Six points separate top three drivers as West Liberty show is next for Deery Series

first_imgSpectator admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and teens, and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. The Saturday show will be the 498th in series history. The tour headlines opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway on Sept. 2 before wrapping up its 33rd season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington on Sept. 21 and at Davenport Speedway on Sept. 28. Justin Kay has owned West Liberty Raceway, winning eight of the 14 Deery events held there since 2013. Consistent Andy Eckrich has four top-five finishes through the first seven events of the season and brings the series point lead to town. Joel Callahan and Matt Ryan have each won once and sit four and six points out of first, respectively.center_img The Saturday, Aug. 24 IMCA Late Model tour feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.  WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The points race going into the night is every bit as close as the racing will be when the Deery Brothers Summer Series travels to West Liberty Raceway this weekend. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 318; 2. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 314; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 312; 4. Curt Martin, Independence, 289; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 285; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, both 273; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 271; 9. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, 249; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 217; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, 200; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 196; 13. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 191; 14. John Emerson, Waterloo, 185; 15. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 163; 16. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 160; 17. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 154; 18. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 139; 19. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 137; 20. Terry Neal, Ely, 117.last_img read more

Woman turns 107 says secret to longevity, ‘I never got married’

first_imgA New York woman who turned 107 on Wednesday shared her secret to longevity is staying single.Louise Signore, who lives in the Bronx, maintains a healthy diet and exercises regularly.However, she credits never having been married for living for more than a century.“I never got married, said Signore. “I think that’s the secret.”Singapore also said that her sister, who is 102-years-old wishes she’d never tied the knot.Signore celebrated her milestone with a birthday party at the Bartow Community Center in Coop City, according to reports.Over 100 people attended the special occasion.Alelia Murphy, 114, currently holds the record for being the oldest living woman in the United States.Murphy is also a New York resident; she and Singapore were both born in Harlem.last_img read more

UW splits high-scoring series with UNO

first_imgMark Zengerle netted two goals Saturday night, leading UW’s offense on the night. Zengerle ended the series with six points, adding four assists to his two goals.[/media-credit]Aggressive checking, multiple fights and high scores were the trademarks of the Wisconsin men’s hockey games this weekend at the Kohl Center, from the drop of the first puck on Friday until the final horn Saturday night.Wisconsin (4-4-0, 3-3-0) and Nebraska-Omaha (4-4-0, 3-1-0) clashed for only the eighth and ninth times in history, but there looked to be no love lost between the two teams who split the series, the Mavericks taking game one 5-4 and the Badgers winning game two 6-3.Wisconsin got off to fast starts both nights, but Saturday the Badgers were able to hang on to their 3-0 lead in the first period. The first goal game came on Wisconsin’s second shorthanded goal of the season. Tyler Barnes was able to hold UNO goalie John Faulkner long enough on a 2-on-1 break for Mark Zengerle to convert Barnes’ last-second pass into a goal before Faulkner could recover.Matt Paape scored the first goal of his collegiate career just more than six minutes after a series of rebound attempts that Faulkner was unable to control, and 25 seconds after that, Zengerle scored his second goal of the game off another last second pass, this time from Justin Schultz, to make it 3-0.The Mavericks were able to find their way onto the scoreboard in the final three minutes of the period. UNO’s leading goal scorer, Terry Broadhurst, found the back of the net to make the score 3-1.The Badgers were able to answer in the final 15 seconds of the period on a power play goal by Frankie SImonelli, his first of the season, to give Wisconsin a three-goal lead.Wisconsin managed to outshoot Nebraska-Omaha in the first period 14-10, but the Mavericks would put incessant pressure on Badger goalie Joel Rumpel the rest of the game. UNO would outshoot UW 15-4 in the second period and 17-6 in the third.“I think a lot of it is trying to get quality chances,” Zengerle said. “A lot of the shots they got today are shots we are going to give them by just keeping them on the outside and letting whatever goalie is in net see it.”Despite the large disparity in shots, Wisconsin managed to keep pace with Nebraska-Omaha, each team scoring two goals the remainder of the game.UW’s Ryan Little was able to knock in a rebound 3:03 into the second period and UNO added two power play goals in the third period, one by Alex Hudson, the other on a 6-on-4 advantage after the Mavericks temporarily pulled Faulkner from the goal with 5:05 remaining. The Badgers refused to yield again in the final five minutes and added an empty net goal with 1:38 to play to seal the game at 6-3.“The mindset going into tonight’s game was that we definitely wanted to jump out and have the same start as we did last night, which we did,” Simonelli said. “We sharpened up our penalty kill a little bit and cracked down on the details and had more success tonight.”In the words of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves, the two games were eerily similar. Game one had an even faster start with the Badgers’ Derek Lee scoring an opening-minute goal to put Wisconsin up 1-0, and just more than three minutes later, Barnes was able to find the net off a fantastic spinning pass from the left circle by Zengerle to make it 2-0.Less than 30 seconds later, aggression hit its peak for the series when UNO’s Zahn Raubenthheimer put a devastating back check on Wisconsin’s Ryan Little, leading to his ejection from the game and several punches thrown between the teams near center ice.The Badgers were awarded a power play after a lengthy delay to determine the outcome of the play, and the Badgers cashed in, increasing their lead to 3-0 less than six minutes into the game.From that point forward, the game was all Nebraska-Omaha. The Mavericks would outscore the Badgers 5-1 over the final two periods, three goals in the third period alone. Four of UNO’s five goals were of the power play variety, the last of which came with 21 seconds to play, capping off a furious comeback to give UNO its first lead of the game and the win 5-4.After the game, Eaves pointed out that an upper-body injury to junior Derek Lee was a huge loss for Wisconsin to overcome on the fly.“The lead was early, it was 3-0, then 3-1,” Eaves said. “I think the turning point was when we lost Derek Lee; we lose a junior, center iceman. It was on a power play and penalty killing. In the second period we are trying to find the right mix and who can play with who, and it took us out of our rhythm a little bit.”last_img read more