Local Sports Headlines

New turf fields coming to the Interior in 2015

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:39 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Yesterday history was made in the Interior off of Davis Road. The Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association, along with local and state officials, had the official ground breaking ceremony for two turf fields at the FYSA Soccer Complex. Talk of turf fields started 10 years ago and finally they'll be in Fairbanks.

The fields are a huge upgrade for the Interior. It will help level the playing field for Interior athletes where as turf fields are the norm around the state.

Goldpanners lose by one in season opener

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 20:26 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-Tuesday Last night in Mulcahy stadium the Alaska Goldpanners had their first game of the 2014 season against the Anchorage Bucs.

It was scoreless after five innings but the Bucs Garrett Copeland out of Austin Peay would hit what would be the game winning rbi in the bottom of the sixth as the Bucs win 1-0. Anchorage native Mac Gridley playing for Western Oregon went 2-3 scoring the game winning run.

The Bucs had four hits and Alaska had three. Three Anchorage pitchers combined for the shutout.

UAF's Taranto and Alaska Aces win the ECHL Kelly Cup

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:10 -- jcook

CINCINNATI-It turns out that winning hockey championships is contagious in the 49th state. The Fairbanks Ice Dogs won the Robertson Cup this season at the Big Dipper and now the state team to the South won a Cup last night.

The Alaska Aces won the ECHL Kelly Cup last night in a 4-0 win over the Cincinnati Cyclones on the road ending the Kelly Cup Finals in six games.

It's the third championship for the Alaska Aces franchise. There last Kelly Cup was in 2011 the same season the Ice Dogs won the Robbie Cup.

Goldpanners season starts tonight

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 19:08 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS- The Alaska Goldpanners baseball season starts tonight. The Goldpanners start their 55th season on the road. They take on Anchorage Bucs in Mulcahy Stadium.

Alaska is trying to not only repeat as the Alaska Baseball League Champions but they want to build momentum towards the National Baseball Congress World Series. That runs Jul25-Aug9. The Panners have won six and want to be the first team to win a 7th title.

But first things first the Goldpanners went 35-17-3 in the ABL and won the regular season and tournament titles.

Flaharty wins consecutive Tour of Fairbanks crowns

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:58 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-After the times were calculated from the five stages of this year's Tour of Fairbanks a local cyclist repeats as champion.

Tyson Flaharty of Goldstream Sports won back to back Tour of Fairbanks men's open/expert titles after finishing third in Sunday's Wickersham Dome Race. His overall time was 7 hours 15 minutes and 49.7 seconds. He won stages 1,2,3 and the final stage.

Former Dimond Lynx wins Lu Lu Run 5K, Janssen wins 10K

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:50 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Yesterday at Lu Lu's Bread and Bagels was the 7th annual Run Lu Lu Run. Almost 100 runners and walkers came out to support a good cause. Proceeds from the race went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training.

The participants made their way up around and down the trails of the 5K and 10K which featured some flats, and some inclines in some lightly wooded areas.

Lathrop is state runner up in softball after lost to East in title game

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 18:06 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-The Malemutes were on a mission to win a state title but after three games on Saturday Lathrop finished another great season in softball with a runner-up trophy. There was a tough field in this double elimination tournament and Lathrop had a hard road to the title game.

This morning the Lathrop Malemutes played the East Anchorage Thunderbirds to start their second day of the ASAA First National Bank Alaska State Large Schools Softball tournament.