The new IHSAA school enrollment figures have been released. The largest high school in Indiana is now Carmel with 4,830 students. Second place goes to Ben Davis High School with 4,220 students. Third place goes to Warren Central with 3,602 students. The 4th largest school is also in Indianapolis with North Central coming in at 3,520 students. The only schools in the top ten that are not in Indianapolis are Penn High School and Lake Central High School both in northern Indiana.A few schools that are moving to new classes include LaPorte who will move to 6A in football this year. Also, Tech High School will move up to 5A in football. On the downward side, Marion drops to 3A. Melvin Siefert, who is principal at Plainfield High School will see his team go to 5A this year. Two more Indianapolis schools also will find themselves in a new class this year. They are Ritter and Attucks who both move up to 3A.Only one school listed in this report must move because of winning consecutive state titles. That is also an Indianapolis School, and it is Cathedral. No area schools were listed in this IHSAA report.
EL PASO, Texas – IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers are chief among beneficiaries of MSD sponsorship support for the sanctioning body.The El Paso, Texas, manufacturer and distributor is part of the national decal program for the division again and gives $100 product certificates to top 10 drivers in final standings for both Northern and Southern regions.This season is MSD’s 14th as an IMCA sponsor. That program also includes awards for IMCA Modified, Karl Chevrolet Northern and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods, IMCA Late Models and the Deery Brothers Summer Series.“We are excited to once again partner with IMCA to reward racers using MSD products,” said Company President Russell Stephens. “For 2017 MSD has introduced the new 6CT Ignition featuring all-new technology including a digital readout to show rpm, rev limit point, battery voltage and start retard amount.“MSD values the local dirt track racers who are the backbone of grassroots racing. IMCA racers work all day then come home and work all night to get ready to race,” he continued. “MSD is grateful for the opportunity to reward them with products like the 6CT and with product certificates. Good luck to all IMCA racers in 2017!”Top eligible drivers in each of the five IMCA Modified regions receive new 6CT digital ignition control boxes and Blaster HVC coils; the runner-up gets a 6CT ignition control box while third and fourth place drivers get universal spark plug wire sets and the fifth place driver receives a Blaster HVC coil.The top drivers in each Stock Car regions get Ultimate HEI kits and a universal spark plug wire set. Runners-up receive a HEI module and the third place finishers get universal spark plug wire sets.An 8728 Soft Touch rev control goes to the top eligible driver in the national Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod standings. Universal spark plug wire sets go to second and third place drivers in both divisions.Top three eligible drivers in national point standings for Late Models and the Deery Series standings receive a digital 6CT ignition control box, spark plug wire set and Blaster HVC coil, and universal plug wire set, respectively.Drivers in all five divisions must compete with MSD products, display two MSD decals on their race car and send sign-up forms to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.Decal placement is also required for Stock Car drivers to be eligible for national and regional point fund shares. Awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning in December.Information about MSD products is available by calling 915 855-7123 and at the www.msdperformance.com website.“MSD has always been the leader in ignition control and their influence is felt throughout dirt track racing,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “We rely on their expertise when implementing rules packages in nearly every IMCA division and trust the products they supply to IMCA racers as a result.”
Clint Luellen led start to finish in winning his Thursday night Modified qualifying feature at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Clint Luellen led every lap while Hunter Marriott needed most of his feature in winning IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s Modified qualifiers Thursday night.Luellen, the 2015 Northern SportMod champion, had the field covered from the get-go in the opener at Boone Speedway. Cautions at midway – that yellow took Oregon contender Collen Winebarger, piloting one of the fastest cars on the track, out of contention – and again on lap 20 erased Luellen’s sizable leads but he pulled away after both restarts.Cayden Carter started 25th and passed 2010 champion Jimmy Gustin with four to go and finished second; the 17th starting Gustin and Chaz Baca, who headed the pursuit of Luellen much of the way, completed the top four.Marriott worked his way toward the front from 15th starting in the nightcap. Into the top four by lap nine, he finally caught Tanner Black for the front spot with four laps left.Black beat 11th starting Justin Auringer to the stripe by all of four one thousandth’s of a second for runner-up honors and Joe Duvall completed the top four.Gustin qualified for his career 12th main event, Auringer for his eighth, Marriott his fourth, Carter his third and Luellen, Baca, Black and Duvall each their first.1st qualifying feature – 1. Clint Luellen, Minburn; 2. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 3. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 4. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz.; 5. Craig Reetz, Dunlap; 6. Andrew Smith, Rogersville, Mo.; 7. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 8. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 9. Jeff Stephens, Arion; 10. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; 11. Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; 12. Nick Roberts, Des Moines; 13. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 14. Keegan Nordquist, Beresford, S.D.; 15. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; 16. Randy Havlik, Ankeny; 17. A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; 18. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 19. Brandon Leeman, Roland; 20. Josh Truman, Indianola; 21. Ed Thomas, Waterloo; 22. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 23. Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 25. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas; 26. Nick Deal, Harlan; 27. Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; 28. Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D.; 29. Duane Cleveland, Olivehurst, Calif.; 30. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 2. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan.; 3. Justin Auringer, Evansdale; 4. Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.; 5. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 6. Justin O’Brien, West Union; 7. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; 8. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 9. Randy Foote, Stanton; 10. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 11. Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich.; 12. Austin Kiefer, Pahrump, Nev.; 13. Brenten DeYoung, Crystal, Mich.; 14. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 15. Ben Kraus, Britt; 16. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.; 17. Eric Elliott, Boone; 18. Matthew Meinecke, Jamaica; 19. Clay Sellard, Bucklin, Kan.; 20. Troy Foulger, Oakley, Calif.; 21. Taylor Musselman, Urbandale; 22. Gavin Hunyady, Fenton, Mich.; 23. Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; 24. Dan Ratajczak, Luxemburg, Wis.; 25. Raymond McSpadden, Buda, Texas; 26. Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; 27. Brandon Clough, Wallace, Neb.; 28. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 29. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; 30. Josh Beaulieu, Bemidji, Minn. Hunter Marriott raced from 15th to win Thursday night’s second Modified qualifying feature at Super Nationals. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)
Greensburg, IN — Decatur County Memorial Hospital is expanding its vascular services by welcoming three vascular surgeons from Southern Indiana Surgery: Dr. Michael J. Buckmaster, Dr. Jason W. Christie, and Dr. Douglas Y. Roese. Experienced in procedures addressing arteries, veins, and lymphatics, these seasoned surgeons will be offering vascular services to patients in Decatur County and surrounding communities.Dr. Roese brings 15 years of medical expertise to Decatur County Memorial Hospital, including a Vascular Fellowship from Baylor College of Medicine and eight years of general, vascular and laparoendoscopic surgery. A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Roese earned his Doctor of Medicine from Augusta’s Medical College of Georgia in 1995.After having received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Christie underwent general surgery training at Wake Forest University, where he also trained an additional two years to complete a vascular surgery fellowship.Dr. Buckmaster earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan School of Medicine, completing his general surgery residency and research fellowship at the University of Kentucky, followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at Washington University/Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He is also a Registered Vascular Technician and has served in positions ranging from Chief of Surgery to Medical Director.“Our team is honored to have these outstanding surgeons on board and providing services to our community,” said Rex McKinney, CEO of Decatur County Memorial Hospital. “Enhancing these services will provide improved access to care for those in our region who have specialized vascular needs.”
Cricket Ireland (CI) announced on Monday they will meet Australia A in a four-day game at Stormont in Belfast from June 14. That will give the players on the fringes of Australia’s Test team the chance to acclimatise to British conditions, with the Ashes due to begin at Trent Bridge on July 10. Ireland could provide a boost to Australia’s Ashes preparations after agreeing to host their second-string side this summer. CI also announced that Belfast would play host to their final two World Cup qualifiers against Scotland on September 6 and 8. Ireland currently lead the qualifiers, after four of seven rounds, with Scotland second. The top two nations earn direct qualification for the 2015 World Cup. Those matches will finalise a busy summer for Ireland, who host Pakistan in Dublin in a two-match one-day international series in May before a one-off game against England in September. CI revealed they are also in discussion to bring Bangladesh back following their tour last year. “It’s another incredibly important year for Irish cricket as we attempt to make it to the World Cup finals and also defend our ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers trophy in November,” coach Phil Simmons said. “We’ve been to the final stages of five world tournaments and we want to make it seven. “It’s fantastic that we’ve got the high-profile matches on home soil against Pakistan and England, and we hope to get another series against Bangladesh in August as well.” Press Association
British and Irish Lions rookie Stuart Hogg has revealed his burning desire to learn from veteran Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll on the current tour of Hong Kong and Australia. Scotland full-back Hogg is the Lions squad’s youngest player. He does not turn 21 until two days after the first Test in Brisbane and is also entrusted with looking after the cuddly toy lion mascot. The Lions experience has already proved an eye-opening one for Hogg and none more so than when four-time Lions tourist O’Driscoll linked up with the squad last weekend. “Being with the Lions has been a really good experience,” Hogg said. “On Sunday, Brian O’Driscoll turned up and that was pretty unbelievable because he was my hero growing up. I remember that try he scored for the Lions (against Australia) in 2001. He is someone to look up to for his attitude on and off the field. He’s down to earth and I have a lot of respect for that.” He added: “To have the chance to train and play with him is a dream come true. It’s quite surreal at times. “It would be good to have a chat with him and see what he’s got to say. I’m looking to learn during this whole tour, so it’s great to have a guy like that on the trip. “First and foremost I’ll be looking to learn from Leigh Halfpenny and Rob Kearney in terms of being a 15, but you can learn from everyone.” Hogg is expected to be on the bench for Saturday’s tour opener against the Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium and after a fortnight’s intense preparation he is relishing getting going. “The mood is upbeat and positive,” he added.”Everyone has a smile on their face, which is exactly what we are after. “The Test series in Australia is a massive opportunity to create some history. Our expectations down there are to win and that is all we are concentrating on. We want to pick up as many wins as we can on the road and then the Test series at the end of it. “It’s not about nationality with the Lions because it’s four nations in one, but at the same time I am looking to do my country proud. I will do that by playing my best for the Lions.” Press Association
Pouderoyen remain unbeaten after 1-0 win over Golden Warriors… Eagles maul Veggae Boys 10-1 in latest actionPOUDEROYEN continued their unbeaten run in the West Demerara Football Association’s (WDFA)/STAG Senior League with a 1-0 win against Golden Warriors last Saturday at the Den Amstel ground, West Coast Demerara, while Eagles mauled Vergenoegen (Veggae) 10-1 at the same venue.Playing the feature match on a double-header card, Pouderoyen registered their fourth victory from five matches when Quessey Alleyne squeezed in an eighth-minute goal at the near post to beat a surprised Golden Warriors’ custodian.The once powerful team (Pouderoyen) from the West Side defended their 1-0 advantage for the remaining 82 minutes of the game and the win propelled them to 13 points – two points adrift of leaders Den Amstel, in the points standing.In the opening encounter, Veggae Boys found the going too tough to handle as two of Eagles’ players registered hat-tricks, while another netted a double.Orlando Henry shook the opposition’s net in the 4th, 59th and 68th minutes; Chris Macey was on target in the 21st, 55th and 71st minutes.Colin Henry struck his double in the 25th and 29th minutes, while Daniel Clarke and Stephon Griffith scored one each in the 30th and 50th minutes respectively.Veggae Boys pulled on back in the 73rd minute through a Shamar Marcus goal.
Miami-Dade School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman and Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho meet students from Miami Lakes Educational Center who attended the 2019 College Fair. Once again, Miami-Dade County Public Schools hosted the ever-successful National College Fair, which was held Sunday February 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. More than 10,000 students and parents participated in the four-hour event where representatives from 200 colleges and universities provided answers to questions regarding admissions, financial aid, housing and testing requirements.“This fair provides a great opportunity for thousands of participating students to obtain critical information about academic choices available to them, especially as decisions made today will impact their lives forever,” said School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, who has co-chaired Miami-Dade’s College Fair for two decades.As in previous years, students were able to pre-register to obtain an electronic ID permitting them to request valuable information from the multiple learning institutions.The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools sponsored the free event.
Formula 1 has never had a driver involved in esports – until now. Fernando Alonso has partnered with G2 Esports to announce a team, just days before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix kicks off on Sunday.Alonso, one of the biggest names in professional racing and a two-time world champion, enters esports with one of the largest European organisations on the scene, after G2 announced a global partnership with Logitech G earlier this month. Logitech G is the gaming brand of the tech giants, who also sponsor McLaren, the team that Alonso competes with.The new team, handed the hefty moniker FA Racing G2 Logitech G, will compete in a number of professional racing championships, such as F1 and rFactor.When Alonso was approached by G2 and Logitech a few months ago, he was impressed by the promise in the idea. “It is very exciting, and it is a completely new thing to discover,” he said. “I think esports in other formats has been very successful but in racing, it is at the very beginning, and huge potential will come.“I am happy to be one of the first investing in this direction and I think good and fun times are coming – not only for us, but for gamers at home and for fans.”Alonso also spoke of his plans to race with fans – although he admitted that he had not signed himself to his own team thus far. “Not yet,” he said. “But we have some ideas for our fans to have online competitions, monthly, that they can not only participate with our pro drivers but also with myself.“I will definitely be slower – more the amateur level. We will have fun, that is the first thing, and we will develop a platform that is available for everyone in the world.”Fernando’s involvement with esports could certainly attract the attention of a younger demographic which has previously shied away from racing. At least, that’s the hope of Sean Bratches, the F1 commercial chief, who talked up the impact a high calibre racer could have when branching into other fields:“Fernando’s brand has been a pillar of the success of F1 in the linear world, and just like other brands going into other areas, he gives a credibility,” he said. “A lot of drivers and athletes, in their second career, go into business and I think while this is a fun participatory game, it is competition. “It is a big business and it is just getting bigger.”Esports Insider says: Another exciting name to welcome to the industry! Excellent work by G2 to enter a partnership that is sure to turn plenty of heads. Will this be the start of a greater involvement between Formula 1 drivers and esports?
Ghana Football Association chair has given a resounding assurance of victory against Zambia in a World Cup do or die battle.Kwasi Nyantakyi said with the preparations that have gone into the game, it is only God that can deny the Black Stars victory.He was speaking in an interview Thursday night.Ghana has never lost a World Cup qualifier since 2001, and Kwasi Nyantakyi is convinced the rich tradition will continue despite a huge Zambia threat.Nyantakyi is not perturbed at all by what he describes as “psychological warfare” being waged by the Chipolopolo but stressed the team is focused to overcome the hurdle.“I believe we have done our work well. Unless the Almighty God decides otherwise, I think we have been compelling enough and deserve a victory tomorrow.” Ghana needs just a draw to qualify for the play-offs and hopefully their third successive World Cup final. Zambia on the other hand needs a victory to qualify for the playoffs and possibly their first World Cup final.The game will start at 16:00 GMT, Friday.