Saints, Team Price big winners at Christmas Classic Game

first_imgIn a bold move by Team Price coach Ryan Byers, he put in a “rested” Curtis Siminoff for the shootout which proved to be the difference.Siminoff stopped all three shots to lead Team Price to victory. Dave Bond came up with the clutch tying goal and shoot out winner as Team Price defeated Team Gorkoff in an epic Christmas Classic Game.However, the real winners that night were the Selkirk Saints hockey club that raised over $1000 at the event. Head of Selkirk College Athletics, Kim Verigin worked hand in hand with Christmas Classic organizer Bergen Price to put on a first class event. Price and Verigin want to thank everyone attending the event to support the Saints and the food drive. Team Price needed shootout to edge Team Gorkoff at the fourth annual Christmas Classic Hockey Game before more than 300 spectators on Boxing Day at the Castlegar Complex.The game finished tied after regulation time and overtime, requiring shootout to decide the winner.last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report – Weather awful, but fishing great

first_imgIt seems like Mother Nature refuses to cooperate with some good weather.However, that didn’t stop fishermen from flocking to the lake for an exceptional month on the water as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing discusses the past month and what’s on the agenda for May in this installment of Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.April was a good month. Not for weather, but at least the fishing was pretty good. And now that May is here, hopefully we will finally get some consistent weather. We spent a lot of days on the water regardless of weather, so here’s the latest fishing report:Kootenay LakeThe water is finally warming up and the fish are getting active.  We have been experiencing some good days lately with a fair number of fish being caught.  A couple really good days with more than 15 fish coming to the boat, and a lot of days with up to 10 fish being caught.  Things should continue to get better and better as the water warms up.  Looking forward to what the rest of May and June have to offer.Kokanee season on the West arm was successful.  This year the opening has been shortened to the first two days of April, May, June, and July.   And so far, the first two openings have been good.  In fact the latest opening on May 1-2 produced limits for most boats out there.  A lot of people were finished their fishing by 7 a.m. or 8 a.m.  Also saw some big Bull Trout being caught during these periods.  Bulls up to 19 pounds have been caught lately. Kind of reminds me of the old days.  At least the West arm is still alive.Speaking of alive.  It was great to see some life around Balfour while the Kokanee fishing was happening.  More than 50 boats were out each morning and the talk on the dock was encouraging.  Hoping to see more and more people out fishing during the next few months.Duncan LakeThe Duncan has still been fishing well.  Some consistent days with 10 or more Bull Trout coming to the boat have kept people entertained.  Most of the Bulls have been between 5 – 9 pounds, but I did see an 11 pound and 13 pound caught one weekend.  A nice change of scenery and a really good fishery to try.Also, since the water has warmed up, the Kokanee fishing has become good.  Hooking 20 – 30 Kokanee in between the Bull Trout fishing makes for a busy day on the water.Fishing usually remains good up there until the water rises, which will be happening fast now.Columbia River April has always been one of my favourite months on the river.  This year, we didn’t get out as much as we were hoping due to the weather, but when we did, it was great as usual.  Had some crazy days with 20 – 30 Rainbows to the boat.  And some slower days when the cold fronts moved in.  But thats normal.Most of the Rainbows were the usual Columbia size.  Ranging from 16 – 22 inches, with a few over 24.  Pound for pound, these Rainbows are some of the strongest fighting fish I’ve caught.  Being raised in the strong currents of the big river has made for some powerful fish.This fishery is good all year round, but my favorite months are April and May for the bigger fish.  So, looking forward to the next little while on the river.  Stay tuned……What are they biting on???Kootenay Lake Rainbows have been feeding on the surface lately, so we have been running the usual gear.  Buck tail flies and some of my favorite spoons have been working best.  The magic numbers for our flies have been:  # 210, 222, 226, & 234.   And my best action on spoons have been on the Gibbs ‘Skinny G’ spoons right on the surface.  Favourite colors have been ‘the cop car’, ‘irish cream’, and ‘no bananas’.For the Bull Trout, we have been catching mostly on the down riggers.  Although the warmer water temp as of late has brought some of them to the surface as well.  On the down riggers, my favourite set-up has been:  Gibbs Highliner flasher in the ‘guide series’ Lemon lime color, along with the Delta hoochie in the green oil slick color.   Also getting a bunch on the lemon lime flasher followed by the ‘no bananas’ g-force spoon.And for the Kokanee when it was open, we were catching on anything orange.  The crocodile spoons tipped with maggots worked well and for trolling we were using the Gibbs willow leaf and a wedding band with maggots.On the Duncan, we have had most success on larger spoons on the down rigger.  G-force spoons in Irish cream, no bananas, and trap shack colors have been great.As far as the river goes, our best days have been using the fly rods.  Sinking lines with wooly buggers have been producing a few.  Although the best method lately has been using a nymph under an indicator.  Almost every back eddie we pull up to has produced a lot of fish.  So, we will continue with those methods until things change.Spin casting has also produced a few fish.  And bottom bouncing has caught a bunch of rainbow as well as some walleye.Looking forward to the next month or two on the river.Salmon Fishing 2017And last but not least, we are almost full for our salmon season coming up.  We still have about 15 days to fill, so if you’re hoping to get out Salmon & Halibut fishing this year, you still have time.Drop us a line and we can help with your summer planning.Hoping to see you on the water.Tight lines…………Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson BC 250-505-4963www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

ZETCHER’S HOMEBRED CORPS DE BALLET FLIES LATE TO TAKE $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY CALLAGHAN, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:14.62

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2016)–Idle since Feb. 14, Arnold Zetcher’s homebred Corps de Ballet rated kindly under Tyler Baze and closed with a rush wide-out to take Friday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by a half length. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the 3-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Speightstown negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:14.62.“I had her into the bridle just a little coming down the hill,” said Baze. “She was pulling just a little, but she was happy today.”The “Other Callaghan,” as her stablemate, Irish-bred Well Caught, was off as the 7-5 favorite in her U.S. debut, Corps de Ballet was the third choice at 7-2 in a field of seven sophomore fillies and paid $9.40, $5.40 and $3.60.“We just freshened her up some and that definitely helped her,” said Callaghan. “It was nice to see that she was able to rate today.”Out of Zetcher’s multiple stakes winning mare, Private Banking, Corps de Ballet notched her second win from eight starts. With the winner’s share of $34,800, she increased her earnings to $80,725.“We’ve got about eight mares now and it’s nice to see this filly come back and run so well,” said Zetcher.(Well Caught, who broke from the rail with Flavien Prat, stumbled badly shortly after the break, dropped back to last and never recovered, finishing last.)Next to last after the first half mile, Nine Point Nine flew late under Santiago Gonzalez to finish second, a half length in front of pacesetter Cuyathy. Off at 26-1, Nine Point Nine paid $18.20 and $11.60.Ridden by Martin Garcia, Cuyathy opened up by two lengths approaching the dirt crossing at the top of the lane and showed the way until collared by the winner in the final 40 yards. Off at 37-1, she paid $9.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.13, 44.44 and 1:08.30.First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday, California Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

SHARLA RAE, ENERGIA FRIBBY, EVO CAMPO & CHOCOLATIER ALL FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF

first_imgSHARLA RAE: Trained by Doug O’Neill, this 4-year-old filly by Afleet Alex comes off an even sixth, beaten four lengths, in Santa Anita’s Grade II Royal Heroine at one mile on turf May 5, which was her first start since she was well beaten by males in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar Nov. 28. Winless since winning the Del Mar Oaks five starts back, she figures to improve with a recent race under her belt and should be forwardly placed as she stretches out a half mile. Owned by Barber, Brous Stable and Wachtel Stable, Sharla Rae will be ridden for the first time by Santiago Gonzalez. She has five wins from 17 starts and has earnings of $443,140. THE POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 8 (of 9)                                                                                                       Approximate post time 5 p.m. PDT ARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2016)–Grade I winner Sharla Rae heads a competitive field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Sunday’s $75,000 Possible Perfect Stakes, to be run at a mile and a half over the Santa Anita turf oval. A winner of the Grade I Del Mar Oaks in August, Sharla Rae’s primary competition includes Energia Fribby, who has most recently faced males in a pair of Graded stakes at Santa Anita, Evo Campo, a sharp recent allowance winner and Chocolatier, who comes off a solid second in the Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields May 14. EVO CAMPO: Trained by Paddy Gallagher, this 4-year-old Irish-bred filly has the look of a “now horse,” as she comes off an authoritative half length allowance win here going a mile and one eighth on turf May 5. A first-out maiden winner in England in December, 2014, she’ll be making her 10th start for Gallagher in the Possibly Perfect and appears at the top of her game, as she’s won three out of her last six races, with a second and a third, dating back to Oct. 9. Owned by Ronald Day and Mary DiPietro, Evo Campo is 10-4-1-2 overall and will be ridden back by Rafael Bejarano. CHOCOLATIER: Trained by Blaine Wright, this 5-year-old French-bred mare comes off a sharp second, beaten a half length, in the 1 1/16 miles turf Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on May 14. A winner of two of six starts with trainer Chad Brown in Kentucky and New York last year, Chocolatier comes off a pair of second place finishes at Golden Gate and will be making her fourth start for Wright in the Possibly Perfect. Ridden by Julien Couton in her last two starts, she’ll be reunited with Tyler Baze, who guided her to a sixth place finish in her Southern California debut three starts back here on March 4. A gate to wire winner over a yielding turf going 1 3/8 miles at Aqueduct four starts back Nov. 12, Chocolatier could employ similar tactics going a mile and one half on Saturday. Owned by Chappell Alpine Farms, LLC, she is 17-3-4-0 overall with earnings of $196,735. ENERGIA FRIBBY: Brazilian-bred, she’ll be making her seventh stateside start for Neil Drysdale on Sunday. A close third two starts back versus males in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes, she was a non-threatening fourth against the boys in the Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes, which due to weather conditions, was contested at 1 7/8 miles on turf here April 10. A logical contender based upon her familiarity with marathon distances, this 6-year-old mare takes a notable drop in class and is re-united with Drayden Van Dyke, who guided her to her third place finish in the San Luis Rey. Owned by Golden Eagle Farm, she has five wins from 21 starts and seeks her first stateside victory on Sunday. She would appear to be best suited if she can settle well off a quick early pace. Hiking–Flavien Prat–123Energia Fribby–Drayden Van Dyke–123Evo Campo–Rafael Bejarano–123Exuberante–Brice Blanc–121Soresca–Victor Espinoza–121Sharla Rae–Santiago Gonzalez–123Chocolatier–Tyler Baze–123First post time on Sunday is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

UIW’s Keys, Alexander Claim Weekly Honors

first_imgThe honor is the first this year for Keys and second for Alexander (March 27). Honorable Mention: Alanna Arvie, McNeese; Maggie Okul, Stephen F. Austin; Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State FRISCO, Texas – Incarnate Word’s Deja Keys and Sarea Alexander are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Keys, a junior from Houston, also delivered a Cardinals’ program record in the 100-meter competition, running an 11.60 while finishing second. The time is the third-fastest in the league this year and 108th in the NCAA. Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week: Deja Keys, UIW – Jr. – HoustonDeja sprinted to a race win and new UIW program record in the 200-meter dash, topping the field with a time of 23.80. The mark is the fourth-fastest in the Southland Conference this year and 96th-quickest 200-meter result in the NCAA this season. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots. Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week: Sarea Alexander, UIW – Sr. – San AntonioAlexander smashed a long-standing record while leaping to meet victories in both the triple jump and long jump events on her home track on Senior Day at Benson Stadium.center_img Honorable Mention: Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas; Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State; Imani Nave, Stephen F. Austin; Grace McKenzie, McNeese The senior’s long jump of 21 feet, 8.0 inches that bested the field at the invitational is the top mark in the NCAA this season. The distance represents the second-best all-time in the conference. The senior’s meet-winning triple jump of 13.42 meters (44 feet, 1/2 inch) obliterated the previous Southland Conference record of 43.04.5 set by UTA’s Lisa Austin in 1993. Alexander’s mark is the sixth-farthest jump in NCAA competition this season. Alexander was named NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Athlete of the Week, voted on by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, on Tuesday. It is the first time a Cardinal earned the honor in women’s track & field. The two Cardinals combined for three wins and one second-place finish in the four events in which they competed at the UIW Invitational this weekend. The efforts of both student-athletes helped fuel the Cardinals team win.last_img read more

Jose says Spurs have worst injury crisis in Europe with 4 regulars out long-term

first_imgHe added: “If you lose four right backs you play Oliver Skipp or Sissoko there.”If you lose centre-backs you can play Eric Dier or Ben Davies there. But the specificity of the striker position makes it very difficult.“You cannot say to Davinson Sanchez go play centre-forward. That’s the way it is.most read 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 CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes“We have to go into game with everything we have. It worries me a lot, the fact that the situation cannot be better. It can only get worse.“But it’s a good test of the players’ resilience and spirit and a unique experience for them.”We go together because next season we’ll smile because we’ll be in a very different situation.”3 Boss Jose Mourinho claims Spurs are in a uniquely-bad situation for injuriesCredit: Rex FeaturesJose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipzig JOSE MOURINHO insists Tottenham have the worst injury crisis in EUROPE.The Special One takes Spurs to his old club Chelsea tomorrow without a recognised striker.3 Son Heung-min, Spurs’ latest injury victim, is likely to be out until the summer after breaking his arm when in peak formCredit: PA:Press Association3 England skipper and Tottenham’s main goal-getter Harry Kane is expected to be absent until at least April with his hamstring injuryCredit: AFP or licensorsHarry Kane and Son Heung-min could miss the rest of the season, while midfielder Moussa Sissoko and defender Juan Foyth are also sidelined.The Spurs boss said: “The situation is difficult. Nobody else in the Premier League or even in Europe is in such a difficult situation as we are in terms of injuries in specific positions.”Mourinho’s misery is compounded by his belief Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele are not fit enough to play 90 minutes.But it is the absence of a fit striker which is causing him and Spurs the biggest headache.last_img read more

Cleary backs Marshall for Test recall

first_imgAlthough Marshall hasn’t run out in a Kiwi jersey since 2012, his early-season form proves he would still be up to the task if given the opportunity.”You’d think [his chances of a recall] would have to be fairly good,” Cleary said.”I’m not picking the team but he’s certainly passionate about the Kiwis and he’s playing well so if he keeps that up he’d surely have to be in the running there somewhere.”With the club and Marshall yet to have a conversation around a contract extension, Cleary said with the form he is showing at the moment there is no reason why Marshall won’t be the club’s five-eighth next year.”We haven’t gone there yet. I think Benji is just enjoying his footy. He’s obviously in good form,” Cleary said.”I think he’s rediscovering his old confidence. There is no reason why he couldn’t keep going, but at the end of the day it’s up to Benji [if he wants to play on].”Cleary said his team is showing confidence but there have been no signs of complacency through their unexpected 5-1 start to the season.”It’s been business as usual,” he said.”You can definitely see the confidence but that’s really good, you can’t fake that, that’s part of what they’ve developed.”That started in November when we started training and that intensity has been there consistently and that’s what we’ve got to keep doing.”The Tigers head out to the country to host the Newcastle Knights on Saturday night at Scully Park in Tamworth. They will be looking for their fourth consecutive win when they come up against what Cleary said will be another tough challenge against a revamped Newcastle side.”I think they are really dangerous. Their attack looks pretty sharp and they’ve got plenty of good players in there,” Cleary said.”They’ve recruited really well over the last couple of years of going through that developing phase. Some guys have plenty of first grade under their belts.”It’s easy to see they’ve improved a lot and they’re going to prove a big challenge for us.”last_img read more

Tigers and Storm claim NRL wins

first_imgThe hosts made a flying start when Mikaele Ravalawa was awarded a penalty try in the second minute – Corey Thompson shoving the Fijian to the floor as he was about to ground an in-goal kick at the end of a 70-metre run.David Nofoaluma grabbed a clever kick from the inspired Benji Marshall, who booted eight points, to level matters but Zac Lomax went over and added his own extras to ensure the Dragons led 12-8 at the break.Marshall added a try to his haul and resumed the role of provider for Leilua, seeing the Tigers hit the front before Nofoaluma made the win safe with his second of the match.What a way to end it #NRLDragonsTigers pic.twitter.com/XSyEjJmtB7— NRL (@NRL) March 15, 2020In the earlier game on Sunday, Melbourne Storm won 18-4 at Manly Sea Eagles.Manly led 4-2 at the end of a gruelling first half, courtesy of two Reuben Garrick penalties to one from Cameron Smith.However, Smith was on hand to convert a quick brace from Suliasi Vunivalu and Tom Eisenhuth was the beneficiary of his own grubber in the 74th minute as Melbourne shut out their opponents after the break.Forthcoming NRL games are now set to be played behind closed doors in line with the Australian government’s precautions against COVID-19. Photo Getty Images Capion: Luciano Leilua in action against the Dragonslast_img read more

The players they will fight for in the Premier League

first_imgThe winter transfer market has already begun and despite the fact that Erling Haaland’s future has been resolved very quickly, there are still great players who could change their air very soon. Daily Mail He has compiled a small list of the great players that could be traded in January in which he explains which teams (especially the Premier League) go after them and the situation of each player.Timo Werner twenty He is one of the young people with the greatest projection of the international football landscape. The Englishman has accumulated a lot of experience both in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League. He will undoubtedly be in the European Championship with his selection of Gareth Southgate, since so far this year he has signed twelve goals and thirteen assists in 24 games with Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old is pretended by Real Madrid, but Chelsea and Manchester United will fight for him in the Premier League.James Rodriguez 5 It is by far the player with the least name on the list, perhaps because his team, Hull City, plays in the Championship (the equivalent of the second English division). The 23-year-old acts as a right winger, although he has a goal and can play nine if necessary. In the present campaign, he has 18 points and has distributed five assists in 27 games, being one of the sensations of the championship. Newcastle and Tottenham raffle it. 10 The 21-year-old defender is life insurance for RB Leipzig. The Frenchman is in the middle of London, as Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea follow. The team that now runs Mikel Arteta seems the best placed and would have even made an offer close to 50 million euros. The intention of the Gunner group is to sign it before Brexit can influence the transfer market regulations.Nathan Aké 2. 3 The Danish situation seems clear. He has refused to renew and José Mourinho has failed to convince him to stay at Tottenham. His contract expires in summer and Tottenham does not want it to come out for free, so that every day that passes it is lowering its price a little more. With Madrid out of the bid, Juventus remains, interested since last summer, but both Manchester United and Inter Milan want the midfielder this month. Italians could even give you a bonus for signing as long as you discard the rest of the options. Add three goals and three assists in 23 games, being one of the seasons in London in which less participation has had. Even so, he is a star and will be one of the most coveted players.Wilfried Zaha eleven eleven The Colombian player has had very bad luck on his return to Real Madrid. The injuries have ballasted him and it has been very difficult for him to enter into Zinedine Zidane’s plans. They are attentive to their future both Arsenal and Inter Milan or PSG, but the club that has sounded the loudest is the Everton of Carlo Ancelotti, who already had him at his command both in the Spanish capital and in Bayern Munich, in addition to Ask him during his time in Naples. He has a goal and an assist in nine games, but although he is interested in several clubs, at Real Madrid they count on him and blame his start of the season on bad luck, so in principle they have no intention of selling him, since the idea The main thing is that only Mariano and Brahim leave as assignees.Christian Eriksen The Ivorian is one of those great attackers who do not play for one of the best teams in Europe. A large would have the facility to convince him and enough money to cover his salary. The problem so far has been at the Crystal Palace, which has asked for a high price for it. Arsenal proved it last summer, when they saw a proposal rejected more than juicy. Londoners will continue in a bid that Chelsea joins, which has always been attentive to their movements, and Everton. His numbers are quite similar to those of Eriksen, since he has three goals and three assists in 22 games, although in his case he is undisputed holder in the English club.Dayot Upamecano 7 The German striker of RB Leipzig is backed by the 23 goals and 10 assists he has been in the 25 games played this season. His team is the leader of the Bundesliga, thanks to him. In the selection of Germany it is a fixed and can act as both forward and extreme or midfielder, although seen their numbers the position of nine is the one that best suits your style of play. Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich would be following in their footsteps.Jadon Sancho It is another highly sought after defense. The Dutchman is fast and strong and although he is in great shape with the Bournemouth, it seems that it will not last long there. Pep Guardiola is a big fan of his and reinforcing the central position would be the priority of Manchester City. Chelsea is also on the prowl and has considered offering about forty million pounds. Before he went to Holland as a left back, although now it is more common to see him as a partner of Van Dijk. Aké has a goal and an assist in 16 games and is considered one of the biggest threats in the Premier League air game.Jarrod Bowen 5last_img read more

The reason why Cucurella wears that curly mane

first_imgMarc Cucurella Saseta was born in Alella, Barcelona, make 21 years. With only four years I was already playing in a futsal team from your location The kid pointed good manners and his father, Oscar, decided to take him to make a try in Espanyol. They kept it, of course, and in the perica quarry remained six years. They say that Guillermo Amor and Alberto Puig were his discoverers, being convinced of the kid in a match against Damm. Then, Barça signed him for his cadet team. It was 2012. It was there that his costumes began calling him Cuckoo. Their football referentss always were Carles Puyol and David Luiz, and anyone would think that this is the reason why the Getafe player today wears that curly mane, but no. The cause why Cuckoo wear that mane it was for his mother, Patricia, who says she asked her son to bring something remarkable to differentiate good among all other children They were on a soccer field. That mane is already inseparable part of the image from Cucurella, the player that everyone distinguishes in a match thanks to his mother’s desire. Loaned by Barça in the Getafe, today he faces Real Madrid, which brings him good memories after his great game last year playing at Eibar. He thrashed 3-0 …last_img read more

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