Fairbanks take game one 3-1 over the Michigan Warriors in the first game of the Robertson Cup semifinal best of three series thanks to three goal first period.
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FAIRBANKS-Friday night in the Gold Room of the Westmark Hotel in downtown Fairbanks the UAF Athletics Department Awards Banquet gave out numerous awards including Most Outstanding Athletes. The awards were to a couple of under classmen.
Freshman Nichole Bathe and sophomore Tim Sherry came away with the top individual athlete honors.
FAIRBANKS-The Lathrop Malemutes faced their stiffest tested of their first six games on Friday night and still passed it.
The Hutchison Hawks hosted the Malemutes in a MAC conference game and the Hawks wanted to show that last season's run at the region title wasn't a fluke by giving the undefeated Malemutes their first loss of the season.
Hutchison did do something that no other opponent has done all year and that's score on Lathrop. It was a 1-1 game at the half.
FAIRBANKS-The UAF men's basketball and ski teams pick up a recruits this week.
Derritt Scarver, the 6'2" guard from Tracey, California signed to UAF for this fall.
Scarver averaged 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the Millennium High School Falcons. Scarver is a two time All Conference player and has over 200 hours volunteering in various community initiatives.
The ski team picked up Jan Cech from the Czech Republic. He's also a cross country runner.
FAIRBANKS-The Alaska hockey team has 6 players coming in the fall but they are continuing to build the future. Yesterday Tyler Cline committed to UAF hockey for the 2015-2016 season.
Cline is a forward from Blaine High School in Blaine, Minnesota. He has 129 points in 100 career games.
At the end of his senior year in March Cline played in the last couple of games for the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL. He signed a tender to play for Midwest division team for the 2014-2015 season.
COLONY-Interior softball teams had some road games in the Valley last night.
The Lathrop Malemutes came away with a 6-4 win over Wasilla in five innings.
Kacey Duffield had 9 Ks, allowed two hits and two walks in four innings of work. She also got her 200th strikeout.
Abi Walker had two rbis and Kimi Duffield went 2-2 with a single and a double.
West Valley was close but Colony got a 10-9 win a game that all about offense. 23 hits between the two teams.
Kellsea Hendrie went 3-4 with four rbi and a double to lead the Wolfpack in the loss.
FAIRBANKS-Last night there was a rematch in high school boys soccer. North Pole versus West Valley.
Josh Million of the Patriots was coming off a five goal game against Lathrop but had zero last night.
West Valley's Shane Gillete drew enough contact from North Pole's Ben Davis to get a call in the box. Connor Smith went for the penalty kick and put enough on it even though North Pole goalie Tayler Deangles got two mits on it. West Valley had a 1-0 lead two minutes in.
FAIRBANKS-Sun is up. Temperatures in the 60s. Sounds like a lot of weekend sports events.
Tomorrow at 10 am the 33rd Annual Chena River Run starts at WoodRiver Elementary and ends at the Princess Hotel.
Noon is the hour for high school sports. The Monroe Rams play North Pole on Newby Field in boys soccer.
The West Valley girls host Eielson at noon.
Day two of the second region 6 high school track and field meet is at Lathrop at 12:30.