FAIRBANKS—The Eielson Ravens opened the dual meet portion of the Class 1A-2A-3A high school wrestling season by posting a 48-24 victory against the Hutchison Hawks Thursday night at Eielson.
The Ravens won all but one of the matches they wrestled and all of the Ravens wins in matches wrestled were by pin.
Eielson’s Keyan Kincade (170) and Nate Ezell (132) pinned their opponents in less than a minute. Kincade won in 16 seconds and Ezell took 45 seconds to pin his counterpart from Hutchison.
Other Eielson wrestlers to win by fall were Kalib Dunlap at 126, Robert Agard at 145 and Wyatt Dunlap at 182.
“I’m really proud of the way the football players came out and wrestled,” said Eielson coach Vern Dulany. “It’s pretty tough to be thrown out there that quickly.”
The Eielson football team won the small schools state championship with a 27-7 win against Nikiski last Saturday at Chugiak High School.
“We’ve still got a lot to work on, but overall we wrestled well,” Dulany added.
Eielson’s Cody Cain (138), Tyler Phillips (152) and Austin Edson (220) all won by forfeit.
Hutchison’s lone winner was 160-pounder Ryan Madrano, who won by fall in 3:12.
Jamison Titus (98), Emmy Stern (113) and Jesse Roehl (285) all won by forfeit for Hutchison.
The Lathrop Malemutes and Delta Junction Huskies go into different volleyball tournaments on high notes after winning matches Thursday evening.
The Malemutes defeated the Houston Hawks 25-22, 23-25, 25-11, 25-21 in Houston. Lathrop plays in the Dimond/Service tournament this weekend in Anchorage.
Delta Junction swept Galena in Aurora Conference action, 25-7, 25-13, 25-9. The Huskies host their own tournament starting today in Delta Junction.
Lathrop got a bit of revenge against Houston, after the Hawks beat Lathrop a few weeks ago in Fairbanks
“It was an awesome match to watch, an awesome match to coach and awesome that we were able to win,” Lathrop coach Joe Donoghue. “We played well all the way around.”
Ruthy Hebard led the Malemutes with 15 kills, Christine Angell knocked down nine kills and Mikayla Triplehorn added four.
Emily Krier registered seven aces and Angell had five. Angell also contributed a team-high 16 kills for the Malemutes, while Karli Fitzgerald had 13 and Abbi Walker and Yvhonne Sam tallied 10 apiece.
Donoghue said the serving of Angell and Walker got Lathrop off to a double-digit lead in the third game, but the rest of the match was rally-intensive.
“It was nice to see us win some of those battles,” Donoghue said.
Details on the Delta Junction match were not available.
Gabe Stutz posted a scored of 519 in the smallbore portion of Tuesday’s high school rifle match against Lathrop. Hutchison won the match 2,093 to 2,050.
Also Hutchison’s final score final team score in the air rifle match was reported incorrectly. The Hawks actually lost that match 2,202-2,167. Thus, if the two scores had been added together, Hutchison would have won the combined match by eight points.
Sports editor Bob Eley apologizes for those mistakes.
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