European sports briefs: Hohenfels’ Walloch finishes 12th in U.S. shooting event
HOHENFELS, Germany — European marksmanship champion Jessica Walloch of Hohenfels finished 12th in the nation Sunday at the two-day 2009 Army JROTC Service Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio, Hohenfels coach Bruce Andrews reported Tuesday.
Walloch scored 1,154 of 1,200 possible points in the 12-round meet. Her total included three perfect scores of 100 which fueled the Tigers to a fifth-place finish in the team standings.
Other team members and their 12-round totals were Katelyn Bronell (1,135 for 25th place), Sarah Adams (1,135 for 28th place) and Emily Adams (1,132 for 30th place). Even though Bronell and Sarah Adams fired the same total, Andrews said, their individual placings were based on the number of "inner-10" shots for each.
Each of the Hohenfels quartet scored at least one perfect 100 in prone, Andrews said. Walloch fired two perfect rounds from the prone position on Day 1 and added a perfect 100 from the kneeling position on Day 2.
Patch marksmen, who edged Hohenfels by two points last month to win the European team title, also attended the national meet, Andrews said. He said the Panthers finished seventh overall.
K-town wins USAFE hockey titleThe Kaiserslautern Eagles won the 2009 USAFE ice hockey championship, and three Eagles skated off with the top individual trophies in the three-day tournament held Garmisch, Germany.
The Eagles, who rolled through the seven-team round-robin event undefeated, beat the Geilenkirchen Flyers 5-2 in Saturday’s final. Eagle Scott Zweirs was voted the tournament MVP, Gabe Kinney won the best goalie award and Adam Nitray, who scored 12 goals in the tourney, was chosen best offensive player, according to USAFE sports director Tom Burkett.
Burkett reported the crown was the first for the Eagles in 17 years of trying.
Joining the Eagle trio on the tournament all-star team, according to Burkett, were Chris Mitchell of the Eagles, Ben Perrin and Steve Compton of the Flyers, and Adam Vradenborg and Benjamin Lovejoy of the Baden Bruins.