Hayden Harward of Richfield placed 14th overall in the boys’ 3200-meter run (9:46.09). The Wayne girls are in 4th place after day one, posting 10.5 points. Panguitch and South Sevier are tied for 5th with 10 points apiece. Delta and Millard are tied for 6th with 10 points apiece (along with Lyman, Wyo.) for the girls as well. May 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Invitational Roundup: Day 1 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Friday, various Mid-Utah Radio schools and athletes competed at the BYU Invitational at Robison Track in Provo, a precursor to the state track and field championships May 17 and 18. Written by The meet concludes Saturday In the boys’ long jump, Wayne’s Wyatt Van Orden placed fifth (21-01.25) and Porter Albrecht of Beaver finished sixth (20-11.25). For the boys, Beaver is in second place with 21 points. Kenzie Jones of South Sevier took the crown in the girls’ high jump (5-02.25) while Kenzie Sudweeks of Piute finished third overall (4-11.75). Treyson Harris of Beaver took the title in the boys’ shot put (46-10.25) as Mcade Poulson of North Sanpete finished fourth (44-02.00). Harris also finished second in the boys’ discus (155-06.25). Tags: BYU Invitational/Track Brynnli Nelson, Wayne’s multi-star athlete, took the title in the girls’ javelin (124-06.50) with Delta’s Jacky Hatch (118-08.50) taking third in the event. Taylia Norris of Panguitch took the crown in the girls’ 3200-meter run (11:15.44). Brad James
Gov. Wolf Provides Update on State’s Commitment to Protecting Vulnerable Pennsylvanians December 16, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works, Human Services, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today provided an update on the state’s commitment to protecting vulnerable populations, first announced when he signed an executive order in July. Following that announcement that included the creation of his Council on Reform, the council delivered a list of recommendations to him on Nov. 1. Since that time, the governor has reviewed the recommendations and they have been presented for public comment. That public comment period ends today.“Before the ink was dry on my executive order, the council was meeting to discuss ways we can improve how to serve and protect vulnerable Pennsylvanians,” said Gov. Wolf. “They worked diligently over three months and delivered recommendations to ensure every human being is treated like a human being. The council engaged stakeholders, legislators, the public, and state agencies. They also tapped into the expertise of advisory bodies who continue to work tirelessly on these issues.”The council’s work resulted in multiple recommendations with two themes: empowering and supporting the workforce, and ensuring vulnerable populations have access to the services they deserve.Fulfilling one component of the executive order, the administration established the Office of Advocacy and Reform, hiring executive director Dan Jurman, who started today, to spearhead that office’s work to advance protections for all vulnerable populations. Next steps for the council involve reviewing public comments received. Brinda Penyak, Council member and co-chair of the Protection and Intervention Committee, gave an overview of the council’s work.“The council members worked diligently in a short time frame to develop this report, including a wide array of recommendations to address the protection of vulnerable populations in many circumstances,” Penyak said. “The work of the council was enhanced by the broad diversity of experience and expertise of its members. There was unanimous agreement on nearly every concept included in the report to the governor.”Alongside the work of the council, state agencies have been taking steps to improve the ways we serve and protect vulnerable populations:The Department of Health will be waiving birth certificate costs for Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness. A birth certificate is required to get an ID, which is required to receive certain services and engage in employment.The Department of Human Services developed a new timeline to check to see if a service provider is following through on a plan of correction and to issue any necessary licensure action to a provider who continues to be out of compliance. More than 4,000 providers participated in department-offered trainings to learn the new rules.The Department of Aging is working to host trainings on Older Adult Protective Services Mandatory Reporting.The Governor’s Office of Performance though Excellence is planning an administration efficiency training for county child welfare agencies.The Department of Corrections continues to work to protect its vulnerable populations including aging and special need inmates.A procurement process is under way for new software that will allow agencies to work together while reducing the complexity of managing things such as licenses.“I’d like to thank the employees who are working hard on implementing these changes and new programs,” Gov. Wolf said. “I’d also like to thank the members of the public who have provided valuable feedback to the council’s recommendations. Today is the last day for the public to submit comments, and I encourage anyone who hasn’t done so yet to please submit their thoughts.”Read the Council on Reform’s recommendations. Respond with comments to the report.
Published on February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Doug Marrone singled out the defensive line in his opening statement.He was excited that he and the Syracuse coaching staff addressed the needs of the football team. In particular, the defensive line.‘It’s very difficult for us to bring in people with size,’ the Syracuse head coach said. ‘We’ve had issues with that, trying to find enough players in this area with size.‘For us to have to go to junior college to get a player like Zian Jones or Markus (Pierce-Brewster), people who have been established, that have done a very good job, is going to help our football team.’With the loss of both starting defensive ends — Mikhail Marinovich to graduation and Chandler Jones to the NFL Draft — Syracuse was left with glaring openings on the line. Staring them straight down, the Orange staff got out and recruited the line as hard as any position. Three defensive ends and two defensive tackles make up nearly a quarter of the 22 players in Syracuse’s national letter of intent signing class.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwo of them — Jones and Pierce-Brewster — came from junior colleges.Jones, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound tackle, played for West Los Angeles Community College last season. Pierce-Brewster, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound end, played for the City College of San Francisco. Both may be called upon to contribute on the field in 2012.‘Any time you lose some players like we lost on our football team, I think you’re looking for guys that potentially could come in and play for you,’ recruiting coordinator and offensive line coach Greg Adkins said.City College of San Francisco head coach George Rush expects Pierce-Brewster to pay immediate dividends for his new school. Rush said he would be shocked if he didn’t make plays this fall.Pierce-Brewster had about 20 schools courting him, Rush said, including Kansas, Kansas State, Oregon State and Mississippi. He chose Syracuse on Tuesday, the day before signing day.‘I think he felt real good about the guy that recruited him, coach Adkins,’ Rush said. ‘And secondly, I think he’s very impressed with the academic reputation of the school.’Though Adkins helped to recruit the two junior college linemen from California, Syracuse managed to bring in a former Pittsburgh commitment at defensive end.Myles Hilliard is 6 feet 5 inches, 250 pounds and only 17 years old.He flipped to SU in part because of the coaching change at Pittsburgh and is nearly the same size as the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Chandler Jones. Hilliard will be a candidate to replace him.‘I think he’s a kid who we continued to look at throughout the process, and as things changed for him we were kind of there for him,’ Adkins said. ‘And certainly we enjoyed having him in on a weekend, and he made the decision of what was best for him.’Hilliard said he didn’t talk with the coaches about playing time, although he did say the thought of early playing time does excite him. He said he developed a strong relationship with his primary recruiters, Marrone and defensive ends coach Tim Daoust.And he’ll be one of a large batch of defensive linemen who increase competition for some open spots this August.Said Hilliard: ‘I feel like Syracuse could really be a great place to grow up and spread my wings.’Recruit Norton expected to handle kickoffs this fallTime after time, Ross Krautman’s struggles only added to the frustration. A kickoff out of bounds, an inability to reach the goal line, another kickoff out of bounds.It all added to the frustration of five consecutive losses and a 5-7 finish for Syracuse.Not surprisingly, head coach Doug Marrone and his staff addressed this inability in the offseason. And it didn’t take long for him to explain that one starting spot was likely already cemented.‘If you said, ‘Which player do you think will come in here and have an immediate impact?’ I would say Ryan Norton, the kicker,’ Marrone said. ‘I think he’s going to be the kickoff guy. We’ve seen that on film.‘All he has to do is what he’s been doing his entire life, which is kicking the ball into the end zone. When you talk about immediate impact and what it’s going to do for you statistically, that’s a big difference. That was a major decision that we had to make going through this process.’Norton is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound kicker from Garden City. He was a 2011 All-State Second Team selection after connecting on 50-of-52 extra points and converting better than 50 percent of his field goals. His long on the season was 49 yards.For his career, Norton made 13-of-18 field goals and holds the Nassau County record for most points in a game (nine) by a kicker in a county playoff [email protected]@syr.edu