News story: Fish exporters urged to register now to use new digital exports services

first_imgTo access the service you’ll need to sign in or create a new Government Gateway user ID. Make a note of your Government Gateway user ID and password so you can sign in next time. You’ll then need to create a business Defra account using your business contact details. You’ll only need to register once.To register, visit the gov.uk guidance page on creating a UK catch certificate.Registering early gives exporters time to test the new service before the UK leaves the EU. Any sample documents created before 29 March 2019 will not be valid for export.To check what documents you need to export fish to the EU if there’s no Brexit deal, visit the gov.uk guidance page on exporting and importing fish if there’s no Brexit deal. catch certificates processing statement storage document prior notification form pre-landing declaration Businesses wanting to export fish to the EU after 29 March 2019 should sign up to the new digital services to make sure they are able to continue trading fish with the EU in the event of no deal.Leaving the EU with a deal remains the Government’s top priority. This has not changed. However, should the UK leave the EU without a deal, UK exporters will be required to obtain a validated catch certificate for most fish and fish products exported to the EU (excluding some aquaculture products, freshwater fish, some molluscs, fish fry or larvae).Catch certificates prove that fish has been caught in line with established conservation and management measures. All non-EU countries are required to present catch certificates when trading with the EU.To be ready for leaving the EU, fish exporters should familiarise themselves with the new services to generate the necessary export documentation, including:last_img read more

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Drivers pre-entered for Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – The list of drivers pre-entered for the Sept. 4-9 IMCA Speedway Motors Super nationals fueled by Casey’s Sept. 4-9 at Boone Speedway includes:Modifieds: Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas; Coty Albers, Wellsburg; Mike Albertsen, Audubon; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Ark.; Robby Arnold, Marmaduke, Ark.; J.D. Auringer, Evansdale; Robert Avery, Des Moines; Trevor Baker, Omaha, Neb.; Josh Beaulieu, Be­midji, Minn.; Tommy Belmer, Evansdale; Dennis Betzer, Central City; Tanner Black, Great Bend, Kan.; Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan.; Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan.; Jason Brinkman, DeWitt, Neb.; David Brown, Kellogg; Kyle Brown, Madrid; and Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.Kenneth Buck, Canton, Pa.; Ronnie Burkhardt, Topeka, Kan.; Joel Bushore, Boone; Jeff Cardi­nale, Syracuse, N.Y.; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D.; Chad Clancy, Polo, Mo.; Duane Cleveland, Olivehurst, Calif.; Curtis Cook, Conway, Ark.; Taylor Cook, Stanley, N.C.; Todd Cooney, Des Moines; Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; Kent Croskey, Fort Dodge; Bob Dan­iels, Des Moines; Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M.; Shane DeMey, Denison; Chris Derenne, Luxemburg. Wis.; Brenten DeYoung, Carson City, Mich.; and Myron DeYoung, Stanton, Mich.Russ Dickerson, Boone; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; Tyler Droste, Waterloo; Darin Duffy, Urbana; Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla.; Bruce Ege­land, Marshall, Minn.; Chase Ellington, Iowa Falls; Eric Elliott, Boone; Robert Fleshman, Merrill; Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; Josh Gilman, Earlham; J.T. Goodson, Little Rock, Ark.; William Gould, Cal­era, Okla.; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; Rik Gropp, Lincoln, Neb.; Matt Guillaume, Has­let, Texas; Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; and Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn.; Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek; Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn.; Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; Lloyd Henderson, Bouton; Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; Leland Hibdon, Pahrump, Neb.; Jason Hickingbottom, Ogden; Tony Hilgenberg, Waukee; Michael Hines, Van Buren, Ark.; Robby Hines, Mena, Ark.; Jesse Hoeft, Forest City; Scott Hogan, Vinton; Mat Hollerich, Good Thunder, Minn.; Racer Hulin, Laurel; Mitchell Hunt, Greenville, Mich.; Gavin Hun­yady, Fenton, Mich.; Todd Inman, Altoona; Vern Jackson, Waterloo; and Mike Jergens, Plover.Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn.; Adam Johnson, Independence; Kody Johnson, Vestaburg, Mich.; Wayne Johnson, Minot, N.D.; Matthew Kiner, Aurora, Neb.; Trey Kline, Schleswig; Cody Knecht, Whittemore; Brian Knoell, Falun, Kan.; Corey Lagroon, Salina, Kan.; Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa.; Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington; Cody Leonard, Sinton, Texas; Gatlin Leytham, Toledo; Mike Lineberry, Fremont, Neb.; Kristopher Lloyd, Peach Orchard, Ark.; Daniel Loggins, Sioux City; and Brandon Long, Suamico, Wis.Josh Long, Little Suamico, Wis.; Trent Loverude, New Ulm, Minn.; Clint Luellen, Minburn; Jim Lynch, Bloomfield; Joe McBirnie, Boone; Mike McCarthy, Hutto, Texas; Randy McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; Raymond McSpadden, Buda, Texas; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Matthew Meinecke, Jamaica; Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas; Dan Menk, Franklin, Minn.; R.J. Merchant, Sioux City; Nick Meyer, Whittemore; Rich Michael Jr., Is­chua, N.Y.; Chris Mills, Sioux City; and Jeremy Mills, Garner.Brett Moffitt, Mooresville, N.C.; Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; Bob Moore, Sioux City; Josh Moulton, Rush City, Minn.; Richard Mueller, Jackson, Wyo.; Joe Mullins, Boulder, Colo.; Jason Murray, Hartford; Schuyler Nahre, Indianapolis, Ind.; Jordy Nelson, Marysville, Kan.; Jay Note­boom, Hinton; Justin O’Brien, West Union; Scott Olson, Blairsburg; Colton Osborn, Lexington, Neb.; Chris Palsrok, Sibley; John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Jeremy Payne, Tucson, Ariz.Jason Payton, Fort Smith, Ark.; Bobby Pearish, Oronogo, Mo.; Dave Pedersen, Brady, Neb.; James Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; Loren Pesicka Jr., Burt; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Kurtis Pihl, Fa­lun, Kan.; Bill Pittaway, Corpus Christi, Texas; Ron Pope, Mason City; Chad Porter, Madison Lake, Minn.; Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.; David Pries, Medaryville, Ind.; Tyler Prochaska, Iowa Falls; Dan Ratajczak, Luxemburg, Wis.; Alex Reetz, Dunlap; and Craig Reetz, Dunlap.Chett Reeves. Bakersfield, Calif.; Jimmy Reeves, Albert, Kan.; James Reichart, Des Moines; Terry Rentfro, Davenport; Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.; Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb.; Josh Ruby, Lakota; Joel Rust, Grundy Center; Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; Jaxon Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb.; Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev.; Cory Sauerman, Johnston; Ashley Schaaf, Lincoln, Neb.; Troy Schaberg, Amity, Ark.; and Jason Schneiders, North Sioux City, S.D.Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; Jeff Schroyer, Elkhorn, Neb.; J.J. Scott, Iowa City; D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; John Shoptaw, Mena, Ark.; Kelly Shryock, Fertile; Todd Shute, Des Moines; Scott Simatovich, State Center; Riley Simmons, Susanville, Calif.; Marvin Skinner, Mansfield, Texas; Andrew Smith, Rogersville, Mo.; Brad Smith, Horseheads, N.Y.; Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; Jason Snyder, Dunkerton; Tony Snyder, Readlyn; Joe Spillman, Austin, Texas; Mat Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan.; and Jay Steffens, North Platte, Neb.Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; Jeff Stephens, Arion; Todd Stinehart, Waseca, Minn.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Nicholas Stormzand, Lowell, Mich.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Ste­phen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Mike Streigel, Hermitage, Mo.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Tyler Sutton, Beloit, Kan.; Tyler Sutton, Beloit, Kan.; Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M.; Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; Wade Taylor, Spring Creek, Nev.; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City; and Ed Thomas, Waterloo.And Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; Andy Tiernan, Madrid; Eric Tomlinson, Robinson, Texas; Josh Truman, Indianola; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Harvey Vande Weerd, Alton; Josh Vogt, Canton, Kan.; A.J. Ward, Ionia, Mich.; Billy Ward, Cobleskill, N.Y.; Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; Will Ward, Cobleskill, N.Y.; Tim Watts, Beloit, Kan.; Chad Wernette, Sheridan, Mich.; Brandon Wil­liams, Des Moines; Albert Wolfgram, Boone; Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; Cory Wray, Trenton, Mo.; Jerry Wren, Howard Lake, Minn.; and Jeremy Zorn, Russell, Kan.Stock Cars: Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas; Mike Al­bertsen, Audubon; Pete Alexander, Albert Lea, Minn.; Zachary Ankrum, Sioux City; Travis Baird, Sharon, Okla.; Kevin Balmer, Garwin; Travis Barker, Sioux City; Jayden Bears, Smithville, Mo.; Michael Bilyeu, Indianola; Brian Blessington, Breda; Randy Brands, Boyden; Josh Brauckman, Carroll; Tyler Brauckman, Carroll; Billy Briley, Midland, Texas; Kevin Bruck, Dunlap; John Bruegman, Elkhorn, Neb.; Shaun Bruns, Danube, Minn.; Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; Bob Cha­lupa, McCook, Neb.; and Norman Chesmore, Rowley.Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; Ronnie Christopher, Forney, Texas; Tim Clonch, Quinlan, Texas; Brandon Conkwright, Wamego, Kan.; Caleb Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Texas; Larry Cro­check, Boone; Brandon Czarapata, Pulaski, Wis.; Russell Damme, Waterloo; Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; Josh Daniels, Carlisle; Dan Day, Princeton, Texas; Paul Diefenthaler, Mani­towoc, Wis.; Mel Elsberry, Orange City; Robert Engelkes, Dike; Austin Evens, Independence; Kyle Everts, Holland; Marcus Fagan, Adair; Kevin Flock, Muskogee, Okla.; Tommy Fose, Del­phos, Kan.; Todd Gereau, Sioux City; Wayne Gifford, Boone; Joey Giles, Kaufman, Texas; and Mike Goodson, Overbrook, Okla.Craig Graham, Webster City; Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; Aaron Guillaume, Sioux City; Cody Gustoff, Scranton; Ryan Harris, Hubbard, Neb.; Ron Hartman, Ulysses, Kan.; John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; Robert Hoing, Overton, Neb.; Paul Holschuh; Mitch Hovden, Decorah; Abe Huls, Car­thage, Ill.; Todd Inman, Altoona; Troy Jerovetz, Webster City; Casey Jones, Sioux City; Ned Ka­lis, Wells, Minn.; Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla.; Reid Keller, Webster City; Greg Keuhn, Tren­ton, Mo.; Wayne Landheer, Thompson; Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn.; Jerry Leary, Little Sua­mico, Wis.; Chad LeGere, Ankeny; Jake Ludeking, Decorah; Jesse Lund, Greenfield; Les Lundquist, Sioux City; and Mathias Lux, Hartley.Dalton Lynch, Bloomfield; Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn.; Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas; Dustin Matlock, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Keith Mattox, Ray, N.D.; Kevin Mattox, Ray, N.D.; Dave Mehmen, Baxter; Derek Moede, New Franken, Wis.; Angel Munoz, Lamar, Colo.; Michael Mur­phy, Jefferson; Trent Murphy, Jefferson; Damon Murty, Chelsea; Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; Jake Nelson, Williston, N.D.; Mike Nichols, Harlan; John Oliver Jr., Danville; Aaron Olson, Meki­nock, N.D.; Kevin Opheim, Mason City; Vernon Owens, Leander, Texas; Chad Palmer, Renwick; Donnie Pearson, Oskaloosa; Rich Pederson, Sioux City; Blake Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; Michael Pep­per, Lakin, Kan.; and Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.Tyler Pickett, Boxholm; Corey Piffer, Indianola; Brandon Pruitt, Stuart; Jason Purvis, Boone; Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs; Scott Reinhardt, Baileys Harbor, Wis.; Todd Reitzler, Grinnell; Eric Rempel, Palmyra, Neb.; Ondre Rexford, Montezuma, Kan.; Rod Richards, Madrid; Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; Anthony Ritterbush, Dunlap; Justin Roberts, Sachse, Texas; Jason Rogers, Sel­den, Kan.; Kevin Rogers, Mesquite, Texas; Kevin Rose, Waterloo; Matt Schauer, Arlington, Minn.; Jerry Schipper, Dike; Tony Schlei, Union Grove, Wis.; Allen Schmidt, Holstein; Jay Schmidt, Tama; and Kellie Schmit, Britt.Jason Schoenberger, Russell, Kan.; Jason See, Albia; Chad Smith, Trimble, Mo.; David Smith, Lake City; Devin Smith, Lake City; Donavon Smith, Lake City; Mark Smith, Hennessey, Okla.; Michael Smith, Hennessey, Okla.; Joe Spillman, Austin, Texas; Dusty Springer, Colby, Kan.; Co­rey Stapleton, Denison; Mike Stapleton, Denison; Josh Steele, Platte City, Mo.; Robert Stofer, Jefferson; Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Buck Swanson, Waterloo; Stefan Sybesma, Sanborn; To­bie Talk, Hawley, Texas; Brad Te Grotenhuis, Orange City; Justin Temeyer, Independence; and Justin Thornton, Chandler, Ariz.And Christopher Toot, Albert Lea, Minn.; Darin Toot, Albert Lea, Minn.; Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Heath Tulp, Britt; Mike Van Genderen, Newton; Dusty Van Horn, Atlantic; Travis Van Straten, Horton­ville, Wis.; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; Jason Vansickel, Webster City; Don Vis, State Center; Mike Vondrak, Galva; Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas; Shawn Wagner, Lena, Wis.; Bar­rett Wagoner, Colby, Kan.; Mathew West, Kellerton; Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; Nathan Wood, Sigourney; Brett Woznicki, Minot, N.D.; Jason York, Boone; Elijah Zevenbergen Ocheyedan; Al­len Zimmerman, Central City, Neb.; and Mark Zorn, Russell, Kan.Hobby Stocks: Gregg Anderson, Perry; Jeff Anderson, Atlantic; Shannon Anderson, Des Moines; Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb.; Paul Atchison, Webster City; Daniel Ayers, Webster City; Jim Ball, Independence; Nathan Ballard, Marengo; Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids; Charlie Bar­tels, Lincoln, Neb.; Tommy Beekman, Otho; Solomon Bennett, Minburn; Luke Bird, Winthrop; Ryan Boland, Fort Dodge; Andrew Borchardt, Plymouth; Alex Boyden, Harveyville, Kan.; Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb.; John Briggs, Cherokee; and Matt Brown, Dysart.Andrew Burg, Carlisle; and David Castellano Jr., Des Moines; Andrew Claus, Spencer; Craig Clift, Sioux City; Chris Cox, Boone; Eric Cross, Salina, Kan.; Kyle Davis, Hinton; Brian Derry, Collins; Kevin Derry, Madrid; Stephen Doss, Boone; Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids; Jason Fusselman, Shelby; Nathan Gegner, Morgan, Minn.; Devon Gonas, Midale, Sask.; Cole Hanshew, Minot, N.D.; Carl Hanson, Estevan, Sask.; and Tory Harazin, Redwood Falls, Minn.Jacob Harms, Beatrice, Neb.; Zach Hemmingsen, Marne; Sal Hernandez, Columbus, Neb.; Tyler Hinrichs, Americus, Kan.; Andy Hoffman, Sioux City; Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake; Benji Irvine, Oelwein; Tyler Jackson, Lincoln, Neb.; Austin Jahnz, Lewisville, Minn.; Wes Jahnz, St. James, Minn.; Roger Jenniges, Echo, Minn.; Bryant Johnson, Graettinger; Darin Johnson, Dickens; Tan­ner Jones, Oqallala, Neb.; Jim Kimmel, Norfolk, Neb.; Eric Knutson, Slater; Jason Kohl, Missouri Valley; Marcus Kyle, Boone; and Parker Larson, Granada, Minn.Adam Lee, Salix; Chad Lonneman, Adrian, Minn.; Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.; Dustin Lynch, Boone; David McQuiston, Van Meter; Corey Madden, Avoca; Dillon Magnussen, Newell; Ross Marshall, Johnston; Anthony Melcher, Monroe, Neb.; Paul Menard, Merrill; TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb.; Brandon Nielsen, Spencer; Cody Nielsen, Spencer; Matt Olson, Franklin, Minn.; Tyson Overton, Carlisle; Gary Pesicka, Burt; Jordan Peters, Ankeny; and Jack Phillips, Mitch­ellville.Allison Pierce, Corning, N.Y.; Kelly Pihl, Lindsborg, Kan.; Austin Pinney, Laurens; Scott Pippert, Elberon; Riley Raynard, Lampman, Sask.; Justin Rezabek, Wilber, Neb.; David Rieks, Eldora; Kenny Roberts, Lincoln, Neb.; John Ross, Rushmore, Minn.; Aaron Rudolph, Grand Junction; Keeran Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Danny Sassman, Fort Dodge; Jamie Schirm, Dexter; Allyn Shiveley, Lincoln, Neb.; Jay Sidles, Emmetsburg; Kyle Si­dles, Algona; David Simpson, Des Moines; Shawn Slezak, Milligan, Neb.; and Daniel Smith, Lake City.And Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge; Jamie Songer, Ankeny; Eric Stanton, Carlisle; Brian Stich, Topeka, Kan.; Jeremy Swanson, Strawberry Point; Adam Tiernan, Granger; Lenny Tucker, South Sioux City, Neb.; Brett Vanous, Quasqueton; Justin Wacha, Vinton; Matt Wahl, Norwalk; Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb.; Adam Watson, Martensdale; Daniel Wauters, Iowa City; Ryan Wells, Run­nells; Derek Willert, Rockford; Shaun Wirtz, Boone; and Leah Wroten, Independence.Northern SportMods: Justin Addison, Norfolk, Neb.; Nate Albrant, Thompson; Autum Anderson, Mason City; Paul Atchison, Webster City; Jeremy Baker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Austin Becerra, Bowen, Ill.; Kyle Bentley, Fairbank; Jimmy Berkevich Jr., Watertown, Wis.; Keith Blum, Betten­dorf; Adam Bohlman, Hinckley, Minn.; Alan Bohlman, Isanti, Minn.; Rich Bohlman, Tioga, N.D.; Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb.; Ethan Braaksma, Newton; and Nicholas Carpenter, Leaven­worth, Kan.Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa; Ben Chapman, Clarence; Doug Cook, Algona; Shawn Cooney, Des Moines; Brandon Dale, Arbela, Mo.; Bill Davis, Des Moines; Jeff Deal, Fort Dodge; Joe Docekal, Dysart; Robert Draper, Valparaiso, Neb.; Brian Efkamp, Ankeny; Thomas Egenberger, Des Moines; Timothy Elias, Chowchilla, Calif.; Vince Engebregtsen, Algoma, Wis.; Dennis Engel­haupt, Page, Neb.; Jeramie Faber, Burt; and Daniel Fellows, KeokukAlec Fett, Thompson; Colby Fett, Algona; Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Craig Garner, Clarinda; Joey Haase, Norfolk, Neb.; Jarred Hackler, Juniata, Neb.; Jacob Hage­mann, Fort Ripley, Minn.; Derek Hall, Lincoln, Neb.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Travis Hartman, Burlington; J.J. Hashbarger, Bonduel, Wis.; Kent Haugland, Wesley; Cory Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz.; Crystal Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz.; Jerry Hinton, Adel; and Lonnie Hodges, Boone.David Hoover, Boone; Andrew Hunter, Independence; Andrew Inman, Mason City; Tyler Inman, Altoona; Tim Judd, Wall Lake; Adam Kaltenbach, Strafford, Mo.; Dave Kennedy, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Ronald Kibbe, Mount Pleasant; Levi Kiefer, Bakersfield, Calif.; Ryan King, Montour; Brian Konz, LeMars; Lucas Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis.; Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb.; Tom Lath­rop, Ottumwa; Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D.; and Ryan Leeman, Randall.Mark Leiting, Lincoln, Neb.; Jesse Levin, Salina, Kan.; Matt Lizotte, Minot, N.D.; Jeff Lloyd, Le Center, Minn.; Johnathon Logue, Boone; Hunter Longnecker, Woodward; Matt Looft, Swea City; Austin Luellen, Minburn; Jake McBirnie, Boone; Sean Manning, Bennington, Neb.; Dusty Maso­lini, Des Moines; Shane Meeks, Abilene, Kan.; Brett Meyer, Lytton; Cameron Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; Josh Meyer, Fairmont, Minn.; and Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D.Ariel Mueller, Hinckley, Minn.; Nathan Mumm, Harlan; Taylor Musselman, Urbandale; Christopher Myhre, Burt; George Nordman, Mason City; Zech Norgaard, Spencer; Dallas Nutt, Armstrong; Jared Nytroe, Brandon, S.D.; Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids; Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; Anthony On­stot, Norwalk; Brandon Ostwald, Algona; Jason Overholt, Arlington, Neb.; Hunter Parsons, Green Bay, Wis.; Rodger Peck, Minneapolis, Kan.; and Cory Pestotnik, Boone.Dylan Petersen, Harlan; Gunnar Pike, South Bend, Neb.; Jeremy Pittsenbarger, Cameron, Mo.; Aaron Plum, Sioux City; Austin Price, Alton; Bryan Rigsby, Topeka, Kan.; Danny Roe, Turlock, Calif.; Darin Roepke, LeMars; Cory Rose, Boone; Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D.; Trent Roth, Colum­bus, Neb.; Darin Rothfus, Jefferson; Chase Rudolf, Prole; Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; Jake Sachau, Denison; Joe Schidler, Omaha, Neb.; and Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.Austin Schrage, Cresco; Brian Schrage, Cresco; Dakoda Sellers, Waverly; Brandon Setser, Daven­port; Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.; Miles Shelman, Ames; Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; Doug Smith, Lanesboro; Tyler Soppe, Sherrill; Dakota Sproul, Ellis, Kan.; Tom Stark, Egg Harbor, Wis.; Austin Svoboda, David City, Neb.; Mike Tanner, Smithville, Mo.; Robbie Thome, Spalding, Neb.; Cody Thompson, Sioux City; Cullen Thompson, Hermann, Mo.; and Shawn Umentum, Green Bay, Wis.And Colten Van Hierden, Waupun, Wis.; Cameron Vande Weerd, Hospers; Connor Vande We­erd, Alton; Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa; Curtis Veber, Polk City; Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton; Timothy Warner, Malone, Wis.; John Watson, Des Moines; Tyler Watts, Beloit, Kan.; Cole Way­man, Lincoln, Neb.; Bill Wears, Des Moines; Bill Wegner, Armstrong; Kyle Welch, Sioux City; Cody Werner, Clearfield; Jaylen Wettengel, Topeka, Kan.; and Nate Whitehurst, Mason City.Late Models: Todd Cooney, Des Moines; Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; Mark Elliott, Webster City; Jason Hahne, Webster City; Kirby Schultz, Albia; and Curt Schroeder, Newton.Sport Compacts: Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill.; Josh Barnes, Keokuk; Jake Benischek, Du­rant; Mitchell Bielenberg, Charlotte; Zach Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb.; Jason Bolte, Odin, Minn.; Matt Brehmer, Sobieski, Wis.; Michael Brehmer, Oconto Falls, Wis.; Bubba Brown, Jackson, Minn.; Ryan Bryant, Mason City; Daniel Campbell, Muscatine; Jerry Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb.; and Jay DeVries, Spencer.Kaytee DeVries, Spencer; Scott Ellis, Marshalltown; Brandon Esparza, Phoenix, Ariz.; R.J. Esqueda, Madelia, Minn.; Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb.; Neil Forsberg, Slayton, Minn.; Stepha­nie Forsberg, Mankato, Minn.; Chuck Fullenkamp, West Point; John Gill, Marshalltown; Jarad Gross, Spencer; Brad Havel, Iowa City; Brooklyn Henderson, Tama; Tim Hovick, Clearfield; Seth Keiser, Fruitland; Jeff Klinkefus, Golden, Colo.; and Brandon Lambert, Carthage, Ill.And Brett Marshall, Maquoketa; Corey Mehrwerth, St. Stephen, Minn.; Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb.; William Michel, Muscatine; Trent Orwig, Ottumwa; Riley Paysen, Wall Lake; Cory Peters, Spencer; Mark Riney, Des Moines; James Roose, Grandview; Travis Thelander, Blue Hill, Neb.; Lezley Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb.;  Joshua Uhl; Ryan Westman, Ormsby, Minn.; Brendon Yamry, Rice, Minn.; and Mike Zitzer, Sheboygan, Wis.last_img read more

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Resilient Pirates looking for post All-Star surge

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, left, is congratulated by teammate Russell Martin after throwing a complete baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 10, 2014, in St. Louis. The Pirates won 9-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day – if still heated – pennant race.A season after shedding the yoke of two decades of failure with a stirring run to a playoff berth, the Pirates are just another solid if not spectacular team trying to keep pace in the jam-packed NL Central.To be honest, being an ordinary contender is refreshing.“We know where we stand, we know where we are, we know we have to play good baseball and we know it’s not a matter of changing the course of Pirates history anymore or having a winning season,” second baseman Neil Walker said. “Those things were important, but now we know what we need to do to get to the playoffs.”And do it without what Walker called the “unnecessary pressure” Pittsburgh faced in 2013, when the Pirates won 94 games and advanced to the NL division series.Rather than be reminded at every turn how bad the franchise has been, the Pirates have been free to spend the first half of 2014 sorting themselves out in relative anonymity.After scuffling through April and dealing with a string of injuries to Walker, catcher Russell Martin, pitchers Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh begins the second half on Friday against Colorado just 3½ games behind front-running Milwaukee. Heady territory considering the Pirates were floundering eight games under .500 two months ago.“We’re in a good spot right now,” Martin said.Getting another MVP-worthy performance from center fielder Andrew McCutchen has helped. The All-Star is hitting .324, leads the NL in total bases and is on pace to set personal bests in home runs and RBIs.Yet McCutchen is hardly doing it alone. Utility man Josh Harrison parlayed his ebullient play into an unlikely All-Star berth.Rookie right fielder Gregory Polanco’s arrival on June 10 gave the club a needed boost. Pittsburgh is 19-13 in games the raw 6-foot-5 talent has stood next to McCutchen in the outfield. That’s hardly a coincidence.Still, the Pirates understand they’ve been a mixed bag. The bullpen has blown 16 saves, the most in the majors.Left fielder Starling Marte – who returned from bereavement leave on Thursday – has watched his confidence yo-yo with his spot in the batting order. The top end of the starting rotation, particularly Liriano, has struggled staying healthy.Liriano was a revelation in 2013. Looking to rejuvenate his career, the left-hander did more than that while going 16-8 and earning a handful of Cy Young votes.A year later, Liriano is just 1-7 with a 4.72 ERA, including four rusty innings against Cincinnati last Sunday in his return from the disabled list.While journeymen Edinson Volquez and Vance Worley have helped stabilize things next to Charlie Morton and a resurgent Jeff Locke, Liriano understands if the Pirates are going to make a serious run at things he needs to be better.“They count on me,” Liriano said. “I’m just going to do everything I can to keep the team in the game.”It’s why Liriano spent his All-Star break trying to stay within his routine. He threw a bullpen session with his cousin and stressed he feels refreshed after three frustrating months.“Now that I’m healthy, I think I can pitch a lot better than what I was pitching,” he said.Particularly if he can find a way to do it against the teams the Pirates are chasing. Pittsburgh is a combined 13-26 against Milwaukee, St. Louis and Cincinnati. To provide another memorable September, that number has to improve.“It’s been a stone in our shoe,” Walker said.One Pittsburgh needs to shake loose. The Pirates will get a break from the NL Central to start the second half. They don’t face another division opponent until traveling to Milwaukee in late-August.While Martin allows the playoff chase could be on life support by then if Pittsburgh can’t find a way to improve its road record (20-26), he’s not concerned.Last fall showed the Pirates they could navigate the choppy and unpredictable waves of a pennant race, an experience Martin expects to pay off in the months ahead.“The fact is, we’re in it,” he said. “We have a ton of games left against our own division and we’re getting stronger.”last_img read more

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