Visinc’s title quest on hold due to injury
Jacob Visnic’s quest for a pair of national championships on the Mountain Dew ATV Motocross Tour has been temporarily put on hold.
According to his father, Rob, the 11-year-old St. Clairsville native suffered a fractured shoulder when he crashed during a practice session Saturday morning while preparing for Round 5 on the tour, the Built Ford Tough Briarcliff ATV National at BriarCliff MX in Nashport, Ohio.
“He is sidelined at least until Round 7,” Rob Visnic said in an email.
That means the younger Visnic will miss Round 6 – the Mountain Dew Spring Creek ATV National at Millville, Minn., on June 28-29.
According to his father, Jacob should be ready for Round 7 – The NYCM Insurance Northeastern ATV National at Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, N.Y.
Despite not competing last weekend, Jacob still holds down the No. 1 spot in two divisions.
In the 70 Auto (6-11), he has accumulated 115 points, which is 10 better than Cale Deal, of Lakeland, Fla. Visnic has a 22-point margin over Grant Landis, of Manheim, Pa., in the 90 Auto Jr. (8-11), with Deal just 27 points behind.
Visnic is also eighth in the 90 Shifter (8-11) with 59 points, which is 76 behind the leader.
A racer can pick up a maximum of 30 points per weekend.
Rio Grande Valley Clinches Tie
With its 81-34 blowout of Amarillo Saturday, the Sol (8-3) clinched at least a tie for the Lone Star Football League’s regular season. With one week remaining, RGV holds a 1/2-game lead over San Angelo.
Former Bellaire High and Ball State University quarterback Nate Davis accounted for seven touchdowns in the Sol win. He passed for five on 17-for-30 for 203 yards. He also ran for a pair on four carries that gained 19 yards.
In addition, Davis made one solo tackle on defense.
Rio Grande Valley concludes the regular season at New Mexico Saturday at the Santa Ana Center. San Angelo plays the same night at Amarillo.
Davis won back-to-back LSFL championships with Amarillo in 2012-13.
Collaros Plays One Quarter
Former Steubenville Big Red all-stater Zach Collaros started and played the first quarter Saturday for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. The Tiger-Cats defeated Montreal, 28-23, at Ron Joyce Stadium on the campus of McMaster University.
In his brief playing time, the former University of Cincinnati quarterback completed 5 of 8 passes for 52 yards. He also ran once for 12 yards.
Former Oregon and Mississippi quarterback Jeremiah Masoli performed extremely well for Hamilton and might leap frog Dan LeFevour for the backup spot on the Tiger-Cats depth chart.
Ohio State Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith did not dress for the contest, nor did wide receiver Chad Johnson.
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