Hakkinen takes 24th in Oslo sprint

Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen took 24th in a 10-kilometer World Cup sprint Thursday in Oslo, Norway.

Hakkinen, with just one miss on the range, finished at 26 minutes, 38.0 seconds. He was just 1:15.8 behind winner Evgenly Garanichev of Russia.

The U.S. team had a great day, with Lowell Bailey placing eighth and Tim Burke placing 15th.

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The Soldotna boys wrapped up a 1-2 weekend at the Joe T. Classic tournament in Fairbank with a 48-46 loss to Eielson Saturday at Lathrop High School.

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