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Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2005

JDHS wrestlers go 1-3 in Ketchikan

The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team went 1-3 in a series of triple-dual meets in Ketchikan this weekend, losing to Sitka both days and splitting with Ketchikan with a win on Friday and a loss on Saturday.

The Sitka Wolves went 4-0 on the weekend, while Ketchikan also went 1-3.

On Friday, Sitka beat Juneau 37-31 and beat Ketchikan 52-30, while Juneau beat Kayhi 37-25. On Saturday, Sitka edged Juneau 41-39 and beat Ketchikan 43-36, while the host Kings claimed a 29-15 victory over Juneau. A longer story with results will run later this week.

Juneau hosts Sitka and Ketchikan this weekend, with times TBA as the teams schedule their travel around finals week. The tentative schedule has Juneau vs. Sitka at 8 p.m. on Friday, then the three teams wrestling dual meets at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Tompkins 17th in final slalom race

Juneau's Joe Tompkins finished 17th among mono-skiers in Thursday's slalom to close out an International Paralympic Committee World Cup for Disabled ski series in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

The four-race series featured two giant slalom and two slalom races, and Tompkins is known more as a speed-event skier. In Thursday's race, Tompkins had an adjusted time of 1 minute, 29.60 seconds for the two-run event. Times are adjusted for each skier's disability; Tompkins was paralyzed from the waist down in a 1988 auto accident.

Martin Braxenthaler of Germany, another mono-skier, won the race in an adjusted time of 1:08.53, giving him victories in both slaloms and the second giant slalom race. Jrgen Egle of Austria was the second mono-skier in 1:11.47, and U.S. mono-skiers Chris Devlin-Young (1:13.62) and Tyler Walker (1:15.27) finished third and fourth.

In the overall standings, blind skier Jon Santacana of Spain (with guide Miguel Galindo) took second to Braxenthaler in 1:09.09, while standing skier Gerd Schnfelder of Germany took third place overall in 1:10.21.

The Disabled World Cup tour heads to Kimberley, British Columbia, for more races this week. There are a pair of super-G races today and Monday and then, after two days off to reset the course and train, there are two downhill races on Thursday and Friday.

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