The Next Level

Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hakkinen 45th in sprint

Kasilof’s Jay Hakkinen was 45th in a World Cup biathlon sprint race Saturday in Oberhof, Germany. Hakkinen finished 3 minutes, 4.8 seconds, behind Vincent Defrasne of France, who won the event with a time of 27 minutes, 3.7 seconds.

Ghormleys play college football

Todd Ghormley, a 2002 graduate of Soldotna High School, and Daniel Ghormley, a 2004 graduate of Soldotna High School, both went on from Soldotna High School to play college football.

Todd Ghormley recently finished up his fourth year of eligibility playing defensive back for South Dakota School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D. Ghormley was a four-year starter at the school, which is affiliated with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Daniel Ghormley recently finished his first season at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. After being redshirted last year, Ghormley played special teams and running back this season. He made first team all-Frontier Conference as a kickoff returner after averaging over 31 yards per kickoff return and leading the Frontier Conference in total yards returned. Rocky Mountain College also is affiliated with the NAIA.

The Next Level highlights Kenai Peninsula athletes who have gone on to participate in athletics after high school. If you know of such an athlete, contact the Peninsula Clarion sports staff by phone at 283-7551, by fax at 283-3299 or by e-mail at

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