Mount Sentinel Wildcat teams continue to build for post season zone tournaments

first_imgThe bad news for Mount Sentinel is the Golden Eagles won the Selkirk Storm High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament in Kimberley.However, the good news for the Cats is, despite finishing fourth in the eight-team event, Mount Sentinel is getting ever so close to the elite teams in the Kootenay zone.Meaning, when the Kootenay High School A Girl’s tournament rolls around, the Cats will be in the thick of things when organizers hand out the winner’s hardware and a trip to the provincial tournament.“We now have a two weeks to prepare for the Kootenay finals,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.“Golden is now the favorite, but there are four other teams (including the Wildcats) that want an opportunity to beat them.”The Cats lost to Fernie Falcons 25-23, 25-18, in the consolation final in a match that “neither team showed the same fire that was clearly evident in the semi finals.”But it was a nail biting loss to Cranbrook’s Mount Baker Wild, won by the East Kootenay squad 21-19 in the third game, which had Moreira & Company feeling very good.“Although the loss meant we wouldn’t have another chance to play Golden (in the final), the match left us feeling pretty good about how we competed,” Moreira explained.The Wildcats opened the tournament with a loss to David Thompson of Invermere.The club then reeled off wins over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail and Creston’s Prince Charles Comets before dropping a straight set match to Golden — 25-21, 25-22.Mount Sentinel rebounded during the playoff round, edging out the host Storm 2-1.Single-A teams in the Kootenay zone now return to the practice court in preparation for the zone playoffs November 18-19 in Fernie.Wildcat boys mixed it up against elite provincial teamsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats continue to improve on a season quest to be ready for the upcoming B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships at the end of the month in Kelowna.The Cats finished with a 3-2 record to place 11th overall at an elite high school boy’s tournament in Kelowna.Mount Sentinel, still missing starting setter Myles Christman due to an eligibility ruling by B.C. School Sports, defeated Rutland Voodoos 2-0 and Vernon 2-0 before finishing the tournament with a major victory over No. 2 ranked single-A, Kelowna Christian 2-0.Mixed into the weekend were losses to Kelowna Secondary 3-1 and Sahali 2-0.The Cats now travel to Cranbrook to participate in the Mount Baker Wild tournament beginning Friday.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Today’s your last chance to vote for hockey hero Ken Koshey

first_imgThe Greater Trail Minor Hockey League has successfully nominated Trail’s Ken Koshey for the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest.Koshey now sits in the top 100 and will need the votes of his family, friends, colleagues and the Greater Trail Area to win a spot in the top 25. Five grand prize winning nominees will win $100,000 for their selected Minor Hockey Association and a total of 20 second prize winning nominees will also win $20,000 to be awarded to their selected Minor Hockey Association.Koshey has been involved in Trail for over 40 years and has touched the lives of several people in his community.“This year, my oldest son played Atom and was placed on Ken Koshey’s team,” said Alison Morrison, a mom of two Trail hockey boys.“I got to experience first-hand why he received a special award in 2010. He was so positive and so encouraging of every child on his team. My son’s confidence bloomed under Ken’s praise and the team had a fun-filled and fantastic season.”Greater Trail will soon be able to vote for Ken amongst the top 100 during a 48-hour voting period, which will take place between March 23 (starting at 9 a.m. ET) and March 24, 2013 (ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET).Voting is easy; go to http://www.krafthockeygoeson.comand vote for Ken Koshey! Winning Nominees will be announced April 3rd.last_img read more

Leafs embark on three-game road swing; hoping to have Dylan Williamson in lineup

first_imgHot meals will be replaced by sandwiches as the Nelson Leafs embark on a road trip that sees the KIJHL franchise log more than 1300 kilometres in four days.And Leaf coach Dave McLellan wouldn’t have it any other way.After spending the first six weeks of the season within minutes of the Heritage City, the Leafs travel to 100 Mile House Friday to open a three-game trek through the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.“For us this is the first significant travel we’ve done this season,” said McLellan.“This will get us a chance to do some team building.”“For the past month we’ve practiced with each other but the four-day trip will give us a chance to get to know each other,” McLellan added.First stop on the northern tour is Kamloops, which will serve as a hub for the Leafs Thursday and after returning from the game in 100 Mile House Friday.The Leafs will then travel to Revelstoke and Sicamous to conclude the trip Saturday and Sunday afternoon.McLellan continues to ride Soles in goalLook for Leafs netminder Brett Soles to get most of the work this weekend. McLellan is sticking to his coaching philosophy the team needs to have a number one goalie, and currently with a second-place spot in the top KIJHL goalie race, Soles is the man.Soles has registered a 1.96 goals against average in seven games and is a winner in five of those games.Back up netminder Adam Maida should see action in at least one of the three games.Nelson, 7-2-2-1, enters the weekend holding a four-point lead in Murdoch standings over Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Andrews on the shelf with upper body injuryMcLellan is taking 21 players on the trip this weekend. However, one player not making it into the lineup is hard-hitting Blair Andrews.The Calgary native has an upper body injury that will keep him off the ice for at least another two weeks. He came to the Leafs with great fanfare but Dylan Willamson has spent the past two weeks cooling his jets as BC Hockey sorts out whether the Calgary native can be a part of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Nelson Leafs or head back to Alberta to continue his hockey career.“I’m pretty sure he’ll be in the lineup this weekend,” Leaf coach Dave McLellan said minutes after boarding a bus Thursday for Kamloops.“I’m 100 percent sure he’ll be approved to play this weekend but the final decision is one that has to be made by BC Hockey.”McLellan has been busy for the past week trying to get 16-year-old Williamson on the Leafs’ roster.The problem is Williamson’s age.As a 16-year-old the 6-foot, 160-pound forward can only play in his home province unless he has residency in BC.But with Williamson’s mother having property in BC, that residency rule is lifted allowing the Prince Albert Raiders recruit to suit up for the Leafs.Williamson was re-assigned to Nelson from Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.Heis the second player sent to the Leafs by Prince Albert GM Bruno Campese.Earlier this season, towering defenceman Cody Paivarinta was sent to Nelson to develop for another shot at the WHL. The Abbotsford native has five points in 10 games with Nelson.Williamson, who dressed for five exhibition games for Prince Albert, played last season for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 squad last season, finishing the season with 53 points.Leafs get first taste of life on the road with three gameslast_img read more

Team Ferda rides Lewis, Popadynetz offence to NYS Winter Open title

first_imgSparked by a ball control offence Team Ferda repeated as champs in the Open Division of the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament Sunday at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street.Ryan Lewis and Mitch Popadynetz each scored three times as Team Ferda defeated D-Nial 8-0 to capture the Winter Open Division Tournament title.Popednytz and Lewis struck early in the game, each scoring once as Team Ferda jumped to a 3-0 lead at halftime.Lewis scored his second of the game five minutes into the second half and the rout was on.Andrew Tranfo and Kevin Lewis completed the scoring for Team Ferda. Keeper Mitch Melanson, called on to make a few key saves, registered the shutout in goal for Team Ferda. Team Ferda, winners of the A  Pool with a 2-0 mark, advanced to the final by stopping PT Wagons 7-2 in semi final action Sunday morning.PT Wagons jumped to a 2-0 lead before Team Ferda struck for three goals before halftime to secure a 3-2 lead at recess.Team Ferda then increased the margin as the second half progressed.In the other semi final, D-Nial, champs of the B-Pool, outlasted Pawnee Rangers.PT Wagons edged Pawnee Rangers for the consolation prize in the Open Division.Los Amigos defeated Real Lenheds 6-5 to finish fifth in the tournament.In the Winter Rec Division, Abacus scored early and often to defeat Blue Thunder 6-1 in the final.Both teams finished the round robin with 20 points after playing to a 2-2 draw during the previous action.Team Focus took third with 13 points Red Dog close behind in fourth with 11.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Bomber Basketball Camp

first_imgMany a Bomber player has used the L.V. Rogers Hangar as a springboard to post-secondary success.Recently, Bomber basketball graduates Sian Nielsen, Josh Matosovic, Chase Rickaby, Robbie Dixon and Eamon Studer joined former L.V. Rogers coaches to host the 2017 Bomber Basketball Camp at the Hangar in Fairview.More than 20 players between the ages of nine and 15 years attended the four day camp geared to improving skills of the game. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute players and coaches with Team of the Week honours.For more information on basketball in Nelson or Steve Nash Youth Basketball which runs from October to March, go to this link.last_img read more

Southland Gives Back: Huskies Tackle Pair of SAAC-Hosted Events

first_imgHOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Baptist athletic department concluded two successful campaigns as part of the annual Southland Gives Back event. Representatives from the HBU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the DKMS Delete Blood Cancer drive as well as partnering with the Star of Hope, leading up to their Conference Week of Service Feb. 10-16.HBU athletics completed the DKMS Delete Blood Cancer drive Wednesday, Dec. 4, after registering an astounding 50 new donors into the DKMS system. These new donors will have the opportunity to donate blood or bone marrow in order to help save the lives of people in need throughout the world.In addition to the blood drive, SAAC representatives have worked with their respective teams to sell baked goods to the Houston Baptist student body, while asking for donations throughout the fall semester to raise money for the local Star of Hope homeless shelter. Funds will be collected during the Huskies’ “Week of Service” in February and the SAAC will create care packages to donate to the shelter. To date, the group has raised $800 with two months remaining.“I am really proud of the efforts that our SAAC representatives have shown this semester,” said Assistant Direct of Compliance/SAAC Advisor Charlotte Hartshorn. “From setting up and running team fundraisers, to assisting with the registration of donors at the DKMS drive, each individual has worked hard to really promote the projects chosen this semester. Many of our athletes are starting to become leaders both for their teams and in their personal lives, which is very inspiring and a wonderful achievement for them all. I am excited to continue working with our athletes as we draw closer to the Conference Week of Service project in February.”DKMS is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by: creating awareness, recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life, raising funds to match donor registration costs, supporting the improvement of therapies through research and supporting patients from day one of their diagnoses.The Star of Hope is a Houston-based Christian community that is dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and substance-abuse recovery.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

Kane aiming for injury return in SIX WEEKS in boost to England ahead of Euro 2020

first_imgHARRY KANE is targeting a return in early April which would be a huge boost for Tottenham and England.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho feared the striker might not play again this season.3 Harry Kane is targeting a return in early April in a huge boost for Tottenham and EnglandCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut SunSport understands talisman Kane’s recovery is going better than expected and he could be back playing in just SIX WEEKS.That would be good news for Mourinho and England boss Gareth Southgate, who was worried his captain might not be fit to lead them out at Euro 2020 this summer.Kane has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring in Spurs’ 1-0 Prem defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.He needed an operation and the North Londoners said they did not expect him to return to training until at least mid-April.Mourinho was far more pessimistic — claiming Kane might not play again until next season.3Although he has since changed his tune and said his key man could be back by the start of May.But it appears Kane could now return even sooner to boost Spurs’ flagging top-four hopes.If he is fit following the international break at the end of March, Kane could feature in their final seven Prem matches — plus any FA Cup or Champ­ions League fixtures.It would also mean he would be match fit by the time England kick off their Euros against Croatia at Wembley on June 14.Kane was walking freely when he presented Jimmy Greaves’ family with a gift before Spurs’ Champions League last-16, first leg defeat at home to RB Leipzig last Wednesday.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsSources close to Kane say he is eager to start playing again and fancies being ready even sooner.But Spurs are unwilling to rush him back.The club are confident Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min will also be back playing before the end of this campaign.3 Kane has not played since rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring on New Year’s DayCredit: PA:Press AssociationHarry Kane works out to stretch his leg in Tottenham training gymlast_img read more

Nigel Bana wins first gold in karate for PNG

first_imgThe 23 year old defeated Sandip Pala of Fiji to take out the title in the men individual kumite -60kg event.Bana was too strong for the Fijian, going for the upper kick during the three minutes battle to take him down 8-0.Stephen Manaruru of Vanuatu and Emmanuel Faure of New Caledonia each got bronze.Bana was humbled by the win and said a lot of sacrifices had paid off. He had to leave school studying science at the University of PNG this year to undergoing training for this event. “I am so happy and proud to win for my country and I thank God for his blessing and also everyone for their support,” he said.Bana also took out bronze yesterday in the male team kata event.last_img read more

Valverde is still in suspense and even a substitute for Xavi is shuffled

first_imgXavi’s refusal to take over Barcelona from now on does not mean the end of the soap opera that has been generated in Barcelona after falling in the semifinal of the Super Cup in Arabia against Atlético de Madrid. The harassment of the board to the technician still stands. In fact, The coach’s situation is very delicate after being placed at the feet of the horses by a directive who negotiated his immediate relief without communicating anything to him. While Xavi Hernández was offered Valverde’s position, neither he nor his agent nor anyone on his team received a call from the club to explain the situation, which they learned from the media.The board that presides over Josep Maria Bartomeu and that has the president himself as the head of sports (it must be remembered that he assumed the sports vice presidency after the resignation of Jordi Mestre) continues with his harassment and demolition policy to the coach. As reported by the Cadena SER, an emergency meeting of the Sports Commission of the club is scheduled for this afternoon to assess the “no” of Xavi and find solutions. Among them, hiring a new coach.The names salad has precipitated: starting with García Pimienta, subsidiary technician, and following names like Gabriel Milito, Quique Setién, Marcelo Gallardo or Mauricio Pochettino.last_img read more

Classrooms and Calleja recognize negotiations for Ekambi

first_imgJean Michel Aulas, president of Olympique de Lyon, confirmed through his Twitter account the negotiations between the whole of the Rhone and Villarreal by Karl Toko Ekambi. France Football shared through Twitter an information in which they themselves claimed that there was an agreement for the transfer of the Cameroonian striker in exchange for 20 million euros. Something that the president half-denied: he confirmed the negotiations between both clubs by the striker and revealed that it is not negotiated for a transfer but for a transfer with option to buy. Further, Classrooms added that the agreement between the parties is still far from closed, although, he says, the Lyon coaching staff likes it.As AS learned, after a few days of tug-of-war, both entities are closing the player’s exit with a transfer with a mandatory purchase option of 20 million euros. In addition to Classrooms on Twitter, Villarreal coach Javier Calleja has acknowledged that “negotiations with Olympique have resumed,” admitting that his departure is “possible.” Ekambi had also hinted a few days ago his intention to leave Villarreal, not having the minutes that the player believed he should have. But the first offer of Lyon, twelve million euros, did not reach what the club demanded for its transfer. This second transfer offer with option to purchase seems already definitive. This tweet, in addition to the statements of Javi Calleja, confirm that the departure of Karl Toko Ekambi from Vila-real is quite likely as does the fact that the player has not trained this morning with the rest of the first squad at Javi Calleja’s orders.The striker, who arrived last year in exchange for 18 million euros, has been one of the team’s scorers. This year he has played 19 meetings with Villarreal so far this season in which he has scored six goals.last_img read more