Local Sports Headlines

Lathrop not looking beyond Colony in state tourney

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:45 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The ASAA First National Bank Alaska State Baseball Tournament starts tomorrow. The three time Mid Alaska Champion Lathrop Malemutes set to face the Colony Knights in their first game of the state tournament.

Lathrop's only loss this year was to Chugiak and that was the second game of the year. As far as wins they defeated Colony earlier in the year so they are familiar with the Knights.

If the Malemutes win they'll play the South/Juneau winner. South won it all last season and Juneau finished third so it doesn't get any easier.

West Valley hopes pitching will show up at state tournament

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:36 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-On side of the state baseball tournament bracket are the West Valley Wolfpack. On the opposite side the Lathrop Malemutes Who knows there could be an all-Interior baseball final.

West Valley's only losses this season have come to Lathrop but the Wolfpack play the South Central Champion Wasilla Warriors.

West Valley will have to clean up the mental errors in order to go deep in the tournament. They lost the MAC title game to Lathrop behind eight errors. That was one of the things the team addressed before heading to Sitka this week.

Hutchison's Edwards signs NLI for Central Lakes

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:30 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night a local basketball player privately signed a national letter of intent.

Hutchison guard Kiana Edwards signed her NLI to play basketball for Central Lakes College in Minnesota. Which is a junior college in Brainerd, Minnesota. Edwards signed her NLI at home.

Edwards will be a Raider for the Dennis Eastman led squad. Eastman used to coach in Valdez. He's Led Central Lakes to eight state tournaments including the Elite 8 in 2008.

Bente Heller to run for UAF Cross Country team

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:28 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Scott Jerome's women's cross country team picked up players for this fall's season through recruiting. But how about an in-house recruit?

Bente Heller, one of the best swimmer's in UAF program history, will run for the cross country team this upcoming season.

Heller, a senior, graduates after the fall semester and by running will complete 10 semesters of competition for a student athlete per a NCAA rule.

Flaharty wins Masochism on Moose Mountain

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 18:26 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last evening a number of runners went out to run Moose Mountain for he second race in the Running Club North's Trail series the Masochism on Moose Mountain run. It was a 4K run up and down Moose Mountain.

After runners conquered the steep climb to the top Davya Flaharty passes the field as she rumbled down to the finish line. Flaharty finished first overall in 36:49.

Ice Dogs pick five forwards and three defensemen in NAHL Draft

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 20:41 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today the Fairbanks Ice Dogs made their picks in the NAHL Draft and made some moves. Fairbanks did some wheeling and dealing trading out of the first round.

The Ice Dogs made trades with Corpus Christi, Key Stone, and Lone Star, getting two picks in the third and fourth rounds.

Forward Mitchell Bauman was the Ice Dogs first pick 48th overall in the second round. Baumna comes from Culver Prep in Indiana and is from Cedarburg, Wisconsin.

Fairbanks Ice Dogs will start 2014-2015 season on the road

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 20:17 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The NAHL schedule for the 2014-2015 season was recently released. The Ice Dogs will be on the road to start the new season.

They open their season Sept 12 for a series with the Kenai River Brown Bears. The NAHL Showcase is Sept 17-20 in Blaine Minnesota. The Ice Dogs will so be in Minnesota for their series against the Minnesota Wilderness on Sept. 26.

The first home series for the defending national champions will be Oct. 3 where the Dogs will host the Bismarck Bobcats from the Central Division.

UAF Patty Center to get new seats this summer

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 20:14 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The basketball and volleyball programs up on the hill have been landing some coveted recruits. Maybe facilities could be a reason players are signing up to be Nanooks. The UAF Patty Center is getting a makeover.

Quote "State of the art seating and bleachers on both side of the gym and balcony" unquote from UAF's story on The only caveat is that the capacity of the Patty will go down from 2,000 to 1,622.