Raiders volleyball Head coach: Jane Peterson, 25th season Career record: 558-239 (.700) 2014 finish: 11-1 Northern Division, 22-10 overall, Region 13B champion, fifth in NJCAA Division III Captains: Ashton Kapphahn, Ashley Abear Assistant coach: Ken Miller Volunteer assistant coach: Brienna Zoch Raiders schedule Aug 22, Ridgewater Classic at Willmar Aug 23, Ridgewater Classic at Willmar Aug 29, Vermilion & Gogebic at Ely 6:30 p.m. Aug 30, Mesabi at Virginia noon Sept 2, Fond Du Lac 6:30 p.m. Sept 9, Northland 6:30 p.m. Sept 11, Rochester Sept 12, Rochester Sept 16, Hibbing 6:
BARROWS - Dru Nelson, Curt Derichs, and Mark Martini each hit the weekend double, getting two wins at the Brandl Chevrolet Friday and Saturday special at North Central Speedway. Nelson won both nights in the Pure Stock feature events, while Curt Derichs achieved the same results in the Sport Compact class. Martini bested a packed field of Northern Sport Modified drivers with two feature wins.
BARROWS - Don Eischens made another trip to the winner's podium while Troy Jordan held to a four point leader over Shawn Fletcher after Saturday night's racing in the Modified class at North Central Speedway. Mike Frolik was a winner in the Super Stock feature, and Danny Vang won the Northern Sport Modified feature.
BARROWS - Don Eischens was the victor in the Modified feature race for the third week in a row on Saturday night at North Central Speedway. Eischens finished in front of Josh Beaulieu and Rob Vanmil. Brendon Yamry stayed perfect for the 2015 season with a win in the feature event over Seth DeLong and Tom Flannigan. Jake Hagemann was a winner for Pure Stocks while Mark Johnson took the checkered flag for Street Stock drivers. Mitchell Hribar has run a fast car this season and he sped past the field for a win in the Mod 4 feature event.
BARROWS - A look at the leaderboard shows that Brendon Yamry is leading the Sports Compact points race by 33 points over second-place Trista Pankratz. That fact isn't unusual as other classes have that much of a points disparity from time to time. But then consider that Yamry is 13 years old, hadn't driven a car of any kind before racing at Cedar Lake and Granite City this spring and that he has a perfect record in Sport Compact features at North Central Speedway since winning his first race of the year in May. Driving the No.
Last week as the Chicago Blackhawks hoisted the Stanley Cup trophy it was bittersweet for many Minnesota Wild Fans. While the Wild suffered a playoff sweep by the Blackhawks in the second round, fans could also come away feeling the Wild lost to the best and they know what they need to do to get to a championship level. After pushing Chicago to six games last year's second round, fans may have felt the team was in a great position to make a strong move in the 2014-2015 season.
BARROWS - Troy Jordan won his second straight feature race while Billy Kendall and Dan Severson made their first career appearances on the winner's podium Saturday night at North Central Speedway. Brendon Yamry, one of a talented crop of teenage drivers, won again in the Sport Compact feature to continue an impressive start to the season. Jordan was the beneficiary of a caution flag thrown on lap nine of the 15-lap feature.
BARROWS - Any good act has a great encore and for A-Modified driver Troy Jordan, his encore has been a great one so far. A former Midwest Modified points champion at North Central Speedway, Jordan walked away from the sport for a few years before returning late last year. Driving a Street Stock car, Jordan placed fifth both nights at the Mighty Axe Nationals. During the off-season he found an A-Mod ride and he looks like he is back in his comfort zone on the track.
Brendon Yamry became the first three time winner of the 2015 season as he stayed perfect in the Sport Compact class with a win on Saturday night at North Central Speedway. Yamry ran away with his first place finish, but the battle between Markia Smith and Derek Stenoch for second was a good one with Smith finishing in the top spot. Tom Anderson was the third different driver to win the Pure Stock feature event in the first three weeks of the season as he joins Corey Hill and Devin Larson as winners.
Three drivers stayed perfect in the young season and a former track champion returned to the winners stand after being away from driving for a few years. All that added up to a Saturday night of excitement in Week Two at North Central Speedway. Brendon Yamry, Dave Read and Mark Johnson won for the second consecutive time, while Troy Jordan returned in a Modified car for a feature win. Yamry finished in front of Trista Pankratz and Markia Smith in the Sport Compact feature.