East takes two
Sparked by Sydney Smith's arm and Taria Page's bat, the East High softball team breezed to a pair of victories Friday at Albrecht Fields.
East ended both games in four innings, beating Juneau 15-1 and West 9-0. Smith pitched every inning for the Thunderbirds.
Page scored three times in the game against Juneau. She went to the plate four times and drew three intentional walks. The only time Juneau pitched to her, she homered.
Page was 2 for 3 in the win over West and Lilly Blair was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs. Pauline Tufi and Nikki Olsen led West, with Tufi going 3 for 3 and Olsen 2 for 3.
West 6, West Valley 3
Pauline Tufi pitched a five-inning complete game and homered to power West's 6-3 win over West Valley on Friday at Albrecht Fields.
Also delivering for the Eagles were Nikki Olsen, who was 3 for 3 with an RBI; Nanea Tali, who was 2 for 2; and Lauren Syrup, who was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Service 7, Kodiak 1
Bolstered by a five-run second inning, Service cruised to a 7-1 nonconference softball win Friday night against Kodiak at Wendler Middle School.
Service starter Keaira Caldarera pitched three scoreless innings and went 2 for 2. Lily Kagen added a pair of hits and a pair of RBIs for the Cougars, and Brooklyn Spooner pitched the last two innings.
South 1 Service 0
Morgan Hooe scored the only goal of the match late in the second half Friday, lifting South to a 1-0 Cook Inlet Conference girls soccer win over Service.
Hooe scored off a pass from Claire Lovering.
West 12, South 0
Dalton Gantner-Chapman struck out 11 and surrendered just two hits Thursday night to propel the West High baseball team to a 12-0 Cook Inlet Conference victory over South at Mulcahy Stadium.
Jacob Hilowitz went 2 for 3 for the Eagles, doubled and drove in two runs. Daelin Livingston also drove in two runs, and Ted Kelly doubled among his two hits and also drove in a run.
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Dimond 3, E. River 0
Jack Sedor, freshman Elijah Moses and Ian Wilber scored goals Thursday night at Eagle River to give the Dimond boys soccer team a 3-0 Cook Inlet Conference win over the Wolves.
Earlier this week, Sedor, Kerrick Eagle and Clayton Nadon bagged goals in a 3-0 win over East at Dimond High.
Sedor has racked 17 goals and nine assists in 11 matches, Wilber has scored five goals, and Eagle and Nadon have each scored four.
"It's nice having those guys doing well, but we need more support from the rest of the team,'' said Dimond coach Barat Killian.