Local Sports Headlines

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.

Flaharty and Button win stage two of Tour of Fairbanks

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:59 -- jcook

NORTH POLE-Today cyclists from all over the state and a couple from the lower 48 continued the Tour of Fairbanks in stages 3 and 4 for the Steese Time Trial and Steese Road Race. Tomorrow they'll complete the final stage from Silver Gulch for the Wickersham Dome Race.

But yesterday they got a Tour of North Pole in stage two-the Speedway Criterium at the North Pole Speedway.

Lathrop sweeps West Valley and places 4th in state baseball tourney

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:52 -- jcook

SITKA-Two local cross town rivals met on the diamond today at the state baseball tournament in Sitka. The dawgs. The West Valley Wolfpack and Lathrop Malemutes went at it for the third time this season. Today fourth place in the state tournament was on the line.

Lathrop won the first two meetings and they would win the third and final meeting of the 2014 season. The Malemutes defeat West Valley 8-2 after leading 5-0 in the bottom of the third.

Lathrop finishes the 2014 season with a fourth place finish at state losing just two games the whole year.

Hutch and NorthPole eliminated from state softball tournament

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 17:51 -- jcook

ANCHORAGE-The other two Interior softball teams didn't fare as well in the small schools state softball tournament.

North Pole and Hutchison were eliminated last night after suffering two losses on Friday.

Homer defeated North Pole 8-3 to end the Patriots season and Kodiak shutout Hutchison 10-0. North Pole and Hutch were the one and two seeds from the MAC.

Monroe's Scooter Bynum gets drafted by the Cincinnati Reds

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 13:02 -- jcook

FAIRBANKS-Today's big news is that one local product was drafted into the Big Leagues. The Cincinnati Reds picked Monroe Ram Roderick Scooter Bynum in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball draft.

Bynum was picked 545 overall on the third day of the draft. He's the third Interior baseball player in be drafted in a decade. Chris Aure of Eielson in 2008 to the Pirates and Ryan Shaver of Lathrop in 2004 to the Giants are the other Interior draftees.