Saints add firepower to future with commitment by Dallas Calvin

first_imgCalvin enjoyed his time with the Trail Smoke Eaters and hopes to continue on with academics and hockey as far as he can.“Selkirk College has had a great hockey team the past few years and I am excited to be part of the growing program,” he says.“It will hopefully be a good stepping stone for me in my academic and hockey career. I want to be an impact player every game, get stronger, and continue to improve so I can move onto a higher level once my career with Selkirk is over.”Calvin is the eleventh player who is committed to a collegiate hockey program to dawn a Smoke Eaters jersey for the 2014-2015, an impressive achievement for the organization.Smoke Eaters head coach coach Nick Deschenes says Calvin will make an impact at BCIHL level.“We want to congratulate Dallas Calvin on his recent commitment to Selkirk College,” says Deschenes.“He was a dominant player at the BCHL level and I believe that he will have a positive impact on and off the ice for the Saints. This is a great opportunity and our organization wishes him all the best in the future.”Calvin is the fifth Nitehawk to suit up for the Saints in the last three years following in the footsteps of former KIJHL champions Arie Postmus, Mason Spear, Ryan Edwards and Mike Vlanich.“I think it fantastic for these young men who grow up playing minor hockey, junior hockey, and now college hockey are able to reunite. Those are memories that will stay with them forever and I hope they have a lot of fun working towards academic success and BCIHL championships together,” says Evin.Calvin plans to enroll in the Business Program at Selkirk College where he can them transfer onto a university to complete his degree. On the eve of the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs, the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program announced great news as former KIJHL and BCHL star Dallas Calvin has inked a playing commitment of to attend the Castlegar-based school in and compete 2015-2016.The six-foot-4, 220-pound Calvin recently completed his final junior hockey season with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).Combining an extreme amount of skill to go along with his big frame, the Trail native accumulated 16 goals and 29 assists in 32 games for the orange and black this season. For his efforts, he was named the Smoke Eater’s “Unsung Hero.”Prior to this season, Calvin suited up for the Vernon Vipers in 2013-2014 before returning to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League where he led the team to its second championship in three seasons.During his four year career for the Nitehawks, he scored 122 goals and 151 assists in 165 career games and is the club’s all-time leader in points with 273.“It is important for us to continue to add players with championship experience to our hockey program,” says Saints head coach Alex Evin.“Dallas played a huge role in leading his team to the KIJHL, Cyclone Taylor Cup, and Keystone Cup under Terry Jones last season and we hope he can contribute to more championships at Selkirk College.”last_img read more

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Anthony Anderson’s childhood memories at Santa Anita

first_imgNew You Media‘s recent YouTube video features Santa Anita Park through an interview with Anthony Anderson. Anderson discussed how he has been coming to The Great Race Place since he was a young boy, mentioning that he can still remember only eating the mac n cheese. The interview was conducted on a day Anderson purchased a suite for some friends and himself. Appearing to have a great time, Anthony Anderson was all smiles.Via YouTubelast_img

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JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES QUOTES – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016

first_img            HOWARD GROSSMAN (Stable Manager for part-owner Sharon Alesia): “He’s probably the most honest horse we’ve ever owned. This horse is one hell of an honest horse.”            GARY STEVENS, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “This was a great race for him. The speed was down on the inside and it set up nicely. He’s better with a horse in front of him. He’s not very big but he’s full of energy, loves his job and he loves Santa Anita.“I’m excited about the Breeders’ Cup. He’s stepping up in company but he loves a mile and a half. The luxury today was that we didn’t have to win and he’s even better at a mile and a half. This was pretty easy on him and he was looking for even more room to run pulling up.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTEScenter_img             PETER EURTON, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “This is his kind of track. You gotta think this horse is just full of heart. When he’s healthy like he is right now he’s great. Last year, he was a little body sore and I think the trip back east got to him but when he’s healthy, he’s tough to get by.“The six hole helped us out a lot, we got to see what was going on to the inside of us. There was a little bumping going on at the beginning so Gary put him out there wide and it was easier for him to relax.” NOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia of Carlsbad; Michael Mellen (Bran Jam Stable) of Connecticut; and Joe Ciaglia of Upland.last_img read more

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ARROGATE WORKS STRONG SIX FURLONGS IN 1:12.29 IN PREPARATION FOR REMATCH WITH CALIFORNIA CHROME IN $12 MILLION PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONAL JAN. 28 AT GULFSTREAM PARK

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2017)–With Bob Baffert in contact throughout via two-way radio, Martin Garcia guided reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Arrogate through a powerful six furlong work of 1:12.29 late Sunday morning at Santa Anita.  The 4-year-old grey colt by Unbridled’s Song will have one more local work before he’s scheduled to depart for Florida in what shapes up as an epic rematch with 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, to be run at 1 1/8 miles, at Gulfstream Park.With jockey Martin Garcia up, Arrogate followed stablemate Uninvited onto Santa Anita’s main track via the quarter mile chute at 11:45 a.m.  The pair proceeded to gallop down the stretch and with Uninvited roughly 10 lengths in front of Arrogate, they each rounded the Club House turn and broke off from the three quarter pole.From there, Arrogate settled into a steady rhythm under Garcia and overtook Uninvited a sixteenth of a mile from the wire, and with a national audience tuned in via Santa Anita’s simulcast network, displayed the long, effortless stride that enabled him to defeat California Chrome by a half-length in the Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic here on Nov. 5.“It went well today, I could tell,” said Baffert, who watched the work from a private suite atop Santa Anita’s box seat area with his wife Jill, son, Bode and jockey Mike Smith.  “With every work, he’s progressing.  He’s getting closer.  We’re starting to lean on him…Martin said he was picking it up late.“It didn’t seem like he was going that fast but he was clicking right along.  I couldn’t be happier with the way we’re coming into this.  He’s right on schedule.  We just need to keep him healthy.  When you work on a muddy track (it was actually labeled “fast”), you’re always worried about their feet or something like that but…he travels really well over it.  He really likes anything.  Today, what I saw…I was really impressed…“I want to put a little breeze into him next Sunday.  Probably not as strong as this.  I’m still watching the Weather Channel and all is see is rain, rain, rain, but I’m lucky enough that we’re getting these works in here.”Santa Anita Timer Dane Nelson had Arrogate through complete splits of 23.86, 48.11, 1:00.40, 1:12.29, 1:24.82 and galloping out a flat mile in 1:37.97.With rain in the local forecast on Thursday and Friday, Arrogate is tentatively scheduled to have his final Pegasus work here next Sunday and is scheduled to be flown to Florida early Tuesday, Jan. 24.A record setting winner of the Grade I Travers Stakes in only his fifth career start on Aug. 27, Arrogate was then trained up to his Breeders’ Cup Classic win by Baffert, who is taking the same approach leading into the world’s richest race.  Owned by Juddmonte Farms, he has five wins from six starts and has earnings of $4,084,600.He’ be ridden at Gulfstream by Mike Smith, who has been aboard for his last two victories. WITH GARCIA UP, HE GOES OUT SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:24.82 AND IS TIMED IN 1:37.97 FOR ONE MILElast_img read more

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Arkansas State’s Huren Grabs November Bowler of the Month

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Arkansas State’s Julia Huren is the Southland Bowling League’s November Bowler of the Month, the league announced Thursday.Huren capped an impressive stretch throughout the month of November, helping the Red Wolves to a pair of top-three team finishes. The senior knocked down 207 strikes throughout the month and ranked third in the league for traditional frame average (21.31). Huren and the Red Wolves have completed their fall season and will return to the lanes for the Columbia 300 Saints Invite in Chesterfield, Mo. (Jan. 24-26).The award marks the first of her career for Huren.November 2019 Bowler of the Month: Julia Huren, Arkansas State – Sr. – Westland, Mich.Huren earned all-tournament honors at the Track Kat Klash Tournament after knocking down 1,064 pins for an impressive 212.80 average. She also earned all-tournament honors at the UMES Hawk classic by taking down 1,089 pins for a 217.80 average. She earned a top-10 finish at the SFA Ladyjack classic when she took down 1,043 pins for a 208.60 average. Huren finished in the top-five in two of the Red Wolves tournaments and top-10 in all three of Arkansas State’s November events.Honorable Mention: Allie Leiendecker, Louisiana Tech; Lynne Fishler, Sam Houston State; Isabelle Lee, Tulane; Alexis Roof, Valparaiso.Southland Bowlers of the Month are voted upon by the league’s sports information directors. Voting for one’s own bowler is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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Twenty #SouthlandStrong Memories From The Past Decade

first_imgNo. 16The 2017 New Orleans baseball team swept intrastate rival LSU in two regular-season games. In the first meeting in New Orleans, the Privateers won 11-8. The following month when they met in Baton Rouge, UNO came out on top once again in a 7-4 decision. LSU won the 2017 SEC Championship and finished No. 2 nationally that season. No. 18The 2018 UIW Football squad made history under first-year head coach Eric Morris. The Cardinals earned 2018 Southland co-champion honors after being picked last in the preseason poll. UIW also earned its first FCS postseason berth in school history. With the impressive turnaround from a 1-10 season in 2017, Morris was named Southland Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the national Eddie Robinson Award. Seven student-athletes received all-conference honors and QB Jon Copeland was named the Southland Freshman of the Year. No. 20  On Feb. 26, 2010, the NCAA announced that Frisco, Texas, would become the new site for the Division I Football Championship Game for the next three seasons.  The Southland Conference, the City of Frisco and Hunt Sports Group hosted its first FCS title game on Jan. 7, 2011, with Vice President Joe Biden in attendance. The Southland Conference staff and partners are now preparing to host our 10th consecutive championship on Jan. 11, 2020, at Toyota Stadium, with more to come in the future. No. 13Nicholls football opened its 2018 season with a 26-23 overtime win at Kansas for the Southland Conference’s first win over a Power 5 FBS program. The Colonel defense held KU to just 56 yards rushing yards and got the winning score on a 4-yard touchdown run by QB Chase Fourcade. No. 17The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s men’s tennis team won its sixth-straight Conference title in 2013, setting a record for most consecutive crowns. The Islanders then went on to win two more for eight in a row. Coach Steve Moore was named Southland Coach of the Year during each year of that stretch and earned 2013 ITA Texas Coach of the Year honors from his peers, an award that includes every Division I coach in Texas. No. 14The Lamar women’s soccer team set a grand total of 26 school records and Southland marks during the 2019 season, capping it off with an appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Conference Player of the Year Lucy Ashworth broke the school record for most points in a game with 10, while Ashworth and teammate Esther Okoronkwo broke the record for most goals in a game (4). The pair also set records in the Southland Conference tournament, including Okoronkwo’s 13 points in the tourney. No. 12McNeese’s Erika Piancastelli became the first softball player in Southland Conference history to earn the league’s Player of the Year honor four straight years. One of the most prolific softball players in Southland history, she became only the third to do so in any Southland sport, joining women’s basketball player Eun Jun Lee (1983-86) and Lamar men’s golfer Chris Stroud (2001-04). Piancastelli broke five Southland career records during her senior season: home runs, hits, RBIs, runs scored and total bases. She also earned her fourth consecutive Hitter of the Year award in 2018. — #SouthlandStrong — No. 15Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist, UIW & New Orleans each officially joined the Southland Conference on July 2, 2013. HBU was the first membership announcement made on Nov. 11, 2011. The Conference revealed the other three in August 2012. Abilene Christian was making its return to the league as ACU was a charter member of the Southland Conference from 1963-73. As 2020 approaches, we thought we would share some of our favorite #SouthlandStrong moments and accomplishments over the past decade throughout the Southland Conference. We feature championships, win streaks, upsets and more in the 2010s! There’s so much to highlight! What have we missed? What is your favorite?center_img No. 11For the first time in Southland history, three teams (Central Arkansas, Nicholls & Southeastern Louisiana) played in the second round of the 2019 FCS Postseason. Southland co-champion UCA was awarded the No. 8 overall seed and received a bye to host Illinois State. Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana hosted and won first-round games against North Dakota (24-6) and Villanova (45-44), respectively, to advance to the second round.No. 10On Feb. 27, 2019, Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs’ set the NCAA career steals record with her 625th steal in a win over Houston Baptist. She broke the previous NCAA mark that had been intact for nearly 25 years. The Cardinal guard earned her record seventh Southland Player of the Week honor following her performance and was named the Student-Athlete of the Year. She closed out her career with 643 steals. No. 9After setting 11 Southland and 10 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision passing records, Stephen F. Austin student-athlete Jeremy Moses is named the recipient of The Sports Network’s Walter Payton Award, given annually to the best player in the FCS.  Moses becomes the first Southland student-athlete to win the Payton Award. No. 19Sam Houston golfer Will Holcomb advanced to the semifinals of 2019 US Amateur at Pinehurst. He was awarded the Silver Medal by the USGA. It was the second year in a row that he qualified for the U.S. Amateur. Earlier in the Spring, Holcomb was named Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year and was a first-team All-Conference selection during his junior season after leading the Bearkats to a Southland men’s golf championship and a trip to the 2019 NCAA Regionals. No. 8Sam Houston advanced to two FCS National Championships in 2011 and 2012. In front of one of the largest crowds in Bowers Stadium history, the Sam Houston football team beat Montana in the semifinals of the playoffs to advance to their first national championship in school history. Timothy Flanders rushed for 287 yards as the Kats knocked off the Grizzlies 31-28.No. 7The 2018-19 Abilene Christian men’s and women’s basketball teams earned berths to the NCAA Championships in just their second season of Division I eligibility. Men’s Tournament MVP Jaren Lewis scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds in the title win for the second-seeded Wildcats. The ACU women then followed suit by holding off a furious rally from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a 69-68 thriller to earn its NCAA bid. No. 1Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball defeated #1 Duke, snapping the Blue Devils’ 150-game non-conference home win streak, on Nov. 26, 2019. It is not the first time the Lumberjacks have been the underdog and come out victorious as they defeated No. 3 seed West Virginia in the 2016 NCAA Tournament and No. 5 VCU in the 2014 Tournament. No. 2Sam Houston State quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe earned the Walter Payton Award in back-to-back seasons (2016 and 2017). He became just the second two-time recipient of national award, joining Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards in 2008 and 2009. Briscoe threw for 9,605 yards and 102 touchdowns in his two Payton Award seasons. No. 6When Stephen F. Austin defeated Southland Bowling League affiliate member Vanderbilt in the 2019 NCAA Bowling Championship, it was the league’s third national championship since it began sponsoring the sport in 2015. Vanderbilt earned the national crown in 2018 and SFA also won the title in 2016 and was national runner-up in 2015.No. 5Houston Baptist won the 2015 Southland Baseball Championship with an NCAA record four-straight complete game performances. Senior Curtis Jones pitched nine scoreless innings for the Huskies in the title game to shutout Sam Houston State, 6-0, and claim their first Southland baseball championship and advance to their first NCAA Tournament. No. 4More baseball success as Sam Houston State became the first Southland team to advance to an NCAA Super Regional in 2017. The Bearkats fought off elimination twice before defeating Texas Tech in Game 7 of the Lubbock Regional to advance to the Super Regionals.No. 3Four Track & Field National Champions have been crowned from the Southland Conference in this decade. Most recently was Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels claiming the 2019 Indoor Long Jump title. Southeastern Louisiana’s Alex Young earned her award in 2016 in the Weight Throw. SFA’s Demi Payne (2015 Pole Vault) and NSU’s Trecey Rew (2011 Discus) took home their titles following NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.last_img read more

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SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER: “I didn’t think he was going that quick unless he is just that fast of a horse, but he was well within himself the whole way. He was on cruise control. He gave me a nice kick down the lane. I was loaded from the word go, but he was nice and relaxed even though it was a fast time. That was fun.”TRAINER QUOTESPHIL D’AMATO, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER: “This horse runs really well fresh. We gave him lots of time to recover from Del Mar last year and he came back a nice, fresh, happy, healthy horse. When he’s like that, he’s unstoppable. Drayden said he was pricking his ears out there and just doing it really comfortably. I think he is a good miler, but down the hill he is a force to be reckoned with.”OWNER QUOTESNICK ALEXANDER, PEE WEE REESE, WINNER:: “He’s a cool horse. He’s had high suspensories pretty much his whole life (explaining his seven-month absence). The Cal-bred program is the only thing that keeps us in business. Between the maiden bonuses, and being protected in the first allowance conditions, being able to run against nothing but Cal-breds, the breeders’ awards, the stallion awards. It makes a difference between profit and loss every year.“He’s very special for us. He’s had is problems along the line and unfortunately we lost his mare a couple of years ago, we think he may be a pretty good stallion . . . I would like to say thank you to Carrie and Frank back at the ranch and all the rest of the crew who took such good care of him when he was laid up, awesome job.”NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Nick Alexander.Nick Alexander’s Pee Wee Reese and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

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New Zealand Football to lodge appeal over expulsion from Olympic qualification tournament

first_imgFollowing a 2-0 semi-final win against Vanuatu on Friday (July 10), New Zealand’s opponents protested the eligibility of South African-born Deklan Wynne.The protest was upheld at a disciplinary hearing Sunday as Vanuatu were handed a 3-0 walkover, putting them through to the final against Fiji later in the day. Vanuatu lost 4-3 on penalties here following a goalless draw after extra-time at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.The OFC Disciplinary Committee ruled Wynne was ineligible to compete due to him acquiring a new nationality under Article 7 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.New Zealand Football insisted it was not aware of the disciplinary hearing, claiming they had been told the matter would be referred to FIFA.They also claimed to have taken advice from the OFC on the rules for the competition and received confirmation of the eligibility of the squad from the Pacific Games Council in advance of the tournament.New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin confirmed today the national body will be lodging a formal appeal. “New Zealand Football has acted in good faith at all times and we would have expected any issues on player eligibility to have been raised in advance, through the process we were given, so that they could have been dealt with properly in a timely fashion,” said Martin.“Our lawyers are working on the appeal currently and are reviewing both the process followed and the OFC Disciplinary Committee’s interpretation of the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes and how this has been applied in similar cases.”New Zealand Football are due to reveal more details at a press conference in Auckland tomorrow. Wynne has already represented New Zealand at under-20 and senior level after becoming a naturalised Kiwi.The left-back, 20, who was not born in the country and does not have a New Zealand parent or grandparent, would have to have lived in the country for five years from the age of 18 to be eligible, but is not old enough to have done so.“It is a highly regrettable situation particularly for the athletes concerned,” a New Zealand Olympic Committee spokesperson told insidethegames.last_img read more

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PNGFA yet to select team for OFC Nations Cup

first_imgPNG Football Association has confirmed that it is yet to announce a squad.The majority of the players will be selected from the Telikom National Soccer League competition which is currently underway.PNG has been placed in Group A with Tahiti, Samoa and New Caledonia.PNG will play its first match against New Caledonia on 28 May and the second match will be against Tahiti on 31 May and then Samoa on 4 June.Group B consists of Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.The top two in each pool will proceed to semi-finals on 8 June and into the finals on 11 June.All matches will be played at the Bisini Soccer Grounds with night games yet to be confirmed.The top 3 in each pool will proceed to the OFC 3rd stage Home and Away of FIFA WC 2018 qualifiers.last_img read more

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Bougainville advances in soccer

first_imgBougainville Soccer Federation President, Justin Helele was interviewed by PNG Loop and said soccer is taking a foothold, but other codes needed to follow the same way.“We are now giving advice to ABG members and other interested stakeholders about the code which is rapidly expanding here right now.” Helele said.Helele who is responsible for taking the Bougainville soccer team to Zurich Switzerland, and also attended the Logo unveiling of the under 20 women’s world logo unveiling (to inspire to excel) in Port Moresby, is now a major player  in tournament organisations.“The only national member who enquired for technical support was the Member for North Bougainville Louta Atoi. We ran a tournament in Buka at the Hutjena oval and then another one in Nissan Island, in North Bougainville,”  Helele said.  “The ABG member who approached us was the Member for Haku Robert Tulsa who purchased some equipment. He said.“We have already written and finalised a structure for soccer here on Bougainville and we want all other codes to follow. Our structure will be officially presented to the ABG parliament by the Member for Haku to the Bougainville Executive Council,” Helele said.Soccer on Bougainville has been a very popular sport before the crisis, and with the FIFA involvement it has now moved to an advanced stage.“We are selling soccer equipment’s here in Buka which are FIFA certified  which you won’t find anywhere else,” Helele said.Picture: The recent soccer tournament  sponsored  by Lauta Atoi.last_img read more

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