Local Sports Headlines

FGA has first day of Senior Amateur at North Star

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:06 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today also featured some competitions under a summer sun we haven't seen in a little while. The Fairbanks Golf Association had the opening day of their Senior Amateur Tournament this morning at the North Star Golf Club. Tees times started at 8 am.

A number of groupings were on the links as players swung and putted well into the afternoon.

Feierabend leading Sluice Box 100 race

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:58 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-An early start for sports events happening in the Interior today. The Sluice Box 100 began at 7 a.m. at the Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop Road this morning.

The race is in its third year and 41 individuals signed up as well as 68 people who made up 15 teams for run and bike relays.

A little bit of everybody from all over the country is running or biking. There are people registered from Boulder, Colorado, Palmer, Juneau, Anchorage and even my home area of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

West Valley's Simon and Eielson's Plask run away from the cops

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 18:49 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-One West Valley runner and a military police woman showed that young legs can make a quick getaway. Downtown Fairbanks on Cushman Street ,in front of the Police headquarters, was the start and finish of the "Run From the Cops" 5K on Saturday morning.

This 5K is put on to raise money for the "Wish Upon the North Star Foundation", a charity that supports children with life-threatening illnesses.

Two duos lead Goldpanners in double header sweep

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 18:55 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last evening your Alaska Goldpanners wrapped up their early season non-league schedule with a sweep.

After winning their series opener 10-2 over the Oceanside Waves the Panners swept the San Diego 8-3 and 7-5 in yesterday's double header at Growden Memorial Park.

Tanner Pinkston and Cody Nulph were the dynamic dup in game one both going 3-3 at the dish. They had six of the team's nine hits and five of the Alaska's eight runs. Pinkston scored four runs and Nulph hit three rbis.

Todd and Trettel take Thursday night races in North Pole

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 18:51 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-After a couple of weeks of weather not cooperating the North Pole Speedway was able to get some racing in on Thursday night. Even then the clouds were threatening but nothing came down on to the track and drivers took advantage.

Every race is important now that there haven't been too many guaranteed Thursday races because of the recent weather. The legends did a trophy race, one heat and a main event race last night.

McDowell and Nussbaumer top runners at Jim Loftus Run

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 18:47 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night at West Valley High School was the Jim Loftus Mile Run. It's open to all who want to go four times around the track at West Valley high school. It's in honor of the late Jim Loftus who was a fixture in the local running community. His family was on hand to run and support as well as some top Interior runners. 50 people signed up before the race.

There were seven heats, two for kids, two women's heats and three men's heats.

Last sports weekend in June features a number of runs

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 18:42 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-A pretty busy next couple of days for Interior sports in the last weekend of June.

Tomorrow morning, early in the morning, is the start of the Sluice Box 100. It starts at 7 a.m. at the Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop Road.

Up at the UAF Patty Center at 10 a.m. is the Spruce Tree Classic. That's a 7.2 mile run.

If you into a fun 5K how about the Run from the Cops Run? That's at 11 a.m. on Cushman Street by the Police Headquarters.