Schwarz and Testawitch get big starts at Indigenous Games

first_imgTORONTO, O.N. — Two Fort St. John athletes are off to big starts to their competitions at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto.13 year-old Kade Schwarz, and 14 year-old Laila Testawitch are competing as members of Team B.C. in the sports of swimming, and volleyball respectively.Testawitch and the rest of the Team B.C. U16 girls volleyball team went 3-0 yesterday, beating New York 28-18 and 25-12. They also defeated Eatern Shore and the North 25-16 and 27-25, and Nunavut 25-20 and 25-21. The girls are back on the court this afternoon for a game against Nunavut, which started at 11:30 a.m. Fort St. John time.- Advertisement –The aquatics competition members of Team B.C. Fort St. John resident Kade Schwarz is 2nd from the right, in the back row. Supplied photo.Schwarz is going to be in the pool, competing in the U14 age group. The 13 year-old finished 2nd in the 50m backstroke and 1st in the 200m breaststroke qualifiers this morning. Schwarz is back in the pool for the finals, which start at 3:00 p.m. today. The North American Indigenous Games are being broadcast on the CBC Sports website, available here: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/naig.last_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 6 Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images) TEMPE, Ariz. — Even before the sixth round of the NFL Draft, it became evident the emphasis for the Arizona Cardinals is in the air.No surprises there with first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury bringing his version of the Air Raid offense to Arizona.The Cardinals raided a third wide receiver from the 2019 class on Saturday with the 174th pick, selecting Fresno State’s KeeSean Johnson to begin the sixth round.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories “The one thing that jumped out at me about this young man as I watched the tape, he’s one of the better natural route-runners I saw in this draft process,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said. “I’m talking about a guy who can drop his weight, who’s really good getting in and out of routes, is extremely smooth. His positional versatility and his playmaking ability jumped off the tape for us.”Johnson joins second-round pick Andy Isabella and fourth-round selection Hakeem Butler as rookie receivers taken by the Cardinals this year.“I bring anything they need to the offense, anything,” Johnson said. “They want me to play inside, outside, I’ll learn the offense in and out.”Related LinksEarp and Holliday draft for Cards from O.K. Corral in TombstoneCardinals take Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler in 4th round of draftCardinals take ‘Bama S Deionte Thompson, who downplays knee issueCardinals go all-in on new-wave NFL on Day 2 of DraftWas the Cardinals’ Josh Rosen trade to Dolphins about value or belief?A 1,000-yard producer in each of his junior and senior seasons, Johnson finished 2018 with 1,340 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.At 6-foot-1 and 191 pounds, he joins a receiver room where competition will rule this upcoming training camp.Christian Kirk returns for his second NFL season, as does Larry Fitzgerald for his 16th. The rookies will presumably compete with receivers Chad Williams, Trent Sherfield, Kevin White, Pharoh Cooper, Damiere Byrd, Malachi Dupre, Jalen Tolliver and Bryant Mitchell. “We got a lot of great weapons,” Johnson said. “We’re going to come in and compete every day and compete as a team.”About that nameJohnson has met former NFL receiver Keyshawn Johnson, but his first name isn’t meant as an exact iteration.KeeSean’s father is named Sean, and he wanted his son’s name to include his own.Arizona Cardinals2019 Draft BoardRoundPick #PlayerPos.11Kyler MurrayQB21Byron MurphyCB230Andy IsabellaWR31Zach AllenDE41Hakeem ButlerWR51Deionte ThompsonS61KeeSean JohnsonWR66Lamont GaillardC734*Joshua MilesT735*Michael DogbeDE740*Caleb WilsonTE* = Compensatory Selection© STATS – 20192019 NFL DraftRound 1#TeamPlayerPos1K. MurrayQB2N. BosaDE3Q. WilliamsDT4C. FerrellDE5D. WhiteLB6D. JonesQB7J. AllenDE8T.J. HockensonTE9E. OliverDT10D. BushLB11J. WilliamsG12R. GaryDE13C. WilkinsDT14C. LindstromG15D. HaskinsQB16B. BurnsDE17D. LawrenceDT18G. BradburyC19J. SimmonsDT20N. FantTE21D. Savage, Jr.S22A. DillardT23T. HowardT24J. JacobsRB25M. BrownWR26M. SweatDE27J. AbramS28J. TilleryDT29L.J. CollierDE30D. BakerCB31K. McGaryT32N. HarryWR © STATS – 2019last_img read more