Orion Hanson tees off at the Meadow Lakes course, and Gavin Murphy, 13, hits a nice iron shot for his dad’s team. Jeff Brady

Sager’s Scramblers win again

The annual Skagway Scramble was held July 7 at the Meadow Lakes course in Whitehorse. Thirteen teams with 53 players participated.
In a scramble, players on a team play the best shot, and scores are usually low. Weather was a factor early as it was windy and rainy at times, but the skies cleared for the back 9 holes in the afternoon.
The winner for the second straight year was the team of Jim Sager, Dan Henry, John L. O’Daniel, and Tom Gerrard at 8-under par. Finishing second at 4-under was the team of Mitch Snyder, John Tronrud, Toogie Hartson, and Ben Seale. Third place was the team of Jeff Brady, Colin Brady, Orion Hanson, Garrett Henry, and Stan Selmer, which finished tied at 2-under with a Haines team, and then won a pitch-and-putt playoff.
Other awards were presented for: longest drives (Garrett Henry); closest to the pin on a par 3 drive (Dustin Hanson and Wade Brown); and longest putt (Kody Kosters). – JB

Above, Garrett Henry marks one of his winning long drives. This one carried about 320 yards into a strong south wind.

Men’s softball tourney goes to large P&M team from Whitehorse

The P&M Recycling team from Whitehorse, aka the Guns, took the crown at this year’s Skagway International Men’s Softball tournament on July 20-22.
With no serious competition throughout the tournament, the Guns went undefeated, beating Chico’s of Skagway in the final match-up. The
Guns, by the mercy rule, won the game 18-6 in the sixth inning.
Despite their strong efforts and high morale, Chico’s couldn’t recover
after the first inning blowout, where the Guns scored 10 runs and hit two of their three allowed home runs.
The Skagway Coed League season concludes with the playoffs beginning next week. – KB

DOWNHILL WARRIOR – Bobbi Wicox, a mechanic at the Sockeye Cycle shop in Skagway, barrels down the mountain bike trail during the AFD Gravity Cup at Mount Sima in Whitehorse on July 15. She finished second in the women’s expert division with a time of 5 minutes, 45 seconds, just 12 seconds off the winning time by Martina Knopp of Whitehorse. Vince Federoff, Whitehorse Star