Local Sports Headlines

Two Monroe volleyball players reach 1,000 career mark in opener

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-The high school volleyball season started Saturday night at Boileau Hall. The Monroe Rams hosted the West Valley Wolfpack a matchup between the MAC Champion Wolfpack and Aurora Champion Rams.

Both teams getting the kinks out in the first set but Monroe would win it 25-19. The Rams would get into a rhythm in the second set Marissa King had four of her 8 kills in the second set as the Rams rolled 25-10.

Loaded weekend of sports in the Interior

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-This weekend is a busy one for local sports. Here's a few things going on.

Eielson hosts Seward in their home opener tomorrow at 1 p.m. Lathrop takes on Kenai at 7 p.m. in high school football. West Valley is at Colony this week for a Friday night game. Monroe is at Barrow this Saturday.

The prep volleyball starts at 5:30 on Saturday when Monroe hosts West Valley.

Saturday morning at 9 a.m. there will be a shotgun start for the 14th Fairbanks Ice Dogs Golf Scramble at the Fairbanks Golf Course.

Lathrop and Monroe wins tennis matches

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-In high school sports last evening there were more early season tennis matches.

In the battle of the dogs the Lathrop Malemutes won 4-3 over West Valley. Lathrop's Amara Hackett improves to 2-0 and Jared Lees of West Valley's continues his unbeaten MAC streak.

Eielson's only player John Rice, won 6-1, 6-0 over Jacob Rauenhorst of Monroe but the Rams defeat Hutch 5-2.

IYB and Eclipse soccer to have tryouts and skills assessments soon

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-Here's a heads up on some important dates coming up for Interior Youth Basketball and the Eclipse Soccer Program.

This Saturday at Tanana Middle School the IYB will have skill assessments starting from 10 a.m. for grades 3-12. It's $100 per child and it's not a tryout. Kids will be placed on teams based on their skill level. 5-8th grade will have a winter league and K-2nd grade the Little Dribblers will be in the spring. for more info and to register.

Hawks win volleyball opener in four over North Pole

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-Two more Interior teams had their high school volleyball season openers. Last night right off of University Ave the Hutchison Hawks took on the North Pole Patriots in a non-conference game.

The Patriots showed no early signs of rust. The young team with four sophomores and 3 seniors rallied to win the first set 25-22. Megan Smith provided the game deciding point.

Patriots get a close win in tennis, West Valley rolls

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-The North Pole Patriots eeked out a win over Lathrop in tennis. The Patriots won three of the four doubles matches and Dana Lemay got a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lathrop's Amara Hackett.

The West Valley Wolfpack won big over Hutchison 6-1. The Wolfpack won every match except girls doubles.

West Valley's Jared Lees had two matches and won both. 6-0, 6-0 over Austin Evans of Hutch to and 6-0, 6-2 over Eielson's John Rice.

Teresa Sample also swept her girls singles match for the Wolfpack 6-0, 6-0 over Cheyenne Martinez.

Lathrop sweeps Delta in first volleyball game

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 08:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-Last night at Joe T Court the Lathrop Malemutes took the court for the first time. Not the basketball team but the volleyball team. They had their season opener in a non-conference game against the Delta Junction Huskies.

Lathrop came out strong with 25-5 win in the opening set. Cheyenne Dibert, the sophomore set the tone with 8 kills and 8 aces to lead Lathrop.
Nadine Velasco got in on the action as well with a nice spike.

The Huskies showed some life in the second set but the Mutes were able to hold them off for a 25-16 decision in the second set.