Racers rip around Taylor Speedway over the weekend

first_imgThe IMCA races had Johnny Beaumont Jr. taking the win. He was followed by Doug Mitchell and Tory Webster.The next race weekend at Taylor Speedway is scheduled for August 3 and 4 In the Mini Sprint – Junior races, taking the checkered flag was Kaden Beebe. Coming in second was Cody LeClerc, and rounding out the top three was Tyson LeClerc.The Mini Sprint – Senior category saw Dylan Beaumont come away as the big winner. Tyler McElderry took second place and right behind him was Devon Beebe.Camryn Beaumont won in the Juniors races, and second place went to Chelsea Babcock.- Advertisement -The Bombers class had Armand LeBlanc crossing the line in first place. Robin Jossefson was second, and Justin Tackaberry completed the top three.In the Mini Adults races Colton Glaicar was the big winner. Second position went to Cora Krahn while third was Clint Mason.Darren Morin crossed the line in first in the Sports category, and Ron McNabb finished in second place.Advertisementlast_img read more

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ATHLETICS NEWS: KARL GRIFFIN WINS 800M AT NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgDonegal athletes excel at National Indoor Championships: A busy weekend with the priority the National Junior /u 23 indoor champs at Athlone IT.John Kelly has had a remarkable career to this point and today on the back of heavy training he got out to a winning 17.68m in the shot 5m ahead of his nearest rival and the Lyit student now has Scottish champs very much as his focus, a further study will indicate that this is 1m ahead of where he was at in 2014 at this time. Arlene Crossan had a pb 5.64m to win the long jump and the talented Loreto student really can go way out to 6m or therabouts if she continues to build relentlessly in this discipline . An indication of her all round ability a silver in 400m 59.02 and first things first nice to see her banging out a 58 low in the coming weeks . Liam Mc Devitt whose local connnection is with Kilcar born in England former professional soccer player now a student at St Marys University College , Twickenham . His debut in Irish competition netted a 51.12 400m u 23 silver but he has a sub 50 a few weeks ago so we look forward to his progress . Blathnaid Patton a bronze 10.82m triple medal but you would like to report a 11m plus return but it will come . Today top 3 reads 11.67,11.60 and Blathnaid 10.82m . Well done to Shannon Mc Laughlin who narrowly failed to Q for 400m final .Congrats to Mountcharles native Karl Griffin competing with Ucd a 800m u 23 victory .We reported a 4.35m pole vault clearance by Tori Pena in U S and Teresa Mc Gloin in the Raheny 5 mile 7th while refreshing to note a number of our young athletes in UUJ jumps meet important in view of the Ulster 12–19 champs in Magherafelt next weekend . A 5.67 long jump added to by a 1.65 high by Sommer Lecky but big shout out to coaches Niall and Paul Wilkinson for undertaking this competition with their athletes .Next weekend as related to its the Ulster underage Saturday/Sunday . 82 have been entered by Finn Valley ac and interest is at an all time high .   ATHLETICS NEWS: KARL GRIFFIN WINS 800M AT NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: January 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsNoticespicture specialSportlast_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar birthday special floors Australia in 1998 Coca-Cola Cup final

first_imgSachin Tendulkar played numerous memorable knocks throughout his 24-year marathon career. One such knock came on his birthday in 1998 that guided India to a memorable six-wicket win over the mighty Australians in the Coca-Cola Cup final in Sharjah. (Happy birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Master Blaster turns 44)Put into bat, Australia posted a challenging 272 for nine thanks to fifties from skipper Steve Waugh and Darren Lehmann. India were off to a decent start before they lost their first wicket at 39 of Sourav Ganguly for 23.However, Tendulkar and Nayan Mongia then stitched together a stand of 89 runs to keep India on track in a tough chase. After Mongia’s fall, captain Mohammad Azharuddin joined Tendulkar and the two negated the Aussie attack and put on 120-run partnership to take India close to victory.Tendulkar was the victim this time but he had already hurt the Aussies and gave India the platform for a memorable victory. A young 25-year-old Tendulkar hit 134 off 131 balls, studded with 12 fours and three sixes in his amazing knock. India won the match by six wickets and lifted the trophy.The knock came two days after the infamous ‘Desert Storm’ when he struck 143 off 131 deliveries, laced with nine fours and five towering sixes. Though India lost that game against Australia but the Master Blaster’s innings helped India qualify for the final.Tendulkar, who was born today in in 1973 in Mumbai, holds many records in the rich history of cricket, including 100 international centuries and most international runs.He made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989 at the age of 16 years and 205 days and remains the youngest Indian to do so. He went on to play a record 200 Test matches for India in a career that lasted 24 years.advertisementThe Little Master hammered 51 Test hundreds and 49 centuries in one day internationals. He went to MRF pace academy but Australian fast bowling great Dennis Lillee advised Tendulkar to focus on his batting. The rest is history.He finished his career as the leading run-getter in international cricket, with 34,357 runs across formats — 15,921 in 200 Tests, 18426 in 463 ODIs and 10 in 1 T20 international. He played his final match of his career — his 200th Test — at his home ground in November 2013 at the Wankhede stadium when India hosted West Indies in a Test series.Tendulkar was the first player to smash a double hundred in ODIs when he struck 200 not out off 147 balls against South Africa in Gwalior on February 24, 2010.Tendulkar also played at the lucrative Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians. In 78 matches, the master blaster scored 2334 runs with the help of one century and 13 fifties.Interestingly, Tendulkar has batted thrice on his birthday and has tasted victories each time. Apart from Coca-Cup final, the batting legend has batted twice on April 24 — 28 against now-defunct IPL franchise Deccan Chargers in 2011 and 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013.last_img read more

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