Local Sports Headlines

Eielson's Browder signs with the University of Dallas

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 20:46 -- jcook

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

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

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

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

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.

Alaska cross country team is Division II All-Academic team

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:27 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-On Sunday the Alaska cross country and skiing programs gave out some their individual honors. But first one award from the US Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

The UAF's men's and women's cross country teams were named the Division II All-Academic Teams. Both teams had over 3.3 combined GPAs. The women's team had 3.64 GPA, 8th in all of Div. 2 and the men's 3.45 GPA is ninth in the country.

UAF women's basketball team hands out team awards

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 16:25 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The UAF women's basketball team recently handed out their team awards. At their end of the season banquet freshman Jordan Wilson from Henderson, Colorado was named MVP.

Wilson averaged 15.2 points per game along with 7 rebounds playing the 4 and 5. She was also named GNAC Freshman of the Year.

Junior guard Kelly Logue received most inspirational. Logue, a guard led the team in blocks with 16 and was top three on the team in steals and assists.