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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).

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.

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.

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.

Patriots fall short of a big win at Palmer

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

FAIRBANKS-Last night the North Pole Patriots football team almost won another classic game. In another shootout the Patriots led 49-48 with about four minutes left but Palmer scored in the final minute and survived 54-49 for their first win of the season.

Chase Ferris scored the game winner when the ball fell into his hands after a tipped pass by the Patriots.

Hutchison and West Valley volleyball teams gets wins

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

FAIRBANKS-The Hutchison Hawks had their second home game of the season on Thursday night. Lathrop was coming off a win over Delta and Hutch beat North Pole in their opener.

Hutchison took the first two sets 25-8, 25-14.The Mutes were fighting back trying to avoid the sweep. Tyra Do led Lathrop with six kills as the Malemutes led much of the third set.
Hutchison would rally getting timely kills from Michaela Heyrend and Annalee Tidwell. Tidwell had six kills and Lina Heinrichs had 10 blocks.

Wolfpack down Rams in tennis

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

FAIRBANKS-In high school tennis West Valley beat Monroe 5-2 on Thursday and are now 4-1 in their first five matches.

Teresa Sample, Jared Lees and Brandon Vanlandingham picked up wins for West Valley singles matches.

Morgan Withers got a singles W for Monroe to go along with Monroe's win in girls doubles.

Monroe will play North Pole next Tuesday. West Valley faces North Pole next Thursday.

Holmes wins Northern Trail Series title, McDowell wins Musk Ox Run

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

FAIRBANKS-The seventh and final run of the Northern Trails Running series took place Thursday night. The Musk Ox Run. A number of runners trying to get their last points of the running season. The 11 mile run started at the UAF Musk Ox Farm.

It was a little chilly and a little rain out there last night but that didn't stop Devin McDowell, the Flint Hills Cup champion. McDowell finished the race in 1:14:38 for first place.