Local Sports Headlines

Cote wins Legends race by .1

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 18:01 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-Last night at the North Pole Speedway the Bandos and Legends cars got on the track for the second race of the season. It was a photo finish in the Legends class.

Second year driver Austin Cote in 17 car on the high side just barely crossed the finish line before veteran driver Al Trettel who was down low in the 43. Cote won by .1 seconds the tightest of all race finishes.

Sherry of UAF Rifle secures spot on US World team

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:59 -- jcook

FORT BENNING, GA-The great shooting numbers continue for members of the Alaska rifle team in the USA Shooting Rifle/Pistol World Championship Selection matches in Fort Benning, Georgia.

Sophomore Tim Sherry won the silver medal in the 50 meter 3 position scoring over 3500 points in three days. Sherry secured his sport on the US World Championship Team. Sherry will also be the only American to shoot in air rifle, prone and 3 position at the first ISSF Jr World Cup in Germany next week.

Memorial Day weekend sports schedule

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 17:57 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-It's the start of a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Here's what's going on in the Interior.

Tomorrow lots of high school softball at the South Davis Fields. Six games scheduled.

They start as early as 10 am with Colony taking on Lathrop in the early slot then Cordova and Hutchison have game two of their double header at 11:45.

Region VI track and field champion Lathrop eyes possible state crown

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:50 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The ASAA First National Bank Track and Field Championships start tomorrow at Dimond High School in Anchorage.

Lathrop leads the Interior state qualifiers with 31-16 boys and 15 girls with seven relay teams West Valley has 21 athletes-12 boys and nine girls and five relays.
North Pole has six qualifiers and a relay team.

Delta leads 1-3A with nine total state qualifiers which include five girls and four boys with three relays teams. Eielson has eight (five boys and three girls).

UAF's women's basketball team releases schedule

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:48 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska women's basketball team also released their schedule for the 2014-2015 season.

They start the year co-hosting the GNAC/PACWest Challenge with rival UAA. Both teams will play Chaminade and Holy Names at the Patty Center.

UAF goes to Utah on Nov. 19 to play Dixie State and then Cal State San Marcos and Chico State in the Dixie Women's BBall Thanksgiving Classic.

On Nov 27 the 13th North Star Invitational. This year's field is Saginaw Valley State, Colorado Christian and Augustana College.

Two tournaments to begin UAF's volleyball season this fall

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:44 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Nanook volleyball team will be in two tournaments before starting their GNAC games. That's what highlights their 2014 season schedule.

UAF has their Alumni match on Aug.30 then on Sept.4 the start of the Nanook Classic featuring Tiffin and St. Edwards at the Patty Center.

On Sep.12 the Nooks travel to Colorado for the CSU-Pueblo/UCCS Volleyball Classic. While in Pueblo they'll play Adams State and CS- Pueblo. Then they go to Colorado Springs to face the UCCS before taking on Lindenwood.

North Pole and Hutchison roll in softball games

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:42 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night there were a couple of softball games at the South David Sports Complex.

The North Pole Patriots were hosting the Delta Junction Huskies and the Patriots were up 16-8 and would add to that lead.

How about an inside the park three run home run by Selina Dykes bringing all the runners in.

The Ramos girls Karissa and Allison provided the defense. Allison with the nice catch on a fly ball and Karissa getting the strikeouts as North Pole wins over Delta.