Thursday, June 22, 2017

Evergreen men’s league season kicks off

 
The Evergreen Thursday night men’s league got under way May 29 and the top team after week one is the Leadbeater Retrievers.
Brian Mulville had the low gross on the night with Jeff Anson earning low net. Les Cliff was closest to the pin.
Jeff Snow ($100), Tom Dodds ($75) and Brian Mulville ($25) won gift cards from opening night sponsor  Canadian Tire Cararaqui.
There is still some space available if you are interested in joining the League.  You don’t need to be a member to join. Call 613-273-6463 for more details.
 
Evergreen’s Thursday Night Men’s League Standings
Leadbeater Retrievers
Limestone Construction
CWI Wire Yankers 7
Juniors6 
Wolfe Pack
WTC4
The StonedCove
Old Diamonds in the Rough2 
Evergreen Elite
 

Day and Banks back in top five at BOS

 

There was another fantastic night of racing at the BOS this past Saturday night with six features on the card and top five finishes by Joe Banks and Ron Day.
In 358 Modified action Luke Stewart took the top spot away at the drop of the green flag as Portland’s Joe Banks, Ryan Arbuthnot, Bobby Herrington and Jordan McCreadie rounded out the top five. Stewart quickly raced out to a straight away advantage over the rest of the field as Banks and Arbuthnot battled in the top three.
On lap 21 Danny O’Brien was able to take the top spot away with Stewart, Herrington, Banks and Arbuthnot completing the top five. Without the aid of a caution flag during the final nine laps of the event the rest of the field had little chance of stopping the 10 time track champion as he cruised on to claim his second feature win of the season over Stewart who finished a career best second. Herrington was third with Banks and opening day winner Stephane Lafrance rounding out the top five. 
In Rookie action the race began with a red flag for Josh Kirkland as he took a bad flip in turn two. Kirkland would climb out of the car unhurt but his car was done for the night. Once the green came out Adam Trickey was the driver to beat as he led the opening three laps over Quincy Roberts, Lyndhurst’s Ron Day, Ryan Comeau and Michael Dillon. Trickey was not able to fend off defending track champion Quincy Roberts who would regain command of the field and cruise on to another victory as Jamie Truelove charged from the back of the field to finish 2nd. Trickey came home third followed by Day and Chris James. Portland’s Chris Bakker was seventh. 
Twenty-two Street Stocks were set to go for 15 laps and Brett Horner was the driver to beat in the early stages of the event as he took the lead with Troy Sharp, Travis Andrews, Selena Simzer and Kevin Fetterly Jr. completed the top 5. In the end Horner prevailed claiming the win over Fetterly, Todd Raabe, Troy Sharp and Travis Andrews.
Behind the top five, a multi-car accident occured involving Mike Broadbent and Portland’s Barry Baker as Baker nearly flipped in turn after hard contact. All drivers would be okay..
In the Sportsman race, Dylan Evoy claimed his third win in five Sportsman races at Brockville. Jon Mills settled for second followed by Shane Pecore, Jason Shipclark and Wednesday night winner Steve Barber.
This Saturday night all five divisions will be back for a full program of racing including the ever popular kids tire race. The first green flag drops at 7 p.m.
 

Westport filly wins first race

 
Three-year-old filly Astrogal will be racing at Rideau Carleton this week after an exciting first place finish for Westport area resident Ted Steele and the partners of Blackacre Stable.
Steele along with Ann Quigley, John Quigley and André Bourgon  have been anticipating this year’s racing season after the filly had a strong showing in 2013 as a two-year-old.
Last Thursday night she was driven by trainer Mark Steacy, the owner of the stable in Lansdowne where the filly is being trained.
“At the three quarter she pulled out. She pulled out so fast. We got quite a kick out of that. It was pretty exciting for us,” said Steele. 
Astrogal was ahead seven lengths at one point in the race said Steele who was pleased the horse drew the 2nd post. In this Thursday, June 5 race she’s in the 6th post.
“She did a 1:59, and she wasn’t pushed,” said Steele who is looking forward to Ontario Sire Stakes races this year with Astrogal beginning in Toronto and continuing to Barrie, Elora and Flamborough.
“She’s an unknown factor. We don’t’ know what she can do yet,” said Steele who is pleased with the choice he made three years ago with the purchase of a pregnant mare.
The mare had a speed mark of one minute 56 seconds and the sire, Astronomical had a record of one minute and 50 seconds, a world record at the time.
The birth of Astrogal was followed by Astrios Boy, a second horse for the stable.
He will be racing as a two-year old this year. 
“We just lucked out .We seem to have two good candidates,” said Steele.
 

Sappers and Miners edge Athens in season opener

 
 
The Newboro Sappers and Miners started the year on a winning note by downing Athens 6-5.  Newboro started their season on the road after being rained out in their home opener May 22.
Jeff Rice pitched seven strong innings to get the win but it wasn't without some drama as Athens had the tying and winning run on the bases but couldn't push either across.
Skylar Hudson came up with a big play to preserve the win by blocking the plate at home and, despite being bowled over by the Athens player he was able to hang on to the ball.  Some unpleasantries were exchanged after that play but cooler heads prevailed.
Jarret Williams and Jeff Seed both hit home runs in the win. Rookie Caleb Rice had his first hit as a Sapper and Miner, hitting a double just short of the fence in centre.
Next up for Newboro is a make up of the rained out game against Seeley's Bay on Tuesday (June 3) in Newboro and then at home on Thursday against the Easton's Corners Haymakers. 
In other action last week, Greenbush beat Easton's Corners As 9-3 and Lyn downed Seeley’s Bay 12-5.

Track and field athletes headed to Mississauga for OFSAA

 
Kara Blair and Alex Ethier are OFSAA bound.
On Friday, Rideau District High School was well represented at the East Regional track and field meet in Ottawa with the two RDHS Lions earning a trip to Mississauga June 5-7. 
Kara Blair was no stranger to this level of competition, and after struggling with her footing in the long jump, she confidently jumped her way into a third place – a top four finish gets you to the all Ontario championships.
Alex Ethier advanced to the finals in sprint hurdles and the 100m, placing second and fifth respectively, earning the tip to OFSAA for her hurdles finish.
Robyn Gray, Ian Sly and the junior girls relay team did not advance to OFSAA, but displayed true competitive spirit all season.  
Also going to Mississauga this week is Sydenham student Ben Trickey  of Bedford Mills who placed fourth in the senior 400m
St. John Catholic High School’s Braiden Nichols is making the trip to the all-Ontario’s after coming in first in women’s midget shot put and third in the discus.
 
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