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Wild bounce back from loss, Wasilla rolls

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:47 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-There was some American Legion Baseball action this weekend. The Alaska Wild bounced back on Sunday against the Palmer Pioneers after getting swept by Wasilla on Saturday.

The Wild went wild scoring seven runs in the bottom of the second. Ben Hall went 2-2 with an rbi and two runs scored. Terrell Ford had a day on the mound tossing seven Ks, allowing two hits and one earned in a complete game. The Wild win 11-1.

Krause sweeps Mods at GFRA on Saturday

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:46 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-After last weekend's pond formation in the middle of the Mitchell Raceway dirt track the GFRA drivers made up for lost time this weekend with races on Friday and Saturday.

Kirk Krause in the 81 was the big winner Saturday night sweeping the modified races winning both heats and the main event.

There were some scary scenes with a couple of sprint cars flipping over but the drivers would be ok. The class finished their sprint shootout under a green white checkered and John McDonald in the 78 won the main event.

Ashmore wins World Deaf Championship on Team USA

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:16 -- jcook
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SAMSUN, TURKEY-Former West Valley guard and Gallaudet University basketball player Lawjen Ashmore won an internaional championship today.

Team USA's women's team defeated Turkey 62-48 in the World Deaf Basketball Championship in Samsun, Turkey. They joined the men's team who also beat Turkey in their title game for the sweep.

The women's team finished with an unblemished 5-0 record while outscoring their opponents 341-165 in the tournament.

Early registration deadline for Alaska Internationl Senior Games is July 15

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:05 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The early bid registration deadline for this year's Alaska International Senior Games is this Tuesday July 15. You can save 15 dollars on registration. The fee to register is $45.00 but you can save a little money.

The AISG starts Aug 8 and runs through the 17. There will be a new free throw contest and 3on3 coed basketball competition with random teams. 14 of the 20 events are qualifiers for next year's 2015 National Senior Game Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Army officer and new UAF swimming coach win Triathlon

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:03 -- jcook
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NORTH POLE-Today at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area was the North Pole Triathlon. 63 competitors took part in the 1500 meter swim, 40K bike leg and 10K run.

There was a 1 hour and 10 minute cutoff time for swimmers. But all of the swimmers made to shore with a 13 minutes to spare.

Jakub Jiracek was the first man to get back to land in 18:07. Kinsey Apperson the former UAF swimmer and new assistant coach was the first women and second person to finish the swim in 20:13.

Lader wins Run of the Valkyries

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 18:00 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Pioneer Park was the site of this year's Run of the Valkyries race. Singing Viking ladies were the actual start gun if you will for this race.

There were plenty of runners out in this morning's sun for the Opera Fairbanks and First National Bank of Alaska 8K race which is the fourth race in the Flint Hills Cup series.

Goldpanners sweep the Oilers in five

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 17:59 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Goldpanners had a chance to sweep the Kenai Peninsula Oilers on Friday night.

In the fifth inning the Goldpanners trailed 3-4 but Tyler Mildenberg the second baseman out of Oregon State put the Panners on top driving in two runs to give the Panners a 6-4 lead.

The Panners kept the momentum going with a four spot in the bottom of the sixth highlighted by Kris Paulino's two run dinger. That was Paulino's second home run of the summer. Jacob Hayes had a big night too going 2-4, a homer, five rbis and four runs scored.

Local boxer will represent Fairbanks in amateur bout in Washington

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:58 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Francisco Camacho, a West Valley 2007 grad, is going into a major fight this weekend on the amateur boxing circuit in Washington. He's 2-0 in his short career but he almost didn't have a boxing career to speak of.

Kelly Lawson, Camacho's coach, who was an 8 year pro and top 10 in the nation in the super heavyweight class, is also a West Valley grad. He stepped up to help Camacho's mother, Lawson's barber, told him her son was headed down a destructive path.

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