Facebook133Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGov. Jay Inslee announced a new COVID-19 risk assessment dashboard to aid the state in gauging when and how to best lift restrictions around ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy” in Washington.Wednesday marked 100 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington state. The governor mentioned that in the coming weeks, the state will slowly start “turning the dial” on several physical distancing restrictions in accordance with changing epidemiological and public health data.“It is important to share the information and data that informs our decisions,” Inslee said. “As each decision we make informs choices that impact the health and safety of Washingtonians, we want to show that there are multiple indicators we rely on for how we can remain healthy and open our businesses.”Read the full story on the governor’s Medium page
“I thought we started the season not in as good as shape as other teams so we spent the past week doing some dry land training and working on lots of skill development,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw when asked about the mini-training camp one month into the season. “We adopted the lunch pail mentality and I feel it’s starting to pay off and will go a long way to making us a better team.”First up is a team the Leafs is Beaver Valley, a divisional rival who doubled Nelson 6-3 in the first meeting between the two clubs at the NDCC Arena.Saturday Nelson plays host to the 2-4 Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. before concluding the Thanksgiving weekend with a 1 p.m. contest Sunday against 4-7 Princeton Posse.“An 0-4 start is not what we wanted but it’s still early in the season and if we have a good weekend we can move right up the standings and prove to the league this will be a competitive hockey team,” explained Shaw, assuming his role behind the bench as head coach after serving a three-game suspension.The Leafs defence will be bolstered by the return of rugged rearguard Tyler Parfeniuk. The Kelowna product has been out of the lineup with an injury since game one of the season.However, while Parfeniuk resumes play, the news is not as good for winger Cody Abbey. Shaw said the medical staff is taking a cautious approach to make sure Abbey’s injury does not get any worse.Shaw said Marcus Beesley gets the start in goal tonight of the Leafs in Fruitvale. However, tonight’s backup Darren Hogg should see action in one of the two home games.LEAGUE NOTES: Castlegar winger Ryan Aynsley has been voted the player of the month for the Kootenay Conference. The Kelowna product is tied for the league lead in scoring with Thierry Martine of Osoyoos, each with 20 points. Aynsley shot up the scoring ladder with a six-point game last month against Grand Forks. Brandon Formosa of the Sicamous Eagles earned the honour in the Okanagan Conference. . . .The Nitehawks will be without the services of Tyler Collins and Bryan Hinchcliffe. The KIJHL handed the players three and four game suspensions, respectively for fighting and misconduct penalties. Cale Wright of Fernie was given three games for a match penalty while three Revelstoke Grizzlies’ players — Derek Grimm (1), Cody Larsen (3) and Braeden Monk (1) were also disciplined by the league. email@example.com By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsBelieve it or not, for as bad a start the Nelson Leafs experienced the club is only four points out of second in the Neil Murdoch standings and eight behind division leading Castlegar Rebels.And now, thanks to a quirk in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League schedule, the Leafs have played fewer games than every other team in the Murdoch Division.Nelson, idle since September 29th, gets a chance to make a comeback when the team plays three games in three days, starting tonight in Fruitvale against a team higher in the standings — the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.
By The Nelson Daily SportsDespite fatigued from a heavy week of training, the Locke boys managed to capture bragging rights in the Junior Boy’s Division at the B.C. Cross Country Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The race was held at the Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lakes. Julien and Peter Locke of Nelson finished with gold and silver, respectively, in the 10-kilometer Junior Boy’s Individual Start Skate race.“We (Peter and I) are currently training for Nationals and we raced after a heavy week of intense training with no rest,” Julien Locke explained. “As expected, I felt a bit flat but I was still able to race quite well.”“I had a good race in Kamloops but I am quite tired now from training for Nationals and I was not able to keep up with Julien’s pace during the 10-kilometre race,” said Peter Locke.Both Peter and Julien Locke ski out of the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland.The Locke boy’s sister, Robyn took fifth overall in the Juvenile Girl’s Individual Start Skate five-km race. Sunday in the 3 X 3.5 km Junior Men Classic Relay, the Nelson team of Peter and Julien Locke combined with Shawn DeGroot of the Nelson Nordic Ski club to claim the top prize.Robyn Locke finished eighth overall in the Junior Women’s event.All racers are preparing for the Canadian Cross Country Championships March 12-19 in Canmore, Alta. firstname.lastname@example.org
The playoff run of the Kootenay Wildcats came to an end Saturday as Fraser Valley Phantom completed a two-game sweep in B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA Hockey semi final series.The Phantom, regular season champs, finished off the Cats with a 4-3 win at the Langley Sportsplex.Fraser Valley won the opener of the best-of-three series 2-0.Two third-period goals by Madison Sands and Simran Sidhu late in the game allowed the Phantom to escape with the narrow win.Sarah Doll of Cranbrook was in goal for Kootenay.Kootenay, finishing fourth in regular season standings, qualified for the semis with a 2-1 series win over Prince George Cougars. The Wildcats had affiliate and West Kootenay Bantam player Merissa Dawson in the lineup for the weekend.Fraser Valley now advances to the Female Final against the Okanagan Rockets.The Rockets ousted Vancouver Fusion in straight games in the other league semi final series.This is the first time in four years Kootenay Wildcats have not played in the championship final.The Female Midget AAA League was established in the 2007-2008 season to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to play against elite Female players in the email@example.com
The Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament attracted players and teams from throughout the Kootenay and Okanagan regions along with some participants from south of the 49th parallel. Part of the weekend was reserved for players under the age of 12 playing in a Jamboree style event.Host Nelson, with 21-plus players on the roster, entered a pair of teams into the Jamboree.During the Jamboree, there are no scores or points kept, just a lot of determination and skill by all players.The Jamboree event prepares the players for the Rep category, which youth soccer players enter for the next years.Some of the players on the Nelson squad included, Logan Martin, Joey Wall, Chase Colgur, Albie Drysdale, Van Keywood, Ryder Collins, Ethan Knight, Logan Wright, Ilya Sherstobitoff, Markus Rentke, Evan Ouchi, Amani Kaufmann, Yannick Holt-Lachance, Oliver Gyr, Charlie Morrison, Jacob De Zwart, Peyton Wilkinson, Tanner Jackson, Kaden White, Emil Metcalfand Gabriel Makortoff.
CONQUEST FARENHEIT, ZAKAROFF, CISTRON & TACO ALL FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 PASADENA STAKES AT MILE ON TURF; WIDE OPEN FIELD OF 10 SOPHOMORES ENGAGED
THE $75,000 PASADENA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PST CONQUEST FARENHEIT: Originally based with trainer Mark Casse at Woodbine, this Kentucky-bred colt by Scatt Daddy pressed the pace in the 6 ½ furlong turf Baffle here on Feb. 20, prevailing by 1 ¾ lengths as the 7-5 favorite in his second start for Miller. A sharp second at 4-5 in the one mile turf Summer Stakes (Grade II) three starts back at Woodbine on Sept. 18, he’s been favored in all four of his lifetime starts and looks like the probable Pasadena favorite as he stretches back out to two turns. Additionally, he achieved a Pasadena-best 92 Beyer Speed figure in winning the Baffle. Owned by Rockingham Ranch or Littlefield, he’s 4-2-1-1 with earnings of $110,045. ZAKAROFF: A respectable fifth two starts back in the 1 1/16 miles California Derby on Jan. 21, this Kentucky-bred gelding by California-based Slew’s Tiznow stretched out to 1 1/8 miles on Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta to win the Grade III El Camino Real Derby by a half length on Feb. 18 at odds of 48-1. With many options before them, Zakaroff’s connections appear to have chosen a prudent path in trying grass for the first time in the Pasadena. A graded stakes winner on synthetic, Zakaroff can be expected to handle the turf well as he cuts back in distance a furlong. Ridden to victory in the El Camino Real Derby by Kyle Frey, he’ll get the first-time services of Joe Talamo on Sunday. Owned by longtime Specht client Antone Metaxas, Zakaroff is the leading money earner in the field with $148,120 accumulated from an overall mark of 6-2-1-1. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 16, 2017)–With eight out of the 10 runners engaged coming off recent wins, Conquest Farenheit, Zakaroff, Cistron and undefeated Taco all figure prominently in Sunday’s $75,000 Pasadena Stakes, for 3-year-olds at one mile on the Santa Anita turf.With trainer Peter Miller’s Conquest Farenheit and Steve Specht’s Zakaroff both coming off last-out stakes wins, John Sadler’s Cistron, comes off a gutty allowance win over the course. Throw in Efren Loza, Jr.’s Taco, unbeaten in four starts, his most recent triumph a minor turf stakes at Sam Houston Park, the Pasadena looms a completely wide-open affair and quite possibly the best betting race on the nine-race program. TACO: Unbeaten in four starts, two at Gulfstream, one at Fairgrounds in New Orleans and most recently a 1 1/16 miles turf stakes Sam Houston Park on Feb. 25, this Kentucky-bred colt by Gio Ponti looms the biggest question mark in the field in what will be his Southern California debut. Based at Gulfstream Park West (formerly Calder), Taco would appear to have the right style in what appears to be a speed-laden lineup as he’s rallied from off the pace in all four of his wins. Owned by Kathleen Amaya, Raffaele Centofanti and Daniel Alonso, Taco has earnings of $82,800. CISTRON: A gate to wire winner one mile turf allowance winner here on Feb. 5, he made the lead two starts back when third, beaten three quarter of a length in the one mile turf Eddie Logan Stakes two starts back on Dec. 30. Triple Crown nominated, this Kentucky-bred colt by The Factor broke his maiden at a mile turf three starts back on Dec. 4 and appears on edge for Sunday’s Pasadena. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC or Little Red Feather Racing, Cistron could be hard pressed to make the early lead if Conquest Farenheit opts for a similar trip. With an overall record of 5-2-0-2, he has earnings of $80,889. Big Sky Logan–Corey Nakatani–120Taxman’s Quest–Flavien Prat–120Ritzy A. P.–Victor Espinoza–120Ky. Colonel–Mike Smith–120Taco–Jesus Rios–124Cistron–Tyler Baze–122Monster Man–Rafael Bejarano–120Conquest Farenheit–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Zakaroff–Joe Talamo–124Bird Is the Word–Kent Desormeaux–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.
CRESTON, B.C. – A kayaker is recovering in hospital after he was mauled by a grizzly bear near Creston, B.C., Saturday morning.Insp. Joe Caravetta of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service says the man, who is in his mid-20s, was camping alongside the Kootenay River when he was attacked by the bear.He was transported to hospital and sustained injuries to his head, arms and legs that Caravetta says are non-life threatening “at this point.”The conservation officer service has engaged its predator attack team and four officers are on site assessing the area, securing it and ensuring public safety.Caravetta says the officers will be monitoring the area and are working to determine what prompted the attack.