first_imgNelson opened the tournament with a 2-0 win over East Kootenay of Cranbrook.Despite owning the opposition, Nelson opened the scoring in a lucky break with the East Kootenay keeper bobbled the ball into the net.Hailee Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal scored for Nelson.The Selects defeated Columbia Valley in the other game of the four-team, round-robin tournament 3-1.The one-two scoring punch of Gerun and Taiatini-Senechal led the Reps, with the latter scoring twice.Nelson advances to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in Kelowna. The Nelson Selects held off a pesky Kootenay South squad to nail down the Kootenay berth for the upcoming B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup next month in Kelowna.The Selects finished the Kootenay U15 Girl’s Playdowns with a 1-0 victory over West Kootenay rivals Sunday in Provincial Playdowns at the Lakeside Pitch.Aroha Taiatini-Senechal score the only goal the Selects would need and the back line of Jena Wheeldon, Daina Shaw, Tara Yowek and Paige Lefranc kept the opposition off the scoresheet to lead the host club.last_img read more


first_imgThe Nelson Leafs once again let the offence do the talking, scoring three third-period goal en route to a 5-2 crushing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win, the second in two games, is the 13th straight game Nelson has accumulated points.Nelson is 8-0-0-1 in the month of November.Two Nelson Minor Hockey grads got the gold star for the Leafs with Dallon Stoddart leading the show with a pair of markers to finish the game with three points. Teammate Carsen Willans had a goal and two assists.Matt MacDonald and Linden Horswill scored to make it an-All Nelson Minor Hockey night.Brycen Fisher and Sean Collins replied for the Braves.The Leafs led 2-1 after two periods and out shot the Braves 34-23 in the game and 15-5 in the third period.Cody Boeckman registered the win in goal for Nelson.The Leafs, two points in front of Castlegar in the Murdoch Division, return to action Thursday in Grand Forks.Next home game is Friday against the same Bruins at 7 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgNelson, which has not lost to the Rebels this season, boasts the KIJHL’s leading scorer after Jamie Vlanich rang up seven points in two games to shoot past Nick Josephs of Kelowna and into the lead.Vlanich, 20, has 30 goals and 51 assists for 81 points and a six-point lead over Josephs.Nelson is scheduled to be without the services of captain Darnel St. Pierre, serving his second game of a suspension for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties.The game is important to the Leafs if the Green and White has any intentions of overtaking the Beaver Valley Nitehawks for the Murdoch Division title.The Hawks, leading the Leafs by a single point, have a game in hand on Nelson.The Rebels, on a four-game winless streak, are in danger of falling out of the playoffs as Castlegar now only leads Spokane by one point in division standings and seven ahead of Grand Forks.During the skid Castlegar has been out scored 21-5, and has been shutout twice.Castlegar has played three more games than Grand Forks. Which Nelson Leafs team will show up Wednesday when the club hosts a rare mid-week Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game.Will it be the team that totally rocked Murdoch rival Castlegar Rebels 9-zip last week?Or will it be the so-called heavyweights of the division that played like, well, lightweights in giving up four third period goals en route to losing 5-2 to Grand Forks?Nelson gets a chance to right the wrong of Saturday night against the Bruins when the Leafs host Castlegar at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena Wednesday.last_img read more


first_imgAfter going winless to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and having their coach suspended, most experts may have written off the Castlegar Rebels until the franchise could stabilize the ship.However, the Sunflower City squad jumped right back into the Murdoch Division picture by posting a pair of wins over rivals Beaver Valley and Nelson.Saturday, the Rebels found just enough scoring to go with an impressive performance by netminder Jason Maihiot to edge the Leafs 3-2 in KIJHL action at the Castlegar Arena Complex.“I feel the score really didn’t reflect the outcome,” Leaf coach Sean Dooley said when asked about the loss.“We had a couple of bad breaks on some odd-man rushes which seem to what happen during the last half of Friday’s game against Spokane. We were so puck-focused and worried about offence that we seemed to stray away from defensive-side of our game.”Castlegar scored single markers by Daniel Petten and Logan Styler in the opening two periods to take a 2-0 advantage into the third period.Nelson winger Sam Weber cut the lead in half midway through the final period to give the Leafs some life.However, Everett Hicks restored the lead before the Leafs made a final push at the end of the game.Dale Howell made the game interesting by scoring with just over a minute remaining in the game. “We made a push at the end and almost squeezed out a couple of goals, but give it to Castlegar . . .  they came to play and they were the better team last night.”Nelson outshot the Rebels 15-6 in the final period for a 37-29 advantage in the game.The win by Castlegar allows the Rebels to move into a two-way tie for second in the Murdoch Division, a point behind front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Which proves two weeks into the season that no one is going to run away with the division right out of the gates.“Looking at our division, all the teams look like the did a good job in the offseason recruiting and finding players,” Dooley explained. “So trying to gauge the teams, I find no one is a clear leader at this point.”“But it’s still early, and a lot of teams, including us, are still setting their lineup so it really comes down to the second half of the season when the rosters freeze,” Dooley added.After two weeks, Dooley said the roster is healthy no major injuries.Instead, the coaching staff is moving players in and out of the lineup to find the right fit this early in the season.Nelson gets another shot at the Rebels when the Leafs play host to the Sunflower City squad Friday at the 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Saturday, Nelson travels to Fruitvale to meet the Nitehawks.The Leafs travel to Grand Forks to face the Border Bruins Sunday at 2 p.m.BLUELINES: Leaf coach Mario DiBella missed both games this weekend having to travel out of town due to business. . . . Sawyer Hunt continues to lead the Leafs in scoring with five points. Three players — Kolten Nelson, Sam Weber and Dale Howell — have four points. Drew Carter of Princeton Posse and Mason Jones of Spokane Braves lead the KIJHL in scoring with 11 points. . . .Leaf coach Sean Dooley was pleased with the first game of the season by netminder Ben Kelsch Saturday in Castlegar. Dooley said Kelsch could not be faulted on the goals he surrendered. . . .Nelson Leaf players were out in full force Sunday participating or helping with the Terry Fox Run in Nelson.last_img read more


first_imgTVG’s Kurt Hoover hams it up with jockey Martin Garcia following Sunday’s March Madness Starter Handicap at Santa Anita.  For the second consecutive year, the “March Madness” was won by the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Handfull.  Owned by Team Green, LLC, Hollendorfer or Nakkashian, Handfull paid $7.20 to win.last_img


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2016)–Purchased at Fairplex Park for just $32.00, there was one winning Santa Anita Pick Six ticket on Friday, and it was worth $52,823.One of just two “live” horses in a field of 10 fillies and mares, favored Be Mine quickly erased any notion of a Pick Six carryover into Saturday with an emphatic 5 ¼ length win under Flavien Prat at odds of 2-1.There were 70 tickets with five winners, each worth $327.20.First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday (the Pick Six will be comprised of races five through 10) is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img


first_imgAUNTJENN:  Third in the Grade II Sorrento Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs on dirt two starts back on Aug. 6, she was most recently fifth in a field of 12 in the one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf on Sept. 5 at Del Mar.  Trained by Kristin Mulhall, this Kentucky-bred by Uncle Mo is owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and will be making her fifth career start. ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 7, 2016)–Eastern invaders Con Te Partiro and Happy Mesa, both minor stakes winners on turf, will take on a strong local contingent of 2-year-old fillies as a field of 11 will contest the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at one mile on turf Monday at Santa Anita.  With an eye to Nov. 4, the Surfer Girl will serve as a key prep to the Grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita. EASTERN INVADERS CON TE PARTIRO & HAPPY MESA TAKE ON STRONG LOCAL CONTINGENT AS 11 JUVENILE FILLIES CONTEST MILE ON TURF IN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES ON MONDAY CON TE PARTIRO:  Trained by Wesley Ward, this Kentucky-bred filly by Scat Daddy rated kindly in her third start and went on to an emphatic 5 ¾ length win going 5 ½ furlongs in a minor stakes at Saratoga Aug. 17.  A first-out maiden special weight winner going 4 ½ furlongs on dirt at Keeneland April 13, she has two wins from three starts and will try a route of ground for the first time on Monday.  Owned by Hat Creek Racing, Con Te Partiro will be ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat. SHY:  Part of a deep local contingent, this filly by Kitten’s Joy comes off a big second in her debut, a one mile turf maiden special weight at Del Mar Sept. 5.  Forced to steady around the Club House turn and again in deep stretch, she was only beaten three quarters of a length while finishing with interest under Gary Stevens.  Owned by trainer Vann Belvior and his wife Sauci, Shy will be ridden back by Stevens and rates a big chance in her second try going a mile on grass. HAPPY MESA:  Undefeated in two starts at Laurel Park in Maryland and trained by H. Graham Motion, she parlayed a solid gate to wire maiden $40,000 claiming win going 5 ½ furlongs on dirt into a solid come from behind minor stakes win on Sept. 10 going the same distance on grass.  A Kentucky-bred filly by Sky Mesa, she has the pedigree to stretch out and remain on turf.  Owned by Jerry Romans, Charlie Spiring and Zoom and Fish Stable, Inc., she’ll be ridden for the first time by French-born sensation Florent Geroux, in what will likely by a Breeders’ Cup audition.center_img THE SURFER GIRL STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 6 of 9                                                                                                     Approximate post time 3 p.m. PST DEER VALLEY:  Owned by Glen Hill Farm, she comes off a game neck victory in a six furlong turf maiden special weight Sept. 15 at Keeneland, which was her second start.  A Kentucky-bred filly by Speightstown, she’s trained by Tom Proctor and will retain the services of Drayden Van Dyke.  Like most of her competition, she’ll try two turns for the first time on Saturday. SURFER GIRL TO SERVE AS PREP FOR GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF Happy Mesa–Florent Geroux–118Deer Valley–Drayden Van Dyke–118Con Te Partiro–Flavien Prat–118Simmy’s Temple–Santiago Gonzalez–120La Force–Rafael Bejarano–118Doowop Shedoo–Mike Smith–118Miss Southern Miss–Kent Desormeaux–118Miss Sugars–Tyler Baze–118Shy–Gary Stevens–118Lady Beware–Martin Garcia–118Auntjenn–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–118First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more


first_imgPitcher of the Week: Aaron Hernandez, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – RHP – Corpus Christi, TexasHernandez posted the first shutout of his career and the second complete game of his career. He set a personal best of 15 strikeouts – only four players in Division I have more in a single contest this season. The Corpus Christi native has not given up an earned run in his last 15.1 innings pitched, on the way to grabbing 27 total strikeouts in his last two starts. UIW (8-5) begins a two-game series at Kansas State today at 3 p.m. CT before opening conference play at home versus Abilene Christian on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Jackson Owens, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Darren Willis, New Orleans; Kwan Adkins, Northwestern State. The Islanders (10-2) were forced to postpone their home game against UTSA tonight and next head north to Oklahoma for a three-game series starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.center_img Hitter of the Week: Ridge Rogers, UIW – Fr. – OF – Flower Mound, TexasRogers hit .611 this week against No. 8 Texas A&M and four-game Northern Illinois. He set a school record with a 5-for-5 day at the plate against the Huskies on Sunday, and was also perfect at the plate against the Aggies, with a hit and two walks. In five games he racked up 11 hits, five runs, two RBIs, two doubles and a triple, while posting an .833 slugging percentage and a .667 on base percentage. In addition to his outstanding performance at the plate, Rogers made an incredible diving catch in the outfield to preserve UIW’s series-finale victory over NIU. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Four Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – UIW freshman Ridge Rogers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Aaron Hernandez are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana; Bryan Warzek, New Orleans; Tyler Miller, UIW.last_img read more


first_imgMutel and doubles partner Polina Ivanova each were automatically selected to the top team after being named to the all-conference first team. QiLi Ma and Amiru Shimoguchi represent UCA on the top team, Phonexay Chitdara and Sarah Jurakova are first-team selections for the Cowgirls, and Dalina Dahlmans and Dani Raygadas are on the team for the Lions. Raygadas is the only automatic selection for earning a spot on the CoSIDA Google Cloud All-District Team. The 2018 Southland Player of the Year excelled this season beyond the court. The junior from Yaroslavl, Russia, has a 3.76 GPA as a business administration major. She held onto this average following a year that saw her land the top athletic accolade with a 10-1 season at the top flight in singles. She also went 10-0 in doubles play at the No. 1 line to earn first team all-conference honors for singles and doubles. Northwestern State, Central Arkansas, McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana each secured two automatic selections on the first team with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi picking up the last spot. Sarah Jurakova* Sr. McNeese Trnava, Slovakia Sports and Wellness Management 3.57 Second Team Polina Ivanova* Sr. Northwestern State Moscow, Russia Business Administration; Accounting 3.67 FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Polina Mutel is the 2018 Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Tuesday with its all-academic teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. The All-Academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection. Nominees who were also named to the All-Conference First Team or CoSIDA Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic. Marli Van Heerden Jr. Central Arkansas George, South Africa Accounting 3.84 Phonexay Chitdara* So. McNeese Belgium Business Administration 3.47 Marli Van Heerden tallied a second-team selection for UCA with a 3.84 GPA in accounting, and NSU’s Judit Castillo registered the final spot on the teams with a 3.94 GPA in health and exercise science. ^Student-Athlete of the Year*-Automatic Selection2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selection 2018 Southland Women’s Tennis All-Academic TeamsStudent-Athlete of the Year: Polina Mutel, Northwestern StateFirst Team Dany Raygadas* Sr. Southeastern La. Queretaro, Mexico Computer Science 4.00 QiLi Ma*2 Jr. Central Arkansas Tainan, Taiwan Psychology 3.73 Polina Mutel^* Jr. Northwestern State Yaroslavl, Russia Business Administration 3.76 Judit Castillo So. Northwestern State Teruel, Spain Health and Exercise Science 3.94 Hannah Brett of McNeese earned her third all-academic selection, a 4.00 GPA holder in sports and wellness management. Sam Houston State’s Fabienne Gettwart was voted to the second team with a 3.73 GPA in marketing and economics. Marina Vicens Miquel*2 Jr. A&M-Corpus Christi Port de Pollenca, Mallorca, Spain Computer Science 3.92 Fabienne Gettwart Sr. Sam Houston State Dreiech, Hessen, Germany Marketing/Economics 3.73 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Amiru Shimoguchi* Sr. Central Arkansas Yokahoma-shi, Japan Dalina Dahlmans* Sr. Southeastern La. Selfkant Hillensberg, Germany Psychology 3.78 Hannah Brett3 Sr. McNeese Wokingham, Berkshire Sports and Wellness Management 4.00 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Marina Vicens Miquel is the lone Islander on the all-academic teams.last_img read more


first_imgSouthland Conference Player and Forward of the Year Lucy Ashworth, along with Newcomer of the Year and teammate Esther Okoronkwo, appeared on the first team. A second-team all-region honoree, Henry used her speed to anchor a Demons back line that held opponents to just over eight shots per game in Southland regular-season matches. She limited quality chances as well with just about half of those shots going on goal. Henry played a vital role in the team advancing to the Southland Conference Tournament championship match for the first time since 2005. Lamar’s Juana Plata and Abilene Christian’s Michelle Mulrooney earned spots on the all-region third team. Mulrooney guided a defense that allowed just 13 goals in conference games and 13.8 shots per game in all contests with just 41 percent of those shots on frame. Plata logged 900 minutes on the back line in Southland play and tallied three assists. Third Team                                                      Pos.       Player                                  Class      School                                                HometownGK         Tristin Stuteville                Sr.          Ball State University                       Kansas City, Mo.D            Juana Plata                        So.         Lamar University                            Houston, TexasD            Hannah Anderson            Fr.          Texas Tech University                    Plano, TexasD            Michelle Mulrooney       Sr.          Abilene Christian University        Lodi, Calif.D            Ashley Amato                    Sr.          University of Akron                         Pittsburgh, Pa.M           Jaci Jones                           Sr.          Oklahoma State University           Mustang, Okla.M           Kaylee Dao                        Sr.          University of Oklahoma                 Tulsa, Okla.M           Vital Kats                            Jr.           Kent State University                     Toronto, Ont.M           Alivia Milesky                    Sr.          Ohio University                                Plain City, OhioM           Marcy Barberic                 Jr.           University at Buffalo                      Grand Island, N.Y.F             Abby Townsend                So.         Ohio University                                Powell, OhioF             Morgan Otteson               So           Western Michigan University       Grand Rapids, Mich.F             Sabrina McNeill                Jr.           Eastern Michigan University         Whitby, Ont.F             Simone Wark                    Sr.          Loyola University Chicago            Whitby, Ont. Second Team                                                  Pos.       Player                                  Class      School                                                HometownGK             Rylee Foster                      Sr.          West Virginia University                Cambridge, Ont.D            Jordan Brewster               So.         West Virginia University                North Canton, OhioD            Nicole Henry                     So.         Northwestern State University  Tomball, TexasD            Charme Morgan               Jr.           Oklahoma State University           Frisco, TexasD            Maureen Kennedy           Sr.          Bowling Green State University   Cypress, Calif.D            Madison Laudeman         Sr.          Loyola University Chicago            Chesterfield, Mo.M           Shay Johnson                   Sr.          Abilene Christian University        Coppell, TexasM           Grace Yochum                  So.         Oklahoma State University           Houston, TexasM           Ceri Holland                       Jr.           University of Kansas                       West Yorkshire, EnglandM           Jordie Harr                         Jr.           Texas Tech University                    Sachse, TexasF             Christina Arteaga            Jr.           Abilene Christian University        Pflugerville, TexasF             Messiah Bright                  So.         Texas Christian University             Dallas, TexasF             Cyera Hintzen                    Sr.          University of Texas                         Garland, TexasF             Nikki Cox                            Jr.           Bowling Green State University   Granville, Ohio Joining Henry on the second team was Abilene Christian senior and Southland Conference Midfielder of the Year Shay Johnson, who was a key to the Wildcats’ transition game and aided a defense that ranked third in the league in goals allowed. She made the most of her three goals in conference play as two of them went down as game-winners. Johnson finished the year with six goals and a pair of assists. Lamar and Abilene Christian lead the way with three selections each, and Southland Conference Defender of the Year Nicole Henry of Northwestern State rounded out the league’s contingent. 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-Midwest RegionFirst Team                                                       Pos.       Player                                  Class      School                                                               HometownGK         Maddie White                   Fr.          Texas Tech University                                   Rockwall, TexasD            Kim Rodriguez                   Jr.           Oklahoma State University                          Porter, TexasD            Cassie Hiatt                        So.         Texas Tech University                                   Parker, Colo.D            Addisyn Merrick               Sr.          University of Kansas                       Lee’s Summit, Mo.D            Gurjeena Jandu                Sr.          University at Buffalo                      Mississauga, Ont.M           Julia Grosso                       So.         University of Texas                         Vancouver, B.C.M           Chelsee Washington       Sr.          Bowling Green State University   Carrollton, TexasM           Kate Del Fava                    Sr.          Illinois State University                  Kenosha, Wis.M           Yazmeen Ryan                  Jr.           Texas Christian University             Norman, TexasM           Nicky Potts                        Jr.           Ball State University                       Nuneaton, EnglandF             Kirsten Davis                     Jr.           Texas Tech University                    St. Louis, Mo.F             Katie Mcclure                    Sr.          University of Kansas                       Wichita, Kan.F             Lucy Ashworth                 Jr.           Lamar University                            Wigan, EnglandF             Esther Okoronkwo          Jr.           Lamar University                            Richmond, Texas Earning a third-straight first-team all-conference nod, ACU forward Christina Arteaga was named second-team all-region after scoring 12 goals this fall – the most in a single season in her three-year career. The Pflugerville, Texas, native ranked third behind Ashworth and Okoronkwo in conference play in both goals (nine) and points (22). Arteaga also picked up four assists. Okoronkwo (60) and Ashworth (59) finished 1-2 in the conference and ranked in the top four nationally in points and goals this season. The Cardinal pair also occupied the top two spots in shots on goal and assists. Okoronkwo paced the league with 25 goals while Ashworth recorded the most assists (17) – both of which marked Southland single-season records. FRISCO, Texas – Seven Southland Conference women’s soccer student-athletes were named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region teams, announced by the organization Tuesday.last_img read more