Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Gracie

first_imgFacebook50Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Gracie! She is a sweet and smart 8-years-young, 74-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback. Gracie has already won the hearts of her shelter volunteers and become a favorite at AAP! She knows her basic commands and does well with most dogs and older, kind children. Gracie is looking for a quiet and loving home with a fenced yard, plenty of dog treats, love, and gentle walks. If you are looking for a good companion family dog, please schedule an appointment to meet Gracie!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Gracie in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

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Former England manager reveals bizarre phone conversation where he convinced Roman Abramovic to buy…

first_imgAdvertisement p803e0NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsxpmyxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3zpmh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 93ukWould you ever consider trying this?😱m3zCan your students do this? 🌚pd9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson revealed the secret why Roman Abramovic chose to buy Chelsea instead of Spurs. At first, Roman Abramovic wanted to buy a club in Moscow. The team of Roman Abramovic shortlisted three clubs. According to Sven-Goran Eriksson, the facilities of Dinamo was better than other two clubs. So, the former English manager told Roman to buy that club.Advertisement However, Roman’s decision changed very quickly. At that time, Sven-Goran Eriksson was in a holiday. The right hand man of Roman Abramovic called him to inform about that. The new decision of Roman was to buy a club in London. The right hand person of Roman Abramovic placed two choices in front of Sven-Goran Eriksson – Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.Advertisement The reply of Sven-Goran Eriksson might help Roman to take the decision of buying Chelsea. Sven-Goran Eriksson asked what was the purpose of buying the new club. The answer was to win more trophies. So, Sven-Goran Eriksson told Roman to opt for Chelsea as he had to change the half of the team there while in Tottenham Hotspur, he might have to change the whole team. This phone call might have played a big part in history of Chelsea.Van Persie admits Arsenal didn’t want him anymore before the United transfer took placeAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Former Indian coach Greg Chappell claims this Indian legend is the ‘most powerful batsman’…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/PTIAdvertisement botlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5v4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epo3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) vx6Would you ever consider trying this?😱8r17fCan your students do this? 🌚3ga2Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Indian cricket team has seen its share of hard hitting batsmen. From the days of Sunil Gavaskar, through the reigning era of Sachin Tendulkar and now the swashbucking opener Rohit Sharma- Team India had plenty of run machines in its lineup from past to present. However, a former coach of the squad, Greg Chappell puts one Indian batsman above all else as the ‘most powerful batsman’, and yes, you guessed it right- its the iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni!Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/PTIA young and zestful MS Dhoni entered the senior team in 2004, just a year before Greg Chappell’s controversial two year tenure from 2005 to 2007 as the coach of the squad. In addition to taking up captaincy and lifting the 2007 World T20 trophy, Dhoni was gaining reverence for his ruthless batting power, something that didn’t go unnoticed by the Aussie gaffer.Chappell was present in a Facebook live session with Playwrite Foundation, where he recalled the thunderous batting prowess of a young Mahi during his early days with the team.Advertisement “I vividly remember that I was left awestruck when I saw him batting for the first time. He was definitely the most exciting cricketer in India at that time. He used to hit the ball from the most unusual positions. He is the most powerful batsman I have ever seen,” Chappell said in the live session.The 71 year old remembered the famous 2005 Sri Lanka ODI series- which solidified Dhoni’s place in the Men in Blue squad for his 183-off-145 not out innings in the 3rd match of the series in Jaipur.Advertisement “I remember his knock of 183 against Sri Lanka and how he tore them apart. It was power hitting at its very best. The next match was in Pune,” Chappell went on about his convo with MS: “why don’t you play along the ground more instead of trying to hit every ball to the boundary’.He continued: “We were chasing 260 odd and were in a good position and Dhoni was playing a contrasting innings to the one he had played just a couple of days before.Following a striking performance in the 3rd ODI, Dhoni landed another impressive during their chase of 262 in the 4th ODI in Pune, scoring a 43-ball-45, and ended the chase with a stunning over boundary.“We still needed 20 runs to win and Dhoni asked me, through 12th man RP Singh if he could hit sixes. I told him not until the target was in single digit. When we needed six runs to win, he finished the game with a six,” Chappell added.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Read which cricketer is the ‘front runner’ for Arjuna Award 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Saint James Honors and Congratulates Retiring Teachers

first_imgNewly retired Saint James teachers are from left – Ann Fitzgerald, Susan Walsh, Marsha Walsh, and Neil Fitzpatrick.ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Saint James School students celebrated the final weeks of school with sadness and joy; wishing four beloved teachers farewell as they retire while celebrating the end of the school year with parties and graduations.The teachers, called strong pillars of the elementary school with unwavering loyalty, patience, faith, and commitment to education, had more than 100 years of service to Saint James.Susan Walsh has taught math, algebra, and religion at Saint James School for 11 years while also serving as a homeroom teacher. She has been one of the forces behind the school’s performing arts drama program, always encouraging students to explore and develop their potential.Marsha Walsh has taught at Saint James School for 28 years, first as a kindergarten teacher, then as a first grade teacher and most recently, as a resource teacher. Walsh also was the coordinator for the extended-day program for 10 years. She has always patiently guided young students on their learning journey.Neil Fitzpatrick has taught music to students in preschool to eighth grade at Saint James for 31 years. Fitzpatrick has played either the piano or organ for all religious services, Christmas shows, and also moderated the school’s choral club.Ann Fitzgerald has taught at Saint James School for 38 years. She has taught grades 5-8 and has been an algebra teacher. She also taught math lab and high school prep and has served as technology coordinator.last_img read more

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Canada Geese Hunting Season Underway

first_imgBy Jay Cook |RUMSON –For many, Sept. 1 meant the start of a relaxing Labor Day Weekend. But for avid waterfowl hunters, that Friday marked the start of a full month reserved for hunting Canada geese.In September, hunters can take advantage of lax regulations and high bag limits for harvesting the big, black-necked resident birds with the distinctive honking call.While pretty to look at when they fly across the sky in a v-shaped formation, hunters and conservationists believe their high numbers on land are causing harm to the local environment.“It’s like any species that gets out of control or unbalanced within nature,” said Joe DeMartino, a sitting member on New Jersey’s Fish and Game Council. “And right now, the hunters are trying to do their part.”DeMartino is also a member of Ocean County Ducks Unlimited, a local branch of the nonprofit waterfowl conservation organization. He said the state estimates over 200,000 Canada geese live year-round in New Jersey.For the strictly Canada goose hunting season spanning the month of September, hunters can harvest up to 15 birds per day. They are allowed to hunt with unplugged shotguns (no more than seven shells) and electronic calls, and hunting is permitted from a half hour before sunrise until a half hour after sunset for all of September, according to New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection guidelines. Hunters also must not discharge their weapon within 450 feet of an occupied dwelling, and must hunt below the high tide water mark.With the overpopulation of resident Canada geese comes a number of different issues that can be bothersome to residents.“They reproduce in great numbers here, and since they’re no longer migrating, they’ve exceeded the capacity for the habitat to really carry them in a way that doesn’t impact other species,” said Colette Buchanan, president of Monmouth County Audubon Society.While Buchanan agreed the population has become burdensome, she says the bigger issue is what Canada geese can do to small and large bodies of water. Their excessive fecal matter “works its way into the rivers, ponds, and lakes mostly by runoff from rain.”From that, Buchanan said the feces quickly pollute the water and make a once flourishing environment nearly uninhabitable for smaller animals and fish.Canada geese are generally found around two specific areas – resting on expansive fields while they graze and eat, and in bodies of water where they go to relax, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.One of the few locations in Monmouth County where large areas of grass meet in close proximity to waterways is along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers, surrounding the Two River peninsula. The spacious properties and tamed lawns along the riverside provide a nearly perfect habitat for the birds to eat and take a breather.That combination also makes for a near perfect location for hunters to capitalize on.Cory Wingerter, a Fair Haven native, said he couldn’t think of a better way to spend the day than goose or duck hunting. Although he hasn’t been out in a few years, he said he still remembers some of the best spots.“In my opinion, the Shrewsbury is better,” he candidly said. “I have not been in the Shrewsbury or Navesink for some time, but for a while I was going out every single weekend. And the nastier the weather, the better.”Rumson Borough Police Chief Scott Paterson, an avid hunter with Monmouth County Ducks Unlimited, was a bit evasive when asked his favorite hunting locations.“Let’s just say that both rivers, when the weather is conducive, can be productive,” Paterson said, being careful not to give too much away.With Rumson set between both rivers, it hosts the most potential shoreline hunting in the area. And Paterson said he has seen a fair share of Canada geese in town.“There’s a resident population in every town in New Jersey,” he said. “It’s obviously become a bit of a problem in the parks and whatnot, but as long the people harvesting these birds utilize them and consume them, I’m all good with it.”And these hunters certainly do eat what they take from the environment. DeMartino said Canada goose cooks like, and is similar in texture and taste to, steak, although he personally likes his as a sausage or brined and made into a corned beef.Wingerter said he likes to “breast them out,” and then either go with an easy stew or sauté.Considering the time of year, as the usual waterfowl hunting season is on the cusp of opening, residents should not be overly worried if they hear gunshots in the distance, Paterson said. If people have concerns, Paterson urged residents to call and be safe. Although most times, it’s a responsible hunter on the water.Paterson said hunting in those two waterways is “no different than people Jet-Skiing or using the water as they see fit.”“Once it’s explained to (residents) that it’s the start of a specific season, most understand it’s a legal hobby to participate in,” the police chief continued.And following the rules and regulations is important to keeping the season open for new hunters every year. Responsible conservation through responsible hunting is something the hunters are trying to achieve during this annual special Canada goose season.Paterson said it’s an important part of hunting in the Two River area, especially to cull the resident Canada goose population.“Hunters, first and foremost, are conservationists,” he said.The state’s primary waterfowl hunting season for ducks and brant in the Coastal Zone is open from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11, and then again from Nov. 23 through Jan. 27. The Canada goose season – not resident geese – is open from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11, and also from Nov. 18 through Feb. 15. Youth hunting days open on Nov. 4 and Feb 10. For more information about waterfowl hunting in New Jersey, visit the Division of Fish and Wildlife website.This article was first published in the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

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Dam Inn Mates take it on the chin again

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second straight week the Dam Inn Mates took it on the chin.In a rematch of the 2010 West Kootenay Flag Football League final, the Mates once again played second fiddle to the Castlegar Vikings. This time the Vikings hammered the Mates 38-7 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. During week one, Hume Brewers thumped the Mates 21-1. In two games the Mates have been outscored 57-8.The Vikings dominated both sides of the ball, scoring at will and twice intercepting Dam Inn quarterbacks. Castlegar quarterback Dave Kravski tossed touchdowns to Carl Perepolkin, Kevin Wilson, Steve Mota and Bryan Lauzon.Kravski also ran for one major while Mota and Wilson picked off Dam Inn passes.The win moves Castlegar into a tie with idle Hume Brewers. Hume also pounded Dam Inn during week one of the season.The score of the contest between Nelson Impact and Whites was not available.The league resumes play Sunday at Mount Sentinel with one game on the schedule. Hume meets Whites at 11 a.m. The following week Castlegar hosts the Brewers at 11 a.m. while Dam Inn meets Whites at 1 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Mates pull closer to Brewers while Vkings just pull away

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League just got a whole lot tighter after Dam Inn Mates shocked the Hume Brewers 31-24 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. The Brewers, which had dominated the Mates during week one of the season 23-1, were a different team without starting quarterback Steven Doyle. The Mates have won two straight after beginning the season on a downers, losing twice and combining to score seven points in those two games. Defending champion Castlegar Vikings continued to occupy top spot after thumping Nelson Impact 46-13, Steve Mota caught a pair of touchdown passes from Dave Kravski, and tossed a completed score to Kravski to lead the Vikes. Kravski also connected with Bryan Lauzon and Kevin Wilson. Mota also was a force on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting a pair of passes. Lauzon and Jaime Simpson also picked off Impact pass attempts. Ryan Dekker had one of the Impact touchdowns. The Vikings, winners of four straight after starting the season with a loss, lead the league with a 4-1 record. Hume is second at 3-2 followed by Dam Inn and Nelson Impact at 2-2. Hour Glass sits in the basement, winless in four games. The league resumes play Sunday with the Impact hosting Our Glass at 11 a.m. and Dam Inn Mates facing the Castlegar Vikings at 1 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Ex-Nelsonite Sookro sinks Leafs in overtime

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second consecutive night a player with ties to the Heritage City came back to haunt the Nelson Leafs.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro scored early in overtime to power the visiting Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win was the fifth in six attempts for the Hawks, who have outscored the Leafs 24-13 this season.Friday, the one-two combo of Dane Rupert and Landon Andrusiak, who played last season in Nelson, combined for seven points to help the Kelowna Chiefs skate to an 8-6 win.Saturday it was a goaltender’s duel between Marcus Beesley in the Nelson nets and Zack Perehudoff. Beaver Valley took a 1-0 into the first period intermission when Ryan Edwards beat Beesley from the edge of the goal crease.Nelson defenceman Braeden Hikichi tied the game in the second with an assist from Colton Schell.The Leafs, holding a 9-5 shots advantage in the third period and 21-17 in the game, pushed for the victory but could not beat Perehudoff.The loss all but ended Nelson’s bid to overtake Beaver Valley in the Murdoch Division standings. The Hawks now hold an eight-point lead over the Leafs. Beaver Valley also has played one fewer game.However, Nelson still holds a glimmer of hope if the Leafs can sweep a season-ending series next weekend.Saturday, the Hawks once again invade the NDCC Arena before the teams hook up Sunday, January 31 in Fruitvale.LEAFS BANTER: Ryon Sookro leads the Hawks in goals (23) and points (46). The 19-year-old native of South Slocan decided to play for the Hawks after failing to catch on last season with the Leafs. . . .Nelson, third in the Murdoch Division with a 22-17-0-3 record, has eight games remaining on the schedule. . . .Nelson plays host to Castlegar Rebels Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. . . .The game was slugged International Night as the hockey team welcomed visiting students attending school in the Heritage City.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MAY 26, 2016

first_imgFlavien Prat3995523%49%$406,845 EXAGGERATOR WALKS SHEDROW THIS MORNING AT PIMLICO            Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Exaggerator, who became the 10th Santa Anita Derby winner to take the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, jogged two miles over Pimlico’s main track on Wednesday and walked the shed row this morning as he continues to prepare for the mile and one half Belmont Stakes on June 11.“He walked today and he’ll van to Belmont on Sunday,” said Desormeaux, who arrived back in Southern California Wednesday night. “It’s not that far to Belmont. He’ll be on the van about eight or nine hours. We’re gonna breeze him one time, probably five eighths, before the race. He’ll either work a week from Saturday (June 4) or the following Tuesday (June 7).“I’ll go back for the work and I’m still thinking about whether or not to send Kent (Desormeaux) in to breeze him, or just have Aaron Gryder get on him. Aaron’s already there and he knows my horses and he knows me. As far as the horse is concerned, everything’s pretty basic. He has no issues and there’s nothing (physical) we’re having to deal with. He’s a pleasure to train.”A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby at a mile and one eighth on April 9, Exaggerator, who has made three out of his five starts this year at Santa Anita, was second to previously unbeaten Nyquist in both the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes here on Feb. 15 and in the Kentucky Derby May 7. Mike Puype2662223%38%$199,280 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won RACE BRINGS FOND MEMORIES OF LENNYFROMALIBUThe Lennyfromalibu Stakes, the first of five added money events to be run Saturday in the Golden States Series for California-bred or sired horses on Gold Rush Day, has a notable back story.The race for four-year-olds and up at about six and a half furlongs on turf drew but five starters, but the derivation of its name is from stakes winner Lennyfromalibu, who won the Crystal Water in 2004 and the California Cup Mile in 2003. But wait. There’s more.“Lennyfromalibu was named after Lenny Goldstein, a liver doctor who treated my husband (Jim),” related Madeline Auerbach, who campaigned the horse, and is still an active owner/breeder and a member of the California Horse Racing Board.“Dr. Goldstein had an office at UCLA, lived on the beach in Malibu, had a big handlebar mustache and was really a throwback guy. He was very pro-active and helpful in my husband getting a liver transplant, and he was fascinated that we were in the racing business.“So the very first baby that we had available from Unusual Heat’s first crop (in 1999) was named Lennyfromalibu.”The field: Forest Chatter, Mike Smith,6-5; Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez, 9-2; Ambitious Brew, Flavien Prat, 7-5; Old Man Lake, Tyler Baze, 12-1; and K Thirty Eight, Edwin Maldonado, 6-1. O’NEILL HAPPY WITH NYQUIST, BUT HAS NO RACE PLANSChampion Nyquist, who suffered his first defeat in last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes after eight straight victories including the Kentucky Derby on May 7, is doing well although he will miss the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes on June 11, due to a temperature that surfaced soon after the Preakness.“He has no temperature right now, his blood looks good, so we’re very happy with the way things are going back there,” trainer Doug O’Neill said Thursday morning at Santa Anita.“I don’t know what will happen next (as far as plans for future races). We’ll bring himback (from Maryland) June 5 so we’ll kind of play it by ear from there.” MUSICAL AGENTS CONTINUE: GONZALEZ HIRES EBANKS            Santiago Gonzalez, who fired agent Craig Stephan last Saturday after a two-year run that saw him become an overnight success, has changed representatives again, parting company with 28-year-old Brandon O’Bryan after four days and hiring veteran Ron Ebanks.“Santiago called me and wanted to know if I was interested and available,” Ebanks said. “I said I’d definitely like to talk, so we met, discussed issues and I was happy with what I heard.“He’s one of the most sought-after riders and rides for everybody. He’s achieved a lot in a short amount of time and looks like he can be a top rider.            “I represented Gary Stevens for two weeks at Del Mar last summer, but we just weren’t a good fit for each other,” Ebanks said, referring to his last gig as an agent.Ebanks has had plenty of experience with world-class riders. “I’ve had Chris Antley, Tyler Baze, Joe Talamo, Michael Baze, Patrick Valenzuela, Joel Rosario, Jorge Chavez and Shane Sellers for 15 years when he earned $115 million,” Ebanks said.“I’ve been in the business 38 years. I started when I was 13. I rode horses from 15 to 23 and became an agent when I was 23.” Jerry Hollendorfer3563717%46%$495,680 EXPLOSIVE DEBUT FOR 2-5 MELAIR CHOICE ENOLA GRAYEnola Gray won by a pole, as they say, in her debut race, coming home 16 ¼ lengths in front of eight rivals in a 6 1/2-furlong sprint on April 10. It was no surprise to leading trainer Phil D’Amato, even though the gray daughter of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander paid $10.80 to win.“She was well-meant that day,” said D’Amato, who sends out Enola Gray in Saturday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. “I thought she had a really good chance to win, although I didn’t think she’d win by 16.“She’s always shown that kind of talent in the mornings. She breezed so fast, we never really put her in company to see how fast she really was, so it was a pleasant surprise.“She came out of the race good and she’s ready to go.”The Melair: Enola Gray, Tyler Baze, 2-5; Allsquare, Joe Talamo, 10-1; Cheekaboo, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Hacktivism, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; The Spiral Jetter, Santiago Gonzalez, 12-1; and Shy Carmelita, Martin Garcia, 6-1. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato381110429%66%$578,370 Edwin Maldonado561212621%54%$427,651 Patrick Gallagher1140036%36%$111,155 PREAKNESS WINNER EXAGGERATOR WALKS SHEDROWRALIS TACKLES TURF FOR FIRST TIME IN SNOW CHIEFNYQUIST DUE IN CALIFORNIA JUNE 5, PLANS ON HOLDSINGING KITTY IS IN TUNE ON A FIRM TURF COURSEBOOZER STAYS ON THE ON DIRT IN TIZNOW STAKESDYNAMITE DEBUT WINNER ENOLA GRAY HEADS MELAIRLENNYFROMALIBU IS REMEMBERED ON SATURDAYRON EBANKS NEW AGENT FOR SANTIAGO GONZALEZ RALIS TRIES TURF FOR FIRST TIME IN SNOW CHIEF            Ralis makes his turf debut Saturday when the son of Square Eddie trained by Doug O’Neill for Reddam Racing runs in the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on grass.“He ran really well on the synthetic surface at Turfway (fifth in the Grade III Spiral, beaten only three-quarters of a length on April 2), so generally, horses that run well on synthetic run well on grass, especially Square Eddies,” O’Neill said. “They run well on anything, so we’re very optimistic he’ll run a good race.”The Snow Chief field: Ralis, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; The Big Train, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Glory Bound, Edwin Maldonado, 10-1; Midnight Ming, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Tough It Out, Joe Talamo, 2-1; and Gold Rush Dancer, Flavien Prat, 9-5. FIRM COURSE A PLUS FOR SINGING KITTY IN FRAN’S VALENTINETrainer Matt Chew is optimistic about the chances of Singing Kitty in Saturday’s $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf.“She’s coming up to the race really well,” Chew said. “She didn’t really care much going down the hill when the turf course was softer (eighth by four lengths on a “good’ surface in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Jan. 30).“She’s back where she’s somewhat confident, and I think she’ll like this surface the way it is right now. She won her races last year when it was 100-degree weather and everything was nice and firm. The course was a little soft this winter and it wasn’t to her liking.”The field for the Fran’s Valentine: Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1; Nite Delite, Stewart Elliott, 12-1; Sheer Pleasure, Martin Garcia, 7-2; Madame Mousse, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; Lily Kai, Dryden Van Dyke, 8-1; Bert’s Melody, Brice Blanc, 5-1; Velvet Mesquite, Tyler Baze, 9-2; and Singing Kitty, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1. BOOZER ON DISPLAY CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAYBoozer, a versatile son of Unusual Heat who has won six of seven career starts on turf, returns to the main track Saturday in the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes for four-year-olds and up at one mile, one of five added money events in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses on Gold Rush Day at Santa Anita.Trained by Mark Glatt for Al and Sandee Kirkwood, Boozer won at a mile on dirt at Los Alamitos last out on April 16 under Edwin Maldonado, who retains the mount in the Tiznow.“He’s versatile, so it’s nice to have different options,” Glatt said of Boozer. “We’ll see how it works out for us.”The Tiznow: Howdy, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Boozer, Edwin Maldonado, 5-2; Songforjohnmichael, Joe Talamo, 2-1; Avanti Bello, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Indygo Holiday, Fernando Perez, 15-1; Soi Phet, Kent Desomreaux, 4-1; and Rocko’s Wheel, Martin Garcia, 5-1. Rafael Bejarano591211820%53%$654,912 (Current Through Sunday, May 22) Mark Glatt2344317%48%$139,886 Martin Garcia3764416%38%$366,535 Martin Pedroza3353515%39%$184,900 Santiago Gonzalez55810815%47%$413,775 SANTA ANITA BIDS FAREWELL TO FAN FAVORITE ‘LEXI’Santa Anita’s racing family and fans of The Great Race Place are mourning the passing of Lexi, the little Jack Russell Terrier who rode the carriages at Santa Anita for all of her 15 years, becoming a fan favorite.Owned by Santa Anita’s Operations Office Manager Paige Rickerd, Lexi died Monday afternoon but did her job until the very end.“She had such a huge fan base and was really one special dog,” said the understandably saddened Rickerd. “There are over 7,000 people who have reached out on Facebook. We knew she was popular and loved but we had no idea to what extent.“She was the best companion and friend anyone could ever ask for. We are truly heartbroken . . . She will forever be in our hearts, forever missed and forever loved. Rest in peace, Lexi. We love you.”Rickerd has a tribute to Lexi posted on Facebook under Carriage Horses. Tyler Baze6412101419%56%$511,055 Joseph Talamo46109922%61%$499,143 John Sadler2861321%36%$365,665 FINISH LINES: Trainer Simon Callaghan could run Taris against males in the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs on June 25, although the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4 and a potential meeting with distaff champions Beholder and Stellar Wind remains an option. “I’ll talk with the owners and we’ll make a decision,” Callaghan said . . . Congratulations to Jeff Mullins on registering his 1,500th training victory last Saturday, with odds-on favorite Spirit World ridden by his main man, Tyler Baze. “It’s a nice milestone,” said Mullins, who saddled three consecutive winners of the Santa Anita Derby from 2003-05 (Buddy Gil, Castledale and Buzzards Bay). “I’ve been training for 30 years, ever since I was old enough to get a license.” . . . Chad Lindsay will represent the United States in the 2016 Longines Future Racing Stars international apprentice jockey challenge race at Chantilly Race Course in Paris on June 19. Represented by agent Vince DeGregory, the 23-year-old Lindsay, a native of Aledo, Texas, near Fort Worth, will be one of the apprentices all under the age of 25 from 10 different nations . . . Agent Vic Lipton says he will not be representing Jaime Theirot . . . Ron Ebanks, agent for Santiago Gonzalez, and Simon Bray, TVG analyst and former trainer, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 12:50 p.m. in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Sunday’s lone winning Pick Six ticket worth $98,243.80 was purchased at Golden Gate Fields for $72 . . . Santa Anita races through this Monday, Memorial Day, but will be dark for live racing next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 31, June 1 and June 2. Live racing resumes Friday, June 3 at 2 p.m. TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Wonlast_img read more

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Smith, Dotson, Dabney Voted Football Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Davion Davis, Sam Houston State; Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls. Defensive Player of the Week: Kenny Dotson, Nicholls – Jr. – Defensive Lineman – Plaquemine, La.Dotson registered 3.5 sacks in the win at SFA, totaling eight tackles with 4.0 going for losses. He had 3.0 sacks entering the week to help Nicholls to its No. 2 ranking in the league standings, accounted for minus-22 yards lost while notching two of his sacks on third down. His 3.5 sacks are the most for any player in the conference this year. The Colonel defense limited SFA to 261 yards on offense and 2.6 yards per carry. Honorable Mention: Trent Jackson, McNeese; Raphael Lewis, Houston Baptist; Sam Denmark, Abilene Christian; Juan Jackson, Central Arkansas. Nicholls (8-2, 7-1 SLC) still has a chance to grab a share of the regular season title, capping its regular season at Southeastern Louisiana (5-5, 5-3 SLC) on Thursday at 6 p.m. A win and a Central Arkansas loss would secure a share of the crown for the Colonels. The game will broadcast on Cox Sports TV and ESPN3. Lamar (2-8, 1-7 SLC) hosts McNeese (8-2, 6-2 SLC) on Saturday in the 27th River Bell Classic – the final game of the Southland football season. The rivalry matchup kicks off at 7 p.m. on Eleven Sports and Southland Digital Network. The all-time River Bell series is currently tied at 13-13. Special Teams Player of the Week: Brandon Dabney, Lamar – Jr. – Defensive Back – Manteca, Calif.With Houston Baptist seemingly in control of the game, Brandon Dabney made a momentum changing play that turned the game around. On fourth-down and two from the HBU 30, Dabney broke through the line to block the Huskies’ punt which was recovered in the end zone to tie the game. It was one of two blocks for the LU special teams on the day, as the Cardinals rallied for their first Southland victory of the season, winning 23-16. Offensive Player of the Week: Tahj Smith, Nicholls – Fr. – Running Back – LaPlace, La.Heading into the game with only one carry for his career, the redshirt freshman subbed in after the Colonels’ two starting running backs left the game due to injury. He went on to total 177 yards on 23 carries, which is the second-highest single-game rushing yard total for a Southland player this season. His longest rush of the game was a 33-yarder and he capped his career day with a 20-yard scramble for his first touchdown. Smith was one of two Colonels to eclipse the 100-yard mark (Kyran Irvin – 160) in the win over 34-14 win over Stephen F. Austin as Nicholls finished with 418 yards on the ground.center_img FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Tahj Smith and Kenny Dotson, and Brandon Dabney of Lamar are the Southland Conference Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Freshman running back Smith was tabbed Offensive Player of the Week, junior defensive lineman Dotson earned defensive honors and junior defensive back Dabney was named Special Teams Player of the Week. Honorable Mention: Yedidiah Louis, Sam Houston State; Luke Anthony, Abilene Christian; James Tabary, McNeese. 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 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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