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Story Last modified at 9:59 a.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2011

SPORTS BRIEFS

Loan climbs to record victory

Eagle River's Sheryl Loan destroyed the previous record to win the Hatcher Pass hill climb bicycle race on June 19.

Loan finished with a time of 43 minutes, 39 seconds to break the old record by more than three minutes. Loan won the women's division, finishing in dense fog nearly five minutes in front of second place Rachel Steer.

James Stull won the men's race in 40:20, while Thunderbird Falls' Kenny Brewer took the sport men's division.

Sports clinic planned

A sports clinic featuring instruction in baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and dance and taught by former and current high school varsity athletes will be held June 27 through July 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ravenwood Elementary. The clinic is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Eagle River, and each day's activities will include a 30-minute Bible study and snacks. Participants are asked to bring a ball glove. For more information or to enroll, call 694-2292.

Local spikers head to Arizona

Two local volleyball players left the state on June 21 to travel to Phoenix, Ariz. for the 28th Annual National Volleyball Festival. The 16-year-olds, Gabbi LeCates and Morgen Worhle, both of Eagle River, are part of the Alaska Volleyball Association's U-17 team that includes players from across Southcentral Alaska.

The team will play in 12 to 15 matches during the five-day tournament.



This article published in The Alaska Star on Thursday, June 23, 2011.