first_imgPeter Miller94 21 COCO KISSES RUNS IN FIRST STAKES RACE TOMORROW SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT CARRYOVER REACHES $282,342 $2,170,960 Jerry Hollendorfer74 41% Tiago Pereira117 29 1st 30 58% Money Won Money Won 17 $996,435 JockeyMts 19 5 49% 2nd 10 ITM% 25% 18 25% 14% 63% 18 14 TRIPLE CROWN FEVER IS ‘YOUNG’ AT HEARTThe Kentucky Derby is still more than two months away, but it’s never too soon for a touch of Triple Crown fever to permeate the racing world, although it has yet to reach epidemic proportions at Santa Anita, where at least four three-year-olds are held in high esteem by private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young.Three of them call Bob Baffert’s shed row home: undefeated Eclipse Award champion two-year-old male of 2018 Game Winner; Los Alamitos Futurity winnerImprobable; and Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Mucho Gusto.Another is the California-bred Galilean, trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, who also conditions Best Pal winner Instagrand, on the outside looking in at this point in Young’s opinion.“I don’t see a Justify or a Pharoah so far,” Young said in typically no-holds-barredfashion. “Baffert is very strong, between Game Winner, who’s worked decently, and Improbable, who’s also worked decently, but I’m still a little hesitant about them getting a mile and a quarter (the distance of the Kentucky Derby on May 4).“I can’t fault Mucho Gusto, although he doesn’t carry a lot of weight. He’s a horse kind of built like Scotty Pippen, but he’s definitely OK.“Galilean is another horse that doesn’t carry a lot of weight, although he was somewhat impressive winning the California Cup Derby. He was running against horses he should have manhandled and he beat ’em.“Those are the top four right now, I think.”Not among Young’s quartet is Best Pal Stakes winner Instagrand, who could make his first start as a three-year-old in the Grade II, $500,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 9 after a seven-month layoff. Baffert has indicated Game Winner and Improbable as likely to make their three-year-old debuts at a mile and one-sixteenth in that race, which awards 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner. Second is worth 25, third 10 and fourth five.Horses based in Southern California have won the Kentucky Derby five of the past seven years: I’ll Have Another (2012), California Chrome (2014), Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (2015), Nyquist (2016) and Triple Crown winner Justify (2018).“Horses are trained a little bit harder here than they are back east,” Young allowed in assessing the reason for the rash of recent success by Golden State equine residents. “There are good horses and good trainers back there, but lately California’s been on a run, mostly with Baffert, although (Doug) O’Neill’s had his day in the sun too with I’ll Have Another and Nyquist.“Our top dirt horses can compete with others anywhere. That’s proven all the time, but our turf horses are very concerning.“In the last three years Justify and Pharoah were the horses, but it didn’t take a brain surgeon to figure that out. Right now, however, the picture isn’t that clear in California or anywhere else.“It’s too early to say this is a below average crop, but in my mind, it is a much foggier picture than a few years ago.”BATTLE OF MIDWAY EUTHANIZED FOLLOWING INJURYBreeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner of 2017 Battle of Midway was euthanized Saturday morning after suffering injuries sustained during a workout, according to Dr. Rick Arthur, Equine Medical Director of the California Horse Racing Board.A five-year-old bay son of Smart Strike trained by Jerry Hollendorfer for Don Alberto Stable or WinStar Farm, LLC, Battle of Midway was being pointed to the $12 million Dubai World Cup on March 30 with a possible start before that in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 9, Hollendorfer had said just prior to the incident.Battle of Midway won the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes by a half-length over 1-2 favorite McKinzie on Feb. 2, his last start. He was working five furlongs in company this morning. Battle of Midway won eight of 16 career starts, including the Grade III Native Diver Stakes and the Grade III Affirmed Stakes. He was third in the 2017 Kentucky Derby and compiled career earnings of $1,589,049.COCO KISSES MAKES STAKES DEBUT IN SPRING FEVERCoco Kisses makes her stakes debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs.It is one in the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.“She’s a hard-trying filly who gives her best every time,” said Jeff Bonde, who trains the four-year-old daughter of Empire Way for Edward and Debi Brown and Terry Lovingier.Lovingier not only also bred Coco Kisses, he bred another Spring Fever starter, Show It N Moe It, trained by Gary Sherlock.“It’s a short field,” Bonde said, “but the winner will have to earn it. Nobody’s’ getting a freebie in there.”The Spring Fever, race eight of nine: Show It N Moe It, Rafael Bejarano, 1-1; Coco Kisses, Joel Rosario, 8-1; S Y Sky, Joe Talamo, 6-5; Barbara Beatrice, Tiago Pereira, 5-1; and Into Rissa, Geovanni Franco, 20-1.TODAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX CARRYOVER AT $280,342There is a 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $316,428 into Saturday at Santa Anita and with 55 horses entered and eligible to run in the six-race sequence, average field size stands at more than nine runners per race.With a 10-race card on tap, the Rainbow Six will cover races five through 10 with approximate post time for race five at 2:40 p.m. PT.With $157,625 in “new” money wagered Friday contributing to a total 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool of $437,967, there were 20 consolation tickets, each worth $4,151.90.Saturday’s main event, the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf, has been carded as race eight. Vasilika has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field of nine.For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Today’s works include four horses that are on the Triple Crown Trail:Roadster works 6 furlongs (Baffert)Gunmetal Gray works 5 furlongs (Hollendorfer)Nolo Contesto (Outside) in company with  Encanto work 6 furlongs(Sadler)Easy shot (Inside) in company with  Speedette work 5 furlongs (Desormeaux)Gift Box works 7 furlongs (Sadler)Chocolate Speights works 5 furlongs (Hollendorfer)Shedrow Stroll: Getting to Know  Parsimony and  Pavel (O’Neill)A Day in the Life With Horse Chiropractor  Dr. Nick SophaDream Tree works 4 furlongs (Baffert)-2/22/2019Legends of War works 3 furlongs (O’Neill)-2/22/2019Enaya Alrabb works 4 Furlongs (O’Neill)-2/22/2019Eskenforadrink works 4 Furlongs (Gutierrez)-2/21/2019Melissa Jane works 4 furlongs (Powell)-2/21/2019Swirling works 4 furlongs (Sadler)-2/21/2019Mucho Gusto works 4 furlongs (Baffert)- 2/20/19Improbable works 6 furlongs (Baffert)-2/20/19FINISH LINES: Tyler Baze, unseated three furlongs from home in yesterday’s ninth race, visited First Aid and has been cleared to ride today . . . Victor Espinoza, in full workout dress, was a Clockers’ Corner visitor today and is scheduled to breeze horses Sunday morning . . . Trainer Tim Yakteen and owner/breeder George Krikorian are on a roll, having won with their last four starters: Mucho Unusual and First Screening last Monday; Big Buzz on Jan. 31; and Camino de Estrella yesterday . . . Now sans agent Carolyn Conley who moved on to greener pastures, jockey Brice Blanc is once again representing himself. “I’ll be my own agent until I figure something else out,” he said . . . College Football Hall of Famer and legendary NFL quarterback Billy Kilmer will present today’s Grade II Buena Vista trophy.  “Number 17” and his wife, Sandy, celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary this past Wednesday. 18% $935,122 39% 22 $2,325,994 22 57% 11 Mike Smith57 $902,338 14 17 42 20 23 13% (Current Through Friday, Feb. 22) $960,321 TrainerMts 10 20 3rd 1st TOP SOPHOMORES COULD MEET IN SAN FELIPE MARCH 9  John Sadler64 17% 19 9 40% BATTLE OF MIDWAY EUTHANIZED AFTER TRAINING MISHAP $478,755 20 41% 16 Win% 13 14% $1,003,637 $970,218 10 $804,771 16 22 32% 13 19% 15 31 17% Drayden Van Dyke111 11 Heriberto Figueroa150 Win% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 9% $1,168,279 51% 24% $1,060,249 16 $781,272 24 Tyler Baze163 ITM% 31 23 $1,058,397 Richard Baltas92 16 19 21% 8 $953,938 38% 14% 16 9 8 16 63% 59% Doug O’Neill140 3rd 11 12 49% 49% 2nd Rafael Bejarano126 Geovanni Franco147 Bob Baffert53 37 48% J. Keith Desormeaux48 48% 20% Flavien Prat150 8 Joel Rosario176 $1,168,296 21 16%last_img read more

The Champions League final goes to June 27 and the Europa League final to 24, if the virus allows it

first_imgFollowing the decision to postpone the European Nations Cup to the summer of 2021, UEFA has also decided on continental club competitions, moving the date of the Champions League final to Saturday June 27 and that of the Europa League to Wednesday 24 of the same month.UEFA’s intention is for both competitions to run in full, that is, that all the remaining games are played, although it will depend on the evolution of the crisis by the coronavirus COVID-19, something that is currently still unknown. In this way The options to shorten the competition to a Final Four format from the semi-finals or even the suspension are not completely ruled out. of them in the worst case scenario. At the time of suspension, Only four second leg matches had been played Champions League final (Leipzig 3-Tottenham 0, Valencia 3-Atalanta 4, PSG 2-Dortmund 0 and Liverpool 2-Atlético de Madrid 3) and the return of four other heats (City-Real Madrid, Juventus-Lyon, Barcelona-Naples and Bayern-Chelsea) remain to be disputed. Initially the final of the competition was to be held in Istanbul on May 30.In the Europa League only the knockout stages between Spanish and Italians could not even start (Sevilla-Roma and Inter Milan-Getafe), while in the rest the first leg was played (Eintracht 0-Basel 3, Istanbul BB 1-Copenhagen 0, LASK 0-Manchester United 5, Wolfsburg 1-Shakhtar 2 , Rangers 1-Leverkusen 3 and Olympiacos 1-Wolves 1). The final of the competition was initially scheduled for May 27 in Gdansk (Poland).last_img read more

Gabri, ex of Andorra: “Piqué professionally disappointed me”

first_imgEverything was conceived after a deep slump, which resulted in seven consecutive games without winning, three in a row falling defeated. The elimination in Copa del Rey, which was the ideal competition to show the world the dimension of the project, did not help either. “I lost three games and Piqué and the sports management understood that they had to stop me. They told me that they did not see me capable of reversing the situation to enter the Playoff, “he explains. And, despite the fact that the objectives were different, the exciting start of Andorra was already looking on the horizon one more step in the dream of Gerard: Let the anthem of the Champions League sound in the Principality.“The team had been built in two weeks and was designed to play in Third and try to fight for promotion to Second B. We went up, but even the players we signed were told they might suffer to keep from going down. In the first matches it was assumed that Andorra would be in the bottom of the table“adds Gabri. Transfers like Palanca, Gaffoor or Víctor Casadesús set other goals, but the change from Regional to the previous step to professionalism offered too much contrast. Despite this, it was given to Nacho Castro, formerly of Horta, the command to seek to classify among the first four. With the season in ‘stand by’ it seems that the challenge will have to wait.Even so, the first experience in Second B could be rated high. Andorra is ninth with 41 points, with the descent very far and the Playoff zone at eight points. Gabri, in RAC1, scores as much: “We were leaders for four days and we were the third team in the table that came first most times. They are not bad numbers for a team that had just moved up and had not played in that category for twenty years. Despite the fact that going from Second Division B to Second was easy“ The Piqué Andorra project was born last season from a regional category. However, the ambition and investment of the Barcelona central made possible the promotion to the Third Division and, later, Second B thanks to the purchase of the place. However, despite expectations, it seemed complicated that the team could make the leap to professional football in just one season. But, one way or another, It was around the head of Piqué, who gave Gabri the helmsman to try to achieve it. The squad started thrown, occupying Playoff positions regularly, but a poor streak of results forced the change on the bench.That news, which came as a surprise to many, also angered Gabri, who showed AS her frustration and disappointment. But it has not been until today when the ex-technician of Andorra, in RAC1, has spoken publicly after his dismissal. “It was difficult for me to understand the decision, which was obviously Piqué’s. First the sports management told me and then he. He was the one with the last word. What is the personal relationship turned out well, but professionally I was disappointed“, recognizes the trainer despite the fact that his team was in a comfortable position in the table.last_img read more

Liberians in Holland Donate Medical supplies to Rural Clinics &Hospitals

first_imgThe Liberian Association in Holland has donated medical supplies to at least 13 clinics and hospitals in Montserrado County and other areas.The medical supplies which include beds, mattresses, and disinfectants, surgical clothes and masks were brought into Liberia by the President of the Liberian Association in Holland Mrs. Balloh Comfort Williams.During her donation to Varney Goyah Town in Todee District, Mrs. Williams said the aimed of the medical supplies is to provide support to Liberians who cannot afford to get proper   treatment especially in the fight against the killer Ebola virus in the country.According to her, the Liberians in Holland saw the pain and difficulties the country is facing since the Ebola outbreak. “We keep seeing our people everyday falling prey to this deadly disease and that is why we decided to join hands with our partners to help fight this virus by bringing in these medical supplies.”She described the donation as a humanitarian support to the  rural clinics noting that it is better for partners to focus on the rural clinics because they are the ones very hard to reach and that they suffer to get medical attention.“I focus my donation on the rural areas because the rural places are being neglected and they are the ones who need better medical attention but a majority of the people focus on Montserrado,” she claimed.When asked by Journalists about the issue of Stigmatization in that part of the world, Mrs. Williams disclosed that she will be stigmatized by friends, family and loved ones because she was warned not to “step in Liberia because of the EVD”.“I am not surprised at being stigmatized in Holland, but the issue is that I must identify with my country and people in this difficult time and my people need better medication. I believe in the saying, “It’s not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country,” said Mrs. Williams.The medical supplies were brought in two containers and they were distributed to Panetan Community Clinic in Varney Goyah Town, Todee District, Kingsville Community Clinic, and Redemption among others.Mrs. Williams is a Liberian who hails from Grand Kru County and completed her primary education in Saniquelle.Upon receiving the items,  the proprietor of the Panetan Community Clinic, Dr. Nessies T.Ngumbu,  thanked Mrs. Williams for the support given to the clinic which he said has been closed  for over six months due to lack of Ebola supplies.Dr.Ngumbu told reporters that the clinic, when open, provides pre and post natal and other services to the people of Panetan and surrounding areas.“I was born in this town and my people suffer a lot. When they are sick family members have to put them in hammock and take them to Kakata for treatment. Sometimes they die while in the process,” he explained. He said he worked with Save the Children for eighteen years and used his salary to build an eleven bed room clinic in order to provide medical services to his people, adding that things have now gotten better.He called on the Government of Liberia, humanitarian organizations to provide the clinic with an Ambulance, lab equipment, microscope and other medical equipment to save more lives in Todee district adding the issue of patient referral is a major challenge for the clinicAt the Kingsville community clinic, which is a government run clinic, Madam Kaytor Kowo, a certified midwife disclosed that the clinic is still using the 1997 patient beds to serve the people.She said, “We have been advocating to the Government of Liberia and other partners for hospital beds for so long,” adding that the only beds they have now “are the ones we started using since 1997 to present.”  She said the donated beds and other medical items will boost the services of the.Madam Kowo thanked the Liberians in Holland for the kind gesture and promised to use the items for the purpose intended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Turnaround Trojans

first_imgThird-seeded USC advances to face fourth-seeded Oregon today at 3 p.m. in the conference final. No player currently on the team had won a game in the Pac-10 Tournament before this week. The Trojans have never won the tournament – their best finish was as runners-up in 2002. Beating Stanford on Thursday likely put to rest any lingering doubts that the Trojans will make the NCAA Tournament. Now they are working on improving their seeding. This victory gives USC its seventh win over a top-25 team this season. The Trojans are 7-4 against ranked opponents, a statistic that should impress the NCAA selection committee Sunday. USC (23-10) is now one victory away from equaling the highest total in its 101-year history. The Trojans also had 24 wins in 2001, 1992, 1974 and 1971. The Trojans were uncharacteristically living off the 3-pointer in the first half. With every 3-pointer that left their hands Friday and the fist-pumps that followed, they looked like players who have come a long way to get this opportunity at success and weren’t going to let it pass them by. The three veterans combined to score 33 of USC’s first 34 points to spark the Trojans to a 70-61 victory over No. 11 Washington State in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals at Staples Center. LOS ANGELES – Gabe Pruitt, Nick Young and Lodrick Stewart suffered through USC basketball before the hire of coach Tim Floyd. They experienced the lowest depths in Trojans basketball history, and sometimes it shows. center_img Pruitt, who scored a game-high 26 points, had all 15 of his first-half points off 3-point attempts. He made four from beyond the arc and hit three free throws after being fouled on one try. Stewart scored eight points in a row in one stretch, connecting on two 3-pointers and a long jumper, to give the Trojans a 23-14 lead. He scored 15 in the game. Young added another two from downtown, making USC eight-of-12 on 3-pointers in the first half. The Trojans averaged 5.5 3-pointers per game entering Friday USC led by as many as 10 in the first half but Derrick Low hit a double-clutch 3-pointer around Daniel Hackett at the halftime buzzer to draw the Cougars within 38-34. Taj Gibson, who scored just three points in the first half, scored USC’s first seven points in the second half to hold off a Cougars run. Pruitt got hot again midway through the second half to help the Trojans avoid another last-minute finish with the Cougars. He hit a long jumper with his foot on the line, then connected on a 3-pointer from the left-baseline to put USC ahead 53-44. Washington State called a timeout, and Pruitt gave Dwight Lewis a big chest bump near the bench. Later, USC went more than five minutes without scoring, its lead dwindling down to four. Aron Baynes, the big 6-foot-10, 270-pound center for Washington State, pushed the 6-9, 210-pound Gibson around in the teams’ last meeting. Baynes scored a career-high 25 points, making all 10 of his shots. This time around, Gibson had 15 points and nine rebounds while holding Baynes to seven points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for AFCON

first_imgCameroon, Egypt, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda had booked places before Sunday.That leaves 11 places up for grabs during matchday 6 next March with former champions Congo Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and South Africa among the contenders.Mahrez, the 2016 African Footballer of the Year, netted either side of a Youcef Attal goal to give the Desert Foxes a three-goal advantage within 30 minutes.Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba pulled one back for Togo in the second half before Baghdad Bounedjah completed the scoring in stoppage-time.Algeria have 10 points from five matches in Group D, Benin seven and Togo and the Gambia five each.An Ismael Diakite goal six minutes from time earned Mauritania a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Botswana in Nouakchott and qualification from Group I.Guinea and the Ivory Coast drew 1-1 in a top-of-the-table Group H clash in Conakry with an early Mohamed Yattara goal for the home side cancelled by Jean-Michael Seri.Burkina Faso, Tanzania, DR Congo and Zimbabwe squandered chances on Sunday to secure places in the newly-expanded 24-team tournament, which kicks off on June 15.Mateus bagged a brace for Angola in a 2-1 Group I win over Burkina Faso in Luanda while Tanzania fell 1-0 in Lesotho, where Nkau Lerotholi nodded the 76th-minute Group L winner.William Jebor netted in the second half as Liberia upset Group G leaders Zimbabwe 1-0 in Paynesville while Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo drew 1-1 in the same mini-league.– Police fired teargas –The Congo derby was temporarily halted by torrential rain and police fired teargas before the kick-off to disperse supporters seeking entry to an already packed Brazzaville stadium.Zimbabwe have eight points, Liberia seven, DR Congo six and Congo five and all four countries can be among the top-two finishers and qualify.Former champions Zambia were eliminated after a 1-0 away loss to Mozambique in Group K in Maputo.Albania-based Reginaldo Faife kept Mozambican hopes alive of reaching Cameroon by scoring the only goal after 63 minutes.Guinea-Bissau and Namibia have eight points each after a 0-0 draw in Windhoek on Saturday, Mozambique seven and Zambia four.Zambia were shock winners of the 2012 Cup of Nations in Libreville, edging the Ivory Coast on penalties after a goalless final.Defeat was a huge blow for Belgium-born Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck, who was hired when local Wedson Nyirenda resigned after the opening round to join a South African club.Vandenbroeck has won one match, drawn one and lost two in the Cup of Nations since his first appointment to a national head coach post.He assisted compatriot and Cameroon coach Hugo Broos when the central African country surprisingly won the 2017 Cup of Nations in Gabon.Ghana defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in Group F in Addis Ababa with recalled Jordan Ayew scoring twice during the first half.Sudan ended a four-match losing run in Group A with a surprise 3-1 victory over Madagascar in Antananarivo.A stoppage-time goal salvaged a 2-2 Group H draw for the Central African Republic in Rwanda while Niger came from behind to win 2-1 away to Swaziland in Group J.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice to help Algeria reach the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations © AFP/File / RYAD KRAMDIJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 18 – Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria trounced Togo 4-1 in Lome on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.Mauritania, for the first time, Guinea and the Ivory Coast later raised to 13 the number of qualifiers for the biennial tournament.last_img read more

Missile test offers hope for defense

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The experiment with the SM-2 could broaden a warship’s capability, said Rear Adm. Barry McCullough, director of surface warfare on the staff of the chief of naval operations. The Pearl Harbor-based Lake Erie is equipped with technology that allows it to detect and track intercontinental ballistic missiles. HONOLULU – For the first time, a Navy ship at sea successfully shot down a long-range missile in its final seconds of flight, the military said Wednesday. The test was seen as an important step toward giving ships the ability to shoot down weapons as they are about to hit their targets. Until now, the Standard Missile 2 was only launched from ships to intercept a long-range missile in the early or middle stage of flight. For the test, a missile fired from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai was destroyed in its final stage by an SM-2 launched from USS Lake Erie. The Navy already can shoot down a missile in its final stage with a Patriot Advanced Capability 3, or PAC-3, missile launched from land. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Things to Do

first_img“Beauty and the Beast” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be presented by the Santa Clarita Ballet, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.Call (661) 251-6844 for tickets. Raising the Bar gymnastics spectacular, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Waller’s GymJam Academy, 26515 Ruether Ave., Canyon Country. Tickets: $15-$25. Call (661) 251-3390. Crazy Hat & Crazy Shirt Bingo Night for individuals with disabilities, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555. By the Light of the Silvery Moon hike, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Wendy Langhans at (310) 858-7272, Ext. 115. Grateful Dudes will perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Spring Home Garden & Landscape Tour to honor the troops overseas, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at private homes across Santa Clarita. Call Christi Larsen at (661) 252-3584 or visit “Bowling for Youts” will benefit the Santa Clarita Youth Project, noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Valencia Lanes, 23700 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 257-9688 to register a team. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA, 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Reverend Bill & the Soul Believers will perform, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Jazz & Blues Concert Series on Town Center Drive adjacent to the Hyatt in Valencia. Call Barbara Myler at (661) 290-2911. “Arsenic and Old Lace” will be preesented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. “Don’t Dress For Dinner” will be presented, 8 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 17 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. “The World of Beauty and the Beast” will be presented, 2 p.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Sundays through July 2 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $8-$13. Call (661) 799-2702. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Moonlight hike, 8 p.m. Friday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Fun in the Sun Chili Cook-off will honor the Law Enforcement Torch Run and benefit local Special Olympics, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Jack Bones Equestrian Center at pitchess Detention Center, 29310 The Old Road, Castaic. Admission: $5 adults, $3 children. Call Stephanie Wilke at (661) 295-8812. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. last_img read more


first_imgQuiz:Congratulations to Scoil Chróine, Dungloe on winning the county quiz last week in Ballybofey. They go forward to the Ulster quiz final along with Kilmacrennan NS (2nd); Gaelscoil Leitir Ceanainn (3rd) and Scoil Iosagain, Buncrana (4th). Rounders:The draws for the rounders competitions have been made and will be emailed to the relevant schools this week. The first round of fixtures must be played by 23rd March. The competiton is split into three divisions:Large Schools- 8 plus mainstream teachers Medium Schools- 4-7 mainstream teachersSmall Schools- 2-3 mainstream teachersFootball Championship:Fixtures for the 2012/13 season are now on the website. Teachers are encouraged to play as many blitzes as possible in their section in order to give the pupils as much game time as possible. Results should be recorded and the school with the most wins will qualify for the knockout stages in April.Mouth Guards:Teachers please note that from Jan. 1st 2013, it is compulsory for all players to wear mouthguards during Cumann na mBunscol football competitions. Players will not be allowed on to the field of play without one after this date. This is a directive from the National Committee of the GAA and will also be implemented at club level.Indoor Football: The dates and venues for the divisional competitions are being finalised and schools will be notified via email. Teachers please note that all children must be U-12 on 1st July 2012 to be eligible for these competitions. It is a 5-a-side competition with a panel of 8 players.GAA NEWS: SCHOOLS NOTES was last modified: March 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Schools GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgDespite recent poor form Harps boss Peter Hutton remains positive and focused as Harps take on Cobh at Finn Park tomorrow night.Hutton said there is still a determined mood at the club despite losing the last four league games.“There is a real air of determination inside our squad. We have two big home games to look forward to and everyone is working together to make sure we get the results we need to get back on track. Missed chances at critical times and not tightening up have cost us in recent games, but I strongly feel that once we get our confidence back no-one will enjoy playing us.. “I believe our supporters have a huge role to play in bringing the club forward. In the short term we have two big games at home over the next couple of weeks against Cobh and then Longford. Encouragement from the terraces can make a vital difference to team performance especially with young players.”He said he fully understands it can be frustrating for supporters when results don’t go Harps way ,and there is no doubt as a team, and as a club the panel is a work in progress.“When you implement new ideas and structures into an any organisation , there is always some growing pains. Lack of finance is of course an issue, but we will continue to assess and improve our coaching and sports science structures as we go forward.“We all know there is people working hard on behalf of the club to deliver on the new stadium project as soon as possible. The prospect of better facilities and a more cohesive footballing structure will give us the platform to build the type of club we are all striving for.“ Speaking more specifically about the Ramblers game Hutton noted that it won’t be an easy game:“Cobh will be full of confidence following their impressive 3-0 victory over a decent Wexford Youths side last week. They have lost Conor Meade to Waterford but they still carry an attacking threat from players such as Martin Deady and Davin O’Neill, while young Kynan Rocks is an excellent prospect.“We had a tough encounter down there when we drew 2-2 so our players know they will have to be on top of their game if we are to take three points.“As the transfer window is now open “We have a few irons in the fire but we won’t commit to anything until we are 100% sure it’s right for us. My main concern at the moment is getting the current squad playing to their full potential, both individually and collectively. “ HARPS HOPING TO ‘RAMBLE’ THEIR WAY BACK TO WINNING FORM was last modified: July 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cobh Ramblersfinn harpslast_img read more