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AISG continues this week with some interesting sports on deck

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska International Senior Games have some interesting events coming up on the schedule as the games continue.

Pickleball took place this afternoon starting three days of pickleball action with men's and women's singles as well as doubles and mixed doubles play. Bowling and Cycling highlight tonight's events.

There will be a 10K run tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area. Archery will take place tonight and tomorrow at the UAF Archery Range at 6 pm.

99-year-old participates in one of AISG's headline events

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-Today the 11th Alaska International Senior Games continued and Weeks Field was the site for arguably one of the most popular sports of AISG.Bocce.

Bocce is essentially curling on grass and the interest has been growing much like pickle ball another popular event among seniors. 120 competitors signed up for Bocce this year setting a new record for participants.

Arnold and Macleod win Alaska State Senior Am Golf titles

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-Sunday was the final day of the Alaska State Senior Amateur Championship at Chena Bend Golf Course.

William Arnold (227) out of Anchorage held on for a three stroke win for the men's championship highlighted by a 72 on day two. Peter Hakes (230) took second. Randy Merrill shot a 72 on Sunday and jumped from eighth to third (232).

Susie Macleod is this year's women's champion. Her total score of 240 included a championship flight best score of 78 on day two. Teresa Fisher (256) was second and Cathy Shuttleworth finished third (268).

Local soccer teams win medals in AK Youth Soccer Cup

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-A big soccer tournament was hosted by the Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association this weekend. The Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup had 27 teams from all over the state came to Fairbanks for the tournament which featured U12 up to U18 squads.

Among the notables the Eclipse 2000 team won the U15 girls State Cup with a 2-1 win over the Alaska Rush in Sunday's final.

The Fairbanks U12 boys team the Fairbanks Rush won the boys title shutting out the Alaska Rush 2-0. The Fairbanks Rush also won the U14 boys crown.

Fjare sets new record on the running trails

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-One runner made heads turn on the trails this weekend. Dana Fjare was the big winner despite finishing second overall in the Granite Tors Run on Saturday. Fjare's time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 45 seconds broke a 15 year old record set by Jane LeBlond who ran 2:33:49 in 1999. The Granite Tors is the 6th race in the Northern Trails series.

Devin Mcdowell came in first in 2:19:51 to win the men's title in the Granite Tors Run.

Upcoming start dates for fall prep sports

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-The high school football season isn't the only fall prep sport that's about to start. Cross country will begin this weekend. On Saturday at the West Ridge trails the West Valley Wolfpack will have the West Valley Invitational at 10 a.m. to start their season.

You can't forget about the new sport-flag football. Official practices started yesterday for the ladies. Lathrop, North Pole, Hutchison and West Valley are looking to field teams this fall for flag football. A schedule is still in the works.

West Valley and Lathrop win season openers in tennis

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-Yesterday was the 2014 season opener for Interior high school tennis teams at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts the Monroe Rams faced the Lathrop Malemutes.

Lathrop's James Kardash won 6-0, 6-0 over Jacob Ravenhorst in men's singles. Kyle Hackett also of Lathrop won the second men's single match 6-3, 6-3 over Ryan Michele.