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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2005

New Yorker wins big in Capital City Classic pool tournament

Joe Cutler of Long Island, N.Y., claimed all three titles at the Juneau Billiard Association's Capital City Classic pool tournament, held March 3-6.

Cutler won the Eight-Ball and Nine-Ball events, and teamed with Ryan McDonald of Ketchikan to win the Scotch Doubles competition at the Viking Lounge. It was the second straight successful year for Cutler, who claimed the Nine-Ball title at the 2004 tourney.

Larry Hotch of Juneau took second in the Nine-Ball event, and Rick Paulo of Juneau finished third. Paulo was second in Eight-Ball, while Gerry Carrillo of Juneau took third in that event. Paulo and Sonny Cortez of Juneau finished second in Scotch Doubles, while Jim Scudero of Ketchikan and Randy Short of Juneau were third.

For additional results and more information about the Juneau Billiard Association, look on the Web at

Juneau Masters swimmers take third at state meet

The Juneau Masters finished third in the overall team standings at last month's Alaska Masters Short-Course Yard Swim Meet in Anchorage.

Juneau swimmers finished second in the women's team competition and third in the men's team competition. Locals competing at the meet included Elizabeth Johnsen, Jackie Forster, Sandra Woods, Suzanne Shea, Paul Johnsen, Cathy Tide, Sally McLaughlin, Scott Christian and Ben Van Alen.

Elizabeth Johnsen, Woods, Paul Johnsen and Van Alen earned the highest totals in their respective age groups at the meet, held Feb. 18-19.

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