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Fair Haven Revels at Oktoberfest

first_imgPhotos by Patrick Olivero FAIR HAVEN – Every year Oktoberfest grows in size and popularity as residents and friends from neighboring towns come to enjoy food, games and an assortment of wine and craft beers. Organized by The Foundation of Fair Haven, the event is a great fundraiser for both the town’s annual Fair Haven Day as well as numerous small projects throughout town. This year fairgoers enjoyed the local brewery selection, eclectic food truck offerings, lively music and family-friendly games Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Fair Haven Fields.last_img read more

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Local eye surgeon goes on medal run during the summer at Canadian Masters Kayaking Regatta in Regina

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsLocal eye surgeon, Dr. Neville Maytom has never attended the Canadian Masters Kayaking Regatta.After filling his vehicle with medals for the long ride home from Regina, Saskatchewan, the rest of the field may not want the Nelson paddler to return.The good doctor by day and kayak enthusiast by, well almost most of the time when he’s not working, earned two Canadian Masters titles during the championships on Wascana Lake in August.“I’ve never been to the Canadian Masters before so I really didn’t know what to expect,” Maytom told The Nelson Daily from his home on the North Shore.“I only went because friends I have in Vancouver asked me to come. They wanted to get as many B.C. paddlers there to have a chance at winning the overall title so I joined a team from Burnaby for the event.” It really didn’t take the 50-plus kayaker long to become a fan favourite with his new Lower Mainland teammates.Maytom, overcoming rough, choppy water conditions, was part of the gold medal team in the 500-meter K2 (two-man) with teammate Kurt Foellmer and 500 meter K4 (four-man) 55-59 age division. He added three silver medals, including a second-place finish in the prestigious 500-meter K1 (singles).Maytom finished a measly two seconds behind previous national sprint champion, Nick Natchev from Pointe Claire, Quebec. Third place went to Keith Major of Peachland.“We raced in heats and (Natchev) was in the other heat,” said Maytom, who thrives on hopping into his boat for a paddle in front of his house on Kootenay Lake. “I really wished we were in the same heat because it would have been nice to see how I’d do against him (head to head).”The Canadian Masters Regatta has been staged every year since 1986.The majority of the field, this year boasting more than 200 participants, hail from Eastern Canada known as the “heartland” of sprint kayaking.“The regatta helps to promote long-term health benefits, camaraderie and great memories of an event well worth attending,” explained Maytom, who made the trip to Regina with his wife.Maytom, a four-time World Masters Kayaking Champ, won the only other race he attended this season on Lake Okanagan.He teamed up with a four other friends to capturing the 100 kilometer Lake Okanagan Relay. The race starts in Vernon and ends in Penticton. Each person paddles 20 kilometers. Team Maytom won by 20 minutes.Maytom said the Masters event in 2011 is slated to be in Eastern Canada so the likelihood of attending appears remote.Which is good news to the rest of the field.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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It was a case of Murphy’s Law for Nelson Selects at Provincial B U18 Boys Cup — team settles for silver medal

first_img“I however could not let acts such as spitting go unnoticed in any game anywhere.  I applaud Carsen for not retaliating; God only knows how I would react to being spit on. “Looking at the placing, I feel good where we ended up,” Williams added. “ We couldn’t defeat Chilliwack on this day but had demonstrated we are better than Bulkley Valley so the placement is accurate.“Which is not always the case in Provincial tournaments.”GOAL KICKS: Luke Mori has accepted an invitation to the University of Calgary Dino in the fall. Mori has been given a red-shirt position, but has the opportunity to change that to a roster spot on the team following a good camp in August. . . . Most of the squad was part of the first gold medal team in eight years last year when Nelson defeated Prince George 2-0 in Aldergrove. sports@thenelsondaily.com By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe planets appeared to be aligned in the right place, the Selects had won the division to advance to the final and the players seemed poised to repeat as Provincial B Cup winners.However, anything that could go wrong — including the coach getting ejected — did go wrong as the Nelson Selects lost 5-1 to Chilliwack in the final of the B.C. Soccer U18 Boy’s Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton. “Officiating aside, my guys were ready to play and could have put on a much more enjoyable and competitive match if given the freedom to play football not this B.C. version of a game that is becoming a sort of ballet,” a disappointed Keith Williams told The Nelson Daily after returning from the South Okanagan.“Tennis has more contact these days,” added Williams, less than impressed with the man in the middle of the contest.“Chilliwack was obviously a gifted team with two PCSL players in their midfield and gifted finishing.  On our best day we could defeat them, unfortunately we didn’t put forward our best performance in the final and when we began to play the officiating destroyed any chance of flow and momentum.”Unfortunately, Nelson decided to leave their game in the parking lot. The slow start allowed Chilliwack to grab a 3-0 lead at half.Playing much better to begin the second half, Nelson saw Garrett Bowman ejected for a second yellow card — the second time for a phantom call.After Andrew Woodward was injured during a collision, back up keeper Mitch Melanson was whistled for an infraction in the penalty area. Chilliwack converted to go up 4-0. The game deteriorated more when the Chilliwack captain spat on Nelson forward Carsen WillansWilliams decided to approach the game referee to question why there was no call on the play and was immediately ejected.“Many things were out of control at this point, I deemed it necessary to enter the pitch during the water break to discuss the spitting with the center official as the side line official was not hearing my complaint,” Williams explained. “My comments fell on deaf ears and was tossed from the pitch for entering the field of play during the water break.”Nelson lost two addition players before, playing with eight players, Erik Norberg found the net for Nelson.Chilliwack scored an additional goal to complete the scoring.Nelson opened with wins over Bulkley Valley, 2-1, and host Penticton Pinnacles, 5-0, to advance to the final.Luke Mori, Melanson, Michael Hii, Willans and Norberg scored for Nelson against Penticton.Mori and Kevin Lewis scored against Bulkley Valley.“I personally am a little embarrassed as to how I let myself get ejected in such a important game,” Williams admitted.last_img read more

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Vote for James Donaldson Park to win Canadian contest

first_imgJames Donaldson Park in Grand Forks is one of 16 finalists from across Canada in the first Canada’s Favourite Ballpark contest sponsored by Baseball Canada, but the park needs your vote to win.  Chosen from over 40 submissions from across the country, the finalists were announced on Jul. 9. Like the annual hockey town competition, the ballpark contest gives the winners prizes along with national exposure for the town.  “Community baseball diamonds provide broad opportunities for participation and are strategic settings for promoting and implementing Canadian Sport for Life concepts that Baseball Canada embraces,” said Ray Carter, president of Baseball Canada.  “Baseball Canada believes that governments should ensure that community diamonds provide the public active living opportunities for all ages in baseball in the dedicated baseball areas.”  The call for entrants went out in early June and past-president of the Grand Forks International (GFI) Gerry Foster took up the challenge.  “I really saw it as an opportunity for our community, and secondly good public relations for the GFI,” said Foster. “On the one hand it was something I wanted to do but I shared it with the GFI committee first. So I did it on behalf of the GFI and certainly on behalf of this great community, Grand Forks.”  The 16 qualifiers have been divided into four groups. Grand Forks finds itself in division 1 and will be up against Charlottetown PEI, St. Thomas ON and Okotoks AB.  The voting for this first group began on Monday, Jul. 11 at 12 p.m. ET and fans and supporters can vote online at baseball.ca. Voting for this first division continues until 10 am ET Monday, Jul. 18.  The ballpark with the most votes each week will advance to the semi-final round where again they will be matched-up against another park where voting will determine the two finalists.  The final round voting will then determine Canada’s Favourite Ballpark!  The judges have made their decision and now it is up to fans and supporters from across the country. Please vote, and vote often, for Grand Forks. Contact your friends and relatives and ask for their support as James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks competes for the title of Canada’s Favourite Ballpark.  Our ballpark in Grand Forks will now be showcased on baseball.ca for the week of voting. If Grand Forks gets the most votes it will move on to the semi-finals in a few weeks when another round of voting takes place.  So, once again, get onto the site and vote for your favourite ballpark – James Donaldson Park – then watch the results for the next round of voting.  The rest of the schedule is as follows: Aug. 8 (12 p.m. ET)- Aug. 15 (10 a.m. ET): Voting for Week 1 winner vs. Week 2 winner (semi-final #1);Aug. 15 (12 p.m. ET)- Aug. 22 (10 a.m. ET): Voting for Week 3 winner vs. Week 4 winner (semi-final #2);Aug. 22 (12 p.m. ET) – Sept. 6 10 a.m. ET): Voting to determine a winner;Sept. 7 (12 p.m. ET): Canada’s Favourite Ballpark is announced on Baseball.ca.That link again to vote is: www.baseball.calast_img read more

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High School field hockey season starts with playday Saturday in Castlegar

first_imgThe exhibition games are the first of the season for the field hockey stars.The L.V. Rogers Bombers play a trio of games Saturday starting at 9 a.m.The Bombers then take to the pitch at 12:15 p.m. before concluding the day with a game at 3 p.m.The B.C. High School AA Field Hockey Championships go November 2-4 in Victoria.sports@thenelsondaily.com While the volleyball players are bump and spike in Trail and Creston, respectively, the field hockey stars of the pitch begin the 2011 B.C. High School season with a playday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.last_img read more

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Two West Kootenay Girls’ softball teams take home silver

first_imgThe West Kootenay U14 and U19 teams both went 5-0 before coming to tight finishes in the finals.U14 lost 9-7 and U19 lost 11-10 in the finals, so both are taking home silver medals and a proud second-place finish. West Kootenay U14 and U19 girls softball teams travelled to Summerland this past Mother’s Day weekend. There was a total of 24 teams between the two divisions. last_img

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Central Arkansas Crowned Women’s Tennis Tournament Champions

first_imgThe clinching point came at the top-flight singles matchup between Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin of the Bears and Player of the Year Sahaja Yamalapalli of the Bearkats, with Xin blanking Yamalapalli 6-0 in the decisive third set. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – In just its second appearance in the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Championship Match, Central Arkansas took home its first league tournament title with a 4-2 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. The Bears rode that momentum into singles play with QiLi Ma and Marli Van Heerden earning straight-set triumphs to put UCA on top 3-1. Sam Houston State attempted to make things interesting with Petra Kaszas bouncing back from a 6-1 loss in set one to win sets two and three by a score of 6-2, but Xin’s victory iced it at 4-2. For the sixth-consecutive match, Central Arkansas secured the doubles point with the second and third lines picking up 6-4 and 6-0 wins, respectively. BOX SCORElast_img read more

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MCN’s Dickerson, NSU’s Hofmann Garner Southland Baseball Weekly Honors

first_imgWeek Four Notes (PDF) Honorable Mention: Lance Lusk, Sam Houston State; Trevin Michael, Lamar; Eric Orze, New Orleans; Conner Williams, Central Arkansas. Extending his hitting streak to 10 games, Dickerson went 9-for-21 (.429) at the plate to help the Cowboys go 4-1 last week. He posted a pair of three-hit performances in a 12-4 win over Missouri on Tuesday and an 18-8 win over Southern Miss on Sunday. Dickerson tallied nine RBI, four runs, two stolen bases and a home run. Hitter of the Week – Jake Dickerson, McNeese – Senior – First Baseman – Beaumont, TexasIn the team’s blowout of Missouri, Dickerson came up to the plate twice in a nine-run third inning, recording a pair of RBI singles to bookend the Cowboys’ production. In his final at-bat, he singled to lead off the eighth inning and came around to score McNeese’s final run. Dickerson continued to show his fondness for the third inning with another RBI single in the frame against Valpo to put the Cowboys on the board in the 4-2 triumph. In the squad’s 18-8 victory over Southern Miss, he fueled a 14-run explosion in the middle innings, blasting a three-run home run in the fourth and roping an RBI single in the fifth inning. The Canadian born hurler retired 14-consecutive batters from the third to the eighth innings, marking the third start he retired at least 11 in a row. Hofmann faced four Panthers with runners in scoring position, fanning all four and never allowing a runner past second base. Hofmann (3-0) spun another Friday night gem for the Demons, striking out 11 batters over eight shutout innings, extending his streak of not allowing an earned run to 23 frames. Among Division I pitchers with a 0.00 ERA, he has pitched the most innings.center_img Pitcher of the Week – Logan Hofmann, Northwestern State – Junior – Starting Pitcher – Muenster, SaskatchewanHofmann continued his dominant start to the season, extending his run of earned-run free pitching to 23 innings, the longest streak to start the year in Division I. He sat down a career-high 11 batters on strikes and now owns a 29:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Honorable Mention: Connor Emmet, Central Arkansas; Luke Marbach, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Lee Thomas, UIW; Luther Woullard, New Orleans. Northwestern State (9-2) ran its win streak to seven games with a 10-8 Wednesday night victory over Louisiana and a 3-0 series-opening win over Eastern Illinois on Hofmann’s night. After dropping game two on Saturday, the Demons topped the Panthers 6-3 on Sunday to claim their third-straight weekend series. NSU travels to Baton Rouge, La., for a Tuesday-night tilt with Southern at 6 p.m. and hosts Abilene Christian for a three-game slate this weekend. McNeese (9-4) also picked up a pair of wins over Valparaiso on Friday and Sunday but dropped their first contest against Southern Miss on Saturday. The Cowboys host in-state foe ULM for a three-game series beginning with a 6 p.m. CT first pitch on Friday. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese first baseman Jake Dickerson is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Northwestern State ace Logan Hofmann earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $212,517 INTO SATURDAY

first_imgSANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $212,517 INTO SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.  CAL-BREDS TO COMPETE ON SATURDAY IN $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2019)–With sunny skies and fast and firm conditions projected, Santa Anita will offer fans a nine-race card on Saturday which will be punctuated by a Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $212,517.Saturday’s card will be highlighted by the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes, which will go as the fifth race on the program.  For California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up at one mile on turf, the Crystal Water attracted a field of seven, with Brandothebartender installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite.With a 20 cent minimum wager required, the popular Rainbow Six attracted $88,275 in “new” money today, helping to create a total pool of $280,582.  While there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 43 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $1,104.60.Saturday’s Rainbow Six will begin with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:33 p.m. PT.First post time is set for 1 p.m. and admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit  santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Spurs ace Son becomes the first Asian player to score 50 Premier League goals

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Heung-min Son set a new Premier League record after bagging his first goal of the contest at Aston Villa.The South Korean superstar pounced on the rebound after his penalty was initially saved before sealing the match by punishing Bjorn Engel’s error to hand his side a crucial 3-2 victory.2 South Korean star Son Heung-min has now scored 51 Premier League goalsCredit: ReutersIt took his season’s tally to nine but his first strike ensured he became the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals.Son, 27, has needed 151 matches to reach the impressive milestone meaning he is averaging a goal every three matches.The forward is by far the most recognised Asian football in England’s top flight and is regarded as a hero in his native career.Previously it was Manchester United’s Park Ji-sung that was the biggest star after scoring 19 goals and 21 assists in 154 Premier League appearances.Ex-Newcastle midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has scored 15 times while former Leicester man Shinji Okazaki scored 14 in 114 matches.Shinji Kagawa made huge headlines when he left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United in 2012 but only found the net six times.50 – With his 8th league goal of the season, Son Heung-min has become the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals. Representation. pic.twitter.com/XF4EHv4Mq6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 16, 2020 Spurs’ win lifts them up to fifth in the league and Son was quick to praise his side’s character.He said after the game: “We were 1-0 down so we showed our character and we didn’t give up.”I felt bad because I had a couple of chances to score but I got the winning goal which makes me very happy and I think the lads deserved the win.”2 Park-Ji Sung had scored 19 times for Manchester United in the leagueCredit: Mark Robinson – The SunMartin Keown says Eric Dier is playing in the wrong position at Tottenham MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost 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 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 & kidslast_img read more

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