Defending Kootenay Rugby Union Trail Colonials dumped the Nelson Grizzlies 32-12 on opening weekend Saturday at Sunningdale Pitch in the Silver City.The game was the first of the season for both clubs. Scott Cormie scored had two scores for the Grizzlies while Pete Lagerhammer added a single try.First home action for Nelson is Saturday, May 12 at Lakeside Pitch.Game time is 1 p.m.Meanwhile, Trail prepares for a home-and-home series beginning Saturday in Cranbrook against the Rocky Mountain Rogues.The teams are back in Trail May 26.
Ready, set . . . go.The Glacier Gymnastics Club hosted athletes from throughout the Kootenays this weekend for the Kootenay Zone Championships at the Civic Centre-based facility.More than 200 athletes from from Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden t Glacier club in competition on vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises. Competition was held Saturday and Sunday.Look for full results later this week in The Nelson Daily sports section.
Micah May of L.V. Rogers and Taylen Hayaiw of Mount Sentinel won for the second time in as many races as the West Kootenay High School Cross Country circuit made a stop Wednesday in South Slocan.Mount Sentinel hosted the second race on the circuit at Slocan Pools course near FortisBC facility in South Slocan.May topped the Senior Boy’s division, edging teammate Kieran Marchand by more than a minute.May finished the 5.5 kilometer course in a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds.Third in the race was Darian Johnson of LVR followed by Tibo Kohlmel.Aley Sukra of Salmo was fifth while Romel Butt of J.V. Humphries in Kaslo was sixth.Malte Liedtloe of LVR, Logan Rexan of Mount Sentinel and Martin Outearano of LVR rounded out the top ten. In the Senior Girls race, Hayaiw narrowly won the race by 33 seconds over Naomi Perkins of LVR.Hayaiw finished the race in a time of 21:03.Kolibri Drobisk of New Denver was third in the division followed by Rosie Velisek of Mount Sentinel in fourth.Elsa Hayaiw was fifth and Sydney Zimmer of LVR was sixth.In Junior Boy’s race, Matti Erikson of Trafalgar won for the second race ahead of Tanner Randa of Mount Sentinel second and Adam Kurch of Trafalgar third.Devon Duericher of New Denver was fourth while Bailey Rollick of Salmo was fifth.Avie Waterfall and Kiera Taylor of Trafalgar finished one-two in the Junior Girl’s raceSakura Azzorpardi and Amelre Treman, both of New Denver, took third and fourth spots.Chelsea Ginther of Salmo was fifth.The circuit shifts to LVR in Nelson for the next race Wednesday.
KMN Racing, LLC, the owners of the late Shared Belief, will be auctioning off a limited edition print of the Eclipse Award Winner on opening day of the Winter Meet, December 26, 2016.The print features Shared Belief’s spectacular win over California Chrome in the 2015 San Antonio Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita Park and is signed by Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, and radio personality and co-owner, Jim Rome.The silent auction will be conducted next to Champions! Gift Shop, in the East Paddock Gardens throughout the day, with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).The Story Behind the Painting: When Shared Belief passed, Kim and Kevin Nish of KMN Racing knew that there was only one person they would entrust with memorializing one of their horse’s greatest moments. They turned to their good friend, artist John Rowe, and commissioned two paintings of Shared Belief’s win in the San Antonio where he defeated California Chrome. One of these paintings was given to friend and partner, Jim Rome. From that painting, a set of canvas prints were made and given to each member of the Shared Belief Team – Jerry Hollendorfer, the Todaro’s, Alex Solis II, Jason Litt, Mike Smith, Russell Baze, Armando Rodriguez and Steve Bourmas.An extra four prints were made which have been signed by Jerry Hollendorfer, Mike Smith and Jim Rome and each will be silently auctioned off at California racetracks where Shared Belief won with all monies raised to be donated to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.About the Artist:John Rowe has done other paintings for the Nish’s, specifically one of Mizdirection winning her first Breeders’ Cup, and two of Lutine Belle winning the Blue Norther Stakes, with one going to jockey Alex Solis in honor of his 5,000th career win. Other equestrian works of his include the movie poster for the 2003 film, “The Young Black Stallion” as well as several notable book covers. Visit his website here. Visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/shared-belief-silent-auction/#.WFwuklMrKUk
NOTES: Winning owner Deron Pearson who campaigns as DP Racing, is from Valencia. MIKE SMITH, PRIZE EXHIBIT, WINNER: “I was able to get her to relax early and she can be on the rank side. Sometimes, going into a race where there’s not much pace, everyone thinks the same thing and it worked out that way today. We took advantage.“I got a clear trip today. I’ve been handcuffed the last few times I’ve been on her, with traffic in front of me and never had a clear path. I got her out in the clear today and it was great.“I think she can go short or long. She’s already shown she can run down the hill and she has such a turn of foot. When she crosses that dirt, I’m sure she explodes. I didn’t get to ride her down the hill, but I think she can go a mile, a mile and a sixteenth as well. As long as you get her covered up and keep her turned off.” TRAINER QUOTES JIM CASSIDY, PRIZE EXHIBIT, WINNER: “We had her in the hill race last week but it came off the grass due to weather. She’s trained so well into this race.“She trained well going into that hill race but then, her work after that didn’t go was tremendous; over the top good. I worried about that a little but she was fine. She’s a tough girl. She can be tricky. We’ve had to do a lot of different things with her and she’s just been happier lately. We’ve been working her from the gate and she seems to like that.“She’s somethin’ else.” DERON PEARSON, OWNER, PRIZE EXHIBIT, WINNER: “She finally got the trip that she needed. Mike rode her perfectly. I think she got the ground that she wanted and it worked out well.“These graded races are always difficult to win. There’s always a tough horse and usually tough to get a good trip. I was a little concerned the pace was too slow, but she’s got the best kick of any of these horses in the race and she showed it today.” JOCKEY QUOTES
FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Natashia Jackson and Jasmyn Steels are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.The Lady Demon duo competed at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas, over the weekend, each taking home a first-place honor. Jackson ran in a trio of events, taking fifth place in the 60-meter dash, second place in the 200m dash and helping the Northwestern State squad to a first-place finish in the 4x400m relay.Steels completed a perfect day Friday, taking home the gold medal in the long jump with a 20-10.75 leap. Her long jump at the meet currently ranks fifth in the nation.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State – Sr. – Houston, TexasJackson concluded a busy weekend, producing a trio of top-five finishes for the Lady Demons as Northwestern State won its third consecutive Ted Nelson crown. Jackson placed second overall in the 200m dash with a time of 24.22, the Southland’s fastest time of the season. She also anchored the 4x400m relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 3:48.13.Honorable Mention: Ajah Criner, Central Arkansas; Tia Andrews, McNeese; Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin; Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State – Jr. – College Station, TexasSteels recorded the fifth-best jump in the nation on her first attempt Friday to take first-place distinctions in the long jump at the Ted Nelson Invitational. Her 10 points helped the Lady Demons win their third-straight team title at the meet.Honorable Mention: Annina Brandenburg, Abilene Christian, Alanna Arvie, McNeese; Kaylee Bizzell, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
IN THE END it was an unexpectedly serene night for Tottenham in the hostile atmosphere of Belgrade.It could have been oh so different if Milan Pavkov had done better with one of the numerous openings presented to him.4 Full debutant Lo Celso bagged his first goal for SpursCredit: AP:Associated Press4 Lo Celso celebrates Spurs’ opener with Son Heung-minCredit: AP:Associated PressOr if Paulo Gazzaniga wasn’t in such fine form.But a goal on his first start for the impressive Giovani Lo Celso, and a second half brace from Son Heung-min gave Spurs a really important victory as they look to progress from Group B.Here is how SunSport rated each individual performance on a good night for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.PAULO GAZZANIGAThe in-form Argentine made a superb stop in the first half to deny Pavkov one-on-one. Frustrated Red Star once again just before half-time with an exquisite fingertip save to touch Van la Parra’s effort onto the post. 8JUAN FOYTHTried manfully to get to the byline, but often lacked the pace to really make an impact going forward. Reasonably solid defensively. 6DAVINSON SANCHEZBig let off when he struck his own crossbar just before the break after Rajiv Van la Parra had hit the post. A few harum scarum moments but ultimately decent. 6ERIC DIERBooked in the first half for an aerial challenge with Pavkov. Like Sanchez, a few scary moments, but was reasonably assured on just his third start of the season. Tried to bring the ball out of defence. 6DANNY ROSENice run and square pass to set up Son’s second goal. Not overly troubled defensively, but an improved display nonetheless. Nice pass to play Sessegnon in behind for Tottenham’s fourth. 74 Rose battled away for SpursCredit: ReutersMOUSSA SISSOKOBustling, disciplined performance. Understated but stuck to his task well. Always on hand to cover for his team-mates when they went for a wander. Typically dependable. 7TANGUY NDOMBELEKept the scramble alive with a good challenge in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. Nearly gifted Red Star a golden chance when his slack pass gave the ball away in midfield – lucky that Pavkov was wasteful. Burst forward brilliantly before passing the ball to Alli who found Son for Spurs’ second goal. 7GIOVANI LO CELSOWon the ball brilliantly on the halfway line in the build-up to his goal. After finding Harry Kane the ball eventually scrambled to the Argentine who took a good touch and finished smartly after Red Star had somehow kept it out. Was very involved playing nominally off the right hand side, particularly in the first half. Promising touches and vision – exciting for Spurs fans. STAR MAN 8DELE ALLIRelatively quiet night for Dele. Tried plenty of flicks and first time passes, with few coming off. Did, however, weight his pass perfectly to tee up Son’s first goal. 6SON HEUNG-MINSomehow conspired to miss twice in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. With the keeper down Son scuffed his first shot into one of the defenders on the line, before shortly after smacking the bar from about a yard, spared blushes by Lo Celso. Did eventually get on the scoresheet when he rifled home from Dele Alli’s through ball. On hand shortly after to apply the simple finish to Danny Rose’s square. 84 A much better night for Son Heung-minCredit: EPAHARRY KANELashed into the side netting in the first half. Struck the post in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal after a slightly heavy touch. Dangerous in possession. Gorgeous through ball for Rose in the build up to Son’s second. Dragged a shot wide from seven yards after Eriksen’s cutback. 7SUBS:LATEST SPURS NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearEriksen (for Alli, 61 mins) – dangerous cutback to set up a decent chance for Kane. Finished smartly from Sessegnon’s centre. 7Sessegnon (for Son, 75 mins) – Lovely run and cross for Eriksen’s goal. 7Skipp (for Lo Celso, 86mins) – A special night for the youngster, to make his Champions League debut. Booked. 6Not used: Vorm, Alderweireld, Davies, Lucas Moura Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to red
TOTTENHAM boss Jose Mourinho has insisted Mauricio Pochettino is “always welcome” at the club following his sacking on Tuesday evening.Speaking in his first press conference as Spurs manager, Mourinho admits it he feels sad despite taking his first managerial job in 11 months.3 Mourinho was unveiled as the new Tottenham manager on TuesdayThe former Manchester United manager said: “I’ve been smiling for two days.”First of all I do it with a bit of sadness, I have to speak about Mauricio.”I have to congratulate him on the incredible job he did.”Mourinho will be keen to add to his impressive list of silverware at a club that have been consistent runners-up.Tottenham have finished in the top four and they reached the Champions League final last season, but silverware has proved elusive since winning the League Cup in 2008.3 Pochettino endured a difficult end to his Tottenham reignCredit: PA:Empics SportAdding to his message to Pochettino, Mourinho said: “I share with you what we shared inside.”This club will always be his home, this training ground his training ground.”He is always welcome here.”Tomorrow is another day. He will find happiness soon.”He will give everything like he did at this club.”He will leave with sadness with the feeling that he did great work.”It is what everyone at the club felt.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 & kidsSince leaving Manchester United 11 months ago, Mourinho has been involved in punditry as he took time to prepare himself for his next challenge.Speaking about if the time off has helped him improve as a manager, he said: “I think so.“These last 11 months have been used to think and to prepare.“You never lose your DNA.“You are what you are – for the good things and the bad things.“I know in my career that I’ve made mistakes.”3He insisted this challenge will be different to his previous clubs, by saying: “I’m not going to make the same mistakes.”Spurs travel to London rivals West Ham on Saturday as they look to repair the poor start to their season which has left them six points above the relegation zone.New Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits he wears the club pyjamas to bed
TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATES3 Kane has not featured for Spurs since New Year’s DayCredit: AFP or licensorsLATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongDespite his injury woes, Spurs’ No10 has managed to score 17 goals in 25 games this season.And this tally has seen him jump ahead of Martin Chivers to go third in the club’s list of all-time leading goalscorers with 181 in 278 appearances.Only Bobby Smith and 266-goal legend Jimmy Greaves have bagged more.3Harry Kane spotted in Tottenham training for first time since hamstring injury in huge England Euro 2020 boost REAL MADRID and Juventus could be set for a summer transfer tussle over Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane, according to reports.The 26-year-old has been missing since rupturing a hamstring in his side’s dismal 1-0 New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton.3 Harry Kane has netted 17 goals in 25 appearances this seasonCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdBut out of sight hasn’t meant out of mind, with Spurs set to face a battle to keep their star striker.And while interest in Kane is nothing new – Spanish outlet AS claim that the England captain now wants to leave North London.At Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid he is seen as the perfect replacement for 32-year-old Karim Benzema.The LaLiga giants have a history of buying from Spurs, having prised Luka Modric away from White Hart Lane in 2012 – with Gareth Bale following suit a year later.Juventus, meanwhile, are desperate to win the Champions League during the finite period in which they possess Cristiano Ronaldo.And the Old Lady believe that Kane could act as the perfect foil for the 35-year-old – just as Benzema himself did for so many years at the Bernabeu.Tottenham have struggled this season, with Jose Mourinho failing to turn last season’s Champions League finalists’ fortunes around.When the league was paused they found themselves eighth in the table, seven points off fourth place.While many feel that a Spurs rebuild is what is required, very few could imagine losing Kane to be anything other than a huge step backwards for a club that has already taken their fair share of those of late.
The competition started last week and has attracted over 60 teams in 8 different divisions.The divisions include the A League (men’s), women’s league, junior mix and corporate mix.Games are played every Friday (6pm-8pm) and Saturday (12pm-8pm).In the results from today, Almis def. Jubilee Blue 4-2, Ward Strip def. Island Strickers 2-0, Roosters def. Sunset 4-0, Defence def. Hunters 1-0 and B-Mobile (1) drew with RIS4J 1-1.Finals for the competition will be in four weeks’ time.