After historic 7 swim golds, Dressel to wrestle with math test

first_imgThe 20-year-old Dressel has now matched US swimming legend Michael Phelps’ record of seven gold medals from a single worlds set at the 2007 championships in Melbourne.“I don’t know, I’ve never had it happen so I don’t really know what to say,” said Dressel when asked how it felt to be level with Phelps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’m just happy to be done.“I’m going to take a little break, see some of my teammates in Europe, Poland, Scotland. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The atmosphere here has been an absolute blast, I just want to enjoy myself now.”Dressel’s seven golds included three individual titles in the 50m, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly, plus relay golds in the 4x100m freestyle, 4x100m mixed freestyle, 4x100m mixed medley and Sunday’s 4x100m medley.He became the first swimmer to claim three world golds in one session on Saturday by winning the 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly and mixed 4x100m freestyle titles in a jaw-dropping 98-minute spell.Dressel’s stunning display has earned comparisons with both Phelps and Mark Spitz, who won seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.His performances have been the icing on the cake for the USA, who finished with 38 swimming medals in Budapest — over five times more than nearest rivals Britain, who managed seven.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets View comments Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Dressel said he was tired after a draining 48 hours.“I’m very happy to be done, pretty tired,” he said.“Its been a good season, a good year, there are a lot more that goes into this than what people see in seven days.“It’s great, I guess it was all going into here.“I knew I had a chance in a few events and, of course, the real prize for America are the relays which are also a lot of fun.“We didn’t do so great at the 2015 champs, so to come here and, coming off Rio, do so well — the medal table speaks for itself.”His achievements unsurprisingly earned the University of Florida ace the award for the best male swimmer at the championships.However, before he goes off on holiday, Dressel must sit a math test on Tuesday.“Probably not, it’s probably going to go pretty bad,” he replied when asked if was ready for the test.“I will probably be happy with a B-minus, that is the next goal when the meet’s over, to get over that math test. NLEX revs up “I’ve had a decent semester with it, it’s been all online and I am not good on online.”Nevertheless, his exploits in Budapest have been hailed by his team-mates.“It’s incredible, watching Caeleb is the coolest thing for me — that kid is unbelievable, how he motivates himself, watching how he keeps his composure,” said America’s Chase Kalisz, who won the 200m and 400m IM golds in Budapest.“I’m watching how he steps on the blocks. Every single race, he is ready to race, he is ready to go.“This is how Team USA functions, we all feed off each other’s energy.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIEScenter_img McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend American Caeleb Remel Dressel celebrates after winning the men’s 100m butterfly final during the swimming competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, on July 29, 2017. AFPBUDAPEST, Hungary — Caeleb Dressel won a historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday as the USA claimed the men’s 4x100m medley relay title at the world championships — before admitting his math test worries.After Dressel swam the third leg, Nathan Adrian touched the wall first for the USA at three minutes, 27.91 seconds with Britain taking silver at 1.04, while Russia earned bronze at 1.45.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

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Troubled PBA must spare sports media right away

first_imgLATEST STORIES GlobalPort dethrones Rain or Shine, sweeps way to second PGBL crown Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The PBA can do whatever it wants to do with its league.But it has no right to demean sportswriters, who were visibly brutalized during that dubious press conference.This is unacceptable.Aghast, the inquisitive Noli Cortez, battle-scarred scribe with Malaya, tried to vent displeasure by asking the PBA man on the floor if they could at least bare the names of the respective PBA team muses.It was unclear how the PBA manager responded, or if there were indeed team muses assigned during the hastily assembled opening ceremonies.As could only be expected, Chito Narvasa, the immediate past PBA commissioner, was absent during the Sunday opening.Everybody wanted to get a few words from him.A man at the PBA bureau yesterday said they don’t have Narvasa’s cellphone number.He said Narvasa had refused to be interviewed.He instead advised this reporter to try Willie Marcial, who has been appointed PBA officer in charge following Narvasa’s exit. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Who’s the head of the PBA Press Corps, and why was this blasphemy allowed?The press corps head is Gerry Ramos. He has issued the following statement on Narvasa’s resignation:“He did the reasonable and the ‘only’ thing to do to end an impasse that had so seriously divided the entire Board. In effect, he also spared the PBA from further eroding, and thus overcome one of its worst times since (only) six teams were left to start the 1985 season due to the country’s economic crisis.”So, is Narvasa, in this case, the real savior of this PBA season?We can hardly wait to congratulate him.By all means, please produce him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Now, hold it please.Lest we all got carried away, we would like to raise an issue, before it gets buried and forgotten.It may not be a serious topic to others, but wasn’t it an outright clamp-up, a dirty gag order imposed on sports media during the announcement of the season opening?As reported by sportswriters present, they were allowed to attend the opening press con, but were strictly prevented from asking questions.This, to put it mildly, was out of this world. Frankly, it’s a slur, a trampling of inherent rights.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone It was an incredible feat delivered by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) when it launched its 43rd season minus a commissioner on Sunday.Congratulations are due, mainly to the body that carried out the rescue.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson There was a very serious emergency and the tried-and-tested Ricky Vargas, super take-charge guy with the MVP group of companies, emerged out of nowhere as the new pro league chair.Vargas announced at the season launch that the PBA was stronger than ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThere was no big crowd to applaud at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Whether the loud claim was valid or not, nobody could seem to tell. It’s the right of the PBA to say whatever it wanted to tell. It’s their ballgame, a league governed by their own rules. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Hawks lose Bazemore for remainder of season with knee injury

first_imgAtlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24), right, and John Collins sit on the bench in the finals minutes of the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Atlanta Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Los Angeles won 123-104. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore will miss the remainder of the season with a bone bruise in his right knee.Bazemore, tied for second on the team with his average of 12.9 points per game, left Sunday’s loss to Chicago in the second quarter after landing awkwardly. He hopped off the court, straight into the tunnel toward the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings The Hawks say an MRI on Monday revealed the injury.Backup Jaylen Morris, also injured in the second quarter of Sunday’s game, will miss about two to four weeks with a sprained left ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGuard Dennis Schroder, the team’s top scorer who missed Sunday’s game with a left elbow injury, is listed as probable for Tuesday night’s game against Oklahoma City.The Hawks, tied with Orlando for the worst record in the Eastern Conference, have lost three straight games. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Magnolia derails NLEX Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Hotelier’s cat led employees to gruesome discovery

first_img“Big Foot” murder trialTwo former employees attached to the South Central Hotel testified before Justice Sandhill Kissoon on Wednesday that it was the pet cat of the deceased that led them to Joseph Jagdeo’s body, which was found bound and gagged in Room 10 of the guesthouse on November 14, 2018.Bryan Leitch of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, is currently on trial for the hotelier’s murder but has denied killing Jagdeo who was known as “Joe” and “Joey”. The prosecution contended that Leitch, also known as “Big Foot”, committed the crime between November 13 and 14, 2013 at South Road,Dead: Joseph JagdeoGeorgetown.During Wednesday’s trial, former maintenance man, Wendell Eastman, called “Buxton”, told the 12-member jury that Leitch, the accused, was initially staying in Room Nine just over a week prior to incident. He however moved to Room 10 after the accused argued with a female, who was staying with him. Eastman, who was living at South Central at that time, claimed that the girl and Leitch argued over the defendant “stealing Mr Jagdeo’s phone” and that she requested that the accused be removed. He told the jury that his hotel owner’s office was some four feet away from Room 10.Eastman said that November 13, 2013 at 07:00h was the last time he saw Jagdeo when he gave him a $1000 to buy a bottle of porridge for him. He said a worker “Trevor” went upstairs for 10 minutes and came back down. He also stated that later on, the bartender went upstairs. After some time, Eastman too went upstairs and called for his boss and never got a response. He further told the jury that sometime after 12:00h on November 14, he saw Jagdeo’s cat lying in front of the office door.“The cat leave the office door and start pushing its paw under the door at Room 10 hollering: meow,” the witness revealed.He said that he informed another worker, Patrick Wilson, called “Bullai” of the cat’s “strange behaivour.” After this, Eastman said he climbed onto a shed and peered through the jalousie window and saw the key to Room 10 on the bed. He claimed that he took a pipe, pulled out the key and gave it to “Bullai” who opened the room. The maintenance man said that at this point, the cat ran into the room, ran back out and started hollering “meow”. He said he told Bullai: “Don’t go in.”Wilson then took the stand and corroborated much of Eastman’s testimony, adding that after he opened the door of Room 10, he saw the body under the bed. He said he took out his cellphone and called the Police. Both witnesses under cross-examination admitted that they did not see the accused after November 13 and that they could not say how the deceased received his injuries.Meanwhile, former bartender at the hotel, Paulette Hollingsworth, testified that she tried several times to reach the owner, Jagdeo, but several calls to his cellphone were unsuccessful.The court also heard that after Jagdeo’s murder, the defendant and his mother, Sharmain Rover, were taken to Police headquarters following a wanted bulletin for Leitch’s arrest. The State’s case is being presented by Prosecutors Lisa Cave and Mandell Moore. Leitch is being represented by Defence Attorneys Hewley Griffith and Lawrence Harris.last_img read more

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Car oil changes get more mileage

first_imgThese days, motor oils start with a higher-quality base oil than in the past, and they have more antioxidants that make lubricating properties last longer and other additives that keep deposits from forming on engines, Bachelder said. Pete Misangyi, Ford’s supervisor of fuel lubricants, said the company conducted numerous fleet and laboratory tests with newer oils before it raised the interval. Some manufacturers, such as Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Corp., have stopped making recommendations on all or most of their models, instead relying on sensors that measure oil temperature extremes and engine revolutions over time to calculate oil life and tell drivers when to get the lubricant changed. Peter Lord, executive director of GM’s service operations, said oil can last 12,000 miles or even more for many drivers who don’t run their vehicles in extreme heat or cold or tow heavy loads. “It really does depend on the individual customer and how they’ve used the vehicle,” he said. DETROIT – Most major automakers agree: The adage that you should change your car’s oil every 3,000 miles is outdated, and even 5,000 miles may be too often. Ford Motor Co. became the latest manufacturer to extend its oil life guidelines, making public that it is raising the recommended oil change interval from 5,000 miles to 7,500 on its newly redesigned 2007 models and all subsequent redesigned or new models. The company, like many other manufacturers, said Tuesday that higher oil quality standards and new engine designs were responsible for the change, which affects vehicles driven under normal conditions. “The oils have advanced a lot since the days when 3,000 miles were the typical oil drains,” said Dennis Bachelder, senior engineer for the American Petroleum Institute, an industry organization that sets quality standards. “They’re certainly more robust than the oils of 10, 15 years ago.” last_img read more

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Lumberjack landmark will be remembered

first_imgClarke shares that the Lumberjack had been vandalized many times yet remembers when lightning struck the landmark, causing a tree to land on him, bringing together the support of the community who helped resurrect him quickly.One year the Lumberjack held a toothbrush for dental month shared Clarke.Shares of the original FB post by Clarke shows sincere sympathy and memories from people that have their own stories and memories of what the Lumberjack Landmark that some refer to it as ‘Paul’ meant to them. COFFEE CREEK, B.C. – The Lumberjack at Mile 62.5 on the Alaska Hwy has been destroyed by a flare, causing grief, loss and having memories recalled by those that remember him.At 9:15 pm on Sunday, October 27th, 2019, a truck driver travelling the Alaska Hwy witnessed someone shoot a flair at the Halloween display set up at the base of the loved landmark.- Advertisement -This would be the demise of the historic landmark as this caused the Lumberjack to be unsalvagable, shares Debbie Lee Clarke.The Lumberjack has stood in his location since the early 1980s shared Clarke saying it was salvaged from an auto wrecker and was styled as a tire guy. There were only 10 of his kind made from the same mould that can be found around the world.Clarke shares the Lumberjack was made out of fibreglass and was hollow, so her father, Lawson Clarke changed his style to advertise the family sawmill.Over time the Lumberjack became a welcomed landmark for many travelling the Alaska Hwy as well as the School Bus stop.Advertisementlast_img read more

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England thrash Panama, into W.Cup last 16

first_img0Shares0000Enfland’s Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard celebrate one of their six goals against Panama. PHOTO/FIFANIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia, Jun 24- England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games.A hat-trick from captain Harry Kane — which means he is now the leading scorer in the tournament with five goals — two from John Stones, his first ever in an England shirt, and a beauty from Jesse Lingard completed the crushing victory. The result also confirmed Belgium’s qualification for the knockout stage and means Panama exit the tournament alongside Tunisia.The records tumbled for England on an easy afternoon by the River Volga.– Records tumble –The rout was the first time England have scored more than four goals at a World Cup finals since winning the tournament in 1966.It was the first time in England’s history they have managed five goals in a first half and Kane became the first England player to score a World Cup hat-trick since Gary Lineker in 1986.It is also the first time they have qualified for the knockout stage since 2010, and the biggest victory so far at this tournament.Intriguingly, it also means they are level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Belgium in Group G. The two sides meet in Kaliningrad on Thursday.Despite the result, England started slowly and it was Panama who should have scored first in the fifth minute when Anibal Godoy blasted high and wide after the Central Americans carved open England’s defence.England took the lead in the eighth minute when John Stones powered home a header from a Kieran Trippier corner, held up by the referee because of wrestling and pushing by the Panamanians, something which was set to become a theme of the match.England extended their lead from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute after Lingard was brought down in the box by two defenders.That opened the floodgates.Harry Kane has now scored five times at this World CupLingard scored the game’s best goal in the 36th minute, a 20-yard curling shot past a helpless Jaime Penedo, then Stones added his second four minutes later, another header, following an intricate England free-kick.Following Panama complaints, the goal was referred to VAR for offside but allowed to stand.Kane then scored his second penalty in first-half injury time after he was almost farcically wrestled over at a corner, despite further Panama complaints.At that stage, Panama, who received five bookings in their first match and three more here, threatened to implode, so bad was their lack of discipline.Kane’s hat-trick was completed in bizarre fashion in the 62nd minute after a Ruben Loftus-Cheek deflected off the English captain’s heel into the net.Again, the referee checked with VAR for offside, but once more the goal stood.The second-half was largely an anti-climax, with Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling going close to making it seven.However, the biggest cheer of the day was reserved for the 78th minute when Felipe Baloy scored Panama’s first ever finals goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Civil rights leaders demand probe into display of nooses at Cal State Fullerton

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “It was a smack in the face that something like this could happen in central Orange County,” association chairwoman Sumanah Mithani told the Los Angeles Times. “Incidents like this are not going to be tolerated anymore, and we’re going to speak out. This was an attack not just on African Americans, but all ethnic groups on our campus.” A week after the incident, many angry campus members gathered during a second rally held on Wednesday afternoon where students were free to speak. During Wednesday’s protest, students of different racial backgrounds, including some from Cal Poly Pomona, UC Irvine and UCLA, showed up in orange shirts expressing their opposition to the orange nooses. Campus police were also in attendance to ensure a peaceful protest. “It’s an incident, it’s not a crime. We do document incidents that happen on campus. Actively, we have nothing to go on, no lead, nobody to talk to,” campus police Lt. Fred Molina told CSUF’s Daily Titan newspaper. Civil rights leaders will demand today a federal investigation into a display of nooses found in the Cal State Fullerton quad area last week prior to a campus rally against hate. “The hanging nooses at Fullerton are only the latest in the dozens of hanging nooses that have been found on campuses and work places in California and throughout the nation,” said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, President of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable. “We are demanding an immediate Justice Department full probe,” said Hutchinson, who planned to hold a news conference this morning to publicize the demand. Five nooses spray-painted orange were found on Nov. 7 hanging on a clothesline alongside t-shirts displaying anti-hate messages. The display appeared just prior to a “Rally Against Hate” demonstration sponsored by the university’s Association for InterCultural Awareness. “What we’re asking is for the community to call us, give us some leads so we can find which way to go with this. Students are bound by certain rules of conduct on this campus, so if we get lucky and find out who did this, they will be dealt with in that form.” For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Skateboard club helps kids reconnect to school

first_imgCASTAIC – It’s off the hook. It’s off the heazy. And it’s just plain awesome. The skateboard club at Castaic Middle School, that is. That’s how the 180 or so fearless skaters in the school-sponsored club described it Thursday as they slid across railings, jumped over ramps and kicked flipped their boards to new heights. “It’s wicked,” said sixth-grader Ricky Callais. “I think it has helped us have more fun, and it’s a better reason to come to school excited.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Skaters searching for places to practice in their neighborhoods usually find “no skateboarding” signs slapped up outside coffee shops, drug stores and nearly every business with a clean stretch of pavement outside. Those warning signs even dot the main parking lot at Castaic Middle School. But behind the school, across a field and down a flight of stairs to the football field, lies the exception the rule. On a patch of smooth black top, typically reserved for football parking, skaters rule. Before school and during lunch, students give the lot a good pounding with their tricks. Practicing on equipment that parents supplied, the kids dream of making it big, getting sponsors and, as they said, lots of free stuff. “I hope to go pro,” said Marcos Meza, a sixth-grader whose big brother Juan taught him the ropes. Meza, with a head of thick dark hair that nearly reaches his shoulders, hangs with the skater crowd, who all have a similar look. T-shirts branded with skateboard logos. Vans for shoes. Jeans, some tight, some baggy. And the hair. The shaggier, the better. The few with crew cuts shrugged when asked why their hair is so short and blamed mom and her scissors. Boys, for the most part, make up this uninhibited crew. Twelve-year-old Sophie Sidky and a few other girls are the exceptions. Seventh-grade Sidky wonders why there aren’t more girls involved in the sport. “Maybe they think it’s too guy-ish,” she said. “I think they’re afraid of the helmet. It gives them helmet hair.” Bruce Brotz, department chair of physical education, saw the need for the club after students asked to bring their skateboards in to show him their feats. He was surprised to see how the group has grown since the club started in November with 30 interested skaters to six times that size just three months later. Although all kinds of kids have joined, a number of them were once uninterested in academics and school life. Brotz said the club provides a way to plug these students into school. `’I saw a population of kids where school didn’t seem important to them,” he said. “It felt like a good opportunity to connect with these kids and help them out.” With each stunt, the skaters test their skills and look for ways to push themselves to the next level. And in some cases for the next big thrill. Riding a wave board, 13-year-old Robert Steen Hansen swears it’ll soon take the skating world by storm. Longer than traditional skateboards, wave boards get their momentum from riders moving their hips. The sixth grader wiggled his way across the pavement to demonstrate and swears it’s the next big thing. “I only wave board. I think it’s really fun,” he said. “People are slowly switching over to them.” Sue Doyle, (661) 257-5254 sue.doyle@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Soap Box Derby will head downhill on safer course

first_imgRegistration for the annual event opens today, with forms available at the counter of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station. After helping out with a derby at the Lancaster sheriff’s station, Ferrone thought it might be a good idea to do a similar event in Santa Clarita. It was a hunch that paid off big time. With eight cars sponsored by local businesses and built by teams of volunteers and deputies, first-year sign-ups filled immediately. Ferrone expects available racing spots to go quickly. The derby starts at 8:30 a.m. and flights of eight drivers will each get a nonelimination practice run before single-elimination races begin. The race concludes at 1:30 p.m. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – Expect heavy traffic June 10 on Tournament Road when 128 drivers are expected to take to the streets. Fortunately, the stretch of road between McBean Parkway and Golf View Drive will be closed and there will be plenty of cops on hand to keep drivers in line. The third annual Soap Box Derby sponsored by the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station for racers age 8 to 13 will be held in this new location, considered a little safer than previous runs in the Valencia Commerce Center. The road will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate the race. “The other route was too steep,” said sheriff’s Deputy Tim Ferrone, who coordinates the race. “We didn’t have a run-out at the end, and to be safe, we need to have an up-slope to slow the cars down. We scouted out the whole city; either there was too much traffic or not enough grade. This site is perfect.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsParticipants will drive “real regulation Soap Box Derby cars” that were built by volunteers and deputies, Ferrone said. No gas or motors are involved, as the cars are gravity-powered with rudimentary steering and brakes – thus the need for a slope to give the cars some, but not too much, speed. “It’s fun when you go fast,” said Ferrone’s son, Shane, 11. “It’s best when you get faster.” He will be racing along with his 9-year-old brother, Ryan, and 10-year-old sister Amanda. A ceremonial “captain’s run” will be part of the event, but deputies might want to ride the brakes a bit when the tall and slender station commander Capt. Patti Minutello pulls her derby car next to theirs. “Hmmm. The heavier you are, the faster you go,” mused Sgt. Gregg Lewison, pondering Ferrone’s dilemma. After all, the captain should win her own race. last_img read more

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