Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006

Karnikis competes at U.S. Junior/Youth World Championship Biathlon Trials

Taylor Karnikis of Kasilof traveled to Coleraine, Minn., last month to compete in the U.S. Junior/Youth World Championship Biathlon Trials. The three-day event took place Dec. 17-19.

Competing in the youth division, Karnikis finished 15th in the 7.5-kilometer sprint race. He hit three of five targets shooting from the prone position and four of five from the standing position. His final total time was 28 minutes, 55.0 seconds.

In the 10-kilometer pursuit, Karnikis was 17th overall with a time of 44:37.0. Karnikis missed just one of 10 targets from the prones position but struggled shooting from the standing position, missing seven of 10 targets.

In the 7.5-kilometer relay, Karniski was 14th, hitting all five targets from the prone position and three of five standing to finish with a total time of 28:46.0.

KPHA wins, draws with Fairbanks

The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association’s PeeWee B played a pair of games against the Northern Alaska Hockey Association Grizzlies last weekend at the Soldotna Sports Center.

In the first game, the Ice Hawks posted a 5-1 win with goals by Zack Zulkanycz, Josh Kerkvliet, Matt Boulette, and two from Sean Endsley. Branden Fisher, Kerkvliet, Tyler Cue, Kevin Stone, and Endsley each picked up assists while Boulette notched two assists. William Granger made eight saves for the win.

The second game ended in a 1-1 draw. Kerkvliet scored for the Ice Hawks, assisted by Endsley, while Keegan Remsen recorded 11 saves in goal.

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