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Galena Hawks come away winners at Biathlon Ski Championships

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 06:26 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-There was some Biatholn and more over the weekend up on Birch Hill. Galena was dominate in this year's Western Interior Ski Biathlon Association Championships.

The Hawks won three of four skimeister titles in three of the four age groups.

Kaleb Korta was the high school boys skimeister winning the cross country (30:26), biathlon (22:22) and relay races with Isaac McElwee (18:38).

Chezik wins 2014 Tok Race of Champions

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:42 -- jcook

TOK-After Sunday's time totals were calculated the Tok Race of Champions has a new champion. Ken Chezik won this year's Tok Race with a two day total time of 103:53 seconds in the open class with 10 dogs.

Chezik said the trails were perfect and fast as he finished Sunday's 16 mile race in 52:12 receiving $1,650 of the $7500 purse.

Mark Hartum roared back on Sunday jumping from fourth to runner-up by just two seconds beating out Rob Pebble for second place. Hartum finished in 52:43 on Sunday and had a total time of 105:14.

Former Nooks represent in 27th Sonot Kkaazoot

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 09:40 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Saturday's 27th Sonot Kkaazoot which started and ended in downtown Fairbanks had 244 skiers compete in this spring time-long distance skiing event. By the end of the races a number of former Nanooks and high school standouts placed high.

Cody Priest, a former Nook, won the 50K freestyle in 2:21:58. Fellow former Nanook Alex Morris was second and Isaac Lammers, a current UAF skier, was third.

Reynold's eyes triple crown to end mushing career

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 08:54 -- jcook

TOK-This weekend in Tok the end of the dog mushing season will take place in the the 60th Tok Race of Champions.

Fairbanks's won Arleigh Reynold's is the favorite coming in with this year's Fur Rondy and ONAC titles. This will be his last Tok Race as he will retire once he crosses the finish line.

The Tok Race of Champions will be a two-day event that will feature 1-3 dog skijoring for the first time. There will be 6, 8 and open class for dog mushing teams. The purse total for the races is $15,000.

West Valley soccer splits games in Anchorage

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 08:52 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-Today the West Valley Wolfpack boys soccer team ended their two game road trip in Anchorage in the Dome with a match against Colony, the 2013 state runner-up. The Knights prevailed however with a 3-1 win as the Wolfpack split their road trip. Colony scored three goals in the last 15 minutes of the game.

Daniel Remington scored the lone goal for West Valley who were up 1-0 with 15 minutes left but the Knights scored with 11 minutes left, eight minutes left and in the final minute.

Volunteers need for this weekend's Sonot Kkaazoot

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 09:00 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-If you want to volunteer for the 27th Annual Sonot Kkaazoot cross-country skiing marathon races go to-- http://sonotkkaazoot.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/call-for-sonot-kkaazoot-volunteers.

The location is the Chena River downtown by the Centennial Bridge. If the Chena is deemed unsafe for Saturday's 9:30 am start for the first race then the events will be moved to Birch Hill for a 10:30 start on Saturday morning.

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