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Todd and Trettel win North Pole Speedway titles

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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NORTH POLE-The final race of the 2014 North Pole Speedway season was last night. This last race was also Making Strides against Breast Cancer night. Half of last night's proceeds wento to Making Strides.

But for the drivers it as about Destiney Todd and All Trettel.

There was a wreck in the first heat of Bandos driving and Whitney Parzick had some issues in the second heat but Todd was able to navigate through a nine-car Bandos class for a sweep.

Then Trettel took two out of three in Legends class.

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.

Anticipation for high school flag football builds after first ever Jamboree

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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FAIRBANKS-The interest has been building for a couple of years and now the season is approaching. Girls flag football made its debut Tuesday in the form of a Jamboree. This first game like action was a little nerve racking for some of the girls.

"I was kind of nervous at first. It was kind of scary and yet again exhilarating at the same time," Lathrop freshman quarterback Mariah Nelson said. "I had a great experience. Now I know how to just keep running, don't look back."

High school swimming starts this weekend

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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