FAIRBANKS, ALASKA: The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks baseball club has named John Lohrke President of the club’s board of directors. John is only the fourth president in the 57-year history of the club, following W.G. Stroecker (1963-2010), E. Chilton Hines (2011-12) and Phil Prax (2013-14-15).
John is a graduate of Santa Clara University, following in the footsteps of his brother Kurt who was a first team all-conference ballplayer for the Broncos. Kurt enjoyed a three-year pro career after being drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 1971. He had also been drafted out of high school by the Kansas City Royals. Continue reading