Four-time champion Lance Mackey said he plans to race in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In a post on his Facebook page, Mackey thanked his fans for motivating him to race. It was thought the 2015 Iditarod could have been Mackey’s final Last Great Race. In an interview with Iditarod Insider last year, […]
Next stop — the nationals. The University of Alaska Anchorage men’s cross-country team has lofty goals. And why not? The Seawolf men enter the championship round ranked third in the country. Henry Cheseto has much to do with that. He’s come a long way in a short time. The Kenyan sophomore didn’t start running until […]
Dimond and Valdez both went home winners. Each claimed state volleyball championships on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Center. Dimond topped East to capture the 4A crown, while Valdez overcame Monroe to win the 3A title.
CHUGIAK — Austin White looks at home on a basketball court. The 17-year-old from Ninilchik took up the sport four years ago. “I love getting after it, the grind, you know,” said White, who came to Chugiak High School with other players from around Alaska who wanted to improve their game. They also learned how […]
After a wild final two weeks of the season, the East High School T-Birds have won the Cook Inlet Conference and clinched the top CIC seed heading into the state tournament. The T-Birds needed a West win over Bartlett and a win of their own to take the regular season conference crown. They defeated Dimond […]
Cheers greeted the East Anchorage High School T-Birds as they hosted Chugiak for homecoming. That’s not the only thing that made the day special. The game marked the first varsity football game ever played on campus “We love it!” said Ciera Fitau. “We live right over there, we can walk here.” East previously played its […]
Wasilla 7 West 47 Colony 7 West Valley 0 West improved to 4-2 while Wasilla dropped to 0-6 as the Eagles won easily at home. Meanwhile, Colony claimed the Railbelt Conference title with a 7-0 road win at West Valley.
Some coaches rule by fear, others with quiet discipline. Jim McElwain is in his first year with the Florida Gators, the kind of place where fans think national titles are a birth right. But it was his reaction at a recent game that put him in the spotlight.
A league that meets Tuesdays at Wasilla’s North Bowl is proving you can still be in the game even though you’re over the hill. Since it began 20 years ago, the group has been made up of players that are at least 50 years old. But organizers have now opened the league to those not […]
There’s no place like home. For some, that’s easier said than done. And for the East High School football team, it’ll be another week, and another “home” game at Bartlett, as the T-Birds host West. Like a successful football team, the pieces must be in place. Most are when it comes to the construction of […]
The Chugiak Mustangs football squad is in position to do something it hasn’t done since 1996 — win the Alaska state championship. It’s early, and the goal is lofty, but with a 3-0 conference record and wins already against three of the toughest Cook Inlet Conference opponents (South, Bartlett, West), the Mustangs are in the […]
Twelve-year-old Ayla Terevelyan usually plays soccer, but she recently decided to try rugby after she heard about the sport from someone else. “She said I would like rugby because it’s a full contact sport,” said Ayla. ”And it’s like anger management.” She joined dozens of children who took part in a rugby clinic at the Delaney […]
The weekend is off to a rousing start. The top-ranked team in the state, West survived a late charge by #2 Dimond, winning on the road at Alumni Field 18-13. The Eagles took an 18-0 lead into the half as Julo Tagalu scored twice and PJ Seui added a touchdown run. At Palmer, the Moose got their first win of the […]
It’s only week two. It’s a blanket statement, but in this case, it highlights the fact that already the sledding is tough for the top team in this week’s Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network poll. The Chugiak Mustangs pulled off the upset of the No. 1 Bartlett Bears in a 36-35 home win. In the […]
For years, the Great Alaska Shootout wasn’t just a destination, it was the destination. The nation’s top college basketball teams would flock to Anchorage to spend Thanksgiving. But Kentucky, Duke and Kansas haven’t been to the 49th state in many years and it’s unlikely they’ll return. Nowadays, the shootout faces fierce competition. The options are many, […]
Soldotna Stars running back Drew Gibbs will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his ACL Friday evening during Soldotna’s 21-17 win against the defending state large school champions, South Wolverines. Gibbs rallied off a 40-yard run on the first drive of the game Friday evening. On the ensuing Wolverine possession, Gibbs injured his […]
Friday night in the 49th got off to a rousing start. It was a champions’ match as South, the large school title holder, traveled to Soldotna, the medium champs. No need to “super size” it as medium out-dueled large in a 21-17 Soldotna win. The Stars picked up their 30th consecutive victory in the process. […]
Lucas Kirn has played football most of his life. It’s a game he enjoys. “I love the teamwork, and we can all work as a team,” Kirn said as he described his new team. They will need to learn fast how to work together as the inaugural football team at Joe Redington, Sr. Junior-Senior High School in […]
Liam Mamikunian loves to play football and says he is looking forward to the upcoming season. “I’m really excited about this season,” said the defensive back and wide receiver. “I think we have a great chance of making state. We have a really young team, but we have a lot of talent and we have a […]
John Siegle spends a lot of time at the Anchorage Curling Club. He does not play there though — yet. Siegle and other volunteers have donated their time to get the club ready to reopen after it closed its doors last year. Faulty pipes prevented club operators from making ice for the playing surface. “This […]