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Adam Rogich of Mabel has been competitive in the Mod Lites division, currently holding third place on the leader board (out of 26 drivers). Here he leads No. 7 through traffic. CRAIG MOORHEAD/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Adam Rogich of Mabel has been competitive in the Mod Lites division, currently holding third place on the leader board (out of 26 drivers). Here he leads No. 7 through traffic. CRAIG MOORHEAD/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWSPAPER GROUP
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:21 AM

The Upper Iowa Speedway points series converged on Cresco at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 19.

  • Cresco hosted UIS Series Sunday night

    The Upper Iowa Speedway points series converged on Cresco at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 19.

     
  • The Twins ended the first half of the season with a winning week, a giving week, and an emotional rollercoaster ride for All-Star Brian Dozier. They won six of their last seven games, beating the Tigers, their division rivals three out of four games, and went to the break with a 49-40 overall record – second best in the American League, behind only division rival Kansas City Royals.  
  • Twins Talk: Mauer throws annual pizza party for kids
     One of the nicest events that happens every year during Twins’ Hope Week is hosted by first baseman Joe Mauer. It is called Picnic in the Park, but is actually a pizza party that Joe throws for the kids from Gillette Children’s Hospital. It is held in the Legends Club at Target Field. Joe has a close relationship with the hospital: His wife worked there as a nurse before they had kids of their own. Joe has made many quiet, unpublicized visits to Gillette over the years, and does many other private and personal things for both the hospital and the children. 
  • Hovdens achieve family hat trick at UIS races July 2
     

              Three members of the Hovden family — a pair of brothers and a cousin — collected checkered flags in the Upper Iowa Speedway racing series last week.

     
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    One of the strongest pillars of the Twins organization is almost unknown to the general public. He is known, however, to thousands of folks who, since 1985, have purchased season tickets or have been group leaders for their companies or organizations and have planned group outings to watch the Twins play ball. Call him on his phone, and you will hear a magnificent set of pipes, with a warm, friendly voice answering: “Scott O’Connell here!”

     
  •   Caledonia native John Griffin collected checkered flag number two at Decorah, Iowa's Upper Iowa Speedway last weekend. He leads the popular Mod Lites class – one of five types of cars competing for season points at UIS. 
  • Upper Iowa Speedway ushers in new class
     

    A brand-new class of racecars rumbled onto the Upper Iowa Speedway clay oval in Decorah last weekend — the Limited Late Model Class.

     
  • The banked clay oval at Upper Iowa Speedway roared to life again last weekend. The May 9 date was the second race of the 2015 points series, featuring five classes of wheel-to-wheel quarter-mile action. 
  • UIS wraps up the season by Craig Moorhead

        Eli Hershberger of Mabel and Jay Menink of Harmony finished second and third in their respective classes as the racing season came to a close at Decorah.

     
  • Upper Iowa Speedway action heated up last weekend with races in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday and Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday. The same three drivers took the top three spots in the Mod Lites class on both evenings, albeit in different order. 
  • Walk-off homer caps championship run
    With the Canton Men's Softball League championship already in the bag, Larson Well Drilling ended the regular season in dramatic fashion with Matt Erickson's walk-off home run. 
  • A Legion baseball retrospective
    ...it was a rewarding year with players' continuous improvement, exciting games, and something no one would have imagined—success in the district tournament with a legitimate shot at moving on to state. 
  • Cresco, Decorah speedways ready for double feature
    Racing fans enjoyed five classes of dirt-digging action at Cresco Speedway on Sunday, August 10, as the Upper Iowa Speedway series visited that city once again. 
  • Caledonia driver wins at Decorah
    John Griffin of Caledonia took the pole position in Saturday’s Mod-Lites feature, then held off the field to secure his first checkered flag of the season in the Upper Iowa Speedway series. 
  • Rushford driver tears up the track
    Another round of competition at Cresco Speedway marked the 10th installment in the 2014 Upper Iowa Speedway series on July 27. Fans enjoyed five classes of action on a mild summer evening. 
Fair Season

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