Alaska sports roundup (5/9/12)

Anchorage Daily NewsMay 8, 2012 

College track and field

UAA's O'Guinn named GNAC co-athlete of the week

UAA's Ivy O'Guinn won co-athlete of the week honors in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference for last weekend's record-breaking performance in the Occidental Invitational in Spokane, Wash.

O'Guinn posted an automatic qualifying time of 4 minutes, 25.19 seconds in the 1,500-meter run, meaning she will compete in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo., later this month.

The sophomore from Soldotna easily broke her own UAA record of 4:28.26. Her time is currently fourth fastest in the country and sixth best in the history of the GNAC.

O'Guinn shared her award with Seattle Pacific's Ali Worthen.

Prep baseball

Eagle River 10, West 0

One of Rick Ayala's two hits was an inside-the-park home run Tuesday, helping Eagle River storm past West 10-0 in a Cook Inlet Conference baseball game at Kosinski Fields.

Eagle River's Kyle Frost (2 for 3) drove in the game's first run in the first inning. The Wolves put up three more runs in the second and six in third. Their 10th run put the mercy rule in effect, ending the game after five innings.

David Fuller pitched a complete game for a win. Colby Leblanc and Collin Metzel each drove in two runs and Wesley Bennice added two hits.

In other CIC action Tuesday, Chugiak beat Bartlett 16-6 at Mulcahy Stadium.

Service 13, Bartlett 5

Matt Ilalio and Garrett Brown powered the Service offense with three hits apiece Monday, and the Cougars blasted Bartlett 13-5 in a Cook Inlet Conference baseball game at Kosinski Fields.

Service pitcher Matt Yandell picked up a win, allowing one hit in three innings of relief.

South 8, Chugiak 2

Highlighted by Bryan Baker's inside-the-park home run, South cruised to an 8-2 CIC baseball win over Chugiak at Mulcahy Stadium on Monday.

Baker's trip around the bases was part of a 3-for-4 effort. Logan Allred also went 3 for 4, and Josh Crapps pitched a complete-game for the Wolverines.

Prep softball

Chugiak blanks Eagle River

Chugiak couldn't be stopped Tuesday in a CIC softball doubleheader at Lions Park, trouncing Eagle River 16-0 and 15-0.

Darion Gobert was 3 for 3, with Taylor Bakker and Jess Tramp each going 2 for 2 in the Mustangs' first win. Tramp also pitched a complete game, striking out five.

Kacey Brooker led Chugiak's charge in the second win, going 3 for 3 with a double. Kenzie Matthis and Tracie Haken each added two hits, with Carlie Metcalf and Katy Bakker combining to pitch a one-hitter.

Service sweeps Eagle River

The Service softball team reached the 20-run mark twice Monday, sweeping a Cook Inlet Conference softball doubleheader against Eagle River at Albrecht Fields. The Cougars prevailed 20-6 in the first game and 21-3 in the second.

Stephanie Compton was a hot hitter for Service, going 3 for 4 and belting a home run in the first game. Lisa Hawkins struck out six for a complete-game victory.

Kelsey Lindall led the charge in the second game, connecting for three hits and three RBIs, and Keaira Caldarera pitched for a win.

South wins two

South proved deadly with defense and offense Monday, winning a pair of CIC softball games against Bartlett at Albrecht Fields.

The Wolverines used pitching and defense to stifle the Golden Bears 6-1 in the first game and outslugged them 15-12 in the second.

Samantha Fowkes pitched a two-hitter in the first win and Cheyenne Fausett added a triple in a 2-for-3 performance.

South's Rachel Eytalis (3 for 4) tripled twice and homered in the second win, and Alex Cronquist added three hits to go with two runs.

Dimond 4, Chugiak 3

Dimond escaped with a dramatic 4-3 win over Chugiak in a CIC softball game at Albrecht Fields on Saturday.

Chugiak had the tying run on third and the winning run on second in the bottom of the seventh and final inning, but a Dimond pitcher Madison Richards induced a ground-out to seal the win.

Richards pitched a complete game, received offensive support from Tara Thompson, who went 3 for 4 with a double and a triple, and Haley Montagna, who drove in four runs on two hits.

Prep boys soccer

Service 2, Chugiak 1

Service secured a 2-1 win over Chugiak on a late score from Ihro Raguindin on Monday in a Cook Inlet Conference soccer match at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.

Raguindin used his head to score the match-winner off a cross from Adam Klie with less than five minutes remaining. Service freshman Johnny Yoon provided the game's first goal a couple of minutes into the first half, and Chugiak tied the score at 1-1 with about 10 minutes to go.

Homer 5, Kenai 1

Two goals from Linnart Von Schlichting propelled the Homer boys soccer team to a 5-1 win over host Kenai on Monday.

Mario Glosser, Robin Glosser and Cole Krikac accounted for the rest of Homer's goals, and Kenai's only score was an own goal.

Homer improved to 7-0-2 and Kenai 2-4-1.

Prep girls soccer

Kenai 3, Homer 0

Kenai's Lauren Schams scored twice and Jenna Cahoun scored once, and the Kardinals defeated visiting Homer 3-0 in a girls prep soccer match.

Running

Hellen, Meadors win 10-K

John Hellen and Pamela Meadors each won 10-kilometer races at last weekend's Salmon Run on Anchorage's Coastal Trail. The 5-kilometer titles went to Riley Hestermann and Shannon Donley.

Hellen won the men's 10-K in 37 minutes, 19.6 seconds, and Meadors topped the women in 43:56.4.

Hestermann was fastest in the men's 5-K, finishing in 18:08.8, and Donley finished in 20:57.2 to outpace the women.

Salmon Run

Men

10-K -- 1) John Hellen, 37:19.6; 2) Jacob Bera, 38:31.2; 3) Pat Lavin, 38:56.3.

5-K -- 1) Riley Hestermann, 18:08.8; 2) Matt Froehle, 18:22.4; 3) Andrew Stavich, 18:40.2.

Women

10-K -- 1) Pamela Meadors, 43:56.4; 2) Kimberly Klein, 44:58.1; 3) Amber Carl, 46:29.3.

5-K -- 1) Shannon Donley, 20:57.2; 2) Magdalen York, 21:29.5; 3) Victoria Mayer, 21:39.2.

Strickland wins 5-K

Colin Strickland won last weekend's Race Judicata, a 5-kilometer foot race at Westchester Lagoon that raised money for Anchorage Youth Court.

Race Judicata

Last weekend's results

1) Colin Strickland, 16:47; 2) Ben Muse, 17:21; 3) B. Tully Labelle-Hamer, 17:59; 4) Scott Gerlach, 18:33; 5) Jim Shine, 18:44.

Karate

Bradford best black belt

Vassar Bradford swept the men's black belt division in both Kata and Kumite divisions at last weekend's World Karate Championships at the Spenard Recreation Center.

Winners of each event qualified for July's national team trials and National Karate Championship in Florida.

Top of the World Karate Championships

Last weekend's winners

Overall teams -- 1) Tanaka's Martial Arts Academy.

Kata divisions

14-15 green to brown belt -- 1) Brayden Mahan, Tanaka's Mat-Su Dojo. Men and women below green belt -- 1) Kathy Garcia, Tanaka's. Men and women green to brown belt -- 1) James Knudsen, YMCA Tang Soo Do. Junior black belt (15 and younger) -- 1) Lauren Lick, Tanaka's. Men's black belt -- Vassar Bradford, Tanaka's.

Kumite divisions

14-15 below green belt -- 1) Samuel Powers, Tanaka's. 14-15 green to brown belt -- 1) Brayden Mahan, Tanaka's Mat-Su Dojo. Men below green belt -- 1) Rusty Kline, Tanaka's. Women below green belt -- 1) Laura Davis, Tanaka's. Junior black belt (15 and younger) -- 1) Lauren Lick, Tanaka's. Men's black belt -- 1) Vassar Bradford, Tanaka's.

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