The Ottumwa Courier


April 30, 2013

Aaron Brown remembered


Racing this week kicks off tomorrow night at The Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, where the night is sponsored by Watters Autoland and the IMCA Late Models will make their first stop of five visits at the track for racing action. They were able to get their opening night completed last Wednesday, and local racers visiting victory lane were Cayden Carter of Oskaloosa in the Modifieds, Curtis Van Der Wal of Oskaloosa in the Sport Modifieds and Dustin Griffiths of Ottumwa in the Hobby Stocks.

Eddyville Raceway Park will have a test and tune fun night Friday, and Saturday racing action will be a practice day.

The Bloomfield Speedway will be celebrating Nurses’ Week with nurses being admitted free with proper identification on Saturday night. Last week’s season opener at Bloomfield saw local racers take victories with Carter Vandenberg of Oskaloosa in the Sport Modifieds, Jim Lynch of Bloomfield in the Stock Cars, Dustin Griffiths of Ottumwa in the Hobby Stocks and Jim Garrett of Ottumwa in the Sport Compacts.

The Knoxville Raceway has a night of racing this Saturday, sponsored by Slideways Karting Center and Pella Printing, where the 410, 360 and 305 Sprint Cars will be in competition. Last Saturday night, Tyler Groenendyk of Oskaloosa had a good run in the 360s with a second-place finish, and in the 305 Sprinters, Nick Ross of Oskaloosa finished in fourth, place and right behind him in fifth was Mike Mayberry of Fremont.

This past Sunday night at Knoxville they had a special night of racing for the Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars, Sport Modifieds and Modifieds with several area racers faring well in the features. Andrew Schroeder of Clive, formerly of Keswick, took the top honors in the Modifieds while Mike Hughes of Oskaloosa won the Hobby Stocks. Bobby Greene of Eddyville finished in eighth place in the Hobby Stocks while Nathan Wood of Sigourney took home a fifth-place finish in the Stock Cars. The Sport Modified feature saw Carter Vandenberg of Oskaloosa finish third, and Curtis Van Der Wal of Oskaloosa came across the stripe in tenth.

Well I better go for this week. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you at the track. Gone racin’.

Text Only
  • 0807 OTT Sports Hank Hammer photo Ottumwa swimmer earns spot on Team Iowa IOWA CITY — Ottumwa swimmer Hank Hammer turned in a terrific performance for the Pella Swim Club at the ISI Long Course State Championship last weekend at the University of Iowa. Hammer swam an AAA time and garnered a top-seven finish in the 13-14 b

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0802 OTT Sports Ottumwa Babe Ruth photo Ottumwa 14s clear opening MWP regional hurdle BOONVILLE, Mo. — Joey Mitchell came up with not one, but two bases-clearing doubles in his last two at-bats. After snapping a 3-3 tie in the fifth with his first three-run hit, Mitchell gave the Ottumwa 14-year-olds a big insurance hit to drive in th

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0802 OTT Sports Adam Denniston photo Denniston makes Elite World Series OTTUMWA — Adam Denniston overcame the spitefulness of long odds by earning a spot at the 11U USSSA Elite Class World Series. To secure one of the 15 spots on the roster, Adam Denniston, the younger brother of Austin Denniston (a member of the 2012

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0802 OTT Sports Otis Roby Twin Cedars photo Perfect Rematch DES MOINES — They were the last team to beat Twin Cedars on the baseball diamond. Now, Mason City Newman is the last obstacle for the Sabers to clear in 2014 to cap a perfect summer. Call it fitting. Call it symbolic. Call it much-anticipated. Just d

    August 1, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0801 OTT Sports Mason City Newman celebrates Walk-off win sends Newman Catholic back to 1A finals DES MOINES — Top-seeded Mason City Newman Catholic advanced to the state tournament finals with a walk-off 5-4 win over fourth-seeded Don Bosco in the first of two Class 1A semifinal games Thursday afternoon at Principal Park.Don Bosco scored two run

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports 2A State Baseball photo Fast start powers North Polk back into 2A Final DES MOINES — Top-seeded North Polk beat fifth-seeded and Heart of Iowa Conference rival Roland-Story 6-2 in the first Class 2A semifinal Thursday evening at Principal Park.The Comets scored all six runs in the first two innings, three each inning, en

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Southeast Iowa Fishing Reports Rathbun ReservoirThe current lake level is 905.38 feet. The water temperature is 77 degrees. Channel Catfish - Fair: Try using chicken liver. Target areas in coves and bays. Walleye - Slow: Anglers have been having some success trolling crankbaits ar

    August 1, 2014

  • On Tap Saturday Prep Baseball Class 1A State Finals Twin Cedars vs. Newman Catholic at Des Moines (Principal Park), Noon

    August 1, 2014

  • 0802 OTT Sports IHCC Soccer Coach Doug Seigle mug IHCC Soccer Training Camp date set OTTUMWA– Head coach Doug Seigle has announced the date for players on this year's roster, and those who hope to make the squad, to report for the start of preseason workouts. Seigle says all IHCC women’s and men's soccer players who have signed to pl

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0801 OTT Sports RAGBRAI photo Native Ottumwa cyclist sets powerful example VACAVILLE, Calif. — Scott Pettengill has a passion for life and an indomitable optimism that refuses to be dimmed. Pettengill, a native Ottumwan who now lives in northern California, just finished riding the [Des Moines] Register's Annual Great Bicyc

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

Sports photo reprints