Meyer leads flag to flag at IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals

first_imgBRITT, Iowa (June 23)  – Even though he’d led the first 15 laps, Nick Meyer’s crew was sure they could make his car even faster for the second half of Tuesday’s MaxY­ield Seed IMCA Northern SportMod Nationals at Hancock County Speedway.After changing four tires, tightening the car up and topping off the tank during the mandatory pit stop at midway, Meyer proved them right. He led to the checkers and took home a check for $3,500.“We won on opening night at Spring Nationals in Beatrice and that was big, but this win is bigger,” said Meyer. “It’s definitely my biggest win money-wise.”Eighth in the special for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods in 2013 and seventh last summer, Meyer started the 30-lapper from outside row one.Three tries were needed to get the initial start in and a handful of yellows came out before the break at halfway but the light stayed green for the final 15 circuits.Meyer made the most of the lower line. Lapped traffic stayed higher on the oval and didn’t impede his drive to the finish.George Nordman, Tim Rupp, Nate Chodur and Jake Sachau completed the top five. Cody Knecht started 18th, finished eighth and pocketed the $100 MaxYield Seed hard charger award.Meyer earned $2,500 for the victory, plus $500 bonuses for having won previously at Britt and racing at least three times at Hancock County this season.His Northern SportMod Nationals win makes Meyer eligible for another $500 bonus at next year’s event.“I can’t wait to come back and run for the full four grand,” he said.Other feature winners were Clint Hatlestad in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Derek Green in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Scott Dobel in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Devin Jones in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Northern SportMod Nationals feature results – 1. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 2. George Nordman, Mason City; 3. Tim Rupp, Cherokee; 4. Nate Chodur, Lake Mills; 5. Jake Sachau, Denison; 6. Brandon Williams, Des Moines; 7. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn.; 8. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 9. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 10. Levi Chipp, Latimer; 11. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 12. Shane Swanson, Forest City; 13. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City; 14. Clay Evans, Paullina; 15. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 16. Ben Schultze, Algona; 17. Zack Smidt, Mason City; 18. Doug Cook, Algona; 19. Brady Joynt, Webb; 20. Greg Sidles, Emmetsburg; 21. Phil Ricke, Wesley; 22. Logan Swearingen, Thompson; 23. George Gilliland, Lehigh; 24. Mathew Hanson, Klemme; 25. Colby Fett, Algona; 26. Cole Ignaszewski, New Richland, Minn.; 27. Chris Myhre, Burt; 28. Doug Smith, Lake City; 29. Nate Albrant, Thompson.last_img read more

Taylor, Cox battle for BST CAT Sprint title

first_imgZac Taylor and Lonnie Cox will take their battle for the BST CAT Tour for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars to a pair of season-ending doubleheaders. (Photo by Terry Gardner)By Suzan McCoyPEYTON, Colo. – The BST CAT Tour for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars has two doubleheaders to finish out the season, first at El Paso County Raceway on Aug. 26 and 27 and at Phillips County Raceway on Sept. 29 and 30.The new kid on the tour block is Lonnie Cox, a former retired racer from Arizona, who trails Wyoming’s Zac Taylor by a 152-151 margin.Cox has taken a win at El Paso County Raceway and a second at Phillips County behind Darren Berry of Nebraska, while Taylor has taken two wins at I-76 Speedway.During the July 21 tour heat races at El Paso County Raceway, Cox got into the wall and Taylor came in third. Lineups looked good for the young Taylor, however the event rained out before the feature race started.  These feature races will be made up on Aug. 27.Rounding out the top five in points for the BST CAT Tour are Todd Pudwill, Ryan Ellinger and Nic Sutton. Fans can expect exciting Sprint Car racing action between these competitors.BST CAT events are on schedules at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke and I-76 Speedway in Fort Morgan.last_img read more

Muguruza, Kenin for Australian Open final

first_imgRelatedPosts Halep wins Italian Open Pliskova lands in Italian Open final New South Wales offers to host Australian Open as Melbourne battles COVID-19 spike Garbine Muguruza prevailed 7-6(8) 7-5 in a battle of attrition against world number three Simona Halep to reach her first Australian Open final on Thursday. The unseeded Spaniard arrived at Melbourne Park with low expectations but will now face American 14th seed Sofia Kenin bidding to win her third major title after emerging from a period in the Grand Slam wilderness. With the temperature nudging a scorching 40 degrees Celsius (104F) at Rod Laver Arena, Muguruza was dragged into a see-sawing scrap by Halep, a former finalist at Melbourne Park. The Spaniard had to break back from 5-4 down in the second set and then held firm to claim the win on a second match point when Romanian Halep failed to clear the net on an attempted passing shot. The 26-year-old Muguruza would not have been on many lists of pre-tournament contenders but the class and fighting spirit that propelled her to the 2016 French Open and 2017 Wimbledon titles has come flooding back in Australia. “You start day by day, that’s what I was doing,” she said. “Very excited to be in the final, it’s a long way to go. I have one more match on Saturday. “I wasn’t thinking I was down. I was thinking, ‘keep going and at some point you’re going to have your opportunity’. “I know I was facing Simona so it was going to be a hard match. So I was just hanging in there and fighting with all the energy I had.”Tags: Australian OpenGarbine MuguruzaSimona HalepSofia Keninlast_img read more

Mane strikes 100th EPL goal in Liverpool win

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool forward Sadio Mane recorded his 100th goal in English football when stepping off the bench to make an immediate impact on his return from injury in a Premier League meeting with Norwich. The Senegal international was eased back into action by Jurgen Klopp at Carrow Road. Having been sidelined since January 23, the Reds were wary of taking any unnecessary risks with their 27-year-old star. They were, however, eager to get minutes under his belt heading into a Champions League last-16 encounter with Atletico Madrid. Mane was introduced on the hour mark against the Canaries. Klopp’s runaway Premier League leaders were being frustrated by Norwich at that stage, with nobody able to break the deadlock. Mane needed less than 18 minutes to make his mark. A composed finish from a man who earned a share of the Premier League Golden Boot in 2018-19 saw him shrug off the attentions of a marker before volleying left-footed past Tim Krul. His classy strike helped to put Liverpool on course for a 25th win from 26 outings in the English top-flight this season. It also saw the former Southampton man reach a personal landmark. Mane was snapped up by the Saints back in the summer of 2014. He proved to be a shrewd addition at St Mary’s, with the fastest hat-trick in Premier League history recorded at one stage in a meeting with Aston Villa. In total, Mane registered 25 goals for Southampton across two seasons. That return brought him to the attention of Liverpool, who put a £34 million ($44 million) deal in place ahead of the 2016-17 season. Mane has maintained a meteoric rise at Anfield, reaching the 20-goal mark in his second season on Merseyside. He found the target 26 times last term, with 22 of those efforts coming in the Premier League. A further 16 goals have been recorded in the current campaign. Mane has taken his tally for the Reds to 75 in just 155 appearances. That impressive return has already helped Klopp’s side to Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup honours. The Premier League title is now well within his reach, with Liverpool 25 points clear at the summit.Tags: CanariesCarrow RoadJurgen KloppLiverpoolSadio Manelast_img read more

Sumner, GSA boys’ soccer teams in control in Class C North

first_imgSULLIVAN — With nearly three weeks of the season gone, two local teams hold the top spots in the Class C North boys’ soccer standings.Sumner faced Bucksport in local action Thursday and earned a 10-1 road win. Caelan Billings had four goals and an assist for the Tigers, and Silas Goldarb (three goals and one assist), Eduardo Figueroa (one goal and one assist), Damon Warren and Michael Merchant (one goal each) and Billy Wray (four assists) also contributed.On Saturday, Sumner traveled to Searsport and earned an 8-1 win over the Vikings. Warren had four goals and an assist in the win as Billings and Goldfarb had one goal and two assists apiece, Wray and Nolan Christensen had one goal apiece and Figueroa and Bryce Coombs had one assist apiece for the No. 1 Tigers (5-0).GSA traveled to Bucksport last Tuesday and earned a 7-2 win. The Eagles were at home against Washington Academy two days later and defeated the Raiders 5-1 to notch their third straight victory.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Eagles traveled to Aroostook County on Saturday and earned another big Class C North win with a 2-1 triumph over Houlton. Seniors Nate Mason and Owen Vinall scored for second-ranked GSA (5-1).GSA is scheduled to play on the road against Ellsworth (2-4) at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 25. The Eagles will host Mount Desert Island at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and will play at Orono at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.Sumner’s home game against Machias was postponed from Tuesday to Oct. 7 due to inclement weather. The Tigers will play on the road Friday against Lee Academy and Saturday against Narraguagus before hosting Central next Tuesday, Oct. 1, and playing at Machias next Wednesday, Oct. 2. All four games are scheduled for 4 p.m. starts.last_img read more

Arsenal held 2-2 by Man City as Wenger’s troubles persist

first_img(REUTERS)-Arsenal twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with Manchester City in a tense Premier League encounter on Sunday and stay seven points behind the fourth-placed visitors.Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero twice fired City into the lead in the first half, but Arsenal equalised through Theo Walcott before Shkodran Mustafi’s header after the break ensured the points were shared.Against a background of fan discontent over the form of Arsene Wenger’s side as he decides his future, Arsenal were nervy from the start.They fell behind in the fifth minute when Sane rounded keeper David Ospina and finished elegantly after Arsenal’s defence was dissected by a sublime through-ball from the excellent Kevin De Bruyne for his 13th assist of the season.City lost impetus after the goal and Walcott levelled from close range in the 40th minute after being played onside by Arsenal old boy Gael Clichy, who tried desperately to make amends after his former team mate was played in by Mustafi.“We didn’t play in the first half, after the goal we forgot to play,” Pep Guardiola told Sky Sports. “The desire went.“In the second half we played more. We suffered a lot in the first half because we didn’t make those passes together.”While the defensive frailties of both sides were regularly exposed, they also demonstrated their attacking brilliance in spells.Aguero restored City’s lead two minutes later after being picked out by David Silva before finishing with aplomb.Arsenal defender Mustafi again restored parity eight minutes after the break when he rose above Nicolas Otamendi to head Mesut Ozil’s corner past keeper Willy Caballero with City’s defence static.“The test was mental,” Wenger told Sky Sports. “We had to come back after half time and we got a point after a time that has been so stressful for us.”The draw takes City, who visit Chelsea on Wednesday, on to 58 points, five clear of fifth-placed Manchester United, who have a game in hand, and a point behind Liverpool, who have played a game more than Pep Guardiola’s side.Arsenal, in sixth, now have 51 points and are in danger of missing out on a top-four finish for the first time since 1996. They will bid to end a three-game winless streak in the Premier League when they host West Ham United on Wednesday.Pep Guardiola’s first season in England has not been an unqualified success, but he has succeeded in giving City one of the Premier League’s sleekest attacks, and Arsenal’s equaliser spurred the visitors back to life.last_img read more

Emily Costales shows improvement after adjusting to new line mates

first_imgStephanie Grossi and Emily Costales took the ice together two weekends ago. The two sophomores were reunited after Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan bumped Grossi down to the second line. The duo hadn’t spent much time together — on the ice at least.“Emily’s my roommate too … we’re pretty close,” Grossi said. “It should carry over on the ice, we should have good chemistry, ‘cause we’re always together.”Moving Grossi to the second line wasn’t because she was playing poorly. The first line for most of the season — Grossi at center with seniors Nicole Ferrara and Melissa Piacentini on the wings — has contributed 44 percent of the team’s points this year.But Flanagan noticed in recent games, teams focused on negating the first line because they knew that Syracuse (8-9-2, 5-1-2 College Hockey America) lacked depth on the second. His decision to start Jessica Sibley in the past three games has paid off. The team hasn’t lost in that stretch, and Sibley, who’s now third on the team in total points after taking Grossi’s first-line spot, has been named the CHA player of the week twice in the past three weeks.Flanagan hopes that Costales’ comfort level with Grossi will help her improve and also increase the team depth and consistency of the second line, something that’s been missing all year for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“That’s one of the key ingredients I guess, is trying to find that right chemistry,” Flanagan said. “You’re trying to find that chemistry where the girls think similarly.”Flanagan cited a lack of consistent depth as a reason his team has had such an up-and-down year, as the Orange hasn’t been able to string together more than two consecutive wins. But after Saturday’s game against Penn State, Flanagan named Costales as one of the players who’s progress he’s been encouraged by.“I went in to talk to the coaches actually a few weeks ago just to see what I can work on,” Costales said. “They were saying that I need to work on consistency and using my body. And I think that I’ve been utilizing that in the past few games.”Flanagan added that what he thinks sometimes holds Costales back is her lack of confidence. He said that as a high school senior she was the player that had to do everything for her team. He thinks her role change has taken away from her aggressiveness, something he would like to see her improve.Costales said that her improvements have come from focusing on “all the little things,” and that just reviewing game tape to go over angles has been helpful.She also admitted that there are some things she still needs to work on, like picking corners when she shoots so the puck won’t go directly into the goalie’s chest. To that end, she plans on working on her shot when she goes home for the team’s Winter Break. She said that her shot always feels best after she’s been practicing at home.“Just after hitting the top corner and having that repetition,” Costales said of why she feels better after practicing at home. “… that just really helps your confidence mentally and you just know you can hit it in the games.”Costales got to reunite with her roommate Grossi on the ice and will get to go home and practice soon.And Flanagan is hoping that her increased comfort level will help a second line that could use it.“Just try and get some consistency … just put a little bit of pressure on them and make them play D,” Flanagan said. “That’s what we’re trying to get.” Comments Published on December 9, 2015 at 5:14 am Contact Tomer: | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Zenith/Delta Principals’ Cup: Organisers Set for ‘Unforgettable Final’

first_imgOrganisers of the Delta State Principals’ Cup have expressed readiness for the final match Day of the competition slated for Monday, April 1.The final of the event is billed to take place at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba on Monday and the Head of the Organizing team, Tony Pemu, said yesterday that all was set for the final.Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary School Education, Chiedu Ebie, said the state was ready to make the final a classic of sort. Ebie who is also the head of the Local Organising Committee maintained that the tournament had been very explosive from the beginning“The players have displayed so much knowledge of the game and we expect that the teams in the final will give us much to cheer. As organisers we are planning to stage a classical show,” Ebie noted.Pemu said the Local Organising Committee and the organizing team have been working round the clock to perfect all plans for the final.“We had a very colouful final event in the first and second edition of competition. I expect this to be very interesting as well.“Everything needed to make the event memorable for the players and spectators have been put in place. We thank the sponsors and the government of Delta State for the support all through the event.”Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa will lead some members of his executive cabinet to the match just as topshots of the sponsors, Zenith Bank are also expected to be at the Stephen Keshi Stadium to cheer the young footballers competing for honours.Obule Integrated School, Sapele and Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku will compete for honours in the final while Ekpan Secondary School and Comprehensive Secondary School will fight for bronze in the third place shortly before the final.The final of the competition originally scheduled for February 15 this year was moved due to the general elections and the involvement of the state in the series of international games at the venue.Former international, Victor Ikpeba, is expected to lead other top former Eagles stars to the venue for this developmental tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Black Queens lose 3-0 to Chile in Turkish Women’s Gold Cup opener

first_imgThe Black Queens suffered a 3-0 defeat to Chile in their opening Group B match at the 2020 Turkish Women’s Cup on Wednesday.After a goalless first half, the South Americans shot into the lead from the spot after goalkeeper Fafali Dumeshi went straight into the Chilean attacker. Karen Araya stepped up and scored the resulting penalty in the 57th minute.Two minutes later, Camila Sàez doubled the Chilean lead from close range after Dumeshi had produced a nice save to stop a goal bound header.The Ghana defenders were caught ball watching for an opponent to turn it home.Chile profited from defensive blunder to add the third in the 67th minute through Daniela Pardo.Coach Mercy Tagoe paraded a strong squad to face their counterparts but her charges could not keep up with the Chileans.Ghana’s next match will be against Northern Ireland B at the Gold City Sport Complex on Saturday, 7 March, 2020. Source: NB Sportslast_img

Daily Mail: Džeko is Priceless for Manchester City

first_imgThe Bosnian national team’s footballer Edin Džeko played a great game in the match Manchester City played against Hull last weekend. He scored two goals and the team won with 4:2. – writes the British magazine Daily Mail.The magazine also pointed out that Džeko is a specialist in two segments and that he is currently a very important player in this club.He doesn’t score many goals but he does it when it’s most needed.His specialties is scoring goals at the matches in guests but also breaking the adversary when it’s most needed, at those inopportune moments when the opponent is good in his defence. – writes Daily Mail.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)last_img