The Knik Little League majors baseball title was decided without the need for an “if necessary” game, with the Pirates defeating the Mariners, 10-3, on June 26 at Lions Park.
There’s an old saying among farmers in the Lower 48, that when corn is “knee-high by the Fourth of July,” it guaranties a plentiful harvest. Of course, that applies to large fields and garden plots located in the Lower 48. Getting corn to grow tall enough to yield a respectably-sized corn-on-the-cob in Alaska is a challenge. Corn doesn’t love Alaska’s cooler summer temperatures.
Billed as a team camp, the All-Alaska Football Camp is a big draw for individuals as well, noted Chugiak varsity football coach Roger Spackman.
It wasn’t until high school that I attended my first Bear Paw Festival. Like a lot of things we all appreciate and enjoy, it was easy to reap the benefits without thinking about how the event got built up in the first place, or that it had to be created at all.