Ken Schrader returns to RPM, Murray is Modified winner

first_imgBy Mike HughesHAYS, Kan. (June 7) – NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader returned to RPM Speedway Saturday night, June 7 to compete in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified division. Twenty-four cars started the 20-lap S & W Supply main event with outside polesitter Tim Watts jumping out to an early lead, trailed by Jesse Richter, Corey Lagroon, Brian Calhoon and Kevin Gray. Lagroon took over the top spot on lap three and held on to that position through lap 12. Then Da­vid Murray Jr. got under Lagroon in turns three and four on lap 13 and assumed command.The man on the move, however, was Kyle Rohleder. Rohleder reeled in Murray and was about to make a pass when the final caution waved on lap 18. Murray was able to hold on after the restart for his third feature win at Hays this season. Rohleder finished second, followed by Lagroon, Dylan Sherfick and Watts. Schrader finished sixth.After his hometown track Lincoln County Raceway rained out, Casey Werkmeister made the long haul to Hays worthwhile as he won the 20-lap Advantage Glass Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Werkmeister took the lead from Scot Granzella on lap seven and led the remaining distance to the checkers. Michael Pepper finished second, trailed by Tyler Tipton, Granzella and Nolan Re­mus. More than 30 Golden Plains Trucking IMCA Northern SportMods checked in with 24 cars qualify­ing for the main event. Kaid Calhoon jumped to the early lead, but gave it up to Kurtis Pihl on lap three. Pihl continued to lead at the halfway mark, followed by Blaine Walt and Tyler Frye. On lap 11, Frye took the high groove to drive by both Walt and Pihl to take the lead. But as the field came to the white flag, Walt drove by Frye and held on to make his way to the winner’s cir­cle. Daniel Gottschalk finished third, followed by Trenton Kleweno and Pihl.The 20-lap Rebel Tank Service IMCA Hobby Stock A-feature saw its share of caution flags. Ja­cob Olmstead led the first three laps before Trevor Schmidt took command. Schmidt continued to lead through several caution periods and led the field at the halfway mark.Then Garrett Hager took the lead and drove on to his second main event win in a row at his hometown track. Schmidt held on for second, with Adam Armstrong, Ron Wehling and Cody Gra­ham rounding out the top five.Kiowa Higdon appeared to have won his fourth Tom’s Machine & Welding IMCA Sport Compact feature in a row.Higdon took the lead from Amber Bird on lap two of the 12-lap race and was first to the checkers, followed by Smith, Art Herzog, Bird and Madison Reed. But Higdon was disquali­fied as he did not pass post-race tech, giving Smith his second win of the year at Hays. Kirk Pfannen­stiel won the other heat race.The evening’s race sponsor was Federated Auto Parts/S & W Supply.last_img read more

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Bent: Fulham was only place for me

first_img The 29-year-old arrived at Aston Villa in January 2011 to much fanfare, joining in an £18million deal that could have reached as high as £24million. However, Bent’s successful start to life in the West Midlands turned sour following the appointment of Paul Lambert. “It was a flitter but it wasn’t anything major,” he said. “When I was up there now, everything has changed from the chairman, to the manager, to the backroom staff. “It is a completely different club. There were flitters but my only destination was Fulham.” Bent has impressed since arriving in south-west London, netting the winner against Stoke before the international break. It was a victory that helped alleviate the pressure on manager Martin Jol, who would ideally like Bent to play in tandem with Dimitar Berbatov. The Bulgarian limped off in the second-half against Stoke but is fit to feature against Crystal Palace, leaving the Whites boss with an attacking conundrum. “I’ve got very good strikers so there’s always a choice to make,” the Dutchman said. “When I took Bent, for example, I told him he had to play with Berbatov, and that didn’t happen. “It happened once, against Newcastle United away, but in the second half against Everton when we beat them they played together. “Against Stoke, Berba had to come off to bring on Bent and he scored. “We haven’t really played in the formation I had in mind but I won’t tell you which formation that was.” Darren Bent always knew Fulham was the right place for him, despite coming close to joining Monday’s opponents Crystal Palace. Unwanted at Villa Park, a summer departure always looked inevitable even if Fulham did not always look like his final destination. Newly promoted Palace had been confident of bringing in the England international, only for manager Ian Holloway to be gazumped at the last minute. The Eagles boss said “there are bigger sharks than us”, but Bent insists he could not turn down the chance to move to Craven Cottage. “There was a lot of talk (about Palace),” Bent said. “I spoke to Ian Holloway but I always knew Fulham was the place for me. “I am here now and I am delighted to be here. “No disrespect to Crystal Palace or Ian Holloway, it is a fantastic football club and he is a fantastic manager. I could only ever see myself coming to Fulham.” Bent was linked with a number of clubs during the summer, with Newcastle and Stoke potential suitors. Sunderland, the club he left to join Aston Villa, were another interested in his services, although it was a move that Bent did not feel comfortable with. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Kene Chukwuka’s path from Sweden brought him to Pittsburgh

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 15, 2018 at 7:13 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu In high school, Kene Chukwuka spent about three hours a day on YouTube. He’d get home from school and watch until it was time for basketball practice.Some days, it was Kobe Bryant highlights. Other times, it was documentaries on Michael Jordan or Dennis Rodman. During the NBA season, he would watch highlights from the previous night’s games as the time difference made it difficult for him to watch them live.Chukwuka grew up in Sweden, a country not known for its basketball prowess. Sweden has produced three NBA players since the 1946-47 season including current Utah Jazz forward Jonas Jerebko. Now, Chukwuka is one of 12 Swedish players currently in Division I, featuring as a reserve center for Pittsburgh (8-10, 0-5 Atlantic Coast). Chukwuka will find himself in the Carrier Dome when the Panthers take on Syracuse (12-6, 1-4) on Tuesday night.“In Sweden, sports isn’t that big, I mean it was always school that was the main focus,” Chukwuka said. “But basketball … I just started putting work into it and stuff and it really started to turn into a way of life.”Chukwuka first got into basketball when he moved from Stockholm to the south of Sweden. The friends he made there were into the sport so he decided to try it out. Chukwuka played for a club team, since no high schools had a team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the 2015-16 season, he played for BG Fryshuset Stockholm where he averaged nearly 10 points and two blocks a game. Prior to that, he played for the Trelleborg Pirates, averaging 30 points a game by his final season.When it was time for him to choose a college, Chukwuka decided he wanted to play basketball in the United States. Asking a friend of his, who was at the time committed to Montana State, for help, and got in contact with one of the MSU coaches late in the summer.“In America, everybody’s trying to reach the top in whatever they do,” Chukwuka said. “I like the whole you chase your dream thing.”In the summer of 2016, too late for Chukwuka to receive a scholarship offer, he was put in contact with junior college coaches, including Brian Lohrey of New Mexico Junior College where Chukwuka later committed.In the first non-exhibition game of the season against Trinidad State Junior College, Chukwuka was under the basket when a shot missed. He bent his knees, preparing to jump to gather the rebound. But as he did, another player ran into him, injuring his right hip.Against Trinidad State, Chukwuka was on the floor for 21 minutes. The rest of the season, following his injury, he averaged fewer than 10 minutes per game. He ended the season with 95 rebounds and 79 points.“I had a tough season over there,” Chukwuka said. “I didn’t put up the stats to really back up who I was as a player.”Used to the slower nature of Swedish hoops, he had to get used to the faster pace of the game as well as the sheer size of the players in the U.S. In Sweden, his 6-foot, 9-inch frame was advantageous, unlike in America where he regularly plays with and against guys that are the same size or taller.Despite his injury and adapting to a different style of play, Chukwuka was invited to a JUCO top 100 showcase in Wichita, Kansas, the summer after his 2016-17 season. In his first game, he put up 16 points and the NCAA offers started rolling in. When Pittsburgh called, he liked the coach and the team camaraderie. On Aug. 8, 2017, Chukwuka committed, completing Pitt’s 2017 recruiting class.“(Chukwuka) always tries hard, he always plays hard,” Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings said after the Panthers played Duke on Jan. 10, “but sometimes he just gets going too fast in his mind and it’s a process for him, slowing the game down.”This season, the center is second on the team in blocks (nine) and has 43 rebounds (12 offensive boards and 31 defensive rebounds). In the span of about one minute at the end of the first half against Duke, Chukwuka retrieved four offensive rebounds. He started the second half and made his only shot in the half from behind the arc to add to his three-point basket from the first half. He finished the game 3-3 from the field for eight points.“I’ve seen him do it in practice, get five offensive rebounds in a row and keep going,” Pitt guard/forward Jared Wilson-Frame said after the loss to Duke. “He’ll be wheezing next to me and I’ll be like ‘Kene, you good?’ and he’ll be like ‘yeah, let’s go.’ That’s just who he is and we really appreciate that.” Commentslast_img read more

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Men’s volleyball sweeps through top competition

first_imgAfter defeating Stanford and BYU, USC has won four straight matches and eight of its last nine. (Ling Luo/Daily Trojan) The No. 9 USC men’s volleyball team earned victories in its matches against No. 6 Stanford and No. 10 BYU this weekend. The Trojans improved to an overall record of 15-8, and their conference record rose to 6-4. USC remains undefeated in Galen Center with 10 wins on the season and has won four matches in a row. Additionally, the Trojans’ 15 regular season wins mark the most of any team under head coach Jeff Nygaard. Wyett and Grasso once again led the Trojans with 11 kills apiece, while Moss added nine kills. Sophomore middle blocker Sam Lewis was instrumental in the Trojans’ defense, tallying a personal season record of seven blocks, while Wyett added another four. Hall earned 31 assists and seven digs, while Douglas chipped in eight digs of his own. “When we [went] up big and they were creeping back in we [reminded] ourselves not to be too hungry to get to that 25 and [to] just take it a point at a time,” Moss said. “I think we did a nice job of resetting and getting there tonight.” After a series of impressive victories at Galen Center, USC will look to continue its winning trend in the final two matches of the regular season against Pepperdine Thursday and UCLA Saturday. In Saturday’s match against BYU, the Trojans ran up a sizable lead on the Cougars in the first two sets. BYU surged back with determination in both frames, yet it was unable to overcome the vast point differentials. USC captured the two sets 25-20 and 25-22, respectively. In the fifth and final set, however, USC swung the momentum back in its favor. The Trojans were able to take the first 2 points and never looked back, winning 15-10. Wyett and fellow senior outside hitter Gianluca Grasso led the way with 18 kills each, while Moss added 15 kills of his own. Sophomore middle blocker Kyle Gear tallied four blocks, while Moss and Grasso contributed five and three blocks, respectively. Sophomore setter Chris Hall aided the Trojan cause with 47 assists, and senior libero Matt Douglas collected 11 digs. After the match, senior outside hitter Ryan Moss said the team was able to regain its composure before the final set. Moss said the team had to adjust its mindset in order to take command at the end of a volatile third set. But the Cardinal were eager to run up an early lead on USC again in the second set, snagging the first 3 points. The Trojans answered back by winning the next 3 points and eventually took a 16-12 lead later in the set. Stanford was unable to overcome the deficit and USC took the second set 25-20. “We just tried to keep our minds steady and focused… and we made a couple [of] plays when it mattered,” he said. The third and fourth sets followed a similar pattern, as neither team was able to pull ahead of the other for the majority of the frames. However, Stanford had well-timed runs, ultimately capturing the sets 25-21 and 25-22, respectively. “I think we played steady the whole match … Just when it got tight in those third and fourth sets, we didn’t come through … but we had faith in the type of volleyball we were playing,” Moss said. According to Moss, the Trojans were successful in withstanding BYU’s surges in the first two sets. The Cardinal took a sizable 11-5 lead in the first set Friday, but USC was able to breach the gap, tying Stanford at 15 points apiece. After some back-and-forth action, consecutive kills from senior outside hitter Jack Wyett were enough to secure the first set for the Trojans 25-23. But the third set of the match was a different story. The Cougars jumped out to an early 4-2 lead, but the Trojans fought back to bring themselves up 7-5. This back-and-forth trend continued throughout most of the set, with neither team able to pull ahead by more than 2 points. With the score tied at 19, the Trojans finally put an end to that by going on a 6-2 run, winning the set with a score of 25-21 and securing a three-set sweep.last_img read more

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O’Sullivan not dwelling on Cork’s loss to Tipp last year

first_imgO’ Sullivan says Cork aren’t dwelling on last season’s loss. Cork senior hurling Selector Diarmuid O’ Sullivan says that if they look back at last year’s game against Tipperary, they’ll never move forward.The rebels got a measure of revenge in the National Hurling League this year, but the Premier will be looking to make up for that defeat.The two sides face off again in the Munster Senior Hurling Quarter Final on Sunday week in Semple Stadium. Photo © Tipperary GAAlast_img

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Who are the most creative players in the Ghana Premier League this season?

first_imgThe five-week-old Ghana Premier League season enters its sixth matchweek today. Each of the 18 teams in the league has found the net at least once – in the case of Eleven Wonders, only once.While a lot of the attention has gone to the goalscorers, it is the players behind these goals that make the teams tick.The season might still be in its infancy but some players in the league have already shown that they have an eye for the final pass.Aduana Stars are this season’s goal leaders, having scored nine in five so it’s no surprise that one of their players, Isaac Kwain, is joint top of the assists table.Alongside him is Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s Songne Yacouba, who also has three assists. Only four players have more than one assist so far this season.Take a look at the assist leaders in the Ghana Premier League so farIsaac Kwain (Aduana) – 3 assists Sogne Yacouba (Asante Kotoko) – 3 assistsAgyenim Boateng (Medeama SC) – 2 assistsCharles Mensah (Bechem United FC) – 2 assistsYahaya Mohammed (Aduana) – 1 assistMaxwell Arthur (Dreams FC) – 1 assistEmmanuel Ocran (Dreams FC) – 1 assistPrince Opoku Agyemang (Medeama) – 1 assistKwadwo Asamoah (Bechem United) – 1 assistKojo Obeng Jnr. (Hearts of Oak) – 1 assistlast_img read more

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Wellington Council votes to increase water rates and implement accelerated user rate table

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (38) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +11 Vote up Vote down Jim Bodean · 320 weeks ago Great another thing to tighten my belt more. I just as wells move the belt away from my hips and place it around my neck the way you all think we citizens are loaded with cash. This would not have needed to happen if the City had not given away half it contingency money to the hospital. I guess this is one way to re coup that lost money. Add in the school bond and you all have just helped this poor boy have to move yet again. Report Reply 1 reply · active 320 weeks ago +28 Vote up Vote down KsRes · 320 weeks ago Wouldn’t mind this so much, IF the water was worth actually paying for. You can’t drink it, sometimes the way it smells you don’t even want to bathe in it. Our water SMELLS and TASTES HORRIBLE!! Maybe with the increase they will fix this problem?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down wellington resident · 320 weeks ago The smells and taste horrible. Why don’t you fix that problem? It might be worth paying for. You can’t even drink it but want us to pay more for it??? Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down South Haven Hick · 320 weeks ago I moved away because the electricity for running the lights in the rooms I’m in, a computer and a TV when the air conditioner is not on is not worth $200 a month. Supporting City Hall is not the purpose of me working. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down jim · 320 weeks ago Once again Wellington’s leaders prove why this city has earned it’s ignominious reputation for absconding with Joe Citizen’s cash. And for what? To fuel the city’s unquenchable thirst for fine wine on a beer budget. This has become the equivalent of an addiction. Need more drug… go rob somebody – a well – meaning and powerless neighbor. “we gotta have this and that” … raise the rates on something, create a new tax… gimme some more monopoly money. Gimme, gimme, spend, spend. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down REALLY? · 320 weeks ago This is incredibly horrible! The water’s condition is TERRIBLE! The carbon filters are not working. The water tastes like dirt, fish and algae…aka…Wellington Lake! And they have the gall to try and charge more. Making an official complaint, what all likeminded citizens should do as well, and definitely not voting for Kelly Green, Jan Korte, or John Brand in upcoming election. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down wellington · 320 weeks ago Wellington……. All you are is taxed Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 320 weeks ago People with large familys will naturally use more water and be punished because they are a large family. I really don’t think this is fair to them. It already takes more money for them to survive. The water smells and taste horrible and you are wanting more money for it. REALLY!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down craig · 320 weeks ago This city spending and taxing and overpriced services have become a cesspool of bad humor. Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down What? · 320 weeks ago I was told that the smell and taste issue was from the lake turning over due to the recent rains??? I’m guessing the water coming out of the tap was sent to town long before the recent rains. It’s not like the treatment plant pumps it straight to my house when I turn on the faucet, come on there is about 1.5 million gallon between the 2 water towers. Which would mean that it all smells and taste like fish also. Just open up a few more hydrants and throw some more chemicals in, it will be all right. (??Conservation let it run down the ditch??) Is that on an accelerated rate scale $$$$ Report Reply 0 replies · active 320 weeks ago 1234Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to increase water rates and implement an accelerated rate in which the price of water will go up based on the amount of water you consume.The new rates will go into effect immediately.The city will charge a minimum of $10 per month for all residents within the city limits. There will be no additional charge for the first 2,000 gallons per month.The next 2,001 to 10,000 gallons per month, per thousand gallons will be an additional $3.39. The next 10,001 to 40,000 gallons per month, per thousand gallons will be $3.49; and all over 40,000 gallons, per month, per thousand will be $3.59. The same accelerated rate table will be implemented for rural customers using city water except it will be $11 for first 2,000 gallons, and $4, $4.25 and $4.35.Wellington City Council members John Brand, Kelly Green, Jan Korte and Kelly Green voted for the rate change. B.J. Tracy and Jim Valentine voted against it.This marks the first water rate change for the city of Wellington since 2006.Wellington Economic Director Cody Sims said the average customer will receive a 45 cent a month.“The increased water rate structure emphasizes conservation, but will also help the city recoup the cost of delivering water to our customers,” Sims said.Tracy said he appreciates the work that the water conservation committee did in establishing these rates.“But I cannot support the water rates because rural water customers will be taking a big hit,” Tracy said.The water conservation commission also addressed the water rebates for people purchasing low-flow toilets and faucet and shower heads. The city council did not address this issue at this time (see story here).Sims said that proposal will be going to the Wellington Planning Commission for review before being addressed by the council.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Oxford sweeps West Elk, improves to 9-4 and 7-3 in league.

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Oxford Wildcat baseball team improved its record to 9-4 overall and 7-3 in the Walter Johnson (SCBL) League with a double-header sweep over West Elk at home Tuesday. The Wildcats defeated West Elk 4-3, 4-3. Game 1: Oxford 4 West Elk 3Oxford –       0-0-2-0-2-0-X   4West Elk –    3-0-0-0-0-0-0   3Starter for Oxford: Grant Smith, 4 IP, 9 K’s, 1 BB, 3 runs, 1 ER, 3 hits. Winning pitcher for OHS: Cal Shimkus 3 IP, 1 K, 3 BB, 0 hits, 0 runs.Oxford Offense:Grant Smith 2-3, 2 singles, 1 RBI.Dylan Reuter 2-3, 1 single, 1 double, RBI.Dakota Mitchell 1-3, 1 double, 2 runs, 1 stolen base. Comments by Oxford head coach Kyle Green:Game 2: Oxford 4 West Elk 3Oxford-   0-0-2-1-0-0-1   4West Elk –   1-0-1-1-0-0-0   3Winning pitcher for Oxford: Camren Clements 7 IP, CG, 3 runs, 2 ER, 9 K’s, 2 BB, 7 hits.Oxford OffenseCal Shimkus  2-3, 2 SinglesCamren Clements 1-3, Single, RBIGrant Smith 1-3, Triple, BB, 1 SBBlake Thurmond 1-3, SB, BB, Game winning Single and RBI in the bottom of 7th. Game #1: Oxford head baseball coach Kyle Green comments:We got another solid start from junior Grant Smith. He did a great job through 4 innings for us. Really got going in the third and the fourth. Because of our long week of games, three double headers, he was on a pitch count tonight. I loved his competitiveness as always tonight. Sophomore Cal Shimkus came in and threw 3 solid innings for us to pick up the win after we took the lead in the 5th. He hadn’t thrown in a while, but he needed the work, and he did a great job as well. He battled out of some tough spots late in the game to get the win. Our offense struggled in this game, yet as these boys always seem to do, they found a way to get it done. Game #2 Green comments: Sophomore Camren Clements took the bump in this game. He went the distance, throwing 7 innings and doing a great job. The plan coming in was to have him on a pitch count as well, but we needed a sweep in this double header to give us a shot to host league tournament here. Our offense again struggled in this game, but the boys found a way. Dakota Mitchell got on in the 7th and with his dirtbag mentality, moved up to 2nd on a throwing error.  He then moved up to 3rd. With 2 outs, Junior Blake Thurmond singled to right center for a walk off win. Overall Double-header comments:Coming into this week, we knew we needed 2 wins tonight to challenge a very good Flinthills game on thursday for a shot to host the first round of league tourney at Oxford. West Elk had struggled early in the year, but they are very well coached, and they do the little things very very well. Very typical of them, they always get the best out of their kids. We had Grant and Cam on pitch counts going in, but as they sometimes say, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. With Grant in game 1, we were able to stick to it and bring Cal in behind him. With Cam, he was throwing so well, and we were tied most of the game, I felt like he was throwing so well, we would ride him out. He may not start vs. FH on thursday in two big games, but I know with Grant and Cal, we have two guys who will give us a chance. It’s a nice luxury to have those 3, they are solid. Our offense struggled at times last night. We squared up a lot of baseballs, but it seemed like we hit it right at kids or kids made great plays. That’s baseball on some nights. We just kept grinding a long and found a way to win. That’s the best part about this bunch, they don’t panic in tight games. They just look for ways to win and don’t quit. Right now we are 9-4 overall, 7-3 in league. If we want to host WJL first round, we will have to sweep a very good and very well coached Flinthills team here Thursday. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Somerset’s Compton leads at Captains’ final

first_img Somerset’s Denis Compton holds a narrow one-point lead at the halfway stage of the England Golf Captains’ Final on the Red course at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire.Compton, (Image © Leaderboard Photography) from Minehead & West Somerset, scored 39 points – including a blob – to edge one ahead of David Hawkins (Leighton Buzzard), Hugh Purvis (Long Ashton), Bryan Claringbold (Frilford Heath) and Alan Brack (Crook).The final is being played as part of England Golf’s first Golf Week which celebrates team and handicap golf, with events taking place every day until Friday.Today’s score by Compton marked a turnaround in fortunes from his practice round when he lost five balls and scored 18 points! “My course is links and to come here with trees and things is a bit alien,” he explained with a laugh.“Today my putter went hot for the last four holes and I had a birdie, birdie finish – but I still had a blob on the ninth. I haven’t found that green yet.”Compton, who was captain in 2007 in his club’s 125th anniversary year, is playing in the tournament series for the first time, having qualified at Enmore Park in Somerset. “I had a nice 36 points there and these are probably the only two rounds I’ve done well in this year.”The reason – which is apt, given his name – is that Compton still enjoys playing cricket. “I’m no relation,” he says in answer to the obvious question about connections with the late English cricketer. “But I played for the Somerset second XI and Somerset Colts and I still play for the local club, Timberscombe, on Exmoor. My partner is doing the teas on Saturday.”Cricket and golf have gone hand in hand in his life, for he joined Minehead & West Somerset Golf Club as a junior, following his grandfather and father. His caddy this week is the 2014 captain Phil Arbourne.Click here for the full scores. 11 Aug 2015 Somerset’s Compton leads at Captains’ final last_img read more

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WDFW Approves Razor Clam Dig Starting May 6

first_imgFacebook46Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) State shellfish managers have added four days of razor clam digging at Mocrocks to a previously scheduled opening at Long Beach to offer a full week of digging starting May 6.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs at Long Beach and Mocrocks after marine toxin tests showed the clams on those beaches are safe to eat.The department added dates at Mocrocks after evaluating harvest levels and determining there are still clams available for digging, said Dan Ayres, WDFW coastal shellfish manager.The upcoming dig is scheduled on the following dates, beaches, and low tides:May 6, Friday, 6:51 a.m.; -1.5 feet; Long BeachMay 7, Saturday, 7:39 a.m.; -2.0 feet; Long BeachMay 8, Sunday, 8:26 a.m.; -2.1 feet; Long BeachMay 9, Monday, 9:14 a.m.; -1.9 feet; MocrocksMay 10, Tuesday, 10:03 a.m.; -1.5 feet; MocrocksMay 11, Wednesday, 10:55 a.m.; -0.9 feet; MocrocksMay 12, Thursday, 11:49 a.m.; -0.3 feet; MocrocksAyres recommends that diggers arrive at the beaches an hour or two before low tide for best results. However, digging is not allowed on any beach after noon with the exception of Mocrocks on May 12, when digging will be allowed for an extra hour, until 1 p.m., due to the later low tide, Ayres said.Under state law, diggers are required to keep the first 15 clams they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2016-17 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on WDFW’s website at https://www.fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov and from license vendors around the state.WDFW also is proposing three days of digging at Mocrocks and two days at Copalis later in the month. These will be the final days of digging on those two beaches this season, Ayres said. The department will announce whether the digs can proceed, pending the results of marine toxin tests, about a week before the digs are scheduled to start.Below is a list of proposed digs, along with low tides and beaches:May 20, Friday, 6:37 a.m.; -0.3 feet; Mocrocks, CopalisMay 21, Saturday, 7:12 a.m.; -0.6 feet; Mocrocks, CopalisMay 22, Sunday, 7:47 a.m.; -0.8 feet; MocrocksDuring all upcoming digs, state wildlife managers urge clam diggers to avoid disturbing snowy plovers and streaked horned larks by observing posted vehicle speed limits and avoiding nest sites. Both species nest in the soft, dry sand at Leadbetter Point on the Long Beach Peninsula.The snowy plover is a small bird with gray wings and a white breast. The lark is a small bird with a pale yellow breast and brown back. Male larks have a black mask, breast band and “horns.” Both species are listed as “endangered” in the state and as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act.last_img read more

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