Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of OlympiaCity of Olympia’s Parking & Business Improvement Area (PBIA) is offering matching grants of up to $3,500 each for the creation of new parklets in downtown Olympia. Businesses, non-profit associations, and community groups can submit parklet design concepts by 5:00 PM, May 31, 2013. All grant money provided by the PBIA is intended to help offset the initial cost associated with the supplies and materials needed for the construction of the parklets.What are Parklets?Parklets are parking spaces converted into “mini parks” providing space for people to sit, converse, and enjoy the city around them.PBIA chair, Darren Mills, says “Downtown Olympia is in need of public gathering spaces and parklets not only provide a space for people to gather but widen our somewhat narrow sidewalks.” In 2012, The PBIA awarded similar matching grants to Darby’s Café and Jakes on 4th which resulted in the creation of the first two parklets in downtown Olympia. “People of all ages are taking advantage of the parklets as a place to see friends, hang out, and relax,” says Rob Cameron, owner of Jakes on 4th. Sara Reilly, owner of Darby’s Café, says, “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response to the parklet from customers and people just walking by.”Mills said, “One of best outcomes of parklets is the partnerships that they create between the sponsoring business owner, the city, PBIA and the public. They also bring economic benefit to the city by encouraging people to come downtown and spend dollars in our locally owned businesses.”To learn more about parklets and future downtown projects, please visit the Downtown Project page on the City of Olympia website. For additional information on parklet development and how to apply for a parklet in front of your establishment, please feel free to contact the City of Olympia Downtown Liaison, Brian Wilson, at 360.709.2790 or via email at email@example.com.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansMatt Stalnik’s hat trick and a pair of goals from both Greg Wolfe and Nate Salveson led the Oly Town Artesians to the first win in franchise history, a 10-8 victory over the Wenatchee Fire on Saturday night at Olympia Indoor Soccer.In a brutal first fifteen minutes that saw four blue cards issued to the two teams, Matt Stalnik started the scoring for the Artesians midway through the first quarter with a power play goal on an assist by Luke Chouinard. Minutes later, on another power play, the Wenatchee Fire got on the board thanks to a Josh Alvarez goal with 5:15 left in the quarter. The two teams went to the first break knotted up at one.But the floodgates opened in a wild second quarter that saw 10 goals scored. Stalnik started it off again with a screamer that found the back of the net with just 50 second gone in the period. But Wenatchee would take their only lead of the game behind goals by Matthew Stafanko at the 13:30 mark and another goal by Alvarez with 12:20 left in the quarter.Down 3-2, the Artesians went on a four goal run to take the lead for good. Nate Salveson started the run with a goal off of a free kick with 10:37 left in the second quarter. Greg Wolfe scored at the 7:40 mark and less than a minute later, Martin Ramirez got on the scoresheet to put the Artesians up 5-3. Wolfe scored again on a pass off the boards from Salveson to extend the Artesians lead to 6-4.Juan Barboza scored a power play goal for the Fire at the 2:13 mark of the second and then Oly and Wenatchee traded goals in the final minute, the first an Artesians goal by Salveson. Alex Espinoza finally finished off a crazy second quarter with 23 seconds left and Oly went to the locker room with a 7-5 lead.Once again, Stalnik started the scoring with a goal in the first minute of the period off an assist by Ramirez to put the Artesians up 8-4. Wenatchee answered back with a goal by Yonathan Rodriguez with 11 minutes left in the third but Mike Rancipher and Brady Espinoza each tallied the only other goals of the quarter and Oly took a 10-6 lead into the fourth quarter.Goals by Mauricio Perez and Hernan Menoza got the Fire to within two at 10-8 with eight minutes left but Artesians goalkeeper Mauricio Sanchez made amazing save after amazing save the rest of the way and Oly held on, 10-8, for their first ever franchise victory. Sanchez finished the night with 23 saves and was fantastic between the pipes despite the eight goals against.The Artesians moved to 1-1-0 (3 points) while the Wenatchee Fire dropped to 1-1-1 (4 points). Oly Town takes their first road trip of the season when they visit the Arlington Aviators on Saturday, December 13th while Wenatchee plays host to first place Tacoma.
Image Courtesy: PTI/Twitter(@imVkohli)Advertisement y69aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5pvttWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9bjp( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) rvWould you ever consider trying this?😱bj10Can your students do this? 🌚4heRoller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli has been an absolute masterclass in the recent history. The captain of Team India finished the year of 2019 as the world no. 1 test batsman in the ICC Test batting rankings, and his love for the format has been a driving force to make test cricket come back to glory in the sport. Praise from fans and pundits, now on the new year eve, an amazing compliment is straight from none other than the head coach of the team, Ravi Shastri!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/Twitter(@imVkohli)Since his debut against West Indies in 2011, Kohli has become an inevitable part of the squad, and the front face of Indian cricket scene’s passion for test cricket is a big factor behind the format’s recent success in the country. Taking the role of captaincy from Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first time in 2014, the 31 year old has been India’s most successful Test captain. The Indian team coach had all the right words to express his admiration.“I have not seen one perfect captain. You will have captains with different strengths and weaknesses. I have not seen any perfect captain till today,” Shastri said in an interview with IANS today.Advertisement “With Virat you can see he is someone who is improving by the day. The passion, the energy, the drive he brings to the cricket field is unmatched. I have not seen any other captain bring that kind of energy onto the cricket field.” the 57 year old told reporters.Since his debut, Kohli has earned an astounding 269 caps for the Men in Blues in test cricket, and with a batting average of 54.97, has scored a monumental 7202 runs in the format.Advertisement Shastri, who has earned 151 caps in the format for India, suggested that there are still areas to improve for Kohli.Shastri continued: “He [Kohli] might have great strength in one area and might be lacking in another where someone else will be better. So, you have to see the end result and what he makes of his strength and how it affects the team and the opponent.”“Tactically there are areas where by doing the job and getting the exposure he will get better. For whoever has captained in this game, there has been a learning curve,” he added.Also read-Virat Kohli ends 2019 as the number 1 batsman in the ICC Test rankingsSanjay Manjrekar replies to his 2012 tweet when he claimed that Virat Kohli ‘did not belong’ in Test cricket Advertisement
Image Courtesy: PaytmFirstGames/Red BullAdvertisement 98mxnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1fuWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb9rewlb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4nlWould you ever consider trying this?😱5r11zCan your students do this? 🌚78Roller skating! Powered by Firework The past few months of COVID-19 lock down has seen a steady increment in the popularity of eSports, with a number of tournaments for casual and professional players to take part on. Now, Paytm First Games has teamed up with Riot Games, the publisher of the famous auto battler game Teamfight Tactics to announce ‘Teamfight Tactics Tournament’, with an astounding prize pool of Rs 75,000!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PaytmFirstGames/Red BullTeamfight Tactics, the renowned free-for-all game mobile game will be having its first ever eSports tournament of the famous mobile game in India. A total of 512 players from India will be able to take part in the tournament, which will be held from 17th to 21st June.Registrations have started from 9th June, and interested players will have to resgister through Paytm First Games app.Advertisement The tournament was announced today on Twitter by Paytm First Games.Released in June 2019, Teamfight Tactics quickly became one of the fastest growing mobile games, reaching an astounding player base of 33 million in September last year.The auto battler, game, which takes place in the League of Legends universe, pits eight players together in a round, who then have to battle it out using constructing and optimising team compositions, and the last player standing emerges victorious.The tournament, which will have a number of elimination formats, will have a prize money of ₹45,000 for 1st place, ₹20,000 for 2nd place and ₹10,000 for 3rd place.“Namaste India. We are extremely proud to partner with PFG (Paytm First Games) to bring TFTm (Teamfight Tactics Tournament mobile) to where it matters most to us at Riot, which is our players,” Sukamal Pegu, Riot Games South Asia’s Publishing Head said.“We have great plans for India considering that we have just started our journey on mobile this year. Our relationship with India is just starting and we will work hard to constantly delight our fans and players here,”Pegu added.“This Teamfight Tactics tournament will be the biggest one ever organized in India in terms of prize money and participation. We are going to live with it in the next xx days and hope to expand our partnership with Riot in the near future,” Sudhanshu Gupta, the COO of Paytm First Games spoke about the tournament.Interested players can register for the tournament through Paytm here.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Darren Sammy claims he was racially abused at Sunrisers Hyderabad: Irfan Pathan replies!Double trouble: Khel Ratna awardees’ Arjuna aspiration leaves officials puzzled Advertisement
Image Courtesy: ECB/GettyAdvertisement isutNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsqznbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E90( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 20vin4Would you ever consider trying this?😱mmoev0Can your students do this? 🌚r118Roller skating! Powered by Firework Cricket returned amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with West Indies’ tour of England. While the visitors took the lead in the first test, a win in the second was just the confidence boost that the poms were needing, as they have now levelled the series 1-1 with today’s 113 run victory at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ECB/GettyThe series started sour for the hosts, as West Indies swept up a 4 wicket victory in the first test. However, England started picking up pace in the second, and were already favourites with an astounding 291 lead at the end of 4th day, and packed West Indies up before touching a double century on the score.Starting with 37-2 on the scoreboard, the immaculate Ben Stokes went all in with a swashbuckling performance. The 29 year old smashed 78 runs from 57 balls, which included four boundaries and three over boundaries.Advertisement While the skipper Joe Root lost his wicket on 22, and Ollie Pope tail ended with a score of 12, the astounding innings from Stokes, who kept his strike till the end, was enough for England to finish the day with 129 runs.With an staggering target of 312 at hand, Windies openers Kraigg Braithwaite and John Campbell marched to the pitch for the chase. However, the hosts bowling squad, lead by the iconic Stuart Broad, capped the chase at 198.Advertisement With three wickets in the second innings, Broad was the hero of the showdown. Bowling 15 overs, the 34 year old pacer picked up three, starting with the early dismissals of Campbell (4), followed by Shai Hope(7) and Roston Chase (6), all with a 2.80 economy rate.Braithwaite was lbw’ed on Chris Woakes’s delivery on a score of 12, the English all rounder who picked his second with Windies wicket keeper Shane Dorwich on zero.However, it was the partnership of Sharmarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood that helped West Indies gain pace. Brooks, who scored a 62 with four boundaries and two sixes, marched off against Sam Curran. With seven fours, Blackwood also impressed with a 55, until ending up on the hands of Jos Buttler facing Stokes.The visitor skipper Jason Holder tried to add some breathing room towards the end of the innings. The 28 year old scored 35 runs including five boundaries and a single six, until getting clean bowled by Dom Bess in the 63rd over.It was only single digit scores from the lower batting order of Windies, as Kemar Roach (5) and Alzarri Joseph (9) lost wickets early against Bess and Stokes respectively. Shannon Gabriel was the last man standing with a duck, as West Indies were packed up on 198 in the 71st over.Stokes was the hero of the English dressing room. With a stellar batting performance and picking two wickets, the vice captain was termed as the superhero ‘Mr Incredible’ by his teammate Joe Root.“He’s Mr Incredible. I suppose,” Root said after the match, “I certainly think he can keep performing at this level. I think the sky’s the limit for him really.”If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Iceland cricket in disarray due to shortage of kits!Brett Lee: India vs Australia has no love lost – but on par with Ashes as pinnacle of cricket Advertisement
By Rich Chrampanis NEWARK – Middletown South defense-man Demitri Forand and Trinity Hall winger Adriana Crepaldi stood in front of the New Jersey Devils locker room anxious to see who was coming out of the door. The local duo was being honored at Monday night’s game at the Prudential Center against the Blackhawks for having two of the top five high school goals in the state as selected by the NHL team and Jersey Sports Zone. “I was very thankful to be nominated and having it play on the screen was very exciting,” Crepaldi said. “Everyone was saying ‘great goal’ and I was just smiling and laughing.” Severson didn’t light the lamp, but he did have an assist in the Devils 8-5 win over Chicago. Forand and Crepaldi were treated to dinner prior to faceoff and then when the Zambonis hit the ice for the second inter- mission, the final big moment of the night came. The top five high school goals of the month played on the Prudential Center’s scoreboard, the largest indoor arena video system in the world. In front of thousands in attendance, the crowd let out some oohs and aahs followed by applause when Crepaldi’s goal was shown to rabid hockey fans. It was extra special for the Middletown South junior since he got praise from a fellow blueliner. Middletown South defenseman Demitri Forand’s one-timer goal was praised by Devils de- fenseman Damon Severson.Courtesy: Jay Cook “One-timer. Nice. It’s been a while since I’ve scored one of those,” Severson said when watching Forand’s blast. “That looked good. Nice shot. The goalie’s looking for it, he wants to know what happened.” After the top five goals around the state were selected, the debate came as to who deserved the number one spot in the countdown. When it was decided that Crepaldi’s dazzling move around the defender to score on a backhand in Trinity Hall’s first-ever varsity game earned the top spot, Severson agreed with the selection. In addition to her mother and brother watching the big moment, a number of Adriana’s Monarchs teammates on the ice were on hand to witness Trinity Hall in the hockey spotlight. “It really means a lot. I look up to these guys, I watch them every night,” Forand said. “To see an NHL guy talk about my goal like that, it’s something I’ve never seen before. It means a lot to me. A wonderful feeling that I’ve never felt before.” Adriana Crepaldi had her Trinity Hall teammates by her side when her goal played on the scoreboard at the Prudential Center and received a big reaction. Courtesy: Jay Cook When Devils defenseman Damon Severson emerged to shake hands with the recipients, what followed next was a special moment that will stick with Forand and Crepaldi a lifetime. Severson took a good look at the video of all the top goals being honored. First up was Forand’s one-time blast from the point that scorched the net against Point Pleasant Boro back on Dec. 11. “Oh yeah, that’s the best one. Sorry boys but she’s got you beat,” Severson said when watching the Crepaldi goal with the honorees. “Toe drag to the middle, backhand high glove. That was nice. Those girls were watching you skating around them, that was beautiful. Hopefully, I can score one like that tonight.” “If it wasn’t for them, this wouldn’t have happened,” Crepaldi said with her teammates by her side. The Devils organization makes it a point to have a strong connection with New Jersey’s high school hockey community. From hosting the New Jersey state championships to honoring the captains of every varsity team prior to the season, the Devils Goals of the Month is yet another example how New Jersey’s pro hockey team has a special connection with the grassroots of the sport.
The Panthers, 21-8, opened States with a five-set victory over Florida State College at Jacksonville.However, Palm Beach State lost to top ranked Miami-Dade 3-1 and before being swept 3-0 in the rematch against Florida State College at Jacksonville.By the way, the weather in West Palm Beach recently has been a balmy 26 C. The Nelson Daily: Take me through the way you got to attend Palm Beach to play volleyball.Katie Wayling:I look at life as one big adventure. As my grad year came to it’s last few months I started thinking more and more about how I could get out and live life to it’s fullest.I began to realize all the opportunities that were right there in front of me so I set out to pursue one and it landed me here. I started by researching schools in areas that I would like to travel to. After emailing several different schools, I came across PBSC (Palm Beach State College). I contacted the coaches and after they reviewed my game footage they offered me the full ride scholarship. How could I pass up the opportunity to not only play volleyball at the collegiate level, but also travel to a place I have never been before! I took the chance, packed my bags and hopped on a plane to Florida saying goodbye to everything familiar to me . . . and all I can say is I couldn’t be happier with my decision.TND: How’s the volleyball experience? KW: Not only are my coaches very kind, but they make me see the game in ways I didn’t know existed. Running plays I have never ran before makes things new and exciting so I enjoy every opportunity I get to get better. I feel as though I have become a much stronger setter since training here. I have a great time with all the girls on and off the court and have certainly made friendships that will continue down the road for many years to come. This is the exact level I wanted to compete at so I am very content. TND: Are you getting lots of time? KW: We started the season running a 6-2. I would play three rotations, sit three rotations, then back in for three again and so on. About a month into the season we began running a 5-1 with me as the starting setter. I have been getting plenty of playing time with the exception of a couple games that I was out due to a shoulder injury. TND: Do you live on campus?KW: The majority of student-athletes live in Emerald Lake’s apartments and town houses. It is a very nice complex surrounding a lake less than a mile off campus. I live in a two-story town house with three teammates. The houses are very nice and spacious- LOVE having my own room. TND: Did you think last year at this time, during Grade 12 season with the Cats, you’d be playing varsity volleyball in Florida?KW: I had no idea where life was going to take me at that point. TND: Did your time at Mount Sentinel prepare you for life outside the Kootenays?KW: The months I spent with classmates, (the) teachers of Quest for Community, the things I experienced and life lessons I discovered in that time span have had more impact on shaping me into the person I am today than anything else in my life. TND: And what about all those bus rides, tournaments and provincials as a member of the Wildcats?KW: All of the great times and achievements that were had with (varsity volleyball coach) Joe (Moreira) and the Cats will never be forgotten. firstname.lastname@example.org As an athlete at South Slocan’s Mount Sentinel High School, Katie Wayling has done it all — well almost everything.Moving from Stanley Humphries in Castlegar during her Grade 9 year the budding volleyball/basketball star made an immediate impact on the varsity girl’s teams.During the four years at Mount Sentinel Wayling was part of a pair of provincial titles, both — B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championship in 2007 and B.C. High School A Girl’s Basketball crown in 2008— coming in the same school year. Wayling, 18, achieved the rare feat while playing with older sister Kendra.Something very rarely accomplished at the high school level, especially in the Kootenays.Wayling also played for Team B.C. Volleyball squad in the summers of 2007 and 2008.But athletics is not the only highlight of Wayling’s schooling.In January of this year, the daughter of Rand and Christine Wayling was part of the Mount Sentinel School trip that was in Haiti during the earthquake.Which was an event that definitely gave the 5’7” setter from Canada a different outlook on life.So much so that Wayling has allowed very little moss to grow under her feet as she is now attending school in sunny Florida at Palm Beach State College, located 60 miles north of Miami in Lake Worth, Florida.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr caught up with Wayling prior to leading the mighty Panthers into the National Junior College Athletic Association Florida State Championships Women’s Volleyball Championships in Winter Haven.
West Kootenay Roller Derby’s all-star team has managed to climb to the top of the heap in Canadian Roller Derby, and they’ve done it in a remarkably quick fashion. The Kootenay Kannibelles are gearing up for some high-calibre derby at a national level tournament set to take place at West Edmonton Mall’s Ice Palace March 15-17. Belles captain and West Kootenay Roller Derby League marketing and media director Amber Harper, who is best known as ‘Pantsoff’, is excited that what she describes as their “rag-tag troupe of mismatched-jersey-wearing ladies” are getting the opportunity to represent British Columbia in the first ever Roller Derby Association of Canada’s Canadian National Championships. No small feat, as she explains that they’ve “only been playing for two seasons as a team; most of (them) only just learned how to skate with the birth of West Kootenay Roller Derby, so this is pretty incredible.” The Belles are ranked sixth in the country (out of 101 travel teams), which earned them a spot in the tournament. However, the blood-splattered team is entering nationals with a new roster, featuring some new all-star players ready to make their mark on Canadian roller derby, bruise by well-earned bruise. Up against some top teams – including E-Ville Roller Derby (Edmonton, AB), Central – Saskatoon Roller Derby League (Saskatoon, SK), Pile O’ Bones Derby Club (Regina, SK), Atlantic – Muddy River Rollers (Moncton, NB) and Fog City Rollers (Saint John, NB) – the Belles are fiercely gearing up for some hard-hitting derby and have their eyes firmly on the gold medal prize. With an impressive 8-1 record last season, BC’s dark-horse team is certainly rolling into this, their third competitive season, hungrier for results than ever. After debuting at the Roller Derby Associations of Canada’s Western Tournament in 2011, the Belles shocked both fans and fellow skaters by finishing fifth after only one loss – a five-point nail-biting triumph by Red Deer’s Belladonnas. Their competitive appetite not sated, the Belles then went on to take second place in the RDAC Western Tournament in June 2012, after coming out on the losing side of a hard-fought battle against Terminal City Roller Girls’ All Stars, who secured their victory by 84 points. With this history in mind, it’s no wonder these ladies are approaching this tournament with ferocious appetites for victory. The team is currently busy prepping for spring, not only on but also off the track as they fundraise to help offset the costs of travel and accommodation (they are also looking for season sponsors). The Belles are hoping to raise funds through the Fundscript program where they sell gift cards for major retailers and the retailers pay a percentage of the dollar value of cards bought to the team. “Calling it a “no fuss, no stress fundraiser,” Pantsoff explains Belles are selling gift cards for 100-plus retailers. “No buying useless junk,” she says. “Just get the card for the denomination and retailer you want and we get the kick back from the supplier.” The Belles hope to see some hardcore fans at the nationals, but at the very least are looking forward to the kick-off of the local season, where some of these savage skaters will be hitting the rink with their home teams.(Story by Valerie Rossi)
Contributions to the fund can be made at any Royal Bank Canada branch or electronically with email money transfer via Bomber.Alumni@gmail.com.Please contact Bomber.Alumni@gmail.comfor more information or inquiries. The Grads from the 2004-05 may have won the tourney, but the big winners during the 2nd Annual Blair D’Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day was the memorial fund as the event raised more than $1,000.The second annual event, attracting 45 players, raised more than $1,400 for the Blair D’Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development in the West Kootenays. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to give a big round of applause for all the Bombers grads, who came together during the Christmas holiday season to share a few laughs and raise money in support for their former coach, and name the lads Team of the Week.
Total Chaos made it two straight Nelson Mixed Slopitch titles over the weekend at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.The defending champs pulled away from Main Jet in the middle innings en route to a 17-9 decision in the A Final Sunday in Nelson.After putting up 19-0 in the regular season numbers during the regular season in 2016 followed by a 5-0 playoff mark, Total Chaos posted a second-place finish to Main Jet in 2017 regular season standings. However, in the playoffs Total Chaos picked up the pace winning out to capture its second consecutive Nelson Mixed Slopitch crown.Total Chaos team includes, Angela French, Lindsey Niminiken, Ashley De Leeuw, Carrie Mowrey, Lua Gerun, Susan Mackenzie, James Mackenzie, Kyle Niminiken, Dennis Podovennikoff, Corey Niminiken, Shandy Mowrey, Darren Cain, Jamie Simpson, Derrick Jackman, Tammy Jackman, and Justin Niminiken.In the B-Final, Savoy scored just enough runs to edge OK Tire 6-4 while Shamballers outlasted the Muckers 21-15 to claim the C Event Final.Meanwhile, West Coast Gorillaz took home the Blair D’Andrea award as most sportsmanship team in the league.