Joey Taycher won for the first time in his IMCA Modified career Saturday at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by A and H Photos)By Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (June 10) — One night removed from a full moon, the Shawano Speedway almost had it all … a nasty wreck, a first-time winner, sweet redemption following a nasty wreck and drivers coming from deep in the field.Joey Taycher got soaked in victory lane after his first career IMCA Modified victory. Travis Van Straten won his fourth local IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature of the season and Jason Ebert won his first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature of the season.The IMCA Modified feature got off to a scary start as more than half the field was involved in a wreck at the end of the back straight away. Lance Arneson rolled multiple times before his car came to rest on its side. All drivers were okay though numerous cars were eliminated from action.Once the race got going again, Taycher and Matt McDermid raced side-by-side for the top spot before Taycher pulled ahead. Taycher led the rest of the race for his first career win in the division. McDermid held on to finish a strong second in only his third night back after a seven-year hiatus. Seventy-six-year young Jerry Muenster continues to amaze after a third place finish.Luke Uttecht led early in the IMCA Stock Car feature as Van Straten quickly raced to second. Van Straten and Justin Jacobsen passed Uttecht to begin a battle for the lead. As the laps clicked away, Jacobsen made numerous attempts to find a way around Van Straten. Jacobsen tried the high line right on the wall and the low line right on the barrels, but to no avail. Van Straten held on to win the race, his fourth in a row. Dan Michonski came from 15th to finish third.The Northern SportMod feature was led early by Tyler Thiex but Ebert quickly moved to the front. Ebert led the rest of the way fending off a late charge by Lucas Lamberies for the win. For Ebert, it was sweet redemption after a nasty wreck a few weeks back. Lamberies, fresh off a big win in Davenport, Iowa the previous night, came from 18th to finish second. Jordan Barkholtz took third.
A former Aurora man has been sentenced after he pled guilty to two counts of child molesting.Cornelio Salinas, 40, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 18 years of probation in Dearborn County Circuit Court on Friday, Feb. 14. According to sentencing information, he will also have to register as a lifetime sexual offender.He could be out much earlier due to the time he has already served in jail. He was credited with 1,026 days good time served.He was arrested in September 2012 after an investigation that he allegedly molested a young girl between 2000 and 2002.
Jerry W. Davis, 54, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Friday March 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born October 12, 1964 in Covington, KY, son of the late Shirley Rogers.He worked as a Manager for Barleycorns. Jerry enjoyed fishing, playing Pokemon, video games and watching the Bengals. He loved to joke around.Jerry is survived by his children, Amanda Davis, Holly South, Robyn South, Erik Dixon, Lisa Davis; grandchildren, Savannah and JR Adcock, Keondre, Logan and Adrian South and Erika and Serenity Dixon.He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Rogers, and his loving wife, Angelia (Dixon) Davis.A graveside service will be held at the Old Burlington Cemetery on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm.Contributions may be made to the family. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
“The lads have found it easy to integrate with them. You have to try and get your best team on the pitch, it is about finding out how fit the new lads are and whether you take a little bit of a chance. “The big thing with signing new players is, I think they are all good, but how quickly do they settle in? It takes time and some people take longer to settle in so it is always a gamble.” That gamble did not pay off for Holloway whose mass changes unsettled the dressing room at Selhurst Park and saw him depart in November to be replaced by Pulis. The 56-year-old has since guided Palace to five league wins, enough to take them just above the bottom three and level on points with Saturday’s opponents West Brom. The Baggies have surprised many by their struggles this season but Pulis will not be underestimating Pepe Mel’s side. “I think every club will have good times and bad times,” he said. “The important thing is to keep focused, they have got some good players and they have got a lot of experience in the Premier League and it will be a tough game for us. “Whether you are on the same number of points, above them or below them, the big thing is that you stay focused on what you try and do to get the three points.” Neither Marouane Chamakh nor Cameron Jerome have scored for the Eagles in the Barclays Premier League since the turn of the year, with Palace the lowest scorers in the top flight having netted just 15 goals in their 24 league fixtures so far. Scott Dann, Thomas Ince and Joe Ledley, as well as goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, were all brought in by Pulis on transfer deadline day and the trio of outfield players have scored 13 goals between them this campaign. Now the former Stoke boss is hopeful they can add another dimension to his side at Selhurst Park, with West Brom the visitors on Saturday. “We need to score more goals full stop,” Pulis said. “But we also need to share the goals more around the team, we are a little bit disappointed that we haven’t scored as many goals from set-pieces as well because we have some big lads in the team. “We have got to contribute all over the pitch, irrespective of who scores, the main thing is that we have the firepower to score from all over the pitch.” Pulis had made no secret of wanting to add to his squad in the transfer window, with the Eagles currently sitting just one point and one place above the Premier League relegation zone. The Welshman finally got his men at the close of the window but was pleased to avoid a mass recruitment drive similar to that of the summer where predecessor Ian Holloway welcomed 16 new recruits. “Well we haven’t signed 16 players that is for sure,” Pulis added. “It came together okay. What we tried to do and what we tried to achieve we ended up getting there so that is pleasing. Tony Pulis is hoping his January signings can help take the goalscoring burden away from his shot-shy strikeforce. Press Association
“I am very disappointed,” Ramsey said. “We had a spell where we could, at least after the first goal, stopped the flow and stopped the tide. “There’s nothing to explain it, apart from that we’re in this position because of those key moments. We really need to do better in those situations.” QPR did rally after half-time but it was a matter of too little, too late due to their embarrassing first-half collapse. “The opportunity for me was to come in and try the best to turn things around,” Ramsey said. “The squad is the squad, we’re going to work with the players that we’ve got. “I am hoping nine games is enough, that’s all that I’ve got, so we’ll go for it as best we can. “The players believe in it. The players downstairs are disappointed, they’re not bickering and moaning at each other. Press Association QPR boss Chris Ramsey says there is still belief in the QPR dressing room that they can beat the drop despite falling to yet another defeat at Crystal Palace. “Yeah, some people are disappointed and some people are obviously voicing their opinions about how disappointed they are, but they’re still unified, as you’ll find. “They’re still unified in what we’re trying to do and all we can do really is to keep fighting.” The visitors’ only highlight on a miserable afternoon in south London was Phillips’ outstanding long-range strike. Just as the match was petering out, the winger took aim and rifled past Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni from 43 yards, earning applause from both sets of fans. “To be honest with you, it was a great strike but a tap-in or a 40-yarder, it made no difference,” Ramsey said. “Two of their goals were tap-ins and I’d rather have two tap-ins than one of those.” While Ramsey found it hard to get excited about Phillips’ goal, with Palace all-but assured victory when it went in, counterpart Alan Pardew was far more appreciative. “No one was going to save that,” the Eagles boss said. “That was a freak goal. “From 25 or 30 years on a training ground, I can’t remember seeing a better goal on the training ground let alone on a match day. It puts it into context. “I remember David Beckham scoring the goal here (against Wimbledon in 1996) and from a technical point of view Phillips’ one was better because it was a real, outstanding hit. He can be very proud of that.” It was not just Phillips rolling back the years, as Pardew heaped praise on Zaha and Yannick Bolasie after their electrifying displays. “I wouldn’t say they were the best wingers in the country, but they’re exciting,” he said. “There’s two flaws in their game, really. One – they don’t score enough goals and two – being disciplined in their defensive duties. “They are two areas we’ve worked hard on but their individual talent, the way they go past players and lift it over their heads, that’s purely from within and what they’ve learned in how they’ve been brought up. “They were fantastic, so exciting in the first half – a kind of throw back. “(Former Palace boss and ex-Manchester United winger) Steve Coppell would have been pleased today – I hope he was watching because it was like a Steve Coppell game today.” Five points from 12 top-flight matches makes grim reading for all those connected to Rangers, who on Saturday paid the price for their embarrassing first-half capitulation. Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur and Joel Ward all struck as Palace ran amok as half-time approached – goals which proved decisive as the hosts ran out 3-1 victors, with Matt Phillips’ goal of the season contender a mere consolation.