Local Sports Headlines

Ashmoreand Team USA undefeated in World Deaf Championships

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:41 -- jcook

SAMSUN, TURKEY-One local basketball product and her team are blowing out the competition overseas. Former West Valley guard and Gallaudet University player Lawjen Ashmore and Team USA's women's basketball team are 3-0 in the World Deaf Basketball Championships.

Today they beat Turkey by 40 in a 63-23 win. They opened the tournament on the July 4 with a 60-31 over Lithuania and beat Mexico on Sunday 83-24. The Women's team is outscoring opponents 206-78.

Goldpanners get wins on road trip despite the rain

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:39 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Goldpanners had some success this weekend but they can't seem to escape the rain. Saturday they ran away with a 14-5 win over the Chinooks to win the best of three series 2-1 after splitting a double header on July 4.

Cody Nulph and Vahn Bozohian both hit home runs in the 14-5 win. Bozhoian went 4-6 with four rbis and three runs scored. Ryan Clark was 4-4 with three runs. Tanner Pinktson had four rbis as well. Tyler McGill, the newest pitcher to Alaska's staff, got the win allowing one earned in seven innings with four strikeouts.

UAF hockey's Johnson and Kunyk get NHL deals

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:47 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-It's been a nice week for a couple of standout former Nanook hockey players in regards to their NHL careers.

Former UAF goalie and CCHA player of the year Chad Johnson will be staying on the East Coast but will a New York Islander next year.

Johnson inked a two year 2.6 million dollar deal this week. He went 17-4-3 in 27 games saving at 92 percent and allowing but 2.1 goals a game for the Boston Bruins. He played behind Tukka Rask who won the Vezina trophy for best goaltender.

Porter wins first 5K in Jingle Run, Schmitz repeats for women

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:38 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-If you wanted to have fun for a good cause while competing then the Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K was for you. This morning at Santa Claus house in North Pole a few hundred people by my estimation came out to enjoy the sun and festivities for the 5K which helps the Arthritis Foundation. They had free hotdogs too.

If you're ever in North Pole you have to see the man-Santa Claus. There were a few of them dressed as Mr. Kringle but there's nothing like the real thing as he was mingling, taking pictures and calling the start of the race.

Quinn and Gilhuly win Fourth of July volleyball tournament

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 16:26 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Here are the results from yesterday's Independence Day Reverse Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament. The Mike Quinn and Julie Gilhuly duo only lost one match on their way to winning the championship.

Gavin Meggert and Jessica Hill were the only team to beat this year's champions. Quinn and Gilhuly won the second match in the double elimination final after Meggert and Hill took the first game.

Out of the six teams the Ryan Howdeshell and Eileen Keller team were the last seed but were able to finish third.

Another Sayre wins 29th Independence Day Run

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:01 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-We start with the headline event on the Fourth of July in the Interior. The Independence Day Run. The 5K race is in its 29th year and it was at Pioneer Park.

The race route had some twist and turns as runners came around the Carlson Center, the Arco baseball field and Dog Park.

After the first mile Mikko Sayre established himself as the man to catch. Andrew Bishop kept him in sight as did Tommy Dalhill but Sayre keep this one out of reach passing the field on the way back to the finish line.