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Sports Briefs

Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010

Homer hockey swept by Juneau

The Homer hockey team lost a pair of games to host Juneau-Douglas on Friday and Saturday.

The Crimson Bears won 2-0 on Friday night.

Juneau scored the first goal with 5:17 left in the first period when Eric Verrelli tallied on assists from Tod Baseden and Billy Holbrook. Then, with 3:52 left in the second, Trever Held scored for a 2-0 lead.

Alex Sanarov had 23 saves for the Mariners, while Juneau goalie Garret Cheeseman had 30 saves.

On Saturday, Held had two goals in a 3-1 victory. Erik Rosencrans scored the lone goal for Homer, while Logan Hulse had the other goal for Juneau.

Cheeseman had 30 saves, while Sanarov had 27 saves.

Besh Cup starts

The Besh Cup series of ski races started on Saturday and Sunday at Chugiak and at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

On Saturday in Chugiak, the racers did freestyle sprints.

In the women's Junior 1 and older sprint, Kenai Central graduate Kailey Mucha finished seventh while Soldotna skier Bree Mucha was 13th. From Homer, Marie Schmidt was 50th, Emily Schmidt was 51st and Katie Schmidt was 53rd.

In the men's Junior 1 and older race, Cook Inlet Academy graduate Lars Arneson was 10th, while Homer master's skier Jan Spurklund was 17th. Soldotna's Lucas Michael was 45th and Homer's Andre Lovett was 57th.

The results for the Besh Cup event Sunday at Kincaid were not available as the Clarion went to press.

Mackey wins Sheep Mountain 150

Former Kasilof musher Lance Mackey won the Sheep Mountain 150 on Sunday with a total time of 24 hours, 47 minutes. From the peninsula, Kasilof's Bruce Linton had an 11th-place finish while Kasilof's John Solem was 20th. Anna Berington of Kasilof placed 28th.

At the Alaska Excursions 120, Kasilof's Paul Gebhardt took second overall with a total time of 6:21:10, while Ryan Redington won at 6:04:58.

This two-day race starts at Knik Lake. Mushers do an out-and-back course each day, and the combined, two-day total determines the winner.

Also from the Kenai Peninsula, Kasilof's Kristy Berington finished seventh at 6:41:13 and Kasilof's Brennan Norden was 27th at 8:07:26.



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