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first_imgIMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, KMJ Performance State and track points will be awarded. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for veterans and their spouses and kids ages 14 and under.  ALGONA, Iowa – Kossuth County Speedway’s Thursday night Salute to Veterans sees IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars both racing for top checks of $2,000.  Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. center_img More information is available on Facebook. The Modified feature is a qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the sanctioned card at Algona on July 23. last_img read more

first_imgNewcastle look almost certain to wait until the summer to appoint a permanent successor to Alan Pardew. Press Association Indeed, there is an acceptance that the fact their major targets are currently out of their grasp is evidence they are doing something right and worth pursuing, and having been encouraged by some of the discussions they have had during the last fortnight or so, the Magpies could be ready to play the long game. Ajax boss Frank de Boer, who has softened his public stance on the vacancy, has guided his side into second place in the Eredivisie table behind PSV Eindhoven, while St Etienne sit just a point outside the top three in Ligue 1 under Christophe Galtier and Derby manager Steve McClaren is currently masterminding the Rams’ bid for promotion to the Barclays Premier League. In addition, former Lyon boss Remi Garde and ex-Mainz counterpart Thomas Tuchel have both enjoyed a measure of success in the recent past, but are unavailable until the summer. Charnley and chief scout Graham Carr drew up their list of potential candidates – the club received around 80 formal applications for the job – taking into consideration a specific set of requirements tailored to the model adopted by the Magpies under owner Mike Ashley. That blueprint was outlined by the managing director this week. He said: “The traditional English manager who would want full control is not what I’m looking for – they don’t fit within our structure or strategy. “He doesn’t have the final say on transfers and doesn’t get involved in every aspect of the business. His job is to coach the players and implement and oversee a philosophy that goes through the first team, the reserves and down through the Academy to improve the players and to ensure we get the best out of them.” In the meantime Pardew’s former assistant John Carver remains at the helm, and could do so for some time if he is asked to hold the fort until the summer. center_img Managing director Lee Charnley indicated earlier this week that the club are prepared to wait until the end of the season in order to get the right person for the job. Press Association Sport understands the men at the very top of their short-list are all either in employment or otherwise unavailable until the end of the current season, and while that could mean a frustrating delay, they are unwilling to settle for a lesser candidate simply because he could start work immediately. last_img read more

first_imgWest Brom and England goalkeeper Ben Foster has given his Euro 2016 hopes a boost after stepping up his recovery from injury. The 32-year-old played 45 minutes of the Baggies’ 4-3 Under-21 win over Kidderminster on Tuesday. He has been out since March last year after damaging cruciate knee ligaments against Stoke. Albion had hoped he would return before Christmas but he suffered a minor setback in October which delayed his recovery. As part of his rehabilitation the 32-year-old trained with London 2012 triathlon bronze medallist Jonny Brownlee while he also cycled to Paris from London with former England and Crystal Palace midfielder Geoff Thomas to raise money for Cure Leukaemia. Boaz Myhill has replaced Foster in his absence and has kept seven clean sheets this season while Anders Lindegaard was also signed from Manchester United in the summer. Foster, who has eight caps, has previously spoken of his desire to return for Albion to try to force his way back into the England squad ahead of the European Championships this summer. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) BANGOR — The George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball team was dealt a difficult hand Tuesday, but it couldn’t have played it better.True, facing the ninth-ranked team in the Class C North quarterfinals might normally qualify as an easier game for the No. 1 seed, but GSA knew this time would be different. The opposing Houlton Shiretowners entered the game with a 15-4 record and the intangibles to make matters tough for the Eagles.“They were maybe the hardest team out there in terms of matchups for us,” GSA head coach Dwayne Carter said. “We knew they had the size to match us and that they were going to give us a tough time on both ends of the floor. Their seed didn’t mean anything.”Houlton certainly gave GSA some trouble, but this squad is a squad that knows how to handle challenges on the biggest stage. With experienced players who have overcome plenty of tournament obstacles the past three seasons, the Eagles came through once again when it mattered.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textGSA used an offensive outburst in the first half and solid defense throughout the game to post a 55-43 win over Houlton on Tuesday at the Cross Insurance Center. The win pushed the Eagles’ winning streak to 18 games this season and marked their third straight semifinal berth.“That was definitely one of the toughest quarterfinal games we’ve played,” Schildroth said. “We just have that experience in that we know what to do and how to get through everything when we get in those hard situations here.”Schildroth opened the game with two deep 3-pointers on the first two possessions, and it wasn’t until Stefan Simmons hit a jumper to make it 8-0 for GSA that Houlton was able to respond with two quick baskets. After a floater from Caden Mattson and layup from Houlton’s Cam Cleary, GSA went up 13-6 on a 3 from Reece Dannenberg.Houlton entered the second quarter trailing just 17-12 with the help of the 6-foot-8 Cleary and cut GSA’s lead to one point with two baskets in the first minute. Yet Schildroth rattled off two 3-pointers and made an easy layup off a steal to put the Eagles ahead 25-16, and GSA (18-1) ultimately went into the locker room with a 35-24 lead.After Houlton (15-5) scored the first two baskets of the second half, Max Mattson got a putback off his own rebound to give GSA a 37-28 lead. Schildroth then hit another 3-pointer out of a timeout following a series of turnovers by both teams, and the Eagles went ahead 42-28 after Max Mattson slammed home a thunderous dunk to send the maroon half of the Cross Center to its feet.Rather than letting GSA seize the momentum after the dunk, Houlton cut the lead to 10 with a pair of mid-range jumpers. Shortly after the Shiretowners were able to cut the lead to six points with 5:38 remaining, though, GSA found its groove in the paint and forced Cleary to foul out on its way to a 12-point victory.Schildroth led GSA with 23 points, and Mattson had nine points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks. Those rebounds and blocks were indicative of the 6-foot-6 senior’s ability to keep Cleary and Houlton’s other forwards at bay.“I’ve played against a lot big kids in my time, and I’ve always trained like I’m going to play someone bigger than me,” Mattson said. “It’s just a matter of coming ready to play and embracing the challenge, and that’s what I did.”The Eagles never trailed in the game, but they also weren’t on the verge of turning the game into a blowout as they’ve done in past playoff appearances. Still, their head coach was comfortable with the game’s flow.“I definitely felt we were in control,” Carter said. “We knew they were going to slow the game down and that their dribble penetration had the chance to make things hard on us, but we were able to set up the way we wanted on both ends of the floor and make the plays we needed to win the game.”GSA’s next game will be against the No. 5 Fort Kent Warriors (16-4) at 8:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. The Warriors defeated fourth-seeded Central Aroostook (14-6) 66-45 earlier Tuesday and have won 11 of their past 12 games.With both the Eagles and Warriors having many of the same players they did when they met in the regional quarterfinals two seasons ago, the teams will be quite familiar with one another when they take to the Cross Center floor. A win would send GSA to the Class C North championship game at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24.“We certainly remember playing them a few years ago because they had a lot of young players back then, and they’ve stuck with it ever since,” Schildroth said. “I’m sure they’ll be thinking about that, but for us, we just have to stay focused and treat it like business as usual.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Latest Posts Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

first_imgTHE patron, president and members of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, would like to congratulate our club members who received awards at the recent Guyana Cricket Board 2017 Awards Ceremony.Shemaine Campbelle, Shabeka Gajnabi and Kevlon Anderson continued our rich tradition of receiving awards for outstanding performances while member Esuan Crandon has also made us proud with his coaching of the Guyana senior cricket team.Campbelle for the sixth time copped the Guyana Female Cricketer of the Year Award while Gajnabi took home the Most Promising Female Cricketer Award.The promising Anderson received two awards for his outstanding performance at the Under-17 level.The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club is proud of each of the awardees and as an organisation, we salute them for being outstanding ambassadors and role models.The Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, would like to recommit itself to maintaining its reputation as one of Guyana’s leading cricket clubs and to continue investing heavily into the careers of our members on and off the cricket field.We would in a fitting way honour Esuan Crandon during the Awards Ceremony for his brilliant performance as Guyana’s senior cricket coach.Congrats are also extended to our honorary member, Bhaskar Yadram, on being named the National Junior Cricketer of the Year and his selection on the West Indies Under-19 team.Esuan Crandon would receive the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, highest award, the Dolphin Award of Excellence for his outstanding performance as a cricketer, coach and role model.last_img read more

first_imgOn Sunday, Watford left out the striker from an FA Cup tie loss at Millwall.Last week, Watford Manager, Walter Mazzarri, confirmed the club have received official bids for the Nigeria striker with Chinese club in the forefront of the chase.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chinese club, Changchun Yatai, has tabled a substantial offer for Watford striker Odion Ighalo.The club is currently engaged in negotiations, while three other Premier League clubs are also chasing the Nigeria striker.Another Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua is understood to have tabled a 15 million pounds bid for the 27-year-old striker.It is believed that Watford has placed a 25 million pounds price tag on Ighalo.last_img read more

first_imgFriends of Ming Qu and Ying Wu gathered in front of Leavey Library on Wednesday night for a candle light vigil to remember the Viterbi School of Engineering graduate students from China who were fatally shot in April and to stress the importance of safety around the campus.About 20 students crowded around a table displaying photos of the victims and two lit candles to pay their respects on the three-month anniversary of the shooting, as is customary to do in Chinese culture 100 days after death.Photo by Alexis Driggs | Daily TrojanHaowang Wang, a graduate student studying industrial and systems engineering and former president of the USC Chinese Students and Scholars Association, and Julia Liu, a close friend of Qu’s family, spoke to guests about the importance of remembering Qu and Wu.“Ninety days is not so long, but a lot of people already forget,” Liu said. “We read the news every day: Somebody was killed. It’s happened to another person, not to us. But, right now, we have friends in this tragedy, so we want society to remember them.”Wang led guests in a standard three-minute moment of silence, which was followed by individuals stepping up to the photos to pay their respects and send well-wishes to Qu and Wu.“As time passes, people will forget what happened, no matter how severe or significant the issue is,” said Joy Xing, a second-year engineering graduate student and friend of Qu and Wu. “We want to remind people that we had two excellent students and this was a senseless killing.”Qu and Wu were shot and killed April 11 around 1 a.m. in an apparent robbery attempt while sitting in Qu’s car near the intersection of 27th Street and Raymond Avenue, sparking questions of the University Park Campus area’s safety. A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Qu and Wu’s families claims USC intentionally misrepresented the safety of the area to international students. The university has since moved to dismiss the lawsuit, but Wang and Liu both stressed the importance of safety during the vigil.“You need to protect yourself,” Liu said. “No matter which country you came from, which state you came from, you need to protect yourself.”Members of the CSSA also rolled out a banner reading, “Protect Our Safety.” Han Wang, who completed his master’s program at USC in 2010, said the CSSA made the banner about a month ago.“It’s to keep in mind that we need to protect ourselves, like in foreign countries away from our home,” he said. “The USC neighborhood is not the safest place, so this is a way for Chinese students to keep in mind that they need a safe neighborhood.”Xing also passed out fliers urging people to attend the arraignment of suspects Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19, on July 18. Barnes and Bolden were arrested in May and now face murder charges.Xing said the CSSA created a petition calling upon the Los Angeles District Attorney for harsh punishment. She said the petition closed on the initial June 25 arraignment date but their message remains the same after the arraignment was postponed to July 18.“We want them to give justice to my friends,” she said. “And we want them to emphasize campus safety so students can be aware of this safety issue.”last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm Contact Matt: Syracuse (25-20, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) dropped the first game of its doubleheader against Louisville (31-10, 12-4), 4-0, before winning the second game of the day, 4-0, over the Cardinals on the road.Jocelyn Cater got the start for the Orange in the first game, lasting five innings and giving up three runs on five hits and one strikeout. She was relieved by Sydney O’Hara, who went one inning in the circle, surrendering three hits, three walks and one runs.Offensively, the Orange was led by leadoff hitter Sammy Fernandez, who batted 2-for-4 with a double. Alicia Hansen, Danielle Chitkowski and Kelsey Johnson also added hits for SU.Louisville posted eight hits in the 4-0 victory over the Orange.In the second game of the day, AnnaMarie Gatti threw a complete game shutout in the circle, striking out two and surrendering just two hits in seven innings in a 4-0 win over the Cardinals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNicole Pufahl was the only Cardinals player to post a hit in the second game, notching two singles in the Louisville loss.Sammy Fernandez had yet another stellar performance at the plate for the Orange, going 2-for-4 with two singles. Five other Orange hitters tallied hits in the four-run victory.Saturday’s games mark the fifth time the Orange has split an ACC doubleheader this season. It also split its doubleheader last Wednesday against Colgate.With just two and a half weeks left in the regular season, the Orange is back in action again on Sunday for the rubber match of the weekend series. First pitch is set for noon. Commentslast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 17, 2016 at 2:19 pm Syracuse (6-4) suffered its fourth loss of the year, 78-71, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome against former Big East rival Georgetown (7-4). The Orange honored the late Pearl Washington at halftime and unveiled a “31” on the “S” at midcourt. Tyler Lydon scored a career-high 29 points.Here are three reactions from the game.Syracuse’s nonconference resume takes a hitWith St. John’s as Syracuse’s only major-conference opponent before Atlantic Coast Conference play begins in about two weeks, the Orange’s NCAA Tournament resume took a big hit on Saturday. Georgetown already has four losses and SU has yet to beat a major-conference opponent.While Syracuse could still make up for the GU loss in the ACC, it won’t be easy. The ACC is as deep as it’s been in recent memory. Last year, when SU barely snuck into the NCAA Tournament as a No. 10 seed, it had key wins over Texas A&M and Connecticut in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament. This year, the Orange does not have those same marquee victories.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU had a chance to notch its first decent win, but couldn’t get the job done on Saturday.Frank Howard gave Syracuse little productionWith just over six minutes left in the game and the Orange trailing by four, Frank Howard dribbled out of bounds as the ball slipped out of his grasp. It was his sixth turnover of the day and he scored just four points.Howard entered the game among the best in the country in assists and atop the ACC in helpers per game. He only notched four against the Hoyas on Saturday.When he subbed out, Gillon manned point guard responsibilities. Gillon finished with 13 points, but as Boeheim has noted throughout the year, Syracuse needs both of its point guards to compete.Tyler Lydon has career day As the sophomore forward’s shot has gone in and out of slumps, head coach Jim Boeheim has repeatedly urged him to score inside. In the first half, he scored six points in the paint and nailed a 3 from the top of the key.Early in the second half, Lydon snuck in behind John Gillon and followed up Gillon’s missed layup with another putback. On the defensive end, Lydon grabbed a defensive board, leading to a Dajuan Coleman basket.After Syracuse turned to the press with around eight minutes to play, Lydon made a nifty jumper in the lane to cut the game to just a one-point deficit at 55-54.With about five minutes to play, Lydon stepped back at the 3-point line and caught a pass from John Gillon. The basket cut the deficit to one again, 60-59. As he trotted down the court, he pointed toward SU fans and yelled. He brought life to the 25,131 fans in the Dome and Syracuse’s offense all game.He posted up on the low block with about a minute remaining and converted a hook shot to pull SU within three at 69-66.Lydon finished with a career-high 29 points, but it wasn’t enough. Commentslast_img read more

first_img Published on April 13, 2019 at 5:53 pm Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 9 Syracuse (8-3, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) defeated No. 18 North Carolina (7-5, 1-2), 12-9, in the Orange’s ACC finale. The Tar Heels began with physical play but couldn’t string together enough offense to stave off the Orange attack as Syracuse took advantage of North Carolina’s futility.Here are three takeaways from the game.Star at the XDanny Varello did not start off his season as the Orange’s top faceoff contributor well. A strong showing from Jakob Phaup was enough to unseat him as the top faceoff specialist on SU, and Phaup soared to near the top of the country’s faceoff percentage leaderboards. But Varello’s defining skill is something Phaup admits he doesn’t have: speed off the whistle. Against North Carolina’s faceoff unit that ranked 37th in the country prior to Saturday, Varello was the first to the ball almost every time. Varello finished the game 13-of-18 on his attempts at the X. He battled to push balls loose for ground balls, but more often than not scooped it himself. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuring the course of Syracuse’s 10-1 run, Varello was the main contributor at the X the entire time. He constantly won possession for SU right away and pushed the ball ahead once he gained possession.Running away with itAt one point early in the second quarter, Syracuse trailed 6-2. The Orange were sloppy with the ball and couldn’t string together multiple possessions. But then Syracuse scored four in a row, then six in a row. Before the Tar Heels scored their first goal in 26 minutes with 6:50 remaining in the final quarter, the Orange went on a 10-1 run to establish a comfortable lead.Being outshot 15-11 in the first quarter, Syracuse outpaced the Tar Heels 11-6 in the second quarter, 12-5 in the third quarter and only trailed 6-8 on attempts in the final quarter of the game. Syracuse slowed its offense down, played to the shot clock and made the most of its opportunities with the ball.ACC boostPrior to the game, Syracuse sat at fourth in the ACC standings. With a simultaneous game played between conference rivals Duke and Virginia, the Orange’s win could’ve potentially solidified a first-round bye in the ACC tournament. Prior to Saturday, all four teams below conference-leader Virginia only had one conference win and, after North Carolina’s loss, the Orange achieved the highest conference win total for a team below the Cavaliers. Pending the outcome of Duke’s bout with Virginia, the Orange could avoid a tiebreaker scenario with a Blue Devils loss and secure a bid to a Saturday start to the tournament. Commentslast_img read more