Facebook105Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Downtown AllianceThe Olympia Downtown Alliance’s Music in the Park talent selection committee is looking to schedule nine events for our 40th Annual Music in the Park Series.Music in the Park attracts between 600 to several thousand attendees per show. In most cases we provide sound. While we do not have a large budget, we will provide a stipend to performers. We encourage local performers to apply.Performance times are 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Wednesdays July 10 – August 21 at Sylvester Park, in the heart of downtown Olympia. And Friday, August 2 and 23 performances at the Olympia Port Plaza.To apply, visit our website or follow this link directly. Apply by February 1, 2019, to guarantee your consideration. Online applications only.Our talent selection committee will review all submissions, and we will notify bands of our decision by mid-March.About the Olympia Downtown Alliance: The Olympia Downtown Alliance does not discriminate in employment or the delivery of services and resources on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or national origin, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.
Advertisement weo7f9NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs793Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9lqq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bmWould you ever consider trying this?😱bwc3Can your students do this? 🌚4cqh9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Jasprit Bumrah, the ever-smiling pacer from Gujarat is on red hot form and is proving to be one of the finest fast bowling talent India has ever produced. The Mumbai Indians bowler has become as crucial to India’s bowling as Virat Kohli is to their batting. In a recent interview he spoke on his bowling style, his performances abroad and his captain.Advertisement “I’m very happy. I started playing Test cricket a year back and playing all three formats was my dream. I always wanted to play Test cricket. It’s been a good journey. I’m learning from the experience that I’ve gained by playing in South Africa, England, Australia and the West Indies. India will be a different challenge, which I’m looking forward to,” he said in an event.Advertisement His outswinger proved to be deadly for the West Indian batsmen in the recently concluded test series at the Caribbean islands, where he took 13 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls with a phenomenal strike rate of 9.23. However, the 25-year-old isn’t famous for his outswingers but he revealed that he always had that delivery up his sleeve.“I haven’t mastered it. I always had the outswinger. I’ve not used it a lot, but bowling in England, where the Dukes ball swings for a long period of time, and playing more and more Tests, gave me a lot of confidence. I was able to execute my skills because of these factors,” he said.Advertisement Bumrah was then asked about his relationship with the Indian captain Virat Kohli, to which he replied, “He backs all his teammates, gives his bowlers a lot of confidence. He gives you complete freedom to bowl the way you want to bowl, to express yourself. It feels good when your captain has that kind of belief in you”. Advertisement
Advertisement bgowNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs56vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3l1rp9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2kndWould you ever consider trying this?😱83tbCan your students do this? 🌚5nmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Shafali Verma, the youngest star in the Indian cricket team, has been breaking records ever since her international debut. In September, the teenager became the youngest player to play a T20I match for India and today, she broke another record which was previously held by the great Sachin Tendulkar. At 15 years and 286 days, Shafali is now the youngest Indian player to score an international half-century as Tendulkar achieved this feat at the age of 16 years and 214 days.Advertisement Advertisement “The explosive 15-year-old Shafali Verma scored her maiden half-century in the first T20I against West Indies Women today in St Lucia. Shafali is the youngest Indian ever to score an int’l fifty #TeamIndia,” BCCI Women tweeted.Earlier, Verma and Smriti Mandhana helped India put on a solid performance with their 143 runs partnership for the opening wicket. The teenager, on her fifth T20I, scored 73 runs from 49 balls, while Mandhana managed 67 off 46 deliveries.With the mammoth partnership, the visitors posted 185/4 and the Windies ladies faced difficulties to deal with the Indian bowlers at regular intervals. Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, and Poonam Yadav scalped two wickets each and India won the first game of the five-match series by 84-runs. Read more:Smriti Mandhana reaches 2000 ODI runs in record time; second fastest Indian to feat after Shikhar DhawanIndia women fall just one run short as West Indies win 1st ICC Women’s C’ship ODI Advertisement
Image Courtesy: IANS/ABPAdvertisement 1fpfqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsx2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ee0cyks( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cp94Would you ever consider trying this?😱x7qupsCan your students do this? 🌚avoRoller skating! Powered by Firework As the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics approaches, India’s hopes for medal tally gets another boost. This time, the superstar Indian wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia who have secured medals at the 2020 Asian Wrestling Championships in New Delhi. Ravi Kumar has clinched gold, but Bajrang Punia had to be satisfied with a silver after getting defeated in the final.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/ABPFacing Hikmatullo Vohidov from Tajikistan in the Men’s freestyle 57 kg event, Ravi Kumar dominated over his opponent with a clean 10-0 finish. This is his second gold medal of this year, after winning gold at the Rome Ranking Series in January, defeating Nurbolat Abdualiyev from Kazakhstan in the final.Earlier in the AWC, Kumar impressed with victories over former world champions Yuki Takahash and Nurislam Sanayev on his path to the final.Advertisement Kumar has won silver at the 2018 World U23 Wrestling Championship in Bucharest, Romania, and also a bronze at the 2019 World Wrestling Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan last September.Competing in the 65 kg category, Bajrang Punia faced his opponent from the 2018 World Wrestling Championships final, where he lost the gold against Takuto Otoguro. However, the 25 year old Haryanvi failed to defeat his Japanese opponent again, as Otoguro pressed him down with a 10-2 finish.Advertisement A defeat against the same opponent twice, is raising some eyebrows before the Olympic this year. However, Punia’s coach Shako Bentinidits gave some insight. “Otoguro is very fast and has quality attack. Punia is a little bit slow and a physical wrestler. We have time and heart to bounce back,” Bentinidits said after the match.“Maybe people think every time Bajrang will win gold but it is not possible to stay at the same level for two years. Better to lose now than at the Olympics. He has to give everything there, this is not important.” he added.The 25 year old has two AWC gold medals to his name, first one in New Delhi back in 2017, and the second gold in Xi’an last year. However, this is his second AWC silver after losing out against Masoud Esmaeilpour of Iran at the 2014 Asian Wrestling Championships final in Astana, Kazakhstan.Last month, Punia secured a gold against USA’s Jordan Michael Oliver at the Rome Ranking Series final.Also read-Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for Tokyo 2020; to spearhead India’s medal hopes! Advertisement
Amanda Rose Irene and Peter Barent VanDeventer III were married on March 24, 2012 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Long Branch. Deacon Joseph Richichi performed the ceremony. The bride’s cousin, Sarah Valenti, served as matron of honor and the best man was the groom’s friend since kindergarten, Robert Reidy, Rumson. A reception followed at Addison Park, Aberdeen.Amanda is the daughter of Michael and Angela Irene, Elberon. She is a 2005 graduate of the Academy of Allied Health and Science and received her B.S. in International Health from Georgetown University in 2009. She is employed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan as an academic visitor coordinator.The groom is the son of Peter and Susan VanDeventer and is a 2004 graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Studies magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, Ind. in 2008. He is employed by Goldman Sachs in Manhattan as an associate in the Investment Banking Division, Financial Institutions Group.After a honeymoon in the Maldives, the couple now resides in Manhattan.
RED BANKPilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank, 172 Shrewsbury Ave., will be hosting its annual Men’s Day Celebration on Sunday, June 30.Special guest preachers will be Pastor John Teabout of the Greater Friendship Church in Newark at the 8 a.m. service, and Pastor Cedric McKoy of the Beluah Grove Church of Newark at the 10:45 a.m. service.The services also will feature the PBC Men’s Praise Team as well as the Men’s Day Choir.The Women’s Ministry of Pilgrim will sponsor a breakfast for all men and boys at 9:30 a.m.Additional information is available by calling 732-747-2343.All are welcome. The Atlantic Highlands Fireman’s Fair will be 6 to 11 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, to Saturday, July 6, at Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor, 2 Simon Lake Drive.The fair will include games, rides, a large food court and tons of family fun. Bracelet nights – pay one price and ride all night – is every night, except fireworks night. Fireworks will be at 9:45 p.m. Friday, July 5.The 2nd Annual Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle will offer chances to win a 2013 Harley Davidson FLHR Road King valued at $18,690. Sales will again be limited to just 300 tickets at $100 each. The winning ticket will be drawn on Thursday, July 4. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the all-volunteer fire department.Ticket sales and additional information are available by calling 732-291-1444, Ext. 3605. * * * * * ATLANTIC HIGHLANDSIn honor of the Atlantic Highlands Library’s beautiful new facilities, and with the hopes of bringing even more people into the library, the Atlantic Highlands Friends of the Library will host a Community Read this summer featuring Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain.Accompanying this selection is a young adult version: Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog.The books will be available at the Atlantic Highlands Library as of July 15 and discussions groups will meet in September. The adult discussion group will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The young readers discussion will be held at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 13. There also will be a reception for all participants from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13.The Friends of the Library members encourage students, book club members, friends, and family to check out these books and join in some thought-provoking discussions. Be sure to look for Enzo around Atlantic Highlands this summer.Additional information is available by contacting the Friends of the Atlantic Highlands Library at: AHLibrary@gmail.com or find them on Facebook. * * * * *The i AM Children’s Ministries, in Middletown’s Leonardo section, is again this year sponsoring a Vacation Bible School.The school will be conducted from July 8-12 at Living Word Christian Church, Route 36. The program is free and available to children who are entering grades 1-6 in September.The school combines Christian religious instruction with summer activities. This year’s theme is “World Tour” by Brentwood Publishing.While admission is free, space is limited. Registration is available by calling 732-530-2205 or visiting www.iamcm.net. MIDDLETOWNThe Port Monmouth Fire Company will hold a Hurricane Sandy Thank You Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the firehouse.The celebration includes food, music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and free amusements for children.Part of the proceeds received from the raffle will be donated to Oklahoma residents recovering from the recent tornados. In lieu of donations to disaster-affected families in Oklahoma, the firehouse will be accepting gift cards up until the day of the event.The firehouse is located at 125 Main St. in Port Monmouth. NFL Referee Visits Students in the RBR Academy of Sports Medicine and ManagementLITTLE SILVER – An NFL celebrity recently visited Red Bank Regional (RBR) to speak to the high school’s Academy of Sports Medicine and Management (ASM&M).NFL professional referee Jim Quirk of Holmdel recently visited RBR’s Academy of Sports Medicine and Management (ASM&M) students to discuss the specifics of his job. Pictured above are: RBR Academy business teacher James Young, RBR senior Wylie Bogdon, Shrewsbury, RBR physical education teacher Kristin Howard, RBR athletic trainer and ASM&M lead teacher Christina Emrich, NFL referee Jim Quirk, RBR ASM&M supervisor Alan Choback, RBR students Dillon Stambaugh, Shrewsbury, and Scott Reeves, Red Bank.The VIP wasn’t a star football player, although he did play center for Red Bank Catholic back in his high school days. The visitor was NFL referee and Holmdel resident Jim Quirk, someone whose public status has been elevated significantly since last season’s referee strike concluded.“They (the football fans) cheered for us for the first time ever!” Quirk told the RBR student audience when describing his return to the gridiron following the 2012 referee lockout, which created a lot of fan angst regarding replacement referees. The students peppered him with questions; some wanted to know more about the various NFL stars he has encountered on professional football fields throughout the country. They also learned about the requirements and day-to-day life of a professional football referee.Quirk’s visit was arranged by RBR ASM&M supervisor and Dean of Students Alan Choback, who played quarterback at Red Bank Catholic when his pal Jim Quirk played center.“The Academy of Sports Medicine and Management was established for students who may be considering career paths in athletics and or health-related fields,” Alan Choback said. “Jim started out as a high school referee and even worked some Red Bank Regional football games back in the early 1990s. It is great for our students to hear from an individual who works in the field and has connections to the RBR.”Quirk holds two full-time jobs. In his “day job” he is a financial advisor for an insurance company, and as a professional referee he works directly for the NFL, which assigns him to different games in various states on any given weekend. As a result, he travels often.Quirk and his wife have three children and despite his busy travel schedule, he coaches girls’ softball for both his town’s recreation leagues as well as traveling teams during his football off-season.He recalled one occasion when his family was able to see him in action while he worked a New York Jets’ game. “They (his family) were seated in the players’ family box. So it was difficult to tell a 12, 10 and 7 year old not to cheer when the home team’s family is going crazy over a good play (as referees cannot show any impartiality),” he said.When asked how he can balance both jobs and family life, he replied, “You do it because you love it.”Red Bank Regional’s (RBR) Academy of Sports Medicine and Management (ASM&M) offers curriculum and career exploration in both sports medicine (such as, athletic training, physical therapy, emergency medicine, nursing, exercise physiology, nutritionist/dietician, and personal fitness training) and sports management (including sports marketing, agent, recreation, and sports journalism.)
By Joseph SapiaATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – On June 17, classes at Mother Teresa Regional School end – for good.The Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton announced in January the closing of the pre-kindergarten to 8th-grade school after 10 years, because of financial difficulties and an insufficient enrollment. So, on Sunday, June 5, the school threw itself “A Celebration of 10 Years of Memories” picnic.“I think we’ve accepted our closure, we’re moving on,” said Tom Sorci, 62, who had been principal for three school years.But Sorci said, despite the celebration on the school’s South Avenue grounds, the feeling was “bittersweet.”“School means so much to many,” Sorci said.As the school’s life winds down, there was a negative feeling among some.Statue outside Mother Teresa Regional School in Atlantic Highlands.“I’m really devastated because I’ve been here pretty much my whole life,” said Connor Przelomski, 14, of Middletown, one of 18 in the last graduating class. “(But) the last thing you want to see is negativity. I want to see the school close in a positive way.”Connor was one of three graduates – along with Mike Folk and Ryan Kennedy, both 13 and both from Middletown — who have spent all 10 years, from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade, at the school.“We’re happy we’re graduating, but we’re the last to graduate,” Ryan said.Mike called the school his “second family.” And the school is part of extended families – siblings who graduated from the school (along with parents when it was formerly St. Agnes School) and parents working at the school.“The classes were small, you got to know the people,” Mike said.“We have something really beautiful here,” said school parent Rita Gallazzini, 41. “What I see as its biggest asset is its downfall – small size.”The small size and, in turn, trouble properly funding the school, proved costly. The school’s enrollment is 120, far from the minimum ideal enrollment of 220 set by the diocese – an enrollment only reached in its first year of 2006-2007.The school generally maintained a balanced annual budget of about $950,000, about one-third from tuition and about two-thirds through the support of its sponsor parishes: Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, Highlands-Atlantic Highlands; St. Ann, Keansburg; St. Catherine Laboure, Middletown; and Holy Family, Union Beach-Hazlet. But parishes could not afford to keep this up, Sorci said.“We had been working very hard to save the school,” said Joe Bullwinkel, 67, a member of the school’s board who lives in Middletown. “But it was probably going to take several years to bear fruit.“I think it’s important to have faith-filled education, where you can talk about your faith in class,” said Bullwinkel, a retired educator from Mater Dei Prep High School in Middletown.Former Mother Teresa Regional School teacher Brendan McGoldrick attended the school’s “A Celebration of 10 Years of Memories” picnic Sunday.The idea of the celebration was “just to come together, have a good time,” said Melissa Whelan, who co-chaired the event and was the school’s founding and only other principal.Over the school’s 10 years, an estimated 1,000-plus students passed through, including about 225 graduates, said Whelan, now a humanities teacher at Trinity Hall, a girls high school in the Catholic tradition in Middletown.To keep the celebration manageable, the picnic focused on Mother Teresa Regional School students past and present, rather than students from the five elementary schools that closed to form Mother Teresa – St. Agnes, which previously occupied the building; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Highlands; St. Ann, Keansburg; Holy Family, Union Beach-Hazlet; and St. Catherine Laboure, Middletown. But all were welcome.One attendee was Brendan McGoldrick, 30, a Matawan resident who formerly taught history and language arts at Mother Teresa.“This was the first school I ever taught at,” said McGoldrick, now a teacher at Red Bank Regional High School in Little Silver. “It was one of the best experiences I ever had. I really had a lot of love for this school.”One of the organizers of the celebration was Sydney Rosa, 18, of Atlantic Highlands, who attended the school through 8th grade.“I love Mother Teresa,” said Rosa, who recently graduated from Red Bank Catholic High School and is headed to the University of Alabama. “I wanted to be part of getting everybody back together.”This week is “Pride Week” at Mother Teresa, with students and staff looking back at the 10-year history.“This community really loved this school,” McGoldrick said.Not only does Maureen Osborn, 51, of Middletown have two sons – David, 19, and Patrick, 15 – who graduated from Mother Teresa, but she graduated in 1978 from the school when it was St. Agnes.“It’s the last picnic,” Osborn said. “We had to be here. We couldn’t miss this.”When school ends, Connor Przelomski will be looking to attend Christian Brothers Academy in Middletown, while Ryan Kennedy heads to Middletown South High School. Mike Folk is headed to Mater Dei High School, a Middletown Catholic school that, too, has struggled to stay alive in recent years.Younger students who are remaining in Catholic school will go to Holy Cross School, Rumson; St. Leo the Great in Lincroft; St. Mary in Middletown; St. Benedict in Holmdel; and St. James in Red Bank.Friends Gallazzini and Jaimee Ascolese, 34, both of Atlantic Highlands, are moving their 5-year-old kindergarteners – Leo and Sarah, respectively – to St. Leo the Great.Gallazzini said St. Leo is a “strong school.” St. Leo made them feel “very welcome,” said Ascolese, who will also send her daughter, Evelina, 2, to pre-kindergarten at St. Leo.Mother Teresa has about 15 full-time and 10 part-time workers of which about three-quarters are teachers. Some of the staff has found new work, some are looking, some retiring.Irene Sikora, the fourth grade teacher, is calling it a career after teaching in the diocese 41 years.“I wasn’t planning on retiring, but this kind of forced it,” said Sikora, who came to Mother Teresa after the closing of St. Ann, where she taught 34 years.Sorci is moving to the Flagstaff, Arizona, area where his daughter and grandson live. He does not have a job lined up.The school building, owned by the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, will be used by the parish, Sorci said.“I’m very upset,” Sikora said. “I think it offers quality education at a reasonable price. A small class size afforded us an opportunity to give individual attention. I’m a firm believer in Catholic education.”Perhaps the soul of Mother Teresa Regional School will remain.“I think all of us will stay together as a community,” Rosa said. “It’s like a legacy here, we’re all really close to each other.”
“The harbor is economically valuable to our municipality. It’s been certified by the NJDEP as a Clean Marina, and we need to ensure that it remains that way. Reducing plastic waste is one of the things we can do,” Hubeny said. Two educational workshops about thisproposed single-use plastic regulationwere held for the chamber of commerceand residents. Crowley hopes to advance a growing trend in the Two River area first launched by Monmouth Beach in May 2018, when that town passed a law prohibiting the use of single-use plastics and Styrofoam take-out containers. Violators are subject to a $2,500 fine. In December, the borough attempted to pass a single-use plastics ordinance. It included a 10-cent fee for store customers and restaurant patrons who requested a plastic carry-out bag, but merchants pushed back. “People will argue with me that it’s a slippery slope. First it’s straws, utensils and bags. What’s next? Lids, Styrofoam and DVD packaging? Absolutely! That’s absolutely the goal,” Crowley said. Discussions concerning a possible regulation of single-use plastics and straws to protect wildlife and reduce cleanup costs began in January 2018. Four months later, Crowley was at the forefront of “The Final Straw,” an event supported by the governing body that challenged local restaurants from April 23- 27 to refrain from handing out straws when serving drinks. If patrons requested a straw, they received a biodegradable paper one instead of plastic. “They were afraid the fee would cause customers to go elsewhere, when really itwas included to incentivize people to optfor reusable bags,” Crowley said. “It was amajor point of contention, so we removed itfrom this proposal.” Though single-use plastics have received most of the headlines, American Littoral Society executive director Tim Dillingham said the importance of the helium balloon ordinance should not be lost. Le Grice said she hopes the legislationwill pass and pressure state legislatorsto take the reins and offer municipalitiesmore guidance, rather than forcing themto find their own way. The council will vote on adoption ofthese ordinances at its July 10 meeting. “There have also been reports of whalesingesting them,” he said. “Balloons are asignificant threat to marine wildlife and it’sour belief that there has to be a better wayto celebrate a major life achievement thanby releasing garbage into the air.” “We need to continue to educate thepublic, because not everyone understandsthe impact,” Crowley said. “They see us asa small town with 4,300 residents. Whatgood can this possibly do? But if we do it,what other neighboring towns will follow?We need to set the example.” The following month, Little Silver adopted a plastics ban of its own; first-time violators face a fine of up to $500. By the third offense the fine increases to $2,500 per day of noncompliance. At the time of adoption, the ordinance included a provision that offered business owners a six-month window to achieve compliance and an additional six months if the transition proves to be too difficult. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS– For councilman JonCrowley, the buildup ofdebris on First Avenueand the plastic bags strewnthroughout the branchesof borough trees are a badjoke even he couldn’t havewritten. The proposed legislation was adjustedand introduced at a council meeting lastmonth. Dillingham noted that a deflated balloonsitting on a body of water can resemble ajellyfish, which is a primary source of foodfor sea turtles. Crowley said if the ban on single-use plastics in Atlantic Highlands passes, business owners will have until Nov. 1 to comply. Those in violation will be subject to the borough’s standard code enforcement fines and penalties. Atlantic Highlands borough administrator Adam Hubeny said there are also economic considerations to these ordinances with respect to the Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor. Monmouth Beach followed in March 2019 with legislation that abolished the release of helium-filled balloons. Exceptions to the ordinance included those balloons released for government-authorized scientific or meteorological proposes, hot air balloons recovered after launching and balloons that remain indoors. “We’ve been advocating for municipal bans on balloon releases up and down the coastline. It’s a primary focus of our educational campaigns and we’re empowering towns to speak about them,” Dillingham said. “The state has had a plastics ban bill sitting in committee for a year now. What will it entail to get it out? It’s time to move on it. They have the power and we need a guide. What they pass may be more restrictive, or it may be less restrictive, but this really needs to come from Trenton. We can only do so much,” Le Grice said. According to Hubeny, the harbor is one of just nine in New Jersey to be owned and operated by a municipality and maintaining its health offers a big lift to borough taxpayers. The successful film and television producer, known for his work on the hidden camera reality show series “Impractical Jokers,” is leading the charge in town to ban single-use plastics and the releasing of balloons. Crowley is hopeful local legislation coming before the council in July will clean things up. “The harbor’s utility budget this year is $6.5 million. Out of that total, over a million dollars comes back to the municipality each year. That’s big for us,” Hubeny said, adding that the harbor operates at about 96 percent capacity with a waiting list for boat storage slips. Only selective slips for certain sized boats are currently available. “We all need to understand that though this is a global problem, we need to do our part at home to reduce the source of the biggest contributor to litter in our beach-front areas, harbor and roadways,” said Atlantic Highlands Mayor Rhonda C. LeGrice.
Einarson suffered a season-ending leg injury during a spring regional soccer showcase tournament in Surrey and did not play for the Bombers girl’s roundball squad in her senior year.However, for the past two seasons Einarson was a force on the senior volleyball, basketball and soccer teams.Cail Spencer won the Best All-round honour after playing for the Bombers basketball and rugby squad while also competing in cross-country running.Scholastically, Andrea Stinson was named the Female Scholar Athlete.During her time at LVR, Stinson earned the third highest average in points — 240 in four years — in school history.Stinson played volleyball and basketball while also competing on the cross-country running team.But her main sport is soccer and the diminutive midfielder is off to the University of Calgary next season to play in the Canada West Women’s League.On the boy’s side, Carsen Willans won the Top Scholar award.Willans, who played this season for the Nelson Leafs Junior Hockey Club, accumulated 44 points this season.Big Block winners included Stinson, for cross country running and volleyball; Shawn DeGroot, cross country running; Adam Grace, basketball; Zak for basketball; Jayden Roch, volleyball; Einarson, volleyball; Alex Hawes, volleyball; Chelsea Chirico, girl’s soccer; Mykayla Commandeur, field hockey; Jacob Kindred, rugby; Luis Loeschnik, soccer; and Jordan Hunter, rugby. Brittany Wheeler and John Zak came away as the top all-round athletes at the L.V. Rogers Bombers Athletic Award Ceremonies last week at the Fairview-based school.Wheeler, winner of the Commissioner’s Award for LVR at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Kamloops, was named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year.Wheeler, slated to continue her soccer career this fall in Lethbridge, also won the same award in Grade 10. She also played the past two seasons on the Bombers Varsity Girl’s Basketball team.Zak was one of the key cogs in the Bombers once again qualifying for the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships after a one-year hiatus.Zak, who averaged 16pts, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, one block this season as a two guard for the Bombers, won the Outstanding Male Athlete award.The 6-foot-one-inch Zak is off to Columbia Bible College next season on a basketball scholarship.Other major award winners included Samantha Einarson named Best All-round Female athlete.
Like hiking the hills?What about running on trail?For the latter enthusiasts trek to Svaboda Road Parking Lot Saturday morning for the Fall Svaboda Trail Running Race. The event, rain or shine, begins at 8 a.m. with registration.The gun sounds at 9 a.m. for competitors.The course is 400 meters of road that quickly turns into approximately 13 kilometers of trails with a big loop in the middle.Race cost is $35 for adults, $20 for 18 years and under, $50 for the familyAll proceeds go directly to improvements of the Nelson running trails.Questions contact email@example.com