Softball Playoff Fever!

The Skagway Coed Softball league playoff races tightened up Monday night with Skagway Brewery (top) knocking off the Chilkats, while the Red Onion (below) toppled the defending champion Hambones. The RO advanced to Friday’s championship, and will face the Hambones again, who bounced back to prevail in the loser's bracket. - Jeff Brady

Skagway team wins division in Yukon River Trail Marathon

“Running for the Mayor,” a Skagway team sponsored in part by a business owned by the city’s mayor, took first place in the four-person mixed division of the Yukon River Trail Marathon in Whitehorse last weekend.
The team finished the marathon with a total time of 3:20:44 turned in by these runners: Michael Catsi, 34:18; Peter Lucchetti, 52:04; Rosie Perotto, 1:00:18; and Philip Clark, 54:04.
The team finished about three minutes ahead of the next mixed relay team.
Another Skagway team, “Jessica’s Folly,” finished third in the men’s division at 3:37:45 with these individual times: Paul “Mike” Korsmo, 38:59; Jason Neely, 55:16; Michael Yee, 54:55; and Curt Dodd, 1:08:35.
Other Skagway individuals ran, but the only time shown on the race website was that of the running conductor, John Briner, with a time of 2::09:04.
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Still fun, still two lanes and no waiting
Fun and excitement? You have not had it until you have participated in the Skagway Bowling Experience. This is the 10th year the two lanes at the Elks Lodge have felt the vibrations from cheers and groans resulting from each release of the bowling balls. Women bowlers from Juneau were Lee Lewis, Elaine Nance, Dolores Larson and Evelyn Ridgeway. Having summer fun from Skagway were Kim Borden, Michelle McCormick, Jo Antone, Janet O’Daniel, Allyson Nannini, JoAnn Arnold, Inez Knorr, Connie Conard, Karen Gee, Angie Cremata, Kathy Pierce, Su Rappleye, Barb Brodersen, Karen Gee, Sheryl Dennis, Rita Prothero, Sherina Cotton and Jackie Schaefer. Dependable scorekeepers kept things going: Fran Hackett, Janet, Su, and John O’Daniel (who was also maintenance-man supreme throughout the entire three-day “experience” Aug. 1, 2, and 3.)
Winning scores with handicap: Scotch Doubles — Lee and Inez 649, Inez and Jo 643, Connie and Janet 633; Doubles — Dolores and Inez 1205, Karen and Janet 1188, Lee and Connie 1157; Singles — Rita 644, Inez 640, Barb 639; and Teams — Karen, Sherina, Su, Sheryl 2339; Rita, Kathy, Janet, Angie 2290.
Highlights came with turkeys by Karen, Elaine, Rita and Evelyn; 4-baggers by Evelyn and Connie; and 5 in a row by Janet! Great games on the boards show 220 Janet, 213 and 201 Lee, 203 Evelyn, 194 Connie, 192 Karen, 191 Rita, 188 Sheryl (all-mark game), and 185 Elaine. Janet and Connie pulled an all-mark 200 in Scotch Doubles. – Connie Conard