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Seals stop Goldpanners' win streak

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:14 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Goldpanners may have won their series over the San Francisco Seals winning the first three games of the five game series but every game has gotten closer and closer.

Game four last night at Growden Memorial and the Panners had a 3-2 lead after Jacob Hayes and Vahn Bozoian home runs but the Seals answered with two runs in the top of the third.

The Panners answered and tied the game in the bottom of the frame to make a 4-4 game thanks to a Cody Nulph rbi bringing in Eric Hutting.

A sub 32 minute time could be a winner for this year's Midnight Sun Run

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:09 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The biggest run in the Interior is this Saturday. Now in last year's rce Dylan Anthony came in first for men's division at 32 minutes and eight seconds and he was wearing a tree costume.

Katie Krehilk dressed as a bird and she was first for ladies in 39:14. Both of them are UAA cross country teammates and were the first costumed runners to win the 10k Midnight Race.

Jake Moe, David McKay, Chris Eversman and Mike Kramer rounded out the top five men finishers.

Wild split in weekend Legion baseball double header

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:07 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-In American Legion baseball over the weekend the Alaska Wild/Fairbanks Post 30 split a double header.

The Wild lost game one to Eagle River 13-2. Eagle River scored 10 runs by the end of the 4th and 5th innings to pull away.

But the tables turned in game two. The Wild won 13-9. Tyler Christmann had three rbis and Mike Fitzpatrick threw five Ks in four innings of work.

Eagle River leads the AA National Division at 4-2 but the Wild are third and are 3-1 overall.

The Trap Shooting sport can be a good time for a family

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:18 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Fairbanks Trap Club had their Super Bowl for trap shooting over the weekend. The Alaska State Pita Trap Shoot and no they're not shooting targets made of pita bread. PITA stands for the Pacific International Trapshooting Association.

There are clubs in Arizona, Yukon, Oregon and British Columbia to name a few. The Alaska state competition started Wednesday and ended on Sunday. Over 50 trap shooters came out to the 6.5 mile post on the Old Steese Highway. Some came from Washington State, Canada, Juneau and Anchorage.

Panners win third straight against Seals

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 18:33 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Alaska won their first two games of the year at home against the San Francisco Seals and scored 13 runs in each win. But last night in game three of this five game series the Seals delivered the first blow and made this a game.

Seals center fielder Joy Marchini brought in the first run of the game to the give San Fran a 1-0 lead in the top of the third. It was their first lead of this series. Marchini led the Seals with three hits and three rbis. The Panners were up 3-1 and Marchini drove in another run to make a 3-2 game in the top of the fifth.

Microchips to be used for Midnight Sun Run

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 16:28 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-After today's Mosquito Meander a number of people moseyed over to the Pioneer Park Civic Center to pick up their bibs for the 32nd Midnight Sun Run. The summer solstice run is just a week away-Saturday June 21.

A steady flow of people were coming in and out of the Civic Center to pick up bibs, their race shirts and to register for this year's race.

Bishops wins Mosquito Meander, two Pennslyvanians meet up for a cause

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 16:27 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The 22nd Mosquito Meander was at Pioneer Park this morning. Hundreds of runners, walkers, and people on wheels participated in the 5K with beautiful conditions.

Always a good turnout for this race but someone had to finish first among the competitors and that was Andrew Bishop. He ran across the finish in 18:17 unofficially.

There was something else of note at this year's race. Jeff Fazio and Deanne Gerber, coworkers from a Pennsylvania school came all the way to the Interior for the Meander.

Phoneix 99 fall in Region IV President's Cup quarterfinal

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 16:24 -- jcook

MORGAN, CALIFORNIA-Today the Region IV President's Cup ended for Interior Teams in California. The Phoenix 99 boys team made into the quarterfinals but lost 2-1 to the Wolfpack of Southern California.

Igor Soshenko gave Phoenix a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 17 minute mark but the Wolfpack scored twice before the first half to gain the lead.

The Phoenix boys team finished 1-3 at the tournament.