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The rookie Mapp leads Monroe in MAC softball opener

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:18 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Last night in high school softball the Monroe Rams defeated the defending MAC champion Eielson Ravens 6-3. It was the conference opener for both teams.

Monroe was led by freshman Savannah Mapp. In just her second varsity start Mapp went the distance tossing a one-hitter in a complete game with eight Ks and three earned runs.

Alexa Ellis had a double and three rbis. Jamie Haman added a couple of rbis as well.

The Rams are 1-1, 1-0 in the MAC and Eielson falls to 0-2.

Lathrop girls soccer now 5-0, West Valley boys get a win

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 17:15 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Last night in high school sports one team is starting to position themselves as the top team. At Lathrop high school the girls soccer team continued their winning ways.

Lathrop was up 5-0 over Eielson at the half and put up another three in the second half.

Moriah Flynn got one of those second half goals and a nice high arching goal going over the goalie's head from Christina Mondelli.

The Ice Dogs face Michigan in the Rob Cup semis this weekend

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:51 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Here's a little preview of this weekend's NAHL final four the Robertson Cup semifinals between the Michigan Warriors and the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The two teams have some history. Guess who Fairbanks beat to win the Robertson Cup back in 2011? Yep. Michigan. That was a 4-2 final in that title game back in 2011.

Current Ice Dogs Tayler Munson, Colton Wolter and Nick Hinz were a part of that Robbie Cup team. Michigan has no players from that 2011 roster but head coach Moe Mantha is still the bench boss.

Eielson's Browder signs with the University of Dallas

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:46 -- jcook
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EIELSON AFB-Today at Eielson high school one Raven signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at the next level. Katie Browder will be going to the University of Dallas this fall in Irving, Texas.

She has family in the Irving/Dallas area and was able to visit the school and liked what she saw. The Division III program finished 14-13 last year under fourth year head coach Jina Johansen. UD is a young team. Half of their current roster are freshmen and there is only one senior on the team.

Lady Malemutes improve to 4-0 on the pitch, Million scores 5 goals

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:42 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Also in prep sports area high school soccer teams had their first games on the Interior's pitch on Tuesday night.

The Lathrop Malemutes and North Pole Patriots split in their first meeting of the year. In the girls game the Malemutes continue their great start to the year.

A duo was too hot to handle as Alexis Shipman and Savannah Garrett both had three goals for the Malemutes. Lathrop was up 3-0 at the half and tacked on the other four in the second half.

Lathrop routs Eielson in softball opener, West Valley wins

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:41 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Last night four high school softball teams had their season openers at the South Davis Fields. Last year's champions clashed. The MAC champion Eielson Ravens and Railbelt champion Lathrop Malemutes faced off in a non-conference game.

It was all Lathrop in this one the Malemutes were up 7-0 after a grand slam from Selena Maxwell her first career home run. Kimi Duffield also hit here first career home run.

Alaska basketball team lands three JUCO players

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:39 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The UAF men's basketball team picks up three junior college players for next season.

Eric Fongue from Zurich Switzerland comes in from Whatcom Community College. The 6'6" forward put up 11.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and shot 44 percent from three as Whatcom won the North Region Title of the NWAACC.

Isacc LaDines brings some size. The 6'8" center is from Arlington, Washington and last year averaged 7.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, shooting 57 percent Skagit CC.

UAF cross country and ski teams pick up in-state recruits

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:31 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The UAF cross country team picked up some new skiers and runners for the late summer and winter seasons.

Daniel Serventi of Grace Christian High School will be a Nanook in the fall. In cross country Serventi won the individual region and state title for 1-3A this season. He's won four state titles as a skier for the Grizzlies. The two time all-state skier was fourth at US Jr Nationals plans to major in mechanical engineering.

For the women's team Sarissa Lammers, Isaac Lammers' little sister joins the Nanook program.

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