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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.

Weekend softball results, Hutch soccer ends season with a W

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 17:06 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-This weekend in high school softball the North Pole Patriots came back to beat Eielson 13-3. The Patriots went on a 12-0 run after trailing 3-1 to the Ravens.

Paige Chmura and Robyn Heinken both went 3-4. Karissa Ramos struck out six and allowed six hits. North Pole is 10-5 overall and 9-1 in the MAC.

In Delta's last games of the season the Huskies swept Monroe 14-5 in game one won game two 9-1. Bryn Hjelms hit a two run homer for Delta in game two.

West Valley eliminates North Pole from MAC baseball title contention

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 17:04 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-West Valley got an important conference win on Saturday.

Casey Lewandoski led the Wolfpack with nine strikeouts allowing only four hits in five innings of work in a 6-2 win over North Pole. Lewandoski's era is under 1.00 this season. Tyler Christmannn had the offense with two rbis.

The win eliminates North Pole from the MAC Championship so now West Valley and Lathrop will play for the title.

The Malemutes shutout Delta early Saturday to secure their state berth.

Interior athletes continue to get gold on day two of state track meet

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 19:06 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-Down in Anchorage at Dimond High School for the ASAA First National Bank State and Track and Field Championships Interior athletes continue to reach the top of the podium.

These results are unofficial but coming from the ASAA. West Valley's Charles Sudduth won the 100 meter dash today. Lathrop's Tyreke Jennis captured gold in the long jump. The West Valley boys won the 4x100 and 4x200 relays as well.

West Valley's Hebard trying out for Team USA U-17 basketball team

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 19:03 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-News today about local girls basketball standout Ruthy Hebard of West Valley.

Hebard is in Colorado Springs, Colorado for Memorial Day weekend trying out for Team USA's Under-17 girls basketball team. Today she made the first cut.

12 roster spots are up for grabs. The tryouts end on Monday. Over 160 players are trying out for the team.

Team USA will be in the World Championships this summer in Bratislava, Slovakia. USA is in Pool D with China, France and Mali. The World Championships start June 28-Jul 6.

West Valley boys and Lathrop girls lead All-MAC soccer selections

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 19:00 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The high school soccer season ended this weekend and the all Mid Alaska Conference players were released.

The state bound West Valley Wolfpack boys team had four selections to lead the Interior.

Harry Simpson, Connor, Smith, Brayden Dewees, Olav Tchegeownta and Tanner Kuhl were all-MAC for the Wolfpack.

North Pole was represented by Josh Million, Curtis Gelineau, Garrett Wollman, and Rapheal Martinez.

Braeden Hoppough, Aude Robinson were all-MAC for Lathrop. Christian Shurr was all conference for Hutch.