Nina Carberry was taken to hospital for X-rays on her collarbone after a fall going down to the start at Gowran Park. The jockey, who broke her collarbone at Downpatrick in April, was unshipped from Kilaspy before the first leg of the Joe Bollard Memorial Flat Race, a race which was high in drama. The Henry de Bromhead-trained Once And For All suffered an injury and fell, sparking a series of incidents which resulted in six other horses departing the race, most either being brought down, slipping up or unseating. All the jockeys involved reportedly escaped unscathed and the contest was won by Bach To Whitingbay (6-1). Press Association
BUCKSPORT — This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Tour Du Lac, one of the oldest road races in the state.Last year, the race was voted as having the best directorship of the Sub5 series races.The 10-mile course starts at the Bucksport Town Pool, circles Silver Lake, heads up Central Street onto Millvale Road and then heads onto Charlie Cole Road. The race will finish at the town pool, where runners can cool off with a swim.The race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and registration starts at 6:30. Walkers are encouraged to start at 6:30.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRace directors Margaret and Chris Jones will award age-group winners with homemade jam, which they have done for the past five years.“Bumbleberry and strawberry have become two of the favorites,” Chris Jones said. “In honor of its 40th year, the race directors are offering $100 to the first male and female to break the course records.”The records are currently held by Louie Luchini (50:20) and Cassie Hintz (59:06).The Tour Du Lac was first held back in 1976 and was founded by local runners Steve and Anne Norton.The Joneses inherited the race directorship from another local running couple, Joan and Fred Merriam, who had taken over for the Nortons in the 1980s.The race also offers the 100-mile club certificate to runners who complete 10 races.Chris Jones said of the more than 1,170 runners who have competed in the race over 39 years, only 43 have joined this exclusive club.This year, Jones said he expects Jen Noonan of Bucksport, Peter Lodge and Larry Rich to join the club.
The Wisconsin men’s hockey team will travel to Michigan for a second straight weekend, this time heading to East Lansing for a two-game series with the Michigan State Spartans.Wisconsin (4-22-4, 2-12-2 Big Ten) will look to build momentum as their season nears the finish line with the Big Ten tournament on the horizon. This weekend’s series at Michigan State (14-14-2, 8-6-2 Big Ten) will be their last regular season road trip of the season.For a team as young as the Badgers, the second half of the season can almost be like a new season because of how much freshman players grow in the first half of the year.Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves believes that growth is starting to become apparent.“Now you’re starting to see their individual talents shine through,” Eaves said. “We’re seeing that and that’s a good thing. When this all comes together we will have something special.”Eaves said he is encouraged about the direction that his team is heading, citing their ability to stick together as a reason for their growth over the season.“We have had to rely on each other, and I think we’ve had to be there for each other in terms of honest feedback, in terms of what we are trying to do in certain areas,” Eaves said. “I would say one of the reasons that we are having the continued growth that we have is because of the fact that everybody is there for each other.”According to Eaves, Michigan head coach Red Berenson commented after the game that the Badgers seemed much improved since the last time the Wolverines played Wisconsin, despite losing the series by a combined score of 8-2. However, Eaves also added that losing is never fun and was hopeful the losses will make his team even hungrier to snap their three-game skid.“You try to keep things in perspective,” Eaves said. “When you lose a couple games like that where you have a chance going into the third period and you come away empty, there is a taste in your mouth that is not pleasant.”The Badgers and Spartans should be plenty familiar with each other considering they played each other just two weeks ago. Wisconsin took game one of that series 2-1 while Michigan State shut out the Badgers 3-0 the following night at the Kohl Center.Despite playing Michigan State so recently, Eaves was skeptical of how much the experience will help his team more effectively combat Michigan State’s defensive, “pack it in” style of play.“I hope it does, but having played against teams that play like this, it’s hard to not want to try to skate through them,” Eaves said.Wisconsin will be spending plenty of time in the state of Michigan this month. When the Badgers play in the Big Ten Tournament in Detroit in a few weeks, it will be their third trip to Michigan in the month of March.The Badgers sit at the bottom of the Big Ten standings, but have a chance to jump Ohio State and gain a higher seed in the conference tournament if they finish strong. The Badgers close out their regular season next weekend at home against the Buckeyes. However, Eaves said he is only focused on their next game.“I haven’t even looked at [the standings],” Eaves said. “It’s about Friday night, us getting better and us playing our best hockey. I don’t care who we play. When we go to Detroit, it’s about trying to play three good games.”Wisconsin and Michigan State will face off both Friday and Saturday night in East Lansing at 6:00 p.m.
James W. ReefJames Walter Reef, age 69, of Goddard, KS, died Thursday morning, February 27, 2014 at Medicalodges of Goddard, KS.Â He was a retired carpenter.James was born to James J. Reef and Ruby C. (Jewell) Reef on June 15, 1944 in Thayer, MO.James was married to Virginia Lee Kirkpatrick and to this union two daughters, Leda and Brenda, were born.James enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, and playing bingo and rummy.Â He loved praising God by singing and playing his guitar and was a devoted Bible reader.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his two daughters, Leda Hinkle and her husband Mark and Brenda Wray and her fiancÃ©e J. D. Stewart, all of Wichita; four grandchildren, Kimberly Terhune and her husband Stephen of Conway Springs, Wesley Tate of Colorado, Jennifer Freel and her husband William of Wellington, and Anthony Schneider of Great Bend, KS; two great grandchildren, Jaiden Freel and Colten Terhune.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. Â Pastor Max Davis will officiate.Â Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net