Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sits on the sideline against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball finals on Thursday, June 5, 2014 in San Antonio. San Antonio won 110-95. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)ATTENTION: THIS IS A SPECIAL OVERTIME REPORT ON THE EXTINGUISHING OF THE HEAT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FIRE HAS BEEN PUT OUT AND HERE ARE YOUR TOP TEN REASONS WHY!:10—First of all, if you think I am not the “I told you so” kind of guy…somebody told you wrong! I’ve been telling ya since February that The Spurs were on a mission. Yet, just re-read your Couriers. You’ll see it!:09—The Spurs are the ultimate team…team. Pass the ball quickly to the open man and cut away or go through. Total unselfish behavior.:08—The main reason the Heat lost is because my dad, Zeke, Myron Brown, Mike Booker, Dwayne Woodruff and Fred Crawford all told me I was crazy and the Spurs couldn’t win. Yep, that’s the main reason.:07—Spurs are a better conditioned team. They run and pass a team into submission. Even a younger team.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityShannon Porter broke her own school record in the 1,500 meters.The Saint Martin’s University track and field teams broke five school records today at the SMU Last Chance Qualifier at the SMU track and field.The Saint men won the meet with 183 points and the women finish third with 136 points behind Seattle Pacific and Central Washington.Shannon Porter broke her own school record in the 1,500 meters that she set earlier this season. She won the event with a time of 4:35.32 to break the record of 4:35.56.Kirby Neale set an NCAA Provisional Mark and broke the school record in the shot put with a toss of 14.24m (46-08 3/4). Neale broke the school record of 42-6 1/4 set in 2000 by Julie Mattson.Angel Rodgers broke her own school record in the hammer with a toss of 160-0. She broke the record of 159-1 set last season.Kirby Neale set a new Saint Martin’s record in shot put, breaking the record set in 2000. Cody House, Jaysen Yoro, Mikel Smith and David Durden broke their own school record in the 4×100 meter relays with a time of 42.61. They broke the record of 43.50 set earlier this season.Andrew Andrada broke the school record in the pole vault with a mark of 4.68m (15-4 1/4) to win the event. He broke the record of 14-11 set in 2012 by Kevin Johnson.“Saint Martin’s track and field athletes had one of their best days of the entire season as several personal bests and school records were set,” said head coach Jim Brewer. “Kirby had a huge PR in the shot and I am so proud of how well our athletes really put it on the line today in front of their home crowd.”“Our meet would not have been as successful if it wasn’t for the many volunteers and officials,” added Brewer. “A big thank you to them.”Saint Martin’s is back in action May 8-9 in Monmouth, Ore., for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships.
Facebook78Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Bob Terhune, Capital Lakefair Military LiaisonThe 50-foot-long, 62-year-old, antique wooden boat, OLD MAN IV, which serves as a ceremonial platform for the U. S. Navy, will arrive at the City of Olympia’s Percival Landing on Thursday, July 18 between 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. where it will be greeted by the Capital Lakefair Queen, Princesses and Capital Lakefair members who are known as Capitalarians.The Command Cutter, which is powered by twin diesel engines, will be open for public visitors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A vintage Admiral’s Barge, OLD MAN IV was built in 1957 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) in Bremerton the same year, 1957, that Capital Lakefair was begun in Olympia. Back then this area was known as the 13th Naval District. Today it is Navy Region Northwest, commanded by Rear Admiral Christopher S. “Scotty” Gray, who took charge on June 20, 2018, just over a year ago. The Boat Crew for this year’s visit consists of: Chief Quartermaster (Surface Warfare) William Kearns, Boat Officer, Boatswain’s Mate First Class (Surface Warfare) Shavar Hillery, Boat Coxswain, and Engineman Second Class (Surface Warfare) Branden Caligiuri, Boat Engineer.During Lakefair week the members of the Navy Boat Crew will represent the Navy and Navy Region Northwest in several Lakefair events, including Thursday evening’s Royalty Program and Saturday’s 5:00 p.m. Capital Lakefair Grand Parade.For more information, visit the Capital Lakefair website.