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.
Quentin Hillsman squatted down and stared at the Carrier Corporation logo on the court in front of him. As the Syracuse head coach mindlessly moved his mouth from side to side, he shook his head slightly. His team couldn’t get a rebound. After having success on the boards in the first quarter, the Orange completely lost any hold on the paint in the second. This time, it was Brianna Turner that sent Hillsman into a lost gaze. Her offensive rebound and ensuing put back layup had just given Notre Dame a 42-23 lead, its largest of the game at that point.Hillsman eventually stood up from his squat and turned to face the court, raising his palms up in the air in the process. Syracuse had lost control of the paint and its handle on Notre Dame’s offense.Turner went on to score 22 points and grab eight rebounds to lead the No. 4 Irish’s (26-3, 13-2 Atlantic Coast) inside effort in a 98-68 win against No. 17 Syracuse (20-7, 9-5) on Monday. Notre Dame, paced by Turner and fellow forward Jessica Shepard, who tallied 17 points and 13 rebounds, tormented the Orange in the paint to the tune of 60 points. That included a 32-10 advantage inside in the first half alone, when the Irish used the play of their bigs to spark a game-changing run. “We were trying to find Brianna Turner, and we had an opportunity to go to her quite often,” UND head coach Muffet McGraw said. “… We were trying to go a little more in the high-low game today than shoot perimeter jumpers, and I thought we did a pretty good job of that.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCorey Henry | Staff PhotographerAll season long, the inside game had been one of Syracuse’s strengths. With the additions of Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi and Emily Engstler to go along with returners Digna Strautmane and Amaya Finklea-Guity, the Orange came into the season with significantly more size than they left last year with. Through its first 26 games, SU’s added height made a major difference on both sides of the ball. Djaldi-Tabdi had been a go-to scorer on the block, Engstler developed into a defensive force and Strautmane had arguably been SU’s most well-rounded big after an offseason of development. Against Notre Dame, though, they took a back seat. Turner and Shepard, along with backup center Mikayla Vaughn, turned in as good a performance inside as Syracuse has faced all season. “They just run good action,” Hillsman said. “They run chin action and double block, and that stuff is really hard to guard.”Arike Ogunbowale, the Irish’s leading scorer, paced the team with 24 points. After a deep 3-pointer early on, the guard looked poised to take over the game, as she’s proven capable of doing. But oftentimes, she deferred to her post players. Shepard, who had five assists during the game, was usually the recipient of Ogunbowale’s passes. She stationed herself on the foul line in the middle of SU’s 2-3 zone and either found Turner on the block or shot the ball herself. Like clockwork, the Notre Dame offense had success time and time again going through her. Twice during the first quarter, Shepard drilled an elbow jumper that gave the Irish the lead. In the third quarter, she showed off her passing skills. Ogunbowale dribbled inside and found the senior on the right block, where she was immediately doubled. But as soon as the ball touched Shepard’s hands, it was gone into Turner’s on the other side of the basket. The slick touch pass elicited an audible gasp from the crowd and gave Notre Dame its largest lead up until that point. “It’s hard to guard when they’re moving the ball fast,” SU guard Tiana Mangakahia said. “That high-low down on the low block, it’s really hard to guard. They did a good job with that.”Hillsman eventually made an adjustment, dropping the Orange out of their zone and into a man-to-man defense to better prevent the Irish from getting wide-open looks inside. But the shift, made late in the third quarter, did little to stop Notre Dame, which scored 16 points in the paint in the final period. Even when it looked like Syracuse had the Irish offense locked inside, Notre Dame found ways to adjust. With just over a minute to go in the third, after SU had switched to one-on-one, Shepard got the ball deep in the post against Djaldi-Tabdi. She immediately turned over her right shoulder and attempted a quick shot but was violently sent back by the Orange forward. The ball fell right back into the hands of Shepard, who didn’t waste her chance to make up for the blocked shot. She took two dribbles and slammed into Djaldi-Tabdi’s stomach after each. Both times, Djaldi-Tabdi was sent backwards, toward the baseline, as Shepard created space. By the time she picked up her second dribble, she was wide open for a second-chance layup.With a chance to notch its first home win against a ranked team, Syracuse’s strongest position group let it down. Against a far-superior Notre Dame front line, it didn’t have a chance. “We gotta get inside and battle against their post players,” Hillsman said. “… You gotta attack a dominant post. You can’t run from them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 25, 2019 at 9:43 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34
David Alaba is expected to miss the rest of the season with Bayern Munich after being ruled out for seven weeks with a knee injury.Alaba, who has been in superb form this season when fit, suffered the injury on international duty with Austria when Bosnia and Herzegovina player Ermin Bicakcic landed on his left knee.The 22-year-old was substituted at half-time of the international friendly and Bayern have confirmed that he has suffered an medial ligament tear.Bayern confirmed via an official statement that Alaba, who can play in defence or attack, will be in a cast for 14 days and out of action for around seven weeks in total.With the Champions League final coming in Berlin on June 6, it seems that Alaba’s season is likely over.INJURY VIDEO THE VIEW FROM MUNICH with Dirk Adam, German football expert: “It’s a great loss for Bayern in the upcoming games against Dortmund (Bundesliga), Leverkusen (DFB-Pokal) and Porto (Champions League). Many people think that Bayern has no chance to win the treble this season because of Alaba’s injury. Thiago and Philipp Lahm will come back – and Franck Ribery hopefully against Dortmund too. But Alaba is such a flexible and important player that Guardiola has some problems with his tactics now. The first option to play as left defender is Juan Bernat – but he’s not so flexible.”–
Durkan gets ready to take the ball as Tyrone go for a goalDONEGAL beat Tyrone in their Ulster championship clash at a windswept and wet Mac Cumhaill Park this afternoon.In an incredible battle which saw Neil Gallagher and Sean Cavanagh both sent off towards the end, Donegal were victors in the end by 1-13 to 1-10.Donegal captain Michael Murphy said afterwards: “That was a tough derby battle and that’s what you expect.” Asked about Justin McNulty’s man-marking of him during the game, he insisted: “That’s what you expect – it’s championship football. It’s no big deal.”And manager Rory Gallagher said it had been a tight battle.“We were hanging on a wee bit at the end,” said Rory.“I am please we won. They are always titanic tussles when you are playing Tyrone.” Asked about the half-time bust-up, he smiled: “It was just two teams heading in.”Donegal had led by just two points at half-time, after coming from behind.After a blistering start Tyrone got a goal before surging ahead.But Martin McElhinney fired home a goal just before the break – and that with a McFadden point – gave Donegal the lead.It was a tough battle in the second half, but captain Michael Murphy hit two superb frees to stretch Donegal’s lead. It’s a win – and Donegal now take on Armagh in the quarter final.DONEGAL BEAT TYRONE IN BATTLE OF MAC CUMHAILL PARK was last modified: May 17th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalTyrone