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Bente Heller to run for UAF Cross Country team

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:28 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Scott Jerome's women's cross country team picked up players for this fall's season through recruiting. But how about an in-house recruit?

Bente Heller, one of the best swimmer's in UAF program history, will run for the cross country team this upcoming season.

Heller, a senior, graduates after the fall semester and by running will complete 10 semesters of competition for a student athlete per a NCAA rule.

Flaharty wins Masochism on Moose Mountain

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:26 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last evening a number of runners went out to run Moose Mountain for he second race in the Running Club North's Trail series the Masochism on Moose Mountain run. It was a 4K run up and down Moose Mountain.

After runners conquered the steep climb to the top Davya Flaharty passes the field as she rumbled down to the finish line. Flaharty finished first overall in 36:49.

Ice Dogs pick five forwards and three defensemen in NAHL Draft

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 20:41 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today the Fairbanks Ice Dogs made their picks in the NAHL Draft and made some moves. Fairbanks did some wheeling and dealing trading out of the first round.

The Ice Dogs made trades with Corpus Christi, Key Stone, and Lone Star, getting two picks in the third and fourth rounds.

Forward Mitchell Bauman was the Ice Dogs first pick 48th overall in the second round. Baumna comes from Culver Prep in Indiana and is from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Fairbanks Ice Dogs will start 2014-2015 season on the road

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 20:17 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The NAHL schedule for the 2014-2015 season was recently released. The Ice Dogs will be on the road to start the new season.

They open their season Sept 12 for a series with the Kenai River Brown Bears. The NAHL Showcase is Sept 17-20 in Blaine Minnesota. The Ice Dogs will so be in Minnesota for their series against the Minnesota Wilderness on Sept. 26.

The first home series for the defending national champions will be Oct. 3 where the Dogs will host the Bismarck Bobcats from the Central Division.

UAF Patty Center to get new seats this summer

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 20:14 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The basketball and volleyball programs up on the hill have been landing some coveted recruits. Maybe facilities could be a reason players are signing up to be Nanooks. The UAF Patty Center is getting a makeover.

Quote "State of the art seating and bleachers on both side of the gym and balcony" unquote from UAF's story on The only caveat is that the capacity of the Patty will go down from 2,000 to 1,622.

2014 NAHL Draft starts tomorrow morning

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:45 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Tomorrow at 1 p.m. central time will be the 2014 NAHL Draft. After the Ice Dog May camps this is the next step in their quest for a repeat. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs will have the 24th pick in the first round.

NAHL teams will draft until each club's protected reaches 30 total players. The 30 players are made up of veteran players, tendered players and drafted players-that from the league website.

State tournament matchups set for baseball

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 18:43 -- jcook

SITKA-After this weekend's last high school softball and baseball games the conference and state tournament seedings are set. We start with baseball as the ASAA First National Bank Alaska State Baseball Tournament starts this Thursday at Moller Park at Sitka High School.

The Lathrop Malemutes, who won their third straight MAC title on Friday night with an 8-5 win over West Valley, will play Colony at 10 am on Thursday. Colony finished fourth in the state tourney last year and is the second place South Central Conference team.