Thornton stays hot at Canyon’s Mid-Summer Classic

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley PEORIA, Ariz. (July 12) – Ricky Thornton, Jr., continues to hold the hottest of Canyon Speedway Park hands as he raced to yet another IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature victory in Saturday’s Mid-Summer Classic atop the 1/3-mile clay oval. Thornton raced from the front row outside to his ninth win in 11 CSP events thus far in 2014, taking the checkered flag ahead of Jason Noll with Brian Schultz, Steve Stultz and Chaz Baca, Jr., in the top five. Joe Wampole advanced the most positions in the main event by racing from 19th to seventh.last_img

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Pratt Is Discus Throw Winner

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Golden Buck boys placed fifth and the girls sixth as they hosted a pair of outdoor track meets at Carmichael Field on Monday.In the girls’ competition, it was the John Bapst Crusaders placing first with 202 points, followed by Central 89, Hermon 70, Presque Isle 53, Dexter 45, Bucksport 30, Piscataquis 23, Machias 6 and Narraguagus 2.For the Golden Bucks:Britney Eberhardt was fourth in the 100-meter dash in 14.40 seconds and sixth in the 200-meter dash in 31.18.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSam Boothby was sixth in the 400-meter dash in 1:14.55.Nelly Winship was second in the 1,600-meter run in 5:53.99 and fifth in the 800-meter run in 2:43.16.Lisa Tapley was third in the shot put with a throw of 25 feet, 6 inches; fourth in the high jump at 4 feet, 4 inches; and fourth in the javelin with a throw of 63 feet, 5 inches.In the boys’ meet, it was Central the winner with 130 points, followed by Presque Isle 114, Hermon 109, John Bapst 63, Bucksport 58, Dexter 44, Piscataquis 28 and Narraguagus 15.Judson Pratt was the lone winner for Bucksport with a throw of 99 feet, 10 inches, in the discus.Also for the Golden Bucks:Eric Davis was second in the 400-meter dash in 55.13 seconds and third in the 200-meter dash in 25.36.Elijah McCarthy was sixth in the 3,200-meter run in 12:11.66.The foursome of Jon Geagan, Liam Pitchford, Andrew DeRedin and Levi Cunningham was fourth in the four-by-100-meter relay in 51.05 seconds.The foursome of Robin Doyle, Geagan, Pitchford and Davis was fourth in the four-by-400-meter relay in 4:12.56.Cunningham also placed sixth in the triple jump at 33 feet, 6 inches.Paul Fitzgerald was second in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 6 inches; second in the javelin with a throw of 138 feet, 3 inches; and third in the discus with a throw of 98 feet, 4 inches.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest Postscenter_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

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Clear Lake approves new ambulance service agreement with Mason City, will result in faster service to some parts of county

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council has approved a revised ambulance service agreement that should result in better service for residents in the western part of the county. A 28E agreement between Clear Lake and Mason City regarding ambulance service coverage to various parts of the unincorporated area of Cerro Gordo County expired in June of 2017. The new 28E agreement shifts about 95 square miles of territory from Mason City to Clear Lake. Clear Lake Fire Chief Doug Meyers says one of the first discussions he had when Erik Bullinger became Mason City’s fire chief last year was on restructuring the service area for both departments to provide faster service.  “The service area in question incorporates ours, of Clear Lake’s and Ventura’s rural fire district, everything west of Killdeer Avenue within those two districts. Looking back at the closest ambulance to where people may need it, Mason City can get to that area east of Killdeer faster than we can, so it was a it was a good trade-off.”Meyers says the increased service area likely won’t mean a significantly higher call volume to the Clear Lake department.   “What we would anticipate is an additional 10 calls per year in this increased service area. Most of the area is incredibly rural, there’s very few households. The exception would be the Ventura Heights area just south of the grade in Ventura. Currently our fire department, our volunteers respond for technical rescue incidents on the interstate. The only difference would be now that we would have our ambulance accompany with that heavy rescue truck on an extrication on the interstate.” The Clear Lake council approved the agreement at their meeting on Monday night. Mason City’s city council approved it last week, and the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors gave their approval to the agreement at their meeting this morning.last_img read more

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