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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 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-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.
FAIRBANKS-Last night at Joe T Court the Lathrop Malemutes took the court for the first time. Not the basketball team but the volleyball team. They had their season opener in a non-conference game against the Delta Junction Huskies.
Lathrop came out strong with 25-5 win in the opening set. Cheyenne Dibert, the sophomore set the tone with 8 kills and 8 aces to lead Lathrop.
Nadine Velasco got in on the action as well with a nice spike.
The Huskies showed some life in the second set but the Mutes were able to hold them off for a 25-16 decision in the second set.
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.