A look at local sports events

Fox, Ellefson take Buckwheat Buildup Race

 

A student and a teacher won their respective trail lengths in the Buckwheat Buildup cross-country ski race on Saturday at Eaglecrest’s lower loop.

Thunder Mountain High School junior Kenny Fox topped the field in the 4K portion in 14 minutes and 3 seconds while ski coach Merry Ellefson won the 8K in 30:21:00.

4K: Kenny Fox 14:03:00; Aaron Blust 15:05:00; Jack White 16:39:00; Erin Wallace 16:49:00; Grace Newman 17:11:00; Connor Norman 17:58:00; Jayden West 20:36:00; Maury Bell 21:51:00; Melialu Trousil 21:53:00; Reed Gardinier 23:31:00; Ambrose Bucy 25:34:00.

8K: Merry Ellefson 30:21:00; Tim Blust 31:30:00; Naomi Welling 32:48:00; Arne Ellefson-Carnes 34:05:00; Clem Taylor-Roth 34:05:00; Colleen Jones 35:23:00; Steve Kosis 36:56:00; Jeff White 37:04:00; Karlynn Welling 37:10:00; Lily Otsea 41:00:00; Christina Della Rosa 57:28:00.

The Nordic Devo team will be holding Friday (4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (10:30 a.m.) practices at Eaglecrest.

Glacier Swim Club strong in Alaska State meets

Juneau’s Glacier Swim Club recently competed in two Alaska State Championship swim meets, both in Fairbanks according to GSC coach Scott Griffith.

In the Great Alaska Open on Jan. 24-28, in the Alaska Swimming’s ‘senior’ championships comprised of mostly high school age swimmers, GSC took 2nd place overall, winning the women’s title. GSC swept the high point awards for women with Ciera Kelly 1st, Dakota Isaak 2nd, and Mia Ruffin 3rd.

GSC almost swept the boys title also with Jorden Davis finishing 1st, Kenny Fox 2nd (Trevor Jones was 4th, 3 points out of 3rd).

The meet was swum in short course meters, a distance the GS does not normally swim. State records were set by Jorden Davis (15/16 boys 800 free), Ciera Kelly (17/18 girls 200 back), and Dakota Isaak (15/16 girls 100 breast). GSC took 15 swimmers to the competition.

Girls champs - Glacier Swim Club (641 points); Boys champs - Northern Lights Swim Club (7837 points); Overall champs - Northern Lights Swim Club (1192 points).

Most Points Per Swimmer - Glacier Swim Club; Best Percentage of Best Times - Wasilla Swim Club.

Medal Count (gold/silver/bronze):

Glacier Swim Team 24/15/7; Northern Lights Swim Club 8/14/12; Wasilla Waves Swim Club 2/1/3; Stingray Swim Team 1/4/2; North Pole Aquatics Club 1/0/0; Soldotna Silver Salmon 0/2/3; Aurora Swim Team 0/0/6; Midnight Sun Swim Team 0/0/2; Chugiak Aquatics Club 0/0/1.

On Feb. 14-16 in the Alaska Age Group Championships, a single age competition for swimmers 14 years and younger, the GSC took 5th place overall. Charlie Jim took 2nd place high point for 13 year old boys, Noah Loseby took 1st place high point for 11 year old boys, and Morgan Burd took 3rd place high point for 11 year old boys.

Mays shows strong at Tanana Invitational wrestling tournament

Juneau’s Jahrease Mays finished third at the Tanana Invitational Middle School Wrestling Tournament recently. Mays wrestled in the 77-pound division. Mays won by major decision over Payton Stewart (Schoenbar Middle School) (Maj 12-1) to take third. Schoenbar Knights grappling foe Matthew Rodriguez claimed the championship of the 77-pound weight class to lead a strong showing by Ketchikan. All nine Knights that competed at Tanana, the unofficial state tournament for middle schools, placed in the top eight of their respective weight classes. Schoenbar placed eighth in the team standings despite having less than half the number of entrants of the majority of the top schools in the tournament.

The Knights combined to compile a 39-16 record. Twenty-three of the Knights’ wins came by falls.

Juneau Youth Wrestling Club’s Connor Norman finished 14th at 77-pounds and Kailer Lindley did not finish in the top placings at 110-pounds.

In addition to Rodriguez winning his weight class, Brayden Linne finished second at 84 pounds and Max Collins beat teammate Kadin Hodges in the third-place match at 118 pounds. Peyton Stewart finished fourth in the 77-pound division; Michael Staff placed fifth at 132; Sean Tavares (98) and Dawson Daniels (105) each finished sixth; and Grant Collins was eighth at 114 pounds. Each weight class was bracketed for 32 wrestlers.

Thorne Bay also sent three wrestlers to the tournament. The Wolverines were led by the second-place finish of Titus Tripple at 132 pounds.

Team Scores -

1) Palmer 305; 2) Colony 254.5; 3) North Pole 243; 4) Bethel 177.5; 5) Teeland 166.5; 6) Tanana 164; 7) Wasilla 158.5; 8) Schoenbar 140; 9) Popeye Wrestling Club 95.5; 10) Randy Smith 77; 11) Houston 74; 12) Glenallen 66; 13) Ft. Greely 59; 14) Nuvuk 55; 15) Kodiak 53; 16) Kotzebue 52.5; 17) Gilson 52; 18) Eielson 45; 19) Thorne Bay 40; 20) Grace Christian 39.5; 21) Ryan 34; 22) Juneau 27; 23) Anchroage Christian 23; 24) Kenai 19; 25) Nome 11; 26) Noatak 10; 27) Dillingham 9; 28) Cordova 4;

Brutal races in Ed Vandor Construction Kombi

Snow conditions and Gate number 34 was the undoing of many of the Juneau Ski Club competitors during the Ed Vandor Construction Kombi last weekend. Of those who did complete two runs, Laurinne Balstad topped the women with a 1 minute, 44.44-second win and Ronan Davies topped the men with 1:34.00.

Women: (place, name, year, 1st run, 2nd run, total)

1 Balstad, Laurinne - USA/99 - 56.87 - 47.57 - 1:44.44; 2 Hiley, Alexandra - USA/95 - 56.37 - 48.32 - 1:44.69; 3 Reddekopp, Katelyn - USA/99 - 56.69 - 49.99 - 1:46.68.

Did not start 1st run:

Prussing, Addie - USA/01; Chapman, Dorothy - USA/99; Quigley, Maile - USA/03.

Disqualified 1st run:

Crocker, Riley - USA/02, GATE 38; Muller, Jeanne Lin - USA/98, GATE 19.

Did not finish 2nd RUN - Neal, Ashleigh - USA/99.

Disqualified 2nd RUN

Neal, Gretchen - USA/01-GATE 34; Jones, Hailley J - USA/00-GATE34; Hollen, Payten - USA/98-GATE 32; Goldstein, Ella - USA/04-GATE 34; Jones, Sabrina - USA/00-GATE 34; Gregg, Jessica - USA/99-GATE 34; Griggs, Johanna - USA/02-GATE 34; Skaggs, Katie - USA/02-GATE 34; Griggs, Gabrielle - USA/02-GATE 34.

Men: 1 Davies, Ronan - USA/00 - 49.82 - 44.18 - 1:34.00; 2 Skaggs, Cam - USA/01 - 51.89 - 46.46 - 1:38.35; 3 Weldon, Cody - USA/98 - 48.22 - 54.00 - 1:42.22; 4 Harrah, Daniel - USA/57 - 54.28 - 48.01 - 1:42.29; 5 Goldstein, Jacob - USA/02 - 54.12 - 48.59 - 1:42.71; 6 Miles, Cedar - USA/01 - 56.92 - 47.30 - 1:44.22; 7 Pothier, James - USA/01 - 56.95 - 51.07 - 1:48.02; 8 Hulbert, Dylan - USA/01 - 59.78 - 53.06 - 1:52.84.

Did not start 1st RUN: Hart, Cian USA/01; Weldon, Tyler USA/01.

Did not finish 1st run: Schmitz, John USA/99.

Disqualified 2nd run: Marnon, Sam USA/03, GATE 34; Quigley, Kaelin USA/02, GATE 34; Marnon, Jake USA/00, GATE 34.

Four remain unbeaten in local adult volleyball

Four teams have perfect records in the Juneau Parks & Recreation 2014 Co-Ed Volleyball League Standings as of this week’s standings. Division one’s Franzia, D-three’s Pounders and D-four’s Blockin’ Awesome and Killer Bees all have 8-0 tallies.

DIVISION 1:

Seabreeze 7-1; Touch & GO 6-2; Humulus Lupulus 6-2; Arcticorp 5-3; Waffle Co. 5-3; Malia Hayward State Farm 2-6; TBG 2-6; Devil’s Hideaway 2-6; UAS 1-7.

DIVISION 2:

Delta Alaska Wholesale 7-1; Can You Dig It 5-3; Alaska Vision Center 4-4; The Volley Lama 2-6; Lost Assets 2-6.

DIVISION 3 North:

Franzia 8-0; Southpaw 6-2; Doug’s Autobody 6-2; The IT Crowd 5-3; Alpine Construction 4-4; Alaska Seaplanes 4-4; McGivney’s 4-4; Northern Hotspots 2-6; RHA Riff Raff 2-4; Mendenhall Auto 2-6; Kasberg Appraisal 3-5; Spiked Punch 0-8.

DIVISION 3 South:

Pounders-AK Seaplanes 8-0; Chuck & His Chicks 6-2; Wild Sets 5-3; Shaw Dental 5-3; Busta Spike 5-3; Unsubsidized Rougheyes 3-5; SJS Diggers 2-6; Ball Knockers 2-6; Censored 2-6; SRI 2-6.

DIVISION 4:

Blockin’ Awesome CGI 8-0; Killer Bees 8-0; Sugar & Spike-7-1; BRH- Servers U Right 5-3; Malia’s State Farm 5-3; Dewey, Cheatem & Howe 3-5; No Big Thing 4-4; Odds & Sods 3-5; Assets 2-6; BRH-Swat Team 2-6; Joy of Sets 1-6; Sets, Digs & Rock n’ Roll 0-8.

DIVISION 5:

Bump N’ Dump 6-2; Coastal Badgers 6-2; Reliable Sheet Metal 5-3; Spikers Anonymous 3-5; Wheels Up 0-8.

SAGA gymnasts tackle Iditarod

The Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy team held an intersquad Iditarod Cup meet recently. This was the team’s last meet before the State Championships, March 22-23, at Chugiak High School in Eagle River.

Team Coach, Alexis Howard feels the team is prepared to compete at State, “They’re ready. The girls have all of their skills and we’ve had meets every month so they could get judges’ feedback and fine-tune their routines. Our gymnasts have every reason to be confident going up [to State], they will do a great job.”

Level 2 (Vault/Bars/Beam/Floor/AA):

Megan Miller 9.65/9/9.2/9.5/37.35; Ruchi Haight 9.2/9.4/8.9/8.9/36.4; Kelsey Barker 9.4/8.6/9.1/9/36.1; Cady Naegle 9.3/8.8/8.6/9.4/36.1; Solveig Wolter 9.05/9.1/8.5/9.2/35.85; Hannah Dawson 8.95/9/8.5/9.1/35.55; Kara Strong 8.75/8.7/8.4/9.15/35.

Level 3 (Vault/Bars/Beam/Floor/AA):

Ava Brown 9.3/9.6/9.3/9.4/37.6; Audrey Welling 9.5/9.4/9.1/9.55/37.55; Bridget Gehring 9.45/9.3/9.2/9.55/37.5; Abigail Booton 9.45/9.45/9.2/9.3/37.4; Lillian Bernaldo 9.6/9.2/8.7/9.45/36.95; Kaidence Bernaldo 9.55/8.8/9.2/9/36.55; Kylie Becker 9.1/9.25/8.5/9.5/36.35; Kate DeBuse 9/8.4/8.8/9/35.2.

Level 4 (Vault/Bars/Beam/Floor/AA):

Sage Walker 8.9/9.8/9/9.3/37; Karmen Funderburk 9/9.3/9/9/36.3; Keelyn McDonald 9.2/9.15/8.6/9.1/36.05; Jeanne Lin Muller 8.9/9.1/8.9/8.9/35.8.

Level 5 (Vault/Bars/Beam/Floor/AA):

Megan Lujan 8.9/9.2/9/9.3/36.4; Molly Brocious 8.9/8.6/8.8/9.1/35.4; Sydney Strong 9/7.4/9.3/9.2/34.9; Rayna Gehring 8.5/8.9/8/8.5/33.9.

Level 6 (Vault/Bars/Beam/Floor/AA):

Julianna Kawakami 8.85/8.1/8.2/8.7/33.85; Cadence Campbell 7.9/9.2/8.1/8.6/33.8.

Level 7 (Vault/Bars/Beam/Floor/AA):

Anna Whisenant 9.2/9.4/8.5/8.8/35.9.

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