Local Sports Headlines

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.

Oleson wins second ACB Spanish Basketball League title

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:47 -- jcook

SPAIN-Today the Interior's own Brad Oleson became a basketball champion again. FC Barcelona held on for the 83-81 victory over Real Madrid in the title clinching fourth game of the five game series in ACB Spanish Basketball League Finals.

Madrid came back from a 12 point deficit and tied the game with a minute remaining but Barcelona hit the decisive three pointer with 21 seconds left. Oleson only assist was on the game winning play.

Midnight Sun Volleyball tournament starts Friday

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:46 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-This Friday night there will be volleyball under the sun. Well hopefully given how the last week or so has been weather wise. The fourth annual Midnight Sun Volleyball Tournament is this Friday night right beside Growden Memorial Park. Registration is at 7 p.m. and the games start at 8 p.m.

It will be a standard doubles tournament that will have International Volleyball Federation Outdoor rules.

There will be men's and women's division with pool play and a double elimination tournament so all teams will have at least four games.

Wolfpack football will hold mini-camp this weekend

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:44 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-It's never too early to talk about football and it's always good to get an early start on football training.

The West Valley Wolfpack football team will provide that this Friday and Saturday at West Valley High School for their Football Skills Mini Camp.

ts' for kids ages 5-14. Friday's camp will be from 5:45 to 8 pm for ages 5-11. Saturday it's all ages from 8:30 to 2:30.

The young aspiring football players will get a chance to learn from rising seniors from the West Valley football team and the Wolfpack coaching staff.

Sluice Box 100 registration deadline is tonight

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:43 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Sluice Box 100 will go down this weekend. The 100 mile test of endurance will start early Saturday morning.

But before that there is a meeting tomorrow on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Reichardt Building at UAF. The mandatory pre-race meeting.

The third annual race which has five legs starts at 7a.m. this Saturday morning at Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop.

Yukon Quest Dawg Gone Canoe Race moved to July

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:40 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Yukon Quest Dawg Gone Canoe Race was been delayed into July. It was supposed to be this Sunday but it will be on Sunday July 13.

The Canoe Race will be at 5 p.m. at Graehl Landing. The finish is at the Boatel Bar after four checkpoints along the Chena River. There is a $100 entry fee and it will be $125 after July 11.

This is for ages 21 and up. There are three person teams that consist of a dawg handler, a dawg and dawg driver. The dawg can be someone dressed as a dog or a toy dog. Costumes are encouraged.