LVR hoopsters ready for takeoff at Bomber Classic

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsL.V. Rogers varsity basketball teams take to the Hangar Friday to host the Bomber Classic High School Girl’s and Boy’s Basketball tournament.The annual tourney opens Friday at 2 p.m. in front of the student body as the LVR Bombers play host to the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.The Bombers have owned the Storm this season, winning both meetings between the two clubs.
The LVR varsity girls follow the tip off match at 3:45 p.m. against Prince Charles Comets of Creston.The girls play Fernie Falcons at 7:15 p.m. following a boy’s game between Mount Sentinel Wildcats and Vernon’s Kalamalka Lakers.The Bomber boys play at 12:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. against Kal and Mount Sentinel, respectively, in the four-team round robin draw.The top two teams of the three-tam girl’s draw meet at 2 p.m. in the tourney final.All action is set for the LVR Hangar.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Whitewater trio off to tame gates at Whistler World Cup

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsReece Walsh of the host Club tuned up for the World Cup at Whistler by capturing a gold medal at the recent Zone Finals at Whitewater Ski Hill.Walsh, who also posted a fourth and fifth, won the top prize in the K1 boy’s division.Walsh is going to be joined at in Whistler by Harper Henderson and Linnea Sharelove.Henderson finished the weekend with a silver, bronze and a fourth in K1 boys while Sharelove won a pair of bronze medals to go with a sixth and eight-place finish.”The kids really laid it all out and I am proud of the success and improvement each racer has achieved,” said Whitewater Coach Dylan Henderson. “For the first time in our team’s history, our athletes qualified for Whistler Cup which is the World Cup of ski racing for this age group.  “Harper Henderson, Reece Walsh and Linnea Sharelove will compete against elite ski racers from 24 countries at this year’s event and it is a testament to the hard work and commitment that each of these athletes has put in this year.”More than 100 skiers from Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley, Red Mountain, Salmo, Nakusp and Whitewater competed over the weekend in Giant Slalom and Slalom races.Other Whitewater results had Hayley Mitchell gold, silver and bronze and Oso Punchard seventh, eighth and ninth in E2 girls.In E2 boys Jesse Thurston finished fifth, sixth and seventh; Ian Corrie sixth and seventh; and Isaac Grey eighth. In K1 boys Liam Osak registered two ninths and an eighth while Kalob Jensen placed tenth.In K1 girls finished  and Savannah Leishman took tenth while Madison Smith posted a fourth and fifth in K2 girls.In the J-series, Shannon Osak won a bronze and finished fourth.These strong results bode well for the future as the outstanding growth of the Whitewater Ski Team continues.  “Many of our high level E2 athletes will be making the jump to K racing next year,” Team President Paul Osak said.”Athletes and coaches from around the province have taken note of Whitewater’s growth and success, and the fact that our athletes are now competing at Whistler Cup with the very best in the world speaks to the commitment of our athletes and coaches, and to the strength of our program.” “We will field a highly competitive team for years to come.”sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Wolfpack roars back to capture Soccer Quest Christmas Tourney

first_imgIt wasn’t much of a start, but it’s all how you finish in any sport.Team Wolfpack reeled off four straight wins — including a 7-4 triumph in the final over The Steelers — to capture the Christmas Classic Indoor Tournament recently at the Soccer Quest Facility.Titouan Chopin, Luke Mori and Jules Chopin all scored in the final to spark Team Wolfpack to the victory.The victors once again struggled at the start of the final, falling behind 3-1 to The Steelers.But goalkeeper Ryan Lewis held Wolfpack in the game with a few key saves before the offence finally go into gear.Sarah Fuhr also scored for Team Wolfpack.Team Wolfpack finished the round robin on tops after winning three of four games.last_img

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

first_imgKerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.Kootenay Lake Again, inconsistent weather made it hard to get out there.  But, when we did we had some good days on the river.  Healthy Rainbows averaging two to five pounds were being caught.  Fly-fishing with streamers seemed to work pretty well, as well as bottom fishing with bait. The fishing remained slow for the month of March, however we did hook into some big fish.  Mostly Bull Trout, but there was the odd Rainbow caught that was of size. We didn’t spend as much time out there as we normally do.  Probably due to the inconsistent weather that March brought us. The ice has finally thawed and the lake is fishing well.  A nice alternative to fishing Kootenay Lake is a trip up to Duncan.  Lots of Bull Trout being caught daily up to 12 pounds lately. In summary, it looks like the warmer weather will create some of our best fishing coming up.  So, Let’s Go Fishing……………………  Tight lines……………………….  Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com Some exciting days left on the Duncan.  Looking forward to the next few weeks. But our most successful lures have been:  Lyman plugs # 16, 73, 98, & 135.  Also using our favorite bucktail flies have produced a few good fish.  Lucky numbers for the flies have been:  210, 215, 228, 234. But now that the weather has started to show signs of spring, we are getting out more often.  Maybe the warmer temperatures will trigger the fish’s eating habits.  Since the beginning of the warm weather, we have had a few Rainbows up to 10 pounds, so hope the trend continues and the fish get bigger.center_img That’s the million-dollar question.  Since most of the fish haven’t been feeding much anyways, we are trying everything in the box. The beginning of April saw the one-week opening of Kokanee fishing in the west arm.  It was a welcome addition to our fishery.  Not a huge crowd of boats out there, but the regular crews seemed to do well.  Most people catching their limit within the first hour or two.  Looking forward to the May opening, as these fish should be even bigger.  What are they biting on?? As the weather warms up, we should see some fantastic fishing.  Looking forward to spring finally showing up.   Duncan Lake: We have been noticing a lot more small Rainbows showing up now as the weather warms.  So, hopefully the big ones follow suit.  Columbia River: Our most productive depths have been 25 – 65 feet. Favorite lures on Duncan have been Lyman plugs in all colors.  As well as coyote spoons and flasher/hoochie combo. By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures ChartersMarch is done and April is in full stride. So there’s plenty of time this year to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.last_img read more

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Nelson Toyota, Empire Coffee advance to WKMBL Semi Finals

first_imgEmpire, winners of the North Division with an 8-1 record, took the play to Selkirk from the opening tip.Kalesnikoff led all scorers with 21 points while Rickaby added 20. Joel DeVito added 15 and Ryan Moore 12 while Florian Joseph had 10. Nelson Toyota and Empire Coffee booked tickets to the semi final round after posting wins on opening night of playoff action in the West Kootenay Men’s Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.Chris Kalesnikoff and Clay Rickaby combined for 41 points to lead Empire Coffee to a 100-42 victory Selkirk College.last_img

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MASSIVE TOTAL PICK SIX POOL OF $1,537,686 RESULTS IN $101,623.60 PAYOFF AS 10 TICKETS TAB ALL SIX WINNERS; SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT CARRYOVER GROWS TO $212,103

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 30, 2016)–With a two-day carryover helping to create a total Pick Six pool of $1,537,686 on Friday at Santa Anita, there were 10 perfect tickets, each worth $101,623.60.Santa Anita’s newly created Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was not hit on Friday, so with three days of Winter Meet racing in the books, there is a Single Ticket Jackpot carryover of $212,103 into Saturday.First post time for a nine-race card on New Year’s Eve is at 12:30 p.m. The Pick Six, which begins with race four, has an approximate post time of 2 p.m. PDT.Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img

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Three Southland Bowling Teams Headed to St. Louis for NCAA Championship

first_imgNCAA Bracket | NCAA Championship RecordsST. LOUIS – The NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee announced today the ten teams vying for the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship. The Southland Bowling League earned three of those spots, including Arkansas State, Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State. Six of the teams in the field have been granted automatic qualification, with the remaining teams being selected at-large. Four teams will compete in opening-round play-in matches to finalize the eight-team bracket. The championship matches will be played April 12-14 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Mo., hosted by University of Central Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission. Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State earned the fourth and fifth seeds, respectively, and face each other in the first round. The Commodores are making their league-best 13th straight NCAA postseason appearance, second in the nation only to Nebraska. The Bearkats are appearing in their sixth consecutive and seventh overall NCAA tournament. The seeded field includes the following teams: All first-round matches are set for 9 a.m. CT starts on April 12 and will be streamed live via NCAA.com. The play-in matches will take place April 6, which include Lincoln Memorial hosting Texas Southern and Saint Francis (Pa.) hosting Bowie State. The championship final will air live at 5:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 14 on ESPNU and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 on ESPN2.center_img Teams will be seeded and placed into the bracket, with two spots being determined after the completion of the play-in matches. Southland Bowling League champion Arkansas State earned an automatic bid and the No. 3 seed after sweeping Stephen F. Austin in Dallas for the 2018 title Sunday. The Red Wolves are appearing in their 11th-straight National Collegiate Bowling Championship and are set to face No. 6 North Carolina A&T in the first round. The championship bracket is double-elimination, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three team game formats – baker total pinfall, five-person team match and a best-of-seven baker match play. Nebraska McKendree Arkansas State Vanderbilt Sam Houston State North Carolina A&T Saint Francis (Pa.) Lincoln Memorial Bowie State Texas Southern McKendree won its first National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship in 2017 at Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, La., defeating Nebraska. Vanderbilt and Sam Houston State both advanced to the semifinals last year. The Commodores fell to Nebraska 4.5-2.5 while the Bearkats bowed out to McKendree 4-3. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven baker match play.last_img read more

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Cannon, Davenport Earn Weekly Baseball Awards

first_imgThe Bearkats (23-8, 11-1 SLC) host Baylor tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN3 before traveling to UT Arlington on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. They return home this weekend to host a three-game series against Stephen F. Austin (11-20, 4-8 SLC) beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN3. Pitcher of the Week: Cody Davenport, Central Arkansas – Jr. – RHP – Fayetteville, Ark.Davenport tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and zero walks to give the Bears the final win of the series against Houston Baptist. He had two strikeouts in the top of the ninth to seal the game while holding HBU to a .036 batting average. It was UCA’s first time throwing a one-hit game since 2014. The Bears (18-13, 10-5 SLC) faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff on the road tomorrow at 3 p.m. before hosting UT Martin for a three-game nonconference series starting Friday at 6 p.m. Hitter of the Week: Jordan Cannon, Sam Houston State – Jr. – C – Centerville, TexasCannon played a big role in the Bearkats’ 4-1 road record last week, including the team’s fourth straight league series to stay atop the Southland standings. He drove in nine runs in the four games while catching every inning of every game, including 16 innings over the course of two games on Sunday at Nicholls. After a hitless first three at-bats at Rice, Cannon connected on a game-tying three-run homer in the eighth before driving in two more runs on a double in the ninth, capping a career-best five-RBI night in the 14-9 win over the Owls. He then had a hit and scored a run in the series opener versus Nicholls. In game two, he hit safely twice and drove in three runs before hitting his sixth homer of the season in the series finale. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 9 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State junior Jordan Cannon and Central Arkansas junior Cody Davenport are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Matthew McCollough, Houston Baptist, Luke Taggart, UIW. Honorable Mention: Kwan Adkins, Northwestern State; Matt Heck, Houston Baptist. This is UCA’s second Pitcher of the Week award in 2018 after Tyler Gray earned the honor on March 13. 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.last_img read more

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CALIFORNIA CUP DERBY STAKES QUOTES-MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, GALILEAN, WINNER: “It was easy; he was traveling well the whole way. Jerry’s other horse in the race, Loud Mouth, was coming from a sprint so it was either him going to the lead, or me. It was going to be one of us. He broke better than me so I sat off the two leaders and when I went to make a move, he responded well.“It’s quite exciting because he’s done everything right so far. Like everyone else though, he needs to improve of course, but it’s exciting to win this time of year. He’s a god 3-year-old.“He relaxed well. In his last race he went to the lead, but today, he had speed to his inside and sat off them and stayed relaxed, was breathing well and made a good move.”TRAINER QUOTESJERRY HOLLENDORFER, GALILEAN, WINNER: “You’re always a little anxious coming off a little bit of a layoff, but he did everything perfect, rated perfectly, and you couldn’t for much more than that. We have a whole bunch of options (for his next race). There are a lot of races everywhere for him and we’re nominated everywhere, so we’ll try to make a good decision as to where to run next.“I don’t think (distance) is an issue. We wanted to take advantage of him being a Cal-bred, take advantage of giving him another race and running here. That’s what we wanted to do and that’s what we did.”                                                        OWNER QUOTESJEFF LIFSON, WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS, GALILEAN, WINNER: “We pointed for this after he ran so big winning the Los Al race. I don’t think we necessarily were thinking (on duplicating) what California Chrome did; we just wanted to give him one easy enough for his three-year-old start and then see what happened.“What was most important to me was that he had clean air in front of him and wasn’t boxed in. That was my biggest fear. In a small field everybody gets to ride our horse to some degree and that’s always a worry. When he had a clean trip down the backstretch I really was more relived.“Understandably, we have a Hall of Famer (Jerry Hollendorfer) who is calling the shots here and he’s got a great staff as well. My sense is we don’t come back for the San Felipe but that’s just a guess and Jerry’s gonna make the real call there. I think we’ll look for one of those 50-point (Kentucky Derby qualifying) races in March and then maybe come back here in for the Santa Anita Derby or one of those early April races where they have 100 points on the line.“We have some newbies (owners) on this particular horse which is such a cool thing but the best part about this partnership is they are all wonderful people and have a ton of fun.”last_img read more

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LADY NINJA WEARS DOWN SELCOURT LATE TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES BY A NOSE UNDER VAN DYKE

first_imgLADY NINJA WEARS DOWN SELCOURT LATE TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES BY A NOSE UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.79ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2019)–In a thrilling head and head stretch duel, Lady Ninja was up to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes at Santa Anita by a nose under Drayden Van Dyke. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old mare by Majesticperfection got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.79.With Selcourt breaking from the far outside in a field of five fillies and mares three and up, Lady Ninja, who broke from the inside with the program scratch of Flor de La Mar, broke alertly and was full of run while third inside Anonymity, who was ridden by Victor Espinoza.“She broke good today, compared to last time (when third in the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar on Aug. 11),” said Van Dyke. “After that, I had to wait and see where I could get out. When the four (Anonymity) backed out, I was able to get outside of Selcourt and from there, she was really game.”Claimed for $32,000 ten starts back on Sept. 1, 2018, Lady Ninja, who collected her first stakes win today, was off at 5-2 and paid $7.40, $3.40 and $2.10.Owned by Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian, Hagop Nakkashian and Richard Baltas, Lady Ninja, who is out of the Formal Gold mare Dressed to Kill, picked up $60,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $321,705. A winner of four out of her seven starts this year, she is now 22-8-4-4 overall.“She’s been in those stretch duels before and she’s won ’em,” said Baltas.  “I know that she ran her race today. She’s been an over-achiever, that’s all I can tell you…She came from inside today and she split horses and she ground it out.  I’m happy.”Making her first start since March 30, Selcourt ran a huge race off the bench, leading every jump except the last one. A multiple graded stakes winner trained by John Sadler, she was the second choice in the betting at 3-2 and paid $3.20 and $2.10 while finishing 5 ¼ lengths clear of Anonymity.Favored at 6-5, Anonymity paid $2.10 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.44, 44.13 and 1:09.84.last_img read more

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