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Norton leads wire to wire to open Shamrock Showcase

first_imgBy Tony SteelePEORIA, Ariz. (March 17) – Guy Norton rebounded from a rough winter season to take home a victory, leading from the drop of the green in the IMCA Modified feature Friday at Canyon Speedway Park’s Shamrock Showcase.After a rough outing one week ago, the division stepped up with the show of the year so far in 2017 at CSP. An early spin in turn three on the first lap of the main event involving Austin Kuehl took out a couple strong cars, including Mike Strobl and Bryson Curry.Once the green flag was displayed a second time, we would see no more cautions as the Modifieds went green to checkers to finish the race. Norton started up front and led all 25 laps en route to a dominating victory.The story of the night may lie with Norton, but the show was the race-long battle for second place with Jason Noll fighting with John Parmeley. Eventually, Chaz Baca joined the battle for a handful of laps before coming away with second. Noll won out in his fight with Parmeley, taking home third place honors while Bubba Stafford made a pass on Parmeley during the last lap to take fourth.J.C. Parmeley held off a hard charging Jason George to get his first points win of the year, and second overall at Canyon in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Aaron Spangler ended the winning streak of point leader George Fronsman in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Bradley Stafford took home the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win with a last-lap pass of Joe Petersonlast_img read more

Joe Aribo stars in Rangers win

first_imgRelatedPosts Joe Aribo vows to bounce back from injury Laudrup: Aribo needs back ups at Rangers West Ham rival Rangers for Josh Maja Nigerian sensation, Joseph Aribo, was in action on Sunday as Rangers moved level on points with Celtic at the top of the table after coming behind to beat Motherwell at Ibrox.Aribo was on for 71 minutes before leaving the pitch for Alfredo Morelos.Steven Gerrard’s side saw their Old Firm rivals thrash Aberdeen earlier in the day but knew that a five goal win would have taken them back into pole position in the title race.The only thing that mattered for boss Gerrard was ensuring that his side picked up three points, though, and goals from Jermain Defoe and Filip Helander won it.Cole did well to turn at the edge of the area and his powerful low strike was outwith Allan McGregor’s reach as the Steelmen took a shock lead.Gillespie saved a well struck strike from Steven Davis and Defoe scored with a lovely finish on the angle to pull Rangers level.The Gers were on the front foot from the off after the break and looked more dangerous. Joe Aribo fired just wide, Helander saw a diving header rise narrowly over and Tavernier came close with a snap shot from inside the area.Motherwell were still very much in the game and Long tried his luck with a strike that hit the near post after combining with Cole.But it was Rangers that found the third goal of the game. Helander glanced a terrific header beyond Gillespie from a Tavernier corner to win it and secure a huge three points. Tags: Allan McGregorRangerslast_img read more

UW keeps Gophers Axe-less

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoBret Bielema called it a “crazy game.” Those familiar with the Wisconsin-Minnesota rivalry — the most-played matchup in all of FBS college football — should have expected nothing less.Sparked by a pair of fourth-quarter safeties in the span of 2:29, the Badgers (6-5, 3-5 Big Ten) were able to overcome three first-half turnovers and a 14-point deficit to beat the visiting Golden Gophers (7-4, 3-4 Big Ten) 35-32. They were able to keep Paul Bunyan’s Axe in Madison for the fifth straight season.“It doesn’t matter what the [records are], it’s always a close came [against Minnesota],” junior quarterback Dustin Sherer said. “We knew it was going to be [close]. We got down with three turnovers but came back and played well.”Down 24-17 in the fourth quarter, Sherer piloted a 75-yard touchdown drive, culminating in a 1-yard P.J. Hill touchdown run, his second of the quarter. Hill’s score came one play after Isaac Anderson’s 39-yard reception was initially called a touchdown, but was overturned after review.“Man, I thought I had my first [career touchdown], but it was good to make the play and get us down there in a position to score, so that was the main thing,” Anderson said.The junior finished with a career-high 114 yards on six catches.On the ensuing kickoff, Wisconsin’s Antonio Fenelus forced a Troy Stoudermire fumble. Devin Smith had a chance to recover the ball for a touchdown, but it squirted away from him and out of the end zone for a safety.“I thought we had a chance get on that ball in the end zone to get seven points instead of two, but that’s just a head coach being greedy,” Bielema said.After a Brad Nortman punt was downed on the Minnesota 7-yard line, senior tackle Mike Newkirk had a pair of Adam Weber sacks, the second of which was in the end zone for another Wisconsin safety, giving the Badgers a four-point lead.“[Newkirk] getting that sack, that was a big play, especially as a senior,” defensive end O’Brien Schofield said. “I was very proud of him.”“I knew I had to make a play,” Newkirk added. “I actually broke my responsibility in the defense. I felt that the center overset me. I fought back across his face, but all the credit goes to the defensive ends. [Weber] tried to get away, but he had nowhere to go but right at me.”Freshman running back John Clay added a 5-yard touchdown to extend the Wisconsin lead to 35-24. The Gophers cut the deficit to three points after a Shady Salamon 13-yard touchdown reception and two-point conversion, but a Niles Brinkley interception on Minnesota’s final drive sealed the victory for the Badgers.“It’s four quarters of football, and we knew it wasn’t going to be over early,” Schofield said. “We weren’t going to give up on the ax that easy. It was really vital that everybody executed and paid attention to detail in the second half.”As impressive as Wisconsin’s second half was, its first two quarters were equally as sloppy. The Badgers scored on their first possession of the game on a fourth-down connection from Sherer to tight end Garrett Graham from the 2-yard line. But during the next 27 minutes of football, the Gophers outscored the Badgers 21-0.Weber accounted for all three Minnesota touchdowns during that span, including a 43-yard strike to a wide-open Brodrick Smith. Weber torched the Wisconsin secondary for 116 yards in the first half, but was limited to just six yards in the third quarter, when the game really started to turn around.“The biggest thing about being a [defensive back] is having short-term memory, and that’s what we did,” safety Chris Maragos said. “We went out there and we were confident and we executed when we needed to.”Hill and Clay each had drive-killing, first-half fumbles that contributed to the 21-7 halftime deficit. But despite a disappointing start, the Badgers remained calm in the locker room.“There was no sense of panic,” Hill said. “It’s four quarters of football. It went their way in the first half and it went our way in the second half. All phases of [our] game were playing very well.”The third Wisconsin first-half turnover came late in the second quarter, when Kyle Jefferson was hit by Minnesota linebacker Simoni Lawrence over the middle. Jefferson was unconscious when the UW medical staff reached him. He left the game in an ambulance, but was able move his limbs and speak by the time he was leaving the field.“Tests have come back negative for anything they were concerned about,” Bielema said.Sherer led the Badgers down the field on the first possession of the second half. Freshman Philip Welch hit a 47-yard field goal to cut the Gopher lead to 21-10. Sherer had 84 of his 242 passing yards and Hill had 64 of his 117 total rushing yards in the 14-point third-quarter. It was Hill’s third straight 100-yard effort.“The guys up front, they did a good job opening up a lot holes,” Hill said. “I tell them, ‘You do your job and just let me go to work,’ and that’s what it turned out to be.”With the win the Badgers become bowl-eligible with only one game remaining on their schedule. But more importantly, the ax will remain at home for one more year.“We had the ax in our possession; we knew they wanted it, but we weren’t going to let it happen,” Hill said.“It’s exciting for us,” Sherer added. “We’ve got to finish our business next week, and then we’ll see what happens.”last_img read more

Football Club licensing to be organized in mid of this Month

first_imgOrganized by the Football Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a seminar was held today in Sarajevo, attended by representatives of all BHT Premier League clubs in B&H.The topic of the seminar was the financial criterion in the licensing process for BHT Premier League clubs for the 2020/21 competitive season.In addition to representatives of the BH Premier League clubs (directors, secretaries and financial officers), the seminar was attended by certified auditors from certified audit firms, who would audit the financial statements of the clubs in the upcoming licensing season.Experts from the Club Licensing Administration explained to participants in today’s seminar in detail, and based on a practical presentation of one club, the requirements of the financial criteria in the club licensing process.Authorized auditors briefed club representatives on the technical details of auditing the financial statements of the clubs to be conducted within the specified timeframe. Also, club representatives presented the problems that they dealt with, when meeting the obligations of the given financial criterion for club licensing.The second seminar on the topic of the process of clubs licensing will be organized in mid of this month, and it will cover topics from administrative, legal, sports and infrastructural criteria.alast_img read more