Spectators could feel the energy in Monroe Catholic High School’s Boileau Hall through the bleachers when Rams sophomore Katie Bast drew a foul, sending her to the free throw line with 27 seconds left in Monroe’s Thursday game against Ketchikan.
For three minutes and 25 seconds thuds from a basketball, tennis shoes squeaking on hardwood and calls from the Lathrop and Eielson boys basketball teams were the only sounds filling the Lathrop High School gymnasium on Friday night.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks and Simon Fraser University, the two 6-3 teams in Great Northwest Athletic Conference, took to the Alaska Airlines Court at the Patty Center on Saturday, with the third place spot in the conference up for grabs.
With his team trailing 27-24 and 3 minutes and 52 seconds left in the game, West Valley kicker Jake Golden gave the Wolfpack a chance to clinch the Dog Bowl and Railbelt Conference Championship title after recovering his own perfect onside kick on the 50-yard line.
Four-hundred-and-eighty elementary school students filled the bleachers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Airlines Court on Thursday to watch the Nanooks volleyball team defeat Great Northwest Athletic Conference opponent Montana State University Billings 25-12, 18-25, 22-25, 25-16, 15-6 and advance to 4-0 in conference play for the first time in team history.