Alaska High School Sports Digest: Nov. 3

Andrew Cummings, Miles Giorgione and Kirby Graff each scored for Service, and the Cougars skated to a 3-1 win Saturday over Eagle River in a Cook Inlet Conference boys hockey game at Ben Boeke Arena.

Cummings opened scoring on a first-period power play on an assist from Braden Mitchell. The Cougars scored twice in the second period, with Cummings assisting Giorgione to put Service up 2-0 and Mitchell bagging his second assist on Graff's goal.

Service goalie Dustin Fritz stopped 21 shots, allowing Brett Wood to score Eagle River's only goal. Carter Jesiel and Wyatt Beebe each earned assists on the third-period goal.



Service-East 9, Chugiak-Eagle River 0

Hat tricks from Heather Merkouris and Amy Brassard led the Service-East girls hockey team to a 9-0 Cook Inlet Conference win over Chugiak- Eagle River at Ben Boeke Arena on Saturday.

Merkouris scored the game's first two goals and added her third 11 seconds after Madisan Millar notched a first-period goal. Brassard put Service-East up 4-0 with her first goal in the final minute of the opening frame.

Kaitlin Miknich and Felila Manu contributed second-period goals, and Brassard completed her hat track with two scores in the third period. Service-East goalie Katy Martin stopped three shots.



Soldotna nets region title

Kaillee Skjold had a hand in 16 blocks, getting four of them on her own, and ripped 18 kills Saturday to help Soldotna down Palmer in four sets in the championship match of the Region III volleyball tournament in Soldotna.

Skjold was named conference Most Valuable Player and was joined in the all-conference team by three teammates, all of whom contributed in the title match -- Heidi Westerman (38 assists, 21 digs, four aces), Julie Kaycee (12 kills, seven blocks, two aces) and Natalie Kress (35 digs, four aces).

Skyview rules Southcentral

The Skyview Panthers captured the Class 3A Southcentral Conference volleyball championship Saturday by beating Nikiski.

Grace Christian, led by tournament MVP Nicole Weisenfelder, placed third.

All three teams advanced to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament that begins Thursday at the Menard Center in Wasilla.


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