Olympia Area High School State Sports Playoff Schedule

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0 Class 4A volleyball tournament (all games at either Timberline High School or St. Martins University)Olympia High School vs. Wenatchee High School @ 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Class 3A volleyball tournament (all games at either Timberline High School or St. Martins University)Timberline High School vs. Southridge High School @ 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9North Thurston High School vs. Shorewood High School @ 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Class 2A Volleyball tournament (all games at either Pierce College or Lakes High School)Capital High School vs. West Valley High School @ 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Tumwater High School vs. East Valley High School @ 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9Class 2A-4A swimming and diving championships Friday Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 10 @ King County Aquatic CenterAthletes from Capital High School, North Thurston High School, Tumwater High School and Olympia High School will be representedClass 2A Football State TournamentCapital High School vs Lakewood High School at Goddard Stadium, Everett on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pmSteilacoom High School vs Tumwater High School at Tumwater on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 pmClass 3A Football State TournamentNorth Thurston High School vs Kennewick High School at Kennewick on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 4:00 pmTimberline vs Marysville-Pilichuck High School at South Sound Stadium in Lacey on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 pmlast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonThis lovely young girl is Coco. She is a 3 year old Pit mix who is super sweet. She has been spayed and is current on her vaccinations.  Coco is a very loving and gentle girl who is good with kids of all ages. She prefers a home with no other dogs or cats so she can enjoy all your love and attention.Coco enjoys snuggling up in bed and likes to sleep under the blankets. She is always ready to go for car rides and leisurely walks on sunny days. Her previous owner says she does not like being in the rain!  Coco usually only barks when someone comes to the house or knocks on the door. She is a good watchdog who will alert you when someone is around.We have many great dogs and always need volunteers.  To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton.  Our contact information is www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact us at thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or (360) 432-3091.last_img read more

SPSCC Announces Chief Diversity Officer

first_imgFacebook17Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) last week announced a new role on the College’s executive leadership team: Chief Diversity Officer. Parfait Bassalé will serve in this position and plans to further support the College’s core theme of “Equity” and commitment to cultivating an environment that reduces barriers and removes equity gaps.Bassalé has worked at SPSCC for three years as the director of the A. Barbara Clarkson Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Center (DEIC). During his time in that role, Bassalé and DEIC staff have ensured the Center is a welcoming and supportive space that promotes the growth and development of the campus community.“My tenure here so far has been a good experience,” said Bassalé. “The College’s leadership has demonstrated time and again that they are committed to doing hard work on difficult issues and I feel hopeful and confident that change will ensue.”Under Bassalé’s leadership, the DEIC has equipped students, staff, and faculty with many tools and programs to work on equity and diversity in meaningful ways.“To achieve the goals set out in our strategic plan and respond to the needs of our entire campus community, Parfait will lead this same kind of work from the highest levels of our organization,” said SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes.“He will also lead campus-wide efforts and actions aimed at transforming our institution, dismantling racism at the systemic level, and establishing equitable structures and processes in every aspect of what we do.”In addition to his work at SPSCC, Bassalé will work to address system-wide equity issues by representing SPSCC on the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges’ newly formed Chief Diversity and Equity Officers Commission.last_img read more

Perils of journalism: Ben Stokes lashes out at The Sun for “immoral” breach on…

first_imgImage Courtesy: The Evening StandardAdvertisement lrf4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsihqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecs7qk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) te00Would you ever consider trying this?😱6eaCan your students do this? 🌚vhl3Roller skating! Powered by Firework World Cup and Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ family faced a rather tumultuous time before his birth. The tragedy was brought into light by The Sun who provoked Stokes in their manner for featuring the story.Advertisement Image Courtesy: The Evening StandardThe Sun featured a front-page article which revealed sensitive details of the Stokes family. The outlet deemed fir to publish the piece which was headlined “STOKES’ SECRET TRAGEDY Ashes hero Ben Stokes’ brother and sister were killed by his mum’s jealous ex, three years before cricketer’s birth,”. The all-rounder shared a statement on Twitter where he lashed out at The Sun for their drive for “chasing sales” and proceeded to state that the news outlet sent a reporter to his house in New Zealand as well. Check out this statement below:Advertisement “Today the Sun has seen fit to publish extremely painful, sensitive and personal details concerning events in the private lives of my family, going back more than 31 years.“It is hard to find words that adequately describe such low and despicable behavior, disguised as journalism. I cannot conceive of anything more immoral, heartless or contemptuous to the feelings and circumstances of my family.Advertisement “For more than three decades, my family has worked hard to deal with the private trauma inevitably associated with these events and has taken great care to keep private what were deeply personal and traumatic events. On Saturday, the Sun sent a ‘reporter’ to my parents’ house in New Zealand to question them, out of the blue, on this incredibly upsetting topic. If that wasn’t bad enough, the Sun thinks it is acceptable to sensationalise our personal tragedy for their front page.“To use my name as an excuse to shatter the privacy and private lives of – in particular – my parents, is utterly disgusting. I am aware that my public profile brings with it consequences for me that I accept entirely. But I will not allow my public profile to be used as an excuse to invade the rights of my parents, my wife, my children or other family members. They are entitled to a private life of their own. The decision to publish these details has given and lifelong consequences for my mum in particular.“This is the lowest form of journalism, focussed only on chasing sales with absolutely no regard for the devastation caused to the lives as a consequence. It is totally out of order.“The article also contains serious inaccuracies which have compounded the damage caused. We need to take a serious look at how we allow our press to behave.“Despite the fact that this has now been made public, I do please ask all concerned to respect my family’s privacy and right to home life,”Read Also:Steve Smith Pat Cummins retain top spot in the latest ICC Test RankingsAfghanistan outshine their own record with 12 successive T20I wins Advertisementlast_img read more

PCB returns fire after Danish Kaneria reveals he was discriminated against by the Pakistani…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Times Now/TOIAdvertisement 6htvmuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsluf8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6nrwqf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1trccpWould you ever consider trying this?😱z9nn6dCan your students do this? 🌚d7Roller skating! Powered by Firework The Pakistan Cricket Board are on the charge from the international media and the cricketing fandom after Pakistani cricket legend Shoaib Akhtar had revealed that his former teammate Danish Kaneria had faced discrimination from his compatriots for his religion. Now, PCB has come up with a statement to defend the allegations against themselves.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Times Now/TOIAt a sports talk show ‘Game on Hai’, Shoaib Akhtar made a striking revelation about his playing career, during which Kaneria was facing bigotry from fellow Pakistani cricketers for being Hindu, did not even have food with him.Kaneria, who is the second Hindu cricketer after Anil Dalpat to represent Pakistan in international cricket, confirmed Akhtar’s statements.Advertisement In an interview with ANI, he said: “The players who didn’t like to talk to me just because I was a Hindu. Soon I will reveal their names. I did not have the courage to speak in this regard, but now I got the courage to speak on this issue when I heard Shoaib’s statement.”The 39 year old was accused of match fixing by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2010.Advertisement A spokesperson for the PCB, has however dismissed Kaneria and Akhtar’s allegations, and stated that the question should be raised to Kaneria’s teammates, and not the PCB as they had no involvement in this.He told reporters: “Look both Akhtar and Kaneria are retired players they are not contracted to us so they can do or say what they want. It is their opinion. And they are making allegations about behaviour of some players not about the entire Pakistan cricket set-up or board,”“Inzamam-ul-Haq, Rashid Latif, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf, all these guys captained Pakistan when Kaneria was playing. They should respond to what Akhtar and Kaneria are saying. Why should the board get involved?” The spokesperson added.However, Kaneria’s teammates and former Pakistani Test icons Iqbal Qasim and Mohsin Khan have come come forward in moral support.Mohsin said: “A player should only be judged on his cricketing ability and commitments to the team not his religion, colour or creed,” while Qasim added: “If some players have mistreated Kaneria only because of his religion than they must be exposed.” Also read-Shoaib Akhtar makes stunning reveal that Pakistani cricketers didn’t use to even eat with Danish Kaneria because he was Hindu Advertisementlast_img read more

Great night as Nelson Minor Hockey hands out awards

first_imgThe local hockey association gets a kick start on next season Tuesday, April 19th in the New Grand Hotel banquet room with the annual general meeting.Anyone wishing to have input in the direction of Nelson Minor Hockey should attend. Nelson Minor Hockey Association saluted its best, most improved and dedicated players during the annual banquet Wednesday at Mary Hall on the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.The banquet concluded another outstanding season for the Heritage City hockey organization.last_img read more

GFI: The Aussies are coming!

first_imgThe Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament (GFI) is pleased to announce that for the first time in tournament history Australia will be coming to Grand Forks. The Geelong Baycats will be representing the Australian Baseball Federation. Their team manager, Nathan Holmes, said, “The Geelong Baycats are extremely proud to be offered an invitation to this prestigious tournament. Our players are thrilled at the opportunity of representing Australian baseball and the Geelong community on the international stage in Grand Forks.”  Australia will take its place alongside other nations who have previously participated at the GFI. Taiwan, Japan, China, Russia and Mexico have all been here. However, one tournament record will be broken even before play begins on Aug. 31 – this will be the farthest any team has travelled to attend this tournament. Geelong is a city of almost 200,000 and is in Victoria, the second most populous state in Australia. Melbourne, 75 kilometres from Geelong, is its capital. The Geelong Baseball Club has been very active in developing the sport in Australia. This season the Baycats won their first ever Division One Club Championship and made their second appearance in the Championship series, losing a hotly contested final to the Waverly Wildcats. They were selected as the Club of the Year and Nathan Holmes received Coach of the Year honours. They have arguably the best playing facility in Australia.  There are about 25 baseball players from Australia who have made it to the major leagues. The Geelong Baycats organization has long been producing young baseball talent and their most recognizable export to the big leagues in the United States is Graeme Lloyd. Lloyd pitched for 10 years while playing for 7 different clubs which included helping the New York Yankees to World Series titles in 1996 and ’98. Most fittingly he also played for both the Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos during his pro career. His birthplace was Geelong, Victoria, Australia. And years later the team from his home town will participate in Canada’s richest invitational baseball tournament.  In the letter confirming their attendance at the GFI they wrote, “We can’t wait for the umpire to call ‘Play Ball’ on our first game in Grand Forks. City of Grand Forks, province of BC and yes, even Canada, get ready, plan to be at the GFI August 31 to September 5 for the Aussies are coming!last_img read more

Nelson’s McLeod finishes on top of the podium at Oliver Karate tourney

first_imgMcLeod, a student in Grade 7 at Trafalgar Middle School and the son of Cheryl and Al McLeod, trains under the guidance of Sensai Keith Klughart. Three years in karate and already Nelson’s Jordan McLeod is tasting gold.McLeod won all three matched by knock down to claim the gold medal at the Okanagan Kyokushin Karate Tournament Sunday in Oliver.The 12-year-old Kyokushin Karate Club competitor dominated his 75-85-pound-weight division to take home the top prize.last_img

Glacier trio — Majeski, Stefani & Kelly — pace host club at Zone Championships

first_img“Our new competitors really cleaned up in this category,” said Long. “Many of these girls will be moving into the higher competitive levels next season.”In the 8-9 year age-group, Olivia Bezaire won the gold All Around and a silver and bronze medal on events. Shelbi van Hellemond, took the silver All Around and a gold and silver medal on events. Eden Bellman won gold on Floor. Neve Hamilton claimed bronze on vault.In the 10 year age-group, Alexa Anast, won the gold All Around and two gold and a silver medal on events. Raven Sperling, won silver All Around and a gold and two silver event medals. Tehya Colbeck claimed the All Around bronze and one gold and 2 silver event medals. Kate May took home a gold, silver and bronze medals on events. Chloe Diote won 2 bronze event medals.In the 11-year age-group, Ashlynn D’Alessandris won 5 medals, Silver All Around, and 2 gold, and 2 bronze event medals. Suki Simington claimed two event medals, one gold, one silver.In the 12 year age-group, Lily Taylor won gold All Around, gold on three events and one event silver. Amanda Schacher was Silver All Around, and also won two silver and one gold event medal. Elisa Clark was the bronze All Around winner, and won silver on beam.Mercedes Majeski took home a bronze event medal.The Glacier coaching team is delighted with the performances of the new competitors the Zone 1 (JO Pre-Level 6) Glacier Team won the 1st Place Team Award by a landslide. “Their dedicated training has paid off for them,” says Long.The Glacier High School Girls Team also won the first Place Team Award.In the High School Level 1 category, Taila Lancaster won gold All Around and two gold and one silver event medal. Peyton Whitaker claimed the silver All Around and one silver and 2 bronze event medals. Erika Bennet won a gold and a bronze event medal. Allysa Penner also won two event medals, one silver and a bronze.Megan Poetsch, cleaned up in the High School Level 2 category, winning the gold All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze event medals.Nelson’s Trampoline gymnasts all won medals on each discipline, testing out new skills for the upcoming BC Trampoline Provincials in Port Moody May 15-17.In the Double-Mini Event, Matthew Bullen won gold in the boys event and Chris Lawrence-Jeffery was close behind winning the silver medal. Zoe Crisfield won gold in the girls Double-mini category.  In the Trampoline Event, Chris Lawrence-Jeffery claimed the gold medal and Matthew Bullen won the bronze medal in the boys category. Zoe Crisfield also won the bronze medal in the girls event.Other personal accomplishments of the Glacier Team over the weekend occurred in the Perfomance Plus category.Glacier Gymnasts earning All Around Gold in the Gymnastics Performance Plus category: Erica Potkins, Nyah Hedstrom, Ella Taylor, Simone Hildebrand, Sarah Roberstson, Fiona Burkholder, Ally Nicholson, Elsa Sollid, Aida Hedstrom, Macy Weston, Aurora Dool, Ava Anast, Abby Ens.Earning an All Around Silver: Amelia Finley, Bella GrillEarning an All Around Bronze: Neeva Marechal.Glacier Trampoline Perfomance Plus accomplishments: Double Mini Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox & Benji Westergreen. Trampoline Gold: Cam Bibby-Fox, Silver: Benji Westergreen. Age was not a factor during the zone gymnastics meet held at the Glacier Gym Club Saturday and Sunday.Nine-year-old Abby Majeski, 10-year-old Brianne Stefani and 13-year-old Olivia Kelly won the lion’s share of the medals to pace the host Glacier Club at the 2015 Kootenay Zone Gymnastics & Trampoline Championships this past weekend in Nelson.The trio of BC Provincial Champions paced the Glacier Team in medal count in the Junior Olympic (JO) categories. “All the girls are finishing off the season with very strong routine performances,” said Long. “It is a strong indicator of success for next season as some of the girls will be trying out for the BC Winter Games team.”The meet attracted more than 200 athletes from Nelson, Trail, Castlegar, Creston, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Penticton and Golden.Stefani claimed the All Around silver medal and another two gold, and one bronze for events in the JO Level 7 category competing against gymnasts 4-6 years older than her.Kelly repeated her Provincials performance in the JO Level 6, 13 &up category, winning Silver All Around and a medal on each event, two-silver, a gold and a bronze.Majeski also walked away with five medals in the JO Level 6, 9-10years category, silver All Around and two gold, a silver and bronze for events.Other Glacier Gymnasts winning JO event medals: Dafni van Hellemond (10-11yrs), silver on JO Level 6 vault. Maika Houde (13-and-up), bronze on JO Level 6 beam.Sarah Tolles (all ages), 2 silvers JO Level 7, vault and beam. Kylee Dyck (all ages), silver on JO Level 8 bars.The Glacier JO Level 6-8 team earned the second place Team Award coming in behind the Key City Gymnastics Team from Cranbrook.“Cranbrook has an older more experienced team,” said Long. “But our young girls are polished with excellent technique and held their own, missing out on 1st place by only three tenths of a point.”   Long says that the girls are hard working, confident and consequently are raising the level of gymnastics being performed at the Nelson Club.“The up and coming beginner competitive Glacier Team looks to these girls for inspiration and role modeling and the effect was obvious in the results of the new competitors on the weekend.”The beginner competitors of Glacier Gymnastics won three out of the four All Around titles in the Zone 1 Competitive (JO Pre-Level 6) category.last_img read more

Trail native Craig Cunningham talks about getting a second chance at life

first_img It feels good, any time you can get some extra support and some extra help from other people, it makes a big difference. It’s nice to know that people are reaching out to try and help you through tough times. Cunningham, on the wide-range of support from the hockey community: Thanks to a top cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, and Dr. George Haloftis, a physician at St. Mary’s Hospital as well as other doctors, the Trail Minor Hockey product was able to speak today following an almost unbelievable turn of events as documented in the Arizona Daily Star. I don’t remember anything from that whole day, actually. The last thing I remember is playing the weekend before. I want to thank everyone, from the fire department to our trainers to the doctors at St. Mary’s, the doctors at Banner, to every single nurse that has helped me so far. If I could actually use some names; from St. Mary’s, Dr. George and Dr. Reza, and from Banner Hospital, Dr. Khalpey, Dr. Hughes, and Dr. Yankis, without those five people, our trainer Deven, and the fire department, I don’t think I’d be here today, so thank you. Cunningham, on the support and response from the Tucson community: It means a lot obviously, she was down here watching me when it happened, so she’s been here since day one. My whole life, she’s been the backbone of our whole family, and nothing’s changed now, she’s still there for me every day, and I couldn’t be any more thankful. Cunningham, on if he remembers anything from the night of the incident: General Manager Doug Soetaert: On behalf of the Arizona Coyotes and the Tucson Roadrunners organization, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everybody involved in this incident that occurred. We’re in the hockey industry, which is about teamwork, commitment, and working hard to achieve a goal – and I can tell you, from being a little bit on the inside here, from day one, I’ve never seen anything like this in my life in regards to the teamwork that the doctors at the hospitals utilized to save a young man’s life. It’s been an incredible venture, we’re happy to see Craig sitting here today, and he’s got a full life ahead of him. All we can do is wish him the best and thank everybody for their commitment in saving his life. Thank you so much. With mother Heather Cunningham watching from the stands, team trainers, medics as well as a group of local firefighter raced to save the Roadrunners’ player. I don’t think I will ever find the words to express how grateful I really am; Craig would not be here with us today if these people had not gone that extra mile in every aspect of this situation. The only reason he survived the original incident was the continued refusal to give up in a seemingly hopeless situation. On behalf of the trainers, the emergency responders, the doctors and nurses, the rest of the recovery has followed the same story. The doctors and nurses have monitored him meticulously and caught all incoming problems in their early stages. They have made difficult decisions without hesitating, and have acted effectively under extreme pressure when they were caught between a rock and a hard place. They have run out of options, and had to create new options by pushing the boundaries of things that they have tried and implemented before. Most of all, they have refused to give up in spite of hopelessness, they have given Craig a chance to recover, and that continues to exceed anything that could have ever been expected. These people are nothing short of a gift to mankind, and I will remember the gift that they have given me every time I look at my son. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.center_img Cunningham, on what it means for his mother to be by his side: Craig’s Mother, Heather Cunningham: Craig Cunningham opening statement: Cunningham, on how he’s feeling day-to-day: On November 19, 2016, during an American Hockey League game between Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Trail native Craig Cunningham suffered a cardiac arrest before the opening faceoff. As of right now, I probably think that I’m done, but we’ll see when I get back from rehab how it goes. At the level that I was playing at, I don’t know if I’ll ever get back to playing pro, but I don’t know, anything can happen. Some days are good, some days are bad; It’s more for me right now, kind of mental. I’ve been here for so long, I look up at the roof everyday, the same roof, but the nurses have been pretty good about taking me outside, giving me an hour outside each day, and that’s made a huge difference, but it’s been a pretty big grind, just being in the same spot the whole time, looking at the same thing every day. Cunningham, on how he feels about his future hockey career: Here is the transcript from Wednesday’s media conference posted on the Tucson Roadrunners website. It’s been unbelievable, I can’t say enough about the nurses and doctors around here. The people of Tucson, I’ve been getting cards and stuff from people that I don’t even know, so it’s meant a lot to me, I think Tucson’s a great city, and I wish that I could have enjoyed it a little more than I did.last_img read more