Juneau's Brown, Francis strike gold

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Juneau's Hunter Brown and Leah Francis won gold ulus in the snowshoeing competitions on Tuesday at the Arctic Winter Games in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Brown won the 5-kilometer junior male race in 22 minutes, 30.63 seconds. Second-place finisher William Kennedy of Yukon finished in 23:16.80 while Yamal's Denis Uryupin took bronze in 24:29.70.

In the junior female 5-kilometer race, Francis struck gold after finishing in 24:40.56. Alaska's Heidi Doner took bronze in 27:05.62.

In the 2.5-kilometer juvenile male race, Juneau's David Francis won a silver and Zack Bursell won bronze. Francis finished in 11:22.71 while Bursell placed third in 11:40.94. Logan Roots of Whitehorse, Yukon, won the race in 10:57.93.

Juneau's Sidney Browning won a bronze ulu in the 2.5-kilometer juvenile female race. She finished third in 13:29.60 while Evgeniya Shilyaeva of Yamal won in 13:19.31.

TABLE TENNIS - JUVENILE MALE

Alaska 2, Nunavut 1

Yamal 3, Alaska 0

Alaska 3, Northwest Territories 0

Greenland 3, Alaska 0

Alaska took the bronze ulu in team table tennis as Juneau's Eddie Hurtte and Eagle River's Brant Bennett recorded two wins and two losses.

HOCKEY - BANTAM

Alaska 17, Nunavut 0

Juneau goaltender Lenka Craigova' had a shutout as Alaska throttled Nunavut on Tuesday.

Juneau's Zack Bicknell had an assist in the win. Alaska evened its record to 1-1 with the victory.

INDOOR SOCCER - JUVENILE FEMALE

Alaska 4, Yukon 2

Alaska 1, Northwest Territories 0

Solana Ashe had an assist as Alaska improved to 2-0 overall with a win over Yukon

Juneau's Melissa Skan also had an assist in the win.

On Monday, the two Juneau players hooked up for the lone goal in a win over hometown Northwest Territories. Ashe scored off Skan's assist in the win.

INDOOR SOCCER - INTERMEDIATE FEMALE

Alaska 7, Greenland 0

Alaska 6, Nunavut 1

Alaska picked up its first two wins on Tuesday after downing Greenland and Nunavut.

Against Greenland, Juneau's Carly Lehnhart and Margaret Sekona scored two goals each. Sekona also had an assist in the win.

Against Nunavut, Sekona scored twice and Lehnhart scored one in the win. Juneau's Rachel Tarver and Kayla Walton also played in the win.

Alaska improved to 2-1 with the wins and have two games left in round robin play.

INDOOR SOCCER - JUNIOR FEMALE

Alaska 7, Nunavut 2

Juneau's Annika Ord scored twice as Alaska topped Nunavut on Tuesday for its first win.

Ord's Juneau-Douglas High School teammate, Sarah Tarver, had an assist.

INDOOR SOCCER - JUVENILE MALE

Northwest Territories 5, Alaska 4

Juneau's Andrew Lawson scored twice and Jackson Lehnhart scored one goal as Alaska fell to Northwest Territories on Tuesday.

Colin Zheng and John Joyce played while Max Lyons played goaltender for Alaska.

INDOOR SOCCER - JUNIOR MALE

Nunavut 5, Alaska 3

Juneau's Joe Slagle scored as Alaska fell to Nunavut.

Garrett Byerly and Sawyer Kisken also scored in defeat.

VOLLEYBALL - JUNIOR MALE

Alaska 2, Northwest Territories 0

Yukon 2, Alaska 0

Alaska picked up a win Tuesday against Northwest Territories 25-12, 25-21.

Alaska fell to Yukon 25-18, 25-16.

BASKETBALL - JUNIOR MALE

Nunavut 79, Alaska 66

Juneau's Eric Sele scored six points as Alaska fell to Nunavut on Tuesday.

Alaska fell to 0-2 with the loss and plays Northwest Territories on Wednesday.

GYMNASTICS - JUNIOR FEMALE

Alaska placed second in the team overall competition on Tuesday. Juneau's Rebekka Ord, along with her teammates, won a silver ulu.



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