Sports Briefs

Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2004

Juneau duo takes fifth at U.S. Open

NEW ORLEANS - The Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swim club duet of Kimiko "Koko" Urata and Sarah Felix finished fifth in the junior division (age 14-15) duet competition Friday at the U.S. Open at the University of New Orleans.

Urata and Felix, who both will become freshmen at Juneau-Douglas High School this fall, were in seventh place after Thursday's preliminaries. But their fifth-place performance in Friday's duet routine program finals combined with their individual figures scores from Wednesday boosted the Juneau pair to fifth place overall.

The Juneau duo had a score of 82.833 points in Friday's routine, and their combined score with the figures was 74.982. The Juneau pair's score after Thursday's preliminary round was 73.232.

The Riverside (Calif.) Aquattes pair of Danielle DeCarlo and Jeanine McCullough won the duet event with 76.955 points, with the Dominican Republic duo of Mariel Bros and Claudia Cueli second with 76.024 and the Walnut Creek (Calif.) Aquanuts pair of Anna Soto and Mary Soto third in 75.894. The Riverside and Walnut Creek pairs tied for the top score in Friday's routine with 84.500 points each.

District baseball game on the air

JUNEAU - The championship game of the Southeast Alaska District 2 Junior Division (age 13-14) will be broadcast in town today on KJNO radio, 630-AM.

The game starts at noon in Wrangell and features Juneau vs. the winner of Saturday's losers' bracket game between Wrangell and Ketchikan. Juneau is undefeated in the double-elimination tournament and has to be win once to claim the title. If Juneau loses at noon, an if-necessary game will take place at 4 p.m. today.

The winner of the district tournament will stay in Wrangell for the state tournament later this week.

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