Alaska high school sports digest: Jan. 31


Service 2, Dimond 0

Dustin Fritz stopped 25 shots Thursday night, including 15 in the second period, and Kirby Graff broke a scoreless tie midway through the third period to lift Service to a 2-0 upset of Dimond in a Cook Inlet Conference boys semifinal at the McDonald Center in Eagle River.

Dimond beat Service, 7-1 and 6-1 in the regular season.

Fritz kept the game scoreless with his strong second period.

"That's when he stood on his head,'' said Service coach Joel Carter.

Graff scored the game-winning goal on a power play, backhanding home a rebound of a Miles Giorgione shot from the left wing. Andrew Cummings also assisted on the goal. Michael Stephens clinched victory when he scored an even-strength goal off helpers from Brad Kuper and Luke Cooley with 69 seconds remaining.

Service advanced to Saturday's 6:30 p.m. championship game against regular-season champion South at Ben Boeke Arena.

Dimond plays West in the third-place game, which will determine seeding for the state tournament, Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the McDonald Center.


South 5, West 1

South's Jonathan Weston scored two goals and the Wolverines generated three power-play strikes Thursday night to earn a 5-1 victory over West in the semifinals of the boys CIC hockey tournament at Ben Boeke Arena.

The Wolverines also received goals from Aaron McPheters, Jared Cruz and Tyler Onstott. South's Steven Orizotti, Ronald Perry and Cameron Klatt each furnished two assists.

Eric Vandervort scored West's goal.

Nathan Wright stopped 12 shots for South and West's Joe Chekan made 36 saves.



Dudley bags 742 series

Bartlett's Ryan Dudley rolled the highest series of the day but Ryan Estaban and Andrew Pritchard knocked down enough pins to give the Dimond boys the team win Thursday at the annual high school Shootout at Center Bowl.

Dudley led all bowlers with a three-game score of 742. Estaban followed with a 714 series and Pritchard with a 657 series to power the Dimond boys.

In girls action, East's Taylor Schoeni was the top individual and Eagle River was the top team.

Schoeni rolled a 588 to edge Bartlett's Meghan Wake by two pins. Lexi Lindamood of East was third with a 572.

The high school season wraps up next week with matches at Eagle River Bowl on Thursday.



Individuals -- 1) Ryan Dudley, Bartlett, 742; 2) Ryan Estaban, Dimond, 714; 3) Andrew Pritchard, Dimond, 657. Teams -- 1) Dimond, 2) East, 3) West.


Individuals -- 1) Taylor Schoeni, East, 588; 2) Meghan Wake, Bartlett, 586; 3) Lexi Lindamood, East, 572 Series. Teams -- 1) Eagle River, 2) West, 3) Service.




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