Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Clubs in Munster Junior Cup action live up to expectations At the Abbeyfeale town park were Celine McNally, Cllr Seamus Browne, Liadh Ni Riada MEP, and James Hartnett.THE Government has been urged to make more use of European funds available for flood relief programmes, which could benefit communities like Abbeyfeale in County Limerick where erosion is posing danger to homes and public facilities.Ireland South MEP, Liadh Ní Riada, made the call during her recent visit to the West Limerick town where she saw firsthand the damage caused by the River Feale. The Ireland South MEP deemed it “deeply frustrating that both local and national government always seems to be on the back-foot when it comes to issues like flooding and erosion”.“We are all aware of these issues, aware of where they are likely to happen, aware that they are, at certain times of year, a regular occurrence and yet there seems to be no plan of action. They always appear to be reacting to events rather than putting the structures in place to prevent them,” Miss Ní Riada commented.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Both the OPW and Limerick City and County Council are well aware of the issues along the River Feale. My colleague Cllr Séamus Browne has been very vocal on the issue and yet they do not seem to have the foresight to act now rather than having to spend much more later on in response to an event.“Similarly, there are huge amounts of money available in Europe for projects such as flood relief and yet the government is either unaware of them or unwilling to apply for them and draw them down,” she claimed.Cllr Séamus Browne told the Limerick Post this week that river erosion in Abbeyfeale is a real issue for the community.“The response to date from the State agencies including the OPW has been less than helpful. No State agencies are willing to take responsibility for the issue and this is a completely unacceptable position. The River Feale is changing course and this is going to cause more erosion over time,” he warned.Director of Abbeyfeale Town Park, James Hartnett, pointed out that while erosion along river banks is a national problem caused by climate change and global warming, some areas are in more urgent need of intervention than others.“EU projects generally take a long time to establish and our fear is that we may lose much more to erosion while we are waiting,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Print WhatsApp Abbeyfeale company getting back to work €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund TAGSAbbeyfealeAbbeyfeale Town ParkCllr Seamus BrowneJames HartnettLiadh Ni RiadaLimerick City and County Councilriver erosionSinn Fein Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Linkedin Email Facebook Previous articleLittle Hours play shows over the weekendNext articleMotorcyclists urged to “Bike Safe” over the summer months Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Abbeyfeale’s Munster Football success can inspire any team NewsLocal NewsEuropean funding required to aid Abbeyfeale residentsBy Alan Jacques – April 19, 2018 1897
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is hanging up his cleats after 20 years in the NFL.In a video posted to his Instagram account on Sunday, the 42-year-old’s four children announced their father’s retirement.“After 15 years in the Saints and 20 years in the NFL, our dad is finally going to retire so that he can spend more time with us,” his children cheerfully announce in the video.Brees wrote an accompanying caption to the video, saying, “I am only retiring from playing football, I am not retiring from New Orleans.”“This is not goodbye, rather a new beginning. Now my real life‘s work begins!” he concluded.Brees was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001. He played with the Chargers through the 2005 season, and joined the Saints the following year. He remained with the Saints through 2020, his final season in the NFL.In his two decades in the league, Brees amassed 80,358 passing yards, 571 touchdown passes and a 67.7% completion percentage.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund March 15, 2021 /Sports News – National Drew Brees announces retirement after 20-year NFL career Written by
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. Late Model Pre-entriesJeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland; Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.; and Brian Harris, Davenport.Others ConfirmedJoel Callahan, Dubuque; Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; Andy Eckrich, Oxford; Justin Kay Wheatland; Jason Rauen, Farley; and Matt Ryan, Davenport.Sport Compact Pre-EntriesKimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill.; Joshua Barnes, Keokuk; Austin Becerra, Carthage, Ill.; Jake Benischek, Durant; Luke Benischek, Durant; Lanny Bolton, Aurora, Colo.; Mike Brabec, Fonda; Skip Brown, Omaha, Neb.; Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong; Bradley Chandler, Cedar Rapids; David Christensen, Ashland, Neb.; Cody Cleghorn, Des Moines; Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; and Travis Demint, Basco.Jay DeVries, Spencer; Kaytee DeVries, Spencer; Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb.; Michael Grossman, Keokuk; Brian Haller, Lincoln, Neb.; Lori Harvey, Boone; Eric Ladner, Arlington, Minn.; Dan Markham, Plattsmouth, Neb.; Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; William Michel, Muscatine; Anthony Mickelson, Humboldt; Scott Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Mick Rykhus, Manhattan, Kan.; and Sarah Totten, Schleswig.
By Martyn HermanLONDON, England (Reuters) – Former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be welcomed at this year’s Wimbledon championships and could be stopped at the gate if he tries to attend, organisers said yesterday.The 70-year-old former French and U.S. Open champion is provisionally banned from all International Tennis Federation (ITF) events after hurling allegedly racist and sexist comments during Romania’s Fed Cup tie with Britain last month.All England Club chairman Philip Brook said he “condemned” the behaviour of two-time Wimbledon runner-up Nastase.“In terms of an invitation to the Royal Box, he won’t receive one this year,” Brook said at the club’s spring news conference.Club chief executive Richard Lewis went further, saying Nastase “could be stopped at the gate” if he tried to enter the grounds with a ticket.Romanian Fed Cup captain Nastase, who courted controversy throughout his career, was booted out of his country’s tie with Britain for “unsportsmanlike” behaviour.The singles rubber between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Sorana Cirstea was briefly suspended after remarks made by Nastase to Konta and Britain’s captain Anne Keothavong.Nastase had already run into trouble during the World Group II playoff tie in Constanta, after allegedly making a derogatory comment about American great Serena Williams’ unborn child.