Local Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2004

There is no need for a bracket at this season's Southeast mixed-six coed volleyball tournament.

Just two teams - the Yakutat Eagles and the Gustavus Foxes - will play today and Friday in Yakutat to determine the region's sole representative at the state mixed-six tourney, to be held Dec. 9-11 in Anchorage.

Mixed-six volleyball is an option for small schools in Alaska who have trouble filling a traditional all-girls roster. In Southeast, Class 2A schools Gustavus, Yakutat and Angoon play in the format, but Angoon did not have enough eligible players for this week's matches.

Gustavus has reached the state tournament the past two seasons.

Kissner given new scouting territory by Philadelphia Phillies

Former Juneau resident Tim Kissner has been told to hit the road by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kissner, the team's former area director of scouting for the Pacific Northwest, wasn't fired. Instead he was given a new territory and will retain his title.

"I am in the process of moving to Long Beach, Calif., and will be covering southern Cal for us," Kissner wrote in an e-mail earlier this month. "Same job title, but much better area and better area to move up in the organization from."

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