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Posted: Friday, April 15, 2005

Shields catches Big Air

Darren Shields of Haines placed third in the Advanced Division of the 10th Annual Big Air competition held Saturday in Haines.

Shields scored a 198 to finish behind Ryan Salmon (199) and champion Ryland Bell (216).

In the beginner's division, Logan Simpson took home the title while Fred Graham finished second and Quin Asquith Heinz earned third-place honors.

Jorie Showarten captured the women's title by edging Veronica Kasper by a scant four points. Alissa Henry earned the bronze.

Contestants were judged by air, stunts and landing.


Jambaars win in Whitehorse

The Juneau Soccer Club' Under-13 boys soccer Jambaars traveled to Whitehorse, Yukon, to participate in the Juneau/Whitehorse Exchange tournament.

The Jambaars were divided into three teams and captured first, fourth and fifth place in the five-on-five indoor tournament.

Rhett Bennet, Devin Bertholl, Raphael Betit, Anthony Boyd, Alec Calloway, Nathan Fosket, Ben Gelotte, Colin Gozelski, Zander Hoke, Peter Jorgensen, Alex Kelley, Andy Lawson, Taylor Lehnhart, Johnson Lewis, Ryan McCusker, Andy Miles, Riley Paul, Jonathan Porter, Cort Saviers and Max Smith all suited up for the Jambaars.

Head coach Moctar Diouf, along with assistants Tom Lawson and Alex Hoke, led Juneau from the sidelines.


Two JDHS athletes to

swim in college

A pair of members of the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team decided to take their talents to the next level.

Kelsey Potdevin will join her sister Weather as a member of Colby College's swim team. Kelsey is leaving JDHS as the fastest female backstroker in school history and a member of two school-record relay teams.

Q Smyth will enroll at California community college powerhouse, Diablo Valley College.

Smyth owns the school records in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events and is a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay.

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