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What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
The 27th Crow Pass Crossing backcountry marathon is Saturday morning, and there will be blood. And, provided my usual contributions repeat, also a steady supply of whining, self-loathing, self-pity, sniveling, second-guessing, misery and perhaps even a culminating crying jag executed from the fetal position.Doyle Woody
Good weather greeted the 56 participants of Wednesday's mountain bike orienteering race at Far North Bicentennial Park, but the previous day's heavy rain made trails and roots slippery and left numerous mud puddles whose splashes coated glasses, maps and backsides.
Former Mayor's Marathon winner Ben Sauvage and Laura Gearhiser, a visitor from Knoxville, Tenn., won the men's and women's division, respectively, in the Anchorage Running Club's Masters 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) footrace Wednesday on the Coastal Trail.
Shannon Donley won the women's expert division and Daniel Folmar seized the men's expert division Wednesday night in the Arctic Bicycle Club's Moose Run Time Trial.
Jared Lees of Fairbanks won a pair of boys 12 singles titles this month at tennis tournaments in Washington.
Fairbanks, Dimond and Chugiak all have multiple players hitting above .400 in American Legion baseball this season, and when the state tournament begins today at Mulcahy Stadium, those three heavy-hitting teams will be among the top seeds.
What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
While many salmon-crazed Alaskans in Southcentral will descend upon beaches at the mouth of the Kenai and Kasilof rivers this month, some cagey dipnetters will opt to head north.Mike Campbell
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