Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, December 19, 2008

Hakkinen takes 95th in World Cup

Kasilof biathlete Jay Hakkinen took 95th in a 20-kilometer World Cup individual biathlon on Thursday in Hochfilzen, Austria.

Hakkinen was hurt by poor shooting, missing on six of his 20 shots. He finished with a time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 13.7 seconds, 8:13.4 behind winner Maxim Tchoudov of Russia, who had one miss. There is a one-minute penalty for each missed shot.

Skyview wins Candy Cane Classic

The Skyview team of Yuzhun Evanoff, Elisha Hollers and Benjamin Sibley won the Candy Classic Sprint Relays on Thursday at Tsalteshi Trails behind Skyview High School.

The relays, which had a total of 21 teams coming from Skyview, Soldotna and Kenai, featured a new relay format to the Kenai Peninsula. The first skier skies a kilometer, then the second skier skies the same kilometer loop, then the third skier skis the same loop. The third skier then tags the first skier, and the process starts again until each skier has skied three loops. Skiers used the classic style.

Skyview's team toured the course in 49 minutes, 53 seconds, for the win. Kenai's James Watkins, Kristi Louthan and Kyle Scarlett were second at 49:56, while Skyview's Carol Clonan, Leif Danielson and Bud Sparks were third at 50:40.

Candy Cane Classic

at Tsalteshi Trails

3-by-3 mixed relay

1. Skyview (Yuzhun Evanoff, Elisha Hollers, Benjamin Sibley), 49 minutes, 53 seconds; 2. Kenai (James Watkins, Kristi Louthan, Kyle Scarlett), 49:56; 3. Skyview (Carol Clonan, Leif Danielson, Bud Sparks), 50:40; 4. Skyview (Tamlyn Silva, Alec Sweetland, Richard Rohde), 54:20; 5. Soldotna (Aaron Chase, Cassie Sheridan, Christina Reichelt), 54:28; 6. Soldotna (Jordan Merkes, Melanie Smith, Mirandah Smith), 54:29; 7. Soldotna (Alex Kauffman, Bree Mucha, Jordann Nelson), 54:34; 8. Soldotna (Hannah Christiano, Maranda Merkes, Intimayo Harbison), 54:42; 9. Soldotna (Gabe Murray, Jasmine Clock, Ximena Gonsales), 55:02; 10. Skyview (Joey Bishop, Caity Marang, Justin Marsh), 55:11; 11. Kenai (Evan Atchey, Aaron Williams, Vanessa Anderson), 56:21; 12. Kenai (Kenly Scarlett, Ben Gilman, Noelle Schmitter-Schrier), 57:38; 13. Kenai (Anton Krull, Olivia Fair, Tyler Cooper), 57:51; 14. Soldotna (Ryan Sanders, Shannon Wyatt, Tatyana Stott), 59:12; 15. Skyview (Katie Clonan, Ben Baldwin, Mingyu Huang), 1:06:15; 16. Kenai (Tabea Weber, Graham Hamlin, Sang-Gu Rhee), 1:08:50; 17. Kenai (Feysa Poetry, Olivia Pfiefer, George Navarre), 1:11:24; 18. Kenai (Janine Steinmann, Carey Updike, Carolynn Knacksted), 1:13:04.

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