Local Sports Headlines

Hutch and North Pole lose big in state softball openers

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:26 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-It's Day one of the ASAA First National Bank Alaska State Softball tournament at the Cartee Fields in Anchorage. Rough first games for Hutchison and North Pole in the small schools state tournament.

The Hawks lost Homer 17-1 and North Pole was blown out by Kethcikan in a 27-0.

But it's a double elimination tournament so both teams have another chance. Hutch will play either Ketchikan or Kodiak and North Pole will face Homer or Juneau.

Lathrop and West Valley will clash in state baseball tournament

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:23 -- jcook

SITKA-At the state baseball tournament Lathrop and West Valley had consolation semifinal games today.

Lathrop came back down 0-2 to win 5-2 over Juneau Douglas today getting three runs in the last two innings to break a 2-2 tie.

The West Valley Wolfpack played Eagle River today and never trailed in their 7-4 win over the Wolves. The Wolfpack got five runs in the bottom of the second inning.

Flaharty wins first stage of Tour of Fairbanks

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:22 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The first stage of the Tour of Fairbanks happened yesterday in the Parks Highway Prologue Time Trial. Cyclists went out in one minute intervals on the uphill six mile course.

Defending Tour of Fairbanks champion Tyson Flaharty of Goldstream Sports had the top overall time despite leaving last. Flaharty finished in 19:07.8.

UAF's skier Logan Hanneman was second in 21:04.2 for Raven Racing. Erik Ostberg of Team Trek Alaska placed 3rd in 21:24. Julie Schwab was the top women's cyclists with her time of 27:14.4

First All Comers Track Meet results

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:20 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-About 20 runners made it out to West Valley for the first All-Comers Track meet of the year.

The event at West Valley is in its 38th year and the dedicated runners were out in the rain for the 1, 2, 4 and 800 meter races, the mile, 3000 and 5000 meters.

Cedar Gray won the men's 100 meters in 12.6 seconds. Runner up David Brannan finished in 13.2 but he won the 400 in 1:05.5

Roger Sayre won the 800 in 2:29. Ted Alder won the mile and 5000 meter races while Rob Baker won the 3000 meters.

Eclipse soccer teams in Anchorage for tournament

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:19 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-12 Eclipse soccer teams are in Anchorage this weekend for the Alaska Airlines Cup. The tournament starts today and ends Sunday.

Over 170 Interior soccer players will be playing for the Cup in various age groups.

The Eclipse 99 Girls team and the Phoenix 99 boys teams will travel to Morgan, California after the Alaska Airlines Cup to play in the Region IV President's Cup on June 9.

Running and cycling highlight weekend sports schedule

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 16:18 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Now a rundown of what's going this weekend for Interior Sports. More Tour of Fairbanks stages.

Saturday at 10 am is the Steese Time Trial. That's a 30K race. Then at 2 pm is the Steese Road Race. A 65 miles ride for experts and 44 miles for other classes. Both of those races will star at the US Creek Road Turnout at 57.5 Mile Steese Highway.

Also on Saturday morning the Alyeska Track and Field games for kids born from 2001 to 2008. That's at Lathrop High School at 10 a.m.

Lathrop and West Valley baseball lose close ones at state tournament

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 17:41 -- jcook

SITKA-Today the Lathrop Malemutes and West Valley Wolfpack played their opening games of the ASAA First National Bank Alaska State Baseball Tournament.

Lathrop was ahead 5-1 in the fifth inning but the Colony Knights came back to tie the game at five all going into the 6th inning.

It was tied 6-6 going into the 7th but completes the comeback and wins 7-6 over Lathrop snappnig the Malemutes 10 game winning streak.

Lathrop falls into the consolation bracket and will play Juneau or South tomorrow morning.