Canyon

24 Feb 19

Eagle Canyon Flyer

What I wouldn’t give for a day of drinking beer as an adult in the tree fort I built as a kid.

24 Feb 19
Natural History Wanderings

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association reports Looking for places to find flowers right now? Although a “major super bloom” is still likely weeks away there are three areas with “mini super blooms”right now that are beautiful and growing in size. In Borrego Springs, the end of DiGiorgio road, at the beginning of the Coyote Canyon […]

24 Feb 19
Are we there yet?

Te Anau is the closest departure point if one is aiming to visit Milford Sound. There is only one road in to the Sound, which is 120km long, making the roundtrip cumbersome for some. On the way out, or in, there are though a lot to see. Many walks and hikes, including some scenic spots […]

24 Feb 19
The Night Watchman

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as […]

24 Feb 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1604154-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1604154-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1604154-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1604154-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Desert Oasis’ Sierra Mich’l (30) fights for the ball against Bishop Gorman’s Georgia Ohiaeri (3) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Bentleigh Hoskins (24) shoots a 3-point shot for a score against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman celebrates their win against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Lexi Kruljac (22), Olivia Smith (11) and Caira Young (1), celebrate their win against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman celebrates their win against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Asya Bey (15) takes a charge from Desert Oasis’ Desi-Rae Young (23) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Aaliyah Bey (12) blocks a shot by Desert Oasis’ Eliyjah Pricebrooks (5) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco The Desert Oasis bench including Arrianna Spring (20), center, reacts after a play against Bishop Gorman in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Aaliyah Bey (12) defends against Desert Oasis’ Ahmaya Smith (15) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Olivia Smith (11) shoots the ball for a score and to beat the buzzer in the second quarter against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Olivia Smith (11) defends against Desert Oasis’ Melissa Simmons (25) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Georgia Ohiaeri (3) shoots the ball against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Georgia Ohiaeri (3) looks to make a play under pressure from Desert Oasis’ Desi-Rae Young (23) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Georgia Ohiaeri (3) looks to make a play under pressure from Desert Oasis’ Desi-Rae Young (23) and Melissa Simmons (25) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Bentleigh Hoskins (24) looks to make a play under pressure from Desert Oasis Eliyjah Pricebrooks (5) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Bentleigh Hoskins (24) makes a pass against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco The Desert Oasis bench reacts after a play against Bishop Gorman in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Olivia Smith (11) makes a pass under pressure from Desert Oasis’ Sierra Mich’l (30) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Olivia Smith (11) goes up for a shot under pressure from Desert Oasis’ Olivia Bigger (11) in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman’s Bentleigh Hoskins (24) goes up for a shot against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco The Bishop Gorman bench reacts after a score by Olivia Smith (11) to beat the buzzer in the second quarter against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Fans celebrate with Bishop Gorman players after their win against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco The Bishop Gorman team is photographed after their win against Desert Oasis in the Desert Region girls basketball championship game at Foothill High School in Henderson, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Erik_Verduzco Bishop Gorman girls basketball coach Kevin Nixon says he dreamed before the season of the scenario his team was presented with in the Desert Region championship game Saturday. Packed gym. Tie game. Berth in the Southern Nevada championship game on the line. Oh, and most important, a game-winning shot in the final seconds. Junior guard Bentleigh Hoskins attacked from the right wing and banked in a floater with 5.4 seconds remaining to lift the Gaels to a 41-39 win over Desert Oasis at Foothill and their first region championship since 2010. Gorman (21-7) will face Centennial (28-1) at 5 p.m. Monday at Valley in the Southern Nevada Championship. “It’s just a wonderful feeling. It’s surreal right now. We’ll enjoy it tonight and tomorrow,” Nixon said. “To get here in the (region) championship and to win the championship the way we won it in front of a packed house, it’s a dream come true.” Desert Oasis led after the first quarter, Gorman led at halftime and the Diamondbacks took a 33-32 lead after the third quarter. The Diamondbacks (20-5) made four consecutive free throws in the final two minutes to take a 39-36 lead, but Gaels senior guard Caira Young hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to tie the score with 31 seconds left. The Gaels forced a turnover at halfcourt on the ensuing possession. Hoskins, who scored a game-high 13 points, did the rest. “That’s my shot. You can ask any of my coaches. That’s my shot. I saw it, and I took it,” she said. “It feels amazing. But now we just have to get ready for Centennial on Monday.” Centennial rolls to Mountain title Centennial forced 10 turnovers in the first quarter en route to a 25-point lead and 70-25 victory over Canyon Springs in the Mountain Region final at Legacy. The Bulldogs (28-1) won their ninth straight region crown. Canyon Springs (25-4) will play in a state quarterfinal Wednesday. “We certainly have a bad habit of coming out slow, and they didn’t do that tonight,” said Centennial coach Karen Weitz, whose team held Canyon Springs to 1-for-9 shooting in the first quarter. “We want to be stingy at the defensive end, and we played very well in that first quarter.” The Bulldogs raced to a 17-0 lead behind the play of Eboni Walker and Daejah Phillips and led 53-12 at halftime after forcing 21 first-half turnovers. ”We can’t worry about anything except the things we can control,” Weitz said. “We wanted to come out and make a statement early with our defensive play.” Walker led the Bulldogs with 17 points and five rebounds. Taylor Bigby scored 12, and Phillips had eight points and 14 rebounds. Jeanette Fine led the Pioneers with eight points. More preps: Follow at nevadapreps.com and @RJ_Sports on Twitter. Contact reporter Sam Gordon at sgordon@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.
24 Feb 19
Daily News
RIVERSIDE >> Sierra Canyon was 29-0. Earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Took down all of Southern California’s best girls basketball teams. But after Saturday night’s CIF Southern Section Open Division defeat to Windward 73-58, coach Alicia Komaki might have summed it up the best. “When it all comes down to one game, being undefeated, being the No. 1 seed doesn’t matter,” Komaki said. “Championship experience matters. Windward has that.” #gallery-3043621-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-3043621-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-3043621-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-3043621-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Sierra Canyon player #25 Ashley Chevalier goes up for a shot against Windward in the girls basketball CIF Southern Section Open Division final, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Photo by Frank Perez, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Canyon player #25 Ashley Chevalier at the freethrow line, against Windward in the girls basketball CIF Southern Section Open Division final, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Photo by Frank Perez, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Canyon player #35 Alexis Mark tries to make a run for the basket against Windward, in the girls basketball CIF Southern Section Open Division final, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Photo by Frank Perez, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Canyon player #35 Alexis Mark tries to keep hold of a rebound against Windward, in the girls basketball CIF Southern Section Open Division final, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Photo by Frank Perez, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Canyon player #4 Rosemary Odebunmi tries to put pressure on Windward player #2, in the girls basketball CIF Southern Section Open Division final, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Photo by Frank Perez, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Canyon player #25 Ashley Chevalier makes a push for the basket, against Windward in the girls basketball CIF Southern Section Open Division final, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Photo by Frank Perez, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Canyon player #1 Vanessa De Jesus goes up for a shot against Windward, in the girls basketball CIF Southern Section Open Division final, on Saturday, February 23, 2019. (Photo by Frank Perez, Contributing Photographer) Sierra Canyon was outscored 25-10 in the fourth quarter and saw its perfect season slip away to great play from UCLA-commit Charisma Osborne, who scored 27 points. “We’ve had to deal with Charisma for four years. I’m glad she’s graduating this year,” said Komaki. McKayla Williams scored 25 points and had nine rebounds. Kaiyah Corona had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Windward. “We have seasoned girls that were ready to play this game,” Windward coach Vanessa Nygard said. The two teams are familiar with each other. Both are members of the Gold Coast League, Sierra Canyon beat Windward on Jan. 15 for the first time since 2015. In that game, Sierra Canyon’s Ashley Chevalier and Vanessa DeJesus combined for 52 points – DeJesus had 32 and Chevalier 20. On Saturday night, the two combined for 33 points on 9-of-33 shooting from the field. “Shots just weren’t falling,” DeJesus put it simply. The game had 14 lead changes and was all square at the end of the third quarter, 48-48. Windward went on an 11-2 run to begin the fourth quarter and never looked back. “We’ve been the top team in the state all year long,” Komaki said. “We got Windward’s best shot tonight.” The win marked Windward’s third Open Division title since 2014.
24 Feb 19
SCNG
RIVERSIDE >> Sierra Canyon was 29-0. Earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. Took down all of Southern California’s best girls basketball teams. But after Saturday night’s CIF Southern Section Open Division defeat to Windward 73-58, coach Alicia Komaki might have summed it up the best. “When it all comes down to one game, being undefeated, being the No. 1 seed doesn’t matter,” Komaki said. “Championship experience matters. Windward has that.” This slideshow requires JavaScript. Sierra Canyon was outscored 25-10 in the fourth quarter and saw its perfect season slip away to great play from UCLA-commit Charisma Osborne, who scored 27 points. “We’ve had to deal with Charisma for four years. I’m glad she’s graduating this year,” said Komaki. McKayla Williams scored 25 points and had nine rebounds. Kaiyah Corona had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Windward. “We have seasoned girls that were ready to play this game,” Windward coach Vanessa Nygard said. The two teams are familiar with each other. Both are members of the Gold Coast League, Sierra Canyon beat Windward on Jan. 15 for the first time since 2015. In that game, Sierra Canyon’s Ashley Chevalier and Vanessa DeJesus combined for 52 points – DeJesus had 32 and Chevalier 20. On Saturday night, the two combined for 33 points on 9-of-33 shooting from the field. “Shots just weren’t falling,” DeJesus put it simply. The game had 14 lead changes and was all square at the end of the third quarter, 48-48. Windward went on an 11-2 run to begin the fourth quarter and never looked back. “We’ve been the top team in the state all year long,” Komaki said. “We got Windward’s best shot tonight.” The win marked Windward’s third Open Division title since 2014.
24 Feb 19
Our U.S. Roadtrip

Before I share with you our great hiking adventures, I need to draw your attention to the white stuff in this picture: Cathy assured me that once we got past the Rockies, our days of winter and snow were over. She read me the forecasts of the places like here in Moab, Utah, and all […]

24 Feb 19
JoeInsider.com

The Blades of Southwest Michigan claimed their second consecutive SWMHSHL tournament title Saturday with a 1-0 victory against Mattawan.    After more than 47 minutes of scoreless play, the Blades tallied the lone goal via homeschooled junior defenseman Chris Bigelow.   Listen to the goal below: The Wildcats had killed off four other powerplay tries and survived […]

24 Feb 19
Game Codes UK

Saluting Modern Warfare® 3’s Season of Content, the fourth and final DLC collection deploys with five all-new Multiplayer Maps. Surrounded by mountains, "Gulch" sends combatants into a forgotten mining town with only mine shafts and equipment sheds for cover. The Jersey coast awaits in "Boardwalk," where fun in the sun means facing enemies on the […]

24 Feb 19
Krystal

Windward coach Vanessa Nygaard said Saturday night she was so bored she counted the number of days since her basketball team lost to Chatsworth Sierra Canyon by nine points in a league game. It was 28 days ago. “We didn’t feel good about where we were at that time, but it’s a testament to the […]

24 Feb 19
CBS Los Angeles

As their hillside slid down, their world turned upside down.