Lamar’s Vossgaetter Voted Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgThis is the first weekly award of the season for Lamar. Honorable Mention: Hortense Boscher, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Stephanie Barnett, Nicholls; Khee Yen Wee, Sam Houston State. Vossgaetter and teammate Jasmin Buchta clinched the doubles point for Lamar on Saturday with a 6-4 defeat over Nicholls’ Stephanie Barnett and Lingfeng Gu, playing at the top line. The freshman from Langenfield, Germany, then squeezed out a close back-and-forth match against the Colonels’ Mariia Kozachok on court three. Vossgaetter took the first set 7-6 (7-2) but dropped a tough second set 7-6 (7-5). She swung a 10-8 deciding set to take the match. Lamar (4-13, 2-6 SLC) scored a crucial 6-1 win over Nicholls (11-9, 2-7 SLC) on Sunday to keep its 2018 Southland Tournament hopes alive. The Cardinals are taking on McNeese in Lake Charles in a match that began at 1 p.m. CT today, making up a match that was originally scheduled for this past Saturday. The game was postponed due to weather. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Amelie Vossgaetter, Lamar – Fr. – Langenfield, Germany FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Amelie Vossgaetter is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

All Blacks beat Lions to take one-nil series lead

first_imgThey now have a one-nil lead in the three-Test series.The first half at Eden Park was a tight affair, but the British and Irish Lions were not able to capitalise on their opportunities in the second period.The All Blacks survived an early scare after a Jonathan Davies line-break and a good run by Conor Murray, but Israel Dagg was able to hold Elliot Daly off the line with a superb tackleFirst blood went to the All Blacks when the Lions were pinged at the ruck. Beauden Barrett kicked the penalty to put the first points on the board.A few minutes later Aaron Smith made the most of a quick tap, then Dagg sent a pinpoint pass out to Codie Taylor, who scored the first try of the game.Barrett’s conversion gave the All Blacks a 10-0 lead.Full-back Ben Smith had to leave the field with a suspected concussion, which meant Barrett shifted back, and Aaron Cruden came on at first-five.In the 30th minute the Lions got on the board, courtesy of an Owen Farrell penalty.All Black Ryan Crotty had to limp off with a hamstring injury and was replaced with Anton Lienert-Brown.Barrett landed another penalty to give the All Blacks a 13-3 lead.The Lions then executed a glorious try, which started with a Liam Williams break and was finished off by Sean O’Brien.The All Blacks had a 13-8 lead at half-time.Just after the break, the Lions went on the counter-attack after Williams made another impressive break and the Lions created a couple of opportunities early, but failed to finish them off.In the 54th minute, rookie Rieko Ioane scored the All Blacks’ second try, which was set up by a superb scrum and the All Blacks extended their lead to 20-8.Minutes later Barrett kicked another penalty and the Lions started to struggle, holding off a relentless All Blacks attack.Ioane put his blistering speed to full use when he scored his second try off a turnover, and with Barrett’s conversion the All Blacks went up 30-8.In the last minute of the game, Rhys Webb scored a consolation try for the Lions.After not having played in almost two months, captain Kieran Read made an outstanding return.Hansen told reporters the performance was proof the All Blacks could find multiple ways to win – from razzle-dazzle to tactical nous and front-row muscle.They’d also neutralised the Lions’ much-vaunted line speed by playing astutely off halfback Aaron Smith, which tired their opponents.The Lions made 165 tackles to the All Blacks’ 97.”I always find it amusing when everyone tells us they’re going to beat us up in the tight five, because we’re not just a team that can play flashy rugby. We can play down-and-dirty rugby too if we have to,” Hansen said.”Since Adam was a cowboy, if your tight five do a job, everyone else can play – tonight’s Test was always going to be won in the tight five and I think we won that battle, but that doesn’t guarantee we’ll win it next week.”While the Lions failed to seize on their 20 minutes of ascendancy, the All Blacks ruthlessly took their opportunities.Codie Taylor emulated incumbent No.2 Dane Coles by collecting a pass off his bootlaces to score the side’s first five-pointer in the 18th minute, before freshly introduced props Wyatt Crockett and Charlie Faumuina helped create Ioane’s first by monstering their counterparts at an attacking second-half scrum.Ioane, in his first Test start, then capitalised on a Liam Williams dropped ball to streak away and place the match beyond the Lions’ reach.They’ll need to find a second attacking gear – and quickly – to turn the three- Test series around next week in Wellington.Hansen expected that to be the case.”So many times in sport, the winning team gets knocked over the next week. So, this team has always worked on the mantra that we want to be better, and we don’t always achieve that but that’s what we strive to do,” Hansen said.”The team executed the plan very, very well. It wasn’t perfect but it is only our second Test for the year, so we’ll build from that.”However vice captain Ben Smith and centre Crotty are injury concerns for the rest of the series.Fullback Smith failed a head injury assessment during the first half, while Crotty limped off later in the spell with a hamstring injury and will definitely miss next week’s test in Wellington, coach Steve Hansen said.”Ben Smith failed a concussion test and he will go through the protocols,” Hansen told reporters. “Ryan Crotty has pulled his hammy, so we already had Jack Goodhue in as a replacement to help him out with his ribs.”Jack will be staying with us, and we will try to get Ryan ready maybe for the last test if we’re lucky.”Hansen said earlier on Saturday that hooker Dane Coles had been ruled out of the series due to fitness issues after he had been unable to train since March with knee and calf injuries and then concussion symptoms.The Lions play the Wellington Hurricanes on Tuesday before the second test next Saturday in New Zealand’s capital.The series concludes on July 8 with the third test in Auckland.last_img read more

Long lines for Unionistas tickets against Real Madrid

first_imgNevertheless, There will not be many tickets that will go on sale for non-members since the capacity does not exceed 4,000 seats, the number of members is more than 2,500 and it could increase these days With new releases.Unionists has recalled in its Twitter account that the partners that spread the photos of your tickets in social networks “try to cover the QR code of it to prevent counterfeiting. “ The ticket offices have registered this Monday long lines to sell tickets to members from the Salamanca team of Unionists, which on Wednesday disputes the round of 32 the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid, some entries for which they must pay between 20 and 30 euros To see the encounter.For its part, and as the Salamanca club has assured on a note of press, those with a sympathizer card must pay 40 euros, while tickets for non-members will cost 30 euros for those under 18 and 60 euros for the general public.last_img read more

Scorer credits determination for Charlie win

first_imgFormer champions Charlie Smith High were forced to battle hard to defeat a resolute Mona High 2-1 in a spirited ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup football game at Mona High playing field in St Andrew yesterday. Goals from Tyrick Reid and Kemar James in the 43rd and 88th minutes of play were enough to see off Mona’s second-half penalty. Goalscorer James credited his team’s determination as key to victory, despite being outplayed by Mona in the second half. “I feel good to score. I did it for the team and my school. It was great that we held on and fought to the end of the game, even though it was not a very easy game or good field to play on,” he told The Gleaner. It was James’ seventh goal in three seasons. “I hope to score more,” he stressed. While both teams attacked along the flanks and created scoring chances, the finishing was off target and Reid cleverly slipped onside to stab home a deft Omario Fisher cross, which deceived the Mona defence and the advancing Jordan Hoilett in goal, giving the visitors the first-half lead. STRONG SECOND HALF Mona, comfortable and fearless at home, began the second half strong, robbing Charlie Smith of space to play and dominated much of the ball possession. They broke the deadlock when unmarked substitute Njerie McKenzie, free as a bird, was brought down by goalkeeper Shamarley Clayton. Milton Harris stepped up for the home team and slotted home a cool penalty to the right of the goalkeeper to give them a fighting chance. Following the game, Charlie Smith’s coach, Jerome Waite, said his team – which was missing some players because of registration issues – will get better. “It was a good fight. We missed a couple of chances, but we will have some guys in for our next game, which will help us improve and play a better all-round game.”last_img read more

Indians celebrate division title with eyes on Series win

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Parker’s layup completes Sparks sweep of Mercury; Finals rematch set Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up The Cleveland Indians celebrate winning the American League Central Division after defeating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 after a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. At right is manager Terry Francona. (AP Photo/Phil Long)CLEVELAND — There was champagne chilling on ice for them, bottles and bottles of bubbly and beer.But before the Cleveland Indians partied after winning a second straight AL Central title, there was work to be done to complete a week none of them will ever forget.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “It was good. I didn’t touch a ball all day offensively or defensively,” said Kipnis, who struck out twice. “I had nothing, but it was fun. Obviously, I had some nerves.”As soon as Kipnis left the game, two balls were immediately hit to center.ANOTHER STREAKThe Indians have allowed four runs or less in 24 consecutive games, the longest such streak since the St. Louis Cardinals had a 25-game run in 1942-3.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: C Salvador Perez (pulled side muscle) and OF Lorenzo Cain (rest) sat out but are expected to return Tuesday for the series opener in Toronto.Indians: All-Star 2B Jose Ramirez (hamstring) was rested for the second day in a row as a precaution. … Team president Chris Antonetti said there is still no clarity on whether OF Michael Brantley will return this season. He’s been out since Aug. 9 with an ankle injury. … Rookie OF Bradley Zimmer (broken hand) is keeping up with his conditioning and maintaining his arm strength after surgery. Zimmer had a plate and nine screws inserted into his hand, which he broke on a headfirst dive into first.UP NEXTRoyals: Either RHP Ian Kennedy or Sam Gaviglio will start against the Blue Jays. Kennedy missed his last turn in the rotation with shoulder fatigue. Gaviglio has started twice since being claimed on waivers from Seattle.Indians: RHP Mike Clevinger will look for his 11th win on Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series in Los Angeles. He was drafted by the Angels in 2011 and traded to Cleveland in 2014. 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 They could have taken the easy route and phoned it in.Not this team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We want to win,” Corey Kluber said.Cleveland’s ace pushed to the front of the Cy Young race with another dominant start and Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer as the Indians, who officially clinched the division crown a day earlier, kept on rolling with a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. As they left the field, the Indians were handed AL Central championship T-shirts, caps and swimming googles to put on before heading to their clubhouse. Moments later, champagne corks popped and the room was turned into a free-for-all of sudsy spray.Last year, the Indians celebrated their division, playoff and AL Championship Series wins on the road. Being at home made this one more special.“It never gets old,” said pitcher Josh Tomlin, who has been with the Indians since 2010. “This is why you play the game — to win. And to be able to celebrate victories like this or little milestones like this.”Kluber could be on his way to a second Cy Young Award win, following 2014′s. The right-hander is 10-1 in his last 10 starts.Despite missing nearly a month, he leads the league in wins (17), ERA (2.35), shutouts (3) and complete games (5).In the major statistical categories, Kluber trails only Boston’s Chris Sale, his closest competition for the pitching award, in strikeouts.“He’s a tough draw,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He’s a premier guy. The year he won the Cy Young is the way he looks now. He’s in the conversation again this year.”CENTER OF ATTENTIONJason Kipnis didn’t embarrass himself in the outfield. He didn’t do anything, really.The Indians’ two-time All-Star second baseman made his debut in center but didn’t have a chance. He had been on the disabled list since Aug. 6 with a hamstring injury. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kluber (17-4), who has lost once since July 4, allowed three singles in seven innings and has not given up a run in 22 straight.The right-hander set the tone on a day of celebration which began with the Indians standing together in front of their dugout to watch a flag rise beyond the center-field wall commemorating their latest division title.The Indians were going to have a good time — win or lose — but they didn’t want to disappoint another sellout crowd or fans captivated by their recent record 22-game winning streak.“When we come out here and it’s time to play, we want to win,” Kluber said. “Nobody in that clubhouse likes losing, so regardless of whether we clinched or not, we were going to come out and try to win the ballgame and here’s what we’re going to do from here on out.”Encarnacion homered in the fourth off Danny Duffy (8-9) as the Indians improved to 33-5 since Aug. 11 despite getting only three hits.The Royals closed to 3-2 in the eighth on a two-out, two-run single by Brandon Moss off Tyler Olson. Cody Allen finished the inning and then worked out of a two-on jam in the ninth for his 28th save.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES How to help the Taal evacuees A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Pelicans too much for LeBron’s Cavaliers

first_imgDeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks to pass the ball around Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Smoothie King Center on October 28, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pelicans downed the Cavaliers 123-101. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — DeMarcus Cousins notched a triple-double and Anthony Davis returned from injury to score 30 points on Saturday as the New Orleans Pelicans downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-101.Cousins poured in 29 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double since arriving in New Orleans.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny eSports are indeed … sports — IOC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Love made three three-pointers in little more than a minute to spark a 22-7 Cleveland scoring run that turned a 65-52 deficit into a 73-72 Cavs lead midway through the third period.But New Orleans responded with a 12-2 run and led 89-83 going into the final period.Cleveland, already coping with early season injuries, got a scare when Love went down with less than five minutes left in the third. Love returned to hit two free throws before coach Tyronn Lue sat his starters for much of the fourth quarter. /cbbADVERTISEMENT Davis, who missed Thursday’s game against the Sacramento Kings with a knee injury, pulled down 14 rebounds to go with his 30 points.Jrue Holiday also had a season-high 29 points and seven assists, while E’Twaun Moore matched his career-high with 24 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogKevin Love led the way for the Cavaliers with 26 points and 11 rebounds.Cavs superstar LeBron James added 18 points, five rebounds and eight assists — but also had four turnovers as Cleveland, beaten by the Golden tate Warriors in last year’s NBA finals, dropped their second straight to fall to 3-3. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READlast_img read more

LACC Drawn into Senatorial Politics

first_imgSince releasing its controversial corruption report, which links several government officials to acts of corruption, the graft commission has been dragged into the local and national politics.Latest of them is the local and administrative politics of Sinoe County, Southeastern Liberia.For the first time since he was implicated by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) a few weeks ago, Sinoe County Superintendent Milton Teahjay took to the airwaves in an effort to fight back and save his integrity already dented by the release of LACC report.During a news conference yesterday in Monrovia, Teahjay in reaction to LACC’s allegation, dragged the commission into a local tribal, political and individual rivalry involving him and Senator Mobutu V. Nyenpan. Both men are certified senatorial candidates in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election slated for December 16, 2014.According to Teahjay, the sole reason he was accused of corruption is because of what he called the “political and academic alliance Sen. Nyenpan has with LACC Chairman Cllr. James Verdier.”  Teahjay’s assertion was promptly dismissed by Nyenpan who called it a “fairytale.”According to the Sinoe Supt., Sen. Nyenpan was a classmate of Cllr. Verdier so the LACC boss was fronting for his friend. The Sinoe Senator in response rubbished the assertion and clarified that Cllr. Verdier was his professor and he (Nyenpan) never had any close relation with Cllr. Verdier.   Teahjay accused LACC of “stonewalling,” adding that the Commission was not interested in substantial issues linking Nyenpan to massive corruption as presented to the graft commission, but LACC was rather interested in digging up issues that never existed.He accused Nyenpan of establishing “fake and bogus” construction companies that were awarded contracts for local projects in the county meant to defraud the system by not living up to the terms of the agreements.In response, Nyenpan dismissed Teahjay’s allegation and challenged him to provide any material evidence to support his claims.Said Nyenpan, “The companies have managements and they are right here. I know Teahjay, if he had any documents [to the contrary], he would spread them all around the place. I have no connection with (any) company, whatsoever. His claim is I recommended a company to him; does that stop you from applying due diligence and following the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) laws? He’s talking spider story.” In defense of the expenditure of US$7,500 currently under investigation by LACC, Teahjay disclosed that he used US$5,000 of said amount to invest in the communities that host the Sinoe Rubber plantation for which the money was raised from rubber sold from the region.He disclosed that US$17,000 was generated from rubber sold after local authorities were successful in clearing the plantation of illicit economy migrants. According to him, the US$17,000 was used by him to resettle brokers who had initial investments in the plantation prior to government’s action.Mr. Teahjay, who is a senatorial candidate of the county, maintained that he was left with US$7,500 after settling the brokers and the rest was used for operations of the Emergency Response Police, who evicted the migrants from the plantation. Teahjay stated further that a written statement he (Teahjay) provided to LACC implicating Nyenpan to collecting US$421,800 did not interest the commission, but rather US$7,500 an assertion Nyenpan again dismissed, terming it as “lies and fabrications.”Teahjay indicated that it was unfortunate for the Commission to take interest in a bus LACC claimed he procured outside of the PPCC and not a pickup he procured with documents; stating that the Commission further proved its biases.“LACC will not go free with what they have created. I condemn the LACC report and believe it does not warrant listening to in this country,” Teahjay declared. He requested the Commission to immediately remove his name from the report or face a lawsuit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man who chopped friend to face jailed

first_imgA man who reportedly chopped his friend to the left side of his face when he was confronted about a stolen property was on Friday jailed for 24 months by City Magistrate Leron Daly.Neville Haynes admitted to carrying out the act on Colin Moore on April 27, 2018 following a heated argument at Longden Street, Georgetown.The court heard that on the day of the incident, the virtual complainant (VC) and Haynes, who are known to each other, along with a third person whose name was given as “Red Man”, were all conversing at a stall in the vicinity of America Street, Georgetown.The VC, who had his bicycle parked at the said stall, decided to take a nap, but upon waking noticed that his bicycle was missing along with Haynes and “Red Man”.He was able to catch up with “Red Man”, who informed him that Haynes had made off with his bicycle.Moore later confronted Haynes, which led to a heated argument. Haynes reportedly armed himself with a knife, chopping the VC to his face, causing him to receive some 27 stitches.When asked for an explanation by Magistrate Daly, Haynes simply replied, “That gon teach me not fuh thief from me friend.”As such, he was jailed for 24 months.last_img read more

“Teachers must receive effective training” – GTU representative

first_img…as World Teachers’ Day celebratedThe Department of Education, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), hosted more than 300 teachers at an interfaith service and brunch, as part of World Teachers’ Day celebrations.The teachers who were honoured pose with REDO Tiffany Favourite-Harvey (centre)Teachers from as far as Mahaica to Soesdyke Highway attended the function, which was held at the Multipurpose Hall at Bladen Hall Multilateral School.The celebrations were held to express gratitude and to commend the teachers for their invaluable support and contributions in moulding the nation’s future leaders.Acting Regional Education Officer (REDO) Tiffany Favourite-Harvey stated that teachers in her region continued to give selflessly and urged those present to remain committed, disciplined and steadfast in their profession, adding that they would be rewarded in the near future.“Today’s occasion is specially organised to thank God for you, our teachers and to show respect and to pay reverence and gratitude to you for your selfless efforts while enriching the education system in the process. You have inspired our children to pursue further, and to prepare them to withstand obstacles that may confront their lives. However, it is expected that our teachers would continue to strive for perfection; as to your students, you are their heroes.”Meanwhile, Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) representative Collis Nicholson admonished those gathered to ensure that all children were prepared to learn and take their place in society. He stressed on the fact that teachers must receive effective training and support that equips them to respond to the needs of all students, including the most marginalised.He added that teachers’ shortages were hampering efforts to achieve equitable, inclusive, quality education for all. This, he noted, is particularly true in countries beset by widespread poverty and protracted crises and in regions where the youth population is growing rapidly.“To meet the demand for new teachers, education authorities often employ individuals with little or no training by lowering qualification requirements. Some teachers are asked to teach subjects for which they have no pedagogical training. Despite widespread recognition, teachers are key to achieving quality education for all; teaching is still not widely regarded as a valued profession. Its low prestige impedes efforts to recruit and retain teachers in rich and poor areas alike,” Nicholson argued.The GTU senior official noted that it was the Union’s view that the most marginalised and excluded children tend to be taught by the least experienced teachers, who may be on temporary contracts and receive no pre-service or in-service training.The senior Region Four GTU official declared that teachers must receive quality initial teacher education, effective induction into the profession, and have opportunities for high-quality professional development to hone their skills throughout their careers.“They must demonstrate to the public that teaching is a valued profession by providing decent salaries and improving working conditions for educators at all levels of education,” Nicholson stated.Also speaking at the function was Region Four Regional Executive Officer (REO) Pauline Lucas, who saluted the teachers for being a special set of people given their unbelievable love. She added that she respected their service as a symbol to the country and remained a supporter.The teachers were treated to a series of performances from some of their colleagues. The gathering also saw some teachers receiving awards for being the youngest and the oldest in the teaching profession.last_img read more

Giv’r To The Riv’r Set To Take Place After Vertical Slam

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – As participants of the Big Bam Vertical Slam will be wrapping up their assault of the Big Bam Ski Hill, a number of mountain bikers will be preparing race down the hill at breakneck speed.The newly-formed Fort St. John Moutain Bike Club, which began earlier this Spring, will be hosting the Giv’r To The Riv’r mountain bike race on the hill that afternoon.The club is the brainchild of Victoria native and and avid mountain biker Gabe Wiebe, who moved to Fort St. John last year. Wiebe says that he came up with the idea to start the club after seeing interest from a small dedicated local group of mountain bikers. The club, of which Wiebe is a board member, has nearly 20 members, and is set to host their first race on trails that the group has been building for the past three months.- Advertisement -The race, which is set to take place beginning at 12:00 PM on Saturday will see nearly fifteen riders competing for bragging rights. The race is open to both club members and the general public. Registration for the event takes place on the Club’s website, as well as at the base of the hill on Saturday. Race fees are $35 for the public, and $25 for members. For more information, check out http://www.fsjmtb.com/, or the club’s Facebook page.last_img read more