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Solid short track race at Martinsville

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As for Martinsville, sometimes, your right as I correctly predicted Brad Keselowski to win on Sunday. It was just a matter of time before he won there. Placing runner-up twice in the last four attempts, it was just meant to be.

Keselowski and Kyle Busch both duked it out, but it was Keselowski who had the better set of tires to pull away at the end. It was a great short track race. A ton of carnage and a number of things going on throughout. Those two battling for the lead in the last 150 laps was priceless though. Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon and even a comeback by Joey Logano proved to be solid runs. Now, just when is Logano going to win. By driver's introductions, it looks like nobody in the stands wants to see it.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. even looked as competitive as ever and for awhile, it seemed to be an easy top five finish. A speeding penalty and a wreck negated that.

Denny Hamlin and Jimmie Johnson may have been the surprises. Johnson was not as stout as normal, but Hamlin was nowhere even close, despite predicting to win this race some time ago.

Prep Update

R-S Central (10-2, 7-2) baseball won three times last week. They will have Crest on Friday (4.7.17).

East Rutherford (9-2, 7-2) has won four in a row and posted nine runs or more in seven games so far this season.

Chase remains winless, but kept it close with East Rutherford last week, until they broke it open in the seventh to score eight runs.

Softball

Ever since R-S Central (11-2, 8-1) lost to East Burke, they have been mowing teams down 8.5 runs a game. They have also won four games in a row.

East Rutherford (5-4, 3-4) had lost three in a row, but snapped that skid with a 13-10 win over Chase.

Chase (5-5, 4-5) had lost five in a row, but won a doubleheader against Burns last week to snap the skid.

Girls Soccer

East Rutherford (6-3-1, 6-2) continues to roll through conference stoutly. They had won six in a row, but were beaten 2-1 by the toughest team among the SMAC in Kings Mountain. The Lady Cavs are still fighting for second in conference play.

Thomas Jefferson (8-3, 6-3) hit a setback with likely the 1A state title contender in Community School of Davidson last week, but they still hold strong in the conference play

R-S Central (6-4, 4-4) continues to battle injury and is now at .500 in SMAC play. They lost a stunner against East Burke, but took care of Burns last week.

Chase (1-7-1, 1-6-1) only allowed three goals last week, but couldn't score in both losses last week.

Thomas Jefferson baseball and softball have just one win at this moment in the season.

Finally, I want to thank my family and friends for everything they mean to me. Happy Easter to all.

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