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Huskies beat Vipers 8-0

first_imgWith the all-star game next weekend, the Huskies don’t play again until Jan 24th & 25th, with home games against Peace River and Beaverlodge. The Huskies got the job done on Satuday night, beating the Sexsmith Vipers 8-0.It took about 6 minutes for Captain Jon Spence to open the scoring, when he notched his 11th goal of the season, beating Vipers starter Stephen Siebert, who lasted for about half the game, before being replaced by Spencer Jebb.Shortly thereafter, Cody Kalb scored his first of three goals in the game, his 22nd, 23rd, and 24th goals of the season.  Kalb’s Linemates also got into the action, with Dylan Apsassin scoring 2 goals and 3 assists, while Brennan Billey, playing on the top unit in place of the absent Dan Pappin, added three assists.- Advertisement -Luke McInerney found himself on Steven Fast’s second line, and scored his sixth of the season 32 seconds into the second period.  Fast and Kole Norris were both held goalless, but added 2 assists apeice.Zack Blain stopped all 24 shots he faced, in his first start since Dec. 13th.  Blain has been added to the roster for the all-star game in Whitecourt (Jan 17th), and will join the other Husky all-stars, which are Payden Wongstedt, Jon Spence, Steven Fast, Kole Norris, Cody Kalb, and Dan Pappin.The huskies also had a great day on Sunday, when they, along with the Formula Tank female Flyers and other members of the community, brought in 17,400 pounds of food for the Salvation Army, in their annual Fill the Bus event.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Force of her own

first_imgThe run was enough to calm dad down, even if for a moment. “She did her job, that was pressure,” said the defending class champion. “I couldn’t have been more proud as a car owner or as a dad. You try not to worry. I didn’t worry when Eric and Robert were starting out, but that’s my baby out there. “I still look at her eyes in that helmet and I see the little girl who fell off her tricycle.” The elder Force was a bit less stressed after the first of four qualifying sessions at Fairplex. Robert Hight, his son-in-law and Ashley’s brother-in-law, finished with the best time with a 4.693 at 326.79. Brandon Bernstein, whose father Kenny returned to driving Thursday after a three-year retirement, was tops in Top Fuel with a pass of 4.494 at 331.61. Greg Anderson, a winner here at the 2006 Auto Club Finals, posted the best time in Pro Stock with an effort of 6.647 at 208.33. John Force Racing put four Mustangs in the top 14. In addition to Hight and Ashley, Eric Meden, was right behind Ashley in seventh and Force posted the 14th-best time. Only the top 16 will advance to Sunday’s finals. “I don’t know how Eric and Robert did it,” Ashley said about the debuts of her teammates in 2004 and 2005, respectively. “They just stepped in after working on the crew. I don’t know if I would have had the guts,” a reference to her three seasons in the alcohol class. The younger Force was the initial car in the class off the line and was surrounded by film crews, well-wishers and other drivers in the staging lanes en route to the starting line. She was so focused she didn’t hear her father as he tried to give her last-minute advice. “He was talking to me, but I couldn’t hear him because (team crew chief Austin) Coil was on the radio,” Ashley said. “That was OK because I think dad just wanted to talk.” The run was without a major incident, but not perfect. A fuel system problem slowed the car near the end and the side windows popped out. “I was on the radio telling my crew they had given me a convertible,” said Ashley, saying something more benefitting her father. “There is a lot of relief,” Ashley said after the run, only the ninth in class by a female. “What I’m realizing is that there is more pressure from yourself. I’ve realized that’s what all drivers are going through. I’m in the car, I want (the crew) to be proud of me and I can do that by cutting a good light and getting down the track.” Her reaction time of 0.126 seconds was in the middle of the field. Bob Gilbertson had the best reaction time of the session (0.096), but suffered car issues and was 22nd in the field. “It was perfectly straight,” Hight said of Ashley’s run. “There’s a lot of pressure on her. She blocked (the distractions) out, kept her focus. It was awesome to watch her.” The next step in Ashley’s path is a side-by-side run, her first in competition. “I’m excited about it,” she said, “but I’ve done it before in testing. I think I’ll be OK.” Although Ashley insisted she’s more like her mother Lori (“My dad is nuts, my mom is sane”), there was a moment in her press debriefing that she sounded very much like her father. Two minutes into answering a question, she stopped in midsentence and asked, “I forgot what the question was.” Like father, like daughter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It was more nerve-racking than I thought,” said the 24-year-old daughter of 14-time Funny Car champion John Force. “Coming into this, I felt I was pretty relaxed. I’ve been racing five years, I know the routine. “As much as I tried to stay calm, watching my dad running around like a chicken with his head cut off, He was making me nervous.” center_img POMONA – In the most anticipated, recorded, talked about and documented debut run in NHRA history, Ashley Force ran true and straight down the Pomona Raceway quarter-mile Thursday afternoon without incident. And for more than 30 minutes, it was the quickest among the Funny Cars qualifying for the season-opening NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series Winternationals. However, reality soon kicked in and by the time all 23 racers made their initial pass, Force’s run of 4.810 seconds at 281.19 mph was only sixth-best in the class. last_img read more

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Iran grab late World Cup victory against Morocco

first_img0Shares0000Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz scored an injury-time own goal to hand Iran a 1-0 World Cup winSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 15 – Iran’s players stormed the pitch at full-time as if they had won the World Cup rather than just their opening match after an own goal from Morocco’s Aziz Bouhaddouz gifted them a dramatic 1-0 victory on Friday.Wasteful finishing looked to have consigned this compelling contest at the Saint Petersburg Stadium to a goalless draw but Bouhaddouz’s mistake in injury-time means Iran emerge as the early challengers to Spain and Portugal in Group B. Iran coach Carlos Queiroz, once of Real Madrid and Manchester United, insisted the chaos that has engulfed Spain this week offered no boost to these teams’ chances, but this victory certainly cranks the pressure up a notch.When Bouhaddouz nodded in at the near post, Iran’s substitutes could not resist rushing onto the field and when the final whistle blew moments later they were sprinting over again in delight.Morocco should at least take heart from a blistering first half an hour, during which their zip and zest deemed them virtually unplayable. But Hakim Ziyach, Ayoub El Kaabi and Mehdi Benatia all failed to capitalise.Instead, Iran showed the same grit that had frustrated Argentina for 91 minutes four years ago but while Lionel Messi was the difference that day, this time it was their turn to snatch a last-gasp winner.Iran have now won their second World Cup match everTheir build-up had not been smooth. Nike had blocked the players’ supply of boots four days previous while further back, friendlies against Greece and Kosovo were cancelled.It gave Queiroz good reason for positioning his team as the group’s outsiders but both teams had cause for optimism after his side strolled through 18 games of Asian qualifying without defeat while Morocco were unbeaten too, with the added coup of not conceding a single goal.Morocco’s fans, at a World Cup for the first time in 20 years, belted out their own national anthem and then applauded Iran’s, the 67,000-seater arena a sea of red and white, and buzzing with the hum of vuvuzelas in a throwback to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.The only shame was the large number of empty seats at kick-off, with many supporters still queueing to get through security 15 minutes before kick-off.Morcco started brilliantly, hounding Iran’s every touch and swarming forward with such ferocity that on the line, Queiroz spent most of the opening 20 minutes urging his players to pause, and take a breath.The only surprise was Morocco were not ahead as Ziyach kicked the air from a well-worked corner, El Kaabi sliced wide and a penalty-box scramble saw shots from Younes Belhanda and Benatia blocked.The onslaught finally eased after half an hour and by the interval Iran had not only survived but finished the stronger, Sardar Azmoun, the ‘Iranian Messi’, spurning a one-on-one after a scintillating break.Perhaps tired from the first period or, more likely, reminded of their defensive duties during the interval, both teams were more cagey after the restart.They each made substitutions as the game drifted past the hour and the closest it had come to a winner was when a fizzing Ziyach drive had to be tipped around the post by Ali Beiranvand.Queiroz and his opposite number Herve Renard were involved in a touchline scuffle, that was quickly resolved, before the real drama arrived moments later.Bouhaddouz could not see what was behind him when a whipped free-kick came in from the left and he panicked, diving to the ball and heading it inside his own near post.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Video: Celtic fans doing what they do best

first_imgCeltic beat Malmo in the first leg of their Champions League play-off, but they have a tough task in the second leg to reach the group stage.Having gone 2-0 up, the Bhoys won 3-2, with former Parkhead man Jo Inge Berget scoring twice to give the visitors two precious away goals.Celtic were winning 3-1 until Berget scored in the final moment of the game, but despite that, it was still a win and the thousands of supporters inside Celtic Park were in full voice, displaying their huddle during the game.FIVE PICTURES ALL CELTIC FANS WILL LOVE 1 Celtic beat Malmo 3-2 last_img

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FERRY’S REFUSE FINED FOR HAVING UNTAXED BIN LORRIES

first_imgFerry’s – didn’t tax two of its bin lorriesA GARDA Inspector has questioned whether or not a local refuse company would pay huge fines handed down to a local refuse collection company.Inspector Goretti Sheridan made her views known as Ferry’s Refuse appeared at Letterkenny District Court on charges brought after two investigations by Garda Derek Connaughton. Bin lorries being operated in Letterkenny in September and October 2013 had not been taxed.Neither had been taxed for months, with €1,800 in back-tax owed.Inspector Sheridan said the company had been ‘chopping and changing’ its name and the charges were brought against Ferry’s Refuse Limited which had now changed to Ferry’s Refuse Recycling Limited.Judge Paul Kelly asked defence solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin why the vehicles had not been taxed.“Why is he (Jim Ferry) not taxing his vehicles?” asked the judge.Mr McLaughlin said they (Ferry’s) had difficulties at the time, transferring the vehicles from one company to another.He admitted the back tax had not been paid.Judge Paul Kelly struck out four of the six charges and fined Ferry’s a total of €2,000. The company will be given three months to pay.However Inspector Sheridan said that with the company name changes she was concerned the fines would not be paid.“Will the fines be paid?” she asked.Mr McLaughlin replied: “The fines will be paid.”Judge Kelly told Mr McLaughlin: “Tell him (Mr Ferry) he is putting his business at risk Mr McLaughlin.”FERRY’S REFUSE FINED FOR HAVING UNTAXED BIN LORRIES was last modified: January 6th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Donegal Dailyferry’s refusefinedLetterkenny District Courtno taxlast_img read more

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15-year-old to get college diploma

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I want to be constantly challenged, and I thought this could be a challenge for me as well,” he said. The Hart High School student said the key to his early success was in the way he used his time. He made a study schedule and stuck to it, day in and day out, since his freshman year. So when the Hart school bell rang every day at 3 p.m., Christopher headed straight home and did his homework. Then he’d scoot over to College of the Canyons for a second round of classes, held mostly twice a week. Among the U.S. history, sociology and general chemistry classes, Christopher learned that he’s not much of a humanities guy. Instead, he emerged as a biology and physical science major. He aims to one day study human brains as a researcher. But that will come after graduation from Harvard Medical School, which comes after he earns his bachelor’s degree from UCLA or the University of the California, San Diego, he hopes. Teacher Linda Cox, who served as his adviser with the Future Business Leaders of America, recalled a time Christopher came over to her house to work on a project for the business club and the quiz show “Jeopardy” came on TV. “And of course he answers every question,” she said. Cox said it’s rare to find a high school student with an associate’s degree already hanging on the wall. But that wall may soon have a second degree on it. Tricia, Christopher’s 13-year-old sister and Hart High School freshman, starts her first class next week at College of the Canyons. “She’s following the tradition,” he said. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Fifteen-year-old Christopher Ngoon graduates today from College of the Canyons – a year before he gets his high school diploma. Yes, he skipped a few grades in elementary school. And, yes, he sacrificed a prom and some other social activities to earn an associate’s degree before he’s officially a high school senior. But to the College of the Canyons graduate, all the late-nighters that he pulled over the last three years were well worth it. last_img read more

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HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL SCOUTS TO ATTEND CAMP CARNIVAL THIS SUMMER

first_imgHundreds of young scouts form across Donegal will take part in Camp Carnival in Co Tyrone later this summer.Camp Carnival is Scouting Ireland’s forthcoming Scout Camp which will be held on the Baroncourt Estate on the outskirts of Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone. The camp will the home for almost 2000 young people (from 6yrs to 26yrs) and adult volunteers from Friday 1st June until Monday 4th June.The official launch of the camp took place yesterday at Baroncourt estate.Camp Chief, Joe Boland, a scout leader from Lifford, said that the young people are going to in for a terrific weekend as his team of volunteers having been working hard to ensure the programme for the Camp will full of adventure and fun.Joe has enlisted the expertise of the emergency services along with other agencies to assist in providing an action packed and fun filled programme of activities that are tailor made to ensure the young people leave with not only memories but will have acquired a number of scouting and outdoor skills.  HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL SCOUTS TO ATTEND CAMP CARNIVAL THIS SUMMER was last modified: February 12th, 2012 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:CAMP CARNIVALSCOUT LEADER JOE BOLANDlast_img read more

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Bulldogs win off of Mata’s leg

first_imgWEST COVINA — West Covina High kicker Robert Mata nailed a 42-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to lead the Bulldogs’ football team to a 17-14 win over Division II Paramount. “Mata’s never kicked a field goal that far before,’ head coach Mike Maggiore said. “He never appears to be nervous. He told us he could make it and we believed him.’ The Pirates drove the ball to the Bulldogs’ 26 yard-line late in the fourth quarter after a West Covina fumble, but the drive stalled after a failed 43-yard field goal attempt. Pirates running back Clifford Ross gained nearly 200 yards rushing while scoring two touchdowns but injured himself at the beginning of that drive. The Bulldogs defense played tough in the second half as they shut down the smash-mouth running game of the Pirates. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “We played against a tremendous running back, but we made plays when we had to make them,’ Maggiore said. “We tackled a whole lot better in the second half.’ Both teams exchanged touchdown drives in the first quarter as West Covina’s Xavier Tucker scored on an 8-yard run and Ross scored on a 30-yard run. Bulldogs’ quarterback George Munoz connected with Abel Sandoval for 5-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The touchdown was set up by London Richmond’s 30-yard run. Richmond finished the game with over 100 yards rushing. center_img 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

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COUNCIL GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR LARGE AMUSEMENT ARCADE

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is to give the green light to a large gaming arcade in the town.The arcade will host lots of different gaming machines.The council is to rubberstamp the plan to locate a 4,300 sq ft arcade in the Ballyraine area.The applicant, Darren McGarry, had originally lodged plans to turn the old Gleneany House Hotel on the Port Road into an amusement arcade hosting up to 100 gaming machines. However, this was shot down by councillors following objections by a local planning consultant.Now it appears that Mr McGarry is to be given the go-ahead at his second time of asking.It is understood that Richard Quirke, one of the country’s biggest gaming arcade entrepreneurs, is connected to the proposed project.  COUNCIL GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR LARGE AMUSEMENT ARCADE was last modified: September 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:amusement arcadeBallyrainecouncilGleneany House Hotellast_img read more

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