Sporty weekend events in the Interior

FAIRBANKS, AK-Finally tonight there are lots of fun sports related things to do this weekend.

For the runners bikers and swimmers the Chena Lakes Triathlon starts tomorrow at the Chena Lakes Rec Area off of Laurence Road. Registration is at 8 am and a potluck BBQ and awards ceremony follows the 500 yard swim, 11 mile bike ride and 5k run.

The VFW Post 3629 is hosting a horseshoes and ping pong tournament at post 324 on 2nd avenue. It's $5 for each event and $12 for BBQ plates. I heard they have brisket. Proceeds go to local veterans programs the VFW supports.

For spectators who want to see the next generation of baseball players the PONY Baseball State of Alaska Tournament is this weekend. Games go from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Teams from Fairbanks, Anchorage and Wasilla in the Northstar Interior Pony and Interior Baseball League will be competing in Mustangs, Broncos and Pony divisions.
Games are on Lions, Optimist and Growden no.5 fields.