Cornell dominates in IMCA Empire State Series win

first_imgDUNDEE, N.Y. (May 20) – James Cornell took the lead just before midway and cruised to the checkers in winning Friday’s Empire State Series feature at Outlaw Speedway.The Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified tour victory paid $500 and was the career fourth for Cornell, the 2014 series champion.The 25-lap feature event saw a caution fly on the initial start of the race but that was the only yellow of the night. Cornell was dominant late in the race, extending his lead to more than a straightaway in lapped traffic.Matt Cole, winner of the tour opener at Five Mile Point Speedway, charged to second late in the event in a great battle with Eddie Sites and Brad Sites who finished third and fourth, respectively.Jake Maynard made his first Outlaw Speedway start of the season and brought his number 69 home with a top five finish.Feature results – 1. James Cornell; 2. Matt Cole; 3. Eddie Sites; 4. Brad Sites; 5. Jake Maynard; 6. Tyler Stoddard; 7. Shawn Bruce; 8. Rodney Morgan; 9. Phil Yaw; 10. Brandon Smith; 11. Mike Stoddard; 12. Ray McClure; 13. Billy Ward; 14. Scott Sebring; 15. Sparky Hills; 16. Jeff Austin; 17. Beau Ballard; 18. Will Ward; 19. Gary Roberts; 20. Keith Lamphere; 21. Rich Karlnoski; 22. Tony Harris; 23. Brad Smith; 24. Bob Maynard
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MDI boys’ basketball team beats Ellsworth with free throws

first_img Bio EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Free-throw shooting decided Wednesday night’s boys’ basketball game between Ellsworth and Mount Desert Island.In a close matchup where every point counted, the Trojans scored 23 of theirs from the foul line en route to their 54-49 win.MDI improved to 6-2 while Ellsworth dropped to 6-3.“Free throws are one of those things we work on a lot in practice,” MDI coach Justin Norwood said. “A lot of games come down to those one or two points.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Ellsworth Eagles started strong, scoring 12 unanswered points for a 17-5 lead just minutes into the first quarter.“We came out of the gate fast and hit our shots,” Ellsworth coach Peter Austin said. “We had all kinds of energy in the first quarter.”MDI temporarily appeared outmatched, but the longtime rivalry that packed Katsiaficas Gymnasium did not disappoint.The Trojans chipped away at Ellsworth’s lead in the second period, where they sank eight-of-10 foul shots. The Eagles lost some ground, missing all four of their free throws, and entered halftime up just 25-20.“It would have been easy for us to panic in that first quarter when we got down,” Norwood said. “We just trusted in what we were doing.”Junior guard Bryce Harmon scored the first points of the half with a layup for Ellsworth. Senior forward Nick Bagley added a field goal and free throw on a three-point play to put the Eagles up 30-20.Just as quickly, junior forward Russell Kropff hit two free throws, kicking off a seven-point MDI scoring run that cut its deficit from 10 to three.Ellsworth fans and players react to a play that left two players on the ground in Mount Desert Island’s 54-49 win Wednesday. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSWith a minute left in the quarter, Kropff snatched away Ellsworth’s lead with a field goal, and MDI entered the final period up 38-37.“I probably played some of my players too much, so they didn’t have fresh legs in the third and fourth quarters,” Austin said. “That probably had a lot to do with it.”Kropff extended MDI’s lead to 40-37 with another two points from the foul line. Ellsworth fans began chanting, “This is our house,” when junior forward Riley Swanson hit a 3-pointer for MDI that silenced the blocks of maroon in the stands.MDI built a 46-38 lead when Ellsworth senior guard Alex Braley and Bagley each drained two of two foul shots. Bagley followed his with a steal on the following MDI possession, which he drove in for another two points for Ellsworth.“Our free-throw shooting wasn’t up to par, but we won the turnover battle,” Austin said. “We could have folded there, but we showed a lot of heart.”With a minute and a half left, a Bruce St. Peter basket and a Braley free throw brought Ellsworth within a point of tying the score — the closest the Eagles would get. But again, Kropff hit two foul shots to put MDI up 50-47.In the final minute, MDI junior forward Graham Good hit four of four free throws to put the game away.“It was a nip-and-tuck game all the way,” Austin said. “We need to learn to finish games.”Kropff led MDI with 14 points, and Swanson and Good each contributed 11. The Trojans were 23-for-29 from the free throw line, while the Eagles went 10-for-19.Bagley totaled a game-high 16 points for Ellsworth. Harmon and St. Peter added 11 and nine points.Ellsworth and MDI will meet again in the final game of the season on Feb. 4 at MDI.Mount Desert Island fans and players celebrate after defeating Ellsworth 54-49 on Wednesday. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMScenter_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.last_img read more

Cricket News IPL 2019 Auction: Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Chakaravarthy and Sam Curran steal the show

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2019 Indian Premier League Auctions saw 351 players go under the hammer in an action-packed event in Jaipur on Tuesday. In total, about 60 players were sold, which included 40 Indian players and 20 overseas players. Like in IPL 2018 Auctions, Jaydev Unadkat, who had fetched Rs 11.5 crore at that time, broke the bank in this season as well as he became the joint-highest bid Indian, going to the Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8.4 crore. However, in what was a sensational bid, Varun Chakaravarthy, an unknown mystery spinner who had impressed in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, matched Unadkat’s bid and he went for the same price to Kings XI Punjab.The story of Chakaravarthy is unique and inspiring. He played in school cricket without much success and he quit the game to pursue a career in academics. However, his love for the game was rekindled and he got back into the game. He played for a fourth division of a Chennai club and he reaped massive success. This got him a spot in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and he bowled brilliantly to guide Siechem Madurai Panthers to the title with nine wickets at an astonishing economy of 4.7.Read More | IPL 2019 Auction: Unadkat, Chakravarthy and Curran get big bucksSpeaking to News 18 before the auction, Chakaravarthy said it was his love for the game that got him back into the game. “I don’t know, I just built up so much pressure inside me and it blasted… I just quit. I walked in and right away said I want to stop working and I came back. I told my parents that my mind was not there, I just wasn’t able to do it. They understood and supported me, although I didn’t know what I was going to do next. I dusted off my old kit bag which I hadn’t used for six years. I didn’t know anything else. I had to take up cricket again,” Chakaravarthy had said.Read More | IPL Auction: Prayas Barman, Prabhsimran Singh – the young millionairesUncapped players ruleAlong with Chakaravarthy, the other uncapped players who had a great time was Shivam Dube. The left-hander, touted by Sunil Gavaskar as the next Yuvraj Singh for his clean-hitting, gave the IPL franchisees a glimpse of his talent when he hit Swapnil Singh for five sixes in one over in the Ranji Trophy game between Mumbai and Baroda which ended in a draw. He was picked up for Rs 5 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.Read More | IPL Auction: Varun Chakaravarthy creates sensation, sold for Rs 8.4 CrHowever, the story of Prabhsimran Singh, the 17-year-old Punjab batsman, is inspiring to say the least. Prabhsimran, not picked for the U-19 World Cup, grabbed the attention of the cricketing public in India when he smashed a magnificent 298 in the Punjab U-23 Inter-District Cricket Tournament. Earlier, Prabhsimran had scored over 500 runs in the Cooch Behar Trophy. In October, he helped the India U-19 team win the Asia Cup with a blazing 37-ball 65. He was picked up for Rs 4.8 crore by Kings XI Punjab. Prayas Barman, a 16-year-old Bengal legspinner and batsman, was the other surprise millionaire when he was picked up for Rs 1.5 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore.Curran rules the worldFor the second season running, an English player dominated the IPL Auction. Ben Stokes had become the highest paid overseas player in the 2018 IPL Auction when he was picked up by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12 crore. In 2019, Sam Curran, whose all-round skills had helped England win the series against India 4-1, was the big buy among the overseas players as he went for Rs 7.2 crore to Kings XI Punjab. Along with Curran, South Africa batsman Colin Ingram also went for Rs 6.4 crore to Delhi Capitals.Read More | IPL Auction: Jaydev Unadkat breaks the bank, goes to Rajasthan RoyalsEarlier, it was the West Indies players who set the cash counters ringing. Carlos Barthwaite went to Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 5 crore while Shimron Hetmyer, who dazzled for the West Indies in the series against India, went for Rs 4.2 crore to Royal Challengers Bangalore. The other notable buys were Jonny Bairstow to Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 2.2 crore while Martin Guptill went for his base price of Rs 1 crore to the same franchise.Read More | IPL 2019 Auction: Carlos Brathwaite, Shimron Hetmyer fetch big bucksReturn of the Indian bowlersIn this IPL 2019 Auction, the Indian bowlers reaped rich benefits. Mohit Sharma, who had a fruitful association with Chennai Super Kings a couple of seasons ago, returned to the franchise for Rs 5 crore. Ishant Sharma, who was unsold for several seasons, is back at home with the Delhi Capitals getting him for Rs 1.1 crore. Mohammed Shami, who picked up career-best figures of 6/56 in the Perth Test against Australia, was taken by Kings XI Punjab for Rs 4.8 crore. Axar Patel, who had not featured prominently in the league for a couple of seasons, was one of the major buys for Delhi Capitals with Rs 5 crore. Varun Aaron, who had played county cricket for Leicestershire, is also back in the IPL after he was bought for Rs 2.4 crore by Rajasthan Royals.Hanuma Vihari was the first player to be bought in this IPL 2019 Auction as he went for Rs 2 crore to Delhi Capitals. The major names who went unsold in the auction are Cheteshwar Pujara, Dale Steyn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and Brendon McCullum. In the last hour, there was relief for Yuvraj Singh as the star left-hander was purchased by the Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 1 crore. 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