By The Nelson Daily SportsBrenan Moroney sank a two-inch birdie putt on the second playoff hole to capture the first event on the West Kootenay Junior Golf circuit Saturday at the Balfour Golf Course.Moroney’s approach shot into the green came ever so close to going into the hole making it easy for the Rossland/Trail golfer to defeat teammate Tyler McKay.McKay missed a seven-foot birdie putt that would have extended the match.Both players shot identical rounds of 81 at the par 72, 6,500-yard Balfour Golf Course.McKay topped the 15-16-year-old division, six shots ahead of Brett Mangler of New Denver and MacKenzie Field of Christina Lake.Nolan Taylor of Granite Pointe, winner of the longest drive competition, finished third in the 17-18-year-old division, won by Kevin Bennett of Redstone.Jordan Hoodikoff of Christina Lake was second, one shot behind Bennett.In the 13-14-year-old division Isaac Janzen of Creston won by a score of 83. Braden McKay of Rossland/Trail was second, one-shot behind Janzen.Shawn Ellard of Kaslo and Zach Friedenberger of Nakusp finished tied for third.Kevin MacDonald of Champion Lake won the closet to the pin competition.The second stop on the tour goes Sunday in Christina Lake.Players interested in playing can contact the pro shot to register.Granite Pointe open for businessIt’s been more than a week since the first ball was teed off at Granite Pointe as the Rosemont course joins a long list of courses in the West Kootenay now open for business.The par 72, 6,209-yard track has wintered very well with the greens looking close to mid-season form.With panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier, Kootenay Lake and the City of Nelson, the Granite Pointe is yet another one of the scenic courses golfers enjoy in the Kootenay Rockies Region.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nelson Leafs return to the ice today as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club begins the unofficial second half to the Junior B season Friday in Spokane.Nelson, 19-13-0-2, enters the final stretch with little room for error as the club trails the two Murdoch Division front runners — Beaver Valley and Castlegar — each by more than 10 points. Castlegar gave the third-place Leafs a little breathing room by knocking off the Murdoch leaders 3-1 Thursday in the Sunflower City. But Nelson still trails Beaver Valley by 14 points.Authur Andrews and Tyler Robinson scored first period goals and Jordan Gluck made 30 saves to spark the Rebel win.The win keeps the Rebels within striking distance — three points — of the Hawks. The teams meet again Friday in Fruitavale.Meanwhile the Leafs travel to Spokane before hosting the Braves in the annual New Years Eve clash at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Grand Forks, the other Murdoch Division teams, is idle until January 6 when the Bruins host Castlegar.
Team Ferda, winners of the A Pool with a 2-0 mark, advanced to the final by stopping PT Wagons 7-2 in semi final action Sunday morning.PT Wagons jumped to a 2-0 lead before Team Ferda struck for three goals before halftime to secure a 3-2 lead at recess.Team Ferda then increased the margin as the second half progressed.In the other semi final, D-Nial, champs of the B-Pool, outlasted Pawnee Rangers.PT Wagons edged Pawnee Rangers for the consolation prize in the Open Division.Los Amigos defeated Real Lenheds 6-5 to finish fifth in the tournament.In the Winter Rec Division, Abacus scored early and often to defeat Blue Thunder 6-1 in the final.Both teams finished the round robin with 20 points after playing to a 2-2 draw during the previous action.Team Focus took third with 13 points Red Dog close behind in fourth with 11. Sparked by a ball control offence Team Ferda repeated as champs in the Open Division of the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament Sunday at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street.Ryan Lewis and Mitch Popadynetz each scored three times as Team Ferda defeated D-Nial 8-0 to capture the Winter Open Division Tournament title.Popednytz and Lewis struck early in the game, each scoring once as Team Ferda jumped to a 3-0 lead at halftime.Lewis scored his second of the game five minutes into the second half and the rout was on.Andrew Tranfo and Kevin Lewis completed the scoring for Team Ferda. Keeper Mitch Melanson, called on to make a few key saves, registered the shutout in goal for Team Ferda.
The Nelson Selects recently won the BC Provinical B Cup Zone Qualifying Playdown with a convincing victory over Kootenay East.The Selects now advance to the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup, July 6-9 in Vernon.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, Ben Belland, Lucas Driedger, Berend Platje, Ryder Skolka, Mason Ouchi, Ethan Bennett, Milo Klein, Dylan Moynes, Matteo Chirico, Tyler Walmsley, Tavish Cutler, Jacob Marshall, Noah Ens, Simon Forrester, Levi Taylor, Dylan Watts, Sam Orasuk, Cameron Bibby-Fox and coaches Joe Chirico and Andre Perez.
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Sligo hurler’s 2019 results under Colm O’Meara: Round 1 – Sligo 2-14 Fermanagh 1-16Round 2 – Sligo 2-14 Leitrim 0-19Round 3 – Sligo 4-19 Cavan 2-6Round 4 – Sligo 3-16 Longford 0-32019 ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3B FINAL: SLIGO v LONGFORD, CONNACHT GAA CENTRE, BEKAN, 2.30 Sunday Killimor’s Colm O Meara will be in charge of the Sligo hurlers on Sunday when they take on Longford in the Division 3B League final in the Connacht GAA Centre at 2.30pm. In an intriguing twist of fate, O’Meara was actually the manager of Longford last year, in 2017 he was involved with the Ahascragh-Fohenagh hurlers alongside the late Tony Keady and in 2005 he led London to victory in the inaugural Nicky Rackard Cup. Sunday’s game will see Sligo and Longford return for a quick re-match after Sligo won by 3-16 to 0-3 in the final round of group games last Sunday to make ir four wins out of four in the division. Keith Raymond scored 3-2 for Sligo as they powered to an easy win.
The L.V. Rogers Bombers managed a 3-1 record during the annual High School Girl’s Fieldhockey tournament Saturday in Oliver.LVR defeated G.W. Graham of Chilliwack 1-0, host South Okanagan 2-0 and earned a 3-0 forfeit win Gleneagle of Coquitlam. The lone setback came in 4-1 loss to Sir Winston Churchhill of Vancouver.Coach Bruce Walgren said Bombers played brilliantly and kept pace with GW Graham of Chilliwack and hung on for a 1 – 0 win.Gioia Valk scored the lone goal on a nice return pass from Elle Schlegel during a short corner. Against host Oliver, LVR took control right away, scoring midway through the first half on a beautiful reverse stick shot by Elle Schlegel. Walgren said Oliver pressed but the Bomber defenders really held Oliver off the score sheet and when Oliver did get their chances Bomber keeper Johanna Brochagen was more than equal to the task. But in the second half the wheels wobbled on the Bomber band wagon with the loss off Central Midfielder Ella Peloso to a concussion after getting hit in the head with a Oliver stick. Walgren said sith some small adjustments a great individual effort by Midfielder Jessica McLeod as she worked the ball in the Oliver penalty area beating three defenders and in the process of being tripped she managed to keep her stick on the ball hitting into the Oliver goal giving the Bombers a much deserved win.Walgren said against Churchill, injuries took their toll on the Bombers reducing the team to no subs and several players playing injured. The Bomber lone goal coming from Elle Schlegel during a short corner.Bombers were then awarded a 3 – 0 win in the second and final game as Gleneagle from Surrey had to forfeit due to having to many injuries.Prior to leaving for Oliver, the Bombers routed Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar 7-1 Thursday.Valk and Schlegel and Jessica McLeod each scored twice with 2 goals with Zoe Baxter adding a single. Walgren said the Bombers controlled much of the play and had a 4 – 0 lead at the end of the first half.The only blemish coming late in the game a defensive error and a bad bounce allowed Stanley Humphries to ruin Johanna Brochagens bid for a shutout.Bombers next game is a double header against arch rivals J.Lloyd Crowe of Trail on Tuesday at the Pass Creek field.
Sorenson said NBA is planning to offer a fall ball season from September to the middle of October.Sorenson said the NBA should have information posted by the middle of August.He said minor division players will play at Lions Park and major division players, and older, will play at Queen Elizabeth provided the completion of the major renovation on that field this summer.Meanwhile, Nelson Youth Soccer said on its website the anticipated Return to Play Plan set for May 15th, has been delayed and the the suspension of soccer activity has been extended for the short term.“We understand that everyone wants to get back on the fields and play the sport we all love; BC Soccer wants to as well,” said Jason Elligott, Executive Director of BC Soccer.“However, we must do so in the most responsible way possible. We also want to ensure that our members, affiliated clubs and the volunteer (and paid) individuals that lead them are aware of the potential risks with decisions they make.”At this time during a normal season, Nelson Youth Soccer would have been in full swing with both House and Rep programs running at full capacity.Read BC Soccer full statement here. Nelson Baseball Association is the latest organized sports group to cancel its season due to coronavirus COVID-19.In a statement on the NBA website, the president Dwane Sorenson said “it is with a heavy heart that the Nelson Baseball Association has made the decision to cancel our Spring Baseball Season.”“With the continued uncertainty around the timelines to get scheduled and back on the Nelson Fields, as well as waiting for guidelines from BC Baseball as to what baseball could look like when we do get back, we have run out of time to make the season happen,” Sorenson added.Refunds are being processed to those who registered for the season.
Staff Writer Brookdale squad off and running with tourney win Agee, Johnson fuel weekend victories Paul Cisek put his untested Brookdale Community College men’s basketball team to the test last weekend at the season-opening Brookdale Tournament. “Our idea for the tournament was, let’s play some tougher teams,” noted Cisek, who led BCC to a 21-11 season in 1999-2000. Cisek had his Jersey Blues put together what amounted to a Region 15-Region 19 challenge in Lincroft. Region 15 powers Nassau and the Fashion Institute of Technology, ranked eighth and 10th in the nation in Division III, were faced off against Region 19 strongmen Brookdale (12th in the country) and Essex (Division II). The results were just what Cisek was looking for, as the Jersey Blues went 2-0 after routing FIT in Sunday’s final, 141-104. Brookdale opened up with a 95-83 win over Nassau on Saturday. Brookdale is relying heavily on three transfers and freshmen this winter with just three players back from last year’s 20-plus-win club. Guard Earl Agee figures heavily into Cisek’s plans. A sophomore from Red Bank Regional, Agee averaged 13 points and a nation-leading eight assists a game last year at point guard. This winter, the 5-9 Agee will be playing the two guard. Cisek is changing the offense this year, looking to get out and run more. That should be music to Agee’s ears because he is very effective in the open court, where he can hit the open three or take it to the basket. “This team feeds off Earl’s play,” said Cisek. “How well he adjusts to his new position will be important.” Agee was nothing short of unstoppable over the weekend. He scored 67 points in the two wins and knocked down 14 three-pointers. He had 38 points, including nine treys and 13 assists in the final against FIT. Semone Morant, a 6-6 sophomore center, is Brookdale’s other returning starter. He provides a presence in the paint. He averaged eight points and 6.5 boards a game last year. Brookdale’s other sophomore veteran is Rashad Whimire, a 6-3 forward from Passaic. The key to Brookdale’s season will rest with its three transfers, which include 6-5 forward Ryan Johnson, 5-11 point guard John Dougherty and 6-2 shooting guard Jon Feldman. Johnson, a sophomore, was one of the stars of the Red Bank Regional team that won the 1999 Shore Conference Tournament Championship. As a transfer from St. Peter’s, he brings not only a shooting touch but an all-around game as well. He sees the court well and is a fine passer. It didn’t take Johnson any time at all to fit into Brookdale’s starting five. He poured in 30 points in his debut and then scored 27 more in the final. He also pulled down 11 caroms against FIT. “Ryan is a good player, and I only see good things out of him for us,” Cisek remarked. The reason Agee has been able to move to the two guard is Dougherty, the former Mater Dei star. The sophomore is a perfect fit at point guard for the team’s new running game. He had 28 points against Nassau and knocked down four three-pointers. Feldman is a 6-2 shooting guard who starred at Wall. A transfer from Moravian, Feldman stepped in and scored 16 points in the final against FIT after putting in 15 in the win over Nassau. He had a combined five three-pointers in the two games. Two freshmen loom large in Cisek’s plans. Marcus Flowers is a 6-4 forward out of Passaic who will help out underneath, and Ryan Singley is a 5-10 guard out of Point Pleasant Borough who has a three-point range. Rounding out the 2000-01 Jersey Blues are Tahmarley Davis, a 6-2 forward from Neptune; Ralph Jean, a 6-1 forward from Neptune; Edwin Perez, a 6-1 forward from Sayreville; Charles Randell, a 6-0 guard from Raritan; and Robert Tobias, a 5-11 guard from Point Pleasant Borough. “We’re a young team that right now makes some mistakes, but we will get better,” said Cisek. “This team learns very quickly. I’ve seen a lot of progress. “Our transfers do have game experience,” he added. “It’s only a matter of how quickly they adapt to a new system and mesh as a unit.” Agee and Dougherty provide Brookdale with a luxury, two players who can play the point. Cisek plans on taking full advantage of that. “We don’t have a lot of size, but we’re fairly quick,” Cisek explained. “Last year we were a more patient team that worked the ball around. We’ve changed the offense this year. We’re going with a two guard look, and we’ll run more.” Cisek was surprised that last year’s Jersey Blues finished sixth in the country in scoring. He won’t be surprised by a similar result this winter with the three-point shooting he has. If BCC is to repeat last year’s success, when it won the Garden State Athletic Conference North Division regular season and playoff champions and reached the Region 19 finals, or do better, it will come on the defensive end. The team’s overall quickness will allow the Blues to present different looks. “We’ll play our man-to-man defense but we’ll do a lot more things,” Cisek pointed out. “We’ll trap and play zone more than before.” Through two games, the Blues appear to be running on all cylinders, despite breaking in so many new faces. It’s still early, but the Blues have the look of a contender again. BCC fans will get another opportunity to see the Blues at home tomorrow against Ocean (7 p.m.) before the team hits the road for three road games: Luzerne, Pa., on Saturday (1 p.m.); Passaic, Dec. 14 (8 p.m.); and Mercer, Dec. 19 (7 p.m.). Brookdale then returns home for Middlesex Dec. 21 (7 p.m.) for the final game of 2000. The Blues open the new year at Delaware Tech (7 p.m.) on Jan. 4. This year’s Region 19 championships will be held March 2 and 4 at Salem Community College, Carneys Point. The winner gets a trip to the national championship. By tim morris
Coach Mike Costa calls his Brookdale Community College soccer team “the best kept secret on the Jersey Shore.” The Jersey Blues began the week 15-0 and ranked No. 4 in the United States among Division III junior colleges.“This is the best team I’ve had at Brookdale in my six years,” Costa said. “It’s the best all-around. Offensively and defensively there is no weakness.”The one factor that has separated this season’s squad from other Brookdale teams Costa has coached is on offense. Dave Cornwell (England), Chris Katona (Howell) and newcomer Wesley DaSilva (Long Branch) are the trio leading the Jersey Blues.Cornwell, a forward, leads the team with 23 goals and 11 assists. Katona, an offensive midfielder, leads the team with 18 assists and has scored 16 goals. Cornwell leads the nation in scoring with 57 points and Katona ranks third with 50 points.DaSilva, who plays defense, has scored 10 goals and handed out 10 assists. He ranks ninth in the country in scoring with 30 points.Opponents have a tough time slowing down the Jersey Blues because they have a trio of scoring threats, Costa said.Mike Pereira (Shore Regional) has come on of late with three goals and seven assists. Midfielder Hugh Reilly (Monmouth Regional) has added three goals and three assists.Costa, who is known as a defensive coach, has not abandoned that focus. The Jersey Blues have allowed only eight goals through their first 15 matches.Goalie Ryan Bumbera and defender Justin Gregory, both from Wall, are as critical to Brookdale’s success as are its scorers. At 6-3 and 200 pounds, Bumbera is the biggest goalie Costa has coached. He is exceptional in the air and owns the area out to the 18. Bumbera is, as Costa noted, what any team that is trying to win a championship needs in goal. His goals against average is 0.441, fourth best in the country.“You’ve got to have a big-time keeper,” the coach said.William Tully (Raritan) is the team’s back-up goalie.The defense in front of Bumbera is anchored by Gregory, a freshman. Returnees Andrew Barry (Monmouth Regional) Angel Pantoja (Freehold) and Alan Hravtin (Matawan) and newcomers Pat Holliday (Freehold Township) and Nick Bocciero (Howell) have clicked as a unit.“The defense has been sharp,”Costa said.Costa said that as he watched his team play an early season match in Maryland against a very athletic and quick Prince George’s Community College team, he realized just how good this Brookdale team could be.“We were outrunning them,” he recalled of the match that Brookdale won, 3-1.Brookdale will close out the 2011 regular season with matches on Oct. 15 at home in Lincroft vs. Montgomery (3:30 p.m.) and at Sussex on Oct. 17.From there the Jersey Blues will moved on to the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX tournament, which is the first step toward the national championship tournament.The Region XIX tournament will begin with first round games on Oct. 21. The semifinals are scheduled for Oct. 26. The championship match is set for Oct. 30 at Ocean County College, Toms River. BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer
David Warner punished a depleted and dispirited England with a brilliant century to help drive Australia to 235 for three and a dominant lead of 369 after the third day of the third Ashes test on Sunday.The hosts reached stumps with Shane Watson, who had made 29 not out, and Steve Smith, unbeaten on five, at the crease and looking well on their way to a victory which would secure an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.England’s hopes of keeping the series alive by avoiding defeat at the WACA had all but melted away in the fierce morning heat when they were skittled for 251 in their first innings.They plummeted even further when their best bowler Stuart Broad was taken to hospital for scans on an injured foot and was unable to play any part in the final two sessions.Warner took full advantage and, revelling in the lack of pressure afforded him by another superb performance by his bowlers, bludgeoned his way to his fifth test century in 127 balls with 16 fours and one six.The 27-year-old brought up the milestone by cutting Graeme Swann for a boundary and celebrated with an extravagent leap into the air and a flurry of bat pointing towards the home dressing room.It was the opener’s second hundred of the series and a sixth by an Australian batsman to none from the tourists, whose entire team have been outscored by Warner, Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin.England, a pale imitation of the side that won the home Ashes series 3-0 earlier this year, had their chances to stop his progress but wicketkeeper Matt Prior missed two stumping opportunities when the batsman was on 13 and 89.They finally had their man for 112 when Warner holed out to Ben Stokes at mid-on attempting to smash Swann for a second huge six in one over.Chris Rogers shared an opening partnership of 157 with Warner, scoring his fourth test half century at a more pedestrian pace before being caught for 54 by Michael Carberry at point off the bowling of Tim Bresnan.MISERABLE DAYAustralia captain Clarke departed for 23 as the evening shadows crept across the sunbaked ground, bowled through the gate by Stokes.The wickets were rare high points on a miserable day for England, who had resumed in the morning on 180 for four in reply to Australia’s first innings 385.It was not much of a chase, though, and they lost their last six wickets for the addition of just 71 runs as Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle reprised their aggressive but disciplined pace assault.Ian Bell was out leg before for 15 from the third ball of the third over and his overnight partner Stokes followed for 18 soon afterwards to give Johnson his first victim in more than 40 overs of play.Prior (eight) was caught behind to give Siddle his second wicket and Broad (five) lasted 23 minutes before he was dismissed lbw by Johnson (2-62) with a full delivery that smacked into his boot.That dismissal took on an extra dimension after lunch when Broad failed to come out to field having been sent off to a local hospital to have an X-ray.Harris (3-48) had Bresnan caught behind for 21 to take the first wicket with the new ball and Siddle finished with 3-36 after James Anderson (two) spooned one to George Bailey at short leg to bring an end to the innings.