We are a few days away from March Madness officially getting underway. By the end of this week, all of the conference tourneys will have been played. The NCAA Committee can then officially fill the brackets. I am doing this a few days ahead to see if you think these area teams will make it.I have as sure bets Cincinnati, Xavier, Ohio State, and Purdue. In the area of “should make it” are Notre Dame, Butler, Indiana, and Kentucky. On my questionable list are Ball State, Northern Kentucky, Wright State, and Dayton.You choose your group, and we’ll see how we come out!
The normal day saw boxers wake up for some road work at 6 a.m. before breakfast.A technical training session would take participants to lunch before an afternoon of sparring.Conditioning would complete the day.“It’s been awesome for our boxers to compete against boxers from outside our club to see where they fit in the sport,” said Pineiro.“And what I’m seeing our guys are looking very favourable with other boxers.”Pineiro is optimistic three boxers from Nelson have the skills to compete at the upcoming Canada Winter Games. Short term, a group from Nelson competed on a card Saturday in in Kellogg, Idaho. The Nelson Boxing Club was filled with a cast of aspiring young boxers as the local organization played host to a Summer Boxing Camp this past week at the Baker Street location in the basement of the Pharmasave Building.More than 15 boxers from host Nelson, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Saskatchewan were put through 12-hour days to refine their skills in the ring.“It’s been great to have the energy in the club over the summer,” said Nelson Boxing Club head coach Jesse Pineiro.“It’s been good energy and these kids are learning every day and getting tested against fighters they normally wouldn’t see.”
With a 12-race card awaiting punters on Sunday, the popular 20 cent minimum Golden Pick Six will begin with race seven, which is scheduled to be run at approximately 4:02 p.m. PDT. There were 44 winning tickets worth $4,035.84 on Saturday. With 12 races carded, there is a special first post time on Sunday at Golden Gate of 12:45 p.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit goldengatefields.com. POPULAR 20 CENT MINIMUM WAGER WILL BEGIN WITH SUNDAY’S 7TH RACE AS HALF OF SUNDAY’S GOLDEN PICK SIX WILL BE CONTESTED ON TURF ALBANY, CALIF. – A massive total Golden Pick 6 Jackpot pool of more than $4 million is expected to be up for grabs tomorrow, closing day at Golden Gate Fields. With more than $1.4 million dollars “rolled over” to Sunday, track officials expect there will easily be more than $2.6 million dollars in “new money” wagered tomorrow, as there will be a mandatory payout with all monies distributed.