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-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-The North Pole Patriots eeked out a win over Lathrop in tennis. The Patriots won three of the four doubles matches and Dana Lemay got a 6-2, 6-2 win over Lathrop's Amara Hackett.
The West Valley Wolfpack won big over Hutchison 6-1. The Wolfpack won every match except girls doubles.
West Valley's Jared Lees had two matches and won both. 6-0, 6-0 over Austin Evans of Hutch to and 6-0, 6-2 over Eielson's John Rice.
Teresa Sample also swept her girls singles match for the Wolfpack 6-0, 6-0 over Cheyenne Martinez.
FAIRBANKS-Training Camp 2014 begins this weekend for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Players are already starting to arrive in Fairbanks today and throughout the weekend.
The kickoff event to the season is this Saturday at 9am-the 14th Annual Fairbanks Ice Dogs Golf Scramble at the Fairbanks Golf Course. A nice meet and greet with the new players and a chance to see some of the returners as well.
This Sunday the 24th is the first day of training camp. Practice is at 9:30 am, then he defending Robo Cup Champs will have their first scrimmage at 5:30 at the Patty Center Ice Arena.
FAIRBANKS-The season is over but the Alaska Baseball League recently announced their end of the year awards and All-ABL team. The Goldpanners were represented well. Head Coach Mike Grahovac was named coach of the year for ABL Champion Alaska Goldpanners. That's the second year in a row a first year Goldpanners manager won coach of the year. Bryan Harris did it last year.
FAIRBANKS-Yesterday was the 2014 season opener for Interior high school tennis teams at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts the Monroe Rams faced the Lathrop Malemutes.
Lathrop's James Kardash won 6-0, 6-0 over Jacob Ravenhorst in men's singles. Kyle Hackett also of Lathrop won the second men's single match 6-3, 6-3 over Ryan Michele.
FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Nanook volleyball team got a late addition to their 2014 roster yesterday. Adriana Horner, from Nome-Belt , signed her national letter of intent to play for UAF and head coach Mallory Larranaga this fall. She will remain a Nanook in college.
Horner was a two-time team captain for the Nome Nanooks and was an all-conference tournament pick and was all-tournament at the West Valley Invitational. Horner was also a part of a Nome team that won consecutive 3A Western Conference championships in 2012 and 2013. She plans to major in music education.
FAIRBANKS-The high school football season is already here. Well not quite but when preseason polls start coming out that means it's definitely coming up soon.
Here is the 2014 Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's Large, Medium, and Small schools preseason poll. In the medium and small schools preseason poll some local love.