Load remaining images On Saturday, Leftover Salmon played an intimate show at Washington’s in Fort Collins, CO. The performance was one of the band’s Stories From The Living Room shows, which features rare acoustic performances in intimate settings with a special focus on Leftover Salmon’s new book, Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years of Festival!. The new book–written by critically acclaimed author Tim Newby–explores Leftover Salmon through their 30 years, and includes personal recollections of its band members, family, friends, former band-mates, managers, and the countless musicians they have influenced.Leftover Salmon opened up their first set on Saturday with “Muddy Water Home”, off of the bands 1997 studio release Euphoria. The six-piece band then offered up a pair of covers with David Bromberg’s “New Lee Highway Blues” and the Grateful Dead’s “Cold Rain and Snow” followed by fan-favorite “Liza”. The band continued with speed and tenacity as they worked through “Sun Dog”, before delivering “Fayetteville Line” and “Kentucky Skies”. “Whispering Waters” off the bands 2004 self-titled album brought the first set to a close.Leftover Salmon – “Sun Dog”, “Fayetteville Line”[Video: Liz Ard]Leftover Salmon – “Kentucky Skies”[Video: Liz Ard]Following a brief setbreak, Leftover Salmon came back out to open their second set with a cover of Prince’s “7” before working through their comical and theatrical tune “Alfalfa’s”. Following the funny number depicting working in a heady Boulder, CO organic market, Leftover Salmon moved into am cover of Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”. LoS kept on chugging with “Down In The Hollow”, Midnight In Paris”, and “Linin’ Track”, and appropriately closed their second set with “Wake And Bake” in their home state of Colorado.Leftover Salmon – “7”[Video: Liz Ard]Leftover Salmon – “Tangled Up In Blue”[Video: Liz Ard]You can view a beautiful gallery of photos below from the show courtesy of photographer Conrad Meyer.For ticketing information and a full list of Leftover Salmon’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Leftover Salmon | Washington’s | Fort Collins, CO | 2/16/2019Set One: Muddy Water Home, New Lee Highway Blues, Cold Rain and Snow, Liza, Little Maggie, Sun Dog, Fayetteville Line, Kentucky Skies, Whispering WatersSet Two: 7, Alfalfa’s, Tangled Up In Blue, Dance On Your Head, Down In The Hollow, Midnight In Paris, Linin’ Track> Wake And BakeLeftover Salmon | Washington’s | Fort Collins, CO | 2/16/2019 | Photos: Conrad Meyer
Alaska-AnchorageThe Seawolves finished just 7-21-8 overall last season, including an embarrassing 3-19-6 mark in conference play. Don’t expect them to finish anywhere but last again this year.They’re a young team, losing just four seniors from a season ago and currently boasting just three seniors on this year’s roster.It will be a trio of juniors that will look to lead Alaska-Anchorage offensively. Josh Lunden was the top scorer last season as a sophomore with 14 goals and 13 assists. He’ll be joined by fellow juniors Paul Crowder and Kevin Clark, who each had 23 points last year.Goalie Jon Olthuis is a question mark in net, as he posted a .885 save percentage a year ago as a sophomore.The Badgers will face the Seawolves in Madison Dec. 5-6 and in Anchorage Jan. 9-10.Colorado CollegeThe defending WCHA regular-season champion will likely repeat as the conference’s top team. A repeat run will be led by two of the top players in college hockey, senior forward Chad Rau and sophomore netminder Richard Bachman.Rau was a Badger killer last season, scoring a short-handed goal in each of CC’s four games against UW. He finished top in the nation in short-handed tallies with six, and was named first-team all-WCHA with 28 goals — again, a conference best.As a freshman last year, Bachman played like a man among boys. He ended the season with a 25-9-1 record, playing in all but six of the Tigers’ games. His 1.85 goals against average was third-best in the NCAA.Colorado College lost in the first round of last year’s NCAA tournament to Michigan State. Expect them to go much further this season.DenverThe Badgers face the Pioneers this weekend and will be up against the No. 4 team in the nation.Denver is faced with a glaring void left in net with the graduation of netminder Peter Mannino, who had six shutouts for DU as a senior. Trying to fill his skates will be sophomore Marc Cheverie, who only faced 53 shots and made one start last year as a freshman.In front of Cheverie will be a very balanced squad. Sophomore Tyler Bozak will be the main source of scoring, as he finished his freshman campaign with 34 points, including five short-handed goals. Rhett Rhakshani is another player to keep an eye on for Denver. He led the Pioneers with eight power play goals a year ago.Denver was ousted by Wisconsin in the opening round of the NCAA tournament a year ago. Expect two intense series when they face each other.Michigan TechIt could very well be a long year in Houghton, Mich.The Huskies finished ninth last season — ahead of only lowly Alaska-Anchorage — and will most likely be right back where they found themselves to end the year.It’s never a good thing when you lose your top three scorers, but that’s exactly what happened to Michigan Tech with the graduation of seniors Peter Rouleau (29 points), Tyler Shelast (26) and Jimmy Kerr (19). As if that isn’t bad enough, they’ll be without their top goaltender from 2007-08, as Michael-Lee Teslak (2.20 GAA, .918 save percentage) left school a year early to sign with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers.Senior goaltender Rob Nolan will have to step up for the Huskies in order for them to have any chance. He did see time in 18 games last year, so at least he has a bit of experience.MinnesotaYouth is the name of the game this year for the Golden Gophers. Don Lucia’s team enters the season with 12 freshmen and only two seniors — defenseman R.J. Anderson and forward Justin Bostrom.They’ll also have to recover from losing four players who scored more than 20 points a year ago. Blake Wheeler (team-best 35 points) left early to join the Phoenix Coyotes, and Ben Gordon (29), Mike Howe (21) and Derek Peltier (21) all graduated.The surprise out of Minneapolis from last year was the emergence of freshman goaltender Alex Kangas, who took over the starting job from Jeff Frazee. Kangas played in 26 of the Gophers’ final 28 games of the season and was named WCHA Final Five MVP.Keep your eye on freshman Jordan Schroeder, a forward who should be one of the top prospects in the 2009 NHL Draft.Minnesota-DuluthA lack of goal scoring will ultimately doom the Bulldogs in 2008-09.A year ago, UMD didn’t have a player score more than 17 points. (For a point of reference, the Badgers had eight.) They’ll lose their second-leading scorer in forward Matt McKnight, who finished with 16 points.Alex Stalock was the best thing Minnesota-Duluth had going for it last year. Despite his 13-17-6 mark — part of which can be chalked up to a lack of scoring by his teammates — Stalock had a .914 save percentage and came up huge against Wisconsin in a 2-1 overtime win at the Kohl Center in February.Seniors MacGregor Sharp (7 goals, 10 assists), Nick Kemp (7-8) and Michael Gergen (6-7) will need to have a bigger scoring year if the Bulldogs hope to scare anyone in the WCHA.Minnesota StateThe Mavericks were a team many people thought should have made it into the NCAA postseason tournament but were left on the outside looking in with a 19-16-4 overall record. They’ll likely be on the verge again this year.Goaltender Mike Zacharias was lights out for MNSU against UW when the Badgers traveled to Mankato last season. Wisconsin picked up just one point at the Alltel Center, losing 3-1 and skating to a 1-1 draw. On the year, Zacharias notched five shutouts and gave up just 2.08 goals per game.Minnesota State will have to find success away from home in 2008-09 to make it into the postseason. They finished 8-4-2 at the Alltel Center in WCHA play, but went 4-8-2 on the road against conference foes.North DakotaThe Fighting Sioux always seem to be one of the teams to beat in the WCHA. This year will be no different.Picked to finish fourth in the nation in the USA Today preseason poll, North Dakota has several holes to fill, the biggest of which may be in net.Goaltender Jean-Philippe Lamoureux was one of the top netminders in the country, with a miniscule 1.75 GAA and a .932 save percentage. But he is gone, as is forward T.J. Oshie, whose 45 points were tops on the team.The Sioux still have the 2007 Hobey Baker winner Ryan Duncan, who finished close behind Oshie a year ago with 40 points.It’s yet to be seen which of UND’s goalies will be the starter — freshman Brad Eidsness or senior Aaron Walski. Both have made starts already this year; both picked up a loss.St. Cloud StateThe Huskies and Badgers saw each other six times last season — including twice in the WCHA playoffs. It was ultimately St. Cloud State that got the upper hand, beating Wisconsin 3-0 and 4-3 in conference postseason play. Look for SCSU to be just as competitive in 2008-09.The Huskies have two players on its roster in Ryan Lasch and Garrett Roe that put up big numbers on offense. Lasch scored 25 goals to go along with 28 assists, while Roe finished with 45 total points (18-27).They do lose Andreas Nodl, whose 44 points were third on the team. The line of Lasch, Roe and Nodl was deadly against UW a year ago.In net will be Jase Weslosky, a junior netminder who made 46 saves against Wisconsin in his team’s overtime playoff win this past March.WisconsinMuch like last year, the Badgers are a young team, with seven seniors on the roster. Working against this inexperienced squad is its schedule. UW already faced No. 1 Boston College and then-No. 7 New Hampshire — both losses — in its opening weekend. They next travel to Denver, then host Minnesota and are on the road against North Dakota.Senior Shane Connelly has a year of experience under his belt and looked solid in Wisconsin’s 5-4 loss to Boston College. He’ll need the talented defensive corps in front of him — led by junior Jamie McBain and sophomores Cody Goloubef and Ryan McDonagh — to step up.Offensively, co-captains Ben Street and Blake Geoffrion will likely be two of the top scoring threats for the Badgers. Geoffrion saw his scoring increase from six points as a freshman to 30 last year as a sophomore.
The No. 1 seeded USC men’s tennis team secured the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship in dramatic fashion Tuesday against the No. 2 seeded Oklahoma Sooners at Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia. The Trojans, who lost the doubles point and fell behind early 2-0, charged back with the one-two punch of senior Ray Sarmiento and junior Yannick Hanfmann to pick up the championship, 4-2.Back on top – The USC men’s tennis team clinched their fifth NCAA title in six years Tuesday in Athens, Georgia. — Photo courtesy of Sports InformationSophomore Max de Vroome clinched the final point for the Trojans against Sooner Andrew Harris. The Netherlands native played an aggressive third set, approaching the net often and pushing Harris—and the Sooners’ national title hopes—against the wall. In the final game of final set with de Vroome up three championship points, the Trojan sophomore showed signs of nerves in the face of massive pressure. On consecutive points, De Vroome hit two shots long from the baseline to put Harris in a position to force deuce. De Vroome recalled the moment in a postgame press conference.“There’s so much going through your mind, but seeing your teammates and the coaches next to your court, they help you through. There’s no way I could have done it without them,” de Vroome said. “It’s just fighting for them.”With the weight of a trophy squarely on his shoulders, the 6-foot-5 sophomore calmed himself at 40-30 and returned to the formula that had allowed him to dominate the third set: he served up a monster and approached the net, neutralizing Harris’ equally strong return with a lethal backhand volley down the ad side line to stun the 53rd-ranked Sooner and clinch the championship. The horns of the Trojan Marching Band blared “Conquest” into the warm evening air at Dan Magill Tennis Complex as De Vroome was mobbed by his exuberant teammates.The championship did not come easy for the Trojans, who got off to a shaky start by losing the doubles point. In singles play, junior Roberto Quiroz suffered a tough loss to Oklahoma’s Dane Webb in line three, 6-1, 6-2 to give the Sooners a 2-0 lead. The Trojans’ fortunes would quickly change, however, as junior Yannick Hanfmann dismantled the No. 5 ranked player in the nation, opponent Guillermo Alcorta on line one, 7-5, 6-2, and Sarmiento wrapped up business on line two with a 6-4, 7-6(4) victory over No. 7 ranked Axel Alvarez.Sarmiento began his match down 1-3 in the first set as Alvarez launched an offensive incorporating some brilliant shot making and improvisation.“I dug myself a pretty big hole there at the beginning,” Sarmiento said. “But since day one coach has emphasized leaving it all out there on the court. Whatever happens, happens, I’m just competing my butt off.”And something happened — Sarmiento raged back, stringing together multiple sets and service breaks to stun Alvarez 6-4 in the first set. The senior captain’s exceptional balance and footwork was on display throughout the final round, and as the match wore on, Alvarez looked at a loss as to how to compete with Sarmiento’s composure and devastatingly accurate shots.Junior Eric Johnson put the Trojans up 3-2 with his 6-1, 7-6 victory at line five. The clinching match was a race between senior Michael Grant at line six, who held a 4-2 advantage in the third set of his match against Alex Ghilea, and sophomore de Vroome at line four.Tuesday’s victory also marked USC head coach Peter Smith’s fifth NCAA title with the Trojans, his first four coming in a historic “four-peat” from 2009 to 2012. Smith, the 2012 ITA National Coach of the Year, was complimentary of the Oklahoma Sooners and their coach John Roddick, who on Tuesday was named the 2014 ITA National Coach of the Year.“We had all played these guys a couple times,” Smith said. “We knew exactly who they were. Let me tell you something; John Roddick and Oklahoma Sooners were a class act out there.”USC’s title was also a milestone for the Trojan family at large: it was the 100th NCAA team title for USC’s athletic program. The Trojans’ 84 Division I men’s team titles are the most in the nation.UPDATE: Due to publishing deadlines, an abridged version of this article ran in the print edition of the Summer Trojan.
Beaver Valley opened the scoring in the first period when Bradley Ross beat Quinn Yeager in the Nelson nets 14 minutes into the frame.The visitors doubled the lead in the second when Aidan Browell scored less than two minutes into the period.Beaver Valley maintained its lead until Logan Wullum gave Nelson some life with a shorthanded tally early in the third period.Nelson pressed for the equalizer, out shooting Beaver Valley 8-6 in the period but was unable to score on 6’3” netminder Owen Sikkes in the Hawks net.Beaver Valley out shot Nelson 24-20 in the contest.Both teams return to the ice Saturday.Beaver Valley hosts Golden Rockets while Spokane Braves pay a visit to the NDCC Arena to face the Leafs.In other Murdoch action, Fernie travels to Castlegar and Kimberley is in Grand Forks to face the Bruins. It appears there’s not a lot to choose from between the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.The two Murdoch rivals played another tight contest Friday night in the Heritage City, this time Beaver Valley coming out on top with a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory at the NDCC Arena.The two clubs opened the season with the Leafs escaping with a 1-0 win — both games were played in Nelson.The victory moves the Hawks to within two points of the Murdoch Division-leading Leafs, which saw an end to a four-game winning streak.Nelson, dropping its second game of the season, is currently tied for top spot with the Grand Fork Border Bruins.The Bruins scored three times in the third period to outlast Golden 7-4.
-30- FINISH LINES: Art Sherman had California Chrome out for a 5:30 jog Saturday morning. “He was so full of himself,” the trainer said, “I could hardly get him back to the barn.” . . . Former top jockey Ray Sibille, winner of more than 4,000 career races, including the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Turf with Great Communicator, will present a trophy to the winning connections of today’s Unzip Me Stakes . . . Fans can meet and greet Santa Anita’s jockeys Sunday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. outside the jockeys’ room where riders will autograph full color posters of the colony free to those with paid admission, while supplies last . . . Santa Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin is set to work six furlongs Sunday as the son of Kodiak Kowboy owned by Tarabilla Farms prepares for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5 under the guidance of trainer David Hofmans, who won the 1996 Classic with longshot Alphabet Soup . . . R Sunday Surprise, who ran last at 4-1 in Friday’s seventh race, is a full sister to 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome. The two-year-old chestnut filly is by Lucky Pulpit out of Love the Chase and was bred by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, who also bred California Chrome . . . Santa Anita presents another of its popular bargain days on Monday, Oct. 10, Columbus Day, when beers, hot dogs and sodas will be on sale for just a buck on Dollar Day . . . You “Auto” Know Better: Goseecal, a two-year-old filly that ran third in Friday’s seventh race, is trained by Vladimir Cerin for principal clients David and Holly Wilson, owners of several major Toyota dealerships in Southern California. Goseecal, as any veteran Southland resident should know, has been the long-time commercial catch phrase of rival Ford auto dealer Cal Worthington, who became a cult celebrity before he died in September of 2013. Goseecal was sired by Cowboy Cal. SWEET SIGNS FOR ASHLEYLUVSSUGARCHROME RARIN’ TO GO AFTER JOGGINGJOCKEYS’ POSTER SIGNING ON SUNDAYMELATONIN TO WORK FOR BC CLASSICPOPULAR DOLLAR DAY MONDAY, OCT. 10 FAVORABLE JOHN HENRY SCENARIO FOR ASHLEYLUVSSUGAROn paper, Ashleyluvssugar has much going for him Sunday in the Grade II, $200,000 John Henry Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on turf: a favorable pace scenario, a tendency to put together back-to-back victories; and a fondness for Santa Anita’s turf course, having won three of five starts over the layout.The five-year-old California-bred son of Game Plan won three straight at Santa Anita from Feb. 5 through May 24, including the San Luis Rey and the Charles Whittingham, both Grade II stakes.“He’s won at a mile and a quarter and won at a mile and a half,” pointed out Peter Eurton, who trains the bay gelding for Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC. “If there’s pace for him to run at, it’s OK, if there isn’t, he makes his own as he did at Del Mar.”Eurton was referring to the Grade II Del Mar Handicap on turf Aug. 20 which Ashleyluvssugar won by a nose after leading virtually throughout the 1 3/8-mile race.“We just don’t know what kind of (grass) surface this is going to be, being recently renovated, whether it will favor speed or closers,” Eurton said.“At Del Mar, I think it was pretty fair. We had three races down the hill on Friday, and I think everybody will be on the conservative side since we don’t know what to expect.”The field for the John Henry, race six of nine: El Huerfano, Martin Pedroza, 20-1; Wanstead Gardens, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Flamboyant, Mike Smith, 5-1; Ralis, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; Ashleyluvssugar, Gary Stevens, 3-1; Metaboss, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Messi, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Twentytwentyvision, Flavien Prat, 6-1; and Texas Ryano, Joe Talamo, 12-1.
JOCKEY QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “The track has been playing fast since earlier today. I knew I had to put my horse on the lead. I needed a good start and when I put him on the lead I felt the pressure right away. Dalmore was right next to me, chasing me the whole way. I kept him on the lead but tried to give him a breather at the half-mile pole. At the three-eighths I knew he would keep running. He loves to be on the lead and he always gives me something else.” TRAINER QUOTES TYLER BAZE, ACCELERATE, SECOND: “He’s going to be a super horse, I really mean that. I think John’s going to try blinkers next time and we’ll try to get him into the race a little sooner. He’s going to be a special horse.” PHIL D’AMATO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “I thought he would love the surface. They were going fast. I saw forty-five and 1:08 and change but he dug in there gamely and held them off today.“We were going to the lead, whether Arrogate was in or not. Rafael followed the game plan. We thought Accelerate would be the one pressing us, not Dalmore, but it still worked out and he maintained through some grueling fractions and he showed his class in the stretch.“Obviously, Arrogate scratching improved our chances of winning today. In my eyes, that horse is the Horse of the Year. At the same time, there’s a bit of you that wants to test your horse against the best and see where you stand but I’m very happy with my horse’s performance.” NOTES: The winning owners are Alex Venneri of La Canada, CA, who races as Venneri Racing, Inc. and Little Red Feather Racing.