first_imgVictorya Truemner raced to rookie of the year honors in the Dirt Works Eastern Region for IMCA Modifieds this season. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor­sports Photography)IMLAY CITY, Mich. – A fourth generation driver looking to make a name for herself in the racing world earned rookie of the year honors this season in IMCA’s Dirt Works Eastern Region for Modi­fieds.Sixteen-year-old Victorya Truemner of Imlay City was a weekly regular at both Tri-City Motor Speed­way and Silver Bullet Speedway and had four outings at a third Michigan speed plant, Crys­tal Motor Speedway, as well.The Imlay City High School junior posted five top five finishes in 30 starts before wrapping up the season with a 10th place showing at Crystal’s Great Lakes Nationals.“This is something I would like to do for a living. I like the division and I like the sportsmanship of everyone I raced with,’ said Truemner, citing late-season help from her competition in getting a motor replaced so she could get back on track.“I was very satisfied with the way I ended the season. My goal was to make Great Lakes Nation­als my first year racing it and I definitely reached that,” she continued. “Taking the green flag was wild. It was definitely one of the best things I’ve done in my racing career.”That career began in go-karts. Truemner moved up to a local street stock class and won numer­ous features, as well as the 2016 track title at Silver Bullet.“I’m already looking forward to next year,” said Truemner, who will wheel a newer Dirt Works ride in her sophomore season.Truemner became the second female driver to win IMCA Modified regional rookie of the year hon­ors while Mitchell Hunt was also 16 when he topped rookie points in the Eastern Region in 2015.Wins-0                    Top Five Finishes-5              Starts-30HER CREW: Father Gary, stepmother Kathy, mother Susan and grandfather Dana Truemner.HER SPONSORS: Truebuilt of Imlay City; CU Tech of Cass City; Woodyzzz Motel of Caro; Fricke Asphalt of Grand Rapids; Skalnek Ford of Lake Orion; and A & A Manufacturing of Spring Lake.last_img read more

first_img24 Jul 2015 Moore celebrates five shot Carris Trophy victory What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago Derbyshire’s Bradley Moore lost a play-off for the Carris Trophy. Today he’s celebrating a five shot victory in the championship at Little Aston Golf Club.He completed the English boys’ open stroke play championship on eight-under par, signing off with a two-over par 74 – compiled in a continuous downpour – and was five clear of the runner-up, John Axelsen of Denmark.Sharing third place on level par were Portugal-based Nathan Brader and Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen, who soared up the leaderboard with a closing 67, the low round of the day. Also in the prizes were fifth placed John Gough (Stoke Park) and Harry Hall (West Cornwall) who was sixth.Last year, Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) lost this title to a good friend, which eased the disappointment, but the championship was high on his hit list for 2015. “I definitely wanted to come here and show I could win,” he said.“It also means a lot because it’s my last year in boys’ golf and I wanted to get a big boys’ win,” added Moore (Image © Leaderboard Photography).He led from start to finish, opening with rounds of 69, 72 and yesterday’s course record 65 which gave him a lead of seven shots going in to the final round. “It was that round which gave me the opportunity,” he said.“I didn’t hit the ball great today, I don’t know why, it was just one of those days, but I managed to get it round in a winning score.”John Axelsen, who won last year’s U16 McGregor Trophy, is a formidable player, and Moore was well aware that he might charge at him. “John is capable of going low if the putts drop for him,” he said.The Danish player had some impressive shots, for example driving the 317-yard fourth hole, and he twice narrowed the gap to four shots. But each time Moore regained the momentum, helped by birdies on the ninth and 13th – both short holes.He also demonstrated some excellent short game skills, with some crucial up and downs, including two from bunkers.“This gives me confidence going into the English amateur next week, then the European amateur and then straight to the British boys,” said Moore as he outlined his busy schedule.The 17-year-old has been England’s top boy golfer for the past two years and, as well as adding the Carris Trophy to his CV, he also won the Malcolm Reid Salver for the best aggregate score in this championship and in the Peter McEvoy Trophy, in which he was runner-up.The U16 trophy, the Hazards Salver, was shared by England’s Jake Benson (Beeston Fields), Italy’s Adalberto Montini and Sweden’s Hugo Townsend, who all finished on six-over par.Benson, 16, was two behind at the start of the final round and scored one-over 73 to tie, achieving his target for the week. Crucially, he got up and down from a fairway bunker on the 18th and he said: “I knew I needed to do it to have a chance.”Click here for full scores.last_img read more

first_imgBefore the football season began most picked the Allderdice Dragons to win it all in City League play because of the wealth of talent they had coming back from the previous season. But once the season started, most moved to Brashear, after their impressive 22-13 win over USO. But after it was all said and done, it was USO that emerged as the best team in the city, going 6-0 while shutting out all their opponents in league play after the loss to Brashear. Jaylen Coleman, USOOffensive MVP Allderdice dropped back in the pack with loses to Perry, Brashear, and USO. In the playoffs it was all USO as they defeated all comers including Brashear in the championship game. During the regular season they compiled 198 points while only allowing the 22 points in the first game against Brashear. Brashear finished second with 47 points allowed. Allderdice came closest to them on offense with 187 points. This gave fans hope that at last the City League would have a victory in PIAA play, but that was not to occur.Thus the 2011 New Pittsburgh Courier All-City Football team is a reflection of the regular season, with USO (20) dominating the team. The other winning teams Brashear (10), Allderdice (11) and Perry (9), pretty much rounded out the team. The rest of the league Oliver, Carrick, Westinghouse and Langley as expected placed only a few players on the team. Langley only had one and Oliver, Westinghouse and Carrick had 3 each.USO composed of University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama, dominated on both sides of the ball, offense and defense, which the All-City team reflects with 10 on offense and 10 on defense.Jaylen Coleman was easily the Offensive Most Valuable Player, and came in a very close second to Jay Barlow of Allderdice as the Defensive Most Valuable Player.Lou Berry was easily the Coach of The Year with no other coach receiving two or more votes. He did an outstanding job with not only a new team, but three schools being combined for the first time. Other coaches who did outstanding jobs this season were Rick Murphy from Brashear, and Bill Gallagher from Perry. Everyone pretty much overlooked Perry at the start of the season but as usual Coach Gallagher had them playing very solid football on both sides of the ball as they finished ahead of Allderdice with a 5-2 league record. As a result they had 9 players on the team, 4 offense and 5 defense.Brashear, having won the regular season, had 6 on offense and 10 on defense.Despite a somewhat disappointing year, Allderdice still did well placing 5 players on offense and 6 on defense.On the Special Teams, kicker Jesse Irwin of Allderdice and kick returner Manny Reed of Brashear were selected. This was Reed’s third consecutive year.2011 All-City TeamOFFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYERJaylen Coleman, USODEFENSIVE MOST VALUABLE PLAYERJay Barlow, AllderdiceCOACH OF THE YEARLou Berry, USOFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSEQB Adam Lynch BrashearRB Jaylen Coleman USORB Pat Ferguson AllderdiceR Will Graham AllderdiceR Manny Reed BrashearR Kevin Wilson WestinghouseOL Nick Eritz PerryOL Malcolm Moore USOOL John Jackson USOOL Matt Moss AllderdiceOL Scott Evans BrashearSECOND TEAM ALL-CITY OFFENSEQB Donte Forte USORB Kevaun Frenzley USORB Joel Nesbit BrashearR Jay Barlow AllderdiceR Myles Caitlin USOR Rick Gay BrashearOL Jermaine Herring PerryOL Tyrique Jarrett AllderdiceOL Josh Walker CarrickOL Deandre Caviness USOOL Jordan Maben BrashearHONORABLE ­MENTION OFFENSEQB Darrelle Carson PerryQB Joquan Green LangleyR Orlando Harvard CarrickR Marcus Johnson USOOL Jordan Clayton PerryOL Jermaine Brown USOOL Neal Bell USOOL Josh Walker CarrickFIRST TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSEDL Jay Barlow AllderdiceDL Kevaun Frenzley USODL Tyrique Jarrett AllderdiceLB Jaylen Coleman USOLB Tre Gaines BrashearLB Lamar Blackwell PerryLB Myles Caitlin USODB Donte Forte USODB Will Graham AllderdiceDB Jamil Smith BrashearDB Brendan Duckett USOSECOND TEAM ALL-CITY DEFENSEDL Ryan Daniels USODL Aaron Gross PerryDL Marlin Jackson BrashearLB Duke Mulvihill AllderdiceLB Joel Nesbit BrashearLB Daron Clarke PerryLB Dontae Jones WestinghouseDB Shannon Binnion USODB Mallory Claybourne PerryDB Joquet Foster OliverDB Aaron Lyons WestinghouseHONORABLE ­MENTIONS DEFENSEDL Jordan Clayton PerryLB Bishop Gethers AllderdiceDL Harold Green USODL Neondre Harbour USODL Shakeem Cox OliverDB Aaron Myrick USODB Jasean Murphy USODB Cornelius Raye AllderdiceSPECIAL TEAMSK Jesse Irwin AllderdiceR Manny Reed BrashearFINAL CITY LEAGUE STANDINGSBrashear 7-0 7-3USO 6-1 11-2Perry 5-2 6-5Allderdice 4-3 5-7Oliver 3-4 3-8Westinghouse 2-5 3-7Carrick 1-6 1-9Langley 0-7 2-8(USO is composed of U-Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama high schools. For football they are called U-Prep, and basketball Obama. In other sports it depends on where they practice.)last_img read more

first_img“Both (Lauren Biggs of Salmo and Mogan Flynn of Castlegar) played well leading up to the break and our team defense is very good largely riding good goal tending,” Fisher said taking an optimistic look at the second half of the season.”We have the second fewest goals against average in the league.”Fisher said that defence was bolstered during the weekend with the return of Golden’s Danica Dahlin back from a knee injury. Dahlin will be a deference maker once she is back in shape and able to play to her standard. Last weekend the coaching staffl monitored Dahlin’s minutes to ensure she eases into game shape.To get the Kootenay offence going, Fisher is looking for speedy winger Jesse Cooper (Nelson) and hard working winger Jenna Wheeldon (Nelson) to be more consistent with their new centre Kimberley Huisman. “This is a highly skilled first-year line that needs to contribute,” Fisher said.”They all bring grit and competiveness but with any first year player they need to find their way in the league.  Stay tuned for big things from them.”The Cats play the second game against Prince George Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in the NDCC Arena. The inability to score goals continues to haunt the Kootenay Wildcats.The Cats dropped a pair of games, albeit to the front-runners of the B.C. Female Midget AA League, Fraser Valley Phantom last weekend at the Langley Events Centre in the Fraser Valley.Kootenay lost 3-0 and 2-0 to fall to 6-10-2 on the season.”A coach doesn’t want to labour over a lack of scoring but we have an issue with that,” said Kootenay head coach Cary Fisher prior to last weekend’s series against Fraser Valley Phantom.”The good news is we are getting scoring from a variety of players at the right time to win games.”Despite the two setbacks, Kootenay remains out of second place in league standings behind Thompson-Okanagan Rockets.Kootenay hosts the Prince George Cougars in a pair of weekend games in Nelson, beginning Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the Civic Centre Arena.last_img read more

first_imgFinn Harps are back in action for the first time in 2012 on Tuesday evening next (24th January) when they play their first pre-season friendly against Limavady United in Limavady. The game kicks off at 7.30pm. FINN HARPS BACK IN ACTION was last modified: January 18th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:finn harpslast_img

first_imgIndia’s Yogeshwar Dutt defeated Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari of Iran in the repechage round 2 of the 60kg wrestling competition of the London Olympics on Saturday. With this win Yogeshwar is just a win away from bronze medal. This was his fourth bout of the day in which he won three and lost one. First, he beat Bulgaria’s Anatolie llarionovitch Guidea in the qualification, but ended up losing to Russia’s Besik Kudukhov in the pre-quarterfinals. Later in the repechage round one Yogeshwar defeated Puerto Rico’s Franklin Gomez Matos. However, Dutt’s Olympic medal hopes were rekindled as he qualified for the repechage round of the men’s 60kg wrestling event after Russian Besik Kudukhov, who had defeated the Indian in the pre-quarterfinal.Yogeshwar must thank World Champion Kudukhov for keeping alive his bronze medal hope.The Russian, bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Games, won his quarter-final match 3-1 against Esmaeilpoorjouybari and semi-final 3-0 against Myong Ri to qualify for the final. Kudukhov will face Azerbaijan’s Toghrul Asgarov in the title clash.Yogeshwar had lost his pre-quarterfinal bout to Kudukhov. The Indian survived just two periods before losing 3-0 to the reigning World Champion, who was also a bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Games.last_img read more

first_imgAfter displaying exemplary professionalism on the field against Nepal, the players of the Indian national football team believe that they need to come out with similar performances in the upcoming matches if the momentum has to be sustained.Basking in glory is something which the present crop of players is not willing to wear it on their sleeve.Sandesh Jhinhgan, for example, who is now making it a habit of scoring in almost every match grins when reminded about it.”I am happy to help the Team,” he utters, moments after India won 2-0 against Nepal, sweat trickling down his forehead. “The clean sheet matters the most. We needed this victory because this gives us a good momentum for the match against Kyrgyz Republic. We need to build on it,” he adds, even as the loud cheers from the stands seem to overlay his voice.Jeje Lalpekhlua whose sublime finish wrapped up proceedings for India after Jhingan’s goal insisted that the Team needs to “stay calm.””It was humid and a very difficult game. We fought hard and stayed together. We did not get any goal in the first half but stayed calm and patient. We kept working in the second half and it paid dividends,” he states.Seven consecutive victories in International Football is no achievement. But Robin Singh isn’t much willing to read much into it.”There is only way, and that is to move forward from here. The match against Nepal was a winning step and it is time to focus on the match against Kyrgyz Republic,” he maintains.advertisementThe boys had a morning recovery session at the pool and will resume practice again from Thursday.”The victory against Nepal makes us more confident. We need to carry this confidence into our next match and need to fill in the areas which the Coach will instruct us to,” Pritam Kotal, who floated innumerable crosses from the flanks against Nepal, joins in.Midfield General Eugeneson Lyngdoh feels that the Team played a “good game” against Nepal. But the very next moment, he adds: “This was a much needed victory. We need to capitalise on the win. It will stir up the confidence of the players for sure.”Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who has now an all-win record in the three matches in which he has Captained India credits the coaching staff, the Coach and all his teammates for all the success.”Football is not just about one man. It’s a Team playing together, and it’s not just the Team who is taking the field. I am proud to be a part of the Team,” he echoes, and repeats the next moment: “Really proud,” he said.India will take on the Kyrgyz Republic in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifying match which is slated to be played in Bengaluru on June 13.last_img read more

first_imgzoom South Korea’s financially troubled Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won a contract to build three very large crude carriers (VLCCs) for the Greek shipping company Maran Tankers, part of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group.The contract for the three 318,000 dwt tankers is valued at USD 250 million, DSME said.The 336-meter vessels will be delivered throughout 2018 and will feature high efficiency engines and the latest fuel saving technology to meet the IMO environmental regulations.This is the third time the Angelicoussis Group has placed an order for new vessels at DSME in the past eleven months. In June 2016, the company ordered two LNG carriers and two VLCCs, which was followed by an order for one LNG FSRU in December 2016.The Angelicoussis Group currently has 18 vessels under construction at DSME’s shipyards in South Korea and Romania.The new order comes shortly after DSME’s creditors announced a plan to inject further USD 2.6 billion into the struggling company as part of the restructuring process.However, the new funds will be provided only in return for stakeholders’ agreement on debt restructuring and DSME’s intensive self-rescue efforts.If stakeholders fail to agree on voluntary debt restructuring, DSME would turn to an alternative solution of so-called ‘Pre-packaged Plan’ (P-Plan) with creditors’ consent.Under the P-Plan, creditors are required to pre-arrange and submit a rescue plan in advance to a company’s filing for court receivership, and then a court would force a swift debt restructuring so that creditors can inject fresh capital in accordance with their plan for rehabilitation.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more