Prep highlights: Hockinson girls soccer knocks off Columbia River

first_img Share: Prep highlights: Hockinson girls soccer knocks off Columbia River Receive latest stories and local news in your email: • Katie Vroman, Prairie volleyball, had 11 kills, 10 digs and four blocks in the Falcons’ sweep of Union.• Terra Sloniker and Quin Wiseman, La Center girls soccer, each had a goal and an assist in the Wildcats’ 4-0 victory over Fort.• Julia Baiar, Battle Ground volleyball, had 23 assists, six aces and five digs in the Tigers’ four-set victory over Evergreen.• Rylie Reeves and Alicia Wallingford, Columbia River volleyball, combined for 18 kills and six blocks in a four-set win over Hockinson.Kyle Ganoung, Battle Ground boys cross country, was first across the line in a four-team meet at McKenzie Stadium, covering 2.43 miles in 13:38. By Columbian staff Hockinson Hawks • Emma VIllaluz, Camas volleyball, led the Papermakers with 24 assists and four kills in a sweep of Kelso.• Mollie Doyle, Mountain View volleyball, posted 23 digs, 13 assists, eight kills and a pair of serving aces in the Thunder’s sweep of Heritage.• Annika Farley, Ridgefield girls soccer, scored four of her team’s five goals as the Spudders won the 2A GSHL opener over Woodland 5-0.• Jasmine Bates, Mountain View girls cross country, finished first in a meet with Kelso and Heritage, covering the 5,000 meter course in 20:01. Follow Follow The Columbian on Instagramcenter_img Published: September 11, 2018, 11:03pm GO Share: Tags By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. • Shun Yamaguchi, Mountain View boys cross country, won the meet against Kelso and Heritage, covering the 5,000 meter course in 16:54.• Drew Weber, Fort Vancouver boys cross country, placed first in a dual meet against Prairie, covering the 4,000 meter course in 13:30.• Callie Rheaume, Camas girls soccer, assisted two of the Papermakers’ goals in a shutout of 6A Sherwood (Ore.).• Hannah Moats, King’s Way Christian girls soccer, posted eight saves in a 1-1 tie with 4A Skyview. The Hockinson girls soccer team opened 2A Greater St. Helens League play downing Columbia River, last year’s 2A state runner-up, 5-1, Tuesday at Hockinson.Four different Hawks scored goals, including two by Alyssa Pfaender, who scored the game’s first goal at the 18th minute mark. She also made a penalty kick in the 53rd minute.Stars of the day• Emily Phelps, Fort Vancouver girls cross country, finished first to lift the Trappers to a dual meet win over Prairie, covering the 4,000- meter David Douglas Park course in 15:01.• Emily Johnson, Washougal volleyball, had 21 assists 13 digs, 3 aces and 4 kills as the Panthers opened 2A Greater St. Helens League play with a 3-0 win at R.A. Long.last_img read more

Here We Grow Again: Flight Centre Independent Takes Off

first_imgLee Zanello, GM Flight Centre Independent  July 5 2017, TORONTO – The Independent Host Agency business is nothing new to Flight Centre in Canada, with Flight Centre Associates in operation for the last nine years; however, the business is about to see some major investment. Officially rebranded to Flight Centre Independent on July 5th, the company has set its sights on providing the best host solution in the marketplace. “We’ve matured as a business,” says Lee Zanello, General Manager of Flight Centre Independent.  “We’ve spent the last couple of years listening to what our Independent agents have to say and the new Flight Centre Independent is the result.” Flight Centre has made significant resource and technology investments leading up to the launch to ensure that Flight Centre Independent agents receive support and work in systems that are second to none in the market. “As a Flight Centre Independent, you have access to all levels of support across the country within our Leisure Business,” Zanello says.  “The same team of over 100 support staff that support our shops is also there for our Independent agents, and this gives us the opportunity to provide direct, one on one support in ways that are not available with any other host.” Zanello points to Flight Centre’s Group Centre and Cruise Centre as two such examples, teams designed to help agents manage group and cruise bookings from the enquiry stage right through to after travel. “The engagement we have as an entire company over our Independent business model is incredible,” says John Beauvais, President of Flight Centre Canada.  “We are very proud of the business and we know we have the best offer in the Canadian marketplace.” “The name change comes to us at a good time,” Zanello says.  “We were the only ones using the ‘Associates’ term which means we were the best in that ‘Associates’ space.  That’s not where the other players are playing.  For an agent looking for a host, the question now becomes a lot clearer: do you want to be an Independent Agent or do you want to be a Flight Centre Independent Agent.” One of the biggest attractions for agents to Flight Centre Independent is the trust that comes at a consumer level for a brand name they recognize. “You can’t put a dollar value on that brand equity,” Zanello says, “and at the same time, we recognize that some agents and small agencies, especially in smaller communities, value the brand they have built and we are completely fine with that.  You don’t need to paint yourself red and white if you don’t want to.” The full steam ahead approach of the model now means the Independent Agent is more a part of the Flight Centre family than ever before. “We’ve always run this business in true Flight Centre fashion, putting the people first,” Zanello says.  “Flight Centre Independent takes this to the next level where we have an entire company now working to support the success and profitability of our agents.”last_img read more

The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour

first_img Editors’ Recommendations For more than 200 years Jim Beam has been the classic bourbon, so the distillery is doing something right. Still crafted by Jim Beam’s great-grandson, the bourbon is cheap and good with caramel and light char notes, perfect for inclusion in a classic cocktail.Four Roses BourbonFour Roses is a bourbon icon. As their standard offering, this bourbon offers up pear and fresh fruit on the nose and on the palate, both of which blend perfectly with fresh citrus. At the price, too, it’s hard to beat.Old Forester 100 ProofWe continue our list with another gold standard of bourbon, Old Forester Signature 100 Proof. With a backbone that can stand up to a hurricane, the coffee, chocolate, and sweet fruit flavors of this bourbon sing in just about any classic cocktail.Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon WhiskeyA higher proof bourbon, Knob Creek’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a full-bodied whiskey with plenty of flavor to come through the ingredients without taking away from the layers of the drink. Fruity notes blend well with the lemon juice and, if you use it, a cherry.George Dickel Rye WhiskyA Tennessee whisky (which utilizes the Lincoln County Process of charcoal mellowing), George Dickel Rye Whisky presents both spicy and smooth characteristics, creating a layered whiskey sour.Wild Turkey Rye 101Looking to turn up the whiskey sour a notch? Grab the Wild Turkey Rye 101. Wild Turkey 101 is nearly synonymous with Wild Turkey bourbon, but Wild Turkey Rye 101 will add the rye spice character (while maintaining the proof).Bushmills Red BushFor those looking for a little more Irish in their whiskey sour, Bushmills Red Bush gives drinkers a blend of triple distilled Irish single malt and fine Irish grain whiskey aged in first-fill bourbon barrels. This leads to a medium-bodied whiskey with caramel and nutty flavors that contrast the citrus well.Crown Royal XOA blend of 50 whiskies that are then finished in cognac casks, Crown Royal XO is a smooth whiskey that expresses plenty of vanilla and dried fruit to offer a nice counterpoint to the fresh citrus and sweet flavors in the drink. The vanilla also mixes nicely with the creamy mouthfeel from the egg white.Glenfiddich Fire & CaneGlenfiddich Fire & Cane is a marriage of peated and non-peated whisky, which were both aged in bourbon casks. After the initial maturation period, the whiskies are married and finished in rum casks from a variety of South American countries for a period of three months. The sweet hints on the end of this whisky make for a lovely sour.Article originally published by Pat Evans on July 10, 2017. Last updated by Sam Slaughter on September 15, 2019 to include details of The Manual Spirit Awards 2019. The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 The Best Whiskey Quotes of All Time When it comes to making a whiskey sour, you can go in a few different directions. If you’re feeling lazy, you can obviously go for sour mix and, well, whiskey. Easy-peasy. If you want a true whiskey sour, though, you’re going to be looking to egg whites and lemon to make up the body (and lovely foamy head) of the cocktail.Either way, the overall flavor of the drink is going to come down to one thing: what whiskey you choose. A shitty whiskey is going to produce a shitty whiskey sour. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it. All of the sour mix in the world isn’t going to hide that flavor.To avoid finding yourself with a glassful of bad whiskey sour, we’ve settled on a list of the best whiskies for a whiskey sour. You’ll find your standard bourbon, but we’ve also included two rye whiskeys, a Canadian whisky, an Irish whiskey, and a Scotch whisky, should you want to branch out a little bit.Need to know how to make a whiskey sour? You can find out here.Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Small Batch Bourbon WhiskeyRiley Young/The ManualWinner of the Bourbon category in The Manual Spirit Awards 2019, this small batch bourbon from Garrison Brothers has big caramel corn and oak flavors with an undercurrent of citrus and a hint of vanilla. There is a decent amount of cinnamon and baking spice on the palate, with more vanilla and some walnut. The finish is long and lingering with toasted oak notes.Jim Beamcenter_img How to Make a Whiskey Sour How to Make a Rye Whiskey Smash 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make last_img read more