Alaska sports roundup (3/22/12)


Mancari to compete at junior worlds

For the second straight year, Anchorage's Rosie Mancari will compete in the FIS Snowboard Junior World Championships. She will travel to Spain this week, where the U.S. Snowboard team will begin competition Saturday.

Mancari, 18, qualified for slalom and giant slalom gate racing in last year's event, but has focused on snowboardcross racing this year. She opted for early graduation from South High in December, so she could train and enter races in the Lower 48 and Canada.

One of Mancari's best finishes this year was a third place in January at a Holeshot NorAm Tour event at the Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado, the highest finish of any junior American in the event.

prep girls soccer

Dimond 6, East 0

Dimond's Aaliyah Lewis scored a hat trick Wednesday at The Dome, leading the Lynx to a 6-0 win over East in a girls Cook Inlet Conference soccer match.

Bobbye Pendleton, Leah Swiss and Ariela Lewis each tacked on goals for Dimond, and goalie Katelyn Sweeney earned the shutout.

West 2, Service 2

The West and Service girls soccer teams played to a 2-2 draw Wednesday in a CIC match at The Dome.

Alexandra Rojas-Ayala scored both goals for West, her first goal coming on an assist from Alex Susich.

Anchorage Daily News