French musher was leading Iditarod, but then his dogs quit

first_img 2 Photos Petit will learn from the experience and rebuild, she said.“I think Nic is handling this pretty well, actually. I think he wants to make sure to preserve a good mental attitude with these dogs for the rest of their careers. That’s what he’s looking at — not just today’s race,” Riddles said.For Petit, it’s another bad memory from the stretch between the Shaktoolik and Koyuk checkpoints.He was in command of last year’s race when he got off trail during a blizzard and lost the lead. He wound up finishing second behind Ulsom. By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press Riddle been involved with mushing for 40 years and said she could live 20 lifetimes and not learn everything. But if the dogs get unhappy, they can quit on you, she said.“Sometimes all it takes is just this one sour grape in the team,” Riddles said. “One dog that has a bad attitude, and it infects the whole rest of the team.”Huskies in some ways are more primitive than other dogs, she said. Mushers are dealing with their pack mentality.“It’s like a wolf. Things happen over food. Sometimes if they think a dog is a little wimpy, when they’re crabby, they might want to pick on it,” she said. Published: March 11, 2019, 9:34am French musher was leading Iditarod, but then his dogs quit Share: The checkpoint is 827 miles into the 1,000-mile race across Alaska.Petit said his dogs are well-fed, and there’s no medical issue keeping them from getting up and running.“It’s just a head thing,” he said. “We’ll see if one of these dog teams coming by will wake them up at all.”People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took issue with Petit’s reasoning. “It’s not the dogs who need to have their heads examined — it’s anyone who supports this merciless race. Illness, injury, or fatigue likely prompted Nicolas Petit to drop four dogs from his team, forcing the remaining 10 to work even harder before they gave up altogether, which he blamed on ‘just a head thing,’” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement.But Libby Riddles, the 1985 Iditarod champion and the first woman to win the race, said the incident demonstrates why dog mushing is a fine art. It requires a balance between being competitive and keeping the dogs happy.“People have this idea that you can force these dogs to Nome,” she said in a phone interview. “It’s not like that at all.”“The amount of intuition and communication and trust and experience you have with your dogs is how it all happens and comes together, and Nic Petit happens to actually be one of the best in the business at this,” Riddles said. By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.center_img ANCHORAGE, Alaska — French musher Nicolas Petit looked like he was in solid control of the world’s most famous sled dog race and about to erase a year of doubts and second-guessing after a last minute misstep cost him the 2017 title.Then the dogs quit on him Monday morning.A dog named Joey had been fighting with another dog on the team and jumped it during a break as the team was making its way to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race checkpoint of Koyuk on the Bering Sea coast.“I yelled at Joey, and everybody heard the yelling, and that doesn’t happen,” Petit told the Iditarod Insider website. “And then they wouldn’t go anymore. Anywhere. So we camped here.”Several mushers passed Petit’s team on the trail, erasing his five-hour lead in the race. Pete Kaiser of Alaska was the first musher into Koyuk, followed about an hour later by defending champion Joar Ulsom of Norway. Kaiser rested for nearly 5 ½ hours before getting back on the trail. Nicolas Petit hugs one of his dogs before they leave Unalakleet, Alaska, during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Sunday, March 10, 2019. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP) Photo Gallery Subscribe Today “Something about right here, huh?” he mused.The race started March 2 in Willow, just north of Anchorage. The course through the Alaska wilderness took mushers over two mountain ranges and the frozen Yukon River before they reached the treacherous Bering Sea coast.The winner is expected to come off the sea ice and mush down Nome’s main street to the finish line sometime in the middle of the week. Share: The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email:last_img read more

How Clark County college football players fared, Sept. 7

first_img Zion Fa’aopega, Union, Fr.*, DL — Had one tackle.Michael Taras, Heritage, Fr*., WR — Played in a backup role.Brock Harrison, Ridgefield, Fr., DL — Did not play.Dawson Ingram, Camas, Fr., TE — Did not play. Nick Charles, Columbia River, Fr., K/P — Did not play.HawaiiLast game: Beat Oregon State 31-28 to improve to 2-0 overall.Next game: at Washington, Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m.Michael Boyle, Camas, Fr.*, PK – Did not play.Lincoln Victor, Union, Fr., WR – Did not play. Subscribe Today GO Kai Gamble, Union, So.*, LB — Had no tackles but two hits on the quarterback.Max Randle, Battle Ground, So.*, DB — Started at outside linebacker. Had 13 tackles, including nine solo, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack.Canon Racanelli, Hockinson, Fr.*, QB — Completed 13 of 31 passes for 146 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in his first collegiate start. He had touchdown passes of 24 and 12 yard. He also had four carries for one yard.Angel Terry, Hudson’s Bay, Fr.*, DL — Started at nose tackle. Had two tackles, including one solo. (360) 735-4548 Next  game: Harvard, Sept. 21, 1 p.m.Bryan Kelly, Camas, Sr.*, DB — Started at strong safety. Made four tackles, including two solo, and broke up one pass.Shane Jamison, Camas, Fr., LB — Did not play.Shasta CollegeLast game: Beat Chabot 26-3 to improve to 1-0 overall.Next game: at West Hills Coalinga, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.Marvin Barber, Union, Fr., RB — Did not play. Des Phillips, Stevenson, Fr, CB –Preston Lowery, Stevenson, Fr, LB –Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyLast game: Lost to Carnegie Mellon 24-7 to fall to 0-1 overall.Next game: at Becker College, Sept. 14, 4 p.m.Keithen Shepard, Union, Jr., WR — Had three catches for 92 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown. Also returned one kickoff for 16 yards and two punts for 14 yards. Zac Shomler, Skyview, Jr., QB —Portland StateNext game: Beat Simon Fraser 70-7 to improve to 1-1 overall.Next game: at Boise State, Sept. 14, 7:15 p.m.Brady Brick, Battle Ground, So.*, OL — Played in a backup role for an offense that gained 646 total yards.Jacob Bystry, Columbia River, Sr., WR — Played in a backup role. Made one tackle. Tyler Flanagan, Woodland, Fr., RB — Did not play.Riley O’Rourke, Skyview, Fr., OL — Did not play.Makai Anderson, Mountain View, Fr., DB — Did not play.Tyler Dejong, Skyview, Fr., LB — Did not play. Micah Rice Columbian Sports Editor @col_mrice Eastern OregonLast game: Beat Southern Oregon 24-21 to improve to 1-1 overall and 1-1 in the NAIA Frontier Conference.Next game: Montana Tech, Sept. 12, 1 p.m.Cole Schultz, Ridgefield, Fr., DL — Did not play.Eastern WashingtonLast game: Beat Lindenwood 59-31 to improve to 1-1 overall.Next game: at Jacksonville State, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.Kedrick Johnson, Hockinson, Jr.*, DB — Had one tackle. Share: Next game: Ferris State, Sept. 14, 4:05 p.m.Drake Owen, Camas, So. WR — Started at wide receiver. Had one catch for 32 yards.Rey Green, Union, Jr. RB — Did not play.Will Ortner, Hockinson, Jr.*, OL — Started at left tackle for an offense that gained 359 total yards.Isaiah Carbajal, Mountain View, So.*, DL — Started at defensive end. Had two tackles, both solo. WashingtonLast game: Lost to California 20-19 to fall to 1-1 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-12 Conference.Next game: Hawaii, Sept. 14, 4:30 p.m.Noah Hellyer, Skyview, Fr.*, DB — Did not play.Washington StateLast game: Beat Northern Colorado 59-17 to improve to 2-0 overall.Next game: at Houston, Sept. 13, 6:15 p.m.Beau Braden, Columbia River, Fr.*, DL — Did not play. K.J. Santos, Seton Catholic, Sr., FB — Did not play.Matt Henry, Hockinson, So., LB — Did not play.Kyle Brabec, Hockinson, So., LB Did not play.Noho Lidstone, Columbia River, Jr., LB — Did not play. MontanaLast game: Beat North Alabama 61-17 to improve to 2-0 overall.Next game: at Oregon, Sept. 14, 7:45 p.m.Kobey Eaton, Evergreen, Sr.*, DB — Played in a backup role.Michael Matthews, Camas, So.*, LB — Had one tackle.Skyler Martin, Skyview, So.*, OL — Played in a backup role for an offense that gained 530 yards. Tarek Jabakhanji, Union, Fr., DE — Did not play.Simon FraserNext game: Lost to Portland State 70-7 to fall to 0-1 overall.Next game: at Angelo State, Sept. 14, 4 p.m.Robert Meadors, Heritage, So., WR — Started at wide receiver. Had one catch for 3 yards.Southern OregonLast  game: Lost to Eastern Oregon 24-21 to fall to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the NAIA Frontier Conference. Cole Grossman, Skyview, Fr.*, TE — Did not play.Dumitru Salagor, Union, Fr., OL — Did not play.Montana TechLast game: Lost to College of Idaho, 28-14 to fall to 0-1 overall and in the NAIA Frontier Conference.Next game: at Eastern Oregon, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.Zeek Fromel, Mountain View, So., OL/DL — Did not play. Racanelli wasn’t the only player from Clark County to make an impact for Central Washington on Saturday. Starting linebacker Max Randle (Battle Ground HS) had 13 tackles, including nine solo tackles and one sack. Nose tackle Angel Terry (Hudson’s Bay HS) and defensive end Isaiah Carbajal (Mountain View HS) also started for the Wildcats defense.On offense, Drake Owen (Camas HS) started at wide receiver. He had one catch for 32 yards.As always, email updates to Sports Editor Micah Rice at [email protected] I’m especially looking for tips on local players at California junior colleges, as those rosters can be tough to find early in the season.Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. [email protected] Next game: Texas A&M Commerce, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.Nathan Hockhalter, Columbia River, So.*, DL — Did not play.Justice Murphy, Evergreen, Sr., WR — Did not play.Aksel Fredrickson, Battle Ground, So., DL — Played in a backup role.Wyatt Harsh, Woodland, So., QB — Did not play.Did I miss anyone? If so, email [email protected] How Clark County college football players fared, Sept. 7 Jack Hiller, La Center, Fr.*, OL — Did not play.NebraskaLast game: Lost to Colorado 34-31 in overtime to fall to 1-1 overall.Next game: Northern Illinois, Sept. 14, 5 p.m.Darien Chase, Union, Fr., WR — Did not play.Notre DameLast game: Bye weekNext game: New Mexico, Sept. 14, 12:30 p.m.Nolan Henry, Union, Sr.*, QB — James Durr, Union, Fr., LS — Did not play.George FoxLast game: Lost to Redlands 35-19 to fall to 0-1 overall.Next game: at Alfred, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.Abe Smith, Union, Jr., S — Started at safety. Made two tackles, including one solo.Josiah Tully, King’s Way Christian, Sr., WR — Did not play. * — has used redshirt yearAir ForceLast game: Bye week.Next game: at Colorado, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.Christopher Mitchell, Mountain View, Sr., OL —Carroll CollegeLast game: Lost to Montana Western 31-24 to fall to 0-1 overall and in the NAIA Frontier Conference.Next game: Rocky Mountain, Sept. 14, 12 p.m.William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Sr.*, WR — Did not play.Central WashingtonLast game: Lost to Idaho 41-31 to fall to 0-1 overall. By Micah Rice, Columbian Sports Editor Published: September 8, 2019, 6:50pm Idaho StateNext game: Beat Western Colorado 38-13 to improve to 1-0 overall.Next game: at Utah, Sept. 14, 1:15 p.m.Caleb Eldred, Camas, So.*, OL – Did not play.LinfieldNext  game: at Rowan (N.J.), Sept. 14, 2 p.m.Will Warne, Mountain View, Jr.*, K – Tyler Bergeron, Battle Ground, Fr, LB/DB –Nolan Mickenham, Prairie, Fr, WR –Dawson Lieurance, Columbia River, Fr, QB –Isaac Hoidal, Stevenson, Fr, WR – Rocky Mountain CollegeLast game: Beat Montana State-Northern 53-34 to improve to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the NAIA Frontier Conference.Next game: at Carroll College, Sept. 14, 12 p.m.Joey Roberts, Mountain View, So. OL — Did not play.Matt Asplund, Columbia River, Fr. QB — Did not play.San DiegoLast  game: Lost to UC Davis 38-35 to fall to 0-2 overall. Next  game: at College of Idaho, Sept. 14, 12 p.m.Jordan Suell, Fort Vancouver, Sr., WR — Started at wide receiver. Had three catches for 42 yards, including a touchdown reception of 33 yards.Parker Randle, Battle Ground, Jr.*, WR — Started at wide receiver. Had six catches for 30 yards.Nate Kuratli, Union, So.*, LB/DB — Started at outside linebacker. Had a team-high 13 tackles, including 10 solo, one half of a sack and one pass broken up.David McDonald, Union, Fr., DB — Did not play. Tags Share: Southwest Minnesota StateLast game: Lost to Minnesota State 38-23 to fall to 0-1 overall and in the Division-II Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.Next game: at Wayne State, Sept. 14, 4 p.m.Aidan Mallory, Hockinson, Fr., WR — Did not play.Utah StateLast game: Beat Stony Brook 62-7 to improve to 1-1 overall.Next game: at San Diego State, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.Kanen Eaton, Columbia River, Fr., WR — Did not play. Dakota Napierkowski, Camas, So.*, OL — Did not play.Caleb Lightbourn, Camas, Sr., P — Due to NCAA rules, he will sit out the year after transferring from Nebraska.Pacific UniversityLast game: Lost to Chapman 45-14 to fall to 0-1 overall.Next game: at Dubuque, Sept. 14, 5 p.m.Myles Artis, Hudson’s Bay, So., DE — Did not play. Jake Clark, Prairie, Fr., RB — Did not play.Pacific Lutheran UniversityNext game: California Lutheran, Sept. 14, 1 p.m.Logan Black, Ridgefield, Sr., OL —Tristan Thomas, Woodland, Jr., LB —Liam Nabors, King’s Way Christian, Jr., QB — By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. College Sports ChapmanLast game: Beat Pacific 45-14 to improve to 1-0 overall.Next  game: Whitworth, Sept. 21, 7 p.m.David Aarhus, Camas, Jr. LB — Started at linebacker. Had three tackles, all solo.College of IdahoLast game: Beat Montana Tech 28-14 to improve to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the NAIA Frontier Conference.Next  game: Southern Oregon, Sept. 14, NoonIsaiah Abdul, Camas, So., DB — Started at cornerback. Had a team-high 12 tackles, including five solo. Heading into the season, a big question surrounding the Central Washington football team was who would start at quarterback.The answer came Saturday. Redshirt freshman Canon Racanelli, who led Hockinson to the 2A state title in 2017, got the call to replace the graduated Reilly Hennessey (Camas HS).For debuts, it wasn’t a bad one. Racanelli threw for two touchdowns and no interceptions as Division-II Central Washington fell just short of upsetting FCS Idaho, 41-31. Racanelli completed 13 of 31 passes for 146 yards.“Canon (Racanelli) did a heck of a job tonight,” Coach Chris Fisk told Wildcatsports.com. “You can’t pick a harder scenario than your first start being against a Big Sky school. He was poised and he’ll learn from this in order to get better.” Jojo Siofele, Union, Fr., RB — Did not play.Cade Koons, Washougal, Fr., RB — Had five carries for 32 yards, the longest being 10 yards.University of RedlandsLast game: Beat George Fox 35-19 to improve to 1-0.Next game: Puget Sound, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.Blake Roy, Camas, Sr. TE — Started at tight end. Had two catches for 21 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown. Northern ArizonaLast game: Lost to Arizona 65-41 to fall to 1-1 overall.Next game: Western New Mexico, Sept. 14, 3 p.m.Alishawuan Taylor, Union, Fr., TE — Did not play.Oregon StateLast game: Lost to Hawaii 31-28 to fall to 0-2 overall.Next game: Cal Poly, Sept. 14, 1:15 p.m.Jack Colletto, Camas, Jr., QB/LB — Had one carry for three yards. On defense, he made one tackle and broke up one pass. Dylan Ingram, Camas, So.*, TE — Played in a backup role.Gunner Talkington, Battle Ground, So.*, QB — Played in a backup role. He attempted one pass, which was intercepted.Aiden Nellor, Union, Fr.*, TE — Played in a backup role.Rudolph Mataia Jr., Evergreen, Jr.*, DL — Had two tackles, including one half of a sack. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Mitchell Delmage, Mountain View, Fr.*, LB — Did not play.Austin Martin, Battle Ground, Fr.*, OL — Did not play.Andrew Boyle, Camas, Fr., K/P — Did not play.Western OregonLast game: Lost to Angelo State 45-20 to fall to 0-1 overall.last_img read more