Local Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2002

Boozer signs with agent

DURHAM, N.C. -- Former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball star Carlos Boozer has signed with an agent, meaning the Duke University junior center definitely will not return to the Blue Devils.

A Duke official said today that Boozer has signed with sports agent Arn Tellem of SFX Sports. The decision means Boozer has lost his remaining year of college eligibility.

Boozer's decision was expected: He said at the beginning of last season that he intended to leave Duke at the end of his third year, along with Jason Williams.

Williams, the Associated Press national player of the year, announced Tuesday that he signed with agent Bill Duffy of BDA Sports Management.

The 6-foot-9, 280-pound Boozer averaged 18.2 points and 8.7 rebounds while making 66.5 percent of his shots last season. Duke reached the round of 16 before losing to Indiana.

Boozer has said he would take courses this summer to complete requirements he needed to graduate early with a sociology degree.

Thunderfeet Jump Rope Team wins at regional tournament

Auke Bay and Mendenhall River elementary school students on the Thunderfeet Rope Skipping Team competed at the regional jump rope tournmant held April 13 in Sitka. The students entered several individual and team events, including freestyle and speed events with single ropes and double Dutch.

Victor Wilson, Slader Marshall, Sam Bornstein, Alissa Hulbert, Stephanie Logan and Talitha Wilson each placed in the single rope 11-younger-freestyle competition.

Logan and Margaret Meiners won the single rope pairs freestyle event in the 11-younger age division.

Thunderfeet teams took second and third in the double Dutch single freestyle 11-younger event with Talitha Wilson, Victor Wilson and Morgan Fisher jumping, as well as Dylan Browne, Grace Meiners and Eyerus Tingley.

Hulbert, Alicia Leamer, Margaret Meiners and Hailey Pusich teamed up to win the double Dutch pairs freestyle event for the 11-younger age division.

In single rope speed events, Victor Wilson, Marshall, Sam Bornstein, Hulbert and Margaret Meiners placed in the 11-younger age division.

Victor Wilson, Hulbert, Margaret Meiners, and Fisher teamed to place in the single rope speed relay event, as did Alicia Leamer, Keaunna Miller, Tingley, and Talitha Wilson.

In double Dutch speed events, Miller, Logan and Margaret Meiners teamed to place in the speed relay 11-younger age division.

Three Thunderfeet teams -- including Pusich, Leamer, Hulbert and Margaret Meiners; Fisher, Talitha Wilson, Victor Wilson and Marshall; and Browne, Tingley, Grace Meiners and Bornstein -- placed in the double Dutch pairs speed event.

The Sitka Skippers hosted the regional tournament, which was sanctioned by the U.S.A. Jump Rope Federation, with participants from Anchorage, Hoonah, Juneau, and Sitka.

Victor Wilson and Hulbert will be traveling to the national competition this June in Florida.

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