Wolfgram becomes first-time Modified winner at Boone

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (July 23) – Al Wolfgram grabbed his first career win in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division Saturday at Boone Speedway.Veteran Robert Avery held the lead on lap one but by lap two, it was Wolfgram snatching it away.  He soon had Jimmy Gustin coming at him on the top side fast and furiously.After several laps of side-by-side racing, Gustin momentarily took the top spot, only to have Wolfgram retake the lead by the time the next lap was scored.The chase continued with Gustin giving it his all in the attempt to get around the leader.  Hitting a rut in corner one with just a couple of laps remaining, sent Gustin backwards and gave Wolfgram breathing room on his road to the checkers.Point leader Mike Van Genderen came from the 12th starting spot and worked his way to a se­cond-place finish. Chris Webb finished in third, fourth was Tony Cox, and Russ Dickerson came from 10th to round out the top five.Wayne Gifford won by a comfortable margin in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Jake McBirnie topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event and Chad LeGere won again in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.last_img read more

2016 Men’s Soccer Schedule Announced

first_imgFacebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University men’s soccer team will play seven regular-season home games and three scrimmages to open the 2016 schedule announced today by Director of Soccer Rob Walker.The Saints will play three scrimmages starting on August 19 at 1:00 p.m. against The Evergreen State College, will face Pacific Lutheran at 3:00 p.m. on August 26 and see Southern Oregon on August 28 at Noon and the men will also play the Alumni on Sunday, August 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the SMU Soccer Field.SMU will open the regular season on the road against No. 24 California State University Los Angeles on September 1 at 12:30 p.m.  Cal State L.A. finished 12-5-3 overall last season.The first home game will be played on September 8 at 1:00 p.m. against Notre Dame de Namur and SMU will open the Great Northwest Athletic Conference play with four games at home starting on September 22 against Western Washington at 3:00 p.m.The first GNAC road contest will be October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Concordia and then SMU will face Seattle Pacific at 7:00 p.m. in Seattle. The Falcons are the two-time defending GNAC Champions and rank No. 11 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division II preseason poll.SMU will celebrate its seniors on October 29 at 3:15 p.m. against the Falcons and will close out the regular season on the road against Northwest Nazarene on November 5.The Saints finished the 2015 season 6-12-1 overall and 4-10 in conference play. For the complete schedule click here.last_img read more

Christopher Cross to Appear at Jan. 17 Sandy Benefit

first_imgRED BANK – Five-time Grammy winner Christopher Cross will present an evening of music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave.Tickets are $105, $95 and $55 with a portion of the proceeds being donated to Sandy relief. Tickets can be purchased by emailing the theater at www.trtc.org, calling 732-345-1400 or by visiting the box office.Cross was the biggest new star of 1980, virtually defining adult contemporary radio with a series of smoothly sophisticated ballads including his No. 1 hit Sailing. His 1980 self-titled debut album with the lead single Ride Like the Wind rocketed to the No. 2 spot; the massive success of the second single Sailing made Cross a superstar, and in the wake of two more Top 20 hits, Never Be the Same and Say You’ll Be Mine he walked off with an unprecedented and record-setting five Grammys in 1981.Cross also scored a second No. 1 hit and Academy Award, with Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).last_img read more

Joel Stewart scores in overtime to sink Spokane Braves

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsJoel Stewart got the last laugh, for now, against his former mates from the Lilac City.The ex-Brave scored the overtime winner to power the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over Spokane Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Stewart, the 6’1, 190-pound forward from Spokane, Washington, acquired in a futures deal from south of the 49th parallel, combined with Tyler Parfeniuk and Colton Schell to beat Garrett Barr in the Braves’ nets for the winning goal.The marker was the first as a Leaf for the soon to be 20-year-old. Stewart celebrates his birthday Tuesday.Cody Abbey opened the scoring for Nelson in the first period as the veteran winger combined with Gavin Currie and Connor McLaughlin.Spokane took the lead with two goals in a span of 11 seconds. Nick Redding scored on the power play before Rance Hughes got the puck past Marcus Beesley in the Nelson nets.Currie tied the contest before the period ended with a power play marker. The Leafs out shot the Braves 38-23.Nelson, climbing to within a point of the third-place Braves in Murdoch standings, faces division leading Castlegar Rebels tonight at 7 p.m.The contest is being played in the Civic Centre Arena as part of the 75th birthday bash. Nelson will be wearing vintage jerseys to help with the anniversary celebrations.GAME NOTES: Leaf veteran Gavin Currie continues to be one of the hottest players in the league, registering his eighth point in three games. The Abbotsford native has accumulated 17 points in nine games to lead the Leafs in [email protected]last_img read more