The Butler Did It: Badgers Fall To Nationally-Ranked Grizzlies at Kansas

first_img Tags: Snow College football Written by September 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local The Butler Did It: Badgers Fall To Nationally-Ranked Grizzlies at Kansas Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEL DORADO, Kan-Turnovers and penalties proved costly in the Badgers’ first loss of the season at the hands of No. 10 Butler Community College, 36-17 Saturday.Quarterback Braxton Kerr never settled in, going 19-42 for 186 yards and throwing four interceptions against one touchdown pass. The Badgers’ offense dug themselves a hole early in the game, punting the ball on their first five possessions and turning the ball over on a failed fourth-down conversion in their sixth possession before finally kicking a field goal late in the second quarter, marking their first points of the game.By that point, the Grizzlies had already scored 26 unanswered points on  a couple of running touchdowns matched with two others in the air (though they missed two of the four PATs).The Badgers’ no-huddle offense turned the ball over quickly and giving Butler plenty of time to punch the ball in on a Badger defense that had spent a lot of time on the field.Snow College started to show life late in the game when Kerr connected with receiver Tejhaun Palmer for their first touchdown.The Badgers then recovered an onside kick but Kerr would throw his fourth pick of the day just two plays later. The defense would come to the rescue, forcing the Grizzlies to a three-and-out, but the Badgers muffed the kick return, coughing the ball up at their own five-yard line.The costly turnover lead to a Grizzlies’ touchdown and silenced any hopes of a possible comeback.Linebacker Alec Drake had a good day individually, recording 10 tackles, while teammate Gerald Wilbon also performed well with five tackles and one interception.After a slow start to the running game, running back Sione Molisi was able to find some holes, bounced off of tackles, and finished the day rushing for 82 yards on 15 carries.Backup quarterback Garrison Beach got his first snaps of the 2019 season, completing three-of-four attempts for 34 yards and one touchdown.Butler, the tenth-ranked team in the nation, looked very strong both on the ground and in the air, racking up 413 yards of total offense. Snow College did not help their case in the penalty department, earning 90 yards lost on 11 penalties.Now at 1-1 after two contests against top-10 teams, the Badgers still have a lot of potential and a bright outlook on the rest of the season.The Badgers will next play host to Air Force Academy Preparatory on Saturday, Sept. 7. Game time is set for 7 p.m. (MST) in Ephraim. This game can also be heard on KMTI-AM 650 and on FM at 95.1, 100.9 and 106.7. The game can be viewed on live stream at or on the YouTube channel SnowTV.last_img read more

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Tix Now Available to See Cirque du Soleil Paramour on B’way

first_imgTickets are now on sale to see Paramour at the Great White Way’s Lyric Theatre. The production, which will unite the signature spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling, is scheduled to begin previews on April 16, 2016 and officially open on June 2.Set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood, the event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Directed by Philippe Decouflé, Paramour will feature a 38-member cast that blends the best in circus arts and will be announced shortly.Artistic guidance will be by Jean-François Bouchard, with Pascale Henrot as associate creative director and West Hyler as associate creative director and scene director. Set design will be by Jean Rabasse, with costume design by Philippe Guillotel, score by Bob & Bill, choreography by Daphné Mauger, lighting design by Patrice Besombes, props design by Anne‐Séguin Poirier, projection design by Olivier Simola and Christophe Waksmann, sound design by John Shivers. The acrobatics creative team includes Shana Carroll, Boris Verkhovsky and Pierre Masse. Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017last_img read more

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Latin American WHINSEC Graduates Earn Master’s Degrees

first_imgBy Dialogo May 25, 2012 The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation’s (WHINSEC) Intermediate Level Education (ILE) Course Class of 2011-2012 celebrated its commencement in Ft. Benning, Georgia on May 16. Forty-eight students from the countries of Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Panama, and the United States received diplomas. Military and law enforcement officers and a U.S. civilian employee made up the class. Peruvian Army Lt. Col. Ricardo Benavides, one of the two honor graduates, distinguished himself not only with the course; he completed two Master’s Degrees in his year at WHINSEC. Benavides, along with a Colombian officer and a Mexican officer, joined two U.S. Army majors in a first for the Institute; they earned the Master of Military Art and Science degree, which previously had been available only at WHINSEC’s headquarters, the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Two U.S. Army officers and Benavides also received diplomas for the Master’s Degrees they earned from Troy University. SOUTHCOM’s Deputy Director of Operations, Brigadier General Steve Arthur, gave the commencement address and presented the course diplomas. Brig. Gen. Arthur challenged the class by calling them the ‘future’ of the Americas and praised them for their accomplishments in the course. ILE is the U.S. Army’s middle-management course, taught primarily at the Command & General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth. The course is translated and taught in its entirety in Spanish at WHINSEC. The course is designed to educate intermediate-level Army, sister-service, and partner-nation officers to be prepared to operate in full-spectrum Army, joint, interagency, and multinational environments as field-grade commanders and staff officers. Students become familiar with doctrine, tactics, and staff procedures, apply techniques, and are capable of serving as members of, or leading, high-performing staff organizations. U.S. students attending the WHINSEC ILE Course receive essential qualifications for future promotions. Congratulations to all the outstanding Science professionals of this high and prestigious Academic Military Center. I am sorry I cannot find the name of my country, Guatemala, among those who graduated. However, I found the name of our common neighbour, the Republic of El Salvador. !!!Congratulations, then!!! Don’t tell me my friend,so Honduras is not your neighbor?… in other words, for you Honduras means nothing despite being the country that is suffering most of the ravages of which other neighbors are the culprits, for example Las Maras… but hey, life is life.last_img read more

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Consistently inconsistent

first_imgCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After being swept by No. 15 Colorado College, Mike Eaves spoke with his team for a few minutes in the locker room and emerged with a look of disappointment on his face, a sense of frustration in his presence … and a few markers in his ink-smudged hand.Regarding the markers and the smudges, one could only wonder just how many times the Badgers’ head coach had written the word “consistency” on the locker room whiteboard.Eaves and his players, when asked what went wrong in a two-game series that looked promising to begin with, stressed their inability to consistently play at a high level against their WCHA opponents of late, most recently Colorado College at the World Arena.”We have the abilities to beat the No. 1 team in the country, and yet we have the capabilities of not looking like a very good college team at all,” Eaves said. “The thing that this group has to find, and find quickly, is the ability to be consistent.”Conceivably, the Badgers deserved better this weekend. In the series opener, a first-period goal by Ben Street gave UW a 1-0 lead that held up until less than seven minutes remaining in the game. It appeared goaltender Brian Elliott and his Wisconsin mates were going to skate out a victory despite scoring just one goal.But it all unraveled after that. A pair of strange, perhaps fluke goals — one with 6:54 left in regulation, and the game-winner 2:09 into the overtime period — turned two hard-earned UW points into bitter defeat. The following night, a four-goal surge by the Tigers in the first 23:13 of play — including an opening score just 21 seconds after the initial puck drop — was too much for the Badgers to overcome.”We had certain parts of the game where I thought we dominated,” senior forward Jake Dowell said Saturday. “But there’s other parts where we had letdowns and we weren’t getting pucks out of our zone, so in a sense, some of that was the inconsistency.”The Badgers snapped a 0-for-18 skid on the power play in Friday’s game and passed the puck well with the man advantage in the early parts of both contests. But when the power play began to look disorganized in the third periods, Eaves pointed right to the “C” word.”The power play looked pretty good in the second period,” Eaves said. “All of a sudden, we try to do too much and we look like a dysfunctional group again. So we just have to continue to grow and find that consistency here and find it pretty quickly.”Members of the defending champs are struggling for answers as to how they have struggled so mightily this season; all they know is they have beaten one of the top teams in college hockey (2-1 over then-No. 1 Minnesota Jan. 12), but have been too inconsistent to put together a significant string of wins against the weaker competition.”We have times when we’re awesome,” Dowell said. “When we play our game, we can compete with any team in the country and beat any team in the country; but when we’re off, we’re off.”Sophomore defenseman Davis Drewiske called it “heart consistency,” implying if Wisconsin is able to play hard in the final month of conference play and start playing tough on a regular basis, the Badgers could make some noise late in the season.”I’m very excited to go down the backstretch here,” Drewiske said. “We just need to get that consistency, and we’ll be a tough team to beat.”Eaves admitted how tough it is to get a group of young hockey players to reach that high level of consistency, as opposed to working with group of professional hockey players.”When you talk about pro athletes, the highest compliment you can give a pro athlete is his consistency, game in and game out,” Eaves said. “We’re trying to get 18- [to] 22-year-olds to figure that out.”Dowell added, “We’ve been talking all year how we have such a young team, but at this point in the year, we’re not so young. We talked about it in the locker room after the game, consistency night in and night out.”That’s been our biggest problem.”last_img read more

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Working the Dream, Immigrant Business Owners Tell Their Stories

first_imgHe arrived speaking “a little, not much,” English, working at Woodlake Country Club, Lakewood, and then later Navesink Country Club, Middletown, where he worked as a chef, before becoming an entrepreneur.“I came to the United States for the opportunities,” he offered. Long days still, he acknowledged – “Every day, every day I come,” to the businesses – but he also conceded he’s slowed down a little since the early days.The United States, “For me it’s great,” he offered. “The best country. The best country for opportunities.” Life here hasn’t always been easy, especially when he first came, acknowledging it’s a difficult transition to another culture and language. But he believes life is better now than if he stayed in Mexico, which he visits every year to see family. “There’s more freedom here more secure, safety. It’s better,” he said. “No complaints. I’m very happy, happy with my family.”Torres, who became a citizen 12 years ago, has seven children from three marriages and for them “I want them to get an education, college.”“There is no way you could make it with no college,” he advised. And he offered another lesson to his children and everyone: “To get where you want to be you have to work hard.”“This nation is changing,” Menna observed, moving from what had been a majority white population to a more diverse, multi-racial and -ethnic country. “And I don’t think that’s a bad thing,” he added, with diversity bringing with it a vitality, he said.And that change is continuing, as areas of New Jersey that had been predominately African American, or Polish or Jewish, had become Puerto Rican and then populated by other Hispanic nationalities as Mexican and Central American. And it’s still changing, “10 years from now it’ll be a different group,” probably taking on a Middle Eastern flavor as new immigrants relocate from part of the globe, Menna noted. Immigration benefits the community and country, he believes. “They bring different ideas,” on how to get ahead. “Like me,” he explained, “they can use their ideas to have better life.” By John BurtonRED BANK – The stories of immigrants are our stories whose families had arrived generations ago. Their dreams are our dreams; their hopes for their families are the same as all of ours. They are America.While on the national political arena, whether in the halls of Congress or on the campaign trail, the rhetoric gets fiery, with talk of building walls, rounding up undocumented immigrants, denying admittance to this country because of religious beliefs, there are many immigrants living in our area leading lives of quiet productivity, many operating small businesses. Their hope is, like many of us, to provide for their families, build a future and hope for better futures for their children. And in the process these small business owners are contributing to the local economy, offering services and goods, as well as creating jobs.“I think it’s a great thing,” what these small business owners are doing, said Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat serving his third term.Menna’s own background speaks of the immigrant experience. He came to the U.S. as a young child with his family from his native Italy. He recalled as a 10-year-old having to translate into Italian for his parents and while others “are looking at you telling you to speak English.”Of the businesses owned and operated by immigrants, Menna said, “It empowers people of various minorities…By that empowerment they also have roots and have an invested stake in the success of that community.”It can provide a protective barrier for their ethnic community. “And I think it’s a progressive tool,” Menna continued. “And I think it creates a level playing field where there were and still are abuses,” aimed at members of an immigrant community.Here are are some of their stories:El Salvador-born Hugo Paredes, with help of his daughters Thania and Stephanie, now operate Paredes’ latest business venture, Carlos O’Connor’s Mexican restaurant in Red Bank. Paredes owns and operates other local businesses Photo: John BurtonHUGO PAREDESHugo Paredes is a 44-year-old native of El Salvador. He traveled to the U.S. alone 22 years ago, knowing only a cousin who lived in this country.“We came from a really poor country,” he remembered. Growing up “I got tired of seeing my mom working at the sewing machine day and night,” to support the family.Along with being a poor country, El Salvador, in Central America, is a particularly violent one, Paredes pointed out, with gangs running rampant and a bloody civil war that had raged for years as he was growing up. His father became a victim of violent crime; attacked by a gang, shot four times and now is confined to a wheelchair.Paredes’ journey to the U.S. was in part because, “I wanted to give them a better life,” for his family, which included five siblings, he said.When he first arrived, he didn’t speak any English, stayed with his cousin in Union City, then moving to Lynbrook, Long Island, working a variety of jobs – construction, produce clerk in a supermarket, dishwashing. He eventually made his way to Red Bank – where he met his future wife, Elizabeth – and found work with a Rumson landscaping company.When the married couple who owned the landscaping business was divorcing and closing the business, they helped Paredes start his own landscaping company, providing him with equipment and about eight of their clients.Paredes worked long hours and built up the business. He was able to put away enough money to open Rincon Latino, a grocery and deli, 218 Shrewsbury Ave., that markets to the Latino community. The work didn’t get any easier in the beginning, he said. Paredes would get up at 2 a.m. to travel to New York City or Philadelphia to purchase produce, get back, get the kitchen going in Rincon Latino for his wife to take over for the day, so he could start landscaping by 7 a.m. He would work until 7 p.m. or later. Marco Machado, who owns and operates Fernando’s Shoe Repair in Red Bank, came to the U.S. 32 years ago in search of a better life.MARCO MACHADOMarco Machado, who is now 50, came to the United States 32 years ago, and continued in the shoe repair trade that his father and grandfather had done to support their families in Machado’s native Brazil.Machado, who lives in Perth Amboy, owns and operates Fernando’s Shoe Repair, 74 Monmouth St. where he is the sole employee. He has owned it for 15 years.Machado decided to come to America “Like everybody: for a better life.”“When I come here things were tough in Brazil,” with a declining economy, he recalled, precipitating his decision to leave. He had begun by working in construction, first living in Newark.He is married with two daughters and said of his business, “I can’t complain. I make a living, pay my bills.”But he had no reservations about what he thought of his adopted country. “I love America,” he said, noting he became an American citizen about 20 years ago. “Everything is good here. There is opportunity and security; you feel more secure here.“There’s everything you need in the U.S.A.,” he added.Juan Torres, with his 19-year-old daughter, Leah Torres, owns a number of successful area businesses, including Juanito’s Mexican restaurant in Red Bank. Photo: John BurtonJUAN TORRESJuan Torres came to the U.S. from his home in Mexico in 1982 and can be described as a success by any standard.Torres, who is 55, and lives in Tinton Falls, has owned and operated Juanito’s Mexican restaurant, 159 Monmouth St., for nearly 25 years. He recently sold the second location, in Howell, which is still operating under the name Juanito’s II. He opened and runs a neighborhood grocery catering to the Hispanic community on Shrewsbury Avenue about four years ago; and has been operating a Latino bakery on the western end of Monmouth Street for about 12 years. Over the last four years he’s renovated four homes on the West Side and is renting them out.His next endeavor is to build a laundromat with apartments on the upper floor in a vacant Shrewsbury Avenue building.At one point, with the two restaurants and other interests he had about 60 employees, with that number now about 28.Growing up in Mexico, Torres explained “Life was comfortable.” “But,” he added, “we wanted more.” The continuing hard work has paid off, as Paredes has expanded his business interests and recently acquired Carlos O’Connor’s Mexican restaurant, 31 Monmouth St. Paredes operates the restaurant with the help of some valued employees and his eldest daughter, Thania, 18, a Monmouth University student.Paredes also purchased an approximately 30-acre dairy farm, with about 70 cows, in his native country that family members operate.For his businesses in this country, Paredes has about 20 employees working for him. And even though, “I had nothing” when he started, he said “life is good,” now for Paredes, his wife and two daughters and maybe in a few more years he’ll be able to slow down a bit.He admits he has faced discrimination. “They don’t have to say it,” he said, but he could sense it in the way people looked at him. “They just start making faces.”Paredes has become an American citizen and he takes exception to some of the comments from politicians. “We come to work; we don’t come to do bad things. We come to help the country, to help ourselves.”He said coming to the U.S. is the “best thing to happen in my life.“If you have ideas and you want something and are willing to work you can have it,” he believes that is what this country offers. “But you have to want to work.”Lauro Morales-Franco immigrated to Red Bank from his native Mexico and has started his own masonry/construction business.Photo: John BurtonLAURO MORALES-FRANCOLauro Morales-Franco came to Red Bank from Mexico in 1999 because his brother and sister had already immigrated here. And when he arrived Morales-Franco took his brother’s advice: “He told me the first thing to do was to go to school to learn English.” So he took advantage of free ESL classes offered at Brookdale Community College’s satellite facility in Long Branch.Before coming to the U.S., he considered staying in Mexico, having served in the Mexican Army. But attempts at business, such as a restaurant, were unsuccessful, in part because of the governmental bureaucracy he said he struggled against. “The life and conditions we had in Mexico, it was impossible to make anything,” to get ahead, he said.Coming here, he began by working for a roofing company – starting his second day in the U.S. He went on to work in a number of area restaurants, including an Applebee’s, the Salt Creek Grille, Rumson, and the Americana Diner, Shrewsbury, and eventually found his way into construction work.And that led him back into masonry work. Morales-Franco had begun working with concrete at 14 in Mexico, having left school to help his family. His family had eight children; “That’s a lot of mouths to feed,” he said.A field manager on a construction site suggested Morales-Franco go into business for himself, given his ability in working with concrete. That led him to start Dylas Construction in 2005.“In the beginning of business I couldn’t afford a truck; I had to use my car,” to lug equipment and material to the job sites. And now, 11 years later of owning a business, “Right now for me it’s the beginning of business,” as it continues to grow. “There’s no relaxing. I don’t see that right now.”But coming here was the right thing, he believes. “I know if I stayed in my country it wouldn’t be the same. This country has more opportunity for everybody.”Morales-Franco and his wife, Alejandra, have four children, ranging in ages from 14-years-old to 18 months, and have recently bought a home on Catherine Street.He is studying to become a citizen and said the U.S. has been “wonderful,” allowing his family to live a life they wouldn’t have had in Mexico and helped him help his parents improve the quality of their lives.“My wife says I dream too much,” he said, but the dreams he has now are for his children’s future. “I want them to get education, to go to college.”Mohamed Elbery, who owns and operates Café 28 in Red Bank, is originally from Egypt and has traveled and worked around the world, and now calls the United States and Monmouth County home.Photo: John BurtonMOHAMED ELBERYMohamed Elbery has owned and operated Cafe 28 every day for the last 51⁄2 years. Every day. “Since I open I don’t have a day off,” as the lone employee of his small eatery.But that’s OK, he maintains. “Yes, it’s paid off. It’s for yourself. It’s hard work, but it’s for yourself.“You have to work hard in any business you’re in,” he added.Elbery, 56, is an Egyptian who has had a varied career before settling in the U.S. He has a law degree, having worked as a lawyer in his native Egypt and served as an officer, as a criminal investigator, for the Egyptian Air Force. He always had a touch of the wanderlust and traveled through Europe, living in England, France, Switzerland, as well in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He owned and operated a jewelry store and worked for restaurants and hotels in his travels. “When I see the people traveling, I see the airplanes,” he explained, “it’s very attractive to me.”In his 23 years of living in this country, the whole time living in Monmouth County, Elbery, who lives in Tinton Falls, has worked in restaurants and has sold cars before opening his eatery on Monmouth Street, which features Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare as well as traditional western selections.Business could be better – “It’s been slow, to be honest”– but “It’s been good,” in this country, he added. “I work for myself,” and for his wife and two children, a 23-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old son.“It’s been hard work but it’s for yourself,” he said.Life in America, he said, is “nice and quiet and steady and normal,” offering stability and security and a reassuring continuity. “Every day you know what it will be.”He bristles at some of the comments he hears on the news. “They talk about what they want to talk about,” he said. “To be honest, when they push too much, yes,” it’s worrisome.“This country is built from that,” the work of immigrants, he said.“That’s everyone in America.”When Nelson Beltranena (pictured with his employee Rocio Sanchez) left his native El Salvador and came to the U.S. he took what he learned working in area restaurants to open his own, North of the Border, in Red Bank. Photo: John BurtonNELSON BELTRANENANelson Beltranena, a 46-year-old native of El Salvador (and Paredes’ cousin), came to the U.S. in 2003, because of the crime and lack of opportunity he found in his homeland. “It’s the guns,” he said in stilted English, referring to the rampant violence, he witnessed. “Everyone is crazy.” He also felt, “The country wouldn’t let me work,” with its deplorable economy, he added.Coming here, Beltranena worked for a time in restaurant kitchens and “I took what I learned” and opened North of the Border, a small, modest restaurant and take-out, 176 Monmouth St., in November 2009.“Here, I can work and have my business,” he said.Given the large and seemingly growing Mexican population, Beltranena felt that a restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine was a solid business choice. And it has been, attracting a regular crowd of Latino customers. Now, though, “We want the Americans,” to come to his location.He is planning to open his second location, with a North of the Border in Asbury Park with a planned opening next May. In his Red Bank restaurant, he currently employs ten.Beltranena, who is a resident alien, and his longtime girlfriend have four children, ranging in age from 9-years-old to two weeks. For them “America is good. We can work. Everything is good.”last_img read more

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Kootenay hosts Vancouver NE in weekend Major Midget action in Trail

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice takes a 1-8-1 record into a pair of weekend games at the Cominco Arena in Trail against the Vancouver Northwest Chiefs.Despite sitting at the bottom of league standings, the Ice continues to take a positive approach to the season.“This week is a challenge but last time I checked their players had two arms and two legs just ours do,” said Ice head coach Mario DiBella, putting his own positive spin on the weekend.Truman Gonzales and Adam Rockwood lead the Chiefs in scoring. Both players lead the Chiefs in scoring with 17 points.In contrast, Jake Lucchini is the top offensive threat for the Ice with 12 points, including seven goals.Brandon Sookro of Nelson has four goals.Vancouver is tied for fourth in league standings with a 6-4 record.Puck drops Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Cominco Arena. Sunday the game time is 9:45 a.m. in Trail.DiBella will not be behind the bench for the weekend games, deferring to assistant coach Sean Dooley.DiBella is currently in Saguenay, Que. watching his daughter Aimee play in the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championships.last_img read more

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Waiting for the window of opportunity at Red Bull Ultra Natural

first_imgThe field is on the hill and ready for the perfect window of opportunity.Sixteen of the world’s best snowboarders are fine-tuning the equipment at Baldface Lodge outside of Nelson in preparation for the second Red Bull Ultra Natural.The competitors arrived Thursday as helicopter after helicopter trekked boarders up to the mountain top resort and now wait for that single day between now and February 21.The single day competition ensures that the event takes place under only the best possible conditions – a mix of deep powder, good sunlight, and safe conditions.Waiting for the 16 best is the 45-plus degree slope nicknamed “Scary Cherry” within Baldface’s tenure — a course put together by none other than Travis Rice, the 2012 champ. The riders will be met with a wider start area, more line options, more than 80 refined on-course features, additional creative transitions and an even more inspiring jib section. This year riders will be judged on overall impression of their run with the better of two runs counting.Added to the mix because of an injury to Kazu Kokub is Austrian rider Wolfgang Nyvelt.“I was really looking forward to riding with everyone again this year and hope to join everyone again next year,” said Kokubo. “Good luck to all the riders, get some powder for me.”The list of riders ready for the challenge at the 2013 Red Bull Ultra Natural include: Travis Rice, Gigi Rüf, Nicolas Müller, Lucas Debari, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Jake Blauvelt, David Carrier-Porcheron, Eero Niemela, Terje Håkonsen, Mark McMorris, Pat Moore, Mikey Rencz, Torstein Horgmo, Bode Merrill, Jussi Oksanen and Bryan Fox.Fans in the U.S. can tune-in to NBC on March 30th at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT to catch Red Bull Ultra Natural presented by Nike Snowboarding.The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, an action sports property featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Dreamline, Wake Open and Rampage.  The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive and innovative action sports property in the world, featuring surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing, BMX, wakeboarding and motorsports events.  For more information, please visit watch the event trailer and learn more about Red Bull Ultra Natural, please visit read more

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first_imgMIKE SMITH, VELVET MESQUITE, THIRD: “The trip was good but she’s just not performing like she was; she’s not kicking on at all. I just feel that for whatever reason, she’s not giving me what she has before. She still ran well, she always runs well, but when she’s on top of her game she’s tough to beat. It just wasn’t so today.” EDDIE TRUMAN, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “I didn’t think she’d overcome that traffic that late in the race. No shot. Gary was just waiting (to find an opening). Any time, right, he was going to go. And then when they closed the hole coming across the dirt, what’s he going to do? He tried out, he tried in again, and then, zoom. That’s a race horse. What a heart. She is something. That’s what makes a race horse.“I’ve never won a big race like this (by overcoming such an incident in the stretch). To have a horse that is that much better than everybody else . . . Gary loved the horse, and Kent (Desormeaux), too. Everybody who gets on this filly just loves her. She’s so kind, you can do so much with her, and like you see, she just lays the body down. I think she’s better going two turns, I really do.”Asked if he had a spot picked out (for her next race): “Right now we’ve got a stall that’s all banked way up on the sides with a fan blowing on it. That’s her spot right now (in this heat).” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owner is Peter Redekop of Vancouver, British Columbia.             GARY STEVENS, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “It wasn’t really a Hall of Fame ride.“She’s so athletic; she’s having as much fun out there as I am.“Not really what I want to add to my Hall of Fame tape reel. I was so loaded coming down the hill with so much horse. Talamo’s filly (Demonica) was lugging out prior to crossing the dirt. I thought, ‘I’m going to get a run here, it’s just a question of when I want to push the button.’“I could have come out but Mike (on Velvet Mesquite) was getting out a bit and I chose to stay inside. It was really the wrong decision; I got stopped cold inside the eighth pole and in these hill races you don’t want to get stopped there. Her turn of foot is brilliant and I had enough spread that I was able to get out without interfering with the horses behind me. It was an ugly race on my part but a great result.“The first time I rode her (one mile turf allowance race, Dec. 28), she was up close. But every horse in the Form that day looked like they had speed. I asked Eddie (Truman, trainer) if I could take my time with her and he got a big smile on his face and said, ‘That’s why you’re riding her.’ The result was great and last time, in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint, I asked Eddie what he wanted to do and he said, ‘She’s yours.’ I told him I didn’t think there was any reason to change tactics. It worked again today.” JOCKEY QUOTES -30-last_img read more


Hart begins to feel more offensive

first_img “We wanted to show that, no matter what people are saying, we have an explosive offense that is capable of putting up points,” said Robbie Casselberry, the multi-purpose athlete who scored four touchdowns – two running and two receiving. Pettee passed for three touchdowns, accumulating 177 of his personal-best 233 yards in the first half. When Loyola drew within 27-20 with 5:05 remaining in the fourth quarter, it was again Casselberry who caught a short pass and made some nifty moves to the end zone on a third-and-18 play. Hart, usually one of the best offensive teams in the area, had been averaging just 22.3 points per game but came alive against a Loyola team that had been allowing 15. Hart coach Mike Herrington said he thought it was the first time Hart had ever scored more than 30 points against Loyola. The Indians took a 5-4 lead in the overall series that pits two teams rich in football tradition. “I think this is big to get the offense some confidence heading into league play,” Herrington said. “But, as we told the team, everyone starts even beginning next week.” After the defense carried a struggling offense to victories twice this year, the offense carried Hart for a change. “The defense had been holding us together in games,” Pettee said. “We need to help them out and do our job, and we did that this time.” Matthew Kredell, (818)713-3607 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Loyola made the game close by scoring a touchdown with 1 minute, 40 seconds remaining and then recovering an onside kick at the Hart 48. The Cubs drove to the Indians 28 but turned the ball over trying a sneaky slip draw play. Quarterback Henry Burge reached around to hand the ball and never got it in the hands of the runner as Jim Auten recovered for Hart. Hart (4-1) took a 14-7 lead at halftime on two long second-half drives. Pettee hit Casselberry on a screen pass for 12 yards to tie the game, then threw a perfect 35-yard pass in the end zone to Troy Yudin with 58 seconds left in the half. Loyola (4-1) tied the game in the third quarter but Casselberry again put the Indians in the lead with an 8-yard run. center_img For the first time this season, Hart of Newhall looked like the Indians of old. Playing his third game in place of the injured Tyler Lyon, quarterback Alex Pettee put the air back in the Hart offense Friday in a 34-27 victory over Loyola of Los Angeles at College of the Canyons. last_img read more

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21 hours agoMan Utd scouts see Haaland score again for Salzburg

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd scouts see Haaland score again for Salzburgby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United, Liverpool and Juventus are all watching RB Salzburg sensation Erling Braut Haaland.United scouts were present to watch Haaland score twice against Napoli last night, according to reports in Italy.The RB Salzburg striker has become to talk of Europe this season, having already bagged 20 goals in all competitions.According to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s Nicolo Schira, United had scouts at the Red Bull Arena to watch Haaland on Wednesday night.On the night, the 19-year-old became the first player to score in his first three Champions League matches since Karim Benzema in his Lyon days. last_img

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