By Greg Grabianowski ALGONA, Iowa (July 18) – On a night that Kossuth County Speedway in Algona saluted our country’s veterans, Nick Meyer and Kelly Shryock came home with big paydays as each driver paced $2,000 to win IMCA features. Derek Green and Scott Davis led the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car field to green. Green grabbed the early advantage, then wrestled it back from Luke Sathoff. Northern SportMods – 1. Josh Appel; 2. Doug Cook; 3. George Nordman; 4. Matt Looft; 5. Johnathon Logue; 6. Colby Fett; 7. Jake Sachau; 8. Jake Simpson; 9. Jeff Carter; 10. Ronnie Hults; 11. Christian Sylvester; 12. George Gilliland; 13. Jacob Tacheny; 14. Frank Packer; 15. Alec Fett; 16. Gerald Curry; 17. Devin Fish; 18. Brandon Ostwald; 19. Kent Haugland; 20. Jeramie Faber; 21. Kevin Wiemers; 22. Justin Bettin; 23. Richard Fish. D.J. Shannon had taken advantage of his pole start in the Beck Seeds $2,000 to win event and led early. Meyer took over the top spot after midway and held on to win for the second straight week. Nick Meyer earned $2,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth with his Salute to Veterans IMCA Modified feature win at Kossuth County Speedway. (Photo by Bill Keech) Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Nick Meyer; 2. Kelly Shryock; 3. D.J. Shannon; 4. Todd Shute; 5. Jeff Feaster; 6. Austin Wolf; 7. Ben Schultze; 8. Jason Briese; 9. Al Hejna; 10. Mat Hollerich; 11. Ben Kraus; 12. Chris Palsrok; 13. Cody Knecht; 14. Bradie Becker; 15. Shane DeMey; 16. Stacey Mills; 17. Douglas Rivera; 18. Ethan Dotson; 19. Ryan Ruter; 20. Brandon Beckendorf; 21. Jeremy Mills. Zack Smidt made an impressive first appearance at Kossuth County Speedway, topping the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Stock Cars – 1. Kelly Shryock; 2. Brian Blessington; 3. Luke Sathoff; 4. Randy Brands; 5. Curt Lund; 6. Derek Green; 7. Mitch Dowhower; 8. Calvin Lange; 9. Scott Davis; 10. Jake Nelson; 11. Craig Berhow; 12. Andrew Borchardt; 13. Tim Pessek; 14. Chanse Hollatz; 15. Ned Kalis; 16. Kevin Opheim; 17. Elijah Zevenbergen; 18. Jake Masters; 19. Dan Hanselman; 20. Shawn Ritter; 21. Jeff Larson; 22. Chad Schroeder; 23. Bruce Wickman; 24. John Wiemann. Josh Appel picked up the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victory and Kaytee DeVries collected the Mach-1 Sport Compact checkers. Green’s night ended with a flat tire. Shryock became the new leader and had Brian Blessington nipping at his back bumper to the finish of the Altenburg Construction-sponsored feature. Blessington was the runner-up with Sathoff third and Randy Brands fourth. Curt Lund was fifth. Shryock had a solid run in his no. 3 rig to finish second with Shannon taking third as Todd Shute was fourth and Jeff Feaster was fifth. A season-high 119 cars saw action at Algona and approximately 275 men an women who served in the armed forces received free admission to the Salute to Veterans program. Hobby Stocks – 1. Zack Smidt; 2. Cody Nielsen; 3. Josh Sidles; 4. Kyle Sidles; 5. Jay Sidles; 6. Dillon Magnussen; 7. Bryce Sommerfeld; 8. Doug Wickman; 9. Chris Krug; 10. Connor Smith; 11. Chad Krug; 12. Drew Barglof; 13. Myles Koob; 14. Ben Peterson; 15. Brandon Nielsen; 16. Charlie Stevens; 17. James Burns; 18. Sarah Stewart; 19. Tim Sidles; 20. Austin Pinney; 21. Josh Lyon. The winner at Algona and at Hancock County Speedway the previous weekend, Meyer raced to his third straight IMCA Modified victory while putting his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Sport Compacts – 1. Kaytee DeVries; 2. Lucas Parsons; 3. Jade Lange; 4. Justin Nielson; 5. John Gill; 6. Oliver Monson.
Claire Webb doesn’t really stand out on Syracuse’s back line. She doesn’t score like the other defenders and she doesn’t win the awards her two All-American fellow defenders receive. And she’s fine with that.“I’ve never really been one to care about that recognition from outside sources,” Webb said.At the start of the 2016 season, the then-freshman from Exton, Pennsylvania, played in all 19 games for No. 10 Syracuse (11-4, 2-4 Atlantic Coast), starting 18, the most of any freshman. Now a sophomore, Webb has started in all 15 games in the 2017 season. Despite immediately seeing the field, Webb is often blotted out by teammates, Roos Weers and Lies Lagerweij. However, SU head coach Ange Bradley saw Webb’s potential to contribute at Syracuse.“As a true freshman coming out of high school, she played in the midfield in the ACC just about every minute of every game,” Bradley said. “From her first year, she’s had a big role and will continue to have a big role.”Webb has experience playing in the midfield and on the back line in her almost two seasons at Syracuse. Her defensive style supports her teammates, Weers said, even if she doesn’t accumulate points herself; Webb has only one goal and one assist, while Weers and Lagerweij have 15 and 13 points, respectively. However, their success is bolstered support they receive from Webb.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think that the defensive aspect is a really big part of my game; I really enjoy it,” Webb said. “I like how much thinking is involved and how you have to set other people up.”Bradley recognizes Webb’s consistency, calling her a “workhorse” and a “Steady Eddie.” She compared Webb’s position to former player and current student coaching assistant Serra Degnan. In previous seasons, Degnan was the one supporting Lagerweij and Weers while the two backs kick started the offense.“The tough thing is,” Bradley said of Webb, “she’s never going to be recognized.”Although she is comfortable in the back, Webb perceives her own strengths and weaknesses. In order to get involved in the offense like her defensive counterparts, Webb said, she will have to play to her own skill set, meaning shorter passes, unlike the long balls Weers and Lagerweij fire down the field.“Claire’s very smart,” Weers said, “and she [completes] a good combination with me and Lies in the back.”Webb has two more years to advance her game, and will continue to develop in her position. She challenges herself as a player, goals or no goals, even when no one seems to notice.“I’ve always been a team player,” Webb said. “I don’t really need somebody to recognize me.” Comments Published on October 17, 2017 at 9:35 pm Contact Kristin: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+