Aces Swimming And Diving Finishes Fall SlateSwimming and diving closed out the fall season this afternoon with a matchup against Missouri State.The both men and women fell to the Bears: the women 133-108, and the men 131-89.“It was a very, very fun meet. I was really happy with the way we raced, the way we competed,” said head coach Rickey Perkins. “It’s been a difficult week of training; we trained this morning really hard, trained yesterday really hard, but we still stepped up and raced. That’s what I’m really proud of. Our goal is always to see how good we are against everybody we compete with. Not necessarily about them, but about us and our ability to give our very best, day in and day out.”Junior Danielle Freeman shone once again for the Aces with a victory in the 50 freestyle, her time a 24.53. Freshman Emma Hennessy snagged third with a 25.59.Sophomore Kristen Myers outtouched Missouri State’s Sara Bacher in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:10.48 carried her to the first place spot. Additionally, she took second place in the 100 butterfly with a 59.13.Other notable performances include senior Michaela Kent’s second in the 100 freestyle with a 53.33. She was followed by sophomore Madi Jones in third with 54.44. Jones also clock in at 1:56.38 for second place. Freshmen Kristy Kupfer and Ashton Adams took second and third in the 1000 freestyle with 10:59.51 and 11:07.98 respectively. Kupfer took another second place in the 500 freestyle with a 5:22.34.The women ended their night with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay. Sophomore Sam Gowdy, Kent, Myers, and Freeman defeated Missouri State with a final time of 1:38.76.The men showed a consistent performance as both relays took home second place finishes. Junior Dan O’Brien, senior Everett Plocek, freshmen Paul Cozzens, and sophomore Jared Sutphin scored a 1:36.66 in the 200 Medley Relay. In the 200 Freestyle Relay, sophomore Matt Duke, O’Brien, freshman Brandt Hudson, and sophomore Blake Wheeler clocked in at 1:28.17.Individually, O’Brien took the 100 backstroke in a 52.61. Cozzens showed consistency of his own tonight; he posted a 1:56.76 in the 200 IM for second place. He took second again in the 100 butterfly with his 52.89 efforts, a season best. Junior Prescott Marcy and sophomore Andrew Schroeder came next in third and fourth with 54.43 and 55.94 respectively.Sutphin clocked in at 48.24 in the 100 freestyle, just shy of a first place finish. Fellow Aces took the rest of the race: sophomore Matt Duke at a 49.58 and junior Gabe James at a 50.52. Hudson took a pair of third place finishes in his lineup. He touched in with a 1:46.03 in the 200 freestyle and a 4:52.84 in the 500 freestyle.More season bests were attained by Andrew Cotton and David Stoddard in the 1000 freestyle with 10:16.97 and 10:36.56 respectively. Jacob Sampson dropped his 100 Freestyle time to a 1:01.57, and Brendan Ninneman took a season best in the 100 backstroke with a 56.10.On the diving side, junior Courtney Coverdale took to the boards in her usual fashion with a sweep in both events. She scored a 243.45 on the 3-Meter, and 255.90 on the 1-Meter. Freshman Alyssa Vonder Haar took second place on the 1-Meter at 216.67 points, with Kasey Rein following in fourth at 165.90 points.Miguel Marcano took first on both board as well, with a 230.17 on the 3-Meter and 200.62 on the 1-Meter.The Aces will return in 2017 with a home meet against Saint Louis on January 21.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Lizares said the goal is to make all 17 barangays drug-cleared by the end of 2022. The CBRP is being implemented by the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council together with the Sipalay City Police Station, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Sipalay City, City Health Office, and the City Social Welfare and Development Office. Still, the mayor remains hopeful that the PDEA-Western Visayas will be able to conduct the validation of the two remaining villages by the end of the year. These 112 PWUDs hailed from barangays 1, 3, 4, Cabadiangan, Camindangan, Canturay, Cartagena, Mambaroto, Manlucahoc, and Nauhang. The three batches all came from 12 villages, therefore only the PWUDs from the five remaining barangays need to undergo the program. The latest 32 PWUDs, part of the third batch, are residents of Barangays 2 and Cayhagan. In a report on Monday, the city government said the latest group included 32 participants who completed the five-day program earlier this month.Mayor Maria Gina Lizares, who witnessed the graduation of the recent batch on July 17, said the rehabilitation program aims to prevent the PWUDs from returning to substance abuse. “We were supposed to hold on-site validation of the latest two barangays, but the pandemic has affected the schedules of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and our stakeholders,” she added. The city’s partners include the PDEA-Negros Occidental, Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office and the Negros Occidental Drug Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. (With a report from PNA/PN) Thirty-two persons who used drugs (PWUDs) complete their five-day Community-Based Rehabilitation Program in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental earlier this month. According to Mayor Maria Gina Lizares, the rehabilitation program aims to prevent the PWUDs from returning to substance abuse. NEGROS DAILY BULLETIN BACOLOD City – Some 144 persons who used drugs (PWUDs) have completed the Community-Based Rehabilitation Program (CBRP) in Sipalay City, Negros Occidental since the second half of 2019. Lizares said the restrictions brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic have brought negative effects to the city’s anti-drug abuse campaign. The first batch of 24 graduates completed the CBRP late last year while the remaining 88 comprised the second batch who attended and finished the sessions in the first quarter of this year.