FAIRBANKS-Bringing up the rear for the fall prep sports schedule is high school swimming. The first swim meet of the season is this weekend. The Lathrop Invitational starts this Friday evening at 6 pm. and continues Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the Hamme Pool. Lathrop, Hutchison, West Valley, North Pole, Monroe and Palmer will be in the pools this weekend.
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FAIRBANKS-The interest has been building for a couple of years and now the season is approaching. Girls flag football made its debut Tuesday in the form of a Jamboree. This first game like action was a little nerve racking for some of the girls.
"I was kind of nervous at first. It was kind of scary and yet again exhilarating at the same time," Lathrop freshman quarterback Mariah Nelson said. "I had a great experience. Now I know how to just keep running, don't look back."
FAIRBANKS-The high school football season is already into week three. Some teams will try to stay undefeated.
The North Pole Patriots, ranked number 2 in the medium-small schools poll are in Palmer to take on the Moose Thursday at 7 p.m. for their second non-conference game. North Pole is 2-0 and 1-0 in the SEC after defeating Ketchikan 46-25 last Wednesday night.
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.
FAIRBANKS-Last night the North Pole Patriots football team almost won another classic game. In another shootout the Patriots led 49-48 with about four minutes left but Palmer scored in the final minute and survived 54-49 for their first win of the season.
Chase Ferris scored the game winner when the ball fell into his hands after a tipped pass by the Patriots.
FAIRBANKS-The Hutchison Hawks had their second home game of the season on Thursday night. Lathrop was coming off a win over Delta and Hutch beat North Pole in their opener.
Hutchison took the first two sets 25-8, 25-14.The Mutes were fighting back trying to avoid the sweep. Tyra Do led Lathrop with six kills as the Malemutes led much of the third set.
Hutchison would rally getting timely kills from Michaela Heyrend and Annalee Tidwell. Tidwell had six kills and Lina Heinrichs had 10 blocks.
FAIRBANKS-In high school tennis West Valley beat Monroe 5-2 on Thursday and are now 4-1 in their first five matches.
Teresa Sample, Jared Lees and Brandon Vanlandingham picked up wins for West Valley singles matches.
Morgan Withers got a singles W for Monroe to go along with Monroe's win in girls doubles.
Monroe will play North Pole next Tuesday. West Valley faces North Pole next Thursday.