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Alaska high school sports digest: Nov. 29


South 5, E. River 2

Jared Cruz scored two goals and assisted on another Thursday night to spearhead South to a 5-2 victory over Eagle River in a Cook Inlet Conference boys hockey game at Ben Boeke Arena.

Trevor Geerin added one goal and one assist for the Wolverines, and Steven Orizotti and Croix Evingson each scored goals. South's Ben Simpson made 19 saves.

Eagle River received goals from Carter Jesiel and Hunter Gally, and Justin Lopez stopped 26 shots.


Arctic Bears triumph

The Fairbanks Arctic Bears used goals from three different players Thursday afternoon to earn a 3-1 nonconference victory over Service-East in a girls hockey game at Ben Boeke Arena.

Courtney Evans, Zahn Thompson and Erika Martin scored for the Arctic Bears. Martin's third-period insurance goal came 41 seconds after Service-East's Kaitlan Miknich scored a power-play goal to cut Fairbanks' lead to 2-1.

Sabrina Nichols made 11 saves for the Arctic Bears and Julia Miknich stopped six shots for Service-East.


Service 63, East 21

Defending state champion Service rolled past host East 63-21 in a Cook Inlet Conference dual wrestling meet Wednesday. The unusual meet included seven forfeits by East, which chose to sit some of its wrestlers.

"Almost all their starters were out of the lineup," Service coach Luke Duffy said. "I've never seen anything like that. It was just a really strange event."

Matches were held in eight weight classes, with each team winning four.

Three of Service's top wrestlers missed the meet with injuries, yet the Cougars still fielded a full lineup. Duffy said he didn't know why East failed to field a full team.


Service 63, East 21

98 -- Slava Hoffman, Service, won by forfeit. 106 -- Kyle Willard, East, p. Katelyn Johnson, 0:40. 113 -- Tasha Mockta, Service, won by forfeit. 120 -- Joshua Fetko, Service, p. Min Park, 0:30. 126 -- Alexander Nanez, Service, won by forfeit. 132 -- John Pounds, Service, p. Mason Xiong, 0:30. 138 -- Calan Putman, Service, won by forfeit. 145 -- Larkin Santoyo, Service, d. Powers DesArmo by tie breaker 2 (9-8). 152 -- Tyler Thammavongsa, Service, won by forfeit. 160 -- Emetrius McCleod, Service, won by forfeit. 170 -- Andrew Gold, East, p. Sergio Pereda 2:25. 182 -- Joshua King, East, d. Hiapo McCandless, 11-9. 195 -- Trmaine Chisholm, East, p. Nicholas Cruz, 0:58. 220 -- Nicholas Stevens, Service, p. Ed Jones, 1:50. 285 -- Erich Pili, Service, won by forfeit.


Feckley wins award

After putting together his third straight impressive season throwing a football for the West Eagles this fall, Conor Feckley was announced Alaska's Gatorade Player of the Year on Thursday.

Feckley, a senior, threw for 2,305 yards and 23 touchdowns in nine games. He also ran for 140 yards and five touchdowns to help West reach the state semifinals for a second straight season.

Feckley, who quarterbacked West to a state title in 2010, threw just five interceptions this season and completed 60 percent of his passes.

Anchorage Daily News