NJ GOP State Committeeman Joshua Sotomayor Einstein, Hoboken Municipal Republican Chairman Chris Carbine, and President of the Hispanic Republicans of North Jersey Herminio Mendoza announced an information session for prospective and current Hudson County Republican Committee members.The session will take place online on Zoom, Wednesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. To participate email NJ GOP State Committeeman Joshua Sotomayor Einstein at [email protected] × All Hudson County registered Republicans who want an effective official county Republican Party are invited to participate.“County Committee is the most important grassroots leadership position of the GOP,” Sotomayor Einstein stated. “Members are elected by, and represent, the Republicans in their voting districts to the county Republican Party.”He continued, “Whether a current member or thinking about running for the first time, every Republican, from libertarians to Trump lovers (such as myself), conservatives to small government people, Objectivists to responsible government advocates – all those in the big tent coalition of the GOP – who want an active, out loud, and proud Hudson County Republican Party are invited to participate in the zoom meeting.”
Both 50-lap main events on Wednesday night pay a minimum of $400 to start. Qualifying features Monday and Tuesday send top four finishers to the big shows on June 3. STUART, Iowa – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods chase $3,000 top checks at Stuart Speedway’s June 1-3 Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel. The Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel is co-sponsored by Sniper Speed, Midstate Machine and Country Kitchen of Stuart. The purse is based on a three-day show and will be pro-rated in the event one day is canceled by inclement weather. More information about the Dirt Duel and manufacturers’ races, and the Bill Davis Memorial is available from promoter Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330. Chassis manufacturers’ races for both divisions pay $1,000 to win with a $50 entry fee and 100 percent payback. Hot laps start at 6:45 p.m. each night. Mach-1 Sport Compacts race on Tuesday. Also on the Wednesday program are the $1,000 to win Bill Davis Memorial for IMCA Modifieds, plus IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Pit passes are $30 a day or $80 for all three days. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students ages 9-16 and free for ages eight and under. Entry fee is now $150 and increases to $200 on June 2 and $300 on June 3.
When Jesse Hunt and his family moved from Geraldton, Australia to northern California before his freshman year of high school, they planned to stay for a few months.They wanted to “test it out” and see if Sir Francis Drake (Calif.) High School, his father’s alma mater, would help Hunt’s basketball recruitment. The ultimate hope was a professional career like his father, Daniel, who played 17 seasons for the Geraldton Buccaneers of the men’s State Basketball League in Australia.“‘If you guys want to play seriously, we’ve got to move,’” Hunt remembers his father said. “And so we came over here.”Eight years later, Hunt is still in the United States. He’s coming off a foot injury that derailed the best stretch of his Eastern Washington career last season, and is now tasked with filling production of the top scorer in Big Sky history, Bogdan Bliznyuk. His senior year starts with a game against No. 16 Syracuse on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome.“Jesse might be a better shooter and more athletic (than Bogdan),” EWU head coach Shantay Legans said. “Jesse’s gonna make energy and effort plays all over the court. Great defender and shot blocker.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLess than a decade ago, more than 8,000 miles away from Cheney, Washington, Hunt wasn’t even sure if basketball was what he wanted to pursue.Forced to choose between Australian-rules football and basketball, Hunt found he was “outside shooting basketballs more than kicking around the footie.”That convinced his father the family needed to move if Hunt wanted to take basketball seriously. And it meant going back to the place where his father established himself on the court, Sir Francis Drake High School.As a junior at Drake, Hunt attended a one-day EWU elite camp. Alex Pribble, the assistant coach recruiting Hunt, told him not to expect anything major from the camp, Hunt said. He was told to “show up and play,” but not to go out of his way and do anything special.Hunt obliged. But during a one-on-one drill on one of the side baskets, Hunt beat his man to the basket and scored. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. It was routine to him.Right after that bucket, the whistle blew and everyone took a water break, except for Hunt.Jim Hayford, the Eagles’ head coach at the time, stood at the center of Reese Court and motioned Hunt over to him. The two walked slowly toward the 3-point line, where Hayford told Hunt the words that he moved from Australia to hear.He was offered his first Division I scholarship. There were still six hours left in camp, though, so a quick run outside to call his parents was all the time he had. Their discussion about whether or not to accept it would come later.“I didn’t know what to do,” Hunt said. “When I got that first offer, it was bittersweet, almost.”Months later, the Australian accepted it and became an Eagle.As an EWU junior last season, Hunt was in the midst of his best stretch of the season, starting five-straight games and averaging 14.6 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. Then, before a Jan. 6 game against Sacramento State, he suffered an undisclosed foot injury.“It was one of those things to our team where it was like, ‘Damn, we’re losing depth, we’re losing athleticism,” Legans said.With Hunt playing sporadically the rest of the way, the Eagles made their third-straight College Basketball Invitational, a third-tier postseason tournament. Mason Peatling filled Hunt’s role and finished the season averaging 7.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game.With Bliznyuk gone and a healthy Hunt this season, Legans sees the Eagles offense relying on a balanced scoring attack. With Hunt and Peatling manning the forward positions, there’s no need for one player to “throw it to and say ‘go.’”“This is my last year,” Hunt said. “I’m trying to do everything I can to get back to that level, if not exceed it.”Uncertainty has nearly derailed Hunt’s career. Eight years ago, Hunt wasn’t sure if he’d be in the U.S. longer than four months. Last season, he played one minute in his final outing. And as his senior season begins, its prospects are once again unknown. But for once, that’s the best part. Comments Published on November 6, 2018 at 8:08 am Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+