North Pole Volleyball

North Pole’s Lindsey Elgin (4) celebrates as her teammates congratulate her on a great play during the West Valley Invitational Volleyball tournament at West Valley High School on Sept. 4. Hart Pisani/News-Miner

It’s now time for us to take a quick look at local sports once again.

Schedule changes

As always, there have been some schedule changes for the upcoming week.

This Saturday’s volleyball game between Monroe and Galena has been moved to 1:30 p.m. The Monroe football game has also been canceled. More can be read about that in today’s paper.

No Valdez rifle, Delta rifle on hold

This week marks the beginning of prep rifle season. While West Valley and Hutchison are scheduled to debut at noon Saturday at TVSA, there are two major announcements involving rifle.

Valdez will not have a team this season, meaning all previously scheduled competitions involving them have been canceled. More immediately, Delta Junction has not yet found a coach for the team. As a result, all matches with them have been canceled for now.

Delta was scheduled to host Lathrop on Saturday.

Lathrop only Fairbanks school ranked

The ASBN revealed their weekly rankings on Monday and the Lathrop Malemutes are the only Fairbanks team on the list. The Malemutes are 3-1 and rank second among DII-III next to Eagle River. Lathrop hosts Kodiak on Saturday.

North Pole wins Valdez Invite

There was plenty of out of town volleyball action this weekend. While official stats and scores were unavailable, we have some important results from the Valdez tournament.

The North Pole Patriots were the Valdez Volleyball Invite champions after earning the third seed on the first day of competition. Lathrop had been the first seed of the Gold Pool while Eielson had been first seed of the Silver Pool.

TT Tagovailoa of Lathrop was named All-Tournament and Most Valuable Hitter of the tournament.

Quick correction

In Sunday’s edition, an 80-yard touchdown run for Eielson against West Valley on Friday night was incorrectly attributed to Brandon Polesky. The touchdown was actually scored by Landen Salley.

Contact sports editor Hart Pisani at or 459-7530.