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Standout freshman is UAF's swimming MVP

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:53 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The Nanook swim team recently gave out their team awards and one freshman had a year to remember.

Victoria Adams closed out her first year as a Nanook swimmer winning MVP, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved.

Adams earned six All-American honors, led the team in scoring at the PCSC Championships, won 10 individual events at dual meets and even won the Blue-Gold Penthalon to start the year. She set new program records including one in the 200 IM.

UAF men's cross country sign two in-state stars to NLIs

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:03 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The UAF men's cross country and ski teams land their first two recruits of the 2014 signing period and they're from the 49th state. Today Lyon Kopsack of Colony High School signed his NLI to run for the Nanooks in the fall.

Kopsack is the first to sign to the cross country team. Colony's cross country team captain is a 4 sports athlete with a PR of 16:44 in the 5K and won Mount Marathon in 2013. Kopsack is the man in the classroom as he will be Colony's Valedictorian this spring. He plans to major in petroleum engineering.

Perry's goal named top ten play of the year for NCAA hockey

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:01 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Some pretty cool UAF hockey news today. Remember Garrick Perry's game winning overtime goal back in October over Denver? Well Perry's game winning Bobby Orr style goal in the Brice Alaska Goal was no. 9 in the NCAA's Top Hockey plays of the year.

Perry's goal against then 12th ranked Denver came with less than a minute left in overtime and gave the Nanooks a 3-2 win. It was UAF's first win over a ranked a opponent at the point f the season and the Nooks went on to their second straight Alaska Goal Rush Title.

Lathrop girls start soccer season 3-0

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:00 -- jcook
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PALMER-Over the weekend the Lathrop girls soccer team goes 3-0 on the road.

The Mutes shutout their third straight opponent this time 4-0 over Palmer. Lathrop shutout Wasilla and Colony as well.

Mikayala Triplehorn has triple shutouts as Lathrop's goalie. Karli Fitzgerald scored twice in the win with Savannah Garrett and Cheyene Dilbert also scoring.

The boys team scored their first goal of the season but fell 2-1 to Palmer on Saturday. The Lathrop boys are 0-3 to start the season.

Next up is MAC foe North Pole on April 29th.

The Ice Dogs shutout the Wild 2-0 in game three

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:10 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The only NAHL playoff game on Monday night was at the Big Dipper and it was a critical game three in the Midwest division finals between the Wenatchee Wild and Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Fairbanks shutout the Wild on Monday night 2-0 showing that the Ice Dogs once again can and have won pivotal games.

Game three was highlighted by a goalie getting his second shutout of the postseason and a player coming back from an injury to provide an emotional lift to his team and the Big Dipper fans.

Fairbanks rebounds with a 4-2 win evening the series with the Wild

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:35 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-One could argue that Saturday's game two in the Midwest division finals was a must win for the Ice Dogs 0-2 in any series doesn't look to good. Fairbanks played like it was a game five or game seven Saturday night in the Big Dipper. They were shut out by the Wenatchee Wild 4-0 on Friday night.

Colton Wolter stopped that scoreless streak scoring backhand style for the first goal of game two with the assists from Nick Hinz and Ross Olsson.

West Valley girls win first Interior gymnastics meet since 2012

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:32 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-It's been almost two years but Saturday evening the Interior had its first high school gymnastics meet since 2012. 50 spectators packed into Gymnastics, Inc. off of Lathrop Street for the meet. 19 total gymnasts competed among West Valley, North Pole, Hutchison's Elisabeth Berud and Lathrop.

The Wolfpack would win this first meet with 83.5 points. Lathrop was second with 79.8 followed by North Pole's 76.1.

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