Local Sports Headlines

Alaska basketball team lands three JUCO players

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:39 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The UAF men's basketball team picks up three junior college players for next season.

Eric Fongue from Zurich Switzerland comes in from Whatcom Community College. The 6'6" forward put up 11.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and shot 44 percent from three as Whatcom won the North Region Title of the NWAACC.

Isacc LaDines brings some size. The 6'8" center is from Arlington, Washington and last year averaged 7.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, shooting 57 percent Skagit CC.

UAF cross country and ski teams pick up in-state recruits

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:31 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The UAF cross country team picked up some new skiers and runners for the late summer and winter seasons.

Daniel Serventi of Grace Christian High School will be a Nanook in the fall. In cross country Serventi won the individual region and state title for 1-3A this season. He's won four state titles as a skier for the Grizzlies. The two time all-state skier was fourth at US Jr Nationals plans to major in mechanical engineering.

For the women's team Sarissa Lammers, Isaac Lammers' little sister joins the Nanook program.

Alaska cross country team is Division II All-Academic team

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:27 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-On Sunday the Alaska cross country and skiing programs gave out some their individual honors. But first one award from the US Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

The UAF's men's and women's cross country teams were named the Division II All-Academic Teams. Both teams had over 3.3 combined GPAs. The women's team had 3.64 GPA, 8th in all of Div. 2 and the men's 3.45 GPA is ninth in the country.

UAF women's basketball team hands out team awards

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:25 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The UAF women's basketball team recently handed out their team awards. At their end of the season banquet freshman Jordan Wilson from Henderson, Colorado was named MVP.

Wilson averaged 15.2 points per game along with 7 rebounds playing the 4 and 5. She was also named GNAC Freshman of the Year.

Junior guard Kelly Logue received most inspirational. Logue, a guard led the team in blocks with 16 and was top three on the team in steals and assists.

Preps sports scores from first weekend of spring sports

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:24 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Here are some other results from this weekend's action for high school Interior teams.

In soccer the West Valley boys' team ties Chugiak 1-1 on Saturday. Tanner Kuhl scored in the last minute of the game to force the tie. Connor Smith had the assist.
The Wolfpack end their 3 game road trip going 0-2-1 after losing to Service and South. They're 1-3-1 on the so far and will play Monroe this Wednesday in the MAC opener.

The Wolfpack girls go 0-3 on their road trip. After falling to South and Service they were shutout by Chugiak on Saturday 3-0.

Ice Dogs win in overtime and punch ticket to Rob Cup semis

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:19 -- jcook

WENATCHEE, WASH.-On Saturday night the Ice Dogs righted last year's wrong. After losing to the Wild in last year's game five in Wenatchee Fairbanks flipped the script. After suffering a tough 3-2 in triple overtime on Friday night the Ice Dogs mustered enough energy in game five of the Midwest division final with a 3-2 victory in overtime.

West Valley's Ko gets 2nd at NYO, Ridley sets world records

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 19:10 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-The 2014 Native Youth Olympics wrapped up competition on Saturday in Anchorage at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. A number of Interior athletes did well.

Derrick Black from Galena won the seal hop event with a 152 feet 9 and half inch hop. Nenana's Mike Kanuk was second hopping 141 feet one and three quarter inches.
West Valley senior Deenaalee Hodgden tied for third in the one hand reach reaching 52 inches.