Hakkinen has best result of season
Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen placed 32nd in a 10-kilometer World Cup sprint on Saturday in Hochfilzen, Austria, for his best finish of the season.
Hakkinen got off to a slow start in this World Cup season. Earlier in the week, a doctor confirmed that Hakkinen had a viral illness and said Hakkinen is well on his way to recovery.
“I knew something was not right and it is good to know what was wrong,” Hakkinen said in a released statement. “I am feeling much better and hope to be on form this week or at the latest in Oberhof.”
Hakkinen’s growing energy reserves showed in his shooting. He nailed all of his prone shots and had only one standing penalty. Hakkinen finished 1 minute, 26.7 seconds behind winner Raphael Poiree of France, who shot clean on his way to a victory in 24:34.
Hakkinen’s next race will be a World Cup relay on Jan. 4 in Oberhof, Germany.
Daigle, Buffington win at West
South scored 164.5 points to win the West Holiday Classic on Saturday in Anchorage.
Soldotna led the peninsula with a sixth-place finish, while Homer was eighth, Kenai was 10th and Skyview was 12th.
The individual champions from the peninsula were Homer’s Simeon Daigle and Skyview’s Eddie Buffington. Daigle defeated Chugiak’s Zach Baldwin 8-0 at 130, while Buffington had a 13-4 major decision on Chugiak’s Nolan McBride at 160.
Those finishing second at the tournament from the peninsula were Homer’s Ben Daigle at 112 and Soldotna’s Mathew Streiby at 215.
West Holiday Classic
at West High School, Anchorage
Team scores: 1. South, 164.5; 2. Chugiak, 155; 3. Wasilla, 117; 4. East, 111.5; 5. Colony, 106.5; 6. Soldotna, 88; 7. Dimond, 70.5; 8. Homer, 67; 9. Service, 59.5; 10. Kenai, 48; 11. Kodiak, 45; 12. Skyview, 43; 13. Palmer, 33; 14. West, 32; 15. Bartlett, 18.5; 16. East, 4.
103 Nathan Hoffer, Eas, dec. Skyler Moore, Eas, 4-0; 112 Kyle Wilson, Col, dec. Ben Daigle, Hom, 3-0; 119 Alan Bartelli, Was, p. Dustin Maxwell, Eas, 3:43; 125 Jimmy Eggemeyer, Kod, p. Lipho Thirakul, Eas, 3:03; 130 Simeon Daigle, Hom, dec. Zach Baldwin, Chu, 8-0; 135 Duane Carpenter, Was, dec. Chris Brewster, Sout, 5-3; 140 Blake Brown, Sou, m.d. Justin Martel, Col, 13-2; 145 Max Rosefigura, Wes, dec. Quincy Voris, Chu, 5-1; 152 Brian Hunsicker, Sou, dec. Daniel Tol, Chu, 3-1; 160 Eddie Buffington, Sky, m.d. Nolan McBride, Chu, 13-4; 171 Jesse Amos, Sou, dec. Danny Kuhn, Dim, 5-0; 189 Cayle Byers, Chu, p. Marcus Lopez, Sou, 3:32; 215 Andrew Wilson, Eas, t.f. Mathew Streiby, Sol, 17-2; 275 James Savage, Col, dec. Josh Kirn, Sou, 6-4.
103 Kendra Nelson, Was, dec. Charles Coisman, Col, 12-9; 112 Aaron Boss, Col, dec. Michaela Hutchison, Sky, 5-0; 119 Nicholas Cropper, Ser, dec. Grant Sullivan, Chu, 2-1; 125 Alex Troutman, Sou, dec. Stephen Kichura, Chu, 9-3; 130 Joshua Schmidt, Ser, dec. Frank Holdberg, Dim, 3-1; 135 Zach Eastlick, Dim, dec. David Muzechuk, Was, 5-3; 140 Bridger Van Ness, Col, dec. Steven Burlison, Sol, 9-7; 145 Anthony Podvin, Chu, dec. David Crozier, Col, 3-1; 152 Casey Katchinska, Was, won by default over Steven Lyons, Eas; 160 Nathan Williamson, Sou, dec. Westly Gagnon, Was, 6-4; 171 David Japhet, Sol, dec. Chaz Johnson, Chu, 8-5; 189 Ethan Waters, Sol, dec. Trevor McDonald, Wes, 4-3; 215 Michael Dormady, Ken, p. Greg Howard, Chu, 1:23; 275 Les Baker, Sol, won by default over Nathan Streiby, Sol.
103 Jesse Romero, Pal, p. Lucas Cosgriff, Ser, 2:00; 112 Anthony Ricketts, Ser, p. Nick Wharton, Chu, 1:33; 119 Alex Janorschke, Sky, m.d. John Huges, Ken, 10-0; 125 Josh Brown, Was, dec. Robby Brymer, Hom, 7-4; 130 Kevin Harless, Was, m.d. Freddie John, Ken, 17-6; 135 Landon Mattingly, Pal, p. Stephen McElroy, Was, 2:15; 140 Taylor Samse, Bar, p. Eddie Burke, Ser, 5:54; 145 Carson Roberts, Wes, dec. Tris Brymer, Hom, 5-2; 152 Brandon Weaver, Hom, dec. Eric Weinfurter, Hom, 7-5; 160 Cody Dishon, Col, dec. John Croffut, Dim, 10-3; 171 Tyler Milner, Col, dec. Sam Gittlein, Was, 10-8; 189 Angelo Bellotte, Col, p. Doss Daley, Ser, 5:30; 215 Drew Frohling, Pal, dec. Jose Gomez, Sol, 8-7; 275 Mitchell Canavan, Ken, p. Alex Lutton, Dim, 1:26.
103 Dylan Anthony, Kod, dec. Joey Aho, Ken, 6-3; 112 Jake Bevis, Sou, dec. Nevin Noceda, Eas, 12-8; 119 Colten Cubbedge, Kod, p. Lilly Connor, Hom, 1:25; 125 Drake McGraw, Dim, p. Dneko Mason, Eas, 2:32; 130 Chad Lowrey, Col, dec. Kyle Eggemeyer, Sou, 5-1; 135 Jared Thomas, Sky, dec. Jacksen Rhet, Sky, 6-0; 140 Justin Schmidt, Ser, p. David Ballard, Hom, 3:56; 145 Danny Huls, Bar, dec. Jonathan Castillo, Eas, 8-3; 152 Justin Clawson, Sou, p. Robert Peters, Ser, 2:46; 160 Kevin Reilly, Ser, def. Gary Anthony, Kod, 6-4; 171 Mitchell Houser, Pal, p. Kyle Johnson, Eas, 0:30; 189 Curtis Ferris, Dim, p. Charles Martin, Kod, 1:56; 215 Joe Choi, Ser, p. Alex Archuletta, Sou, 2:12; 275 Chris Cuff, Chu, p. Dyllen Buck, Col, 1:48.
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