Hanselman, Hanson earn first Kossuth County wins

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (July 14) – The always-entertaining IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division produced a first time winner at Kossuth County Speedway this summer as home-towner Dan Hanselman took full advantage of his outside pole position to earn his first feature victory of the season Thursday night.Kevin Opheim was the runner-up, holding off a hard charging Derek Green. Joey Penning was fourth and Bruce Wickman rounded out the top five finishers.Last month, Matthew Hanson rolled his car in front of the grandstand in a scary accident but Thursday night saw Hanson capture his first local win of the year at the track in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod division.Hanson started on the inside of the third row. Doug Cook was second with Shane Swanson placing third. Ben Schultze was fourth and Nick Meyer took fifth.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks had a big car count as the drivers tuned up for their upcoming special and a familiar face appeared in victory lane as Shannon Anderson picked up feature win number five at Kossuth County Speedway, coming from the inside of the fourth row to do it.Cody Nielsen was the runner-up followed by Brandon Nielsen, Gary Pesicka and Blaine Hanson.Jeremy Mills won his second straight and third overall feature at the track in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature as he came from the outside of the fourth row.Ben Kraus finished second with Stacey Mills third; Austin Wolf placed fourth and Aaron Benson was fifth.Another driver to earn her third feature victory of the summer at the oval was Kaytee DeVries.  She started on the outside of the second row before piloting her 8K Mach-1 Sport Compact rig into the winner’s circle.last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Jordan Hill to leave Wisconsin following May 2017 graduation

first_img“We want to thank Jordan for his dedication to our program and congratulate him on getting his degree,” Gard said to uwathletics.com. “We wish him well and will do whatever we can to help him both on and off the court moving forward.”Football: Ramczyk, Watt headline Badgers 2017 NFL Draft classWith the 2017 NFL Draft fast approaching April 28, ESPN’s foremost NFL draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr., chimed in on Read…Hill appeared in 76 games throughout his career with the Badgers, including 35 appearances in the 2016-17 season.“I am so grateful for the opportunity to spend four years studying and playing at Wisconsin,” Hill said to uwathletics.com. “In May, I will be graduating with an incredible degree from a world class institution.”What to watch for in Badger sports as summer approachesThe 2016-17 year of University of Wisconsin sports is only weeks away from a close, but that doesn’t mean there Read…Spanning all three seasons, Hill averaged 11.1 minutes per game along with 1.9 points per game.“Making the decision to leave the program was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in life, but I had to make the best decision for myself,” Hill said. University of Wisconsin men’s basketball junior guard Jordan Hill has decided he will not be returning to Madison for his final year of eligibility, per UW Athletics.This Wednesday, men’s basketball head coach Greg Gard announced the redshirt junior has been granted a release to explore transfer options following his expected graduation later this May.last_img read more