High School Sports

Dimond Lynx repeat as Cook Inlet Conference flag football champions

Another year, another Cook Inlet Conference championship for Dimond High flag football.

Sophomore Mai Makeati ran for 125 yards and junior quarterback Kali Hibbert scored a pair of rushing touchdowns Thursday night to lift the Lynx past West 12-6 at Dimond High. Dimond won the league’s title for the fourth time in the last five years and nine of the last 13 conference crowns.

Dimond finished with a 16-2 record. West, 14-3, appeared in the title game for the sixth consecutive season, placing second every time.

Hibbert scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and from 2-yards out in the fourth. West senior quarterback Lupe’lani Vaaia connected with senior Frida Vargas on an 8-yard pass play for a touchdown with 16 seconds remaining. Dimond completed the game with one kneel down.

Mateaki and Maile Wilcox totaled seven defensive pulls for the Lynx, and four of Lauren Tufaga’s six pulls went for a loss.

CIC flag football championships

Year Winner Runner Up Score

2121 Dimond West 12-6

2020 Dimond West 22-0

2019 South West 21-12

2018 Dimond West 26-6

2017 Dimond West 19-18

2016 Chugiak West 12-7

2015 East Dimond 19-6

2014 Dimond Service 6-0

2013 Dimond South 33-7

2012 Dimond West 14-6

2011 East West 13-12 (OT)

2010 Dimond East 21-15

2009 Dimond Bartlett 32-12

2008 Chugiak Bartlett 13-6

2007 Chugiak Service 33-7

2006 Bartlett Chugiak 19-18