Huskies playing against familiar foes this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will once again be playing a pair of games at home and on the road this coming weekend.On Friday night the Huskies will be in Fairview to take on the Flyers, before returning to the North Peace Arena on Saturday to host the Sexsmith Vipers for the second time this season. While the Huskies have beaten both teams earlier this season, in the case of the Flyers by the score of 6-1, head coach Todd Alexander says that the team has to show up to play, unlike last Saturday night against the Beaverlodge Blades. “We play the best team in the league one night and come out victorious, then we play the worst team in the league the next night and forget to show up,” said Alexander in reference to last Saturday’s loss to the Blades. “They have a player that’s lights out, he scores every night for them, no matter what the score is. Usually multiples, and he just went off on us. We were soft and we weren’t competing, and the effort level was not there for us that night. He found a lot of room and a lot of space and ended up torching us for six goals, and that’ll happen to you when you don’t show up and you think you’re just going to win.”The Huskies have been working extensively on building on the season’s progress, especially in the defensive zone. Alexander added that the team has “definitely got to get a lot better and lot harder in our own zone playing defensive hockey. We’ve been pretty wide open for the last little bit,” adding that the team has been saved by some phenomenal goaltending by netminders Jonathan Bateman and Mathieu Fawcett. Alexander added that the team will be aiming to improve in that area with both games coming up this weekend.- Advertisement -The Huskies take to the ice Friday in Fairview at 7:30 p.m. Fort St. John time before hosting the Sexsmith Vipers on Saturday night at the North Peace Arena. Warmup starts at 7:30 with the puck drop at 8:00.last_img read more

UTD frustrated to a barren draw to drop third

first_img0Shares0000Clear chances were hard to come by for United but they did have a goal ruled out on 81 minutes after Paul Pogba turned in a Nemanja Matic shot. Photo/COURTESYMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Manchester United ended 2017 with a limp after being held to a goalless draw by a resolute Southampton at Old Trafford on Saturday.Jose Mourinho’s side were far from their best as sections of the home support voiced their displeasure at both the half-time and full-time whistle following a third successive draw. They had good shouts for a penalty turned down in the first half and had a late goal correctly ruled out for offside, as the Saints came away with a hard-fought point in their final game of the year.There were early chances at both ends although the hosts endured a frustrating first half after creating a few good openings without success.Romelu Lukaku missed the target in the fourth minute with a header from seven yards out after being picked out by Juan Mata’s cross from the right.James Ward-Prowse went close at the other end three minutes later as he forced David De Gea into a sharp one-handed save with a shot from 14 yards out, before Lukaku was substituted on 14 minutes following a clash of heads.Ward-Prowse attempted to catch out De Gea four minutes later from a free-kick on the left that the Spanish keeper parried away at his near post, while Wesley Hoedt should have hit the target midway through the first half when he rose highest at a corner to steer a glancing header across the face of goal.Mata tested Alex McCarthy with a low shot to his left after latching onto a loose ball just inside the area, and United had strong appeals for a penalty waved away when Maya Yoshida handled Jesse Lingard’s flick in the box.After Nemanja Matic cleared the crossbar from distance in the 38th minute, Lingard missed the best chance of the first half as he glanced a header wide of the right post from just seven yards out after getting on the end of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cross from the left on 44 minutes.Matic did manage to hit the target in first-half stoppage time, although his strike from 22 yards out was straight at McCarthy.The Saints made a bright start to the second half and Shane Long produced a fine reaction save out of De Gea five minutes in after connecting with Ward-Prowse’s low cross from the right, with the keeper turning his first-time shot behind with a foot.Mkhitaryan threatened seven minutes later as he cut inside from the left and produced a routine save out of McCarthy from just outside the area.The Armenian was soon replaced by Anthony Martial, whose first contribution was to win a free-kick 20 yards out that Ashley Young curled wide of the left post off the wall.Dusan Tadic had a sniff at goal on 71 minutes as he got on the end of Sofiane Boufal’s clipped cross from the right, but he couldn’t keep his header down.The Croatian had an even better chance five minutes later when he side-footed well wide of the left post after being teed up by Shane lOng on the edge of the area.United had the ball in the back of the net nine minutes from time when a corner dropped at the feet of Matic, whose shot on the turn was prodded over the line by Pogba, but the Frenchman was flagged for offside when he could have let the ball go in.Sam McQueen failed to trouble De Gea three minutes later with a shot from an acute angle from the left that went well wide of the far post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

House’s versatility has Palmdale near title

first_imgTyreace House is more versatile than the Palmdale High baseball team realized. House, the Golden League football Player of the Year who has split time each spring between the Falcons’ baseball and track and field teams, has expanded his repertoire as a jack of all trades on the diamond this year. House has started at four positions, none of them where some pro scouts say he could be his best. The speedy senior began the season in center field, where he has played the past two seasons. He took over at shortstop when Malcom Culver was injured, and since Culver’s return has started at third base and left field. “Talking to one scout, they see him as a second baseman,” said Palmdale coach Craig Mesler, whose team needs one win to claim at least a share of the league title. “And I haven’t even played him there. He can do anything.” Which sport, much less which position, House will play beyond high school isn’t clear. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I have no idea where he’ll end up,” Mesler said. “I don’t think he even knows at this point.” House is batting .522 with 25 RBIs and a league-leading 29 stolen bases. Down to the wire: Palmdale and four-time defending Golden League champion Quartz Hill are tied for first place entering today’s regular-season finales. Palmdale finishes against Littlerock, and Quartz Hill closes against Antelope Valley, both rematches of games the co-leaders won Wednesday. Lancaster clinched a playoff spot Wednesday with a 6-5 victory over Highland. Fourth-place Littlerock is clinging to hope of its first playoff berth, holding a one-game lead over Highland for the final postseason spot. Littlerock petitioned to make the playoffs as an at-large team but was denied because no at-large spaces are available in the division this year. Almost perfect: Lancaster junior Scott Lee almost threw his second no-hitter of the season Friday, finishing with a five-inning one-hitter in a 12-0 win over Antelope Valley. Lee had a perfect game until Michael Smith singled in the fifth inning. Lee, who threw a no-hitter against Littlerock early in the season, had nine strikeouts and no walks against the Antelopes. High praise: Quartz Hill’s quest for a fifth consecutive league title has been carried in large part by the team’s hitters. The Rebels, boasting a .440 team batting average, are drawing rave reviews for their offense. “Quartz Hill is really good,” Palmdale outfielder Trevor Bloom said. “They have the best hitting I’ve ever seen.” That’s coming the league’s top hitter for the second year in a row. Bloom is battling .667 with 48 RBIs. Calvin Culver and Chase Tigert lead Quartz Hill with .529 averages. In the rankings: Quartz Hill continues to climb in the Southern Section Div. III rankings, moving up to No. 5 this week. Desert Christian is No. 7 in Div. VI, followed by Boron at No. 8 and Rosamond at No. 9. heather.gripp@dailynews.com (818) 7`13-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

England star reacts brilliantly to Robbie Williams at the World Cup 2018

first_imgThe World Cup 2018 opening ceremony may not have been the best ever but England star Kyle Walker certainly gave everyone a laugh.England and Manchester City star Walker was clearly watching in Repino at their base as he provided the perfect reaction to one outrageous moment from Robbie Williams. Robbie William was the star of the show during the World Cup 2018 opening ceremony. 1 The ex-Take That star was performing in front of a packed Luzhniki Stadium and wore a dark red leopard skin patterned suit for the display.But while he sang he hits ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘Feel’, and ‘Angels’, the popstar stuck his middle finger up at the camera.And in a throwback to Dele Alli’s salute against Slovakia, which earned the player a one match ban, Walker sent out a brilliant tweet. So nice of Robbie to say hello to @dele_official ! pic.twitter.com/R5jWVeR73F— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) June 14, 2018The former Tottenham Hotspur right-back has been in superb form in social media fan and appears intent on impressing on and off the pitch in Russia.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

DONEGAL CREW RESCUED FROM SINKING TRAWLER

first_imgA Coast Guard chopper anda  lifeboat have saved a Donegal trawler from sinking off the Co Cork coast.The trawler, the Paul Stephen, with four people on board, was about 18 miles south-east of Cork Harbour when it started taking on water.Pumping equipment was rushed to the scene. Weather conditions were rough, with force-eight winds and five-metre-high waves.The chopper from Waterford was scrambled and a lifeboat from Ballycotton was launched.The 17-metre trawler, out of Greencastle, was escorted to Ballycotton on her own steam as the crew used buckets to bail out water and the life boat volunteers kept a close watch.All crew are safe. © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com DONEGAL CREW RESCUED FROM SINKING TRAWLER was last modified: December 1st, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:coast guarddonegaldonegaldaily.comGreencastlerescuetrawlerlast_img read more

Ice Dogs fire out of the blocks, then fizzle

first_img Ash Goldie got things off to a terrific start for Long Beach, scoring 8:40 into the game for the first goal of the season and a 1-0 lead, which would hold through the end of the first period. And after Christian Larrivee made it 2-0 barely seven minutes into the second period, the Ice Dogs appeared headed to a big win on the road. It didn’t take long for the 2005-06 season to get off to a terrific start for the Ice Dogs on Friday night. It took even less time for things to fall apart. After scoring the game’s first two goals, the Ice Dogs surrendered four in a row in five minutes including three in one minute and fell at Idaho, 4-3, in the season opener. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But that’s when the fun ended. First it was Brian Fahey at the 12:20 mark. Then it was D’arcy McConvey 23 seconds later. Jim Hakewill scored 37 seconds after that. One minute. Three goals. One sudden turn from joy to disaster. To make things worse, Justin Cox scored four minutes after Hakewill to conclude the onslaught and net what turned out to be the difference. In all, the second period was one to forget for Long Beach. The Ice Dogs were outscored 4-1 and outshot 17-3. center_img The Ice Dogs did get to within a goal with 1:09 to play on Mike Birbraer’s score, but they couldn’t get the tying goal. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Crested Cranes return to COSAFA action against Namibia

first_img Tags: 2018 COSAFA Women’s championshipcrested cranesfaridah bulegaHassifah Nassuna The Crested Cranes celebrating one of the four goals they scored against Swaziland in the first game (file photo)COSAFA Women’s Championships 2018Namibia vs Uganda Wolfson Stadium, kwezakeleSaturday, 15-06-2018 @02:00pmPORT ELIZABETH – The Uganda Crested Cranes will return to action on Saturday afternoon in the COSAFA Women’s championships.After an opening day 4-3 victory over Swaziland, Faridah Bulega’s charges will hope they can better their chances of qualification to the knock-out stages against Namibia on match day two.With Zimbabwe leading group C on six points after two games, the Cranes will move top of the runners-up standings with a win against Namibia.Farida Bulega is optimistic that her side will be able to take care of Namibia.“We have prepared well and no injury concerns ahead of the game, said Bulega in an interview before the game.“We are going to do our best to win since we need to top the group and advance to the knock out phase.Bulega’s side will be boosted by the six players who joined up with the contingent on Wednesday evening after their flights were delayed and she is likely to make changes to the starting lineup that beat Swaziland.The six players who traveled late to join up with the rest include Juliet Nalukenge, Lillian Mutuuzo, Shadia Nankya, Aisha Namukisa, Shamirah Nalugya and left back Grace Aluka.Crafty forward Hasifa Nassuna who netted a brace against Swaziland will be looked at for inspiration in the attacking department.Uganda is currently second in Group C, three points behind leaders Zimbabwe.Namibia will be fighting for their lives after losing 1-0 to Zimbabwe in their opening game and a defeat to Uganda will end their chances of making it to the semi finals.Comments last_img read more

Former RTE librarian died after fall at her Donegal home

first_imgA former RTE librarian was found dead at her home in Co Donegal after suffering a fall.An inquest into the death of Frances McLaughlin, aged 72, heard how she had been dead between 3 and 10 days when she was found at her home in Letterkenny on January 11th, 2017. The last people to see Ms McLaughlin alive was her sister Veronica and her husband Paul Trayers when Ms McLaughlin had spent Christmas Day with them.Donegal Coroner’s Court was told today that Mr and Mrs Trayers became concerned when they had not heard from Ms McLaughlin for some days and contacted her letting agent.They entered her home at Harvey Close, on Newline Road, and found Ms McLaughlin’s remains on the floor of the living room.Gardai were called and Garda Sean McLaughlin, a nephew of the deceased woman, arrived on the scene.He said that his aunt was dead on the floor and was dressed for bed.He said that his aunt had moved back from RTE approximately three years earlier having spent most of her adult life working in RTE in Dublin.“She has made a nice little life for herself. She had been in god health and her death was an absolute shock to everyone who knew her,” said Garda McLaughlin.Doctor Josephine Kernan was called and she pronounced death at 5.22pm and Ms McLaughlin’s remains were taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for a post mortem.Pathologist Dr Catriona Dillon told the court that the deceased had suffered heart failure and also a fracture to the femur.She said she could not tell if the fracture, which occurred as a result of a fall, came before or after Ms McLaughlin had suffered heart failure.Coroner Dr Denis McCauley said his finding was that Ms McLaughlin died as a result of an accident.Former RTE librarian died after fall at her Donegal home was last modified: August 31st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathdonegalfallFrances McLaughlinGardaiinquestRTElast_img read more

QPR trio set to sit out Norwich game

first_imgYeni Ngbakoto, Idrissa Sylla and Jamie Mackie are unlikely to be involved in QPR’s game at Norwich.Rangers, still without the injured Grant Hall and Jordan Cousins, go into their final match of the season having ensured their Championship status by beating Nottingham Forest last time out.A win at Carrow Road could see Ian Holloway’s side finish as high as 15th, depending on results elsewhere.Rangers have lost their last four away matches and five of their last six.See also:Holloway: QPR need to be like BrentfordQPR to train in Portugal during pre-seasonTwo youngsters given contracts at QPRQPR boss explains why he left out Wszolek   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NBA GMs believe in Curry, Green but don’t think Warriors can win title

first_imgNBA general managers may not think the Warriors are a real threat to win a championship this season, but they’re still big believers in Stephen Curry and Draymond Green.The league’s top decision-makers are calling Curry the best point guard and best pure shooter, while Green was named the most versatile defender and the NBA’s second-toughest player.With Kevin Durant gone and no Klay Thompson for at least half the season, like many fans and league observers, the men actually running NBA …last_img read more