FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Now here is a recap of the MAC finals last night.
"The West Valley Wolfpack volleyball has completed their mission in the interior winning the Mid Alaska Conference tournament.
The Wolfpack were able to three-Oh sweep the North Pole Patriots, but it wasn't without adversity in the first two sets.
West Valley won on set scores of 25 to 19, 25 to 20, and 25 to 11.
This is the ninth straight conference title matches for West Valley, as they go into the 4A volleyball state tournament with a perfect record of 16-0.
The biggest moment in the match came from the second set where both teams were battling it out tied at 20.
The volley seemed like it went on forever, and it ended with West Valley scoring the point, and they preceded to finish the set off on a five-Oh run.
Lane Pomeroy led the Wolfpack with 11 kills, three digs, and a service ace.
Along with the finals, the All MAC conference team was released after the match.
North Pole had two representatives, with Shaie Kisgen and Katelyn Bartley.
The Lathrop Malemutes had three players on the team, with Maggie Zanazzo, Jenna Watson, and Maya Pelayo.
The Wolfpack had the most representatives, with four on the squad.
It was Eva Heinrichs, Ellen Silva, Jozey Martellaro, and Lane Pomeroy.
The Wolfpack now prepare for the long road ahead with the state tournament starting November 9th at West Anchorage High School."
Here is a preview for the Nanooks hockey team's match with the Bemidji State.
"The Alaska Nanooks hockey team opens their series against the Bemdji State Beavers.
The Nooks come into this matchup with a record of 2-4-2, and a conference record of 0-1-1, while the Beavers sit at 3-1-2 and conference record of 1-0-1.
Here are the keys to the game for the Beavers.
First, rule the third period.
The Beavers are leading their opponents in third period goals, getting nine goals in the final frame while only giving up three.
They even out shoot their foes by 30 shots in the third, as they have 73 shots so far this season.
Second, fix the first period.
As great as they are in the third, they are weaker in the start of their matches.
They have only scored one goal in the first, while only having 39 shots in the frame.
Lastly, limit the penalty minutes.
The Nanooks are starting to click on their power plays, but the Beavers still have a great defense against the opportunities, and if they can limit their own penalties it could choke Alaska's attacks.
Here are the keys for the Nanooks.
First, use the faceoffs to your advantage.
The Nanooks have a winning percentage in that category of point-5-24.
Second, cut down on power plays for your foes.
The Nooks average one-point-two minutes more, which means the other teams has more time against a weaker squad.
Lastly, find a way to crash the net.
Crash near the area to open holes for a bank in shot."