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Good weekend weather for a hodge-podge of sport events

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:54 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-A beautiful weekend of weather for nice weekend of sports activities and there's something for everybody too.

Matches start at 9:20 in the morning for Day 2 of the Alaska Yukon Challenge table tennis tournament at the UAF Patty Center.

For the runners at 11 am is the 6th Annual Alaska Walk/Run for Autism 5K at Pioneer Park.

At 11 o'clock day two of the last all schools track and field meet of the regular season at West Valley High School.

At noon at the South Davis Fields Eielson and Hutchison will meet for a softball game.

Wolfpack keep winning streak alive

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:52 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at Arco Field the West Valley Wolfpack were looking to keep their winning streak alive. The North Pole Patriots had other thoughts.

It was pitching duel between the teams. North Pole's Tyler Hill was great tossing a one hitter in a complete game.

West Valley's Casey Lewandoskie wasn't bad either with nine Ks and picked off two runners.

The Patriots did get five hits but the West Valley defense had their pitchers back getting timely outs.

Patriots undefeated in softball conference, Ram drop two

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 18:51 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There was some softball action at the South Davis Fields last night as well.The Rams lost 17-3 to the North Pole Patriots in the first of two games for Monroe.

Karissa Ramos went 2-3 with a triple and three rbis for the Patriots. Robyn Heineken had eight Ks for North Pole.

The Patriots are now 4-0 in the Mid Alaska Conference.

West Valley and Monroe had the late game.

The Rams rallied a bit with three runs in the bottom of the second. Savannah Mapp, Jamie Haman and Alexa Ellis scored runs.

Three Rams sign national letters of intent

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 21:50 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today at Monroe Catholic for the first time the Rams had 3 student athletes sign nation letters of intent on the same day. Good timing. Their graduation is tomorrow. Christian Nickerson, Tyler Wells, and Michael Neville will move on.

A basketball and football player, Neville, signed to the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota to play tight end for the Marauders-a Division II football program. He plans to major in business.

Ice Dogs focused for this weekend's Robbie Cup finals

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 18:04 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There is one more task at hand for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. This weekend's Alpine Lodge Robertson Cup Championship three game series against the Austin Bruins.

Both teams splite their four regular season meetings 2-2 and both teams won at home. The Bruins bring in some fire power. Forwards Luke Dietsch and Niko Hildenbrand are 2-3 in top playoff scorers with 15 and 12 points.

Stewart is coach of the year for Ice Dogs, Proffitt GM of the year

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 17:59 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today the Fairbanks Ice Dogs were recognized by the NAHL as the best team in the league with a number of awards. Third year head coach Trevor Stewart was named NAHL Coach of the Year.

With Stewart as bench boss the Ice Dogs went 45-14-1 earning the President's Cup for the league's best record. Their 21 road wins were a league best. The Ice Dogs had the best offense averaging the most goals per game. Fairbanks won consecutive ERA Cups, the NAHL Showcase and were the Midwest Division regular season and postseason champions.

UAF Rifle team picks up recruit, Sherry and Stanfield on US Dev Team

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 17:55 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Nanook rifle team is building off the momentum from the national runner up finish this past season. This week Luke Johnson of Marysville, Pennslyvania signed his national letter of intent to shoot for the Nanooks. Johnson is the first signee to UAF.

Johnson has eight NRA national records in smallbore in a four year span (2010-2014). Johnson also won 2012 and 2013 national titles with Palmyra Junior Rifle Club in two different national finals. He plans to major in natural resource management.