Local Sports Headlines

Wild hold to defeat 49ers in league game

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:36 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Last night the Alaska Wild and Fairbanks 49ers clashed on Arco Field for an American Legion baseball game. This was a league game and it was a lot different from Monday's 11-0 win for the Wild.

There were five lead changes in this one but the Wild got two crucial unearned runs in the bottom of the 6th and win this game 6-3 in 7 innings.

Mike Fitzpatrick led the Wild with two hits, an rbi and a run scored. Terrell Ford got the save for the Wild.

The Wild are now 5-7 and 7-9 overall. They will host Wasilla this Saturday in a double header at Arco Field.

Nulph's first multi home run game leads Panners over Oilers

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 18:00 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Goldpanners opened their five game series against the Kenia Peninsula Oilers in a big way on Tuesday night. The Oilers were visiting Growden Memorial Park for the first time this summer and in the first meeting between the two teams and they would get well acquainted.

Jeff Pashcke broke the scoreless tie giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. The Oilers were ahead 2-1 into the bottom of the fifth inning and that's when Alaska went off.

2014 WEIO games to start July 16

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:38 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-It's July and it's almost that time again. WEIO time. That's right the World Eskimo Indian Olympics start a week from tomorrow on July 16 at the Carlson Center.

The opening day session of the 54th WEIO games will feature kneel jump finals and the scissor broad jump finals as well as the Race of the Torch. The opening ceremonies start at 6 pm next Wednesday followed by the women's blanket toss prelims.

Alaska Goldpanners hosts Oilers in important series

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:35 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-The Alaska Goldpanners begin a pivotal five game series tonight as the Alaska Baseball regular season ends in 20 days. The Kenai Peninsula Oilers visit Growden Memorial Park this week.

The Panners are up a half game on the Oilers in the ABL American League standings playing .500 ball at 5-5. The Oilers are 7-8. Both teams are at least two games out of the top spot of the American League with the Anchorage Bucs leading with 11-7 record.

The Anchorage Glacier Pilots, who lead the National League, have the best ABL record at 14-7. They play the Bucs tonight as well.

Interior hockey players to participate in NHL camps this week

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:43 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-This is a big week for a number of hockey players that have connections to the Interior who will be in NHL development camps this week.

UAF's Colton Parayko will be in the St. Louis Blues camp. He'll be one of just four college players there. Parayko was picked 86th overall in the 2012 NHL draft by the Blues. He was last year's WCHA Defensive Player of the Year with 26 points and his 2.65 blocks per game were second in all of Division 1 hockey.

Ashmoreand Team USA undefeated in World Deaf Championships

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:41 -- jcook

SAMSUN, TURKEY-One local basketball product and her team are blowing out the competition overseas. Former West Valley guard and Gallaudet University player Lawjen Ashmore and Team USA's women's basketball team are 3-0 in the World Deaf Basketball Championships.

Today they beat Turkey by 40 in a 63-23 win. They opened the tournament on the July 4 with a 60-31 over Lithuania and beat Mexico on Sunday 83-24. The Women's team is outscoring opponents 206-78.