I Feel Pretty …

first_imgBy Kathy MieleIt was early on a weekend morning when I decided to give myself a day of pampering.Going through the cabinets in my bathroom I found all the products that would make me beautiful. The first step was smoothing on a thick layer of clay on my face. Once that was done I sat back on the couch ready to read the newspaper and wait for my facemask to harden.Steven walked in and did a quick double take. “What’s that for?” he asked.“It’s a detox mask,” I answered barely moving my lips and wondering if maybe becoming a ventriloquist was in my future.“What are you detoxing from?” he asked.“Can’t talk, mask is hardening.” I picked up the newspaper again and continued my relaxing.Once the mask was done, I decided to put a deep-oil treatment in my hair and a peppermint mask on my feet.Steven walked by again. “Wow! What’s that smell?” He looked at my feet propped up on the coffee table encased in a chalk-like substance and my oily hair on top of my head wrapped in plastic wrap.“It’s the peppermint. I’m recharging my tired feet.”I’d finished with the newspaper and had moved on to a book. “After 10 minutes I can rinse this off then I’ll put on a thick layer of shea butter before I put on a pair of white cotton socks, two hours later my feet will be baby soft and completely rehydrated.”“With a smell like that I bet you’re opening up your sinuses too!” Steven held his hand over his nose as he walked past me to go to the kitchen. “I know mine are,” he mumbled.Twenty minutes later, freshly out of the shower, the deep-oil treatment was done and my hair was air drying. No heat from a blow dryer was going to mess up a 20-minute oil treatment!I sat back on the couch ready to start my manicure. With my wet hair now hanging around my newly detoxed face and my feet sliding around in my white cotton socks, (I might have gone a little too heavy with the shea butter), I began buffing my nails.Steven came by again. “Are done in the bathroom?” he asked. “I’d like to get my shower.”“I am, but be careful in the shower,” I called. “My oil treatment might have left the floor of the shower a little slippery.”When Steven came out of the shower, my nails were finished and drying. “Thanks for the warning,” he said. “It was pretty slippery in there.”“Sorry about that. I’ll scrub it out later when I’m finished.” I waved my fingers back and forth and began blowing on them. “Do you want some lunch?” I asked.“Sure, what are you making?” he asked.“I was hoping you’d make something,” I said as I waved my fingers around. “I’m still drying.”“I was going to make some eggs,” he said. “Do you want some?”“That would be perfect,” I said as I grabbed my book and settled back into the cushions of the couch wondering why I didn’t do these beauty treatment weekends more often.last_img read more

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High School Sports Is His Business

first_img“It never gets old, it’s great,” said Chrampanis, whose passion comes through in the video narration. “I get as much satisfaction watching some of these best kids in the country as watching a local team win its first game in two seasons.”He enjoys documenting the early starts of the up-and-coming players, raising their profiles and introducing them to working with the media. He was among the first to hand a microphone to Ranney School basketball superstars Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine, and has enjoyed watching them grow in the past three years. “These kids from Ranney are going to be household names across the world in about four years,” he said. He was also there to watch Frankie Tagliaferri of Colts Neck grow in her soccer career. He expects she could make the World Cup team.As for what comes next, Chrampanis is close-lipped but hints there are initiatives in the works.“We want to perfect the Jersey Sports Zone model and see what happens,” said Chrampanis. He said the site would always remain fee-free and advertiser supported.He said he won’t forget the athletes, fans and sponsors who gave his fledgling idea its boost in the beginning, citing support from The Two River Times’ publisher Domenic DiPiero, and the Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven communities.“I’ll be forever indebted to the kids in this area for supporting us before we were a household name,” said Chrampanis. “The kids at RBC and RBR, I certainly am not going to turn my back on them. We’ll be at their games,” he said.This article was first published in the Sept. 21-28, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. By Christina Johnson |LITTLE SILVER – For three years, broadcaster Rich Chrampanis and a small team of multimedia journalists have been documenting high school sports in Monmouth and Ocean counties for his online startup, Shore Sports Zone.Now his unique brand of professionally produced scholastic sports coverage is going statewide, thanks to an investment from a new partner. Jersey Sports Zone announced on Sept. 1 it will now cover the high school sports scene everywhere in New Jersey, including the often overlooked southern and western sections of the Garden State.“We’re going to be the most dominant digital media in the state, when it comes to high school sports,” said Chrampanis, 47, of Little Silver. “On Sunday, we had 110,000 organic Twitter impressions in one day. That’s a lot of people looking at your website – and we’re only 17 days old.”Covering all of New Jersey is an ambitious goal for Chrampanis and his roving team of three fulltime multimedia reporters and a roster of freelancers who brave the heat, rain and snow hoping to capture great moments in sports. There are more than 500 school districts, and a multitude of different varsity sports, and nearly all of those sports have a girls’ and a boys’ team. But for starters, Jersey Sports Zone will be focusing on where the most interest is, and that means football, soccer, hockey, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Other sports, like field hockey, swimming, golf and others will also be covered, he said, as well as coaches and college recruiting news.The new principal owner of Jersey Sports Zone is Dale J. Florio, an attorney and well-known Trenton lobbyist, who serves as an assistant basketball coach at the Hun School in Princeton. Chrampanis is the company’s chief operating officer. He is also the sports editor at The Two River Times, where he oversees the newspaper’s high school sports coverage for the Monmouth County weekly.Jersey Sports Zone’s immediate goal is to tell the story of what happened at the game last night, narrated with video highlights of the most talked-about plays, crowd reaction and post-game interviews. The stories are produced directly after the game, in sessions that can last until the early hours of the morning so the recaps can be posted by 6 a.m. on YouTube.There also are the feature stories, where reporters capture the players off the field to learn more about their motivations, hopes and dreams. The company slogan is “Go Beyond the Score.”For Chrampanis, his job is a dream come true, and the natural result of his career path. He grew up in Middletown, attended Christian Brothers Academy, and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York. For the past 20 years he has been a TV sports director and on-air sports anchor for network affiliates in places like Iowa, Maine and South Carolina. Unlike here, high school sports were covered in those TV markets. Chrampanis produced a popular Friday night high school football show in Myrtle Beach that rounded up results from 15-20 games and actually pre-empted “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”“They take it very seriously. It’s a very big part of their communities,” he said. Nothing like that exists on air in New Jersey, due to the traditional dominance by and priorities of the New York and Philadelphia markets, he explained.As digital media grew, Chrampanis took stock of his role in TV broadcasting and realized things were changing fast. He and his wife, Dianne, and kids, Luke and Carly, decided to take a risk to move back to Monmouth County and build their own high school sports news digital media company. His local competition was Shore Sports Network, which has since been purchased by Townsquare Media, and the Asbury Park Press.“We found an audience immediately,” said Chrampanis. In the first year, Chrampanis, his wife and a few helpers hustled to cover six to eight games on a Friday night, and four to six games on a Saturday. The athletes shared the videos on social media; parents were excited to see the shows and word of mouth grew. By its third year, Shore Sports Zone has earned 3.5 million views on the website, and 2.5 million on YouTube. Local and corporate sponsorship supports the site.last_img read more

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For Towns, Time to Reorganize

first_imgBy Jay Cook |Not only does the calendar turn after the New Year, but so do the local governing bodies around the state. Incumbent and newly elected officials will be sworn into office, and the governing bodies will choose and assign professionals to help run each town for the next year. Check below to see when and where your town will be reorganizing for 2018. Meetings are open to the public.Monmouth CountyAfter staving off a challenge from two Democrats new to county politics, Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry and her running mate Patrick Impreveduto, Holmdel’s deputy mayor, won the freeholder election with 26.4 percent and 25.6 percent of the vote, respectively. Impreveduto will be replacing the outgoing Gary Rich, who did not seek re-election. There will be one question mark going into 2018 for the freeholder board – who will replace Republican Freeholder Serena DiMaso? The former Holmdel mayor was elected to the 13th District Assembly with Amy Handlin this year. The freeholders will scan the county scene to find the next Republican to fill DiMaso’s vacancy.When: Thursday, Jan. 4 at 4 p.m.Where: Biotechnology High School, 5000 Kozloski Road, FreeholdAtlantic HighlandsDemocrats Thomas F. Hayden III and Jon Crowley will begin their first terms on the borough council after defeating Republicans Peter Doyle and Susan Tidswell in November. Democrats will now have a majority control after the swing this past election season.When: Monday, Jan. 1 at noonWhere: Atlantic Highlands Borough Hall, 100 First Ave.Colts NeckThe Colts Neck Township Committee will again stay an all-Republican governing body. Incumbent Thomas Orgo II and political newcomer Michael Viola will be sworn in to full-term appointments, and Frank Rizzuto won the one-year unexpired term on the committee.When: Saturday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m.Where: Colts Neck Town Hall, 124 Cedar DriveFair HavenIncumbents Christopher Rodriguez, a Democrat, and Republican Susan Sorensen will be sworn in for another three-year term after the New Year. Rodriguez and Sorensen ran against each other this past election season. Sorensen’s running mate, Elizabeth Koch, was unanimously appointed to the borough council in late November after Councilman Roland Wilhelm stepped down.When: Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.Where: Fair Haven Borough Hall, 748 River RoadHighlandsWith councilmembers Doug Card and Rebecca Kane-Wells choosing to not seek reelection, the Highlands Borough Council will welcome newcomers Rosemary Ryan and Kenneth Braswell to the five-member governing body.When: Monday, Jan. 1 at noonWhere: Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center, 22 Snug Harbor Ave.HolmdelAfter taking a break from the township committee, Republican Rocco Pascucci was re-elected to Holmdel’s governing body along with incumbent Mayor Greg Buontempo. Holmdel will soon choose a new Republican resident to fill the void of outgoing Committeeman Patrick Impreveduto, who was elected to the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders in November.When: Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 6 p.m.Where: Holmdel Town Hall, 4 Crawfords Corner RoadLittle SilverAfter a busy year on the borough council considering resident outcry about a cell tower built behind borough hall, voters decided to go in a new direction with their governing body, split between two parties. Democrat Christopher Healy was the highest vote-getter, followed closed behind by Republican Michael Holzapfel.When: Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m.Where: Little Silver Borough Hall, 480 Prospect Ave.Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, flanked by his wife and children, is sworn in by Sen. Joseph Kyrillos at Middletown’s Townships 2017 Reorganization meeting at Town Hall.Middletown With a legitimate challenge from a write-in candidate, Middletown’s governing body will once again stay fully Republican. Incumbents and former mayors Tony Fiore and Stephanie Murray will take their fourth and third respective oaths of office after the New Year.When: Sunday, Jan. 7 at noonWhere: Middletown Town Hall, 1 Kings HighwayMonmouth BeachConsidering Monmouth Beach’s form of government, made of a three-person board of commissioners, there will be no official reorganization this year. The governing body will appoint new professionals at the end of January. When: Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.Where: Monmouth Beach First Aid Squad, 26 Beach RoadOceanportOverwhelming GOP victories across the ballots in Oceanport this season will once again have the seven-member governing body leaning Republican. Incumbents Richard Gallo Jr. and Robert Proto won the two, full-term seats on the council. Republican Stephen Solan was elected to a two-year unexpired term, and fellow Republican William Deerin, who ran unopposed, was chosen for the one-year unexpired term.When: Monday, Jan. 1 at 12:30 p.m.Where: Maple Place Middle School, 2 Maple PlaceRed BankThe tide is changing in Red Bank. Longtime Democratic Committeeman Ed Zipprich and running mate and newcomer Michael Ballard were overwhelmingly elected to the borough council two months ago. That leaves Red Bank’s governing body with majority of Democrats coming into 2018.When: Monday, Jan. 1 at 3 p.m.Where: Red Bank Borough Hall, 90 Monmouth St.RumsonWith no opposition this year, Republicans Gary Casazza was reelected with his running mate, Robert Swikart. Rumson’s seven-member borough council will stay completely Republican.When: Monday, Jan. 1 at noonWhere: Rumson Borough Hall, 80 East River RoadSea BrightThere will be at least one new face on Sea Bright’s borough council in 2018. Independent candidate Jon Schwartz mounted a campaign to defeat incumbent Republican John Lamia and his running mate Pamela Ross. Charles Rooney III, a Democrat, will again return to the council for another term.When: Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m.Where: Cecile F. Norton Community Center, 1167 Ocean Ave.Shrewsbury BoroughWith at least 300 votes more than their counterparts, Kimbery Doran Eulner and Erik Anderson, both GOP candidates, will be sworn-in early next year. The governing body will once again have all Republicans sitting on the borough council.When: Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 6:30 p.m.Where: Shrewsbury Borough Hall, 419 Sycamore Ave.This article was first published in the Dec. 21-28, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.Boards of EducationBy Jennifer DriscollCheck below to see when and where your town Board of Education will be reorganizing for 2018. Meetings are open to the public.Atlantic HighlandsAtlantic Highlands BOE:January 2, 2018, 7 pmHeld at Atlantic Highlands Elementary School in the media center or auditorium.Henry Hudson School District:January 3, 2018, 7 p.mHeld at Henry Hudson Regional High School in the Music Room.Colts NeckColts Neck BOE:January 4, 2017, 6 p.m.Held at the Administration Building, 70 Conover Road.Fair HavenFair Haven BOE:January 3, 2018, 7 pmHeld in the Knollwood Library-Media Center, 224 Hance Rd.Rumson-Fair Haven Regional BOE:January 2, 2018, 7 pmHeld in the school Rumson-Fair Haven High School library.HighlandsHenry Hudson School District:January 3, 2018, 7 p.mHeld at Henry Hudson Regional High School in the Music Room.Highlands BOE:January 4, 2018, 7 pmHeld at Highlands Elementary School.HolmdelHolmdel BOE:January 3, 2018, 8:00 pmHeld at the W. R. Satz School.Little SilverLittle Silver BOE:January 4, 2018, 7 p.m.Held at the Markham Place School.MiddletownMiddletown BOE:January 3, 2018, 7 pmHeld at Middletown High School North in the Media Center.Monmouth BeachMonmouth Beach BOE:January 4, 2018 at 6 p.m.Held at Monmouth Beach Elementary School.Shore Regional BOE:January 4, 2018, 7 pmHeld in the Russell T. Olivadotti Information Center.OceanportOceanport BOE:January 3, 2018, 6 pmHeld at the Maple Place School,Shore Regional BOE:January 4, 2018, 7 pmHeld in the Russell T. Olivadotti Information Center.Red BankRed Bank Borough BOE:January 2, 2018, 7pmHeld in the Red Bank Middle School Media Center.Red Bank Regional BOE:January 3, 2018, 8pmHeld in the Conference Room of the Administration Building at 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver.RumsonRumson-Fair Haven Regional BOE:January 2, 2018, 7 pm iHeld in the school Rumson-Fair Haven High School library.Rumson Borough BOE:January 3, 2018, 6:30 pmHeld at the Higgins Library of the Forrestdale School.Sea BrightOceanport BOE:January 3, 2018, 6 pmHeld at the Maple Place School,Shore Regional BOE:January 4, 2018, 7 pmHeld in the Russell T. Olivadotti Information Center.ShrewsburyRed Bank Regional BOE:January 3, 2018, 8pmHeld in the Conference Room of the Administration Building at 101 Ridge Road, Little Silver.last_img read more

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Bridge Renaming, 911 Service Fees, Be Sure to Move Over

first_imgBy Jay Cook |Bridge To Be Dedicated to Longtime SenatorAfter representing Monmouth County residents in Trenton for 30 years, Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos Jr. will have a bridge in his hometown dedicated to him later this summer, county officials announced last week.The recently redesigned bridge over the Swimming River, known locally as Hubbard’s Bridge, connects Middletown and Red Bank along West Front Street and will be renamed the Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Bridge.“I’m deeply humbled and honored beyond words for this recognition from Freeholder Director Arnone and his colleagues on the Freeholder board,” Kyrillos told The Two River Times Monday afternoon. “It’s enormously meaningful to me.”Kyrillos, a career Republican and Middletown resident, first served in the New Jersey Assembly from 1988 to 1992. He was elected as a state senator in the 13th legislative district that year and served through 2018 when he retired from public service.The Hubbard’s Bridge, which connects Middletown and Red Bank along West Front Street, will be renamed the Senator Joseph M. Kyrillos Bridge next month. Kyrillos, a Middletown resident, represented Monmouth County towns in Trenton for 30 years.Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said the decision came from Kyrillos’ efforts to secure about $7 million in additional funding to complete the bridge replacement in 2015.“Joe has always been an outstanding supporter of county infrastructure projects and we cannot thank him enough for his service and commitment to Monmouth County residents,” Arnone said in a statement.The 340-foot-long bridge, known officially as S-17, underwent a $12.9 million renovation and was completed in 2016. It now handles about 21,000 cars daily, county officials said.Kyrillos said a ceremony is tentatively set for July 27.County Curious About Where 911 Fees Are Monmouth County wants to know where the 911 money is.New Jersey residents have paid a 90-cent monthly fee from their phone bills into the state 911 System and Emergency Response Trust Fund since its creation in 2005. But since 2010, no revenues have been returned to Monmouth County, officials said. The money is intended to support improvements to 192 different 911 call centers around the state. Monmouth County’s is operated in Freehold by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office.County officials are unhappy that the money is instead being diverted to cover other state budget shortfalls yearly.“It’s important to protect Monmouth County residents and ensure the money they pay in taxes and surcharges, such as the one we’re talking about today, is spent wisely,” said Lillian G. Burry Monmouth County Freeholder deputy director.The state is expected to generate $134 million from those phone bill fees this year. The last payment to Monmouth County was in 2010 for only $1.14 million, said Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder director. By comparison, county residents pay an estimated $5 million into the trust fund annually, he added.“The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division has done a remarkable job keeping current with the latest technology in order to keep our residents and visitors safe,” Arnone said in a statement. “However, there is always room for improvement and upgrades to their infrastructure should be funded by the fees collected through the trust fund.”Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden said the lack of state funding has hindered call centers like the one in Freehold from utilizing state-of-the-art technology.“We’re using technology for 911 like the old dial-up modems to try and figure out people’s locations, meanwhile you can find your son, daughter or family member on ‘Find my iPhone’ instantly,” Golden said. “This is unacceptable, particularly for public safety.”Burry said the state Assembly is considering raising the monthly phone bill surcharge by 10 percent to 99 cents. The bill would help fund other improvements to 911 service, but Burry said she’s skeptical about the state’s track record in providing those monies.The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center answers 911 calls for 50 agencies, which includes 47 municipalities, Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University and Naval Weapons Station Earle. Dispatch services are also provided to 22 police departments, 69 fire companies and 37 first aid squads.About 750,000 calls are processed there annually.“New Jersey leads the way in a lot of things,” said Golden. “911 systems are not one of those. You can’t possibly lead the way when you divert (funds).”11th District Lawmakers Remind You to Move OverEven though New Jersey motorists already must adhere to the state Move Over Law, 11th District Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are reminding drivers to follow the law strictly.Drivers already must either change lanes or significantly slow down when approaching stopped emergency responders, tow trucks or highway maintenance or other vehicles utilizing emergency lights on roadways.Houghtaling and Downey, however, want to strengthen the law by issuing motor vehicle penalty points for not following the law. Violators now can be fined between $100 and $500, but the new bill increases the penalty to two penalty points on a driver’s record.“We all know how busy our highways are during the summer months,” Downey said in a statement. “With traffic comes accidents, car troubles and road maintenance. We are asking drivers to be mindful of their surroundings for their safety, and the safety of others.”Houghtaling said the law is “really that simple,” and is designed to protect roadside workers.“We want people to get to their destinations safely,” he said. “We want the same for our roadside emergency workers.”Their bill, A3890, was introduced and pushed to the Assembly’s Law and Public Safety Committee on May 7.This article first appeared in the June 21 – 28, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Leaf win fourth straight by doubling Rockies 6-3

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs returned to their old slow-starting ways.Only this time it didn’t cost them any points in the standings.Nine different players hit the score sheet as Nelson doubled the Columbia Valley Rockies 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The win, coupled with a 5-1 shellacking of the Kamloops Storm Saturday, is the fourth straight for the Green and White and moves the Leafs into a third-place tie with the Spokane Braves. Nelson has won six of seven games.“This feels good . . . we’re pretty confident now so we feel pretty good,” said Leaf forward Colton Schell.Schell, teaming up with newcomer Brennan Foreman, scored the Leafs final goal during a three-goal third period that iced the contest for Nelson. But it was the slow start that had the players talking.“We came out flat at the start thinking that this was going to be an easy game,” explained Schell as the Leafs met last place Rockies with only five wins on the season. “For some reason our first periods have been bad all year. Maybe it’s a lack of preparation but we need to focus better.”Patrick Martens, on the power play, and Stephen Hynes of the Rockies scored in the first period. Nelson took control of the game in the second, outscoring the Rockies 2-1 in the second on goals by Gavin Currie and Evan J Moir, scoring his first of the season.Foreman, Currie and Schell completed the scoring for Columbia Valley in the third.Marcus Beesley stopped 20 of 23 shots, including a few of the spectacular variety in the third, to register the win. Nelson out shot Columbia Valley 34-23.Saturday the Leafs knocked off one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL in the Kamloops Storm. “We came out knowing (Kamloops) is one of the top teams in the league and if we want to be one of those teams we had to beat them and we did,” said Schell of the four-goal win over the Storm.Connor McLaughlin, who has been scoring goals wherever he’s playing, netted a pair to lead the Leafs. McLaughlin, given the night off by coach Chris Shaw, helped the Trail Smoke Eaters to victory during a road trip to northern B.C. by scoring twice against Prince George. McLaughlin scored twice in the opening frame, one coming on the power play.
Martens gave Nelson a 3-0 lead before Mike McCance solved Nelson starter Darren Hogg.In the third Connor Enright and Dallon Stoddart scored to put the game away. Tanner Burns and Currie, who now leads Nelson in scoring with 33 points, added a pair of assists.LEAF BANTER: Leaf coach Chris Shaw was without assistants Jason Rushton and Sean Dooley, both in Vernon attending a coaching clinic. . . .Nelson continues to beat up on teams outside the Murdoch Division, improving to 8-2 on the season. However, it’s inside the division that the Leafs are experiencing growing pains as the Green and White are a collective 6-9 against Murdoch opponents, with four of the wins coming against Grand Forks. Nelson has yet to defeat Murdoch front running Castlegar or Beaver Valley this season. . . .Newcomers Brennan Foreman and Joel Stewart have four and two points, respectively, since joining the team Thursday in Grand Forks. . . .Nelson hosts Spokane Friday and Castlegar Saturday as the team moves back to games within the division. Saturday’s game is in the Civic Centre Arena as the Leafs help the city celebrate the arena’s 75th anniversary. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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Russians hold off Team Canada comeback to advance to gold medal final

first_imgCanada could not duplicate what the Russians did to them a year ago.Despite outscoring the Russians 4-1 in the third period, Team Canada’s comeback fell just short as the defending gold medalists held on for a 6-5 victory Monday at the World Junior Championships at the Saddledome in Calgary.Russia now advances to take on Sweden in the Gold medal game, while Canada will take on Finland for bronze.Leading 6-1 in the third, Canada scored four unanswered goals but couldn’t net the equalizer despite steady pressure late in the game — and a few goal posts and goalmouth scrambles to boot.Dougie Hamilton, Jaden Schwartz, Brendan Gallagher, and Brandon Gormley all scored for Canada in the third. Brett Connolly netted Canada’s first of the game in the second period.Yevgeni Kuznetsov led Russia’s charge offensively with a hat trick. Nikita Nesterov, Alexander Khokhlachev, and Nikita Kucherov have also scored for Russia.Canada outshot the Russians 54-26 in the game.Scott Wedgewood started the game for Canada but left the game with an injury and was replaced by Mark Visentin.Canada entered the game undefeated after preliminary round play and a bye to the semi final.However, mistakes early allowed the Russians to lead 2-0 after one period and 5-1 following the second intermission.Russian advances to its fifth gold medal game in the past eight years.Canada had appeared in 10 straight gold medal games before 2012 but have won a medal at the World Juniors 13 straight years.Team Canada is going to 14 Thursday in the bronze medal final against the Finns.last_img read more

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Reel Adventures Charters Fishing Report

first_imgBy Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charters It’s that time of year.The weather has finally warmed up to the spring like conditions we’ve all been waiting for.  And with that, the water will be warming up also and the fish will start to get more active.  My favorite time is coming. April saw some good and bad days on the water.  Still had to be patient, but we were normally rewarded.  The creeks started to flow a bit in the past few weeks and that has brought out some bugs and debris on the water.  This has also brought out the small, insect eating fish.  So, we have been hooking into a lot of shakers lately.  At least it keeps us running for the rods. Most days have been consistently producing the small bug eaters and have had a few big ones mixed in to keep it exciting. One of our best days last week saw us hooking into 12 Rainbows.  The first few were only small and had us wondering if we would find a big one.  But after catching half a dozen little guys, we finally hooked into a hog.  Wayne was on the rod and held on while this fish ran the counter out to over 500 feet of line.  What a great run.  We saw the fish jump about 6 times and then made a mad run towards the boat and spit the hook.  Heart breaker. Another couple small fish came to the boat and we were beginning to wonder if we had lost our chance at the big one for the  day.  Well, finally we were rewarded.  At 1:30 p.m. the line started screaming off the reel again.  Wayne was first to the rod again and was hoping for redemption.  After a 10 minute battle, he finally got the fish to the boat.  A beautiful 14 pound Rainbow.  Maybe not as big as the first fish he lost, but still a great fish.  His biggest Rainbow ever. About 20 minutes went by and  then another rod started screaming.  Looks like the afternoon bite is in full swing.  Grahame grabbed the rod this time and the fight was on.  He could get the fish with in 50 feet of the boat, but then it would run back out to 200 feet.  A couple more times this happened until finally his fish was ready for the net.  A nice chrome 14-1/2 pound Rainbow.  Almost a clone of the last fish.  Great battle and some great photo’s. For the next hour we landed another 12 pound Rainbow and a couple smaller ones.  This turned out to be a great day and it reminds me of what is still to come. The water temperature hasn’t quite reached our prime number yet, but when it does, these fish are going to go wild.  Also, keep an eye open for the famous flying ant hatch.  With the hot weather coming up, we should see these insects flying around soon.  They will get blown into the water by the thousands.  And that’s when every fish in the lake will finally come to the surface and put the feed bags on!! Looking forward to the next couple months.What are they biting on??? We’ve been catching a lot of fish on our bucktail flies.  Lots of shakers at this time of year, but always a few big ones mixed in.  Favorite colors so far have been:  black/white, grey/white, and still purple/white.  The lucky numbers being:  210, 215, 222, 228 Apex lures are working well also.  Similar colors as the flies.  Black/white,  Silver, or blue/green has been working as well. And my favorite Lyman plugs have also been producing some fish.  Lucky numbers: 10, 16, 55, 69. Our water temperature is rising and the fish should be turning on. Prime time is coming, so Let’s get out there.Gerrards are Spawning It’s that time of year when the big Gerrard Rainbows make their journey up the river.  The numbers have been good so far and should continue until the second week of May.  For anyone that hasn’t seen this, it’s something to experience.  Right now there is over 700 fish under the bridge.  Hopefully we see a few more show up over the next week or so. You can check the ministry website for current counts. Check out this site:  www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/fsh/main/mainfish.htmTight lines…………..Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Charters Nelson B.C 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

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End of labour dispute good news for high school athletes

first_imgNot only did the school strike/lockout affect classroom studies for students throughout the province, but also many extracurricular events including high school sports in BC.The late start has put a damper on the fall sport season — which includes sports as fieldhockey, boy’s soccer, volleyball and cross country running.Coaches are now playing catchup to try to get somewhat of a season in before zone playoffs and provincial tournaments happen in October and November.”BCSS (BC School Sports) has confirmed that the seasons will not change – no extension to fall season,” Mount Sentinel volleyball coach Joe Moreira said Tuesday. Moreira is doing his best to keep the Mount Sentinel Senior Girl’s Volleyball program afloat by hosting a tournament this weekend.”We have had four teams drop out so we are scrambling a bit,” Moreira explained. “Job action has taken a bit of a toll.”At L.V. Rogers High School, senior girl’s coach Jennifer Kidd hosted the first practice of the season Tuesday and will attend the Mount Sentinel tourney beginning Friday at Selkirk College in Castlegar.Meanwhile a few of the fieldhockey players have been staging informal games in Nelson to try to stay sharp for the upcoming season.The Kootenay Cross Country season begins October 1 in Kaslo.”We will continue to have races set up on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and will try to fit in 3-4 races before the Zone Championship on October 22,” a cross country spokesperson said on the zone website.last_img read more

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Leafs, Hawks battle to 3-3 OT tie on opening night of KIJHL

first_imgThe teams were tied 1-1 after two periods before the Hawks scored twice in a span of 39 seconds in the second period to grab a 3-2 lead in the third.Adam Maida was in goal for Nelson while Carson Schamerhorn played in the pipes for the Hawks.Nelson gets right back at it Saturday as the Leafs play host to another Murdoch rival, Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile Beaver Valley returns home for banner raising night as the club hosts 100 Mile House at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawks Nest.100 Mile double Grand Forks 4-2In Grand Forks, visiting 100 Mile House Wranglers scored twice in the third period to snap a 2-2 and defeat the Border Bruins 4-2.Matt Lucero and Michael Rand scored for the Bruins.Justin Bond, Stephen Egan, Devan Suidy and Micky Turner scored for the Wranglers. Rookie forward Sam Webber scored a power play goal in the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a a 3-3 tie against the defending Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Champs on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena.This was the third consecutive time this season the teams have played to a draw — Nelson and Beaver Valley twice tied during the preseason.Robson Cramer and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs who were out shot 30-29 by the Hawks.Sam Swanson, Michael Pruss and Kyle Hope replied for the Hawks.last_img read more

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Southland Represented by Five on 2018 AP All-America Football Teams

first_imgMcNeese’s BJ Blunt was also named a first team selection at the linebacker position. The 2018 Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Year closed out his season with the Cowboys tallying 102 tackles, 11 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss. Throughout the 2018 season, Blunt was twice named a Southland Defensive Player of the Week in addition to being named STATS and College Sports Madness National Player of the Week. Following an impressive senior campaign, Blunt accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Classic to be played Jan. 19, 2019.BJ Blunt named 1st Team AP All-American @McNeeseSports https://t.co/lMCYRxLhFE— McNeese Football (@McNeeseFootball) December 11, 2018 Joining Bowery on the first team was Sam Houston State defensive lineman Derick Roberson. Roberson led the Southland with 15 sacks on the year while finishing second in the nation averaging 1.36 sacks per game. The redshirt senior bolstered the Bearkats defense that allowed a .272 percentage in third down conversions, an average which placed the SHSU defensive unit fifth in the nation. Roberson’s recognition makes him the sixth Bearkat to be named an AP All-American over the past four seasons.Already a Buck Buchanan Award finalist and now an AP First Team All-American. Derick Roberson is the 10th Bearkat in program history to land on the AP All-America first team. #EatEmUpKats #StandTall https://t.co/NQbdOPLUc7 pic.twitter.com/Lhzku1qIBW— Sam Houston Football (@BearkatsFB) December 11, 2018 The 2018 Associated Press All-America team:First TeamOffenseQuarterback — Easton Stick, senior, North Dakota StateRunning backs — Joe Protheroe, senior, Cal Poly; Ryan Fulse, senior, WagnerLinemen — Tanner Volson, senior, North Dakota State; Matt Pyke, senior, East Tennessee State; Micah Shaw, senior, North Carolina A&T; B.J. Autry, senior, Jacksonville State; Garrett Bowery, senior, LamarTight end — Donald Parham, senior, StetsonWide receivers — Josh Pearson, junior, Jacksonville State; Michael Bandy, junior, San DiegoAll-purpose player — Shane Simpson, junior, TowsonKicker — Roldan Alcobendas, senior, Eastern WashingtonDefenseLinemen — Isaiah Mack, senior, Chattanooga; Derick Roberson, senior, Sam Houston State; Ahmad Gooden, senior, Samford; Darryl Johnson, junior, North Carolina A&TLinebackers — Zach Hall, junior, Southeast Missouri State; Dante Olson, junior, Montana; BJ Blunt, senior, McNeese StateBacks — Isaiah Swann, junior, Dartmouth; Robbie Grimsley, senior, North Dakota State; Jimmy Moreland, senior, James Madison; Will Warner, junior, DrakePunter — Chris Faddoul, sophomore, Florida A&MSecond TeamOffenseQuarterback — Devlin Hodges, senior, SamfordRunning backs — A.J. Hines, junior, Duquesne; Marquis Terry, senior, Southeast Missouri StateLinemen — Iosua Operta, senior, Weber State; Spencer Blackburn, senior, Eastern Washington; Drew Forbes, senior, Southeast Missouri State; C.J. Collins, senior, Kennesaw State; Dan Cooney, senior, San DiegoTight end — Matthew Gonzalez, junior, Robert MorrisWide receivers — Kelvin McKnight, senior, Samford; Keelan Doss, senior, UC DavisAll-purpose player — D’Angelo Amos, sophomore, James MadisonKicker — Grayson Atkins, sophomore, FurmanDefenseLinemen — Khalen Saunders, senior, Western Illinois; Greg Menard, senior, North Dakota State; Jay-Tee Tiuli, senior, Eastern Washington; Nick Wheeler, junior, ColgateLinebackers — Jabril Cox, sophomore, North Dakota State; Sterling Sheffield, senior, Maine; Adrian Hope, freshman, FurmanBacks — James Allen, senior, Charleston Southern; Tyree Robinson, sophomore, East Tennessee State; Nassir Adderly, senior, Delaware; Marlon Bridges, senior, Jacksonville StatePunter — Alex Pechin, senior, BucknellThird TeamOffenseQuarterback — Chandler Burks, senior, Kennesaw StateRunning backs — James Holland, senior, Colgate; James Robinson, junior, Illinois State.Linemen — Matt Kaskey, senior, Dartmouth; Justus Basinger, junior, Wofford; C.J. Toogood, senior, Elon; Zack Johnson, junior, North Dakota State; Tiano Pupungatoa, senior, South Dakota State.Tight end — Owen Cosenke, sophomore, Western CarolinaWide receivers — Reggie White Jr., senior, Monmouth; Jazz Ferguson, junior, Northwestern StateAll-purpose player — Kentel Williams, junior, Austin PeayKicker — Aidian O’Neill, junior, TowsonDefenseLinemen — Nathan Clayberg, senior, Drake; Maurice Jackson, junior, Richmond; Filipe Satake, senior, Weber State; Solomon Brown, senior, Charleston Southern.Linebackers — Pete Swenson, senior, Western Illinois; De’Arius Christmas, senior, Grambling State; Cameron Gill, junior, Wagner.Backs — Abu Daramy-Swaray, junior, Colgate; Dominic Frasch, senior, Cal Poly; Davon Jernigan, senior, Lamar; Jordan Brown, senior, South Dakota StatePunter — Garret Wegner, sophomore, North Dakota State FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference is well-represented on the All-America rosters as five student-athletes from four member institutions were selected to the 2018 Associated Press All-America teams, the AP announced Tuesday. The 2018 selections gives the Southland at least one AP All-American in each of the last five years.Lamar led the way with a pair of selections in first-team offensive lineman Garrett Bowery and third-team defensive back Davon Jernigan. Bowery wrapped up his season with Lamar after being named a first-team all-conference selection in addition to being voted the 2018 Southland Conference Offensive Lineman of the. Bowery anchored the Cardinals’ offensive line that led the Southland and ranked 12th nationally with 250.3 rushing yards per game. Jernigan led the Cardinals’ defense with 76 solo tackles becoming one of six Southland players to record at least 100 tackles this season. Jernigan posted career numbers in his final year with Lamar to also garner first-team all-conference honors. The duo led LU to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA FCS Playoffs.Congratulations to Garrett Bowery and Davon Jernigan — 2018 AP All-Americans. #WeAreLU pic.twitter.com/4PIIFOiERw— Lamar Football (@LamarFootball) December 11, 2018 Northwestern State wide receiver Jazz Ferguson earned a spot on the third team becoming the 46th NSU All-American in program history. Ferguson concluded his season with the Demons setting single-season records for receiving yards (1,117) and touchdown receptions (13). On the way to being named the 2018 Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Ferguson reeled in six 100-yard receiving games while averaging 101.5 receiving yards per game.Congratulations to @JazzFerguson2 on being named a third-team All-American by the @AP. #NeverYield #EAT #Unstoppable1 pic.twitter.com/Q9Gh2Jf26J— NSU Football (@NSUDemonsFB) December 11, 2018last_img read more

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