Nichol rink drops pair at Mixed Curling Championships

first_imgKootenay champion Myron Nichol is off to a sluggish start at the Williams Moving & Storage B.C. Mixed Curling Championships in Vancouver.Nichol, third Heather Nichol, both of Castlegar and Nelson’s Jamie (third) and Marlo (lead) Tedesco lost 8-4 to Keith Switzer and 9-4 to Fizz McKie during the first two draws Thursday. Switzer scored three in the third before stealing singles in the third and fourth ends to build a 5-1 lead on the Nichol rink.McKie led 6-0 after three ends en route to the win.The two losses dropped the Nichol rink into the C event the Kootenay reps face Jay Wakefield of Vancouver.The other Kootenay rink Tom Buchy of Kimberley, won his first game before losing 11-2 to Tyler Klymchuk of Langley to drop into the B event.The Mixed tournament concludes Sunday with the final at 2 p.m.last_img read more

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Bombers edge out WK rivals Crowe Hawks at AA Field Hockey championships

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers finished a disappointing 11th at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Field Hockey Championships in West Vancouver, one place ahead of rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail.The  Bombers edged out the Hawks by playing to a scoreless draw in the 11th-12th battle Friday in West Van.”(We) wish we could have been higher in the standings,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson. “The other teams that play on the smooth surfaces are just getting too fast and too good with their sticks for grass players to keep up.”LVR failed to win a game during the round robin draw against teams against host Collingwood, Crofton House and Windsor to finish fourth in the pool.In the consolation round LVR tied North Delta 3-3.Allie Zondervan, unassisted, Naomi Perkins, on a one timer from Tara Yowek and Yowek unassisted, scored for the Bombers.LVR then tied South Okanagan 3-3 with Zondervan, Jena Wheeldon and Perkins, converting a marker final 10 seconds of the game, scoring.The final was won by Shawigan Lake School in a 1-0 game the one being on a penalty stroke in the last minute of the game.last_img read more

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Nelson Youth Soccer star off to Whitecaps Pre-Residency camp

first_imgNelson soccer player Parker Shaw-Lazier hopes to one day be that player. Shaw-Lazier started the long road after the Caps came calling to invite the 15-year-old midfielder to a trial with the Caps Pre-Residency Squad. The Nelson Youth Soccer and Kootenay Academy member is off to the trial March 7-9 in front of Whitecaps evaluators. Whitecaps FC Academy Centres are a network of regional Whitecaps FC training hubs linked through key staff, curriculum, and standards that provide professional supplemental club training for serious, motivated players. These Academy Centres act as official Whitecaps FC development centres, and are often in partnership with a local organization. Each Academy Centre can involve a variety of Academy and camp development programs based on the location and partnership. The Vancouver Whitecaps have difficulty keeping star players on the MLS squad so the squad is calling on youngsters to fill the void somewhere down the line.last_img read more

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International Skateboarding Day comes to Rosemont Skatepark

first_imgWait your turn and watch out for others. Everyone needs to be aware of his or her surroundings at all times to avoid collisions. This includes watching what others are doing and how they are riding the obstacles.All obstacles at the park are intended for riding.The ledges and the flat bottom areas are part of the riding surfaces and not meant as sitting /standing/watching areas. All obstacles were meant to be used a certain way so be aware and learn the appropriate lines.Follow the flow of traffic. Skateparks tend to flow in a certain direction. Riding against the flow is dangerous and may cause collisions with those using the park properly. If you’re unsure of the pattern or flow, sit back and watch how others are using the park or ask a local. Cutting across the park can also be risky, go around the perimeter or wait for an appropriate time to cross, the flow of traffic has the right of way.Avoid marathon runs. An occasional long run is acceptable but otherwise be considerate of other users. Watch what other riders are doing and make sure your turn is around the same length as theirs.Adult/parent supervision is advisable. Just like any other recreational centre, an adult should accompany young kids at all times, especially those who are beginners and/or new to the skatepark.Ride at your own risk. The skatepark is a fun place, but there is a risk of injury. The activities at the park involve high speed movements on hard surfaces and there are several risks associated with this due to the potential of falls and collisions. Keep in mind that our community collaborated to build an advanced skatepark, which is not always the best place for beginners to start riding.The barbecue celebrating International Skateboarding Day at the Nelson outdoor skatepark starts at noon. International Skateboarding Day is coming to the new Rosemont Skatepark.Skateboard Ambassador, Matt LeBlanc and Nelson & District Youth Center is hosting a fundraising hotdog sale and day filled with activities.LeBlanc, along with implementing some ground rules for everyone’s safety and enjoyment, is also hosting skate camps starting July 7 for 2-4 weeks operated through the NDCC. Some of the rules for the new Skatepark include:last_img read more

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Neptunes open KSSA season with smashing performance; host meet June 3-4

first_img Division 2 Girls: Kallie Badry – second “Our first meet in Trail was a huge success, a lot of new swimmers where able to attend and get a feel for what racing is all about and experience all the fun of swim meets,” said Nelson coach Sarah Broen.“We had lots of best times . . . overall, the team accomplished some excellent times at the first meet of the season.”Nelson sent a small contingent of swimmers to Trail.Other results included: Division 1 girls: Keira Badry – second Division 6 boys: Matthew Holitzki – thirdThe Neptunes return home to host its meet Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Aquatic Centre. The Nelson Neptunes took home a fourth-place finish at the opening meet of the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season Sunday in Trail.Lachlan Bibby-Fox turned in a gold medal performance in Division 2 Boys to lead the Neptune charge.center_img Division 3 girls: Chloe Malenfant and Ella Chouinard ties for second Division 6 girls: Hannah Malenfant – second, Olivia Cowan – thirdlast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2016

first_imgSTREAKING CADET RONI IN GRADE III LAS FLORESAPPRENTICE LINDSAY MAKES SANTA ANITA DEBUTDAVID FLORES IS LOOKING AT NEW HORIZONS GLATT HOPES PACE AIDS CADET RONI IN LAS FLORES            Cadet Roni seeks her third straight win and her first graded victory when she runs in Sunday’s Grade III Las Flores Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs.Mark Glatt expects another solid effort from the four-year-old daughter of 2008 Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John he trains for Al and Sandee Kirkwood.“It’s a small field and she drew a good post,” said Glatt, who ranks among the leaders this meet with nine victories through 49 days. “It’s a tough race but she’s gotten very sharp. We’ll see if she can step up to this caliber.“It should set up good for her. There’s plenty of speed in the race to her inside, and maybe if they knock heads hard enough we can be sitting in the garden spot and get ’em.”The field for the Las Flores, race three of nine: Finest City, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Sensitively, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Fantastic Style, Rafael Bejarano, 8-5; Ben’s Duchess, Abel Lezcano, 3-1; Amaranth, William Antongeorgi III, 12-1; and Cadet Roni, Gary Stevens, 6-1. NEWCOMER CHAD LINDSAY DEBUTS AT SANTA ANITAChad Lindsay, a 22-year-old jockey from Fort Worth, Texas, makes his Santa Anita debut today. The seven-pound apprentice rider who tacks 108 pounds is named on 6-1 morning line chance Edgy Girl in the third race and 10-1 Mrs. O P Café in the sixth.Both horses are trained by Doug O’Neill.Lindsay, who is represented by 83-year-old agent Vince DeGregory, has 11 wins this year from 82 mounts. He broke his maiden on the first horse ever rode, for trainer Dennis Ward, father of trainer Wesley Ward, at Tampa Bay Downs.“I rode bronco bulls when I was 16 until I was 18,” said Lindsay, who attended Chris McCarron’s North American Riding Academy in Lexington, Ky., for one year.Asked his impression of Santa Anita after arriving in California two days ago, Lindsay said, “I love it.” Richard Baltas9917151317%45%$1,157,349 Philip D’Amato12426212221%56%$1,421,225 Hector Palma3963615%38%$156,067 (Current Through Friday, March 18) Alex Solis2130414%33%$222,783 Mario Gutierrez17420312311%43%$1,246,549 Bob Baffert9119141321%51%$1,426,885 Abel Lezcano6673411%21%$496,344 Kent Desormeaux10516232015%56%$1,435,400 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tyler Baze23323353410%39%$1,281,481 FINISH LINES: Texas Red, the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, and Swipe, runner-up in his last four races to unbeaten champion Nyquist, each worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday for Keith Desormeaux, who had his brother Kent up on each horse. Texas Red worked a mile in company with Go Long and was clocked in 1:39.80, while Go Long was timed in 1:40.60. Swipe worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:12.80 . . . Thanks to favored Bellamentary‘s 3 ¼-length win in Friday’s sixth race under Rafael Bejarano, Phil D’Amato opened a 26-24 lead over Doug O’Neill in the race for training honors. Santiago Gonzalez posted two wins Friday, including a $23 upset on Miss Double d’Oro for Neil Drysdale, but still trails perennial leader Bejarano, 56-46, through 49 racing days of the Winter Meet that ends on Sunday, April 10 . . . Through 49 days, favorites were winning above the national norm of about 33 percent at 37.71 (158 of 419), with the percentage even greater on dirt, 39.87 (124 of 311), but lower on turf, 31.48 (34 of 108). Favorites have finished in the money 69.93 percent of time (293 of 419), and for all the Bridge Jumpers out there, odds-on favorites have won 43 of 85 races, 50.50 percent, and been in the money 83.53 percent of the time (71 of 85). Michael Machowsky3576420%49%$282,761 Martin Garcia11418111116%35%$1,008,949 Clifford Sise, Jr.2064130%55%$436,885 DAVID FLORES JOINS THRONG AT CLOCKERS’ CORNERLooking fresh and relaxed in shorts and sandals, standard wardrobe fare for La La Land, David Flores was a visitor Saturday morning at Clockers’ Corner, where the popular morning meandering magnet was denser than usual, perhaps due to Spring Break.“I’ve been working at Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock facility in Ocala since September of last year,” said the veteran jockey, 48. “I’m learning the process of training, breaking babies, sales, and many other aspects of racing.”Asked if this meant he was hanging up his tack to pursue greener pastures, Flores, who has not ridden in 2016 said, “I’m not retiring, but it is an option.” Joseph Talamo21127232513%36%$1,867,604 Mike Puype71712510%34%$354,095 Gary Stevens58129821%50%$1,449,548 Peter Miller11712121810%36%$584,845 Jose Verenzuela333239%24%$110,690 Mike Smith861181513%40%$1,553,375 William Spawr3585423%49%$226,897 Edwin Maldonado15429151519%38%$969,440 Doug O’Neill16124222215%42%$1,242,913 Ron Ellis2772326%44%$190,815 Drayden Van Dyke1401315219%35%$847,667center_img Victor Espinoza80119614%33%$819,170 Peter Eurton8614221216%56%$1,014,337 Mark Glatt8199811%32%$421,655 Flavien Prat23138423616%50%$2,389,296 Fernando Perez1541417229%34%$799,459 Brayan Pena6334105%27%$136,260 Steven Miyadi5810121017%55%$340,882 Martin Pedroza88119713%31%$314,620 Santiago Gonzalez25846343218%43%$1,870,696 Kristin Mulhall46107322%43%$384,155 Robertino Diodoro2867321%57%$181,500 Jerry Hollendorfer12419121515%37%$1,227,116 Brice Blanc555679%33%$504,805 J. Keith Desormeaux44761016%52%$315,424 Vladimir Cerin4496520%45%$336,879 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano23956442523%52%$2,361,432 George Papaprodromou4684617%39%$236,700 David Lopez14622121815%36%$670,396 Tiago Pereira9561076%24%$412,554 Carla Gaines4483318%32%$598,120 Jeff Mullins2876125%50%$195,099 Alonso Quinonez736968%29%$300,680 Jeff Bonde3774519%43%$186,180 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Patrick Gallagher3464618%47%$497,993 John Sadler77139617%36%$792,724 Agapito Delgadillo891111812%34%$327,367last_img read more

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MEGAN DEVINE & ANGELA HERMANN TO ANCHOR COMPREHENSIVE SIMULCAST TV COVERAGE AT SANTA ANITA’S AUTUMN MEET BEGINNING SEPT. 30

first_imgTALENTED DUO WILL ANALYZE RACES, INTERVIEW JOCKEYS, TRAINERS & ASSIST WITH GROUPS AS SANTA ANITA REACHES OUT TO A NEW GENERATION OF FANS ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2016)–Santa Anita Park has announced that Angela Hermann and Megan Devine will work as a broadcast team analyzing races and interviewing horsemen trackside and from the paddock throughout Santa Anita’s upcoming Autumn Meet which opens Friday, Sept. 30. The talented pair will be seen before and after races on Santa Anita’s simulcast signal which is streamed live at santaanita.com and at calracing.com. They will also be readily available to groups and individual players as The Great Race Place continues to reach out to a new generation of fans.A Minnesota native, Hermann was a longtime paddock analyst at Canterbury Park and just finished a groundbreaking stint as track announcer and racing analyst at Golden Gate Fields this past Sunday. Introduced to the sport as a fan through her late father, Hermann brings an enthusiastic perspective to each “equine puzzle” that she addresses.A native of Rockville Centre, New York (Long Island), Devine, who is also an accomplished rider, attended the races as a youngster at Belmont Park and Saratoga prior to attending the University of Louisville, where she captained the school’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team.While at the University of Louisville, Devine began working as a production assistant for NBC leading into the 2012 Kentucky Derby and has since traveled with the network, working on Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup shows in various capacities, including Assistant Field Producer and Stage Manager.This past summer, Devine, who won the title of Miss University of Louisville in 2014, was allowed to combine her extensive riding experience and handicapping expertise in becoming the first-ever simulcast racing analyst at Ellis Park in Kentucky.Beginning with opening day’s Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, Hermann and Devine will have an abundance of world class racing to analyze and promote. Following the track’s opener, Santa Anita will then present five Grade I Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” prep races on Saturday, Oct. 1 as horsemen prepare for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 & 5.For more information on Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet or the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE.–30–last_img read more

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