Dillon Keate guts and cleans a king salmon during the Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby. EG

Fairbanks wins Pat Moore Memorial Fish Derby

By ELISE GIORDANO
Tim Fairbanks was king of the fishermen after catching a 31.75-pound king salmon during the ninth annual Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby. His was the largest king caught during the weekend.
Derby coordinator Rachel Ford said about 135 people participated.
She said next year’s derby dates will depend on the2014 fish and game regulations.
Second place went to Carl Hoover with a 26.69-pound king salmon.
The first king salmon was caught on Thursday by Kyle Fairbanks and weighed in at 17.9-pounds.
Cheryl Olson caught the largest king in the women’s division, weighing in at 24.06-pounds. She took third place overall.
The women’s highest total pounds went to Whitney Fairbanks at 31.69-pounds.
To see the full results visit http://taiya.org/?p=318.

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ABOVE LEFT: Sheena Lindholm catches a fly ball during the Skagway Fourth of July Softball tournament at Seven Pastures.
ABOVE RIGHT: Amak Towing sticks with tradition and dumps beer on “behind-the-scenes-coach” Mike Korsmo after winning the Skagway Fourth of July International Softball Tournament. Photos by Elise Giordano

Photos by Elise Giordano

Amak pitches a win for Skagway

By ELISE GIORDANO
Amak Towing took the Division A championship title in Skagway’s Fourth of July International Softball Tournament on June 30.
When the Skagway team started the first game against The Trappers, a team from Whitehorse, the Yukon team was leading 5-0.
“We kept chipping away the whole game,” said in-fielder Kyle Fairbanks. “In the sixth and seventh inning we came back and beat them.”
During the second game, Amak Towing had a strong start and the Trappers never caught up.
“We beat them pretty convincingly in the second game,” Fairbanks said, adding that the score was 10-2.
It had been a few years since the team won the Fourth of July tournament, and this year they took the title, winning a $300 cash prize.