IMCA’s centennial season is theme for Super Nationals best looking car contest

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – The sanctioning body’s centennial season was an easy choice for the best look­ing car contest theme at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s.Best-looking Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods with an IMCA Centen­nial theme will be selected during the Sept. 7-12 event.Voting will be conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the Fan Zone south of the main grandstand at Boone Speedway for the Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Modified and Stock Car best looking car entries will pull onto the front stretch and be determined by fan acclamation during pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 12.Winners in each division receive trophies. All entries receive mini-doors.Drivers in all four divisions, as well as the Late Models and Sport Compacts bringing tribute cars to Boone receive $100 gift cards from Speedway Motors, marking its 21st year as title sponsor of Super Nationals.“Super Nationals is our biggest event and the perfect platform for celebrating our centennial season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “We have had great looking themed cars at Super Nationals each of the last three years and 2015 should be no different.”“I know there are a lot of drivers with serious interest in the history of racing in general and IMCA history in particular,” he continued. “We look forward to seeing their creativity on track at Boone Speedway.”last_img read more

Ehwariemi wins WBF title as Agbaje emerges best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20

first_imgRelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night 20: Ehwarieme eyes world title Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 GOtv Boxing Night 20 holds today Nigeria’s Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi emerged the World Boxing Federation Intercontinental heavyweight title champion on Saturday after he defeated his Argentine opponent, Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, at GOtv Boxing Night 20. Ehwariemi secured the title after his combination of vicious blows knocked out Baracamonte in the first round of the 12-round fight, which held at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos. Also, Taiwo “Esepo” Agbaje, the national featherweight champion, won the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy for the best boxer on the night and claimed the cash prize of N1 million after knocking out Olusegun “Embargo” Moses in a national featherweight challenge duel. Agbaje’s rapid, all-action style saw him knockout his opponent in the first round and win the votes of journalists at the event as the best boxer to the delight of the capacity crowd. Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu of Nigeria retained his West African Boxing Union (WABU) title after he secured a unanimous decision victory over Eric Quarm of Ghana in a lightweight title contest. Oladosu dominated the bout from the start to the end, giving his Ghanaian opponent no chance to create an upset. Another entertaining contest saw Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde defeat Sanitor Agbenyo of Ghana and retain his WABU welterweight title. The firepower of the undefeated Babatunde was too much for Agbenyo, who got knocked out in the fourth round. In another action-packed contest, Segun “Success” Olanrewaju secured a surprise victory after he knocked out reigning national champion, Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu, in the third round of a national light heavyweight challenge duel. In other bouts, Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan created a massive upset after he defeated his more experienced opponent, Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, via a split decision in a national super featherweight challenge duel, Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi enhanced his soaring reputation in the local boxing scene after he left his opponent, Ajibola “Jah” Adeniran, dazed on the canvass in the second round of their national super bantamweight challenge contest, while Alaba “Eylbow” Omotola, best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen 5, won the battle of debutants as he secured a unanimous decision win over Bolaji “fight to Finish” Abdullahi in a national lightweight challenge contest. It was a thriller in the all-female contest as Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore continued her winning streak after securing a unanimous decision victory over Aminat “Smart” Yekini in a national super featherweight challenge duel. There were also spectacular musical performances on the night from some of Nigeria’s biggest music stars: Zlatan, Mayorkun and Oritsefemi, as well as a lively displays from T Classic, Fuji star, Sule Alao Malaika; and MyFLloyd.Tags: #WorldStageEconomicSummit2017GOtv Boxing Night 20Onoriode EhwariemiTafawa Balewa Square LagosTaiwo Agbajelast_img read more

Football News FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany crash out of World Cup as South Korea stun holders

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Germany crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a stoppage-time VAR-assisted goal from Young-gwon Kim and a late second by Son Heungmin earned South Korea a famous 2-0 win.The Germans needed to beat Korea by two clear goals in their final group F match at Kazan stadium to advance to the last 16.But Joachim Loew’s men wasted a series of chances in a tense match that saw a pale version of the world champions become the fourth holders of the title this century to be sent packing at the first hurdle.Germany’s team of superstars could only look on in shock in the final minutes of the match as US referee Mark Geiger called for the video assistant referee to intervene after the unmarked Kim had bundled his shot past Germany ‘keeper Manuel Neuer from a corner early in stoppage time.The goal was awarded because Toni Kroos’ touch had played him onside and minutes later Germany were 2-0 down after Neuer ran up the pitch in a desperate attempt to get a goal.A long punt upfield saw Tottenham forward Son chase a clearance to fire into an empty net.It means Germany, the four-time champions who had competed in the past 16 editions of the World Cup, fail to make it past the first hurdle of the tournament since 1938.Germany coach Joachim Loew caused a surprise by leaving midfield attacking stalwart Thomas Mueller on the bench for the first time since 2012 after his underwhelming displays against Mexico and Sweden.But by the end of a frustrating opening half, Loew was left desperately studying his options.Germany suffered the first of several scares after South Korea won a free kick on the quarter hour when Sami Khedira’s boot connected with the head of Jung Wooyoung.From 30 yards out, it should have been fodder for World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, but after fumbling Jung’s dipping drive Neuer scrambled desperately to clear as Son raced to pounce.Germany spurned a series of chances soon afterwards.Marco Reus, who hit a crucial leveller in the 2-1 win over Sweden, saw his drive deflected and Mesut Ozil saw his effort deflected off a Korean boot and out for a corner, after which goalkeeper Hyeonwoo Jo smothered desperately when Goretzka’s header found Hummels trying to pounce on the loose ball.Germany resumed with more urgency after the interval, but despite edging closer when Loew introduced Mario Gomez just before the hour the big Stuttgart striker headed straight at Jo from Kimmich’s cross.Striker Timo Werner then met another Kimmich ball from the left byeline with a right-foot volley that skewed agonisingly wide of Jo’s upright.Germany urgency was not matched by their normal efficiency and soon legs started to tire.Loew played his final card when he introduced Mueller for Leon Goretzka.But the late changes failed to spark Germany into life as Korea hung on for a famous win that, unfortunately for the impressive Asians, saw them bow out after Sweden beat Mexico 3-0. last_img read more

Wisconsin beats Hokies for 7th consecutive win

first_imgRUSS COOK/Herald photoThrough a strong defensive effort Thursday, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team defeated Virginia Tech 61-50 at the Kohl Center, earning the Big Ten’s second victory in the second annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.“This is a big win for our team. In my opinion, [it is] another statement game for our program,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “We’ve played some tough teams out of some tough conferences, and to be one of the only two to survive the Big Ten/ACC Challenge — on the women’s side — I’m very proud of our players.”The Badgers held the Hokies to just 52 points — 14 points below their season average — on 37 percent shooting from the field and 30 percent beyond the arc. Despite their best efforts, however, the Badgers couldn’t keep junior guard Lindsay Biggs from putting up a career high 22 points with 8-for-19 shooting from the field.“Defensively, I thought we were outstanding tonight,” Stone said. “Teah Gant and Ashley Thomas rotated on [Biggs], and she got her numbers, but she had to work for everything she got.”Offensively, sophomore guard Alyssa Karel led the way for the Badgers with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range.Despite needing two overtimes to defeat UW-Milwaukee in its last game, Wisconsin came out strong, riding an 11-1 run to a 36-27 lead at the half.The Badgers extended their lead to as many as 18 points with just over nine minutes remaining in the first half, and 17 points in the second half, but Virginia Tech kept fighting. The Hokies used added pressure on defense through a half court trap to battle back, but the closest they could get was within six points of the Badgers at 40-34 in the second half.“We kept digging ourselves in a hole,” Hokies’ head coach Beth Dunkenberger said. “When we turned up the notch on defense we were able to get back in the game. … I give some credit to Wisconsin — they played extremely hard.”Biggs helped the Hokies close the gap late in the first half of play, scoring the last 12 points of the half for Virginia Tech. But, as the second half started, Gant took over guarding Biggs and shut her down for an extended period of time.“[I tried to] just basically lock her up and stay in her shorts [and] make her put the ball on the floor because I know my teammates are there for the help,” Gant said.Junior guard Rae Lin D’Alie also added nine points for Wisconsin, and three others — juniors Mariah Dunham, Gant and Tara Steinbauer — pitched in with eight points apiece.“Once again, [we had] tremendous balanced scoring,” Stone said. “[We] sputtered a little bit against the half-court trap, but the bottom line is, I’m proud of the players for the way we handled it. They withstood it [and] got to the free-throw line in the second half.”Wisconsin improved to 7-1 with the victory and extended its winning streak to seven games — the most for the program since winning a school-record 15 straight during the 2001-02 season from Nov. 25 to Jan. 17.One of the keys to Wisconsin’s success has been its versatility, which showed again Thursday as the Badgers featured a big lineup, with Dunham playing as guard and Thomas and Lin Zastrow playing on the post offensively.Stone also was pleased with the overall play of her team, putting together a solid 40 minutes on both sides of the ball, including what she referred to as a “free-flowing offense” for the Badgers.“As a collective unit for 40 minutes, we put both sides of the ball together for the most part,” Stone said. “I’d like us to make all of our free throws, but the last couple games it’s kept us in it and won some games for us. Tonight we got there 29 times, which I like, but we’ve got to capitalize on those as well.”Following the win, Wisconsin will take a day off Friday before hitting the court again Saturday to prepare for its next game. The Badgers have an afternoon matchup Sunday against the Huskies of Northern Illinois at the Kohl Center.last_img read more

After slow start to season, Syracuse holds on to slim NCAA tournament hopes

first_imgAt 5-11 and 0-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, all Syracuse could really worry about was just winning one conference game.A month later, as the season draws toward its conclusion, the team has an outside shot at something that was never a thought in the beginning of October — making the NCAA tournament.The Orange reached .500 for the first time all season after its win over Boston College on Sunday. If Syracuse can defeat its last six ACC opponents, it will end the season on a 14-2 run and a 14-6 record in a competitive ACC.SU (13-13, 8-6 ACC) hosts Pittsburgh (13-14, 5-9) at 7 p.m. on Friday and Maryland (13-13, 5-9) on Sunday at 1 p.m.“I think we have to step up even more, we have to play even much better so we can finally achieve our goal,” sophomore outside hitter Silvi Uattara said. “To go to the NCAA and play there. I think that everything is just starting right now.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe six ACC teams that the Orange plays to end the year already lost to SU this season.Uattara said that she and her team want to beat its upcoming opponents not only to have a shot to make the tournament, but also to prove those wins were not a fluke.“First everybody on our team wants to prove that we didn’t win (against) those teams that we played already on luck,” Uattara said. “We want to achieve something because we’ve been practicing very hard, we’ve been waking up at 5:40 like today. We just have to win all those games.”In all of the other ACC team sports, the conference holds a championship tournament after the regular season.This type of tournament in other sports can help teams that are on the bubble of the NCAA tournament — like Syracuse — get a marquee win or two.Women’s volleyball is the lone exception. Head coach Leonid Yelin respects those who work for the ACC, but he admits a tournament would have probably helped his team’s chances this season.“Every year could be different,” Yelin said in an email to The Daily Orange. “This year it could probably help, yeah. This is not my job. This is the ACC. There are very professional people who work in the ACC. It might be different next year. It is my job to just prepare my team to play.”The Orange could use something like the ACC tournament because the team has not defeated a ranked opponent. The only time SU has played a ranked team during its current 8-2 run was when it fell to No. 18 Duke in four sets. “You never know,” middle blocker Lindsay McCabe said, “the ACC is a strong conference so they could consider more teams if we do well.”Whether the team makes the tournament or not, senior Samantha Clarey, who will be honored at Sunday’s home matchup against Maryland for senior night, is proud of how her team overcame its slow start.“I’m proud that we came together,” Clarey said. “At the beginning of the year it was kind of rough. We got together off the court and everything, but on the court there was just some chemistry missing. During the middle of the season, we found that chemistry and finally used it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 14, 2013 at 12:00 am Contact Ryan: rlraigro@syr.edulast_img read more

Women’s soccer rallies for victory at Arizona State

first_imgMohammad Alsubaie | Daily TrojanThe women’s soccer team concluded its two-game road trip to Arizona on Sunday with a match against Arizona State. After a heart-stopping double-overtime victory over Arizona on Thursday, the No. 6 Women of Troy kept it rolling in Tempe three days later — topping the Sun Devils 2-1 in a come-from-behind victory.Despite the Trojans’ momentum heading into the match, their first-half performance was lackluster at times, and Arizona State capitalized to grab an early lead with a goal in the 10th minute. USC then dug itself into a deeper hole just before halftime when redshirt senior defender Dominique Randle was shown a red card in the 44th minute.Head coach Keidane McAlpine’s squad went into the locker room down both a player and a goal, setting up an uphill battle for USC in the second half — the team had tallied just two shots compared to ASU’s nine.But as they have done many times this season, the Women of Troy regrouped at halftime and came out flying in the second period. They received a boost in the 61st minute, when ASU junior defender Angela Boyle was sent off. The foul evened things up in more ways than one: First, the two teams’ offsetting red cards equalized the number of players on the field for each side, but more importantly, it granted a free kick for freshman forward Tara McKeown.From the top of the 18-yard box, McKeown curved the ball around the wall and into the far bottom corner. The goal tied the score at 1 and was the fourth score of McKeown’s career in Cardinal and Gold.USC struck again just 12 minutes later to complete the turnaround — this time from open play. Threatening deep in the ASU defensive zone, the Women of Troy strung together four key passes to steal the lead. Sophomore midfielder Ashleigh Plumptre played an arcing cross off the head of senior midfielder Nicole Molen. Junior forward Hailey Hite was in position to receive Molen’s flick on, and Hite delivered a pass to redshirt senior Amanda Rooney. Rooney finished the play with a magnificentone-touch shot, placed just below the crossbar to grant USC a 2-1 lead.Time expired before the Sun Devils could answer, as redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kaylie Collins and the Trojan defense held firm in the final moments. Collins tallied eight saves on the day, doubling her previous career high. The win improved USC’s overall record to 10-1-1 and raised its conference mark to 4-0-1.The game against Arizona State marked the Trojans’ fifth come-from-behind victory this season, meaning that half of their wins have been in comeback fashion. While USC’s ability to bounce back from a lax first half has been impressive, the team will have to play with its second-half intensity throughout the entire match if it wants to be competitive with top-tier programs, and the Women of Troy have yet to play a team ranked in the current top 25 this season.Nevertheless, with a 10-1-1 record, USC are in the midst of its best start to a season since 2008 (12-1-1). The Women of Troy’s next test comes Friday, when they will return to McAlister Field to host Colorado.last_img read more

Matt Kemp’s home run dooms LA Dodgers to fifth straight loss

first_imgThere’s always a gravitational pull, however slight, toward Matt Kemp and Yasmani Grandal whenever the San Diego Padres play the Dodgers. The game seems to find them.Kemp and Grandal were the two pillars of a December 2014 trade that set both franchises on their current course: The Dodgers into a platoon-heavy lineup with fewer superstars; the Padres to a more star-heavy outfit with few platoons. Kemp scored the first run of the game Friday after he doubled in the fourth inning. Grandal answered with a solo home run in the sixth. In between, Kemp threw out Grandal trying to stretch a line drive off the wall from a single into a double.Kemp got the last laugh. His three-run home run off Chris Hatcher in the eighth inning in a tie game lifted the Padres to a 5-1 win before an announced crowd of 49,686 at Dodger Stadium. “I think anybody if they were playing against their old team — somewhere they’ve been for so long — I like the energy in this ballpark,” Kemp said. “It’s a good stadium, the fans are loud, and people feed off of that.”The Dodgers (12-12) have lost five straight games for the first time since August of last year, all at home. They’ve scored nine runs during the streak — the first four against the Marlins, now the Padres, two teams that haven’t contended for the playoffs since the National League began awarding two wild-card berths.San Diego (8-15) had lost five in a row. Three and a half games separate the Padres from first place in the NL West, where suddenly a .500 record is good enough to leave the Giants and Dodgers tied at the top.That the scuffle is occurring in April and not, say, September, was enough to console Grandal.“I was on a San Diego team that went 0-10 two years in a row on road trips,” he said. “We would be playing great. All of a sudden, straight downfall. Seeing the game, seeing what we’re going through, that’s my experience. We’re not going bad. Guys aren’t pressing. We’re just playing baseball. We don’t get an out here or there, then all of a sudden the game kind of gets away. It’s just turning the corner, coming back the next day and doing it all over again.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img For Grandal, a switch-hitter, it was his first home run right-handed this season and the seventh right-handed home run of his career.The only other positive for the Dodgers: Alex Wood delivered his best start of the season. The left-hander allowed only the double by Kemp, followed by an RBI single by Melvin Upton Jr., to taint his pitching ledger. Wood pitched seven innings and allowed only five hits, walked one batter, and struck out nine. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt “and I think we might have found something small in my delivery that might help my timing,” Wood said. “We worked on it in my bullpen session. I threw a lot in between my start from last week. I felt like I really finally clicked tonight on all cylinders.”The change lies in his front foot. Wood kicks it up higher than most pitchers, enough to resemble a karate kick mid-motion. Friday, it was lower.“It was something that I thought was the last piece of the puzzle as far as my timing, as far as getting that consistency back,” he said. “I felt it worked tonight.Continuing a pattern begun last season, Wood has allowed two runs in two home starts this year, and 16 runs (13 earned) in three road games. Continuing a pattern begun five days earlier, Wood also reached base twice on a single and a walk.In fact, Wood and number-8 hitter Joc Pederson twice found themselves on base with two outs. Both times, Padres starter Cesar Vargas struck out leadoff hitter Chase Utley to end the inning.Vargas was masterful all around. Despite having all of one major league start before Friday (and all of three starts above Single-A in his life), the 24-year-old right-hander mostly cruised through 5 1/3 shutout innings. The Dodgers didn’t score until reliever Brad Hand took over in the sixth; Grandal homered to left field on Hand’s fifth pitch.Vargas allowed four hits, walked three and struck out six batters.If the Dodgers aren’t pressing, as Grandal believes, they’ve only fixed part of what ails them.Hatcher (2-3) has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances. His earned-run average is 8.44. But he was the Dodgers’ eighth-inning pitcher in a tie game Friday because manager Dave Roberts had run Joe Blanton and Pedro Baez out too often recently.Hatcher walked Brett Wallace, allowed a single to Jon Jay on a grounder off his leg, then got ahead of Kemp 0-2 before hanging a split-fingered fastball that Kemp crushed into the Dodgers’ bullpen.Roberts, in assessing Hatcher’s role on the team, was almost at a loss for words.“The execution — you can’t walk (Wallace) to start the inning,” he said. “You know (Travis) Janikowski’s in the wings to run for him. We’ll look at it.”Kemp has a .320 batting average and 11 RBIs in 20 career games against the Dodgers. Grandal has a .190 average and two RBIs in 14 games against the Padres.Friday was less a referendum on the trade than a good memory for Kemp’s team, a bad one for Grandal’s, and a reversal of roles for both sides in that regard. The Dodgers had beaten the Padres in their previous nine meetings.last_img read more

Scholarship Essay – What Makes a House a Home?

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Selling homes is how we make a living, but our home is where we make a life.  Family, friends, and community all contribute to the spirit of the home.  Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty and its professionals are proud to be part of this wonderful community.We’d love to hear what makes your home special.  Enter our “What Makes a House a Home” scholarship contest.Write a short essay up to 500 words.Open to all high school age students who are either living in Thurston County or attending a Thurston County High School.Three prize winners: 1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $750, and 3rd Place $500Submissions will be accepted April 16, 2012 through May 6, 2012.  Fan voting will take place on our company Facebook page between May 7 – 25 and Finalists will be announced on May 26, 2012.  The winners will be selected by a local judging panel and announced on June 1, 2012.  For a complete listing of Rules and Eligibility for this contest, visit or visit us on Facebook at read more

Series A postpones the sixth meeting of this day

first_imgSeries A postponed another game, the sixth, of this controversial day 26. The League reported that Sampdoria-Verona, scheduled for Monday, will be held next May 13 together with Sassuolo-Brescia, Parma-SPAL, Udinese-Fiorentina, Milan-Genoa and Juventus-Inter. A necessary solution after announcing the president of the Liguria region, Giovanni Toti, that the match could only have been played behind closed doors due to the cases of coronaviruses in the area (25). Yes, In the next few hours the teams could change their plans again: according to Sky Sport, it is being valued to recover the six postponed games of this day in the next weekend, moving the whole day 27 to May 13. A solution that would allow not to leave the classification halfway through the end of the season and would please everyone, canceling all the controversies of the last hours.There was also talk of using next Wednesday and Thursday, postponing the Italian Cup semifinals back to May (Juventus-Milan and Naples-Inter). This Sunday, a Series A council was held at a conference call, where no solution was found: in the end it was decided to convene an extraordinary assembly, on Wednesday in Rome, to discuss face to face and settle the matter at once.last_img read more

DHB to open to regular traffic today

first_imgAfter hours spent trying to repair damages to the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB), commuters and traffic will soon return to normal as Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has announced that repairs are complete.Crowds of commuters inconvenienced after the DHB was out of commissionIn a statement on his social media account on Wednesday, Patterson revealed that staff of the DHB have completed the realignment of the bridge, which went down after being struck by a barge on Monday.He also announced that by today, the bridge will be opened completely to all traffic. This comes after the bridge was opened to light traffic on Tuesday, while persons living on West Bank Demerara (WBD) were forced to use water taxis to commute.On Monday, the very day that school reopened, a barge and tug slammed into the southern side of the Demerara Harbour Bridge. The impact shifted the spans and resulted in serious damage to a car that was caught in between two separated plates.Emergency actions were deployed. Engineers had also noticed that structure was shifted from its aligned position between the two damaged spans.As the morning wore on, there was confusion as passengers fainted while waiting to board speedboats at the Stabroek Stelling. While some commuters complained about the inordinate time it took to board, others complained about the stagnant location and the toxic air.Floating at 1.25 miles, the Demerara Harbour Bridge has the distinction of being the longest floating bridge in the world. It is a strategic link between the eastern and western banks of the Demerara River that facilitates the daily movement of a large numbers of vehicles, people and cargo.The structure was built in the 1970s, but was opened in July 1978 with the expectation of lasting only 10 years. As such, there have been concerted efforts by both the previous and current administration to build a new bridge, though the latest efforts have been marred by procurement controversies.In 2017, a feasibility study and design for a new Demerara River Bridge was done by Dutch company LievenseCSO. The project team had included officials from the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation and Transport and Harbours Department.That the feasibility study had determined the proposed location of Houston-Versailles as the most ideal. A low-level bridge with a movable part and three-lanes was recommended for construction.However, another study had been completed back in 2013, when the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation had collaborated with the then Public Works Ministry to carry out a pre-feasibility analysis. That study had concluded that a ‘fixed, high level’ bridge was the best option to pursue, rather than the retractable model.last_img read more