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Arnold and Macleod win Alaska State Senior Am Golf titles

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

Eielson poised to reclaim a smalls schools football title

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

Dahill leads three winners in first Interior Alaska Cross Country Series

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-The first race in the Interior Alaska Cross Country Series was on Saturday at the West Ridge Trails after the West Valley Invitational which was the first local run of the season for high school cross country runners.

Here are the results from the AK Cross Country series opener. 20 runners competed in three different categories.

Tommy Dahill won the four mile race in 24:01. Melissa Lewis was the runner up in 24:52.

Wolfpack volleyball team opens the season against the Rams

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-Head Coach Dave Cox and his Wolfpack Volleyball team are back in the gym for the 2014 season. Last year the Pack won their six straight MAC title and 5 straight regional title before finishing 7th in the state tournament.

"We had a pretty solid team, strong rotation with hitters in all positions. I think we aren't quite as strong in that respect this year but I'm hoping-I'm moving some people around a little bit and I'm hoping to fill those gaps. Once we do we'll be just as tough," Cox said.

Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2014 training camp begins this weekend

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-Training Camp 2014 begins this weekend for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Players are already starting to arrive in Fairbanks today and throughout the weekend.

The kickoff event to the season is this Saturday at 9am-the 14th Annual Fairbanks Ice Dogs Golf Scramble at the Fairbanks Golf Course. A nice meet and greet with the new players and a chance to see some of the returners as well.

This Sunday the 24th is the first day of training camp. Practice is at 9:30 am, then he defending Robo Cup Champs will have their first scrimmage at 5:30 at the Patty Center Ice Arena.

6 Panners makes All-ABL team, Grahovac wins Coach of the Year

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-The season is over but the Alaska Baseball League recently announced their end of the year awards and All-ABL team. The Goldpanners were represented well. Head Coach Mike Grahovac was named coach of the year for ABL Champion Alaska Goldpanners. That's the second year in a row a first year Goldpanners manager won coach of the year. Bryan Harris did it last year.

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