Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,096; 2. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,084; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,079; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,005; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 906; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 766; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 733; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 613; 9. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 596; 10. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 580; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 571; 12. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 565; 13. Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas, 556; 14. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 544; 15. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 533; 16. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 526; 17. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 519; 18. Brandon Geurin, Robinson, Texas, 511; 19. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 508; 20. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 503. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,181; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,155; 3. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,138; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,090; 5. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,086; 6. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,079; 7. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 1,077; 8. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 1,035; 9. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,016; 10. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,013; 11. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 986; 12. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 984; 13. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 970; 14. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 942; 15. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 941; 16. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 924; 17. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 921; 18. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., and Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., both 920; 20. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 899. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 747; 2. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 741; 3. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 706; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 667; 5. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 595; 6. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., 576; 7. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 575; 8. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 571; 9. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., 570; 10. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 564; 11. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 558; 12. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 540; 13. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 526; 14. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., and Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., both 523; 16. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 502; 17. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 501; 18. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 499; 19. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 494; 20. Brandon Bosma, Round Lake, Minn., 487. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,180; 2. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,129; 3. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,126; 4. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,098; 5. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,081; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,049; 7. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,027; 8. David Norquest, York, Neb., 1,025; 9. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,020; 10. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,005; 11. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 965; 12. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 908; 13. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 887; 14. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 877; 15. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 875; 16. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 870; 17. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 857; 18. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 853; 19. Chuck Madden Jr., Avoca, Iowa, 828; 20. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 819. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,190; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,179; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,140; 4. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,121; 5. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,087; 6. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,071; 7. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,047; 8. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,018; 9. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 1,016; 10. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,010; 11. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 984; 12. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 968; 13. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 956; 14. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 934; 15. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 930; 16. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 921; 17. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 894; 18. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 857; 19. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 847; 20. Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn., 838. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,179; 2. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,167; 3. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,161; 4. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,069; 5. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 1,067; 6. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,065; 7. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 1,061; 8. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,059; 9. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 1,005; 10. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 1,001; 11. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, both 989; 13. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 974; 14. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 963; 15. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 955; 16. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 930; 17. Vince Engebregtsen, Algoma, Wis., 926; 18. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 910; 19. Brett Berry, Colby, Kan., 903; 20. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 896. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,162; 2. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,126; 3. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 1,099; 4. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,051; 5. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,042; 6. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 924; 7. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 871; 8. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 851; 9. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 815; 10. Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 796; 11. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 787; 12. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 750; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 745; 14. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 725; 15. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 708; 16. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 704; 17. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 685; 18. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 681; 19. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb., 680; 20. Hailey Nohner, Onamia, Minn., 638. IMCA Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 592; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 589; 3. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 582; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 580; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 579; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 572; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 553; 8. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 521; 9. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 514; 10. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 478; 11. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 474; 12. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 470; 13. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 468; 14. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 454; 15. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 438; 16. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 415; 17. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 413; 18. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 412; 19. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 402; 20. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 400.
BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29) – Six hundred and fifty-one drivers from what promises to be a record 27 states and Canada have now pre-registered and/or purchased pit stalls for the Sept. 1-6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway. The 32nd annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation gets off to a roaring start with the Labor Day main event for Late Models. The feature for Sport Compacts is on Tuesday while main events for SportMods, Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars and ultimately the Modifieds are on Saturday’s pinnacle program. Early Super Nationals entries at the same time a year ago were 571 and 541 on the Friday before Super Nationals in 2012. “IMCA and Boone Speedway staffs are putting final preparations in place for Super Nationals,” noted IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root. “The record number of racers and the states they represent are important to us but what is more important is what happens on the race track.” “We are doing our best to give them the best track to race on each and every night and are confident that our racers will put on the best possible show Monday through Saturday,” he continued. “This will be another great Super Nationals.” Car counts at Super Nationals have topped 800 every year since 2008. Total car count of 842 last year included a division record 63 Sport Compacts. Depending on the number of entries in each of the six divisions, more than $250,000 in cash and the same amount of product contingencies will be awarded. The Modified main event starts 33 cars. The winner earns $2,000 plus another $100 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts during the 2014 season, resulting in a potential $7,000 payday.Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock main events each start 30 cars. The Stock feature pays $1,000 to win, along with a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50 starts. Northern SportMods also race for $1,000 to win and a bonus of $25 per sanctioned start up to 50. Hobby Stocks run for $600 to win and the same potential bonus as the SportMods. The Late Model feature on Labor Day is part of the Deery Brothers Summer Series feature and will follow all tour procedures. The field of 24 will take the initial green flag two-wide. That feature pays $3,000 to win, with another $30 paid for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts. Sport Compacts run for $250 to win, plus $5 for each of as many as 50 starts.Friday’s program features the Modified Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. All four Race of Champions events are on Saturday.Fans who can’t make the trip to Boone can catch the action from Super Nationals via the internet starting with the Sunday, Aug. 31 practice session, the performance by the band Helferstout and driver interviews on XSAN.TV. The latest lists of drivers registered and confirmed to compete at the upcoming Super Nationals, by division, now include: Modified Pre-EntriesDean Abbey, Waco, Texas; Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Jamie Anderson, Mason City; Jacob Anson, Albion, Neb.; Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; Randy Artz, Battle Mountain, Nev.; Bob Aspenleiter, North Platte, Neb.; J.D. Auringer, Waterlo; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Trevor Baker, Beatrice, Neb.; Shawn Bearce, Sioux City; Terry Berg Jr., South Sioux City, Neb.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Brandon Blochlinger, Concordia, Kan.; and Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.; Matt Bonine, Onawa; Brody Bowser, Stanton, Mich.; Joren Boyce, Minot, N.D.; David Brown, Kellogg; Kenneth Buck, Canton, Pa.; Brian Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Eric Center, Mesa, Ariz.; Rob Charapata, Oconto, Wis.; Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Jim Cole, Sioux City; Tate Cole, Fort Gibson, Okla.; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; Sam Cox, Flower Mound, Texas; Tony Cox, Boone; Kent Croskey, Polk City; and Wade Cross, Phillips, Neb.;Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; Eric Dailey, Armstrong; Bill Davis Jr., Des Moines; Scott Davis, Madrid; Russ Dickerson, Boone; Travis Dickes, Madison, Neb.; Randy Dolberg, Mills, Wyo.; Jeff Dolphin, Britt; J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Darin Duffy, Urbana; Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; Greg Elliott, Webster City; Cole Ferguson, Dexter; Chris Fleming, Union Springs, N.Y.; and Jeremy Frenier, Fort Morgan, Colo.; Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cody Gearhart, Turpin, Okla.; Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.; Josh Gilman, Earlham; Cody Graham, Mesa, Ariz.; Wayne Graybeal, Springfield, Mo.; Mark Griffin, Canton, Pa.; Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Clay Hale, Cameron, Mo.; Jimmy Hale Jr., Crystal, Mich.; Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah; and Alex Hanson, Northwood;Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek; Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; Devon Havlik, Iowa Falls; Tyler Heetland, Bancroft; Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; Jared Hoefelman, Columbus, Neb.; Scott Hogan, Vinton; Danny Holt, Topeka, Kan.; Larry Hood, Bakersfield, Calif.; Darren Huntley, Ogden; Mike Jergens, Plover; Sean Jerovetz, Sobieski, Wis.; Brandon Jessen, Emerson, Neb.; Adam Johnson, Independence; Jamie Johnson, Waterloo; and Terry Johnson, Waterloo;Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; Paul Jones Jr., Casper, Wyo.; Mitch Keeter, Webb City, Mo.; Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, Texas; Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Ed Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; Dustin Kraklio, Durant; Kyle Kudick, Two Rivers, Wis.; Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; Brandon Leeman, Roland; Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; Rich Lewerke, Garner; and Kyle Ligenza, Columbus, Neb.; Todd Ligenza, Columbus, Neb.; Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Nicholas Link, Rolla, Kan.; John Logue, Boone; Josh Long, Green Bay, Wis.; Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; Jim Lynch, Bloomfield; Kelly Lyons, Boone; Tyler Madigan, Peosta; Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif.; Mike McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Matthew Meinecke, Madrid; Chad Melton, Springtown, Texas; Dan Menk, Franklin, Minn.; R.J. Merchant, Sioux City; and Joshua Meyer, Fairmont, Minn.; Jeremy Mills, Garner; Kurt Moeding, Mason City; Bob Moore, Sioux City; Jason Morehouse, Evansdale; Jacob Murray, Hartford; Jason Murray, Hartford; Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan.; Levi Nielsen, Mason City; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Justin O’Brien, West Union; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Loren Pesicka Jr., Burt; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; Ron Pope, Mason City; and Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; Terrance Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Craig Reetz, Dunlap; Buck Reid, Sheridan, Ark.; Russ Reinwald, Juneau, Wis.; Terry Rentfro, Bettendorf; Tad Reutzel, Burt; Steve Reynolds, Springfield, S.D.; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif.; Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Joel Rust, Grundy Center; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; and Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; Brian Schmitt, Wall Lake; Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; David Schuster, Waterville, Minn.; J.J. Scott, Iowa City; Clay Sellard, Ellis, Kan.; Josh Sherbon, Cedar Falls; Todd Shute, Des Moines; Tom Silver, Glenwood, Minn.; Dustin Smith, Lake City; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; Tony Snyder, Readlyn; Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood; and Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas;Jay Steffens, North Platte, Neb.; Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; Jeff Stephens, Arion; Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.; Caleb Stone, Hobbs, N.M.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Greg Taylor, Sioux City; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; James Tebon, Algoma, Wis.; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City; Jim Thies, Mapleton; and Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Aaron Turnbull, Estevan, Sask.; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Mike Wadel, Garden City, Kan.; A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz.; Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; Ryan Watnem, Humboldt; Tony Wedelstadt, Fremont, Wis.; Mike Weikert Jr., Muscatine; Kirk Westring, Columbus, Neb.; Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas; Randy Wilson, Wichita, Kan.; Tyler Wilson, Krakow, Wis.; Austin Wonch, Stanton, Mich.; Shay Woods, Humeston; Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; Jerry Wren, Howard Lake, Minn.; and Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.Others Confirmed Chris Abelson, Sioux City; Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas; Melvin Bailey, Mayetta, Kan.; Hank Berry, Sidney, Mont.; Kyle Brown, Kellogg; Joel Bushore, Boone; Kaleb Carey, Osceola, Neb.; Alec Childs, Lovelock, Nev.; Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D.; Kenny Cross, Salina, Kan.; Jason Cummins, New Richland, Minn.; Eric Elliott, Boone; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; David Goode, Copperas Cove, Texas; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Richie Gustin, Gilman; and Randy Havlik, Madrid; Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; Racer Hulin, Laurel; Troy Jerovetz, Green Bay, Wis.; Beau Kaplan, Boone; K.C. Kubichek, Winnemucca, Nev.; Adam Larson, Ankeny; Jay Marks, Bakersfield, Calif.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Jay Noteboom, Hinton; Josh Ruby, Lakota; Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; Kelly Shryock, Fertile; Jared Siefert, Luxemburg, Wis.; Scott Simatovich, State Center; Clint Wendel, Mason City; and Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich. Stock Car Pre-EntriesDerrick Agee, Huntsville, Mo.; Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn.; Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; Manny Baldiviez, Chula Vista, Calif.; Kevin Balmer, Garwin; Gary Bass, Des Moines; Scott Beauregard, Brandon; Norm Belew, Granger; Brian Blessington, Breda; Randy Brands, Boyden; Jesse Brown, Nashua; Tom Brumlic, Denmark, Wis.; Michael Bruns, Olivia, Minn.; Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn.; Tristan Carman, Killeen, Texas; Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas; Blake Cole, Nashua; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Crocheck, Boone; and Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; Tim Czarneski, Denmark, Wis.; Russell Damme, Waterloo; Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; Bob Daniels, Des Moines; Josh Daniels, Carlisle; Jason Davis, Norton, Kan.; Jeff Deal, Fort Dodge; Lance Deal, Fort Dodge; Matt Deaton, Newton; Colby Deming, Hobbs, N.M.; David Easterday, Riverdale, Neb.; Kevin Flock, Muskogee, Okla.; Cody Frerichs, Bristow; John Frydrych, Austin, Texas; Cory Gansen, Clear Lake; Todd Gereau, Sioux City; Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas; and Dan Hanselman, Algona;Markiss Harcrow, Waco, Texas; Shawn Havel, Algoma, Wis.; John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; Ty Hill, Dallas Center; Robert Hoing, Overton, Neb.; Jeff Holstein, New Ulm, Minn.; Michael Jaennette, Newton; Casey Jones, Sioux City; Ned Kalis, Wells, Minn.; Greg Keuhn, Trenton, Mo.; Michael Lang, Lamesa, Texas; Calvin Lange, Humboldt; Jordan Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Ryan Leeman, Randall; Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee, Wis.; Stoney Leonard, Ladora; Jake Ludeking, Decorah; and Les Lundquist, Sioux City; James Lynch, Kahoka, Mo.; Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.; Gregg Mann, Estevan, Sask.; Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas; Jake Masters, Graettinger; Aaron Matthias, Fairbank; Carbie McClearen, Seminole, Texas; J.P. Minnehan, Churdan; Perry Misner, Garden City, Kan.; Dana Morgan, Kearney, Neb.; Dave Moriarity, Jordan, Minn.; Trent Murphy, Scranton; Damon Murty, Chelsea; Mike Nichols, Harlan; Jesse Olson, Mayer, Minn.; Chad Palmer, Renwick; Chris Palsrok, Sibley; Shane Paris, Muscatine; Rich Pederson, Sioux City; Michael Pepper, Lakin, Kan.; Corey Piffer, Indianola; and Scott Pippert, Elberon; Dave Plowman, Omaha, Neb.; Travis Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Chris Pruitt, Stuart; Terry Pruitt, Dexter; Eric Rempel, Palmyra, Neb.; Rod Richards, Madrid; Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; Robert Rutherford, Norton, Kan.; Brandon Savage, Canton, Mo.; Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; Allan Schmidt, Holstein; Jay Schmidt, Tama; Kellie Schmit, Britt; David Smith, Lake City; Devin Smith, Lake City; Donavon Smith, Lake City; Toby Smith, Oskaloosa; Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.; and Robert Stofer, Jefferson;Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; Cal Swanson, Waterloo; Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas; Justin Temeyer, Independence; Thomas Thompson, Hopkinton; Ken Tietz, Belle Plaine, Minn.; Christopher Toot, Albert Lea, Minn.; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Heath Tulp, Belmond; Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis.; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; Roger Verdoorn, Sibley; Don Vis, Marshalltown; Ben Walding, Des Moines; Matthew West, Kellerton; Jeff Whiting, Gothenburg, Neb.; Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; Mike Wiemann, Webster City; Nathan Wood, Sigourney; Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D.; and Jody York, Lubbock, Texas. Others ConfirmedJason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas; Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas; Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; Eric Brown, Boone; Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.; Cory Bushnell, Madrid; Norman Chesmore, Rowley; Chad Estes, Troy, Texas; Jerry Gifford, Boone; Wayne Gifford, Boone; Mike Goldsberry, Runnells; William Gould, Calera, Okla.; Lonnie Hodges, Boone; Larry Portis, Nora Springs; Bill Richards, Audubon; Cody Scray, Horicon, Wis.; Paul Shepherd, Marengo; Dave Wickman, Emmetsburg; Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb.; and Pat Wilson, Harker Heights, Texas.Hobby Stock Pre-Entries D.J. Anderson, Webster City; Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; Zachary Ankrum, Sioux City; Daniel Ayers, Webster City; Nathan Ballard, Marengo; Tim Barber, Story City; Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; Charlie Bartels, Lincoln, Neb.; Nick Beckman, Lincoln, Neb.; Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D.; Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb.; Kyle Bond, Gibbon, Neb.; Nate Bonin, Iowa Falls; Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; Dana Brandt, Minot, N.D.; Matt Brown, Dysart; Rudy Brunkhorst, Columbus, Neb.; Andrew Burg, Adel; Travis Burger, Nebraska City, Neb.; Andrew Claus, Spencer; Cody Cleghorn, Des Moines; Shane Collins, Thayer, Kan.; and Travis Coop, Portis, Kan.;Brian Derry, Collins; Kevin Derry, Collins; Scott Dobel, Manly; Jeff Fink, Denison; Brandon Geurin, Waco, Texas; Eric Gillette, Slayton, Minn.; Ryan Grochala, Pleasant Hill; Cody Gustoff, Scranton; Daniel Hagen, Grimes; Brian Happel, Van Horne; Tony Harazin, Redwood Falls, Minn.; Austin Hauswirth, Havelock; Kyle Hein, Bellwood, Neb.; Jamie Herring, Killeen, Texas; Andy Hick, Adel; Derek Hodges, Des Moines; Andy Hoffman, Sioux City; Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; and Trevor Holm, Edgerton, Minn.; Shane Honl, Winthrop, Minn.; Jeremy Hoskinson, Norfolk, Neb.; Trevor Hudson, Copperas Cove, Texas; Benji Irvine, Stanley; Seth Janssen, Ogden; Brent Jochum, Norfolk, Neb.; Darin Johnson, Dickens; Jacob Keiser, Marengo; Mike Kennedy, Goodland, Kan.; Jim Kimmel, Norfolk, Neb.; Brad King, New Town, N.D.; Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; Weston Koop, Rockwell; Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.; Justin Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; Adam Lee, Salix; Chad LeGere, Des Moines; Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.; Noah Ludwig, Logan; Austin Luellen, Minburn; and Dustin Lynch, Boone;Rodney Manthey, Norwood, Minn.; Ross Marshall, Johnston; David Miller, Sioux City; Derek Moede, Casco, Wis.; Joe Myers, Woodward; Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas; Tyson Overton, Carlisle; Kyle Parizek, Belle Plaine; Gary Pemberton, Central City, Neb.; Jake Pemberton, Central City, Neb.; Gary Pesicka, Burt; Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; Michael Powell, Norwalk; Michael Pruitt, Redfield; Justin Rezabek, Wilber, Neb.; David Rieks, Eldora; Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; and Mark Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Josh Saunders, Newton; Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Brent Schlake, Blue Springs, Neb.; Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D.; Jason See, Albia; Bradley Sheetz, Winston, Mo.; Richard Shields Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas; Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg; Kyle Sidles, Algona; Matt Smith, Des Moines; Russ Specht, Hastings, Neb.; Eric Stanton, Carlisle; Ray Stock Jr., Ankeny; Dillon Thompson, Hastings, Neb.; Jesse Totten, Schleswig; Mike Traskowsky, Woodbine, Kan.; Dusty Van Horn, Atlantic; Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice, Neb.; John Watson, Des Moines; Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger; and Jamie Whitaker, Oelwein. Others ConfirmedAdam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; G.W. Fuller, Tescott, Kan.; Dustin Graham, Boone; Matt Hudspeth, Granger; Bryan Keeney, Nevada; and Jacob Waldron, Beatrice, Neb.Northern SportMod Pre-Entries Tyler Afrank, Norfolk, Neb.; Shawn Albers, Wellsburg; John Albrecht, Glencoe, Minn.; Bobby Anders Jr., Quincy, Ill.; Josh Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Mike Appel, Dodge City, Kan.; Paul Atchison, Webster City; Coby Bangasser, Allison; Eric Bassett, Mankato, Minn.; Lynn Brockett, Ogden; T.J. Brown, Heron Lake, Minn.; Kaid Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.; Austin Carter, Beloit, Kan.; Trevor Chaplin, Iowa Falls; Levi Chipp, Latimer; Doug Cook, Algona; Tim Cooper, North Platte, Neb.; Caleb Dennis, Meadville, Mo.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Troy Douglas, North Platte, Neb.; and Arron Duvall, Trenton, Mo.; Bruce Egeland, Marshall, Minn.; Rick Fasse, Urbandale; Colby Fett, Algona; Joe Feyen, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk; Nate Ginest, Great Bend, Kan.; Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan.; Mike Grantham, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; Kruz Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kyle Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ty Griffith, Webster City; Kamren Gruber, Great Bend, Kan.; Jared Hansen, Audubon; and Shawn Harker, Nebraska Ciy, Neb.;Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; Kelly Henderson, Minot, N.D.; Curt Hilmer, Dysart; Jerry Hinton, Adel; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; David Hoover, Kelley; Mark Hunziger, Oregon, Mo.; Kevin Hurst, Janesville; Jerrod Johannsen, Schleswig; Bryan Johnson, Roland; Ben Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Cody Knecht, Whittemore; Brian Konz, LeMars; Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton, N.D.; Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; Tom Lathrop, Ottumwa; Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; James Lewis, Rochester Hills, Mich.; and Matt Lizotte, Minot, N.D.; Jonathon Logue, Boone; Brandon Long, Green Bay, Wis.; Tim Love, Kelley; Clint Luellen, Minburn; Tory Mack, Surrey, N.D.; Sean Manning, Bennington, Neb.; Matt Marquardt, Tekamah, Neb.; Jake McBirnie, Boone; Matthew McCahen, Waterloo; Tina McGowan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; Brian Miller, Grand Junction; Brandon Morris, Cedar Rapids; Richard Mueller Jr., Jackson, Wyo.; and Michael Murphy, Jefferson;Taylor Musselman, Norwalk; Jeremy Noonan, Lincoln, Neb.; George Nordman, Mason City; Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; Anthony Onstot, Norwalk; Lukas Onstot, Norwalk; Brandon Ostwald, Algona; Dylan Petersen, Harlan; Matt Petrzelka, Norway; Kurtis Pihl, Lindsborg, Kan.; Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Cameron, Mo.; Chet Ragan, Eagle Lake, Minn.; Justin Remus, New Ulm, Minn.; Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; D.J. Robinson, Des Moines; Kevin Robinson, Dewar; and Kyle Robinson, Cherokee; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Darin Roepke, LeMars; Cory Rose, Boone; Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Darin Rothfus, Jefferson; Chase Rudolf, Prole; Tim Rupp, Cherokee; Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; Jake Sachau, Denison; Austin Schrage, Cresco; Brian Schrage, Cresco; Jon Schultz, Waunakee, Wis.; Dakoda Sellers, Waverly; Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; Jake Simpson, Algona; Doug Smith, Lanesboro; and Tyler Soppe, Sherrill;Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan.; Mike Stark, West Des Moines; Lynn Starry, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; Ryan Topf, harter Oak; Fred Traskowsky, Woodbine, Kan.; Jared Van Deest, Holland; Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb.; Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.; Sam Wieben, Dysart; Brandon Williams, Des Moines; Creston Williams, Newhall; Tim Zeman, Muscatine; and Alex Zwanziger, Nashua. Others Confirmed Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; Brian Eppert, Ogden; Austin Kaplan, Ankeny; Tara Longnecker, Woodward; Ty Luellen, Minburn; Robert Moore, Maxwell; Steve Moore, Springfield, Mo.; Rick Ringgenberg, Kelley; Jacob Salisbury, Waterloo; Ken Walker, Springfield, Mo.; and Bill Wear, Des Moines. 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Saints were widely expected to struggle this season having lost Pochettino to Tottenham and a number of their star players to fellow Premier League clubs. But Koeman brought in a host of new faces, many of whom were not household names in England, and has since led the south coast club into the top four with 15 games remaining. Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has responded light-heartedly to claims from former Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino that he inherited a “winning team” when he took over at St Mary’s in the summer. Pochettino’s Tottenham sit two points below Southampton in sixth and the Argentinian reportedly told Catalan radio station RAC1 that he gave Koeman a platform for success. “You have to say that they invested close to 80million euros (£59.8million) in the summer and it was already a winning team on the up,” he was quoted as saying. “When we arrived at Southampton in January of 2013 they had the team that had conceded the most goals in the league. It was a team with a lot of problems, with players like Adam Lallana who wasn’t playing and Luke Shaw who wasn’t playing but in one and a half years we turned it round.” But Koeman hit back when questioned about Pochettino’s remarks ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash with managerless QPR. “First of all, it was on Spanish radio so I don’t know exactly what was said and if the comments were really like that,” said the Dutchman. “He is free to give his opinions, I’m happy in Southampton and thank you Mauricio; I have an easy job! “That is the reason that I came to Southampton, to have a little holiday with everything organised, a good team and good players. I’m joking! I have no comments.” Given Koeman’s overhaul of the squad, which continued in January with the loan acquisitions of Eljero Elia and Filip Djuricic as well as the permanent signing of Ryan Bertrand, the former Feyenoord boss believes he has put his stamp on a side he did admit owes a lot to those who have spent time rebuilding the club before his arrival. “It is feeling like my side because we had to make a lot of changes in the team,” he added. “The way the club is doing makes it easier for the manager, Pochettino, (former owner) Markus Liebherr and (head of football development) Les Reed, they have all done a fantastic job in Southampton and, as a manger, you need those people to work well in a good structure – that is the best quality of Southampton Football Club. “We don’t have a lot of people but the confidence I have as the manager is very good. We had to change the team because we lost a lot of good players. Working with the scouting, we brought in good players and the adaptation was easy and the team is working well. The spirit is fantastic but there are different reasons (for that). Koeman confirmed both Victor Wanyama and Morgan Schneiderlin have recovered from respective injuries and will travel to Loftus Road on Saturday. With two key midfielders back, Koeman’s squad is almost at full-strength and he feels it will have to remain that way if Saints are to continue their push for European qualification. “We believe in the way we play football and if we can keep everyone fit, that is key, then we can fight for the first six or seven positions in the table,” he added. “We have been struggling a little bit in the last few weeks, not in terms of the results, but we don’t have the kind of numbers of players and it can be a bit of a problem when we have a bench which has only under-21 players on it. “But still we are fourth in the table and in my opinion it is amazing what we are doing. It is difficult to keep that but there is a possibility, if we keep everybody fit and available, to fight for European football.” Press Association
By Amlan ChakrabortyMOHALI, India (Reuters) – Joe Root’s determination and Haseem Hameed’s grit were not enough for England, as India won the third Test by eight wickets inside four days to go 2-0 up in the five-match series yesterday.Playing his first Test in eight years, Parthiv Patel smashed an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls and the hosts chased down their 103-run victory target for the loss of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara.After conceding a 134-run first-innings lead, England had their backs firmly against the wall and Monday’s top-order collapse left them with an impossible task to save the game.“The first two days went exactly as we wanted as a Test team,” India captain Virat Kohli told reporters.“When you lose the toss on a good wicket, the bowlers stand up. On day two, you are 160-5 and your lower order steps up. Those two days, along with the third, were very pleasing for me as the captain,” he added.Root’s composed 78 helped erase the deficit and an unbeaten 59 by Hameed, batting down the order after breaking his finger, ensured India had a three-figure target to chase after bowling out England for 236 in the afternoon session.Resuming on 78-4, England suffered early setbacks.Nightwatchman Gareth Batty failed to trouble the scorers, trapped lbw by Ravindra Jadeja in the second over of the day.Jos Buttler, arriving at the crease with his team reeling on 78-5, clobbered Jadeja over his head for six and smacked a boundary to bring up England’s 100.But he fell for a run-a-ball 18 trying to hit Jayant Yadav over mid-on, Jadeja taking a stooping catch at mid-wicket.Root survived two leg-before appeals in one Jadeja over but otherwise looked rock solid as he brought up his 25th Test fifty with an elegant boundary, raising his bat in muted celebration.His brave 179-ball battle ended in a rather soft dismissal when he pushed at a Jadeja delivery and Ajinkya Rahane took a sharp one-handed catch at slip.Hameed refused to give up, however, defying the Indian bowlers with solid defence alongside Chris Woakes who made a fluent 30.Paceman Mohammed Shami then struck twice in an over with the new ball to all but end England’s resistance, bouncing out Woakes and inducing Adil Rashid into an awkward pull that was caught on the boundary.Hameed was left stranded when James Anderson was run-out for five. The 19-year-old, who misses the remaining two Tests with the injury, remained unbeaten after nearly three hours at the crease to enhance his burgeoning reputation.England captain Alastair Cook said he, along with others, misread the pitch but blamed the batsmen for the defeat.“No magic balls were being bowled really …. It was not that the pitch was behaving,” said Cook, who moved past former Australia captain Steve Waugh to become the 10th highest run-scorer in Test cricket.“It was good, accurate bowling, as you expect from India in these conditions, but it was not unplayable. We didn’t score enough runs.”Jadeja, who scored a career-best 90 and picked up four wickets, was adjudged man-of-the-match.The fourth Test in Mumbai starts on December 8.ENGLAND 1st innings 283 (J. Bairstow 89) INDIA 1st innings 417 (R. Jadeja 90, R. Ashwin 72, V. Kohli 62, J. Yadav 55, C. Pujara 51; B. Stokes 5-73, A. Rashid 4-118) ENGLAND 2nd innings (Overnight: 78-4)A. Cook b R. Ashwin 12J. Root c Rahane b Jadeja 78M. Ali c Yadav b R. Ashwin 5J. Bairstow c P. Patel b Yadav 15B. Stokes lbw b R. Ashwin 5G. Batty lbw b Jadeja 0J. Buttler c Jadeja b Yadav 18H. Hameed not out 59C. Woakes c P. Patel b Shami 30A. Rashid c U. Yadav b Shami 0J. Anderson run-out 5Extras: (b-8, lb-1) 9Total: (all out, 90.2 overs) 236Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-39, 3-70, 4-78, 5-78, 6-107, 7-152, 8-195, 9-195.Bowling: M. Shami 14-3-37-2, U. Yadav 8-3-26-0, R. Ashwin 26.2-4-81-3, R. Jadeja 30-12-62-2, J. Yadav 12-2-21-2.India 2nd innings (Target: 103 runs)M. Vijay c Root b Woakes 0P. Patel not out 67C. Pujara c Root b Rashid 25V. Kohli not out 6Extras: (b-4, lb-1, nb-1) 6Total: (for 2 wickets, 20.2 overs) 104Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-88.Bowling: J. Anderson 3-2-8-0, C. Woakes 2-0-16-1, A. Rashid 5-0-28-1, B. Stokes 4-0-16-0 (nb-1), M. Ali 3-0-13-0, G. Batty 3.2-0-18-0.
With every stroke slicing the stillness of the Lake Monona water, junior Maggie Galloway is reminded of what she enjoys most — the outdoors. As a member of the UW women’s rowing team, Galloway has a chance to stay connected to her interest each and every day during the season, even if it was by random chance.“I like endurance sports, and I love being out on the water,” Galloway said.In addition to rowing, the Varsity Eight member finds great pleasure camping and canoeing. Not to beat it over the head, but Galloway gets so much out of immersing herself in nature that she has plans to make a career out of it. She is majoring in biological aspects of conservation. However, rowing isn’t only about being outdoors for Galloway; it’s an opportunity to let her competitive edge come to the fore, and it pushes her mind in ways that other activities can’t. “I’m super-competitive; I don’t like to lose,” Galloway said. “The thought of being able to beat teams that are better, or girls that are faster than me or bigger than me, makes me want to go faster.”Not only does Galloway, a three-time high school MVP rower, push herself, but she also acts as a driving force for her teammates. “Maggie is a great teammate,” senior captain Shayla Dvorak said. “She always does everything and does her best to help her [teammates]. She pushes everyone physically and mentally in all aspects.”Galloway’s competitive spirit wasn’t always as forthright as it is now. In fact, it wasn’t until this past year that her determination really became apparent to her coaches and teammates. “She seemed quiet, and she didn’t have all the confidence in the world,” coach Bebe Bryans said. “But she just decided that she really, really, really wanted to do this and be successful.” This attitude makes Galloway one of the key players on the team — most girls involved are competitive but not many can take it to the next level like Galloway does, according to Bryans. “[Galloway’s] in the room among the fiercest people on the team,” she said. Hailing from Louisville, Ky., it was somewhat of a happenstance that Galloway even had Wisconsin on the radar. But after a campus visit, there was nothing accidental about her attending UW.“I knew immediately that I was going to come here; how could you not fall in love with Madison?” Galloway said.Last year, the junior was named 2007 Academic All-Big Ten for her dedication in the classroom. With renewed focus on the water, not at the expense of her schoolwork, Galloway can only benefit the Badgers. “We work for each other,” Galloway said. All the effort she puts into rowing is not for personal gain, but to give the team a fighting chance of winning every competition the team enters. Galloway said she knows the other girls feel the same and believes this is why they will have such a successful season.According to Galloway, there is much to look forward to this season, including prospects of making it to the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships — which they were not invited to last year. –Kevin Hagstrom contributed to this report
Published on January 7, 2020 at 11:40 am Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (8-6, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) will try to jumpstart its conference campaign with a matchup against Virginia Tech (10-4, 1-2) Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange won their last three games of the decade before losing Saturday to Notre Dame. Here’s the scouting report for the Hokies ahead of Tuesday’s matchup.Gambling Odds: Syracuse is favored by 4.5 points per Oddsshark.com.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 9-4Last time they played: Virginia Tech beat the Orange by more than 20 points, 78-56, on Jan. 26, 2019 in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies limited Tyus Battle to 10 points on 3-10 shooting and got a 35-point performance from eventual NBA Draft pick Justin Robinson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Virginia Tech report: Another 3-point oriented offense for the Orange to figure out. Per KenPom, the Hokies take the 23rd highest percentage of 3-pointers in the country (46.5% of its field goal attempts) and shoot it at a slightly higher clip (37.9%) than SU (36.3%). VT is a good perimeter-shooting team, and they won’t turn the ball over much either. Much of the Virginia Tech offense runs through Landers Nolley II, a redshirt freshman who averages 17.4 points per game.How Syracuse beats the Hokies: The Orange have the No. 1 assist rate in the country at 70% per KenPom. But the Hokies don’t fare much worse at 29th in the country. If SU can take the Hokies out of their offense and force them into more isolation plays, the zone will win out. Georgia Tech tried to beat the zone with one-on-one play and lost by more than 30 points to the Orange. While the Hokies do have some players who pass very well, Syracuse could force them to play out of their element, and it could lead to one of the more secure teams in the country playing a sloppy game.Stat to know: 14.6 — The Hokies turnover percentage, the fourth-lowest total in the country. KenPom odds: Syracuse has a 64% chance to win the game, with a final score of 70-66 per KenPom.Player to watch: Wabissa Bede, No. 3, GuardThe Hokies point guard seems to take control of the ball movement the team makes. The highest-rated passer on the team and one of the best assist-men in the ACC averages 6.1 assists per game. When he has the ball in his hands, he has the ability to make plays all over the court. Though his scoring volume is low, his strong rebounding skills for a six-foot guard make him a near triple-double threat as well. Comments
Jamaica’s national soccer team, the Reggae Boyz, will be play Saudi Arabia at the King Fahd International Stadium, also called Pearl of Stadiums, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 7.Qualified for 2018 World CupSaudi Arabia have already qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, The Saudi’s join Iran, Japan and Republic of Korea as the teams from Asia in the world’s top soccer tournament in Russia.Saudi Arabia finished second in their Group behind Japan. The team also qualified in the 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cup.Seeking high quality games The new President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), Michael Ricketts, in agreeing to the game, said, “This is an indication of our intent to continue seeking high-quality international friendly games for the senior team. This level of opposition provides an opportunity for the players and technical team to continue the rebuilding of a successful Reggae Boyz team.”To the disappointment of Jamaican soccer fans home and in the Diaspora the Reggae Boyz were eliminated from competing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the qualifying round.Anticipate highly competitive gameThe Reggae Boyz coach Theodore Whitmore, also welcomed the opportunity for his team to play in Saudi Arabia, stating: “I anticipate a highly competitive fixture which is excellent for our plans moving forward.”The Reggae Boyz have played Saudi Arabia three times, winning one, losing one and drawing the other. The teams played to a 0-0 draw on May 4, 1998; Jamaican won the next encounter 2-1 on July 13, 1999 in the US, but lost the third game 0-4 two days later.The Jamaican squad to travel to Saudi Arabia will be announced later this week.About the Reggae BoyzJamaica’s Reggae Boyz gained worldwide popularity after they qualified for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. They have won the Caribbean Cup five times (1991, 1998, 2005, 2008, and 2010), finished second twice, and came third twice.Read more about the Reggae Boyz:Jamaica Reggae Boyz captain, Andre Blake, denied UK work permit
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Toulouse, FRANCE | AFP | Eden Hazard could eclipse his “difficult” season with Chelsea by taking Euro 2016 by storm, according to Axel Witsel.Hazard struggled to make his mark for Belgium as they finished runner-up place in Group E behind Italy.But in a man-of-the-match performance against Hungary in Toulouse on Sunday, Hazard, captain for the night, turned on the style to score his maiden goal as his country secured a last eight fight against Wales in Lille. It will be the Red Devils’ first European Championship quarter-finals since they lost the 1980 final.Although Hazard warned Wales will be a “complicated” side to play, Belgium are now waiting for a repeat performance against Gareth Bale’s side on Friday.“If we want to go all the way, we need Eden to be playing like he did tonight,” said Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Witsel.“He’s getting better match by match, and it’s good for us. He has all the qualities needed to win the (FIFA) Ballon d’Or (award) or to become the world’s best player.“For me, he’s already among the world’s best. After his difficult season at Chelsea. He’s playing a lot more freer, scoring goals and giving assists.”Chelsea teammate and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois had little to do in a one-sided performance that saw Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld head a 10th minute lead before Belgium added three more goals in the second half.Their driving force, he said, was Hazard.“Hazard was fantastic,” said Courtois. “When he wants to, he’s one of the best players in the world.”Hazard was handed the captain’s armband by coach Marc Wilmots, and the 25-year-old responded by producing what he said was his best performance in a Belgian shirt.Wilmots said he told Hazard to do the talking with his boots.“Everyone knows he talks a lot, but a captain can’t just talk about scoring,” said the Belgium coach. “I told him I wanted him to score a goal, that he didn’t shoot enough. And tonight, his feet did the talking.“But I’m not surprised. I know what he’s capable of.” After Belgium spurned a host of chances in the opening half, they responded to a brief Hungary fightback after the interval in style.Michy Batshuayi, with his first touch as a substitute, Hazard and Yannick Carrasco scored in the last 12 minutes to wrap up the win in the tournament’s final match in Toulouse.Hazard did all the creative work for Batshuayi’s 78th minute goal on what was his first touch after coming on as a late substitute.“Eden did a magnificent job,” said the midfielder.“On the goal that he set up for me, but also defensively and offensively, he was superb.“He dribbled past two players to give me the ball. I was unmarked and all I had to do was stick it in the net.“I’ve got only one thing to say to him: thanks captain.”Hazard, meanwhile, was quick to salute Belgium’s “collective” display.“Doing better than tonight would be difficult, I think. Everything was almost perfect. We scored goals, we created a lot of chances, we helped Thibaut (Courtois) keep a clean sheet,” he said.“All in all it was a great night, but we made it easy for ourselves.”“In the second half we killed off the match. To do better (against Wales) will be hard. But we’ll try.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 3
LINE UPGoalkeeper Denis Onyango will captain a new-look Uganda Cranes in their opening African Nations Cup match against Cape Verde. (Watch live here)KCC’s on-form striker Derrick Nsibambi starts, as Emmanuel Okwi makes a comeback.The team: Denis Onyango, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Bernard Muwanga, Murushid Juuko, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Miya Faruku, Derrick Nsibambi, Emmanuel Okwi and Isaac Muleme.Substitutes: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Ismail Watenga (GK), Denis Okot, Timothy Awanyi, Robert Kakeeto, Milton Kariisa, Geoffrey Serunkuma & Muhammad ShabanTweets about @OfficialFUFA Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Zambia suffer shock lossesAbuja, Nigeria | AFP | Former African champions Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Zambia all lost at home Saturday on a day of upsets in the first qualifying round for the 2019 Cup of Nations.Three–time champions Nigeria lost a competitive game against South Africa for the first time when they fell 2-0 in the southern Nigerian town of Uyo in Group E.While in Group H the Ivory Coast, who had vowed to win in memory of former team-mate Cheick Tiote, who collapsed and died in China this week, slumped 3-2 to fellow west Africans Guinea in Bouake.Zambia, champions in 2012, fell 1-0 at home to a daring Mozambican side in Group K.New South Africa coach Stuart Baxter labelled his team the underdogs going by their poor head-to-head record against Nigeria.But goals by Tokelo Rantie and substitute Percy Tau in the second half sunk the home team and the visitors were unlucky not to have scored more goals in the Group E clash. “My young team tried their best, there was a mistake for the first goal and the second goal was a gift,” admitted Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr.Libya top Group E after a 5-1 spanking of Seychelles on Friday in Cairo, Egypt.In Bouake, the Elephants of Ivory Coast went down to Guinea despite a brace by Seydou Doumbia.Germany-based striker Naby Keita fired the winner for Guinea in the 79th minute.Zambia also got off to a losing start on the road to Cameroon 2019 when they lost for the first time to Mozambique at home.Stanley Ratifo grabbed the last-gasp match winner when he stabbed home a low cross.Before then, Chipolopolo goalkeeper and captain Kennedy Mweene had to pull off a point-blank save to deny the visitors.Guinea-Bissau, shock qualifiers for the 2017 Cup of Nations, edged past Namibia thanks to a Jerson goal on 24 minutes in the other Group K fixture.Cameroon and Malawi both won in Group B. Reigning champions Cameroon pipped Morocco 1-0 in Yaounde while Malawi beat the Comoros by the same scoreline in Blantyre.In Group I, the Zebras of Botswana lost 1-0 to Mauritania in front of their fans in Francistown after they failed to put away many chances.This gutsy contest was decided on 78 minutes when substitute Abdoulaye Soudani controlled a long ball before firing past the Botswana goalkeeper.Hosts Burkina Faso won the other Group I tie against Angola 3-1 with big striker Aristide Bance bagging a brace.Burundi beat South Sudan 3-0 in Group C with Mali fought back from a goal down to beat Gabon 2-1 in Bamako in the other group game. FILE PHOTO: Uganda Cranes fans at AFCON80: Cape Verde ?? 0 Uganda ?? 1 Share on: WhatsApp