Local Sports Headlines

Miners snap Goldpanners 9 game win streak

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:56 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at Growden Memorial Park something kind of awkward happened. There was an uncharacteristic kind of loss.

The Alaska Goldpanners were up 1-0 in the first but Cameron Frost of the visiting Matsu Miners tied it up going deep to center field for probably the longest homer in Growden this summer.

Then in the top of the third Frost launches another long ball after a Matsu rbi. This one a two-run shot giving Matsu a 4-1 lead. Frost went 2-5 with three rbis.

Alaska Flight split in first games of Las Vegas tourney

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:48 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-After their first basketball games in Las Vegas the Alaska Flight teams 16U and 17U teams split.

The 16U squad won 47-34 over Basketball BC out Canada-a wire to wire win. Trevor Osborne of Grace Christian led the Flight with 14 points and Lathrop's Gabe Howard had seven points and five assists.

The 17U squad came back and trailed 36-40 to the NOC Stars with three minutes left but fell 44-36. Next for the 16U team is the Idaho Elite and the 17U team plays the New Mexico Select.

Record setting opening day of WEIO 2014

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:47 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The first day of of the 53rd World Eskimo Indian Olympics was a day to remember. Four new world records were made.

Bernard Clark out of Wasilla set a new record in the one hand reach, touching the ball at 70 inches. Clark talks about how he trained to set the new one hand reach record.

"I've hit 70 before in practices just a couple of times and I didn't expect it to be tonight. What I've been doing hanging a 3.5mm earplug piece that goes in earphones I've been hanging that and using that to target practice for," Clark said.

Baxter places fifth in Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:50 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Sunday was the final round of the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championship in Wasilla. Greg Sanders wins his second amateur title in three years. Sanders finished with a 276 score in four rounds. He was the only golfer under par at eight under at the Settler's Bay Golf Course.

Defending Champion Adam Baxter of Fairbanks finished in fifth after shooting an 81 on Sunday for a 301 total. Kevin Daniels was the runner up with a 297.

Holmes and Hudson win 15th Ester Dome Ass Kicker

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:49 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Sunday the 15th Annual Ester Dome Ass Kicker took place by the Ester Gold Camp area. 24 runners were in this year's field as they set out on the six and three quarter mile out and back course.

The trail in the fourth run of the Northern Trail Series had some hilly climbs as well as some good old mud. There was no way around but runners trekked through the bush and mud.

Wild bounce back from loss, Wasilla rolls

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:47 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There was some American Legion Baseball action this weekend. The Alaska Wild bounced back on Sunday against the Palmer Pioneers after getting swept by Wasilla on Saturday.

The Wild went wild scoring seven runs in the bottom of the second. Ben Hall went 2-2 with an rbi and two runs scored. Terrell Ford had a day on the mound tossing seven Ks, allowing two hits and one earned in a complete game. The Wild win 11-1.

Krause sweeps Mods at GFRA on Saturday

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:46 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-After last weekend's pond formation in the middle of the Mitchell Raceway dirt track the GFRA drivers made up for lost time this weekend with races on Friday and Saturday.

Kirk Krause in the 81 was the big winner Saturday night sweeping the modified races winning both heats and the main event.

There were some scary scenes with a couple of sprint cars flipping over but the drivers would be ok. The class finished their sprint shootout under a green white checkered and John McDonald in the 78 won the main event.