Local Sports Headlines

AL wins ABL All-Start game

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:44 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-The Alaska Goldpanners were a part of the winning team during the ABL's All-Star Weekend. 10 Goldpanners were named all stars. Cody Nulph, Scott Hurst, Vahn Bozohian, Mike Wieland and Tanner Pinkston started for the American League. Goldpanners head coach Mike Grahovac coached teh American League team.

Bozohian smacked a two-run shot over the fence in the last at bat of the All-Star Game. The AL won 10-5 over the NL.

Alaska also went 2-0 in Showcase games against the Miners the Oilers in front of MLB scouts.

Eversman wins another Gold Discovery Run, RNC standings

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:42 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-On Sunday runners set out on a 16.5 mile race in the 49th Gold Discovery Run. The race is the fifth in the Flint Hills Cup series and commemorates Felix Pedro's discovery of gold more than 100 years ago

It started at Cleary Summit with cool temps and some mist before ending at the Silver Gulch Brewery in Fox. 134 runners finished but Chris Eversman might be made of gold as he repeats as the men's titlist finishing in 1:39:26. Eversman also won this year's Midnight Sun Run Alexis Morris and Patrik Sartz were 2nd and 3rd.

Alaska summer basketball teams finish Las Vegas tourney

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:39 -- jcook

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA-Local basketball players on state travel teams finished their Las Vegas summer tournaments in good standing.

The Alaska Flight 16U and 17U team won on Friday and Saturday to enter the Platinum division of the Las Vegas Live tournament. The 16U teams has Lathrop's Gabe Howard, Mason Wilken and Hutchison's Morgan John. But both teams lost in the first round of the single elimination tournament on Sunday.

Goldpanners end summer home slate with a walk-off home run

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:31 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Goldpanners were looking for revenge Thursday night as they faced the Matsu-Miners for their last home game of the summer season. The night before the Miners handed the Panners there worst loss of the summer-a 7-1 game that felt like a blowout. The tables turned with Alaska first baseman Tanner Pinkston launching a walk off home run in extras handing the Miners a devastating loss.

The Panners were in a dog fight with the Miners on Thursday. Matsu was off to a great start early picking up three runs by the 5th inning and led 3-0.

WEIO: Local competitors win ear pull, Ferguson wins high kick

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:22 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-This morning Christian Warrior of Wasilla and Brittany Woods-Orrison repeat as the men's and women's Indian Stick Pull champions to start the third day of the 2014 WEIO games.

But earlier this afternoon competitors put their ears to the test in the cringe worthy Ear Pull event. Mitsi Evans of Fairbanks and Michelle Strange faced off in the finals. Evans went through the bracket with one loss to Strange in the double elimination final on her way to repeating as Ear Pull Women's Champion.

Final day of WEIO local running events highlight the weekend

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:16 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Here's a look into the weekend sports schedule.

Saturday morning-the Alyeska Golden Mile run. It leads the Golden Days Parade and it starts just before 10 a.m. at the Aurora Energy Plant on 1st Ave. It's $5 and proceeds go to the Literacy Council of Alaska.

Saturday is the final day of WEIO at the Carlson Center. Events include the one foot high kick, men's blanket toss and knuckle hop as well as closing ceremonies.

Also on Saturday night at 7pm the GFRA will be back in action for a regular racing schedule at the Mitchell Raceway.

Father and son duo finish 1-2 at North Pole Speedway

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 23:15 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Drivers were able to take advantage of some sun at the North Pole Speedway on Thursday night. A small field in the Legends class, just four cars but Al Trettel was in a battle for second in the main event with Ryan Cote.

Who got first? Austin Cote, Ryan's son. He earned two huge wins-the 2nd heat and the main event to stay within striking distance Trettel in the points standings. Trettel came win with a 56 point lead.

Mother and daughter duel highlights WEIO's second day

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:03 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-This morning was the start of day two of the 53rd World Eskimo Indian Olympic Games. The first event was the Eskimo stick pull event where competitors sit on the floor for a mini tug of war and who ever holds on wins.

The Carlson Center was intrigued for a rematch in the women's division. Mandy Sullivan and Aizah Sullivan faced each other in the finals for the third straight year. It was another mother and daughter faceoff. Aizah won it last year but Mandy the mom, had the upper hand in 2014 winning the stick pull event.