Dimond 38, West 8
The Dimond Lynx flag football team wrapped up the regular season with a 38-8 Cook Inlet Conference win Friday over West, a victory that sends the team into the postseason with a 31-game winning streak.
Tara Thompson scored four touchdowns, throwing for three and running for another at Anchorage Football Stadium. Half of her pass attempts were for touchdowns -- she was 4 of 6 for 128 yards, and she connected with Lauren Hines on touchdown passes of 60, 30 and 26 yards.
Malia Lyken provided two touchdowns, rushing 16 yards for one and returning an interception 42 yards for another.
Thompson rushed for 64 yards on three carries, including a 5-yard score, and Lyken rushed for 52 yards on six carries.
Thompson led the defense, which allowed West's touchdown in the waning minutes of the first half, with nine pulls. Vanessa Tufaga added five and Neno Martinez added an interception.
The win capped a 14-0 regular-season for Dimond, the defending state champions who are 31-0 over the last two seasons. Dimond's JV team also won Friday to finish 14-0, with a 28-game winning streak dating back to last season.
The Lynx will be the top seed when the CIC playoffs begin Monday with all eight teams in action.
"It's been a good run," Dimond coach Kathleen Navarre said, "and hopefully we'll hang on for the next three games."
Alaskans win, lose
The Alaska Baseball Academy Sockeyes split a pair of games Friday at the Arizona Senior Fall Classic in Peoria, Arizona.
The Alaskans picked up a 5-4 win over a Las Vegas all-star team in the morning before suffering a 6-3 loss to a Los Angeles Dodgers scout team from Arizona.
In the win, Brian Way of Sitka nailed down the victory by pitching five strong innings. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound righthander notched five strikeouts while giving up a pair of walks.
Scooter Bynum of Monroe went 2 for 4 with two stolen bases and scored a run. R.J. Dirschel of Eagle River and Ben Ross of Colony each collected singles, and Nick Jensen of South had a stolen base and scored a run.
In the loss to the Dodgers scout team, Joe Fitka of South took the loss. Fitka had five strikeouts in the first four innings but ran out of gas in the fifth, when the Arizona team scored three runs.
Erikson Fish of Sitka was 3 for 3 with two doubles and a run scored, Logan Williams of Bartlett hit a double and scored a run, and Way, Mitch Chausin of Wasilla and Elias Stratton of Palmer all contribued singles.
Nearly 500 college and pro scouts are at the showcase tournament, where the Alaskans play a Saturday game against MVP Baseball, a nationally selected all-star squad.