By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s now or never for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.LVR is looking for its 15th straight trip to the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Championship Wednesday in Cranbrook when the Bombers meet the Mt Baker Wild.The one-game showdown determines the Kootenay rep at the 16-team provincial tournament. In the lone meeting this season between the two teams, Baker won 1-0.LVR finished second in the Wild tournament to go with a gold medal finish at Summerland and a 12-th place result in Chilliwack.However, LVR was missing a handful of players for the Wild tournament contest as Sean Hickson, Luis Loeschnik, Bruno Moro and Conrad Lanaway failed to make the trip.The Bombers, finishing 12th out of the 16 teams in 2009, expect to have a full roster when the teams hook up for a 1 p.m. MDT Wednesday.SIDELINES: Bomber head coach Keith Williams is looking for his tenth trip to the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Championships. Former coaches Mike Sedlbauer and Hogue Tyler took LVR to the championship tournament for five consecutive years before Williams assume the email@example.com
By The Nelson Daily SportsKim Verigin knows it’s going to be a tough road ahead to get Selkirk back in the B.C. College Athletic Association.However, the Athletic Coordinator has never been afraid of a good fight.Selkirk informed the BCCAA executive the college will not participate in the 2011-12 season and will not be able to make a further commit until a minimum level of stability is reached.“The Saints pulled out of the current season due to low numbers, a BCCAA executive decision, and the projections of players from within the local high school programs that suggest low numbers will continue for at least another year or two,” Verigin said in a written press release.Verigin added league dynamics was also a significant factor as many BCCAA members have recently been preparing for the jump to CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport).“Others have made the transition from a college to university leaving only handful of two year institutions in the league,” he said.Selkirk petitioned the BCCAA executive to allow only the women’s volleyball team to participate during the 2010-11 season after it was realized that the men’s team could not fulfill its league requirements.This was due to a shortage of committed players for the upcoming season.That request was denied due to the fact that league schedules are based on both genders traveling and competing at the same time.“The premise of the program was to give local student-athletes the opportunity to compete at a very high level and to have some success . . . but if the numbers are not there, it is difficult to develop consistency,” Verigin explained.So now comes the hard part. Rebuilding a once proud and successful program.Part of the strategic plan is to support the development of programs in the region including junior and senior high school teams and club teams. “It is evident in many local schools that the number of players at the grade 8-10 levels is quite healthy,” Verigin said. “If we can help these schools and others to encourage more participation and skill development the gap may close or disappear altogether.” In the meantime, the Saints volleyball men’s and women’s program will continue to provide committed student-athletes with a competitive two-semester schedule against colleges and universities in BC and Washington. The final event of this semester is a tournament Saturday and Sunday sponsored by the Pacific Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (PIVA) at Gonzaga University in Spokane.There was a time when the Saints volleyball program was considered one of the powers in the BCCAA.During a three-year cycle Selkirk won three consecutive Totem Conference titles (the name of the league) in 1989, 90 and 91.Selkirk also fielded teams in soccer, basketball and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fraser Valley Phantom needed a gritty effort to knock off Kootenay Wildcats in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action this past weekend in Langley.The Phantom, leaders of the six-team league with a 10-1-3 record, posted wins of 1-0 and 3-1 during a two-game weekend series.Kootenay, 4-9-2 on the season, is fifth in league standings.Mikayla Ogrodniczuk scored the only goal of the game late in the opening frame to spark the Phantom to the win Saturday in the series opener.Sarah Mex pitched a shutout in goal for Fraser Valley. Sunday, Kootenay got off to a great start, taking a 1-0 lead into the first period intermission on a goal by Paige Chapdelaine of Cranbrook.But Fraser Valley struck for three second-period goals — two coming in a two-minute span late in the frame — to erase the Kootenay lead.Kirsten Martin led the Phantom with two goals.Kealey McMurty, finishing the game with two points, scored the other marker for Fraser Valley.Morgan Flynn of Castlegar and Natasha Singer of Kimberley are the two Kootenay netminders.Kootenay, currently locked in a five-game losing streak, host a BC Hockey Midger AAA Hockey League tournament weekend December 13-15 in Nelson and Castlegar.The Wildcats open with a game against Prince George Courgars before facing the Phantom, West Coast Avalanche and Okanagan Rockets.The game against Okanagan is in Castlegar at the Arena Complex.
“The bench kids stepped up as did the starters.”The Wildcats opened the four-team tourney with a 71-48 win over Salmo Falcons.Johnny Johnson, playing only one game during the tournament, led the Cats with 24 points.Saturday, Mount Sentinel defeated Nakusp Cougars 78-41. Oliver Cougar had 18 and Joe Roshinsky netted 15 to pace Mount Sentinel.The Cats have a weekend off before hosting J Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Nelson LVR Bombers and the Salmo Falcons in a mini-tourney at the South Slocan school. The Mount Sentinel Wildcats deployed a pressure defence to capture the top prize at the Stanley Humphries Rockers High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Castlegar.The Cats edged host Rockers 62-58 to capture the title.”We were happy with the boys considering we were missing several keys players for much of the weekend,” said coach Ed Neilsen.
Blair Andrews and Brad Rebagliati raised more than $3100 for cancer research by have their heads shaved.Winger Andrews and goalie Rebagliati were joined by the rest of their Leaf teammates during a ceremony last week on the concourse of the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.Staff at Mallard’s Source for sport would like to present the Green and White squad with Team of the Week honours.Andrews and Rebagliati are pictured with the rest of the Leafs getting a head rub from the teammates.See Nelson Home Hardware Building Centre Leaf Report. They’re all part of the Nelson Leafs hockey team but two players on the roster joined forces to raise money for a different cause — the BC Cancer Society.
Dom Kolbeins, with a pair, Jordan Passmore and John Kretzschmar replied for Victoria.100 Mile House, holding period leads of 1-0 and 2-1, out shot the host Cougars 38-32 in the game.Zane Steeves registered the win in goal for the Wranglers while Gregory Maggio took the loss for Victoria.The loss was the first of the tournament for the host Cougars, who opened the tournament with a 4-2 victory over the Wranglers.100 Mile House then rebounded to defeated Campbell River Storm of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Mission City Outlaws of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.In the Bronze medal game, Campbell River doubled Mission City 8-4.The Wranglers, trying to follow the 2014 Cyclone Taylor, Western Canada and KIJHL Champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks, now advance to the Keystone Cup April 14-17 in Regina, Saskatchewan.First game is Thursday against Thunder Bay Northern Hawks. The 100 Mile House Wranglers is the second Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team in three years to capture the Cyclone Taylor Cup.Ryan Friesen scored in the final minute of the game, snapping a 4-4 tie to spark the Wranglers to a 5-4 victory over host Victoria Cougars in the Cyclone Taylor Championships Sunday in the Provincial Capital.Friesen scored at the tail end of the power play to give the KIJHL champs the victory. Beaver Valley is the last KIJHL team to capture the Provincial Junior B title, won in Nelson in 2014.Victoria rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit, 3-1 in the third period, scoring three consecutive goals to grab a 4-3 lead in the thrilling final.However, Brett Harris, with his second of the game, tied the contest at 4-4 with a goal 14 minutes into the final period before Friesen netted the winner.Justin Bond and Nick McCabe also scored for the Wranglers.
NOTES: This was McAnally’s fourth San Juan win. The others were by John Henry (1980), Amerique (1998) and Interaction (2013). Winning owner Pablo Gomez resides in Garden City, New York. TYLER BAZE, QUICK CASABLANCA, WINNER: “To do it for Mr. McAnally is so great, it feels special. He got an unlucky trip last time and he’s a wonderful horse to ride, very talented and he loves long distance races and they’re my favorite. It’s a race you watch as a kid wondering if it’s a race you could ever win and to finally have the chance to do that . . . to win it, it’s fantastic.“In the paddock the only thing Mr. McAnally told me was to just gallop him the first time around. That was no problem, he’s a real cool horse, push-button, like a pony. I galloped that first mile and picked it up from there and tried to figure out how I was going to push the button because with him, it’s all or nothing. He was really flying that last three-eighths of a mile.” RON McANALLY, QUICK CASABLANCA, WINNER: “The race set up well. I just told Tyler to let him gallop past the finish line first time around. I was a little afraid going twice around on soft ground.”On winning his first race of the meet from only 14 starters: “We haven’t run that much. We don’t have those kinds of horses anymore. Charlie (Whittingham, who won the San Juan 14 times) was one of a kind. To win this race 14 times, that’s a good horseman.“This is a good horse. He’s an easy horse to ride. We just let him gallop around the first timearound, and the second time, he made that move. He had plenty left.“He’s an old horse, he’s a pro. He’s been around a long time. He’s been to Chile, he’s been to New York, he’s been to Florida. He’s one professional horse, and he’s old, like me (83).” -30- TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2017)–Canadian-bred Perfect Pic slowed the early pace to a veritable crawl en route to a game neck win in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature under Santiago Gonzalez. Trained by Jim Cassidy, Perfect Pic tried turf for the first time and got a flat mile over a firm Santa Anita surface in 1:36.47.Well beaten in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes here Dec. 26, the 4-year-old Ontario Canadian-bred filly by Candy Ride took a first condition allowance going a mile and a sixteenth over a muddy surface on Jan. 13 and was off at 5-1 today in a field of seven older fillies and mares. She paid $13.40, $5.40 and $4.80.“The jock came out to the paddock and said ‘No speed, boss,’” related Cassidy. “I told him, ‘Slow, slow, slow.’ And that’s what happened.”Owned by Deron Pearson’s DP Racing, Perfect Pic got her third win from six starts and with the winner’s check of $34,800, increased her earnings to $125,945.French-bred Sweet Charity, who showed ample promise in her U.S. debut on Jan. 1, sat second the entire trip but couldn’t overcome the dawdling early pace, finishing second, a neck in front of Sheeza Milky Way.Off at 6-5 with Rafael Bejarano up, Sweet Charity paid $3.20 and $2.40.Sheeza Milky Way, who was ridden by Jamie Theriot, sat a close second at the rail throughout, tried to get on terms inside the winner a sixteenth out, but had to settle for third money while finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of graded stakes winning Cheekaboo.Off at 8-1, Sheeza Milky Way paid $4.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 25.10, 49.57, 1:13.55 and 1:24.90.Santa Anita will present three graded stakes on a nine-race card Saturday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m.
McNeese will make its second NCAA Tournament appearance in College Station after being sent to the region in 2005 where the Cowgirls won their first NCAA Regional game against Centenary. The four team regional tournament hosted by Texas A&M will also consist of Baylor and Prairie View. The 64-team field is set for the 2018 #NCAASoftball Championship!THE BRACKET: https://t.co/fuWMLNJ0v5 pic.twitter.com/xMf9XhGiqe— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) May 14, 2018 The Cowgirls will begin tournament play on Friday, May 18 at 3:30 p.m. (CT) against Baylor, a team the Cowgirls have faced three times this season. The game will be streamed on ESPN3.Friday, May 183:30 p.m. Game #1 (Baylor vs. McNeese)6 p.m. Game #2 (Texas A&M vs. Prairie View A&M)Saturday, May 191:30 p.m. Game #3 (winner Game #1 vs. winner Game #2)4 p.m. Game #4 (loser Game #1 vs. loser Game #2)6:30 p.m. Game #5 (winner Game #4 vs. loser Game #3)Sunday, May 201:30 p.m. Game #6 (winner Game #3 vs. winner Game #5)4 p.m. Game #7 if necessary LAKE CHARLES, La. —McNeese softball will continue its season this weekend in College Station, Texas at the Texas A&M Regional as the 64-team NCAA Softball Tournament bracket was announced Sunday night.
FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its broadcast partners have revealed game selections and start times for football games to be played on Saturday, Nov. 3.The Southland Game of the Week on ESPN3 will feature Sam Houston State at Incarnate Word. The Cardinals are coming off their first win over a ranked team in school history, as UIW topped then-number 6 McNeese last weekend. It’ll be homecoming and senior day at Benson Stadium in San Antonio.Saturday, Nov. 3Sam Houston State at Incarnate Word, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN3Nicholls at Houston Baptist, 2 p.m. CT, Southland Digital NetworkNorthwestern State at Abilene Christian, 2 p.m. CT, ACU Stretch Internet PortalMcNeese at Southeastern Louisiana, 2:30 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TVLamar at Central Arkansas, 6 p.m. CT, Eleven SportsCox Sports Television is set to feature Pelican State rivals McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana, with kickoff moved to 2:30 pm CT. The network is available on cable providers throughout Louisiana and the Gulf South. An ESPN3 stream will be available outside Cox’s territory.Eleven Sports will present a nationally televised broadcast of Lamar at Central Arkansas. The network is available on DirecTV 623 and various cable providers, plus the matchup will be simulcast regionally on Cox Sports Televison and streamed on the Southland Digital Network.The Southland Conference Digital Network will feature Nicholls at Houston Baptist. It can be viewed on Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps, available for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.Northwestern State at Abilene Christian will stream via ACU’s institutional platform from Stretch Internet.Broadcast selections for Oct. 27 were announced last Monday.