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-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.
FAIRBANKS-Here are the lastest ASBN high school football polls. Five 2-0 teams are in the Medium-Small Schools poll.
Sohi is still ranked first but North Pole and Eielson have moved up. The Patriots are ranked second then the Ravens at three.
Nikiski is fourth and Barrow makes their first appearance in the polls at number five.
In the large schools poll. South is the top dog. Bartlett is number two, then Service, Colony and Dimond. The Lynx are 1-1.
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.
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.
FAIRBANKS-The Lathrop Malemutes faced a tough Kenai team on Saturday. The Mutes were in a dogfight with the Kardinals as there was no score until the start of the fourth quarter and that was by Kenai's Chase Logan. This 32 yard TD run gave Kenai a 6-0 lead but the xp was blocked that would be huge.
Just 1:06 later it took just three plays for Lathrop to respond. Glenn Maiden and Nate Barnett connected twice. The second was a 41 touchdown pass to Barnett. The duo would connect again with the snap and the hold for the extra point.
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.
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.