Alaska Sports Hall of Fame makes room for 4 more
The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame opened up its doors to some new members on Thursday. Juneau's Chad Bentz and Eagle River's Corey Cogdell-Unrein are part of the 2019 class.
Bentz overcame tremendous physical challenges to become only the second player to make it to a major league baseball field after being born without one of his hands. Jim Abbott was the first in 1989. A lefty, Bentz appeared in 40 games in 2004 and 2005 for the Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins.
As a world-class trap shooter Cogdell-Unrein has represented the United States in three Olympics winning two bronze medals. She's now proficient in trap mixed team which will be an Olympic sport in 2020 in Tokyo.
This year's moment category went to boys high school basketball and Kodiak's upset of East in the 2001 state title game.
The annual Alaska Run For Women takes the honor for the event category.
A banquet to celebrate the inductees will be held in April at the Anchorage Museum.
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