Lorrie Jones Speaks On Eating Mindfully At Olympia Timberland Library

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryLorrie Jones, certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and an expert on emotional eating, will be at the Olympia Timberland Library to speak on why we eat (or don’t eat), how to create mindful eating habits, and learn guidelines to keep pounds off for life. The presentation takes place after regular library hours, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., on Wednesday, October 24. Like all Timberland library programs, the presentation is free of charge.Dieting is a multi-billion dollar a year industry in our country. Yet it has been reported that 95 to 98 percent of all the weight lost in the United States is gained back in a year to a year and a half. Diets don’t work, according to Jones, because they are based on inadequacy and shame.Mindfulness is bringing a focused awareness to the present moment, non-judgmentally, and developing freedom from reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. As Jones explains it, mindful eating is respecting our own inner wisdom, choosing food that is both pleasing and nourishing by using all of our senses to savor and enjoy food without judgment, and learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiation to guide our decision to begin eating and to stop eating.Jones offers acceptance and understanding to people struggling with eating issues and provides information and her personal story. As a younger woman, Jones tried numerous diets, losing and gaining a combined total of 1,900 pounds over a ten-year period.Jones is a Washington State Certified Counselor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Beginning, Advanced and Senior Yoga and Mat Pilates. Her website is www.simpleserenity.com.The Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, call (360) 352-0595 or go to www.TRL.org.last_img read more

Sinusitis – Will Antibiotics Help Or Not?

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Dr. Samantha Ritchie, Vantage PhysiciansColds are incredibly common, and they often involve sinus pain.  You know the sensation –you go through a whole box of Kleenex, you feel crummy and have a low grade fever.  Your sinuses feel stuffy and if you lean over, you get sinus pain.  But is it a true bacterial sinus infection, and would antibiotics help?It turns out that almost all sinus infections are viral.  According to Up To Date, only 0.5-2% of patients with sinus symptoms have bacterial sinus infections.  The medical term for this is “bacterial rhinosinusitis.”  That means that only 2 out of 100 patients with an upper respiratory infection and sinus symptoms will benefit from antibiotics. Despite this, over 85% of patients who present with sinus symptoms in the United States are given antibiotics.The problem with overprescribing antibiotics is bacteria can quickly become resistant, and soon the antibiotics don’t work anymore.  Antibiotics can also cause problems like diarrhea or allergic reactions.How can you tell if your head cold is likely to be a true bacterial sinus infection?  It is generally not possible to tell a viral from a bacterial sinus infection in the first 10 days of illness based on history, exam, or even x-rays.  However, here are three clues that point to a bacterial, rather than a viral cause:Persistent symptoms or signs of  sinusitis lasting 10 or more days with no clinical improvementOnset with severe symptoms (fever > 102°F and thick, discolored  nasal discharge or facial pain) lasting at least three consecutive days at the beginning of illnessOnset with worsening symptoms following a viral upper respiratory infection that lasted five to six days and was initially improvingRegardless of whether your sinus symptoms are caused by a virus or by bacteria, here are some things that may make you feel better:Analgesics like ibuprofen or TylenolNasal saline irrigation, with saline nasal sprays or a Neti PotNasal spray decongestants for no more than three daysOral antihistamine/decongestantsLying on a comfy sofa with a good book, preferably with a nice fire in the fireplaceThe next time you get a head cold, this information may help you decide whether you are best served by just waiting it out, or discussing your symptoms with your doctor.If you do not have your own family doctor, why not call Vantage Physicians?  We are a Direct Medical Practice offering our patients same day/next day appointments.  For $95 per month, you get your own personal physician, on call, 24/7.  We offer traditional office visits where you are seen at your appointed time for 30-60 minutes, telephone calls directly with your physician and email visits.  If you are tired of being treated like a number or a disease you will appreciate the doctors at Vantage Physicians, for more information check out our website at VantagePhysicians.net or call us at (360) 438-1161.last_img read more

Olympia Family Theater stages “Our Only May Amelia”

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olympia Family TheaterMay Amelia (Kate Hayes) Photo by Dinea de Photo“Our Only May Amelia” is  a Newbery Award-winning novel by Jennifer L. Holm that is set in unchartered Naselle, WA and follows the Jackson family as this area of Washington is settled.  Olympia Family Theater is setting this story to stage beginning March 20 through April 5.It is the coming of age story of a 13 year old who is being raised on an isolated farm as the only girl in a family of boys. In 1899, life on the Naselle River in Southwest Washington was hard for anyone, but especially for 13 year-old May Amelia Jackson, the only girl in all of the Naselle settlement.May Amelia’s Pappa thinks that hunting, fishing, aand working at the logging camp are all too rough for a little girl, but that doesn’t stop May. Once May’s mother gives birth to a baby girl, it seems as though all of May’s prayers have been answered. After tragedy strikes and Grandmother Patience blames her, May runs off to Astoria to stay with her aunt. But living in the big city, despite the new and exciting things it has to offer, means that May has to act like a “proper young lady.” Life on the Naselle might be hard for a girl, bu at least it is full of adventure – and family, and it is her home-her place.Olympia Family Theater offers accessible theater to families of all ages, and programs that entertain and educate while stimulating personal growth for young people, their families and the wider community.Some performances are already sold out.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.olyft.org or at their box office 360-570-1638, 612 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501.  Prices $13 – $19last_img read more

Olympia Fire Department Earns Class 2 Rating

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaThe Olympia Fire Department was just notified by the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) that it’s insurance rating has been upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2. WSRB evaluates all Washington communities for their fire protection/suppression capability using a schedule approved by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. WSRB assigns each community a Protection Class of 1 through 10, where 1 indicates exemplary fire protection capabilities, and 10 indicates the capabilities, if any, are insufficient for insurance credit.Our business community will have an opportunity to reduce their fire insurance costs by an estimated 15% or more. The Class 2 rating makes Olympia more attractive to businesses that may wish to relocate because of lower costs of doing business.During the grading process, the WSRB evaluated four major areas: Fire Department, water supply, emergency communications, and fire safety control (fire prevention, public education, and building code enforcement). The Fire Department was reviewed for distribution of fire stations, engine companies, ladder companies, pumping capacity, apparatus maintenance, department personnel and training. The water supply was reviewed for fire flow capabilities, hydrant locations, and system maintenance. The community’s 911 system is evaluated on its ability to receive and handle calls for emergency services. Lastly, the Fire Prevention Division and Building Inspection Services were evaluated for their abilities to inspect new construction and existing businesses in the City, as well as application of local codes and ordinances. Olympia is one of only four fire departments statewide that have a Class 2 rating. Seattle, Bellevue, and Federal Way are the only other Class 2 rated communities. No one in the State of Washington has achieved a Class 1 rating.last_img read more

Volunteers Wanted to Help Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of Commissioners Are you looking to help the environment by being more green? Ever wondered how you could do more to help the planet by being active in your own little corner of the community? If you have passion for reducing, re-using, recycling, or composting, then we want you to join the Thurston County Master Recycler Composter volunteer program!The Master Recycler class educates attendees on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle to benefit their community and the earth.The WSU Thurston County Extension and Thurston County Solid Waste division are recruiting for this year’s Master Recycler Composter (MRC) class. MRC volunteers receive in-depth instruction on how to reduce waste, recycle, and compost in Thurston County while encouraging their family, friends, and fellow residents to do the same.Volunteers are also trained to promote the “Waste Less Food” campaign. This campaign provides valuable tips to not only save time and money, but keep precious resources from going to waste. Participants will receive background and hands-on training from local educators and experts. Class topics include waste prevention, recycling processes and markets, home composting, worm composting, repurposing items, a green consumer “how-to”, and much more.What: Master Recycler Composter Volunteer TrainingWhen: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.September 19September 26October 3October 10October 17October 24Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.September 30October 14Location: Various training rooms in Olympia/Lacey (locations posted upon acceptance)Cost: $25.00, due at first class. This fee covers all training supplies and field trips not subsidized by the Thurston County Solid Waste department or the Thurston County Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County.Thurston County Solid Waste offers educational opportunities for school age kids and community groups. Photo courtesy Thurston County Solid WasteAfter initial training, MRC course graduates agree to give a minimum of 25 hours of yearly service as they put their new skills to use. They will serve with local organizations, community members, neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, or at special events encouraging waste prevention, recycling, and composting. MRCs can design their own projects or work on existing ones. On-going continuing education opportunities will be provided.Complete the online application at http://extension.wsu.edu/thurston/gardening/mc/. The last day to apply is September 12, at 5:00 p.m., and is based on availability. This training is only offered every other year and space is limited. So don’t delay, apply today!Not sure if this program will be a right fit for you?Attend one of our informational nights. Learn about the program and what it means to be a MRC volunteer. This includes program expectations as well as all the benefits you will receive being a MRC. Attend the classes listed below, no fee or preregistration, to see if the MRC program of Thurston County is a right fit for you.Informational classes:Wednesday, August 30, at 6:30 p.m., WSU Extension Office-5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia WA 98502Friday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m., WSU Extension Office-5033 Harrison Ave. NW, Olympia WA 98502For more information about the Master Recycler Composter program, contact Cori Carlton at CarltoC@co.thurston.wa.us, or call (360) 867-2162.last_img read more

Alyssa Healy pulverizes a record breaking 46-ball ton in 3rd T20I against Sri Lanka

first_imgAdvertisement 9xnvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E87bt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) m8tWould you ever consider trying this?😱eknkCan your students do this? 🌚uaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has smacked a sensational 46-ball hundred against Sri Lanka in Sydney on Wednesday. With this fantastic knock she set the highest score in women’s T20I cricket. In the 3rd match of the T20I series, Healy thrashed the Lanka bowlers to reach an unbeaten score of 148 off 61 balls setting a new world record for the highest individual score in women’s Twenty20 internationals at the North Sydney Oval stadium.Advertisement Healy reached her well-deserving century in just 46 balls, which is the second fastest in the history of the women’s game. With the help of her massive innings Australia put up 226 for two in the final game of the three-match series against Sri Lanka. The 29-year-old Aussie opener reached the world record with a maximum in the final over, breaking her teammate Meg Lanning’s previous record of 133 not out set against England this July. Coincidentally, Lanning supported and admired Healy’s innings from the non-striker’s end.Advertisement Healy, who celebrated her 100th T20I two days prior, hit the Sri Lanka’s bowling attack right throughout the park and finished with 19 fours and seven sixes.Later in an interview with Fox Cricket she said, “It was just one of those days where everything seemed to come out of the middle, so I’ll take that.”Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

Exercising Caution

first_imgBy Mark William LiskyIN AN ARTICLE that appeared in the January 8, 2012 issue of the New York Times Magazine, author William J. Broad examined the reasons why yoga injuries are on the rise.The article, titled “All Bent Out of Shape, The Problem With Yoga,” quotes one world-renowned yoga instructor as saying, “the vast majority of people should give up yoga all together. It’s simply too likely to cause harm.”Top yoga experts in the United States point a number of reasons why this seemingly healthful form of exercise is causing so many injuries.Among those reasons are the fact that there are not enough qualified instructors to  meet the demand for yoga instruction, the fact that class sizes are often too large, the introduction of nontraditional styles like ‘power’ yoga, the western mind-set that more is always better, and the fact that unfit, overweight individuals are attempting yoga in the hope of quickly getting into shape.It Isn’t Just YogaLike yoga, injury rates for other kinds of exercise are also on the rise. Dance aerobics, Pilates, weightlifting and even treadmill use is also sending would-be fitness buffs to the emergency room.A 2011 research report published in the National Library of Medicine’s journal,Injury Prevention, examined injury rates from all causes that were sustained by professional firefighters, paramedics, inspectors and battalion chiefs at twenty-one fire stations in metropolitan Tucson, Arizona. The average age of study participants was 41.The report found that the firefighters and emergency service personnel that participated in the study (occupations that, combined, have one of the highest workplace injury and death rates in the U.S.), were more likely to be injured while exercising than while responding to an emergency or fighting a fire. Injuries sustained while exercising accounted for a third of total injuries reported despite the fact that exercise is intended to keep employees in good physical condition and decrease the risk of injury while on the job.Why the high numbers in this study? For the same reasons that yoga injuries are increasing – the lack of qualified exercise instructors, a more-is-always-better mentality, overly ambitious fitness goals, choosing the wrong physical activity for the body type and the popularity of “boot camp” exercise classes. All of these can wreak havoc on the unprepared.Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a statistic while exercising.Know Your LimitationsWhatever the activity, if something doesn’t feel right, it’s probably not right. If you think you’re doing too much, you most likely are. And remember that age counts. The type, volume and intensity of a physical activity has to be appropriate for your age and health situation. A report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimated that in 2008, emergency rooms treated 282,476 exercise/sports-related injuries among baby boomers (those aged 44 to 62). This represented a 47 percent increase from the previous decade. Some experts relate this increase to the beginning of the extreme exercise and sports era.Communicate With Your InstructorIf you’re joining an exercise class, be sure to let the instructor know beforehand about any previous injuries. Past injuries are easily susceptible to re-injury. This is extremely important with any previous cardiovascular issues. Also, do not let an overzealous instructor push you beyond your ability. There are instructors who’ll make a person feel “wimpy” if they need to stop an activity because something is hurting. Remember that instructors will most likely be out of your life in a year or so, but the effect they have on your body and mind, positive or negative, can stay with you much longer.Pay attention to Danger SignalsIf you’re doing a class that involves holding a pose and you start feeling pressure in your head, stop and slowly come out of the position. Coming out too fast can cause dizziness or fainting, usually from undiagnosed orthostatic hypertension. If you’re doing a class and you begin breathing heavily with your mouth open, this may be a sign to “bring it down a notch.”Stay AlertWhen you’re in a crowded aerobic, dance or yoga class, pay attention to what’s going on around you. It’s common in either activity for an exerciser to lose her balance and bump or fall into someone else, causing chipped teeth and bloody noses. Paying attention applies to lifting weights as well. According to emergency room statistics,  serious injuries like fractures and deep lacerations most frequently occur when a weightlifter drops a weight on himself. Know Your EquipmentIf you’re using a piece of exercise equipment, make sure you know how to use it, and again, pay attention. An example is the treadmill. According to the insurance industry, the treadmill can be one of the most dangerous pieces of exercise equipment. Although treadmills help millions stay fit, they are also responsible for thousands of injuries. The most common accidents are trips and falls that cause friction burns, some of which are serious. One reason for these accidents is that treadmills come with all kinds of electronic bells-and-whistles. Not paying attention, not knowing your equipment and overexerting yourself all can set the stage for a fall.If you use a treadmill at home and have kids, be particularly careful. According to reports from the CPSC, between 2005 and 2007, 2,600 children under the age of 5 were hospitalized due to treadmill injuries and some of those kids required multiple skin grafts. Surprisingly, many of these incidents occurred when children approached the parent from behind as the parent was exercising. Other home exercise equipment can pose risks to children as well.Pediatricians estimate that about 25,000 children end up in the emergency room each year as a result of injuries related to home equipment.Watch The BallAnother popular piece of equipment that is causing injuries is the stability ball, also called an exercise ball. When used correctly, this is a great exercise tool. However, people use the stability ball for things it was never designed to do, like as a bench for lifting dumbbells. This provides a very unstable foundation for lifting. Accidents happen because people are concentrating on trying to balance, not on moving a heavy weight load, which increases the possibility that an exerciser will lose his or her balance and crash, weights and all.The injuries seen here are mostly sprains, muscle tears and dislocations.Find A Qualified InstructorMake sure your trainer is experienced. The more skilled the activity, the more skilled the instructor needs to be. Being “certified” may not be enough. Currently, a person can get certified by a plethora of exercise and fitness organizations. Be mindful that there is no national standard for the certificates these organizations supply. Each operates under it’s own teaching parameters, whether factual or not.Some of the more exceptional organizations require that instructors attend classes in anatomy, first aid and exercise physiology. Other organization are mail order mills and will “certify” anyone who sends in money. It’s also not uncommon for an aerobics instructor, for example, to attend an eight hour weekend workshop, get certified in yoga, Pilates or kickboxing and start teaching a class that week. Activities like these take a professional instructor years to learn, master and teach.Don’t Avoid ExerciseNo one is suggesting that you retire your sneakers because of the chance you may get hurt. Exercising has far too many overall health benefits to abandon it. And yes, it is a researched fact that to make progress in any exercise activity, you need to stress the body and periodically increase the level of stress and intensity. There is, however, a fine line between pushing yourself enough to improve and pushing yourself to the point of injury. If you learn to differentiate between the two, it can keep you safe and injury-free. It may even help you in other parts of your life, outside of exercise.Mark William Lisky is a consulting fitness expert using Western and Eastern exercise techniques for physical and spiritual development. His programs include integrated strength training, restorative exercise and healing, body-fat management and successful aging fitness. Mark can be reached at (732)933-9070 or e-mail: mlisky@liskyfitness.com.)last_img read more

Independent Toy Stores Hope Service, Expertise Will Keep Them Busy

first_imgHobbymasters in Red Bank is in its 43rd year of operation, and the shop’s owner plans to adapt to the closing of Toys ‘R’ Us by upgrading his inventory.By Chris Rotolo |For Hobbymasters general owner Lou Troisi, the announcement that Toys ‘R’ Us had filed for bankruptcy and would be liquidating its 800 stores around United States produced mixed emotions.Though he does expect the closure of four Monmouth County stores – including locations in Hazlet, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls and Freehold – to provide his shop with new business, Troisi can’t help but think about the impending termination of 33,000 employees across the country, some of whose pensions have been placed in jeopardy.“We never want to hear that any toy or hobby store is closing their doors, and most importantly because of the employees and the families that this going to effect,” Troisi said. “But from a business aspect this is a double-edged sword.”Troisi believes the local closures will certainly send new customers to his hobby shop – which is in its 43rd year of operation on White Street in Red Bank – but he also understands that the referrals Hobbymasters used to receive from the big box retail outlets will no longer be in play.“We carry some items that a Toys ‘R’ Us won’t necessarily have, which, in the past, would send new customers to us. We just hope the community understands that we’re still here to help them and to make sure they get what they need,” he said.Troisi expects this new landscape of toy sales in the Two River area will cause him to re-evaluate his inventory, forcing Hobby Masters to expand its offerings in hopes of meeting the more diverse needs of the local customer base, especially after his shop’s former neighbor Toymasters closed in November.“When Denise (Zappoli) announced that she was retiring after 33 years to focus on her health and that Toymasters would be closing, we took a hit right before holidays because customers assumed Hobbymasters was closed too. But that’s not the case. We are open. And we want to be able to serve families in our community who won’t have Toys ‘R’ Us as an option anymore.”Fair Haven retailer Distinctive Toys, located at 595 River Road, is another local shop expected to see an impact in the wake of Toys ‘R’ Us closings. But vice president and buyer Margaret Spicer said she will be focused on maintaining and developing the business model that helped make her store flourish, rather than revamping its stock.“When we opened the store we knew we were going to be a birthday gift destination. We’ve never tried to deviate from that. We’ve never tried to compete with Toys ‘R’ Us or anybody else,” Spicer said. “I think now that Toys ‘R’ Us is going to close, my customers are going to wish I carried Lego and brands of that nature. But that type of acquisition wouldn’t make sense for our model.”According to Spicer, the model Distinctive Toys is built upon is one that places customer service as its top priority, which means having a knowledgeable staff able to assemble and gift wrap all in-stock items, leaving little or no work for the gift giver beyond the shopping.“There are specific services that we, and stores like us, are able to provide to customers that you just won’t get at the big box stores,” Spicer added. “And we’ve been able to succeed because of those services. You’re going to get a particular experience and be able to work with experts in the field when you come to see us.”The Toy Gallery of Union Square Shopping Center – located at 420 Route 35 in Middletown – boasts a similar sort of customer attention, but a different base of industry knowledge.Distinctive Toys in Fair Haven specialize in birthday party gifts, from model cars, to board games and stuffed animalsToy Gallery manager Anita Kleinman and her husband Perry have been area residents for many years, but first entered the retail toy industry in New York City, operating various Hallmark stores around Manhattan, including a location inside the World Trade Center.Following the events of 9/11, the Kleinman’s continued to manage several New York locations, but three years ago decided to turn their attention closer to home.“We’ve always operated with a customer-first approach. And we ensure everyone that we hire is able to put customers first, even before we talk about the other necessary qualifications for the job,” Kleinman said. “We want the experience you have with us to be different than Toys ‘R’ Us. We want it to be more personalized.”Kleinman offers customers and their children the opportunity to open up the boxes of their extensive inventory and play with the products before purchasing, a policy aimed to ensure buyer satisfaction.“We pride ourselves on being able to find exactly what you need. With Toys ‘R’ Us closing, customers are going to look elsewhere, and we’ll have to adapt. For instance, we’ve never carried action figures before, but it’s not a hard change to make and we’re happy to do it for our customers. Success is about the customer experience and your willingness to adapt and we have both.”Though an official closing date has not yet been finalized, Toys ‘R’ Us stores are expected to shut down within the next two months, as the company – which has its headquarters based in Wayne, New Jersey – will be paying employees for the next 60 days (beginning on March 16), as is required by federal law.Babies ‘R’ Us stores are also closing across the nation due to the liquidation. Registries will remain online.This article was first published in the March 22-29, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Bombers nail down fifth spot at Pitt Panther Classic

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers ran the early-season record to 3-1 after finishing fifth overall at the 12-team Pitt Panthers High School Girl’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.Tournament All star Sarah Fuhr poured in a game-high 29 points and Grade 11 power forward Samantha Einarson added 14 to lead the Bombers to a 50-46 victory over the Fulton Maroons in consolation round action at the Vernon Secondary School gymnasium.“This team continues to impress me with its grit and determination to win,” said coach Bruce Fuhr. “We started slow against Fulton but once we started rolling we began making it difficult for the Maroons.”The game was the fourth in five games for LVR, entering the season with only nine players. Fulton jumped to a 9-0 run and led 11-4 late in the quarter before the Bombers started bit of a run to only trail 14-9 at the break.Despite getting behind 24-15 in the second, LVR ended the quarter on a 6-0 run to only trail 24-21 at the half.In the second half a bizarre play occurred to swing the momentum into the Bombers’ favour.After Fulton had been called for a travel violation the referee mistakenly gave the ball to Fulton to inbound. The Maroon player then fired a three-point attempt at the wrong basket that went in.After consultation the officials gave LVR the three points, which tied the contest at 30-30.LVR went on a 16-6 run after to lead 46-36 before holding off the late Fulton charge.“That could have been the difference,” Fuhr said. “I didn’t actually see the play but I was happy we were able to get the points.”Sarah Fuhr scored eight of her 29 points in the fourth period, including a pair of three pointers.However, the key to this game may have been the play of Einarson. After struggling miserably in the morning contest against Princeton, the Grade 11 forward had a bounce back game, scoring most of the points slipping through the Fulton inner defence.“It was nice to see Sammy have such a strong game,” said Fuhr. “She was un-Sammy like against Princeton but played her best game all season when it was needed against Fulton.”Kyndle Doolan, with a strong game defensively, and Melinda Halstead each scored two points for LVR.The Bombers outlasted Princeton 46-44 in the morning contest.Fuhr, finishing with 23 points, sank two free throws with four seconds remaining in the game to snap a 44-44 tie.Kiandra McLaren had six while Doolan added eight, including a six-for-10 average from the charity stripe.LVR opened the 12-team tourney with a 52-42 loss to Kalamalka Lakers of Vernon Friday.Fuhr led the Bombers with 17 points while McLaren chipped in with 10. Doolan added six and Rachel Moulson had four.The Bombers return to action Friday in Cranbrook at the Mount Baker Wild High School Basketball Tournament.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more


first_img“It will be very strange walking in the barn and not seeing her in that first stall and having her to nick at me for treats. She’s been a big part of my daily routine for a long time,” Painter said. Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, Kent Sweeney, “He spiked a little temperature last night and left some of his feed. So, we scratched him.” $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF $2 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF Tamarkuz (1st, Las Vegas Dirt Mile) – Shadwell’s 6yo horse came out of his big performance in in the Dirt Mile in good shape, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Saturday morning. The victory was his first since 2014 in a career interrupted by injury and secured that elusive U.S. graded stakes triumph.“He’s trained very well, done great and we’re so happy he finally got a big win because he has been second a couple of times this year,” McLaughlin said. “It was a big effort and it kind of was a blessing probably that he didn’t break real sharp because they were going so fast. Mike rode a great race. We’re very happy with his win.“We’re not sure what we’re going to do from here – either he’ll go and stand at stud or race again. We’re not sure. Rick Nichols (of Shadwell) will let me know.” Beholder (1st, Longines Distaff) – Spendthrift Farm’s brilliant champion 6yo mare Beholder, who capped off a remarkable racing career with one last display of greatness by defeating previously undefeated champion Songbird in a heated battle of true champions, came out of her second Distaff score in good order; according to trainer Richard Mandella.“She came out of the race great and looked great this morning,” said Mandella, who annexed his ninth Breeders’ Cup victory and second in the Distaff on the eve of his 66th birthday.While heading to the track to observe his first set of horses Saturday morning, the Hall of Fame trainer reflected on Friday’s epic edition of the Distaff and his time with the three-time Breeders’ Cup heroine.“As you can imagine we couldn’t be any more excited by a race like that and a mare like her,” Mandella said. “I do realize I’m fortunate to have a very special situation that very few people have ever experienced, to have a mare this good this long. It’s just been a great ride.“She’ll be going home to the farm to be bred after this. I don’t know to who or anything like that.”When asked if Beholder may be the best filly the prominent conditioner has trained and if this moment tops the rest, Mandella said, “I think she might be one of the best anybody ever trained. She’s given us a lot of great moments. Right now, in the heat of the battle it is the best moment but, overall there are so many.”After finalizing her morning gallops, Beholder’s regular exercise rider Janeen Painter took time to share her reaction.“That was really special,” Painter said. “You know it’s been an emotional week. I am getting emotional now talking about it. Sad because I knew this was the last race. But, I knew she had one big one left in her and she didn’t disappoint. Congratulations to Songbird too. That filly had never been headed before in her life and she fought against Beholder all the way down the lane to just barely lose. It was a great race.”Painter realizes it will be tough to say goodbye to the reigning Distaff champion. $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ DIRT MILEcenter_img Stellar Wind (4th, Longines Distaff) – The fourth-place finisher in Friday’s dynamite Distaff was fine on the morning after the race, trainer John Sadler said.A decision will be made in a day or two regarding whether the 4yo daughter of Curlin, owned by the Hronis Racing LLC stable of brothers  Pete and Kosta Hronis, will be retired or returned to racing in 2017.Regarding the Distaff, in which Stellar Wind hopped when the gates opened, never was closer than fourth and finished 3 3/4 lengths behind the nose victory of Beholder over Songbird, Sadler said, “I felt like I was run over by a truck. The race was over for us right at the start.” $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC Shaman Ghost Has Been Scratched – Please note that Jerkins assistant is Kent Sweezey. Assistant trainer to Jimmy Jerkens, Kent Sweezey, “He spiked a little temperature last night and left some of his feed. So, we scratched him.” Forever Unbridled (3rd, Longines Distaff) – Charles Fipke’s homebred Forever Unbridled came out of her game third-place finish in the Distaff well, according to trainer Dallas Stewart. Trailing early under Joel Rosario, the Apple Blossom Handicap and Beldame Stakes winner closed stoutly to come up 1 1/4 lengths short at the wire behind champions Beholder and Songbird. She finished clear of three Grade 1 winners of her generation, including champion Stellar Wind and Eclipse Award finalist I’m a Chatterbox.Forever Unbridled departed Santa Anita for her Churchill Downs base early Saturday morning along with assistant trainer Bentley Combs. A decision on whether she will race as a 5yo in 2017 has yet to be determined. Songbird (2nd, Longines Distaff) – Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer reported that Songbird, who suffered her first career defeat in an epic battle with Beholder in Friday’s Distaff, emerged from the race fine and will now get some time off before returning to the races in 2017.Offering some context to the outcome, he said, “We certainly didn’t expect I’m a Chatterbox to move at us so early in the race.  If she hadn’t, we would have won. You can’t take a horse out of its element and expect that result.  I don’t know if Beholder ever got to the front before the wire; all I know is the result.” Runhappy (8th, Las Vegas Dirt Mile) – James McIngvale’s Runhappy, who set the pace in Friday’s race before fading to eighth, came out of the race in good order according to trainer Laura Wohlers.“He got pretty tired yesterday,” Wohlers said of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion’s second start of 2016. “He will go back to Kentucky in the morning. We will give it a couple of days back there and get on a conference call and talk about where we go from here.” Oscar Performance (1st, Juvenile Turf) – Amerman Racing’s homebred Oscar Performance delivered one of the more stately victories on Breeders’ Cup Friday, sprinting clear of his rivals in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at the top of the stretch after contesting a hot pace and then holding on impressively by 1 1/4 lengths at the wire. The son of Kitten’s Joy exited his effort in good order, according to conditioner Brian Lynch.“He seems like he came out of the race fine,” Lynch said. “He ate up all his grain and has good energy today. He’ll go back to New York temporarily before heading down to Palm Meadows (Fla.).”Lynch, a former assistant to Bobby Frankel, won his first Breeders’ Cup event with only his second competitor. Previously, his Grand Arch finished third and 11th in the last two renewals of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.“I guess until you get by yourself somewhere is when it soaks in,” he said. “Right now I’m just enjoying it.”last_img read more