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Jake Edmonds

Stories by Jake Edmonds

  • Local

    Rookie musher scratches from Kuskokwim 300 after falling into river

    by Jake Edmonds on Jan 18, 21:04

    The 2016 Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race provided plenty of challenges for many of the mushers, but maybe none as tough as what rookie musher Diana Haecker experienced. Haecker was 12 miles outside of the Aniak checkpoint when she came across an overflow in the river. “The markers were on the other side of the […]

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    At Great AK Shootout, Wiggs lifts Seawolves to 71-65 win over Drexel

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 28, 14:08

    The University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team earned a second round win in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout Friday, defeating Drexel 71-65. The Seawolves were led by the junior stand-out Suki Wiggs, who had 33 points in the win. Wiggs is proving to be a huge asset for head coach Rusty Osbourne and the […]

  • Local

    Buzzer beater falls short as Seawolves lose to MTSU in Great Alaska Shootout

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 27, 7:08

    The last time the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team had beaten a first-round opponent in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout was 1996. The Seawolves gave themselves a chance against Middle Tennessee State on Thursday, but fell short 75-72. After going into the half up 35-31, the Blue Raiders rallied to take a 62-47 […]

  • Local

    She said yes!: UAA senior gets engaged after Seawolves clinch GNAC title

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 22, 8:44

        ANCHORAGE – It was a night to remember for UAA senior Katelynn Zanders. Sweep Western Oregon on senior night? Check. Clinch the GNAC regular season title? Check. But the Seawolf outside hitter won’t remember the game for her on-the-court numbers. In fact, Zanders recorded just seven kills in three sets against the Wolves — […]

  • Local

    Former East wrestler now fighting for his family

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 16, 8:14

    If you like to watch fights, you might want to make it out to Sullivan Arena on Wednesday to watch the Alaska Fighting Championship 118 event. Eighteen fighters will duke it out, but Niko Novelli is fighting for more than just himself. “That man on the other side of the cage is taking food out […]

  • Local

    Basketball brings the family together for two Seawolves

    by Jake Edmonds on Nov 09, 14:41

    The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves are back to their winning ways, thanks in part to their front court, coached by Dimond grad Shaina Afoa. After playing for the Lynx, Shania decided to head south and play for Central Washington, where she lettered in three sports, including four times in basketball. “I thought after high […]

  • Local

    Allie Ostrander honored after record-setting performance

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 19, 16:01

    After breaking the course record at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Friday, Allie Ostrander was honored for her efforts on Monday. The Kenai native, who now runs for Boise State, was named National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. According to […]

  • Local

    Ostrander roars onto national stage, breaks Wisconsin adidas Invitational course record

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 16, 19:22

    Kenai’s Allie Ostrander led the Boise State Broncos women’s cross country team to a sixth place finish, earning her second collegiate first place run at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Friday morning. Ostrander finished ahead of 245 runners from 36 schools with a time of 19:19.5, three seconds ahead of the next finisher. According to FloTrack.org, […]

  • Local

    East hosts, West travels, Soldotna tries to extend streak at 2015 state playoffs

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 04, 22:18

    After a wild ending to the Cook Inlet Conference regular season, East Anchorage High School emerged as the CIC’s top team. Meanwhile, West, who finished with the same conference record as the T-Birds earned a spot in the playoffs as the conference’s third seed and will visit Lathrop in the first round. It was all […]

  • Local

    Eagle River cross country girls on the rise heading into state championships

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 02, 21:21

    It took Eagle River cross country six seasons to represent the school at the Alaska high school state championships. From the time the school opened in 2005 to 2010, neither the boys or girls teams qualified, but with the 2015 season wrapped up, the girls team is headed to state for the fifth straight year. […]

  • Local

    Anchorage hockey players selected for U.S. Women’s National Team

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 02, 7:08

    Anchorage’s Zoe Hickel and Jordan Smelker were selected for the U.S. Women’s National Team Thusday morning. The team announced its 23-player roster that will compete in the 2015 Four Nations Cup in Sweden. This is Hickel’s second go-around with the women’s national team. She was also a member of the 2015 IHF Women’s World Championship […]

  • Local

    Sorting out the Cook Inlet Conference football standings

    by Jake Edmonds on Oct 01, 14:00

    With one week to go in the high school football season, we know one thing about the Cook Inlet Conference — Bartlett, West, Chugiak, East and Dimond are in. South and Service are out. Other than that, everything is still up in the air. West plays Bartlett this weekend. East faces Dimond. Chugiak is done […]

  • Local

    Alaska Football League provides athletes a second chance

    by Jake Edmonds on Sep 21, 16:11

    Alaska doesn’t have a professional or college football team, but the Alaska Football League is helping to fill that void. The AFL is an amateur football league that was formed in 2008. The league’s mission statement says the AFL is designed to “regulate and promote the highest level of amateur football in order to provide […]

  • Local

    South dominates, Valdez impresses at Chugiak High School Invitational

    by Jake Edmonds on Aug 31, 7:29

    It’s early, but the South Anchorage volleyball team — the defending state champs — are back to their championship-winning ways after beating West Valley in the finals of the Chugiak High School Invitational over the weekend. The Wolverines lost just one set during pool play to West on Friday, but went on to win their next […]

  • Local

    Anchorage youth shine on national soccer stage

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 27, 17:05

    Soccer is growing in Alaska and local youth are growing up with it. Alexis Mckinnon, Casey Leonard, and Isabella Roberts are among five Anchorage natives that play for the “U16 AK Selects Chicas.” The team travels all over the country, playing in tournaments against the country’s best up-and-coming soccer stars. “It’s definitely fun just traveling […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    American Ninja Warrior competitor succeeds at WEIO

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 19, 11:17

    The WEIO games wrapped up Saturday evening with the one-foot high kick, arm pull, ear weight and bench reach. Unalakleet’s Nick Hanson is no stranger to these games. The WEIO veteran earned three medals coming into Saturday and added to that total during the bench reach. Unlike most WEIO games, the bench reach has no […]

  • Eskimo-Indian Olympics

    WEIO games officially ‘kick off’

    by Jake Edmonds on Jul 16, 14:12

    The 2015 World Eskimo-Indian Olympic games are underway, and the first event of the games was the toe kick. Athletes had to jump from a standing position, brush their toes across a stick and land on both feet. Unalakleet’s Nick Hanson, who had competed on the show “American Ninja Warrior” earlier this year, was one […]

  • Local

    All-Alaska Football Camp brings Alaskan athletes and college coaches together

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 29, 8:03

    When it comes to recruiting in college football, Alaska is one of the least-scouted states. Distance is a key factor. It also becomes difficult to recruit from multiple schools in the Last Frontier. A scout could fly in and watch a few Cook Inlet Conference teams, but miss out on teams outside of Anchorage. The bottom […]

  • Local

    ABL player arrives early in Alaska, helps out with kids camp

    by Jake Edmonds on Jun 02, 3:34

    Less than two months ago, Chinooks pitcher Shane Armstrong finished up his college career at Hillsdale College. He returned to Alaska for his second and final year with the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks. In a down year for the Chinooks, Armstrong had a 5.64 ERA and finished the season with 34 strikeouts. He came back, hoping […]

  • Local

    Anchorage hockey star turned pro comes back home to help youth

    by Jake Edmonds on May 25, 7:18

    Fresh off helping Team USA win gold in the women’s hockey championships in Sweden, Anchorage native Zoe Hickel returned home this week. It’s a normal routine for Hickel, who has been attending the University of Minnesota Duluth for the past four years and coming home during the summer to help her mother, Cristy, coach the […]