DeGroot, Stinson capture West Kootenay Cross Country titles, eager to add Kootenay crown to trophy case

first_imgBomber seniors Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot are the early favourites from the West side of the Purcells during Wednesday’s Kootenay High School Cross Country Championships in Fernie.The two L.V. Rogers runners captured the West Kootenay titles at the zone finals last week at the Camp Busk Trails south of Nelson.Stinson continued to shine on the trails, winning the Senior Girl’s race in a time of 16 minutes, 43 seconds — almost two minutes ahead of second place Taylor Wilson of Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries.Meanwhile DeGroot, who finished in the top 25 at the 2010 provincials, edged Joe Cox of JVH by 17 seconds to claim the Senior Boy’s race. DeGroot’s time was 22:54.Ellie Hewat of JVH finished third in the Senior Girl’s race, seven seconds behind Wilson.Rounding out the top ten were Katy Camilleri of JVH, Darya Huser of Salmo, Tasha Hewat of JVH, Lynsey Gray of Salmo, Emily Hoff of Trafalgar, Kirsten Faris of Salmo and Claire Young of LVR.In the Senior Boy’s competition, Micah May of Trafalgar was able to shine with a bronze medal finish, one minute behind DeGroot.May burst onto the West Kootenay scene earlier this season by shocking the field and winning the Kootenay Kramp race hosted by LVR.The rest of the top ten field includes, Walker Dempster of LVR, Conrad Watt of JVH, Levi Smith of LVR, Owen Thurston of LVR, Eli Bukowski of JVH, Dale Cushway of LVR and Levi Lucas-Stubbe of Mount Sentinel.In Junior Boy’s, Daniel Merlo of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail nipped teammate Michael Moon at the wire to claim the gold medal.Merlo won the race in a time of 13:37.Jacob Flood of Rossland was third at 14:04.Clayton Jackshaw of JVH was fourth with Bradley Spurge of Mount Sentinel fifth.Ezra Foy of Trafalgar was sixth.In the Junior Girl’s race, Gina Oostander of the Crowe won in a time of 15:55.Second was Jocelyn Terwood of Salmo with Maya Ida of Trafalgar third.Raeleigh Arndt of Trafalgar was fourth with Sage Wilton of JVH fifth and Hannah Command of JVH sixth.LVR won both team titles in Senior Boy’s and Girls. In the Junior race, Trafalgar took the Junior Girls while Rossland won the Boys.The top runners Wednesday qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 5th in Kelowna.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Rebels clinch Murdoch Division with 10-4 win over Grand Forks

first_imgJamie Vlanich in the first period and Stuart Walton in the third scored for the Rebels, which were outshot 44-25.A win Sunday against the 8-38-0-3 Bruins clinches the Murdoch Division crown for the Rebels.In Revelstoke the woes of the Green and White continues to grow as the Grizzlies rallied from a 4-1 deficit to edge the Leafs in overtime.Brayden Beckley scored at 4:40 of the first overtime period to lift the home side to the thrilling comeback victory.The loss was the fifth straight for the Leafs.Nelson led 3-1 after one period on goals by Connor Gross, Dustin Reimer on the power play and Linden Horswill.Colton Schell increased the margin to 4-1 with a goal late in the second frame.But Dylan Ossman scored a power play marker with less than two minutes remaining in the middle frame to start the comeback.Ossman with his second of the game 31 seconds in the third made the score 4-3 before Tyler Reay tied the game with a late goal.Nelson continues to out shoot its opponent, holding a 44-35 advantage.Aaron Brandoli registered the win in goal over Marcus Beesley of the Leafs, who continues to struggle since being brought to Nelson in a deadline deal with Kamloops Storm.Nelson concludes the season next weekend with a home-and-home series against the Rebels.The Leafs will try to right the ship heading into the post season, needing a good result to hold off the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the race for second in the division.Nelson leads Beaver Valley by a slim two points margin heading into the final weekend of the season.The Hawks wrap up the season with a home-and-home series against Spokane Braves beginning Friday in the Lilac  City. Stuart Walton had four points while Diego Bartlett and Darren Medeiros each netted three points to power the Castlegar Rebels to a convincing 10-4 win over the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday in the Sunflower City.The win clinches the Murdoch Division for the Rebels.The game was never in question as the Rebels scored five times in the first period to build a commanding 5-1 lead.Medeiros finished the game with three goals while Aaron Brewer, Walton, Bartlett, Jamie Vlanich, Travis Wellman, Aaron Petten and Kane Roberts added singles.Nathan Cory, Connor Bowen, Jackson Purvis and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Colton Dawson replied for the Bruins.Jordan Gluck was in goal for the Rebels as the hosts outshot the Bruins 35-28.After clinching the division, the Rebels how are looking to win the regular season title. Castlegar finishes the season with a home-and-home series against the struggling Nelson Leafs.Game one is Friday in Castlegar at 7:30 p.m. in the Arena Complex.Beauchamp brings Rebels closer to Murdoch title, Leafs lose to Grizz in overtimeThe champagne will definnitely be on ice today when the Castlegar Rebels play host to the Grand Forks Border Bruins today in the Sunflower City.Castlegar paved its way to a KIJHL regular season title, along with bragging rights in the Murdoch Division, by stopping the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 2-0 Saturday in Fruitvale.Connor Beauchamp stopped all 44 shots to register the shutout, giving the Rebels a commanding four-point lead in the Murdoch Division race over the Nelson Leafs.last_img read more

The day Luis Aragonés said: “I will fight to the death to be Real Madrid coach”

first_imgJulio Pardo, parakeet president, got off the hook asking Mendoza for 300 million pesetas. Luis replied in the interview: “I am going to meet Spanish until the last day. In Barcelona I was unemployed to defend the players. I am honest and I will be with Spanish. But I have already told the president that I will not I’m going to give in this time. I’m going to fight to the death to train Real Madrid. It is not human to be prevented from reaching an aspiration that I have had inside for many years. It’s kind of like going back to my roots. “ Confessions of Luis Aragonés to Sarmiento Birba in AS. 30 years ago. A whole document. As well, Many will be surprised by the interview we rescued from an AS from almost 30 years ago. Exactly from November 25, 1990. That day Di Stéfano debuted on the Bernabéu bench, in a League match against Betis, after Ramón Mendoza dismissed John Toshack. In the AS of that day both on the cover and on the back cover there was an interview with Luis Aragonés, signed by our dear companion, and teacher to many sports journalists, Manuel Sarmiento Birba. Luis at that time was the Spanish coach. Despite that, he honestly expressed and openly expressed a feeling at that point in his professional life. I leave you some headlines that will surprise many fans. “This is the third train I have in my life with Real Madrid and this time I am not going to lose it. I am going to fight to the death for being the coach of Real Madrid. I have never been a European champion and he wants to be.”Journal AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AS cover from November 25, 1990.AS newspaper Interview with Luis Aragonés in the AS of November 25, 1990.AS newspaper Luis Aragonés left us six years ago with a unique curriculum and revered by the soccer family. The man who returned Spain to the path of pride by winning the 2008 European Championship in Vienna against Germany, with an identity stamp reflected in that tiqui-taca that Del Bosque prolonged with the World Cup in South Africa and the Euro Cup in Ukraine and Poland. Luis is also a myth for the athletes, given that with the rojiblancos he played 360 games (160 goals), winning three Leagues, two Cups of the Generalissimo and about to win the European Cup, scoring against Bayern Munich the Atletico goal in overtime. And as a technician, the nicknamed Sage of Hortaleza it was everything to win from the Calderón bench a League, three Copa del Rey, a Spanish Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup. Luis’s history with Madrid began in 1958, when he was a 19-year-old boy. He played at Getafe and Madrid signed him, seeing in that tall and tall player a classy footballer with a goal. His bad luck is that Samitier, then the technical secretary of Madrid, decided to transfer him to Betis due to the lack of opportunities that the boy had. Betis gave Madrid to Isidro Sánchez, father of Quique Sánchez Flores, and Luis, who had not yet debuted with the Whites in an official match, broke up forever from Madrid.Mendoza had already made, a couple of years before, another attempt to hire him, when he began to see that Beenhakker and his speech no longer fit the same in that Madrid of the Quinta del Buitre that one year crashed itself and another one also in the European Cup. Last minute fringes when almost everything was closed prevented Luis for the second time from fulfilling his wish to be in Madrid with all the honors. And in 1990 he received what was his last failed bullet with the targets. Mendoza came to offer Spanish unique conditions: He sold Parra, a fine midfielder who had played for Betis, Atlético and Madrid (valued at 40 million pesetas) and two free shares in the Ciudad de Barcelona Trophy, which was always filled by Sarrià when the whites went there.last_img read more

Ex-Brazil football boss gets 4 years in prison in FIFA probe

first_imgMore than 40 people and entities in the world of global soccer were charged in the U.S. in connection with an investigation that uncovered hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Of those, 24 pleaded guilty. The former president of Peru’s soccer federation, Manuel Burga, was acquitted in December.“Marin, like his co-conspirators, sold out the sport he was meant to serve to satisfy his own greed,” said U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement. “Today’s sentence shows that for all their power and prestige, the soccer officials who corrupted ‘the beautiful game’ are not above the law.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms South Korean equestrian rides above scandal to bag bronze Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “His crime was one of pure, unmitigated and unchecked greed,” said Judge Pamela Chen, who said she wanted “to send a message of deterrence” in her sentence and described Marin as a rich man who could easily have said no to receiving bribes.The government had asked for 10 years in prison for him. The defense had sought the approximately 13 months he has already served, citing the 86-year-old’s advanced age and poor health.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Before his sentencing in Brooklyn federal court, Marin told the judge that soccer had been his great love but that now it was his downfall.“I regret if any person or entity has been harmed by my actions”, Marin said, before chocking up. “I am a man with no future. My main worry is my wife.” DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Neusa Marin, wife of Jose Maria Marin, leaves Brooklyn federal court with attorney Paulo Peixoto, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, in New York. Jose Maria Marin, the former South American soccer official, has been sentenced to four years in prison for his conviction on corruption charges in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — A former South American football official convicted on corruption charges in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal was sentenced in federal court to four years in prison on Wednesday.Jose Maria Marin, a former president of Brazil’s soccer federation, also was ordered to forfeit $3.3 million and pay a $1.2 million fine in connection with his participation in a scheme to accept bribes in exchange for the media and marketing rights to various soccer tournaments, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Essequibian remanded on gun, ammo charges

first_imgAn Essequibo Coast man was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday to answer to illegal gun and ammunition charges.Deodat Singh, 27, appeared before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.It is alleged that on September 18, 2016, at Black Water Landing, Essequibo River, he had in his possession one .38 firearm along with 12 matching rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm licence.Singh’s Attorney made a bail request, stating that the gun and ammunition were found in the defendant’s supermarket, which several persons could have accessed.He noted that the Police Officers who carried out the search were aware several persons were present at the time in the supermarket, which was open for business.However, the prosecution contended that on the day in question, the defendant led the Officers to the weapon and ammunition that were locked in a barrel and told them, “I take it to protect myself.”Upon hearing this, the defendant, in an animated outburst, said, “I don’t even have a barrel in my shop.”The bail application was denied, and the defendant was remanded to prison. The case will continue on September 26, 2016.last_img read more

“TRC Report Politically Motivated, Not Fit to Prosecute Liberians”

first_imgGbollie: “We all are guilty of the 14 years civil unrest.”-Gbolee asserts; describes TRC report as hoax, politicalFormer Representative of Margibi County District #1, Saah Gbollie, has said that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report was manipulated politically and should not be the basis upon which perpetrators of heinous crimes during the country’s 14 years of carnage are prosecuted or punished.Mr. Gbollie said he would rather prefer an independent investigation that will establish and truthfully document all the roles played by every actor of the crisis. This, he believes will help bring about deserving punishments, based on the gravity of the crime(s) of every participant in the war.The former Margibi County Lawmaker, who was one of the most influential and powerful generals of the NPFL of the imprisoned former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, expressed remorse for his role played during the civil unrest, but noted that the TRC report should not be used to prosecute any Liberian.“There is no need to waste the people’s moneys on TRC report to prosecute those associated or indicted, because the report is political, fake and hoax. We need an independent investigation in order to prosecute people,” Mr. Gbollie, who served as military police commander during the crisis said.Expounding on the political nature of the report, he said, for example, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was banned for contesting for public office for 30 years, but contested anyway in the 2011 elections as she could not be stopped by the contents of the report.Gbollie however said that, as head of state, she should have been the one implementing the report, which indicates that the report was “political.”“Additionally, people just said what were on their minds without further investigation. Former president Sirleaf indicated that she provided US$10,000 and was taken into consideration without any verification,” he said.Gbollie made these remarks on Wednesday, September 26 in Paynesville, in response to Montserrado District #4 Representative, Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis who, Gbollie alleged, accused him of killing people in containers during the civil crisis. He has promised to take legal action against Rep. Dennis.Gbollie said every Liberian should regret the 14 years of civil unrest, as the situation affected every sector of society and destroyed lives.“We are all guilty of this civil crisis, to begin with those who brought the war and those who participated, as I was a key player in protecting lives in Bong County. I told the Americans why I joined the force and the role I played,” Gbollie said. “I personally regret the coming of the civil war in Liberia, because I lost two of my mothers to the war. My father had 12 wives. After the war, I elected and worked with them on the security sector reform of Liberia.”Gbollie said he welcomes any general punishment that will satisfy the Liberian people, but does not support an economic or war crimes court based on the TRC report.According to him, Rep. Dennis indicated that while he was serving as Military Police commander in the NPFL in Gbarnga, Bong County, she had the opportunity to feed some of the inmates that Mr. Gbollie had incarcerated.”Gbollie said Ms. Dennis alleged that under his watch people disappeared and were being killed in containers in huge numbers under his command.“For anyone to insinuate that under my leadership people were killed in huge numbers and dumped, it’s unfortunate. When someone chooses to attack us, we will not give the person a free ride,” Mr. Gbollie said.According to him, Rep. Dennis’ statement is intended to make those who participated to look bad before their family members, business partners and the world at large.Gbollie said while serving as military police commander in Gbarnga, he ensured that the people of Bong County lived in peace and safety.He said his decision to sue the Montserrado District #4 Representative may likely be the beginning of the TRC, but he remains resolved to take the her to court to ensure that she proves what she has said on a public platform.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police searching for stray cheetah in the Kootenays

first_imgCRAWFORD BAY, B.C. — “Does anyone know someone who owns a cheetah?”That’s the question Creston RCMP has been asking since one was spotted on Highway 3A by a driver yesterday afternoon, near the town of Crawford Bay and Kootenay Bay.Upon receiving a report of the big cat, RCMP immediately consulted with the British Columbia Conservation Services, and both agencies have been working together since the sighting in attempts to find the cheetah.- Advertisement -“BC Conservation Services advises that a cheetah is typically shy and less aggressive then other members of the Felidae Pantherineae (large cat) family,” Cpl. Dan Moskaluk stated.“Regardless of it having a collar on, it should be considered and respected as a wild animal. Public safety along with the animal’s welfare are paramount at this time.”RCMP noted that the cheetah was wearing an orange collar.Advertisementlast_img read more

City approves boundary extension proposals

first_img Proposed Boundary Expansion #2 in the Southeast corner of Fort St. John. Photo by City of Fort St. John. Proposed Boundary Expansion #2 in the Southeast corner of Fort St. John. Photo by City of Fort St. John. Proposed Boundary Expansion #1 in the Noutheast corner of Fort St. John. Photo by City of Fort St. John. Proposed Boundary Expansion #1 in the Noutheast corner of Fort St. John. Photo by City of Fort St. John. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City council approved 2 separate boundary extension proposals at a closed meeting on June 13th.There had been many meetings with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to decide what the best course of action would be that would reflect the objectives of the city.The boundary extension proposals involve 2 in the Northeast and 1 in the Southeast.- Advertisement -North East Option 1 has a larger number of parcels and reflects Council’s objectives. Option 2 has a smaller number of parcels, and reflects the Ministry’s guidelines.Staff have scheduled meetings that involve council and stakeholders to discuss the applications. The goal is to submit final applications to the Ministry by the end of July.The reasons for the extensions were listed by the city as follows:Advertisement Remaining a growing communityEnsuring room for growthProviding service to industryDelivering services in an efficient manner and promoting equity and fairnessMayor Lori Ackerman says these extensions will help the city to continue to grow.“These boundary extensions are vital to the growth of our city and the Region. We have the largest population in the region but a very small landmass. With city services, a higher density is available to residents and businesses. This prevents sprawl and loss of valuable agricultural land.”last_img read more

Wenger: Arsenal may have to be creative in the transfer market after Arteta injury

first_img Mikel Arteta Arsene Wenger has not ruled out making a move for a defensive midfielder before the transfer window closes.The Gunners boss, who has seen his side linked with the likes of Sami Khedira and William Carvalho over the summer, insists he is not actively pursuing any players.But an ankle injury suffered by holding midfielder Mikel Arteta has left Arsenal short in that department and Wernger admits, should it prove to be a long-term issue, then he may have to get “creative” in the transfer market .Artetat, forced off in the midweek goalless Champions League play-off first leg against Besiktas, is sweating on the results of a scan but has already been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to his former club Everton“We have just Mikel Arteta who is for sure out for the Everton game. Everybody else we have to check this morning, but we have no major problem apart from Mikel,” said Wenger at Thursday’s media conference.“He had a scan yesterday afternoon. I haven’t got the result. I have a meeting at 10am to check about that. I don’t know how long he will be out for.“We will be a bit short of course. If it is a long-term injury, that puts us in a position where we have to be creative.”Asked if he was generally keen to bring in a defensive midfielder as cover, Wenger said: “We are not against that.“We are like you, we listen to the names, but sometimes I look who we buy in the media, but at the moment as I told you we are not in an emergency case.“We have the players we want but we are open as well to any opportunity until the end of the transfer window who can strengthen our defensive department in quality and number.”Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Greek defender Kostas Manolas from Olympiacos.“I can’t tell you how likely I am [to sign anyone], I just said to you I am open to doing it. It has to be linked with the needed quality,” said Wenger.“If you ask today 20 top clubs in the world what they look for, they all look for the same positions, so that means it is not necessarily out there.” 1last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Chamber are delighted to launch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the town.The parade is one of the biggest in the county and this year it is getting entries already from a wide range of businesses, community organisations and bands. This year Letterkenny Chamber are making two appeals to the general public, firstly for fund raising and secondly for volunteers to steward the parade on the day.Speaking as the Chamber starts to distribute collection boxes, Chamber President John Watson said Letterkenny’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a great family event in Letterkenny and it grows year on year.“This year the parade falls on a Sunday and we can guarantee large crowds lining the streets and lots of visitors here for the weekend. The Chamber is the sole organiser of the Parade and we raise money through contributions from large and small businesses as well as bag packing and a bucket collection on the day.“This year we have added collection boxes in shops and other business in town and we hope all this goes together to cover the cost of the parade. If you see a collection tin why not help us out with a small contribution, it all adds up.” The well-known businessman also appealed for help for stewarding the event.“This year we are also appealing for volunteer stewards. The St.Patrick’s day parade takes approximately one and a half hours to complete its route and in order to keep spectators and entrants safe we need a large number of stewards to cover the whole parade. We need people who could spare a few hours to act as stewards to ensure the parade moves steadily and that all spectators are safe. It can be good fun so if you feel you could help and can spare a few hours we would be delighted to hear from you.“The Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade has been growing year on year and we want to keep it as safe as possible for all involved so extra volunteer stewards would be a great help to us all in the organising committee. This is very much a community event with community groups, individuals and businesses taking part so if you can play your part we would welcome you with open arms”.The Parade, that starts at 3pm on Sunday 17th March, will include the usual mix of dancers, cars, music and colour and will be preceded by entertainment on the viewing platform at Market Square.On the day the independent judges view the parade with various categories in mind including community, sports, youth, band and dance.Each category winner receives a plaque and the overall winning entry receives the Danny Doherty Perpetual Plaque plus a cheque for €500. The parade starts at 3pm making its way from Pearse Road via Port Road, through Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town.All types of businesses and groups can enter the parade, entries must be of entertainment value and participants must hold their own public liability and/or employers liability insurance.To volunteer as a steward, to enter a float or just for more information contact Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email PADDY – CAN YOU LEND A HAND IN LETTERKENNY ON MARCH 17TH? was last modified: February 26th, 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:JOhn WatsonLetterkenny ChamberSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more