St. Olaf College freshman Arne Ellefson-Carnes competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship meet at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Ellefson-Carnes, a 2019 Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kale graduate, finished the 8-kilometer course in 26 minutes, 3.1 seconds, and placed 18th in a field of over 200 runners. (Courtesy Photo | St. Olaf College)

St. Olaf College freshman Arne Ellefson-Carnes competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship meet at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Ellefson-Carnes, a 2019 Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kale graduate, finished the 8-kilometer course in 26 minutes, 3.1 seconds, and placed 18th in a field of over 200 runners. (Courtesy Photo | St. Olaf College)

Ellefson-Carnes makes all-conference

Arne Ellefson-Carnes was quick to make a name for himself.

Arne Ellefson-Carnes was quick to make a name for himself in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The May 2019 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaat.at Kalé was named to the MIAC Honorable Mention All-Conference team in an announcement last Thursday by the conference office.

Ellefson-Carnes was one of four Oles to appear on the MIAC All-Conference or Honorable Mention All-Conference teams. The MIAC Championship meet was Nov. 2 at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. The top-15 finishers were named all-conference while the Nos. 16-25 finishers were named honorable mention all-conference.

Ellefson-Carnes finished 18th, completing the 8-kilometer course in of 26 minutes, 3.1 seconds, fourth overall on the Oles.

St. Olaf runs in the NCAA Division III Central Region Championships on Saturday in Waverly, Iowa.

JDHS to face five-time state champs today

The JDHS volleyball team opens the ASAA 4A state championships today at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage.

JDHS takes on South Anchorage of the Cook Inlet Conference at 10 a.m. in one of the two matches that kick-off the eight-team tournament.

Beside JDHS and South, the tournament field also features Bartlett and Dimond of the CIC, Wasilla, Palmer and Soldotna of the Northern Lights Conference and North Pole of the Mid-Alaska Conference. The Crimson Bears received the Southeast Conference’s lone berth to the 4A state tournament by winning the Region V championship on Saturday.

JDHS went 1-2 in its last state tournament appearance in 2017, posting a win over Wasilla in between losses to Soldotna and East Anchorage. The Crimson Bears won their lone state title in 2002.

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