Carey proves time was right for move to Late Model division with top rookie award

first_imgBryce Carey raced to national IMCA Late Model rookie of the year honors this season. He is pictured with IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)NASHUA, Iowa – A veteran of the IMCA Modifed and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car divisions has na­tional rookie of the year honors to show for his first IMCA Late Model campaign.Bryce Carey of Nashua, Iowa, was a regular at Marshalltown Speedway, Independence Motor Speed­way and Benton County Speedway, while starting and ending his season with Deery Brothers Summer Series outings.“I had raced three years in a Stock Car and three years in a Modified. We had been competitive and I decided it was time to go to a Late Model,” he explained. “I think the Late Model is a premier divi­sion, one of the better classes you can be in in dirt track racing.”Carey bought a 2013 Wallybilt from Curt Martin, benefitting from the expertise of the former na­tional and Deery champion, the chassis builder and house driver Ben Seemann.“When we struggled with setup, those guys helped us make the changes,” he said. “The biggest part of the learning curve was having the spoiler and the wider tires. Late Models seem longer in front so being able to see out of the cockpit different.”The nephew of long-time driver LaVern Carey, he had a couple other experts in his corner.“I work for Corey Dripps, who is one of the best Modified drivers around, and he has shared a lot of setup advice,” Carey said. “And Andy Eckrich at Precision Performance has helped a lot with suspension. We’ve learned a lot from them, too.”He got some unexpected and unwelcome time off mid-season but still scored the rookie of the year award.“We were running for rookie of the year but had to sit out almost a month and a half (July 2 to Aug. 11) because of motor problems,” Carey said. “It was nice when we got those fixed. There were definitely some anxious moments as the rookie points got closer.”Starts-26Wins-0Top Fives-1 HIS CREW: Father Ron and brothers Nick and Tyler. HIS SPONSORS: Wallybilt Race Cars of Waterloo; Scott Olson and Wide Open Race Engines of Blairsburg; and BSB Manufacturing of Wellington, Kan.last_img read more

Syracuse wants ‘revenge’ against No. 3 Boston College

first_imgHead dropped and spirits low, then-junior Stephanie Grossi was visibly frustrated. After jumping out to a two-goal lead against then-No. 6 Boston College, the Orange faced a four-goal onslaught and whiffed a potential upset.That was 10 months ago on Jan. 4.Now, with a rematch against No. 3 Boston College (6-0-1, 3-0-1 Hockey East) approaching, Syracuse (1-6-1) looks to jump start its season with a home upset. With two weeks to prepare for the Eagles, the Orange is relishing an opportunity to strike back.“We really played well that first period and built a two-goal lead,” head coach Paul Flanagan said referencing last year’s loss. “I would like to think that our veterans look at the (Boston College) game as a chance for revenge.”With only one win against BC in the history of the program, Flanagan and Syracuse have historically struggled against the Eagles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast season, after Syracuse scored twice in the first period, Boston College stormed back with four second-period goals, including a hat trick from then-senior forward Kristyn Capizzano. While disheartening, that stretch led to a greater motivation toward this weekend’s game, sophomore defender Lindsay Eastwood said.On Dec. 10, 2015, SU was determined to defend home ice against BC, Flanagan said. Facing the then-undefeated and second-ranked Eagles, the Orange was ready to pull a major upset.Two minutes in, Boston College dashed SU’s hopes. Then-Eagles senior Dana Trivigno dug the puck out from near the boards and found then-senior Lexi Bender at the point. Her shot in traffic bounced right to a forward who easily placed it past SU senior goalkeeper Abby Miller.That goal was only the start of a six-goal run in the first 35 minutes, and the Orange never fully responded in a 7-2 loss.SU still has memories of that game and having to finish out one of the worst losses in program history.“We know what we didn’t do well and that was play defense,” Grossi said. “They’re definitely a skilled offensive team so we need to focus on our defense.”This season, the Orange enter the rematch with Boston College on a three-game losing streak. After notching its first win against Providence on Oct. 13, SU has scored four goals while allowing 13 in nine periods.Following a bye week, SU had time to fix offensive and defensive issues, Flanagan said. The Orange will face another strong offense in a BC team that averages just over four goals a game.“The bye week has come at an opportune time,” Flanagan said. “We tried to do some extra things off ice … I wanted to give them some time to be students, recover any nagging injuries, and just get away from the game for a little bit.“Boston College is very good and we need to be ready.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2017 at 1:07 am Contact Adam: | @_adamhillmanlast_img read more

Kyrie Irving reportedly eyeing Roc Nation after split with agent

first_imgKyrie Irving was a busy man less than three weeks before the start of NBA free agency.The Celtics point guard on Wednesday chose not to opt into the final year of his contract with the team, making him an unrestricted free agent on June 30.  Celtics’ Kyrie Irving is not opting into his $21.3 million deal for next season and will become a free agent eligible to sign a new contract with Boston or elsewhere, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 12, 2019Shortly after the news of Irving’s impending free agency, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Irving split from his longtime agent, Jeff Wechsler, and was with for Irving to work with Roc Nation for his upcoming contract negotiations.Boston’s Kyrie Irving is expected to partner with ROC Nation Sports for representation, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 13, 2019Wechsler has represented Irving since he was drafted No. 1 overall by the Cavaliers out of Duke in 2011. He helped Irving navigate his trade demand to the Cavs. Irving joined the Celtics by way of a trade with Cleveland in the summer of 2017.MORE: The major ramifications of Kevin Durant’s injury The move to Roc Nation will fuel rumors that Irving and, perhaps, Kevin Durant will be joining the Nets. Roc Nation was founded by Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, a former Nets part-owner. The agency represents Durant, who can also become a free agent this summer should he choose not to opt into the final year of his contract with the Warriors. Current Nets guard Caris LeVert is also represented by the agency.Irving, a six-time All-Star, is believed to have Brooklyn near the top of his desired free-agent destinations. Last week the Nets traded Allen Crabbe, the No. 17 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a lottery-protected first-round pick in next year’s draft to the Hawks in exchange for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round pick. The move cleared the $18.5 million Crabbe was due next season, giving Brooklyn enough cap space to sign two free agents this summer to max contracts.Irving averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists per game in 67 games for the Celtics this season. He was named to the All-NBA second team.last_img read more

Man arrested after setting woman’s house on fire after argument

first_imgThe Port St. Lucie Police Department has arrested a 30-year-old man who reportedly set a woman’s house on fire after they got into a dispute at another location.The incident occurred Saturday at a home on the 400 Block of SW Crawfish Drive in PSL.Authorities say Richard Caldwell and the woman were at a bar when they got into a dispute, the woman then left the bar with friends to return home but when she arrived, she found Caldwell inside of her home.That’s when the woman asked Caldwell to leave. Caldwell reportedly told the woman “you’re going to regret this,” while holding a a bottle with lighter fluid.The woman then decided to leave the home. When she returned, she found her home engulfed in flames.Caldwell later returned to the scene while authorities were present and a K-9 detected fire accelerant on his shoes and in his vehicle.He was arrested and is now facing arson and burglary charges.last_img read more

Prima donna

first_imgDuring the last several days the Steelers have been holding OTAs over at the south side. One of the purposes, if not the prime purpose of the get-together is to work out the body, the mind and to rekindle the “fireplace” of competition. The “field general” of the Steelers, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, will not be in attendance, at least at this current session of organized team activities. Okay, so these activities are voluntary and he doesn’t have to be there. But make no mistake, his being there in the war room, making the rounds, shaking the hands of his soldiers and giving them a pre-minicamp, pre-training camp, preseason pat on the back, could be nothing but a positive for the team.Organized team activities are great for the team, if not that good for the individual. Last year, the All-Pro safety for the Steelers, Troy Polamalu, skipped the OTAs to allegedly work out on his own. However, Polamalu missed a slew of games and was more of a cheerleader than a competitor for the 2009 season. From 2006-2009, the star safety has missed 19 games, while competing in 45. That means in four seasons he has missed three games more than the equivalent of a 16-game season. During the 19 games that he missed I am reasonably sure that his injuries were legitimate. There was also a void left in the Steelers defensive backfield that was difficult, if not impossible, to fill as a result of his absence.But in the same token, during his absence from the field of play, did his trademark mane fly around just as vigorously off the gridiron when he made numerous trips to the local ATM? He continued to collect a paycheck even though the Steelers defensive backfield was infected and affected by his absence. Oh, everyone says that Polamalu is injured more frequently because of his tenacity and reckless style of play. I agree with that assessment of his performances but someone has to pull him aside and whisper in his ear that if making one play causes him to forego the remainder of the season that it is okay to allow a few of his DB mates to pull their weight and make a few plays, too. It is impossible to be a prima donna from the sidelines. The 2009 season should be a lesson for Pittsburgh. Depth, depth, and more depth at every position is the only way that the Pittsburgh franchise will restore and maintain the winning tradition to which they are accustomed. There had better be a few players on the sideline that are able to put their fingers in “the dikes of injuries” if the Steelers are going to exit the funk of the 2009 season.Injuries combined with personal improprieties will oftentimes be the death knell for the cohesive sprit and the competitive fire of any team, in any sport. If one or a selected group of players on any team is perceived to be of considerably more value than the remainder of their peers on that team, that is where the chasm of division often begins. When players who are well paid and sometimes overpaid perform and are allowed to perform under different standards than their colleagues, the dividing line can become a demilitarized zone in the clubhouse or locker room. How can overpriced and overpaid athletes be allowed to attend to every minor scrape and wound as if it is life threatening by being allotted all of the recuperation time that they need while all others are expected to suit up and perform, regardless of the circumstances?Also, when negative behavior of certain athletes is tolerated more by some than others because of their value, then that too can be a morale killer.Take the case of another Pittsburgh star player, wide receiver Santonio Holmes. According to news services, “Holmes, who is facing a civil lawsuit in Florida in which a woman accuses him of throwing a drink at her, says he didn’t do anything and expects the matter to be dealt with quickly.” “[Holmes] proceeded to inform the plaintiff that he was an NFL football player and that he could not face criminal charges. Subsequently, [Holmes] offered to give the plaintiff money because he was an NFL star and could not get into trouble,” the complaint alleges, according to the report. I don’t care who you are, whether you are charged with an offense or not. No one has the right to throw a drink in anyone’s face, period.That is one of the things that concerns me. Some of these fellows think that money can cure all ills. Well ya big dummies, if that was so all the people with loot would be disease free and only us “po” folks would be destined to end up on the slab of the local undertaker. However in many cases, instead of wealth being a facilitatory of healing, newfound wealth can cause normal personalities to become distorted and perverted. Egos may become super-inflated, causing irreparable damage to an individual and all those around him in his public or private life. When athletes glance around the locker room as they work hard during the beginning phases of the upcoming campaign, there should not be question marks as to who may be attending and who isn’t. During a war, the soldier who volunteers puts the welfare of his fellow soldier on him. With any voluntary team workouts, coming together on your own to be with your teammates may speak volumes about who you are as an athlete and a person.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: or 412-378-9834.) OTAs otherwise known as organized team activities. NFL teams have these let’s get acquainted events to start the competitive engines in low gear.last_img read more

Thurston Chamber Announces 2016 Boss of the Year Honorees

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Thurston County Chamber of CommerceThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the seventh annual Boss of the Year honorees.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance. Port of Olympia Executive Director Ed Galligan is one of the 2016 “Bosses of the Year”.The 2016 honorees are: Kevin Johnston, Capital Mall; Rozanne Garman, RHD Enterprises; and Ed Galligan, The Port of Olympia.Honorable mentions include: John Doan, City of Tumwater; Dr. Ricord Torgerson, Joint Animal Services of Thurston County; and Winfried Danke, CHOICE Regional Health Network. Over 40 bosses from non-profit organizations to state agencies to private sector companies were nominated by their employees.Again this year, Saint Martin’s University business students played an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business.Johnston, Garman, and Galligan join a group of past honorees, including:Ron Bruchet, GHB InsuranceKevin Johnston is the general manager of the Capital Mall and one of the 2016 honorees for Boss of the Year. Photo courtesy: Kevin Johnston.Melissa Jenkins, The OlympianMeagan Darrow, TOGETHER!Steve Hall, the City of OlympiaDr. Yong Liu, State Department of AgricultureRae-Lynn Bidon, Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesJoseph Di Santo, Panorama Heidi West, America’s Credit UnionDr. Terrence Hess, Foot & Ankle Surgical AssociatesSteve Brooks, Lacey Fire District 3Jessica Jensen, Jessica Jensen Law PSJoe Ingoglia, Boys & Girls Club of Thurston CountyMariella Cummings, Physicians of Southwest WashingtonRobert Coit, Thurston County Food BankMike Harbour, Intercity TransitMike Strub, LOTT Clean Water AllianceBruce Cramer, O Bee Credit UnionJohn Setterstrom, Lucky Eagle CasinoThe recognition event will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at the Hotel RL Olympia beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a lunch buffet and recognition program starting at noon.  To make a reservation to attend, register online at read more

Virat Kohli promotes the ‘Trim from home’ challenge – but gets trolled by Kevin…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@virat.kohli)/GettyAdvertisement 19zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs88Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9h51xa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) om8Would you ever consider trying this?😱sxg7Can your students do this? 🌚3uhtpRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the absence of fixtures and tournaments in the novel Coronavirus pandemic, many cricketers have taken to social media to share some moments of their in-home lives with their fans. Team India captain Virat Kohli, who often cracks up his fan base with some hilarious posts together with Anushka Sharma, has now trimmed his beard with a new look, and has started a ‘#TrimAtHome’ challenge. However, former English cricketer Kevin Pietersen joins with with a hilarious banter, poking fun at the batsman’s grey hairs!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@virat.kohli)/GettyOther than his exceptional battling, Virat Kohli is a renowned fashion icon, and often times takes to social media to share his new looks with his followers.Yesterday, Kohli uploaded a video on his official Instagram, where he trimmed his beard in a new style. “While we’re all indoors, it’s extremely important to do stuff that makes you feel good. Staying well groomed is one of the things that keeps me in the zone. So I thought of trimming my beard at home and giving myself this new look. 😊Now I want all of you to take the #TrimAtHome challenge and post your new look! 😎” the 31 year old captioned the clip. Check it out below-Advertisement While fans stormed the comment section with love and appreciation towards the Men in Blue skipper’s fresh look, it was Kevin Pietersen who decided to troll Kohli for the few grey hairs present in his beard. “Does it get rid of your grey there buddy? 😂” Pietersen commented.Image Courtesy: Instagram(@virat.kohli)other than leg pulling the Indian batsman, Pietersen also recently got together with Kohli in a live Instagram session, talking about IPL and also the current lock down amids the COVID-19 crisis.Along with his beard, Kohli also recently got a new haircut from his better half Anushka Sharma, as going to a hair stylist in the present times is not an option.The couple recently did their part in India’s fight against the Coronavirus outbreak and donated to PM CARES Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. They have also been vocal for the support towards healthcare workers and spreading awareness to curb the virus contamination.From ‘square cuts to hair cuts’, Sachin Tendulkar turns hairstylist during lockdown!Charles Leclerc makes it 2 out of 2 with win in F1 Esports Chinese Grand Prix! Advertisementlast_img read more

KIJHL grows to 20 teams

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is getting a little bigger.The league accepted bids by Chase and Summerland at the recent KIJHL meetings.Chase saw its franchise move to Rutland during the summer and applied to the league board for the opportunity to make a return for next season.Summerland also made a bid, but needs B.C. Hockey approval. Both teams will join the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, bringing the number of teams to 10 and the league to 20.Also at Sunday’s meeting, League governors honoured Doug Birks by re-naming the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, Shuswap Division to Okanagan/Shuswap Conference Doug Birks Division. Doug Birks passed away this past summer. His death was a major loss to his family, his friends, and the Sicamous hockey community. Birks was a founding member of the Sicamous Eagles Junior Hockey Club along with Wayne March in 1994, and was very proud of the young men who played for the Eagles and went on to become great ambassadors for the community of Sicamous, not only in hockey, but in life.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more