Wind Booms, Coal Suffers in Oversupplied Texas Grid

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence:When Vistra Energy Corp. subsidiary Luminant Generation Co. LLC announced on Oct. 13 that it would retire two large coal plants in Texas next year, the company stated that “these two plants are economically challenged in the competitive ERCOT market” because of “sustained low wholesale power prices, an oversupplied renewable generation market, and low natural gas prices, along with other factors.”That statement echoed what has become a truism among merchant generators operating in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas region: the rapid spread of cheap wind power is creating an oversupply of electricity in the Texas market. ERCOT oversees the grid that supplies most of Texas with its electricity.“ERCOT is currently oversupplied,” found a December 2016 report prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition by the Brattle Group, Inc. that looked at grid reliability in the face of rising penetration of renewable energy sources and accelerating retirements of coal-fired plants, “and the forecasted additions of natural gas, solar, and wind generation should provide a cushion to absorb many of the retirements that may occur.”A market that appears oversupplied to an owner of coal-fired plants, however, may not appear so to a grid operator charged with maintaining adequate resources for summertime peak loads. What’s clear is that as the penetration levels of wind and solar generation climb toward and past the 20% threshold, the issues around supply and demand, grid stability and market functioning become more complex. And Texas, a pioneer in wind power, could serve as a glimpse into the future of the U.S. power grid as renewables become cheaper and more widespread.Even as peak loads have remained relatively flat in the region in the last few years, total operating capacity from all sources combined has continued to climb.And much of that new capacity comes from wind, which grew from just over 11,000 MW in 2013 to nearly 16,260 MW in 2016 — a 48% increase in just three years — despite a renewable energy mandate that was met years ago.Following a construction boom fueled by the federal tax credits and the state’s $8 billion investment in long-distance transmission lines, Texas has nearly 20,000 MW of wind power capacity. The state supplied 25% of U.S. wind power in 2016, and wind capacity in the state is expected to reach 25,500 MW by 2019. Along with abundant supplies of low-priced natural gas, all that wind has helped depress energy prices in Texas. Despite having, by far, the highest energy usage per capita in the nation, Texas enjoys energy prices per MWh among the lowest of any state.As the Luminant retirements indicated, low wholesale power prices are driving coal generators out of the market. Exacerbating that trend, the wind boom is expected to be followed by a solar boom in the Lone Star state; in its most recent long-term scenario, ERCOT said between 14,500 MW and 28,100 MW of solar capacity could be added to the system by 2031. Through September, Texas had generated about 17% of its electricity from wind in 2017. Developers have already signed interconnection agreements for another 8,655 MW of new wind, plus 2,050 MW of new solar installations, in ERCOT.For coal plant owners, low natural gas prices and high wind penetration “have been like a one-two punch,” says Chen-Hao Tsai, senior energy economist with the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas, Austin. “If solar really takes off as ERCOT predicts, that will replace a good amount of generation from conventional generators during the daytime. I would consider that the third punch.”Adding to the blows against coal, natural gas plant construction is proceeding as well: “more than 14 GW [of] gas-fired generation capacity are also in the pipeline, with 7.6 GW scheduled to come online in 2018,” according to a July 2017 report by Tsai and his colleague Gürcan Gülen for the International Association of Energy Economics.What goes for Texas today could soon apply to the U.S. as a whole. According to the American Wind Energy Association, nearly 26,000 MW of wind capacity is now in development nationwide, with more than 14,000 MW under construction. New installed wind capacity reached 2,357 MW in the first half of this year, the American Wind Energy Assocation says, pushing total installed capacity to 84,405 MW. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, electricity generation from wind will reach about 526 billion KWh by 2040, nearly 11% of total U.S. generation.The Department of Energy’s more ambitious Wind Vision program aims to boost wind to 35% of U.S. generation by 2050.In Texas, meanwhile, wind power’s position is being strengthened by new farms built not in West Texas, home to the majority of the capacity built to date, but along the Gulf Coast. While West Texas still accounts for the majority of the state’s wind capacity, wind power along the Gulf Coast has increased sixfold in the last five years, reaching 2,385 MW, or nearly 12% of the state’s total wind capacity. That’s important because Gulf winds blow more consistently than those in West Texas, and better match with the peak daytime hours for electricity consumption, overcoming the variability that of generation from farms in West Texas, where the wind is highest at night.That will likely crowd out more fossil fuel generation, especially from coal plants, which are less flexible than plants that burn natural gas and are thus less able to ramp up quickly when the sun’s not shining and the wind’s not blowing. According to a May 2016 report from the Brattle Group — also prepared for TCEC — coal generators face a sharp decline in Texas: Coal’s share of generation in the state will fall from 34% in 2013 to 6% in 2035.Coal’s dethronement in Texas has implications for coal producers in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, as well. Texas, which consumed some 86 million tons of coal in 2015, much of it from Powder River mines, is by far the largest coal market in the U.S. Accelerating retirements in Texas will have a dramatic effect on Powder River Basin mines: Luminant’s Monticello and Big Brown plants, for instance, both of which are now slated for early retirement, bought up 54% of production from Peabody Energy’s Rawhide mine through the first seven months of 2017, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.More: Wind booms, coal suffers in oversupplied Texas grid Wind Booms, Coal Suffers in Oversupplied Texas Gridlast_img read more

Cheating pervasive in college athletics

first_imgWhen I first heard the news about potential recruiting violations at Oregon, I immediately thought of the movie Blue Chips, which I had just caught a few days earlier on HBO.For the uninitiated, Blue Chips is a story about blatant violations in college recruiting.Basketball coach Pete Bell (played by a basketball-kicking, Bob-Knight-impersonating Nick Nolte) had built a winning program by following the rules, but sees his success falter when he can’t seem to land top recruits anymore.Big-time players are heading to the schools that are providing them with cars and cash in exchange for their letter of intent. Bell eventually abandons his morals and gets into the dirty recruiting game in the name of winning.When I heard Oregon had paid scout Will Lyles $25,000 for recruiting services, I wasn’t even surprised.Whether within the rules or not, the Oregon situation is a stark reminder that the mechanism of college recruiting is corrupt at multiple levels.Like in Blue Chips, current big-time college sports are infested with a culture of cheating.It’s seen as the only way to the top.This past season saw the Cam Newton saga, the North Carolina suspensions, the Terrelle Pryor incident and now the possible shady actions in Eugene, Ore. (Note: Oregon still has a chance to prove its innocence, but the Ducks are sure smelling like another water-dwelling creature right now.)Top-performing programs seemingly have to break the rules to retain their status.Many basketball and football programs that have won a national championship in the last decade have either committed violations at some point (USC is the gold standard here) or have prompted whispers about violations.Because it’s assumed that everybody is doing it, it’s no longer a shock when we hear about the next incident or the next school being investigated by the NCAA.The worst thing is that this culture of cheating has become so accepted in the last 20 years.Sure, the NCAA will drop the sanctions hammer every so often, but it must lack either the capacity or the will to legitimately regulate college recruiting. (I’m betting the latter.)I’m not saying every coach is dirty or kids don’t have legitimate reasons for taking benefits, especially when schools are getting filthy rich off their athletic skills and images.I’m not offering a solution to the problem because I don’t have one.But the root of the problem is in the culture, where cheating has been allowed to seep into and adulterate what was once a pure game.Texas coach Mack Brown offered interesting insight into this topic during a press conference in 2008.“You’re always going to have violations by schools … because some coaches are going to cheat,” Brown said. “That’s the way they’ve made their living. You’re always going to have some families that buy into that and you’re always going to have a certain level of families that look you right in the face and lie to you.”Brown said he asked Penn State coach Joe Paterno what to do with recruits that were seeking extra incentive. JoePa’s solution?“Stay away from them.”As we’ve seen over and over again, easier said than done.I used to be a sports purist.As a young kid, I always preferred college sports because there were no contract disputes and it wasn’t constantly referred to as a “business.”Young men and women were playing for their schools, for pride and that’s all — or so I thought. Turns out at the highest levels, college athletics is as much a business as the pro game is, and a dirtier one at that.The best line in Blue Chips is delivered when Bell finds out one of his favorite players, Tony, shaved points in a game the previous season.Bell comes face-to-face with Tony and hollers, “You took the only pure thing in your life, and you corrupted it, for what? For what?”Since Bell had also cheated by this point in the movie, he is asking himself the question as much as he is asking Tony. For what?For the money. For the Ws. For the glory.Not for the game.“Middle Ground” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Josh at [email protected]last_img read more

Azumah Nelson: I will produce more world champions for Ghana

first_imgGhanaian boxing legend Azumah Nelson has declared he will produce the nation’s next set of boxing world champions, 15 years after quitting active boxing.Azumah who remains Africa’s greatest boxer runs a gym at his Achimota residence and hopes to soon make it a haven for world beaters. Africa’s greatest boxer Azumah Nelson has declared Ghanaian boxing legend, Azumah Nelson says the nation’s lack of high class boxing trainers has resulted in the nation’s inability to produce more world champions.“We have a lot of them here, but it depends on who will train them. The people who are training them are not up to the level,” he told Joy Sports in an exclusive interview.According to the International Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee, he has an eye for potential world champions and will produce some within the next three years. “Don’t worry soon I will start producing great champions,” he said.The legend now runs intensive training sessions at his boxing gym situated within his Achimota residence in Accra. Among the boxers are Emmanuel ‘the Game Boy’ Tagoe who holds the WBO Africa and IBF Intercontinental super featherweight titles and undefeated Frederick Lawson who is an Olympian in his camp.Before these two the only boxer Azumah had led to the ring side was Kofi Manu who failed two attempts at annexing the national welterweight title in Ghana. Meanwhile, Azumah Nelson has been named one of 12 greatest boxers of all time by the World Boxing Council and will be honoured in Las Vegas, Nevada next week.According to him the event will also be used to raise funds for retired boxers who are enduring economic hardships. “There are some retired boxers who are not feeling well and it’s difficult to get something to eat so we will be raising funds for them. And to be selected among the 12 best boxers I feel great,” he said.Azumah Nelson who won the WBC featherweight title in 1984 against Wilfredo Gomez, dominated the division until the mid 90s. He has also made history as the first African to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Famelast_img read more

Northern success for Bronte Law

first_img27 Jul 2012 Northern success for Bronte Law Curtis Cup player Bronte Law won the Northern women’s championship at Hexham, Northumberland, when she beat girl international Brogan Townend 6/5 in the final. Bronte, (pictured)  from Bramhall in Cheshire, arrived at the event straight from a pre-Open Championship gala dinner which applauded GB&I’s success in winning the Curtis Cup in June for the first time in 16 years. Brogan, from Pleasington, who was also runner-up last year, was the top qualifier for the matchplay after 36 holes, winning the best gross in both the morning and afternoon rounds. She was also part of the Lancashire team which won both the gross and handicap team trophies. The top 16 qualifiers contested the matchplay stages of the championship. The next eight played for the Millennium Bowl which was won by Hollie Vizard (Pleasington) who beat Hannah Holden (Lightcliffe) 2/1 in the final. Despite atrocious weather condition prior to the championship the Hexham greenstaff presented the course in beautiful condition. The 50 competitors had to contend with testing wind and rain during qualifying but conditions during the matchplay rounds were kinder. A tri-am was played on the last day and was won by the team of Sue Shaw-Tooney and Sue Crawford, both of Hexham, with Sally Aitchison of Gosforth Park Ladies Championship matchplay results First round Brogan Townend (Pleasington) beat Laura Alexander (Eaglescliffe) 4 & 3 Emma Goddard (Royal Liverpool) beat Rebecca Horner (Woodham) 3 & 2 Sophie Powell (Manchester) beat Nicola Haynes (Gosforth Park Ladies) 3 & 1 Ami Storey (Ponteland) beat Poppy Finlay (Vicars Cross) 4 & 2 Charlotte Austwick (Fulford) beat Imogen Covell (Huddersfield) 5 & 4 Olivia Winning (Rotherham) beat Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) 6 & 5 Emma Clegg (Clitheroe) beat Alison Knowles (Hickleton) 1 up Bronte Law (Bramhall) beat Rochelle Morris (Huddersfield) 3 & 2 Quarter Final Townend beat Goddard 3/2 Powell beat Storey 4/2 Austwick beat Winning 1 up Bronte Law beat Emma Clegg 2/1 Semi Final Townend beat Powell 19th hole Law beat Austwick 3/2 Final Law beat Townend 6/5last_img read more

About Town

first_imgTINTON FALLSThe Arc of Monmouth has announced it will proceed with its 46th annual Winter Glow Ball at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7. The event is the nonprofit agency’s most important benefit for more than 1,400 Monmouth County residents with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.Due to severe damage at the Shore Casino, the event is being moved to the Cultural Center at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1033 West Park Ave., Ocean Township. The hall is managed by restaurateur Chris Mariani of Buona Sera in Red Bank and The Arc is honored to be one of the first guests at the venue.The Winter Glow Ball will feature hors d’oeuvres, a multi-station buffet, silent auction items and dancing with music provided by The Infernos.This year’s honorees are Peter Cancro, owner of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems and in memoriam, Food Circus Supermarket’s Joseph Azzolina, Sr. and Grace and Louis Scaduto, Sr.The Arc of Monmouth offers healthcare, employment, education and other services for over 1,400 individuals in the county.For more information, please call 732 493-1919 or visit www.arcofmonmouth.org.‪WGIRLS at the Melting Pot for ‘Little Black Dress Night’‬ MIDDLETOWNSpread some cheer this holiday season as Regal Pointe Independent Living invites the public to a holiday gift auction from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, to benefit local children. A $5 donation will allow attendees to participate in the gift auction.Proceeds will be donated to MonmouthCares, Inc. and Ocean Partnership for Children, Inc. Attendees can also help by donating clothes or a new, unwrapped toy for a child. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Linda or Elaine at 732-957-0083.MonmouthCares, Inc., is a private non-profit agency whose mission is to ease positive change so children with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families have the best opportunity to live, thrive, and develop in their communities. For information, visit www.monmouthcares.org.Ocean Partnership for Children, Inc. envisions a totally accessible, individualized, family-friendly system of care for children and their families, which ensures that every family who has a child with behavioral or emotional challenges has the chance to thrive safely within the community. For information, visit www.oceanpartnership.org.* * * * *Middletown Township Public Library presents “Meet the Musician” featuring New Jersey Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Andy Lamy from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the main branch located at 55 New Monmouth Road.Lamy will present an interactive program featuring musical solos and demonstrations on clarinets, recorders and Irish whistles. He will talk about the music, the instruments and answer questions from audience members. The program is for those age 5 and older and is sponsored by the Young People’s Music Program of the Chinese American Cultural Association.Additional information is available by calling the Middletown Public Library at 732-671-3700. RED BANK – The WGIRLS Coastal NJ chapter and local women are joining together from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, For Little Black Dress Night, an evening of fondue, shopping and networking at the Melting Pot Restaurant in the Galleria.The WGIRLS Coastal NJ will use the proceeds to sponsor women who need the services of Alternatives, a Red Bank salon that specializes in wigs and breast prostheses for women battling the challenges of cancer and scalp disease.‬Attendees will enjoy a four-course meal for only $35 per person, drinks sold separately. For those seeking a lighter fare, drink specials will be available for $10 per person.Attendees will be able to shop from Red Bank vendors: Sweetest Sin Lingerie Boutique, ICE Jewelry, Embellish Make-Up, Lucki Clover Clothing Boutique and Salon Car Tar Rae.The event is open to the public; tickets are not required.During the event those attending will be able to register to win prizes including a $2,500 Melting Pot gift card, a Tiffany & Co.® Grey Goose® necklace and a Grey Goose® swag bag by entering into The Melting Pot’s Femme Fatale de Fondue Sweepstakes. Only those in attendance qualify. For more information call The Melting Pot at 732-219-0090.Alternatives is a salon that specializes in wigs and breast prostheses for women battling the challenges of cancer. The WGIRLS Coastal NJ is a network of professional women who volunteer and host fundraisers to assist underprivileged women and children across Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties. The WGIRLS mission is to provide women and children with the support and resources necessary to achieve health, happiness, and the ability to lead productive and successful adult lives. Learn more at www.wgirlscoastalnj.tumblr.com.last_img read more

Bombers flying high to start High School hoop season

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers sent a strong message to the rest of the Kootenays the road to the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships travels through the Heritage City.For the second weekend the Bombers made it to a tournament final, this time winning the Mount Sentinel High School Boy’s Basketball title with a convincing 72-47 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Saturday in South Slocan.Last weekend in Kamloops, LVR lost to the NorKam Saints in the final of the Westsyde Wundas tournament. “The thing that impressed me about the tournament was the team play,” head coach Blair D’Andrea told The Nelson Daily Monday.Jason D’Andrea pour into 34 points to lead the Bombers to the lopsided victory. “Jason wasn’t shooting that well in the first two game but was unconscious through three quarters when I took him out,” D’Andrea said.LVR made it look easy against the rebuilding Hawks. John Zak had 14 points while Garrett Perry added 10.LVR advanced to the final by outlasting the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 89-66. The contest was close for until LVR tightened up the defensive pressure on the Storm.Clay Rickaby was a force in the paint, collecting 24 points while pulling down countless rebounds. Zak had a strong game with 20 points while Jason D’Andrea has 21. Perry added 10 points.“We wanted to send a message back to the East Kootenay we are the team to beat to go to provincials,” D’Andrea exclaimed.LVR gained some revenge in the opener by pounding the Osoyoos Rattlers 70-21. The Rattlers upset the Bombers in the final during the 2009 Mount Sentinel Tournament.This season the contest was over early. Rickaby led all scorers with 26 points while Zak scored ten.The Bombers 5-1 on the season, get a huge test as the club travels to Cranbrook Friday to compete in the Mount Baker Wild tournament.LVR will see some very strong AAA opposition from Alberta along with the always-tough Wild.However, the Bombers will be looking to send another message to the East when the club meets Golden, a perennial contender for the Kootenay AA Zone title.Wolves hit by StormSelkirk edged Grand Forks Wolves 59-57 in the consolation final earlier Saturday at Mount Sentinel while Nakusp edged Heritage Christian 71-68 in the fifth-sixth contest.Host Mount Sentinel rode the 21-point performance of Steve Hernandez to dump Osoyoos Rattlers 65-33 to finish seventh [email protected]last_img read more

Nelson Eagles have wings clipped at Kelowna Spring Hoop Tourney

first_imgA shorthanded Nelson Eagles squad proved to be no match for high-power Okanagan competition as the Heritage City Spring Hoop squad dropped four games a the Kelowna Minor Basketball Association (KMBA) tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City.”We were short-handed and over-matched physically for the most part but the heart was there and guys were positive and competed the entire time on the court,” said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.”Everyone improved a lot over the weekend.”The Eagles lost 69-41 to host KMBA to finish fourth in the tournament.Josh Matosevic suffered a knee injury earlier in the tournament and which slowed the Nelson star during the game.Nelson opened the tournament on fire on the backs of Matosevic and Rob Dixon and were tied 41-41 before Dixon committed his fifth and disqualifying foul. Center Stryder Scott fouled out earlier, and without Dixon’s leadership at the point, the Eagles ended up falling 62-45. Matosevic was mostly unstoppable, registering 35 of the Eagles’ 45 points, including six conversions from behind the arc.The Eagles played a mature Hornets team from Oliver immediately following the loss to KMBA.The Hornets smothered the Eagles with full court pressure and finished the first half leading 34-17, and would eventually walk away with the 74-40 win.Again, Matosevic was the primary point-getter with 12. DIxon scored 12 points, including 10 from the charity stripe and Scott had a breakout game with six points, on 4-of-6 free-throwing shooting.The following morning the Eagles faced the Salmon Arm Synergy Under-17 basketball club.From the outset it appeared an evening of rest had re-energized the Eagles as they sped to a 4-1 lead over the Synergy.Matosevic led the charge scoring 12 points, until succumbing to a knee injury from an opposing player’s challenge of a three point attempt.Matosevic did not return as the Eagles faced a 28-18 halftime deficit. With Matosevic sidelined for the Eagles, scoring was sparse as Dixon was harassed with an onslaught of double-teams and pressure defense.Eventually the Eagles would fall 59-23 in the final round-robin game. Scott contributed five points, with Dixon and Jared Martin each managing three points. Matosevic, Dixon, and Scott claimed game MVP awards throughout the tournament.last_img read more

Jacked up and ready for the Canadian Senior Men’s Championships

first_imgThe BC Senior Men’s Champs are ready to reload as the rink begins quest for the top prize at the Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships beginning Monday in Digby, Nova Scotia.The rink, consisting of Kelowna curlers skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson along with second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson qualified for the Canadian Championships after dominating the BC Championships last month in Richmond.“We’re really excited,” said Nelson’s Fred Thomson prior to leaving Saturday for the Maritimes.“We played really well in Richmond and if we continue to play like that I like our chances at the Canadians and going for to the Worlds.”Team BC opens the Championships seeded seventh and is slotted into Pool B with Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut.First up Monday is Jeff Thomas from Newfoundland and Labrador at 12:30 p.m. EDT before Ursel and Company takes to the ice to meet Quebec’s Richard Faguy in the evening draw at 7:30 p.m.“We would have liked to have played the next day,” Thomson said when asked about the team’s — running on all cylinders performance — at Richmond, where foursome suffered on only one loss during the round robin before hammering defending champion Wes Craig 7-2 in the final. “Since we put this team together we’ve been on quite a remarkable run . . . we’re 28-1 this year,” Thomson added.“We’ve all been throwing a lot of rocks since Richmond and have a lot of experience playing at this level. Hopefully we can pick it up as soon as we get back to the ice (in Digby).”Playing at the Canadians, Thomson realizes the competition will be that much better than Richmond.Looking at the rinks that have qualified, he sees a ton of Brier and Canadian experience on the opposing teams.“It’s interesting looking at the field that is here, most of the rinks have at least one player who has played at the Brier,” Thomson explained.Having said that, Thomson said BC is included in that assessment.“Both Don (Freschi) and I have been to the Brier along with Bob (Ursel) who even beat Dave (Stephenson) to with the Canadian Juniors when he curled for Manitoba,” Thomson said.The field is broken into two seven-team pools. Teams play a preliminary round from Monday to Wednesday with the top four teams qualify for the Championship draw to seed for the Playoffs.The Semi Final is set for Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Final going at 3 p.m.These Championships combine the Men’s and Women’s rinks.The Ursel Rink will be have a solid crowd of supporters as the Women’s BC Champs also are from Kelowna, with skip Diane Foster, third Leanne Ursel, second Cindy Curtain and lead Sherry Heath carrying the provincial BC colours.last_img read more

8th Annual Arnie Isberg Memorial Baseball Tournament takes place June 14 to the 16

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 8th Annual Arnie Isberg Memorial Tournament will be taking place June 14 to the 16 in Taylor.According to event organizer, Kerri Laurin, the Tournament started in 2012 and is a way to raise funds for Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment in memory of Arnie Isberg who passed away due to cancer in 2011.“This is the 8th year for the Tournament, it started in 2012. How it started was Vern Isberg started a Tournament for his brother, Arnie, who passed away from cancer in 2011, so they decided to put this ball tournament together.”- Advertisement -Laurin says she got involved as a way to honour her brother, Danny Ruttan, who passed away from cancer in August 2012, just prior to the first tournament.Knowing the Isberg family quite well, Laurin says they decided to form a team and has taken part in the Tournament ever since under the name ‘Team Sumo’, which was her brother’s nickname.During the past seven years, the Tournament has raised over $100,000 for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Treatment Fund and this event has expanded as a way for honour anyone who has passed away, is a survivor or is fighting the fight from cancer.Advertisement Featured at the Tournament, on Saturday night, will be the annual Illumination Ceremony where people can purchase bags and write a message to friends or loved ones. The Bags are lit up and lined around the field so everyone can walk the diamond and pay their respects.Also being featured is a memory board, where anyone can add a photo of a loved one who has passed away from cancer.On Saturday afternoon, there will be a relay race with a twist and a home run derby.Registration is full with 24 teams taking part in the Tournament.Advertisement The 8th Annual Arnie Isberg Memorial Tournament is taking place June 14 to the 16 at the Taylor Ball Diamonds.For more information, you can contact Kerri Laurin at 250-261-3639 or by email [email protected]last_img read more

Crabs offense busts out of mini-slump, crush PUF Caps to avoid series sweep

first_imgArcata >> Through their first two games of their series against the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists, the Humboldt Crabs could count the number of hits they had on one hand.That changed on Sunday afternoon.In a major, major way, too.The big hit that the Crabs were searching for finally arrived in the fourth inning of their series finale against the Caps. And then hit after hit followed, as Humboldt scored nine runs in the fourth and got another stellar start from right-hander Matthew …last_img read more