It’s Sorrentino’s Stakes – Feanny filly to triumph in Supreme Ventures

first_imgThe $11.5 million Supreme Ventures Two-Year-Old Triple Crown Series will conclude at Caymanas Park today with a maximum field of 16 native breds down to contest the 104th running of the Jamaica 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile, and what a race it promises to be. At stake is a whopping purse of $4 million and a chance to be crowned Champion 2-Y-O. The race has attracted the cream of the crop, including the Wayne DaCosta-trained DREAMLINER, who won the first race in the series, the $2.95 million Cash Pot ‘Only One For Me’ Trophy over 1200 metres on October 19, and Philip Feanny’s SORRENTINO’S STAR, winner of the $3.6 million Pick-3 Super Challenge Trophy over 1400 metres on November 28, a race in which DREAMLINER finished three lengths fourth. Other top contenders are FUTURE KING, who was a fast-finishing second to SORRENTINO’S STAR in the Pick-3 Super Challenge, ZUGULU from the Richard Azan stables, as well as DREAMING THE CODE, who made an auspicious fast-time debut over 1100 metres in maiden company on October 31, the Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes-trained BIGDADDY KOOL, who romped the recent Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Cup over the distance and not least, Gary Subratie’s NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who was a strong second to DREAMLINER in the Cash Pot Trophy. Although soon to be crowned 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta holds a good hand with FUTURE KING (Robert Halledeen) and DREAMLINER (Omar Walker), a more interesting entry is the Carl Anderson owned and trained DREAMING THE CODE, who made all to win in the smart time of 1:06.0 in early November. Anderson, who is also the breeder of this promising filly by Coded Warning out of Sea of Dreams, took the decision to bypass the Pick-3 Challenge, saying she needed a bit more working on physically, but he’s upbeat about her chances even in this tough field. “I really have high hopes for her … . She’s looking better and better at exercise as the race approaches, galloping six furlongs in 1:14.0, easily, the other morning. More importantly, she is bred to stay a mile, and all that is left for her to do is execute on the day,” said Anderson, owner and breeder of the 2001 derby, 1000 Guineas and Oaks winner AWESOME POWER. Subratie, who watched his filly NUCLEAR AFFAIR finished a good second in the Cash Pot Trophy, but missed the Pick-3 Super Challenge six weeks later, is beaming with confidence ahead of the race. “She was injured in a fall after the Cash Pot and I decided not to run her in the Pick-3 Super Challenge”, explains the second-generation trainer. But he was quick to add that she has impressed with her preparation. “She looked real sharp when blazing six furlongs in 1:13.1 at exercise a week ago, and with a mile just perfect, can definitely go one better,” Subratie added. She had subsequent Pick-3 winner SORRENTINO’S STAR just behind in the Cash Pot Trophy when administered Lasix for the first time, and now a better filly since that race in mid-October, she is coming to run a big race with Aaron Chatrie aboard. While it could be said that the race has an open look about it and will be closely contested, the one I like best is SORRENTINO’S STAR, who had no luck in running (hindered furlong out) when finishing a close fourth in the Cash Pot Trophy, but easily made amends in the Pick-3 Challenge, with Dane Nelson aboard, to release her maiden certificate. There was a lot to like about the manner in which she disposed of the leader and 6-5 favourite ZUGULU approaching the distance to win, going away in the good time of 1:26.3. With the outgoing champion jockey sticking with the ride and 14-time champion Philip Feanny having her in good nick, I fancy her chances over the additional 200 metres of this race. The bay filly by Sorrentino out of Santa Baby packs a good turn of foot and this should serve her well in this quality field. FUTURE KING and NUCLEAR AFFAIR are twin dangers. The traditional Boxing Day co-feature for the Harry Jackson Memorial over 2400 metres will be contested by a small field of six, among arch rivals TRYPEWRITER and PEREFECT NEIGHBOUR, the top-two distance horses in the country. The Wayne DaCosta-trained PERFECT NEIGHBOUR humbled the then favourite TYPEWRITER to win this race by a wide margin last year, and although the Spencer Chung-trained TYPEWRITER finished second to SEEKING MY DREAM in the recent Diamond Mile having PERFECT NEIGHBOUR behind in third, the latter has been the more consistent and thus gets the vote.last_img read more

No compensation agreement says City for impact on services during Site C construction

first_imgHydro counter offered with a proposal to pay the city one million dollars annually for eight years during construction. According to the City, Hydro came up with that figure based on forecasting property assessments for certain Hydro lands on the 85th Avenue industrial lands and did not mention compensation for infrastructure costs to the City or increased project related services.Hearings continue tomorrow and will once again focus on the local and socio-economic impacts if construction on the Site C dam is allowed to begin. Diane Hunter is the City Manager for the City of Fort St. John. She says that strain on the services Fort St. John provides the public with is concerning during the construction process and as such the city must be compensated while the dam is being built.“The direct impacts of the Site C project on the city’s services and finances during the construction phase is a major concern of the City. Council established a key position that was ratified by the community as a whole through an extensive consolation program,” Hunter explains. “It was determined that B.C. Hydro must provide an adequate, predictable and sustainable source of funding to the City in order to address impacts and to provide community benefits.”She adds the impacts Site C will have on Fort St. John must not be absorbed by residents.- Advertisement -“There will be servicing and infrastructure costs attributable to Site C that will impact the city. The City believes that these costs can be determined and quantified,” she says. “These costs can’t be borne by the existing or future residents and businesses of the city as this would result in a major tax burden. If these taxpayers were to assume the entire tax burden they in fact would be subsidising the cost of the Site C construction.”Hunter says that Hydro admits there will be changes to City services while construction is occurring, however the two parties do not see eye to eye when it comes to compensation for those changes.“Both the City and B.C. Hydro agree that there will be impacts on city services and costs attributable to the incoming work force during the construction phase of the project. Despite efforts on both the part B.C. Hydro and the City we have not been able to come to an agreement on the extent of the financial impact on the city during the construction phase of the project, nor is there an agreement on the amount of compensation to be paid to the city for those impacts.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Ranking PL clubs by their greatest ever striker signing since the 1992/93 season

first_img 20 11. Romelu Lukaku – Everton – Lukaku became Everton’s record signing when he joined from Chelsea in a £28m deal after a successful loan spell at Goodison Park. At only 23, Lukaku has already reached 50 Premier League goals and fired the Toffees into Europe in his first season on Merseyside. 18. Lee Trundle – Swansea City – Despite not playing during the heights of the Premier League, Trundle is still a cult hero in South Wales. The Liverpudlian was bought in on a free transfer in 2003 and scored 78 goals in 146 games while the Swans competed in Leagues One and Two (then known as Division Three and Division Two). 20 20 20 1. Wayne Rooney – Manchester United – Rooney became the world’s most expensive teenager at the time when he joined United for £25.6m in 2004. And 12 years later, he is four goals short of becoming the Red Devils’ all time top goalscorer, after scoring 245 goals in 520 games. He has won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, two League Cups and a Champions League – as well as PFA Player of the Year in 2010. 19. Ricardo Fuller – Stoke City – Fuller spent six seasons at Stoke after singing from Portsmouth for only £500,000 in 2006 and scored 43 goals in 182 games. He was integral in their promotion to the Premier League in 2008, scoring 15 goals, and in consolidating the club as a top-flight team. 20 20 20 20 6. Luis Suarez – Liverpool – At £22.8m, Suarez was the club’s most expensive signing for a few days in 2011 until Andy Carroll joined the Reds. However, donning the famous number seven shirt, Suarez was a revelation and his goals in the 2013/14 season took Liverpool to the verge of winning their first Premier League title, before they ‘slipped up’ at the last moment. 17. Andrew Johnson – Crystal Palace – Johnson signed for Palace in 2002 as part of the deal that saw Clinton Morrison join Birmingham. But 140 games and 74 goals later, Johnson had turned the Eagles into a Premier League club, albeit for one season. 20 During the transfer window, all fans are praying their club spends big on an exciting summer signing who will be hitting the back of the net on a regular basis throughout the season.All 20 of the current top-flight clubs have done that since the Premier League began in 1992, but who is the best striker they have signed in the last 26 years?talkSPORT have identified every current Premier League club’s best striker signing since the 1992/93 season and ranked them from worst to best.Click the arrow above, right, to see who is at number one!N.B. The strikers do not necessarily have to have played in the Premier League but only out and out strikers have been included. So players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Matt Le Tissier were not considered. 4. Sergio Aguero – Manchester City – Despite being signed for 38 times the price Vardy joined Leicester for, Aguero has led City to two Premier League titles, including his amazing stoppage time winner in 2012. His goals have also led to FA Cups and League Cups as well as taking the club to the Champions League semi-finals last season. 16. Callum Wilson – Bournemouth – Wilson was signed from Coventry for £3m and scored 20 goals as the Cherries were promoted to the Premier League for the first time. However, he missed the majority of the Premier League season with a cruciate knee ligament injury. 12. Troy Deeney – Watford – Deeney signed for Watford in 2010 for £250,000 and is already fifth on Watford’s all-time top goalscorer list with 91 goals. His partnership with Odion Ighalo saw Watford return to the Premier League and survive their first season back. 10. Jurgen Klinsmann – Tottenham Hotspur – Klinsmann had two spells in north London, scoring 21 in 41 games in his first stint and nine in 15 in his second, a loan spell. His goals took Spurs to seventh in the league and the semi-finals of the FA Cup the first time around and rescued them from relegation the second. 20 3. Didier Drogba – Chelsea – Four Premier League titles, four League Cups, four FA Cups, a Champions League and 104 goals in 254 games (over two spells), Drogba is undoubtedly Chelsea’s greatest striker signing. He was signed by Mourinho for £24m and spent nine years at the club in total. 20 8. Carlos Tevez – West Ham United – Tevez edges out cult hero Paulo Di Canio as the Argentine did what Di Canio couldn’t and save the club from relegation. His performances inspired West Ham as they survived relegation, which culminated in the winning goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2007. 20 9. Rickie Lambert – Southampton – Lambert achieved legend status on the south coast after dragging Southampton up the leagues, from League One to the Premier League. He signed for £1m and scored 106 goals in 207 games, as well as having a perfect penalty record of 34 from 34. 7. Kevin Phillips – Sunderland – Phillips’ goals took Sunderland to the Premier League before scoring 30 in his debut season in the top flight to not only win the Golden Boot, but also the European Golden Shoe – the only Englishman to ever win it. Phillips’ record for the Black Cats stood at over a goal every other game, as he finished with 113 goals from 208 games between 1997 and 2003. 20 20 20 20 15. Bob Taylor – West Bromwich Albion – Taylor joined from Bristol City for £300,000 in 1992 and scored 96 goals for the club in the six years that followed before returning to the Hawthorns in 2000 for a second spell. 5. Jamie Vardy – Leicester City – Vardy’s 24 goals and six assists in the 2015/16 season saw Leicester shock the world by winning the Premier League by ten points. Not bad for a player signed for only £1m from Fleetwood in 2012. 2. Thierry Henry – Arsenal – Not as decorated in team honours as Drogba, but Henry is one of the Premier League’s greatest ever players. Arsene Wenger signed him for £11m in 1999 and the World Cup winner went on to become the club’s record goalscorer with 174 goals in 254 games. 20 14. Fabrizio Ravanelli – Middlesbrough – Boro splashed out £7m to bring Ravanelli to Teeside only months after he scored for Juventus in the Champions League final. Despite only being there for one season, he scored 17 goals as Middlesbrough were relegated. 13. Charlie Austin – Burnley – Austin scored a goal every other game at Burnley as he tore up the Championship before earning a move to Queens Park Rangers. He hit the ground running for the Clarets, scoring 20 goals in his first 19 games. 20 20 20 20. Abel Hernandez – Hull City (click the arrow, right, to see who is the best striker signed by this season’s Premier League clubs since 1992) – Signed for £10m in the season Hull were relegated from the Premier League (2014/15) but after 24 goals in 65 games and a subsequent promotion back to the top flight, Hernandez has done well. last_img read more

The language of history

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “Some people feel that it is more mysterious, a little more solemn or a little more holy,” Tamberg said. The word “Tridentine” comes from the Council of Trent, which standardized the Mass in the 16th century. “It was the only one we had when I was ordained in 1959,” Weber said. “There are about 200 to 300 who come to it at the old mission. “It’s beautifully done. There is a choir. The liturgy is very attractive.” The Tridentine Rite Mass takes place on different Sundays at five locations: the first Sunday of the month at the mission and the Jeanne Jugan Residence (Little Sisters of the Poor) in San Pedro; second Sunday of the month at Santa Teresita Medical Center Chapel in Duarte; third Sunday at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula; and fourth and fifth Sundays at St. John Vianney Chapel in Los Angeles. It also is celebrated at 1:30 p.m. every Sunday at San Buenaventura Mission in Ventura. “It is one of the best-kept secrets in the archdiocese. The reason I go to it is because it meets my spiritual needs,” said Chuck O’Connell, who attends the Tridentine Rite Mass at the mission. “I find it to be very meaningful. I think it’s more reverent.” There are a number of superficial differences between the Tridentine Rite Mass and the regular Mass at O’Connell’s parish church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church in Santa Clarita. Gregorian chant, not rock and roll music, will be heard, and the congregation dresses up more – most women in hats or veils – at the Tridentine Rite Mass. “I think the Mass now is more focused on community and hand-shaking and less on solemnity, meditation and what the Mass is all about,” O’Connell said. “The Mass is basically the combination of the Last Supper and the sacrifice on the cross. That should be the focus, not so much on the priest.” Silent meditation and more prayers to God are qualities of the Tridentine Rite Mass that O’Connell said he finds spiritually satisfying. Weber, who was chosen by the late Cardinal Timothy Manning to celebrate the Tridentine Rite Mass, characterized the almost hourlong service as more solemn. “You go to church to worship the Lord, not to feel good,” Weber said. “Most of the people coming for it travel quite a distance. There are people who come from Bakersfield, San Pedro and Santa Barbara.” The congregation members must bring their own missals to the Mass, as there are none available in the mission’s sanctuary. O’Connell uses “Latin-English Booklet Missal,” published in 1991 by the Coalition in Support of Ecclesia Dei. “There is a group Una Voce, with a branch in L.A., who would like to see the availability of the Tridentine Mass in local parishes,” said O’Connell. “This was the basic Mass from about the year 400. It provides a continuum of tradition. I think people would find it more meaningful.” Tridentine Rite Mass, noon Sunday, San Fernando Rey de Espana Mission, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Mission Hills. The group Una Voce has a Web site: San Fernando Rey de Espana Mission, (818) 361-0186. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MISSION HILLS – In one of only a handful of locations in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Tridentine Rite Mass will be celebrated Sunday at San Fernando Rey de Espana Mission. Msgr. Francis J. Weber has been celebrating the Mass, said in Latin, on the first Sunday of every month, except in September, since May 1985. The Tridentine Rite Mass was replaced in 1963, after being in use for almost 1,500 years, by the Second Vatican Council. “As a result of church reforms in 1963 nearly all Roman Catholics go to Mass in their own language,” said Tod Tamberg, director of media relations for the archdiocese. “That (change) promotes understanding and participation more fully in the whole Mass.” The traditional Latin Mass, said Tamberg, is a reminder of history. It is offered on a limited basis in the archdiocese and is not intended to take the place of the Mass celebrated at local parishes, which he called “the building block of our Catholic faith.” last_img read more

REVEALED: Zlatan earns staggering £367,640-a-week… and £2.86m goal bonus, too!

first_img1 Ibrahimovic’s impressive season came to an end against Anderlecht Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s staggering wages at Manchester United have been leaked, with the Swede trousering an eye-watering £367,640-a-week. That figure is further boosted by goal bonus payments which currently stand at £2.86million for the season, taking his total salary – for one year at Old Trafford – to £21.97mThe figures have been released in a book soon to be published in Germany: Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football and first published in the Daily Mail. The report also reveals intimate details of Paul Pogba’s pay: with the midfielder taking home a basic £165,588-a-week, boosted by £2.87m in image rights payments. Ibrahimovic’s wages make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League, but he won’t play for them again this season after suffering a serious knee injury last month. The book also says that the one-year contract extension would have been automatically triggered if Ibrahimovic played 31 league games this season, but he has fallen just short 27. The two parties are free to negotiate a new deal, but his recovery from that knee injury could hamper any discussions. Super agent Mino Raiola negotiated both deals in the summer and his earnings are claimed to be £41m, made up of an initial £23m payment and five further instalments. Manchester United declined to comment about the figures.last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 26th February 2012CLG Bun Crannach Dinner Dance 2012Only 1 week until our Dinner Dance takes place in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Saturday 25th February. A great night is guaranteed with entertainment provided by Keltic Kaos plus special guests County Senior Football Manager Jim McGuinness with the Anglo Celt trophy, and County Senior Hurling Manager Andrew Wallace with the Lory Meagher trophy. Tickets are still on sale via club members and at Paul McGonigle’s offices, priced €25. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier! Dress code is formal but NOT Black-Tie. Coaching WorkshopA Coaching Workshop for club football underage managers, coaches, parents and others will be held in the Scarvey from 6.45pm-7.45pm on Wednesday February 22nd. Coaches will have an opportunity to observe best practice in action as Leo Gill will demonstrate a variety of coaching ideas with an under 10 group. This will be followed by a Q&A session. For further information contact Sean Noonan 0879232988. Gaelic4AllThis iniative is for all ladies who are over 18 years of age who want to learn the skills of Gealic Football in a non-competive FUN environment. The programme starts on Monday the 20th Feburary at 8.30pm in the Scarvey. Please come along and experience the enjoyment of Gaelic Football, everyone is welcome.Gaelic4GirlsGaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.Ladies Senior Gaelic FootballTraining takes place every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Please remember to bring trainers and boots. New players are always welcome to attend.U6 FUNdamentals FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will begin on Friday 24th February at Scoil Mhuire between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. It will also take place on Sunday 26th from 11.00am until 11.45am.U8 FootballU8 Football Training continues every Friday at Crana College from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out.U10 Football Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.U12 HurlingBuncrana’s under 12 A team stormed into the finals of the North West League continuing their unbeaten run in Dungiven on Sunday. They saw off the challenge of Burt, Ballinascreen and Kevin Lynches in impressive style and must now be in with a chance of bringing home silverware for the club next Sunday. The under 12’s B team also headed home from Dungiven unbeaten following victories over Ballinascreen and local-side Kevin Lynches. All in all it was another great day for the under 12 hurlers. Both the A and B teams will be in action in the North West League finals next week.Boys U14 FootballBoys U14 Football training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Gaelic Football please feel free to come along.Boys U16 FootballBoys U16 Football training is on every Wednesday at 8.00pm sharp in at the Scarvey, please bring boots and trainers and own water bottle. New and returning players are welcome.Football Coaching CoursesA Football Foundation Coaching Course, including Child Protection will take place in Carndonagh on Friday 24th February between 7.30pm and 10.30pm and Saturday 25th February between 9.30am and 4.30pm. All those interested in taking part should give their names immediately to John Friel on 086 0523550. A further course will be held in March if the course is over subscribed.Two Level 1 Football Coaching Course will take place, one in Letterkenny in February and another one in Inishowen in March. Anyone interested please contact Sean Noonan 087 9232988.CongratulationsCongratulations to Claire Doherty and Sophie Hegarty who were part of the Donegal Ladies Minor squad at the weekend. Well done girls from everyone at the club.Fitness ClassesA number of Fitness classes are now taking place at the Scarvey Clubhouse. Class instructor is Eileen Hegarty and everyone is welcome. Monday 7.30-9.00pm ‘Weigh & Tone: Weigh in, nutrition and motivational talk and excercise class’ €10. Tuesday 8.00-9.00pm and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm ‘CardioPump’ €5. Saturday 10.00-11.00am ‘Kettlebells/Circuits’ €5. If anyone would like further details please ring Eileen on 0874120159 or visit ‘Get Fit With Eileen’ on Facebook.LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,480 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 14th February in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 4-12-20-28There was no jackpot winner this week, however there were five €20 prizes which went to the following lucky participants:Fionn Hegarty, inch IslandNat Black, Back Road LuddenRena Donaghey, CockhillLennon Family, ClonglashSorcha Doherty, c/o An Tuath NuaCongratulations to our winners and thank you to all for your continued support, it is very much appreciated.Use Of FacilitiesUse of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).ClubNotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notesshould email Oisín at to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or P.R.O. Oisín DohertyEmail:,Tel: 0863390666GAA NOTES: BUNCRANA was last modified: February 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgParents of children at Finn Valley College are to make a silent protest today outside the school when VEC chief Mary O’Kane attends a meeting of management.The meeting is to discuss a number of issues but most specifically the delay in opening the school.A one-way system with Traffic Lights and safety barrier for pedestrians to walk behind to be operation by close of day on Monday Parents are also seeking assurances on a number of other areas.They want all school buses to be allowed and re-contracted to drop these children to and lift them from the New School BuildingThere is also a call for shuttle buses to operate whilst the footpath is under construction, from the Main Road to/from the new school for the children of the Ballybofey/Stranorlar area who will be arriving to school on foot.They also want clarification if or when the in-school canteen will be operational as without this there will be the added issue of school children needing to go out at lunch time to obtain meals. Also the keys for the new building are due to be handed over at this meeting..The parents stated they will be making a peaceful protest outside the FVC prior to the commencement of the Board Meeting at 10am.A further open meeting will be held this evening Monday at 7.30pm in St Marys Parish Centre when the outcome of the board meeting will be relayed and a decision on any further action if necessary will ne discussed amongst all those who attend.EndsPARENTS TO HOLD SILENT PROTEST OVER FINN VALLEY COLLEGE DEBACLE was last modified: August 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Valley Collegelast_img read more

Wilson girls volleyball shines in sweep

first_img Vanessa Martinez also had a season-high 29 digs for Lakewood, which improved to 9-7 overall and 2-0 in league. Los Alamitos 3, Newport Harbor 1 Senior outside hitters Rachael Moss and Geena Urango had 12 and 10 kills, respectively, to highlight a 25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-15 win over the visiting Sailors in nonleague action. The Griffins (14-2) return to action today at 5:30 p.m. when they host El Toro. Jordan 3, Marina 1 Junior outside hitter Eemah Malepeai had 12 kills and junior setter Nikki Moe recorded 32 assists as the Panthers improved to 9-5 with a 25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19 victory over the host Vikings (8-3). Jordan plays at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Cabrillo. Valley Christian 3, St. Paul 0 Kelsee Larsen had seven kills and six digs and Charlotte Haun had 12 digs and six kills to lead the Crusaders past the visiting Swordsmen 25-13, 25-9, 25-12 in a nonleague match. Downey Calvary Chapel 3, La Serna 1 Senior middle blocker Marissa Sitka had six blocks and senior middle blocker Janae Miley also had six blocks and 12 kills to lead the Grizzlies (5-0) past the visiting Lancers 30-28, 16-25, 25-22, 25-21 in a nonleague match. “This was a great game,” Downey Calvary Chapel coach Kristi Young said. “Both teams played hard and we’re getting focused for league.” The Grizzlies will have their Alpha League opener at 5 p.m. Friday when they host Windward. BOYS WATER POLO Lakewood 12, Los Amigos 9 Justin Palmer and Jacob Schuster each scored four goals to help the Lancers (9-4) beat the visiting Lobos in a nonleague game. Lakewood will open the Moore League season Thursday, Oct. 6 at Poly. Cerritos 14, El Rancho 9 Junior Dan Biag scored five goals and senior Torrence Lee had three as the Dons improved to 8-1 with a nonleague win. GIRLS GOLF Poly 263, Avalon 332 Freshman Ligaya Estoque shot a 8-over par 44 to lead the Jackrabbits (2-3, 2-1) past the Lancers in a Moore League match at Skylinks Golf Course. Poly will return to Skylinks at 2 p.m. Thursday against Lakewood. Lakewood 280, Cabrillo 326 Sayuri Oda took first place with a school-record 9-over par 45, but it wasn’t enough as the Lancers defeated the Jaguars in a Moore League match at Skylinks Golf Course. Lauren Cerulle of Lakewood came in second place after shooting a 50. Gahr 192, Western 267 Freshman Victoria Fallgren fired a 1-under par 34 and senior Henna Cho shot a 36 as the Gladiators (5-0, 1-0) defeated the Pioneers (1-4, 0-1) in an Orange League match at Dadmiller Golf Course. Gahr’s team score of 192 set a new school record. The old mark was 220. GIRLS TENNIS Lakewood 15, Cabrillo 3 Stacey Tan swept in singles action, while Amy Chen and Lily Roble did the same in doubles as the Lancers (6-0, 2-0) cruised to a Moore League win. Wilson 10, Poly 8 No. 1 singles player Jovanna Sangria and the doubles team of Catie Visico and Jillian Sangria went undefeated to lead the Bruins (4-0, 2-0) to a Moore League win. Monica Rodriguez, the Jackrabbits No. 2 singles player, went 2-1. Valley Christian 15, Connelly 3 Junior Cristina Stavro won all three of her singles sets and freshmen Alisha Snuggs and Brittany Seinberg each won two as the Crusaders (3-2, 1-0) defeated the Koalas in an Alpha League match. Valley Christian returns to action at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday when it hosts Whittier Christian. Mayfair 9, La Quinta 9 Seniors Melissa Freeland and Van Ngyuen won all three of their singles sets to help the Monsoons (5-4) win a nonleague match 70-68 on games played. Paramount 17, Santa Fe 1 Maria Arroyo won three singles sets as did the doubles combination of Rosa Castaneda and Sheida Ramezan in a nonleague victory over the Chiefs (2-3). Paramount improved to 7-1. CROSS COUNTRY Suburban League opens season Defending Suburban League boys cross country champion Norwalk and girls champion La Mirada will begin their battle versus Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Mayfair and Glenn for a stake of the 2006 Suburban League title. The league will open its competition on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Cerritos Regional Park for its first of three cluster races. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wilson High girls volleyball coach Susan Pescar said that her team proved itself Tuesday night. She likely won’t get an argument from Poly. Junior setter Genie Francisco had 22 assists and junior middle blocker Elise Hendrickson had eight kills and three blocks to lead the Bruins past the Jackrabbits (9-6, 1-1) 25-16, 25-10, 25-21 in a Moore League match at Wilson High. Senior outside hitter Stephanie Barry also had seven kills and senior middle blocker Kelsi Bennett had four for Wilson (7-3, 3-0). center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We played well and Poly didn’t, and that was the difference tonight,” Pescar said. “We had a lapse in the third game and we allowed them to come back and take the lead but we rallied to beat them. “Hopefully, the girls will build off that experience because we didn’t fall apart. Our only losses of the season were to the first-and second-ranked teams in the country so I know we’re capable of a lot of good things.” Wilson will return to the court at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood. Lakewood 3, Millikan 1 Jessica Thomas had 13 kills and Megan Johnson had 43 assists to lead the Lancers past the visiting Rams 25-13, 25-20, 24-26, 25-21 in a Moore League match. last_img read more

Deputies mourn

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Deputies on patrol and working in the station in Pico Rivera this week wore black mourning bands in memory of one of their own, Deputy Gary Wiggins, who died in a motorcycle accident Monday morning.Flags are flying at half-staff, and a picture of Wiggins, 37, a 14-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, sits against a bouquet of flowers on the front counter at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station.“There is a lot of depression and morale is low right now,” said Sgt. Ron Escandon. “We would normally see him on a daily basis and suddenly he is gone.”The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized the fallen deputy at Tuesday’s board meeting.Wiggins was riding his motorcycle from a charity ride to his home in Redlands shortly after midnight Monday the solo motorcycle accident occurred, said Sgt. Samuel Arellano of the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station.Wiggins was thrown from the motorcycle and died of head injuries. Wiggins, who leaves a wife and 7-year-old son, grew up in the Whittier area and graduated from Whittier Christian High School in 1986.He earned a bachelor’s degree from Azusa Pacific University in 1990 before joining the Sheriff’s Department in October 1991.He began his career working at the sheriff’s Inmate Reception Center in downtown Los Angeles and was transferred to the Pico Rivera Station in August 1998.At the station he worked as a patrol deputy, training officer and most recently as a detective on the station’s Problem Specific Policing Team.All 74 of the deputies who worked with Wiggins will be at his funeral at 10 a.m. Monday at Calvary Chapel, 9700 Alabama St., Redlands.Wiggins will be buried at Montecito Memorial Park, 24145 Barton Road, Loma Linda.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the Gary Wiggins Fund #329, C/O Sheriff’s Relief Association, 11515 S. Colima Road, Building B, Whittier. 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more