The Mount Sentinel Wildcats meet Revelstoke Friday in consolation round action at the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.The Cats, finishing third in power pool play, lost 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-8) to Highland of Comox during Thursday’s playoff round.Mount Sentinel opened the 16-team tourney Wednesday with losses to Pacific Christian and Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission.The Wildcats bounced back to defeat Kootenay rival Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 2-0 (25-20, 25-22).Friday a victory over Revelstoke earns the Wildcats a chance to climb up the final standings with a shot at ninth place.The Cats would meet the winner of Okanagan Mission and Richmond’s Cambie.The tournament is being held at the University of B.C./Okanagan gymnasium.The finals are set for Saturday at UBC/O.The Mount Sentinel girl’s varsity squad is playing at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Tournament in Prince George.
“John is a big, strong player with a high skill level who always competes hard and Cody is a dynamic guy offensively who was probably the best skater in Junior B hockey this past season. I’m very pleased that John and Cody have chosen to take the next step in their academic and hockey careers at Selkirk College.” Proctor, a 6-foot-4 winger, scored 16 times and totalled 41 points in 36 regular season games last season and tacked on another 14 points in 23 playoff contests.Over three-plus junior seasons split between the Ice Hawks and North Delta Devils, Proctor scored 43 goals and totalled 93 points in 116 games. He also saw 49 games of postseason action, including a trip to the PIJHL finals in 2010, picking up 18 points overall. “I’m very excited to attend Selkirk College this fall to further my education and continue to play the sport I love at a competitive and high level,” said Proctor, who lists his size, shot and playmaking ability amongst his strengths.”I’m a good teammate who always puts the team first. I also consider myself a disciplined agitator; I draw a lot of penalties but rarely take any myself.” “After winning the 2012 leaque championship with the Delta Ice Hawks, I’m hungry to win another at Selkirk,” he adds.”I am also looking forward to going back to school in a disciplined but positive and fun environment.” Fidgett, a 5-foot-11 winger, netted 16 goals and 28 points in 33 regular season games before leading the Ice Hawks with 24 points in 19 PIJHL postseason appearances and six points in four games at the Cyclone Taylor Cup.In 109 games with the Ice Hawks over three-plus seasons, Fidgett scored 55 goals and totalled 87 points in 109 regular season contests and excelled during the postseason with 34 goals and 59 points in 49 playoff appearances. “I’m excited for the opportunity to play the game I’m passionate about while furthering my education,” Fidgett explaind.”I like to think of myself as an unselfish team player who can create opportunities on every shift using my speed and ability to read the play. I’m looking forward to helping my team achieve their goals while raising my level of hockey and working towards a degree in business.” Proctor and Fidgett are the 12th and 13th players to commit to the Saints for the 2012/13 season. They join a forward group that includes Thomas Hardy (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jackson Garrett (Comox Valley, VIJHL), Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL),Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie Ghostriders, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defenceman Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL) and Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL). The Selkirk College Saints hope two champions can bring championship experience to the West Kootenay college.Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois is pleased to announce forwards Cody Fidgett (Richmond, B.C.) and John Proctor (Port Moody, B.C.) have committed to attend Selkirk College for the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season. Proctor and Fidgett recently completed their junior careers with the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Delta Ice Hawks, who they helped to a 2012 PIJHL Championship and a third place finish at the Cyclone Taylor Cup. “John and Cody both bring championship experience with a top-end junior organization in Delta,” Jeff Dubois said.
Nelson teams in action included the Nelson Leafs, Nelson Snow Tigers and Nelson Blades.,Novice teams teams from Spokane, Nakusp, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar each took to the ice for games during the Half-Ice tournament format at the NDCC and Civic Centre Arenas. The tournament boosted the population of the Heritage City for the annual event for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years. Nelson teams in action included the Nelson Leafs, Nelson Snow Tigers and Nelson Blades. Novice teams teams from Spokane, Nakusp, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar each took to the ice for games during the Half-Ice tournament format at the NDCC and Civic Centre Arenas. The tournament boosted the population of the Heritage City for the annual event for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years. Another year and another crop of boys and girls participating at the annual Novice Half-Ice Minor Hockey tournament in Nelson.
Racing stars Johnny Murtagh, Barry Geraghty, Ruby Walsh, Patrick Mullins, Rachael Blackmore, Jamie Codd, Chris Hayes, Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden, Willie McCreery, Sandra Hughes and Shane Foley are just some of the jockeys and trainers who have signed up for the sixth annual Jog for Jockeys 5km and 10km races at the Curragh Racecourse on Sunday 21st August. Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas winning jockey, Shane Foley was first jockey home in the 2015 10km race and is out to defend his title in this unique race at the Curragh Racecourse. The competition for the winning racing yard or stud farm team in the 5km is expected to be hotly contested. Each winning team member will each receive a €40 voucher, kindly sponsored by TRI Equestrian and a photoshoot for the yard with Alisha Flood. Teams already signed-up are: Sandra Hughes, Gordon Elliott, Ken Condon, Willie McCreery, Richard Brabazon, Darren Bunyan, Michael Halford, Alan Fleming and Johnny Murtagh. TRAMORE 12-8-2016.Racing stars are getting geared up for the 5km and 10km Jog for Jockeys at the Curragh on Sunday 21st August in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys.(L-R Back) Jonathan Moore, David Mullins, Robbie Colgan, Mark Enright, Andrew Lynch.(L-R Front) Sean Flanagan, Andrew Ring, Conor Maxwell, Ruby Walsh, Jonathan Burke.Photo HEALY RACING. Ex-jockey Ken Whelan will act as MC and call both races to order and Dervla Duffy, National Elite 57kg Irish boxing champion will be on-site to provide a boxing-style warm-up. Start time for 10km run is 11am and the 5km runners will begin at 11:20am.Runners can still register online at www.jogforjockeys.ie for €20 or on the morning of the race at the Curragh Racecourse entrance building for €25. The registration desk will open at 8:30am. All monies raised will be donated to Irish Injured Jockeys. Sponsorship cards are also available online and from reception in Horse Racing Ireland at Ballymany, the Curragh, Co. Kildare.Prizes will be awarded to the first three males and females home in both races and there will also be children’s prizes and a team prize for the 5km and 10km along with this year’s new category for the winning racing yard or stud farm in the 5km race.Any runners who bring their race number to the Curragh for racing later that afternoon will get free entry to the Longines Irish Champions Weekend Trials meeting, featuring the Galileo Futurity Stakes and Debutante Stakes. The first race is at 2.15pm.Leading National Hunt Jockey, Barry Geraghty said: “I’ve run both 5km and 10km routes at Jog for Jockeys over the past five years. Whether you are a walker, jogger or serious runner, I’d encourage everyone to give Jog for Jockeys a go next Sunday. There is a great atmosphere and there is good bit of rivalry between the jockeys and trainers. More importantly, it’s for a really worthy cause. Irish Injured Jockeys provide vital support for jockeys – all funds raised go to the injured riders who are in most need of support.”Michael Higgins, General Manager of Irish Injured Jockeys said: “With just a week to go, I’d urge as many runners and walkers to register for the 5km or 10km at www.jogforjockeys.ie. It’s a great opportunity to walk, jog or run around the iconic Curragh Racecourse and meet lots of racing stars along the routes. Online entry costs €20 or entry on the day costs €25, for either route. A team of five is €100, with the three best times to count. Children under 16 can run for free but if they would like to be in with a chance to win a prize, they can register at the junior rate of €10. We had a great turnout last year and we’re hoping for even more support this year.”All runners will receive a race t-shirt and regardless of distance, all participants will be provided with timing chips to record accurate race times. Free refreshments will also be provided.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
New Owners552512+7.8% Entries44,60343,393+2.8% An Owner Recruitment Manager will be employed in the coming weeks, whose role will focus on attracting new owners. In particular, the development and promotion of joint ownerships and syndicates will be a priority with various campaigns targeting new owners as well as those lapsed in recent years. Full details of this role can be found on http://www.hri.ie/work-with-hri/jobs/. Completing the new Department will be Caroline Townend who will join the team as the Ownership Administrator.The new Racehorse Ownership Department will aim to continue the progress made in 2016: Jason Morris, HRI’s Director of Racing, commented: “Attracting and retaining owners is a major priority for HRI, and it remains one of our biggest challenges. We are making progress which is reflected in the increasing ownership figures this year, but we need to build on this. We’re very conscious of the need to improve the experience for existing owners as well as attracting new people to racehorse ownership, which is why we will have one manager dedicated to owner relations and another targeting recruitment.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Jan – Oct ’16Jan – Oct ’15Variance Individual Runners6,1125,862+4.3% Runners21,83421,082+3.6% Aidan McGarry has been appointed as Owner Relations Manager, moving from his role as Racehorse Ownership Manager within Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM). The ownership department will retain its close links to ITM, even though operations will transfer to its parent company HRI, under the remit of Director of Racing, Jason Morris. Aidan will liaise with current owners, both domestic and international, helping to ensure that the ownership experience in Ireland is of a consistently high standard. A significant focus will be on working with racecourses to continue improving their facilities and raceday offerings for owners. Active Owners3,3593,319+1.2% Horses In Training7,9127,550+4.7% A new Racehorse Ownership Department has been created within Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), dedicated to the recruitment and retention of racehorse owners in Ireland. The new department will divide its focus between owner relations and owner recruitment.
Irish soccer legend Paul Ski McGee spoke to Gerry and George on ‘Over the Line’ on Monday night about his long career in football, both in the League of Ireland and in England… print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email