Sports Briefs

UAF women’s basketball guaranteed .500 record

UAF women’s basketball guaranteed .500 record

by Aaron Walling Sun Star 03/03/2015 The UAF women’s basketball team had an impressive victory over Montana State-Billings on Thursday, 74-55, behind the two-pronged attack by Kailee Skjold and Jordan Wilson who both had 20 points each. Skjold had a double-double with ten rebounds as well. What was more impressive was that this was Wilson’s first […]

UAF rifle finishes first in division

UAF rifle finishes first in division

by Eric Bennett Sun Star Copy Editor 02/17/2015 At the Patriot Rifle Conference Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the No. 2 Nanooks rifle team took first place. With a combined total of 4,680 points, they placed ahead of Texas Christian University, who took second overall with 4,665 points. Third place was obtained by Ohio State […]

Nanooks break losing streak with 3-1 win

Nanooks break losing streak with 3-1 win

by Zayn Roohi Photo Editor 02/10/2015 Hockey The Nanook hockey team ended their four game losing streak this weekend by winning games on Friday and Saturday night. On Friday, the Nanooks scored twice in the first period and once near the end of the game, which gave them the early upper hand in their 3-1 […]

Nanooks fall short in GNAC play

Nanooks fall short in GNAC play

Aaron Walling Sun Star reporter 11/03/2015 The Nanook women’s basketball team, 12-7, lost both games last week, unable to overcome strong guard play from both Simon Fraser Clan, 70-78, and the Western Washington Vikings 64-75, last Thursday and Saturday. Against Simon Fraser, the Nanooks played well through most of the game, with the lead changing eight times. However, […]

Rifle Recap 23/11

Rifle Recap 23/11

by Zayn Roohi Photo Editor The Nanook rifle team had a good start to the weekend after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday morning. The Wildcats were ranked as the number two team in the nation, and the Nanooks were ranked seventh before the match. The Nanooks were barely ahead after the air rifle portion of […]

Nanooks overwhelmed, Minnesota State Moorhead dominate GCI

Nanooks overwhelmed, Minnesota State Moorhead dominate GCI

by Aaron Walling Sun Star Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons went undefeated through the men’s basketball GCI Alaska Invitational to take first place. Second place went to West Alabama Tigers. Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons: Impressive play by the Dragons throughout the tournament led by the MVP Jordan Riewer who single-handedly defeated teams with his 3-point shooting. […]

Nanooks tune-up for the season

Nanooks tune-up for the season

by Aaron Walling Sun Star The Nanooks women’s basketball opened the new season with a strong showing against the Alumni team on Saturday. The Nanooks are looking into their new pieces to the team to see where they can build off of last season. One of the prevalent points from the game was the play […]

Nanook Women’s Basketball gears up for season

By Aaron Walling Sun Star  Nine wins, 17 losses. That was the record of last years UAF women’s basketball team. Some people would say that there needs to be improvement, that the coach needs to find better ways to utilize her team. However she finds optimism with this team. In basketball you want cohesiveness, your players […]

Nanooks honored at 2014 All-Sports Banquet

Nanooks honored at 2014 All-Sports Banquet

Kurtis Gosney/Sun Star Contributor May 6, 2014 Last Friday night, all members of the UAF department of athletics and I gathered at the Westmark Hotel for the 2014 Alaska Nanooks’ All-Sports Banquet to celebrate the entire 2013-2014 season for all Nanook sports. At the end of the night it was freshman skier and Elementary Education […]

Springfest hosts rugby tournament

Springfest hosts rugby tournament

Kurtis Gosney/Sun Star Reporter April 29, 2014 While most students on campus were busy attending mud volleyball, field day and other popular events during Springfest, there were others who gathered at the Ash Field at around 1 p.m. last Saturday and competed in a rugby tournament. This “tournament”, according to club president for the Fairbanks Sun Dogs, […]

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