Reilly, Holloway star at Shrine game
Nikiski's Josh Reilly threw for a touchdown, caught a pair of passes for 33 yards and ran the ball for 28 yards, earning MVP honors as his South squad defeated the North 28-6 in the 24th annual Shrine North-South Classic at Anchorage Football Stadium.
Reilly may be a bit fuzzy about the details -- a knock on the noggin late in the game had him headed for the hospital to check for a concussion -- but his touchdown pass on a halfback option was caught by Nikiski teammate David Holloway and went for 32 yards.
Holloway caught another touchdown pass in the game, thrown by Dimond's Jason Simmons, and was named the South's offensive player of the game. Holloway finished with two catches for 52 yards and also had an interception he returned 37 yards to set the South up with a first-and-goal from the North 1-yard line.
Nikiski's Chuck Seater kick a pair of extra points, and Skyview's Mark McGarry, playing safety for the South squad, broke up two passes -- one of them in the end zone -- and nearly picked off another.
Homer's Aaron Smith stood out on special teams and defense for the South. Smith recovered two attempted onside kicks by the North, and stripped Chugiak running back Jeff Smiley of the ball to force a fumble and a turnover in the third quarter.
The annual all-star football game raised more than $20,000 for the Shriners' Children's hospital fund.
Denver skates past UAA
DENVER -- Greg Barber broke a 2-2 tie with a goal early in the third period as the University of Denver defeated Alaska-Anchorage 3-2 on Saturday.
Denver (4-0-0, 2-0-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) also got goals from Chris Paradise and James Connor. Adam Berkhoel had 22 saves.
Petr Chytka had both goals for Alaska-Anchorage (1-4-1, 0-2-0). Kurt Reiter turned away 22 shots. Denver was 1-for-7 on power play chances. Alaska-Anchorage was 0-for-3. Denver beat Alaska-Anchorage 7-2 on Friday and is off to its best start since 1998.
Lake Superior St. defeats UAF
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- Terry Denike made 39 saves Saturday night as Lake Superior State beat Alaska-Fairbanks 4-1 to split a weekend CCHA series. The Lakers (2-4-0, 1-3-0), coming off a 3-2 loss a night earlier, scored first on Chris McNamara's shorthanded goal 2:21 into the game.
The Nanooks (6-2-0, 2-2-0) tied it on Bobby Andrews' goal at 4:20 of the second period before Jeremy Bachusz put Lake Superior ahead to stay with 1:42 left in the period.
Kyle Anderson and Aaron Davis had unassisted goals 39 seconds apart late in the third period. Davis scored after Fairbanks pulled goalie Preston McKay, who made 16 saves.
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