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July Issue 5 2014

Crow Pass Crossing race results

A pair of first-time winners took top honors last Saturday as Allan Spangler and Christy Marvin earned the men’s and women’s titles in the 31st annual Crow Pass Crossing, including a near-record performance by Marvin.

July Issue 4 2014

Knik 11-12 Majors All-Stars win District I title

Emerging with a perfect 4-0 in pool play at Anchorage’s Davenport Field, members of the Knik Little League 11-12 All-Stars baseball team definitely knew the target was on their backs as the tournament came home to Lions Park for bracket play last week.

Arctic Heat 12U team wins state softball tournament July Issue 4 2014

Arctic Heat 12U team wins state softball tournament

The Arctic Heat softball team won the five-team 12-and-under state tournament held July 12-13 in Fairbanks. The five-team field sported teams from Anchorage, Fairbanks, and defending state champion, Delta Junction.

July Issue 4 2014

Chugiak, Eagle River Legion hardball top two seeds

The Chugiak Post 33 American Legion baseball team won two league games among three contests heading into this week’s state invitational tournament, to begin on Thursday.

Knik Intermediate Boys end pool play with 11-5 win over Arizona July Issue 4 2014

Knik Intermediate Boys end pool play with 11-5 win over Arizona

As if the 90-degree weather of Nogales, Ariz., isn’t enough, members of the Knik Intermediate boys team are playing athletes who have focused on baseball and play the sport year round, hinted team manager Hal Froehle.

July Issue 3 2014

Last week of season leaves local American Legion squad “dogged”

Always a big deal, at the BP Invitational Tournament, the Chugiak and Eagle River American Legion team coaches were left to look at the bigger picture in considering their pitching rotations during last weekend’s tournament.

July Issue 3 2014

Lauren Frost, Collin Metzel named to USA Today’s All-USA Alaska Baseball Teams

Lauren Frost recently received word of the name of her to USA Today’s All-Alaska baseball roster for the 2013-14 High School season. A first-team, All Cook Inlet Conference selection as well, Frost was rocked solid both in the field and at the plate, helping the Wolves to the state tournament. All with teammate R.J. Dirscherl at shortstop, the Wolves also have one of the best interior infields in summertime American Legion play as well.

KNIK intermediate boys win District I, head off to Arizona July Issue 3 2014

KNIK intermediate boys win District I, head off to Arizona

The Knik 10-11 boys defeated Dimond-West, 11-1, Monday night at Jade Park to also win a District I title, reported league president Dan Kendall. In one of the most successful post-seasons in recent years, the KNIK Little League all-star teams exceeded expectations, led by the intermediate boys District I title Sunday.

Local All-Stars “play ball” July Issue 2 2014

Local All-Stars “play ball”

The Knik major girls All-Star softball team recorded an dramatic 9-2 victory of Dimond-West on July 3, upending the previously unbeaten team, in action held at East Anchorage’s Nunaka Valley Fields.

Muscles burn, stomachs turn, sweat rolls off bodies July Issue 2 2014

Muscles burn, stomachs turn, sweat rolls off bodies

With one of the warmest races in recent years, athletes looking to conquer Seward’s Mount Marathon were treated to another level of torture – suffocating heat – during the 87th annual race held July 4.