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Heavy Hitters
(Published: August 8, 1990)

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — High fives are in order for the Fairbanks Little League All-Stars, who won the state title Sunday in convincing fashion over Anchorage.

After nailing down an 18-4 victory, the All-Stars won the rights to travel to San Bernadino, California, to compete in the Western Regional Tournament.  Under the direction  of manager Ken Rankin and coach Steve Shuttleworth, Fairbanks also won Saturday’s game 15-1, taking the best of three series in two straight games.

Fairbanks lost to North Star in the opening game of the Northern Area Tournament, but it won seven straight games after that.   Strong hitting and plenty of power led the way.

1990 article“We’ve gotten a little better with each game and that’s what you want to see,” said Shuttleworth.

Team members include: Terry Ahseln, Joshua Blackburn, Billy Boswood, Robby Butler, Brian Evans, Kirk Gustafson, Joshua Herren, Chris Judd, Matt Lewis, Nathan Martin, Terrence Nicholson, Danny Parish, Derek Shuttleworth, and Luke Werner.

Congratulations to Rankin, Shuttleworth, league president Donna Gilbert, the All-Stars and their parents.


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