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Fjare sets new record on the running trails

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:00 -- Administrator

FAIRBANKS-One runner made heads turn on the trails this weekend. Dana Fjare was the big winner despite finishing second overall in the Granite Tors Run on Saturday. Fjare's time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 45 seconds broke a 15 year old record set by Jane LeBlond who ran 2:33:49 in 1999. The Granite Tors is the 6th race in the Northern Trails series.

Devin Mcdowell came in first in 2:19:51 to win the men's title in the Granite Tors Run.

Weekend sports rundown

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:42 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Let's take a look at what's going this weekend for Interior sports.

Tomorrow there is an early high school football game. Eielson hosts Voznesenka at 10 a.m. on Buck Nystrom Field. Also the Monroe Rams take on no.4 Nikiski at 1 pm at Kiwanis Field right behind the Big Dipper.

In cross country the Interior Invitational starts at 11 a.m. with the girls' race. The boys race is at 11:45 a.m. at the Birch Hill Rec Area.

For high school swimming it will be day two of the Lathrop Invitational at the Hamme Pool on Saturday. That begins at 11 a.m.

Todd and Trettel win North Pole Speedway titles

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:40 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-The final race of the 2014 North Pole Speedway season was last night. This last race was also Making Strides against Breast Cancer night. Half of last night's proceeds wento to Making Strides.

But for the drivers it as about Destiney Todd and All Trettel.

There was a wreck in the first heat of Bandos driving and Whitney Parzick had some issues in the second heat but Todd was able to navigate through a nine-car Bandos class for a sweep.

Then Trettel took two out of three in Legends class.

Todd and Trettel win North Pole Speedway titles

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:40 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-The final race of the 2014 North Pole Speedway season was last night. This last race was also Making Strides against Breast Cancer night. Half of last night's proceeds wento to Making Strides.

But for the drivers it as about Destiney Todd and All Trettel.

There was a wreck in the first heat of Bandos driving and Whitney Parzick had some issues in the second heat but Todd was able to navigate through a nine-car Bandos class for a sweep.

Then Trettel took two out of three in Legends class.

Holmes wins Northern Trail Series title, McDowell wins Musk Ox Run

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:38 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The seventh and final run of the Northern Trails Running series took place Thursday night. The Musk Ox Run. A number of runners trying to get their last points of the running season. The 11 mile run started at the UAF Musk Ox Farm.

It was a little chilly and a little rain out there last night but that didn't stop Devin McDowell, the Flint Hills Cup champion. McDowell finished the race in 1:14:38 for first place.

Holmes wins Northern Trail Series title, McDowell wins Musk Ox Run

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:38 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The seventh and final run of the Northern Trails Running series took place Thursday night. The Musk Ox Run. A number of runners trying to get their last points of the running season. The 11 mile run started at the UAF Musk Ox Farm.

It was a little chilly and a little rain out there last night but that didn't stop Devin McDowell, the Flint Hills Cup champion. McDowell finished the race in 1:14:38 for first place.

Wolfpack down Rams in tennis

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:36 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-In high school tennis West Valley beat Monroe 5-2 on Thursday and are now 4-1 in their first five matches.

Teresa Sample, Jared Lees and Brandon Vanlandingham picked up wins for West Valley singles matches.

Morgan Withers got a singles W for Monroe to go along with Monroe's win in girls doubles.

Monroe will play North Pole next Tuesday. West Valley faces North Pole next Thursday.

Wolfpack down Rams in tennis

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:36 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-In high school tennis West Valley beat Monroe 5-2 on Thursday and are now 4-1 in their first five matches.

Teresa Sample, Jared Lees and Brandon Vanlandingham picked up wins for West Valley singles matches.

Morgan Withers got a singles W for Monroe to go along with Monroe's win in girls doubles.

Monroe will play North Pole next Tuesday. West Valley faces North Pole next Thursday.

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