The Alaska Old Believer kids sports achievements

В Николаевске старообрядчевские дети активно занимаются спортом и участвуют во многих соревнованиях, добиваются неплохих результатов. Мы уже сообщали прежде сообщали о старообрядческой девичьей волейбольной команде из Николаевска. Ниже вы найдете новую информацию о достижениях и победах этих девчонок, а также прочие старообрядческие спортивные новости Аляски.

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Homer Alaska — Sports
Story last updated at 3:03 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nikolaevsk Lady Warriors win Nenana tourney title

Morris News Service — Alaska

The Nikolaevsk Lady Warriors took home the crown in the Nenana Invitational Tournament on Saturday, defeating the home team Lynx 53-42.

Up until the fourth quarter, the game had been very close, as the Warriors led 21-19 at halftime, and 38-37 after three quarters. But Nikolaevsk put the hammer down in the fourth, outscoring Nenana 15-5 and walking off with the victory.

Sophia Kalugin topped Nikolaevsk with 15 points (nine in the first half) and 12 rebounds, and teammate Kayla Stafford had 11 points. Kilina Klaich also chipped in nine points, and Serafima Kalugin and Nianiella Dorvall each added eight. Dorvall grabbed 11 boards as well.

In the boys NIT championship game, the Minto Lakers edged the Nikolaevsk boys 45-42, led by Tajh Washington with 18 points.

Eric Mametieff topped the Warriors with 16 points and 14 boards. Blake Klaich and Anthony Yakunin each added 12 points.

Minto built up a lead in the first half, outscoring Nikolaevsk 12-7 in the first quarter and 12-9 in the second, leading to a 24-16 halftime score. The Warriors then stormed back in the second half with a 13-8 third-quarter effort, but came no closer.

Three local girls were named to the NIT All-Tournament team — Sophia Kalugin and Kilina Klaich from Nikolaevsk, and Melissa Ehlers from Ninilchik.

Nianiella Dorvall from Nikolaevsk was named the tournament MVP.

For the boys All-Tournament team, Blake Klaich and Eric Mametieff of Nikolaevsk were named, as well as Jack Wheeler from Ninilchik.

In the girls third-place game, Susitna Valley topped Ninilchik 34-18. Sarena Drover and Emily Hartley had nine points for the Rams, while Melissa Ehlers had eight for the Wolverines. In the boys third-place game, Huslia topped Ninilchik 48-44. Joe Bitett had 16 points for Huslia, while Sam Mireles and Jack Wheeler each had 13 for Ninilchik.

Nikolaevsk boys 67, Kalskag 29

In Tuesday hoops action, the host Nikolaevsk Warriors rolled to a nonconference victory over Kalskag.

Neil Gordeev had 16 points for the Warriors, while Anatoli Fefelov and Blake Klaich had 14 and Nikit Fefelov had 10. For Kalskag, Joey Davis had 11 points, while Ronnie Kerr added 10.

Nikolaevsk girls 41, Homer JV 26

The host Warriors, without their two juniors, took on the Homer junior varsity and triumphed Tuesday. Nadja Gordeev had 12 points for the Warriors, while Madison Akers had 12 for Homer.

Nikolaevsk 67, Kalskag 29

Kalskag 8 6 6 9 —29

Nikolaevsk 19 16 30 2 —67

KALSKAG (29) — Davis 4 3-4 11, A. Hetherington 1 0-0 3, Levi 0 0-0 0, B. Hetherington 1 0-0 3, Kerr 5 0-1 10, Gordeev 1 0-0 2. Totals — 12 3-5 29.

NIKOLAEVSK (67) — Lasiter 1 0-0 2, Trail 0 0-0 0, A. Fefelov 5 4-5 14, Yakunin 2 0-0 5, Holub 2 0-0 4, N. Fefelov 2 0-0 10, Klaich 6 1-2 14, Gordeev 8 0-0 16, Mametieff 1 0-0 2. Totals — 29 5-7 67.

3-point goals — Kalskag 2 (A. Hetherington, B. Hetherington); Nikolaevsk 4 (N. Fefelov 2, Yakunin, Klaich). Team fouls — Kalskag 9, Nikolaevsk 10. Fouled out — none.

Warriors 41, Mariners JV 26

Homer JV 4 8 8 10 —26

Nikolaevsk 11 9 10 11 —41

HOMER JV (26) — Gherman 0 0-0 0, Draves 1 0-1 2, Turner 1 0-0 2, Walls 1 0-0 2, Akers 4 4-11 12, Waclawski 3 0-2 6, Kann 1 0-0 2, Davis 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-1 0. Totals — 11 4-15 26.

NIKOLAEVSK (41) — Klaich 2 2-5 7, Jones 0 0-0 0, Tipikin 0 0-0 0, Stafford 2 5-6 9, Kalugin 2 1-2 5, N. Gordeev 5 2-2 12, E. Gordeev 0 0-0 0, Hickman 4 0-0 8. Totals — 15 10-15 41.

3-point goals — Nikolaevsk 1 (Klaich). Team fouls — Homer JV 12, Nikolaevsk 14. Fouled out — Kalugin.

http://www.homernews.com/stories/020613/sports_nikol.shtml#.UTjOEkci78A

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Homer Alaska — Sports
Story last updated at 3:36 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Nikolaevsk earns top seed for Peninsula Conference tourney

Jeff Helminiak
Morris news Serivice — Alaska

It may be too early for March, but it’s never too early for madness.

Calendars won’t flip until Friday, but by that time the Peninsula Conference will already have 16 games in at its conference tournament at Lumen Christi in Anchorage.

Don’t count on the month holding its reputation for a lamb’s entrance, either, as Friday and Saturday will see 10 more games contested, including the all-important conference championship games Friday and the second-place games Saturday.

The first- and second-place teams at the tournament earn a pass to the Class 1A portion of March Madness Alaska. The 1A tournament features 16 girls and 16 boys this year and starts March 16 in Anchorage.

On the girls side of the conference tournament, Cook Inlet Academy and Nikolaevsk represented the conference at state last year and are the favorites to do so again this year.

Nikolaevsk earned the top seed with an 11-1 conference record, which includes double jeopardy games — or games which counted twice on the record because the Warriors were supposed to play the team twice but only played them once.

The No. 1 seed means the Warriors were the only team not in action Wednesday. While Nikolaevsk split with CIA this season, the next closest opponent was No. 3 Lumen Christi, which Nikolaevsk beat by 12.

«Everyone steps up at the conference tournament,» Nikolaevsk coach Bea Klaich said. «Being on their own court in Anchorage, it definitely won’t be easy to beat Lumen.»

The Warriors go into the tourney with a recent victory over CIA to boost their confidence.

«CIA is always the team we’ve been striving to go beat,» Klaich said. «When we lost against them in the second game of the season, it was a good loss. It showed us where we were.»

Klaich said keys for her team will be the inside presence of Nianiella Dorvall, the rebounding of Sophia Kalugin and handling pressure.

The Warriors return all five starters from last year’s run to state, and also have a Nenana Invitational Tournament title under their belts.

«We were playing the home team for the championship,» Klaich said. «It was a big crowd, but all of that in the long run helps us.»

The CIA girls had a 7-1 conference record and lost out to Nikolaevsk due to winning percentage. The Eagles play No. 7 seed Seldovia (0-10) today at 4:45 p.m.

«If anything it will get us used to playing on the bigger-sized court,» CIA coach Rustin Hitchcock said of missing out on the first-round bye. «Nikolaevsk took care of business and we didn’t.»

The Eagles will be looking for their fourth straight conference title and fifth straight trip to state.

Hitchcock said the team will be led by Megan Bauder, with Cara Davidson providing key defense on the interior and Nicole Moffis contributing on both sides of the court. But the coach said everybody will be key, because the Eagles must be on the same page on both offense and defense to be successful.

In other games today, No. 4 seed Ninilchik (6-6) takes on Birchwood Christian (4-8) at 9:45 a.m. and No. 3 Lumen Christi (7-3) takes on No. 6 Wasilla Lake (3-7) at 1:15 p.m. Nikolaevsk gets the Ninilchik-Birchwood winner Thursday at 3 p.m.

While CIA and Nikolaevsk are the clear favorites on the girls side, the boys tournament promises to be a scramble for the title and state berths.

«It’s going to be a phenomenal tournament,» Nikolaevsk boys coach Steve Klaich said. «There’s half a dozen schools that have very competitive boys programs this year.»

The top six seeds are as follows: No. 1 Birchwood Christian (13-1), No. 2 Nikolaevsk (16-2), No. 3 Lumen Christi (8-4), No. 4 Cook Inlet Academy (7-5), No. 5 Ninilchik (9-7) and No. 6 Wasilla Lake Christian (4-7). The final seeds are a young and improving No. 7 Seldovia (4-12), No. 8 Kodiak ESS (2-13) and No. 9 Nanwalek (0-19).

Kodiak ESS and Nanwalek start the tournament at 8 a.m. today, then the winner of that game moves on to play Birchwood at 8:15 p.m. today.

Nikolaevsk opens its quest for its first state bid since 1997 with a 6:30 p.m. game against Seldovia.

The Nikolaevsk starters have been playing together since junior high, and won the Peninsula small-schools basketball crown when many were in eighth grade.

«They’ve wanted to go to state ever since,» Klaich said.

That group is seniors Anatoli Fefelov, Frank Holub, Blake Klaich and Eric Mametieff and junior Anthony Yakunin.

Nikolaevsk’s biggest hurdle at the tournament may be wanting it too bad. Their only loss in conference came to Birchwood, in a game when the Warriors got down early and couldn’t come back.

Nikolaevsk found itself down early in many games this year.

«I think part of the problem is the boys are so up for games that they have too much adrenaline,» Klaich said. «They’re playing 100 miles per hour and the turnovers come at 100 miles per hour.»

Lumen plays Wasilla Lake at 3 p.m., while CIA takes on Ninilchik at 11:30 a.m.

The Eagles are the defending conference champions and have been to state in three of the last four years, while the Wolverines last made a trip to state in 2010.

They split games this year.

«Ninilchik fights hard,» CIA boys coach Justin Franchino said. «They are well-coached, they have a lot of size and they get after it.»

The Wolverines are led by the high-scoring Jack Wheeler. Franchino said CIA will count on the inside presence of Mylon Weems and on seniors Koebryn Mlynarik, Scott Habermann, Keefe O’Dell and Braden Chumley.

«Our biggest weakness has been taking care of the basketball,» Franchino said. «We have to be more patient on offense. Better decisions lead to less turnovers.»

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