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Local sports in brief: AGC opens front nine; Turnagain Arm Trail Run

Rachel Crowe, left, and Peggy Crowe run the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Michael Wheatall and fellow runners encounter a patch of mud half-way through their eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
A bald eagle cruises by at eye level during the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Gilean SzwedaMittelstadt competes in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Brent Knight leads the eight-mile race just past the half-way point in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Sebastian SzwedaMittelstadt cruises the trail in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Heidi Hehnlin competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Darin Pestrikoff deals with mud in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
John Upchurch competes at four miles in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sean Berkey, left, and Sabrina Walker compete in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Lucy Baranko crosses McHugh Creek while competing in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Robert Forgit competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jamie Popham competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Amara Liggett runs the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Derek Ford churns through the mud in the eight-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jessica Taft runs the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Erik Viste is accompanied by a bald eagle as he runs the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Bob O'Connor competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
A dog shows good form in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sarah Fischer seems to find the humor in a muddy situation in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Matias Saari leads Scott Hawker down the trail in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Mick Bakker leads fellow eight-milers past the mud in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Michael Cipriano leads a group up a hill in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sean Murphy slogs through mud in the eight-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Elizabeth Aarons keeps her balance in a muddy stretch of the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
A runner loses his shoe in a patch of mud in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Megan Olson stays upright in the mud in the eight-miler during the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jamie Whiteman extricates herself from the mud in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Rachel Crowe, left, and Peggy Crowe run the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Michael Wheatall and fellow runners encounter a patch of mud half-way through their eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
A bald eagle cruises by at eye level during the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Gilean SzwedaMittelstadt competes in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Brent Knight leads the eight-mile race just past the half-way point in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Sebastian SzwedaMittelstadt cruises the trail in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Heidi Hehnlin competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Darin Pestrikoff deals with mud in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
John Upchurch competes at four miles in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sean Berkey, left, and Sabrina Walker compete in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Lucy Baranko crosses McHugh Creek while competing in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Robert Forgit competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jamie Popham competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Amara Liggett runs the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Derek Ford churns through the mud in the eight-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jessica Taft runs the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Erik Viste is accompanied by a bald eagle as he runs the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Bob O'Connor competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
A dog shows good form in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sarah Fischer seems to find the humor in a muddy situation in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Matias Saari leads Scott Hawker down the trail in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Mick Bakker leads fellow eight-milers past the mud in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Michael Cipriano leads a group up a hill in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sean Murphy slogs through mud in the eight-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Elizabeth Aarons keeps her balance in a muddy stretch of the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
A runner loses his shoe in a patch of mud in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Megan Olson stays upright in the mud in the eight-miler during the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jamie Whiteman extricates herself from the mud in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Rachel Crowe, left, and Peggy Crowe run the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Michael Wheatall and fellow runners encounter a patch of mud half-way through their eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
A bald eagle cruises by at eye level during the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Gilean SzwedaMittelstadt competes in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Brent Knight leads the eight-mile race just past the half-way point in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Sebastian SzwedaMittelstadt cruises the trail in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Heidi Hehnlin competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Darin Pestrikoff deals with mud in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
John Upchurch competes at four miles in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sean Berkey, left, and Sabrina Walker compete in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Lucy Baranko crosses McHugh Creek while competing in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Robert Forgit competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jamie Popham competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Amara Liggett runs the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Derek Ford churns through the mud in the eight-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jessica Taft runs the four-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Erik Viste is accompanied by a bald eagle as he runs the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Bob O'Connor competes in the four-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
A dog shows good form in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sarah Fischer seems to find the humor in a muddy situation in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Matias Saari leads Scott Hawker down the trail in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Mick Bakker leads fellow eight-milers past the mud in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Michael Cipriano leads a group up a hill in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Sean Murphy slogs through mud in the eight-miler in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Elizabeth Aarons keeps her balance in a muddy stretch of the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
A runner loses his shoe in a patch of mud in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek. Racers covered either four or eight miles, with the southern route this year finishing at the Rainbow Valley trailhead.
Erik Hill
Megan Olson stays upright in the mud in the eight-miler during the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill
Jamie Whiteman extricates herself from the mud in the eight-mile event in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run Tuesday evening May 14, 2013 above McHugh Creek.
Erik Hill

The Anchorage Golf Course opened its front nine for play on temporary greens Tuesday and plans to open the back nine on temporary greens Friday.

"It looks pretty good, just wet," AGC general manager Rich Sayers said.

Greens fees are $15 to play nine holes and $24 to play 18. Golfers wishing to play 18 before Friday can play the front nine twice. Carts can be used but must be kept on the cart path.

The driving range, which now has golf-ball dispensers at each end, is also open for practice on grass. The rest of the clubhouse is in full service, including the snack bar and O'Malley's on the Green.

Eagleglen's driving range is open as well, and the course is expected to open some time next week. Moose Run is still closed, with hopes of opening the driving range next week.

RUNNING: Saari, Vetsch fastest in Turnagain Arm race

Braving a muddy trail Tuesday night, Matias Saari and Jessica Vetsch ran to victory in the Turnagain Arm Trail Run.

Saari and Vetsch navigated an eight-mile course from the Potter trail head to the Rainbow Valley trail head. Saari won the men's race in 53 minutes, 29 seconds, beating runner-up Scott Hawker (53:46), by 17 seconds. Vetsch won the women's race in 1:09:27, beating Christie Haupert (1:10:29) by more than a minute.

Leslie Varys and Alex Alonso conquered the four-mile race from McHugh Creek to the Rainbow Valley trail head. Varys took the women's event in 38:46, and Alonso topped the men in 33:55.

Turnagain Arm Trail Run

Top 3

8 miles (Potter to Rainbow)

Women -- 1) Jessica Vetsch, 1:09:27; 2) Christie Haupert, 1:10:29; 3) Ahonen Kristin, 1:11:53.

Men -- 1) Matias Saari, 53:29; 2) Scott Hawker, 53:46; 3) Brenton Knight, 54:42.

4 miles (McHugh to Rainbow)

Women -- 1) Leslie Varys, 38:46; 2) Michelle Fabry, 47:56; 3) Heidi Hehnlin, 48:46.

Men -- 1) Alex Alonso, 33:55; 2) Gillean SzwedaMittelstadt, 37:44; 3) Sebastian SzwedaMittelstadt, 38:20.

 

CYCLING: Ross, Loan top climb

Will Ross and Sheryl Loan set the pace Tuesday when the Arctic Bicycle Club unveiled a new event -- a hill climb up Campbell Airstrip Road, a new race on the Arctic Bicycle Club schedule.

The 4.1-mile course challenged cyclists with 850 feet of climbing. Ross made the trip in 13 minutes, 20.8 seconds for a 1.4-second win over Jeff Ellis, and Loan clocked 15:09.9 to take the women's win by nearly 30 seconds.

 

Arctic Bicycle Club

Campbell Airstrip hill climb

Beginner men -- 1) Christian Scharaff 0:16:13.1; 2) Robert Cole 0:16:38.6; 3) Chad Hoehne 0:16:57.7; 4) Michael Fischetti 0:17:47.2; 5) Tony Allen 0:18:02.4; 6) Jackson Evans 0:18:18.9; 7) Simon Lynn 0:19:07.4 ; 8) James Fredrick 0:20:11.2; 9) Craig Ottosen 0:20:15.4; 10) John Lynn 0:20:36.0. Beginner women -- 1) Krumpet Victora 0:20:27.9; 2) Jill Parsons 0:25:06.5.

Expert men -- 1) Will Ross 0:13:20.8; 2) Jeff Ellis 0:13:22.2; 3) John Lackey 0:13:35.5; 4) Jason Lamoreaux 0:13:37.0; 5) John Sindell 0:13:37.5; 6) Brian Bonney 0:13:41.2; 7) Tim Berntson 0:14:00.2; 8) Josh Chelf 0:14:02.4; 9) Mackie Derrick 0:14:10.1; 10) Nathan van der Most 0:14:37.6. Expert women -- 1) Sheryl Loan 0:15:09.9; 2) Jenna App 0:15:29.0; 3) Kinsey Loan 0:16:39.5.

Junior Boys -- 1) Mitchell Hoehne 0:17:09.6. Master men (40+) -- 1) Tom Peichel 0:14:32.1; 2) Andy Duenow 0:14:33.0; 3) Jim Anderson 0:14:38.4; 4) Phil Hunter 0:15:39.0; 5) Brain Hartman 0:15:52.7; 6) Joey Austerman 0:16:13.6; 7) Luke Simpson 0:17:34.3; 8) Jeffrey Thurston 0:19:52.4; 9) Tim Severson 0:20:08.0. Master women (40+) -- 1) Stacy Steinberg 0:18:51.3; 2) Janus Reyes 0:20:12.5; 3) Karen Morrison 0:20:23.6. Master men (55+) -- 1) Pete Johnson 0:16:28.5; 2) Gunnar Knapp 0:19:15.3; 3) Peter Lekisch 0:20:15.2. Master women (55+) -- 1) Jane Wiggins 0:28:45.8.

Sport men -- 1) Doug Schutte 0:14:41.9; 2) Cody Priest 0:14:42.2; 3) Jason Hartz 0:15:19.4; 4) Dante Petri 0:15:25.7; 5) Clinton Hodges III 0:15:33.0; 6) Erik Ostberg 0:15:53.1; 7) Adam Muggli 0:16:12.9; 8) Peter Malecha 0:16:13.5; 9) Luke Almon 0:16:24.3; 10) Norm Sharp 0:16:29.2; 11) Tom Schultz 0:16:45.0; 12) Nicholas Blades 0:17:59.7; 13) Layrd Olliff 0:19:22.8. Sport women -- 1) Caitlin Marine 18:27.9; 2) Kelsey Tranel 20:15.4.

 

track and field

Seawolves send 11 to outdoor nationals

A program-best 11 athletes will compete for UAA in next week's NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo.

Six women and five men will represent UAA, besting the previous program record of 10 from 2012 and 2009. This is the 12th consecutive season UAA has sent athletes to the NCAA championships and ninth straight season multiple athletes qualified.

Ruth Keino, Haleigh Lloyd, Ivy O'Guinn, Susan Tanui, Karolin Anders and Susan Bick qualified from the women's team. Cody Parker, Franz Burghagen, Dylan Anthony and Isaac Kangogo, Cody Thomas will compete for the UAA men.

 

motocross

Boylan triumphs

The conditions were excellent at Jodphur Track last weekend for the Anchorage Racing Lions Motocross Race 2, where Casey Boylan won the professional division race.

Bobby McConnell finished second to Boylan, with Jed Brown taking third.

 

Anchorage Racing Lions

Motocross Race 2

Jodphur Motocross Track

Novice -- 1) Trac Carlson; 2) Isaiah Evans; 3) Bodyn Lockett. Big Bike Novice -- 1) Landon Carver; 2) Jason Nunn; 3) Stafani Miller. Supermini -- 1) Cole Blydenburgh; 2) Kyle Berberich; 3) Connor Carter. Women's open -- 1) Stafani Miller; 2) Michelle Downey; 3) Nicole Musick. 50 CC -- 1) Travis Carlson; 2) Lloyd Wilson; 3) Casey Carver. Mini quad -- 1) Christopher Moffit; 2) River Hotchkiss; 3) Griffen Hotchkiss. 65 CC -- 1) Lloyd Wilson; 2) Tristin Moffitt; 3) Trey Carlson; 85 Novice -- 1) Cole Blydenburgh; 2) Justin Nunn; 3) Kyle Berberich. 85 intermediate -- 1) Darren Wilkinson; 2) Billy Downey; 3) Michael Wilson. 85 expert -- 1) Triston Veltkamp; 2) Patrick Wilson. Supermini -- 1) Triston Veltkamp; 2) Patrick Wilson; 3) Connor Carter. Youth class -- 1) Dawson Lockett; 2) Jacoby Glenn; 3) Brandon Adkins. 250 intermediate -- 1) Dawson Lockett; 2) Jacoby Glenn; 3) Brandon Adkins. 250 expert -- 1) Casey Boylan; 2) Jed Brown; 3) Travis Kelly. 450 intermediate -- 1) Tyler Yow; 2) Robert Brown; 3) C.J. Cyphers. 450 expert -- 1) Casey Boylan; 2) Bobby McConnell; 3) Brandon Oppegaard. Vet novice -- 1) Jason Nunn; 2) Kevin Newsom; 3) Tom Acquilano. Vet intermediate -- 1) Jerome Frisby; 2) Daniel Claugus; 3) Jason Feeney. Vet expert -- 1) Travis Kelly; 2) Jayson Lockett; 3) Michael Oppegard. Masters -- 1) Jayson Lockett; 2) Burt Kracker; 3) Scott Stuart. Senior vet -- 1) Mark Oppegard; 2) Rick Clark; 3) Eric Kile. Pro -- 1) Casey Boylan; 2) Bobby McConnell; 3) Jed Brown. Quad novice -- 1) Robert Eller; 2) Gage Carter; 3) Jacqueline Oden. Quad intermediate -- 1) Anthony Kushin; 2) Adrian Hotchkiss; 3) Zane Stapley. Quad expert -- 1) Edward Paulus; 2) Jesse Slater; 3) Joe Sebring. Quad pro open -- 1) Edward Paulus; 2) Jesse Slater; 3) Zane Stapley.

 

 


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