Big Brother’s Rachel Reilly, Brendon Villegas Reveal Newborn’s Name

first_imgVillegas, 40, announced the birth of their son on Wednesday via Twitter. “Thank you for all the well wishes for Rachel and the baby. Rachel and our baby boy are both healthy and doing well. They are recovering at UCLA,” he wrote. “I am sure it will not be too long until Rachel shares some pics, but I will leave that up to our momma warrior. No name as of yet!”The couple — who tied the knot in September 2012 — shared the news in May that they were expecting a second child.- Advertisement – “At one point I was on oxygen and it lasted longer than my birth with Adora,” she explains. “Almost 15 hours he did not want to come out of the womb. Brendon was really supportive and my rock the whole time. He encouraged my breathing and my labor positions and helped me when I didn’t think I could keep going. He was an amazing partner and has been so helpful.”Reilly says her daughter has adjusted to having a younger sibling and has been “so helpful” and “very protective” of her little brother. The reality star admitted that she and Villegas, 40, haven’t been “sleeping at all” with a newborn under their roof, but they’ve loving every minute of it.“Our little Adler is such an amazing addition to our family. We can’t wait to get to know what his personality is going to be like,” she said, adding, “Our hearts couldn’t be more overjoyed and full.”- Advertisement – Introducing the latest addition to the Brenchel family! Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas exclusively revealed to Us Weekly the name of their newborn after welcoming their second child earlier this week.Reilly, 36, tells Us that her son’s name is Adler Mateo Villegas, who joins the Big Brother alums’ daughter Adora, 4. The North Carolina native— who gave birth to her infant on Wednesday, November 11 — also detailed her “super hard and scary” labor.- Advertisement – “We have a lot to celebrate this year,” Reilly wrote in a Mother’s Day Instagram post. “As a mom, it’s my day to celebrate Adora & OMG baby #2!! I can’t believe I’m pregnant!”Villegas, for his part, shared a photo of their daughter holding an ultrasound picture. “We’re having another baby and couldn’t be happier,” the California native captioned the picture.Scroll down to see photos of Reilly and Villegas’ newborn son. – Advertisement –last_img read more

What J.R.R. Tolkien can teach us about life after Trump

first_imgThe sooner we begin, the sooner we may say along with Sam’s old Gaffer, “All’s well that ends better!”   McConnell may be right—indeed, he may continue to do damage even as we work to correct it—but we must undertake it just the same. And Tolkien provides us with insight into the way that work must be accomplished: with determination, but also with compassion. Frodo, as leader of the free hobbits, forbids violence against his fellow hobbits “even if they have gone over to the other side. Really gone over, I mean, not just obeying … because they are frightened.” He cautions that “it is useless to meet revenge with revenge: It will heal nothing.” Compare this to Joe Biden: “We must stop treating our opponents as our enemy. We are not enemies. We are Americans.”  Like Trump’s MAGA minions, Saruman’s thugs—hobbit, half orc, and human alike—demand respect but deserve none. What they do deserve, Frodo knows, is the chance to change—with consequences if they choose not to. “Do not kill him even now,” he instructs Sam after the disgraced Wizard has just attempted to stab him with a dagger.  “He was great once, of a noble kind … He is fallen and his cure is beyond us, but I would still spare him, in the hope that he may find it.” But Saruman’s pride, like Trump’s, prevents conversion. “All my hopes are ruined,” he tells Galadriel in an earlier chapter, “but I would not share yours.” And Frodo has no compunctions about driving him and his henchmen out of town—as we must have none about driving out the recalcitrant Trump and his goons if they refuse to go in peace.  When first apprised of Sauron’s fall and the success of the Quest, Sam wonders, “Is everything sad going to come untrue?” In “The Scouring of the Shire,” Tolkien has Sam provide his own answer: “I shan’t call it the end,” he says, “till we’ve cleared up the mess. And that’ll take a lot of time and work.” That work is now our work. To quote Joe Biden, “The work of making this vision real is the task of our time.”  – Advertisement – Nor have we rid ourselves of the scourge of Trumpism. On the contrary, Trumpists still occupy the top positions in government and have not acceded to the lawful transfer of power. High-level elected officials remain complicit. Trump loyalists have been installed in our judiciary and our career civil service. Armed militias threaten violence. And millions of our fellow citizens have thrown their lot in with the corrupt and immoral Trump regime.  Tolkien understood that the aftermath of evil is not sudden good, but rather a long, hard, unglamorous slog towards normalcy and decency. And he understood that even this menial work would face resistance from the spiteful vanquished. “I have already done much that you will find it hard to mend or undo,” smirks Sharkey/Saruman to Frodo upon realizing he is defeated. Compare this to Mitch McConnell upon the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court: “A lot of what we’ve done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. They won’t be able to do much about this for a long time to come.”    – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Research: Visitors feel that Istrian destinations invest enough in sustainability

first_imgOne of the main activities of the “MITOMED +” project includes the observation and monitoring of tourism data indicators to measure the sustainability of tourism activities and their economic, social and environmental impacts on coastal destinations. Namely, this is a research conducted within the project “MITOMED +“Which is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The focus of the project is on improving public policy for sustainable development, developing action plans and common planning tools and transferring practices between the Mediterranean regions and the European Union. The main purposes of their visit are rest, free time and recreation, and the primary characteristics for which they chose the destination are the beaches, clean sea, nature and landscape, peace and quiet and accessibility. The project is divided into two phases. The first relates to the testing of a set of indicators through a tool for statistical indicators that assesses sustainable forms of tourism and the implementation of the model “Green beach“In partner regions through two pilot activities. The testing phase includes fifteen destinations located in four countries and five different regions – Istria, Andalusia, Catalonia, Cyprus and Tuscany. The second phase involves the inclusion of results in regional policies and their dissemination to other Mediterranean countries and the European Union. The Institute for Tourism of the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism conducted a survey in Poreč, Novigrad and Labin and Rabac in 2018, which showed numerous habits, but also the opinions of tourists about these destinations. The research presented interesting results, and Brščić and Šugar singled out several interesting and important conclusions. Namely, most of the respondents are German, Italian, Austrian, Croatian, Slovenian and Czech tourists who have visited the destination before or learned about it from friends or relatives. Most of them visited the destination several times, and on average they spent about nine nights there. The daily consumption of most respondents is between 51 and 200 euros, depending on the destination. The research was conducted by Kristina Brščić and Tina Šugar from the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism. “The research was conducted to test certain indicators of sustainable tourism in these destinations”, Brščić emphasized and added:”The presentation of the research was presented to the project partners in February 2019. The same survey was conducted in 2017 on a larger sample.” The survey was conducted on the beaches in Poreč, Novigrad and Rabac from July to September 2018 on a sample of 917 respondents. Respondents are satisfied with the destinations, especially the cleanliness of the destination and the quality of accommodation. Also, most feel that destinations are investing enough in sustainability-oriented initiatives.last_img read more

From now on, apartments on the island of Vir can be paid in cryptocurrencies

first_imgWith ninety-six apartments that have recently been offered the possibility of advance payment and reservation of accommodation via cryptocurrencies on the Slovak blog Vir Island, and given the size of the island, population and number of accommodation units, Vir has become one of the world’s leading providers of crypto services. Source / photo: Vir Tourism; Pexels Cryptocurrencies, known as virtual or digital currencies, exist only online; they have not been issued, nor are they supervised by any central bank. Bitcoin is the most famous cryptocurrency, also known as digital gold, and is globally accepted for online payments. Today, several bitcoin ATMs also exist in Croatia – in Zagreb, Split and Rijeka, and the popularity of using bitcoin is also contributed by entrepreneurs, such as Virco, who accept it in online payments for tourist accommodation or other services. Ms. Miriam is the most influential Slovak woman from Vir and the promoter of Vir in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, so through her work and bringing the Travel Channel television team to Vir, the island has a thriving Slovak tourist market. Vir influencer and blogger is also a Slovak and Czech association of apartment and apartment owners on the island of Vir, some of whom have already started receiving payments for payments in cryptocurrencies BTC, BCH, LTC, ETH and USDC. According to Arbolet, the service is connected to the Coinbase Commerce system, whose user interface is simple, intuitive to use and above all easy to understand. “I’ve been thinking for a long time about the possibility of paying with cryptocurrencies, but I didn’t know the area well enough. Mr. Václav helped me the most”, Says Ms. Miriam, thanks to which accommodation in Vir can now be paid for in cryptocurrency, ie by booking through her blog Island Vir. These 96 apartments paid in cryptocurrency represent 2,51 percent of the total Vir accommodation capacity of 3.819 accommodation units. In fact, the percentage in foreign exchange is higher because the number of apartments is an absolute number of one hundred percent occupancy with payment by card or cash, which means that the share of cryptocurrency in foreign exchange by the summer season will certainly be even higher. Apart from the fact that cryptocurrencies are used for online payments, they are traded like any other currency. Thus, the value of bitcoin nine years ago was $ 0,003, and last year it was more than $ 9.000. Today, there are hundreds of other cryptocurrencies and new ones appear almost every day. Some survive and grow, some die out, but the growth of the crypto market is steady. That is why more and more online stores are offering cryptocurrency payments, while digital wallet owners want offers in which they can exchange their cryptocurrency units for products or services. This story was recently published by the Czech portal Arbolet, whose online team provides consulting and work services in the crypto market. Their member Václav got in touch with Miriam Kelečić, who edits the blog and mediates in renting apartments in Vir to tourists from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, so the island’s crypto market is almost immediately open to members of this large community.last_img read more

China quarantines 94 people on Seoul flight after 3 show fever

first_imgTopics : China quarantined 94 air passengers arriving from Seoul after three people on the flight were discovered to have fevers, state media reported Wednesday.The three passengers, all Chinese, arrived in the city of Nanjing on Tuesday morning and were discovered after customs personnel boarded the aircraft on landing to screen passengers for symptoms, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said.The three were immediately sent by ambulance to a hospital for isolation and testing, while 94 people who had sat near them on the plane were sent to a hotel to be quarantined, CCTV said. None of the three people with fevers had any history of travel to Wuhan, the city where the outbreak originated.South Korea is among the countries that have reported a surge in cases in recent days even as the number of fresh cases declines at the epicenter of the disease in China.Seoul reported the country’s 11th death from the virus and 169 new infections Wednesday, taking its overall tally to 1,146 cases — by far the largest tally outside China.Most of China has been placed under travel restrictions since late January, with hard-hit Hubei province under virtual quarantine, and local governments have required travellers from other parts of the country to submit to health checks and quarantines.center_img But China has become increasingly wary of arrivals from outside the country, with Qingdao, a coastal city across the Yellow Sea from South Korea, announcing Monday that arrivals from abroad must now quarantine themselves for 14 days. last_img read more

Fifth of patients ‘shun HIV test’

first_img Share As UK experts call for universal HIV testing in a bid to reduce infections, latest figures reveal a fifth offered the test at a sexual health clinic refused to have it.The Health Protection Agency is concerned too few people know their HIV status, meaning many are treated too late and risk passing it on.It says growing numbers of people are now catching the virus within the UK.And cases diagnosed in men who have sex with men have reached an all time high. The figuresThe number of people living with HIV in the UK reached an estimated 91,500 in 2010, up from 86,500 the year before, with a quarter of those unaware of their infection.Some 6,660 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in the UK last year. Data revealed infections likely acquired within the UK almost doubled in the last decade from 1,950 in 2001 to 3,640 in 2010 and exceed those acquired abroad. This rise is mostly due to infections acquired among men who have sex with men, who remain the group most at risk of HIV infection in the UK, says the HPA.In 2010, over 3,000 gay men were diagnosed with HIV – the highest ever annual number. One in 20 gay men is now infected with HIV nationally and in London the figure is one in 11.The report also revealed that in 2010, one in five people visiting a sexual health or genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic did not accept an HIV test.Over half of the people diagnosed in 2010 came forward for testing after the point at which treatment for their infection should ideally have begun, which greatly worsens their prognosis.The Health Protection Agency (HPA) wants universal testing for the infection in all new GP registrants and patients admitted to hospital in the areas of the country where there are high rates of HIV.Testing callEight pilot projects have been carried out across England testing over 11,000 patients in hospitals and GP surgeries. These successfully diagnosed 51 new cases of HIV, giving an overall detection rate of four in every thousand tests carried out. The HPA says this shows that universal testing would be feasible, cost-effective and acceptable.But experience also shows not all those offered a test will agree to have one. Dr Valerie Delpech, consultant epidemiologist and head of HIV surveillance at the HPA, says this has to change. “People probably do not understand how easy it is to diagnose HIV and that with early treatment their chances of survival are near to normal.“We are very concerned that a large number of people in the UK are unaware of their HIV status and are diagnosed late.“We encourage all people to take up the offer of an HIV test in whatever health care setting.”The HPA envisages a future when no one leaves the GUM clinic without knowing their HIV status.Just under 4% of England’s population was tested for HIV in 2010. The bulk of these were people attending GUM clinics or women going for pregnancy check-ups.Deborah Jack of the National AIDS Trust said it was time to eradicate people’s fear about getting tested for HIV. “People shouldn’t be scared of HIV testing, but they should be scared of undiagnosed HIV. “The advances in HIV treatment have been one of the biggest success stories in the 30 years since the virus first emerged, but too many people test too late and so fail to benefit from these drugs.”The Department of Health is due to publish a new Sexual Health Policy Framework in the Spring which will consider how to promote more HIV testing, especially in areas of high prevalence.By Michelle RobertsHealth reporter, BBC News Share 40 Views   one comment Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Fifth of patients ‘shun HIV test’ by: – November 29, 2011last_img read more

UW, UT face off on New Year’s

first_imgHenry’s status uncertain According to a team source, Henry was injured duringpractice Sunday and has not practiced since. Henry has also reportedly been seenusing crutches to get around campus in the days since.A team spokesman said Wednesday UW head coach Bret Bielemahad no comment on the matter, and Bielema is not scheduled to speak with thepress again until Friday.A potential loss of Henry would be bad news for analready-depleted Wisconsin secondary. Henry had taken over starting duties fromAllen Langford, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the team’sthird-to-last regular season game. It would be especially damaging considering Tennessee quarterbackErik Ainge was the SEC’s second-leading passer this season, throwing for 3,157yards and 29 touchdowns. Senior Ben Strickland or junior Josh Nettles would be themost likely candidates to replace Henry. — Ben Voelkelcontributed to this report. JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhile it isn’t the bowl game some thought Wisconsin might becompeting in after entering the season with the No. 7 ranking in hand, theOutback Bowl marks the fourth consecutive year the Badgers will play on NewYear’s Day.That’s something UW head coach Bret Bielema says the programcan take pride in. “What we want to do is play Jan. 1,” Bielema said. “I thinkit’s a great stat that we’re one of three teams in the country to play on Jan.1 for the last four years — USC and West Virginia, I think [are the other two].It speaks for itself when you have that type of exposure and that type ofprogram.”On Jan. 1, Wisconsin (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) will attempt to endits season on a high note when it takes on Tennessee (9-4, 6-2 SEC). But itmust do so without the services of starting running back P.J. Hill, who is setto miss his second consecutive game and third overall with a nagging lower leftleg injury. Freshman Zach Brown, as was the case to conclude the year,will get the start, with sophomore Lance Smith serving as his backup. For thelatter, the Outback Bowl serves as the first opportunity he can travel with theteam this year after a suspension prevented him from partaking in any Badgerroad games during the regular season. Per the norm, the Badgers will look to set the pace of thegame with Brown, Smith and their ground attack on offense. The Volunteers willcounter with a potent passing attack, led by play-caller Erik Ainge. The seniorhas thrown for 3,157 yards and 29 touchdowns already this year and is dangerouswith the football. “I realize they have very gifted athletes,” Bielema said.”The quarterback Ainge is very gifted.”Ainge will certainly provide a different look from therun-oriented Razorback offense that the Badgers faced last year in their datewith New Year’s Day at the Capital One Bowl. Or even what they faced thisseason in a run-heavy Big Ten.”Arkansas was a dramatically different bird because theirbest players were the running backs; the quarterbacks were kind of subbing inand out,” Bielema said. “Obviously because of Ainge and what he’s able to dowith the throwing game, it’s a little different there.” Still, the Volunteers have a capable back in junior ArianFoster. The hard runner has 1,162 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. The allure of the Outback Bowl is that it pits the Big Tenversus the SEC. Bielema, however, approaches the conference clash as he wouldany other game. “I don’t really see a conference, I see an opponent,”Bielema said. “People are going to make an issue of the SEC versus the Big Ten.We’re only playing Tennessee. We’re not playing Auburn, we’re not playingGeorgia, we’re not playing LSU or anybody else.” The Badgers may not have met preseason expectations, thatmuch is true. But from Bielema’s standpoint, to have finished where the teamdid and earn another Jan. 1 bowl berth given all that it has endured this year,is worth something. “This season showed me probably more than anything how wellthey believed in ‘the next man in’ and the ability to do the job,” Bielemasaid. last_img read more

City of Olympia Snow and Ice Update Friday, January 20

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Traffic Signals. Come to a 4-way stop at intersections where traffic signals are not working. Important Notice for Step System Users Without Power. When the power is out there is no way for sewage to pump out of your step system holding tank. Minimize flushing and water use during a power outage. When your power returns and your pump reactivates, an alarm may sound. Don’t immediately call the phone number on your pump. Wait an hour. If the alarm continues to ring after one hour, then call the phone number posted on your pump. The alarm rings because the tank is full, and the pump will need time after reactivation to clear the tank. Clear the sidewalk in front of your home or business. Do not drive around road closed signs.  The road is closed for your safety. What You Can Do to Help:As with any emergency, have a minimum three-day supply of food and medicine on hand for yourself, your family, and any family pets. Olympia City Hall is open Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, with limited staff services. City Hall will not be open Saturday and Sunday.  Emergency services will be delivered as usual by police, fire and public works. All Olympia Parks and Trails are CLOSED. Please stay out of City parks and off trails due to hazardous conditions with heavy snow and ice on trees and paths. Olympia Parks classes and activities are cancelled for Friday. Downed Power Lines.  Call 9-1-1 to report downed or hazardous power lines. City crews do not repair downed power lines. Do not call Olympia public works dispatch about downed power lines. Trees and Limbs on Olympia Streets.  Call Public Works Dispatch at 753-8333 to report downed trees and limbs on Olympia streets. Be prepared to provide the street address and whether or not power lines are entangled in the tree. We are keeping a list of downed trees on City streets and will get to them as we can on Friday and over the weekend. City crews cannot remove trees entangled with power lines until PSE crews remove and repair the lines. Debris and trees on private property are the responsibility of the owner to clear. Storm Drains: If physically and safely able to, please help clear snow and debris from the top of storm drains. This will help keep water flowing as the snow begins to melt. Safety Reminders from the Olympia Fire Department:Generator Warning. Do not use outdoor heating or cooking appliances or generators in your home due to the potential build-up of deadly carbon monoxide gas. Awnings/Carports: Please check snow and ice load on awnings and carports and safely remove excess snow and ice, if possible. Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or shut-in neighbors.If physically possible for you, clear the storm drains near your home to keep melting water flowing. No Olympia Residential Garbage Collection on Friday.  Olympia crews will work Saturday and Sunday to pick-up missed collections from this week, depending on weather and road conditions. Please leave carts out until garbage is collected. Roads. Friday and thru the weekend, Olympia’s public works and parks crews are working to remove trees blocking City streets. They are also working to remove snow and ice from the top of catch basins on primary and secondary routes. Buildings with Flat Roofs:  Remove snow and ice from drain scuppers (roof drains) so that thawing water can flow and relieve weight pressure. Only drive if it’s essential, or take the bus if you must go somewhere. For bus routes, check the Intercity Transit website,, or call (360) 786-1881. DO NOT drive around road closed signs – the road is closed for your safety and the safety of others.last_img read more

Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Linden Horswill

first_imgBiggest accomplishment in hockey: B.C. Bantam Rep champions 2009Job: Nelson Home Building CentreFavourite Music: CountryFacebook or Twitter: BothKIJHL Stats: 112 games – 28 goals – 58 assists – 86 pointsThe Nelson Daily: You made the B.C. Hockey League roster of the Trail Smokies but decided to come back to Nelson. Why?Linden Horswill: A lot of my decision was because Nelson is hosting the Cyclone (Taylor Cup). This is going to be my last year of hockey because I’m going to go to school next year and I wanted to play it at home too.TND: What does your future hold?L.H.: I’ve been looking at learning the business my dad owns (Nelson Home Building Centre). It would be nice to get into it but then again I’m not sure if I really want to do that.TND: What a start to the season it’s been for the Leafs. Then again, there was last weekend with the Leafs losing three straight, although two losses were in overtime.L.H.: I don’t think anyone thought we’d go through the league undefeated. The way the season looks, we’ve got an experienced team with lots of talent and by the end of the year I think with the veterans we’ve got on our team we’ll be one of the most consistent clubs in the league.TND: Since you returned from Trail you’ve scored in 11 of 13 games — with 11 points coming since former team scoring leader Jamie Vlanich left for the BCHL. What has been the secret of your success?L.H.: It’s always nice to be the guy who takes over the scoring, but when someone leaves with the talent of a Jamie Vlanich, someone has to step up and it was me that got the chance to move up to the top line with Carsen (Willans) and Travis (Wellman).TND: With Jamie Vlanich coming back to the Leafs, what do you think you’ll be put back to the second line?L.H.: I don’t know what will happen, but after last weekend we’ll definitely have to make some moves. I’d like to stay with Carsen and Wellman. I feel we have the makings of a good line. . .. I’ve always played (through Nelson Minor Hockey) with Carsen and Travis is fast and moves the puck well so it’s been a lot of fun playing together with them.TND: Where do you hope to be next year?L.H.: Going to school somewhere, and hopefully, continuing playing hockey.TND: In five years?L.H.: Completing some form of education.TND: In 10 years?L.H.: That’s too far in the future to think about. Linden Horswill didn’t plan on spending his final year of junior playing in his hometown of Nelson.Or did he?Horswill decided to test the Junior A market, landing a spot on the roster of the B.C. Hockey League’s Trail Smokies.However, the move was shortlived as the Nelson native decided, despite having to serve a mandatory suspension for leaving the Smokies team, it was better to play lots in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League than a few shifts in Tier II Junior A.And boy are the Leafs happy Horswill made the decision to leave Trail.Horswill has scored in 11 of 13 games since returning and has made the departure of leading scoring Jamie Vlanich a little more palatable for Leafs fans.However, the latest news is Vlanich is returning to the Green and White after being released by Langley of the BCHL.Seeing how the Leafs are on the road for two games this weekend in Princeton and Osoyoos, hockey fans can find out a little more about the Nelson Minor Hockey grad in this latest edition of the Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week.Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the WeekLinden HorswillAge: 19Place of birth: NelsonHometown: NelsonHeight: 6’1”Weight: 175 poundsYears in Hockey: 14Hometown: NelsonFavorite NHL Player: Martin St. Louis, Tampa Bay LightningFavorite NHL Team: Edmonton Oilerslast_img read more

All-Santa Clarita Valley: Girls’ Golf

first_imgGOLFER OF THE YEAR Stevy Loy, Sr., Valencia Loy, who led Valencia High to its first two appearances in the Southern Section girls’ golf championship, was the scoring leader of a 2005 Vikings team that finished 32-2, placed second in the Northern Divisional, seventh in the section final and ranked No. 1 by the Daily News. Loy, who will play in the Ivy League next year for Columbia, overcame injury and illness to win MVP honors in the Foothill League, with an average of 33.75 strokes for five nine-hole tournaments, then shared medalist honors in the Northern Divisional at River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard, shooting 1-over-par 73. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake It was an exceptional conclusion to an exceptional year for Loy, who warmed up for her senior season by qualifying for two U.S. Golf Association national championships last summer: the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur and the U.S. Women’s Amateur. The best part, Loy said, was the team part. Valencia, the most successful team in Santa Clarita Valley girls’ golf history, received medalist honors from five of six starters this season. The Vikings needed all of that depth to hold off a 30-6 Hart team that won the first two Foothill League matches, nearly won the league title and briefly replaced Valencia atop the Daily News rankings before finishing No. 2. The pivotal match came in the third league tournament. Playing after the first two holes with just five golfers after Loy became ill and had to leave the course, Valencia received co-medalist scores of 1-over 32 from Michelle Mannix and Jenny Kim and set a school record of 170 at El Cariso Golf Course. Hart finished second with a school-record 181. “We had a special team in terms of chemistry as well as skill and talent that was together for two years, and you don’t see that too often,” Loy said of the Vikings, who in 2004 won their first league title, finished second in division and 10th in section. The eldest daughter of Steve Loy, a Cal State Northridge professor, and Laura Yamanaka, Stevy Loy – named after two-time Master champion Sevy Ballesteros – combined good play with solid classroom work (she has a 4.25 grade-point average) and a strong sense of appreciation. She gave Valencia coach Andy Raevouri credit for his unfailing optimism when the team started 0-2 in league and expressed gratitude for the help of area golf instructor Lee Breckenridge and Westlake Village instructor Joe Buttitta – her father’s former CSUN colleague and Loy’s first golf coach. “She had some bad luck, being sick and hurting her neck at the beginning of the year,” Raevouri said. “But she was a great player for us at less than her best, and I know she’s going to continue to improve and have a great college career. _ Dave Shelburne DAILY NEWS ALL-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY Tessa Harp, Sr., Hart Michelle Mannix, Sr., Valencia Ashley Redmond, Sr., Hart Eleanna Tan, Sr., Hart Tracy White, Jr., Valencia Alyssa Wohlfeiler, Jr., Saugus 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more