Hildebrand sparks Saints to sweep of defending BCIHL champs

August 3, 2020

first_imgSmith finished the game with three points.Matt Bell, Brad Robinson and Evan Warner also scored for the Vikes.Stephen Wolff faced 32 shots to register the win in goal for Selkirk.Friday, Fidgett scored the winner midway through the third period giving the Saints the one-goal victory.Beau Taylor, Wood and Thomas Hardy also scored for Selkirk.Bell, Robinson and Mitch Beli replied for Victoria.Alex Sirard out dueled Sunny Gill in the nets to register the win for Selkirk.The Saints open the home campaign with a game against Trinity Western at the Castlegar Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Okay, it’s time already to break up the Selkirk Saints.Defenceman Lucas Hildebrand scored at 33 seconds in the extra frame to give the visiting Saints at 5-4 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League overtime victory over the University of Victoria Saturday night at the Ian Stewart Complex in the provincial capital.The win was the second in as many nights at Selkirk opened the season Friday with a 4-3 victory over the same Vikes squad.Selkirk went through the preseason undefeated in three games.Dennis Palvina tied the game for Victoria with a goal in the final three minutes of the third period.The marker allowed the defending BCIHL champs to storm back from a 5-3 deficit after Jordan Wood scored early in the frame for Selkirk.Dylan Smith, Logan Proulx and Cody Fidgett also scored for the Saints.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Italian Society Bocce winners

August 3, 2020

first_imgThe winners, in no specific order, include, A Division champs Renato Nicli and Joe Sacino of Cranbrook, A Division second place Joe Guerico and Nic Morano of Trail and Hans Barth and Peppi Bertuzzi of Nelson finishing third.B division champion Sergio Peloso and Guido Babuin of Trail, B Division runner up Nelson’s Cosimo Chirico and Dominic Cerone and Armando Savarin and Terry Tagami of Nelson third Bocce may be a two-man team game, but Sunday at the Lakeside Rotary Park a bigger team got together to compete in the Nelson Italian Society Bocce tournament.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute, just not the winners, but all the player who entered the one-day tourney as Team of the Week.last_img read more

UPDATED: Cats torched by North West Bulkley Valley Christian

August 3, 2020

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats took it on the chin for the second day in a row at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Thursday at the Events Center in Langley, losing 68-33 to North West Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers.Once again the Cats could not match the offensive power of North West Bulkley Valley Christian.Mount Sentinel continues to play in the consolation pool, meeting Duncan Christian Friday.Kootenay rival Fernie also lost its second game 72-52 to Bulkley Valley.The Falcons opened the tournament Wednesday losing 76-16 to Unity Christian of Chilliwack. BC Christian Academy dumps Mount Sentinel at A-Boys Hoops provincialsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw in the form Port Coquitlam’s BC Christian Academy, falling 86-42 in opening round play at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday at the Events Center in Langley.The Cats, the second ranked team from the Kootenays, got behind early and never could mount a sustained rally against the second-ranked team in the province.Mount Sentinel now drops to the consolation round, meeting the loser of Glenlyon Norfolk and North West Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers Thursday.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey salutes award winners at year-end banquet

August 3, 2020

first_imgNelson Minor Hockey wrapped up the 2015-16 season on the ice with its annual Award’s Banquet at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.Players, coaches and managers had a wonderful meal before the ceremonies saluted the award winners for the past season. Other honours went to Noah Quinn for Jackson Hole AAA Award Peewee, Tyson Hutt John Reichardt Atom Memorial Award; and Ellis Junker Midget Rep Brian Naka Award. The award winners include, Cody St. Thomas, winning junior referee Sarge Sammartino Award; Mike Zarikoff selected as the Jackson AAA for bantam house; Todd Hutt, winner of the Ted Hargreaves, excellence in Coaching Award; Charles Curiston, Marc Severyn Memorial Trophy for Bantam Rep; Tony Maida as Robert Jeffs volunteer of the year award; Ava Young, Female player Baker Street Esso Award; Amit Bhabra, Mike Laughton Sr Midget Rep Memorial Award; Anthony Maxinuk, winner of Jackson AAA for midget and Iain Love for the Midget House RC Wright Award.Josh Marsden won the Barry Geist Memorial Goalie Trophy; Dylan Watts Scotiabank Achievement Award for Peewee Rep; Jamie Popoff-Hnatiuk Walter Clarkson Award in Peewee House; Leo Jewitt, Barry Pearce Atom Memorial Award; Branwen Hainsworth Sarge Sammartino Senior Official Award; and Nathan Bernhardt Todd Matheson Peewee House Memorial Award.last_img read more


August 2, 2020

first_imgGeorge Papaprodromou2652519%46%$121,290 Vladimir Cerin2792333%52%$291,125 Doug O’Neill10914151913%44%$854,278 Rafael Bejarano15432311521%51%$1,550,147 Jerry Hollendorfer861071312%35%$795,231 Tyler Baze15918262311%42%$974,176 Patrick Gallagher2363526%61%$464,488 Philip D’Amato8218141322%55%$1,012,170 Gary Stevens4376516%42%$885,058 ZENYATTA’S SON DEBUTS ON SATURDAYZiconic, the second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is entered to make his debut in Saturday’s third race. He is listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite under Gary Stevens in the seven furlong maiden allowance test.Whether the chestnut Ziconic, owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, has the fairytale last-to-first running style of his dam remains to be seen, although John Shirreffs, who trains the colt as he did Zenyatta, doesn’t expect to see him out on the lead early on.“It’s hard to say,” Shirreffs allowed, “but he’s not real quick out of the gate. Gary broke him from the gate a couple days ago and said he comes out OK, but he doesn’t break like a Quarter Horse.”As for the chances of Keri Belle in Saturday’s Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf, Shirreffs took a wait-and-see approach on strategy.The six-year-old Empire Maker mare also owned and bred by the Mosses has won on the lead but came from ninth in a field of 12 to capture the Grade III Megahertz on Jan. 18, getting up by a nose at 12-1 under Alex Solis.“I think it was just the way the race shaped up,” Shirreffs said of the Megahertz. “That’s turf racing. You’ve got to get the trip.”The field for the Buena Vista: Keri Belle, Alex Solis, 5-1; Stylish in Black, Tiago Pereira, 50-1; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Nashoba’s Gold, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Lutine Belle, Brice Blanc, 30-1; Glory, Mike Smith, 6-1; Her Emmynency, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Paulina’s Love, Gary Stevens, 12-1; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and Moanin, Flavien Prat, 12-1. Chocolatier and Minks Aprise were scratched. Edwin Maldonado1122010918%35%$732,035 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Drayden Van Dyke88981210%33%$536,679 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mario Gutierrez12214211711%43%$940,156 Martin Garcia74128816%38%$770,504 Joseph Talamo14315181910%36%$837,299 (Current Through Monday, Feb. 15) Martin Pedroza5975312%25%$182,875 GOOD SPORTS HEADED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONSSON OF ZENYATTA MAKES HIS DEBUT ON SATURDAYTRIP MAKES RACE IN BUENA VISTA, SHIRREFFS SAYS Mike Smith63761011%37%$917,945 FINISH LINES: Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza leaves Monday for Dubai where he will ride 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome on Thursday in a prep race for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26. Espinoza expects to resume riding at Santa Anita a week from Saturday, on Feb. 27 . . . Jockey David Lopez took off his scheduled five mounts today, still dealing with soreness suffered in a riding mishap last Friday . . . Prepping for the $500,000, Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes on March 19, La Canada Stakes winner Taris worked four furlongs Friday in 49.20 for Simon Callaghan . . . Speedy recovery to long-time agent Harry (The Hat) Hacek, 69, who is in Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hollywood recovering from a broken left hip that happened in a fall . . . Announcer Michael Wrona and Singapore Turf Club announcer Craig Evans will be Tom Quigley‘s handicapping guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 11:25 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Under the topic “Horse Racing,” this answer was on the 2016 Jeopardy calendar dated Feb. 17: “In 1934, this track opened in its current location in Arcadia, near Los Angeles.” No, the question was not Hollywood Park.center_img NYQUIST GOING TO FLORIDA, EXAGGERATOR STAYS HOMEKeenly competitive on the track, both Doug O’Neill and Keith Desormeaux were uncommonly gracious and magnanimous after O’Neill’s unbeaten champion two-year-old colt of 2015 Nyquist defeated the Desormeaux-trained Exaggerator in Monday’s San Vicente Stakes.Good sportsmanship aside, now each three-year-old is headed in a different direction on the Triple Crown trail.“Goodness gracious,” Desormeaux said after Nyquist held off Exaggerator by a length and a half as the 2-5 favorite in the $200,000 San Vicente at seven furlongs. “Anybody not a believer in Nyquist now, that was an awesome race.“To set those kinds of fractions and still finish in close to track record time for a three-year-old in February. Wow! Hats off to Nyquist.”Said O’Neill Friday morning: “That was very classy. Going into the race, we both loved our colts a ton. Neither one of us thought we could get beat but only one can win and we got lucky that day, so for Keith to say what he did I’m sure took a lot of strength and a lot of class.”Nyquist, who covered the distance in a snappy 1:20.71, a shade off the track record of 1:19.70 set by Twirling Candy in 2010, is now headed to the Florida Derby on April 2, while Exaggerator will remain at Santa Anita for the San Felipe Stakes on March 12.“Our original plan was to run in the Florida Derby after the San Vicente,” O’Neill said. “After the Breeders’ Cup we wanted to run in the San Vicente and then the Florida Derby, so we’re going to stick with our plan.”O’Neill expects to ship Nyquist to the Sunshine State “about a week before the race.”As for Frank Conversation, winner of the California Derby and the El Camino Real Derby over Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta surface, O’Neill said the son of Quality Road, like Nyquist owned by J. Paul Reddam, will make his next start in the $2 million UAE Derby at 1 3/16 miles in Dubai on March 26.But Exaggerator is set for the San Felipe, a Grade II, $400,000 race at a mile and one sixteenth that is shaping up as the most attractive steppingstone yet to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9, with Mor Spirit, Danzing Candy, Uncle Lino and undefeated Smokey Image all ticketed for the race.Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Mor Spirit worked four furlongs in company Wednesday in 48.60 for Bob Baffert. Stablemate Uninvited was timed in 49 flat.“We’re looking at the San Felipe, no doubt,” Desormeaux said of Exaggerator Friday morning. “It seems like a good progression to me. If Nyquist runs next in Florida, I’m fine with that. I don’t ever want to have to run against him for $200,000 again.“It’s not enough money to run against that kind of horse.” JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Carla Gaines3152216%29%$412,105 Mark Glatt5767211%26%$285,615 William Spawr2675327%58%$186,652 Richard Baltas66109815%41%$730,319 Kristin Mulhall2863221%39%$242,535 Flavien Prat14325152117%43%$1,594,697 J. Keith Desormeaux2954717%55%$206,004 Kent Desormeaux621016816%55%$846,179 Steven Miyadi3777519%51%$226,619 John Sadler5077414%36%$364,504 Jeff Bonde2262327%50%$145,740 Peter Miller75104813%29%$384,945 Peter Eurton609151015%57%$636,423 Fernando Perez1051091710%34%$555,354 Agapito Delgadillo5285615%37%$201,992 Bob Baffert651591023%52%$1,138,495 Santiago Gonzalez15930241719%45%$1,203,394 SANTA ANITA STATISTICSlast_img read more

UNO’s Omoghibo, NSU’s Lohmiller Clinch Weekly Volleyball Honors

May 31, 2020

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Ehize Omoghibo and Northwestern State’s Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Omoghibo began her big week by pushing the Privateers (12-16, 5-9 SLC) to a sweep over Lamar on the road Tuesday evening. She registered 18 of her 46 kills on the week against the Cardinals, and followed up with a career-best 28 kills against Nicholls Thursday. The award marks the second of the season for Omoghibo.Lohmiller tacked on her fourth weekly honor of the year after recording her first career match with 30 or more digs (31) against Sam Houston State Thursday evening. For the week, the senior appeared in all nine sets, racking up 58 digs while helping the Northwestern State (18-10, 10-4 SLC) defense limit opponents to a .179 hitting percentage.Offensive Player of the Week: Ehize Omoghibo, New Orleans – Sr. – Opposite Hitter – Evanston, Ill.Omoghibo’s offensive presence was crucial in the Privateers’ 3-0 win over Lamar Tuesday as she collected 18 kills while committing no errors. In two matches against Lamar this season, the senior has yet to commit an error and has combined for 35 kills. On Thursday, Omoghibo smashed her previous single-game kills record with 28 against the Colonels. Her previous mark was set earlier this season where she sounded off for 21 against Charleston (Sept. 21).Honorable Mention: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas; Hannah Brister, Northwestern State; Caroline Golden, Southeastern Louisiana; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller, Northwestern State – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller continued her stretch of impressive defensive play last week, giving her team a chance to win points on multiple occasions. The senior recorded her first 30-dig match, setting a new career best along the way, with 31 digs against Sam Houston State. She followed up with her eighth 20-dig match (27) against Houston Baptist Saturday for her third highest total this season. Lohmiller totaled 58 digs for the week with a 6.4 dig-per-set average, helping NSU hold its opposition to a .179 hitting percentage.Honorable Mention: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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.last_img read more


May 31, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “When this filly broke her maiden, she made the lead very easy.  She doesn’t like you to take any hold of her, you just have to leave her alone and she does her job.”TRAINER QUOTESRUBEN ALVARADO, ASSISTANT TO WINNING TRAINER PETER MILLER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER:  “We weren’t worried about her leaving the gate today (referring to her unseating her jockey at the start of the Grade I Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 27).  The next day, she seemed fine and she walked for a few days after that and everything was good.  It was great to get Abel back on her today, he knows her very well.”JEFF HAYES, OWNER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “My brother named the horse she’s by Midshipman and Leucothea is a sea goddess so he thought, hey, that’s a good name. I was worried about it but he assured me that the horse makes the name. She had some trouble at Elis (July 4, 2019) and didn’t break well, she took up at the 3/8th pole and again in the stretch, so we knew she could run a little bit but I never thought she could win like this. It was tough coming in today because we won so easily at Del Mar (August 8, 2019), then we did so badly in the Chandelier Stakes (Sept. 27). I think we bounced and dropped the jockey, so we didn’t know exactly what we had, but today is a better indication.“We are very happy.”NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable, SoCal Seven Racing and Brian McGoldrick.last_img read more

Arsenal fans blast Leno and Sokratis after Eriksen scores simple Spurs goal

May 31, 2020

first_imgARSENAL fans have ripped into Bernd Leno and Sokratis after Tottenham were gifted an early opener during the North London derby.Christian Eriksen simply slotted the ball into the net after the Gunners goalkeeper parried the ball into his path.2 Christian Eriksen opened the scoring after just 10 minutesCredit: ReutersTottenham’s move started after Hugo Lloris pumped the ball up the pitch towards Harry Kane.Sokratis charged out of position – which left a gaping hole in Arsenal’s defence.Son-Heung min picked up possession before he laid it off to team-mate Erik Lamela.As David Luiz was also caught out of position, the Argentine ace went for a shot on goal.Leno attempted to save the effort, but instead parried it into the path of Eriksen, who could not miss from close range.After watching their side go behind after a promising start, Arsenal fans went wild on Twitter.One said: “Arsenal are a complete shambles at the back. You’d think the way Leno saved that, he’d just saved an absolute stinger of a shot.”2LATEST ARSENAL NEWS Live BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialAnother concluded: “Leno, Leno, Leno… today isn’t the day to make a mistake.”While one claimed: “Sokratis’ fault. Why did he go up for that header?”Despite his dodgy start, Leno proved his potential minutes later as he made an incredible save to deny Son’s long-distance effort.Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clashlast_img read more

Stubborn Pochettino was ‘close to axing Eriksen’ just before season started

May 31, 2020

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO was ‘close’ to axing Christian Eriksen just before the season started, according to reports.According to the Independent, that is because the Spurs boss does not like keeping players who are into the final year of their contracts.2 Mauricio Pochettino considered ostracising Christian Eriksen as he entered the final year of his contractCredit: ReutersEriksen’s deal at Tottenham runs out next summer and he has been heavily linked with a move to Spain this summer.But he has just a few hours left if he wants to secure a move away before the European transfer window closes.For now, though, Eriksen remains a Tottenham player, and a crucial one at that.Given the nod to start from the outset in yesterday’s North London derby, he repaid his manager’s faith within ten minutes.After Bernd Leno parried Erik Lamela’s tame shot, the Dane, 27, reacted first to tap into the empty net and give Spurs the lead.Although Harry Kane added a second, Spurs allowed Arsenal back into the game and had to settle for a point as their away form continues to struggle.But with Eriksen set to stay in North London for another year, Poch admitted he will throw a “big party” when today’s deadline passes.There are still hours, one day and I want to say that it is impossible but it is going to be difficult… I am optimistic. Mauricio Pochettino on Christian EriksenHe told talkSPORT: “Tuesday, we party. Finish the transfer window after tomorrow, I think Tuesday we are going to make a big party and celebrate.”Because I think it was my worst period after five years in Tottenham.”On Eriksen, Pochettino added: “His mind is clear that he wanted to play.”It’s nearly impossible for something to happen [with a transfer], that’s why it was clear.”There are still hours, one day and I want to say that it is impossible but it is going to be difficult.”I think nothing is impossible in football. I am optimistic.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong”The most important thing is [the next] 24 hours and [we] hope that everything will be clear for everyone.”Christian Eriksen had a big performance. The whole team had a very good performance.”I enjoyed it a lot. You want to win, but you hope to play these kind of games every week.”2 The Dane tucks in the opening goal of the North London derby but could not inspire his side to victoryCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunMauricio Pochettino is counting down the hours until the European transfer window closes but says he’s optimistic about keeping Christian Eriksenlast_img read more

How Inter could line up with Vertonghen as they target Spurs star on a free

May 31, 2020

first_imgTOTTENHAM are refusing to sell Jan Vertonghen in January but couldlose him to Inter Milan on a free transfer in the summer, according to reports.The Belgian centre-back, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season and is unlikely to extend his stay with Spurs.2Inter are keen on Vertonghen, who Darren Bent claims could make a shock Arsenal switch, and the Guardian claims Antonio Conte and club chiefs are preparing a three-year deal to tempt him to Serie A.After struggling to compete for honours, the Serie A giants have bounced back this season and lie second in the table – behind dominant Juventus.The additions of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United have bolstered an attack which includes the impressive Lautaro Martinez.And Vertonghen would join a solid defensive unit, which saw Diego Godin join Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij and rising star Alessandro Bastoni.If Vertonghen were to arrive, he could form an impressive back three alongside veteran Godin and Skriniar, although De Vrij would be unlucky to miss out.Marcelo Brozovic often anchors the midfield as Nicolo Barella and Roberto Gagliardini provide energy in front of him.Martinez has formed a solid partnership with Lukaku since the latter’s big-money move in August.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 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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itAntonio Candreva has been operating at right wing-back, while loanee Sanchez will hope to impress enough to secure a permanent move and perhaps a spot down the left if he cannot get a start up top.Spurs are facing a summer exodus as Christian Eriksen  and Toby Alderweireld can also leave for nothing at the end of the season.There is also plenty of speculation that Mauricio Pochettino could be on his way after failing to build on a run to the Champions League final last term.2 Vertonghen could be on his way on the summerCredit: AFP or licensorsHarry Kane tells Spurs they must be ‘braver’ as striker admits there are NO positives to take from Liverpool losslast_img read more