PRP regular schedule cut short due to rain


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On Saturday, Portsmouth Raceway Park hosted over 100 race teams and a wonderful set of racing, but unfortunately, the evening was cut short due to inclement weather.

The rain began to fall after fans were treated to a Late Model Dash, three late model heats, three modified heats, and a couple of limited late model heats. The storms rolled in as the first of three sport mod heats was on the track.

The racing that fans were able to see was phenomenal. The Late Model Dash had one of the closest finishes in PRP history as Rod Conley held off Brandon Fouts by .016 seconds.

The evening featured one of the highest Late Model car counts of the season as 34 Late Model racers were on hand.

The show will not be rescheduled. Fans and drivers will be able to use their tickets and pit passes for any other race this season excluding Lucas Oil shows.

Next Saturday, PRP will welcome the return of winged sprint cars as the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association (OVSCA) visits PRP. Modifieds, limited lates, and sport modifieds will also be a part of the official card.

Seven SSU programs named All-NAIA Scholar-Teams

Seven Shawnee State athletic teams were awarded the prestigious NAIA Scholar-Team award last Wednesday.

The Shawnee State women’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s tennis, women’s cross country, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball programs were all presented with the prestigious honor. To be eligible for the award, teams were required to have a combined 3.0 GPA over the course of the school year.

SSU’s highest performing team was volleyball, with the team having a 3.41 GPA for 2016-17. Women’s golf and women’s soccer both maintained 3.40 GPAs to come in just behind.

“We are very proud of our programs for earning NAIA Scholar-Team awards this season,” said Shawnee State Athletics Director Jeff Hamilton. “Having seven teams achieve this award shows the academic strength of our department, and is yet another sign of our department’s continued growth.”

Shawnee State’s 2017-18 season will get underway on August 20, when SSU men’s soccer kicks off the season against Saint Xavier (Ill.). Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

SSU men’s/women’s bowling to hold open tryouts

Seven Shawnee State men’s and women’s bowling will hold open tryouts on Sunday, August 13 at Sunset Lanes in Portsmouth.

SSU bowling, which will be entering its first season in 2017-18, is looking to fill out the roster for the upcoming year. Check-in will begin at 11 a.m., with the official tryout set to start at 12 p.m.

For more information on open tryouts, contact Bryan Sturgell, head bowling coach, at bsturgell@shawnee.edu or at (740) 357-7696.

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