Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2003

Kenai Little League headed to state

The Kenai All-Star Senior Girls won the District I Tournament this past weekend at the Soldotna Little League Fields and will advance to the state tournament in Juneau.

Saturday, Kenai defeated Nanaka Valley of Anchorage 7-1 in the tournament championship.

Racheal Gerke pitched all seven innings to pick up the victory for Kenai. Manager Jay Griffel also gave credit to third baseman Katie Stroh and shortstop Kelsey Brewer for solid defensive efforts.

"Everybody, offensively and defensively, did a great job," Griffel said.

Kenai will play the Juneau All-Stars in Juneau at 2 p.m. Sunday in the opening game of a best-of-three series. Game 2 will be Monday at 6 p.m. while Game 3, if necessary, will be Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Alliance to hold golf tourney Saturday

The Kenai chapter of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance will be having its annual golf tournament Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. The format is a four-person team scramble and handicaps are used. Tee time is 8 a.m. Cost is $400 per team. There will be a lot of great door prizes, food and refreshments. For more information, call Dan Grove at 283-7141.

Area residents do Fireweed 400

Some area residents completed the 100-mile portion of the Fireweed 400 Saturday. The race starts at Sheep Mountain Lodge.

Connie Tobin of Soldotna biked 100 miles in six hours, 27 minutes and 22 seconds. Jamie Duke, 13, of Soldotna finished the 100 miles in 9:21:14.

Finally, Lisa Duke, 38, and Jessie Duke, 10, of Soldotna did the 100 miles together on a tandem bike. They finished in 9:21:15.



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