Local Sports Headlines

Pats start the year 2-0 with 45-26 win over Kethchikan

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

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.

Wolfpack volleyball team opens the season against the Rams

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

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.

Ice Dogs Golf Scramble and Billey Family sign-ups

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

FAIRBANKS-The Fairbanks Ice Dogs will be back on the ice for the 2014-2015 season in just a few weeks. The one big event to kickoff the new season isn't one the ice-it's the Fairbanks Ice Dogs Golf Scramble.

The event is in its 14th year and it gives the chance for the new incoming Ice Dogs players to get a first hand feel for the Fairbanks hockey community and the Ice Dogs fans.

AISG Archery event could feature future national archers

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

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska International Senior Games continue competition this week. Last night I caught up with some seasoned pros with Archery bows.

14 archers came out to UAF Archery Range right off Farmers Loop road by UAF's upper campus. The archers aimed at 60, 50, and 40 yard targets and shot 45 times to get the best out of 900 points. There are five different styles like Barebow and Recurve.

Eielson poised to reclaim a smalls schools football title

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

EIELSON- Just three seniors return to the Eielson Raven football program this season. Albeit a young team like last season they've earned their lumps. Eielson went 5-4 overall and finished in a 3-way tie with a 5-1 record in the Greatland Conference. They want a state title like everyone else, their last one was in 2012 but they're focused on improving together as a team first.

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

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

Kings rule Rams, Eielson opens season with a W

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

FAIRBANKS, HOMER-Saturday afternoon the Monroe Rams in their first game under new Head Coach Chad Comeau faced the Medium school level Ketchikan Kings out the Southeastern Conference.

Caleb Thomas scored the first touchdown for the Rams to give them a 6-0 lead from five yards away. Thomas scored twice for Monroe in the first half. This was a game. The Kings led just 13-12 at the half.