Friday 24, Feb 2017

Iron Dog Leaders Will Arrive At Fairbanks Finish Line Saturday Afternoon

The remaining 16 racers in the 2017 Iron Dog are officially on the home stretch on the way to Fairbanks.

The majority of the teams are on a 10-hour layover before they start the last few hundred miles into the finish line here in Fairbanks.

On our current leaderboard, according to, the Aklestad/Johnson team are holding down the lead. The Davis/Simons team are holding down second place. The Gueco/VanMeter team have the Bronze Medal spot. The Huss/Sottosanti team are in 4th, and the Conlon/Folsom team will round out our top 5.

UAF Men's Basketball Playoff Hopes End In Loss To Central Washington

Thursday was a tough day for your Nanook Men's and Women's Basketball teams.
We'll start off with the Men's game, where despite four different players putting up double digit points for the 'Nooks, it was not enough as they fell 74-67 to the Central Washington Wildcats.

The Wildcats took control of this game early on as they scored 7 points before the 'Nooks were even able to get a single point on the board.
The Wildcats held the lead for the entire game except for when the Nooks had it tied up at 54 about 10 minutes into the second half.

Nanooks Lady Hoops Playoff Hopes Still Alive After Loss To Simon Fraser

UAF Women's Basketball were down in British Columbia Thursday night, taking on the Simon Fraser Clan.

This matchup was so hotly contested that the score was tied 13 times and the lead switched between teams 10 times.

Simon Fraser went into halftime with a 31-26 lead.
The Clan would hold on to that lead all through the third quarter then the Nooks were able to fight back and tie the game at 71 points.
Simon Fraser was able to make a heartbreaking, buzzer-beating shot with only 0.3 seconds left on the clock to put away the Nanooks, 73-71.

Alaska Aces Hockey Organization Will Suspend Operations At Season's End

The Alaska Aces, the Professional Hockey team in Anchorage have officially announced that they will be closing their doors at the end of the season.

The Ownership group informed the ECHL this morning and the league's board of governors approved the team's request for a Voluntary Suspension of Operations.

The Alaska Aces have had numerous playoff runs in their fifteen years of existence, as well as three Kelly Cup Championships.

Ice Dogs Will Close Out Series In Springfield, Hoping To Keep Playoff Spot

After splitting a series last week against the Minnesota Magicians, your Fairbanks Ice Dogs kick off a divisional series tomorrow down in Illinois to take on the Springfield Jr. Blues.

This series to close the season is arguably the most important set of games the Ice Dogs have competed in all year.
The NAHL Midwest Division is the most competitive as we approach the playoffs. The Ice Dogs are only one point behind Springfield for 3rd place in the division while Coulee Region are in 5th place and are creeping up on the Dogs.

Mt. Edgecumbe Basketball Edges Eielson Ravens Boy's, Girl's Squads

We had some High School Hoops action here in the Interior last night out on Eielson Air Force Base.

The Mt. Edgecumbe Braves came up from Sitka to go up against the Eielson Ravens in a non-conference double header.

The action started with the girl's game, which the Braves won in a convincing fashion; 53-5. Andronika Emanoff led the braves in scoring with 18 points, while Jeyani James led Eielson with 4 points.

Iron Dog Racers Reach Nome Halfway Point: Minnick/Olstad, Aklestad/Johnson, Davis/Simons Lead

All of the 21 remaining racers in the 2017 Iron Dog have checked into the Nome Halfway point and are awaiting the restart in Nome before they make their way to the finish line here in Downtown Fairbanks.

The top five teams in Nome are the Minnick/Olstad team, the Aklestad/Johnson team, The Davis/Simons team, Fairbanks' own Gunderson/Norum team, and the Menne/Thibault team.

UAF Rifle Team Ranked 5th For NCAA Championships In March, Following Loss To #2 West Virginia

The 5th-ranked Alaska Nanooks Rifle Team was down in West Virginia, taking part in an NCAA Qualifier against the 2nd-ranked University of West Virginia.

West Virgina was able to edge by the Nanooks 4,724 to 4,699.
Soren Butler and Sagen Maddalena shot a combined score of 1180, which placed them as the 2nd and 3rd overall shooters in the match.
Butler shot a 586 in Smallbore and a 594 in Air Rifle while Maddelena shot a 584 Smallbore and a 596 for Air Rifle.