Marshalltown postpones IMCA World Nationals

September 23, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (March 29) – Due to already wet track conditions, impending steady heavy rains today and colder temperatures not allowing for any track drying, Marshalltown Speedway officials have announced postponement of this weekend’s IMCA World Nationals special.“We feel it is best to postpone the World Nationals as conditions will not allow us to prep the track to the standards for which we are known,” explained Promoter Toby Kruse. “With that said, the World Nationals will be held Oct. 12-14.”“It’s a downer because there was so much interest in this event,” he added. “These are always tough decisions but they are made with the best interest of the racers, crews and fans in mind.”Plans are for the format to remain the same on the postponed date: IMCA Modifieds race for $10,000 to win and a minimum of $500 to start their 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Two $1,000 to win features are slated for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods with a pair of $500 to win features for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on the card as well.last_img read more

Oguchi named D’Tigers player of the decade

September 22, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgRelatedPosts D’Tigers star distributes COVID-19 relief materials D’Tigers’ captain hints at retirement US Basketball player to play for D’Tigers at 2021 Olympics Continental governing body, FIBA Africa, has named former D’Tigers guard, Chamberlain Oguchi, Nigeria’s best basketball player in the last decade.This was revealed in the second part of FIBA Africa’s ranking of the continent’s 10 best players of the last decade. D’Tigers captain, Ike Diogu, and Orlando Magic power forward, Al-Farouk Aminu, also made the list.The Nigerians were picked from an initial list of 55 top African players.The selection was based on their impact at club and national teams’ participation at FIBA competitions, which ran from 2010 to 2020.Oguchi stamped his status as an African great after anchoring Nigeria to their first-ever Afrobasket championship title in 2015 in Tunisia, with a performance that earned him the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award.He scored 19 points in the final against a star-studded Angolan team, but his best performance at the tournament was in the semi-final, against a resilient Senegalese side. He scored eight of his 13 three-point attempts against the West African foes.The 34-year-old has proved to be a big-time player for the national team, scoring 35 points at the 2012 Olympics in a 79-73 narrow loss to France, and converting eight of his 14 three-point attempts.He also grabbed the headlines after burying seven of his 12 three-point attempts in a 96-87 defeat to Spain at the Rio Olympics in 2016.The top 10 African players of the decade are Morocco’s Abdelali Lahrichi, Senegal, and Memphis Grizzlies’ Gorgui Dieng, Tunisian stars Makram Ben Romdhane and Salah Mejri, Angolans Eduardo Mingas and Carlos Morais.Others include Ivory Coast point guard, Souleyman Diabate, and Nigerian trio: Diogu, Aminu and Oguchi. Tags: Chamberlain OguchiD’TigersFIBA Africalast_img read more

The Final Word: Beat writer discusses Syracuse’s loss to NC State

September 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Syracuse (17-8, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) struggled to get past North Carolina State’s (18-7, 6-6) defense and let its early halftime deficit widen into a larger loss. The Orange went 5-of-25 from beyond the arc with its five 3-pointers coming from Frank Howard, the only star of the game. The senior point guard had 21 points in 28 minutes while Tyus Battle and Oshae Brissett combined for nine points in the loss.Here’s what our beat writer had to say about Wednesday’s game. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 14, 2019 at 12:16 amlast_img read more