4 Mar 2019 Farr’s great fight comes up just short Tags: elite golf, England squads, performance England’s Callum Farr put up a tremendous fight in the final of the Spanish Men’s Amateur Championship before eventually losing on the 35th hole at Las Colinas, Alicante.Farr, who was hoping to keep the trophy in English hands after Billy McKenzie’s 2018 victory, went down 2/1 to Koen Kouwenaar from The Netherlands.It was a remarkable achievement for the 20-year-old England A Squad player who had a nightmare start to the final.The first hole was halved, but then Farr (Northamptonshire County) lost the next five in a row. He managed to get a couple back, but Kouwenaar won 17 and 18 to go in to lunch five ahead.Farr dropped another hole behind on the 21st but won the 23rd and 26th to get back to four down. The next six holes were halved before he could claw back more of the deficit, winning the 33rd and 34th, to trail by two with two to play. However his comeback finished on the 35th.Earlier in the championship Farr had the distinction of knocking out the last Spanish player in the event, defeating Alvaro Mueller-Baumgart 2/1 in the semi-finals.Meanwhile, another A Squad player, Ben Hutchinson (Howley Hall), reached the quarter-finals. England Men’s Squad players Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County) and Bailey Gill (Lindrick) made the final 16, losing respectively on the 20th and 18th.Click here for full scoresImage © Leaderboard Photography
Facebook295Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictCurtis Cleveringa, who has served the past two years as principal and athletic director in the Taholah School District, has been selected to lead Capital High School as its next principal.The Olympia School Board unanimously agreed during the March 7 school board meeting to hire Cleveringa. He officially takes over the Capital High principal post on July 1.Cleveringa was selected for the top high school post after an extensive principal search process led by Northwest Leadership Associates. Search firm consultants worked with Olympia School District staff and parent focus groups since December first to identify the desired characteristics for the next principal, and then to search throughout the Pacific Northwest for the best candidate.Consultants involved students, staff and parents in the process, including interviews last month with the top three finalists.“Curtis Cleveringa will be an outstanding addition to Capital High School,” said Superintendent Dick Cvitanich. “He is a proven leader and someone who will fit in well at Capital and as part of our larger school district community.”Cleveringa has worked since 2014 in the Taholah School District, located on the Quinault Indian Reservation in Grays Harbor County. Before that he worked one year as an administrative intern in Utah, preceded by 15 years as a classroom teacher — six years in Utah and nine years in Zillah, Washington. During many of those years, he also served as a high school basketball and football coach.He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Washington State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from University of Phoenix, and is working toward his superintendent’s credential through Washington State University.This year, the Capital High School principal job is being shared as an interim one-year position by Michelle Anderson and Jennifer Hewitt. Both Anderson and Hewitt will return in the 2016-17 school year to their previous positions as assistant principal at Capital High School.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016)–Idle since March 28 in Dubai, 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome came back running on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he forged to a 1 ¼ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.39.Breaking from post position four in a field of seven older horses, California Chrome utilized his natural speed to sit a comfortable second behind pacesetter Alfa Bird into and around the Club House turn. Well in hand under Espinoza, “Chrome” cruised to the lead under a hold approaching the quarter pole and kept runner-up Imperative at bay the final sixteenth.“He could’ve opened up turning for home, but Victor put the Full-Nelson on him,” quipped Sherman. “It was just what we needed. He’ll get a lot out of this race, believe me. It set up just as we figured. I knew he’d show speed. He’s been wanting to run quite a bit right now…and I said ‘He’s got a lot of gas (speed) himself and you can place him where you want.“That’s why he’s a perfect horse. You don’t have to bring a game plan with him. He can sit off the pace or go on the pace.”Sherman said that California Chrome, who picked up $2 million for running second in last year’s Dubai World Cup, would be heading back to the Middle East later this month.“He’ll ship Jan. 21, have one prep (in Dubai), then come home after the World Cup,” he said. “It’s very heart-warming to see his fans and the reception he received. I was just jammed full of people around the paddock. It was just great.”Off at 3-5, California Chrome paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Hollywood Derby, California Chrome notched his 10th win from 19 starts Saturday, and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his career earnings to $6,442,650, thus surpassing two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow to become the leading California-bred of all time. (North America’s all-time leader Curlin, retired with earnings of $10,501,800, while California Chrome currently ranks 25th).Bred and originally owned by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, California Chrome is now owned by California Chrome, LLC, which is comprised of Kentucky-based Taylor Made Stallions and Martin, who retains his majority 70 percent stake in the horse.“We feel blessed to be a part of this, what a horse!” said new co-owner Frank Taylor. “He’s so sound and so genuine. He’s a special horse.”Assistant trainer Alan Sherman, who watched the race from the Winner’s Circle while holding his two year old grandson, was satisfied with his stable superstar.“He got tired, but that was good,” he said. “He got tired, but he got it done. It’s just so much fun, it was awesome.”Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Imperative rallied from mid-pack and made the winner work late, while finishing one length in front of Hoppertunity. Off at 7-1, Imperative paid $5.80 and $3.00.“I’m very proud of the horse,” said Baltas. “It looked like we might get to him there at the top of the stretch, but ‘Chrome’ was ready.”Bob Baffert’s multiple graded stakes winning Hoppertunity, who came off a big second in the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 27, appeared full of run at the rail heading to the far turn, finished well but was unable to threaten the winner as he finished 3 ½ lengths clear of Hard Aces.The second choice with Martin Garcia at 2-1, Hoppertunity paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.82, 49.12, 1:12.90 and 1:36.96.Santa Anita will offer a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. CHESTNUT HORSE BY LUCKY PULPIT SURPASSES TIZNOW AS ALL-TIME LEADING CAL-BRED MONEY WINNER AS HIS CAREER EARNINGS EXCEED $6.4 MILLION