Adams’ first Modified start ends with win at 281 Speedway’s Big Chill Throwdown

first_imgThe Mach-1 Sport Compact main saw another first-year, first-time winner in Brian Schoenbaum Jr. Feature Results Mark Adams became a first-time winner in his first IMCA Modified start at 281 Speedway’s Big Chill Throwdown. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) “My goal this season was to win a local race,” said Adams, who made the move to the Modified after earning Texas State honors in the Stock Car division in 2018. “I got in more than 100 laps during practice at Abilene a couple weeks ago and that was good seat time, but I was surprised to win so soon.” Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum Jr.; 2. William Crease; 3. Clifton Whisenant; 4. Harold Clifton; 5. Anthony Vandenberg; 6. Steven Bevills; 7. Dakota Dees; 8. Ryan Whisenant; 9. Pam­ela Whisenant; 10. Kaleb Watson; 11. Colton Mooney; 12. Howard Watson; 13. Billy Butcher; 14. Kody Crofutt; 15. Julia Childs. He raced from sixth starting and took the checkers ahead of William Crease and Clifton Whisenant. Southern SportMods – 1. Jay Coone; 2. Kaden Honeycutt; 3. Justin Shaw; 4. Justin Nabors; 5. Taylor Florio; 6. Gregory Muirhead; 7. Gerald Henderson; 8. Colton Monroe; 9. Lucas Hoide; 10. Larry Underwood; 11. William Moore; 12. James Hanusch. Piloting the 2016 CAM Chassis that Josh McGaha drove to last season’s Razor Chassis South Central Region crown, Adams avoided an early melee, restated at the front and then led every lap of the Friday Big Chill Throwdown feature at 281 Speedway. Modifieds – 1. Mark Adams; 2. John Aaron; 3. Brent Gilliam; 4. Mike McCarthy; 5. J.J. Carr; 6. Donald Banker. Stock Cars – 1. Jeffrey Abbey; 2. Dean Abbey; 3. Westin Abbey; 4. Kirk Martin; 5. A.J. Dancer; 6. Gary Williams; 7. Lee Riley; 8. Shelby Williams; 9. Dennis Bissonnette; 10. Elijah Zevenbergen; 11. Bryan Schutte; 12. Lewis Blackwood; 13. Jason Batt; 14. Austin Smith.  Saturday’s Big Chill program was lost to inclement weather. STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Feb. 8) – Mark Adams’ first start in an IMCA Modified ended with his first feature win in the new division. Jeffrey Abbey led brothers Dean and Westin across the stripe in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car fea­ture. Jay Coone was the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod victor, ahead of Kaden Honeycutt and Justin Shaw. last_img read more

Ighalo deserves Man U deal — Hargreaves

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United Champions League winner Owen Hargreaves expects Odion Ighalo to be signed permanently.Ighalo had a successful start to his loan spell at United after arriving from Shanghai Shenhua in January. The experienced Nigeria striker scored four goals in his first eight appearances in all competitions.“He’s a big United fan isn’t he and he’s done great, he’s done really good, better probably than he could have hoped and Man United could have hoped and he’s been a good addition to the team,” Hargreaves told talkSPORT.“I think all the boys are really good athletes and quick and want to run in behind and get the ball into feet but he looks comfortable with his back to the goal.“I love Marcus and Martial, love their game, but they’re quite different in the sense that they want the ball into feet and they want to run in behind, whereas he’s comfortable being a target man with people behind him and then getting the ball and people can run off him.“It’s not always about getting the best name, it’s about getting the guy that you don’t have that you need. “He was somebody that whoever signed him hats off to you, because he’s given them something different.”Tags: ContractManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOwen HargreavesPlayer Signinglast_img read more

Monk – I’ll give my all for Swansea

first_imgGarry Monk is ready for the challenge that awaits him as Swansea’s new head coach, saying: “I will give everything I have.” Press Association Monk faces a baptism of fire, with Swansea gearing up for a remaining February schedule of six games in 20 days – league appointments with Cardiff, Stoke and Liverpool, an FA Cup tie at Everton, plus home and away Europa League clashes against Napoli. Trust chairman Phil Sumbler said the Trust had been aware of “growing concerns” among the Swansea board regarding Premier League performances. In a statement, the Trust said: “During its tenure at the club, the current board, including a representative of the Supporters’ Trust, has made key decisions which have taken the club forward, and ultimately we believe that this decision has been taken with the best interest of the club in mind.” And Sumbler added: “There has inevitably been a mixed reaction among fans to the announcement, with the club facing a critical period of key matches in three major competitions. “However, we know from our supporter director Huw Cooze that the board has not taken this decision lightly, particularly in such an important week for the club, and it’s vital that we now all pull together to give the team our full support. “We all want to see an upturn in results, and what better place to start than at the Liberty Stadium against Cardiff City?” The Trust has also placed on record its thanks to Laudrup for his achievements during his time at the club. Despite Swansea winning the Capital One Cup during Laudrup’s reign, his relationship with the club had reportedly been strained since a major disagreement over transfer policy last summer. Laudrup, who had previously had managerial spells with four different clubs including Real Mallorca and Getafe, was appointed in 2012 as successor to Brendan Rodgers. Problems first surfaced last summer when Laudrup and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins fell out over transfer targets. The club subsequently opted to cut all ties with Laudrup’s agent Bayram Tutumlu. Press Association Sport understands tensions have also remained throughout the current season, and there has also been disquiet about the intensity of training sessions. With Laudrup gone, and Monk and Curtis now heading up coaching operations, attention has already switched to who might become Laudrup’s long-term successor, with former Swansea assistant manager and current Everton assistant Graeme Jones a strong candidate among bookmakers. Laudrup’s departure, announced on Tuesday night, has been backed by the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust, with the club currently sitting just two points above the Barclays Premier League danger zone following a run of one win from 10 games. Long-serving defender Monk, a former club captain, and Swansea stalwart Curtis have been put in charge “for the foreseeable future”. “I will give everything I have for Swansea City. I will promise the fans that. And I will ensure the players do exactly the same,” Monk, 34, told Swansea’s official website. “We are all in this together, and I will make sure we stick together. That is what Swansea City has been all about for as long as I can remember. “I know this club inside out, and I will try and use that knowledge to the betterment of Swansea City. “I also know how important this football club is to the fans. They are the important ones in all this, and we will all fight every inch of the way for them. “This is a proud moment for me, and I aim to do the best possible for this club and the loyal supporters.” The Supporters’ Trust, which has more than a 20 per cent shareholding of the football club, supported the decision and called on fans to get behind Monk and the players “in the tough battles ahead”. Monk and first-team coach Alan Curtis oversaw their first training session on Wednesday after the Swans parted company with manager Michael Laudrup. The Dane has been followed through the exit door by assistant manager Morten Wieghorst, fitness coach Oscar Garcia and overseas scout Erik Larsen ahead of Saturday’s south Wales derby against Cardiff. last_img read more

Former MCSO Deputy Arrested For Alleged Bogus Drug Busts

first_imgA former Martin County deputy, 29 year old Steven O’Leary, is under arrest and facing multiple charges including: official misconduct, false statements, tampering with evidence, false imprisonment, petit theft and battery for questionable drug arrests. #BREAKING: Former Martin County deputy arrested after bogus drug busts, faces multiple charges https://t.co/awsXgsRc1A— WPTV (@WPTV) July 30, 2019 In January, investigators said then Deputy O’Leary claimed to find illegal drugs during traffic stops but the substances involved were not actually narcotics. A Regional Crime Lab determined one of the substances was a powder commonly used to treat headaches, and another was a sand-based material containing no narcotics.O’Leary had been with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office since February 2018. He was fired from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office in January when the State Attorney’s office found problems with three of O’Leary’s cases. In June, 20 people announced they were filing a lawsuit against the Martin County Sheriff’s Office and O’Leary for the questionable drug arrests.State prosecutors are looking into 80 of O’Leary’s drug arrests over an 11-month period.Attorney Lance Richard says the 20 people he represents for the pending lawsuit all had their charges dropped.last_img read more

Shootout ready for its 22nd year

first_imgSOUTHWEST HARBOR — From Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16, Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor, will host the 22nd annual “Great Harbor Shoot-Out” basketball tournament.The event boasts 80 teams in four divisions making it the largest post-season basketball tournament in the state.Games are held at gymnasiums on Mount Desert Island and in Ellsworth and Trenton.Every participant will get a t-shirt. The winning teams from the junior high and high school girls’ and boys’ divisions will each receive a trophy. Players on the winning teams also get backpacks filled with prizes and individual medals.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textProceeds from the tournament support Harbor House programming.Individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate as sponsors to help raise funds for the community center.Visit www.harborhousemdi.org or call Diana Novella at 207-244-3713 or email diana@harborhousemdi.org.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Bio Latest Posts Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

GFF in search of venue to host Jamaica

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) is hoping that a delegation from the CFU, expected in the country next week, will give a nod of approval for the use of the Leonora Stadium when Guyana meets Jamaica in a 3rd round Men’s Senior Scotia Bank Championship encounter on October 11th.As it is, the fixture is without a venue, since the only FIFA approved facility in the country, the Providence Stadium, is unavailable due to works being currently conducted on the field for the upcoming Regional Professional Cricket League.The GFF, in an attempt to have the match played here, as it has been scheduled, dispatched a correspondence to the CFU office last week, explaining the predicament and seeking approval for the alternative venue to be used.General Secretary of the CFU, Antiguan Neil Cochrane,told Chronicle Sport that a delegation will be arriving in Guyana this coming week for an inspection of the Leonora Stadium,where the size of the ground is smaller than the Providence Stadium. There are also security concerns for both players and officials, as well as fans.Guyana surrendered home turf advantage in the second round of the competition played in June, as the Providence facility was unavailable due to International cricket. The game was played in Curacao, who took the home advantage on an artificial turf, and Guyana lost 5-2.The Golden Jaguars rebounded with an emphatic demolition of the USVI to advance to the 3rd round, but since then nothing has happened for the national selection with regards to preparations; and the Federation has been very tight lipped.With just over three weeks before the team travels to Suriname,for an October 8th meeting to begin their 3rd round campaign, a squad is yet to be named.Add to that the uncertainty of where the game versus Jamaica will be played, and you can understand how under-prepared we are, going into this important round of matches.(Ras Wadada)last_img read more

Baseball Mustangs, Lakers produce pitching gems

first_imgAmid a flurry of activity in the last full week of April among area high school baseball teams, Marcellus stood out for producing a moment of sheer perfection.More specifically, it was Mustangs pitcher Jared Sammon delivering a perfect game last Wednesday afternoon as his team routed Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 17-0.The game only lasted five innings due to the mercy rule, but Sammon retired all 15 batters he faced, nine of them with strikeouts, and required just 65 pitches overall. Tags: BaseballJ-EMarcellusSolvayWesthill When the first state baseball rankings were released during the April school break, Solvay was positioned at no. 3 in Class B, a byproduct of its fast start and its recent history of success on the diamond.And a big game took place last Tuesday as the Bearcats faced Skaneateles and promptly got a taste of difficult it is for any opponent, no matter how good, to try and hit Lakers pitching ace Cregg Scherrer.In its 10-0 shutout of Solvay, the Lakers saw Scherrer surrender just one hit, to Robby Clark, and five walks, while recording 10 strikeouts in another complete-game gem.Skaneateles got to Bearcats starter McKyle Sands for three runs in the third inning and four runs in the fifth, adding a three-run sixth as Jack Carlisle hit a home run and Jimmy Liberatore doubled twice.Luke Viggiano and Tommy Reed had three hits apiece, Viggiano scoring three times to match Liberatore, with Jack Canty earning three RBIs and Emil Sander joining Carlisle in driving in two runs. Jack Whirtley added an RBI.Before this, Skaneateles lost, 9-6, to Weedsport early in the week, and even after it beat Solvay it could not sustain that momentum, taking a 7-3 defeat to Westhill on Thursday afternoon.A six-run second inning by the Warriors off James Musso made the difference, Nick Bistrovich getting a double and two RBIs in support of pitcher Nate King, who went 5 2/3 innings before Jack Knapp closed it out in relief.Solvay lost, too, in a 3-2 decision to Bishop Grimes where it used RBIs from Blaine Franklin and Owen Lansing to erase an early 2-0 deficit, only to have the Cobras go back in front in the fifth and stay there as Joe Wike pitched four scoreless innings in relief of Matt Tarby. Antonio Gonzalez took the loss.Jordan-Elbridge rolled past Phoenix 12-0 last Tuesday night as ace Zach Fabrize, who already has a no-hitter this season, limited the Firebirds to one hit and one walk, striking out six.Carson Ashby had a memorable day, too, bashing a home run and going three-for-four while recording a career-best eight RBIs. Jordan Osborn drove in a pair of runs as Fabrize and Sean Dristle had one RBI apiece.Before this, Westhill got shut out 8-0 by Christian Brothers Academy last Monday afternoon. The Warriors were held to two hits, each by Walker Blossey, as Brothers pitchers Mike Schaefer and Joey Marsallo combined for nine strikeouts.Turning it around a day later, Westhill beat Cazenovia 5-1, getting single runs in each of the first five innings to support pitcher Philip Zollo, who struck out 10 and held the Lakers to just four hits. Nick Bistrovich had two hits and scored twice.Bishop Ludden lost, 13-2, to Tully last Monday, giving up eight runs in the first inning. Pat McGarvey’s fourth-inning single drove in both of the Gaelic Knights’ runs. Then Ludden took a 7-0 defeat to Port Byron a day later.But as J-E lost, 15-0, to CBA on Thursday, Ludden routed Onondaga 19-0, helped by an eight-run first inning and nine-run fourth inning. McGarvey, Pete Dunham and Zach Cadden had three RBIs apiece, with Tom Westers driving in two runs.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Four different times, Marcellus notched three-plus runs in an inning, capped by a seven-run fourth as Sammon and Brayton Johnson each had three RBIs. Hugh White and Aidan Shea both got two hits as Brody Shanahan drove in a pair of runs.Marcellus was 1-4 going into last Tuesday’s game with Homer, but prevailed 3-1 as White surrendered a first-inning run, but then blanked the Trojans from there, going 5 1/3 innings before Jack Flynn closed it out in relief.The Mustangs got two runs off Homer pitcher Mike Strangeway in the bottom of the first and added an insurance run in the fourth. White finished with two hits and two RBIs as Johnson got the other RBI.last_img read more

Lakers’ Lawson is bound for Harvard hoops

first_imgLawson is not the only Central New York basketball star to make her way to the Ivy League. Westhill’s Anna Ross had a fine career at the University of Pennsylvania, while Meg Hair, who led Jamesville-DeWitt to three consecutive state Class A titles, is currently a sophomore at Penn.Harvard has a solid basketball history, too, with 11 Ivy League titles won or shared and six NCAA Tournament appearances, though none since 2007.In 1998, the Crimson became the first, and to date only, women’s team to prevail as a no. 16 seed over a no. 1 seed (Stanford) in the NCAA Tournament. Harvard went 17-13 a season ago.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story A two-sport standout at Cazenovia, Lawson first made a big impact in volleyball, helping the Lakers reach the 2017 state Class B final four, the first time in program history Cazenovia had reached that point.Yet it was in basketball that Lawson drew more attention from colleges, Harvard included. As a junior in 2018-19, Lawson, a 6-foot-3 forward, averaged 20.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game.The combination of those numbers and her work with an AAU team, I-90 Elite, attracted both scholarship and non-scholarship colleges, but Lawson said that Harvard’s academic reputation, combined  with her good rapport with players and coaches, made her choose the Crimson. For any high school student, the prospect of attending Harvard University, the nation’s oldest institution of higher learning, is an exciting enough prospect.Cazenovia High School’s Lindsey Lawson will get a chance to live that dream.Having just completed her junior year at Cazenovia, Lawson has announced her verbal commitment to Harvard in the fall of 2020 on July 1after a long series of visits to several dozen prospective schools.center_img Tags: CazenoviaLindsey Lawsonlast_img read more

Freshman Davis gets start at captain’s expense

first_imgFreshman guard Jade Davis started in place of junior captain Rae Lin D\’Alie in the Badgers last contest against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday[/media-credit]Be ready.That’s what head coach Lisa Stone tells the four freshmen on the Wisconsin women’s basketball team.She expects them to expect to play at any time in any game. Stone’s mantra took an even greater meaning last week as she let freshman guard Jade Davis know she would be starting Sunday in place of team captain Rae Lin D’Alie.Although D’Alie has not shot as well this season as in prior years, the reason for the change had less to do with that and more to do with her 5-foot-3 stature.“It was no big deal. Coach told me right after the Penn State game,” D’Alie said. “They were 6-foot, 6-foot-1, 6-foot-1, 6-whatever, 6-foot-9 — they were big and they were long.”Although D’Alie played just 15 minutes Sunday, going 0-for-2 from the field, Stone remains confident D’Alie will bounce back and fight for the starting job in practice this week.“It was just a matchup issue defensively; Rae is still in the mix,” Stone said. “She’s a kid that, right now, wants to play better, and she will.”The game at Michigan State was the first in 87 career games that D’Alie was not in the starting lineup. Likewise, it was the first start of Davis’ young career.After starting 86 consecutive games to begin her career, it seemed it would feel strange for D’Alie to come off the bench, but once play began, it felt like any other game for her.“I thought it was going to be a lot weirder, but it really wasn’t,” D’Alie said. “It was just like another game if you sub out and then you go back in. It was no big deal.”While D’Alie knew about the change after a one-on-one meeting with Stone, it was not until a later team meeting that Davis first learned of the lineup change.“It was just thrown out there at a time when we were watching film,” Davis said. “It kind of caught me by surprise at first. It’s something that we all strive for and we all want, and I’m just thankful for the opportunity that coach Stone and the staff gave to me.”Davis was one of six Badgers to score against the Spartans, hitting 1-of-3 attempts from beyond the arc to finish with three points while adding one assist.Not only was Sunday’s game the first start of Davis’ career, but it came in one of the loudest, toughest places to play in the Big Ten conference before an announced crowd of 10,489.“Michigan State is a frustrating place to play,” D’Alie said. “They have a great crowd, and when they get that place rocking, you feel like you can’t even hear anything in there.”Although the Badgers were unable to come away with a victory in East Lansing, the change should benefit both Davis and D’Alie.For Davis, the opportunity to start allowed her to see the game through the eyes of the players on the court in the opening minutes of the half, rather than sitting on the bench and trying to figure out why things aren’t going as smoothly as they would like.“You sit on the bench during the starts of the first and second half, and you’re kind of wondering what’s going on and why can’t we find a rhythm,” Davis said. “Once you actually start, you realize that it’s a lot harder than it seems just sitting back and watching your starting five do it.”For D’Alie, the end of her starting streak is a motivational tool for her to improve on her play so far this season.“It’s definitely a motivator,” D’Alie said. “I’ve got to go get my spot back.”Not surprisingly, when game time rolled around — especially during pregame introductions — the realization that she was about to start for the first time as a Badger finally sunk in for Davis. It was in that moment she let her nerves get the best of her.“I had to give my little pregame — like when we run out — handshake-type thing,” Davis said. “I was actually very nervous that I forgot it, so, you know, messed up the whole routine; once the game started, it got better and it was just like playing any type of game.”last_img read more

Ryan waiting for NHL to see strength of senior squad

first_imgSo far the Premier county have only played challenge matches – two of which have been against non-intercounty opponents.Dublin will be their first opponents in the league in just over two weeks’ time.The Tipp boss says its will only be from that point on that he’ll begin to have clear idea of how strong his panel is.last_img