Juneau-Douglas' Melissa Bogert off to Washington State
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JUNEAU - One of the most decorated swimmers in Juneau-Douglas High School history decided on a college last week.
Bogert, a JDHS senior, will swim for Washington State University in the Pac-10 conference. Bogert also was awarded a scholarship.
She was part of two state championship relay teams this season. Bogert, along with Jenna Rutecki, Lia Heifetz and Kristen Jones set a state record in the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 47.86 seconds.
In 2006, Bogert won the 200 freestyle state title.
Online voting for Alaska Sports Hall of Fame under way
JUNEAU - The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is taking public votes for its 2008 class until Nov. 25.
The public can vote for the people, moments or events that they feel should be recognized at the Hall of Fame's Web site, www.alaskasportshall.org.
The public vote will be the equivalent of a selection panel member's ballot and will be viewed by the panel before it makes its final decision.
The panel will meet Dec. 2 to complete its ballots and the Class of 2008 will be announced on Dec. 3.
The inductees will be officially honored on Feb. 22 at the ConocoPhillips Atrium in Anchorage.
Juneau's Kramp takes bronze at karate tournament
JUNEAU - Ethan Kramp, representing the Juneau Shotokan Karate club, won a bronze medal in the 12-to-13-year-old age group in kumite, or sparring, at the International Shotokan Karate Federation National Tournament on Oct. 20-21 in San Francisco.
Kramp has been training with Juneau Shotokan Karate since he was 7 and holds the rank of first kyu, or brown belt.
Janes wins three medals at Huntsman World Senior Games
JUNEAU - Juneau's Bob Janes recently won three medals in table tennis while competing at the 2007 Huntsman World Senior Games in October in St. George, Utah.
Janes struck gold in the under-1,600 ranking division in men's singles, besting 50 other entrants for the medal.
He also teamed up with Anchorage's Andy Hutzel to get bronze in the 55-to-59-year-old men's doubles division.
In 60-to-64-year-old mixed doubles, Janes and Jinny Longee from Morrison, Colo., teamed up to win a bronze medal.
Janes also helped train Juneau youth in preparation for the Arctic Winter Games tryouts.
JDHS volleyball player Kristie Ely earns all-tournament honors
JUNEAU - Juneau-Douglas High School junior Kristie Ely was named to the all-tournament team Saturday following the Alaska State Activities Association State Volleyball Championships in Anchorage.
Ely amassed 38 kills, 32 digs, 12 blocks and four aces in three matches as Juneau-Douglas finished sixth in the tournament.
Two Juneau boys qualify for Arctic Winter Games
JUNEAU - Curtis Mangusso and Edward Hurtte qualified Saturday for the Team Alaska table tennis team that will compete in the upcoming Arctic Winter Games.
The 2008 Arctic Winter Games will take place in March in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Mangusso won a spot on the older boys team by finished second in his division. Juneau's Andrew Ainsworth is a second alternate for a spot on the squad.
In the younger boys division, Edward Hurtte qualified by winning his division.
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