Local Sports Headlines

Nice weather makes for could conditions for weekend sports

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:19 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Sun is up. Temperatures in the 60s. Sounds like a lot of weekend sports events.

Tomorrow at 10 am the 33rd Annual Chena River Run starts at WoodRiver Elementary and ends at the Princess Hotel.

Noon is the hour for high school sports. The Monroe Rams play North Pole on Newby Field in boys soccer.
The West Valley girls host Eielson at noon.

Day two of the second region 6 high school track and field meet is at Lathrop at 12:30.

UAF sports banquet tomorrow night.

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:26 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Tomorrow evening the Alaska Nanook Department of Athletics will put a bow on the 2013-2014 season with the All Sports Banquet. It's in the Gold Room of the Westmark Hotel and Convention Center.

All of the 10 athletic programs will recognize their most valuable players and the department will give out prestigious awards like the Bart Lebon Humanitarian Award, Joe Tremarello Sportsmanship award and the Most Outstanding Female and Male Athletes of the year.

Ice Dogs feel prepared this weekend's Robertson Cup semifinal

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:24 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Tomorrow night in the Big Dipper the Ice Dogs will take on the Michigan Warriors in the Robertson Cup semifinals.

The Ice Dogs have earned some much needed rest after going through two brutal 5 games series that came down to series ending overtime goals but Kyle Lee in two game fives.

Michigan is rested as well but hasn't been challenged too much winning by an average of 2.6 goals. They also had a triple OT win. A 1-0 victory over Port Huron-their only one of the postseason.

The rookie Mapp leads Monroe in MAC softball opener

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:18 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night in high school softball the Monroe Rams defeated the defending MAC champion Eielson Ravens 6-3. It was the conference opener for both teams.

Monroe was led by freshman Savannah Mapp. In just her second varsity start Mapp went the distance tossing a one-hitter in a complete game with eight Ks and three earned runs.

Alexa Ellis had a double and three rbis. Jamie Haman added a couple of rbis as well.

The Rams are 1-1, 1-0 in the MAC and Eielson falls to 0-2.

Lathrop girls soccer now 5-0, West Valley boys get a win

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:15 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night in high school sports one team is starting to position themselves as the top team. At Lathrop high school the girls soccer team continued their winning ways.

Lathrop was up 5-0 over Eielson at the half and put up another three in the second half.

Moriah Flynn got one of those second half goals and a nice high arching goal going over the goalie's head from Christina Mondelli.

The Ice Dogs face Michigan in the Rob Cup semis this weekend

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:51 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Here's a little preview of this weekend's NAHL final four the Robertson Cup semifinals between the Michigan Warriors and the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The two teams have some history. Guess who Fairbanks beat to win the Robertson Cup back in 2011? Yep. Michigan. That was a 4-2 final in that title game back in 2011.

Current Ice Dogs Tayler Munson, Colton Wolter and Nick Hinz were a part of that Robbie Cup team. Michigan has no players from that 2011 roster but head coach Moe Mantha is still the bench boss.

Eielson's Browder signs with the University of Dallas

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:46 -- jcook

EIELSON AFB-Today at Eielson high school one Raven signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at the next level. Katie Browder will be going to the University of Dallas this fall in Irving, Texas.

She has family in the Irving/Dallas area and was able to visit the school and liked what she saw. The Division III program finished 14-13 last year under fourth year head coach Jina Johansen. UD is a young team. Half of their current roster are freshmen and there is only one senior on the team.

Lady Malemutes improve to 4-0 on the pitch, Million scores 5 goals

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:42 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Also in prep sports area high school soccer teams had their first games on the Interior's pitch on Tuesday night.

The Lathrop Malemutes and North Pole Patriots split in their first meeting of the year. In the girls game the Malemutes continue their great start to the year.

A duo was too hot to handle as Alexis Shipman and Savannah Garrett both had three goals for the Malemutes. Lathrop was up 3-0 at the half and tacked on the other four in the second half.