FAIRBANKS-This weekend is the Alaska Cross Country Invitational on the West Ridge Trails. The first and only home meet for the Nanooks. They invite 2 new schools but what's new is depth that the women's team has.
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EIELSON AFB-The rematch of all rematches takes place on Saturday. Too bad it's not in the Interior. The Eielson Ravens, ranked to in the medium and small schools poll will face Nikiski in Nikiski this weekend. The Bulldogs are ranked third. Both teams are 3-0.
No love lost between the schools. Eielson beat Nikiski to clinch state in 2012. The last time they met the Bulldogs ended Eielson's 2013 season in the small schools semis with 38-20 win. That game was tied 20-20 at the half.
EIELSON AFB-In volleyball on Wednesday night the Lathrop Malemutes prevailed in 3 sets over the Eielson Ravens 25-17, 25-23, 25-17.
Cheyenne Dibert had 9 kills, 4 blocks and 4 aces for Lathrop while Lexie Smith had 15 digs, 4 aces and 3 kills for Eielson.
Lathrop is now 2-1.
The Ravens face North Pole on Thursday tonight.
FAIRBANKS-There are some big matchups this week for high school football. The number two ranked Eielson Ravens will travel to the third ranked Nikiski Bulldogs this Saturday at 1 o'clock.
The Bulldogs are the defending small schools champions and this will be a rematch from last year's small schools semifinal game.
This Friday night is the Mayor's Bowl. The Malemutes will take on the Patriots at Patriot Pride Stadium in a non-conference. The Patriots won this matchup last season but both teams come into Friday's game with 2-1 records.
FAIRBANKS-There was some movement in the college football top 25 polls after week one. After week 3 of Alaska High School football there's some movement in the new ASBN polls.
In the medium and small schools poll the Eielson Ravens, at 3-0, have moved up to number two behind Soldotna. Ranked third are the Nikiski Bulldogs then the North Pole Patriots come in at four after their first loss of the season last Thursday. Ketchikan rounds out the top five