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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.

Weekend sports schedule

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:49 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-There's lots to do this weekend and here's the rundown.

Tomorrow at morning at the Chena Lakes Recreation Area in North Pole is the Chena Lakes Triathlon. The 1500 meter swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run beings at 10 a.m. Also at 10am in Pioneer Park is the Opera/Fairbanks Run of the Valkyries. That's an 8K race.

The Goldpanners open their series against the Anchorage Glacier Pilots this weekend. Sat at 7 p.m. and a twin bill on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Panners sweep Oilers in double header

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:44 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Goldpanners are just in a groove offensively against the Kenai Peninsula Oilers.

In last night's double header the Panners won game one 11-5 despite Kenai's 14 hits. Hunter Villanueva and Tanner Pinkston both hit homers and another pair of Panners did the same in game two.

Cody Nulph and Vahn Bozohian had solo jacks giving them both five home runs this season.

Trettel and Todd win again on Thursday night in North Pole

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 18:39 -- jcook
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FAIRBANKS-Last night at the North Pole Speedway a good crowd was on hand for a good cause. There were a number of race fans who came out for Relay Night. Half of the admissions went to support Relay for Life Fairbanks. A few cancer survivors walked around the track as well.

As far as the races Destiney Todd continues to improve in her second year. She swept the two heats and the main event and now leads the Bandos by 117 points.

UAF's Kunyk sign's two-way deal with the Lightning

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:46 -- jcook
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TAMPA BAY, FL-Former UAF hockey player Cody Kunyk inked a one year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning this week. Last year's WCHA player of the Year was a restricted free agent at the end of Tampa's season and did get a qualifying offer from the Lightning a week ago.

He signed a two-way deal on Tuesday. The details of his deal were not available. He'll either be a part of Tampa Bay or their AHL affiliate team the Syracuse Crunch which means he can receive two different salaries.

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