2nd Annual Centennial Awards March 23

first_imgAcomplete list of the businesses to be recognized with a Centennial BusinessAward is attached.2005 Centennial Business Award Winners Montpelier.  On Tuesday, March 23rd, Vermont’s 24 oldest businesses will be recognized at an awards ceremonyto be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Billings Student Center on the UVM campus. TheVermont Centennial Business Awards recognize businesses that have operated in Vermontfor at least 100 years.  This is a joint project of the Office of theSecretary of State, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine. Special guestsinclude Governor Jim Douglas and UVM President Daniel Fogel. PRESS ADVISORY CountyYear FoundedOld Tavern at GraftonWindham1801Newfane MarketWindham1825National Life GroupWashington1848Rutland & Whitehall Railroad Co.Chittenden1848G.S. Blodgett CorporationChittenden1848Community National BankOrleans1851Hastings StoreCaledonia1853Denis, Ricker & Brown  Washington1865Springfield Printing CorporationWindsor1870Greene Corporation Lamoille1872Harrington’s in VermontChittenden1873The Herald of RandolphOrange1874Union Mutual of Vermont CompaniesWashington1874A.C. Hathorne Co.Chittenden1875Randolph National Bank Orange1875Reynolds & Son, Inc.Washington1875The County Courier  Franklin1878White River Paper CompanyWindsor1881Verizon New EnglandChittenden1883Factory Point National BankBennington1883Rutland Fire Clay Co.Rutland1883Lyndonville Savings BankOrleans1884Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad Co.Chittenden1885Granite City Tool of VermontWashington1885People’s Trust Company of St. Albans.Franklin1886 Business Contact Kathryn Mathieson: 802-828-2148For Immediate Release: March 22, 2005This press release is available digitally at http://www.sec.state.vt.us(link is external) Secretary of State ToAnnounce Vermont’s2nd Annual CentennialBusiness Award Winners Wednesday,March 234-7 p.m.Billings Student Center, UVM Campus #30last_img read more

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3 keys for Wisconsin vs. Indiana

first_imgKelsey Fenton / The Badger HeraldKey 1: No TurnoversIt’s no secret what Indiana wants to do. Run. Run. Run.Wisconsin doesn’t have the athletes, the speed or the skill to outrun or outgun Indiana in an up-tempo game. Head coach Bo Ryan knows this; just look at the gameplan he used to slow things down the last time the two teams met.Last time around the Badgers committed just eight turnovers, and thanks to great reactionary defense, only allowed the Hoosiers three total fastbreak points.I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that number is the lowest for the Hoosiers for the entire season. So, limit turnovers, limit transition and in turn, slow down the game.A half-court pace favors Wisconsin.Key 2: No doubling ZellerLast time around, Cody Zeller dropped 18 points in the first half against the Badgers. Why? Besides Berggren just looking shocked by Zeller’s quickness on the floor, Wisconsin allowed the Indiana star to just muscle his way unopposed to the blocks.But, the Badgers did a good job responding. Berggren played better in the second half and the team refused to bring doubles on Zeller. The reason? Indiana’s three point shooting. When you bring two down onto the blocks, the Hoosiers know where to fill, and that results in open looks.And when you have three point shooters like Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford and Yogi Ferell on the floor, that’s just something Wisconsin cannot afford to do.No matter what Zeller does early, the Badgers have to hope that Berggren and Frank Kaminsky can hold their ground.Key 3: Don’t Shy Away from ZellerIndiana becomes a small team when you take Zeller out of the lineup. How do you do that? Attack him. Post up Berggren, post up Evans, just don’t get afraid of taking it inside. It’s understandable if you’re hesitant; Zeller has done a great job improving his defense this season. He’s long, athletic and instinctual.Like yesterday against Michigan and the second half, the offense needs to operate through the blocks. Berggren must use up-and-unders and get Zeller in the air and make him pick up fouls.If Zeller gets out of the game, the Badgers have a shot at winning handidly.Prediction: Wisconsin 50, Indiana 52Prediction (Sean Zak, Associate Sports Editor of The Badger Herald)With a spot in Sunday’s tournament title game on the line, UW will have to do what originally seemed unthinkable and beat top-seeded Indiana … again. Although the Hoosiers rolled to a victory over Illinois in their quarterfinal matchup, Wisconsin just played its best half of basketball in recent memory.That came against a tired and limbering Michigan team, however, not an insanely athletic Indiana squad that awaits at the United Center today. The big men of each team decided the fate of the first matchup in Bloomington, Ind. and they will likely do so again in Chicago.Indiana Center Cody Zeller dominated Jared Berggren for the first 20 minutes at Assembly Hall back in January. Look to this matchup for your eventual victor. If Zeller has his way with Berggren – who sat out the waning minutes of Friday’s game with four fouls – the Badgers will be in trouble.Indiana’s seven-footer will look to expound upon his 24 point, nine rebound performance Friday afternoon.Score: Indiana 61, Wisconsin 51last_img read more

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Agbesi Nutsu wants Supporters Unions banned

first_imgAgbesi Nutsi, Camp Commandant of Ghana Village in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup has called for the disbandment of the various supporters union in the country.According to Nutsu, all the splinter groups must be disbanded and re-organised under one umbrella to ensure effective organisation.Testifying before the Justice Senyo Dzamefe Commission, Monday, Nutsu said organising the supporters under one umbrella will help in developing appropriate budget for their organisation.This he said will help in strategizing fund raising strategies to help in organising them for international competitions.He however disagreed with assertions that, supporters should not be organised for competitions adding, they are very important to the progress of the team.He said there must be efforts to distinguish between holiday makers and supporters since, most of the challenges encountered in Brasil were from holiday makers who found their way into the camp due to protocol arrangements. Nutsu, however denied allegations that he received per diem worth $25,000 during his stay at Brazil, saying “if I had received such an amount of money, my life style will change”.“My Lord, I did not receive anything for the work I did in Brazil. It was a sacrificial job for mother Ghana. I had free accommodation, food and travelled to Brazil for free.“That was enough for me since it has boosted my credentials because I went there to work for mother Ghana.“My Lord $25, 000 will do a lot of things in my life. If I had that money I will not be like this.” Nutsu told the commission.last_img read more

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Kaizer Chiefs target Hearts of Oak wonderkid Isaac Mensah

first_imgHearts of Oak’s silky winger, Isaac Mensah, is on the radar of PSL side, Kaizer Chiefs.The winger, nicknamed Messi by a section of Hearts fans, was one of the brightest spots in a shambolic season for the Phobians on and off the pitch.According to reports in South Africa, the Soweto giants have targeted Mensah and will be aiming to snatch him in the January transfer window.The winger was not the only player targeted as Ary Papel of Clube Desportivo 1º de Agosto has also been lined up by the Amakhosi. But a source in South Africa reveals the Ghanaian youngster is more likely to seal the deal.”Of the two, the favourite to be snatched as soon as possible would be Mensah.”“He has been in a rich vein of form for his current club, Hearts of Oak, back home in Ghana, and he could be snapped up in the January transfer window,” a Soccer Laduma source at the club said. Mensah joined Hearts of Oak from Ashaiman based colts side Deportivo FC  three seasons ago.If Mensah leaves, he will join a long list of Ghanaian players who featured in the league last season to have the shores of the country in search of greener pastures.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Emong, Proscovia, Wokorach and Sserunkuma vie for top USPA award

first_imgEmong (left) won the sprint finish to win gold at the World Championships in London.Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Para-Athlete David Emong, rugby star Phillip Wokorach, football ace Geoffrey Sserunkuma and queen of the netball court Peace Proscovia will vie for the Uganda Sportsperson of the Year 2017 accolade. The Nile Special awards winner will be announced at the annual Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) gala at a later date.The four stars were nominated by the Uganda Sports Press Association at their monthly assembly in Kampala on Monday at Imperial Royale Hotel. The journalists also voted the best in various sports categories.Emong was nominated for his feat after winning the country’s first Paralympic gold medal while Sserunkuma got on the list for leading the goal scoring charts for champions KCCA on the local and continental level.Proscovia led the She Cranes to Africa glory, having grabbed 130 of 270 goals the team scored on their way to the title in Kampala.Wokorach helped Uganda defend the Africa Sevens title as Uganda qualified for the 2018 World Cup Sevens.Emong was a runner-up for the Uganda sportsman of the year 2016 title that was awarded to footballer Denis Onyango. KickboxerNile Special USPA Kickboxer of 2017-Patricia ApolotLudoNile Special USPA Ludo player of 2017 –Kato CharlesSwimmingNile Special USPA Female Swimmer of 2017-Avice Meya* USPA Male Swimmer of 2017- Tendo Mukalazi HockeyNile Special USPA Male Hockey player of 2017- Emmanuel BagumaNile Special USPA Female Hockey player of 2017- Doreen MbabaziTennisNile Special USPA Tennis player of 2017- Duncan MugabeBody buildingNile Special USPA bodybuilder of 2017-Isaac MubikirwaSquashNile Special USPA squash player of 2017- Michael Kawooya*-MinorsMale Badminton player of the year- Brian Kasirye 16 yearsFemale Badminton  player of the year-Husnah Kobugabe 17 yearsMotocross rider of the year- Isabella Blick 9 yearsFemale athlete of the year-Josephine Lalam 17 years.Male swimmer of the year-Tendo Mukalazi 15 years. Nile Special USPA Footballer of 2017 is Sserunkuma, the Male Athlete of 2017 is Emong, the Male rugby player of 2017 is Phillip Wokorach while Netballer of 2017 is Peace Proscovia.Here is list of all the nominees and winners.Nile Special USPA Sports Personality of the year nomineesDavid EmongPhillip WokorachGeoffrey SserunkumaPeace Proscovia Nile Special USPA team of the year nomineesCity OilersNational Rugby 7s teamLady Cricket CranesShe CranesKCCA FC Nile Special USPA best organized event of the year nominees-FIBA Zone 5 Club Championships-Africa Rugby 7s Championships-Uganda Golf Open-IAAF World Cross Championships Athletics* USPA Female Athlete of 2017 –Josephine LalamNile Special USPA Male Athlete of 2017- David Emong BoxingNile Special USPA Boxer of 2017 – Muzamir Kakande FootballNile Special USPA Footballer of 2017- Geoffrey SserunkumaNile Special USPA Female Footballer of 2017-Vanessa Edith Karungi MotorsportNile Special USPA Rally Crew of 2017- Christakis Fitidis and Eric Nzamwita GolfNile Special USPA Male golfer of 2017- Ronald RugumayoNile Special USPA Female golfer of 2017- Martha Babirye CricketNile Special USPA Male cricketer of 2017- Kenneth WaisswaNile Special USPA Female cricketer of 2017- Gertrude Chandiru PoolNile Special USPA Male Pool player of 2017- Fahad SsewankamboNile Special USPA Female Pool player of 2017- Victoria Namuyanja Badminton* USPA Male Badminton player of 2017- Brian Kasirye* USPA Female Badminton player of 2017- Husnah Kobugabe KarateNile Special USPA Male Karateka of 2017- Ronald MwanjeNile Special USPA Female Karateka of 2017- Linda Ochen Share on: WhatsApp  Table Tennis ?Nile Special USPA Male T/Tennis player of 2017-Nile Special USPA Female T/Tennis player 2017- Woodball ?Nile Special USPA Female Woodball player of 2017-Nile Special USPA Male Woodball player of 2017- WeightliftingNile Special USPA weightlifter of 2017- Hakim SsemperezaRugbyNile Special USPA Female rugby player of 2017- Samiya AyikoruNile Special USPA Male rugby player of 2017- Phillip WokorachBasketballNile Special USPA Male Basketballer of 2017- Jimmy EnabuNile Special USPA Female Basketballer of 2017-Vilma AchenMotocross* USPA Motocross rider of 2017- Isabella BlickChessNile Special USPA Male Chess player of 2017- Patrick KawumaNile Special USPA Female Chess player of 2017- Maria NakanyikeVolleyballNile Special USPA Female Volleyballer of 2017- Margaret NamyaloNile Special USPA Male Volleyballer of 2017- George AporuNetballNile Special USPA Netballer of 2017-Peace Proscovialast_img read more

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Mandzukic fires Juventus into Champions League last 16

first_imgTurin, Italy | AFP | Mario Mandzukic scored the only goal as Juventus eased into the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Valencia in their Group H clash.Cristiano Ronaldo provided the assist that allowed the Croatian to tap in just before the hour mark in Turin.The win for the Italian champions, who only needed a point to ensure qualification, combined with Manchester United snatching a late 1-0 win over Young Boys at Old Trafford means Valencia crash out of the competition.Massimiliano Allegri’s side will now have to wait to see whether they top the group when they play their final group game mid-December in Bern against Young Boys.Juventus have 12 points from five games with Manchester United on ten.“We’ve grown from last year,” said Allegri, whose side were knocked out in the quarter-finals last year by Real Madrid.“We have become faster in playing the ball, then of course, there is Cristiano Ronaldo … but we made some mistakes and we did not get a second goal, we have to improve.“Ronaldo gives us a sense of security and confidence, but the team is essentially the same as last season.”Ronaldo came out firing on all cylinders after his controversial red card during his first Champions League game for Juventus in Valencia back in September, which Allegri’s side still won 2-0.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was in top form in the Allianz Stadium with chances in the first three minutes, including a powerful drive straight at Valencia’s Brazilian goalkeeper Neto. Juventus controlled the game with Rodrigo Bentancur and Blaise Matuidi masters of the midfield with Dybala up front flanked by Ronaldo and Mandzukic.Miralem Pjanic and Giorgio Chiellini had penalty calls waved aside, with Ronaldo again skimming the post after 25 minutes.A clever Leonardo Bonucci backheel flip was picked up by Joao Cancelo whose curling effort flew past the post to the frustration of Ronaldo who had been position for the pass.However the hosts could thank goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny for going into the break 0-0 when his one-handed save stopped Mouctar Diakhaby’s searing header.Juventus piled on the pressure after the break with Neto denying Ronaldo from a free-kick.But Mandzukic broke through in the 59th minute as Ronaldo shook off Gabriel with some fancy footwork and flashed a low shot across the face of goal that found the Croatian forward, who just had to finish off.Valencia thought they had scored two minutes later but Diakhaby’s header was ruled out and the defender penalised for handball.The Spaniards could thank Neto for limiting the damage, clearing a curling Dybala shot and a late Ronaldo header.“We should have been sharper going for the second goal,” said Allegri.“Valencia proved they are in good shape, have the best defence in La Liga and it’s not easy to score against them.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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New Partnership Forms Family Justice Center In Thurston County

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston County Prosecutor’s OfficeOLYMPIA –Thurston County Clerk Betty Gould, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza, Thurston County Prosecutor Jon Tunheim, and the Executive Director of the Family Support Center Schelli Slaughter, are pleased to announce a new partnership, the Thurston County Family Justice Center.  The Family Justice Center will provide advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in criminal cases, assist with civil protection orders and civil family law matters, and provide referrals to social and other support services.Staff from the County Prosecutor’s Office, the County Clerk, and the County Sheriff’s Office will be available to assist clients at the Family Support Center building, which is less than two blocks from the Olympia Transit Center at 108 State Street.  Staff from the Northwest Justice Project and the Family Support Center of South Sound will also be located at the new center.“We are proud to welcome the Thurston County Family Justice Center to the Family Support Center both as a partner and as a new service provider in our building,” says Schelli Slaughter, Executive Director of the Family Support Center.  “The Family Support Center was founded to strengthen families in our community by offering an array of collaborative, coordinated, client-centered services under one roof.  The Thurston County Family Justice Center perfectly complements this best practice model and will fulfill a critical need for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who seek co-located services.”The Thurston County Family Justice Center gathers together law enforcement, legal experts, victim advocates and social service providers in one place, making it easier for domestic violence and sexual assault victims to begin to rebuild their lives with protection orders, emergency housing, child care resources, and other legal and social services.   A recent client said, “It has been two years since my assault.  All the professionals connected with the Family Justice Center have continued to help me through the healing process and now I am back to being myself.”“It’s important to have a collaborative and coordinated approach for domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases,” said Jon Tunheim, Prosecuting Attorney. “Victims may become intimidated and discouraged if they are forced to go to six or eight different places and talk to a dozen different people to get basic help. Having one office in downtown Olympia makes it easier for victims to access the justice they deserve and rebuild their lives.”  The Thurston County Family Justice Center also offers monthly outreach clinics in Rochester and Yelm.WHAT:           Thurston County Family Justice CenterWHEN:           Regular business hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.WHERE:         108 State Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98501, 2nd FloorPHONE:    360 915-8940For more information about the new Thurston County Family Justice Center and information about services and assistance for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, visit the Thurston County Family Justice Center web page at www.thurstoncountyfjc.org.last_img read more

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U14 Selects enjoy taste of Kootenay South Gold

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe roundball season is in full swing and so is the Nelson U14 Selects.The Reps blasted Kootenay South 6-0 en route to the gold medal in the U14 Boys Division at the KSYSA 16th Annual Boys Tournament Sunday at Mozzochi Park in Fruitvale.Micah May scored three times and James Miller added a pair to lead the Reps to the convincing victory.Dunavan Morris-Jansen scored the final tally for Nelson.“In the close games we maintained most of the possession but we just couldn’t finish and even when we were down our boys just kept at it,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo.“Their perseverance paid off, they didn’t quit. Once they found the net you could just see the confidence build.”The Selects opened the tournament by rallying back to edge Kootenay South 3-2. Trailing 1-0, Spencer Szabo tied the game on a penalty kick. Kootenay South restored the lead before May pulled the team even again. Nicholas Wethal notched the game winner with just minutes to play.In the afternoon game, the Reps blasted Creston 9-0. James Miller scored three times for Nelson with the remaining goals going to May, Szabo, Keaton Roch and Sam Woodward.Sunday, Nelson advanced to the final by edging Kootenay East Rovers of Cranbrook 3-1. Once again the Selects needed to comeback after being down 1-0.But goals from Morris-Jansen and Tucker Anderson, followed up by an insurance marker by Dylan Bennett, allowed the Selects to pull out the victory.“This was a very important weekend for (the players),” Szabo explained. “The boys have grown and are now, truly, a ‘team’. I couldn’t be happier for them.”Despite scoring more than 20 goals, Szabo was impressed by the strong play of the defensive line.“Much of the credit goes to our fullbacks,” he said. “Johnny Johnson, Theo Bakas and Nick Wethal were a force back there and (goalkeeper) Harrison Giles made some terrific saves.“That guy is a walking Tide commercial.”The Reps have a week off before traveling to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for a rep tournament during the May long weekend.  [email protected]last_img read more

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Electric Grapevine: Get the puck out

first_imgAs the dust settles and bandwagoners watch the National Hockey League (NHL) training to see which team provides the best chance of redemption next year, I can look back at the season and see what is left.  Well, a few less cop cars and windows for certain, but the real fans are still standing. It’s well chronicled that I’m not a hockey fan but I am a National Basketball Association (NBA) fan so I can relate to the ups and downs faced by Canucks fans. Where the difference is though, is where bandwagoners come in to play.  I appreciate die hard fans of anything, as my neurotic side is evident in all my passions. Bandwagoners, however, are the lowest form of “fan” on the planet. These people make me sick. My theory is, if you can’t name each and every player on “your” team they aren’t yours okay? If you don’t know who they played on the home opener of that season, take off the knockoff jersey you bought at the Chinatown night market and turn the channel. And whatever you do, don’t zing around the term “we” under any circumstance. There is no “we” there are real fans and then you.  The phrase du jour in Vancouver is now: “real Fans don’t riot.” While this is true, the inversion is not necessarily. So many people keep proclaiming that the worst offenders aren’t fans. I don’t buy this. A huge number of these idiots were sporting real jerseys worth upwards of 250 bucks and were most certainly keeping an open bar tab to whet their palate during each and every dry second period of the Stanley Cup finals. Don’t try to tell me that a sport predicated on smashing people into glass and ice, funded by the beer industry isn’t going to promote the same behaviour off the ice. BS.  “The rioters were well organized anarchists.” Oh get the h…e..double hockey stick out of here. I’m so sick of this weak veil of misdirection that I engage anyone I hear spout this garbage.  Did any part of that riot look to be well thought out by planning geniuses? Do you think they’re having their well-organized annual general meeting right now in anticipation of a White Caps flameout? Are they readying their riot gear in case of a meltdown by the local lacrosse team?  No, they aren’t because they’re hockey fans. Face it. They aren’t the only ones who behave like this. Don’t get me wrong, European football fans (that means soccer for all you pucks) are some of the most violent fans on earth.  They typically target opposing players or refs mind you. They also burn down opponents’ neighbourhoods, not their own. What they don’t do is attach themselves to a team during the conference finals. They bleed their team colours and typically do for most of a lifetime with every loss and relegation more painful than the last.  My allegiance to my beloved Chicago Bulls left me disappointed this season but I didn’t don a Miami Heat jersey as the finals began. I simply rooted against them as I hate all they stand for. The Heat is the bandwagoners of the player world. This team of tin men turned their back on cities that cherished them, made them and paid them in order to seek glory in the easiest manner possible. It seemed like they had succeeded too until a team of relatively old, washed up players took them out in the finals in a gutsy performance. A heartwarming story of redemption and overcoming obstacles for sure, but not enough to make me jump ship.  Sure it was weird to not have a team I like in the finals but I stayed true to the team I’ve watched since I was nine. And when my team lost I simply ranted on Facebook without feeling the need to smash windows or burn cop cars. And I’m a fan of a sport that’s supposed to consist of thugs raised by thugs, so why couldn’t hockey fans keep their cool?   I realize I’m probing a sensitive spot with the majority of Canadians being hockey fans and the game seven loss still in our rear-view, so I’d like to point out that the bandwagoners caught most of my ire. That said, I expect hate mail from you passive aggressive lot so I’ve turned up my spam filter from “Luongo” to “Thomas” just in case.last_img read more

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U14 Selects pitch shutout en route to Kootenay Zone Playdown title

first_imgIt’s an age-old adage that defence wins championships.The Nelson Selects are well onto their way for a great performance at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Kelowna after pitching a shutout in four games en route to the Kootenay Zone U14 Girl’s Playdown title Sunday in Creston.Nelson defeated Creston, Kootenay South (KSYSA), Cranbrook (KEYSA), and Columbia Valley (CV) and finished with a perfect record of 4-0 and a big goosegg in the goals allowed category.”We’re very proud of the team’s performance at the 2012 playdowns,” said coaches Paul Burkart and Pat Perkins.”The squad controlled play during most of their games, and rock solid defending by defensive backs Kyra Burkart, Maya Mierau, Merissa Dawson, Kali Horner and Emma Gregorich with keeper Haley Cooke earned an impressive tournament shutout.” The Reps opened with a narrow 1-0 decision over Kootenay South on a cold, rainy Saturday morning.Brownwyn Sutherland scored the only goal of the game by converting a rebound from the Kootenay South keeper. Nelson then got the offence in gear Saturday afternoon against the hot Creston side, scoring an easy 8-0 win.Darian Voisard opened up the scoring with less than two minutes played, followed by two goals from Naomi Perkins and a single from Lakpa Dietz to make the tally 4 – 0 at the half. VVoisard was unstoppable in the second half adding three more goals while Camille Gebhart added a single. Sunday morning the Nelson Selects faced the squad from Cranbrook and controlled play for most of the game.Despite many quality scoring opportunities, Nelson was unable to convert until Camille Gebhart opened up the scoring with an impressive strike from outside the penalty area.Gebhart added a single in the second half. In the final game of the tourney, Voisard, Dietz, Emily Graeme and Merissa Dawson, on a successful penalty kick, scored to give Nelson a 4 – 0 win over Columbia Valley.The Selects now advance to the Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in the Central Okanagan City.last_img read more

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