Latest posts by admin (see all) House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio Latest Posts State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 The Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first three innings en route to an 8-2 win over the Mariners on Monday at Sullivan.Sarah Leighton went all the way to third on a single and ensuing error in center field, then scored on a groundout by Lona Sargent to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.They added two more in the second as Katelyn Hodgkins walked and scored when Morgan Whitten reached on an error, and Whitten scored on a single by Emily Leighton.The Tigers struck again in the third when Sargent doubled, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSargent finished with a double and a single and two RBI, Ashley Pennartz tripled and singled with two RBI and Sarah Leighton had two singles with an RBI for the Tigers.Janelle Ciomei singled three times, driving in the Mariners’ two runs in the seventh inning. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin
New Delhi: On the first day of the Andalucia Golf Masters on Friday, Gaganjeet Bhullar ended round 1 tied for 11th place, with Frenchman Victor Perez on top of the leaderboard with a bogey free round of 65 (-6). Defending champion Sergio Garcia ended the day tied for second with a score of 66 (-5). In the 3,000,000 Pound prize money tournament, Bhullar picked up from his good form at the BMW International Open and came up with a steady (-3) under par round and a score of 68, ending with five birdies on the 4th, 6th, 10th, 12th and 17th holes but two bogeys on the 8th and 18th halted his progress to a better finish.Among other Indians, S.S.P Chawrasia and Shiv Kapur ended the round tied 111th, finishing with scores of 3 over par. Shubhankar Sharma was also not at his best, ending T-153 with a score of 8 over par i.e. 79.The Valderrama course, regarded as one of the toughest courses on the European tour, saw other top golfers performing below par as well. BMW International Open winner Andrea Pavan ended the day at T-91 with a score of 2 over par and five-time European tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick had an even worse day and ended round 1 at T-111. IANSAlso Read: India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Fiji International golf
QUESTION: How many years have you worked with Victor Osimhen?Officially, I signed my first mandate with him and his father, I think he was 16 years old, it was well before the 2015 World Cup in Chile, where he shone. In fact, I have been working with him since the age of 14 with my partners.How did you get to know him?It is thanks to my associates in Nigeria. It is especially Shira Yussuf (Editor’s note: one of them) who discovered him at the age of 14, he told me about it very quickly.Thereafter, we contacted Emmanuel Amuneke, then coach of the country’s U17s. We told him: “Go see this youngster, he’s a phenomenon”.We insisted, he saw him and gave him a chance in his team.How did Osimhen get to Europe?Before the 2015 World Cup, we offered him all over Europe but to no success … And then after the 2015 World Cup, everyone was calling me, but he could have left Africa at a very affordable price. When he exploded in Chile, interest skyrocketed.Finally, I got him signed when he turned 18 at Wolfsburg, and after Charleroi then in Lille, and finally 99% in Naples …So, what happened that you weren’t by his side at the last moment (for Napoli transfer)?Good question … With my partner (Editor’s note: Didier Fresnay), when everything was going to happen, we were suddenly dismissed to be replaced by a new agent (Editor’s note: William D’Avila) …July 13 in the morning , Victor asked me to accompany him to Naples to finalize everything. I said, “Ok”, but my flight to Naples was finally full and I couldn’t get there.Fortunately, moreover, because Lille had chartered him a private flight to go to Sardinia, to Olbia, where the two club presidents were present. He couldn’t sign without me.What was your reaction?My lawyers sent an email to Victor, Naples and LOSC. And on July 14, I in turn received an email “stopping abruptly and without cause” my mandate of representation with Victor Osimhen which was in effect until January 2021.While the two clubs had agreed on the terms of the transfer weeks before, and all the details of Victor’s contract were known, the player had his medical visit in Rome during the week. Which is no doubt that his contract was signed with Naples …One of the reasons given in the media for your sack was that you preferred to negotiate bonuses for yourself. What do you have to say to that?These are nonsense that they put in the head of the player.We have correspondences from Napoli, there is a guaranteed commission that we received by email from Mr. Giuntoli (Editor’s note: the Sporting Director of Napoli) of 5M Euros for the work done, which constitutes about 8% of the total gross contract negotiated.We were far from negotiating personal bonuses as Victor told the press!Obviously I am aware that this may seem important to ordinary people, but it is a work of many years, of personal sacrifices which have resulted today in making Victor Osimhen the player he has become, and so the value he now has in the market! And when everything is going to be realized, we are removed to put a new agent!Can you tell us behind the scenes of the negotiations with the Serie A club?We have been in contact with them since March. With the Covid-19, we finally managed to see each other at the end of May, early June in Monaco with Giuntoli and then we moved with the player at the beginning of July to Naples.To be clear, if we were in Italy it was because the two clubs have had an agreement for a long time and they told us so.I think that Lille were not happy that Victor came back (from Naples) without signing his contract.They had a knife under the throat with the DNCG (for their professional license).Did you conduct all the discussions with Napoli?Yes, and to be honest, Victor did not want to go to Italy. From the start, he has been stuck on the idea of playing in Serie A. He told me that racism issues scared him and that he didn’t feel like moving.He even told me in March-April: “I don’t want to go and play in Italy even if it’s for Juventus at € 10 million net per year”.How then did you manage to convince him?I told Victor that before having such strong ideas, that he had to travel to see for himself, meet people, talk with players who are confronted with racism, etc. … Something that we finally did on July 1, 2 and 3 where we met the coach, the sports director, as well as the president De Laurentiis, who is a man with values and experience, and who seemed to have convinced the player.Victor also spoke a lot with Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal international defender) and this was decisive in his choice for Napoli.And then, we imagine that there is also the financial aspect …Yes, it must also be said, when a big club like Napoli offer you a starting place, with a contract of around 30M € net of taxes (over 6 years), it helps to make a decision at 21!While you explain to us that for you everything is recorded, the transfer of the player is not yet being made official. What is your reading of this?What I understand is that they are trying to justify “the work” of the “new agent”, having resumed negotiations from the start.I am in a hurry to discover the final contract signed by Victor, and to compare it with what we had done with Napoli formally.On the morning of July 13, Luis Campos and Gérard Lopez contacted me by phone, strongly recommending that I negotiate with this new agent, otherwise, according to them, “I risked losing everything …” For me, Osimhen signed on the 14th, 15th or 16th (July).You can’t buy a € 60 million player by having him undergo his medical examination without having already signed his contract.You know Victor Osimhen well, do you think he really understands everything that is happening around him?There is a lot of pressure. He certainly lost his footing. There’s this William D’Avila who must have been wooing him for a while.Maybe he told him that we could get him a better deal.I see him on July 9 in Paris to make a point, on the 13th, he tells me to take the plane to join him, while the new agent is there … It is not possible because it is us who did all the work.And you do not go twice to Naples, in particular to Sardinia, without having signed contract.What is your position regarding a possible reconciliation?We have always worked honestly with Victor, which many agents cannot say, we are within our rights. And if we have to go to court to save face, we’ll go … I would add that in my opinion, we do not go before an organization as serious as the DNCG without providing evidence that the operation of “flagship” sale of the summer will be formalised.We are quiet. My lawyers have all the documents on the work done. I will therefore assert my rights in court. Afterwards, it is very likely that I can be offered a compensation, which I will not accept.You have known Victor since the age of 14, from a human angle, do you feel any bitterness after so many years being with him?This isn’t the first time this has happened in football, and it won’t be the last time, though.I am lucky to be a structured person and to have a little resources, so I will go to the end, if only for all these agents who are victims of similar situations, but who cannot defend themselves and who lose the fruit of all their work for years.-Culled from France FootballShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Jean-Gerard Benoit Czajka has been Victor Osimhen’s agent since he was 14 and he moved him to Wolfsburg, Charleroi and then Lille before he was sacked by the player during negotiations for the transfer to Napoli.He has given reasons why he will now drag Osimhen, Napoli and Lille to court should he not be paid five million Euros for the work he did for the striker to sign for the Italian club.In this most revealing interview, he also gave a great insight to this much-talked about transfer.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse holds off Pittsburgh 62-59 in Big East tournament quarterfinalsCarter-Williams finds personal redemption with clutch performance in Big East quarterfinals NEW YORK — James Southerland spent the first half delivering daggers from laughably long distances, turning Madison Square Garden into his personal stage with a performance that left the crowd roaring. By the time Pittsburgh’s defense started limiting his looks, and by the time the Panthers closed the deficit to one, Syracuse’s offense, led by Southerland again, had taken command of the game.Southerland drained all six of his 3s, including five in the first half, to carry the Orange to a 62-59 win over Pittsburgh in the Big East tournament quarterfinals. Southerland broke a Big East tournament record for most made 3s without a miss. Pittsburgh tried to mount a second-half comeback, but couldn’t overcome the lead Southerland helped Syracuse build.Through its first two games of the tournament, Syracuse’s offense is rolling, and Southerland, who is 12-of-15 from the arc in the last two days, is much of the reason why.“We just had great ball movement,” head coach Jim Boeheim said of his team’s offense in the first half. “Got the open guys, and James just got, he got good looks, and he made them.”Those were all the shots he would need. And Southerland’s hot shooting is permeating throughout Syracuse’s lineup.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSoutherland hit his first 3-pointer from the left wing about three minutes into the game. C.J. Fair hit one shortly after from the left corner. Then Triche, who missed his first three jumpers, knocked down a 3 from the same spot on a feed from Fair.Whenever Pittsburgh tried to close the deficit or find some sort of offensive rhythm, Southerland ended it. Talib Zanna hit a free throw to make it 17-15 with just under eight minutes left in the first half. Southerland responded with a long 3 from the top of the key.His third triple of the game came from about the same spot. It gave Syracuse a 25-15 lead. Pittsburgh’s defense looked nothing like it did when the Panthers beat the Orange by 10 points at the Petersen Events Center back on Feb. 2.But on that day, they didn’t have to deal with Southerland.“When I’m shooting the ball, it’s just making sure every shot goes in and I’m really focused, making sure I help my team out as much as possible,” Southerland said. “Even if I happen to miss, just moving around without the ball makes us tougher to guard.”Southerland would hit two more 3-pointers in the half to continue to build the Orange’s lead. Everything was going right for Syracuse. Even time seemed to slow for the Orange.As the final second of the first half ticked off the clock, Fair shot a 3 from up top. It bounced on the rim, then fell through the net. The officials reviewed the play to make sure Fair got the shot off before the buzzer. The call stood and Syracuse carried a 40-27 lead into halftime.“I think it was real big,” Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “It was big for us to get that lead and help us out down the stretch.”It was help Syracuse would need.Southerland’s final 3 came on a play he’s perfected. Pittsburgh had almost every Syracuse shooter guarded on the arc. Carter-Williams had no one to dish to. But then Southerland cut to the baseline from the left and came around to the right wing.As soon as he got there, he took a pass from Carter-Williams and shot a 3 over the outstretched arm of Pittsburgh forward Lamar Patterson to make the score 55-47 Syracuse.Like the rest of his 3s, it hardly scraped the rim, if it did at all. It was a critical 3 as Pittsburgh had started to close the deficit.“I thought – you know they’re going to come back,” Boeheim said of the Panthers.And they did.The Panthers closed to within four with 3:28 left. Their fans began screaming as Pittsburgh mounted a comeback. A free throw by Tray Woodall and a layup from Talib Zanna made it a one-point game with 31 seconds left. But Carter-Williams hit four free throws in the remaining seconds to preserve SU’s lead.Syracuse breathed a sigh of relief. A game it once dominated nearly slipped away. Except Southerland had already lit up Pittsburgh’s defense. The Orange had already hit the shots it needed.Pittsburgh couldn’t overcome them, and it certainly couldn’t shut down Southerland long enough.Said Southerland: “I just go out and play and make sure I make every shot.” Comments Published on March 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @chris_iseman
Jennifer Krueger was 4-for-4 at the plate in the first game of Wisconsin’s doubleheader Thursday.[/media-credit]Wisconsin entered Thursday’s doubleheader against Loyola on a two-game losing streak, having lost four of its last five games. The Badgers got their win in the first game, 9-4, but split the doubleheader after being shutout 4-0 in the second game.For first-year head coach Yvette Healy, it was not just any opponent she was facing on a cold Thursday night. Healy spent 11 years coaching Loyola prior to coming to Madison, but this game was more about the skill of the opponent, not the storyline.“When you’re facing a team at the top of their conference, you know you’re going to get a battle like that,” Healy said. “Of course it was an emotional game, but I think it was more emotional for them [Loyola] than it was for me.”In the first game, it was neck-and-neck for the first four-and-a-half-innings. Heading into the bottom of the fourth, the Badgers trailed 4-2, but the deficit didn’t last long. Infielder Stephanie Peace hit a triple to left-center to bring home the first of five runs in the inning for Wisconsin.Karla Powell hit a solo shot – her seventh – in the third inning and was intentionally walked by Loyola in the fifth inning, which proved to be a vital mistake. The next batter, Shannel Blackshear, connected on a two-run homer to make the score 7-4.The Badgers would go on to shut out Loyola for the remaining three innings and added two more runs in the sixth inning to record their 16th win of the season.In the second game of the doubleheader, Wisconsin was unable to take advantage of early opportunities, leaving runners in scoring position. The Badgers left bases loaded for the first two innings in a row, something that has been a problem for Wisconsin all season long, as it left a total of 18 runners on base in a doubleheader against Penn State.“We’ve been leaving a lot of runners on base lately,” Krueger said. “We just need someone to step up and be big in that situation.”“I think sometimes it’s a mental thing,” Healy said. “They just have to be looser. I can see this team maybe pressing and getting a little tense. We’re all trying to lighten the mood and let them be excited about it but not stressed about it.”Pitcher Cassandra Darrah, who has exceeded expectations with her 10-3 record as a freshman, entered the top of the fifth inning with a no-hitter. However, it was Loyola’s turn to build a late scoring run. In the fifth and sixth innings combined, Darrah gave up two home runs, a solo shot by Lauren Zaworski and a three run homer by Jenna Grimm.Outfielder Jennifer Krueger, however, continued to be a bright spot for this Badger team. She finished the double-header 6-for-6 with three runs and three stolen bases. She extended her stealing streak to a school-record 11 games.“If you’re fast, it puts a lot of pressure on the defense,” Krueger said.Krueger is becoming accustomed to streaks, as she also compiled a 19-game hit streak earlier in the year.“I’m just really confident this year,” Krueger said. “I know if I put the ball in play that I’ll beat it out and get on base.”“It was a phenomenal offensive day for her,” Healy said. “It’s great to see a local Wisconsin talent like her do so well. She is doing her job, and now we just have to find ways to start hitting her in.”The Badgers were unable to put together another run as they were shut out 4-0. While Darrah gave up two home runs in the game, it was the lack of scoring that proved most significant.“We just need work on getting key hits,” Darrah said. “We leave too many people on base, so that’s our main goal going forward.”After getting off to their best start since 2007, the Badgers hope the second game will be a minor speed bump moving forward.“We should have had two wins there,” Krueger said. “We just know that we can play with anyone, any day, so we just have to keep working hard and have fun.”
Are Man United a worst team now than when Louis van Gaal joined?That’s a question that will draw pretty dissenting views from United Fans, But here are the hard facts .United spent £250 million and can’t qualify from a shocking Champions’ League group?Check the list of players who have left the club , “Rafael, Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans, Patrice Evra, Nani, Shinji Kagawa, Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez, Adnan Januzaj and Danny Welbeck just to mention a few..Aren’t they proving they are better than the current pack?But before you rip into the Van Gaal, remember that brought champions league football to the Club in the least and United are currently 3 points behind leaders Leicester.That was the cake for this week’s edition of Touchline. Click link to watch the fast paced Video podcast anchored by JOY Sports George Addo. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Wellington High School wrestling team went 1-3 Saturday in a dual tournament in El Dorado.Wellington lost to Rose Hill 40-36, defeated Topeka West 54-12, lost to Wichita South 54-27 and lost to Maize South 48-25.Two varsity wrestlers failed to make weight for the first tournament.Individual Wellington wrestler records are as follows:Â 106 – Sage Ferguson 0-4.120 – Bradley Wiens 3-1.126 – Andrew Horn 3-1.132 – Brenden Hutchinson 3-1.138- Ian King 1-2.145 – Ben DeJarnett 1-3152 – Justin Bruns 3-1160- Jason Haydon 3-1195 – Taylon Lamkin 3-1220 – Mitchell Lowe 2-2285 – Tyson Hodson 3-1.Wellington was open at 113, 170, and 182. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Hmm… · 401 weeks ago Some great pictures on catch it kansas.com. Several wrestlers made top 10 pictures of the week. Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
The NBA’s two top teams meet as LeBron James and the Lakers visit Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks on Thursday.MORE: Watch Lakers vs. Bucks live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) Milwaukee (24-4) got off to a slow start at the beginning of the season, splitting its first four games. But it then went 22-1 over its next 23 games before falling to Dallas on Monday. Antetokounmpo continues to prove his 2019 MVP was warranted, as the 25-year-old’s 31.7 points and 12.8 rebounds per game rank second and fifth in the league, respectively. Los Angeles (24-4) is coming off a loss to the Pacers on Tuesday that snapped a seven-game winning streak. James and teammate Anthony Davis have keyed the Lakers to their best start since the days of Kobe Bryant and have the team looking like a sure-fire title contender come June. At the age of 34, James is playing some of the best basketball of his incredible career. Along with his 25.9 points per game, James is averaging a league-best 10.6 assists. Thursday begins a tough stretch for LA, as it plays the Bucks, Clippers, Nuggets and Mavericks over its next five games. Milwaukee has an easier schedule in the coming weeks, but dates with Indiana and Philadelphia should provide a tough challenge for the top team in the Eastern Conference.Here is everything you need to know ahead of Lakers vs. Bucks, including the tipoff time and TV channel for Thursday night’s game.MORE: Lakers vs. Bucks by the numbersWhat channel is Lakers vs. Bucks on today?TV channel: TNTLive stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial)Lakers vs. Bucks is broadcast live on TNT. The “NBA on TNT” crew of Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal will host the studio show before and after TNT’s coverage Thursday, which also includes Rockets vs. Clippers as the nightcap. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Allie LaForce are on the call for Lakers vs. Bucks.You can also live-stream the game by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Lakers vs. Bucks: What time is tipoff?Date: Thursday, Dec. 19Start time: 5 p.m. PT | 8 p.m. ETThe 8 p.m. ET tipoff (5 p.m. PT) is the first of a doubleheader on TNT. The Rockets and Clippers will follow, tipping off at 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT).Lakers schedule 2019Here are the Lakers’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 19at Bucks8 p.m. ETTNTDec. 22vs. Nuggets9:30 p.m. ETNBA TVDec. 25vs. Clippers8 p.m. ETABCDec. 28at Trail Blazers10 p.m. ET—Dec. 29vs. Mavericks9:30 p.m. ETESPNBucks schedule 2019Here are the Bucks’ next five games:DateOpponentTimeNational TVDec. 19vs. Lakers8 p.m. ETTNTDec. 21at Knicks7:30 p.m. ET—Dec. 22vs. Pacers7 p.m. ET—Dec. 25at Sixers2:30 p.m. ETABCDec. 27at Hawks7:30 p.m. ET—
Courtnay Montgomery, the 55-year-old daughter of wealthy local philanthropists Mary Montgomery and the late Bob Montgomery, was charged this week with cocaine trafficking, as well as using, possessing or manufacturing drug equipment to transport drugs, court records state.An assistant state attorney said during a bond hearing Thursday morning that Montgomery had 110 grams of cocaine in her possession at the time of her arrest.Montgomery, who lives in Wellington, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday morning. Palm Beach County Judge Paul Damico has set her bond at $100,000.She was first arrested for drugs back in 1995, when Palm Beach police found her passed out in her car while holding 24 rocks of crack cocaine, court records show.Her father, trial lawyer Bob Montgomery, died in 2008. Since then, allegations from caretakers and court-appointed guardians have conflicted with Courtnay Montgomery’s claims of how her ailing mother was being treated following her father’s death.Caretakers allege that Courtnay was a danger to her mother, while Courtnay says they were the ones who were taking advantage of her mother.In 2016, Mary Montgomery failed to return from a trip to visit her daughter in Minnesota. When police tried to conduct a welfare check on Mary, Courtnay allegedly threatened them. Courtnay was subsequently charged with five counts of exploitation.The following month, a judge appointed a guardian to manage Mary Montgomery’s estate. Shortly thereafter, Courtnay sued the guardian for not acting in her mother’s best interest.Two years ago, police charged Courtnay with grand theft and conspiracy to commit grand theft. They say she took a Rolls-Royce and a Bentley, in addition to $1.34 million in silverware, and $8,000 in fine wine from her family’s home. Last year, the family’s 26,000-square-foot Mediterranean mansion at 1800 South Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach was sold for over $37 million dollars.Mary and Courtnay Montgomery both receive a monthly stipend from the $206 million settlement that Bob Montgomery won when he sued the state for cheating him on fees they owed him for a tobacco litigation case.If a settlement is reached in the guardianship case, Courtnay Montgomery would receive $73,000 per month.Courtnay Montgomery’s attorney, Cindy E. D’Agostino, has declined to comment.
Netminder Brad Rebagliati and forward/defenceman Blair Andrews have been key cogs to the success this season of the Nelson Leafs.However, the two hockey players decided helping the team on the ice just wasn’t enough.Which is why the two went the extra mile, buzz-cutting their hair to raise more than $3100 for the B.C. Cancer Society.“Brad came to the team with really long hair and had a relative with cancer so he decided to cut his hair to raise money,” Blair Andrews told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.“He asked if anyone else wanted to join in. I had an uncle that was diagnosed in July (2013) and just passed away a couple of weeks ago. So I thought it would be a good idea so joined in to raise money.”The final countdown ended last week when both Andrews and Rebagliati had their locks shaved by a local hair stylist.“My hair really wasn’t that long (before the cut) but to have it cut so short is really different,” Andrews explained. “It’s really cold on top now.”Andrews, a rookie with the Leafs, started the season as a forward but was thrust back to defence when the blueline core of the Green and White experienced a rash of injuries. Andrews was somewhat surprised with the total amount raised.“Ya, we didn’t know how much we could raise but we have such great support in Nelson and both our families that were affected by cancer,” he said.Andrews, 18, was on his way back to Alberta for a little rest and relaxation after Beaver Valley Nitehawks eliminated Nelson from the KIJHL playoffs in six games.The Leaf players have until April 1 before the team will reassemble back on the ice in Nelson to prepare to host the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 10-13 at the NDCC Arena.“We’re all pretty disappointed to lose to Beaver Valley but they’re a pretty good team and came more prepared than we did,” said Andrews, summing up the series.After playing the Murdoch Final without the services of Rebagliati and Nelson’s other netminder, Adam Maida — both out of the lineup with injuries — the Leafs should have most of the team back ready to go in April.“We would have liked to go all the way and win it all but we’ve got to have short memories . . . forget about the series, move on and get ready for the Cyclone.”Beaver Valley currently trails the Creston Valley 1-0 in the best-of-seven Kootenay Conference Final after former Leaf Matti Jmaeff scored an unassisted goal in the third period to give the Thunder Cats a 5-4 win Tuesday in the East Kootenay City.Game two was Wednesday back in Creston.Games three and four are Friday and Saturday in Fruitvale.See Mallards Team of the Week.