FAIRBANKS-This morning up at UAF was the Spruce Tree Classic Run. Now this run usually starts up at the Patty Center but this year it started at the UAF West Ridge Ski Hut because of construction along the traditional running trail. This year's route was different resulting in a shorter race a 6 mile race. It's usually 7.2 miles.
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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.
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.
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.
FAIRBANKS-Last night at West Valley High School was the Jim Loftus Mile Run. It's open to all who want to go four times around the track at West Valley high school. It's in honor of the late Jim Loftus who was a fixture in the local running community. His family was on hand to run and support as well as some top Interior runners. 50 people signed up before the race.
There were seven heats, two for kids, two women's heats and three men's heats.
FAIRBANKS-A pretty busy next couple of days for Interior sports in the last weekend of June.
Tomorrow morning, early in the morning, is the start of the Sluice Box 100. It starts at 7 a.m. at the Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop Road.
Up at the UAF Patty Center at 10 a.m. is the Spruce Tree Classic. That's a 7.2 mile run.
If you into a fun 5K how about the Run from the Cops Run? That's at 11 a.m. on Cushman Street by the Police Headquarters.
SPAIN-Today the Interior's own Brad Oleson became a basketball champion again. FC Barcelona held on for the 83-81 victory over Real Madrid in the title clinching fourth game of the five game series in ACB Spanish Basketball League Finals.
Madrid came back from a 12 point deficit and tied the game with a minute remaining but Barcelona hit the decisive three pointer with 21 seconds left. Oleson only assist was on the game winning play.
FAIRBANKS-This Friday night there will be volleyball under the sun. Well hopefully given how the last week or so has been weather wise. The fourth annual Midnight Sun Volleyball Tournament is this Friday night right beside Growden Memorial Park. Registration is at 7 p.m. and the games start at 8 p.m.
It will be a standard doubles tournament that will have International Volleyball Federation Outdoor rules.
There will be men's and women's division with pool play and a double elimination tournament so all teams will have at least four games.