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AISG Archery event could feature future national archers

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

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska International Senior Games continue competition this week. Last night I caught up with some seasoned pros with Archery bows.

14 archers came out to UAF Archery Range right off Farmers Loop road by UAF's upper campus. The archers aimed at 60, 50, and 40 yard targets and shot 45 times to get the best out of 900 points. There are five different styles like Barebow and Recurve.

Eielson poised to reclaim a smalls schools football title

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

EIELSON- Just three seniors return to the Eielson Raven football program this season. Albeit a young team like last season they've earned their lumps. Eielson went 5-4 overall and finished in a 3-way tie with a 5-1 record in the Greatland Conference. They want a state title like everyone else, their last one was in 2012 but they're focused on improving together as a team first.

West Valley football team eyes 2014 playoff spot, face North Pole in opener

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

FAIRBANKS-So close but yet so far. Last year the West Valley Wolfpack were one game away from making the postseason but lost 42-13 in Colony in the season finale. The pack went 3-5 overall and 1-3 in the Railbelt. Second year head coach Kyle Allison learned that preparation before game day is the most important thing.

"We wanted to make sure that every player that stepped on the field was confident in their ability and confident in their assignment also. So we just wanted to make sure our kids had better preparation and were able to execute when asked," Allison said.

High school swimming starts this weekend

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

FAIRBANKS-Bringing up the rear for the fall prep sports schedule is high school swimming. The first swim meet of the season is this weekend. The Lathrop Invitational starts this Friday evening at 6 pm. and continues Saturday morning at 11 a.m. at the Hamme Pool. Lathrop, Hutchison, West Valley, North Pole, Monroe and Palmer will be in the pools this weekend.

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.