Alaska sports digest for April 27

sports@adn.comApril 27, 2013 

NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS
Towaruk ties record

Stuart Towaruk of the Bering Strait School District matched the state record in the boys one-foot high kick Saturday in the Native Youth Olympics at the Dena'ina Center.

Towaruk won the event for the second straight year, posting a jump of 114 inches, which bettered last year's winning leap of 112 and matched the state record held by Tim Field and John Miller III.

The one-foot high kick is one of the premier events each year at NYO. It requires athletes to leap in the air and kick a seal-skin ball with one foot, then make a balanced landing on that same foot.

Native Youth Olympics
Saturday's results

Indian stick pull

Girls -- 1) Summer Ulroan, Chevak; 2) Zoe Anelon, Lake and Peninsula School District; 3) Katie Van Velzor, Knik; 4) Ledonya George, Dillingham; 5) Debra Hersrud, Northwest Arctic Borough School District.

Boys -- 1) Charles Teter, Career Education Center; 2) Rodney Dock, Lower Kuskokwim School District; 3) Randy Standifer, Tebughna; 4) Michael Matthews, Mt. Edgecumbe; 5) Joshua Gumlickpuk, Southwest Region School District.

One-foot high kick

Girls -- 1) Marian Wamsley, Valdez, 90 inches; 2) Madeline Ko, Randy Smith, 85; 3) Samanatha Ishnook, Southwest Region School District, 83; 4) Autumn Ridley, Anchorage A, 82; 5) Tahnee Esparza, Bering Strait School Districe, 80.

Boys -- 1) Stuart Towaruk, Bering Strait School District, 114 inches (ties state record); 2) Will Byrd, Mat-Su A 106; 3) Zach Martin, Seward, 106 (3 miss); 4) Caleb Kameroff, Lower Yukon School District, 104; 5) (tie) Kevin Brown, Lower Kuskokwim School District; Steven Ugale, Unalaska, 104 (1 miss).

Seal Hop

Girls -- 1) Dajan Treder, Anchorage A, 155 feet, 8.5 inches; 2) Katrina Merline, Southwest Region, 117- 2.5; 3) Chelsea Andrew, Lower Kuskokwim School District, 116-8; 4) Janlynn Jimmie, Bethel, 113-2.5; 5)Lacy Holmes, Mat-Su A, 105-3.5.

Boys -- 1) Nelson Kanuk, Mt. Edgecumbe, 134 feet, 10.5 inches; 2) Clint Paul, Lower Kuskokwim School District, 133-2.5; 3) Jerry Phillip, Yupiit School District, 111-7.5; 4) Tommy Nquyen, Unalaska, 104-4.5; 5) Michael Kanuk, Nenana, 103-11.5.



GOLF
Golf Swap is near

It's almost time to dust off those old golf clubs and take them to the University Center for the third annual Alaska Golf Association Golf Swap, where used golf equipment can be bought and sold Friday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Used gear can be dropped off at the University Center on Thursday and Friday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., with unsold gear being available for pick up May 5.

Along with the golf swap, the AGA will hold its annual membership meeting Saturday at noon, with catering by Peppercini's Deli. There will also be a putting contest sponsored by La-Z-Boy, in which contestants can win a $100 gift card.

Anyone interested in learning more about how the United States Golf Association conducts course rating and handicapping should contact the AGA office at 349-4653 about attending clinics to be held each morning before the swap.



PREP TRACK AND FIELD
Mathis wins three

Wasilla's Peggy Mathis won three individual events Saturday at the Frosh-Soph Championships high school track and field meet. Track events were held at The Dome and field events were at Dimond High.

Mathis dominated at The Dome, where she won the girls 200, 400 and 800-meter races. Mathis clocked 26.39 seconds in the 200, finishing almost a second ahead of her nearest competitor. She won the 400 by almost two seconds, posting 58.68, and claimed the 800 by more than six seconds at 2:25.51.

Three boys claimed multiple victories. East's Antonio Brown won the 100 and 200-meter races, and Eagle River's Kit Hoog claimed the 400 and 800. East's Tarini Tosi earned two victories in the field events, taking the shot put and discus.

Frosh-Soph Championships
Saturday's results

Boys

100 meters -- 1) Antonio Brown, East, 11.29; 2) Jordan Tufaga, Dimond, 11.59; 3) David Schaffer, Dimond, 11.94. 200 meters -- 1) Antonio Brown, East, 23.08; 2) Jordan Tufaga, Dimond, 23.58; 3) Brett Morman, South, 23.70. 400 meters -- 1) Kit Hoog, Eagle River, 52.96; 2) Cedarian Clayton Brunelle, Dimond, 53.01; 3) David Schaffer, Dimond, 54.11. 800 meters -- 1) Kit Hoog, Eagle River, 2:08.42; 2) Larkin Lynch, West, 2:08.63; 3) Gilly Szweda-Mittelstadt, Service, 2:09.37. 1,600 meters -- 1) Ty Jordan, Chugiak, 4:42.91; 2) Gilly Szweda-Mittelstadt, Service, 4:43.00; 3) Chandler Lokanin, Dimond, 4:44.00. 3,200 meters -- 1) Chandler Lokanin, Dimond, 10:25.45; 2) Derek Steele, South, 10:29.83; 3) Riley Howard, Service, 10:34.80. 110 hurdles -- 1) Osamu Jones, Dimond, 18.50; 2) Steven Bilafer, Colony, 19.62; 3) Melvin Charles, Colony, 19.72. 300 hurdles -- 1) Chardo Elliott, West, 46.94; 2) Jae Ham, Dimond, 47.37; 3) Derek Ruckle, Eagle River, 47.39. 4x100 -- 1) East (TreVon Scott, Keeyon Scott, Antonio Brown, Chase Hawk), 48.05; 2) West, 48.34; 3) Colony, 48.58. 4x200 -- 1) Chugiak (Curtis Bringhurst, William Casey, Dillon Pratt, Michael Williams), 1:36.64. 2) West, 1:39.43; 3) Dimond 1:39.49. 4x400 relay -- 1) Chugiak (Karl Berg, William Casey, Ty Jordan, Curtis Bringhurst), 3:51.22; 2) South 4:10.42; 3) West 4:14.49. 4x800 -- 1) Dimond (Jae Ham, Thomas Chon, Chandler Lokanin, Cedarian Clayton Brunelle), 9:09.11; 2) Service 9:27.70; 3) Eagle River, 9:30.37. Shot Put -- 1) Tarini Tosi, East, 42-03.00; 2) Matini Manu, Bartlett, 34-10.50; 3) Jonathan Stephens, Service, 34-08.00. Discus -- 1) Tarini Tosi, East, 118-05; 2) Matini Manu, Bartlett, 117-00; 3) Chase Hawk, East, 108-05. High jump -- 1) C.J. Parker, Dimond, 5-06.00; 2) Wilson Clayton, Dimond, 5-06.00; 3) Chase Hawk, East, 5-06.00. Long jump -- 1) Michael Davis, East, 18-11.50; 2) Alex Pearce, Service, 18-10.00; 3) Paul Lindemuth, West, 16-10.50. Triple jump -- 1) Michael Davis, East, 39-01.00; 2) David Schaffer, Dimond, 38-03.25; 2) David Schaffer, Dimond, 38-03.25; 3) Wilson Clayton, Dimond, 37-01.00.

Girls

100 meters -- 1) Catherine McKoy, Bartlett, 13.18; 2) Katherine Hines, South, 13.19; 3) Peggy Mathis, Wasilla, 13.26. 200 meters -- 1) Peggy Mathis, Wasilla, 26.39; 2) Catherine McKoy, Bartlett, 27.25; 3) Katherine Hines, South, 27.26; 3) Katherine Hines, South, 27.26. 400 meters -- 1) Peggy Mathis, Wasilla, 58.68; 2) Nikole Boggs, Eagle River, 1:00.53; 3) Brandy Bookout, Chugiak, 1:02.78. 800 meters -- 1) Peggy Mathis, Wasilla, 2:25.51; 2) Allonna Walker, Eagle River, 2:31.98; 3) Riley Burroughs, Wasilla, 2:35.52. 1,600 meters --1) Riley Burroughs, Wasilla, 5:36.45; 2) Allonna Walker, Eagle River, 5:36.85; 3) Lydia Blanchet, West, 5:38.40. 3,200 meters -- 1) Hannah Booher, Chugiak, 12:48.31; 2) Meagan Bauer, Service, 13:00.24; 3) Alisa Aist, Service, 13:19.80. 100 hurdles -- 1) Chrisalyn Johnson, Dimond, 17.28; 2) Celine Abello, Dimond, 17.71; 3) Hannah Babin, Chugiak, 17.81. 300 hurdles -- 1) Elissa Esplin, South, 50.36; 2) Celine Abello, Dimond, 53.86; 3) Kelly McBryde, Chugiak, 54.91. 4x100 -- 1) South (Katherine Hines, Grace Williams, Mya Coleman, Elissa Esplin, 54.02; 2) Chugiak, 55.27; 3) Dimond, 55.88. 4x200 -- 1) Chugiak (Kelly McBryde, Hannah Babin, Alicia Reitz, Brandy Bookout), 1:53.20; 2) Dimond, 1:53.94; 3) Eagle River, 1:55.05. 4x400 relay -- 1) Eagle River (Dreanna Owens, Allonna Walker, Nikole Boggs, Shayna Wolery, 4:25.83; 2) Wasilla 4:42.97; 3) South 4:43.82. 4x800 relay -- 1) Service (Sarah Cosgrave, Sarah Souders, Alisa Aist, Meagan Bauer), 10:55.11. Shot Put -- 1) Amy Yi, South, 27-05.75; 2) Taylor Noga, Bartlett, 26-08.25; 3) Kaitlyn Gallagher, Chugiak, 26-03.50. Discus -- 1) Kaitlyn Gallagher, Chugiak, 90-07; 2) Amy Yi, South, 86-06; 3) Danielle Clark, South, 86-03.1. High jump -- 1) Chrisalyn Johnson, Dimond, 4-08.00; 2) (tie) Amber Anderson, Dimond; Kalena Weimer, West; Shelby Little, South, 4-02.00. Long jump -- 1) Deanna Knutson, Kenny Lake, 14-03.25; 2) Sarah Lucas, Holy Rosary Academy, 14-01.00; 3) Sophia Elias, West, 13-11.50. Triple Jump -- 1) Chrisalyn Johnson, Dimond, 33-03.50; 2) Samantha Cooper, Chugiak, 29-08.50; 3) Kayla Clark, South, 29-06.25.



HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Openings postponed

Wet field conditions have forced high school baseball and softball to push back their season's first games.

Cook Inlet Conference softball was scheduled to begin last week, but is now hoping to start Wednesday at Albrecht Fields. The CIC baseball season was set for a Monday start at Mulcahy Stadium, but now hopes to commence Thursday.

The changes make short seasons even shorter. The baseball state tournament begins May 30, leaving three weeks to complete the CIC season. The softball state tournament begins May 31.

If conditions improve at Albrecht Fields by Monday morning, softball games will take place, said Donnie Brooks, softball director for Anchorage Sports Association. Changes to the schedule will be posted online at anchoragesports.com/HighSchool by noon Monday, he said.

HANDBALL
Keaveny, Cuaresma win

Jesse Keaveny and Brandon Cuaresma teamed to win a Alaska State Handball Association doubles tournament Saturday at The Alaska Club Midtown.

The team of Mike Flisk and Nick Marten finished second.

Alaska State Handball Association
Doubles Tournament
The Alaska Club Midtown

Open division -- 1) Jesse Keaveny/Brandon Cuaresma; 2) Mike Flisk/Nick Marten; 3) Steve Kari/Charles Lindemuth. Division A -- 1) J.R. Lugo/Abraham Lugo; 2) Matt Helsel/Felix Martinez; 3) Myoung KIm/Mike Spillane. Divsion B -- 1) Jim Arlington/Louis Rasic; 2) Tony Fisher/Scott Norman; 3) Dave Weatherholt/Larry Astrup. Masters division -- 1) Chris Kilday/Mike Jordan; 2) Brett Miller/J.R. Lugo; 3) Terry Gose/Mike McRae. 25 and older -- 1) Jesse Keaveny/Brandon Cuaresma; 2) Mike Flisk/Chris Carpentier; 3) Matt Helsel/Cole Curtner. Mixed Doubles -- 1) Mike Flisk/Maria Lee; 2) Felix Martenez/Tomoko Martinez.

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