Sports Briefs

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2002

Johnnie wins class at Alaska Raceway Park

Charlie Johnnie of Soldotna won the Top Sportsman class at the Snap-On Points and Top Eliminator competition at Alaska Raceway Park Sunday.

Johnnie dialed in at 10.81 seconds and ran an elapsed time of 10.90 with a reaction time of .531. Johnnie's top speed was 114.75 mph.

Rich Derkevorkian of Soldotna was second in the snowmachine class with a dial-in time of 10.27, a reaction time of .594 and an elapsed time of 10.40, hitting 119.39 mph.

Blair, Cartwright take Rescue Run

Tommy Blair of Seward was the top men's finisher while Billie Cartwright of Fayetteville, N.C., was the top female finisher at the Alaska SeaLife Center Rescue Run 5-kilometer race Saturday in Seward.

Proceeds from the race go to supporting wildlife rescue at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Alaska SeaLife Center 5-kilometer Rescue Run

Under 12 -- 1. Travis Price, Seward,22:17.0, 16-19 -- 1. Tommy Blair, Seward,19:39.0. 30-39 -- 1. John Maniscalco, Seward, 22:23.0; 2. Billy Blakeney, Fort Richardson, 23:06.0; 3. Anthony Heck, Chugiak, 23:06.0; 4. Craig Pelton, Madison, Wis., 24:01.0; 5. Ed Hartman, 26:52.0. 40-49 -- 1. D'Allessandro, Seward, 20:04.0; 2. Larry Harmon, Seward, 22:43.0; 3. Jon Agosti, 23:41.0; 4. Mark Price, Seward, 27:20.0; 5. Brandon Anderson, Seward, 28:50.0. 50 and over -- 1. Richard Hocking, Seward, 29:45.0


16-19 -- 1. Kelly Houghton, 23:04.0; 20-29 -- 1. Elaine Leing, 24:27.0; 2. Megan McKenna, Seward, 26:05.0; 3. Lisa Hartman, 26:53.0; 4. Jennifer Saez, Portland, Ore., 27:03.0; 5. Jennifer Dougherty, Seward, 28:50.0. 30-39 -- 1. Billie Cartwright, Fayetteville, N.C, 22:09.0; 2. Julie Link, 26:52.0. 50 and over -- 1. Nancy Osborne, Seward, 27:38.0.

Raiders win bidding war for Sam Adams

NAPA, Calif. -- Sam Adams was more than happy to give up his burgeoning coaching career to get with the Oakland Raiders.

Adams, the two-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman who was pursued by several teams as a free agent, agreed to a multiyear deal with the Raiders late Sunday night. He was in Napa on Monday morning as the Raiders held their next-to-last day of training camp workouts.

While his representatives fielded calls from several NFL teams hoping to get a bargain deal this summer, Adams busied himself with the Eastside Hawks, a successful semipro team he owns and coaches in Seattle. But when the Raiders finally offered an attractive deal, Adams was ready.

''This is exactly where I needed to be,'' said Adams, whose black No. 95 jersey still bore folding creases. ''It's the Oakland Raiders. What more do you need to say? I'm glad they gave me a chance.''

Adams, who helped Baltimore win the 2001 Super Bowl after spending his first six NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, was released by the Ravens last spring in the former champions' huge salary purge of several veterans, including new Raiders safety Rod Woodson.

Though he's spent most of the recent weeks worrying about his Hawks, Adams thinks he's fairly close to game shape. He weighed about 340 pounds with Baltimore last season, and he looks about the same size in Oakland's silver uniform pants -- but Adams disagreed.

''I'm a Diet Coke away from 300 pounds,'' he said with a grin.

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