Iron Tiger Blows The Lid Off Express Live In Columbus

first_img Vince McKee Iron Tiger 84 presented by Hamilton Contractors and Joslyn Colon Insurance rocked Express Live tonight in Columbus.  It was shown live on FLO Combat TV on PPV and sent each fan home extremely happy with the outstanding card.  There was plenty of athleticism on display, as well as plenty of blood too.Here is a full recap from the red-hot show in Columbus.Deshawn Morton vs Robert DurstResult – Morton by 2nd round KOTakeaway – Some wild swinging early into the first round led to Morton taking Durst down to the matt.  Durst recovered quickly however and took control to win the first round as most of it was spent on the canvas.The second round was a totally different story as only seconds into it, it was Morton connecting a vicious haymaker for a brutal knockout.  It was a highlight reel knockout from Morton.Jon Garrison vs Brandon McCownResult – Garrison by TKO round 1Takeaway – Jon Garrison looked incredible tonight with a complete performance in his debut effort.  The two time All American wasted no time taking McCown down.  From there he used an excellent ground and pound until the ref put a stop to it late into the first round.Donnie Scott vs Feraris GoldenResult – Golden by TKO round 1Takeaway – This one ended early as a Scott kick was checked by Golden, resulting in a broken foot for Scott.  The fight was stopped immediately.Jason Mullen vs Alex Johnston Result –Johnston by UDTakeaway – Alex Johnston out grappled Mullen on their feet in the first round, and then did it again on the canvas the last two rounds.  It was a solid plan by Johnston that he pulled off in dominant fashion.Andre Small vs Darnell TrueetResult – Small by UDTakeaway – Small used his wrestling skills to keep Trueet grounded for two straight rounds.  Then in the third it was a furious rally by Trueet on the matt that almost saw him complete a dramatic comeback with several submission attempts.  The clock would eventually run out and Small took home the duke.Sean Dinan vs Dan StevensonResult –Stevenson by second round tap.Takeaway – Stevenson made his case for submission of the night with an excellent rear naked choke.  He used incredible ground control to get the back of Dinan and put him away.Robert Gidron vs Lance PhillipsResult –  Gidron by UDTakeaway – Gidron escaped a deep choke attempt by Phillips in the second round.  Other than that flurry, it was 3 rounds of Gidron using incredible ground skills to pull away with this one.  This fight saw several slams of Phillips.  Don’t’ count out Lance yet however, he has a world of potential and is a very dangerous fighter.  This night belonged to Gidron however. Travis Hussey vs Trent McCown Result –McCown by second round submission.Takeaway – What an excellent main event this one was.  A total blood bath that saw Hussey stay in control of the action for the bulk of the first two rounds.  McCown would show the heart of a champion with a furious rally in the third to come all the way back, and choke out Hussey for the win as the lid was blown off Express Live. Related TopicsMMAlast_img read more

Crusaders-Blues blockbuster carries feeling of old

first_imgRugby Union You can sense the tension and anticipation in the air at the Crusaders’ Rugby Park base in Christchurch. It’s been an age since a Crusaders-Blues match has produced such a feeling, but Saturday night’s battle of the unbeatens in the Garden City has brought back feelings of old. ‘’It feels like that [the old days],’’ Crusaders assistant coach Scott Hansen said. Forget the fact the Blues haven’t beaten their arch rivals since 2014, and that it’s been 16 years since they tipped over the Crusaders in Christchurch. The Crusaders owning the Blues 24-11 in the head-to-head stakes can also be cast aside, because the red and blacks know full well it means nothing. That comes with the Blues’ resurgence under former Crusader Leon MacDonald, who is finally getting consistency in his second year in charge of the Auckland-based team. Including the pre Covid competition, they’ve won seven games on the bounce, with Super Rugby Aotearoa wins against the Hurricanes, Chiefs and Highlanders behind them in recent weeks. “There is a huge amount of respect for the Blues. They are a team with a lot of cohesion at the moment, awesome synergy in their game with attack and their defence,’’ Hansen said. ‘’They’re a big, physical team that are looking for big collisions. They have got a mindset around working teams into the ground. Our boys will need to be up for it, but they will.’’ It’s too early to label the match a competition decider, but the Crusaders, who beat the Blues 25-11 at Eden Park in February, have an opportunity to land a huge blow. Nabbing bonus points against the Highlanders and Hurricanes puts them in a position to pull as many as seven points clear at the top of the table heading into next week’s bye. On the other hand, should the Blues hand the Crusaders their first loss on home soil in almost four years, it could only result in a one-point lead on the ladder. ‘’It’s good for New Zealand Rugby, isn’t it? You’ve got teams that are competing, you’ve got players that are playing at the top-level, it’s awesome for NZ Rugby, it’s going to be a hell of a collision this weekend around mindset and intensity. Two teams undefeated, going for it,’’ Hansen said. Outside of the Crusaders’ 54-17 pasting of the Blues in Christchurch two years ago, the success-starved Blues have pushed the 10-times champions in recent years. They lost 19-11 at Orangetheory Stadium last season, and finished between two and nine points off the pace on four other occasions since 2016. “It’s been building,’’ Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall said. He’s been on both sides of the rivalry, having played for the Blues between 2013-2016, before joining the Crusaders and winning titles each of the past three years. Hall was rested last weekend, and took the opportunity to return home to Auckland for the first time since lockdown, visiting family and friends while the Crusaders beat the Highlanders 40-20 in Dunedin Recharged and ready to tackle a team which still includes many of his friends, Hall doesn’t think their improvement comes down to rocket science. – stufflast_img read more

Friesen awards crate engines to three IMCA rookies of year

first_imgChad Smith (second from left) represented Friesen Performance while Bill Martens (at right) represented Chevrolet Performance in presenting crate engine awards to three IMCA national rookies of the year. Those recipients are Hobby Stock rookie Adam Ayers, at left; Modified rookie Jeffrey Abbey, middle; and Northern SportMod rookie, Brandon Setser, represented by Kyle Wilkins (second from right) during the awards banquet. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) LINCOLN, Neb. – Three IMCA rookies of the year will look to continue their on-track success in 2019 compliments of Friesen Performance.Modified rookie of the year Jeffrey Abbey received a 604 crate engine while Hobby Stock rookie of the year Adam Ayers and Northern SportMod rookie of the year Brandon Setser both earned 602 crates.Also the top rookie in the Razor Chassis South Central Region, Abbey won 11 features and was 16th in the national points race. He was the track champion at Southern Oklahoma Speedway and the Oklahoma State champion.Ayers also led the way in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region rookie standings. He was a three-time feature winner and qualified for the main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Setser won two features and was track champion at Davenport Speedway.In addition to completing IMCA rookie of the year requirements, drivers in all three divisions must have displayed a Friesen logo on their race car to be eligible for the crate engine award.“The outstanding relationship we have with Chevrolet Performance is strengthened by great dealers like Friesen Chevrolet,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder, “and the engines they award annually go to very deserving first-year drivers in their respective divisions. It is a great program made possible by great people.”last_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Jay Watkins and Jace Tavita chosen as new team captains

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — The Utah men’s basketball team has chosen senior forward Jay Watkins and junior guard Jace Tavita as co-captains for the 2010-11 season.Coach Jim Boylen said the voting among players, coaches and team managers was unanimous and he is pleased with the selections.”I’m very happy,” he said. “Those are two tough guys that play hard and understand what is expected in the program.”Watkins is a 6-foot-7 forward from Memphis who transferred to the program last year from College of Southern Idaho, while Tavita is a 6-4 junior guard who prepped at Brighton High School.Boylen also confirmed that four freshmen players will be redshirting this year.He already indicated non-scholarship players Neal Monson, a 6-10 center from Sandy, and Josh Fuller, a 6-7 wing from Idaho, would be redshirting before going on LDS missions after this season. The other two that will be redshirting this year are Preston Guiot, a 6-foot guard from Missouri, and Dominique Lee, a 6-4 guard from Oakland.Utah is 1-0 this year and next plays at home against Montana on Wednesday night.e-mail: sor@desnews.com Related U. needs team effort to get on trackcenter_img Shakerin’s football career overlast_img read more

Several Sumner County students recognized at Math and Science Day at Cowley College

first_imgSumner Newscow report — A total of 125 students took part in the Math and Science Day events Wednesday at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City.Schools in attendance were: Ark City Christian Academy, Ark City High School, Argonia, Chaparral, Deer Creek (OK), Mulvane, Norwich, Oxford, Rose Hill, South Haven, and West Elk.The format of the competition consisted of the construction of scientific apparatus testing the skills of the creators (in teams of two) and a scholastic competition for those knowledgeable in the scientific fields.Seven seniors took home first place in the events and were offered a Natural Science tuition scholarship to Cowley College.Scholastic event winners:Algebra: Megan Giger, South HavenBiology: Eian Roach, MulvaneChemistry: Taylor Claar, MulvaneGeometry: Eleana Messenger, Ark City High SchoolPhysical Science: Danielle Taylor, Ark City High SchoolApparatus event winners:CSI:First Place: Garrett Bacon and David Moreland, South HavenSecond Place: Luis Alata and Callen Shimkus, OxfordThird Place: Leah Bowlby and Brionna Byers, South HavenPuzzlefest:First:  Hannah Holler, NorwichSecond: Hunter Fitch, NorwichThird: Taylor Claar, MulvaneWrite it, Build it:First: Hannah Smith and Kendra Ives, OxfordSecond:  Shantelle Martin and Preston Olson, ChaparralThird: Daisy Turner and Jamie Manning, ChaparralToothpick Bridge:First: Spencer DuMontelle, Ark City High SchoolSecond: Wyatt Biddle and Kael Pappan, Ark City SchoolThird: Preston Olson and Jasmine Trickel, ChaparralTeacher Demo:First: Leah Bowlby, South HavenCritical Thinking:First: Caleb Stanley and Eli Eis, Ark City Christian AcademySecond: Brittney Byers and Cabrie Dvorak, South HavenThird: Kayden Wolf and David Moreland, South HavenFollow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Z 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 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 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. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more