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Fjare sets new record on the running trails

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

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.

Kings rule Rams, Eielson opens season with a W

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS, HOMER-Saturday afternoon the Monroe Rams in their first game under new Head Coach Chad Comeau faced the Medium school level Ketchikan Kings out the Southeastern Conference.

Caleb Thomas scored the first touchdown for the Rams to give them a 6-0 lead from five yards away. Thomas scored twice for Monroe in the first half. This was a game. The Kings led just 13-12 at the half.

Lobendahn and Golden Bears dismantle Lathrop on Saturday

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-The Lathrop Malemutes hosted the Bartlett Golden Bears on Saturday night in the high school football season opener for both teams.

The Golden Bears starting the game off with the run game early as Vincent Lobendahn scores for the Bears on the first drive of the game putting up the first six points on the board. Malemutes tried to tie the game on the ensuing possession but the junior quarterback Glenn Maiden fumbles in the pocket. Bartlett recovers then scores after Lobendahn answers again for six after a short run to the endzone.

Week Two High School Football Polls

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-Now let's take a look at the week two high school football polls.

No change in the medium-small schools poles. Sohi is first, then Juneau Douglas, followed by North Pole and Eielson and Nikiski. All of the teams ranked won their season openers.

In the large schools poll West is still on top. South is second then Bartlett jumps to third for their first appearance in the polls. Service and Colony round out the large schools top 5 week 2 poll.

Patriots host Ketchikan for Wednesday night football

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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NORTH POLE-The North Pole Patriots football team will be doing something this week that the New England Patriots will be doing this season and that's getting through a short week.

Most NFL teams will have a Sunday and then A Thursday night game. Well North Pole came off a 41-35 victory over the West Valley Wolfpack in a classic high scoring game this past Friday night. Tomorrow the Patriots will host the Ketchikan Kings at Patriot Pride Field in the first Southeastern conference game for both teams. Wednesday is also first day of school so kickoff is at 6 p.m.

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