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Loaded weekend of sports in the Interior

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- 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.

Ice Dogs have final scrimmage of training camp at the Patty Center

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-Thursday the Fairbanks Ice Dogs had their last scrimmage for this week's training camp. Head coach Trevor Stewart and assistant coach Paul Kirtland will be making final cuts soon.

Some players making their case this afternoon at the Patty Center. Caleb Schorer scored the first goal of the last scrimmage for the Maroon sqaud here. He also scored the first goal of training camp on Sunday.

Lathrop and Monroe wins tennis matches

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- 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

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- 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.

Malemutes look for first win against Kenai on Saturday

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-The Lathrop football team aims to bounce back this weekend against their week two opponent.

The Kardinals of Kenai Central will be in Lathrop Stadium this Saturday night for a 7 p.m. kickoff for their second straight road game.

Kenai lost to Juneau-Douglas 28-15 last week. Both teams are looking for their first wins of the season.

Ice Dogs first scrimmage of training camp displayed skill and goaltending

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-The Fairbanks Ice Dogs had their first scrimmage of training camp at the Patty Center on Sunday. Hundreds of fans came out to see the new team. It was Maroon versus White.

Returning goalie Patrick Munson and rookie Drew Michals put on a show in the first of two 28 minute periods with a series of nice saves.

Fighters take part in Midnight Sun Mayhem event

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-This one is for all you fighting fans. Saturday at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds was the Midnight Sun Mayhem event. The event featured Boxing, Thai Boxing and mixed martial arts bouts in the Borealis Pavilion. 14 fights were on the card.

How about this name? Billy the Hebrew Hammer Zimmerman won by decision in his boxing match.

In kickboxing the knockout of the night went to Jovan Askew. His vicious combo layed out Jack Syler in the first round of their bout.

Now for the unorthodox Thomas Hodge aka Afro Samurai connects with a flying elbow in his victory.