Bombers bounce Fraser Valley 3-1 to advance the Fieldhockey championships

first_img“Go Bombers,” Mansveld added.Sydney Zondervan led the Bomber charge with a pair of goals. Mansveld added a single as LVR shook off the sting of losing to Rossland Royals last week in the West Kootenay Zone final at Pass Creek.The Bombers lost 1-0 to the Golden City squad.Tara Yowek was her solid self in goal for the Bombers to register the win.The Bombers have little time to rest as the team leaves early next week for the 16-team AA Girl’s tournament which begins November 7 in Burnaby. It’s been almost a decade since the L.V. Rogers Bombers have played at the B.C. High School Girl’s Fieldhockey championship.Tuesday in Kelowna, the Bombers knocked off Fraser Valley No. 3 3-1 in the Wildcard game to advance to the provincial tournament next month in Burnaby.”We are just so excited to have the opportunity to make our community proud,” said LVR captain Paige Mansveld after the hard-fought victory.last_img read more

Bombers surprise of the 2013 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships, finish fourth overall

first_imgSee previous story: drop consolation game to finish 14th at Rugby TourneyGlenlyon Norfolk of Victoria defeated the L.V. Rogers Bombers 24-19 in consolation round action at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.The Bombers finished 14th in the 16-team AA Boy’s field.LVR defeated D.W. Poppy of Langley 17-5 Thursday to advance to the 13-14-place game.The Bombers opened the tourney Monday with a 45-0 loss at the hands of Rockridge of West Vancouver.LVR then lost 29-12 to Vernon Secondary in consolation round action. The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished just out of the medals, fourth, at the 2013 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Saturday in Courtney.The Bombers lost 4-0 to Nanaimo in the bronze medal contest.LVR lost 3-1 in semi final play Friday to Burnsview of Delta to fall into the consolation final.The tournament was won by Archbishop Carney of Coquiltam. The Fraser Valley squad defeated Burnsview 2-1 in the gold medal final.The Bombers advanced to the final four of the 16-team tournament by capturing Pool B with a 2-1 record. LVR finished with six points, two points in front of Abbotsford Traditional and Ballenas from Vancouver Island.last_img read more

Leafs Robson Cramer commits to SFU Clan of BCIHL for next season

first_imgThe Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team landed a big catch when Nelson’s leading scorer Robson Cramer committed to the Burnaby Mountain squad for the 2015-16 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.“Robson is a player who has been on our radar for a couple of years now and we know he is very dedicated to both hockey and academics,” said SFU Men’s Hockey Head Coach Mark Coletta.Cramer, 20, is in this third season with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Leafs.In 37 games, he leads Nelson in scoring with 16 goals and 28 assists for 44 points.”(Robson) is a very skilled, smooth skating defenseman who can contribute offensively,” said Coletta. “It’s a good thing – a very good thing – to be able to solidify our team early in the recruiting season with a bonafide top six defenseman.”Cramer, listed at 5’10” and 160 pounds, is tops among all blueliners in the KIJHL.Nine of his 16 goals have been scored with the Leafs on the man advantage, which is tied for third-most in the league. “I am excited to be a part of SFU’s outstanding hockey program and attend one of the top universities in the country,” said Cramer.“I am an offensive defenseman who has solid vision and I feel that I show composure in both the offensive and defensive zones. I am a pretty powerful skater and in the offensive zone, move effectively to help create scoring opportunities.” The graduate of the North American Prospect Hockey League’s Midget Minor Pikes Peak Miners started his junior hockey career in 2011-12 with Osoyoos, finishing the season with three goals and 34 assists in 49 games as a 17-year-old.Cramer joined the junior A Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League in 2012-13, but returned to the KIJHL after posting two assists in three games. He was named alternate captain upon his return to Osoyoos and was traded to Nelson in January 2013.To this point, Cramer’s KIJHL career totals include 30 goals and 100 assists for 130 points in 163 games. He also has a goal and eight assists in 21 career KIJHL playoff games. “In my first year on campus starting in September, I hope to contribute to SFU winning a championship and to establish myself as a successful student in the business program,” said Cramer. Cramer is the first recruit thus far in what is expected to be a very strong recruiting class for the 2015-16 season for SFU.Cramer will be playing against two former teammates when he takes to the ice for SFU.Forwards Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill currently play for Victoria Vikes.last_img read more

Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

first_imgThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks hope to use home ice to extend the Kootenay Conference Final Playoff Series Tuesday in Fruitvale.The Hawks currently trail Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Final after posting a 4-3 double-overtime win Sunday in the Bavarian City.Mitch Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play in extra time to send the series back to the West Kootenay. Kimberley jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the series after posting two surprising wins in the Hawks’ Nest — 3-2 in overtime and 6-3.Sunday, Beaver Valley was able to solve Kimberley netiminder Tyson Brouwer, who has stymied the Hawks through the first three games of the series — despite the Hawks out shooting the Nitros in every game.Beaver Valley holds a 148-90 shots advantage in four games.Game time Tuesday is 7 p.m. in the Hawks’s Nest.If a Game six is needed, it will be played Wednesday in Kimberley.In the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Final between Osoyoos and Kamloops, the Storm leads the series 3-1 with Game five Tuesday in the South Okanagan.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2016)–Fifth, beaten 10 lengths last time out by champion filly Songbird, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Bellamentary cut back in distance and dominated her opposition in taking Sunday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths under Martin Garcia. Breaking from the far outside in a field of eight sophomore fillies, Bellementary popped the gate, sat second to the far turn and took over approaching the quarter pole en route to getting seven furlongs in 1:22.10.“She was sharp today and she’s always shown a lot of speed,” said D’Amato when asked if he thought the Kentucky-bred daughter of Bellamy Road would show so much early foot shortening up out of the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Santa Anita Oaks on April 9. “She had a good post today and she’s always been a filly that travels well. I’d like to stretch her out (again). She’s got good tactical speed and a big stride.”Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and R/M Racing, Bellamentary was off at 3-1 and paid $8.80, $4.00 and $3.20. The Angels Flight is her first stakes win and her third win (all at Santa Anita) from five overall starts. With the winner’s share of $47,400, she increased her earnings to $135,400.“I had the best post and I got the best trip,” said Martin Garcia, who was aboard for the first time in the afternoon. “I’ve worked her a couple times and she’s getting more mature and she’s blossomed. Turning for home, I had a lot of confidence and I had a lot of horse.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Forever Darling split horses turning for home and outran longshot Kay Kay through the lane to finish second by 1 ¼ lengths. Of at 7-2, she paid $4.40 and $3.20.Breaking from the rail, Kay Kay had two horses beat with three furlongs to go, saved ground around the turn and finished up well, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Everqueen. Off at 18-1 with Alonso Quinonez, Kay Kay paid $5.80 to show.Lucky Folie, the solid 6-5 favorite, who sat a close third into the far turn and appeared full of run under Flavien Prat, flattened out badly the final furlong and finished fifth, 8 ½ lengths behind the winner.Fractions on the race were 22.42, 44.87 and 1:09.31.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more


first_img            TIM YAKTEEN, BIG SCORE, WINNER: “I think he can handle more distance. I definitely don’t think distance will be any concern. I think he showed that he’s not one dimensional today. He doesn’t have to come from completely out of it.“The pace was substantially faster today, the first part of the race, and Flavien kept him a little closer but it didn’t seem to compromise his kick. He still had a pretty good kick.“I would love to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.” JOCKEY QUOTES            FLAVIEN PRAT, BIG SCORE, WINNER: “Since he won the first time out, I’ve thought he was a good horse. Last time, I guess I was a little too far behind the rest of the field and had to wait a little bit to get through. The winner that day (Bowies Hero) is a good horse. My horse was running at the end, but I just couldn’t catch him.“Today I took my time and put him right there, even though the pace was pretty fast. I wanted him right there and he always shows a good turn of foot.“The Breeders’ Cup is what we’re looking for.” TRAINER QUOTES GEORGE KRIKORIAN, OWNER/BREEDER, BIG SCORE:  “The way he’s been running, we thought he’d run well today.  We’ll definitely point him now to the million dollar race (Grade I, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 4).  These horses by Mr. Big are showing a lot of promise.  I moved him to E.A. Ranches in Ramona for this year and he was bred to 39 mares.  If he keeps going the way he is, he could be the best son of Dynaformer (deceased) at stud.”             NOTES: The winning owner is George Krikorian of Torrance, CA.last_img read more


first_imgOWNER/BREEDER PAMELA ZIEBARTH, WINNER: “This is amazing. We’ve had a really slow year so far, but this is a good way to get things going. He just tries every time he goes out there. You can always depend on him to give his all. This whole family tries, everything out of this mare (Kathwen, by Forest Wildcat) tries.” MARTY JONES, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “When they were going head and head like they were, I was thinking, “I hope he’s fit enough.’ Mike (Smith) knows where that wire’s at. A three-horse race is a real tactical race for the jockeys and Mike’s the best, but the horse is a special horse. From day one he acted like a special horse and he’s been a lot of fun the last four years.“We freshened him after the Breeders’ Cup and he seems to run well fresh, so we’ll let him recover from this race, enjoy this, and try to maybe space his races out a little more this year. He’s getting a little older so maybe we’ll give him a little more time between races and pick our spots.” NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Pamela Ziebarth. TRAINER QUOTEScenter_img JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, AMBITIOUS BREW, WINNER: “The field was short but tough. I really wasn’t looking around too much, it was just about getting comfortable. Marty had him ready to go today.“I thought I had it at the wire. Victor’s horse is game though. When I stayed close, his horse really responded. I was kinda sending Richard’s Boy forward and thought, ‘Man, I need to get away from him.’“When I didn’t have Bettys to my outside I was able to let my horse drift out. In doing so (Ambitious Brew) was running from the left hand a little and drifting out, getting further away from Richard’s Boy. I didn’t want to keep too close and have Richard’s Boy fight harder and hold us off but in getting away from another horse it doesn’t always make your horse fight as hard either. I was hoping it would work, not sure it did. Maybe I would have won by more if I wouldn’t have done that. For a minute, I didn’t think I was going to get by him.”last_img read more

Southland Gives Back: Houston Baptist

first_imgThe Huskies cleaned off packaged food, personal and medical items, then put them on Houston Food Banks’s huge conveyor belt system, where more HBU student-athletes were waiting to organize the items into boxes. Those boxes will be distributed to families in need. The Houston Food Bank is a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food to hunger relief charities and is a member of the nation’s largest non-governmental, domestic hunger relief organization – Feeding America. Food usually comes from various sources in the food industry, like grocery stores and wholesalers, that have thousands of pounds of food to give away – food that could otherwise be thrown away. During the fiscal year 2016-17, Houston Food Bank distributed 83,000,000 nutritious meals and has a goal to reach 100,000,000 nutritious meals by 2018. For more information on the Houston Food Bank, visit Every dollar donated to the Houston Food Bank provides the equivalent of three meals for an individual. Each Southland Conference member institution participates in a “Southland Gives Back” event around the holidays. In addition, every individual program at HBU serves for at least one more community service project during the academic year. “It was a great experience to see all of these athletes come together to help out at the Houston Food Bank,” SAAC Southland Conference representative and senior men’s golfer Val Almendarez said. “To have these athletes give up their free time to help those in need was really amazing to see. So many people need the food bank now more than ever, because of all the devastation from Hurricane Harvey and we were able to help create over 6,000 meals in the time we spent there.”center_img “To be able to give back to our community, especially after the devastation the city has endured this year, was really special,” SAAC president and men’s soccer goalkeeper Chance Pope said. “This was a great way for us to come together in fellowship and I look forward to continuing these experiences with my fellow athletes.” As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. HOUSTON – Approximately 60 HBU student-athletes took time to volunteer at the Houston Food Bank’s Portwall Warehouse on the east side of town on Monday, Nov. 27. The event was organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative.last_img read more

Knauth, Gaconi Named Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: William Hancock, Central Arkansas; Jake Georgiades, Stephen F. Austin; Enrique Sanchez Jr., Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Nathan Pilutti, Southeastern Louisiana. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 13 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls senior Kyle Knauth and Southeastern Louisiana junior Corey Gaconi are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by The Colonels (22-27, 11-13 SLC) currently sit in the eighth and final spot for the 2018 Southland Baseball Tournament, next hosting Southern in nonconference action Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT before a pivotal three-game league series with New Orleans (21-28, 10-14 SLC) starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Privateers are currently ninth in the standings right behind Nicholls. Honorable Mention: Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas; A.G. Ayala, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Brayson Smith, New Orleans. The Lions (32-18, 19-8 SLC) are just three games behind Sam Houston State (33-15, 19-5) in second place but have just one conference series remaining this weekend, facing Central Arkansas on the road starting Friday at 6 p.m.center_img Hitter of the Week: Kyle Knauth, Nicholls – Sr. – C – Mandeville, La.Knauth recorded the Colonels first six-RBI performance since 2016 in game two against Stephen F. Austin last weekend, clobbering a three-run homer in his first at-bat. He also drove in five runs against Prairie View A&M, totaling 13 RBIs on the week. The senior catcher reached base twice in every game and raised his batting average by 18 percentage points. Pitcher of the Week: Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – RHP – Metaire, La.Gaconi shutout the conference leader, limiting Sam Houston State to a pair of singles, becoming the first pitcher to shutout the Bearkats this season and helping Lions to series victory. It was his third career complete game – his second of the season – and his first career shutout. 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

Vertonghen says he was dropped – not injured – but plays down rift with Poch

first_imgJAN VERTONGHEN has revealed he was DROPPED for Tottenham’s opening three games of the season.There was some uncertainty over why he wasn’t in the team, with some suggestions that he was unavailable due to injury, but instead it was a tactical choice.2 Vertonghen has revealed he is fit and was only dropped for tactical reasonsDespite being axed, Vertonghen insists he has no problem with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and has vowed to stay and help the club end their trophy drought.The Belgian defender, 32, was surprised to be left out of Tottenham’s first three games of the season.With less than a year remaining on his contract some fans were fearing the defender could even be sold before the European transfer window finally closes this evening.But Vertonghen returned to the team for the 2-2 North London derby draw at Arsenal and has played down talks of a rift with Pochettino.The Belgian said: “The manager told me before the first game of the season against Aston Villa that I wasn’t playing because of a tactical decision and I respect that.“There was nothing wrong with my fitness. I played in every pre-season game and I didn’t miss a training session.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“But when you’re not in the team you realise just how important it is to be playing so it was a massive game for me to come back against Arsenal.“I’ve been so long with these guys and I love this club so I just want to play as much as I can.“I’m not thinking about the contract, I’m just focused on football now and I feel great.“I’m very, very happy to be back and I just want to help the club to win trophies.2MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY 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 summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year“I’m experienced and fit enough to get straight back into the rhythm of the team.”It’s a pity we’ve now got a two-week international break because I prefer to play every three or four days with Tottenham.“We love to play football together and I think everyone can’t wait for two games a week to get back to that good feeling we had last season.”Spurs striker Harry Kane says he’s not a diver after 2-2 draw with Arsenallast_img read more