Hamilton County Deery rained out

first_imgWEBSTER CITY, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series event scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at Hamilton County Speedway has been rained out.The next event for the Late Model tour is set for Sunday, May 3 at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill.last_img

Dalong Recants Statement on Non-payment of  Super Falcons’ Allowances

first_img Dalung made the clarification on Friday  when President Muhammadu Buhari received the organisers of the National Planning and Implementation Committee of the first National Youth Open Water Swimming Competition tagged Youth Unity Cup 2016 led by Senator Kabir Gaya at the presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that government would pay.Dalong came under criticisms on account of the statement.He said: “Meanwhile, I conclude by trying to put into proper perspective an impression that has made national headlines to the effect that the Federal Government was not anticipating the victory of the Falcons and so could not have planned for it. This statement was attributed to myself. I want to categorically state that this is a statement taken out of context. And I cannot imagine or reconcile how.“The commitment of the federal government to the support of the Falcons is indeed overwhelming. That explains why the Vice President himself had to abandon his tight schedule to visit the players in camp, that is evidence of preparations for victory. “The federal government was prepared because it has records of the antecedents of the performance of the players. The challenges we have today which has to do with their welfare is being given attention. We are working around the clock to see how to raise fund to address the issue of their bonuses”Last Thursday, while answering questions from journalists on why the AWCON champions were being owed, Dalung said “One thing I always make clear is that the process of request for funds for sporting projects must come earlier to meet the objectives.“Don’t forget that nobody even knew the team will emerge victorious but we were confident they will emerge victorious. All the federation would have done is to plan for process of participation and entitlement and when they win it is already established in sports tradition, when you win this is what you are entitled to.” Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Tobi Soniyi in Abuja Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalong yesterday in Abuja said he was quoted out of context when he reportedly said  that the federal government never anticipated the victory of the Super Falcons in the just concluded African Woman Cup of Nations and so did not prepare to pay them.last_img read more

F-M, J-D indoor track both win big at Bob Grieve Invitational

first_imgIndoor track teams from Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt would find plenty of success during separate sessions of last Saturday’s Bob Grieve Invitational at SRC Arena.F-M’s girls won the morning session with 147 points to Liverpool’s 136.5, with the boys Hornets getting 77 points, second behind the Warriors’ winning total of 114.Claire Walters needed 2:59.32 to prevail at 1,000 meters as she joined Phoebe White, Maddy Duggleby and Grace Kaercher to go 9:39.98 in the 4×800 relay.White, Grace Kaercher, Fiona Mejico and Arianna Caron won the 4×400 relay in 4:07.43, with Hannah Kaercher second (4:43.57) and Grace Kaercher third (4:51.75) in the 1,500-meter run as the Hornets finished second in the 4×200 relay in 1:52.71.Isabel Zuber won the triple jump, going 35 feet 5 inches as she and Samantha Pynn (32’8 ¾”) went 1-2, Zuber also second in the long jump with 16’5 ½’ as Pynn finished fourth. Harper Stoppacher cleared 5’2” in the high jump to finish seconds, with Wren Usiatynski clearing 9 feet in the pole vault for third place.Ani Sydorowych was second and Amelia Amack fourth in the 3,000-meter run, Lejla Borcillo taking fourth in the 600-meter run as Natalee Barber was third in the 55-meter hurdles. Maya McKenzie was fourth and Elrose Hanlon fifth in the 300-meter dash, with Tochi Ezidegwu fifth in the shot put.The F-M boys had Dan Sokolovic throwing the shot put 43’9 ½” to win there and then unleash a winning weight throw of 49’11 ½” to sweep the throwing events.Peyton Geehrer won the 1,000 in 2:40.39, with Corey Gallagher winning the 300 in 38.19 seconds as Ian Brown finished fourth andGeehrer, Sam Otis, Geoff Howles and Jack Altimonda roared to a win in the 4×800 in 8:29.93, with the Hornets third in the 4×200 in 1:43.30.. Gallagher was fourth in the 55-meter dash, with Trevor Kurkin fourth in the 1,600-meter run.Then it was Jamesville-DeWitt’s turn in the afternoon session of the Grieve meet, and the Red Rams got 159.5 points, second to Cicero-North Syracuse (187.5) as the girls finished third with 96 points.Joe Staples won the boys 55 sprint for J-D in 6.88 seconds to the 6.92 from C-NS’s Sam Nessel, and Nick Dekaney dominated the 55 hurdles, winning in 8.36 seconds. Staples, Dekaney, Josh Duby and Haberle Conlon paired to win the 4×200 in 1:35.55.In the 4×800, the Rams has Kaleel Boykins, Ahviere Reese, Renaldo Colon and Josh Hillers win in 8:47.62. J-D also got second place in the 4×400 in 3:41.70 to West Genesee’s 3:41.40 as Conlon finished third in the 300.James Richer had a winning shot put throw of 43’6 ¾”, with Ben Staples (40’ ¾”) fourth, but moving up to win the weight throw by going 45’6 ¼” as Richer was third (40’5 ½”) and Jason Pritts fourth (39’3 ½”).Caleb Smith had a second-place long jump of 19’9 ½” and was second (37’3 ¼”) over Aniket Maini (37’ 1 ½”) in the triple jump. Dekaney topped 5’8” for second place in the high jump, with Smith (5’6”) in third place.Sam Smith got third place in the 1,000, ahead of Nate Rindfuss in fifth place.. Boykins got third place in the 1,500 and Reese was fifth as Tyler Aitken was fifth in the 3,200.On the girls side for J-D, Rainer Yaeger beat the field in the long jump, going 15’10 ½”, and was second in the triple jump with 33’4”. Laetticia Bazile cleared 5 feet in the high jump for second place.Eva Wisniewski won the pole vault, clearing 8’6” as Lucy Heflin (7 feet) was third. Monica Hernandez was second in the 55 hurdles in 9.68 seconds, with Bazile fifth, the pair helping the Rams finish third in the 4×200 in 1:55.38.The J-D girls were third in the 4×400 and fourth in the 4×800 as Grace Bridge was third in the 600 in 1:47.93 and Jillian Kordas was fifth in the 1,500. Brelyn Tyler finished fifth in the shot put.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: F-Mindoor trackJ-Dlast_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey plays dodgeball to fire up before home games

first_imgA whiteboard in the locker room tracks the wins for each side. Despite being outnumbered 12-11, the defense and goalies currently hold the season series lead, 7-4. Costales described them as “cocky,” but blueliner Megan Quinn prefers to be called “just better.”Maybe the defense and goalies hold the lead because the team boasts the two players most frequently credited as the entire hockey team’s best: Derrer and Abbey Miller.Both players possess a softball background, Miller as a catcher and outfielder while Derrer played shortstop. The defender even considered college softball locally at Michigan State or Central Michigan.“Abbey Miller and Dak have the strongest arms on that team,” Costales said. “They whip people’s heads off.”The strength comes from some atypical training. Over the summer, Miller coached at a summer hockey camp and led off-ice training, where she somehow found herself playing dodgeball daily.“I would go pretty hard against, like, 10 year olds,” Miller said.To avoid the ringers, forwards occasionally take cover behind a refrigerator on their end of the locker room. The opposition may yell at them for hiding, but at least it provides protection. The defense itself uses tactics considered ethically ambiguous. A door sits propped open on their end that balls occasionally soar through, and then the forwards shout back.Derrer alone has hit two players — senior forwards Heather Schwarz and Jessica Sibley — in the face before games. Once, such a hit swelled one of Sibley’s eyes shut prior to the game. The team worried one of its captains wouldn’t be on the ice in time, but the swelling subsided just before the puck dropped. To date, no one has missed any time for the Orange because of dodgeball.“It’s all fun and games,” Derrer said.Even errant throws create hazards for players as sometimes skates fall from the tops of lockers. But the threat of injury deters no one. The players agree that dodgeball is a fun and unique pregame preparation. The balance of healthy adrenaline and danger helps hone a winning mindset.“It gets pretty rowdy,” Derrer said. “Sometimes coach can tell when we’re really pumped before a game when there is a big dodgeball game in there.“It carries on to the ice sometimes.” Comments Published on February 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham the boys are rolling to Buffalo for the CHA semi finals!! #ppw #chemistry #WEARE pic.twitter.com/knlIxpP5IT— alysha burriss (@beebopburr) March 3, 2016 Paul Flanagan struggled to focus on the recruit and parent in front of him. He couldn’t figure out the origin of that loud noise emanating from his team’s locker room.Over the years, pregame volume usually stemmed from an unusual tradition on his squad, one that no one truly knows the origins of and that also often leaves team pictures askew. But that thought didn’t enter his head then. He was only thinking one thing.“What the hell is all that noise?”Dodgeball has been a mainstay for Syracuse (11-12-5, 10-4-2 College Hockey America) in preparing to take the ice at Tennity. The team plays the gym class classic before every home game. Even though it causes the occasional minor injury, Flanagan pays no mind to it and players say it helps them get fired up and focused.“It is really, really aggressive,” junior forward Emily Costales said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe pregame ritual has happened at every Tennity home game for as long as any player can remember. Best the head coach can recall, and he’s been here all nine years of the program’s existence, it started in the team’s second or third year. But he can’t be sure.The odd tradition stuck out to now-junior defender Dakota Derrer on her official visit to Syracuse three years ago. The team played before its game as the recruit watched. All she could think was, “What’s going on?”She saw forwards on one end of the locker room and goalies and defense on the other. A line of squishy, rubber balls lay between them, on and around the sacred “S” in the middle of the locker room. Stepping on that “S” incurs a $5 fine.Games usually last between five and seven minutes and are accompanied by music like “Broccoli” by D.R.A.M. Hurling a foam sphere at your teammates, Costales said, amps up the team, engages a competitive mindset and creates important pre-game “sparks.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Knicks owner James Dolan threatens to ban fan for yelling ‘sell the team’

first_imgKnicks owner James Dolan threatens to ban a fan that tells him to sell the Team pic.twitter.com/e5KVhu70UW— 2Cool2Blog (@2Cool2Blogggg) March 9, 2019A Madison Square Garden spokesperson released a statement to TMZ after the incident, stating: “Our policy is and will continue to be that if you are disrespectful to anyone in our venues, we will ask you not to return.”The exchange came after the Knicks fell to the Kings, 102-94. New York holds the worst record in the NBA at 13-53. The owner then walked toward where the fan was standing and said: “You really think I should sell the team? You want to not come to any more games?” The heckler replied it was an opinion, but Dolan responded: “It’s not an opinion. Enjoy watching them on TV.” Related News NBA wrap: Lakers continue to slide with fifth straight loss Knicks owner James Dolan was quick to respond to a fan’s criticism Saturday as he left his seat and appeared to threaten to ban a fan from attending any more games at Madison Square Garden.The fan was caught on video obtained by TMZ yelling at Dolan to “sell the team!”last_img read more