By John BurtonFREEHOLD – A former teacher at a Middletown Catholic high school was sentenced on Tuesday, July 10, to four years in state prison for the sexual assault of a female former student with whom he had a romantic relationship.William Miltner, 29, Middletown, was sentenced in state Superior Court as part of a negotiated plea agreement. Miltner plead guilty to sexual assault on Jan. 19, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.Miltner will also be subject to parole supervision for life as well as mandatory registration and notification as a convicted sex offender under the requirements of the state’s Megan’s Law, authorities said.Miltner had been a teacher and soccer coach, and for a time dean of students at Mater Dei Prep, a co-ed high school at 538 Church St., in the New Monmouth section of Middletown.Investigators took Miltner into custody in April 2011, initially charging him with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree aggravated sexual contact for having a sexual relationship with a then 16-year-old student at the school. That relationship, authorities said, went on from March to September 2009.Middletown police and the prosecutor’s office initiated an investigation after school officials received an anonymous email alerting them of Miltner’s actions, authorities said.Miltner also will forfeit his state teaching license as another condition of his plea agreement, authorities said.
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyAvalanche risk is still rated at high in the West Kootenay backcountry above and in the tree line, while considered considerable at lower elevations, according to the Canadian Avalanche Centre. The risk continues at considerable until Monday, but avalanche problems are occurring due to significant wind-loading occurring across the region, said Shannon Werner of the CAC. Wind slabs can be found mainly on north to northeast aspects, she said in her report Friday, with persistent weak layers existing in the snow pack in all areas of the backcountry — becoming reactive with the new snow. There has been up to 40 centimetres of storm snow with an additional 15 cm. in the forecast today (Saturday). This new snow load may not bond well with the weak snow surfaces, Werner reported. As a result, the CAC has issued a special Public Avalanche Warning for the region of the West Kootenay, and those dangerous avalanche conditions will persist through the weekend. There have been numerous avalanches in the region, Werner noted, up to a size two and reacting mainly on the Jan. 3 surface hoar layer. This is the first report of a deeper instability waking up and becoming an avalanche concern, Werner said. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended during periods of high danger, and the CAC advises staying well away from avalanche paths and run-out zones. “Seek powder turns inbounds at your local ski hill, and snowmobile in areas which offer zero avalanche problems for example: large meadows, or low angle trees,” said Werner in her report. “As the storm subsides, conditions favoring human-triggering will continue, even after natural activity has died down. I recommend sticking to simple terrain during this period.” Up to 30 cm. of snow has fallen across the region and is accompanied by moderate-strong southwest winds. This new snow overlies a weak upper snowpack. There are several buried surface hoar and crust layers in the upper pack and the Dec. 7 surface hoar / facet/crust layer down 80 cm. These upper layers are starting to become reactive as more wind and snow hits the region. Weather forecast Saturday: Few flurries with temperatures near –five degrees C. Winds switching to the northwest. Sunday: Cloudy, scattered flurries. Temperatures around -5C with light northerly winds. Monday: Clear and sunny skies. Temperatures dropping low near -8C. email@example.com
Playing against the top teams — the Vancouver side has played 16 games against American teams — has allowed Terminal City to learn the inner workings of the game.“(Terminal City) have five more years of experience in the sport so to be able to come up against them in the second Western Canadian Regional Championships, we’re really happy,” said Beretta Lynch of the Kannibelles, who just happen to be named tournament Most Valuable Player.“We’re super fit and very strong, but it’s just a matter of (Terminal City) having that much more practice,” Lynch added.Kootenay defeated Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Friday before outlasting Red Deer Belladonnas Saturday in semi final action.The tournament is only the second time, and first as Westerns, the tournament has been held.The success of the Kannibelles made it obvious which association would host the 2012 Championships.Last year in Kelowna Terminal City did not attend.E-Ville of Edmonton defeated Red Deer Belladonnas to capture third place.Luludemon was named Team MVP for the Terminal City while Scarlet Bloodbath AK47 earned top marks for the Kannibelles.However, maybe the surprise announcement of the tournament was Lynch earning top individual marks.“As captain I push my teammates very hard and to get tournament MVP I take this award as a team award and a representative of our team and the girls on our team deserved it,” Lynch said.The Westerns concludes much of the all-star season for the Kannibelles.The Kannibelles next action is July 21 in Castlegar against the Spokannibals of Spokane. First jam is 6 p.m.Before that match the Kannibelles players have some league commitments to fulfill and now head back to their respective clubs in the seven-team league — Gnarlies Angels of Rossland, Kill Joys and Lumber Jackies of Nelson, Salmo’s Babes of Brutality, the Valley Vendettas of the Slocan Valley, Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers and the Bad News Betties of Trail.For more information about the West Kootenay Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby League check out the website at http://www.kootenayrollerderby.com/ In the end heart and desire was no match for experience.The Terminal City Roller Girls scored early and often en route to a convincing 159-75 victory over the Kootenay Kannibelles in the final of the Klash In The Kootenays Western Canadian Women’s Roller Derby Championships Sunday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Despite losing in the final, the Kannibelles had a soft landing as both teams advance to the Canadian Championships in January 2012 at the site yet to be determined.“I was really hoping this would be the final because we knew the Kootenays have worked so hard . . . and have exponentially taken their game to another level,” said Terminal City skipper Ian McKenzie, AKA Coach McEnroe.“Physically and the stamina they have is far and above all the other teams here at the tournament.”“So we were really happy to play them in the final and really happy with the result,” McKenzie added.From the start of the tournament Friday Terminal City, seeded at the top of the eight-team pool, toyed with the opposition.The Vancouver-based squad first got past Deathbridge of Lethbridge on opening day before advancing to the final with a lopsided decision over E-Ville of Edmonton Saturday.And Sunday Terminal City kept on steamrolling the opposition, this time the Kannibelles, an all-star team from the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League.Working the transition from offence to defense in what seemed like a blink of an eye to the Kannibelles, Terminal City took the lead minutes into the game and never looked back.“In Vancouver we’re part of the WFTA, which is the American affiliation for all of flat track (roller) derby . . . and you have to be a member to be ranked,” McKenzie explained.“We’re ranked 16th in the West Division (of the WFTA) but being ranked means we get to play American teams which are using all different types of strategies.”
Quinn then made a huge save to preserve the lead as the steady keeper thwarted a speedy United forward.”The day before we played in the final, I watched Vernon absolutely dismantle Coquitlam Ford, the second place team in their pool, 6-0,” Burkart explained.”(Vernon) played great defense, they had three very talented strikers and a great keeper (so) I knew we had to come with our best to beat them, and we certainly did.”Burkart said the entire Selects’ squad, from keeper Hanna Quinn to the strikers, had it all working. “Our pressure defense did not allow them to move the ball very well and if they did get it past our back four, our girls ran them down and moved the ball up the field again,” Burkart said.”And Hanna Quinn, our keeper, although not tested too often, came up with some incredible saves to maintain her shutout.”Nelson opened the tournament with a 3-0 win over defending Provincial B Champ, Marpole Phoenix.Mattea Lorenzo, D’Odorico and Shaen Panko-Dool scored for Nelson while Quinn registered the shutout.Friday, the Selects built up a 4-0 lead en route to a 4-1 victory over Kelowna United, last year’s silver medal winner in Nelson.D’Odorico scored a pair with Arcuri and Lorenzo adding singles to lead the Selects to victory.Kelowna scored late in the game to spoil the shutout bid by Quinn.Saturday, Nelson secured its place in the final by routing Terrace 5-1.Panko-Dool and D’Odorico each scored twice while Lorenzo added a single to complete the Nelson scoring.”Our back two middle defenders, Julia Burkart and Allison Bendis, played an incredible game (against Vernon), in fact had an absolutely incredible tournament, running down everyone that managed to get behind them,” Burkart said.”And our midfielders took over after that,” he added.”They moved the ball around and down the field and kept feeding balls into the middle until our forwards were able to squeeze a few balls past a real talented keeper. “In the end, like all the games, all the girls played incredibly well, they worked incredibly hard and they finally got paid off for their efforts.” What a difference a year makes.Last year, on the home Lakeside pitch, Nelson Selects came ever so close to gaining a spot on the medal podium.This season the Selects pushed aside the rest of the field, capturing the U16 Girl’s Championship at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.Nelson knocked off provincial rival Vernon United 2-0 in the Championship Final to claim the gold medal.Ali D’odorico scored twice in the second half, and Hanna Quinn registered the shutout to thrust the Selects to the top of the medal podium.”At times it was just incredible how well our girls played,” said coach Paul Burkart after the game.”But it really was our goal scoring that made the difference,” Burkart, who along with assistant coach Morgan Dehnel, Technical Director Brett Adams, Trainer Shane Taylor and Manager Layla Precious form the sideline crew for the Selects.”In total in the three round robin games we scored 12 goals. Two years ago I don’t think we scored that many goals in our entire season. But we have focused our last month on finishing and scoring goals and it appears to have paid off.”The final matched the top two teams in the tournament, each finishing the round robin with perfect 3-0 records — Vernon having the edge with a 13-1 goal average to Nelson’s 12-2.After Emily Taylor rang a laser shot off the cross bard from just outside the 18-yard box, twice Vernon saw potential chances to take the lead denied.The first game 33 minutes into the half when game officials waved of a goal.Five minutes later, Vernon, which defeated Nelson 4-1 in 2015, thought it had scored again but a shot off the cross bar failed to fully cross the line.Twice dodging proverbial bullets, Nelson took the lead minutes into the second half when D’odorico converted a cross from Sofia Arcuri.Ten minutes later, Nelson got some insurance when D’odorico scored, again on a nice pass from Arcuri.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2017)–Cistron, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt by The Factor, provided Hronis Racing and Little Red Feather’s all-new Equity Crowdfunding Partnership with their first collaborative winner, as he took Santa Anita’s first race on Sunday, a $56,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf. Ridden by Luis Contreras and trained by John Sadler, he prevailed by a head while getting the distance in 1:35.20.With an overflow crowd of enthusiastic partners celebrating in the Santa Anita Winner’s Circle, the win is the byproduct of a marketing collaboration between Little Red Feather Racing and Santa Anita Park that was first announced in October. The Crowdfunding platform is designed to reach potential new horse owners and provide them with an opportunity to have equity in a top race horse for a relatively small investment.”We want to sincerely thank Kosta Hronis for allowing us to buy-in on this very promising horse,” said Billy Koch, Managing Partner for Little Red Feather Racing. “We also want to thank Santa Anita for helping us to bring new owners into our sport – and just as importantly – making sure they were all treated like the real owners they are today with the fantastic hospitality. This was a great win for us today, as many of our Equity Crowdfunding partners are first-time owners and that makes it really special.” Cistron, who is also Triple Crown nominated, was most recently third in the Eddie Logan Stakes on Dec. 30, and was making his fifth career start today. Sent off at 8-5 in a field of six, he paid $5.20, $3.40 and $2.10.Link to Cistron’s winning race and Winner’s Circle Celebration – http://www.xbtv.com/replay02052017_1/ TRAINED BY SADLER, DERBY HOPEFUL IS FIRST WINNER FOR ENTHUSIASTIC NEW OWNERSHIP GROUP