Sports Briefs

Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2002

Nikiski third at Grace Invite

The Nikiski wrestling team took third at the Grace Christian Invitational Saturday, scoring 126.5 points to finish behind champion Valdez's 144.5 points.

Also from the peninsula, Ninilchik was eighth with 63 points, Seldovia was ninth with 56 points and Seward was 13th with 37.5 points.

Results of the championship, third-place and fifth-place matches will be in the Clarion Monday.

Thursday, Nikiski was edged in a dual meet at Anchorage Christian Schools.

ACS 36, Nikiski 34

103 -- Penhale, Nik, m.d. Arias, 17-5.

112 -- Delano, Nik, won by forfeit.

119 -- Allen, ACS, dec. Hundorf, 6-2.

125 -- Johnson, Nik, p. McGregor, 1:17.

130 -- Mazurek, Nik, dec. Moe, 7-4.

135 -- Tunbagg, Nik, dec. C. Dunbar, 7-1.

140 -- McCarty, ACS, won by forfeit.

145 -- Webb, ACS, dec. Grimm, 13-8.

152 -- Boyle, Nik, p. Willis, 2:31.

160 -- Lorenzo, Nik, p. Howard, 2:39.

171 -- Alutius, ACS, won by forfeit.

189 -- Vasakis, ACS, won by forfeit.

215 -- B. Dunbar, ACS, won by forfeit.

HWT -- Homan, ACS, p. Rorrison, 1:15.

Maine tops Alaska Anchorage

ANCHORAGE -- Chris Heisten scored with 1:25 remaining to give Maine a 4-2 win Saturday over Alaska Anchorage in the Nye Frontier Classic college hockey tournament.

Maine (2-1-0) skated to a two-goal first-period lead when Colin Shields scored at 7:15 with a first-period power-play goal and Troy Barnes scored at 10:10.

Ohio State ties Alaska Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- David Keough scored with just over four minutes remaining to lift Alaska Fairbanks to a 1-1 tie Saturday with Ohio State in Central Collegiate Hockey Association play.

Keough, a junior defenseman, cut into the offensive zone and one-timed a pass from junior forward Ryan Campbell at 15:43 of the third as the Nanooks (1-2-1, 0-1-1 CCHA) salvaged one point from the series against the Buckeyes.

Ohio State (1-1-1, 1-0-1 CCHA) won 6-3 on Friday.

Alaska Anchorage ties with Iona College

ANCHORAGE -- Jamie Carroll scored with 1:26 remaining in regulation time and Iona College tied Alaska Anchorage 2-2 Friday night in the Nye Frontier Classic college hockey tournament in Anchorage.

Curtis Glencross deflected the puck high and into the cage to open scoring for the Seawolves on a five-on-three power play at 18:01 in the second.

In the third period, John Hopson scored for Alaska Anchorage (1-1-1, 0-0-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) at 1:55.

Source: Dolphins attempting to sign Cris Carter

The Miami Dolphins are attempting to sign the retired Cris Carter to beef up their injury-depleted receiving corps, and he could join the team next week, a source within the NFL said Saturday night.

Several Web sites, citing anonymous sources, said Carter agreed in principle to an incentives-based contract with Miami that has yet to be completed.

If the contract is worked out, Carter is prepared to join the team as early as Monday, according to the reports.

The source spoke to The Associated Press on condition he not be identified.

The 36-year-old Carter, who had been working on HBO's ''Inside the NFL,'' is expected to replace injured receiver Oronde Gadsden. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Saturday that Gadsden has elected to undergo surgery on his injured left wrist and will be out for the season.

Earlier Saturday, Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene declined comment on Carter's contract talks and said the team would have nothing to say about Gadsden until Monday.

Carter's agent, Mitch Frankel, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

Carter retired from the NFL in late May as the NFL's second all-time leading receiver with 1,093 catches for 13,833 yards and 129 touchdowns. He had 73 catches for 871 yards and six touchdowns last season with the Minnesota Vikings.

Carter could be in the lineup in the Dolphins' first game following next week's bye, at Green Bay.

The Dolphins had auditioned free agent wideouts Chris Sanders, Sean Dawkins, Reidel Anthony, Chris Coleman, Chris Jackson and Na Brown.

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