The Patriots had a late and rare defensive stand to win 41-35 in the first game of the 2014 Interior high school football season over the West Valley Wolfpack.
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FAIRBANKS-The first race in the Interior Alaska Cross Country Series was on Saturday at the West Ridge Trails after the West Valley Invitational which was the first local run of the season for high school cross country runners.
Here are the results from the AK Cross Country series opener. 20 runners competed in three different categories.
Tommy Dahill won the four mile race in 24:01. Melissa Lewis was the runner up in 24:52.
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.
NORTH POLE-The North Pole Patriots hosted the Ketchikan Kings in high school football for a special Wednesday night football game. The first day of school featured the first home game for the Pats and SEC conference game for both teams.
Before kickoff James Watson was honored during the coin toss as an honorary captain. The Patriots dedicated the field to him last night.
North Pole was up 8-0 after a touchdown from Simi Skips but Connor Hicks of Kayhi gets the Kings on the board with a shifty 61 yard run. He had three touchdowns and finished with 161 yards.
FAIRBANKS-Head Coach Dave Cox and his Wolfpack Volleyball team are back in the gym for the 2014 season. Last year the Pack won their six straight MAC title and 5 straight regional title before finishing 7th in the state tournament.
"We had a pretty solid team, strong rotation with hitters in all positions. I think we aren't quite as strong in that respect this year but I'm hoping-I'm moving some people around a little bit and I'm hoping to fill those gaps. Once we do we'll be just as tough," Cox said.
FAIRBANKS-Training Camp 2014 begins this weekend for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Players are already starting to arrive in Fairbanks today and throughout the weekend.
The kickoff event to the season is this Saturday at 9am-the 14th Annual Fairbanks Ice Dogs Golf Scramble at the Fairbanks Golf Course. A nice meet and greet with the new players and a chance to see some of the returners as well.
This Sunday the 24th is the first day of training camp. Practice is at 9:30 am, then he defending Robo Cup Champs will have their first scrimmage at 5:30 at the Patty Center Ice Arena.
FAIRBANKS-The season is over but the Alaska Baseball League recently announced their end of the year awards and All-ABL team. The Goldpanners were represented well. Head Coach Mike Grahovac was named coach of the year for ABL Champion Alaska Goldpanners. That's the second year in a row a first year Goldpanners manager won coach of the year. Bryan Harris did it last year.
FAIRBANKS-Yesterday was the 2014 season opener for Interior high school tennis teams at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts the Monroe Rams faced the Lathrop Malemutes.
Lathrop's James Kardash won 6-0, 6-0 over Jacob Ravenhorst in men's singles. Kyle Hackett also of Lathrop won the second men's single match 6-3, 6-3 over Ryan Michele.