BILLINGS, Mont. (Sept. 9) – A pair of $1,000 to win features for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds are on the card this weekend at Billings Motorsports Park. Both Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 Rebel Run races are 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers and pay a minimum of $100 to start. All IMCA points, including local track, will be awarded. Non-qualifiers will get tow money if there are more than 20 entries.Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. both days. Hot laps precede 7 p.m. racing.There is no entry fee. Both car and driver and pit passes are $25. Grandstand admission is $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and students ages 12-17, $5 for kids ages 7-11 and free for six and under. The Rebel Run is held in conjunction with the Dan Laber Memorial for ASCS sprint cars. More information is available by calling 888 722-3267 or 702 775-1408.
With eight new players on its roster, the Wisconsin volleyball team could view its performance in the InnTowner Invitational as a success. Despite losing to the Ohio Bobcats in four sets Sunday, the Badgers showed signs of improvement throughout the tournament.After getting swept by Duke in their first match of the weekend, the Badgers returned the favor to visiting South Dakota the following day. In the tournament finale, UW took on the Ohio Bobcats, who had swept Duke only a day earlier.In the first set against the Bobcats, junior Allison Wack and freshman Kirby Toon led the Badgers with four and three kills, respectively. After battling back and forth to an 18-18 tie, the Badgers pulled away, taking the set, 25-19.“I think we were just playing steady ball; we kept our composure,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “We had really good matchups with the block.”While Ohio was able to hold off UW over the next three sets, Waite saw a great improvement over the games earlier in the weekend.“I wish we could have come out and gotten that second and third game,” Waite said. “But overall, we saw a lot of good things, a lot of progress over the weekend. Our middles improved every match. Our middles today did great, and it is our testament to them, going to them so much. It also shows that our ball handlers are doing their jobs well and improved a ton from last year.”After dominating the second set, the Bobcats looked poised to take their second set when they took a 22-15 lead in the third. However, the Badgers battled back to tie the set at 25-25, but it wasn’t enough to hold off Ohio, who won the set 29-27.“We had a shot at it and wished we would have had that one,” Waite said. “But we had a chance (in set) four and would have (had a chance) at five. That is something we need to be better at and be tougher about at that point.”In the fourth set, the Badgers were unable to slow down the Bobcats, who were helped by a match-high 19 kills from senior and tournament MVP Ellen Herman. After several competitive rallies, Ohio pulled away to take the final set, 25-21.While a win would have been ideal for the Badgers, the tournament did provide a much-needed source of competition unseen in practice. Aside from undergoing a team makeover, UW also changed its offensive scheme from a 6-2 to a 5-1, with only one passer — Janelle Gabrielsen — to set up her teammates.“I have been working really hard on running the 5-1 since last year,” Gabrielsen said. “It actually feels good because I feel like I’m improving every day and the team is improving every day.”Gabrielsen, who was awarded all-tournament honors, finished the match with 38 assists, while Toon and Wack led the Badgers with 9 and 16 kills, respectively. Toon, a freshman, noted just how important the tournament was to the team, despite not performing as well as it would have liked.“I think that now that we’ve played someone other than ourselves we have gotten to know how everyone plays and have gotten really comfortable with each other.”For Waite, coaching a team with eight new players is a first in his 21-year coaching career. However, keeping in mind his goal of improving every day, he saw the tournament as a step in the right direction.“I think a weekend like this helps them start the next week with even more determination to work hard in every aspect of their games individually and as a team,” Waite said. “Our goal is to keep getting better each week.”
Wichita voted to lessen penalties on marijuana possession. What’s your opinion? I agree. Seems silly to put people in jail when it’s legal in Colorado. Drug abuse is a problem. I think the current state law is proper. We should go the other way and make marijuana laws stiffer. View Results Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 278 weeks ago From the early vote seems more people are opening their eyes to the corruption going on around the myth being told about the evils of smoking pot. In favor of losing running a 5-1 margin and just think what would happen if put to a vote statewide. Report Reply 2 replies · active 278 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 278 weeks ago Math is hard when you’re high. Report Reply -4 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 278 weeks ago It wouldn’t pass statewide. Voting isn’t groovy so pot heads wouldn’t get out in mass. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 278 weeks ago 2-1 for marijuana time to bring this matter up for a state wide vote. Report Reply 1 reply · active 278 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 278 weeks ago Swing and a miss. Report Reply +6 Vote up Vote down WellMom · 278 weeks ago I’m not sure there is a greater understanding about marijuana, but I would much rather have a violent criminal taking up space at the jail than someone caught with pot on them. Report Reply 1 reply · active 278 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Choose Neither · 278 weeks ago Isn’t that a bit like saying: “I would much rather have a sprained ankle, than a broken leg.” First of all, no one presented anyone with a choice between the two.. and secondly, if you really had a choice, wouldn’t you choose neither?! I think a big question that’s missing from this conversation would be: will decriminalizing possession of and usage of something that leads many of it’s users to criminal behavior really be a viable solution to the problem of those jails needing space to be filled in the first place? The statistics coming out of states that have already done so seem to point toward… no. There’s a much larger problem here than “this is so much worse that that.” None of it is good. Report Reply -1 Vote up Vote down Samson · 278 weeks ago No, marijuana isn’t “evil”… but, it has rightly been labeled a great “gateway drug” that certainly leads to other “worse” things in many cases. People say that there’s no harm done with marijuana… reality says differently. Are there people who can smoke pot and be “just fine?” Sure, I know some who seem to be able to… but, it’s in the same way that some people can ingest any other kind of mind-altering substance and be “just fine.” Is this the rule, or the exception? I was almost killed by a person who was high on marijuana, and he had a good amount of marijuana with him at the time. If I had been smoking weed at the time, I’m sure I’d be dead right now because I wouldn’t have been able to react quickly enough to avoid the oil tanker that suddenly entered my lane barreling straight at me going 70 mph on the highway! Is it useful for some? There certainly are those who have made a convincing argument that it is… but I submit to you, that the whole debate surrounding the issue has nothing to do with helping those people and more to do with simply “getting high.” It’s selfish, and it’s uninformed nonsense to say that it doesn’t harm anyone or anything. Just look around our own little town at all the people who, after becoming bored with marijuana, just have to go higher… oh, and the argument that it “Seems silly to put people in jail when it’s legal in Colorado.” is an interesting one to make… The problem with that logic (or lack thereof), is that laws tend to change.. and I’m sure there are- or may be- many laws out there that people wouldn’t want to have here just because it “seems silly to put people in jail when it’s legal in…” Why do I even care? Other than the truck incident above- because I have family and friends whose lives have been mangled through the hold that marijuana and the activities and behaviors that come along with it has gained over their lives- and the fact that my own children are going to have to grow up with all the great “benefits” (i.e. consequences) of making it so easy and acceptable to engage in these helpful and harmless behavior. 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