conference calls with the state’s Department of Law Enforcement, which provides administrative support to the Medical Examiners Commission, about privacy concerns for those who have died from COVID-19.The spokesperson explains that the health department did not provide a legal opinion.On the other hand, The Times adds that an employee for one of the state health department’s county offices claims the difference in figures between the two lists is a result of the department excluding from its list “some snowbirds and other seasonal residents, along with visitors who died in Florida.” The newspaper reports that the medical examiner counts all people who died in the state.The difference in figures has been a concern for Florida’s Democratic congressional delegation, which recently sent a collective letter to DeSantis, asking for a “detailed explanation of the public health justification” for the difference in the tracking methods.They also asked the governor to work with the health department and the medical examiners around the state to ensure that coronavirus cases are identified and reported accurately.last_img read more

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