Submitted by Wayne Money
After a disappointing two game road stretch where the Varsity Cowboys lost to Suwannee, FL 4 to 3 and Ringgold, GA 16 to 6 , the Cowboy’s baseball team is back at their winning ways. The team traveled to Tallahassee Thursday for a Class 4A Distract 2 contest against the Godby Cougars and came home with a decisive 9 to 1 victory. As a team, the Cowboys had six hits, ten free passes and five RBI’s. With the win, their season record now stands at 3 wins against 2 losses, with a district record of 1 win and 0 losses. Zack Money picked up his second win of the season pitching a complete game with 12 K’s, 3 free passes and 0 earned runs.
On this cold evening, DJ Mcknight led the way at the plate going 1 for 2 with his 3rd HR of the season driving in 3 runs while being intentionally walked twice. Patrick Bowen, Zack Money, Chad Oliver and Akevious Williams added hits, and Jake Latner and Chad Oliver each picked up an RBI. Two big time defensive plays were made in the outfield; one diving catch by Akevious playing in right field and one over the shoulder grab by DJ in center field. Also contributing were Wayne Driggers, Brandon Hammond and Drew Richardson with runs scored. More news worthy of mentioning is the Cowboys check in this week at number 6 in the Big Bend area rankings as voted by Next level baseball.
The Cowboys continue on a nine game road swing today at 4:00pm against Melody Christian Academy in Live Oak.
For more on Cowboys baseball including roster, schedule, and stats please visit the following site at MAXPREPS.com
The Madison County High School Jazz Band, the Cowboy Nights, would like to announce their annual “All You Can Eat Dessert Concert” for 2013. The concert will be held Friday night, March 15th at 7:00pm in the Madison County High School gym. The Nights will be performing from a variety of jazz genres including blues, swing, Latin and popular music. The special guest artists will include: Shelly Smith, Lynne Sapp, and Jay Hicks. There will also be a trombone duet featuring Mark Branham and Gabe Krell. Student members of the Nights include: Lyric Davis, Taylor Sever, Jesse Smith, Courtney Bailey, Adam Kalinowski, William Terry, Cullen Gudz, Joshua Stafford, Kammeron Joseph, Victor Perez, Tyler Belinski, Jorge Tojeiro, Casey Phillips, Cheyenne Sheffield, Jessica Ross, Kaitlyn Farnell, Jamarian Robinson, William Reaves, Roxanna Whitman, and Kyle Courtney.
The concert this year will also serve as the premier performance for the new Madison County High School Chorus. This group of young people will be performing for the very first time after an absence in the vocal arts at MCHS for over ten years.
Tickets are available for $5.00 through March 14th and will be $6.00 at the door. You may order tickets at email@example.com or call 850.973.5753.
Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that in an effort to promote safer highways for all motorists the Sheriff’s Office participates in traffic enforcement campaigns in conjunction with the Department of Transportation. These campaigns vary throughout the year and target but are not limited to specific traffic enforcement activities. Recently, three (3) Madison county Deputies received certificates of recognition for the highest level of enforcement activity for 2012. The specific activities were motorcycle enforcement and motor vehicle occupant safety/seat belts.
The officers recognized were as follows: Corporal Jarrod Lauth, Deputy David Myers and Deputy Odell Livingston. Livingston also was recognized for his highest level of enforcement activity concerning motor vehicle occupant safety.
Sheriff Stewart further reports that the “Click it or Ticket” Campaign starts Friday the 1st day of March 2013 and continues through Sunday the 16th day of March 2013. Sheriff Stewart encourages all motorists to wear their seat belt and have their children properly restrained in accordance with Florida law.
Terrick Shadon Lundy
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Tallahassee Regional Operations Center are investigating the officer involved shooting that led to a high-speed chase on I-10 from Madison County to Baker County.
The incident happened yesterday, February 28, when Madison County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation. During the course of the traffic stop, an altercation occurred, shots were fired, and the chase began. FDLE, at the request of Madison County Sheriff’s Office, is investigating the use for force.
The suspect’s vehicle, driven by Terrick Shadon Lundy, 26, crashed in Baker County and Lundy fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later in a wooded area near I-10 in Baker County. A passenger in the vehicle, Ronnie Bernard Williams, 31, was apprehended inside the vehicle.
Lundy is being charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and felony fleeing and eluding. Charges against Williams are pending.
The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the traffic accident and may pursue additional charges.
In celebration of Water Conservation Month in April, the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) invites schools within the District’s region to learn about the importance of water conservation. This includes all of Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union and parts Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Jefferson, Levy, and Putnam.
For their efforts, we would like to recognize participating schools on the District’s website and send a news release about their projects to the local newspapers. The schools’ water conservation efforts will also be recognized at our Governing Board meeting on May 16.
Teachers may visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com/waterconservation to find project and/or lesson plan ideas. Some ideas that might be considered are:
· Create a poster using water conservation tips;
· Write an essay about how to conserve water; or
· Access the water use calculator to estimate their home water use and make a pledge to conserve during the month of April.
Lessons or projects could be done as a class or by individual students and could easily serve as an addition to a science lesson or a science or FFA club project. The District will accept projects from grades K-12.
Please send project descriptions and/or photos of your projects by Friday, April 19 to Vanessa Fultz at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please call 386.647.3150.