Murphy rallies to Quad City victory

first_imgBy Anthony SandovalEAST MOLINE, Ill. (June 29) – With adrenaline running high, Mike Murphy Jr. was able to pull off the Quad City race weekend sweep. He won Friday at Davenport Speedway and was able to rally from early trouble to win his fourth feature of the 2014 season at Quad City Speedway on Sunday night. Murphy’s No. 14 IMCA Late Model was turned around by the No. 3 of Mike Cothron on the sixth lap of the 30-lap feature.After sustaining some right-front damage to his machine, Murphy did continue. He worked his way through the field, eventually passing Ray Guss Jr. with six to go to score the victory in the Eriksen Chevrolet-Buick sponsored feature.“The guys told me that I could keep going if I wanted to,” said Murphy. “I told them, ‘I’m mad enough to where I think I can stay out here.’ We kept riding and charging and I saw where I was better than everybody. I picked everyone off individually. I’ll attribute this one to adrenaline.” Doug Crampton capped off a bitter-sweet weekend on the sweet side and a win in the Toppert Services IMCA Modifieds. He blew an engine on Friday in Davenport but sure didn’t lack any power on Sunday night. He started 14th and led the final four laps after taking the lead from Greg Durbin.“We hung in there and found a good groove at the end there,” said Crampton, who borrowed his brother-in-law’s street stock engine. “Found a great line and passed them.”Milo Veloz Jr. and Eric Barnes looked to have the fastest cars on track in the Modified feature. Running first and second on lap seven, that changed. With Veloz on the high-side and Barnes on the inside, their tires met, flattening Barnes’ right-front and Veloz’s left-front. That opened the door for Durbin to lead a race-high nine laps before being passed by Crampton. Durbin finished in ninth.last_img read more

Kate Whitney pitches for Maine Senior All-Stars

first_imgELLSWORTH — Ellsworth High School graduate Kate Whitney pitched four innings for the Maine Senior All-Stars in the softball doubleheader against the New Hampshire Senior All-Stars on June 29 at Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire.Maine won both games 7-4 and 6-1. Whitney was one of four pitchers on the team. She struck out six and walked two, allowing just two hits and two unearned runs.Whitney will attend St. Joseph’s College in Standish and play softball for the school.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

Why we celebrate B.C. Day

first_img“B.C. Day is a time to celebrate all of the things that are most important in our lives – the friends, families and neighbours who mean so much to us, the many blessings and privileges that we enjoy and the very special nature of this place that we call home. It is also a time to consider how we can continue to strengthen the future for our children and our communities.- Advertisement -“As British Columbians, we are fortunate to enjoy multiculturalism, which enriches us all. People from across the world have immigrated to B.C. and along with our First Nations, have worked hard to build a strong and vibrant province in an embrace of cross-cultural acceptance. This has made B.C. a shining beacon throughout the world, and it reflects who we are as a province.”In 1858 Queen Victoria named a rough and lonely outpost of her empire ‘British Columbia’. Today we reflect on those humble beginnings and the impressive record of achievement that created the province we know today.”Ours is a province of promise and opportunity where we live together in mutual respect and inclusiveness. We enjoy peace, security and freedom, and a healthy environment of unparalleled natural beauty. None of these things can be taken for granted. They are privileges  that we must protect and celebrate.”I encourage you to enjoy time with family and participate in some of the many festivals and events taking place across B.C. this weekend. On behalf of the government of British Columbia, I extend my best wishes for a safe and fun B.C. Day.”last_img read more

Manchester United icon agrees with Sir Alex Ferguson’s assessment that he wasn’t ‘world class’

first_img Sir Alex Ferguson and David Beckham David Beckham agrees with Sir Alex Ferguson’s assessment that he was not a “world-class” player.The former Manchester United manager’s latest autobiography includes a claim that he managed only four players deserving of that description during his long Old Trafford reign.Former England captain Beckham was a notable absentee from a list which comprised of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Eric Cantona.But asked if he was “insulted” by his omission, Beckham told BBC News: “Not at all.“I played for the greatest manager of all time for the amount of time that I did, I was lucky to play with the players I did and be successful with the club that I loved and still love.“I tend to agree with the manager. There’s certain players that you can call world-class, thankfully I played with many of them.“I’m proud as a Manchester United player that we were successful and I’m proud as a Manchester United player that we have the best players come to our team.” 1last_img read more