Local Sports Headlines

Baxter gets runner up in Alaska Match Play Championships

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:21 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-Fairbanks' own Adam Baxter went all the way into the championship round as the sixth seed in the Alaska State Match Play Championships at JBER in Anchorage. Baxter beat out the two seed Richard Teders and three seed Kevin Daniels.

Greg Sanders would come away with this year's title with a close 6-5 win over Baxter in the Finals. Baxter won the Alaska Match Play title back in 2011 and is the reigning State Amateur Champion.

UAF hockey signee gets drafted my the Canadiens

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:08 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Some notable NHL news for Nanook hockey fans this Saturday. One future Nanook hockey player was selected in the second day of the NHL Draft today.

Nikolas Koberstein, from Barrhead, Alberta, was drafted in the fifth round, 125 overall by the Montreal Canadiens. Koberstein signed a NLI to play for the Nanooks in the 2015-2016 season.

The 6'2, 200 pound defenseman played his first year of junior hockey in the Alberta Junior Hockey League for the Olds Grizzlies.

FGA has first day of Senior Amateur at North Star

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:06 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today also featured some competitions under a summer sun we haven't seen in a little while. The Fairbanks Golf Association had the opening day of their Senior Amateur Tournament this morning at the North Star Golf Club. Tees times started at 8 am.

A number of groupings were on the links as players swung and putted well into the afternoon.

Feierabend leading Sluice Box 100 race

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:58 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-An early start for sports events happening in the Interior today. The Sluice Box 100 began at 7 a.m. at the Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop Road this morning.

The race is in its third year and 41 individuals signed up as well as 68 people who made up 15 teams for run and bike relays.

A little bit of everybody from all over the country is running or biking. There are people registered from Boulder, Colorado, Palmer, Juneau, Anchorage and even my home area of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

West Valley's Simon and Eielson's Plask run away from the cops

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:49 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-One West Valley runner and a military police woman showed that young legs can make a quick getaway. Downtown Fairbanks on Cushman Street ,in front of the Police headquarters, was the start and finish of the "Run From the Cops" 5K on Saturday morning.

This 5K is put on to raise money for the "Wish Upon the North Star Foundation", a charity that supports children with life-threatening illnesses.

Two duos lead Goldpanners in double header sweep

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 18:55 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last evening your Alaska Goldpanners wrapped up their early season non-league schedule with a sweep.

After winning their series opener 10-2 over the Oceanside Waves the Panners swept the San Diego 8-3 and 7-5 in yesterday's double header at Growden Memorial Park.

Tanner Pinkston and Cody Nulph were the dynamic dup in game one both going 3-3 at the dish. They had six of the team's nine hits and five of the Alaska's eight runs. Pinkston scored four runs and Nulph hit three rbis.

Todd and Trettel take Thursday night races in North Pole

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 18:51 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-After a couple of weeks of weather not cooperating the North Pole Speedway was able to get some racing in on Thursday night. Even then the clouds were threatening but nothing came down on to the track and drivers took advantage.

Every race is important now that there haven't been too many guaranteed Thursday races because of the recent weather. The legends did a trophy race, one heat and a main event race last night.