Local Middle School Mathletes Advance to State Competition

first_imgFacebook179Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceIf a 3-ounce can of tomato sauce costs $1.68, what is the price per ounce in cents?In just seconds, local mathletes from Jefferson Middle School answered that and a variety of other challenging questions at Thurston County’s MATHCOUNTS competition over the weekend. The top teams are now advancing to the state level on March 18 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond.MATHCOUNTS is a national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program. It promotes math achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests on the chapter, state and national levels.SCJ Alliance’s Jason Bruhn is the chapter coordinator for MATHCOUNTS in Thurston County. Photo courtesy: SCJ Alliance.Jason Bruhn, an engineer at SCJ Alliance in Lacey, led the competition held at Saint Martin’s University and has volunteered as the Thurston County chapter coordinator for the past 17 years on behalf of the National Society of Professional Engineers. This year, he recruited five additional colleagues from SCJ to help out.“At SCJ, we have engineers, planners and scientists who use math every day,” Bruhn said. “It’s great to see so many kids who are excited about math and to have the chance to show them how what we do relates to what they’re learning now.”Local participants in the Thurston County competition on Feb. 25 came from Aspire, Jefferson and Reeves middle schools as well as NOVA School. The top team, from Jefferson Middle School, and four top individuals advance to the state competition. Gabriel Ong and Dan Sanchu from Jefferson Middle School and Andrew Pan and Liyana Alam from Aspire Middle School are the individuals advancing.Winners at the state competition move on to the national competition later in 2017, which is aired on ESPN 3.Fellow SCJ coworkers Jean Carr, Mallory Dobbs, Tyrell Bradley, Charlie Severs, and SCJ alum Linda Hurtado, joined Bruhn at the competition Saturday.“After last year, I had heard about how much fun it was to volunteer,” SCJ co-founder and Senior Principal Jean Carr said. “I couldn’t wait to see for myself this year, and those mathletes did not disappoint. What a promising glimpse of the future!”last_img read more

Tournament of Roses on the horizon Tuesday at Granite Pointe

first_imgGranite Pointe will be buzzing with activity Tuesday as the ladies club welcomes the top players from the region for the annual Tournament of Roses. The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner.In 2012, Sherry McIvor and Bev Poole edged out the Dorothy Garland/Sue Moisey for the overall prize in the low gross tournament.Low net winners were Linda Tamblyn and Ann Gouk by two shots better than Rose Beauchamp and Jeri Santarossa.Players from all West Kootenay Clubs are expected to attend the first major tournament of the women’s season.last_img read more

Hockey stars of the future entertain crowds at Nelson Novice Tournament

first_imgThe tournament attracted more than 500 people to the Heritage City for the annual event for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years.The Nelson Daily dropped by the tourney to snap a few pictures of the stars in action. Fun to watch were boys and girls participating in the annual Novice tournament in Nelson.A total of five Junior Novice teams and six Senior Novice teams from Spokane, South Okanagan, Fruitvale, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar along with two Nelson squads each played three games during the weekend in the playday format.last_img read more

TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

first_img“We are very proud of this accomplishment. Kayla has improved by over 20 seconds this year in the very important Individual Medley events and this ensures that she is developing all four competitive swim strokes ensuring proper athlete development,” Park said.Fraserswam’s FINA point scores in the 200 IM event helped secure her a spot on the Zone One 2014 BC Summer Games Team  who compete this coming July in Nanaimo. Fraserswam also competed in the 50 Free, 200 Free, and 400 Free (where she took off almost 19 seconds from her previous best time) and she just narrowly missed a place in the 100 Freestyle final finishing in 17th place.Also turning in a impressive meet was Tenysha Ross Van Meirlo from Castlegar. Ross Van Meirlo competed in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast & 200 Individual Medley over the three-day meet and qualified  for  three afternoon finals.Ross Van Meirlo finished in 15th place for the 100 Breaststroke, 12th place in the 200 IM and 10th place in the 400 Free in the process lowering her personal best time by over seven seconds off setting a new Team Record in the process. Coach Bill Park was pleased with the performances as swimmers from the Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX) competed in the Swim BC AA Long Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held last month in Victoria.Park was impressed with all swimmers at the championships, including Kayla Fraserswam who achieved personal best times in all races.The weekend performance was highlighted by the 200 meter Individual Medley event where she broke the three minute mark, swimming a 2:59.76.last_img read more


first_imgDrayden Van Dyke23824292810%$1,625,303 Tyler Baze35356463816%$2,981,258 Peter Eurton9415131616%$887,206 SHARED BELIEF TO UNDERGO NUCLEAR SCANShared Belief was scheduled to undergo a nuclear scan today after he was pulled up by jockey Mike Smith as the 3-10 favorite entering the second turn of Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Charles Town Classic.“He’s going for a scan at a facility near the track and see if they can find anything,” Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, said Sunday at Santa Anita. “We don’t think it’s serious.”Hollendorfer told Daily Racing Form: “He seems to be doing very well today. There’s a little something bugging him in his right hind, but he walked sound, and he jogged down the road sound.“We’re going to give the horse a good going over from head to toe with a nuclear scan. Hopefully, nothing will be wrong.”            Said West Virginia State Veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Daniel after the race: “When I got to the horse, I saw a little soft tissue swelling in the right stifle. We gather it’s something that happened leaving the starting gate. He didn’t appear to be traveling well from the time he left the gate.”Shared Belief, the 2-year-old champion male of 2013, had won all three of his starts at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that ends today: the Grade I Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs; the Grade II San Antonio Invitational in which he defeated Horse of the Year California Chrome; and the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a quarter.Shared Belief, a 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding, had won 10 of 11 starts before the Charles Town Classic and earned $2,932,200. Martin Pedroza18919272610%$827,554 MITCHELL MEMORIAL TOMORROW AT SANTA ANITAA public memorial for longtime Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell will take place tomorrow at Santa Anita. The service, which is to start at 1:30 p.m. and run until 3 p.m., will be held in the track’s Chandelier Room.Mitchell, who passed away following a lengthy battle with brain cancer at age 66 on Tuesday, trained in California for nearly 40 years and is survived by his wife, Denise and their two daughters, McCall (Rounsefell) and Shea (Leparoux). Additional surviving family includes his four siblings; a twin sister, Cheryl, and three brothers, Earl, Jr., Guy and Casey.The Mitchell family has arranged for their pastor and the choir from their church, Fellowship Monrovia, to address those attending. There will also be a few other short speeches from designated speakers.At the request of the family, donations may be made in Mike Mitchell’s name to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA). The family has also requested that light refreshments be served at the memorial. Guests should enter by car through Gate 5 and follow signage to the Mitchell Memorial in the Chandelier Room. Mark Glatt9216181217%$695,632 Gary Stevens10919161917%$1,674,298 Mario Gutierrez12512171410%$629,090 William Spawr5886914%$254,530 Peter Miller17933312318%$1,614,206 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux22535403116%$2,164,208 (Current Through Saturday, April 18) HOLLENDORFER, MILLER VIE FOR SANTA ANITA CROWNThe leading trainer of Santa Anita’s 68-day Winter Meet may not be decided untilSunday’s penultimate race, the eighth on a nine-race program.Going into Sunday, Jerry Hollendorfer and Peter Miller were in a flat-footed tie with 33 wins apiece. Their numbers across the board were close, also, to wit:Hollendorfer has 181 starts, 23 seconds, 28 thirds and was winning at 18 percent. Miller has 179 starts, 31 seconds, 23 thirds and also was winning at 18 percent.Hollendorfer more than doubles Miller in purse earnings, however, $3,417,698 to $1,614,206.Hollendorfer, 68, had five horses entered today: 4-1 Seeking Asylum in the first race; Sweet and Fuzzy (6-1) and Dr. Fager’s Gal (9-2) in the sixth; Outside Nashville (15-1) in the seventh; and French Alps (8-5) in the eighth.The 48-year-old Miller’s runners were Easter Fever (4-1) in the second; Spirited Jacob (6-1) in the fourth; Got Even (4-1) in the fifth; and U S Citizen (6-1) in the seventh.Hollendorfer, dominant for years in the Bay Area where he has 46 titles at Golden Gate Fields alone, not to mention 36 straight at defunct Bay Meadows, has never won an outright crown at Santa Anita. He and John Sadler shared honors in 2013-14 with 34 each.Miller, based at San Luis Rey Downs this meet, has never won a Santa Anita title. He won Del Mar’s 2012 summer meet with 21 wins; Del Mar’s 2014 fall meet with 15 wins; and tied for the 2014 summer session with Hollendorfer at 20 each. Brice Blanc6873610%$354,768 Elvis Trujillo25027362611%$1,588,458 Mark Casse68107915%$825,616 TRAINERS’ RACE IS GOING DOWN TO THE WIREIT’S A CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH FOR TEXAS REDTESTS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SHARED BELIEFMITCHELL MEMORIAL MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA Martin Garcia16130201719%$2,774,934 Fernando Perez2221925289%$911,858 Richard Baltas901816820%$786,885 Philip D’Amato9122141724%$1,064,780 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Edwin Maldonado14018161513%$648,914 Tiago Pereira13918111713%$537,552 Felipe Valdez11517131615%$529,217 Jerry Hollendorfer18133232818%$3,417,698center_img Jack Carava58911816%$251,170 Gonzalo Nicolas1067767%$228,236 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Richard Mandella7817131322%$1,068,326 Aaron Gryder9871287%$461,270 Michael Pender5589615%$222,200 TEXAS RED GETTING READY FOR HIS CLOSEUPKeith Desormeaux has long-range plans for Texas Red.The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner will miss the Triple Crown due to abscessissues with his right front foot, but they’re behind him and now the trainer and part owner of the son of Afleet Alex is looking to get the bay colt back in serious training soon.“He’s doing great,” Desormeaux said. “We did an ultra sound about two weeks ago last Saturday and he got a clean bill of health. They told me to go easy on him a couple more weeks, which brings us to May 1, and then I’ll start cranking up.“He’s good. That was nice news; he looks great and he’s ready to go.”Anyone can offer thoughts about the 141st Kentucky Derby on May 2, Desormeaux included, although he’s first to admit he’s not an expert.“It’s all a matter of opinion,” he said, “and to tell you the truth, I don’t have enough experience to be an authority, but in my opinion, there’s only one horse–American Pharoah.“The Derby process is a difficult one, experience is very important, and American Pharoah has never been tested at being rated; that’s what’s important. But he seems like such a sensible animal. If the pace is stupid, they should be able to rate him.” Doug O’Neill20326182713%$1,209,542 John Sadler14723202016%$1,543,920 Flavien Prat17318232110%$1,055,534 Rafael Bejarano31376494324%$3,705,408 Bob Baffert11426191523%$2,961,772 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jeff Bonde38102426%$381,976 Joseph Talamo26427294510%$1,922,288 -30- Ron Ellis651551023%$605,440 Mike Smith11522221719%$2,547,221 Steven Miyadi47106621%$339,290 Mike Puype11415171613%$662,436 Santiago Gonzalez16122192214%$981,114 J. Eric Kruljac6597914%$415,368 Thomas Proctor6288413%$596,588 James Cassidy791081313%$447,320 Victor Espinoza20039352920%$2,623,496 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind, who worked five furlongs Friday morning in 1:01, will ship next Saturday, April 26, for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks, trainer John Sadler said . . . Starting on May 22 and running through June 26, Santa Anita will offer Twilight Fridays, with a 4 p.m. first post time at its upcoming Summer Meet. The Paddock Room and Sirona’s will be open for simulcast wagering at 11 a.m., and at 7:30 p.m., or right after the last race, K-Earth’s Totally 80’s Concert in Sirona’s will begin and run until 9 p.m. . . . Birdlover will seek her third straight win when she runs in next Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares, 3 and up, at one mile on turf. “She’s at the top of her game,” said Steve Rothblum, assistant to Doug O’Neill . . . Agent Tony Matos has booked come-backing Corey Nakatani on Thegirlinthatsong for Jerry Hollendorfer in the Wilshire . . . Leading jockey Rafael Bejarano rides San Luis Rey third-place finisher Power Foot for Neil Drysdale in next Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf. Other probables include Ganesh (Flavien Prat) and San Luis Rey fourth-place finisher Play Hard to Get (Kent Desormeaux).last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–Longshot Anytime Anyplace broke sharply, pressed pacesetter Bluegrass Bronco to the far turn and held off hard trying Texas Two Step to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Any Given Saturday covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.01.The longest shot in a field of six 3-year-olds and up at 12-1, Anytime Anyplace paid $27.40, $11.00 and $5.00. Owned by the Ferro Family Trust or Harlingten, he got his third win from 10 starts and with the winner’s share of $36,000, increased his earnings to $143,805.Breaking from the far outside, Texas Two Step was in-hand under Santiago Gonzalez while running a joint fifth into the far turn with Kenjisstorm and finished well while caught wide throughout. Off at 3-1, he paid $4.40 and $2.80.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Kenjisstorm hugged the rail around the turn and finished third while never threatening the top two. Off at 9-2, he paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.57, 44.11 and 1:08.51.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Southland Gives Back: McNeese

first_imgAs part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. Athletes from all 16 sports were involved to help donate more than 250 items. “The Toy Drive collects and distributes toys as gifts to needy children in the community during the Christmas season,” said SAAC’s Coordinator Alex Haley. “The goal is to get full participation from the administrative staff, athletes, coaches and fans. The community has been supportive of our McNeese family over the years and this is our opportunity to give back.” Toy collections were placed at all home athletic events beginning in November. The Pokes partnered with A.A. Nelson Elementary School students, who were asked to bring a toy for the campaign.center_img LAKE CHARLES, La. – In what has become one of the biggest traditions over the last few years, the McNeese Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again took part in the Southland Conference’s “Southland Gives Back” initiative to provide holiday cheer to those in the surrounding Lake Area. McNeese athletes from various sports spent the last month and a half collecting toys for its annual Toy Drive by promoting the event across the community through social media efforts as well as different toy drives at athletic events on campus.last_img read more

McNeese Inks Head Softball Coach James Landreneau to New Contract

first_img“We’re dedicated to keeping him here long term. He’s very deserving of this agreement.” Under Landreneau, the Cowgirl program appeared in a major national poll for the first time in school history at the start of the 2018 season when they ranked 24th in the USA Today/NFCA poll and 23rd in the Fastpitch News Top 25. LAKE CHARLES, La. – McNeese Director of Athletics Bruce Hemphill, on Friday, announced the signing of a new three-year contract for Cowgirl softball coach James Landreneau. “I am grateful for all the players and coaches that have come through and contributed to the success of our team. Our goal will continue to be to prepare our student-athletes for life after sports as well as building a program that our McNeese community can be proud of.” Also that year, the Cowgirls defeated the eventual national champion in Florida State, ranked No. 9 at the time, as well as getting wins over nationally ranked Tulsa and then Baylor in the opening game of the NCAA College Station Regional. Landreneau recently completed his third season at the helm and has compiled a 117-71 overall record and 61-20 Southland Conference mark. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. “I am humbled and honored by the support our University and community has shown towards our softball program,” said Landreneau. “I’m excited to be able to lead this program for another three years and for the commitment the University and supporters have for our softball program along with the stability they are seeking to continue to grow. “Coach Landreneau has continued the winning tradition of the Cowgirl softball team and has also done a tremendous job with the team in the classroom and in the community,” said Hemphill. He led the Cowgirls to the 2017 conference regular season and tournament championship, the 2018 SLC tourney title, and three straight postseason appearances – two NCAA Tournaments (2017 and 2018) and the NISC tournament this past season. In his three seasons as head coach, Landreneau has coached 17 all-conference, seven all-Louisiana, four all-region, and three all-American selections.last_img read more

Poch will ‘not complain’ over VAR ruled out Aurier goal v Leicester

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO swears he will “not complain” after VAR ruled out Serge Aurier’s goal against Leicester.Spurs looked to be heading for a first Premier League away victory since January when Serge Aurier lashed into the net after Harry Kane’s opener.5 Son was deemed offside by the smallest of margins, denying Spurs a second5 Serge Aurier lashed into the net after Harry Kane’s opener but the goal was ruled outCredit: Getty – ContributorBut Aurier’s “goal” was chalked off by video-ref Chris Kavanagh back at Stockley Park after Heung-Min Son was ruled offside in the build-up by millimetres, even though he looked onside in replays.And Leicester went up the other end of took full advantage through Ricardo Pereira’s leveller before James Maddison completed the comeback win with a stunning strike.Despite seeing Tottenham go from 2-0 up to 2-1 down in the space of 20 minutes, Spurs boss Poch insisted he and his side have to “accept” the decision, and result with no complaints.He said: “We dominated the game and we deserved more but that is football. It can change quick.“We need to keep working. We have a lot of games coming and we need to be ready.”I know when talk. I am always talking about sometimes it (VAR) benefits you and sometimes against you.“That is football. After you can’t complain. You have to accept it.5″It is so early to start talking. Today, we were the better side but I hope they have a very good season. I admire Brendan Rodgers and wish them the best.”The Foxes too had a goal chalked off through VAR when Wilfred Ndidi bundled in – but that was a for a legitimate offside.But video refereeing came back to help Leicester, and manager Brendan Rodgers urged players to “deal with it” after it went with and against his side at the King Power Stadium.Rodgers said after the game: “It’s what happens with VAR, you have to get your head round it.“It works for you and against you. Worked both ways for us today.”We spoke with the players in pre season about VAR.”You have to deal with it, sometimes for you and against you. Have to accept it and move on. It was a very important three points.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMost Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”James Maddison didn’t have his best game for him, but he is a top level player.”He is a top young player, with so much improvement to make. He always has an eye for goal.”A brilliant team performance. Very early days, we have had a tough start. We will get into the New Year and see where we are February, March.”5 James Maddison netted a stunner to win the game for the FoxesCredit: AP:Associated Press5 Pochettino swears he will ‘not complain’ after VAR which ruled out Serge Aurier’s goal against LeicesterCredit: Reuterslast_img read more