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Patriots fall short of a big win at Palmer

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

Ice Dogs have final scrimmage of training camp at the Patty Center

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

High school football matchups for week three, West Valley seeks first win

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

Anticipation for high school flag football builds after first ever Jamboree

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

High school swimming starts this weekend

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

Weekend sports rundown

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-Let's take a look at what's going this weekend for Interior sports.

Tomorrow there is an early high school football game. Eielson hosts Voznesenka at 10 a.m. on Buck Nystrom Field. Also the Monroe Rams take on no.4 Nikiski at 1 pm at Kiwanis Field right behind the Big Dipper.

In cross country the Interior Invitational starts at 11 a.m. with the girls' race. The boys race is at 11:45 a.m. at the Birch Hill Rec Area.

For high school swimming it will be day two of the Lathrop Invitational at the Hamme Pool on Saturday. That begins at 11 a.m.

Malemutes look for first win against Kenai on Saturday

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

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