By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs get ready to begin the quest for the 2012 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title with the team’s annual general meeting Monday, May 30 at the Prestige Inn Lakeside Resort.The meeting, beginning at 7 p.m., is a chance for fans to have input for the upcoming season.“We don’t have any major things to talk about on the agenda,” said Leaf president Russell Stocks.The night is reserved a discussion on the team’s finances along with nomination of directors and any other business fans would like to ask the executive.The Leafs concluded its first season under the guidance of head coach and GM Chris Shaw.Nelson finished the season in third place in Murdoch Division regular season standings before being knocked out by Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a seven-game division semi final.The Leaf executive prior to the end of the season resigned Shaw to lead the green and white.Expansion Osoyoos Coyotes defeated the Castlegar Rebels to claim the 2011 KIJHL title.NOTES: The Leafs will hold a skills development camp July 25-29th at the NDCC Arena. The camp is divided into two divisions — regular skaters and elite skaters. The regular skater camp is for players 8-12 years while the elite division is for players 11-14-years. Register online at nelsonleafs.ca or call 250-352-1903. The five-day camp features 2.5 hours ice time and 1.5 hours of dry land and activities. Instruction is provided by Leaf coaches and players and includes a special guest firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bombers host Stanley Humphries on Wednesday (May 2) at the Lakeside Pitch.J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks are in Nelson at Lakeside to face the Bombers on May 9. Both games kick off at 4 p.m.Some LVR sports continue to thrive despite BCTF job actionBomber spring teams are moving right along in spite of the recent decision by the B.C. Teachers Federation to withhold volunteer time in the school.The Bombers soccer squad had a community coach so the team will play out the season.Other sports marching on at LVR are rugby and baseball.Spring field hockey and track and field will not be offered at LVR.email@example.com There’s no stopping the L.V. Rogers Bombers Girl’s Soccer team.The Bombers continue to get better with age after capturing the top prize at the Summerland Rockets Senior Girl’s High School Soccer Tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.LVR posted wins over Columneetza of Williams Lake, Queen Elizabeth of Surrey before dropping a 1-0 shootout decision to Prince Margaret of Penticton.Morag Paterson led the scoring charge with a three-spot against Surrey. Paige Mansveld scored in every game while rookies Hailee Gerun and Keegan Paterson added singles.The Bombers opened the season with wins over Stanley Humphries Rockers (1-0) and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks (4-0).LVR returns to action this weekend when the club travels to Kelowna for the Kelowna Secondary Owls tournament.
By Dusty Yurkin, BC Summer Games The first time she tried vaulting, Nelson’s Kaylee Shukin (Kootenays – Zone 1) fell in love. Now, it’s brought her gold in the equestrian event at the BC Summer Games on Saturday. Shukin said she shares her passion for horses with her mother. The 13-year-old has never looked back since neighbours allowed her to try vaulting during a visit to a farm. She has been vaulting for three years and now competes often in Canadian vaulting competitions, as well as many in Washington. She also stated that she does gymnastics in the winter to help keep her flexibility and help with her overall balance. Shukin’s favourite part about vauliting is “the horses, for sure.” Alongside Shukin on the podium, were New Westminster’s Carley Harder (Fraser River-Delta – Zone 4) who received the silver medal and Janelle Roed of Abbotsford (Fraser Valley – Zone 3) who received the bronze medal.
The win for Creston avenged a 4-3 loss Friday in the East Kootenay City to Nelson.Nelson opened the four-game preseason schedule by playing to a 4-4 tie against the Nitehawks Wednesday in Fruitvale.The Leafs remain a work in progress as coach Dave McLellan continues to search for players.Nelson is expecting a Western Hockey League cut in camp early this week.The Leafs begin the 2014-15 KIJHL regular season Friday against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Game time is 7 p.m.Saturday Nelson hosts Castlegar Rebels.The Leafs play six of seven games in September at home. The Nelson Leafs completed the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season with a 5-5 tie against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The game was the third in three days and fourth in five nights for the Leafs.Rayce Miller, Robson Cramer, Blair Andrews, Patrick Croome and Matt MacDonald scored for Nelson.Three different goalies played the game for Nelson.Saturday, Creston scored a 4-2 victory over Nelson in the Heritage City.The Leafs struggled through two periods before outshooting the Thunder Cats 18-7 in the third period.
New Shelters Coming, Old Shelters GoingUnder the community-generated Management Plan for the Rossland Range Recreation Site, some new day-use shelters will be built to replace the older, rodent-infested but beloved structures that so many of us have happily skied or snowshoed to, and used to warm up, toast sandwiches or heat up soup, and talk with whoever else came by. We will end up with fewer shelters, but they will be mouse and rat-proof, probably insulated to require less wood to heat them, and they will have outhouses that won’t be too frightening or too yucky to use.Recently, students from Selkirk College’s Recreation, Fish and Wildlife program got some hands-on experiential education in “Parks and Recreation Management” by helping to tear down 2 defunct, non-maintained and deteriorated old huts in the new Rec Site. “Lost” cabin was already pretty shaky on its rotting and unstable feet. Now it’s gone. “Buffalo Jump” had already been taken over by pack rats and then demolished by a fallen tree; all that remained was to remove the mess. So what’s wrong with a few cute mousies?Deer mice may carry hantavirus — a virus that causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. Perhaps our mice don’t carry it yet, but perhaps they do, or they may carry it in the near future. Hantavirus was first recognized in BC in 1994, with 3 cases diagnosed. There is no specific treatment, medication or cure. The risk? About 1/3 to 1/2 of people in North America who develop Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome die. That’s a very high percentage, so although the chances of actually developing it may be low, the risk of dying from it is unacceptably high — worth taking precautions. A lack of mouse poop in our shelters won’t hurt us, but breathing tiny specks of dust containing mouse poop or dried mouse urine could possibly kill us. Sweeping a floor with mouse droppings on it, or chopping kindling in a hut with a dirt or dirty floor are both excellent ways to risk breathing infected dust. So do we really need to make the shelters rodent-proof? That’s what I call a no-brainer. Cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome are fairly rare — let’s do our best to make them non-existent in our area.New Mt. Lepsoe Shelter in the works:A keen crew is designing and preparing to build a new shelter in Lepsoe Basin, and the Kootenay Mountaineering Club (KMC) has generously volunteered to fund it. The crew has already generated a plan and a complete set of CAD drawings showing all stages of the construction. It will have a separate woodshed, and an outhouse with a view. The shelter is intended to be completed by October of this year. I plan to pay it a visit this coming winter. Other people are planning other shelters, too, so here’s to a good snow year!
DALLAS, Texas – No. 2 Sam Houston State capped a seamless run through the 2019 Southland Bowling League Championship with a win over No. 1 Vanderbilt in the championship match Sunday afternoon. The Bearkats went 4-0 over the course of the tournament and were forced to a third round of play in two of their matches, once to No. 3 Arkansas State and once to top-seeded Vanderbilt.In addition to her Newcomer of the Year award, SHSU freshman Bea Hernandez was named the sixth player on the All-Tournament team and the tournament’s Most Valuable Bowler. The Bearkats needed three rounds to put the Commodores away and finally did so in game seven of the Baker Best-of-Seven Series.Sam Houston State, the Southland Bowling League’s automatic qualifier, will now advance to the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio.How about six straight strikes to win a championship? Trailing in the seventh game of the best-of-7 match against Vanderbilt, @BearkatsBOWL knocked’em all down six times in a row to win the @SouthlandBowl title #StandTall pic.twitter.com/wlhKtfvEY9— BearkatSportsNetwork (@BearkatVid) March 24, 2019 Since the inaugural Southland Bowling Championship in 2015, the Bearkats are the third-team in league history to claim the title.The selection show announcing the field for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship will be streamed Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. on NCAA.com.The NCAA Women’s Bowling selection committee will select a field of 12 programs – eight automatic qualifying teams and four at large teams. Teams will be ranked, based on available selection criteria, with the top four being placed in the championship bracket. The remaining eight teams will play in opening round matches to determine the final four teams that will compete in the championship match. Elimination Bracket – Fourth Round No. 1 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Stephen F. AustinVanderbilt earned a two-round victory over Stephen F. Austin in Sunday’s opening match, finishing the Ladyjacks with a 1,035-910 win in the Baker round. The Commodores were led in the Traditional set by Maria Bulanova who tallied a match-high 235. Vanderbilt averaged 208 in the traditional format as Jordan Newham (219) and Samantha Gainor (212) joined Bulanova to score above 200 in the opening game. Sarah Gill attempted a surge early on, tallying a 221 in the traditional game to lead her Ladyjack squad to a score of 1,006 in the round. Unfortunately for SFA, Vanderbilt exploded to a 1,040 in the traditional matchup to set the pace for the contest.Hardware up for grabs on Championship Sunday. Three teams remain…@BearkatsBOWL, @VandyBowling, @SFA_Bowling. #SBL pic.twitter.com/Z18rIxIoU5— Southland Bowling (@SouthlandBowl) March 24, 2019 Championship MatchNo. 1 Vanderbilt vs. No. 2 Sam Houston StateThe title match went down to the wire between the Bearkats and the Commodores as Sam Houston State defeated Vanderbilt in game seven of the Baker Best-of-Seven showdown. SHSU climbed their way back from a 1-0 deficit following a 921-907 decision in favor of the Commodores in the traditional format match. Elise Chambers led Sam Houston State in the round with a 204-pin performance.Sam Houston State leveled the match at 1-1 following the Baker set to force the Best-of-Seven matchup. The Bearkats jumped out early in the third game with consecutive wins in the opening two rounds. Vanderbilt evened things up with wins in rounds three and four, but Sam Houston State climbed back in front with a round-five victory. The Commodores then leveled the series, topping SHSU 207-172 in round six. Sam Houston State bounced back to tie a bow on their first championship with a narrow 230-225 victory in game seven.All-Tournament TeamBea Hernandez, Sam Houston State (Most Valuable Bowler)Madysen Keller, Sam Houston StateMaria Bulanova, VanderbiltSamantha Gainor, VanderbiltSarah Gill, Stephen F. AustinDenishya Waller, Arkansas State
SANTA ANITA RACING OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET WHICH OPENS ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2019)–Led by its three-member Board of Stewards, Santa Anita Park has announced a full complement of racing officials for its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. 27. The meeting will include a record 10th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 & 2.Returning from earlier this year are California Horse Racing Board-appointed stewards Grant Baker, Luis Jauregui and Kim Sawyer. Ron Church is also returning as Safety Steward and will rotate into the stewards’ stand on an as-needed basis throughout the meet, which concludes on Sunday, Nov. 3.Santa Anita’s Racing Office will again be headed by Vice President, Racing and Racing Secretary, Steve Lym, who is joined by Ami Atkinson, Santa Anita’s Executive Racing Assistant. Zachary Soto will serve as Assistant Racing Secretary and James Kasparoff as Stakes Coordinator.Kevin Colosi will return as Clerk of the Scales, with Charlie McCaul serving as Assistant Clerk of the Scales. Angel Lomeli is the Clerk of the Course; Bridget Crawford, Paymaster of Purses; Ed Reese, Paddock and Patrol Judge; Jay Slender, Starter; Jon White, Morning Line Maker; Dane Nelson, Timer; Jennifer Paige, Horse Identifier; Tamara La Croix, Assistant Horse Identifier and Victor Tovar, Horseshoe Inspector.Placing and Patrol Judges are Michael Burns, Karen Denovel, Robert Moreno and Randy Valdez.In keeping with its role as national leader in terms of equine veterinary protocols and best practices, Dr. Dionne Benson, in her role as Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG), will rely heavily upon Dr. Laurie Bohannon, who has assumed the newly created position of Santa Anita Senior Veterinarian.Dr. Dana Stead, DVM, returns as Track Veterinarian and Dr. Tim Grande, DVM, will again represent the California Horse Racing Board.First post time on opening day is at 1 p.m. For additional information regarding the 2019 Autumn Meet and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1 & 2, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
MANDELLA’S UNITED TAKES ON BROWN’S EASTERN INVADER ROCKEMPEROR IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2020)–A bicoastal showdown looms on Saturday at Santa Anita, as Richard Mandella’s United and Chad Brown’s eastern-based Rockemperor head a field of seven 3-three-year-olds and up in the Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at a mile and one quarter on turf.A recent victor over the course and distance on Feb. 1, United, a 5-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway, retains the services of leading rider Flavien Prat, while Rockemperor, who is based in New York, will be ridden for the first time by current national earnings leader and two-time Eclipse Award winner, Irad Ortiz, Jr.UNITEDOwner: LNJ FoxwoodsTrainer: Richard MandellaOff as the 4-5 favorite, he proved gamest late in taking the Grade II San Marcos Stakes on Feb. 1 and has developed into one of the country’s top turf marathoners for Mandella since arriving from Woodbine prior to his first local start nine starts back in February, 2019. A tough luck second, beaten a neck two starts back in the mile and one half Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar Dec. 1, the best race on his form came three starts back when he was second, beaten a head by eventual Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf here on Nov. 2. A recently minted millionaire with earnings of $1,013,549, United has a win, a second and a third from three tries at 1 ¼ miles on turf and is 12-4-3-1 overall.ROCKEMPEROROwner: Madaket Stables, LLC, Michael Dubb, Wonder Stables, Michael Kisber & Bethlehem Stables, LLCTrainer: Chad BrownA 4-year-old Irish-bred colt with a late running style, he’ll be making his Southern California debut in what will be his second start of the year. An impressive third in his U.S. debut three starts back, the Grade I, 1 ¼ miles turf Belmont Derby on July 6, 2019, he was most recently a non-threatening third in a Grade II stakes going 1 1/8 miles on turf at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans March 21. With a recent race under his belt and Irad Ortiz, Jr., engaged, Rockemperor should be sitting on a big effort and would obviously be flattered by a fast pace as he stretches out a furlong.ORIGINAIREOwner: B G StablesTrainer: Jeff MullinsA close second three starts back here in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on Dec. 28, Irish-bred Originaire ran the best race of his 16-race career on Feb. 29, rallying from far back to win a second condition allowance by 5 ¼ lengths at a mile and one eighth on turf while earning a lofty 100 Beyer Speed figure. A fast finishing second, beaten a neck in the Grade II Del Mar Derby at 1 1/8 miles on turf seven starts back on Sept. 1, 2019, Originaire is a sharp horse trying a mile and one quarter for the first time. Favored in his last two starts at the allowance level, he’ll be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Umberto Rispoli.THE GRADE II CHARLES WHITTINGHAM WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTDesert Stone–Abel Cedillo–126Multiplier–Drayden Van Dyke–122Bold Endeavor–Mike Smith–122Synthesis–Geovanni Franco–122United–Flavien Prat–126Originaire–Umberto Rispoli–122Rockemperor–Irad Ortiz, Jr.–122First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. There is currently no public admittance at Santa Anita and fans are encouraged to wager via 1stBet.com or through Xpressbet.com. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
DANNY ROSE took the lead in planning Spurs’ team bonding trip to swanky Mayfair restaurant Novikov last Thursday.The left-back was linked with a move away from the club all summer but still stepped up to the plate to organise the night out.2 Danny Rose was heavily involved in organising Spurs’ night out to posh Mayfair restaurant NovikovThe struggling Tottenham stars showed their support for under-fire Pochettino by treating him to a slap-up meal at the posh Mayfair eatery.Spurs players texted the Argentine boss asking him to meet them at Novikov – a favourite dining spot for millionaire Premier League footballers.And Rose was heavily involved, according to the Mail.It comes just months after Spurs made it clear they were ready to let Rose leave the club.The left-back, 29, was left out of Tottenham’s pre-season tour of Asia so he could find a new club to join.FALTERING FORMPoch’s future and morale among the squad has been heavily called into question this season following a worrying drop in form.And Rose himself was criticised for Liverpool’s second goal at Anfield on Sunday in Tottenham’s latest defeat – a 2-1 loss at the Premier League leaders.But the Argentine boss is confident the team trip will boost results on the pitch.Speaking after the jaunt, he said: “It was very good, it was very nice, very kind of them to invite the coaching staff.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 him”It was busy. We spent a few hours there and it is always nice to see people in a different environment.”It is going to help in the long-term. You cannot measure how much it will help, 20 per cent, 30 per cent.”In the dynamic of the group, this team bonding, for different players or the new players, makes the group stronger.”2Harry Kane tells Spurs they must be ‘braver’ as striker admits there are NO positives to take from Liverpool loss
MAURICIO POCHETTINO comforted Serge Aurier and subbed him off after the Ivorian was involved in Andre Gomes’ horrific leg injury.Spurs’ right-back was also spotted praying as stricken Gomes was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg.Aurier praying for Andre Gomes after sustaining that horrific injury. 🙌💪💪😭https://t.co/aA29li7LSt— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish_) November 3, 2019 4 Mauricio Pochettino was spotted comforting Serge Aurier after he was involved in Andre Gomes’ horror injuryAurier was visibly disturbed as Gomes lay on the ground with his foot in a gruesome and unnatural position.And he was even spotted performing a praying gesture as he saw his fellow pro in real trouble.Son Heung-min also broke down in tears after his mis-timed tackle on the Portuguese.Although it was Son’s tackle that brought Gomes down, Aurier careered into the midfielder as he was on his way down.Given the harrowing scenes after the tackle, Poch clearly saw the effect it was having on his right-back and decided to sub him off.The Argentine threw Juan Foyth on to replace him and was seen consoling Aurier on his way off the pitch.Quotes on Andre Gomes’ injuryMichael OwenShocking decision to send Son off but that’s insignificant in the scheme of things. The wellbeing of players is the most important thing. Get well soon Andre Gomes.Gary LinekerSon clearly massively upset. Without the injury he wouldn’t have been shown a red card. He’ll care less about that than injuring a fellow professional so seriously. Such a shame.Pat NevinThis is horrible, horrible. Players look devastated and there is utter confusion here. Players with their heads in their hands. Son was distraught before he was sent off and Aurier can’t watch and is praying. There is so much confusion. He is being led straight to the corner to the ambulance to take him to hospital.Son was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old who was immediately taken to hospital.But Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics rushed to Gomes’ aid.A Premier League statement said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”Son’s tackle forced Gomes to ground, with Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.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 himSeamus Coleman instantly called for medics to arrive to treat his team-mate, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Dele Alli – who netted the opener before Cenk Tosun equalised in stoppage time – revealed it was too much for him to watch.He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t want to look too much at what happened [to Gomes]. All I can do is send him my best wishes and wish him a quick recovery.”4 Serge Aurier collided with Andre Gomes as the midfielder hit the deckCredit: Rex Features4 Aurier was clearly disturbed by the incidentCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 The right-back was subbed off soon after the gruesome injuryCredit: Getty Images – Getty