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Brown continues IMCA Frostbuster success at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 8) – Close finishes in all four feature events highlighted season-opening Frostbuster action Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.Kyle Brown took the early lead and then held off late pressure from his father David and Josh Gilman on his way to the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory.Kyle Brown, who was inches behind Nick Roberts at the completion of the first lap, inherited the lead when Roberts spun a short time later to bring out the caution.Brown took advantage on the restart and built a half-straightaway lead by the time David Brown made his way into second on the sixth of 25 laps. He maintained that advantage until he encountered lapped traffic with 11 laps to go.Traffic was no longer a factor after caution slowed action a final time with four laps remaining. The straightaway Gilman trailed the leader also disappeared.When racing resumed, Kyle Brown held off Gilman by less than a car-length to take the victory with David Brown close behind. Tim Ward raced from 18th starting to fourth.The $1,000 win was Kyle Brown’s third of the season and second in two events during the extended Frostbuster Week.Damon Murty also inherited the early lead in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner. Although he started in row three, Murty took over the pole position following a first lap caution that shuffled the lineup.Murty held serve throughout two more stoppages while Donavon Smith worked through the field after starting in the sixth row.Smith pulled alongside Murty as the leaders exiting turn four on the final lap. He surged past Murty at the stripe to steal the victory, his career 99th in the division.Randy Roberts took top honors in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Roberts battled three-wide with early leader Tyler Soppe and Sam Wieben before breaking free on lap eight.Wieben chased Roberts through traffic, but was unable to mount a charge as Roberts held on for victory in the caution-free event.Dustin Elliott was victorious in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock 20-lapper. Elliott battled Nathan Ballard and Benji Irvine before Eric Stanton made a late bid for the lead.Elliott was able to hold on by less than a carlength to take home the win.Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Kyle Brown, State Center; 2. Josh Gilman, Earlham; 3. David Brown, Kellogg; 4. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; 5. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; 6. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 7. Scott Davis, Madrid; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 9. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; 10. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 11. Trent Jackson, Marshalltown; 12. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill.; 13. Nick Roberts, Des Moines; 14. Mike Mueller, Rosendale, Wis.; 15. Scott Simatovich, State Center; 16. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 17. Vern Jackson, Waterloo; 18. Brandon Brinton, Nevada; 19. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 20. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; 21. Josh Foster, Newton; 22. Jacob Murray, Hartford; 23. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; 24. Gatlin Leytham, Ames; 25. Zach Rawlins, Newton.Stock Cars – 1. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 2. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 3. Steve Meyer, Grundy Center; 4. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; 5. Jay Schmidt, Tama; 6. Donavon Nunnikhoven, Sully; 7. Jared Daggett, Marshalltown; 8. Scooter Dulin, Cedar Rapids; 9. Kevin Balmer, Garwin; 10. Russell Damme Jr., Waterloo; 11. Curt Balmer, Green Mountain; 12. Cody Frerichs, Howard Lake, Minn.; 13. Jeff Wollam, Marshalltown; 14. Michael Bilyeu, Indianola; 15. Jerry Schipper, Dike; 16. Ben Walding, Des Moines; 17. Don Vis, Marshalltown; 18. Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; 19. Trent Murphy, Scranton; 20. Austin Evens, Independence.Hobby Stocks – 1. Dustin Elliott, Marshalltown; 2. Eric Stanton, Carlisle; 3. Benji Irvine, Stanley; 4. Derek Hodges, Des Moines; 5. John Watson, Des Moines; 6. Garrett Eilander, Newton; 7. Justin Wacha, Vinton; 8. Justin Lichty, Waterloo; 9. Gene Nicklas, Grinnell; 10. Dustin Graham, Boone; 11. Gary Pfantz, State Center; 12. Dustin Filloon, Toledo; 13. Jack Phillips, Mitchellville; 14. Shawn Kuennen, Hazleton; 15. Clint Nelson, Baxter; 16. David Simpson, Ankeny; 17. Randy Byerly, Tipton; 18. Brandon Pitts, Ames; 19. Brian Derry, Boone; 20. Travis Merical, Marshalltown; 21. Kyle Dulin, Brandon; 22. Craig Lovig, Marshalltown; 23. Nathan Ballard, Marengo; 24. Tim Barber, Story City; 25. Greg Gilbert, Osceola; 26. Justin Hanson, Hawkeye; 27. Kevin Derry, Indianola; 28. Andy Peck, Newton.Northern SportMods – 1. Randy Roberts, Boone; 2. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; 4. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; 5. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 6. Zach McKinnon, Hatley, Wis.; 7. Chase Rudolf, Norwalk; 8. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 9. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; 10. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids; 11. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 12. Cory Rose, Boone; 13. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 14. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 15. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 16. Brandon Spagner, Crete, Neb.; 17. Michael Murphy, Jefferson; 18. Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; 19. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City; 20. Josh Appel, Mason City; 21. Neil Follett, Conrad; 22. Ryan King, Montour; 23. Jared Van Deest, Holland; 24. Curt Hilmer, Dysart.last_img read more

Henriquez open to Wigan return

first_img He added: “But just being involved with a Premier League team, living the experience of first-team football and learning from other players and other teams has been very good. “You always improve and pick up new things from new managers and new players. “That was the point of the whole exercise, and I hope to show what I’ve learned when I return to Old Trafford.” Press Association Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez has not ruled out a return to Wigan next season even though they have been relegated.center_img The 19-year-old Chilean joined the Latics on loan in January but made just eight appearances – which included only four in the Premier League as substitute – with his only goal coming in the 3-2 defeat at Sunderland. “I didn’t play a lot of football, which was obviously the target when I arrived in January,” Henriquez told the Wigan Evening Post. “I have enjoyed my time here (Wigan) and I wouldn’t rule out coming here again if that is a possibility. Who knows?” last_img read more

Ellsworth girls’ tennis team advances to quarterfinals

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth girls’ tennis team beat Erskine Academy 5-0 on Tuesday at the Ellsworth Tennis Center in a Class B prelim to advance to play Oceanside in the quarterfinals.The quarterfinal match was scheduled for last night, Wednesday.Singles: Sarah Shelton beat Jordan Bowie 6-0, 6-0; Lauren Hale beat Katie Holeworth 6-2, 6-0; Alex Grant beat Kayla Parsons 6-1, 7-5. Doubles: Sammy Mason and Hannah Craig beat Adrianna Stinchfield and Judy Lu 6-1, 6-0; Victoria Page Jackson and Avery Jester beat Cassandra Ray-Cassidy Penny 6-2, 6-4.The Ellsworth boys’ tennis team ended its regular season undefeated with a 5-0 win at Washington Academy on May 27.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eagle boys had a bye in the prelims, and they will play in the quarterfinals on Thursday.last_img read more

Central snaps Bucksport softball team’s winning streak at 23 games

first_imgBUCKSPORT — The Bucksport softball team saw its 23-game winning streak snapped Wednesday when it suffered a 3-1 defeat to the visiting Central Red Devils.Central scored the game’s opening run in the first inning before Bucksport scored one of its own to tie the game in the second. Yet the Red Devils added runs in the third and fourth innings and kept the Golden Bucks off the scoreboard the rest of the way en route to the victory.Kate Saunders took the loss for Bucksport despite striking out eight Central batters. Central’s Kaelyn Parks held the Golden Bucks to one hit as the Red Devils secured their first win of the season.The loss was Bucksport’s first since it fell to Madison 3-1 in the Class C championship game June 18, 2016. The team went 20-0 to claim the state title last season before defeating Mattanawcook Academy, Ellsworth and Dexter to begin the 2018 campaign.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Nostalgic Rohit Sharma Walks Down Memory Lane After Mumbai Indians Win Title

first_imgNew Delhi : Behind every successful journey, there is a lot of struggle and heartbreak that goes unnoticed. Done with the celebration and the post-match presentation at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma took a trip down the memory lane as he walked back into the dressing room after lifting the IPL trophy for a record fourth time.With the noise settling down and the feeling of being the champions sinking in, Rohit took the boys down to May 20, 2018. A loss to Delhi Capitals (then Daredevils) at the Feroz Shah Kotla saw the Mumbai Indians’ journey end as they failed to qualify for the playoffs. This very team, which on Sunday was the cynosure of all eyes, had people questioning their ability and prowess. But the skipper had the back of the boys when things went downhill and the boys repaid the faith with the title this season.IANS has learnt that Rohit, after Sunday’s summit clash, in his speech inside the dressing room mentioned how he believed in the boys even when the chips were down and he was extremely proud of how they came back with a bang this season.“Last year after we couldn’t qualify for the playoffs in Delhi, I told you all that this is a damn good team we have. Our run (2018 season) didn’t go as expected, but I believed that this team can do wonders. Today we have shown our character. This is the hallmark of our team. We believed in each other till the last minute. Each one of you was exceptional this season and I am just the lucky guy who gets to lift the trophy. So, thank you to all the boys, support staff, management and everyone for being a part of this wonderful and historic journey,” Rohit said in his victory speech to the boys.In fact, sources in the know of developments said that this year too, Nita Ambani and Akash had a word with the boys after their loss to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on April 28. Speaking to the team in a huddle after the game, both the owners had told the boys to believe in themselves and their abilities. In fact, Akash had told the boys to avenge the defeat when the two teams would meet again at the Wankhede Stadium in a week. Not only did the boys avenge the loss with a resounding nine-wicket win, but they also went on to win the remaining two games of the season to be crowned champions. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Cricket News Seven Balls, Seven Consecutive Sixes! Yes, This Happened In T20 Match Between Afghanistan And Zimbabwe

first_imgNew Delhi: When one takes about consecutive sixes in Twenty20 Internationals, Yuvraj Singh’s decimation of Stuart Broad in the 2007 World T20 clash in Durban comes to light. Yuvraj smashed six sixes in one over bowled by Broad and it was the third instance in cricket where this feat was achieved. However, in the game between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur on Saturday, a unique event was witnessed in which seven balls witnessed seven consecutive sixes. Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah had started building a partnership and Tendai Chatara was bowling the 17th over. Aftr the first two balls went for singles, the third ball was a short ball from Chatara and Nabi dispatched it over deep square leg for the first six. The fourth ball was full but Nabi punched a flat six straight down the ground. The fifth ball completed the hat-trick of sixes as Nabi thumped a full toss over deep midwicket for a six. The sixth ball witnessed the fourth six in the over and Nabi thumped the delivery inside out over extra cover. Having seen Nabi hit four consecutive sixes, it was the turn of Najibullah to get going and he decided to target Neville Madziva. The bowler bowled the first delivery short and Najibullah pummelled the pull shot to deep square leg. The second delivery resulted in the sixth consecutive six as Najibullah swatted a short ball to deep square leg for yet anither six. The seventh consecutive six was completed in the third ball as Najibullah scooped a full toss over fine leg for a six. The carnage ended when the batsman sliced a full and wide ball to deep backward point for a boundary and he notched up his fifty off 22 balls. Also Read | WATCH: Clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan fans during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in LeedsThe partnership between Najibullah and Nabi resulted in 107 runs in just 40 balls as Afghanistan notched up 197/5. In response, Zimbabwe never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Brendan Taylor smashed a quick 27 off 16 balls while Regis Chakabva managed 42 off 22 balls but Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan captain was the star as they notched up a 41-run win.Also Read | I don’t play for ACB or Gulbadin Naib, I play for Afghanistan: Rashid KhanThis was Zimbabwe’s second loss in the tri-series, having earlier lost in the final over to Bangladesh but this was also their eighth consecutive loss against Afghanistan, making it their wost losing streak against an opposition. This was also their 11th straight win in the Twenty20 International format, having begun the streak during the Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe in the United Arab Emirates in 2018.Afghanistan will next take on Bangladesh in the next match on September 15 and this will be the last match in Mirpur before a three-day break for the next round of matches will take place at the Zahue Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chattogram. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Daniels: QB situation more confusing than ever

first_imgRedshirt sophomore Joel Stave will have to welcome another quarterback to the competition as junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy announced he will be transferring to Wisconsin.[/media-credit]This time, when I heard the news a new quarterback had transferred to Wisconsin, I didn’t even blink.In what has become the third annual announcing of a transfer quarterback at UW, it came as little surprise when new football head coach Gary Andersen added yet another quarterback – junior college quarterback Tanner McEvoy – into the mix Monday for the starting job next fall.Following a season that saw three different quarterbacks take the helm for the Badgers in 2012, one of the most critical questions throughout this offseason and likely to continue into spring football was: Who could Badger fans expect to start come Aug. 31 against Massachusetts?And the speculative answers to that question were sharply divided.Some would pick redshirt sophomore Joel Stave for his strong and accurate passing, others would say senior Danny O’Brien deserved another shot, while another group would argue for sixth-year senior Curt Phillips after his ability to guide the Badgers to their third-consecutive Rose Bowl. Finally, a few might even hope for four-star redshirt freshman Bart Houston to get his first chance under center.In steps, McEvoy and the competition has just been stretched to five.But before everyone gets in a buzz about the new heights dual-threat, and former South Carolina recruit, McEvoy will be able to carry next year’s team to – as has been the case with each of the last two transfers – it seems at least worth mentioning a cautionary tale when this type of situation arises.For one prime example, look no further than Madison’s own Camp Randall Stadium.In 2011, after a disappointing loss in the Rose Bowl to Texas Christian, UW lost two-year starter Scott Tolzien – now a backup for recent Super Bowl starter Colin Kaepernick – and seemed destined to have a rebuilding year as a result in the 2011 season to come.But in stepped Russell Wilson, a transfer from North Carolina State, and everything changed.Wilson would go on to have one of the most successful years in Wisconsin quarterback history in 2011, throwing 33 touchdowns, completing 73 percent of his passes and winning 11 games on his way to Wisconsin’s second-consecutive Rose Bowl appearance.Unfortunately, Wilson was only eligible for a single year. So when it came time for offseason 2012, UW had yet another quarterback void to fill.This time, however, Maryland transfer Danny O’Brien couldn’t help the Badgers live up to the hype.Despite earning the starting role in September, a number of poor team performances – in particular a weak offensive line – and average statistics caused O’Brien to be replaced at halftime in only his third start of the season by Stave.O’Brien would not start another game for the rest of the season, and would appear in only a handful of games after that, falling all the way to third string when a Stave injury saw a third quarterback, Phillips, eventually become Stave’s replacement.If we fast-forward to 2013, even though McEvoy enters the mix with high expectations, he is by no means a guaranteed answer to the quarterback question, and it is important fans remember so this time around. In fact, his addition to the roster may actually be aggravating the problem, and that is before you even look at the talents he brings to the football field.While the addition of McEvoy certainly adds another strong candidate at quarterback, Andersen is now left with the tricky situation of evaluating four or even five quarterbacks this spring who all arguably have a solid shot at the starting role.If last year is any indication – when a three-way battle for quarterback proved too difficult to uncover the best fit at the position for UW right away – this spring will be even more difficult, especially when you consider it should be a higher-caliber and more experienced set of players this time around.It seems worth wondering: How will Andersen decide who gets enough reps under center to prove himself this spring?Fans will just have to sit back and hope the right fit for UW’s offense doesn’t get lost in the mad dash when the dust settles and the starting job has been handed out.This year’s transfer saga also has one other difference, and this one is not so trifling.Unlike the past two seasons, where then-head coach Bret Bielema – a coach known for his good player relations – already had the backing of his quarterbacks when each of his two new transfer quarterbacks were brought in, Andersen doesn’t have the same previous relationship developed with this group Bielema had.As a result, it begs the question as to whether Andersen may have jeopardized his relationship with his existing quarterback corps in a move that could be interpreted as him bringing in his own transfer quarterback before giving the other players a chance to prove themselves.And so with that all said, after a season full of controversy at the quarterback position looming over the Badgers’ heads and spring practice not too far off, it appears this spring will be no different.Will McEvoy swoop in and earn the job?Will one of last year’s starters get another try?I guess we will just have to wait and see.Nick is a junior majoring in journalism and political science. Have your own opinion on the new quarterback situation? Share it with Nick at or on Twitter @npdaniels31.last_img read more

Last appearance in Thomond for O’Connell

first_imgOspreys had a late Josh Matavesi try ruled out due to a knock on. Munster tries in the match came from Simon Zebo, Denis Hurley and Tipperary’s Paddy Butler.Rhys Webb and Jeff Hassler got the tries for Ospreys.However, Munster and Ireland have concerns over Conor Murray who was replaced in the first half after suffering a knee injury. It’s likely that Thomond Park has seen the last of Paul O’Connell in the red of Munster.The Ireland captain contributed to a 21-18 victory over Ospreys to help his province into the Pro 12 final against Glasgow Warriors in Belfast.After the game, he all but confirmed that today was the final time he will play at Thomond.last_img read more

Tricky Dominican Republic Test for Gifted Cole

first_imgBy Kunle AdewaleWorld Boxing Federation Junior Middle Weight champion, Gifted Cole Chiori, will tonight take on Jorge Burgos from Dominican Republic in a 10 round non-title fight.Cole, whose record stands at 10-0 in a telephone chat with THISDAY from his base in the United States before jetting to Dominican Republic said he was not intimidated by his opponent, promising to come out victorious at the end of the bout.“With the kind of rigorous training I have gone through, I should be able to stop him before the end of round five. I’m not underrating my opponent or being over confident, but my coach and I had perfected the strategy to stop him early after watching some tapes of Burgos previous fights,” the Ajegunle-born boxer noted.Cole said the fight would also serve as part of his preparation for his title defence later this year.“Burgos is a tested boxer and a worthy opponent any day and could be very tricky, therefore it would help in my preparation for my title defence later this year,” he saidCole defeated German opponent, Tom Reiche, to retain his Junior Middle Weight World Boxing Federation title after the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round after too much torture from the Nigerian.Tonight’s fight is billed for the city of Santiago RodriguezShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Hawks, Magic interested in 76ers guard Markelle Fultz

first_img NBA trade rumors: Pelicans unlikely to deal forward Julius Randle He has averaged 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists in his 19 appearances in 2018-19.Fultz was the top pick in the 2017 draft and began his career with high expectations. But he also dealt with injuries as well as a hitch in his jump shot during his rookie season, which limited him to 14 games. Related News Markelle Fultz is drawing interest ahead of the Feb. 7 trade deadline.The Hawks and Magic have both spoken to the 76ers about dealing for the 6-4 guard, ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported on the Woj & Lowe show Wednesday. center_img NBA trade rumors: Thunder, Rockets interested in Cavaliers guard Alec Burks Philadelphia acquired Tobias Harris from the Clippers in a blockbuster trade Wednesday. But it may still be looking to build its bench depth.Fultz was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome in December and hasn’t played since Nov. 19. There is no timetable for his return to the court.last_img read more