Daily Archives: September 1, 2010

Brawley’s Cattle Call Queen Competition Begins With Orientation Meeting

By Chris Furguson

The Crown That will belong to the 2010 Cattle Call Queen when she is coronated on Saturday, October 16, 2010. The Crowns were on display at a special orientation meeting that took place at the Stockman’s Club in Brawley on August 27. The earlier than usual date was used to accomodate a series of practices and training exercises that began the following afternoon and will run until a few days before the horsemanship competition. More photos on page 12. Chris Furguson Photo.

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Imperial Valley Football Action Begins Friday Night

Chris Furguson
The Imperial Valley League Football Season begins in earnest this Friday, September 3 for most of the schools with a series of non-league preseason games.
Last year’s IVL champion Central Spartans (8-2 regular season, 5-0 in IVL) won the championship outright at last year’s Bell Game against the Brawley Wildcats.  For their first game of the football season, the Spartans, coached by Kevin Bird, will take on Lucky Arvizo’s Cibola Raiders in Yuma on Friday.  Game time is 7 pm.
The Brawley Wildcats (8-2 regular season, 5-0 IVL) lost the overall IVL title at the Bell Game against the Spartans at Cal Jones Field.  This is also the final season for Brawley head coach John Bishop, who has been the Brawley Coach since 1996.  Brawley’s first game will be an away game against the Cathedral City Lions.  The Lions (1-9) hope to bring a fresh start to their football program in 2010 with new coach Rich McClure.  Game starts in Cathedral City at 7 pm.
The Palo Verde Valley Yellowjackets (6-4 regular season, 3-2 IVL), which went home with third place overall in the IVL last year by a single point last year looks to try to match up to either Central or Brawley this season.  Their first opponent in the 2010 season will be the Parker Broncs in Parker.  Gametime is 7 pm.
The Southwest Eagles (6-4 regular season, 1-4 IVL) nearly ended up in the cellar of the IVL in 2009 despite a 5-0 record in pre-IVL games, hopes that with a new season comes a better record in the league.  Dave Drury and the Eagles head towards the Yuma Catholic Shamrocks, who come off a 50-7 win over the Kofa Kings.  Gametime is 7 pm.
Last year’s “dogs” of the IVL standings, the Calexico Bulldogs (1-8 overall, 0-5 IVL), have already had a coaching controversy prior to the school year starting.  Cal Armstrong will lead his Bulldog team against the San Diego Cavers in San Diego on Friday.  Gametime is 7 pm.
The Imperial Tigers (3-7 regular season, 2-3 IVL), which missed out on third place by a single point in their first run in the Imperial Valley League in many years last season, hopes to improve on their record this year.  Their season begins with a home win against the Horizon Panthers next week, on September 10, at Shimamito-Simpson Stadium.  Game starts at 7 pm.
The three non-IVL teams will also see football action this week in pre-Pacific League play.
The Holtville Vikings (1-9 regular season, 1-6 Pacific League) look to improve on last season’s record with returning coach Keith Smith Jr. at the helm and ten returning offensive starters and six returning on defense.  Holtville’s first game in 2010 will be against the Calvary Murrieta Warriors in Murrieta, CA.  Gametime is 7 pm.
The Calipatria Hornets (6-4 regular season, 3-4 Pacific League) look to make an even better showing than last year.  The team, led by David Shaw, will have a home game against the Julian Eagles.  Gametime is 7 pm.
Vincent Memorial’s Scots (0-9 regular season, 0-7 Pacific League) will also look to improve their record from last year, starting off this Friday at home against the Rock Academy Warriors.  Gametime is 7 pm.

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The Imperial Valley College Foundation will be sponsoring a Golf Tournament Sept. 25

The Imperial Valley College Foundation will be sponsoring a Golf Tournament Sept. 25 at Del Rio Country Club in Brawley to raise funds for IVC student book scholarships,
“This is our inaugural event,” said IVC Foundation Executive Director Todd Evangelist who added that the foundation intends this to become an annual event.
“With the ever-increasing cost of academic textbooks, scholarships to purchase them is a focus of our foundation for this school year,” he said. The competitive book scholarships are available to all IVC students who do not qualify for financial aid.
The tournament will be a “Foursome Scramble.” There will be a $100 cost per player or $400 per team. The fee will include golf, a gift bag, golf cart rental as well as breakfast and lunch.
There will be 18 separate hole competitions as well as drawing for additional prizes. Prizes also will be given for top net teams and team gross scores.
Sponsorships are available. For additional information, contact the IVC Foundation office at 355-6113.

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California Recovery Task Force Director Congratulates Recipients of Over $3.6 Million in Recovery Act Funds

California Recovery Task Force Director Rick Rice today issued the following statement after over $3.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds were awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture to recipients across California:

“The funds awarded today will aid in reigniting California’s economy by creating jobs and improving infrastructure in rural communities. I congratulate today’s recipients and applaud their dedication to improving our schools, medical centers and fire stations.”

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WOVEN Chosen as Pepsi Refresh Project Finalist, They Need Your Vote

The Women of Virtue Empowerment Network (WOVEN) has been accepted as a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh Project.  Each month Pepsi gives $1,000,000 to fund community projects in communities across the country.  WOVEN is in the running for a $25,000.00 grant to fund their women’s free support center.  This is a great opportunity to bring some of Pepsi’s grant money to the Imperial Valley to support a wonderful cause.  The directors of WOVEN are encouraging everyone to log on to http://www.refresheverything.com/ , type WOVEN in the search box, and cast their vote for WOVEN.  Another way to vote is through Facebook.  Search Pepsi Refresh Project and hit the “Like” button.  Once you “like” Pepsi, you will be able to hit the Pepsi Refresh tab, search WOVEN, and vote.  You will also be able to his the “share” button, which will allow you to share with all your Facebook friends and encourage them to vote as well.  WOVEN is hoping for an outpouring of community support for their project, and remember…you can vote every day until Oct. 1st.

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