Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Glacier Kings

first_imgCastlegar’s Grant Apostoliuk scored the other goa for the West Kootenay/Boundary zone winner.The Glacier Kings opened the tournament by blasting Kamloops 9-0. Cox pitched a shutout in goal for the Glacier Kings.The Glacier Kings then edged Vancouver 4-3 before advancing to the final with a 5-0 victory over a chippy Prince George team.Brent Mason of Nelson was in goal for both round robins wins.The team,  coached by former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf skipper Marsh Severyn, consisted of players from throughout the zone.Mallard’s Source for sports wanted to add a little more to the celebration by selecting the Glacier Kings Team of the Week.The squad includes, back row, L-R, Craig Pickerell (Nelson), Grant Apostoliuk (Castlegar), Mike Grace (Rossland), Dave DeLong (Castlegar), Norm Deverney(Nelson), Doug Thomson (Nelson), Don Soroke (Castlegar), Mike Ramsay (Rossland), Rod Guimont(Cranbrook) and coach Marsh Severyn.Front, Kim Weberg (Nelson) Ron Dominici (Trail), Brent Mason (Nelson), Ron Cox (Rossland) Frank Curiston (Cranbrook/Nelson), Rob Wasilykiw(Trail), Pat Severyn and Terry Thomas (Trail). The Kootenay Glacier Kings took the much tougher road, but it was all worth it after the local squad captured the BC Senior Games Men’s 55-plus Gold Medal Saturday in Kamloops.Rod Guimont of Cranbrook scored twice, his second tally of the highlight reel variety, to pace the Kings past Zone 9 Masters from North Central 5-3.The Glacier Kings, entering the final undefeated, trailed 3-1 in the game.However, Norm Deverney of Nelson narrowed the margin to a single goal before Guimont tied the game and put the Kings ahead for good with a simply spectacular goal.Mike Grace of Rossland added an insurance goal making a winner out of netminder Ron Cox of Rossland.last_img read more

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LONGSHOT SI SAGE GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; CASSIDY TRAINEE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:59.48

first_imgTWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $437,763; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2016)–With Mike Smith at the controls, veteran Si Sage finally got a firm turf to run on and the 6-year-old French-bred did just that, as he seemingly relished a front-running trip en route to an authoritative 2 ½ length win in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Jed Cohen’s Red Baron’s Barn, LLC, Rancho Temescal and Vayaconsuerte, Si Sage, who was off at 11-1 in a field of 10 three year olds and up, got a mile and a quarter on turf in 1:59.48.“I thought it was a pretty fast dog (with regard to him telling Smith to ‘walk the dog’ during pre-race instructions) as I watched,” quipped Cassidy. “In between being on the outside and going down the hill (immediately after the start), that 47 half made me think we might be in trouble.“If he didn’t impress anybody today, shame on them. He certainly impressed me. I don’t think there’s any problem with him, no matter the distance. He’s just a very honest horse. (Former trainer) Darrell Vienna told me when he retired that this is a very nice horse and he couldn’t have been more right…It brings tears to your eyes to win a race named after such a great man, Charlie Whittingham. It brought a tear to my eye.”In his third start off a roughly one year layoff, Si Sage paid $25.00, $11.80 and $9.40. In winning the Whittingham, he improved his overall mark to 26-5-6-2 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, he increased his earnings to $381,795.“Jim told me he was going to run a big race today,” said Smith. “He got carried out a little bit when we were crossing the dirt (shortly after the start) and we went a bit quicker than I wanted to go, but in doing so he was well within himself, was comfortable, very relaxed and sometimes you’ve just got to let a fast horse be fast.”Although Si Sage carved out what appeared to be a legitimate fractions of 23.15, 47.02, 1:11.23 and 1:35.36, no one made a serious move from behind, including 7-5 favorite Bal a Bali, who appeared to be perfectly positioned while second turning for home, but flattened out through the drive and could only manage a fourth place finish.Completing the Whittingham exacta was another French-bred, Patentar, who swung three-wide turning for home, overtook the favorite inside the sixteenth pole and outran Montego Bay for the place. Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Patentar was off at 32-1 and paid $25.40 and $11.80.“I saved all the ground (early) and I decided ‘If I’m gonna win it, I’ve got to swing out and take a shot,’” said Quinonez. “I really happy with the way he ran.”Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Montego Bay finished third, 1 ¼ lengths in front of Bal a Bali. Off at 20-1, he paid $10.60 to show.There is a two-day Pick Six carryover into Memorial Day, Monday at Santa Anita of $437,763. The total Pick Six pool on Monday is expected to approach the $2 million mark.First post time for a 10-race card on Monday is at 2 p.m. The Pick Six will begin with the fifth race and approximate post time for race five is at 4 p.m. PDT. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Gayle failure continues

first_imgBANGALORE, India (CMC):Chris Gayle’s batting failures continued as his Jamaica and West Indies teammate, AndrÈ Russell, upstaged him with an electrifying cameo to fire Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to an important win in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.Entering the run chase with KKR in a spot of bother at 69 for four in the 11th over – in pursuit of 186 for victory – the right-handed Russell reignited the innings with 39 off 24 balls as the visitors reached their target off the first ball of the final over.Yusuf Pathan finished on 60 not out off 29 deliveries, posting an invaluable 96 for the fifth wicket with Russell, who blasted a four and four sixes.Captain and opener Gautam Gambhir stroked 37 off 29 balls.The victory allowed KKR to move into second place on 10 points, ahead of Mumbai Indians, courtesy of a superior net run rate.Gujarat Lions remained clear at the top on 12 points.Sent in at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, RCB were powered by a joint top score of 52 from captain Virat Kohli and opener Lokesh Rahul, as they reached 185 for seven off their 20 overs.RUN OF LOW SCORESAustralian Shane Watson chimed in with 34, while the left-handed Gayle continued his run of low scores with seven.Subdued by Russell in the first over, Gayle seemed ready to explode when he struck South African seamer Morne Morkel straight overhead for six, off in the second over of the innings.Next ball, however, Gayle miscued a pull at a ball of shortish length and skied a catch to the wicketkeeper at eight for one.Gayle has scored eight runs in three innings for RCB this season and all told, has now failed to reach double figures in six consecutive innings since his hundred against England in the Twenty20 World Cup last March.Russell claimed one for 24 from four overs of pace, while West Indies off-spinner Sunil Narine went wicketless from his four overs which cost 45 runs.last_img read more

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HARPS FIND IT THREE AND EASY AGAINST ROVERS IN TALLAGHT

first_imgFinn Harps secured their first away boys this afternoon and boy did they do it in style.Goals from Keith Cowan, Michael Funston and Pat McCann gave Harps a terrific 3-0 victory over Shamrock Rovers B at Tallaght.Cowan scored at the perfect time just before the break in the 4th minute. The central defender latched onto Damien McNulty’s cross and headed home into the top corner to make it 1-0.And they added to their lead in the 56h minute when Liam Traynor was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area and Fusnton calmly slotted home the penalty to make it 2-0.But if Funston’s job was taken with ease, Harps’ American midfielder Pat McCann showed a bit of class to make it 3-0.McCann let fly with a superb 20 yard volley to give Rovers goalkeeper Michael Kelly no chance. Credit to Rovers that they didn’t give up the ghost after that.Two great efforts from Daniel Purdy and a point blank effort from Chris Lyons should have perhaps put the home side on the scoreboard.Ruairi Keating, Harps on-loan signing from Sligo, enjoyed a great afternoon before being taken off.Rovers made a double substitution but Harps were never going to squander a three goal cushion.Ollie Horgan and the lads can enjoy a well-deserved Paddy’s Day after this performance. HARPS FIND IT THREE AND EASY AGAINST ROVERS IN TALLAGHT was last modified: March 16th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NORTHFIT OFFERS LOCAL BUSINNESSES OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING AT CORPORATE FITNESS FUN-DAY EVENT

first_imgNorthFit are offering local businesses the opportunity to engage in employee well-being by participating in a whole host of ‘fun’ fitness activities at a forthcoming ‘Corporate Challenge’ event next month. Annette Houston founder of NorthFit who are a leading Health|Wellness|Fitness provider based in Donegal see’s this event as way to ‘encourage Physical Fitness in the workplace.She told Donegal Daily, “We fully believe that employers who promote activity, wellness and nutrition will notice a more positive and productive workforce, fewer sick days, lowered stress levels and greater employee engagement. Absenteeism costs businesses 1.5billion annually, as employees level of productivity can drop due to a lack of motivation, and dis-engagement between employees and management.The NorthFit ‘Fun Day’ event offers businesses the chance to take part in activities and challenges that they can also use as team building exercises to help improve and strengthen their focus on employee wellness.The event has been organised by NorthFit who stress they want to implement the ‘fun’ in fitness.Packie Mailey of NorthFit told Donegal Daily ‘We know some individuals can be intimidated or lack confidence to kick-start their journey to a healthier lifestyle so we see this as an ideal way to encourage people to get active again by participating in a series of fun physical and mentally stimulating challenges. “This event will also challenge those who regularly participate in exercise.‘We are delighted so far with the response from local businesses, some are really keen on using the event as a team building exercise, while others have expressed their interest in it as a great way to improve their fitness and have a good laugh at the same time.It’s great to see that businesses in the Letterkenny place such importance on staff health!’If your business is up for the CHALLENGE and would like to participate in the event on the 4th of October in Letterkenny please Contact Annie Houston – 086-8329336 or Packie Mailey 086-4039064.Website – http://north-fit.com/Twitter – https://www.facebook.com/Northfit1Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Northfit1 NORTHFIT OFFERS LOCAL BUSINNESSES OPPORTUNITY TO ENGAGE IN EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING AT CORPORATE FITNESS FUN-DAY EVENT was last modified: September 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CorporateFeaturesFitness Fun-daynewsNorthFitSportlast_img read more

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GLOVES OFF AS SUBMISSIONS MADE FOR DONEGAL’S RADIO LICENSE

first_imgThe battle for the airwaves of Donegal reached fever pitch today as the two consortiums looking for the license submitted their proposals.Both Highland Radio and the newly named DLFM presented their applications to the Broadcasting Association of IrelandDLFM have promised to shake up the local airwaves with a brand new format described as “Local, first”. But Highland have hit back with the backing of some of Donegal heavyweights including Daniel O’Donnell, Sir Gerry Robinson and Brian Friel.Commenting today after submitting the application in Dublin, Charlie Collins of the new consortium said he was “delighted” with the support the group have received.“We have been working on this for many months, using our own local experience and the input of industry experts from across Ireland and abroad. We want to build a radio station that reflects Donegal, and that will grow with Donegal. We’ve invested huge time, energy and resources in this bid, and are committed to continuing that investment should the BAI award us the licence”. Highland Radio Managing Director, Shaun Doherty, said after 25 years on air, they remain fresh.“Our listeners are at the heart of everything we do. We are very pleased with the strength of our application to the BAI today and positive about the new licence process.“After 23 years of leadership in Irish local radio, Highland Radio remains fresh, relevant, exciting and dynamic. I want to say a very big thank you to everyone for their support. We look forward to continuing to be a voice for our Donegal communities for another 10 years and beyond” he added.The submission of DLFM (Donegal Commercial Radio Broadcasting Limited) runs to 250 pagesIt identifies key elements like news, sport, local organisations, and the wider community of Donegal, as the driver of the broadcast service.High quality local current affairs coverage and debate leads the morning show, with a magazine-style afternoon discussion show running from 3pm to 5:30pm. Music output is balanced throughout the day, varying between Irish and American country, classic hits, through to modern music in youth-focused shows.Since change of ownership in 2008, Highland Radio has increased market share and listenership. The station has managed to navigate the current economic downturn and even increase staffing to a total of 53, by creating exciting new initiatives for Donegal advertisers and listeners such as the North West Motor Show and the Highland Radio Christmas Fair.The identity of a number of other local people backing the new consortium was also unveiled today. It was previously known that Simpson and Collins were joined by Philip O’Doherty of E&I Engineering, Letterkenny businessmen Enda Nicholls of Arena 7 and Mark McCloskey of Evolve Menswear, as well as Glenties man Brian McGill of the Harcourt Hotel and the Falcarragh-born publican Danny Doohan. The final shareholders are former Mayor of Letterkenny and digital media expert Damien Blake, who is joined by his wife Mary G. Blake, a teacher from Ballybofey.The non-shareholder directors are local journalist and broadcaster Lisa Burkitt, internationally-respected media ethics expert Professor Roy Greenslade, and businesswoman Grace Ann McGarvey of GA Consultancy in Letterkenny.Highland Radio, who currently boast the biggest listenership of all of Ireland’s local radio stations, also presented their submission.All applications were due to be submitted to the BAI by 12 noon today. It is expected that digital copies will be made available online shortly after the closing date.GLOVES OFF AS SUBMISSIONS MADE FOR DONEGAL’S RADIO LICENSE was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DLFMHighland Radiolast_img read more

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JIM MCGUINNESS TO APPEAR ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW THIS WEEKEND

first_imgJIM MCGUINNESS will appear on The Saturday Night Show this weekend.Jim McGuinness will give his first interview since stepping down as Donegal manager on RTE’s Saturday Night Show hosted by Brendan O’Connor.McGuinness has remained tight lipped following his departure as manager almost a fortnight ago.McGuinness presided over the most successful reign in Donegal GAA history by landing three Ulster titles, and one All-Ireland title. McGuinness took Donegal agonisingly close to landing their second All-Ireland title in three years, but were narrowly defeated to Kerry in the decider.McGuinness will reveal how he broke the news to his management and staff, and will reveal why after four years he decided to quit as Donegal manager.Donegal GAA fans was left devastated following his decision to step down, and are eager to find out why he walked away.McGuinness received a promotion with Celtic FC under new manager Ronnie Delia. Will Jimmy reveal who he thinks should get the job, or who he thinks will get it on The Saturday Night Show?It promises to be a compelling interview, and no doubt all of Donegal will be tuned in for it this Saturday night.JIM MCGUINNESS TO APPEAR ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW THIS WEEKEND was last modified: October 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesinterviewJim McGuinnessnewsRTESportlast_img read more

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MURPHY AND GALLAGHER TO RETURN FOR SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH CORK AT CROKE PARK

first_imgMichael Murphy returns for Donegal this weekend after missing the Mayo game through suspension.Donegal captain Michael Murphy and All-Star midfielder Neil Gallagher are expected to come into Rory Gallagher’s starting team for Sunday’s National League semi-final with Cork.Murphy missed Donegal’s draw with Mayo due to suspension, the Glenswilly clubman was given his third black card of the campaign against Tyrone and that ensured he missed the clash in Castlebar.Neil Gallagher sustained a hamstring problem during the Tyrone match and wasn’t deemed fit enough to feature against Mayo. It’s believed the towering midfielder has been progressing well with his rehab programme from the injury and should play against Cork.Donegal will form part of a Division One National League semi-final double header.Dublin will play Monaghan in the other semi-final at HQ.Ryan McHugh and Hugh McFadden have been regular starters for Rory Gallagher’s side all season but have also been influential figures for the U21 side that reached the Ulster Final. They narrowly lost out to Tyrone last night and both players have amassed a lot of matches already this season and last night’s final was a physical encounter with McHugh and McFadden were both the subject of cynical fouling.It’ll be interesting to see if both players will start on Sunday in Croke Park.Gallagher otherwise has a full squad to choose from for the clash with the Rebel County as all the players who featured for their clubs on Easter Monday came through unscathed.Donegal already defeated Cork earlier in the league campaign in Ballyshannon and will be confident of sealing a place in a Division One league decider for the first since 2007.  MURPHY AND GALLAGHER TO RETURN FOR SEMI-FINAL CLASH WITH CORK AT CROKE PARK was last modified: April 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CorkdonegalGAAMichael MurphyNational LeagueNeil GallaghernewsSportlast_img read more

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Yet another survey of MLB venues has something to say about the Oakland Coliseum

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceGuess what? Raw sewage stinks.And so does the most recent survey of major league baseball stadiums. Moneywise.com, piggy-backing on a Forbes report, published a ranking of MLB’s worst 30 venues, “taking into account design, amenities and the views.”Survey says: The Oakland Coliseum ranks next to last, one rung above Tropicana Field in Tampa. Among other things, Moneywise.com knocks the Coliseum for its aging …last_img read more

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