Jergens wins Kossuth County special

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (June 15) – Mike Jergens was the big winner in the IMCA Modified special spon­sored by the Algona Feed Store, as the Plover driver took first in the feature and pocketed the $2,000 first place money Thursday at Kossuth County Speedway.Clay Money was the leader after the first lap but Jergens wrestled the lead away after an early restart and never gave it up the rest of the way. Kelly Shryock and Tad Reutzel kept the heat on throughout the race with Shryock placing second and Reutzel third.Money was fourth and Rob Hughes rounded out the top five. Hughes went from 14th starting to fifth as the feature’s hard charger.Derek Green was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Shannon Anderson scored top IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock honors.Jake McBirnie led the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods to the checkers and Jacob Tacheny topped the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.last_img read more

Thomas’ overtime goal salvages victory against Boston College, ACC tournament home game for Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Alex Halis walked away dejectedly after his point-blank shot bounced off Boston College goalkeeper Alex Kapp’s fingertips late in the second half. Chris Nanco hung his head after Kapp made a leaping save on a floater to the top of the goal. Korab Syla lay on the ground, clutching his face after his open shot sailed well over the goal in overtime.But with 7:21 left in the second and final overtime, a game that seemingly contradicted Syracuse’s 14-2-1 season suddenly fit into the rest of the narrative.Skylar Thomas broke through a scrum in front of the goal, pumping his fist and running up the SU sideline celebrating his goal that decided a game that close all night.“I can’t even remember much,” Thomas said. “But I think (the ball) came down on my foot, and I just hit it on net, and it went in.”The No. 3 Orange (14-2-1, 5-2-1 Atlantic Coast) overcame 12 missed shots and nine unconverted corners in the second half and overtime to win 2-1 over Boston College (5-8-3, 1-6-1) on senior night at SU Soccer Stadium on Friday. The Orange dominated possession and shots in the second half, and it paid off in the game’s waning moments.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is now guaranteed to host an ACC tournament quarterfinal game on Nov. 9, one season after missing the tournament completely.“For us today, it shows a lot of character, a lot of resolve to come back, and it took overtime,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “You may argue that this is one of the bigger wins for our program.“We created a lot of chances tonight, but to get that last one was important.”Boston College got on the board just 11 minutes in when Diego Medina-Mendez sent a shot across the box. The shot missed his teammates, Syracuse defenders, and eventually the hands of goalkeeper Alex Bono as it hit the bottom-left corner of the goal.Mendez, shocked, looked back a moment before raising his arms up in the air.But Syracuse got it back just over 17 minutes later. Right wing Oyvind Alseth got trucked inside the box and moments later Nick Perea was celebrating his penalty kick equalizer.The Orange, facing a deficit for the first time since Sept. 13, had dug its way out. Now it was Syracuse on the offensive, getting every opportunity.It’s second goal seemed like it would be inevitable, but time after time it escaped SU.“Since we haven’t been down, we didn’t know how to react,” Thomas said. “But we reacted properly, we raised our level.”After the first overtime, McIntyre walked out to the field, a smile on his face. He walked up to the individual players walking slowly off the field and started clapping to them.A crowd that had grown accustomed to cheering, whether from the full stands or the hill behind the far side goal had spent a night groaning with missed opportunities.And on SU’s final chance of the night, the roar of the crowd was faint. A mess of players blocked the view of the goal, as the play that unfolded was out of the fans’ sight. But as Thomas emerged, his 6-foot, 3-inch frame escaping every one of his frantic teammates, the cheer became louder and louder.“One word,” Alex Halis used to describe the game. “Heart. We’ve got heart. We fought and we fought. Coach always told us that we’re a second half team, and we proved it tonight. Comments Published on November 1, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Relatives of murdered Sisters Village pensioner seek answers

first_img… after only 1 of 2 identified attackers arraignedAlmost two months after a Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD) pensioner was beaten and later died, his relatives are crying for justice, questioning why Police only instituted a murder charge against one man, when at least two attackers were identified. Seventy-one-year-old pensioner, Jerry Rambeer, was found lying in an unconscious state on July 1, 2018 at Back Street, Good Intent, WBD, but took his last breath on July 3 while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital. Joseph Rameshwar of nearby village Belle Vue, is before the courts on allegations of murdering Rambeer between July 1 and 3,Deceased pensioner Jerry Rambeer2018.According to relatives, a close relative of the murder accused was also identified as an attacker but they are confused to why only one person was charged for the crime. The pensioner’s brother, Ricky Rambeer told Guyana Times on Wednesday that they were going to hire lawyers to fight their case but were reportedly advised to keep checking with Police as the file was reportedly sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for directions on whether or not the relative of the accuse would also be charged.“No one man can’t beat me brother; he is a strong man. The Police prepare a file with statements and witnesses; it gone to the DPP about five weeks now and up to today, the file can’t come back,” the younger brother claimed.Rambeer said he asked the Police last week and they reportedly told him that the file was still with the DPP. Guyana Times contacted Police on Wednesday to ascertain the position of the file but was referred to Divisional Commander Rishi Dass. However, efforts to contact him were unsuccessful on Wednesday afternoon.Rameshwar, 23, was arrested at an operation in Diamond, East Bank Demerara and reportedly confessed to hitting Rambeer to the head with a rolling pin during an argument.They were all at wedding house in La Retraite before then.The DPP later advised that the suspect be charged with the capital offence of murder. According to Police information provided last month, when ranks arrived at the scene, they observed that Rambeer’s body had signs of marks of violence, and he had a gaping wound on his head.As such, he was taken to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and admitted a patient, before being transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital. However, at about 15:00h on July 3, 2018, the elderly man succumbed to his injuries.last_img read more