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Alaska sports digest for April 13

UAA BASKETBALL
Fossman is MVP

UAA's Kyle Fossman used his silky shooting stroke to lead the men's basketball team in scoring this season, leading to the junior from Haines being named the Seawolves' Most Valuable Player on Saturday at the team's year-end banquet at the Petroleum Club.

Fossman averaged 14.8 points per game, but contributed to the Seawolves' 18-9 overall record on a variety of levels. He led the team in steals with 1.2 per game. He also led the team in 3-point shooting, hitting 44.5 percent from beyond the arc on 65 of 146 attempts. Fossman also led the Seawolves in trips to the free-throw line, draining 82 of 96 foul shots for a team-best 85.4 percent.

The 6-foot guard, known to his teammates as "Iron Man," for the grit he displays on the court and his average of more than 36 minutes per game, was also given UAA's Jim Hajdukovich award, which goes to the player who best displays physical toughness, endurance and court awareness.

Liam Gibcus, the Seawolves' 6-10 senior center, also received multiple awards, collecting Best Defensive Player, the Bob Zundel Rebounders award -- for the player who best displays the qualities of sportsmanship and leadership toward teammates, coaches, referees, opponents, media and fans -- and the Academic Achievement award.

Redshirt freshman Christian Leckband walked away with the Most Improved Player award, and senior Chris Weitzel was named Most Inspirational Player.



BOYS SOCCER
South 3, Service 1

Connor Gonzalez, Blake Hepler and Luke Seymour scored goals for South on Saturday, leading the Wolverines to a 3-1 Cook Inlet Conference boys soccer win over Service at The Dome.

Gonzalez put South up 1-0 just prior to halftime, hitting on a long-range shot. Hepler and Seymour each struck in the second half to extend the lead to 3-0.

Service, which broke through late on a free-kick goal from Aaron Vanvalen, managed a number of decent shots, but South goalie Griffin Toomey made several nice saves to preserve the lead.

 

West 6, Eagle River 1

The West boys soccer team pummeled Eagle River 6-1 Saturday in a boys CIC soccer match at The Dome

Addie Platt notched Eagle River's goal.



GIRLS SOCCER
West 2, Eagle River 0

The West girls soccer team earned a 2-0 Cook Inlet Conference win over Eagle River at The Dome on Saturday.

Kayle Blackmore notched the first goal, getting an assist from Annie Rush. Maya McPhereson tacked on the second goal, and Mia Keyser recorded a shutout in goal.



PREP TRACK AND FIELD
Mathis paces Wasilla win

Wasilla's Peggy Mathis dominated the track Saturday in the Prosser-Whitmore Track and Field Championships, winning four events in helping the Warriors win the girls team competition.

Dimond won the boys team title and the overall combined team title.

Mathis bolted to victory in the 100, 200, 400 and 800-meter runs, her narrowest win coming in the 800, in which she clocked 2 minutes, 23.2 seconds to clip West's Rachel Roelle (2:23.5) by .3 seconds. Mathis ran the 100 in 12.92, just ahead of West Valley's Lawjen Ashmore (13.25).

Chugiak's Tyler Rohde picked up three wins in the boys meet, taking top honors in the 200 meters, as well as the 110 and 300 hurdles. Rohde had to fend off Bartlett's Taj Showalter in both hurdle events. He beat Showalter by just .01 seconds in the 110 hurdles, Rohde finishing in 14.69 and Showalter in 14.70. Rohde put a little more distance between he and Showalter in the 300 hurdles, Rohde crossing in 39.02 to Showalter's 40.05.

Rohde owns the state record in the 110 hurdles, set in last season's state meet at 14.61.

Dimond's Taylor Sims owned the hurdles in the girls meet. She outpaced Jaclyn Williams of Service in the 100 hurdles, posting 16.31 to Williams' 16.62. Sims finished the 300 hurdles in 46.63 to win by more then three seconds over Eagle River's Scout Warners (49.87).

The Dimond boys generated their only win Saturday in the 4x100 relay, David Schaffer, Fua Bobo, Jordan Tufaga and Michael Jones teaming to post 44.50, more than half a second faster than runner-up West Valley (45.13).

 

Prosser-Whitmore Track and Field Championships
Individual awards

Girls Athlete of the Meet -- Peggy Mathis, Wasilla

Boys Athlete of the Meet -- Levi Thomet, Kodiak

Team scores

Girls -- 1) Wasilla, 71; 2) Eagle River, 66; 3) West Valley, 60; 4) Dimond, 56; 5) Service, 44; 6) Grace, 42; 7) ACS, 26; 8) Kodiak, 25; 9) Lathrop, 21; 10) West, 20; 10) Bartlett, 20; 12) Chugiak, 19; 13) East, 15; 14) South, 12; 15) Palmer, 7; 16) Eielson, 3;

Boys -- 1) Dimond, 75; 2) Kodiak, 68.5; 3) Chugiak, 53; 4) Bartlett, 52.5; 4) Lathrop, 52.5; 6) Eagle River, 42; 7) West, 30; 8) South, 28; 9) West Valley, 26.5; 10) Grace, 19; 11) Service, 10; 12) ACS, 9; 13) Eielson, 8; 14) Wasilla, 6; 14) East, 6; 16) Palmer, 2.

Saturday's events
Girls

100 -- 1) Mathis, Peggy, Wasilla, 12.92; 2) Ashmore, Lawjen, West Valley, 13.25; 3) Harris, Dajanae, Service, 13.28; 4) McKoy, Catherine, Bartlett, 13.35; 5) Carter, Gen, Service, 13.42.

200 -- 1) Mathis, Peggy, Wasilla, 26.04; 2) Warners, Scout, Eagle River, 26.71; 3) Carter, Gen, Service, 27.45; 4) Ealum, Tanner, ACS, 27.60; 5) Eagan, Patty, West Valley, 27.64.

400 -- 1) Mathis, Peggy, Wasilla, 1:01.22; 2) Imig, Madison, Dimond, 1:02.08; 3) Acquistapace, Ellen, West Valley, 1:02.37; 4) Boggs, Nikole, Eagle River, 1:02.56; 5) Angell, Christine, Lathrop, 1:02.78.

800 -- 1) Mathis, Peggy, Wasilla, 2:23.2h. 2) Roelle, Rachel, West, 2:23.5h; 3) Walker, Allonna, Eagle River, 2:26.6h; 4) Hebard, Allison, Lathrop, 2:27.0h; 5) Kubichek, Megan, Lathrop, 2:29.2h.

1,600 -- 1) Northey, Jenette, Service, 5:11.20; 2) Mondl, Kaitlyn, Eagle River, 5:19.72; 3) Burroughs, Mariah, Wasilla, 5:23.14; 4) Trujillo, Anna, Grace, 5:31.65; 5) Ford, Jenna, Wasilla, 5:38.31.

100 hurdles --1) Sims, Taylor, Dimond, 16.31; 2) Williams, Jaclyn, Service, 16.62; 3) Geagel, Sarah, ACS, 16.84; 4) Esplin, Elissa, South, 17.09; 5) Johnson, Chrisalyn, Dimond, 17.26.

300 hurdles -- 1) Sims, Taylor, Dimond, 46.63; 2) Warners, Scout, Eagle River, 49.87; 3) Devine, Alysha, Wasilla, 50.67; 4) Barnett, McKenzie, Kodiak, 50.72; 5) Rowe, Kayla, Grace, 51.02.

4x100 relay -- 1) Service (Lauren Cuddihy, Gen Carter, Tatiyanna Venable, Emily Haas), 53.16; 2) West Valley, 53.52; 3) Chugiak, 53.61; 4) ACS, 54.51; 5) Lathrop, 54.56.

4x400 relay -- 1) Eagle River, (Dreanna Owens, Allonna Walker, Jordyn Bruce, Nikole Boggs, 4:14.31; 2) Grace, 4:16.75; 3) Dimond, 4:19.37; 4) West Valley, 4:19.47; 5) Lathrop, 4:25.87.

Boys

100 -- 1) Kott, Peter, Eagle River, 11.43; 2) Griffith, Tony, Eielson, 11.58; 3) Desmond, Hunter, Lathrop, 11.65; 4) Love, Deionte', Bartlett, 11.66; 5) Tufaga, Jordan, Dimond, 11.75.

200 -- 1) Rohde, Tyler, Chugiak, 22.48; 2) Desmond, Hunter, Lathrop, 23.18; 3) Jones, Michael, Dimond, 23.37; 4) Brown, Antonio, East, 23.38; 5) Eagan, Danny, West Valley, 23.79.

400 -- 1) Roylance, Kristopher, West, 52.19; 2) Tsigonis, Noah, Lathrop, 53.4h; 3) Clayton Brunelle, Cedarian, Dimond, 53.73; 4) Smith, Alec, Eagle River, 54.10; 5) Stephan, Roman, South, 54.38.

800 -- 1) Kveseth, Chris, Chugiak, 1:58.90; 2) Fried, Levi, Kodiak, 2:00.75; 3) Dolan, Thomas, Bartlett, 2:02.79; 4) Christiansen, Cole, Kodiak, 2:03.77; 5) Farr, John, East, 2:06.37.

1,600 -- 1) Thomet, Levi, Kodiak, 4:26.16; 2) Dolan, Thomas, Bartlett, 4:28.68; 3) Noon, Peter, West Valley, 4:29.38; 4) Farr, John, East, 4:31.11; 5) Turney, Taylor, Service, 4:33.22.

110 hurdles -- 1) Rohde, Tyler, Chugiak, 14.69; 2) Showalter, Taj, Bartlett, 14.70; 3) West, Andrew, South, 15.69; 4) Ellis, Wade, South, 16.34; 5) Elliott, Leroy, West, 16.47.

300 hurdles -- 1) Rohde, Tyler, Chugiak, 39.02; 2) Showalter, Taj, Bartlett, 40.05; 3) West, Andrew, South, 41.37; 4) Elliott, Leroy, West, 41.71; 5) Ellis, Wade, South, 41.96.

4x100 relay -- 1) Dimond, (David Schaffer, Fua Bobo, Jordan Tufaga, Michael Jones), 44.50; 2) West Valley, 45.13; 3) Lathrop, 45.17; 4) Kodiak, 46.03; 5) Bartlett, 46.22.

4x400 relay -- 1) Eagle River (Kit Hoog, John Randall, Alec Smith, Peter Kott, 3:35.06; 2) Dimond, 3:39.28; 3) Kodiak, 3:42.57; 4) Bartlett, 3:42.58; 5) Grace, 3:45.75.

 


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