Facebook32Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston CountyThe public is invited to attend the final “Bridging the Gap” dedication for the last overpass for the Chehalis Western Recreational/Transportation Trail. The crossing over Pacific Avenue complements two earlier bridge projects on the trail over I-5 and over Martin Way. The festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. the morning of Saturday, December 13 at the trail at Music 6000. (3738 Pacific Ave. SE, 98501).The ceremonies will include ribbon cutting & commemoration, celebratory walk across the bridge, 94.5 ROXY live radio broadcast, cake and cider.Parking- attendees are encouraged to walk, bike and car pool to the event.For those who drive, a reminder that parking at Music 6000 is for customers only.Celebration attendees may park at the following locations:· Chambers Lake Park, 14th Ave. SE (1/2 mile from Music 6000)· South Sound Center· South Side of Griffin Lane SE (1/2 mile from Music 6000)For more information, please visit www.trpc.org.
Facebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaWhen you see lights flashing and hear sirens sounding on the Port of Olympia docks on September 8, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., please do not be alarmed! It is not an emergency. It is the Port and local “First Responders” joining with the Olympia Yacht Club and Thurston County Chamber in honoring our Armed Forces with the 55th Annual Foofaraw.On Friday, September 8, the Thurston County Chamber and the Olympia Yacht Club will host over 225 active duty military men and women at Island Home, a private island owned by the Olympia Yacht Club.Boats are bid farewell by a contingent of local first-responders.As vessels carrying military members pass the Port, they will see the American flag flying above the marine terminal and the salute from members of the Port of Olympia staff and Harbor Patrol, Olympia Fire and Police Departments, Lacey Fire and Police Department, Thurston County Sheriff’s Department, ILWU Local 47, Weyerhaeuser and Brusco Tug & Barge.
Image Courtesy: APAdvertisement 8gr2qzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7gt2r5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4mag( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7o06l7iWould you ever consider trying this?😱qiy4Can your students do this? 🌚6jaeqRoller skating! Powered by Firework In his senior cricket career spanning 13 years, Team India stalwart Rohit Sharma has experienced guidance from many top coaches in international and domestic levels. However,, there is but one particular name that he associates the tag of ‘best coach’ with. It is the one and only Ricky Ponting, the Australian cricketing legend whom Rohit Sharma considers to be the best he has played under.Advertisement Image Courtesy: APThe revelation came in a live Instagram chat with English cricket superstar Kevin Pietersen. Speaking on various topics regarding the gentleman’s game, a question regarding Sharma’s time in the Indian Premier League came up.The Mumbai Indians icon, who has been the captain of the franchise since 2013, was asked by Pietersen about the coach he considers the best in his career.Advertisement “Who’s been your favourite coach? Over the years, in your whole career, who has been your favourite coach?” the former England international asked Sharma.“Very difficult to pick one name because they all bring something or the other to the table,” although he honoured all the coaches he has played under, Sharma specifically mentioned Ponting, the former Aussie captain who coached Mumbai Indians in three IPL seasons, from 2014 to 2016.Advertisement “Ricky Ponting to me was magic,” the 32 year old run machine replied.Sharma continued on his appraisal of the Aussie legend: “He was playing a supporting role to all the players, to all the youngsters in the team and he was guiding me through the captaincy and yeah, I got to learn a lot from him.” A clip from the interview between the cricketers was uploaded on the official Instagram account of Mumbai Indians. Check it out below-Ponting, who was appointed as a captain of Mumbai Indians in 2013, handed over the captain’s armband to Sharma in mid-season, an event that the hard hitting opener still cherishes to this day.Under Sharma’s captaincy, MI went onto lift tour IPL trophies, and their second Champions League T20 victory in 2013.Former Sri Lanka international Mahela Jayawardene is currently the coach in Mumbai, while Ponting has now switched sides with Delhi Capitals, where he has been the coach since 2018.Also read-Aussie captain Tim Paine’s car broken into; wallet and credit card stolen!Read which Indian cricketer just pledged Rs 80 lakhs to help fight COVID-19! Advertisement
Image Courtesy: FPJ/Getty/The HinduAdvertisement wsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsbixk7gpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb3l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s0zs9Would you ever consider trying this?😱7Can your students do this? 🌚c6Roller skating! Powered by Firework The famous ‘Mongoose Bat’ entered the global cricket scene with creating a huge uproar. The bat with a shorter blade and longer handle, wielded by none other than the former Aussie hall of fame Matthey Hayden, was an object of desire for many fans. The former Chennai Super Kings stalwart was ruthless against bowlers with the bat, however, it earned a little slack from a fellow cricketer, and it was none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni!Advertisement Image Courtesy: FPJ/Getty/The HinduWith the absence of cricket action in the COVID-19 lock down, many current and former cricketers are taking to social media to engage with the fans. In a recent interview with anchor Rupa Ramani, Matthew Hayden recalled his Indian Premier League days, revealed the reaction he got when first using the mongoose bat from his captain.“I will give you anything you want in life, to not use this bat. Please do not use this bat,” Mahi had said to Hayden after seeing the mongoose, the 48 year old said in the interview session. Check it out below-Advertisement Dhoni’s negative reaction to the mongoose came when Hayden started using it in the 2010 IPL season. The bat, with its 43% longer handle and 33% shorter blade made it lethal for aggressive batting.However, the former Aussie opening batsman had defended the mongoose against Dhoni’s scepticism, saying, “I am using this bat for practice for about a year and a half and when it hits the middle of the bat it goes 20 meters further.”CSK, who lifted their third IPL trophy in 2010, saw a spectacular batting performance from Hayden wielding the mongoose, who scored 346 runs in that season.“The mongoose product was a step in the right direction and it was a brave and courageous decision to use it and for a couple of times when I used I just loved it,” Hayden added.Even though the bat had gained a huge amount of popularity a decade ago, it was ineffective in defensive play, and following Hayden’s retirement, the mongoose became an extinct choice for batsman.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-You won’t believe MS Dhoni’s brand new lockdown look!Ian Chappell: India are well equipped to handle Australian conditions! Advertisement
The Nelson Neptunes shot of the team standing ladder to finish third at the Castlegar Aquanauts swim meet Sunday in the Sunflower City.Host Castlegar used home pool advantage to edge second place Grand Forks and the Neptunes for the overall title.”We are happy with our overall placing and hope to maintain it for Regionals which will be coming up in just a few weeks,” said head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.”Considering the training that the swimmers endured this week, these results were not expected at all,” Pfeiffer added. Kallie Badry’s 50 meter breaststroke Cameron Bibby-Fox, Arjun Bhabra, Olivia Cowan and Ohia Wintraub’s 100 meter freestyle all of our relays – this was the first meet where we had no disqualifications on any of or relays Jaylen Rushton, in Division two girls and Ohia Wintraub, in Division four girls, each won silver.Matthew Holitzki, Sage Cowan and Sam Matthew, in Division four boys, Division six girls and O-Cat Boys, each won bronze, respectively.Coaches Cynthia Pfeiffer, won gold and Rebecca Afford took silver in Division eight women’s.”(Neptunes) trained incredibly hard all week, but all the swimmers were still able to get significant best times — some taking off as much as 25 seconds from their previous times,” Pfeiffer said.Some of those incredible times included: Nava Sachs’ 200 meter IM Mile relay (1600 meter) – Sage Cowan, Nava Sachs, Hannah Malenfant, Ohia Wintraub, Olivia Cowan, Samuel Matthew, Matthew Holitzki, and Joanna Blishen finished third with a time of 18:21Pfeiffer said the Neptunes have one more week of hard, sprint-focused training before entering the “taper” or rest portion of training.”We have next weekend off, the Kimberley meet, and finally Regionals during the August long-weekend,” she said.
Fans of the Penticton Vees hockey club got more than bargained for Friday night during the BC Hockey League home opener at the South Okanagan Events Centre when Mark Donnelly of Vancouver Canucks O Canada fame was in the house to sing the national anthem.Only this time Donnelly, tuning up for the Canucks home opener next week against Edmonton, was on skates instead of his traditional shoes on the carpet to sing the anthem.Unfortunately, the carpet took down the silver-tongued opera singer as his skates got caught during a jump over.However, Donnelly didn’t miss a beat as he continued singing while trying to get back on the skates.Penticton won the game 5-1 over Salmon Arm.
The West Kootenay champ gains a berth in the BC High School Field Hockey Championships November 6-8 in Oliver.The loser of the final has another chance to qualify, meeting Fraser Valley #2 in a Wild Card game in Kelowna.The Bombers return to the pitch this weekend for a tournament at Pass Creek Park. Teams from Mount Boucherie and Oliver join the three locals squads in the event.Bombers knock off first place J. Lloyd Crowe in WK Fieldhockey actionTuesday, the Bombers took a huge step toward the West Kootenay title by scoring a 2-0 victory over first-place J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey League action.The win pulled the Bombers to within a point of the Hawks with Wednesday’s game being the final game of the regular season.Tara Yowek was back guarding the cage for LVR to register the shutout.LVR was helped by the return of Abbie Bourchier-Willans who joined the team Tuesday for the first game this season.Bourchier-Willans is also the main setter for the Volleyball squad. The L.V. Rogers Bombers have claimed the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey regular season title by edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 1-0 Wednesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.The win lifted LVR past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail and into top spot in regular season standings.Grade 10 midfielder Noa Butterfield scored an unassisted goal for the only marker of the game.”It was (Noa’s) birthday (Tuesday) and we we so hoping she would score a goal then…but today made it even sweeter since it was the only one,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.Jenna Wheeldon registered the shutout in goal with help from a solid defence of Kyra Burkart, Emma Gregorich, Grade 9 Heather Potkins and Lauren Walgren.The Bombers now gain a bye into the West Kootenay Final next Thursday (October 23) at 3:30 p.m. at Pass Creek.LVR plays the semi final winner between Stanley Humphries and Crowe, played Tuesday.
The Kimberley Dynamiters came within one game, within one goal of capturing a BC Junior B Hockey Championship.Gage Colpron had three assists to spark the Campbell River Storm to a 6-5 victory over Kimberley in the Junior B Hockey Final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Monday in Mission City.The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs, which defeated Kimberley for the second time in the tournament, now represent BC at the Keystone Cup April 16-19 at Cold Lake, Alta.Host Mission City Outlaws blasted North Vancouver Wolfpack 7-0 in the Bronze Medal Game earlier in the day.The difference for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League reps was a shaky defence that had been the cornerstone of the team’s success throughout the post season. Leading 3-2 after 40 minutes, the Storm scored three times in a span of 10 minutes to take a 6-3 lead with six minutes remaining in the third period.Trent Johnson, Michael Olson and Trevor Bottomley scored to blow the game open.Jason Richter, named the tournament MVP, cut the lead to 6-4 with two minutes remaining before Jordan Busch made it a one-goal game in the final minute.However, Kimberley could not get the equalizer past Jesse Michel in the Storm nets.Dawson Frank, Dane Feeney and Nathan Browne also scored for Campbell River, who went undefeated in the tournament.Jordan Roy, Keenan Haase also scored for the Nitros.Richter finished the game with three points for Kimberley while Braden Saretsky, Alex Rosolowsky and Haase all had two points in the game for Kimberley.Kimberley outshot Campbell River 25-22 as Tyson Brouwer, named Most Inspirational Player of the Tournament, took the loss in goal.TOURNAMENT NOTES: Campbell River brought the Cyclone Taylor Cup back to the Island for the first time since the Peninsula Panthers won the title in 2011. . . .This is the sixth Cyclone title for the VIJHL and second for the Campbell River Storm. The last BC Championship was one by the Storm in 1999. . . .Gage Colpron of the Storm won the tournament scoring title with four goals and four assists. Bryce Pislak of Mission City was second with seven points while Jason Richter of Kimberley finished in a six-way tie for third with five points. . . . Kimberley opened with a 2-1 win over Mission City before dropping a 6-5 OT decision to Campbell River. The Dynamiters advanced to the final by defeating North Van 5-4 in overtime. Richter scored the winner at 4:54 of the second extra time period. . . . Nelson’s Sawyer Hunt finished the tournament with a goal in three games.
Tom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme are the two latest qualifiers for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Men’s Curling Championships set for February 10-14 at the Nelson Curling Club.The two skips earned spots in the 16-team field after the Men’s Kootenay Playdown Sunday in Fernie.Buchy, back again at the Provincials for the 11th time, teamed up with former Brier rep Deane Horning, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will to outlast Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook 8-6 in the A Final Saturday.Trailing 2-0 after three ends, the Buchy foursome scored five points in the next three ends to take a 5-2 lead.However, Shypitka rallied to tie the game at 6-6 with a deuce in the tenth.Playing with last rock, Buchy scored two in the 11th to grab the A event title and a berth in Nelson. Meanwhile Ducharme, third Josh Firman, second Jim Stewart, lead Jim Maccaulay and fifth man Brendan Stead also defeated Shypitka in the B Final 9-4.The win avenged a 9-5 A-event loss to the Cranbrook rink for DucharmeA pair of three-enders in the fourth and seventh ends proved to be the difference maker for Ducharme.Buchy and Ducharme join defending champion Jim Cotter of Vernon and Canadian Team Ranking System (CTRS) points winners for the year, Dean Joanisse and Sean Geall, both of Royal City Curling Club.Also heading to Nelson following weekend qualifying in Penticton, Parksville and New Westminster are Michael Johnson and Chase Martyn, both of the Royal City Curling Club; Stephen Schneider of the Vancouver Curling Club; Kelowna skip Jeff Richard and Mark Longworth of Vernon; Wes Craig and Neil Dangerfield of Victoria.The remaining three berths will be awarded at an open qualification event being staged in Salmon Arm from January 8-10.This year’s championship in Nelson will be televised on Sportsnet.For ticket information, and to find out more about the event, visit http://cdimens2016.curlbc.ca/ or the Nelson Curling Club website.Story originated at The Nelson Daily
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2016)–Forwardly placed throughout under Brice Blanc, Havanna Belle blew by favored Gaga A a sixteenth of a mile from home and marched to a 2 ¼ length victory in Santa Anita’s $75,000 Astra Stakes on Sunday. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old Irish-bred filly got the marathon distance of a mile and one half on turf in 2:27.03.“I was able to work her last week and I’ve watched videos of her,” said Blanc. “I always thought she looked like maybe she was too far back. When I worked her the other day, she acted like a filly that has a little kick, but not necessarily like a filly that can come from way out of the clouds.“I was able to break from the gate well and she put me right into the race. I was a little worried. She got a little keen the first part but I was able to give her a little breather coming onto the front side and it made all the difference. It was just how I envisioned it in my head.”A troubled eighth in a second condition allowance going one mile on turf here Dec. 30, Havanna Belle was winless in her last four starts. Off at 10-1 in a field of nine older fillies and mares, she paid $22.20, $10.80 and $8.00.“It took her a bit to settle, but I thought that the whole way around Brice had her in the perfect spot tracking,” said D’Amato. “When it was time to make his move he angled her out and got it.”Owned by Michael House, Havanna Belle notched her third win from 14 lifetime starts and with the winner’s share of $47,520, increased her earnings to $111,813.“I’m very happy,” said House in the Winner’s Circle. “This filly has always shown promise but she hasn’t had too many clean trips. Brice put her into the race today and then got her to relax.”Brazilian-bred Energia Fribby, who added blinkers, settled nicely in the early stages and finished well to complete the exacta under Mario Gutierrez. Off at 18-1, she finished a nose in front of fellow longshot Sweet as a Rose and paid $18.60 and $12.80.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Sweet as a Rose rallied from off the pace as well and paid $7.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.55, 47.12, 1:12.17, 1:37.28 and 2:02.31.First post time for a nine-race card on Monday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.