Assault charges laid

first_imgTWO Lang Lang men will face court after being arrested and charged over a serious assault last month. On Saturday…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Nelson survives series against pesky Rebels, off to provincials in Smithers

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsNelson is going to the B.C. Hockey Tier III Bantam Rep Championship tournament next month in Smithers.Which is really no surprise considering how the Leafs owned the Castlegar Rebels during the regular season.However, this playoff series was far from a walk in the park for the Leafs as the Rebels played Nelson tough in all three games losing the first-team-to-four-points series 5-1.“It feels great to be going (to Smithers),” said Nelson defenceman Tyler Podgorenko from outside the winner’s dressing room. “We’ve come a long way since the start of the season and worked through that entire game so this feels really good.”The Leafs clinched the West Kootenay title by rallying from a 3-0 deficit to steal a 5-4 victory Sunday before a boisterous crowd at the NDCC Arena.Sawyer Hunt scored the winning goal at 37 seconds of the third period, and Brayden Pompu made some key saves in the final minutes to power the home side to the series clinching victory.“I let in a few bad goals I shouldn’t have let in but then after that I got some help from our goalie coach (Ian Perreault) . . . he’s an amazing goalie coach who’s helped me all year and he helped me get a lot of confidence at the end,” a beaming Pompu, who had a key kick save in the final minutes of the third period to preserve the win, told The Nelson Daily.Chase Butula got the scoring started for Castlegar before Edward Lindsey and Craig Pilla gave the visitors the three-goal advantage at the first intermission.But Nelson rebounded in the second, scoring two goals in two minutes. Sam Weber got the Leafs going before Brandon Sookro cut the margin to 3-2. Nolan Percival tied the game at the midway point of the period.“I don’t know what happened,” said Nelson captain Colton Dachwitz. “(Castlegar) just came out on fire and we just didn’t come out as hard as they did.”“(But) we never gave up,” Dachwitz, making his fourth trip to a provincial tournament. “We got re-focused in the dressing room and that helped us get back in the game in the second.”Castlegar regained the lead when Nick Evdokimoff beat Pompu but Dachwitz tied the game before the period ended.In the third Hunt pounced on a loose puck to score the game-winning goal.“We just wanted to get it deep and buy time,” Dachwitz said when asked about the strategy in the third period. “We knew their goalie was letting out a lot of rebounds so we just wanted to capitalize on them.”Nelson had a chance to increase the lead but Percival missed a penalty shot and Hunt saw the puck roll of his stick while staring at a wide-open net.Nelson opened the series with a 9-3 victory Friday in game one. Trailing 3-2 after one period, the Leafs out scored the Rebels 7-1.Sam Weber led the Leafs with two goals while Brandon Sookro had a goal and two assists.Saturday, Castlegar forced a third game after rallying from a 6-3 deficit to grab a 7-7 tie.Michael Viala scored three times and Grayson Reitmeyer added a pair to lead the Nelson offence. Dylan Whiffen and Hunt added singles.The comeback point proved to Castlegar coach Grant Pilla the drive his team displayed in the playoffs.“Coming in we were the underdogs as Nelson has a pretty strong team but my guys peaked at the right time,” Pilla explained. “They decided they didn’t want to finish the season without leaving it all on the ice . . .. “And I’m proud of them . . . I’ve very proud of them for the way the played.”ICE CHIPS: Nelson played without key forward Michael Viala, who was suspended for Sunday’s game after receiving a misconduct in the final 10 minutes of the third period of Saturday’s 7-7 tie. . . . Nelson defenceman Carson Arcuri injured his leg in the series. . . .During Friday’s game there was more action off the ice than on the ice as parents from both teams exchanged words. Some parents needed to be removed from the arena.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Leafs remain hot in KIJHL, knock off defending champs Kimberley

first_imgOkay, how do you want to play this thing out?Tight checking combined with nail-the-barn-door-closed-defence — Leafs have it covered.Pond-hockey style play with lots of offence — the Green and White are all over that too.Nelson continued its recent torrid Kootenay International Junior Hockey League winning streak by capturing two victories during the weekend under different circumstances to open a 13-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the Murdoch Division.The Leafs rode the stellar netminder of arguably the best backstopper in the league Friday, Caiden Kreitz, to edge defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley Dynamiters 2-1 at the NDCC Arena.Saturday, it was the former Castlegar-connection of Shawn Campbell and Reid Wilson that paved the way for Nelson to outlast Grand Forks Border Bruins 7-5 on home ice.Nelson, 26-9-1-1, now holds a wide margin over second-place Nitehawks in Murdoch Standings.Kreitz turns in Allstar PerformanceAgainst Kimberley, Nelson’s bend-but-don’t-break defence, led by the KIJHL’s top goalie, frustrated the Nitros for most of the game before defenceman Michael LeNoury netted the winning goal in overtime. Brock Palmer’s first-period goal, coming off a deflection that surprised Kreitz, staked the Dynamiters to the 1-0 lead. The goal appeared to be all Kimberley would need to pull out the road victory.However, Cole Wyatt scored on the power play to tie the game before LeNoury converted the OT winner.Kreitz, sporting an incredible 13-1-0-2 record with a 1.53 GAA, was the difference as Nelson was forced to kill off 12 power plays by the Nitros, including a two-man advantage in the second period when Easton Jolie was whistled for a five-minute major for tripping followed by a LeNoury high-sticking infraction.Nelson had five power play opportunities during the game. The victory was the first in three attempts for Nelson over Kootenay Conference rival Kimberley. Former Rebels Pay Offensive DividendsEx-Castlegar players Shawn Campbell and Reid Wilson combined for five goals to lift the Leafs past the pesky Border Bruins. Nelson trailed 4-3 after 40 minutes before outscoring the Bruins 4-1 in the third to grab the two points.Campbell led the Leafs with three goals with singles going to Emery Neilson and Keenan Crossman. Tyler Nypower finished the game with three points while Jack Karran, Wilson and Crossman each had two points.Nathan Cohen-Wallis and Rilee Poffenroth each scored twice to lead the third-place Bruins. Yoan Rodrigue added a single while Poffenroth finished the game with three points. Jake Huculak, Zane Avery and Rodrigue all had two points.Nelson outshot the Bruins 40-27 making a winner out of goalie Hunter Young. Ross King took the loss in goal for Grand Forks. Nelson finished the game going zero-for-four on the power play while the Bruins special team was clicking, going 3-for-7.Back on the RoadNelson takes to the road for three games against Grand Forks, Beaver Valley and Fernie Ghostriders before hosting Golden Rockets Sunday, January 27 at the NDCC Arena. The game has a 4 p.m. start time.League NotesAll four KIJHL division leaders, Kimberley, Nelson Revelstoke and Kelowna, have clinched berths in the playoffs. . . .Nelson remains the hottest team in the KIJHL, winners of seven straight games. The last time Nelson lost was December 15 in Creston against the Thunder Cats. . . . Nelson fans saw newly signed defenceman Andrew Gates in the lineup. Gates came to Nelson after playing with Chicago Cougars of the US Premier Hockey League.last_img read more

Sam Houston State Advances in Southland Tournament with 10-4 Win Against Lamar

first_imgSam Houston reliever Nolan Riggs picked up the win after three innings of work. Riggs, who replaced starter Dylan Ebbs in the fifth inning, did not give up a run while sacrificing two hits and one walk to improve to 3-0. Epps was driven out of the game after surrendering four runs on 11 hits and a walk while only striking out two.  Lamar starter Chase Angelle was given the loss after giving up seven runs, only three of which were earned, on seven hits. Angelle fell to 4-7 on the season. Sam Houston State Center Fielder Colt AtwoodOn the win against Lamar…“We don’t really like playing Lamar (because we struggle against them), but it feels good to get the win, especially in the first game of the tournament.” Lamar added its final run in the fifth inning and Sam Houston added two runs in the seventh and one more in the eighth to complete the game’s scoring. The Bearkats advance to meet No. 5 seed Southeastern Louisiana Thursday at 4 p.m., while Lamar faces Northwestern State in an elimination battle Thursday at 9 a.m. On advancing to the next round…“It’s big to be in the winner’s bracket. We get the late game tomorrow, so we get to relax a little bit before the game. And we get to play more loose; we don’t have to stress as much and we can just relax and play.” Bumpers led the Cardinals offensively, going 4-for-5 with a RBI and run scored, while West had three of the Cardinals’ 14 hits. For the Bearkats, Azar notched four hits, center fielder Colt Atwood and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn had three hits apiece. Postgame Quotes…Sam Houston State Head Coach David PierceOn today’s win…“We have played Lamar four times this year, and they have done the same thing on us all four times (with jumping out early). They are very aggressive early in the game, and they execute very well. We had a freshman pitcher (with Dylan Ebbs) out there, and I think he did a good job with giving us a chance and being able to extend and go into the fifth inning.” Sam Houston used an explosive fourth inning to take control of the game. Bearkat catcher Anthony Azar, the league’s player of the year, picked up the first and last hit of the inning as the Bearkats sent 12 hitters to the plate. Azar, who went 4-for-5 in the game, had a single and a double in the inning. His two-out double came with the bases loaded and scored the final two Sam Houston runs in the inning. Azar led all hitters in the contest with three RBI while scoring twice. The Cardinals started the game with three consecutive singles and tallied five hits in the first innings to take the early 3-0 lead against the tournament’s top seed. Shortstop Sam Bumpers, the league’s hitter of the year, drove in the game’s first run, driving in center fielder Jude Vidrine. Third baseman Reed Seeley would come around to score on a sacrifice fly from designated hitter Kyle Markum and Bumpers would complete the Cardinals’ first-inning scoring when he would cross home on a single from left fielder Tyler West. On Anthony Azar…“He is that good. He really is. He is something else. He is a great player. There are a lot of good players in this league but he is a great one.” On the seven-run fourth inning…“Our guys at some great at bats in that inning. We just tried to get the next guy to home plate and we caught a couple of breaks. They earned it, and that was a big inning.” Box Score (PDF)  |  Photos  |  Replay  |  Highlights  |  Interviews  |  Tournament Central CONWAY, Ark. – The three-time defending regular-season champion Sam Houston State scored seven runs in the fourth inning to defeat Lamar 10-4 and advance in the Southland Conference baseball tournament at Bear Stadium in Conway, Ark. Lamar Head Coach Jim GilliganOn today’s game…“We came out of the box just like we wanted to against Sam Houston. We had the opportunity to pile it on in the second and third innings, but we didn’t score runs. That hurt us. And then that big inning (for Sam Houston). It was a team loss. They are a good ball club, and you can’t make mistakes against a good ball club and expect to win, and that is what happened to us today.”last_img read more

Goroka set to host Highlands leg of Besta Cup

first_imgFootball clubs are expected to field both a men’s and women’s team as per the requirements of PNGFA.Participating centres in the Highlands Region wishing to take part must be a current member or associate member of PNGFA.Member associations and associate members must pay in an annual registration fee of K1000 to PNGFA and have their players registered in their member associations.Goroka Football Association president Cathy Agunam said preparations were underway and teams must pay the participation fee of K500 each before the deadline on 5 October.Agunam said they were expecting each association to come prepared with the finalists advancing to the Besta Cup final in Lae.All teams are urged to arrive in Goroka by 8th  October with their payment deposit slips.So far, Manus men’s team and KTSA women’s team of Kavieng are confirmed for the New Guinea Islands while Lae Football Association men’s team and Lahi women’s team are confirmed for Momase.For Southern Region, Koupa 3 and Koupa 2 men’s teams have qualified along with Port Moresby Soccer Association women’s team.last_img read more

Brazil and Sweden tie 1-all at halftime

first_imgThey wasted no time attacking the Sweden goal mouth but missed two goals in the first six minutes of the match in Group A of the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.Both teams have won and lost one match each and they played a fast game tonight with a lot of aggression on both sides between the players.A penalty to Sweden saw a corner kick forward Stina Blackstenius (9)  head the ball into Brazil’s goal mouth in the 13th minute putting Swedes in front 1-0.Brazil came back equalising the score at 1-all in the 30th minute with a goal from Gabi Nunes.A head-but in the face by Brazil’s Geyse in the 45th minute sent Sweden’s Emma Holmgren on her back as medics rushed into the field.She managed to get back on her feet and the match continued with an additional five minutes given.Second half is now underway for the Group A match.Fulltime report to come.last_img read more

Ronaldo not among Portugal recalls

first_imgJuventus star Ronaldo has not appeared at international level since the World Cup.Reports suggested he could return to face Italy and Poland, but Santos has honoured the joint decision not to consider the forward until 2019.”The only thing I think about Ronaldo is that he should win the Ballon d’Or,” Santos replied when asked about Portugal’s all-time top scorer.There are recalls for defenders Jose Fonte and Raphael Guerreiro, along with midfield pair Andre Gomes and Joao Mario.Everton’s Gomes returns after being cut from the 23-man squad that lost to Uruguay in the last 16 at Russia 2018.Portugal need either a point against Italy or a win over Portugal to finish top of Group 3 in Nations League A.Estes são os convocados para os dois jogos da Liga das Nações. Força, Portugal! #TudoPorPortugal— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) November 8, 2018Portugal squad in full:Beto (Goztepe), Rui Patricio (Wolves), Claudio Ramos (Tondela); Joao Cancelo (Juventus), Ruben Dias (Benfica), Jose Fonte (Lille), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Luis Neto (Zenit), Pepe (Besiktas), Mario Rui (Naples), Cedric Soares (Southampton); William Carvalho (Real Betis), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), Andre Gomes (Everton), Joao Mario (Inter), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton), Danilo Pereira (Porto), Pizzi (Benfica), Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich); Bruma (RB Leipzig), Eder (Lokomotiv Moscow), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Andre Silva (Sevilla), Rafa Silva (Benfica)Estes são os convocados para os dois jogos da Liga das Nações. Força, Portugal! #TudoPorPortugal— Portugal (@selecaoportugal) November 8, 2018last_img read more

Senate Ratifies 14 ECOWAS Conventions

first_imgThe Senate has ratified through concurrence with the House of Representatives 14 ECOWAS Conventions or Protocols signed by the Government of Liberia. The articles were submitted to the Legislature by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last August. Protocols ratified included the one establishing an ECOWAS Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Bureau, which was formulated against the backdrop of various forms of crimes across West Africa and their effects on the socioeconomic development of countries in the sub-region. According to the document, CIIB as a specialized institution of ECOWAS is tasked with preventing and combating crimes across the sub-region, with the main objective of enhancing effectiveness and cooperation of competent authorities in member states to prevent and combat transnational crimes and other related offenses. Also ratified is the protocol to fight against corruption, which aims to promote and strengthen the development in each state effective mechanisms to prevent, suppress and eradicate corruption. The protocol seeks to intensify and revitalize cooperation among states with a view to making anti-corruption measures more effective and promoting harmony and coordination of national anti-corruption laws and policies.The now recessed Senate also ratified the Democracy and Governance Supplementary to the protocol relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peace Keeping and Security. It seeks to supplement the protocol relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peace Keeping and Security signed in Lome, Togo on December 10, 2001. The supplementary protocol contains new provisions that address issues relating to the prevention of internal crises, democracy and good governance, the rule of law and human rights. The lawmakers on the eve of their four-month break also concurred with the House of Representatives on an agreement on the cooperation in criminal matters between the police of member states of ECOWAS. This agreement came against the backdrop of the increase in crime and the need to put in place stringent measures to address “this serious mayhem which constitutes a serious threat to the security, peace and stability of countries in the region,” the release indicated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arellano starts ‘four-peat’ quest; Perpetual tests Benilde

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know05:01What the Deaf want the hearing to know01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption LATEST STORIES Denied of the triple crown last year by the Lady Chiefs, the Lady Altas will have the bigger ax to grind against the defending champions.Perpetual coach Macky Cariño said their opening-day match against St. Benilde will be a gauge for their readiness this season, where the Altas will be without Cindy Imbo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Lady Blazers, the only team to break the Lady Chiefs’ dominance the past five seasons, are coming from a fourth-place finish in the recent Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference and also hope to stop Arellano by making their own bid for the NCAA crown.An intact Arellano will begin its campaign against Lyceum right after the opening ceremony. Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas Last year’s runner-up Perpetual and former champion St. Benilde have a shared mission when they start their campaign on Friday in the 95th NCAA women’s volleyball at Filoil Flying V Centre.Stop Arellano’s bid for a fourth straight crown.ADVERTISEMENT ‘People evacuated on their own’ In the men’s division, Perpetual opens its quest for a third straight crown against St. Benilde at 3:30 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Manila hosts BP for first time US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high View commentslast_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Friday, May 20

first_imgThis week’s Colin Murray podcast includes England’s Euro 2016 provisional squad announcement and an FA Cup final preview.We bring you the reaction to John Terry’s new Chelsea contract, Liverpool’s Europa League final defeat and MUCH MORE!Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img