Injuries slow Bombers during Rockers Field Hockey Tournament

first_imgSouth Okanagan scored snapped a 1-1 tie with a goal off a short corner in the final minute.LVR then edged Mount Bourcherie 1-0 as Noa Butterfiled hammered a low hard shot for the game’s only goal on a nice pass from Julia Burkart. Bomber keeper Rylee Zondervan recorded the shutout.The Bombers then played host Rockers to a scoreless tie.The Bombers had some hard luck in this game as midfielders Aimee Montpellier and Sianna Morningstar both ended up with leg injuries, shortening an already short Bomber bench. In the final game of the tournament, J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail scored a 3-0 win. “Even after getting help from Grade eight student Marisa Price, the short Bomber bench and a tired team just could not keep pace with a very organized and fast J L Crowe team,” Walgren explained.The loss came three days after Crowe defeated LVR 2-1 in West Kootenay High School League action Thursday at Pass Creek.Shianne Michalchuk, thanks to some great checking in the midfield by Noa Butterfield, Julia Burkart and a speedy run by Hanna Quinn, scored the only goal for LVR.”The team has made great improvements in defending and attacking play, some bright lights for the Bombers were forwards Shianne Michalchuck Aimee Montpellier, midfielders Pearl Velisek, Sianna Morningstar, Elissa Centrone, and Sydney Benson, and as always the entire back line of Burkart, Potkins, Curiston and Mclean and keeper Rylee Zondervan for her steady goaltendiing,” Walgren explained. Next up for the Bombers is a league game on Wednesday against Stanley Humphries. Injuries plagued the L.V. Rogers Bombers during the weekend Stanley Humphries Rockers Field Hockey Tournament at Pass Creek Park.The Bombers finished the event with a 1-2-1 record, the lone victory coming against Mount Boucherie of West Kelowna.”It was a tough weekend for the ladies they all played really well, we just ran out of gas on Saturday,” said Bomber coach Bruce Walgren.”I was very proud of the way the ladies never gave up and kept working hard.”LVR opened the tourney with a 2-1 loss to South Okanagan of Oliver.Sianna Morningstar scored the lone goal for the Bombers, which lost forward Paige Miesner to an ankle injury as well as had several players missing for the weekend.last_img read more

SANTA MARGARITA STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2016

first_imgGARY STEVENS, TARIS, SECOND: “I was really happy with the race. She settled nicely for me and I was surprised when Tara’s Tango ran by me. When I turned into the stretch, she switched over to her right lead and she kicked. As you could see I was giving her a nice hand ride and when I saw that grey head come up I said, ‘really?!’“It’s funny because it felt like 1:48 and change; it didn’t feel like 1:50.00. I thought it was nice. She had such a good kick and she did kick, I just got outrun on the day, period.” NOTES: The winning owner is Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Farm in Lexington, Ky. RAFAEL BEJARANO, TARA’S TANGO, WINNER: “The blinkers made a big difference today, they helped me a lot from the gate. I was able to put my horse into position right away. I waited for the opportunity and when we got to the stretch, she gave me a big turn of foot and I knew I could beat the favorite.” JERRY HOLLENDORFER, TARA’S TANGO, WINNER: On her wearing blinkers for the first time: “When (Martin) won on her last time (in the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 13), he said she was running in spots and suggested the blinkers. They’re just small ones, but they helped. It was an exciting race and I’m very proud to get the Grade I for the owner (Stonestreet Stables). She got a good trip and showed a lot of heart running down the favorite.”Noted that Rafael Bejarano picked up the mount since Garcia committed to ride Cupid for Bob Baffert in today’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, which he won, Hollendorfer said: “I’m glad for both of them. It worked out well, a win/win situation.” TRAINER QUOTEScenter_img BARBARA BANKE, OWNER/BREEDER OF TARA’S TANGO, WINNER: “We’ve always known she had a lot of ability, from when she won her first start at Del Mar (in July, 2014). Today, we knew she could get the distance and she just keeps trying and she never stops. This is very special; I’ve got my son, Christopher, and my nephew, Nick, here, and it’s been great.” JOCKEY QUOTES -30-last_img read more

Baffert to be Honored by Edwin J. Gregson Foundation

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 8, 2016) – The Triple Crown winning Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be honored this summer by the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation at its annual fund-raising and awards dinner.The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 15, at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort, located just a few miles south of Del Mar Racetrack.“I’m honored to be recognized by the Gregson Foundation and to stand alongside past honorees who are truly a Who’s Who of California racing,” said Baffert.Among the Gregson Foundation’s past honorees are Baffert’s fellow trainers Jack Van Berg, Ron McAnally, Mel Stute, and the late Warren Stute, in addition to such industry leaders as Ann and Jerry Moss, Mace and Samantha Siegel, Dr. Jack Robbins, and Joe and Barbara Harper. Last summer, the Foundation saluted jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens while raising money to provide college scholarships to the children of California’s backstretch community.“It’s pretty remarkable to see how the Gregson Foundation’s scholarship program has grown through the years and to know what a difference it has made in the lives of not only the kids, but entire families,” Baffert said. “Backstretch workers are the backbone of our industry, and this is a wonderful way to let them know they are appreciated and supported.” Tickets for the event are $300 per person. This annual event has proven to sell out each year, and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation encourages early purchase of tickets to assure attendance. Please contact Angie Carmona at (626) 447-2339 for further information or go to www.gregsonfoundation.com.last_img read more

FAVORED TOP OF THE GAME TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER DESORMEAUX; CERIN TRAINEE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN A DRIVING RAIN IN 1:42.88

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2017)–Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, heavily favored Top of the Game withstood a driving rain to rally to a length and a half win in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.  Owned by David and Holly Wilson and trained by Vladimir Cerin, Top of the Game got a mile and a sixteenth in 1:42.88 over a fast track.Fresh off a first condition allowance win here on a wet fast track Dec. 30, Top of the Game, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Desert Party, was off at even money in a field of five older horses and paid $4.00, $2.80 and $2.10.“They don’t call us mudbugs for nothin’,” joked Desormeaux, who sat a close third at the rail before moving to challenge pacesetter Got Even leaving the half mile pole.  “He ran like (last year’s Preakness winner and confirmed off track specialist) Exaggerator!”With today’s win, Top of the Game is now 11-3-1-1 and with the winner’s share of $34,800, he increased his earnings to $123,620.Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Got Even conceded reluctantly to the winner inside the furlong pole while running second, three quarters of a length in front of Hoffenheim.  Off at 3-1, Got Even paid $3.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Hoffenheim rallied to finish 7 ¼ lengths in front of Bistraya.  Off at        3-1, Hoffenheim paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.35, 48.10, 1:11.91 and 1:36.41.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Southeastern Louisiana’s Ray, Sam Houston State’s Wesneski Named Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana outfielder Nick Ray is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Sam Houston State hurler Hayden Wesneski earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Noah Cameron, Central Arkansas; Noah Sills, Lamar; Luke Taggart, Incarnate Word. The Bearkats (15-6, 7-2 SLC) face a road test against Houston at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before hosting McNeese for a three-game weekend slate, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Ray went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and RBI, along with a stolen base, in the middle game of the series before delivering another three-hit outing in the series finale, going 3-for-4 with three runs driven in, a triple and a stolen base. SLU opens a five-game roadtrip against South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday before travelling to Nacogdoches, Texas, for a weekend series against Stephen F. Austin, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch Friday. Hitter of the Week – Nick Ray, Southeastern Louisiana – Redshirt Freshman – Outfielder – Jefferson, La.In the series opener against ACU, Ray blasted three home runs, becoming the first Southeastern Louisiana student-athlete to do so since Justin Boudreaux on March 21, 2010. The Jefferson, La., native finished with five RBI in a 14-1 win. Pitcher of the Week – Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State – Junior – Pitcher – Cypress, TexasThe junior righty needed just 107 pitches to navigate all nine frames of Friday’s 6-2 win over the Privateers and had a no-hit broken up in the seventh inning. Wesneski, who hadn’t tallied double-digit strikeouts in a start in his first two years in Huntsville, has sat down 10 or more batters in four of his six starts this season after punching out 13 UNO batters. Wesneski posted his first complete game of the season to lead the Bearkats to a series-opening win at New Orleans and improved to 4-0 on the year with a Southland-best 55 strikeouts, opposite just six walks. Sam Houston State went on to take two-of-three in the series and also picked up an 8-7 win over then-No. 26 Baylor on Tuesday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Ray posted a slash line of .727/.786/1.727 during the Lions’ series sweep of Abilene Christian, going 8-for-11 with four extra-base hits and 10 RBI. Southeastern Louisiana (11-12, 4-2 SLC) began the week with a 13-3 victory Wednesday over Alcorn State before taking all three weekend contests against the Wildcats, extending the Lions’ win streak to five. Honorable Mention: Ryan Flores, Incarnate Word; Josh Ragan, Central Arkansas.last_img read more

DAYTONA STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESKENT DESORMEAUX, EDDIE HASKELL, WINNER: “There were some harrowing moments down the backside and that was probably (What’sontheagenda’s) best chance to beat ‘Eddie’. After about a hundred yards I sent Eddie to quicken the pace and Agapito came with me, then he finally pushed the button and cleared us off, it made it really nice for the mount that I had, he’s just phenomenal, when I pushed the button he gave me whiplash, popped a wheelie and took off and went after the leader.“I’m having fun riding fabulous horses like this one.”AGAPITO DELGADILLO, WHATSONTHEAGENDA, SECOND:  “I really didn’t want to open up too much.  I tried to save a little more for the end, the winner was just too tough.”TRAINER QUOTESMARK GLATT, EDDIE HASKELL, WINNER: “He’s a top horse going five-eighths (on turf). He won throttled down today, man. That was impressive. I wasn’t worried about where he was early. I thought I was running the best horse. He’s learned to come from a little bit off the pace and I think it’s even made him a little better horse going five furlongs. It was cool.Any instructions? “Kent knows the horse. He’s ridden him a couple of times. He’s an easy horse to ride.”“We just hope we can keep him healthy and take it race by race and if he gets us to the Breeders’ Cup in the end of the year I’m sure we will take a shot.”OWNER QUOTESJIM HAILEY, CO-OWNER WITH PHIL WOOD, EDDIE HASHELL, WINNER:  “Mark (Glatt) has done a great job with this horse. When Mark called me and said he wanted to claim this horse, when he had a 10-month layoff, I thought he was absolutely crazy.“It was a lot of money, but we took his recommendation and it’s worked out great. We couldn’t be happier.”NOTES: The winning owners are Philip Wood & Jim Hailey.Eddie Haskell and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Reds plot transfer swoop for ‘new Matip’ Thiaw as Klopp plans to oust Lovren

first_imgLIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Kloop is planning a transfer swoop for starlet Malick Thiaw from Schalke after seeing similarities between the 18-year-old and current Reds defender Joel Matip, according to reports.Thiaw has only featured once in the Bundesliga so far, but the highly-rated defender has already drawn much attention for his talents.1 Liverpool plan transfer swoop for young star Malick Thiaw who is just 18 years old and plays for SchalkeCredit: GettyMatip, who plays as a centre-back for the Reds, also began his career with Schalke back in 2009 and Klopp thinks Thiaw could be just as good, according to The Mirror.Thiaw, who stands at 6ft 3in, has been described as a powerful defender who is also versatile and able to play as a defensive midfielder.Liverpool scouts have been keeping a close eye on the young ace, it’s claimed.He has a release clause of £7million on his contract that comes to an end in June next year.However, German giants Schalke are said to be planning to tie Thiaw down to a long-term contract with an even bigger release clause.Negotiations for a new deal are currently still in progress as Klopp plays it out and tries to make the most of the situation.Thiaw does not have a huge amount of professional experience, but Klopp believes Liverpool could be making a solid long-term signing.Especially if he is able to follow in the footsteps of Matip, who went on to play for Cameroon’s national team and be capped 27 times.Current Reds defender Dejan Lovren is rumoured to be leaving Anfield this summer due to a lack of first team action and Thiaw could be an ideal replacement.Most popular in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, the Croatian will be able to leave the club after just nine Premier League starts this season.He formed a great partnership with Virgil Van Dijk last year and enjoyed Champions League success in 2018 with the squad.But a number of under par performances meant he slowly found his way to the bench.Both Arsenal and Tottenham have expressed their interest in Lovren, but it is still yet to unfold how much Klopp would get for the 30-year-old defender.Not only that, but both London clubs face competition with Lazio also interested, according to Italian outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.Premier League’s most valuable XI revealed costing staggering £1.19BILLION – including SIX Liverpool starslast_img read more

Hayne confirmed for 2017 Downer Auckland Nines

first_img“I’ve been watching the Auckland Nines for a lot of years now and to know that I’m playing in it next year is exciting,” says Hayne.”Coach [Neil Henry] has told me that I’m playing in the Auckland Nines. I’m looking forward to getting down there with the guys. I’m pumped to be a part of it.”Rated the best player in the game in 2009 and again in 2014, Hayne made a stunning return to rugby league in 2016 after fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL for San Francisco 49ers.He signed for the Gold Coast Titans and immediately showed he is still one of the game’s elite talents, helping to guide his new club into the NRL finals for the first time since 2010.”The guys have told me of the experiences of being in Auckland for the big weekend and I’m looking forward to getting down there having fun and getting our hands on that trophy,” Hayne said. “And I’m also looking forward to seeing some of the best players in the world out there – Jonathan Thurston, Shaun Johnson and my skinny mate MVP from last year Corey Norman [Parramatta Eels].”Gold Coast Titans CEO Graham Annesley confirmed Hayne would be in their line-up.”Jarryd’s obviously a world class international player,” Annesley said. “Everyone knows what he’s done in the NRL in the past. He’s been off improving himself in the NFL – you know everyone doubted he had the ability to make it … but he did.”He’s just a general all round great athlete. So to have him as part of the Nines, particularly playing for the Titans, it’s exciting for us and I think he’ll bring a lot of people through the turn-style.”With Hayne on board, Annesley was confident the Titans would be contenders in Auckland in 2017.”I’d like to think that we could give it a shake. We could certainly do with the prize money!”Jarryd will add a lot to the team in terms of the extra open space there is on the field and hopefully it will give us a good shot.”Coach Neil Henry confirmed Hayne would be central to his plans as the Titans chase the coveted pre-season title.”Jarryd’s been a fantastic acquisition for our team here on the Gold Coast,” said Henry. “I think he’s really suited to playing Nines football. Barring injury, Jarryd will be one of the first players picked.”He’ll get a bit more space out there and he carries the ball well. He tried his hand at Sevens to try and get over to the Olympics and he’ll be no stranger to playing that style of footy.”Promising young halves Ash Taylor and Kane Elgey had also been earmarked for the tournament, Henry said.Martin Snedden, the chief executive of Downer NRL Auckland Nines promoters Duco Events, said Hayne’s presence added to an already incredible line-up of stars who had committed to the 2017 event.”Over its first three years the Downer NRL Auckland Nines has attracted a who’s who of the game’s greatest players,” Snedden said.”And now we’ve got two of the all-time greats in Jarryd Hayne and Johnathan Thurston coming to showcase their skills in front of what will be another massive crowd.”Snedden pointed to the remarkable number of elite players the event had attracted over its first three years.”Fans of world class sport have had the chance to see the likes of Sam Thaiday, Paul Gallen, Benji Marshall, Darius Boyd, Roger Tuivasa-Scheck, Greg Bird, Robbie Farah and the Burgess brothers light up Eden Park,” he said. “To date 48 Australian internationals and 44 Kiwi test players and 45 State of Origin stars, together with a host of Pacific nations test players have appeared in the tournament, and that number will increase significantly in 2017.”Grant Fenn, the chief executive of naming rights sponsor Downer, said: “We are looking forward to another wonderful weekend of exciting rugby league and outstanding entertainment in Auckland and I am sure tickets will sell quickly.”NRL chief execuitve Todd Greenberg said the tournament would once again be a fitting way to kick the calendar season off.”Nines is a celebration of some of the best of rugby league,” Mr Greenberg said.”The weekend is all about the colour of our clubs and our fans and the incredible athleticism of our players. I’m sure the 2017 version will once again be a rolling highlights reel.”last_img read more

Kangaroos frustrated by stop-start game

first_img“We had three penalties in the first game against England and not many penalties against France last week, and all of a sudden both teams were penalised for a lot of things that other teams have been getting away with.”It’s our showpiece so we should be allowed to play footy. It was just a bit frustrating tonight because there were a lot of things in the play the ball area and a lot of stoppages around injuries that normally you wouldn’t see in our game so I’m a bit disappointed in that. “We’re trying to play attractive footy and showcase the skills of the players, and I thought that wasn’t allowed tonight.”Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith said the team grew increasingly frustrated in the opening stanza due to the stop-start nature of the contest. “We came into the sheds and I could see the frustration on everyone’s faces. We just couldn’t get any roll on with the footy,” Smith said. “Defensively I was very happy with what we produced tonight, but we got frustrated and I think we went searching a little bit. We went searching for some points instead of just building pressure on them and getting the points on the board.” Tipped by many to run up a cricket score against the tournament minnows, the Aussies struggled for continuity in the first half, establishing a 10-0 lead at the break before they ran away with it in the final 10 minutes. While their opening game against England was allowed to flow by NRL referee Matt Cecchin, the same couldn’t be said on Saturday as Englishman James Child blew 21 penalties.The flow of the game wasn’t helped by 22 errors and several injury breaks, but Meninga’s biggest gripe was with the penalty count.  “It was a frustrating game…it was very slow,” he said after the comfortable win. “It was probably one of the slowest games that I’ve seen for a while. There were 21 penalties and there were a lot of stoppages. We want to see a good game of rugby league, don’t we, so we want to be allowed to play a bit more. last_img read more

Karma Primary wins BSP school cricket competition

first_imgKama Primary School in the Eastern highlands dominated the term 2 BSP School Kriket competition winning the U13 and U15 girls and U15 boy’s titles this week.Three schools took part in the one day softball, interschool cricket competition.The U13 boy’s grand final was won by Okiufa primaryEastern Highlands Regional Cricket Manager, Joseph Pokop said he was pleased with the huge turnout of students from the three primary schools and is determined to increase the level of participation for term three.“For some time, Eastern Highlands did not have a Regional Cricket Manager, and since being employed this year, I have seen many students show interest.“Therefore, I am determined to build more interest for participation of schools and their students,” said Pokop.Through competitions like BSP School Kriket, Cricket PNG is aiming to reach a target of 150,000 participants for the third consecutive year across PNG.last_img read more