FORT BENNING, GA-Four Alaska shooters on the rifle team have now reached world renowned status you could say. Earlier this month Tim Sherry, Mike Li-You-Za, Ryan Anderson and Mats Eriksson competed in the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup at Fort Benning for their countries.
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ANCHORAGE-Over the weekend in high school sports local track and field athletes got their first taste of track season. At the Big C Relays in the Dome in Anchorage Lathrop started the preseason strong with four top three finishes in four individual events and two top three places in relays.
Jociece Cannon, Tyreke Jennis, Travis Phillips, and Chris Seminario won the 4x100 meter relay by .4 over a team from California in 45.01 seconds. Braedon Hoppough, Jamarcus Jiles, Cannon and Seminario placed third in the 800 sprint medley relays.
FAIRBANKS-After Sunday's first ever Denali Dog 140 mile race a musher from Two-Rivers comes in the first. Jessica Hendricks won the inaugural Denali Dog 140 in 21 hours and five minutes.
John Schandalmeier is the founder of and race director of this new race. Mushers had a nine dog limit and went 70 miles from the Water's Edge Bed and Breakfast to the Alpine Lodge and Back. There was a six hour mandatory rest at the Lodge.
After Hendricks was Tero Geron (21:46), Karin Hendricksen (22:19), Rae Shorer (22:37) and Tim Muto (23:02) for the top five.
FAIRBANKS-At the end of Sunday's 79th International Bonspiel Greg Persinger adds to his Bonspiel championship collection.
The men's A final pitted Team Birklid against Team Persinger. It was close throughout tied 4-4 in the 6th end after a Team Birklid rally from Matt Birklid, Quinn, Evenson, Atticus Wallace and Ollie Halverson.
FAIRBANKS-There's a little bit of everything going on for you sports heads in the Interior this weekend. In the morning before noon at 11am is the Spring Fling Run at the UAF Patty Center. It's a flat 5K course. There's a suggested $5 donation for the race which acts as a fundraiser for the Lathrop Cross Country team.