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Pats start the year 2-0 with 45-26 win over Kethchikan

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator
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NORTH POLE-The North Pole Patriots hosted the Ketchikan Kings in high school football for a special Wednesday night football game. The first day of school featured the first home game for the Pats and SEC conference game for both teams.

Before kickoff James Watson was honored during the coin toss as an honorary captain. The Patriots dedicated the field to him last night.

North Pole was up 8-0 after a touchdown from Simi Skips but Connor Hicks of Kayhi gets the Kings on the board with a shifty 61 yard run. He had three touchdowns and finished with 161 yards.

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.

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.

Weekend sports rundown

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:42 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Let's take a look at what's going this weekend for Interior sports.

Tomorrow there is an early high school football game. Eielson hosts Voznesenka at 10 a.m. on Buck Nystrom Field. Also the Monroe Rams take on no.4 Nikiski at 1 pm at Kiwanis Field right behind the Big Dipper.

In cross country the Interior Invitational starts at 11 a.m. with the girls' race. The boys race is at 11:45 a.m. at the Birch Hill Rec Area.

For high school swimming it will be day two of the Lathrop Invitational at the Hamme Pool on Saturday. That begins at 11 a.m.

Todd and Trettel win North Pole Speedway titles

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:40 -- jcook
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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.

Todd and Trettel win North Pole Speedway titles

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:40 -- jcook
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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.

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

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:38 -- jcook
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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.

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

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:38 -- jcook
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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.

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