Local Sports Headlines

Baxter places fifth in Alaska State Amateur Golf Championships

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:50 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Sunday was the final round of the Alaska State Amateur Golf Championship in Wasilla. Greg Sanders wins his second amateur title in three years. Sanders finished with a 276 score in four rounds. He was the only golfer under par at eight under at the Settler's Bay Golf Course.

Defending Champion Adam Baxter of Fairbanks finished in fifth after shooting an 81 on Sunday for a 301 total. Kevin Daniels was the runner up with a 297.

Holmes and Hudson win 15th Ester Dome Ass Kicker

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:49 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Sunday the 15th Annual Ester Dome Ass Kicker took place by the Ester Gold Camp area. 24 runners were in this year's field as they set out on the six and three quarter mile out and back course.

The trail in the fourth run of the Northern Trail Series had some hilly climbs as well as some good old mud. There was no way around but runners trekked through the bush and mud.

Wild bounce back from loss, Wasilla rolls

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:47 -- jcook

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

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

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

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

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.