Only one run was scored between Lathrop and Monroe in their state tournament openers.
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FAIRBANKS-Lathrop and Monroe did advance to this year's state tournament and our two Interior Mid Alaska Conference teams will play the top two teams in the state from last year.
Lathrop will face South Anchorage this Thursday at 4 pm. Monroe will take on Chugiak at 7 pm.
The ASAA state baseball tournament games will be in Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.
FAIRBANKS- Ice Dogs Hockey, Fairbanks gets the win over Kenai River 4-1 on Friday night.
Veteran Fairbanks forward Ryner Gorowsky marks two of those points on the night. Ice Dogs Goalie Gavin Nieto grabs 15 saves and Fairbanks would get the victory with a total of 41 shots.
The Dogs play Kenai River through Sunday before heading to take on Scranton next weekend.
The beginning of a Goldpanners baseball season is pretty much like a pick-up game. Players who don't know each other meet for the first time and immediately start playing. Over time all those new faces get names and then bonds and friendships are made which leads to wins. Here's more on the Goldpanners chemistry.
The sun was missing in last night's Midnight Sun baseball game but there was something else missing. Well someone. Monroe product Scooter Bynum played for the Alaska Goldpanners for the past two summers but now he is trying something new. From KTUU, our sister station in Anchorage, Kevin Wells has this report.