ST PIUS were big winners during round three of the ongoing Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)/Smalta Girls U-11 football tournament on Saturday.The side were 8-0 victor over Tucville, thanks to Kerry Boyce who scored four goals. Her goals came in the 1st. 5th, 13th and 28th minute. She gained assistance from Breann Solome who scored in the 9th, 24th and 30th, as well as Akesha Sibdhani in the 26th.In the first game of the day, St Angela’s won via walkover from School of the Nations, while in Game two, it was easy sailing for North Georgetown who overcame Redeemer 3-0.Jada Maison’s brace in the 10th and 20th along with Ameza English (11th minute) accounted for the goals.Game four went in F.E Pollard’s favour as they beat off South Ruimveldt 2-0, thanks to Shania Lord in the 26th and Ciara Fraser in the 30th.Stella Maris also found themselves on the losing side to West Ruimveldt by a 4-0 margin in game five. Akila Smith was on target on all four occasions with strikes in the 18th, 20th 25th and 29th.There was a no-contest between Enterprise and Sophia.Matches continue next weekend.
RED BANK – The 22nd annual Holiday Express concert and Red Bank Tree lighting was held Friday night with thousands packing Broad Street to ring in the holiday season.The concert came with all the trimming – the Grinch, holiday dancers, rock n’ roll seasonal tunes and Tim McLoone and Holiday Express.On cue, the borough’s holiday tree, standing in Riverside Gardens, was lit as were the tiny white-light bedecked trees flanking Broad Street.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsWhat’s the best way for a team to cure all the woes of a season and gain necessary confidence to climb up league standings?Play the Grand Forks Border Bruins.The Nelson Leafs dropped 14 on the lowly Bruins, beating the Murdoch Division cellar dwellers by two converted touchdowns Saturday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.“It was definitely good for us to play them and get some confidence back,” said Leaf forward Linden Horswill after racking up four points, including a hat trick, on the Bruins.“We played well against (Grand Forks) so it was good for us to turn it around after (the recent road stint).”It took a little time for the Leafs to get going as the Bruins played the home side even for the first five-plus minutes.But a power play goal by Max Mois opened the floodgates.Nelson, 14-8-0-2, scored five more times, including a pair each from Horswill and Brett Norman, to take a 6-0 lead into the intermission.“We out skated (Grand Forks) . . . a lot,” Horswill said when asked about the difference in the game. “We moved the puck around well and just took it to them.”Playing the game without the full compliment of bodies, Nelson had the remaining lines flying and at one point in the second period held a 20-2 shot advantage on the struggling Bruins.The all-Nelson line of Horswill, Carsen Willans and Dallon Stoddart contributed big to the Leaf attack as the Heritage City trio finished the game with 12 points.“Carsen (Willans) does well at setting us up,” said Horswill, complimenting his teammate for making his night around the net easy with a few gift set-ups.“(Carsen) is definitely a great person to play with . . . the same with Dallon (Stoddart).”The game definitely padded the stats for most Leaf players.Norman finished the game with three goals along with two assists.James Sorrey scored twice and also had two helpers.Nik Newman, J.J. Beitel, scoring his first KIJHL marker and finishing the game with five points, Willans, earning the game’s third star with a five-point night, game captain Jonathon Petrash and Matti Jmaeff also scored for Nelson.Patrick Defoe had quite an easy time in goal, although to get the shutout — his second of the season — the rookie backstop needed help from his posts and crossbar as Grand Forks a couple times rang pucks off the iron.However, after it was all said and done, Horswill couldn’t help feeling a little sorry for the Bruin players.“Playing on that (Grand Forks) team would be a little hard . . . especially not getting a lot of wins,” Horswill said. “But you can’t think of that when you’re playing. You just have to forget about who you are playing and just play.”The Leafs remain in second spot in Murdoch standings, four points behind the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and two in front of the surging Castlegar Rebels. Both Murdoch rivals have played fewer games than the Leafs.The loss, combined with a 7-5 setback Sunday to Spokane Braves, is the 19th for Grand Forks. The Bruins remain the only KIJHL team not to register a win.“Obviously (the constant losing) is disappointing. These results are tough to take, for sure,” said Grand Forks coach and GM Brent Batten.“The boys are actually doing pretty well attitude wise,” Batten added. “They realize things will get better. It’s just a matter of working through obviously some big obstacles. But were all staying positive and as a (coaching) staff we’re remaining positive as well.”GAME NOTES: The final shot total was 48-6 in favour of the Leafs. . . .Grand Forks starting goalie Cole Buckley, who had his playing rights obtained by the Bruins earlier this month from Revelstoke Grizzlies, played two periods before giving away to Nathan Nicolson. . . .Nelson lost the services of winger Max Mois during the game. Mois was sent to the dressing room as a precaution to guard against a current injury. . . .Other Leafs out of the lineup due to injury included forward Colton Malmsten along with defencemen Riley Henderson, Blake Arcuri, Tyler Parfeniuk and Julian Davis. Nelson was also missing forward Colton Schell who was called up by Trail of the BCHL for Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Vernon Vipers. . . .Grand Forks coach Brent Batten said the Bruins had seven players out of its lineup due to injury. . . .Nelson, finishing the weekend registering three off four points after dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to Fernie Thursday, has a week off before hosting Penticton Lakers for a Saturday home game at the NDCC [email protected]
Colton McCarthy’s second goal of the game in the final minute of regulation time lifted the Nelson Leafs to a 5-5 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League overtime tie against the Castlegar Rebels Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The goal by the 16-year-old rookie from Salmon Arm came with 11 ticks left on the clock as Nelson desperately tried to salvage at least a single point on a night the Heritage City franchise honoured a Leaf hero from the past, former goalie Gus Adams.Adams, who toiled with the Nelson Senior Maple Leafs in the days of the Western International Hockey League, recently passed away at his North Shore home. Nelson squandered a 3-1 lead in the second period as the Rebels stormed back to take a 5-4 lead late in the third frame.Aaron Dunlap, Carsen Willans and Matt MacDonald, with his first goal as a junior, also scored for the Leafs.Bryan Lubin, with a pair, Stuart Walton, Peter Mingus and Braydon Horcoff replied for the Rebels.Castlegar outshot Nelson 34-25, including a wide 12-1 margin in the third as the Sunflower City put the foot on the gas pedal looking for goals.Connor Beachamp, for the Rebels, and Patrick Defoe, for Nelson, tended goal for both teams.The teams play the return engagement Saturday at the Castlegar Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
FAVORED SENSITIVELY FALLS AFTER WIRE, SENDING TALAMO TO HOSPITAL FOR EXAMARCADIA, Calif. (April 5, 2015)–Enchanting Lady cut back in distance, took a steep drop in class and responded with a 2 ¼ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes and in less than 24 hours, reunited the winning Santa Anita Derby connections of trainer Bob Baffert, owner Kaleem Shah and jockey Martin Garcia. Breaking from the outside in a field of six 3-year-old fillies, Enchanting Lady stalked favored Sensitively into the far turn, took the lead approaching the quarter pole and finished up 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.01.“The last few days have been a lot fun,” said Shah. “I named this filly after my wife and she really came through today. I had a lot of confidence coming into today. Bob told me she’s good sprinting and hopefully she can continue to move forward off of this.”A rousing 6 ¼ length winner of the 5 ½ furlong Landaluce Stakes as a maiden on June 22, Enchanting Lady came off the bench to run fifth in the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Santa Ysabel Stakes Feb. 28. The second choice in the wagering at 3-1, she paid $8.60, $4.20 and $2.80. The Santa Paula was her second win from four tries and with the winner’s share of $46,080, she increased her earnings to $134,280.I think she wants to run six, six and half, or seven (furlongs),” said Garcia. “When she ran the other day, she really needed that race and it helped. We had good results today.”Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Mike Smith, Tara’s Tango was second best, finishing three lengths clear of Ben’s Duchess. Off at 3-1, Tara’s Tango paid $4.80 and $3.20.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Ben’s Duchess finished third at 5-1 and paid $3.60 to show.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Sensitively, who was off at 6-5, stopped badly a furlong out and fell shortly past the wire, unseating Talamo, who was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena for examination. Sensitively got up right away and appeared uninjured.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–