By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (July 29) – Cole Traugott, Robert Elliott, Michael Pepper and Matt O’Hair were Driver Appreciation Night feature winners at Dodge City Raceway Park.Traugott reeled off his fourth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win in his last four starts atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. He played the role of spoiler by taking the lead away from Jack Kirchoff just three laps shy of the checkered flag in the 20-lapper.The IMCA SportMods came down to the final laps as well with Elliott battling past Kale Roach just two laps from the end of the 20-lapper for his first DCRP win.In the 15-lap IMCA Stock Car feature, Pepper took advantage of a late caution to reel off his fifth consecutive win and seventh of the year overall.While Pepper tried to battle through the pack, it looked for much of the way that Ron Hartman would put a stop to the streak. Even when Pepper finally worked his way into second with five laps to go, Hartman’s lead seemed insurmountable.But a caution one lap later changed the game, with Pepper racing by on the 13th lap to take the win ahead of Hartman.The 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature was a barnburner as well, with O’Hair fending off Brady Bencken and Duane Wahrman to capture his third win of the year.After a pair of early melees, O’Hair raced into the lead from the sixth starting position on the second lap. Bencken and Wahrman were hot on his heels though, with the lead trio racing under a blanket over the latter half of the race.
GORHAM — Sophomore Tim Bryant (Peterborough, NH) scored three goals in the fourth quarter as the University of Southern Maine came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Maine Maritime Academy, 12-10, in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game Thursday afternoon at Hodgdon Field.The win was the second straight for the Huskies and improves their overall record to 7-5. The Mariners dropped their second straight to slip to 6-3 overall.Christopher Keiley (Holliston, MA) shared the game-high scoring honors, matching Kayle Hamilton (Buxton) with four goals and one assist. Garrett Lake (Farmington) finished with three goals and one assist. Freshman Nick Lund (Alfred) chipped in a goal and one assist. Freshman goalie Daniel Redmond (Westbrook) had a spectacular game making 25 saves.Maine Maritime will play a North Atlantic Conference game at Emerson College on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Gregory Polanco takes the field for warm ups before a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Pittsburgh Tuesday, June 10, 2014. It will be Polanco’s Major League debut. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gregory Polanco seemed to be the only person who didn’t know how much Pittsburgh Pirates’ fans have been anticipating his major league debut.“I’m very surprised,” the 22-year-old outfielder said at an introductory news conference on Tuesday. He didn’t expect that, either.Polanco was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis late Monday night when second baseman Neil Walker was placed on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing an appendectomy.He was in the lineup, playing right field and batting second, for the game against the Chicago Cubs.Polanco had been one of the top hitters in the minor leagues this season. He was leading the International League with a .347) average and 49 RBIs, and he had seven homers and 15 steals in 62 games.“When you have a player like this come to the major leagues, it’s like graduation day,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “It’s a day for the organization to celebrate, especially those on the scouting end and in the player development department. We’re excited to have him here.”There had been external pressure from the media and fans on the Pirates to call Polanco up since mid-April as right fielders Travis Snider and Jose Tabata both struggled before being eventually replaced by utility player Josh HarrisonHarrison is expected to be the regular second baseman while Walker recovers.The Pirates insisted they were keeping Polanco in the minors because he needed more developmental time, though keeping him down until this point in the season likely ensures that he will not accrue enough series time this year to gain an extra year of salary arbitration eligibility.Polanco wasn’t concerned with service time issues Monday, though. He was just happy to put a major league uniform on for the first time.“It’s very exciting,” he said. “My dream has come true. I’m in the big leagues.”
STAYS IN VEGAS: Idle since running a close second in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet at Los Alamitos Dec. 12, Stays in Vegas is a four-time minor stakes winner who is two for two at a flat mile on turf. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the Kentucky-bred daughter of City Zip has one local work for her return, with the rest of her breezes coming at Hollendorfer’s Northern California base, Golden Gate Fields. Owned by Jim and Janet Rome’s Jungle Racing, LLC, or KMN Racing, LLC, or LNJ Foxwoods, Stays in Vegas has good tactical speed and will be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Alex Solis. A first-out maiden winner of the 5 ½ Juan Gonzalez Stakes on July 4 at Pleasanton, Stays in Vegas can be expected come with her “A-race” in the Senorita. Race 9 (of 11) THE GRADE III SENORITA STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Fourth Watch–Joe Talamo–120Mirage–Alonso Quinonez–122Decked Out–Edwin Maldonado–124Kiss N Scat–Martin Garcia–122Sheeza Milky Way–Santiago Gonzalez–120Swift Lady–Rafael Bejarano–120Be Mine–Tyler Baze–120Compel–Brice Blanc–120Stays in Vegas–Alex Solis–122First live race post time on Saturday, Kentucky Derby Day, is at 12 noon. Admission gates open early on Saturday for simulcast wagering at 7:15 a.m. Approximate post time for the Kentucky Derby is at 3:40 p.m. PDT. SWIFT LADY: Aptly named, this Florida-bred will try two turns for the first time as she comes off an authoritative 2 ¼ length win in the Sweet Life Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course Feb. 14. By the Awesome Again stallion Awesome of Course, she’s trained by Bob Baffert and although she was ridden to three consecutive wins by Martin Garcia, will be handled for the first time by Rafael Bejarano. Owned by Baoma Corporation, Swift Lady bids for her fourth consecutive win and is clearly the speed of the field.THE GRADE III SENORITA STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 5, 2016)–Recent stakes winners Decked Out and Swift Lady, along with classy comebacker Stays In Vegas, head a wide open field of nine sophomore fillies going one mile on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita. DECKED OUT: Dead last early in a field of nine, Decked Out came running late to post an impressive 2 ¾ length victory in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles turf Providencia Stakes here on April 9. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by his brother, Keith, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Boss will cut back in distance a furlong and be handled for the first time by Edwin Maldonado, as “Team Desormeaux” is away in Kentucky to contest the Run for the Roses with Santa Anita Derby winner Exaggerator. Third to Swift Lady three starts back in the Sweet Life Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, Decked Out will hope for a fast pace and clear sailing. Owned by Voss or Big Chief Racing, LLC, Decked Out closed good ground to be fifth, beaten one length in her only try at one mile on turf, the China Doll Stakes, here on March 12.
For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of the Club’s upcoming events, visit its official website. Local riders Peter De Bruyn and Quinton Du Preez both competed in the Oliver Olympic distance Triathlon, with De Bruyn completing the event with a time of 2:41:11 hours, while De Preez crossed the finish line at 2:53:25.Over in Alberta, Irving Tang beat out eight other local athletes, placing first in the Grande Prairie Olympic distance triathlon, winning the race at 2:14:44. Fellow Club member Davide Loro raced in the abbreviated Sprint distance, placing third at 1:19:57.Back in town, Chris Haugan out-sprinted Roger St. Jean to win a very soggy 45 km Monteny Road Race, both finishing with a time of 1:20:30.- Advertisement -George Gamble and Kevin Shaw were the next two to cross the finish line, both with a time of 1:21:15.It’s a busy upcoming week for the Blizzard Bike Club riders, who will race Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.Also this coming weekend, a group of riders will be in Whitehorse for the 24 Hours of Light mountain bike relay.Advertisement
MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais Read Next (From L) USA’s Kerron Clement, Philippines’ Eric Cray and Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru Tumuti compete in the Men’s 400m Hurdles Semifinal during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTEKUALA LUMPUR — Eric Cray, the face of Philippine athletics, will need even stronger legs for Tuesday’s “killer schedule.”The Philippine-born, Texas USA-based Cray will vie in the heats of 100-meter dash at 3:30 p.m. and 400m hurdles at 4:30 p.m. He won both events two years ago in Singapore.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. If successful, the 400m hurdles and century dash finals will be at 8:20 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., respectively.But the 28-year-old Cray doesn’t mind the tight schedule.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe said he will “just go out there and run” as the SEA Games’ centrepiece sport goes full blast at 85,000-seater Bukit Jalil National Stadium.Joining Cray in the century dash heats is three-time US NCAA sprints champ Anfernee Lopena. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Fil-American Zion Nelson Corrales will take up the cudgels for the Philippines in the women’s century dash as last SEAG champ Kayla Richardson decided to skip the event to focus on the 200m and hurdles.Aries Toledo will also take the spotlight when he competes in men’s decathlon, while Rosie Vilarito and Evalyn Palabrica see action in women’s javelin throw.The country won five golds two years ago and is eyeing seven this time, with one already chalked up by marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments
Reyland Capellan (left) and Kaitlin de Guzman (right) celebrate with Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and chief of mission Cynthia Carrion after winning two gold medals in the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — With two golds in the bag, gymnastics chief Cynthia Carrion said the Philippines can still expect two to three more triumphs in the next few days.Carrion, who is also the chief of mission, said she is looking at a few more wins in individual and team events in the sport being held at MITEC Hall 9.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medalCapellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.“I hope the other sports follow suit,” said Carrion who is also counting on team events.RELATED VIDEOGymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension 3 Filipino boxers in SEA Games finals; Suarez crashes ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA GamesGymnastics has 20 golds at stake in both rhythmic and artistic disciplines, which can turn in a gold mine that Team Philippines needs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIncidentally, it was Carrion, in her capacity as chief delegate, who forecasted a 50-gold turnout for the PH contingent.Gold medalists Reyland Capellan in men’s artistic floor exercise and Kaitlin de Guzman in uneven bars kept the country’s campaign afloat Tuesday morning. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments
Liverpool boss Klopp on Newcastle thrashing: We can perform betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his team can perform better after their 4-0 thumping of Newcastle United.The Reds led 1-0 at half-time on Boxing Day thanks to Dejan Lovren’s powerful early strike, and Mohamed Salah’s penalty doubled their advantage in the opening stages of the second half.Xherdan Shaqiri made it three by rounding off a slick team move with 11 minutes remaining, before substitute Fabinho completed the scoring with his first Liverpool goal.Klopp said afterwards, “It was difficult. It is always difficult. I liked the start offensively, but I didn’t like the start defensively – the protection was not as it should have been. We were not as compact as we should have been. They had the first corner, half-counters and stuff like that, so it looked like kind of an open game. When we had the ball, after the first 15 minutes, we were good – one-twos, good finishes. We lost the formation a little bit, we were too wide offensively. “If we could play the ball in behind it was good, but if they could clear it with a header then we were not there to win the ball back formation-wise. 1-0, a fantastic goal, quick in mind; again it was off a set-piece, which is brilliant. A fantastic cross and then a good reaction from pretty much everybody in the box, then a fantastic finish from Dejan. I was really happy about half-time [so that] we could adjust a few things and go back to the way we actually wanted to play. That made life easier, especially after we scored with the penalty in minute 47 – pretty early in the second half. Then we controlled the game, which was good. “We scored wonderful goals again, set-pieces fantastic. Even Ali could show – apart from all his football-play skills – what his actual job is and saves the clean sheet. A pretty perfect day for us; not a perfect performance, but a really good performance. Result-wise and a lot of parts of the performance, really good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
EAST LANSING, MI – JANUARY 23: Michigan State Spartans mascot entertains the fans during a time out against the Maryland Terrapins in the second half at the Breslin Center on January 23, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)Here’s everything that has gone viral in college sports over the past 24 hours. The LSU men’s basketball program is trying everything in its power to give itself an advantage over undefeated Kentucky. Former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston may have had too much fun in his recent visit to San Diego. Twitter/LSU1. LSU released a letter to excuse fans from work so they could be in attendance for tonight’s game against undefeated Kentucky. 2. Ohio State running back signee Mike Weber was seen on Instagram wearing Michigan gear yesterday.3. Eastern Washington Athletic Director Bill Chaves released a somewhat critical statement about quaterback Vernon Adams leaving for Oregon. 4. Former Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was seen flying with a jet pack in San Diego. 5. Kentucky coach John Calipari is claiming that star big man Trey Lyles is “missing.” Twitter/@BigJah156. UNC fans posted photos from Chapel Hill over the weekend as they payed their respects to the late Coach Smith.7. Michigan’s Jay Harbaugh was annoyed as he expressed his feelings via Twitter about a passenger who tried giving him advice on film. 8. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones expressed how winning the national championship still doesn’t feel real. 9. Iowa Hawkeye’s center Adam Woodbury has been proven to be college basketball’s eye poker. 10. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was photographed in an supervillain’s mask while he trained over the weekend. Video of the Day: Michigan State fan caught checking out girl’s backsideTweet of the Day: Florida Gators celebratory Tweet after CeCe Jefferson’s commitmentAnd with that, #Gators15 class is now complete. http://t.co/AE4EDMxLTO pic.twitter.com/9TGQzKYewK— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) February 9, 2015Ranking College Football’s 15 Most Difficult Schedules In 2015
Phil SteeleOhio State is the least-experienced college football team in the country heading into the 2016 season according to Phil Steele. The college football expert released his annual preview magazine earlier this week and in it is a ranking, No. 1 to No. 128, of every college football team based on experience. Steele’s formula:I then devised a formula that factors all 5 into the total points equation and then turned the point total into a number from 100 to 0. A 100 would be a team with 25 seniors (NCAA scholarship limit) in the two deep and every yard and tackle returning and 120+ career starts on the offensive line. A 0 would be a team with no experience and 0 seniors in the two deep. Just as in years past the first number is where each team ranks in the NCAA.Here’s his top 25:Kent StateCharlotteTennesseeBYUEastern MichiganOklahoma StatePittsburghLSUColoradoUCFPurdueConnecticutNew MexicoLouisvilleIdahoSouthern MissOld DominionWake ForestSMUAppalachian StateKansasBall StateWashington StateMiamiCentral MichiganAs you can see, some of college football’s expected best teams are not among the most-experience. We talked about Ohio State, ranked No. 128, being the least-experienced team in the country, but they’re not the only power near the bottom of the list. Alabama (No. 116), Michigan State (No. 117), Notre Dame (No. 121) and Stanford (No. 122) are also pretty inexperienced heading into the 2016 season. They’ve got a ton of talent, though. And that’s usually what matters more than anything. You can view Steele’s full ranking here.