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Local singer competing in national star search

first_imgGies says even if he doesn’t win, he will continue pursuing a singing career. He entered the competition after his mother’s coworker suggested that he should.[asset|aid=1491|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b9748c4664b447e11e2e743c3a644962-Geis 2_1_Pub.mp3]The winner gets to travel to Nashville, Tennessee, with a chance to visit the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.The winner also receives two demo recordings at Powersound Recording Studios in Edmonton.Advertisement A local youth is one of five contestants left in the Global Country Star Search.18 year old Justin Gies is the only male contestant left in the competition. Gies says that is making him nervous.[asset|aid=1490|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=4ca403bf415f4d5041bfd1724aba3342-Geis 1_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -Gies will be singing “Proud of the House We Built” by Brooks and Dunn.The five contestants will be performing with a live band at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton. Those in the audience get to vote on their favorite singer, and a winner will be chosen live on June 15th.Meanwhile, Gies is the only contestant from British Columbia. He lived most of his life in Fort St. John, but relocated to Taylor with his family several years ago.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Volleyball Returns Home to Host Illinois State And Bradley

first_imgPrint Friendly Version Drake Match Notes Live Stats Story Links ESPN3 – vs. Bradley center_img ESPN+ -vs ISU The Drake University volleyball team returns home this weekend for a two-match homestand against Missouri Valley Conference rivals.The homestand begins Friday evening at 6 p.m. against Illinois State and continues Saturday at 5 p.m. when Bradley visits. The Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center aiming to end their current four-match skid, the program’s longest against MVC competition in nearly two seasons. The team recently completed a tough three-match road trip that saw the Bulldogs drop a trio of four-set matches.Drake is 3-2 at home this season including an MVC win over Indiana State that saw Gillian Gergen record a career-high 11 blocks as Drake had 14 team blocks. Gergen leads the MVC in blocks this season with 1.16 per set. In just 18 matches this season, she has already surpassed her block total from last year. As a result, Drake is fifth in the league in blocks with Gergen accounting for more than half of those blocks.Bradley begins the week in third place in the league standings at 3-1 while Illinois State is 2-2 following a strong non-conference schedule. The Bulldogs are 1-4 and aiming the move into the middle of the league standings.Drake has won eight of the last nine meetings with the Braves and last season Drake and Bradley split the season series before Drake took a 3-2 win over the Braves in the MVC Tournament.The Bulldogs are 3-12 at the Knapp Center against the Redbirds and has won two of the last three matches in Des Moines.Following this weekend’s matches, the team travels to UNI next Friday for a 6 p.m. match. Buy Tickets last_img read more

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