Hastings, Elmore top 30th Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun

first_imgStephen Hastings of Calgary and Malindi Elmore of Kelowna breezed over the  picturesque Heritage City triathlon course to capture the top prizes in the respective men’s and women’s division at the 30th annual Cyswog’n’Fun Sunday at Lakeside Park.Hastings finished under two hours, crossing the finish line at Lakeside Park in a time of one hour, 56.15 minutes.Elmore, who had hoped to be in London at the Summer Games competing for Canada but is happy to have Nelson as her second choice, was the top female as the Okanagan triathlete came in at 2:12.53.Elmore, a track specialist, failed to make the Canadian Olympic standard and was not promoted to Canada’s Track team even though the 32-year-old won Nationals in her event this year.Yes I’d say I’m happy . . . because it’s always nice to win,” Elmore said after cooling down from the race in the transition area.”It was a fun course today. It was a little hilly, tough run . . . tough swim.”Joe Radench of Grande Prairie, Alta, was second behind Hastings with Eddie Smith of Penticton third.Kyle Moore of Calgary was fourth with Seth Bitting of Rosslad coming in as the top local in fifth. Defending champion Dallas Cain of Rossland did not enter the 2012 race.Sarah MacArthur of Calgary was second behind Elmore.The Okanagan’s Elmore, openly admitting the swim is not her strength, passed MacArthur at the five kilometer mark on the run to grab the women’s crown.Top local athletes in the Olympic distance race were Ron Sherman in the men’s and Denise Uhrynuk for the women.Long course racers jumped into the waters of Kootenay Lake at 8 a.m. for the 1500 meter swim along the Nelson waterfront.Stage two is the 39 km cycle along beautiful Kootenay Lake to Kokanee Park and back before completing the race with the 10 km run along the waterfront, around Anderson Street and then Nelson Avenue and across the orange bridge onto the rolling hills of Johnstone Road.In the sprint event — 500 meters swim, 22 km ride and five km run — Graham Hood of Kelowna came in first ahead of Kirk Vandeweghe of Penticton.The Locke boys — Julian and Peter— finished third and fourth with Duncan Banks of Penticton and John DeVries of Nelson fifth and sixth, respectively.Stacy Osmond of Quesnel was the top female short course winner.Jennifer Koga of Kelowna was second and Kathryn Noiles of Nelson third in women’s short course.Team Caron won the Olympic Distance race over Tachophillics while Team Yolo topped Under 16 Division and Team Stupar won the Open division.The race attracted more than 300 competitors for the 30th annual event, which, once again, was held under sunny skies.last_img read more

Saints continue to roll through BCIHL teams, blast UVic 10-2

first_imgMcLaughlin finished the game with the hat-trick while Jordan Wood added a pair. Other goals were scored by Mason Spear, Thomas Hardy, Scott Swiston and Logan Proulx.Replying for UVic were Brad Robinson and Mark Prest.Stephen Wolff stopped 23 of 21 shots to register the win in goal for the Saints.”We’ve been putting up some big numbers the last few times out and that’s been the result of hard-working, honest and unselfish hockey,” Dubois said.”When we stick to those habits the results have been very good.”The win was the third of the season for Selkirk over the Island squad.The first two games were one goal affairs.The Saints will now prepare for a tough weekend on the road that includes a visit to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops on Friday night and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on Saturday.Both games can be viewed online at www.fasthockey.com.SAINTS NOTES: Connor McLaughlin led the way offensively for the Saints with a hat trick and two assists, while his line accounted for a dozen points with Mason Spear (four points) and Scott Swiston (three) also in on the action. . . .Jordan Wood leads the Saints and BCIHL in scoring with 14 points. Selkirk players hold down the top nine spots in BCIHL scoring. . . .Selkirk has now outscored their opponents by a margin of 35-4 in four home games 44-11 overall. Selkirk scored eight unanswered goals, two by former KIJHL star Connor McLaughlin, to blast the defending B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League champ University of Victoria 10-2 in action Saturday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.The win runs the Saints unbeaten streak to six to start the season and gives the West Kootenay squad four-point lead over second-place Simon Fraser University in BCIHL standings.”We came out slow tonight and about halfway through the first period it looked like we were determined to get away from what had made us successful through the first three weeks of the season,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”But to the credit of our group the feet started moving and the work habits for the remainder of the game were excellent.”UVic scored first before the Saints got going to lead 2-1 after one frame on goals by McLaughlin and Cody Fidget.Selkirk then took over the game, scoring four times in the second before adding four more markers in the third.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Students from Wildflower, South Nelson and Trafalgar

first_imgMallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the work of the students with Team of the Week honours.Prior to the classes hitting the streets, students stopped for a team photo by Madeleine Guenette. Three Kootenay Lake schools banded together to raise awareness for Earth Day 2013.Students from Wildflower, South Nelson and Trafalgar took to the streets of Nelson to stencil warnings on storm drains and pick up garbage on streets, tracks and parks in the city.last_img

Bombers look to rebound at Vernon Tournament

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers look to bounce back after a disappointing result at the Bomber Invitational Tournament when the team travels to Vernon for a weeekend event.The Bombers finished fourth after dropping a 72-69 decision to Prince Charles of Creston in the Consolation Final.LVR played the game minus starters Robby Dixon and Josh Matosevic. Both players suffered injuries earlier in the tournament.”A (J. Lloyd) Crowe player undercut Josh and he fell on his back and was hurt and only played about 15 minutes the rest of the weekend,” a disappointed Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan explained. “Robby also rolled his ankle in that game and he didn’t play the rest of the weekend.”Dixon is expected to play this weekend in Vernon while Matosevic will be a game-time decision.Minus to key players, the Bombers ran out of gas against Prince Charles after losing to Rutland in the semi final game earlier in the day.Rutland defeated Osoyoos Rattlers 86-78 in the Final to capture the Tournament Title.The Rattlers led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter but also ran out of gas as the South Okanagan squad entered the tourney with a short bench of players.LVR opened the tournament manhandling both Nakusp and J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail by respective, 95-9 and 79-26 scores.The Hangar will once again by busy this weekend as the LVR Bombers host a Senior Girl’s Basketball Tournament.Meanwhile the LVR Junior Bombers are in Castlegar to play in the Stanley Humphries Rockers Junior Boys Tournament.last_img read more


first_imgKOSTA HRONIS, PART OWNER, TALCO: “When we saw the early fractions we felt pretty good, and we’re happy that this win pays his fee for the Breeders’ Cup (Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31). He was first or second in his last four races and he got the pace today.” TYLER BAZE, MIDNIGHT STORM, SECOND: “He didn’t handle that grass at all, he couldn’t really get a hold of it. I’m still very proud of the way he ran; he never threw in the towel.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES JOSE LEZCANO, SEEK AGAIN, THIRD: “My horse just didn’t do it today. I tried to keep up with Talco and couldn’t.”             NOTES: Under the enhancements of the Challenge series, Breeders’ Cup Limited will pay the $40,000 entry fee of the Shoemaker Mile winner to start in the Mile if that horse is nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program by Oct. 19, the Pre-Entry deadline. Breeders’ Cup is providing all North American connections of horses based outside of Kentucky a $10,000 travel allowance to start in the Championships. Winning owners Hronis Racing LLC are from Delano, CA.center_img LARRY BENAVIDEZ, ASSISTANT TO JOHN SADLER, TALCO, WINNER: “After the first quarter mile, we were smiling, especially since the grass looked a little longer than normal. It was a big win. We just kind of wanted them to go fast up front, and we figured the one (Winning Prize) was going to go, with the blinkers on. Finally the race played out like it looked on paper and this horse is in top form right now.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, TALCO, WINNER: “When I came to the stretch, I knew Tyler (Baze, on Midnight Storm) still had a lot of horse. My horse gave me such a big kick off the turn, we were able to challenge him right away and then we outran him to the finish. The whole key to winning today was being able to stay inside around the far turn and really kicking well.“The turf is really soft and deep. I let him break good and I didn’t want him too far back. I saw that the pace was a little slow, for this kind of race, for these horses, so I didn’t want to be too far off the pace.” -30- FLAVIEN PRAT, BAL A BALI, FIFTH: “I had a good trip . . . I was pretty good on the last turn and I asked him and he didn’t answer . . . We beat the winner the last time so I don’t know; he was not good today.”last_img read more

Kane the diver, selfish Salah and Lampard’s controversial call – have your say

first_imgTHE Premier League takes a breather this week to make room for some international fixtures but it fully deserves a rest after another pulsating weekend.The stand-out clash lived up to the hype as Arsenal drew 2-2 with Spurs in the North London derby.3 It was yet another Premier League with plenty of talking points, especially with some of the big boys strugglingMeanwhile, concerns around Manchester United and Chelsea only intensified as they dropped points – leading one lifelong Red Devils fan to break down in tears.There were lots of talking points – and we want your opinion on them in YOUR CALL.GIVE HIM THE KANE?Harry Kane was accused by some of diving after he went down under a challenge from Arsenal centre-back Sokratis late in the North London derby.Among the accusers was Gary Neville, with some claiming the Spurs striker appeared to engineer the incident by positioning himself between the Arsenal man and the ball.But Kane defended himself by saying: “The defender made a tired tackle and if that had happened on the halfway line I think it’s a definite foul.”BILLY THE KIDChelsea blew a two-goal lead against Sheffield United having taken complete control through a Tammy Abraham double.With the score at 2-1, Frank Lampard brought on 18-year-old Billy Gilmour for his Premier League debut. Shortly after it was 2-2 and two points had been dropped.After overlooking more experienced alternatives in Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud, Lampard defended his decision – but did he make the right call?OH SIT DOWNDaniel James has enjoyed an eventful start to life at Manchester United.He’s earned a reputation (arguably unfairly) for diving, he’s terrified defenders with his electric pace and he’s already scored three goals.3 Daniel James has already bagged three goals in just four games for Manchester United… but how many can he get this season?Credit: ReutersBut after bagging just four league goals for Swansea last term, United fans could be forgiven for worrying that this current hot streak will just be a flash in the pan.So is James the real deal?SELFISH SALAHLiverpool might have won 3-0 over Burnley and maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.But not everything is perfect with the Reds with Sadio Mane furious with team-mate Mo Salah for selfishly not passing to him to instead try and score himself.Mane was raging after being subbed off at Turf Moor. But was that fair? Is Salah selfish?BEST OF PALS?Arsenal fans rejoiced before kick-off against Spurs when the team news revealed they would see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and summer signing Nicolas Pepe start together for the first time.The PAL attacking trio have been labelled potentially the most lethal strike force in football.3 Can Arsenal’s front three develop into a formidable attack or should one be left on the bench as a super sub?Credit: Getty Images – GettyLatest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid testsBut with the Gunners having to come back from 2-0 down, does starting all three together leave the team unbalanced?And bearing mind that the equaliser only came after Lacazette went off and allowed Aubameyang to play down the middle, should Emery play all three strikers together? Arsenal fan on BBC 606 leaves Robbie Savage in stitches after claiming Gunners can win the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Juventus line up Willian transfer but Chelsea star ‘is not first choice’

first_imgJUVENTUS are gearing up to prise Willian away from Chelsea with the hotshot winger entering the final months of his current contract at the club.But the Brazilian, who’s highly regarded by former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, may have to fight for a starting should he move to Italy.2 Frank Lampard could be set to lose Willian with Juventus looking to sign the Brazilian starCredit: AP:Associated PressCalciomercato claim Willian, who has won two Premier League titles at Chelsea, has been flirting with the Italian giants currently managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.However Sarri’s future in Juve’s hotseat has been called into question following some shock losses in Serie A and the Champion’s League in February.And Italian pundits believe that Willian may not even make it to the bench at the club with PSG star Layvin Kurzawa also on Juve’s radar. Willian, 31, who scored the Blues’ third goal in their 4-0 win against Everton today, has rejected a new contract offer from Chelsea.The Stamford Bridge star is after a three-year deal to stay in London, while officials at the club are only willing to make a two-year offer.One top four rival to Frank Lampard’s team is considering a move for the Brazilian international.There’s speculation that Tottenham could join the race for Willian’s signature in a deal which would see the star renunited with former boss Jose Mourinho.Most read in football THE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townThe former Blues manager signed Willian for Chelsea then after he was on the verge of a move to White Hart Lane, and the pair won the Premier League title in 2015.The forward recently revealed his respect for the Special One who one three league titles in two spells at Stamford Bridge.It is thought that Spurs are ready to meet his three-year contract wish.2 Willian is also on Tottenham’s radar with Jose Mourinho’s club considering a move for the Brazilian internationalCredit: AP:Associated Presslast_img read more

Watch Mourinho’s stunned reaction after reporter tells him to ‘cheer up’

first_img1 Mourinho clearly could not believe what the journalist said when he approached himDele Alli was quick to condemn his side and said they were in a “bad situation” following the defeat.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESHe said: “It’s devastating. We had belief before the game and we didn’t perform. This is the Champions League, if you don’t step up you will be punished.”After the first one went in it didn’t change much but we conceded too many chances as a team. It’s hard to come back from those two goals. We had to show our maturity and fight and we didn’t do that.”We can’t use excuses, we still have quality on the pitch. We are missing good players but that happens. The players coming in have to step up and we haven’t done that today.”We apologise to the fans, to go out and lose like that, they deserve better.”We have to fight. We can’t be in the position we are in in the league, we can’t hide. This hasn’t been a good season for us.”But the bad news followed in Mourinho’s press conference, when one reporter – who appeared to be filming the incident – approached him.As the Portuguese bids journalists goodbye, one says: “Cheer up, it’s going to be all right.”Mourinho’s eyes bulge out of his head in reaction to the bizarre message of support from someone who is meant to be objective.The exchange then goes…MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho: “What?”Reporter: “It’s going to be OK. Cheer up.”Mourinho: “What?”Reporter: “This season is going to be OK.”Mourinho: “Yeah?”Mourinho then exists the press conference room with the journalist walking in the opposite direction.spurs 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 summerSocial media users were equally baffled by the journalist’s actions.One said: “What a weirdo that journalist is.”Another commented: “He wanted a reaction.”Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youth JOSE MOURINHO was left stunned when a journalist told him to “cheer up” after Spurs crashed out of the Champions League.Tottenham lost 3-0 (4-0 on agg) to RB Leipzig last night when two Hugo Lloris howlers condemned them to defeat in Germany.”Cheer up Jose, it’s going to be ok” 🤔Another day, another bizarre Jose Mourinho press conference moment last night. https://t.co/XJZrWcQMrP— Sky Sports (@SkySports) March 11, 2020last_img read more

Knights legend reacts to possible relocation

first_imgSpeaking to Triple M, the Knights legend voiced his skepticism at the idea, as revealed by The Daily Telegraph, while also giving insight into how the Newcastle community would likely react.”It won’t happen,” Johns told Triple M’s The Grill Team.“Knowing the community up there. They’d set NRL headquarters on fire first.”The NRL currently hold ownership over the Newcastle club and are desperate to sell them to private owners after back-to-back wooden spoons.last_img

Pacific Games incentive payments close to completion

first_imgThe PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) said 99 percent of payments have been made, at a cost of close to K4 million.Out of 500 athletes, 495 of them have been paid.PNGOC received funding from the PNG Government for the payments in early September and has since been processing these for athletes who won medals.The remaining one percent, five athletes, are yet to sort arrangements with their sports on agreements and contracts covering them under their programs.PNG won a total of 217 medals – 88 gold, 69 silver and 60 bronze.Athletes received K20, 000 for winning gold regardless of whether they competed as individuals or a team, K10, 000 for silver and K5000 for bronze.Athletes that did not win medals received incentives of K2 500.The government put aside K5 million to cover the costs of all the medal winners.The incentive payments are reward to the athletes for their sacrifice and success and an opportunity for the athletes to use their funds to pursue their personal goals.last_img read more