Alaska high school sports digest: Dec. 12


Dimond-West wins

Four players furnished goals in Dimond-West's 4-1 victory over South-Bartlett in girls Cook Inlet Conference hockey action Wednesday at Ben Boeke Ice Arena.

South-Bartlett grabbed a 1-0 lead after one period thanks to Mackenzie Millen's goal.

Dimond-West knotted the score with a second-period goal by Sara Peters and pulled away with three third-period goals. Pauline Tufi scored the go-ahead goal early in the period and Allye Brodie and Brandi Muller provided insurance goals late.

Goaltender Isabella Sellers stopped 14 shots for Dimond-West and Zoe Scherer fended off 23 shots for South-Bartlett.


East 40, Dimond 38

East wrestlers delivered five pins Wednesday night, when the Thunderbirds racked a 40-38 dual-meet victory over host Dimond in a Cook Inlet Conference match.

T-bird wrestlers Malcolm Belcher (160 pounds), Andrew Gold (182), Keanu King (285), Alex Kennedy (126) and Anthony Casas (152) all won by fall.

Recording pins for the Lynx were Mike Anders (170), E.J. Tung (113) and David Waters (120).

East 40, Dimond 38

160 -- Malcolm Belcher, E, pinned Robert Guy, D, 3:55. 170 -- Mike Anders, D, pinned Chun Lee, E, 0:57. 182 -- Andrew Gold, E, pinned Brandon Bailey, D, 2:36. 195 -- Alex Balasi, E, maj. dec. Brody Jones, D, 12-4. 220 -- Gabriel Mayo, D, dec. Trmaine Chisholm, E, 10-6. 285 -- Keanu King, E, pinned Cody Wadsworth, D, :56. 98 -- Double forfeit. 106 -- Kyle Willard, E, forfeit. 113 -- E.J. Tung, D, pinned Christine Sain, E, 0:31. 120 -- David Waters, D, pinned Alvin Hernandez, E, 2:20. 126 -- Alex Kennedy, E, pinned Austin Deville, D, 1:06. 132 -- Xavier Hannah, D, forfeit. 138 -- Matthew Harvey, D, pinned Trevor Cole, E, 1:16. 145 -- Nick Mayser, D, tech. fall Jeriah Smith, E, 2:17 15-0. 152 -- Anthony Casas, E, pinned Ben Clayton, D, 1:15.

Service 75, E. River 12

Service wrestlers racked seven pins and a major decision Wednesday night, along with five forfeit wins, to beat visiting Eagle River, 75-12, in a CIC wrestling match.

Both Eagle River wins came by pin.

Service 75, Eagle River 12

126 -- Riley Romero, S, forfeit. 132 -- Nyeem Johnson, S, pinned Gavin Arnold, ER, 1:41. 138 -- Hayden Riebe, ER, pinned Marcos Gonzales, S, :58. 145 -- Cory Florence, ER, pinned Jack Austin, S, 1:15. 152 -- Tyler Thammavongsa, S, pinned Xavier Horton, ER, 5:51. 160 -- Emetrius McCleod, S pinned Jimmy Stemper, ER, 3:56. 170 -- Brandon Lea, S, pinned Justin Vanderlooven, ER, :58. 182 -- Aaron Densmore, S, forfeit. 195 -- Nicholas Cruz, S, pinned Taylor Leheny, ER, 1:28. 220 -- Derek Zorea, S, forfeit. 285 -- Nicholas Stevens, S, pinned Austin Thomas, ER, 1:00. 98 -- Slava Hoffman, S, forfeit. 106 -- Tasha Mockta, S, forfeit. 113 -- Slade Lindsoe, S, pinned Justin Toth, ER, 1:58. 120 -- Joshua Fetko, S, maj. dec. Zack Luff, ER, 13-4.

Service deducted one team point for unsportsmanlike conduct.


Gatorade honors Swiss

Junior Leah Swiss of Dimond, an outside hitter who helped the Lynx to the Class 4A state championship, has been named the 2012-13 Gatorade Player of the Year for volleyball.

Swiss generated 29 kills in a state-championship win over South and was named Most Valuable Player of the state tournament.

"What impresses me most about Leah Swiss is that she is a true team player and she doesn't hesitate to own up to her mistakes,'' said Service coach Brian Stenehjem. "She is exciting to watch and she is able to raise her teammates' level of play with her leadership.''

Swiss holds a 3.58 grade-point average and has volunteered with Special Olympics and at a nursing home, and coached youth volleyball.

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