Formula 1 – Red Bull: Mercedes isn't depressing

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes' Formula 1 title success this year has served to fire up his team to do better in 2015.

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F1: Red Bull: Mercedes isn't depressing

By Jonathan Noble Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 09:29 GMT

Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes’ Formula 1 title success this year has served to fire up his team to do better in 2015, rather than leaving it depressed.

After winning the last four consecutive world championships, Red Bull’s rule over F1 officially came to an end when rival Mercedes clinched the 2014 constructors’ crown at the Russian Grand Prix.

Horner said the writing had been on the wall for Red Bull ever since its disastrous pre-season testing form, but he felt that his outfit could take encouragement for having kept the battle open so long.

“We’ve had a little bit of time to get our heads around it – from February in reality,” he said.

“So, in all honesty Mercedes have done the best job this year and all it does is motivate you.

“You know how much work goes into winning a championship and we did it four times in a row, which is an enormous achievement. And while we had a disastrous year, we are still second.”

He believes Red Bull has now proved itself in adversity, and believes engine partner Renault’s winter developments will allow it to close the gap again.

“We are the only other team to have won a grand prix [in 2014], and three of them at that,” said Horner.

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East Helena Schools turn red against drug abuse

The streets of East Helena became a mass of children clad in red shirts marching and chanting against drug and alcohol abuse during Tuesdays Red Ribbon Week parade.

The annual parade kicked off at 2 p.m. bringing the entirety of the East Helena School District together, with parents and members of the community lining the streets to cheer the kids on. Some carried banners. Some played instruments. But all wore red ribbons to show their support for drug-free schools.

We have a strong tradition of supporting Red Ribbon Week with dressup days, and the parade as the pinnacle event, said East Valley Middle School principal Dan Rispens. The younger kids get to march in the parade, and at the same time we get the middle school kids out to cheer for them.

The theme for the week running from Oct. 23-30 is, Respect yourself, respect your health, be drug free, and the parade represents just one of themed dress-up days. On Monday, kids wore red, white and blue to stand united against drugs. On Tuesday, they donned team jerseys to team up against drugs. Parade day on Wednesday meant wearing red. On Thursday, kids are encouraged to invest in their future by wearing a vest. On Friday, kids can show that drugs are scary by wearing orange and black.

East Valley Middle School also holds a door decorating contest, with the winning classroom receiving a pizza party, Rispens said.

The National Red Ribbon Celebration traces its roots back to 1985 when parents and young people across the United States began wearing red ribbons after the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. First sponsored by the National Family Partnership in 1988, wearing the ribbons shows awareness of the violence and dangers of drugs in America, according to the organizations website.

East Helena police, fire department and ambulances led the parade from Radley School to East Valley Middle School. Teachers marched alongside their students and members of the community. Before long, the entire east half of Main Street was a sea of red, with some classes singing songs and others echoing chants of staying drug free.

Along with substance abuse, Red Ribbon Week also carries a message of anti-bullying, Rispens said, and East Valley will hold an assembly on Monday to talk to students about self-esteem.

As the last red wave of students made their way to East Valley, parents greeted them while teachers counted heads marking a successful parade and awareness campaign.

East Helena has always shown tremendous wiliness to support the parade and the message behind it, Rispens said.

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Red Raiders hoping to shoot down 10th-ranked Horned Frogs

Fort Worth, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Hoping to keep pace in the race for the Big 12 Conference crown, the 10th-ranked TCU Horned Frogs will play a home game this Saturday against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Texas Tech opened the season with a pair of victories, but then went on to lose four in a row, including its first three conference games. The Red Raiders were able to stop the bleeding last week as they topped visiting Kansas, 34-21. Kliff Kingsbury’s club needs three more wins to become bowl eligible, but the road is difficult as bouts with TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa State and Baylor remain.

TCU also kicked off the campaign with favorable results, claiming victory in each of first four games. A wild 61-58 loss to Baylor put the team at 1-1 in conference, but it bounced back to rout visiting Oklahoma State last weekend, 42-9. Coach Gary Patterson has his squad poised to make a run at the Big 12 title, but tough tilts with West Virginia, Kansas State and Texas are still to come.

Texas Tech leads the all-time series with TCU, 30-23-3, and the Red Raiders have won the last two meetings.

Texas Tech leading receiver Jakeem Grant (50 receptions, 629 yards, five TDs) was injured in an apparent shooting in Lubbock last Sunday morning, but his injuries weren’t deemed overly serious and he could even play in this game. Grant caught six passes in last week’s win over Kansas, helping the Red Raiders roll up more than 500 yards of total offense, compared to only 363 for the Jayhawks.

Davis Webb went 28-of-44 for 288 yards, three TDs and one INT, hitting three different receivers (Grant, Brad Marquez and Ian Sadler) for at least 68 yards. DeAndre Washington was highly productive in rushing for a career-best 164 yards on 23 carries.

Defensively, the Red Raiders surrendered 235 yards and a pair of scores through the air, but got solid individual performances from Pete Robertson and Austin Stewart with nine tackles apiece. Robertson was credited with two of the team’s four sacks.

For the season, Texas Tech scores 30.9 ppg, doing so behind 488.3 ypg. Webb ranks second in the conference in averaging 319.9 ypg, and he has thrown a league-best 22 TD passes, but has been picked off a league-high 12 times. Grant is second in the Big 12 with 7.14 receptions per game, and Marquez sits seventh with 5.86. Washington ranks third with 88.9 rushing ypg, but he has found the end zone only once.

Texas Tech ranks last in the league in scoring defense (36.9 ppg), and foes have hammered the Red Raiders on the ground, leading to 239.0 ypg — also placing the club last. The Red Raiders have only come up with three INTs and a mere eight takeaways in all. Robertson paces the unit with 54 tackles, which includes seven of the team’s 13 sacks.

Kingsbury tries to keep an even keel, even as his team fought to put an end to its four-game skid.

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ROWING | Red Competes at 50th Head of Charles Regatta

By TUCKER MAGGIO-HUCEK

The Cornell mens lightweight, heavyweight and womens rowing teams kicked off their fall season in Cambridge, Massachusetts, this past weekend. All three teams competed in the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta that had over 2,200 entries from all different backgrounds.

The mens lightweight team had two boats race on Sunday. The lightweight eights boat, which was led by senior captain Chris Rogers, finished the race in third place behind two Ivy League rivals. The race was extremely competitive, with all three boats finishing within .05 seconds of each other, as Princeton and Harvard edged out Cornell for first and second, respectively.

The eight had a really tight race and put us in a great position for the rest of the season and for winter and spring training, said senior captain Richard Richhart.

The other lightweight boat competed in the fours and had a strong showing, finishing in third behind two international foes. The London Training Center, who won the race, bested the Cornell boat by a large margin but junior Ian Sigal led the boat ahead of all other collegiate entries.

The four truly defined themselves against our League competition. They placed third and were only bested by international competition. Were all really proud of those athletes, Richhart said.

The heavyweights had two boats take to the waters in Massachusetts. In the mens championship fours the Red took seventh place and finished under 40 seconds behind the winners from Camp Randall, a rowing club from Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin finished in sixth place, finishing just over three seconds before the Cornell boat.

In the mens championship eights, the heavyweight boat had a rough outing and finishing in 33rd out of 36 boats, thanks to a pair of collisions and a one minute penalty that was added on to their time. Harvard, Princeton and Yale all placed within the top-ten.

Despite being forced into some difficult situations, the womens boats started their fall season off in fine fashion. In the womens championship eights, the Cornell boat finished in 11th place in a race that included the United States National Team, Cambridge and Oxford.

The varsity eight had a very promising performance. We nearly collided with several boats and had a very exciting race, said senior captain Elyce Buell. Despite this we had a very competitive time compared to the other crews.

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Moto3: Fifteen year-old Quartararo heads up 2015 entry list

The provisional 2015 Moto3 World Championship entry list has been revealed with a full grid of 33 bikes set to line up for the Qatar opener next March.

With the current top three riders Alex Marquez, Jack Miller and Alex Rins all progressing to Moto2 or MotoGP next season, Moto3 will see a combination of new and emerging talent in the leading teams.

Red Bull KTM Ajo will be led by Miguel Oliveira, Brad Binder and Karel Hanika, while the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team will feature an all-new line-up of Jorge Navarro and Fabio Quartararo, the latter set to make his debut at 15-years-old due to a change in the minimum age regulations for a reigning CEV champion.

Race winners in 2014, Romano Fenati and Alexis Masbou will both return in 2015, the former staying with Valentino Rossi’s Sky VR46 team, while the latter moves over to SaxoPrint-RTG Honda. He takes the place of Efren Vazquez who, despite currently running fifth in the standings, is not listed to compete in any championship.

Elsewhere, Ana Carrasco will return to Moto3 with Aleix Espargaro’s BOE41 RBA Team alongside Niklas Ajo, while the proposed Caterham Moto3 team has seemingly morphed into an entry run by Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit.

John McPhee and Danny Kent will continue to fly the flag for Britain, the former still with SaxoPrint-RTG and the latter moving to Kiefer Racing Honda.

Provisional 2015 Moto3 entry list:

5. Romano Fenati ITA Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM 9. Scott Deroue NED RW Racing GP Honda 10. Alexis Masbou FRA Saxoprint-RTG Honda 11. Matteo Ferrari ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 16. Andrea Migno ITA Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM 17. John McPhee GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 19. Alessandro Tonucci ITA Ambrogio Mahindra 20. Fabio Quartararo ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 21. Francesco Bagnaia ITA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Mahindra 22. Ana Carrasco ESP BOE41 RBA Team KTM 23. Niccolo Antonelli ITA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 24. Tatsuki Suzuki JPN CIP Mahindra 29. Stefano Manzi ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 31. Niklas Ajo FIN BOE41 RBA Team KTM 32. Isaac Vinales ESP Calvo Team Husqvarna 33. Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda 40. Daryn Binder RSA Amborgio Racing Mahindra 41. Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo 44. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Ajo 50. Hiroki Ono JPN Kiefer Racing Honda 52. Danny Kent GBR Kiefer Racing Honda 55. Andrea Locatelli ITA Gresini Racing Moto3 Honda 57. Eric Granado BRZ Calvo Team Husqvarna 58. Juanfran Guevara ESP Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Mahindra 63. Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL Sepang International Circuit KTM 65. Philipp Oettl GER TT Motion Events KTM 84. Jakub Kornfeil CZE CIP Mahindra 88. Jorge Martin ESP Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Mahindra 91. Gabriel Rogrigo ARG BOE41 RBA Team KTM 95. Jules Danilo FRA Oongetta-Rivacold Honda 98. Karel Hanika CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo 99. Jorge Navarro ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda TBA Sepang International Circuit KTM

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