Sports events schedule for Midnight Sun weekend

Submitted 2 years 2 months ago by jcook.

FAIRBANKS-Now here's the rundown for sporting events this summer solstice weekend.

Tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. the ceremonial start of the 54th Yukon 800 riverboat race at Pikes Landing.

In American Legion Baseball the Midnight Sun Baseball Tournament starts at noon. The Fairbanks 49ers play Dimond. Then the 49ers and Alaska Wild at 3 p.m. and West Anchorage against the Wild at 6 pm. ends day one. Those games are on Marlin Field.

At 10 p.m. the 32nd Midnight Sun Run starting at the UAF Patty Center. We'll have live coverage on Saturday.

At 10:30 p.m. at Growden Memorial Park the Goldpanners host the Lake Erie Monarchs in the 109th Midnight Sun Baseball game.

Some softball action at midnight on Saturday-the Midnight Sun Softball Tournament at the Hez Ray Sports Complex.

Sunday features the finale of the Yukon 800. Racers could be arriving for the finish at Pikes around noon.

The Wild host Dimond at noon on Arco Field while the 49ers play West Anchorage on Marlin Field in Legion baseball.

The Panners and Monarchs will wrap up their series on Sunday night at 7 p.m.