Chocolate-covered bugs, mealworm cookies and cricket-spitting contests are taking the spotlight again for the 25th annual Insect Zoo at the University of Georgia. The zoo will take place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 in room 426 of UGA’s Biological Sciences Building in Athens, Ga.The zoo will feature live and pinned insects and arthropods from Georgia and abroad. A Guinness world record cricket spitting contest will be held at 1 p.m. and will be refereed by a UGA student who trained to be a Guinness-certified judge.Other events include a dunking booth, roach races, arts and crafts and a raffle.The Insect Zoo is sponsored by the H.O. Lund Entomology Club and the UGA Department of Entomology. For more information, contact Marianne Robinette at 706-542-1238 or visit www.ent.uga.edu/insectzoo.
The Batesville Boys Soccer team had their post season awards banquet on Thursday, November 6th to celebrate another successful season.The Varsity team finished the season 15-2 and undefeated EIAC Conference Champions. The Varsity team broke a school record for fewest goals conceded in a season giving up only 9 goals in 17 games and also tied a school record for most shutouts in a season with 11.Seth Parker broke an individual school record with 20 career shutouts.The Reserve team finished the season 8-3-1 and 4-1-1 in EIAC matches.Individual winners were:Reserve Team: Golden Boot Justin PuenteGolden Glove Kevin KouryReserve Most Valuable Player Justin PuenteReserve Bulldog Kurtis KouryVarsity Team:Golden Boot Austin MeyerGolden Glove Seth ParkerOutstanding Offense Austin MeyerOutstanding Defense Seth ParkerBulldog Jacob Meyer Most Valuable Player Luis Davalos & Ben LockerEIAC All-Conference Luis Davalos (MVP), Ben Locker (MVP), Josh Keith,Austin Meyer, Jacob Meyer, Seth ParkerIndiana Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA)All-District 1st Team Luis Davalos2nd Team Seth Parker Honorable Mention Ben Locker All-Academic Seth Parker, Austin Meyer, Wade Volk ISCA Top Team Player Jacob MeyerCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.