Alaska sports roundup (4/12/12)

Girls prep Soccer

South 4, East 0

Kaitlyn Zanders and Kayla Sims each notched a goal and an assist Wednesday, leading South to a 4-0 win over East in a Cook Inlet Conference girls soccer match at The Dome.

Zanders opened scoring in the 15th minute on an assist from Erin Stuart, and Sims extended the lead to 2-0 on an assist from Zanders in the 28th minute.

Vanessa Velez and Morgan Hooe added second-half goals, getting corner-kick assists from Stuart and Sims, respectively. Sarah Johnson and Michelle Cole shared goaltending duties for the Wolverines.

Boys prep soccer

Colony 3, Wasilla 0

Colony broke open a scoreless match with three second-half goals to beat Wasilla 3-0 in a Northern Lights Conference boys soccer match Wednesday at The Dome.

John Meaney struck first and Ben Atkinson and Lucas Hickle added insurance goals. Goalkeeper Ricky Kubacki picked up the shutout.


Four golds for Hjellen

Led by four gold medals from Christopher Hjellen, Alaskans won six golds at the USA Open International Karate Championships and Junior Olympics in Las Vegas last week.

Eight Alaskans, all from Tanaka's Martial Arts Academy in Anchorage and Palmer, faced competition from nearly 60 countries and combined to add six silver and three bronze to the medal total.

Junior Olympics

Gold Medals -- Christopher Hjellen (boys novice kata, age 6-7); Silver Medals -- Krista Mahan (girls advanced kata, age 12); Kevin Chen (boys novice kata, age 6-7) Bronze Medals -- Randi von Wichman (girls intermediate kata, age 8-9).

USA Open International Championship

Gold Medals -- Ethan Hodgin (novice team kata, age 7 and under); Kevin Chen (novice team kata, age 7 and under); Christopher Hjellen, 3 (novice team kata, age 7 and under; novice kata, age 6-7; novice weapons, age 9). Silver Medals -- Randi von Wichman, 2 (intermediate kata, age 8-9; intermediate/advanced weapons, age 9 and under); Ethan Hodgin (novice weapons, age 9 and under); Kevin Chen (boys novice kata, age 6-7). Bronze Medals -- Sarah Chen, 2 (girls intermediate kata, age 12-13; girls intermediate weapons, age 12-13); Randi Von Wichman (girls intermediate kumite, age 8-9).

Alpine skiing

Lane leads Alaskans

Jordan Lane led a group of five Alyeska Ski Club members last week, placing 19th in a girls giant slalom at the Western Region Elite Spring Series in Mission Ridge, Wash.

Aspen Sulte was 29th in a girls slalom, Sydney Henegan notched top-30 finishes in two girls slalom events, and Sarah Powell took 34th in a girls super-G. Another 34th-place finish went to Kevin Kelly in a boys giant slalom.

The Spring Series continues Friday in Mt. Bachelor, Ore.

Western Region Elite Spring Series

Boys super-G -- First race -- 1) Miles Fink-Debray (Sun Valley), 1:11.28. Alaskans -- 61); Kevin Kelly, 1:16.90.

Second race -- 1) Brennan Rubie (Snowbird), 1:12.74; Alaskans -- 55) Kevin Kelly, 1:18.20.

Boys giant slalom -- 1) Brennan Rubie (Snowbird) 2:04.30; Alaskans -- 34) Kevin Kelly, 2:12.84.

Girls super-G -- Race 1 -- 1) Brooke Wales (U.S. Ski Team), 1:14.64; Alaskans -- 34) Sarah Powell, 1:20.64; 43) Aspen Sulte, 1:21.77; 44) Jordan Lane, 1:22.98; 50) Sydney Henegan, 1:24.23. Race 2 -- 1) Laurenne Ross (U.S. Ski Team), 1:13.93; Alaskans -- 42) Sydney Henegan, 1:22.09; 45) Aspen Sulte, 1:22.48; 47) Jordan Lane, 1:23.46.

Girls giant slalom -- Race 1 -- 1) Brooke Wales (U.S. Ski Team), 2:12.48; Alaskans -- 19) Jordan Lane, 2:18.78; 47) Aspen Sulte, 2:24.10; 56) Sydney Henegan, 2:26.23; 59) Sarah Powell, 2:27.13. Race 2 -- Laurenne Ross (U.S. Ski Team); Alaskans -- 36) Sydney Henegan, 2:22.54; 45) Aspen Sulte, 2:24.61; 55) Jordan Lane, 2:27.54; 56) Sarah Powell, 2:27.56.

Girls Slalom -- Race 1 -- 1) Sarah Schleper, 1:47.76; Alaskans -- 21) Sydney Henegan, 1:57.23; 28) Jordan Lane, 1:58.65; 29) Aspen Sulte, 2:02.00. Race 2 -- 1) Emma Naatz (Rowmark,) 1:53.95; Alaskans -- 29) Sydney Henegan, 2:08.61.

-- Anchorage Daily News