Wilson wins third at Dacotah Speedway

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (Aug. 14) – Win number three on the season came Saturday for Spencer Wilson in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature at Dacotah Speedway.Tracy Domagala ran up front while Hank Berry and Wilson took over second and third, respectively, before a caution on lap eight.On the restart, Wilson and Drew Christianson split Berry. They raced side-by-side for second while Berry slid into the clutches of Jeremy Keller. It was a three car battle for the lead before Wilson passed Domagala for first, bringing Christianson with him with 10 laps to go.Wilson pulled away from the field while Domagala tried to hold off Jeff Taylor for fourth. Taylor, who started 12th, passed Domagala with seven laps to go.As the laps wound down, Keller caught Christianson for second and started eating into Wilson’s lead but time ran out. Taylor finished fourth as Marlyn Seidler made a late-race pass on Do­magala to finish fifth.Jason Berg was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner.last_img

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Audrey L. Ferguson, 83, Metamora

first_imgAudrey Louise (Leadbetter) Ferguson, 83, of Metamora, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.She was born March 9, 1936, in Peppertown, Indiana, the daughter of the late Fred and Lucille (Peters) Leadbetter.Audrey was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurel.  She enjoyed quilting, traveling, feeding birds, and spending time with family with her chihuahua, Killer, laying in her lap.  She was a quiet person, but enjoyed all the activities going on around her.She is survived by her husband of 66 years, George “Bill” Ferguson of Metamora, two daughters, Sherrie (Ray) Halpin of Metamora, and Sandy (Dennis) Dietz of Batesville.  She is also survived by one sister, Vilma Slagle of Connersville, IN, and two brothers, Donald Leadbetter of Boise, ID, and Richard Leadbetter of Connersville, IN.  Also surviving to cherish Audrey’s memory are three grandchildren, Misty (Jeff) Richardson, Joe Halpin and special friend Paul Robertson, and Beth (Brett) Lowrie, four great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jessica, Christian, Paige; and one great-great grandchild, Justin Carter.She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lucille Leadbetter, and her brother Duane Leadbetter.Visitation will be at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville, IN from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, July 26, 2019.Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, 218 West Main Street, Laurel, IN at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 27, 2019 with Pastor John Jordan officiating.  Burial will follow at Metamora Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Laurel Building Fund or Margaret Mary Hospice.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Ferguson family, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img

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Shelter to evacuate animals ahead of potential flooding

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Due to the possibility and likelihood of flooding, the Decatur County Animal Shelter has announced they are closing and will be taking preventive measures to evacuate the animals this afternoon. They plan currently to remain closed through Thursday, January 16th for normal business hours as long as the water has receded. If the weather passes and we do not get any rain as of Tuesday, January 14th they will have the animals returned to the shelter and reopen for regular business hours.last_img

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Record-equalling Jamie Vardy fires Leicester to victory at Newcastle

first_img However, the Magpies midfield continued to leave huge swathes of space for Mahrez and Vardy to operate in, the two combining again for the latter to lash against the crossbar after brushing off Mbemba. The warning was not heeded and a second Leicester goal soon followed when Mahrez was given time to stand up a cross to the back post, where an unmarked Ulloa planted a header beyond Elliot. It triggered more boos from the home faithful, who might have been appeased had Georginio Wijnaldum’s header found its way past Danny Drinkwater and Kasper Schmeichel on the line. They were saved more Vardy-inflicted woe when the England international was replaced with 13 minutes to go, but there was still time for Leicester to record a third goal. Simpson’s effort from Marc Albrighton’s pass was saved by Elliot and although Okazaki could not force a header home at first, he eventually rammed it over the line to round off a fine afternoon for the high-flying Foxes. TWEET OF THE MATCH Congratulations @vardy7 Great finish. Newcastle have been awful in the first half. #NUFC #LCFC – Alan Shearer, who knew a thing or two about scoring goals, praises Leicester’s Jamie Vardy but took a dim view of Newcastle’s performance Newcastle Rob Elliot: 7 Paul Dummett: 6 Chancel Mbemba: 5 Fabricio Coloccini: 5 Daryl Janmaat: 5 Georginio Wijnaldum: 5 Cheick Tiote: 6 Vurnon Anita: 5 Moussa Sissoko: 5 Aleksandar Mitrovic: 5 Ayoze Perez: 5 Subs Florian Thauvin: 5 Papiss Cisse: 6 Siem De Jong: 6 Leicester Kasper Schmeichel: 6 Christian Fuchs: 6 Wes Morgan: 6 Robert Huth: 6 Danny Simpson: 8 Marc Albrighton: 6 Danny Drinkwater: 8 N’Golo Kante: 7 Riyad Mahrez: 9 read more

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Montana State looks for home win vs Idaho

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditIdaho (6-15, 2-8) vs. Montana State (11-10, 5-5)Max Worthington Arena, Bozeman, Montana; Thursday, 9 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Montana State looks for its fourth straight win over Idaho at Max Worthington Arena. The last victory for the Vandals at Montana State was an 80-71 win on Feb. 5, 2015. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press Montana State looks for home win vs Idahocenter_img February 5, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Idaho’s Trevon Allen, Marquell Fraser and Quinton Forrest have collectively scored 46 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 81 percent of all Vandals scoring over the last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Bobcats have given up just 65.8 points per game across 10 conference games. That’s an improvement from the 70.2 per game they allowed to non-conference foes.ACCURATE ALLEN: Allen has connected on 36.7 percent of the 98 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 15 over the last three games. He’s also converted 78.4 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Bobcats are 0-7 when they allow at least 71 points and 11-3 when they hold opponents to anything under 71 points. The Vandals are 0-10 when they score 65 points or fewer and 6-5 when they exceed 65.ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Vandals have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bobcats. Montana State has 21 assists on 66 field goals (31.8 percent) across its previous three outings while Idaho has assists on 34 of 67 field goals (50.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Idaho has averaged only 60 points per game over its last five games. The Vandals are giving up 68.8 points per game over that span.last_img

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Bolt unsure of exact retirement date

first_imgWORLD’S fastest man Usain Bolt will step away from the sport of track and field by the end of season, but his exact retirement date remains shrouded in mystery.The 30-year-old is certain that the London World Championships will be his final appearance at a major games, but has admitted he could still continue the farewell tour at one or two meets after that.“We haven’t fully made up our mind on what we’re doing yet,” revealed Bolt, who had previously suggested the 4x100m relay final on August 12 could be his final competitive race on a track anywhere.The dominant Jamaican sprinter, often plagued by injury, has typically competed in only a handful of races over the past several seasons and in several cases has closed the period following a big win at a major championship.The athletics calendar is normally significantly thinner at that time of year, but Bolt has, on occasion, gone on to make his final appearance of the year at the Brussels Diamond League meet.The sprinter was, however, quick to point out that the decision was not one that required primary focus at the moment.“I’m not worrying about that until the World Championships or at least getting close to it,” Bolt said.(Sportsmax)last_img

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Check out the top quotes from NBA Draft Media Day

first_imgWednesday was NBA Draft Media Day, and the top prospects were made available for interviews at the Westin Hotel in Times Square. Some spoke about their draft stock, others spoke about their time in New York City and their plans for the future.Here are some of the best quotes from the afternoon:Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) on hearing his name called:“I’m just ready for (Thursday) to be here. How hectic this is, I just want to know. I’ve been in this state of curiosity and nervousness for two months now. I’m just curious to find out where my next place is going to be.”Kelly Oubre (Kansas) on working out for teams: AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I just got my swagger back. Like, you know, being able to compete against great guys who were names in college and being able to pretty much just show what I can do, shows some of the things that I wasn’t able to do at school. It just gave me my swagger back. I never lost it, but it just put an exclamation point on where I’m at.”Devin Booker (Kentucky) on if it was hard to decide to go pro:“It was. People think it’s easy to go. Go to the NBA, go get money, things like that. But at the end of the day, you only get to be in college one time.”Kevon Looney (UCLA) on if his family wants him to play close to home in Milwaukee:“I don’t know, I don’t know. I think she wants to go to L.A. too.”D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State) on rumors he doesn’t want to be drafted by Philadelphia:“I just don’t pay attention to it…It’s a great place, why wouldn’t I want to be there?”Bobby Portis (Arkansas) on if he knew he’d be drafted someday:“I always knew I would be here at some point. But I didn’t know when I would be here…It set in probably a couple months ago.”Karl-Anthony Towns (Kentucky) on playing against guys that he knows in the NBA:“Almost every night you’re going to be playing against the kids or a player that you played against in AAU or in high school.”Sam Dekker (Wisconsin) on staying in Wisconsin: “If I went to Milwaukee, God would definitely be saying, ‘You should not leave Wisconsin.’ I grew up there, high school there, college there, and then potentially pros there. Who knows?”Jahlil Okafor (Duke) on if he doesn’t get drafted first or second: “That’s what I’m expecting. I’m expecting the worst, which isn’t that bad. I’m still going to be a top five (pick).”Myles Turner (Texas) on if he just wants to get the draft over with: “Yes and no. This is a fun time. This is fun time for my family. It’s a great time for everybody that’s around me. So I want to (enjoy the moment).”Jerian Grant (Notre Dame) on what he plans to do with his first NBA check:“Nothing special. A car, I haven’t decided what car yet, but I think I need a new one. My Jeep is an ’02.”Cameron Payne (Murray State) on having made it:“Trust the process. Cameron Payne, trust the process. I wasn’t ranked Top 100. People didn’t know me. It’s just crazy how I get on the Murray State basketball team and we made big things happen. And now people like, ‘Where Cameron Payne be?’ I been right here. I been right here the whole time.”Stanley Johnson (Arizona) on his fluctuating draft stock: “I don’t know what’s true. My agent knows what’s true.”Justise Winslow (Duke) on favorite part of last few weeks:“Just the different things I’ve been able to do in New York. Hang out with my family and friends. Enjoying the city. Walking around different parts. Sporting events. Boxing matches, Yankee games. Been a lot of fun, just kind of enjoying the New York life.”Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia) on what he would say to people that would rather draft a college player: “Don’t be scared to draft me. I will prove that my work ethic, whenever is my moment, I will be ready for it. If I play a lot in the beginning or not I will keep working, keep the same mentality. There will not be a moment that I break or give up.”Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky) on the large number of Kentucky players:“Yeah, that’s the cool thing about it. You have a lot of familiar faces everywhere. It would be a lot worse if you were here by yourself and had nobody to talk to.” Comments Published on June 24, 2015 at 4:10 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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MTV’s Girl Code star Nicole Byer speaks on comedy

first_imgOn Monday, Nicole Byer, breakout star of MTV’s Girl Code, visited USC for a night of comedy and discourse. The event called, Pursuit of Sexiness, featured a 30-minute stand-up performance, 30-minute interview and a 30-minute Q&A session. Byer discussed topics ranging from personal character to womanhood.The event held in Seeley G. Mudd, was hosted by Speakers Committee and was free to all USC students and faculty members.Byer had audiences laughing with her unfiltered, quote-worthy opinions and commentary that have made her stand out on Girl Code. The show is driven by female comics who dole out tips and start dialogues on the trials and tribulations of millennial womanhood.“I was coming back from an improv tour and I made really good friends with the flight attendant on JetBlue, and he just took my purse and threw vodka in it and I was like, ‘Gotta get it started’, so I kind of went to the audition really drunk and I guess they were like, ‘She’s a mess let’s take it,’” Byer said of auditioning for the show.Though Byer is best known for appearances on Girl Code, the actress and writer has been featured on 30 Rock, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Chelsea Lately. Byer, a native of New York City, relocated to Los Angeles to fulfill her career as a comedian.  She currently performs sketch comedy and improvisation with the Upright Citizens Brigade. She has also been in several different web series, including The Pursuit of Sexiness, which she co-created with SNL’s Sasheer Zamata.“Because I was good at nothing else,” Byer laughed about how she got her career in acting and comedy started. “My mother was like ‘you talk a whole bunch, go audition for the play,’ and then I did it and then people started laughing and I was like, ‘this is for me.’”From roasting Halle Berry for her role as Storm in the X-Men franchise to finding homeless people in L.A. “very attractive” nothing was off-limits for the comedian, even offering relationship advice to crowd members.When asked how to let a guy know your interested in him without coming off as too “thirsty,” Byer shot back. “Is she just trying to ‘get the D’, or like a relationship? If she wants a relationship, you just drop subtle hints and if he doesn’t bite it means he doesn’t want it.”Byer became more serious when asked if she found making fun of herself with fat jokes to be intentionally body positive and inspirational to women, during audience Q&A.“I like the body I have right now, maybe sure, one day I’ll want to change it, but for now I love who I am, so I think it’s good for women of all body types to hear people say, ‘I’m okay. I love me. This is good for now, maybe in the future I’ll change, maybe not – maybe I’ll eat all the cookies every god damn day,” Byer said.last_img

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USC to lead the pack with defense

first_imgEuno Lee is a senior majoring in English literature. He is also the Managing Editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Euno What Time it is,” runs Wednesdays. When you think of smash-mouth defenses in college football, it’s hard not to rattle off a list of SEC programs that come to mind. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, LSU — all of these names carry a distinct aura of having the type of physical ballhawks and devastating strength in the trenches that evoke a certain brand of football. Defense, as the saying goes, wins championships. And if we break it down to conferences, seven out of the last eight BCS National Champions have been SEC teams. The Pac-12, on the other hand, hasn’t won a national championship since it was the Pac-10 — the Trojans destroyed Oklahoma en route to a 55-19 victory in 2005.Legacy · Former interim head coach Ed Orgeron and his defensive unit put fear into Pac-12 offenses last season, recording 25 turnovers. – William Ehart | Daily TrojanPardon me for sounding like ol’ Grandpa Simpson, but back in those days, it was the Trojan defensive dynasties led by the likes of Mike Patterson, Lofa Tatupu, Clay Matthews and Brian Cushing wreaking havoc on their hapless, undersized opponents in the Pac-10/12. Since then, the perception of defensive power in college football has swung from sunny Southern California skies to the charmed football culture of the Deep South — but that doesn’t mean that the Pac-12 is now a defensive wasteland.It’s no secret that the Trojans had a rather strong defensive presence last season under former head coaches Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron. The Trojans had 17 interceptions and eight forced fumbles last season, and finished 16th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 21.2 points per game. The knock-down, drag out defensive style employed by the Trojans last season and the pro-style, run-heavy offense was reminiscent of the type of play of many SEC teams.The Trojans’ one (rather glaring and massive) defensive hiccup last season was against Arizona State: USC gave up 612 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns. But for the Trojans to end up with the 16th best scoring defense in the Football Bowl Subdivision in a conference that is infamous for housing high-powered offenses is no small feat. The fact that the Trojans have to compete with such stiff offensive competition only makes their defensive prowess that much more impressive.The spring game was a revelation for the Trojans: The defense that had been playing “catch-up” all spring with the implementation of head coach Steve Sarkisian’s new uptempo offense seemed poised to execute in the red zone to prevent touchdowns. It’s not a given that USC’s offense will repeat such a shaky performance going into fall camp, but give credit where it’s due: the Trojans’ defense is recovering nicely from the loss of Dion Bailey, Morgan Breslin, George Uko, Demetrius Wright and others to both graduation and the NFL.At the head of this USC optimism is former 5-star recruit Su’a Cravens, whose performance as a true freshman safety last season was considered a pleasant surprise. Given an extra year of practice in a college-speed defense, Cravens will only get stronger and more experienced — a scary thought for Pac-12 offenses that were reluctant to throw intermediate routes and running between the tackles against a stout front seven that was flanked by the then-true freshman.The defensive line is also receiving its share of reinforcements, with former 5-star recruit Kenny Bigelow filling in at tackle and transfer-recruit Claude Pelon providing much-needed depth with the departure of Breslin and Uko. Bigelow and Pelon will join All-American junior defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who was virtually unstoppable when he stepped on the field last season. Williams told Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports that he was playing at “65 percent” last season during his All-American campaign due to his torn labrum.Williams has sat out for much of the spring, but predicts that he will be 100 percent before summer. I don’t think I need to state what a fully healthy Leonard Williams means for opposing running backs and offensive linemen next season. Unlike wide receivers such as Marqise Lee, the capabilities and performance of Williams don’t suffer from a drop-off due to a quarterback change or a different system on offense. Williams made headlines under former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin’s system by making the Freshman All-American Team, in addition to making the All-American Team under Clancy Pendergast’s 5-2 system last season, and in all likelihood he will swallow up mere mortal offensive linemen en route to another All-American honor this coming season under current defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.Williams is the linchpin in the front seven, and redshirt senior defensive back Josh Shaw will helm the Trojans’ secondary. Shaw, who returned for his senior season despite competitive read more

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African Origin Group congratulate Kotoko for title defence

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of African Origin Group,Samson Deen has congratulated Kumasi Asante Kotoko for their successful Ghana Premier League title defence.The Porcupine Warriors clinched their second successive top flight crown following a 1-0 win at Amidaus Professionals on Sunday.Kotoko’s league success was aided by Berekum Chelsea’s defeat at Heart of Lions on the final league day of Premier League action.Both teams were tied on 53 points and could have headed to a title-deciding playoff had results for the respective teams been the same.But Kotoko did their bit with their 1-0 win while Chelsea stuttered to a 2-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Heart of Lions.The Kotoko camp has since received immense commendation from all quarters for their successful title defence and their media and official Travel partners will not be left out. “This is great news! Well done to the entire at Asante Kotoko family. Am sure everyone is pleased.“We are looking forward to developing our partnership over the coming months and years,” Samson Deen said.Meanwhile the official travel partner will be transporting fans to the United Kingdom to watch a 4 club tournament involving Bidvest of South Africa, Newcastle United, Middlesborough and Sunderland from August 1-10 2013.last_img

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