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Malemute softball and baseball teams get wins

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 22:06 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Lathrop Malemutes continue to win games on the both diamonds. The Lathrop softball team defeated West Valley 5-1 to sweep their Railbelt conference foes this season.

Lathrop made cashed in on opportunities as all 5 of their runs were unearned. Kacey Duffield led the Malemutes with five strikeouts, two hits and three walks. Her counterpart, Zahn Thompson threw six strikeouts, walked seven batters and also allowed just two hits. But two wild pitches led to Lathrop runs.

For the baseball team Lathrop held on for 3-1 over North Pole in a MAC conference game.

Lathrop girls soccer team will face undefeated foe in state opener

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:57 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The ASAA First National Banks State Soccer tournament starts tomorrow and two Interior teams are in the field. The Lathrop girls soccer team and the West Valley boys. Ladies first.

Lathrop will face the Soldotna Stars, the Northern Lights Conference Champions. The Stars are also undefeated with a 15-0 overall record, 12-0 in the NLC.

The Lathrop Malemutes make their first appearance in the state tournament since 2007 after a 1-0 win over West Valley in what turned out to be the MAC title game. The Mutes finished the year 9-0-2 overall and 6-0-2 in the MAC.

Wolfpack have rematch against South in state soccer tourn. opener

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:52 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The West Valley boys soccer team will be the other Interior team in the state soccer tournament. The Wolfpack will face defending champion South in their opening game.

The South Anchorage Wolverines were second in the CIC this year and the Wolverines shutout West Valley 3-0 but that was back in late April. Since then West Valley finished 9-3-2 and 7-0-1 in the MAC conference winning their seventh region title in eight years.

North Pole Patriots softball team clinches MAC no.1 seed

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:47 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at the South Davis softball Fields two MAC teams met in a rematch. The Hutchison Hawks and North Pole Patriots. The Hawks are the only team to beat North Pole in conference play and the Patriots remembered that.

North Pole led 10-0 in the game led by rising sophomore Karissa Ramos. She didn't walk anyone and gave up just one hit in five innings. Ramos was a force offensively as well going 2-4 with a triple and a rbi. Paige Chmura had the big bat going 2-4 as well with a homer run, a double and two rbis.

Bynum leads Rams over Delta

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:45 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at Growden Memorial Park Monroe defeated Delta 15-5 in MAC baseball.

Scooter showed why he was the state Gatorade Player of the year going 3-4, with a two run home run, two triples, scored three runs and had three rbis. Win Ostanik added two hits and two rbis.

The win brings the Rams to 4-4.

Hebard misses out on Team USA

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:03 -- jcook

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO-West Valley sophomore center Ruthy Hebard spent her Memorial Day Weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado trying out the Team USA's U-17 Team for this summer's World Championships in the Czech Republic.

She represented well but didn't make the team. Out of the 145 girls trying out Hebard made it to the final 35 on the last day of tryouts.

Hebard was this year's Gatorade Alaska Girls Basketball Player of the Year while leading the Wolfpack to third in the state of Alaska.