Braves spoil party for Leafs, steal 2-1 KIJHL win Saturday at NDCC Arena

first_imgIt’s not the result the Nelson Leafs expected.Two second period goals and a solid showing between the pipes by net minder Trevor Dilaure was enough to power the Spokane Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.The loss, and only scoring a single goal, comes on the heels of a ten-goal explosion Friday in Grand Forks.“The boys were tired and their goalie got hot,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.“We had our chances but we just couldn’t bury them tonight,” Dunlap added.Nelson led 1-0 after one period as Dunlap scored an unassisted tally minutes into the game. The Leafs thought to have doubled the lead but the puck went in and came out the net so fast the officiating crew did not see the goal.In the second, Spokane scored twice as Emilio Trujillo and Kurtis Reading beat Adam Maida to erase Nelson’s slim lead.Spokane then tightened the thumb screws on the Leafs in the third, riding the play of Dilaure to secure the win despite being out shot 11-5 in the frame.“It’s just a matter of getting guys back,” said Dunlap when asked about the lack of consistency of late.“I mean we’re running so short . . .. We’ve been able to call on the APs (affilate players) but if we get our guys back I think we’ll be just fine.”The Christmas break could not come at a better time for the Leafs.However, Nelson has one more piece of business to take care of in the form of a home game Friday against Grand Forks.The player then have 10 days off before meeting defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley in a home-and-home series.The return match is New Year’s Eve at the NDCC Arena.ICE CHIPS: Nelson completed a much-needed trade Friday when the club acquired Michael Rand from Grand Forks for future considerations. The Langley native needed to complete some off-ice dealings before joining the Leafs this week. . . . Nelson out shot the Braves 31-21. . . . Nelson continues to lead the Murdoch Division standings over Beaver Valley. The Hawks, which has played two less games than Nelson, posted a 5-4 overtime win Saturday over Fernie. Meanwhile, Castlegar blasted Columbia Valley. Spokane sits in fourth spot in the division, six points behind Nelson.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — NMH Novice Team #1

first_imgThe Nelson Association is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Minor Hockey Week with a host of events highlighted by the annual Novice Tournament.Minor Hockey Week has been celebrated in Canada since 1958 when the idea was adopted from the first event the previous year in Trail.That’s when Charlie McLean organized the first Minor Hockey Week at the Cominco Arena in Trail, promoting the event with the slogan — Don’t Send your boy to play hockey, TAKE him!last_img


first_imgBAFFERT, BEJARANO & SPENDTHRIFT FARM COMBINE FOR WELL TIMED VICTORY IN 1:21.04 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2016)–Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson kept to his task and defeated a tenacious Subtle Indian by a half-length in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Lord Nelson negotiated seven furlongs in 1:21.04.Third in the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu Stakes two starts back on Dec. 26, Lord Nelson was subsequently purchased privately by Spendthrift and followed up on an impressive classified allowance win here going six furlongs on June 3–making him a perfect two for two for the new connections.Breaking from post position four in a field of eight 3-year-olds and up, Lord Nelson sat a close second to Subtle Indian to the quarter pole, but it appeared Subtle Indian, ridden by Mike Smith, had plenty left with a sixteenth of a mile to go as he held a one length advantage.“That was pretty game,” said Baffert. “I didn’t think he was going to get there. He was trying so hard there at the end. It was pretty exciting to watch, more exciting to win. He’s come back so strong this year. That break really helped him. I think this is his distance…”The second choice in the wagering at 2-1, Lord Nelson paid $6.20, $3.80 and $2.60. With the winner’s share of $180,000, he increased his earnings to $598,271. A winner of the Grade II San Vicente as a 3-year-old, the 4-year-old Pulpit colt improved his overall record to 11-5-1-1.“I knew Subtle Indian was the only speed in the race so I wanted to make sure I broke good and got my horse into the race right away,” said Bejarano. “I found my position and then just waited for (favored) Kobe’s Back. When I saw him coming at the three eighths, I just went for it and tried to get the jump on him because he was really running.”Ridden to perfection by Smith, Subtle Indian, who tired late to run second here in the Grade II,   6 ½ furlong Kona Gold Stakes on May 21, ran a tremendous race, finishing 1 ¾ lengths in front of Kobe’s Back. Off at 5-2, Subtle Indian paid $4.60 and $3.40.“I tried to nurse him along (22.58, 45.52 and 1:09.18) without taking anything away from him that was coming easily for him,” said Smith. “He was able to relax and I was really happy with the way he did. You have to give it to Lord Nelson. He ran a great race.”Kobe’s Back, who broke in his customarily slow fashion, was into contention much sooner today and finished third, a half length in front of Home Run Kitten. Off at 9-5, he paid $2.60 to show.“I was wide around the turn and the pace was extremely slow for these kinds of horses,” said Stevens. “The track has been favoring speed all day long and my move was a bit premature and a bit wide.”Baffert, who first won the Triple Bend in 1996 at Hollywood Park with Letthebighossroll, collected his fifth career win in the prestigious sprint fixture, while Bejarano got his first Triple Bend win.last_img read more

Southland Bowling League Announces Inaugural All-Conference Teams

first_img Adel Wahner Vanderbilt Jr. Las Cruces, N.M. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Bowling League has announced the first-ever Southland Bowling All-Conference teams. The squads are headlined by Vanderbilt, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State and Arkansas State – each with four selections. The teams comprise four of the 12 programs that will be competing in the upcoming 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship. Seven of the eight Southland Bowling member institutions are represented in the all-conference selections. Southland Bowling League yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Maria Bulanova and Samantha Gainor pave the way for Vanderbilt as the duo earns first team honors following their 2018-19 regular-season and Southland Bowling Tournament play. The pair are joined by Adel Wahner who is a second-team selection. Jordan Newham rounds out the Commodore selections with an honorable mention nod. The Commodores have accumulated a 94-33 record throughout the season for a .740 win percentage. Vanderbilt finished as the runner-up at the 2019 Southland Bowling Tournament, but still managed to qualify for the 2019 Women’s Bowling National Championship as the tournament’s No. 1 seed. Tournament play will be hosted at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio. Vandy’s first round at the tournament is slated for Thursday, April 11.Sam Houston State also earns four selections, led by the Southland Bowling League’s Newcomer of the Year Bea Hernandez, who claimed a spot on the first team. Hernandez is joined by fellow Bearkats Madysen Keller, Katelyn Dickerson and Hayley Connelly, who were all three tabbed honorable mention. Sam Houston State is coming off its first Southland Bowling League title after knocking off No. 1 Vanderbilt in the final round of a best-of-seven Baker matchup. The league title earned the Bearkats an automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship where they will take on the winner of the Stephen F. Austin and Prairie View A&M match on Thursday, April 11.Stephen F. Austin senior Dakotah Hazlewood grabs a position on the first team to lead four Ladyjack all-conference honorees. Paige Beeney, Sarah Gill and Carlene Beyer were also recognized with honorable mention for the SFA squad. The Ladyjacks qualified for the NCAA Bowling Championship as an at-large bid and will face Prairie View A&M in the opening round at Emerald Bowl Friday, April 5 in Houston.Arkansas State, the fourth and final team to earn four all-conference selections, are led by Julia Huren, Denishya Waller and Leah Glazer who comprise three of the five spots on the second team. Taylor Davis rounds out the Red Wolves honorees with an honorable mention nod. Arkansas State has racked up the nation’s fifth-best RPI, which is enough to give the Red Wolves an at-large berth into the NCAA Championship. They will take on Medaille College Tuesday, April 9 at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio.Tulane’s Tiera Gulum and Madison McCall earns all-conference honors as the Green Wave’s selections. Gulum nabbed a spot on the second team after a stellar senior season where she rolled Tulane’s first-ever 300 game at the Sunshine State Winter Classic in Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 8-10). McCall claimed honorable mention recognition for the Green Wave after dealing 547 strikes throughout the season.Louisiana Tech’s Kaitlyn Eder is the lone Lady Techster claiming post season accolades with a first team bid. Eder has picked up 431 spares this season for a 72.2 spare percentage. The sophomore from Lithia, Fla., pushed her Louisiana Tech squad to a pair of first-place tournament finishes this season, including wins at the All State Sugar Bowl Collegiate Bowling Invitational in Harahan, La. (Oct. 19-21) and the JSU Sonic Boom Invitational in Jackson, Miss. (Nov. 9-11).Youngstown State’s Nikki Mendez is the final member of the all-conference team, as the junior claimed honorable mention accolades. Mendez accrued an 18.94 average in traditional game matches to lead her team and racked up 457 strikes.The 2019 Southland Bowling League All-Conference teams are chosen based on the Player Composite Performance Index (PCPI) of the league’s top 20 bowlers throughout the season and including all Southland Bowling Tournament play. Kaitlyn Eder Louisiana Tech So. Lithia, Fla. Leah Glazer Arkansas State So. Henderson, Nev. Samantha Gainor Vanderbilt So. Chesterfield, Mich. Hayley Connelly Sam Houston State So. Hazlet, N.J. Sarah Gill Stephen F. Austin So. Attleboro, Mass. Madison McCall Tulane So. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Katelyn Dickerson Sam Houston State Jr. Painesville, Ohio Jordan Newham Vanderbilt Sr. Aurora, Ill. Carlene Beyer Stephen F. Austin Fr. Ogdensburg, Wis. Nikki Mendez Youngstown State Jr. Homer Glen, Ill. Julia Huren Arkansas State Jr. Westland, Mich. Bea Hernandez Sam Houston State Fr. Bambang Pasig City, Philippines 2019 Southland Bowling League All-Conference Honorable Mention Name School Cl. Hometown 2019 Southland Bowling League All-Conference First Team Name School Cl. Hometown Madysen Keller Sam Houston State Sr. Mathews, N.C. Denisyha Waller Arkansas State Sr. Markham, Ill. Maria Bulanova Vanderbilt Jr. Moscow, Russia Paige Beeney Stephen F. Austin Sr. Salado, Texas Tiera Gulum Tulane Sr. Schenectady, N.Y. 2019 Southland Bowling League All-Conference Second Team Name School Cl. Hometown Dakotah Hazlewood Stephen F. Austin Sr. Capron, Ill. Taylor Davis Arkansas State So. Davison, Mich.last_img read more

Lamar Duo, Islanders’ Hall Crowned Soccer Players of the Week

first_imgGoalkeeper of the Week: Kyleigh Hall, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Goalkeeper – Mansfield, TexasHall posted back-to-back shutouts while collecting seven saves on 13 shots faced. The Islanders’ only goalie to log time in the net now has six shutouts on the year and boasts a 0.38 GAA in five conference matches. Honorable Mention: Kayla Bomben, Northwestern State; Cailey Croson, UIW; Sandra Nygard, Lamar. Honorable Mention: Christina Arteaga, Abilene Christian; Keeley Ayala, UIW; Abby Deakin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Offensive Player of the Week: Esther Okoronkwo, Lamar – Jr. – Forward – Richmond, TexasIn a 4-1 win over SFA, Okoronkwo recorded her first hat trick in a Cardinal uniform and the second trifecta by a Lamar student-athlete this season, making them the only Southland institution with multiple hat tricks this fall (Lucy Ashworth, Sept. 20). She got the Cardinals on the board in the seventh minute and followed with a penalty-kick goal three minutes later. Week Eight Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Esther Okoronkwo and Sophia Manibo, along with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kyleigh Hall, are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Defensive Player of the Week: Sophia Manibo, Lamar – Jr. – Defender/Midfielder – Beaumont, TexasAnchored by Manibo, the Cardinals’ back line held opponents to just one goal in two matches and didn’t allow SFA or SHSU many open looks as the shot accuracy in both matches came out to .286. The Ladyjacks put three of their nine shots on goal while the Bearkats’ 19 attempts produced just five on goal. Okoronkwo is the Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this fall, and teammate Sophia Manibo picks up her first Defensive Player of the Week award. Okoronkwo scored five of the Cardinals’ nine goals across two matches while Manibo led a back line that limited opponents to just one goal. Lamar (7-6, 4-1 SLC) extended its win streak to three matches with a 4-1 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Friday before blanking Sam Houston State 5-0 on Sunday. The Cardinals are back in action at 6 p.m. Friday at Southeastern Louisiana. Okoronkwo carried that momentum into Sunday’s match against the Bearkats, scoring twice and dishing out an assist to give her 11 points on the week. In just 128 minutes last week, she placed six of her seven shots on frame and scored on five of them. Hall earns her third Goalkeeper of the Week award in four weeks after recording clean sheets in a pair of 2-0 triumphs over Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana. She has five shutouts in her last seven matches, lowering her goals-against average to a conference-best 0.88. The Islanders (6-5-1, 3-1-1 SLC) host defending conference tournament champion and first-place Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Friday. 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. Honorable Mention: Alana Mangan, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Keely Morrow, McNeese; Jamie Raines, Southeastern Louisiana; Andrea Reyes, UIW.last_img read more


first_imgEDDIE HASKELL UP TO WIN $67,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HEAD OVER TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP STORMY LIBERAL AS ROSARIO & GLATT TEAM FOR NEW FIVE FURLONG TURF COURSE RECORD OF 55.06 STORMY LIBERAL HAS VALID EXCUSE, AS HE STUMBLED SIGNIFICANTLY TURNING FOR HOME ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2019)–Eddie Haskell didn’t leave it to Beaver Cleaver or anyone else on Friday at Santa Anita, as he ran down two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal to take the day’s $67,000 allowance feature by a head while setting a new course record for five furlongs on turf.  Ridden by Joel Rosario and trained by Mark Glatt, Eddie Haskell, a 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Square Eddie, got the distance in 55.06, shading five one hundreds of a second off the old record, set by Brandothebartender on Oct. 20, 2018.“Rosario’s the key with this horse,” said Glatt, who claimed “Eddie” for $50,000 seven starts back on April 26, 2018.  “He gets this horse to relax and he obviously loves this distance.”A stalking third, just to the outside of early leader Calculator and Stormy Liberal turning for home, Eddie Haskell hit his best stride late and got his sixth win from nine tries at five furlongs on turf.Off at 4-1 in a field of five older horses, Eddie Haskell paid $10.40, $2.60 and $2.40.Owned by Phillip J. Wood and Jim Hailey, Eddie Haskell picked up $52,260 ($12,060 of which was from the California-bred incentive fund) for the win, increasing his earnings to $373,107 while improving his overall mark to 18-7-1-5.  Bred in California by Reddam Racing, LLC, Eddie Haskell is out of the Boston Harbor mare Teresa Ann.For his part, Stormy Liberal, trained by Peter Miller and ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, appeared to have a tangible excuse as he stumbled turning for home, causing him to lose his action for a moment.  Undeterred, he kept to his task in game fashion, however, Van Dyke lost his stick while between horses in the shadow of the wire, which appeared to have little impact on the result.Off as the prohibitive 1-5 favorite as he prepped for the Group I Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai late next month, Stormy Liberal finished 1 ¾ lengths in front of stablemate Calculator and paid $2.10 and $2.10.“We’ll have to see how he is,” said Miller.  “Hopefully, we can go on with him.”Ridden by apprentice Heriberto Figueroa, Calculator, the biggest price in the field at 22-1, paid $4.00 to show.Fractions on race, set by Calculator, were 20.88 and 43.51.last_img read more

Watch Lewandowski’s outrageous flick over Vertonghen for Bayern goal

first_imgYou can not give Robert Lewandowski an inch! So clinical. So deadly! Lewy at his best 👏— 🇩🇪Ja! Watch the Bundesliga live on BT Sport🇩🇪 (@btsportfootball) October 1, 2019 Mauricio Pochettino speaks after Spurs are thrashed 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich BAYERN MUNICH thrashed Tottenham on Tuesday night with Robert Lewandowski creating the best of their seven goals with a dazzling flick.Jan Vertonghen was left dazed by the Pole’s turn as he started the move that made it 2-1 to Bayern.😱 Robert Lewandowski flicks the ball over Jan Vertonghen to win Skill of the Day 🔥#UCL | @MastercardUK— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) October 1, 2019center_img 3 Lewandowski hit a brace in the 7-2 routCredit: EPAAs the ball is played in from a throw-in, the defender closes down Lewandowski in a seemingly comfortable position – out wide with his back to goal.But the bouncing ball is turned over Vertonghen’s head, leaving him powerless as the striker dribbles into the box.Granted, Lewandowski’s cross doesn’t reach its man but Spurs’ failure to clear sees him reclaim possession and fire home on the turn.Having fallen a goal behind at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the goal marked a huge turning point in the Champions League encounter as Munich took the lead on the cusp of half-time.Going into the break a goal up, Die Roten crushed their hosts with five second-half strikes to seal a 7-2 rout.But fans were still left agasp by Lewandowski’s outrageous skill, posting online how it “sent Vertonghen back to Belgium”.3 The Pole lured Vertonghen in near the byline3 The ball looped over the helpless defenderMost 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 himTwitter user Luke joked: “He should be arrested for that skill. Disgusting.”Another called it: “Pure filth.”Alexandra posted online: “Lewandowski just sent Vertonghen back to Belgium.”And Raphael even wanted Spurs to try and sign him: “We need to offer Bayern Munich a blank cheque for Robert Lewandowski, he’s just the type of striker we need, clinical in front of goal…”One fan simply added: “Great goal, nothing else to say.”last_img read more

Lions’ Smith hit with four-week ban

first_imgThe flanker caught Havili in the air when he jumped to meet a high ball and sent his opponent spinning to the turf, earning him a red card shortly before half-time.Lions went on to lose 25-17 at Ellis Park, and Smith pleaded guilty to a SANZAAR charge.SANZAAR consequently released a statement confirmed a four-week suspension for Smith up to and including September 2, meaning he will be unavailable for Lions’ first four Currie Cup matches. Photo by Getty Images.Caption: Kwagga Smith catches David Havili in the airlast_img read more

Finances behind Force’s axing

first_imgOn a dramatic day, ARU boss Bill Pulver announced he would stand down as soon as a replacement could be found.Pulver has had to deal with plenty of negative comment after his organisation announced on April 10 one of the local five Super rugby teams would be cut.”It has been a harrowing process so my sense is it’s a good time for renewal, said Pulver whose five-year term expired next February.Rugby Union Players’ Association boss Ross Xenos described the decision as the “darkest day in the history of Australian Rugby”.The announcement came following the result of arbitration involving the ARU and Rugby WA, though neither side wanted to divulge the findings of last week’s two- day hearingRugbyWA will take out an injunction against the ARU’s decision.If the Force win a right of appeal, they will take the case to the Supreme Court.RugbyWA will also consider mounting legal action relating to the circumstances which led it to enter into the ‘Alliance’ agreement last year with the ARU.Asked why the Force asked were cut rather than the Rebels, Pulver said: “We did an exhaustive analysis, a massive spreadsheet on all the variables that went into this decision.”Some of them community-based, some of them high-performance based and frankly at the end of the day the best decision for Australian rugby was to remove the Western Force.”Financially it made the most sense.Billionaire Andrew Forrest, who on Friday described the ARU’s decision as “retrograde” and “illogical”, has reaffirmed his pledge to do everything within his powers to save the Force.ARU chairman Cameron Clyne said while the Force had run an enthusiastic and public campaign it would have been wrong to assume there wasn’t the same level of enthusiasm in Melbourne.”There has been a lot of public support and a lot of genuine financial support from people in Melbourne that have come out,” he said’Whilst we do appreciate people like Andrew getting involved it came very late in the piece.”Part of the issue was the Force were virtually bankrupt and had to be bailed out.”Clyne said he still expected two to three Australian teams to lose money next year.Every Australian team lost more than they won in 2017 and for the second- straight year no local side made the semi-finals.The Rebels won just one game, while the Force never made the finals in 12 attempts.Clyne felt having four competitive teams would give Australian more bargaining power in having a say over the controversial competition format. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Caption: A fan shows her support for the Western Force.last_img read more

Tahiti men’s soccer trash FSM 30 – 0

first_imgThe onslaught started as early as the second minute and continued until the final minute of play.Tahiti’s striker Fred Tissot was the top goal scorer slotting in all 6 of his goals in the second half.The Tahiti boys then put on some entertainment after the game doing a haka for the crowd.Meanwhile, the PNG men’s team will play their first game against New Caledonia at 3pm today.last_img