Local Sports Headlines

Alaska basketball squad releases 2014-2015 schedule

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 17:39 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The big recruiting class for the men's basketball team will be learning the ropes of Division II basketball early.

The Nanooks basketball schedule was recently released and the Nooks will have a pair of exhibition against Trinity International on Nov. 14 to get their feet wet.

For tournaments they start on Nov.20 with the GCI Alaska Invitational at the Patty Center featuring, Black Hills State, Minnesota State Moorhead, and the University of West Alabama.

UAF men's basketball completes 11 player recruiting class

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 17:35 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Nanook men's basketball team gets five more players to sign NLIs to complete an 11 player recruiting class.

Today the team announced another Serb Almir Hadzisehovic (pronounced Hodd-zee-SAY-ho-vitch) from Belgrade, Serbia will be a Nanook.

Almir, a 6'8 center transfers in from Ohlone College in Fremont, California. He averaged 10 points and 4 boards per game last year. Similar to Sergei Pucar as big you play inside and out.

On Friday four new transfer players announced they will play for UAF head coach Mick Durham.

Estonian signs with UAF ski team

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 17:31 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska women's skiing team continues to add to their roster this offseason. Martina Himma from Tartu, Estonia will ski for UAF next season.

Himma is an accomplished Estonian skier. She was seventh in the skate race at the Estonian Jr National Championships and was a part of the championship team last year. She was second at that event in 2012 and won the classic team sprint 2011.

Himma also won the U-17 division and U-20 division of the Tartu Running Marathon event in back to back years.

Lathrop's Dickinson signs to wrestle at Warner Pacific

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 17:29 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There has been a lot of national letter of intent signings in the Interior and yesterday a second wrestler from Lathrop signed a NLI.

160 pound state wrestling champion Joe Dickinson signed his national letter of intent to Warner Pacific College to wrestle for the Knights. The Knights will have their first wrestling season this year for the first time since 1975. Warner Pacific is in Portland Oregon.

Malemutes shutout Delta 11-0 on the diamond

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 20:06 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Lathrop continues to roll with a 11-0 shutout victory over the visiting Delta Junction Huskies tonight.

Terrell Ford and Chris Carter combine for a two hitter as Ford pitched the first two innings and Carter worked the last three.

The Malemutes were up 5-0 after two innings giving Ford the win.

Cameron Walker continues to make contact at the plate going 3-3 with a single, double and a triple. The junior almost got the cycle. He's 7-7 in the last two games for Lathrop.

Lathrop and Delta sweep the Region VI track field championships again

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 19:30 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-For the second straight year Lathrop and Delta sweep the Region VI 4A and 3A track and field championships. After two days of track and field events the Huskies and Malemutes won it all.

The Lathrop boys had 102 points and the girls won with 89. The Delta boys had 94 and the girls had 89 points.

Beth Hanson led Delta by winning the discus, shotput, triple jump and 300 hurdles. The Huskies swept the distance races as well.

West Valley boys reclaim MAC title with 4-0 win over Lathrop

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 19:26 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-In the boys MAC soccer game on Saturday night at Lathrop Stadium West Valley needed a win to clinch the boys MAC title after winning over North Pole on Friday night.

The Wolfpack were able to get some through balls and combinations and Norman Rockwell scored in the 25th minute to give the Wolfpack a 1-0 lead. To put the Malemute behind the eight ball Keegan O'Brian scored in the 40th minute right before halftime giving West Valley a 2-0 advantage.