Local Sports Headlines

Alaska Goldpanners drop second game of the season

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 21:01 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-The Alaska Goldpanners had their second game of the 2014 season last night in Anchorage and suffered their second loss. The Anchorage Glacier Pilots came away with a 4-2 win over the Panners.

Cameron Pongs got the win for the Pilots throwing six Ks, a walk, and gave up one hit in three innings.He got the win. Nate Nolan had three rbis for the Pilots as well.

Mike Weiland scored both of Alaska's runs and hit a single and double. Scooter Bynum contributed an rbi.

Former West Valley guard to play in Turkey this summer

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:58 -- jcook

FAIRBANKSP- Last year we profiled for West Valley basketball player Lawjen Ashmore. She is hard of hearing but was a vital part of the West Valley basketball program.

Ashmore is training at the UAF SRC with former West Valley teammate Hannah Mattson and former West Valley head coach Steve Caciari because in a couple of weeks she will be playing for Team USA U21in the World Deaf Championships in Samsun, Turkey.

The rest of June is busy for runners

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:45 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Now that spring is here and the summer is just around the corner that means the Interior will have one their running shoes. Here's on outlook for the running events for the rest of June.

Tomorrow at the West Valley High School Trails will be the Kids' Cross Country Races at 6 p.m. starting at the West Valley Soccer Fields. Then this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. you have the 22nd Mosquito Meander 5K at Pioneer Park.

Also this Saturday at 11am in Pioneer Park is bib pick up for the 32nd Midnight Sun Run which is at 10pm on June 21st.

The Phoenix 99 Interior comp soccer team gets a win in California

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:40 -- jcook

MORGAN, CALIFORNIA-The Eclipse/Phoenix soccer programs won two golds and three silvers at the Alaska Airlines Cup tournament this past weekend but it's been tough to get wins at the President's Cup in Morgan California.

Yesterday the Eclipse and Phoenix 99 teams lost their tournament openers But today the Phoenix 99 boys played the Rogue Valley Timbers and came back to win 3-2.

New turf fields coming to the Interior in 2015

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:39 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Yesterday history was made in the Interior off of Davis Road. The Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association, along with local and state officials, had the official ground breaking ceremony for two turf fields at the FYSA Soccer Complex. Talk of turf fields started 10 years ago and finally they'll be in Fairbanks.

The fields are a huge upgrade for the Interior. It will help level the playing field for Interior athletes where as turf fields are the norm around the state.

Goldpanners lose by one in season opener

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:26 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-Tuesday Last night in Mulcahy stadium the Alaska Goldpanners had their first game of the 2014 season against the Anchorage Bucs.

It was scoreless after five innings but the Bucs Garrett Copeland out of Austin Peay would hit what would be the game winning rbi in the bottom of the sixth as the Bucs win 1-0. Anchorage native Mac Gridley playing for Western Oregon went 2-3 scoring the game winning run.

The Bucs had four hits and Alaska had three. Three Anchorage pitchers combined for the shutout.

UAF's Taranto and Alaska Aces win the ECHL Kelly Cup

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:10 -- jcook

CINCINNATI-It turns out that winning hockey championships is contagious in the 49th state. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs won the Robertson Cup this season at the Big Dipper and now the state team to the South won a Cup last night.

The Alaska Aces won the ECHL Kelly Cup last night in a 4-0 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones on the road ending the Kelly Cup Finals in six games.

It's the third championship for the Alaska Aces franchise. There last Kelly Cup was in 2011 the same season the Ice Dogs won the Robbie Cup.