Local Sports Headlines

North Pole Patriots softball team clinches MAC no.1 seed

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:47 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at the South Davis softball Fields two MAC teams met in a rematch. The Hutchison Hawks and North Pole Patriots. The Hawks are the only team to beat North Pole in conference play and the Patriots remembered that.

North Pole led 10-0 in the game led by rising sophomore Karissa Ramos. She didn't walk anyone and gave up just one hit in five innings. Ramos was a force offensively as well going 2-4 with a triple and a rbi. Paige Chmura had the big bat going 2-4 as well with a homer run, a double and two rbis.

Bynum leads Rams over Delta

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 21:45 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at Growden Memorial Park Monroe defeated Delta 15-5 in MAC baseball.

Scooter showed why he was the state Gatorade Player of the year going 3-4, with a two run home run, two triples, scored three runs and had three rbis. Win Ostanik added two hits and two rbis.

The win brings the Rams to 4-4.

Hebard misses out on Team USA

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 20:03 -- jcook

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO-West Valley sophomore center Ruthy Hebard spent her Memorial Day Weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado trying out the Team USA's U-17 Team for this summer's World Championships in the Czech Republic.

She represented well but didn't make the team. Out of the 145 girls trying out Hebard made it to the final 35 on the last day of tryouts.

Hebard was this year's Gatorade Alaska Girls Basketball Player of the Year while leading the Wolfpack to third in the state of Alaska.

Gihuly Queen and Meggert King of sand volleyball tournament

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 19:59 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Yesterday in the Memorial Day sunshine there was sand volleyball action beside Growden Memorial Park in the King and Queen of the Sand Beach volleyball tournament. It was a reverse co-ed two on two tourney so every player played with a different partner in each game.

Current and former Nanook players and local high school players made up some of the field. The women's final was between Julie Gilhuly and Jessica Hill both former UAF players.

Fjare and Herreid win Annihilator

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 19:56 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Over the weekend one of the toughest races in the Interior the Annihilator took place in Nenana. This race is a 10K that starts in a huge gravel pit. The trail was numerous ascends and descends and some small hikes.

The Annihilator kicks of the Running Club North Trail Series as the first race of the season.

Jaime Johnson was the women's runner up finishing in one hour two minutes and 50 seconds. Erica Black was third coming in a about 43 seconds later.

Lathrop boys get second at state, Interior athletes win golds

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 17:15 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-The Malemutes were led by a group of seniors in getting silver in the boys 4A division improving on last year's third place tie. The Lathrop boys team won silver with 78 points. Kodiak was third and Dimond won it all with 105 points.

In girls 4A Colony won by nine points with Chugiak and Thunder Mountain tying for second with 52 points.

In 1-3A The Grace Christian Girls four-peat as track champions and the ACS boys repeat. The Eielson boys team just missed out on bronze by three points.