Local Sports Headlines

Perry's goal named top ten play of the year for NCAA hockey

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:01 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Some pretty cool UAF hockey news today. Remember Garrick Perry's game winning overtime goal back in October over Denver? Well Perry's game winning Bobby Orr style goal in the Brice Alaska Goal was no. 9 in the NCAA's Top Hockey plays of the year.

Perry's goal against then 12th ranked Denver came with less than a minute left in overtime and gave the Nanooks a 3-2 win. It was UAF's first win over a ranked a opponent at the point f the season and the Nooks went on to their second straight Alaska Goal Rush Title.

Lathrop girls start soccer season 3-0

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:00 -- jcook

PALMER-Over the weekend the Lathrop girls soccer team goes 3-0 on the road.

The Mutes shutout their third straight opponent this time 4-0 over Palmer. Lathrop shutout Wasilla and Colony as well.

Mikayala Triplehorn has triple shutouts as Lathrop's goalie. Karli Fitzgerald scored twice in the win with Savannah Garrett and Cheyene Dilbert also scoring.

The boys team scored their first goal of the season but fell 2-1 to Palmer on Saturday. The Lathrop boys are 0-3 to start the season.

Next up is MAC foe North Pole on April 29th.

The Ice Dogs shutout the Wild 2-0 in game three

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:10 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The only NAHL playoff game on Monday night was at the Big Dipper and it was a critical game three in the Midwest division finals between the Wenatchee Wild and Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Fairbanks shutout the Wild on Monday night 2-0 showing that the Ice Dogs once again can and have won pivotal games.

Game three was highlighted by a goalie getting his second shutout of the postseason and a player coming back from an injury to provide an emotional lift to his team and the Big Dipper fans.

Fairbanks rebounds with a 4-2 win evening the series with the Wild

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:35 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-One could argue that Saturday's game two in the Midwest division finals was a must win for the Ice Dogs 0-2 in any series doesn't look to good. Fairbanks played like it was a game five or game seven Saturday night in the Big Dipper. They were shut out by the Wenatchee Wild 4-0 on Friday night.

Colton Wolter stopped that scoreless streak scoring backhand style for the first goal of game two with the assists from Nick Hinz and Ross Olsson.

West Valley girls win first Interior gymnastics meet since 2012

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:32 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-It's been almost two years but Saturday evening the Interior had its first high school gymnastics meet since 2012. 50 spectators packed into Gymnastics, Inc. off of Lathrop Street for the meet. 19 total gymnasts competed among West Valley, North Pole, Hutchison's Elisabeth Berud and Lathrop.

The Wolfpack would win this first meet with 83.5 points. Lathrop was second with 79.8 followed by North Pole's 76.1.

Local teams stumble in roller derby matches

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:30 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There was some roller derby action at the Carlson Center on Saturday night. The Raven Rebels and Fairbanks Roller Girls got after it on the flat track. These two division opponents face off with another regular season match left before the state tournament.

The Rebels were the state runner-up last year and both teams trying to build a little momentum before the state tourney. The momentum shifted in favor of the Rebels who led 57-29 at the break and went on to a 114-53 victory over Fairbanks.