The Batesville Bulldogs 8th Grade Basketball defeated The Milan Indians 43-33.Batesville improves to 7-4Score by quarters: 1st Bville 12, Milan 9; 2nd Bville 18, Milan 17; 3rd Bville 27, Milan 23; 4th Bville 43, Milan 33.Batesville Individual scoring: Seth Gausman 13; Colt Meyer 9; Brayden Linkel 2; Bill Lynam 2; Dempsy Bohman 9; and Jake Cruse 5.“Milan fought hard and kept it close throughout the game. Our boys had to learn to fight back and step up to the physical challenge, which they did. I think we took a step forward in learning how to win the mental and physical game.”- Bulldogs Coach Chris Bradford.After 4 tough losses in a row, the Batesville 7th Grade Boys team snapped their losing streak, defeating the Milan Indians on Thursday night 43-41.With the score tied 41 to 41, and 8.5 seconds to go in the game, Calvin Sherwood made a great steal and after securing the ball got it to Alex Siefert. Siefert then found Mason Barker on the other end of the court with no one around him. With 1 second left, Barker put up a shot and it went in as the buzzer sounded, giving the Bulldogs a dramatic victory.It was an up and down game for both teams, as Batesville jumped out to a 13 to 0 lead at the end of the first quarter and took an 18 to 9 lead into halftime. The second half was a far different story as Milan held a 5 point lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter went back and forth, but the Bulldogs were able to come away with a hard fought win.The 7th Grade Bulldogs improve their record 4 and 7 on the year.Batesville’s next games will be on December 29th when they compete in the Crosstown Classic. The Bulldogs will play the first game at 9am when they take on Benjamin Rush Middle School and their 2nd game will be at 1:20 pm against Jennings County. Should Batesville win those games, they would play in the Championship game at 3:30 against the winner of Pool B which consists of St. Louis, Connersville and North Decatur. All of these games will be at Batesville Middle School.Score By Quarter:Milan: 1st- 0, 2nd-9, 3rd-19, 4th-13 Total Points-41Batesville: 1st-13, 2nd-5, 3rd-5, 4th-20 Total Points-43Individual Scoring: Mason Barker: 2FG-4, 3FG-2, FT-0 for 0, Total-14; Calvin Sherwood: 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-6; RJ Powell: 2FG-3, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-6; Bristol Davies: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-2; Ethan Brewer: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total-1; Damon Grieshop: 2FG-1, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-2; Pros Moorman: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Trey Peters: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-1 for 2, Total-1; Matthew Meyer: 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-4; Jaden Peetz: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Nathan Villani: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; Alex Siefert: 2FG-0, 3FG-0, FT-0 for 0, Total-0; and Austin Cornn: 2FG-2, 3FG-0, FT-3 for 4, Total-7.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Luke Williams.
The migration of the great snipe Gallinago media was previously poorly known. Three tracks in 2010 suggested a remarkable migratory behaviour including long and fast overland non-stop flights (Klaassen et al. 2011). Here we present the migration pattern of Swedish male great snipes, based on 19 individuals tracked by light-level geolocators in four different years. About half of the birds made stopover(s) in northern Europe in early autumn. They left the breeding area 15 days earlier than those which flew directly to sub-Sahara, suggesting two distinct autumn migration strategies. The autumn trans-Sahara flights were on average 5500 km long, lasted 64 h, and were flown at ground speeds of 25 m s-1 (90 km h-1). The arrival in the Sahel zone of West Africa coincided with the wet season there, and the birds stayed for on average three weeks. The birds arrived at their wintering grounds around the lower stretches of the Congo River in late September and stayed for seven months. In spring the great snipes made trans-Sahara flights of similar length and speed as in autumn, but the remaining migration through eastern Europe was notably slow. All birds returned to the breeding grounds within one week around mid-May. The annual cycle was characterized by relaxed temporal synchronization between individuals during the autumn-winter period, with maximum variation at the arrival in the wintering area. Synchronization increased in spring, with minimum time variation at arrival in the breeding area. This suggests that arrival date in the breeding area is under strong stabilizing selection, while there is room for more flexibility in autumn and arrival to the wintering area. The details of the fast non-stop flights remain to be elucidated, but the identification of the main stopover and wintering areas is important for future conservation work on this red-listed bird species.