Marshalltown reschedules Dale DeFrance Memorial to July 9

first_img“With inclement weather on the way and drivers coming from a long distance, we needed to make the call early,” explained promoter Toby Kruse. “We will have information to follow regarding the make-up date as it becomes ready.” MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 9) – Wet weather will be the winner tonight at Marshalltown Speedway and the result is the postponement of the Dale DeFrance Memorial to Thursday, July 9.  The 500th and final Summer Series event for IMCA Late Models will be part of that program, with other divisions to be announced. The Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds event will not be rescheduled to that evening. last_img read more

No. 1 Syracuse staves off No. 16 Johns Hopkins in 13-10 win in Carrier Dome

first_img Published on March 14, 2015 at 4:23 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+ Bobby Wardwell looked up at the Carrier Dome roof through his helmet and screamed after Patrick Fraser’s shot bee-lined over the Syracuse goalie’s right shoulder.A game that saw each team blow three-goal leads was tied at 10 in the fourth quarter, and the seven-person Johns Hopkins pep band could be heard over the season-high 5,778 fans in the Carrier Dome.But after five minutes of the crowd holding its breath, it erupted. Dylan Donahue found the back of the net and the Orange never looked back.“It was crucial for us to get that next goal,” SU attack Randy Staats said.After finding itself in an early four-goal deficit for the second straight game, SU exploded with seven consecutive of its own. Johns Hopkins fought back to tie the game at eight and then again at 10, but No. 1 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) eventually got a three-goal lead it wouldn’t relent and staved off No. 16 Johns Hopkins (3-4) in a 13-10 win in the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The easiest thing to understand about a good team is if you make mistakes, they’re good enough to capitalize,” Blue Jays head coach Dave Pietramala said. “I thought that was the story of today’s game.”The end result was a stark contrast to how the game began, though. Syracuse faceoff specialist Ben Williams was called for two violations in the first 10 minutes. Balls blistered over each of Wardwell’s shoulders and into the net while even the injured Blue Jays chest-bumped each other on the visitors’ sideline.Syracuse head coach John Desko called a timeout six minutes in and the home contingent was barely audible.“I don’t think we touched the ball until about 11 minutes maybe,” Desko said.But SU clawed back to within one early in the second quarter and midfielder Tim Barber caught the ball 10 yards out on the left side of the goal. He reared back, fired and found the top-right corner to tie the game, pumping his right fist as the crowd erupted in front of him.Then midfielder Nicky Galasso took advantage of his defender tripping over the back of the goal, beating JHU goalie Eric Schneider for SU’s first lead of the day.On the sideline, it was Johns Hopkins coaches throwing their hands up in the air at referees’ calls and the rattling of orange pom-poms that could be heard rather than JHU’s instrumental section.“I think they switched (their defense) up a couple times because they didn’t know quite what to do with us,” SU midfielder Henry Schoonmaker said.Syracuse added two more, but just as it looked as if the hosts would pull away, Johns Hopkins responded. The Blue Jays tied the game at eight in the third and then again at 10 in the fourth. The crowd was reduced back to silence, and the nation’s top team was in need of another spark.Donahue provided it. But this time, Johns Hopkins never retaliated. Schoonmaker and Staats stretched the lead to three and JHU wilted as the clock wound down.“Especially late in the game we took a couple bad shots where we definitely could’ve improved on that,” Johns Hopkins attack Shack Stanwick said. “That ultimately comes back to really hurt us.”With 21.7 seconds left, the JHU pep band played during a timeout, but quieter than it had all day. Wardwell held onto the ball as the final buzzer sounded, and Syracuse jogged onto the field as the Blue Jays walked off and the Orange prevailed to stay undefeated.“I thought it was a great college lacrosse game today,” Desko said. “There was a lot of up and down…Both teams played for 60 minutes, and it’s a great W for us.” Commentslast_img read more

Years later, Roger Federer still on top

first_imgAnd there’s the longevity, which is particularly impressive in light of the recent injury woes for the younger members of tennis’ elite: Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.At 36½, Federer is now the second-oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era — Ken Roswell won Australia in 1972 at 37. And after going more than four years without a trophy, he’s added three in the span of four appearances at majors (he skipped last year’s French Open and sounds like someone contemplating doing so again in a few months’ time).“I don’t think age is an issue, per se. It’s just a number,” he said Sunday. “But I need to be very careful in my planning, really decide beforehand what are my goals, what are my priorities. I think that’s what’s going to dictate how successful I will be.”Federer was asked how long he thinks he can continue playing at this level.“No idea. Honest, I don’t know. I have no idea. I’ve won three Slams now in 12 months. I can’t believe it myself,” he said. “I just got to keep a good schedule, stay hungry, then maybe good things can happen.”Take a look at the way Federer earned his sixth Australian Open championship, tying the men’s record for most in history, to go along with his unprecedented eight Wimbledons, five U.S. Opens (tied for the most in the professional era) and one French Open.After letting a lead slip away and getting outplayed by Cilic the fourth set, Federer faced some danger in the opening game of the decider in the form of two break points.“Momentum,” Cilic would say later, “was on my side.”Right when nerves would figure to be most frayed, Federer was steadier. On the initial break chance there, Cilic got a look at a 104 mph second serve and dumped a forehand return into the net. On the next, Cilic pushed a forehand return wide off a 119 mph first serve up the “T,” and Federer yelled out in Swiss German. Two points later, Federer conjured up a cross-court backhand winner that clipped the outside of a line to cap a 15-stroke exchange and grab that game.In the next, Cilic double-faulted twice and Federer took advantage, breaking en route to a 3-0 lead. And that was pretty much that. View comments It’s hard to decide what is most remarkable about Federer’s career.Cilic’s take?“The passion to compete, season after season, especially at this high level,” said the man who has lost two of the last three Grand Slam finals to the Swiss maestro. “Also, being able to challenge himself, first physically and then mentally, as well, to be at the top almost every single week.”The sheer volume of it all does stand out. Federer has won exactly 10 percent of the 200 major tournaments contested in the professional era. Before Federer started collecting his 20, the most any man managed to accumulate was the 14 for Pete Sampras; he now stands No. 3, behind Federer and Rafael Nadal with 16.There’s also that constant work to evolve and improve, most notably during his recent renaissance by adding versatility to his backhand side with a flatter, more powerful shot than his long-preferred slice.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson So let’s recall what Federer said at the All England Club on the day he collected his very first Grand Slam title, all the way back in July 2003.“I hope,” Federer said, “it’s not going to be my last.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSeems silly nowadays, doesn’t it?Because there he was, nearly 15 full years later, tears dotting his cheeks as he spoke to an adoring Australian Open crowd after beating 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in Sunday’s final in Melbourne. 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(AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Used to be that Roger Federer simply could not win a match, let alone a championship, at major tournaments.That might be hard to imagine now that Federer owns 20 Grand Slam trophies. But you can look it up: He lost in the first round on three of his first four trips to Wimbledon, and three of his first five appearances at the French Open.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Federer was on his way, just like so many times before.“It’s always very, very challenging to play him,” Cilic observed.Wasn’t always that way at the very beginning, actually. Yet it very much is, all these years later.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more