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Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, August 19, 2005

State softball tourney set for weekend

The Alaska State Division E Coed softball tournament will be Saturday and Sunday at the Kenai Ballfields.

Saturday, the 31-team tournament will start at 7:30 a.m. and go through 7:15 p.m.

Sunday, the tournament will again start at 7:30 a.m. The championship game will be in the afternoon.

Admission to the tournament is free.

Racing Lions to hold motocross race

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Motocross Division will hold a city race Saturday at Twin Cities Raceway

Sign-ups begin at 10:30 a.m., the riders meeting is at 11 a.m., practice is at 11:15 a.m. and racing begins at noon.

Admission is $5, while children under 12 get in free. All riders must pay the gate fee regardless of age.

Contact Renie at 260-3568 or 252-6946 for additional information.

Racing Lions to hold stock car race

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions - Circle Track Division will have racing Saturday night at Twin Cities Raceway, with time trials at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m. Sprint Cars, Late Models, A and B Stocks and Quarter Midgets are slated to race.

Arctic Winter Games seeks hockey coaches

Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska has openings for ice hockey coaches. Coaches who are selected will be a part of Alaska’s 377-person delegation to the 2006 Arctic Winter Games, which will be March 5 to 11 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Team Alaska is looking for three head coaches and three assistant coaches. The three teams that Alaska will send to the game are Midget (born 1988 or later), Bantams (born 1991 or later) and Junior Women (born 1984 or later). Each team consists of 17 athletes.

Those interested in coaching hockey should contact Sport Coordinator Wiley Pugh at wpugh@designalaska.com or by phone at 907-488-4145. Pugh will provide information and materials needed to apply for a coaching position. All individuals interested in becoming coaches for Team Alaska must complete a written application available on the Team Alaska Web site at www.2006.teamalaska.org. Applications must be submitted no later than Sept. 15.

Team Alaska seeks soccer players

Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska has announced team and athlete selection procedures for indoor soccer for the 2006 Arctic Winter Games. Athletes on the team will be a part of Alaska’s 377-person delegation to the 2006 Arctic Winter Games, scheduled for March 5 to 11 in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

The soccer team will be selected in a series of regional tryouts to be held in October in the Interior, in Southeast and in Southcentral. Age-group teams are juvenile boys and juvenile girls (born 1991 or later), junior boys and junior girls (born 1989 or later) and intermediate girls (born 1987 or later).

Exact tryout dates, times and locations will be announced when they are final. Each tryout will be organized and observed by a Team Alaska coach from within the region. Seven players will be selected for each team: two from the Interior, two from Southeast and three from Southcentral. Goalies will be selected on a statewide basis.

More information is available at www.2006.teamalaska.org.



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