Facebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town Artesians Gabriele Zaccagnini and Nate Boatright each recorded braces to lead the Oly Town Artesians in a 15-6 opening night loss to the Snohomish Skyhawks. Three Skyhawks recorded hat tricks – Andrew Escalante, Paul Burgess and Alex Molchan – in their big Western Indoor Soccer League win.Gabriele Zaccagnini of the Oly Town Artesians. Photo courtesy: Oly Town ArtesiansThe Skyhawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead just two minutes into the game on goals by John Troka and Aaron Burns and built a 3-0 lead before Zaccagnini made it 3-1 with 4:48 left in the first quarter. But the Skyhawks exploded for seven goals in the second quarter, including two by Escalante, and took a commanding 11-3 lead at halftime.Tonbra Akpobodor scored once in his debut for the Artesians and JT Meyer added a goal in the fourth quarter, but the Artesians couldn’t get out of the hole they dug for themselves and allowed 15 goals for the second time in franchise history. The nine goal loss was the second worse loss for the Artesians over the course of four their four seasons. The Tacoma Stars knocked them off 15-2 during the 2014-2015 season.Tye Hastings scored twice for the Skyhawks and Corey Hendricksen added another to round out the scoring. Trevor Daveron got the start in goal and split time with Seth Hespe, who made numerous fantastic saves when Oly turned up the pressure in the third quarter.Oly Town now has a couple of weeks to right the ship with a bye next week and the Thanksgiving break coming up. They will travel to the Snohomish Soccer Dome for a rematch with the Skyhawks on December 2. They return home to face the Tacoma Stars Reserves on December 16. First kick at The Pavilion at Evergreen is set for 6:30 p.m.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.
Facebook43Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaThe Port of Olympia Commission is happy to welcome four new members to the Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee (POCAC). Commission approved to increase the number of members from twelve to thirteen at the January 8, 2018 Commission meeting.Cameron Wilson, Deborah Pattin, Juqita (Gigi) McClure and Meren Gadman join POCAC members Jim Broman, Greg Bucove, Judy Hoefling, Greg Johnson, Travis Matheson, Peter Overton, Jerry Wilkins, Richard Wolf and Thom Woodruff. Port Commissioner, Joe Downing stated,“I am impressed by the number of motivated and qualified members of our community willing to step forward as we study critical issues and opportunities, and chart the future of our community Port. I expect the Port to have a very successful year, given the contributions from our excellent staff, engaged POCAC volunteers, and renewed alignment with shared community goals.”The Citizens Advisory Committee comprises 9-13 citizen volunteers who meet monthly, or as needed, to address assignments from the Commission. Individual members also may be asked to participate with Port staff on a range of Port programs and projects. The committee has contributed citizen advice and assistance to the Port since the Commission formed it in 1994.Previous projects completed by the POCAC include; Fuel Dock Report, Public Participation Report, Port Cargoes Report, Port Renaming, Comprehensive Plan Land Use Plan Update, NewMarket Industrial Campus Development Alternatives Study, Commission Redistricting, Marine Fuel Dock Public Participation, Small Cities Program Report, and Naming Convention and Protocols.Port Commissioner Joe Downing, Port Executive Director Ed Galligan and the Chair of the committee interviewed applicants and recommended appointments to the Commission at the December 11, 2017 Commission meeting. Criteria for selection included being a Thurston County resident, community and economic development activities; volunteer, board or committee experience; work experience; experience or knowledge of the Port; and reasons for serving.More information on the Citizen Advisory Committee, their past and current projects can be found online at the Port of Olympia website.
Facebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of EcologyThe Department of Ecology has canceled its 2020 Ecology Youth Corps (EYC) summer litter crews for teens 14-17 due to the coronavirus emergency and the uncertainty surrounding the remaining school year.The statewide closure of Washington’s K-12 schools is impacting the ability of potential applicants to assemble and submit necessary material, including required references.Statewide directives addressing the emergency have also impacted the Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) ability to schedule interviews and conduct hiring and other mandatory meetings that consist of more than 50 people.“Our primary responsibility is the safety of our crewmembers,” said Ecology’s Solid Waste Management Program Manager Laurie Davies. “This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and only after much consideration of our current situation.”Much of its roadside litter control responsibilities will shift to Ecology’s adult litter crews, which are already hired and deployed in some areas of the state. Adult crews are using social distancing tactics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce their chance of exposure to the virus.Since 1975, Ecology Youth Corps has hired more than 12,000 Washington teens, offering them work experience, a summer job, and the chance to preserve our state’s natural beauty and protect the environment. In 2019, Ecology Youth Corps summer crews cleaned almost 5,000 miles of road and picked up 1,213,250 pounds of litter.
Advertisement 1NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsncsdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ei8ls( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1w9okrWould you ever consider trying this?😱oqCan your students do this? 🌚jeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Skipper Virat Kohli thanked Sourav Ganguly for instilling a winning attitude in the team under his captaincy, and that the present team is “just carrying it forward”. The Men in Blues beat Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs in the second Test, completing a whitewash over their neighbour at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.Advertisement “The idea is to establish yourself in the middle and we have learnt to stand up and give it back. It all started with Dada’s team and we are just carrying it forward,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.Advertisement “The bowling group now is fearless and they believe in themselves playing against any batsman. We are reaping the rewards for all the hard work we put in the last 3-4 years,” he added.Bangladesh, who opted to bat first, managed to register a paltry 106 in the first innings after Ishant Sharma derailed their batting line-up with his five-wicket haul. India declared for 347/9 in reply, as Kohli (136) once again shone with the bat and India’s fiery pace attack wrapped up the guests’ second innings for 195 in the third day with Umesh Yadav, the pick among the bowlers with his 5/53 figure.Advertisement “Only your belief can make you win. If you feel fast bowlers are not in the game then you are already into a negative mindset. With the way these guys are bowling now, they can pick up wickets on any surface at home or away” Kohli concluded. Advertisement
Image Courtesy: BCCIAdvertisement qqder4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsdjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) tqWould you ever consider trying this?😱foafh4Can your students do this? 🌚l68Roller skating! Powered by Firework Team India has been on the pinnacle of performance and bringing out back to back Super Over wins in the last two T20 matches against New Zealand. In a bizarre reiteration of New Zealand ending their chase in equal runs with India, thanks to tremendous dead over performance from Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur. Add to that the swashbuckling knocks from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the super overs, India is on an unbeatable run in the series, currently leading 4-0. Experience gained? Captain Virat Kohli speaks.Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCIYesterday in the post match interview, Virat Kohli shared the biggest lesson he gathered from the nail biting victories in the last two matches.“There’s something new I’ve learnt in the last couple of games: when the opposition is playing well, you stay calm till the end and try to come back,” Kohli told reporters.Advertisement These were the first super over experience for Kohli and the squad, and they still were able to clinch out two victories out of two highly tensed matches.“We couldn’t have asked for more exciting games, we’ve never played Super Overs before and now we’ve won two. It shows the character of the team,” he added.Advertisement Usually coming in 1 down in the batting order, Kohli headed to the 22 yards in yesterday’s super over at the Wellington Regional Stadium, replacing opener Sanju Samson, who was brought in place of Rohit Sharma in the first innings.The 31 year old also credited Rahul’s stormy super over strikes of one boundary an one over boundary, before losing his wicket against Tim Southee: “His (Rahul’s) two strikes were crucial and then you knock the ball into the gap and take your team over the line.”The skipper also praised the Men in Blue’s young pacers: “We have a young bowling attack and, it is tough, when you haven’t won and you play against a quality opposition in India, give them a sniff and make it tough for yourselves.”The Man of the Match Shardul Thakur picked up two wickets, while also contributing to India’s score with a quick 15-ball-20 in the late overs. Yuzvendra Chahal secured one wicket, and the superstar Jasprit Bumrah picked one in Kiwi’s chase and one in the super over.Also read-The Brighter Gem? : Is Rohit Sharma a better batsman than Virat Kohli?See why Virat Kohli said that New Zealand deserved to win the 3rd T20 International Advertisement
LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ESCORT CHAMP FROM AIRPORT TO SANTA ANITA’S BARN 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2015)–Twelve days after providing one of the most dramatic moments in racing history, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah will return home to Santa Anita on Thursday, June 18. Owned and bred by Ahmed Zayat and trained by Santa Anita-based Bob Baffert, American Pharoah is due to arrive from Louisville via Tex Sutton charter at Ontario International Airport at approximately 10 a.m., and he will then be vanned with a six-unit law enforcement escort to The Great Race Place, with an estimated time of arrival of 11:30 a.m.“Along with the rest of the country, we were in awe of American Pharoah’s performance in the Belmont last Saturday and we’re honored to be able to welcome him back home here to Santa Anita,” said Keith Brackpool, Santa Anita Chairman. “We’d like to congratulate Mr. Zayat, Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza on winning America’s first Triple Crown in 37 years and we want to thank them for sharing this magnificent horse with all of us.”Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile won Santa Anita’s Grade I FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 27 and was subsequently sidelined due to a foot injury, causing him to miss the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 1.Headquartered at Baffert’s Barn 5 over the fall and winter, American Pharoah began his assault on the elusive Triple Crown with his first recorded breeze on Feb. 4, a crisp three furlong move in 36.20. Under Baffert’s stewardship, “Pharoah” would go on to register a total of six Santa Anita works prior to taking the Grade II Rebel Stakes by 6 ¼ lengths at Oaklawn Park on March 14.In all, American Pharoah had eight works at his Santa Anita base in advance of winning the first leg in the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, on May 2.“From day one, we couldn’t miss any time with him,” said Baffert this past Wednesday morning. “We went three eighths, three eighths, five eighths…We hit every mark and he just thrived. The timing of everything was perfect.”American Pharoah will be greeted by his trainer and jockey, along with an anticipated throng of invited media at the Baffert Barn upon his arrival Thursday. It is also expected that the Triple Crown Champ will parade for the public on Santa Anita’s main track between races on June 27.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 24, 2016)–Far back early, Hiking relaxed well under Rafael Bejarano and rallied six-wide turning for home en route to a head victory in Thursday’s $58,000 Santa Anita allowance feature, covering 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.49. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by First Defence, who began her career in England, got her first stateside win in her ninth try, dating back to July 25.A fast finishing third in her last two starts, Hiking was off at 9-2 in a field of 10 older fillies and mares and paid $11.80, $6.00 and $4.20.“She’s been a bit unlucky in her last few starts,” said Callaghan. “She hasn’t had the cleanest of trips, but today she relaxed well and came with a good run.”Owned by Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Hiking picked up $34,800 for the win, boosting her lifetime earnings to $85,305. Including eight starts in England, her overall mark now stands at 17-4-2-3.Ridden by Fernando Perez, Dressed to a T rallied from off the pace and was game for the place, finishing a half length in front of Amboseli. Off at 4-1, Dressed to a T paid $5.00 and $3.80.Amboseli, who was ridden by Mike Smith, was in tight quarters late, but there was no need for an inquiry, as she finished 4 ¼ lengths clear of longshot Stylish in Black. Off at 7-1, Amboseli paid $5.60 to show.Favored Socialized, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, was forwardly placed early but shuffled back around the far turn and finished next to last at 3-1.Fractions on the race were 22.39, 46.37, 1:10.99 and 1:36.30.First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.
DESORMEAUX DUO GETS DISTANCE TEST IN FRONTRUNNERKeith Desormeaux has horses entered in four races Saturday, including Straight Fire and Vibe in the FrontRunner Stakes and Decked Out in the Rodeo Drive Stakes.Seven two-year-olds were entered in the 1 1/16-mile FrontRunner, seeking to prove they can successfully negotiate two turns for the first time.“Street Fire is obviously talented and we’re hoping he can stretch his speed to a mile and a sixteenth, but it’s not written in stone,” Desormeaux said. “We’ll have to see how he does in the race. I wish I could say that there’s no doubt he can get a distance, but I’m not sure.“Vibe, there’s no doubt he can get the distance, but I don’t know how fast he is, so we’re just taking a shot. It’s a short field; he’s got a great post position.”As for Decked Out, Desormeaux is cautiously optimistic.“It’s a tall order,” he said, “first time against older horses, it’s another eighth of a mile, but since she’s run some great numbers and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf is right here in our backyard, why not take a chance at glory? That’s what we’re doing.”The FrontRunner, which goes as race six: Gormley, Victor Espinoza, 8-1; Plum Dandy, Mike Smith, 8-1; Secret House, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Midnight Pleasure, Martin Garcia, 6-1; Straight Fire, Flavien Prat, 9-5; Klimt, Rafael Bejarano, 6-5; and Vibe, Kent Desormeaux, 20-1.FINISH LINES: Future plans are on hold for Santa Anita Derby, Preakness and Haskell winner Exaggerator, who finished seventh in the Pennsylvania Derby last Saturday. “He’s on his way to WinStar (Farm in Versailles, Ky. from Churchill Downs) as we speak,” trainer Keith Desormeaux said Friday morning at Santa Anita. “He’s going there for a freshening and we’ll huddle up with their people to see if the (Breeders’ Cup) Classic is still under consideration, but we’re not sure yet. He’s in WinStar’s hands now.” . . . Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin, training up to the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, is scheduled to work six furlongs Sunday morning for David Hofmans . . . Bob Baffert seeks his eighth win in the FrontRunner Stakes when he sends out Klimt tomorrow . . . Jose Mercado, groom to the great John Henry when he was on his Hall of Fame roll with Ron McAnally, will present a trophy to the winning connections of Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Stakes. . . John Doyle, 2010 NHC champion ($500,000), and Santa Anita Simulcast host Megan Devine, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 11:20 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Santa Anita offers attractive and potentially game-changing guaranteed exotic wagering pools during the Autumn Meet, notably: $300,000 Late Pick 4 opening day; $750,000 Late Pick 4 and $100,000 Pick 6 this Saturday, Oct. 1; $500,000 Late Pick 4 and $100,000 Pick Six Sunday. Oct. 2; $300,000 Late Pick 4 Thursday, Fridays and Monday, Oct. 10 following opening weekend; and $500,000 Late Pick 4 and $100,000 Pick 6 Saturdays and Sundays following opening weekend . . . Santa Anita hosts Oktoberfest Trackside tomorrow. Beer, Oktoberfest-themed games, German-inspired cuisine, beer tasting, a Santa Anita Park trucker cap, souvenir steins and more will be available. CHROME COUNTDOWN IN ITS FINAL STAGESBUSY SATURDAY FOR KEITH DESORMEAUXWINSTAR MULLS CLASSIC FOR EXAGGERATOR ESPINOZA: CHROME IS THE BEST HORSEPerhaps Victor Espinoza’s most natural trait is his easy going, roll-with-the-punches attitude.Sitting on a couch opposite David Letterman before millions of TV viewers or on California Chrome in a million dollar race, the self-described “happy Mexican” is as soothing as Sinatra’s phrasing.Espinoza will ride California Chrome in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes for the 17th straight race. He has won 12.“He’s better than ever now and the way he’s run the last three times shows that,” Espinoza said. “He looks outstanding, but we’ll see what happens. Every race is different. For me, I just go race by race and whatever happens, win or lose, to me he’s still the best horse.“The most important thing is that he comes out of the race healthy and stays in one piece. That’s it.”Friday morning, Chrome schooled at the gate and galloped a mile and three-quarters.The field for the Awesome Again, the seventh of nine races with a 12:30 p.m. first post: California Chrome, Victor Espinoza, 2-5; Dortmund, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Hoppertunity, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Win the Space, Gary Stevens, 20-1; Soi Phet, Kent Desormeaux, 30-1; El Huerfano, Martin Pedroza, 50-1; and Hard Aces, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1.The Awesome Again is one of five Grade I, “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ CupChallenge events on the second day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet.NBCSN will air the Awesome Again in a two-and-a-half-hour telecast that starts at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time.Santa Anita hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5.Supporting the Awesome Again are the Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/16 miles; the FrontRunner Stakes for two-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles; the Chandelier Stakes for two-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles; and the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 ¼ miles on turf.Victory gives the winning horse in each race a fees paid berth to its respective Breeders’ Cup event.Next Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship for three year olds and up at six furlongs will serve as a springboard to the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.
Box Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – Having escaped Central Arkansas with a 67-65 win on March 2, Abilene Christian was aware how tough the Sugar Bears would be heading into Friday’s second round of the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. It was that knowledge that helped the fourth-seed Wildcats shake out of a first quarter funk and deliver an impressive performance at Merrell Center.ACU drilled a Southland Conference women’s tournament record 16 3-pointers while using a 22-4 run in the first half to break open a tight contest on their way to an 82-54 win over UCA, earning the Wildcats a 1:00 p.m. date against top-seed Lamar.WBB: Here’s the record-breaker for @ACUWBB. Mraz’s three-pointer was ACU’s 15th of the game, setting a new tournament standard. They’d add one more for good measure.#SouthlandStrong ??#ChampWeek #GoWildcats pic.twitter.com/ynciEeEHXQ— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 “We talked all week about we’re going to go in and establish a new 3-point shooting record in the conference tournament,” said ACU coach Julie Goodenough. “That’s why we ran sets late in the game because we knew we were close to that.”The Wildcats (21-9) also broke the Southland Conference Tournament record with 35 3-point attempts as seven different players connected from long range. Second Team All-Conference guard Breanna Wright knocked down four treys for Abilene Christian before spending the fourth quarter on the bench. Wright finished with 14 points, leaving her a point shy of crossing the 1,000-point mark in her career.While ACU’s record-setting long range barrage was the highlight, the Wildcats defense played exceptionally well, holding No. 8-seed UCA (12-18) to just 33.9 percent shooting from the field. The Sugar Bears were a combined 7-for-30 in the second and third quarters when they were outscored by a total of 41-16.“I think this was probably the most locked in on defense we’ve been all year,” said ACU forward Lexie Ducat, who had 14 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. “We executed it really well. Everyone in the background was talking. Our defense was a huge team effort.”“We lost focus,” said UCA’s second team All-Southland guard Kamry Orr, who finished her final game with 13 points. “We didn’t stick to the game plan.”Up 15-11 with 2:44 to go in the first quarter, the Sugar Bears’ season began come to apart. UCA missed seven straight shots during a scoreless stretch of 7:49 before Orr’s jumper closed the margin to 19-17. However, their momentum took a huge blow 12 seconds later when Orr was tagged with her third foul.“No secret to the run that we made,” said Goodenough of Orr’s foul trouble. “We really took advantage of that. She’s the heart and soul of that team. I told her at the end of the game, ‘you’re my favorite player in the league.’”WBB: @ACUwbb sets a #SouthlandStrong tournament record with 16 3-pointers, advances to semifinals. Grab that ACU magnet and run to the big backstage bracket!#ChampWeek #GoWildcats pic.twitter.com/S2aniA6Hdi— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 With Orr on the bench, the struggling UCA offense went a stretch of over three minutes without a basket as part of a brutal quarter that saw them shoot just 3-for-13 from the field. The offense began showing signs of life near the end of the half, but any chance at carrying good fortune in the locker room were dashed when Wright buried a trey just as the halftime horn sounded, giving ACU a 38-21 halftime lead.UCA mounted a brief uprising early in the third quarter before the Wildcats put the game away by hitting five of six shots during an 11-0 run that Ducat capped off with a layup, giving ACU a 54-29 lead with 3:05 to go in the quarter.While the Sugar Bears found offensive life in the fourth quarter as coach Sandra Rushing cleared the bench, the effort fell far short to impact the outcome. ACU led by as much as 31 points early in the fourth as they pushed toward their record-setting performance.“We knew that Abilene could shoot the 3,” said Rushing. “I feel like we probably didn’t have any gas in our tank. We just couldn’t get anything going.”
REDDAM’S HOMEBRED CARNIVOROUS RALLIES TO TAKE $51,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER CEDILLO; TRAINED BY O’NEILL, HE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:02.24ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 18, 2019)–Reddam Racing’s homebred Carnivorous shifted out for racing room in mid-stretch and was a handy half length winner of Friday’s $51,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Doug O’Neill, Carnivorous, by Reddam’s leading California-based stallion Square Eddie, got 5 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:02.24.Boxed in behind rivals while a close third turning for home, Carnivorous, the 7-5 favorite in a field of seven 3-year-olds, was handled patiently by Cedillo and won with deceptive ease. One of two horses entered for an optional claiming tag of $80,000, was haltered by trainer Steve Knapp. (Cedillo collected his second win on the day, both in combination with O’Neill, and padded his lead in the rider standings to 14, three better than apprentice Jorge Velez).Most recently fifth in a one mile turf classified allowance here on Sept. 27, Carnivorous, who is out of the Momentum mare Charred Rare, paid $4.80, $2.80 and $2.20.“If you’re going to lose one, it’s always nice to win,” said O’Neill, who registered his second win of the day and increased his lead in the trainer’s standings by notching his 17th win of the meet–nine more than current runner-up Phil D’Amato. “These Square Eddie’s keep winning and it’s a big credit to Ocean Breeze Farm, where he stands. He’s getting better and better mares and he’s just an unbelievable stallion for California…Can’t wait to see his new babies in the spring!”With today’s win, Carnivorous is now 13-5-1-2 overall and with the winner’s share of $39,780 (which included a California-bred owner’s premium of $9,180), his earnings stand at $250,409.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Tiger Dad, who made the lead while three-deep at the top of the lane, held second by a neck over One Flew South and paid $2.80 and $2.40 while off as the 2-1 second choice.Ridden by Evin Roman, One Flew South held third money by a length over City Rage and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.78, 44.47 and 56.15.First post time for an eight-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.