Brevard Celebrates Locals Only Project Award

first_imgNative Eyewear visited mountain towns across the country, including outdoor meccas like Boulder and Bend, but it was the North Carolina hamlet of Brevard that won last year’s Locals Only Project. Each year, Native Eyewear selects the very best outdoor towns to highlight in their catalogs and to feature in special town-focused videos.Native Eyewear spent a month in Brevard this summer where the brand worked with local folks to gather photos, interview the locals and to take breathtaking videos of the Great Smoky Mountains.  The footage was then captured in the 2014 Native catalog, on the Native website, and in an exclusive paperback publication created to celebrate Brevard’s outdoor culture and lifestyle.Celebrate with Brevard and Native Eyewear on Saturday, February 8, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Lumber Yard at 200 King Street in downtown. Native will show the video and debut and distribute the paperback at the party. Beverage and appetizers will be provided with tunes of the local band Spencer and the String Ticklers serving as the backdrop.last_img read more

RaceSaver Nationals pre-entries come from 14 states

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – Fourteen states are represented by the 117 drivers pre-entered for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle Raceway.The winner of Sunday’s main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars goes home with a minimum of $2,500, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500, $30 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts going into the holiday weekend.Qualifying features on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 both pay $700 to win while the top prize for Saturday’s Jake Ita Memorial race is $1,000. Taking the green in Sunday’s big show pays a minimum of $1,250.The first non-qualifier in the ‘B’ feature on Sunday gets $1,000 and the 20th place finisher gets $500 from IMCA.TV. A minimum of $450 will be paid to each driver starting a race each day.Drivers now entered for the sixth annual RaceSaver Nationals include:Gene Ackland, Martell; Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn.; Bruce Allen, Mankato, Minn.; Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn.; Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D.; Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind.; Brett Becker, Odessa, Texas; Tom Belsky, North Platte; Clint Benson, Papillion; Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan.; Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C.; Brandon Bosma, Round Lake, Minn.; and Mike Boston, LincolnRick Bray, Lemoore, Calif.; Nick Bryan, Lincoln; Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo.; Casey Burkham, Com­bine, Texas; John Carney, Lubbock, Texas; Dwight Carter, Lincoln; Toby Chapman, Pan­ama; Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa; Dalyn Cody, Northfield, Minn.; Luke Cranston, Hol­comb, Kan.; Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla.; Jason Danley, Lincoln; and Joey Danley, Lincoln.Michael Day, Greenville, Texas; Keith Dragoo, Greenwood; Tyler Drueke, Eagle; Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa.; Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas; Claud Estes, Godley, Texas; Colby Estes, Mans­field, Texas; Daniel Estes Jr., Burleson, Texas; Tony Everhart, El Cajon, Calif.; Monty Ferri­era, Fresno, Calif.; Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas; Gary Floyd, San Angelo, Texas; and Tim Fricke, Lincoln.Bill Garrow, Lincoln; Jesse Graham, Lewisville, Texas; Jimmy Grasso, Omaha; Trey Gropp, Lin­coln; Adam Gullion, Lincoln; Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas; Rick Hansen, Omaha; Jaremi Hanson, Dills­burg, Pa.; Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va.; Rod Henning, Middletown, Ind.; Brandon Hick­man, Lubbock, Texas; Tim Hilfiker, Greenwood; and Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa.Brandon Horton, Omaha; Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa; Jason Howell, Fort Worth, Texas; Junior Jenkins, Greenville, Texas; Tige Jensen, Lincoln; Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Na­than Johnson, Hastings; Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; Chris Kelly, Moore, Okla.; Ryan King, Ben­net; Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln; Mark Klis Jr., Waxahachie, Texas; and Cody Ledger, Omaha.Samantha Lieberman, Southhampton, Pa.; Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; David Luckie, Lubbock, Texas; Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa.; Chance McCrary, Farmersville, Texas; Charlie McDonald, Midlothian, Texas; Austin McLean, Loveland, Colo.; Jason Martin, Lincoln; Justin Melton, Lewis­ville, Texas; Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas; Jason Miller, Omaha; Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa; and Zachary Newlin, Millerstown, Pa.Neil Nickolite, Bellwood; Danny Nekolite, Oneill; Rod Ort, Lewisberry, Pa.; Mark Pace, Lincoln; John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind.; Jeff Pendergast, Norfolk; Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; Shon Pointer, Grand Island; Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas; Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Matt Richards, Lincoln; John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas; and Josh Riggins, Lincoln.Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa; Dan Satriano, Papillion; Logan Scherb, Bowie, Texas; Lucas Scherb, Decatur, Texas; Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn.; Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla.; Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn.; Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla.; Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa; Stuart Snyder, Lincoln; Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif.; and Joey Starnes, Springtown, Texas.Randy Sterling, Morrisdale, Pa.; Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa; Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla.; Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas; Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va.; John Web­ster, North Platte; Chase Weiler, Lincoln; Nate Weiler, LaVista; Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas; Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas; Lorne Wofford, Alamogordo, N.M.; and Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa.RaceSaver Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. Aug. 30. An open practice starts at 6 p.m. and pre­cedes race of champions qualifying. RaceSaver Nationals drivers must be licensed IMCA mem­bers and are required to have competed at a minimum of three IMCA sanctioned RaceSaver events prior to the Labor Day Weekend.Thomas Weeks from the Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage will be grand marshal for the event. Weeks and his crew will spend the week at Eagle.Pit passes are $15 on Thursday and $25 each night Friday & Saturday. Sunday pit passes are $30. Dis­counted three-day pit passes are available for $75. Adult grandstand admission is $13 on Fri­day, $15 on Satur­day and $18 on Sunday. Kids ages 6-12 are $5 and five and under get in free each night.A three-day grandstand pass is $40 and can be purchased online or by calling the Eagle Race­way office at 402 238-2595.RaceSaver Nationals is presented by Precise Racing Products. Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the card Fri­day, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on Saturday and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on Sunday.last_img read more

From unused sub to scorer, Saul redefines Spanish midfielder

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title But that once-successful formula had lost its unbeatable status before proving completely outdated at the World Cup in Russia. The nadir came when the team, coached by Fernando Hierro at the time, completed more than 1,000 passes — a large portion of them completely harmless — before succumbing to a far-less talented Russia in a penalty shootout.Luis Enrique has shaken up the team since, putting a new focus on speed, youth and fitness — all qualities embodied in Saul.All three of Saul’s goals this season were first touches from crosses and culminated quick attacks. He used his left foot to score Atletico’s winner in the Super Cup, his right foot against England, and a powerful header against Croatia.As Saul defined himself, he is a “player that works hard for the team, and above all a player who arrives to the area looking to score.”That type of muscular midfielder charging into the box in a second wave behind the forwards is the opposite of the compact, lightweight playmakers that defined Spanish soccer for more than a decade.While acknowledging that Spain is changing, Saul said the foundations of a team built around a strong midfield — regardless of its strengths — still remains.“I don’t know what will happen in the future, but Xavi and Iniesta made history with our national team and made us the best team in the world,” Saul said. “What we have coming up now is another type of player, but our playing philosophy is what they and (coach) Luis Aragones established at the start of this run.“It will be difficult to repeat what they did, but we will try to win a title.” But the arrival of Luis Enrique as Spain coach, combined with the retirement from international soccer by Andres Iniesta and David Silva, has given Saul his chance.Saul started and scored goals in both of Spain’s UEFA Nations League matches. He netted the equalizer in the 2-1 win over England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, and three days later he scored the opening goal in a 6-0 rout of World Cup runner-up Croatia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I have been working very hard on my team to have this chance, and for two years on the national team,” Saul said after the win in London.After the victory over Croatia in Saul’s hometown of Elche in southern Spain, the midfielder admitted it had been frustrating not getting off the bench at the World Cup. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Spain’s Saul Niguez, front left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Spain and Croatia at the Manuel Martinez Valero stadium in Elche, Spain, Tuesday Sept. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)BARCELONA, Spain — After patiently waiting his turn, Saul Niguez is doing more than just making the most of it. The 23-year-old Atletico Madrid player is revolutionizing what it means to be a Spanish midfielder.Saul didn’t play a single minute for Spain at the World Cup. Instead, he watched his country manage only one win in three group matches before losing to host Russia in the round of 16.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college US Davis Cup players try to stay out of Williams controversy “I spent a lot of time thinking during the summer, but now is not the time to talk about the past because it doesn’t matter,” Saul said. “Even though I didn’t play, I had an unforgettable experience at my first World Cup.”Saul made his international debut under coach Julen Lopetegui in September 2016 after he had not been called up Vicente del Bosque for that year’s European Championship. He has made 12 national appearances in total.Before his strong performances over the past week, Saul started his season in August by scoring a spectacular volley in extra time for Atletico’s third goal in a 4-2 win over Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.Saul will now hope his scoring run with Spain will carry back over to Atletico when it hosts Eibar on Saturday. Atletico, which finished second in the league behind Barcelona last year, has only one win in three matches and is already five points adrift the defending champions and Real Madrid.Spain won the 2010 World Cup in between European titles in 2008 and 2012 by deploying its unique “tiki-taka” style, which prioritized keeping possession and picking teams apart with precise passers like Iniesta, Silva and former Spain players Xavi Hernandez and Cesc Fabregas.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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