Local Sports Headlines

Local boxer will represent Fairbanks in amateur bout in Washington

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:58 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Francisco Camacho, a West Valley 2007 grad, is going into a major fight this weekend on the amateur boxing circuit in Washington. He's 2-0 in his short career but he almost didn't have a boxing career to speak of.

Kelly Lawson, Camacho's coach, who was an 8 year pro and top 10 in the nation in the super heavyweight class, is also a West Valley grad. He stepped up to help Camacho's mother, Lawson's barber, told him her son was headed down a destructive path.

Weekend sports schedule

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:49 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There's lots to do this weekend and here's the rundown.

Tomorrow at morning at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area in North Pole is the Chena Lakes Triathlon. The 1500 meter swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run beings at 10 a.m. Also at 10am in Pioneer Park is the Opera/Fairbanks Run of the Valkyries. That's an 8K race.

The Goldpanners open their series against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots this weekend. Sat at 7 p.m. and a twin bill on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Panners sweep Oilers in double header

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:44 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Goldpanners are just in a groove offensively against the Kenai Peninsula Oilers.

In last night's double header the Panners won game one 11-5 despite Kenai's 14 hits. Hunter Villanueva and Tanner Pinkston both hit homers and another pair of Panners did the same in game two.

Cody Nulph and Vahn Bozohian had solo jacks giving them both five home runs this season.

Trettel and Todd win again on Thursday night in North Pole

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:39 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at the North Pole Speedway a good crowd was on hand for a good cause. There were a number of race fans who came out for Relay Night. Half of the admissions went to support Relay for Life Fairbanks. A few cancer survivors walked around the track as well.

As far as the races Destiney Todd continues to improve in her second year. She swept the two heats and the main event and now leads the Bandos by 117 points.

UAF's Kunyk sign's two-way deal with the Lightning

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:46 -- jcook

TAMPA BAY, FL-Former UAF hockey player Cody Kunyk inked a one year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning this week. Last year's WCHA player of the Year was a restricted free agent at the end of Tampa's season and did get a qualifying offer from the Lightning a week ago.

He signed a two-way deal on Tuesday. The details of his deal were not available. He'll either be a part of Tampa Bay or their AHL affiliate team the Syracuse Crunch which means he can receive two different salaries.

8th inning key in Goldpanners win

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:42 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Wednesday night at Growden Memorial Park the Alaska Goldpanners and the Kenai Peninsula Oilers locked horns for game two of their five game series.

The Goldpanners got off to a nice start after a Cody Nulph sac fly Jacob Hayes takes one out of the park his fourth of year. Alaska was up 3-0 but Grabriel Munoz answers with a solo shot of his own for the Oilers. His third jack of the season makes a 3-1 game.

Wild hold to defeat 49ers in league game

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:36 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night the Alaska Wild and Fairbanks 49ers clashed on Arco Field for an American Legion baseball game. This was a league game and it was a lot different from Monday's 11-0 win for the Wild.

There were five lead changes in this one but the Wild got two crucial unearned runs in the bottom of the 6th and win this game 6-3 in 7 innings.

Mike Fitzpatrick led the Wild with two hits, an rbi and a run scored. Terrell Ford got the save for the Wild.

The Wild are now 5-7 and 7-9 overall. They will host Wasilla this Saturday in a double header at Arco Field.