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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 12:04 am | Updated: 10:39 am, Sat May 11, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — Alaska Nanooks Lorelie Stanfield and Ryan Anderson completed a sweep of the Alaska Junior Olympic State Rifle Championships on Sunday by winning their respective smallbore competitions at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center. Both shooters won air rifle crowns on Saturday.

Stanfield, a freshman from Lathrop, won the women’s smallbore crown Saturday by posting a score of 567 out of 600. Jaime Barnes, another Nanooks freshman from Lathrop, took second with a 557. Jaime’s younger sister, Kacey, a junior at Lathrop, notched a 547 for third place.

Competitors shooting personal best scores included Hutchison’s Emma Daniels (527) and Amy Gentry (499) and Ashlyn Mahoney of Valdez with a 445.

Anderson, a sophomore, won the men’s title with a 579. Hutchison’s Gabe Stutz posted a personal best score of 554 to take the runner-up spot. Joshua Smith of Lathrop earned the bronze medal with a personal best performance of 547.

Stutz received the Dunham Award as the top high school smallbore shooter at the state championships.

Other personal best efforts were put up by Lathrop’s Connor Gilman (534), Hutchison’s Max Delzer (521), Lathrop’s Erik Kirshner (515) and Mitchel Yrjana (495) of Valdez.

Galena hoops

After dropping a 63-59 decision to the host Galena Hawks on Friday night, the Nome Nanooks came back with a vengeance Saturday evening to claim 45-30 victory and a split in the nonconference girls high school basketball series.

The Nanooks jumped out to a 17-5 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.

Devynn Johnson knocked down 17 points to lead the way for the Nanooks and Shayla Johnson registered 15, including nine in the decisive first quarter.

Betheny Green topped Galena with eight points and Sarah Buchanan add seven, all in the fourth quarter.

Hoops opener

The Parks Highway high school basketball rivalry is expected to heat up tonight when the Nenana Lynx entertain the Tri-Valley Warriors from Healy in Central Interior Conference action.

It is the season-opener for both schools.

Other teams in the league this season include Effie Kokrine, Tok, Glennallen and Su-Valley.

Contact the News-Miner sports department at 459-7581.

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