Tuesday's briefs

News on Bourgeois, McWilliams, Thompson, O'Guinn

Bourgeois wins Quad Dipsea

Seward’s Cedar Bourgeois was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Quad Dipsea in California on Saturday. The race is 28.4 miles long. It has 9,276 feet of both climb and descent.

Bourgeois finished in 4 hours, 59 minutes, 18 seconds. Anchorage’s Matias Saari was third across the line in 4:12:45.


Nikiski’s Thompson finishes college career

Nikiski graduate Hannah Thompson has finished her volleyball career at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio.

Thompson was honorable mention on the Western Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Conference Team. She was also a member of the Champions of Character Team and the All-Academic Team.

Coaches vote for the All-Conference Team and the Champions of Character Team. To get on the All-Academic Team, a GPA of at least 3.25 is required for juniors and seniors.

Thompson will graduate in December with a degree in psychology. She will enter graduate school next fall.


Homer’s McWilliams heads to semis

Homer’s Noah McWilliams and defending NAIA champion Carroll College defeated Azusa Pacific 17-14 in the national quarterfinals at home Saturday in Helena, Mont. Carroll advances to its fifth straight semifinal and has won 11 straight games.

McWilliams is a 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker. He leads the team in sacks with six. He also has 36 tackles, including 7.5 for loss.


Skyview’s O’Guinn earns All-America honor

University of Alaska Anchorage sophomore Ivy O’Guinn earned her first cross-country All-America honor on Nov. 19 at the 2011 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships in Spokane, Wash.

O’Guinn finished 33rd in the six-kilometer race in 22 minutes, 12.2 seconds, to earn the honor. The Seawolves, following an undefeated regular season, finished sixth at the meet.


Thursday prep hoops: Kenai boys defeat North Pole

The Kenai Central boys rolled to a 71-55 nonconference victory Thursday night over North Pole on Cliff Massie court in Kenai. Read more

Thursday: Davis runs 2nd in Iron Dog

Cory Davis of Soldotna and Dusty VanMeter of Kasilof both boosted their chances of finishing high in the 2017 Iron Dog snowmachine race Thursday with... Read more

Service boys, West girls take 1st-day leads at state skiing

The Soldotna boys and Kenai Central girls were fastest among peninsula teams on Thursday, the first day of the state cross-country skiing meet at Kincaid... Read more

Nikiski girls 2nd in latest WPI release

In the latest Win Percentage Index (WPI) release published online Wednesday by the Alaska Schools Activities Association, the Nikiski girls were ranked second among Class... Read more