Rutz Sweeps Northwest Extreme Sprint Portion Of Harbor Classic Weekend at…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 By Ben Deatherage for Grays Harbor RacewayThe third and final night of the Harbor Classic Weekend would have the World of Outlaw Sprints at the Grays Harbor Raceway on Monday September 2nd.  But also on hand were some of the future stars of the Pacific Northwest with the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprints.For the NEWS main event night one winner Kenny Rutz and Cale Brooke would battle for the lead exchanging the top position on several occasions.  Pemberton, British Columbia’s Cale Brooke would lead the first handful of laps in his Talcore Walls and Ceilings/Aegis Industrial Finishings/Alltech Anodizing #4B Rocket eventually losing the lead to Kenny Rutz on lap three.  Rutz, of Langley, British Columbia in the Turnbull Motorsports/ Enforcer Clothing Inc. #38 entry, would  go back and forth for several laps beating one another at the stripe before Brooke would secure the position on lap six.Rutz was determined not to give up and on lap eleven he would place his mount back into the top spot one last time.  From there on out Rutz would lead the distance and would capture his second victory in two starts at the 3/8-mile clay oval.  The checkered flag couldn’t have come out at a better time as it appeared as if Rutz was experiencing some motor issues.Leduc, Alberta’s #99 of Skylar Gee would make the move for second with a few laps to go and ended his evening in that position followed by Cale Brooke in third.  Sedro-Woolley pilot Steve Parker was fourth followed by the McCabe Motorsports/XXX Race Company/Speedmart Inc. #46 XXX of Zach McCabe from Arlington in fifth.The Grays Harbor Raceway will take next weekend off before the facility gets back into action on Saturday September 14th.  Classes that will compete in the next night of excitement will include the return of the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modfieds, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, and Hornets.  For more information log on to or call the Northwest Information Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.Race Summary:Harbor Classic Weekend Night #3Monday September 2nd, 2013Grays Harbor RacewayElma, WashingtonNW Extreme Winged SprintsA Feature: 1. 38-Ken Rutz[3]; 2. 78-Steve Reeves[4]; 3. 4B-Cale Brooke[1]; 4. 23-Steve Parker[6]; 5. 46-Zach McCabe[2]; 6. 15-Mike Murphy[7]; 7. 56-Ross Mathison[5]; DNS 99-Skylar GeeDash : 1. 38-Ken Rutz; 2. 78-Steve Reeves; 3. 46-Zach McCabe; 4. 23-Steve ParkerHeat : 1. 38-Ken Rutz; 2. 78-Steve Reeves; 3. 46-Zach McCabe; 4. 4B-Cale Brooke; 5. 23-Steve Parker; 6. 56-Ross Mathison; 7. 99-Skylar Gee; 8. 15-Mike MurphyQualifying: 1. 99-Skylar Gee; 2. 46-Zach McCabe; 3. 38-Ken Rutz; 4. 78-Steve Reeves; 5. 23-Steve Parker; 6. 15-Mike Murphy; 7. 56-Ross Mathison; 8. 4B-Cale Brookelast_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgSubmitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonMeet Buddy, a 5 year old male Rottweiler and Chow Chow mix.  He is a super sweet boy who walks well on his leash, knows his basic obedience commands, and is very playful. He loves to go camping, and always enjoys time playing fetch the stick and will play for as long as you want to. Buddy knows ‘Sit’, ‘Stay’ and ‘Down’ so you can see he is a very smart boy.He is good around other pets but gets nervous around small noisy, active children. A secure fenced yard would be perfect for Buddy so he can safely play without the worry of wandering off. Buddy is up-to-date on his shots and has been neutered.We have lots of great dogs and always need volunteers to help them.  Visit our website at or contact Adopt-A-Pet, on Jensen Road in Shelton, at at or (360) 432-3091.  Join us on Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington”. Facebook58Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Nearly 100% of Evergreen’s 2015 Master in Teaching Cohort Finds Employment…

first_imgFacebook585Tweet0Pin7 Submitted by The Evergreen State College Nearly all the students who graduated  Evergreen’s Master in Teaching (MiT) program last June are enjoying the last weeks of Summer, as they will not be unemployed for long.By mid-August, 30 out of the 31 MiT Class of 2015 graduates have accepted teaching positions across Western Washington and Oregon, and even abroad. While most of the new teachers stayed in the region – Olympia, Tacoma, North Thurston, Puyallup, Hoquiam, Hood Canal and Shelton School Districts, others ventured to Beaverton, Portland and Sweet Home, Oregon, to Neah Bay and to Nablus, Palestine.They will teach subjects as diverse as visual arts, math, Spanish and Robotics, at levels everywhere between second grade and high school.According to MiT’s associate director, Maggie Foran, the program’s placement rates have been historically strong, but for a dip during and immediately after the Recession. “The number of retirements went down, class sizes grew and first year teachers were being laid off,” said Foran. In 2012 placements increased as schools began replenishing their teaching pools and reducing class sizes.The Evergreen program requires two student teaching internships – in fall and spring of year two, where most programs require only one.  Foran pointed out that, “fall student teachers participate in the opening of a school year, as communities, rules and expectations are established.” She noted, “Research shows that teachers who did fall internships tend to do better their first year.”The program sometimes attracts returning students who have significant achievements in other fields. Heather Claiborne (nee Littke), ’15, of the Snoqualmie area, had spent five years in geological mapping for the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Geology Division. Beginning September 9, she will teach seventh and eighth grade Life/Physical Science and Robotics at Nisqually Middle School, where she did an internship. “I learned so much from the Evergreen program,” said Claiborne. “I was working with rocks and rocks don’t talk back.”Joking aside, Claiborne said she was, “a blank slate,” when she started her masters, and, ironically, she said, “I feel more humble now. As a teacher there’s so much to learn every day.”She is thrilled to be teaching science to middle schoolers. “Kids are so interested in the natural world,” she said. She feels that the Evergreen program prepared her to take her own classroom next month, “and that’s an awesome feeling.”Katie Schuessler, ‘15 had previously taught art in Palestinian refugee camps and wanted to go back. She returns to the city of Nablus this month, where she will teach art to grades three to 11 at the nonprofit Pioneers Baccalaureate School.Even in a country where people struggle to meet basic needs, Schuessler believes art plays a critical role. “The arts promote problem solving,” she said. “They offer valuable skills that are often overlooked. And they give students an opportunity to learn in a different way, away from language and words.”Schuessler, who speaks some Arabic, will teach in an English immersion program. “I’ll be assessing my students’ language abilities and teaching a bit of English and art vocabulary,” she said.At Evergreen she learned a great deal about English Language Learners as well as cultural competency and sensitivity, efficient classroom management and student empowerment. “I don’t have a hero complex,” she said. “If students can come into my classroom and feel safe expressing themselves in healthy ways, I will feel like I’ve accomplished something.”Schuessler, of Seattle, originally had to mitigate her parents’ concern about political instability in Palestine, but reported that they are planning to tour Palestine and Israel while she is there. “They support my decision,” she said.last_img read more

U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” Places Saint Martin’s University…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University has achieved a remarkable position among the country’s regional universities offering the best educational value to students, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 “Best Colleges” rankings. The University is ranked 14th in the “best value” category in the Western region, a swath of the country that includes Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.To determine which schools offer the best value, U.S. News says it uses a calculation that is based on the school’s academic quality, a measurement it determines by calculations based on its most recent survey; the percentage of all undergraduates receiving need-based scholarships or grants in the 2017-18 academic year; and the percentage of a school’s total costs for 2017-18 school year covered by the average need-based scholarship or grant to undergraduates. The best values in education, according to the report, are schools giving the highest-quality education at the lowest cost.“Saint Martin’s University has always focused on academic excellence, access and affordability,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D. “It is great to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report for our commitment and service to students.”Saint Martin’s was also listed as tied for 37th among the best regional universities in the West. Universities in this category offer a full range of undergraduate programs and some master’s programs. In addition, the University was listed as tied for 20th in the “best colleges for veterans” category among regional universities in the West.The Saint Martin’s engineering program was recognized in the “Best Colleges” as tied for 144th (up from 147th last year) in the nationwide rankings of schools whose highest engineering degree is a bachelor’s or master’s. U.S. News and World Report ranks undergraduate engineering programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).“The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering provides our students an excellent engineering and computer science education that incorporates a strong liberal arts core. We are grateful that the trend in our peer rankings reflects a growing awareness nationally of the quality of our programs and graduates,” said Dave Olwell, Ph.D., dean of the Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.U.S. News’ overall ranking system is based on measures deemed to be reliable indicators of academic quality, along with the magazine’s analysis of those factors. Its formula uses information provided on 16 indicators of academic quality, among them social mobility; peer and high-school counselor assessment; graduation and retention rates; faculty resources; student selectivity; the institution’s financial strength; and alumni giving, a category that gauges to some extent the esteem graduates have for their alma mater.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at read more

In 1998 a football magazine predicted how David Beckham will look in 2020 –…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/PAAdvertisement j77w1vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc6m9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Evhu67( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s3dWould you ever consider trying this?😱a5aCan your students do this? 🌚1tr2cRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been seven yeas since David Beckham retired from professional football, but even to this day, he remains one of the most popular footballers ever, and not just for his amazing talents on the field, but also for his good looks. Even at present, the 44 year old remains one of the iconic faces of the beautiful game, and has been a fashion icon since he entered modelling. However, not everyone had the right idea of what the Manchester United youth would become after a couple of decades, and British football magazine FourFourTwo had the worst prediction of how the English football star would look like in 2020. See for yourself how wrong they were!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/PAIn 1998, when Beckham, 23, was in his sixth year with the senior Red Devils team, FourFourTwo decided to spice things up by predicting how the young midfielder would appear to look like 22 years later.They came up with a photo-shopped image of Beckham, who was balding, had  unibrow and bad teeth. Check out the photo here.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterHow understatement and hilariously wrong it turned out to be, because check the man out today, shining even in his forties-Image Courtesy: Action ImagesNot just mispredicting the People’s Magazine’s 2015 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’s future appearance, FourFourTwo also made a mocking statement on how Beckham’s future would turn out to be: “Things went distinctly pear shaped for the Man United starlet after his club missed out on the 1998 championship and he lost his entire personal fortune in the Brylcreem crash of 2005.”Advertisement Even though Beckham became a subject of reprimand due to the 1998 World Cup red card incident, and had enough backlash from his fan base and the English media, who even predicted a horrible future for the player.“Now well into his forties, he is reduced to appearing for England veterans’ teams alongside his fellow Fergie fledglings and reminiscing wistfully about his glory days,” the statement added.However, the player enjoyed a stellar career, later joining La Liga elites Real Madrid, MLS side LA Galaxy and hanging his boots at Paris Saint Germain. Following his retirement, Beckham enjoys his life as one of the most famous celebrities of the world.Also read-Unai Emery’s ex girlfriend reveals he called her a ‘white witch’ and blamed her for Arsenal sackChinese footballer Yu Hanchao’s contract terminated by club after he’s caught on camera altering license plate! Advertisementlast_img read more

Ranney Offers Summer Programs for Varied Interests

first_imgTINTON FALLS – If your son or daughter is looking this summer for fun, fundamentals or fascination, they might just find it at Ranney School.The Hope Road school holds a wide variety of summer programs for youngsters that will offer them everything from the day-camp experience to a selection of academic, gifted and talented and fine and performing arts courses. The program offerings are available in a range of lengths and times.“Learning over the summer needs to be fun and that’s a philosophy for us,” said Kathleen Deeken, director of summer study. “We have opportunities to enhance skill building and we have opportunities for students to try something new to see if they love it but it has to be about fun…It’s not business-as-usual in the classroom.”There is an 8-week day camp program for children ages 3 to 13 that features swim lessons, sports and course electives and arts. There are trip camps for students, ages 10 to 13, with on-campus time and then one or two trips weekly off campus to events and destinations including ballgames, museums and other fun experiences destinations.There are also sports camps that have proven “very popular” over the years, according to Deeken, who has developed the courses for the summer. “We have for 8- to 13-year-olds basketball, fencing, soccer, swimming and tennis. Then for 9- to 13-year-olds, we have boy’s lacrosse, and golf for 6- to 10-year-olds and then golf for 11- to 14-year-olds,” she said. “It’s a combination of skill building, practice and some opportunity for a little bit of competitive skill as well.”This year Ranney is offering a new program for 14-year-olds. The counselor-in-training (CIT) program is “going to be a really neat program,” Deeken said. “Stu­dents will have an opportunity to develop some leadership skills … assist in camp groups … and they are going to have CPR training,” she said. “They are going to be expected to keep a leadership journal and will have access to adult mentors.”Ranney School will be offering a variety of academic programs that will help students keep up with their studies and strengthen their skills during the summer. There also will be courses that will give children an introduction to new disciplines “so they will have an advantage stepping into the classroom after the summer,” Deeken said.There are math classes high-schoolers can take for credit and PSAT, SAT and ACT test preparation courses.Deeken is particularly excited about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classes, a program called STEM, that will be offered for children from age 4 to those in eighth grade.There are interactive preschool adventure weeks for 4 and 5 year olds. The sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during which the children will get an introduction to some academic topics using hands-on, critical-thinking skills with such offerings as “Amaz­ing Animal Architects,” “Mar­velous Magnets,” Engin­eer­ing Adventures” and “Crea­tive Adventures: Paint­ing and Drawing from Nature.”Youngsters interested in the performing arts and fine arts won’t be left out. There are arts classes for students in elementary school to those in eighth grade.“Kids work so hard during the school year, that they really need some opportunities to be able to engage in some things they may not necessarily see day to day in the classroom,” Deeken said.The school has scheduled open houses on March 2 and April 20 for its summer programs. Additional information is available by visiting the school’s website at read more

Piranhas edge Neptunes at Nelson Swim Meet

first_img Division 7 girls: Sage Cowan secondNext up on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season is a meet hosted in Grand forks by the Piranhas Saturday. The meet attracted more than 200 swimmers from throughout the Kootenay region.Kallie Badry, Oliva Cowen and Lachlan Bibby-Fox paced the Neptune attack with gold medal finishes in their respective divisions.Nelson edged out Castlegar Aquanauts with Trail finishing fourth.Kimberley, Creston, Colville and Revelstoke rounded out the team standings.Neptune results included: Division 1 girls: Keira Badry third Division 2 girls: Kallie Badry first, Division 6 girls: Olivia Cowan first, Hannah Malenfant second Division 4 girls: Jaylen Rushton secondcenter_img Nelson Neptunes returned home to host its first meet in three years at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre.The Neptunes did not disappoint their home fans finishing second to the Grand Forks Piranhas in team standings Sunday at the NDCC Pool. Division 3 girls: Chloe Malenfant,  Morgan Robertson-Weir tied for third, Division 2 boys: Lachlan Bibby-Fox first,last_img read more

Christine A. Moore Millinery to host a Trunk Show at Santa Anita Park for the Santa Anita Derby

first_imgChristine A. Moore Millinery has been showcased in many fashion magazines including covers with Katy Perry for InStyle, and Jennifer Lopez for Vanity Fair, as well as Sun Magazine, Gardens and Gun, Sophisticated Living, Derby, Sense Magazine, to name a few. Her hats have been seen on episodes of Gossip Girl, Nashville, Horseplayers and the Carrie Diaries.                March 24, 2015 New York City; Christine A. Moore Millinery will travel to Santa Anita Park for a Trunk  Show on Saturday, April 4th at the Champions Gift Shop where they will showcase their Spring/Derby 2015 Collection. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for your Santa Anita Derby hat and your Kentucky Derby hat!Christine has many collections but is best known for her explosive racing styles, one of which is in the Kentucky Derby Museum.  She has been on the TODAY Show five times live from Churchill Downs where NBC calls her the ‘Milliner to the Triple Crown’.  She is the ‘Official Milliner’ for Breeders’ Cup Race of Champions, ‘Official Milliner’ for Ms. Racing Queen and the Florida Derby, featured designer at Keeneland and at the Preakness Stakes, and is the “Official Hat Provider” for Preakness at the Piazza, a fundraiser for the MS Society in Philadelphia. Christine A. Moore Millinery is focused on creating wearable hat styles that push the quality of design and craftsmanship to new levels. Her styles are known for comfort and attention to detail.  All her hats are hand made in New York City, USAThe EndFor more information, call Blake at Christine A. Moore Millinery at 212-279-1775, or the Santa Anita Champions Gift Shop at 626-808-5660. WHO:           Christine A.  Moore Millinery at Santa Anita Park WHAT:       Trunk Show at Santa Anita Park for the 2015 Santa Anita DerbyWHERE:    Santa Anita Park, 285 West Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007WHEN:       Saturday April 4, 2015 NEWS ALERT                                   last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, CURLIN’S FOX, NINTH: “She’s been disappointing going around two turns, both times. In her defense, she’s bled a bit when she’s tried to go long. I hope she didn’t today but at the same time if she did and it’s not bad, then at least you have an excuse. She should be able to run a mile, she’s so handy at six and a half.”TRAINER QUOTES JAMES CASSIDY, PRIZE EXHIBIT, WINNER: “I told the jock to sit close, about third or fourth, and he didn’t listen to me. I’m telling you the truth. After the race, I said to him, ‘What happened to third or fourth?’ He just looked at me and shrugged.“At Penn National, she got back too far and there was no pace. She came running but she had so much to do, she just couldn’t get there.” NOTES: Winning owner Deron Pearson who campaigns as DP Racing, is from Valencia.center_img -30-last_img read more

Josh Delaney’s OT Performance Earns Sam Houston State Guard Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State guard Josh Delaney is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior shot 61.5 percent from the field and averaged 20.5 points and seven assists per game in a pair of overtime wins by the Bearkats, who claimed at least a share of the regular-season Southland Conference title. It marks the program’s first championship since 2009-10 and the fourth conference title since joining the league in 1987-88. Delaney and the Bearkats face a road test against New Orleans at 7 p.m. Wednesday before returning home to host Central Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. With a win in either contest, Sam Houston State would clinch the Southland regular-season crown outright.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Josh Delaney, Sam Houston State – Senior – Guard – Harker Heights, TexasIn a thrilling 119-113 double-overtime win over Houston Baptist on Saturday, Delaney tied his career high with 30 points, including 13 in the final 10 minutes of play. He nailed six of eight tries from beyond the arc, all eight of his free-throw attempts and added a team-high seven assists. After the Huskies scored the first six points in overtime, Delaney scored 10 straight for the Bearkats with a pair of treys, a layup and two makes from the charity stripe in the final 30 seconds to force a second overtime. He hit his final three-pointer with 3:33 to play in the second extra period, giving Sam Houston State the lead for good at 113-110.Earlier in the week, Delaney was one of five Sam Houston State shooters in double-digits in an 84-74 overtime victory over Nicholls, finishing with 11 points and a team-high seven assists. In the overtime period, he blocked a three that could’ve cut the lead to two and assisted a Kai Mitchell layup on the other end to help the Bearkats go ahead 75-68.Honorable Mention: Nick Garth, Lamar; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Kareem South, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more