Batesville Volleyball kicked off the season with a win against the Milan Indians Saturday, August 17. Our goal this year is to not limit ourselves and to never be satisfied. This win was important to set the tone for a winning season and The Dogs came out and dominated. Score were 25-15, 25-12, 25-13.Next match is Monday, August 19th at South Ripley High School.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.The Batesville JV Volleyball Team picked up a decisive win over Milan on Saturday winning by the scores 25-13, 25-6.Consistent passing and aggressive net play set the tone for the match. Leading the way from the service line was Regina Gerstbauer with 18 points while connecting on 19 of her 20 serves. Naia Bustinza chipped in 9 service points while going perfect on all 11 of her attempts. Brayleigh Patterson earned 4 kills followed closely by Shelby Westerfeld with 3 at the net. Sydnee Schaefer was tops in digs and serve reception with 4 and 6 respectively.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.
Blankenburg fatal accidentThe parents of the two young children who were killed in an accident at Blankenburg, West Coast Demerara on Tuesday last will be discharged from a city hospital, some time today.Mark Halley and Michell Miguel will be discharged from hospital todayGuyana Times understands that the father, Mark Halley, of Covent Garden, East Bank Demerara, is recovering from a broken collar bone and three broken ribs on his left side. A Police source attached to the investigation revealed that Halley would be charged for the fatal accident.According to reports, the mother of the children, Michell Miguel, also lost her unborn child as a medical termination was performed in an effort to save her life.Persons close to the couple on Monday attempted to clear up reports which suggested that the dark grey Allion motor car, bearing registration number PVV 38, was operating as a taxi. Guyana Times was reliably informed that Halley was en route to transport goods for the vehicle’s owner when he reportedly swerved to avoid a dog, and subsequently crashed. This publication was also informed that the investigation showed that Halley was speeding at the time.Additionally, Guyana Times also received information that the badly damaged motor car allegedly belonged to a Police rank attached to the Georgetown Division.It was in the wee hours of September 13 that the two children, 10-month-old Marvin Miguel and his seven-year-old sister, Tina Miguel, were killed, after the car in which they were travelling slammed into two parked vehicles (a Tundra and a minibus) on the Blankenburg Public Road.Reports reveal that the family was heading to Parika. Halley would normally take his family along on his trips transporting goods from Parika, according to sources. This newspaper was told that the seven-year-old usually lived with her mother’s family in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), but came to spend the holidays with her mother, brother and stepfather.