Saturday Sports Slate

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Whether on the trails, on the couch or in the bleachers, there are plenty of activities going on in the Interior Saturday. Here is a look at the Saturday Sports Slate.

At 10 a.m. is the 12th annual Golden Heart Trail Run at the Birch Hill Recreation Area. The run is truly an all ages race, as there is a 1K route for kids 7 and Under, a 2.5-kilometer course for ages 8-14 and a 5K event for those 15 and older. The race benefits the Nordic ski club and Fairbanks cross country.

Also at Birch Hill, high school cross country will be having it's second meet of the year, with the Interior Invite. The girls will kick off at 12:15 p.m. followed by the boys race at 1 p.m.. Many of our Interior teams will be competing, while some will be down in Kodiak for the Kodiak Invite.

For your football fix, the Patriots will hosting the Wasilla Warriors at 2:30 p.m at North Pole High. The Patriots are searching for their first victory under their new head coach, while Wasilla will look to carry the momentum of last week's game into this matchup.

Also Saturday, the Lathrop Malemutes will be hosting the West Anchorage Eagles. No rescheduling or relocating for this game, it should start as scheduled, 7:30 p.m. at Lathrop High School. Lathrop is coming off of a dominant 28-point victory over Eagle River, while West Anchorage was roughed up by Soldotna last week.

Also for Saturday, there are a number of fundraisers for UAF Athletics, with a lot of fun and informative ways to support.

At 10 a.m. the women's basketball team is hosting a basketball clinic for boys and girls. The co-ed camp is open to high school players and will go until 12:30. It will feature instruction from the basketball players and the coaching staff.

The UAF swim program is hosting dual fundraisers Saturday at the Patty Pool. At 10 a.m. there will be a Water Safety course, featuring proper life jacket use, ice safety, rescue techniques and more. Following that, is the Pool Party Palooza at 2 p.m. It will showcase all four competitive swimming strokes as well as introduce start block take offs and flip-turns.

Also Saturday, the rifle program is bringing back the Clay Classic after a six-year hiatus. It will take place at the Fairbanks Trap Club and competitions include singles, mid-range and different trap-shooting games.

And finally, the Nanook Hockey program is hosting its third annual battle of the boards cornhole tournament at Growden Memorial Park. The tourney begins at 1 p.m. and includes a $500 grand prize. UAF players, coaches and alumni will be there to participate in the tournament and to interact with fans.

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