Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2002

Anchorage angler takes weekly Seward prize

Robert Jakubek of Anchorage took the weekly $500 prize in the Seward Jackpot Halibut Derby, hitting the target weight of 120 pounds right on the nose with his catch.

Hennies McConnell of Anchorage took the second-place prize of $250 with a catch of 120 pounds, 4 ounces, and Joe Engel of Eagle River took the third-place prize of $125 with a 121-pound, 4-ounce catch.

Daily tickets for the Seward derby are $5. A tournament ticket is $35.

For more information, contact the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 224-8051.

15-year-old leads Homer derby monthly standings

James Mato of Marco Island, Fla., leads the June monthly standings in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.

Marco, who is 15, hauled in a 273.8-pound fish on June 10.

David Baumann of Palmer is in second place with a 238.4-pound fish landed on June 2, and Tim Long of Owasso, Okla., is in third with a 235.8-pound fish landed on June 6.

Michael Carlson of Anchorage moved into fourth place with a 204-pound catch on June 21, and and Kenneth Dean of Sacramento, Calif., is in fifth place with a 194.8-pound fish caught on June 20.

Ruth Armstrong of Eagle River remains the overall derby leader with a 306.4-pound fish landed on May 31.

A fish worth $10,000, sponsored by CocaCola and Petro Express, was tagged Monday and is waiting to be caught in the month of July.

There are now four entries in the $10,000 released fish category.

Red Cross Golf Classic slated for July 6

The 2002 American Red Cross Golf Classic is slated to tee off at 8 a.m. July 6 at Birch Ridge Golf Course.

Check-in for the four-person scramble starts at 7 a.m. The entry fee of $60 covers greens fees for 18 holes of golf.

There will be a $100 early-bird drawing, longest drive and closest to the pin contests, door prizes, breakfast and refreshments.

For more information, call 260-6647.

Alyeska to host 5-kilometer fun run

The Alyeska Resort in Girdwood will host a 5-kilometer fun run July 6 to kick off Forest Fair weekend. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with the race slated to start at 9 a.m.

The race starts at Girdwood Mercantile and follows the Girdwood bike path along Alyeska Highway and Moose Meadows to a turnaround point, then heads back to Girdwood Mercantile.

Preregistration is $12 by July 1 or $15 on race day and includes a T-shirt, official time and a chance to win prizes. Registration can be done by mail or be dropped off at the Alyeska tram ticket office.

For more information, contact Lyric Smith at 754-2209.

Curly Ashfield golf tourney slated for July 13

The 10th annual Curly Ashfield Memorial Golf Tournament will be July 13 at the Kenai Golf Course. Tee time is 8 a.m.

Players are invited to form their own teams, or teams will be drawn at 7:45 a.m.

The entry fee of $60 includes a barbecue.

The tournament benefits the Curly Ashfield Memorial Fund, which is used to provide financial assistance to area youth to pursue their athletic goals and dreams.

For more information call Laurie at 283-4433 or e-mail CAMF@Ak.Net.

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