Local Sports Headlines

UAF volleyball nabs an in-state recruit

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

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Nanook volleyball team got a late addition to their 2014 roster yesterday. Adriana Horner, from Nome-Belt , signed her national letter of intent to play for UAF and head coach Mallory Larranaga this fall. She will remain a Nanook in college.

Horner was a two-time team captain for the Nome Nanooks and was an all-conference tournament pick and was all-tournament at the West Valley Invitational. Horner was also a part of a Nome team that won consecutive 3A Western Conference championships in 2012 and 2013. She plans to major in music education.

Patriots and Ravens ranked 3rd and 4th in preseason football poll

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

FAIRBANKS-The high school football season is already here. Well not quite but when preseason polls start coming out that means it's definitely coming up soon.

Here is the 2014 Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's Large, Medium, and Small schools preseason poll. In the medium and small schools preseason poll some local love.

Upcoming start dates for fall prep sports

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

FAIRBANKS-The high school football season isn't the only fall prep sport that's about to start. Cross country will begin this weekend. On Saturday at the West Ridge trails the West Valley Wolfpack will have the West Valley Invitational at 10 a.m. to start their season.

You can't forget about the new sport-flag football. Official practices started yesterday for the ladies. Lathrop, North Pole, Hutchison and West Valley are looking to field teams this fall for flag football. A schedule is still in the works.

AISG continues this week with some interesting sports on deck

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

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska International Senior Games have some interesting events coming up on the schedule as the games continue.

Pickleball took place this afternoon starting three days of pickleball action with men's and women's singles as well as doubles and mixed doubles play. Bowling and Cycling highlight tonight's events.

There will be a 10K run tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area. Archery will take place tonight and tomorrow at the UAF Archery Range at 6 pm.

Arnold and Macleod win Alaska State Senior Am Golf titles

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

FAIRBANKS-Sunday was the final day of the Alaska State Senior Amateur Championship at Chena Bend Golf Course.

William Arnold (227) out of Anchorage held on for a three stroke win for the men's championship highlighted by a 72 on day two. Peter Hakes (230) took second. Randy Merrill shot a 72 on Sunday and jumped from eighth to third (232).

Susie Macleod is this year's women's champion. Her total score of 240 included a championship flight best score of 78 on day two. Teresa Fisher (256) was second and Cathy Shuttleworth finished third (268).

Local soccer teams win medals in AK Youth Soccer Cup

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

FAIRBANKS-A big soccer tournament was hosted by the Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association this weekend. The Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup had 27 teams from all over the state came to Fairbanks for the tournament which featured U12 up to U18 squads.

Among the notables the Eclipse 2000 team won the U15 girls State Cup with a 2-1 win over the Alaska Rush in Sunday's final.

The Fairbanks U12 boys team the Fairbanks Rush won the boys title shutting out the Alaska Rush 2-0. The Fairbanks Rush also won the U14 boys crown.

Fjare sets new record on the running trails

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

FAIRBANKS-One runner made heads turn on the trails this weekend. Dana Fjare was the big winner despite finishing second overall in the Granite Tors Run on Saturday. Fjare's time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 45 seconds broke a 15 year old record set by Jane LeBlond who ran 2:33:49 in 1999. The Granite Tors is the 6th race in the Northern Trails series.

Devin Mcdowell came in first in 2:19:51 to win the men's title in the Granite Tors Run.

West Valley football team eyes 2014 playoff spot, face North Pole in opener

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

FAIRBANKS-So close but yet so far. Last year the West Valley Wolfpack were one game away from making the postseason but lost 42-13 in Colony in the season finale. The pack went 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Railbelt. Second year head coach Kyle Allison learned that preparation before game day is the most important thing.

"We wanted to make sure that every player that stepped on the field was confident in their ability and confident in their assignment also. So we just wanted to make sure our kids had better preparation and were able to execute when asked," Allison said.