Local Sports Headlines

Lathrop downs North Pole 18-7 in MAC baseball

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 00:14 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-Lathrop gets a big road win on Friday night to solidify there stop on top of the MAC conference for now.

Lathrop had 10-4 lead but in the bottom of the third the Patriots tried to rally with two runs to make it a 10-6 game.

However, the Lathrop Malemutes would continue to generate runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Camron Walker powered the Mutes with a 4-4 performance that included two doubles and two triples. One triple in the top of the fourth brought in teammate Colin King. King also added two doubles and a triple while going 3-4 at the dish.

Thrilling finish highlights day one of Region VI track and field championships

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 17:58 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-We start with the race of the day in the 4A boys 3200 meters race. Senior and top qualifier for West Valley Erich Hoefler had much of this race in hand and looked to have it in the bag opening a 200 meter lead on the final lap.

But West Valley junior Tristan Sayre turns on the burners and makes up ground in the last 100 meters and blows by Hoefler finishing in at an unofficial 10:09 to claim the 3200 regional tile. Both runners talk about the amazing finish.

Weekend Interior sports schedule

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 16:07 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Now let's see what's on tap for Interior sports this weekend.

In the morning day two of the high school track and field Regional at West Valley. Field events at 9:30 and Track events at 10:30.
For the runners the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. It starts at the UAF Campus Police Station at 10 am.

In high school softball Lathrop hosts South Anchorage at 10 am. Then South plays North Pole at 11:45. Then Hutchison and Delta will have a double header in Delta Junction at 4 and 5:45.

Two Nanooks shooters will shoot internationally this summer

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:30 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The college rifle season ended in March for the Nanooks but some UAF shooters are taking their talents to an international level.

Freshmen Sagen Maddalena and junior Ryan Anderson will compete for team USA this summer in the 51st International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships. They made the team after placing top three in air rifle in the USA Shooting Rifle/Pistol World Championship Selections Match.

Maddalena redshirted for UAF last year and went from fourth to a silver medal after three days of shooting.

Nanooks make Capital One All-Academic district teams

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:29 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Five Nanook juniors were named to the Capital One Academic All-District at Large Teams today.

Sean Cahill of the hockey team has a 3.97 GPA in business admin. He had 10-6-1 record, won seven straight games and saved at 90 percent in UAF's first season in the WCHA. He is a part of the Division I Region 8 team.

Ryan Anderson of the rifle team has a 3.92 in bio science and was this year's PRC smallbore champ and placed fourth in air rifle at the NCAA championships.

Lathrop sweeps Hutchison on the pitch

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 17:23 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night the only game in town was high school soccer double header between the Hutchison Hawks and Lathrop Malemutes. We start with the girls game and the last time these teams played it was 1-1 tie.

Lathrop was holding on to a 1-0 lead thanks to a Song Ebbesen goal in the first half.

Both teams flexed their defensive muscles. Lathrop was looking for the insurance goal but keep Angel Ochoa wasn't allowing anymore goals with a number of saves. The Hawks were attacking to tie the game again but Mikayala Triplehorn of Lathrop was also denying shots.

NAHL announces realignment, Stewart returns for fourth year

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 17:20 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Ice Dogs won the NAHL Robertson Cup this past weekend and today the league announced division realignment for the 2014-2015 season.

Most notably the Wenatchee Wild will move from the Midwest to join the South Division. The South will be the largest in the NAHL with eight teams.

Amarillo, Topeka, Corpus Christi, Lone Star, Odessa, Rio Grande, Wichita Falls and now Wenatchee will make up the South.

Also the Port Huron Fighting Falcons will move to Connellsville, Pennsylvania and will become the Keystone Ice Miners but will remain in the North Division.