Submitted by Grays Harbor RacewayThe Grays Harbor Raceway was back in action for a wonderful night of racing on Saturday August 10th at the 3/8-mile clay oval. The event would be the annual Grays Harbor County Fair Race and would feature the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets.The #50K Renegade of Kris Asche, from Shelton, would be the chauffer with the early lead in the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modified feature. Asche would be passed by the Blue Bear Park/Blondie’s Restaurant #26 Shaw of fellow Shelton driver Scott Miller on lap four. Miller would stay out in front until unfortunately he would spin out. After that a great race up front would take place between several drivers.Hoquiam’s Zack Simpson would eventually get his mount to the front on lap ten. After securing the lead Simpson would have the race won and would go on to win the feature keeping all challengers in check. It would mark his second trip to victory lane for the Jacknut Apparel/C&K Machine/Dave’s Small Engine Repair #12 Shaw.Kris Asche would end his night in the runner-up position while third was Joe German of Wishkah in his Wishkah Iron Works/Ozman Services Inc./Powertrain Application #75X Skyrocket. Completing the top five finishers were the J&F Automotive/Bayview Ready-Mix/MASCO Petroleum #8 Sidebiter of McCleary’s Jeff Foster in fourth and Scott Miller, recovering from an early race incident, in fifth.Defending champion Jared Peterson from Stanwood was on a terror once again in the USAC Ford Focus Midget ranks. Peterson, driving the Carla and Gaylon Stewart owned Sno-Lynne Machine #3S XXX, grabbed the early lead and would not give it up. He would however have some fast company behind him including a brief challenge by Garrett Thomas of McCleary late in the feature. Peterson stayed out in front and would earn the triumph which would be his second at GHR in 2013.Garrett Thomas placed his Olson Landscaping/Martelli Distributing #14 Beast in a respectable second place while third was the Great Western Transport/Elma Lanes #91 Beast of Chase Goetz from Snohomish. Jeremy Miller of Montesano in the MASCO Petroleum #44 Beast crossed the line in fourth and following him was Ariel Biggs from McCleary in the Don Emory owned Jacknut Apparel/ MASCO Petroleum #11E machine in fifth.The normal top contenders in the Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks would have issues earlier in the night making things quite interesting. Austin Kerrigan, from Aberdeen, rose to the occasion and looked to pick up his first career feature victory. Kerrigan and his #AK47 Mustang was quick all night and would move into the lead on the seventh circuit.Kerrigan would maintain a lead but cautions would occur bunching the field right up. On each restart the Jacknut Apparel/C&K Machine #9 Camaro of Hoquiam’s Jack Parshall would manage to mount a challenge. The two would go back and forth while contesting for the top spot but each time Kerrigan would prevail. In the end Kerrigan would earn the victory while competing in only his second season.Jack Parshall would finish second and Austin’s father Shane, also from Aberdeen, would place third in his #43 Mustang. The Custom Fiberglass/Conger Racing #13XXX of Don Briggs Jr. from Wishkah, and also led the first six laps, wound up fourth followed by Tacoma’s Mike Knox in his Sam’s Auto Repair/Desperado Express #40 in fifth.Willie Wright of Aberdeen would be the big winner in the Hornet division. He would put the Kerrigan and Sons Trucking #17 in victory lane after a hard fought battle with Ocean Shores driver Jeff Daniel in his Pure Clothing/John L. Scott Real Estate/John’s Plumbing #14.The Grays Harbor Raceway will be back in action next Saturday night on August 17th. The card will feature the always exciting DIRTcar Super Late Models as well as the Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks and Hornets. For more information be sure and log on to www.graysharborraceway.com or call (360)-699-RACE.Race Summary:Grays Harbor County Fair RaceSaturday August 10th, 2013Grays Harbor RacewayElma, WashingtonIMCA ModifiedsA Feature: 1. 12-Zack Simpson; 2. 50K-Kris Asche; 3. 75X-Joe German; 4. 8-Jeff Foster; 5. 26-Scott Miller; 6. 73-Bryan Gray; 7. 93-Scott Westley; 8. 34-Gene Miller; 9. 40-Floyd Livingston; 10. 11-Tom Sweatman; 11. 44-Del Schnitzer; DNS 55-Carl LarsonHeat 1: 1. 50K-Kris Asche; 2. 26-Scott Miller; 3. 75X-Joe German; 4. 93-Scott Westley; 5. 55-Carl Larson; 6. 40-Floyd LivingstonHeat 2: 1. 8-Jeff Foster; 2. 12-Zack Simpson; 3. 11-Tom Sweatman; 4. 44-Del Schnitzer; 5. 73-Bryan Gray; 6. 34-Gene MillerUSAC MidgetsA Feature: 1. 3S-Jared Peterson; 2. 14-Garett Thomas; 3. 91-Chase Goetz; 4. 44-Jeremy Miller; 5. 11E-Ariel Biggs; 6. 91S-Tristin Thomas; 7. 2-Lee St. Paul; 8. 27-Annika JohansonHeat 1: 1. 91-Chase Goetz; 2. 44-Jeremy Miller; 3. 14-Garett Thomas; 4. 3S-Jared Peterson; 5. 11E-Ariel Biggs; 6. 2-Lee St. Paul; 7. 27-Annika Johanson; 8. 91S-Tristin ThomasQualifying: 1. 14-Garett Thomas; 2. 3S-Jared Peterson; 3. 91-Chase Goetz; 4. 44-Jeremy Miller; 5. 11E-Ariel Biggs; 6. 91S-Tristin Thomas; 7. 2-Lee St. Paul; 8. 27-Annika JohansonStreet StocksA Feature: 1. 47-Austin Kerrigan; 2. 9-Jack Parshall; 3. 43-Shane Kerrigan; 4. 13XXX-Don Briggs; 5. 40-Mike Knox; 6. 22X-Kelly Fugate; 7. 97-Eddie Blood; 8. 99-Matt Babcock; 9. 3-Andy Schmidt; 10. 23-Nick Bramer; 11. 91-Mike Clingen; 12. 17-Brian Izzi; 13. 77-Chip Haney; 14. 5-Tom Hecker; 15. 99B-Brandon Babcock; 16. 28-Brian Harding; 17. 71-Dan Graham; 18. 67-Ryan Haney; DNS 11X-Cory Sweatman; DNS 34-Jason Tole; DNS 90-Joe LarsonHeat 1: 1. 9-Jack Parshall; 2. 77-Chip Haney; 3. 43-Shane Kerrigan; 4. 11X-Cory Sweatman; 5. 67-Ryan Haney; 6. 3-Andy Schmidt; 7. 90-Joe LarsonHeat 2: 1. 28-Brian Harding; 2. 99-Matt Babcock; 3. 23-Nick Bramer; 4. 97-Eddie Blood; 5. 17-Brian Izzi; 6. 91-Mike Clingen; 7. 99B-Brandon BabcockHeat 3: 1. 47-Austin Kerrigan; 2. 13XXX-Don Briggs; 3. 22X-Kelly Fugate; 4. 71-Dan Graham; 5. 5-Tom Hecker; 6. 34-Jason Tole; 7. 40-Mike KnoxQualifying: 1. 9-Jack Parshall; 2. 28-Brian Harding; 3. 5-Tom Hecker; 4. 11X-Cory Sweatman; 5. 23-Nick Bramer; 6. 13XXX-Don Briggs; 7. 67-Ryan Haney; 8. 97-Eddie Blood; 9. 22X-Kelly Fugate; 10. 43-Shane Kerrigan; 11. 17-Brian Izzi; 12. 40-Mike Knox; 13. 77-Chip Haney; 14. 99-Matt Babcock; 15. 47-Austin Kerrigan; 16. 3-Andy Schmidt; 17. 91-Mike Clingen; 18. 71-Dan Graham; 19. 90-Joe Larson; 20. 34-Jason Tole; 21. 99B-Brandon BabcockHornetsA Feature: 1. 17-Willie Wright Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Submitted by TerrabuchaNew brew in town. Kombucha brew that is. Terrabucha is a kombucha brew like no other. The first in their product line is coffee kombucha. Wait. What? Yes, coffee kombucha.First things first. What is kombucha? Kombucha has a long history dating back to the early years of A.D., about 2000 years ago, and originated in Asia. It is a fermented tea using beneficial bacteria and cultures. It is brewed with fresh, filtered water, tea, a little pure cane sugar, and a live colony of good bacteria and yeast. What you get is a slightly sweet-tart taste with a little effervescence. When people drink kombucha, they drink it for the healthy aspects it brings to your body. We can certainly use that with all the processed foods out there, stress, and the environment. Kombucha contains probiotics…the good gut bacteria your body needs to have a well balanced digestive system…..just like those probiotic yogurts or other fermented food. According to one wellness site, kombucha ‘contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes and has been prized by traditional cultures for its health-promoting properties.’There are other kombuchas out there, so what makes ours different? We brew it with coffee from a local roaster. It is so clean and fresh tasting, slightly carmelly with a light coffee finish. 100% kombucha too. No fruity juices or fillers added. 100% Earth’s Natural Brew. We must note that adding a shot of whiskey or kahlua enhances the experience, as well as mixing it with a stout beer. Brew on brew. Dee-lish!We started brewing coffee kombucha at home about four years ago and decided it was too good to just keep to ourselves. Last year we started our company, Evelise, whose name is derived from the combination of our mothers’ middle names — Evelyn and Louise. We lost both of them a few of years ago and they were so important to my and Dave’s lives we decided to pay tribute. Lori is the master brewer, bookkeeper, marketing director and President. Dave takes on the warehouse, distribution, bottling, apprentice brewing and general see it and I-can-fix-it master of everything else.We rent the first commercial commissary kitchen in Thurston County and we are considered food processors according to the FDA. We are working on a new product — cold brewed coffee concentrate. Have you ever had a bad cup of coffee? Not so much bad tasting but left you with indigestion? TerraJava, our cold brewed coffee concentrate will eliminate that as it doesn’t have the acids and oils like a regular brew. What you get is a clean, smooth, delicious coffee. One ounce of coffee concentrate will yield one cup of coffee when adding 6 to 7 ounces of steaming water, or if you want an iced coffee just add cold water and some cubes. It stores in the fridge for up to six weeks. Voila! Super convenient! And no mess, no fuss. Lori used to doctor her coffee with cream and sugar but not so with this clean, honest brew. It’s great all by itself.We are anxious to get our new product out in the market so Terrabucha has a crowdfunding campaign. Give a little or a lot but just give….to a local business. And share, share, share. You never know. You might find us on Shark Tank one day. Click here to learn more.You can find Terrabucha coffee kombucha at Olympia Food Co-op East, and in the produce departments at Ralph’s Thriftway, Bayview, and the new Haggen store (formerly Albertson’s) at Lilly Road and Pacific Avenue. Come test drive this brew. We have tastings about once a month at various locations. Like us on FaceBook for news and dates, and check us out at www.Terrabucha.com.We love what we do. It’s Earth’s Natural Brew. Facebook32Tweet0Pin0
Facebook1.5kTweet0Pin0Submitted by the Port of OlympiaThe City of Olympia and the Port of Olympia are proud to partner with the Nisqually Indian Tribe as they host the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually Canoe Journey landing in downtown Olympia on July 30, 2016.“The cooperation between the tribe and Port of Olympia and City of Olympia is good and much of the downtown planning is being completed by them for the July 30 Landing Day,” said Farron McCloud, Chairman of the Nisqually Indian Tribe.The public is invited to celebrate the canoe landing at the Port of Olympia’s shady park at Swantown Marina.The Landing Day events will take place at NorthPoint at the tip of the Port of Olympia peninsula. The tribe is expecting approximately 18,000 people to attend and witness the landing of more than 120 canoes representing more than 50 tribes from the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Alaska.“The City of Olympia is honored to partner with our neighbors, the Nisqually Tribe, and support this historic cultural event,” said Cheryl Selby, Mayor of Olympia.Port Commissioner Bill McGregor stated, “As we work with the Nisqually Indian Tribe on the canoe landing, we learn about their history and culture and our respect for them continues to grow. We are honored to have a role in this historic event.”Event InformationParking/Free Shuttle. The public can find parking in designated downtown parkingTaking the DASH is a great option for reaching the landing activities easily.lots or on the street. Access to Marine Drive will be restricted beginning at the Marine Drive – Jefferson Street intersection and the Market Street – Franklin Street intersection where a free shuttle service will begin at 10:00 a.m. The DASH bus will run its regular route with stops at the Farmers Market.Launch Ramp-Moorage Closures. The Swantown launch ramp will be closed on July 30th. The nearest launch ramp is Boston Harbor Marina. Swantown and Port Plaza guest moorage will be reserved for support boats from July 29th through August 8th.Boat Launch Ramp Parking. The Swantown boat launch ramp parking lot will be closed Tuesday, July 26 through Tuesday, August 2. Any vehicles left in the lot on July 26 will be towed at the owners expense.Water Viewing. There is no water viewing of the Landing ceremony.Limited Access. Access will be monitored by local law enforcement from 8:00 a.m until event end (estimated 9:00 p.m.) on Saturday, July 30. Without a valid Swantown Marina Parking Pass, you will be denied access. There will be no way to verify you are a tenant at any of the checkpoints.Food. Food and merchant vendors will be available at the site and the HearthfireThe Port of Olympia and City of Olympia are partnering with the Nisqually Indian Tribe for their July 30 Canoe Journey Landing in Olympia.Restaurant will remain open with reservations recommended.Green Event. Organizers are working to make Landing Day a green event. Water refill stations will be available. Attendees are being encouraged to bring their own water bottles to the venue and a priority has been placed on recycling and recyclable materials. From July 31 to Aug 6, 2016 the canoe journey events will move to the Nisqually Indian Reservation where most of the protocol events will be held on a 40-acre site prepared for seven days of dancing, storytelling, visiting, and protocol. Planning and implementation of this part of the historic event is being completed by a canoe journey committee composed of volunteers and employees of the Nisqually Tribe, under the direction of McCloud and Nisqually Tribal Council.Contact InformationNisqually Indian Tribe and Canoe Journey InformationFarron McCloud, Chairman, Nisqually Indian Tribe360.456.5221 ext. 1238 – firstname.lastname@example.orgNisqually Indian Tribe Canoe Journey Public RelationsSheila McCloud, Tribal Council Secretary, Nisqually Indian Tribe360.456.5221 ext. 1227 – email@example.comCity of Olympia, Parking/Shuttle/Food Vendor InformationKellie Purce Braseth, Strategic Communications Director, City of Olympia360.753.8361 – firstname.lastname@example.org Port of Olympia, Port Facility/Volunteer InformationJennie Foglia-Jones, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator, Port of Olympia360.528.8005 – email@example.com
Facebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesTo help keep your pets safe and comfortable, it is important to plan ahead with 4th of July safety tips.Many dogs and cats are afraid of fireworks, causing some to get loose and run away. Make sure your pets are inside and turn on the air-conditioning, radio or TV to help mask the noise of the fireworks.Walk your dogs several times during the day or exercise them indoors to help them be relaxed and tired during the fireworks. Chewing on a bone or toy filled with kibble and treats can help relieve your dog’s stress.Do not set off fireworks near wildlife areas. The noises and bright lights may cause animals to flee their natural habitat, leaving their young behind. Stray sparks can also create fires.For more information about how to keep your pets safe during the holiday, please contact Animal Services at 360-352-2510 or visit www.JointAnimalServices.org.
Nelson Minor Hockey celebrated Minor Hockey Week in Canada the best way possible — by hosting the annual Novice Hockey Tournament at the NDCC and Civic Arenas during the weekend.Teams, with players between the ages of six to eight, from South Okanagan, Creston, Penticton and Spokane join host Nelson in the three-day event.Nelson Minor Hockey has 11 teams in its association with more than 100 girls and boys between the ages of six to 16 years.
(On the next race): “When we talked about it at the beginning of the year, we said we’d go to the San Vicente and the Florida Derby because we liked the timing. I think Doug will change his mind a couple times between now and then, because there’s the temptation to stay home. We love Santa Anita. But we’ll see. We just want to take it in stride. It was a good first step.“The track was fast, and he ran like the track was fast. He’s just got that mindset that you’re not going to beat him.” NOTES: Winning owners Paul and Zillah Reddam reside in Irvine, CA. KENT DESORMEAUX, EXAGGERATOR, SECOND: “You’d have to break the track record to win the race, so that’s telling for both horses. They’re both very talented. I had a dream trip. The winner was too good.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES -more- KEITH DESORMEAUX, EXAGGERATOR, SECOND: “Goodness gracious. Anybody not a believer in Nyquist now, that was an awesome race, to set those kinds of fractions and still finish in close to track record time for a three-year-old in February. Wow! Hat’s off to Nyquist.” DOUG O’NEILL, NYQUIST, WINNER: “Everything went great, and for the race to go the way it did, I’m pumped and so proud of the whole team. Mario (Gutierrez) was great under pressure, which is what we need right now.“Exaggerator is a nice horse, and for him (Nyquist) to hold him off the way he did showed you how talented he is. There were some anxious moments when I saw the fractions, and you’re better off on the outside tracking than on the inside being tracked. The post (one) wasn’t an advantage at all and I think we got pushed by the bottom horse (Sheikh of Sheikhs) a little bit early. But Mario is smart. He knew what he had. I really was impressed with the gallop out. He galloped out great.”Next race? “I haven’t talked to Paul (Reddam). The original plan was the Florida Derby (April 2) and there’s a bonus involved, of course, so we’ll huddle up and play it by ear and do whatever is in the best interest of Nyquist for sure.” MARIO GUTIERREZ, NYQUIST, WINNER: “He hasn’t run since November (Oct. 31) so we know he was going to be rank but I also believe in his talent. I wanted to fight with him as little as possible today, let him do his thing and you saw the results.“I wasn’t worried about Exaggerator today. I can’t be worried about that, about other horses. I know my horse is talented enough to make it to the bigger races so if I’m worried about other horses now, this early, than that makes me sound like I don’t believe in my horse and I do.” 2/2/2/2 DENNIS O’NEILL, NYQUIST, WINNER: “It was scary, because I saw that horse pressing him, and 44 and change was a little spooky, and then eight and change, and you keep waiting for them to slow down off a layoff like that. To see him kick on and gallop out like that was really, really exciting. I don’t know how good this horse is now. I knew he was a good horse, but I thought today’s performance was amazing. We’re really excited moving forward. It’s a perfect prep. We have seven weeks (to the Florida Derby). We couldn’t ask for anything better.“The gallop out was scary, because it looked like Exaggerator had him. He made him run. He kept trying to get a breather, and he couldn’t get a breather the whole way. For a horse to do it is pretty exciting.” PAUL REDDAM, NYQUIST, WINNER: “That was what we anticipated. We knew Exaggerator was ready, and we knew we’d probably have to go.”(On not getting respect): “They can give him respect or not, but that’s not going to affect his performance on the racetrack. We try not to take any of that personally and if they want to say, ‘That was only seven-eighths – how’s he going to be at a mile and an eighth or a mile and a quarter?,’ We’ll let him tell us.” FLAVIEN PRAT, DENMAN’S CALL, THIRD: “We had a good trip, we were right behind Nyquist and Exaggerator. For a moment we were in the second spot and it was a good race.“It wasn’t a big win but we did something good today. He’s still very green but he’s a good horse.“I feel good about it; with these things you just get back to riding horses and gain the experience.” -30-
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 3, 2016)–Idle since Dec. 26, Lord Nelson came back running on Friday at Santa Anita, taking the track’s $65,000 allowance feature by 3 ½ lengths while negotiating six furlongs in a rapid 1:07.94 under Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 4-year-old colt by Pulpit was third to Eclipse Champion Sprinter Runhappy in the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu here on Dec. 26, and was subsequently purchased privately by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, LLC.“He’s filled out, he’s gotten stronger,” said Baffert. “We’ve got to figure everything out before we decide what’s next. This was a tough race. These allowance races here have been so salty…I knew he was ready today. He’s pretty fit and he’s been training well so I wasn’t too worried about the 44 half and he really kicked it into another gear turning for home.”Breaking from post position three in a field of six 3-year-olds and up, Lord Nelson was part of a four-way tussle for the early lead and was a close third, just to the outside of Kafister and Raised a Secret going into the far turn.“He broke really good and I just decided to keep my position going into the turn,” said Bejarano. “In the stretch, he opened up really good and he finished really strong.”The 3-2 favorite, Lord Nelson paid $5.00, $3.40 and $2.80. A winner of Santa Anita’s Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente in February, 2015, Lord Nelson got his fourth win from 10 starts. With the winner’s share of $39,000, he increased his earnings to $418,271.Last into the far turn, Mike Smith guided Ocho Ocho Ocho to the rail and with scintillating splits of 21.55, 44.00 and 55.82 to exploit, “Ocho” appeared poised for a huge effort turning for home, but was second best behind the runaway winner.Off at 9-2, Ocho Ocho Ocho finished 3 ¼ lengths in front of Raised a Secret and paid $5.40 and $3.40.Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Raised a Secret was dispatched at 9-1 and paid $3.80 to show.Racing resumes with an 11-race program on Saturday at Santa Anita. The Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) and the Grade I Vanity Mile headline the program. Eastern invader Heart to Heart is the 9-5 morning line favorite in the Shoe Mile, while three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder is the 1-5 choice in the Vanity.First post time on Saturday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.
FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Valentina Campos and McNeese’s Alanna Arvie are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Campos took gold in two events for the Islanders over the weekend at the FasTrak Collegiate Invitational in Houston, Texas. The junior kicked things off with a first-place finish in the mile, clocking in with a personal-best 5:02.91 to defeat the next closest runner by an eight-second margin. She concluded her weekend with another top finish, this time beating 10 runners with a 10.09.80 in the 3,000-meter event.Arvie took home first-place honors in the weight throw at the FasTrak Invitational for the Cowgirlsover the weekend. The McNeese senior tossed a 65-11.0 (20.09m) in the weight throw event in addition to a fourth-place performance in the shot put with a personal best 47-5.25 (14.46m).Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Comfort, TexasCampos was a double winner on the track at the 2020 FasTrak Collegiate Invitational in Houston over the weekend. She set a personal best in the mile, winning with a 5:02.91, a mark that currently leads the Southland. She then came back to win the 3,000m run with a 10:09.80 clip, the fifth fastest time in the conference this year.Honorable Mention: Ayana Harris, Central Arkansas; Brentney Carroll, McNeese; Sydney Howells, New Orleans.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alanna Arvie, McNeese – Sr. – Oberlin, La.Arvie racked up a first-place finish in the weight throw event, defeating the second-place finisher by an 11-foot margin on her final toss of the day. The senior also competed in the shot put, taking fourth place with a personal-best mark of 47-5.25 (14.46m).Honorable Mention: Jennifer Peake, Central Arkansas; Klaire Bentley, UIW; Danielle Lorenz, New Orleans.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Madisen Blackford is the Southland Conference Softball Hitter of the week, while Central Arkansas’ Kayla Beaver is the Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.The Lady Lions opened up their season with a perfect 5-0 record and the tournament title at the 2020 Lion Classic in Hammond, La., over the weekend. Blackford was instrumental in SLU’s flawless start, racking up seven RBI, five runs and seven hits on 13 at-bats. The junior also secured a .538 batting average and a .556 on-base percentage to go along with the game-winning RBI single over UT Martin on Saturday.Beaver opened up her collegiate career in impressive fashion for the Bears (3-3) over the weekend, stamping a 2-0 record in the circle with a pair of complete-game performances. The freshman pitched five innings on Saturday against Jackson State, striking out five batters en route to a no-hitter and an 8-0 win. She then followed suit with seven more innings against Louisiana Tech on Sunday, leading UCA to a 3-0 shutout victory.Softball Hitter of the Week – Madisen Blackford, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – OF/C/1B – Des Moines, IowaBlackford led Southeastern Louisiana with a .538 batting average (7-of-13), two triples and seven RBI on a 5-0 opening weekend for the Lady Lions. The preseason first team All-Southland performer singled home the game-winning run in a 6-5 extra-inning victory over UT Martin. Honorable Mention: Blair Clayton, Abilene Christian; Heidi Jaquez, Houston Baptist; Brenique Wright, McNeese; E.C. Delafield, Northwestern State; Megan McDonald, Sam Houston State.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Kayla Beaver, Central Arkansas – Fr. – Jackson, Tenn.Beaver became just the second UCA pitcher to throw a no-hitter in her pitching debut over the weekend, an 8-0 victory over Jackson State on Saturday. She opened her weekend with five strikeouts in five innings of work over Jackson State before notching a second complete-game shutout over Louisiana Tech on Sunday. In the 3-0 victory over LA Tech, she retired 13-straight hitters and concluded the contest with five strikeouts. The freshman did not walk a single batter in either of her appearances.Honorable Mention: Madison Cotton, Houston Baptist; Caroline Settle, McNeese; MC Comeaux, Southeastern Louisiana; Ashley Kriesel, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $551,262 INTO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; ADMISSION FOR PREAKNESS DAY SIMULCAST WAGERING OPEN AT 7 A.M. & FIRST POST TIME FOR A 10-RACE CARD LOCALLY IS AT 12 NOONELEVEN CONSOLATION TICKETS WITH SIX WINS EACH WORTH $5,900.60ARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2019)–With Santa Anita’s admission gates opening at 7 a.m. for a tremendous Preakness Day undercard from Pimlico Race Course, fans will also be treated to a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six carryover of $551,262.With $121,496 in “new” money contributing to a total Jackpot pool today of $644,941, there was no single ticket winner, but 11 consolation tickets with six wins were each worth $5,900.60.First post time for a 10-race card locally is at 12 noon. The Rainbow Six will start tomorrow with race five, which has an approximate post time of 2:19 p.m. PT.With 62 horses entered and eligible to run, Saturday’s Rainbow Six boasts average field size of better than 10 runners per race.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.