Alaska sports digest for Oct. 26

'Athlete' rounds up 'Rattler'

Tim Fields, a 164-pounder from Noorvik, defanged Eti "The Red-Fanged Rattler" Sevetusiuele in the main event of this week's Thursday Night at the Fights at the Egan Center.

Fields, a 22-year-old nicknamed "The Athlete," took a three-round decision over Sevetusiuele, 26, who weighed in at 168 pounds.

In a bout between 19-year-old siblings, Kayl Jamal outlasted Caine Spydar Jamal in the three-round Twin Brothers Grudge Match.

Ian Vinson def. Brandon Peterson, three-round decision. Cody Williams def. Cody Hess, three-round decision. Austin Jacques def. Neil Viens, second-round submission. Kayl Jamal def. Caine Spydar Jamal, three-round decision. Jacinta Seawood def. Courtney Ebert, three-round decision. Jacob Pouli def. Orlando Laws, three-round decision. Tim Fields def. Eti Sevetusiuele, three-round decision.

Fighting resumes Nov. 8 at the Egan. If you're interested in fighting, call 344-4155 or 764-4624.


Grace 3, Wasilla 0

The Grace Christian volleyball team wrapped up an undefeated regular season Thursday by breezing past Wasilla in three sets on Senior Night at Grace.

Senior Nicole Weisenfelder led the Grizzlies with nine kills, nine assists and seven digs in the 25-21, 25-16, 25-18 nonconference win.

Heather Green added eight kills and seven digs and Kinley Hickok served five aces to help Grace finish the regular season with a 14-0 record. The Grizzlies split a pair of matches with Mt. Edgecumbe earlier this season in Sitka, but those were endowment matches, which don't count on a team's record.

Soldotna 3, Ketchikan 0

Kaillee Skjold racked up 12 kills, eight blocks and eight digs Friday to fuel Soldotna's 25-18, 25-14, 25-18 volleyball victory over visiting Ketchikan.

Natalie Kress contributed 23 digs, Julie Litchfield added nine digs and nine assists, Katelynn Kerkvleit had six blocks and six kills and Heidi Westerman handed out 15 assists for the Stars.

Soldotna is 13-2 overall and 8-1 conference going into Saturday's 2:30 p.m. regular-season finale at Kenai.


Lekander advances in men's singles

Reed Lekander beat Jack Lewis in straight sets Thursday in men's open singles play at the Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot state tennis tournament at the Alaska Club North. Lekander won the match 6-4, 6-4.

Alaska Tennis Association

Birch Horton Bittner and Cherot state tournament

Men's open singles -- Reed Lekander def. Jack Lewis 6-4, 6-4. Men's 4.0 singles -- Swan Ching def. Ronielo David 1-6, 6-2, 1-0, Joseph Hemry def. Jolan Lanza 6-0, 6-0. Men's 3.0 singles round-robin -- Masaki Okabe def. Jared Wolfe 6-2, 6-2. Men's 50 singles round robin -- Brad Luczkow def. Chris Owens 6-1, 6-1. Women's open singles round robin -- Whitney Williams def. Ava Lekander 6-0, 6-0. Mixed open doubles -- Rendell Burghart/Adrienne Fox def. Katrina Brown/Eli Neslund 6-4, 6-3. Mixed 4.0 doubles -- John Gutsch/Saharra McKee def. Zach Vincent/Linda VanGoor 6-4, 6-2.

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