100 Miles and the James River Rundown

first_imgby John NestlerI knew nothing about racing 100 miles as I stepped into my kayak, but in hindsight, there was nothing to know except this: simply keep paddling.I practiced using my rudder for the first time as I glided to the starting line. Fellow river enthusiasts surrounded me, and I cringed as I saw a long, sleek boat slicing through the water. Most of the course was flatwater, and a longer boat would have an advantage. I overheard other racers talking of having done the Missouri 340. Who was I, going against veterans of a 340-mile race? I hurriedly put those worries aside as I focused on the announcer, who nonchalantly called out:“Are you ready to paddle 100 miles? Get set, go!”Racers took off at a breakneck pace. My strategy was to take it easy at the start to conserve energy for the end of the race, while always keeping the leaders in my vision. Soon, the seven-mile mark appeared. My breathing came naturally, and my arms remained fresh. I realized I would be able to sustain a much faster pace than I had thought, and I took off, chasing the leaders who appeared as tiny specks on the river ahead, shrouded in early morning mist.My mind was focused as I paddled. The sun peeked out from the treetops, and birds spiraled upward on thermal currents, yet nothing could crack the mental barrier I had set up. Absence of thought meant no pain, and the last thing I needed to contemplate was why I would ever willfully subject myself to this. As time passed, however, a feeling of dull, throbbing pain took hold. My bare hands had obvious hotspots, and I could feel discomfort with each paddle stroke. Gloves. I didn’t have them. I imagined myself begging a fellow racer or pit crew to borrow gloves, but that was not an option. Many miles remained, however, and my hands needed care.Stress set in as I lost sight of the leading racers. My confidence fell as I realized that I wasn’t nearly as fast as the other competitors in the flatwater. Excuses floated through my head: lack of sleep, no training, a slower boat. I knew I came out to paddle as fast as I could, but it was demoralizing to be so far behind. I promised myself to just hang on, and maybe the tables would turn in my favor.Every second spent fiddling inside my boat cost me valuable speed, and after a lengthy internal debate, I began peeing inside my boat. I yearned to protect my hands with strips of duct tape, but couldn’t bring myself to fall even further behind while I fetched the tape.The first horizon line appeared, and the course became more dynamic as rapids came into view. Two racers flipped. I surged ahead through the rocky maze, and used the slight lead to tightly bind my hands with tape, hoping to ward off the inevitable blisters. Hands wrapped, I paddled again with a renewed intensity and set my eyes on catching the 2nd place boat.Many rapids interspersed in the course handed me the competitive edge. The leaders were in fragile composite canoes, no match for the abusive sections of river. Meanwhile, my whitewater instincts took over, and I slid over rocks without a care in the world. Roughly seven hours into the race, a particularly long rock garden appeared. The second-place boat disappeared around a small island rapid. Much to my surprise, bobbing supplies and a swamped canoe came into view. Finally, a chance to pull ahead. I set out down the river, knowing I needed to utilize this lead as 60 miles of flatwater remained.I looked back at every turn, expecting to see a canoe in pursuit. None appeared. A mantra ran back and forth through my head: “Paddle harder; they’re hurting too.” I pushed, and pushed, and pushed, hoping to retain my lead. Thirteen hours into the race, light began to fade, and I had only my ritual snack breaks every 20 minutes to distract me from five more hours of paddling.As the blackness of night enveloped the river, the moon lit up a small corridor, guiding me towards the end. Raindrops plunked the water as a storm raged in the distance. A few short stops, punctuated by silent displays of lightning, allowed me to take in the beauty of the night around me, and to momentarily forget about my aching muscles. Slowly, the outline of the State Route 288 bridge rose in the distance, and I found myself at the finish line 17 hours and 13 minutes after starting. I was happy to have won, but even more fulfilled by pushing past my limits on my home river.–John Nestler grew up in Richmond and won the solo race of the 100-mile James River Rundown, which ran ran from James River State Park to Robious Landing.last_img read more

EMV cards – how they affect credit unions

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In 2012, counterfeit charges cost financial institutions $3.4 billion and merchants $1.9 billion.1 In an effort to reduce fraud, banks and credit unions have started issuing EMV cards. If this term is new, EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa, and it’s also known as a chip card. EMV cards are more secure than regular credit or debit cards. This is because they produce a different one-time use code for each terminal transaction. They also require a signature, known as chip-and-signature, or the consumer’s PIN, known as chip-and-PIN.EMV cards are gaining momentum in the United States. This is largely due to hackings at stores like Target and Home Depot where customer information was stolen. Since more Americans are shifting to EMV cards, it’s important to know how these chip cards will affect financial institutions.EMV and Financial InstitutionsLet’s start with who’s responsible when a fraudulent charge occurs on a credit card at terminals, the merchant or the financial institution. As of October 1, 2015, the party who does not have chip-enabled technology, like a chip-enabled terminal for merchants and chip cards for banks and credit unions, will be responsible for reimbursing the fraudulent charges. However, if both the merchant and bank or credit union have chip-enabled technology, then the bank or credit union is responsible and must reimburse the fraudulent charges.1 continue reading »last_img read more

Case on Churches, Cuomo and Coronavirus Arrives at Supreme Court

first_imgThe restrictions in Brooklyn are severe. In shifting “red zones,” where the coronavirus risk is highest, no more than 10 people may attend church services. In slightly less dangerous “orange zones,” attendance is capped at 25. This applies even in churches that can seat more than 1,000 people.The measures were prompted in large part by rising cases in Orthodox Jewish areas. But the restrictions applied to all houses of worship.Even as he ruled against the diocese, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Federal District Court in Brooklyn praised it as “an exemplar of community leadership” that had been “enforcing stricter safety protocols than the state required.”Lawyers for Mr. Cuomo agreed, telling an appeals court that the diocese “has introduced laudable social-distancing and hygiene measures.”The diocese has said it intends to continue to limit attendance to 25 percent of its churches’ capacities and would accept other limitations, such as doing away with singing by congregants and choirs.Judge Garaufis, who was appointed by President Bill Clinton, said the case was a difficult one. But he concluded that he would defer to the governor. “If the court issues an injunction and the state is correct about the acuteness of the threat currently posed by hot spot neighborhoods,” the judge wrote, “the result could be avoidable death on a massive scale like New Yorkers experienced in the spring.”In refusing to block the governor’s order while the diocese’s appeal went forward, a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit drew on Chief Justice Roberts’s concurring opinion in the California case. Since the restrictions on churches were less severe than those on comparable secular gatherings like theaters, casinos and gyms, the majority wrote in an unsigned opinion, they did not run afoul of constitutional protections for religious freedom. One view, expressed by Chief Justice Roberts in a concurring opinion in the California case, is that officials charged with protecting the public “should not be subject to second-guessing by an unelected federal judiciary, which lacks the background, competence and expertise to assess public health and is not accountable to the people.”A few hours after the diocese filed its application, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. delivered a slashing speech to a conservative legal group that expressed the opposite view. He had dissented in both of the earlier cases, and his speech echoed points he had made in the one from Nevada.“Whenever fundamental rights are restricted, the Supreme Court and other courts cannot close their eyes,” Justice Alito said on Thursday, rejecting the view that “whenever there is an emergency, executive officials have unlimited, unreviewable discretion.” The court is likely to rule on the dispute from Brooklyn in the next week or so. The case may be the first in which Justice Barrett’s vote changes the court’s direction. WASHINGTON — In recent months, churches in California and Nevada asked the Supreme Court to lift government restrictions on attendance at religious services meant to address the coronavirus pandemic. The churches lost.The vote in both cases was 5 to 4, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joining what was then the court’s four-member liberal wing. One of those liberals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, died in September. Her successor, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, joined the court last month.- Advertisement – The members of the majority were Judge Raymond J. Lohier Jr., who was appointed by President Barack Obama, and Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who ordinarily sits on Federal District Court in Manhattan and who was appointed by Mr. Clinton.Judge Michael H. Park, who was appointed by President Trump, dissented. He said Governor Cuomo’s order discriminated against houses of worship because it allowed businesses like liquor stores and pet shops to remain open without capacity restrictions.In asking the Supreme Court to step in, lawyers for the diocese argued that its “spacious churches” were safer than many “secular businesses that can open without restrictions, such as pet stores and broker’s offices and banks and bodegas.” An hourlong Mass, the diocese’s brief said, is “shorter than many trips to a supermarket or big-box store, not to mention a 9-to-5 job.”Lawyers for Mr. Cuomo said gatherings like those at churches and theaters were different from shopping trips. “The state’s limits on mass gatherings have consistently recognized that the risk of transmitting Covid-19 is much greater at gatherings where people arrive and depart at the same time and congregate and mingle for a communal activity over an extended period of time,” the governor’s appeals court brief said.Judge Park, the dissenting appeals court judge, twice served as a law clerk to Justice Alito, once on the federal appeals court in Philadelphia and once on the Supreme Court. His dissent anticipated the remarks his former boss delivered on Thursday.“The pandemic,” Justice Alito said, “has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty.”“This is especially evident with respect to religious liberty,” he added. “It pains me to say this, but in certain quarters religious liberty is fast becoming a disfavored right.” – Advertisement – It will not take long to assess the significance of that switch.On Thursday, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn filed an emergency application asking the Supreme Court to lift restrictions imposed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. The case is broadly similar to the earlier ones. The outcome, even as the pandemic is worsening, may be quite different.The general question in all of the cases is whether government officials or judges should calibrate responses to the public health crisis. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

“Political Hour” of the XX Congress of Entrepreneurs in the Hotel Industry of Croatia

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Minister Cappelli visited the XX Congress of Croatian Hotel Entrepreneurs organized by the UPUHH association and participated in a panel discussion “Political Hour” which aimed to generate proposals for long-term plans for tourism. In addition to Minister Cappelli, the panel discussion was attended by Dr. sc. Martina Dalić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts; Tomislav Boban, State Secretary at the Ministry of State Property; Kristjan Staničić, Director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board and Zdravko Zrinušić, Assistant Minister of Finance and Director of the Tax Administration.Deputy Prime Minister Martina Dalić assessed that Croatia’s attractiveness contributes to the success of tourism, that tourism is a healthy business and that next year, due to the expectation of a series of laws related to strategic investments, investment incentives and tourist land, some tourism problems could be solved more easily. investments and successful results. She told hoteliers to pay attention to the quality of the offer and services, and she also believes that it would be good for Croatia to have more global hotel brands. She announced that the Ministry of Economy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, and related to EU funds, will consider publishing calls for investments in tourism on the continent up to 100 million kuna, which would be good for Slavonia, for example. “We will not be enslaved to square footage but to quality, and we will do everything on deregulation and decentralization through changes in tourism laws. Next year we will certainly have a stronger pre- and post-season than this year, while in July and August we can expect similar results as this year, which means a large number of tourists. “, Cappelli said.Photo: MintAssistant Minister of Finance and Director of the Tax Administration Zdravko Zrinušić believes that more order should be introduced and the inspection of renting accommodation should be strengthened, and that tourism, in addition to VAT, should be met with other measures, such as reducing corporate income tax. Ronald Korotaj said that the current VAT rate of 25 percent for catering is not competitive and that hoteliers and the entire tourism have not felt much benefit from tax reforms.State Secretary for State Property Tomislav Boban explained that the new law on tourist land should help dispose of that land and stronger investments, while Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli pointed out that by 2020, if this pace continues, we will approach the planned investments in tourism of seven billion euros. He also announced the (re) categorization of family accommodation with the aim of increasing its quality and better market positioning.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania’s Rural Health System

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces $25 Million Federal Investment in Pennsylvania’s Rural Health System Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Results Harrisburg, PA –  As in other states across the nation, providing access to quality health care for Pennsylvanians residing in rural communities has become increasing challenging. Since 1990, health outcomes in rural communities across America have deteriorated. While people living in urban areas have seen better health outcomes and an improved access to care, those in rural areas face much starker health challenges.For the past 18 months, the Wolf administration has been developing a plan to transform rural health across Pennsylvania.  Earlier this year Pennsylvania submitted a plan to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to implement a Rural Health Transformation Initiative. The federal government reviewed Pennsylvania’s proposal and today announced that they would grant Pennsylvania a $25 million grant to put this model into place.“Today, I am proud to announce that the federal government has awarded Pennsylvania a $25 million grant to enact our initiative to transform rural health,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “The Pennsylvania Rural Health Transformation Initiative is designed to address the challenges faced by rural hospitals and promote a transition to higher quality, integrated and value-based care through several changes to the current model. This will improve health outcomes in rural areas, which face significant challenges and have been especially hard hit by the opioid and heroin epidemic. Rural hospitals are the economic engines of many of these communities and the success of health care in our rural communities impacts every Pennsylvanian.”The goals of this new rural health model are to improve population health and quality of care that is delivered locally and to enable rural hospitals to move toward greater financial sustainability through an all-payer global budget model.‘Shortly after Governor Wolf took office and we assessed the state, it became clear to us that our rural hospitals, like those across the nation, were challenged,” said Secretary Karen Murphy. “It also quickly became clear that all health outcomes – particularly opioid and heroin addiction   – were significantly worse in rural communities. We believe that the Pennsylvania Rural Health Transformation Initiative will help the incredibly committed, rural health-care leaders and health-care workers improve the overall health of their communities.”“CMS looks forward to teaming with Pennsylvania health officials on the Pennsylvania Rural Health Model.  We believe it represents a historic opportunity for rural hospitals, which through the model will be able to improve the quality of care they provide to their patients and help address the underlying health needs in their communities,” said Patrick Conway, M.D., CMS principal deputy administrator and chief medical officer. “Also, the model will help rural hospitals remain financially viable and continue to provide essential services to the people in their communities.”“The Pennsylvania Rural Health Transformation is an incredibly innovative payment model that will strengthen hospitals across the Commonwealth by creating a path to sustainability for struggling rural hospitals,” said Geisinger CEO David Feinberg. “We at Geisinger applaud State Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy and her leadership in transforming health care delivery models to better meet the needs of our patients.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img January 12, 2017last_img read more

UK investors press major housebuilder over pay levels

Institutional investors have publicly objected to pay levels – at both ends of the spectrum – at FTSE 100-listed housebuilder Persimmon.At the company’s annual general meeting today, Aberdeen Standard Investments voted against Persimmon’s 2017 remuneration report because of the amount of money that was due to accrue for the three most senior executives under a long-term incentive plan established in 2012.“And while we do appreciate the concessions made by the chief executive, the reduction in the amount accruing to him from £110m to £75m does not even get close to acceptable,” said Euan Stirling, head of stewardship at the asset manager in a statement to the AGM. Aberdeen Standard Investments owns 2.3% of the company’s shares. This “grossly excessive pay” was damaging the company’s reputation, Stirling argued, and in allowing this to happen the directors looked to be in breach of their legal duties to promote the long-term success of the company. Being a company director, especially a chief executive, “requires an understanding of where the company sits within the society within which it operates”, he said.“Unfortunately when directors act in contravention of their role to promote the best interests of the business, they are inviting more external attention which will affect not just them, but all of their corporate peers,” added Stirling.The vote on the pay report is advisory. Final results are due later today. Meanwhile, UK pension funds NEST and Strathclyde chose to focus on Persimmon’s decision not to pay the voluntary “living wage” – £7.85 an hour outside of London.In a statement co-ordinated by campaign organisation ShareAction prior to the AGM, NEST chief investment officer Mark Fawcett said: “For investors such as ourselves, accreditation with the Living Wage Foundation sends a clear signal that a company values its employees and is focusing on the long-term success of the business through investment in staff.“We would be very encouraged indeed to see Persimmon progress towards Living Wage accreditation.”Both NEST and Strathclyde had engaged the housebuilder on its decision not to pay this rate to its entire staff, including contractors, ShareAction said. NEST, the £2.7bn defined contribution scheme, wrote to Persimmon in 2015 to ask why the company was not accredited with the Living Wage Foundation.Richard Keery, investment manager at Strathclyde Pension Fund, a £21bn Scottish public sector fund, added: “It is fundamental that companies within the FTSE 100 are able to demonstrate responsible business practice and the fair treatment of staff.“Particularly in light of recent developments, and with a now-compelling investment case behind the long-term benefits of the Living Wage, it would be reassuring to see Persimmon show positive leadership in working to accredit as a Living Wage employer.”The interventions from Aberdeen Standard and the pension funds come at a time of heightened attention to the notion that company directors must take into account the interests of a range “stakeholders” and not just their shareholders’ interests.The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has suggested revising the UK corporate governance code to acknowledge that companies have a wide-ranging impact and that boards should consider the way companies interact with employees, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.This is based on section 172 of the 2006 Companies Act, under which company directors are required to promote the success of the company for the benefit of its shareholders and “have regard to a range of matters” in doing so.The FRC previously indicated it was considering amendments to the Stewardship Code to include a “section 172 for asset managers”. read more

On-loan Barcelona midfielder tests positive for COVID-19

first_img Loading… That’s according to Mundo Deportivo, who claim that the 21 year old was one of the La Liga players who was found to be carrying the virus, and has been isolated away from his teammates.Oscar Plano, another Valladolid player, is also said to have the illness.It’s the latest bit of bad news for Matheus, who signed for Barcelona in January and was immediately loaned to their fellow La Liga side to starting picking up some minutes.However his late January arrival plus the timing of the coronavirus crisis has meant he’s not had the chance to play yet. He will likely stay on loan for another year while the Catalan club study how to free up another non-EU player slot.Read Also: Messi donates €500k towards the fight against COVID-19It’s been a tough few months for him following his dream move to the European leagues, but it will all hopefully get easier from here.For now, we wish him a speedy recovery from his illness.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Matheus Fernandes, the recently signed Barcelona midfielder on loan at Valladolid, has tested positive for coronavirus.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired ForThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

KRC adding Junior National Champion, Lady Eagle awards to IMCA program

first_imgAll SportMod drivers must display two KRC decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares and post-season contingencies.  “We are really excited to partner with these new programs, especially recognizing the top Lady Eagle competitors. I raised three daughters Hailey, Hannah and Alex, and each of them raced go-karts and operated machines at KRC growing up,” said Mel Kluhsman. “They have always been very involved in racing so to be able to reward some of the most accomplished ladies in IMCA racing is pretty special, and brings everything full circle for us at KRC.”   “The excitement generated by the announcement of the Junior National Champion program wasn’t limited to a young generation of IMCA racers, but included IMCA sponsors as well,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “KRC has not only added this championship to their sponsorship program but the enhanced Lady Eagle program as well and for that we are very appreciative.” Top three finishers in point standings for both titles, contended by young drivers and by female drivers, respectively, receive $75 product certificates from the Lockwood, Mo., manufacturer and 23-year sponsor. All Kluhsman Racing Components certificates will be pre­sented during the national awards ban­quet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.  Part of decal pro­grams for Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products South­ern SportMods, Kluhsman gives $75 product certificates to drivers finishing in the top 10 nationally in both divisions.  Information about KRC-made products and KRC distributors is avail­able at the www.krcracing.com web­site, by calling 800 814-5745 and on Facebook. LOCKWOOD, Mo. – Kluhsman Racing Components expands an already extensive IMCA pro­gram in 2020, with new awards for both Junior National Championship and Lady Eagle contend­ers. Kluhsman again gives $75 product certificates to top three drivers in each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds, and to top three drivers in national standings for IMCA Sunoco Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts. last_img read more

Shute’s late-night decision pays off with win in Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour

first_imgTodd Shute won Tuesday’s Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature at Marshalltown Speedway. The IMCA Modified checkers paid $1,000. (Photo by Barry Johnson)MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 6) – The decision Todd Shute made right around midnight on Mon­day paid off with the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature win Tuesday at Mar­shalltown Speedway.Shute held off a very determined Tyler Droste for the $1,000 IMCA Modified victory, his first of the sea­son.“Tyler is a very respectful racer. He was right there,” Shute said following his career 78th win in the division. “It was a very fun race but also very tense.”Shute passed Jimmy Gustin for the front spot on the sixth of 30 laps and denied Droste over the final 10 circuits.Droste ended in second, three car lengths off the pace. Kelly Shryock and 16th starting Darin Duffy closed late and were scored a very close third and fourth, respectively.Gustin, winner of the opening night event at Benton County Speedway on Memorial Day, was fifth.“We haven’t been very stellar this year. I think we changed just about everything we could on the car and didn’t actually decide until about midnight the night before that I’d come,” said Shute. “This is a big race and one we gear up for, and I’ve got a very understanding boss in Gary Shearer at Karl Performance. He’s a drag racer but he gets dirt racing.”The only cautions of the contest came on laps seven and nine. Droste challenged low on the se­cond restart and briefly ran three-wide with Shute and Gustin.Top four spots were contended after midway, with Shryock challenging Gustin for third and then Droste making his a bid for the lead.Droste tried sliders on laps 21 and 27. Shute moved to a lower line in the final laps to seal the win.“I kind of ran all over in (turns) one and two and pretty much ran the top in three and four before getting up to a lapped car late,” said Shute. “I moved to the middle the last three laps and got away from them a little.”Shute’s one previous tour win had come in July of 2013 at Southern Iowa Speedway. He was al­ready on the ballot for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.The third of 10 Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour dates this season is next Tuesday, June 13 at West Liberty Raceway. Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models are also on the card that evening.Feature results – 1. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 2. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fer­tile; 4. Darin Duffy, Urbana; 5. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 6. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 7. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 8. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 9. Brian Irvine, Oelwein; 10. Jacob Murray, Hart­ford; 11. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 12. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City; 13. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 14. John Emerson, Waterloo; 15. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 16. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 17. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 18. Shane DeMey, Denison; 19. Derek Reimer, Marshalltown; 20. Josh Gil­man, Earlham; 21. Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown; 22. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 23. Eric Elliott, Boone; 24. Kurt Kile, Nichols.1st heat (top three) – 1. Rust; 2. Ward; 3. Reimer; 4. Todd Inman, Altoona; 5. Cordes; 6. Jeff Ai­key, Cedar Falls; 7. Kay; 8. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 9. Josh Most, Red Oak; 10. Jacob Murray.2nd heat – 1. Droste; 2. Hughes; 3. Jimmy Gustin; 4. Gilman; 5. Kyle Brown; 6. Jason Murray, Hartford; 7. Cory Sauerman, Johnston; 8. Trent Jackson, Marshalltown; 9. Austin Emry, Kellogg.3rd heat – 1. Shute; 2. Elliott; 3. Money; 4. Emerson; 5. Irvine; 6. DeMey; 7. Cody Knecht, Whitte­more; 8. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; 9. Tyler Gross, Ankeny.4th heat – 1. Shryock; 2. Kile; 3. Carter; 4. Duffy; 5. Dripps; 6. Hoeft; 7. David Brown, Kellogg; 8. Jenae Gustin; 9. Jon Snyder, Ames.1st “B” feature – 1. Irvine; 2. Emerson; 3. Kay; 4. Cordes; 5. Jacob Murray; 6. Inman; 7. Richie Gustin; 8. Knecht; 9. Gross; 10. DeMey; 11. Heishman; 12. Most; 13. Aikey.2nd “B” feature – 1. Kyle Brown; 2. Duffy; 3. Hoeft; 4. Jenae Gustin; 5. Gilman; 6. Dripps; 7. Ja­son Murray; 8. David Brown; 9. Sauerman; 10. Emry; 11. Snyder; 12. Jackson.last_img read more

George Stevens Academy baseball team wins sportsmanship award

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy baseball team, led by head coach Dan Kane, has received the 2018 Peter Webb Good Sportsmanship Award for the fourth consecutive year. The Eagles have won the award seven of the last 18 seasons.The award, named after a longtime official in Maine, goes to a team in Class C or D whose players, coaches and team staff “have shown outstanding sportsmanship throughout the season,” according to the Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association, which bestows the award.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more