Tara Thompson ran for two touchdowns and Vanessa Tufaga added another rushing score, as Dimond defeated host Service 26-6 Tuesday night in a Cook Inlet Conference flag football game.
Thompson, who scored Dimond's first touchdown on a short run, finished with 44 yards on 11 carries. Tufaga put the Lynx up 14-0 with an 8-yard touchdown run in the first half, part of her 64 yards on nine carries. She also led the defense with six pulls.
Gabby Coleman made four pulls and returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play. Haley Martin and Rachel Brady each contributed interceptions for the Lynx.
Service quarterback Stephanie Compton connected with Keriann Hansen on a 15-yard touchdown pass to bring the Cougars to within 14-6 in the third quarter. Compton finished with 174 yards on 16 of 24 passing. Hansen hauled in three passes from 50 yards. Emily Haas led the Service defense with 13 pulls.
West 18, South 6
Mimi Troxel's only catch of the game was a good one Tuesday, a 36-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown reception from West quarterback Annie Rush that sealed an 18-6 CIC flag football victory over South at Anchorage Football Stadium.
West took a two-score lead on a rushing touchdown from Anna Sophia Roberts and a touchdown reception from Shiccia Harris-Grant, but South narrowed the lead to 12-6 early in the fourth quarter.
Harris-Grant (four receptions) and Mekayla Winchester (five) each finished with 77 receiving yards. Rush completed 11 of 23 passes for 217 yards and threw four interceptions to go with her two touchdown passes.
Troxel led the West defense with nine pulls, with Harris-Grant and Gracen Hanley each made interceptions for the Eagles.
Chugiak 14, Bart. 0
Chugiak's Holly Brehmer and Carly Metcalf each scored touchdowns Tuesday, and the Mustangs shutout Bartlett 14-0 in a CIC flag football game at Tom Huffer Sr. Stadium.
Brehmer struck for the Mustangs' first score on a 10-yard run in the first quarter, and Ashleigh Sitz caught a two-point conversion pass from Nikki Kennedy to put Chugiak up 8-0. Metcalf's 12-yard touchdown pass from Sitz put Chugiak up 14-0 in the fourth quarter.
Six pulls from Sam Perez led the Chugiak defense, and Sammi McMullen tracked down and interception on the game's final play.
In other CIC flag football action, Eagle River beat visiting East 14-7.
South 3, Bartlett 0
South's Morgan Hooe racked 15 assists Tuesday to facilitate the Wolverines' 25-15, 25-21, 25-15 sweep of visiting Bartlett in a Cook Inlet Conference volleyball match.
South's Mikayla Sweet and Shelby Little each scored six kills, and Lauren Hoffman made three aces.
South wins invite
In a rematch of last season's state championship volleyball match, defending state champion South defeated Dimond last weekend in the title match of the Chugiak Invitational volleyball tournament at Chugiak High.
Hooe was named most valuable player, as the Wolverines won 20-16, 20-18 in the best-of-3 title match, topping 13 participating teams in the double-elimination tournament.
All eight Cook Inlet Conference teams (Bartlett, Dimond, Chugiak, Eagle River, East, Service, South and West) competed, along with Palmer, Wasilla, Colony, Grace Christian, Soldotna and West Valley.
The two-day tournament began with a day of rapid-fire pool play to determine seeding for two brackets. The top teams from pool play made up the championship gold bracket, with the rest of the teams going to a silver bracket. Chugiak won the silver bracket with a 20-16, 20-11 win over Colony in a title match.
At Chugiak High
Gold Bracket -- 1) South; 2) Dimond; 3) Soldotna; 4) Palmer; 5) Grace Christian; 6) Bartlett; 7) West Valley.
Silver Bracket -- 1) Chugiak; 2) Colony; 3) Service; 4) East; 5) Eagle River; 6) Wasilla.
Service 6, Chugiak 3
With a balanced performance that claimed three singles wins and three doubles wins, the Service tennis team defeated Chugiak 6-3 in a Cook Inlet Conference meet at Chugiak on Tuesday.
Jayden Hodgson and Aden Moon each notched wins for Service in boys singles, with Rachael Juliussen adding a win in girls singles. Chugiak's only singles triumph came from Kelsey Metcalf in a girls match.
Service 6, Chugiak 3
Boys singles 1 -- Jayden Hodgson (S) d. Nate House, 6-2, 6-0; Boys singles 2 -- Aden Moon (S) d. Max Haines, 6-1, 6-2; Girls singles 1 -- Rachael Juliussen (S) d. Tasha Boyer 6-4, 6-1; Girls singles 2 -- Kelsey Metcalf (C) d. Lindsey Vontisn 6-4, 7-5; Boys doubles 1 -- Skyler Fullmer/Jim Marchlinski (C) d. Matthew Stone/Christian Morgan 6-4, 6-4; Boys doubles 2 -- Alex Shercliffe/Josh Keller (C) d. Ian Kroloff/Nathan Rabang 6-4, 6-1; Girls doubles 1 -- Hurling Zhao/Megan Lillis (S) d. Victoria Goss/Ashley Nugent 6-2, 6-1; Girls doubles 2 -- Kelsey Lindahl/Saraha Prasad (S) d. Brianna Lundberg/Kristianna 6-0, 6-1; Mixed doubles -- Rayce Carey/Jessica Piranno (S) d. Jackson Page/Maggie Wallace 6-1, 6-1.
West 9, Dimond 0
West claimed all but one match in straight sets Tuesday, defeating Dimond 9-0 in a CIC tennis meet at West High.
In the only match needing a third set, West's Ava Lekander battled Dimond's Lauren Drake to a 2-6, 6-1, 10-3 win in girls singles.
West 9, Dimond 0
Boys Singles 1 -- 1) Reed Lekander (W) d. Kyle Stone 6-0, 6-0; Boys Singles 2 -- 1) Alex Wong (W) d. Chad Balmes 6-2, 6-1; Girls Singles 1 -- Ava Lekander (W) d. Lauren Drake 2-6, 6-1, 10-3; Girls Singles 2 -- Elana Fortson (W) d. Madison Chan 6-0, 6-1; Boys Doubles 1 -- Keenan Hodges/John Gutsch (W) d. Cole Fox/Susumu Jones 6-2, 6-1; Boys Doubles 2 -- Chas Anderson/Seneca Scott (W) d. Jun Lee/Jason His 6-3, 6-1; Girls Doubles 1 -- Grace Weinstein/Katrina Brown (W) d. Megan Ahn/Savana Hartley 6-0, 6-0; Girls Doubles 2 -- Madelyn Boslough/Alli Haynes (W) d. Isabel Mills/Emily Carey 6-0, 6-0; Mixed Doubles -- Saharra McKee/Anton Clark (W) d. Adrienne Fox/Alex Ripley, 7-6, 7-5.
South 8, East 1
South dominated on its home tennis courts Tuesday, defeating East 8-1 in a CIC meet, rarely losing a game in the process.
South's Edward Lewis and Whitney Williams each blanked opponents in singles matches, as did partners Palden Flynn and Zoey Flynn in girls doubles. East's lone victory came from Alec Perry and Ellen Rumley, a straight sets win in mixed doubles.
South 8, East 1
Boys Singles 1 -- Edward Lewis (S) d. Chris Chiu 6-0, 6-0; Boys Singles 2 -- Justin Wolfe (S) d. Jesse Wright-Crask 6-1, 6-0; Girls Singles 1 -- Whitney Williams (S) d. Abigail McDiffett 6-0, 6-0; Girls Singles 2 -- Hannah Hansmeier (S) d. Kate Alversado 6-2, 6-1; Boys Doubles 1 -- Alex Elson/Robert Miller (S) d. Andy Kim/Ryan Roys 7-5, 6-4; Boys Doubles 2 -- Daniel Frentzel/Kiefer Davis (S) d. William Kim/Wyatt Warfield 6-0, 6-1; Girls Doubles 1 -- Palden Flynn/Zoey Flynn (S) d. Kathryn Hoke/Felicia Krieter 6-0, 6-0; Girls Doubles 2 -- Abigail Clark/Tyanna Baker(S) d. Olivia Grant/Alexis Traxinger 6-3, 6-1; Mixed Doubles -- Alec Perry/Ellen Rumley (E) d. Shawn Almarillo/Taylor Matthews 6-4, 6-1.
E. River 9, Bartlett 0
Madisen Lewis won the only contested singles match between Eagle River and Bartlett on Tuesday, helping the Wolves to a 9-0 win in a CIC tennis meet against the visiting Golden Bears.
Eagle River added a pair of doubles victories, with six wins coming by forfeit.
Eagle River 9, Bartlett 0
Boys Singles 1 -- Jace Jerome (ER), won by forfeit; Boys Singles 2 -- Daniel Mclain (ER), won by forfeit; Girls Singles 1 -- Mary Stone (ER), won by forfeit; Girls Singles 2 -- Madisen Lewis (ER) d. Cheryl Anspach, 6-1, 6-2; Boys Doubles 1 -- Quinn Hulse/Ryan Casey (ER), won by forfeit; Boys Doubles 2 -- Eli Mullins/Graysen Spiller (ER) d. Kwan Lee/Sean Bieslin, 6-3, 6-1; Girls Doubles 1 -- Kendall Mullins/Kaitlin McCloud (ER), won by forfeit; Girls Doubles 2 -- Hannah Spainhour/Crimson Christian (ER) d. Kiana Mitchell/Jessica Romero, 6-2, 6-2; Mixed Doubles -- Jacob Klaaymeyer/Claire Bottini (ER), won by forfeit.
Dimond 9, Bartlett 0
Dimond won all four of its contested matches last weekend and five by forfeit in a 9-0 CIC home tennis victory over Bartlett.
Alex Ahn and Madison Chan each notched singles victories for the Lynx.
Dimond 9, Bartlett 0
Boys Singles 1 -- Alex Ahn (D) d. Sean Breslin, 6-2, 6-4; Boys Singles 2 -- Chad Balmes (D) won by forfeit; Girls Singles 1 -- Madison Chan (D) d. Mei Lim 6-0, 6-1; Girls Singles 2 -- Megan Ahn (D) d. Cheryl Anspach, 6-1, 6-0; Boys Doubles 1 -- Jun Lee/Jason (D) won by forfeit; Boys Doubles 2 -- Clayton Nadon/Jack Sedor (D) won by forfeit; Girls Doubles 1 -- Signe Stanton/Adrienne Fox (D) d. Jessica Romero/Kiana Mitchell, 6-0, 6-0; Girls Doubles 2 -- Emily Carey/Isabel Mills (D) won by forfeit; Mixed Doubles -- Alex Ripley/Savana Hartley (D) won by forfeit.