The Lathrop Malemutes rallied for a 7-6 victory over the visiting West Valley Wolfpack in Tuesday night’s Mid Alaska Conference high school girls flag football game.

Aniya Tuck threw an 18-yard pass to Torrin Johnson-Oates to in the third quarter to even the score at 6 and Lianna Tuck scored on a one-point conversion run for the eventual win.

Olivia Manley’s 60-yard run put the Wolfpack ahead 6-0 in the first quarter.

Both teams are 4-1 overall and were coming off a matchup Sept. 5 at West Valley High School. The Wolfpack won 14-6.

Lathrop next plays in Southcentral, visiting the Chugiak Mustangs at 6:30 p.m. Friday and the South Anchorage Wolvervines at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

West Valley returns to action Sept. 19 against the Hutchison Hawks at 6 p.m at West Valley High School.

Hutchison faced the host North Pole Patriots on Tuesday night.

Hutchison is scheduled to play the Bartlett Golden Bears on Friday in Anchorage.

Hutch netters prevail

Hutchison’s mixed doubles of Isaiah Moore and Sofia Squires defeated North Pole’s Luke Roehrig and Amber Stewart to help the Hawks to a 4-3 victory in Tuesday night’s Mid Alaska Conference high school tennis dual meet at the North Pole High School courts.

Moore and Squires won 6-3, 6-2 over Roehrig and Stewart.

Hutchison swept the boys singles matches and also won in boys doubles.

Cooper Irinaga beat North Pole’s Wilson Wade 6-4, 6-1 in the boys No. 1 singles contest and Hawks teammate Eli Kirsch rallied for a 6-1, 6-5 (7-5) win over the Patriots’ Aaron Zeisel in the No. 2 match.

Irinaga and Hirsch combined for a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Joel Denham and Noah Connolly in the boys doubles match.

North Pole took both girls singles matches and won in girls doubles.

The Patriots’ Paige Stapp pulled out a 5-5 (7-5), 3-6, 8-6 win over Ana Brosnan in the girls No. 1 singles contest. North Pole teammate Grace Sikorski also needed an extra set to defeat Karilyn Blanchard, 3-6, 5-5 (7-5), 7-3.

North Pole’s Naya Derendoff and Daniella Conkey were tested by Hutchison’s Katy Kochte and Reighley Dean before taking a 6-3, 7-5 (5-1) win in the girls doubles match. 

Lathrop rolls

The Lathrop High School tennis team had only match go to an extra set and the Malemutes rolled to a 7-0 win over the Monroe Catholic Rams at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts.

Lathrop’s boys doubles of Peter Park and Connor Music pulled out a 6-4, 4-6, 8-6 victory over Miles Fowler and Oliver Pender.

Luke Millam won in boys No. 1 singles with a 6-1, 6-0 decision over the Rams’ Oscar Oravec.

The Malemutes’ Owen Averett won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, over Bryan Cotty in the boys No. 2 singles match.

Lathrop’s mixed doubles of Tifani Hollcraft and Ryan Thomas downed Erin Hendricks and Trevor Christian 6-3, 6-4.

Ashley Plys won twice by default — girls singles and girls doubles, with teammate Hannah Knott.

NP spikers triumph

The host North Pole Patriots rallied for a five-set victory — 20-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-18, 16-14 — over the previously Monroe Catholic Rams in a nonconference volleyball match Tuesday night.

Alivia Himebauch led the 1-1 Patriots with 10 kills and two blocks, and Kinley Erickson contributed eight kills and served four aces.

North Pole setter Ainsley Smith distributed 26 assists, chipped in eight kills, made two blocks and served two aces.

“Stamina,” Rick Swankie, by phone, said of a reason for the win. “They were tenacious in their attacks and we were able to stave them off enough for the win.” 

It was the first loss of the season for the Rams, 2-1

Madeline Muramoto and Chloe Maynard led the 2-1 Rams with a night-best of 15 kills each. Tia Campanelli provided 25 assists, while Maynard also had 10 blocks and Sophia Stepovich had five blocks. 

Jenna Hernandez compiled 25 digs for the Rams.

Hutch downs Eielson

The Hutchison Hawks held off the hosts Eielson Ravens 25-14, 25-12, 24-26, 25-18 in Tuesday night’s Aurora Conference volleyball match at Eielson Air Force Base.

The Ravens, 3-4 overall and 2-4 Aurora,  got 37 digs from Jessica Eid, while Shannon Holan registered 20 and Alyssa White had 13.

Gabriella Baker served three aces for the Ravens and White, Jessica Eid and Trinity Eliasen each had two aces.

Kurstin Grist contributed four kills, while White, Baker and McKenna Hopper each chipped in three.

Eielson was coming off a road and conference sweep of the Galena Hawks, winning 25-13, 25-14, 22-25, 25-13 Friday and 25-17, 25-8, 25-21 Saturday.

Eid served 11 aces, laid down six digs and produced 11 digs Friday, when Eliasen recorded 25 assists, 10 digs and two kills. Hopper registered six aces, six kills and a block Saturday, while Grist contributed five aces and two kills.

Contact News-Miner sports editor Danny Martin at 459-7586. Follow him on Twitter @newsminersports.

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