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Alaskans have healthy perspective when it comes to international threats

July 14th 3:05 pm

Once in a while, Alaskans really make me proud. This week was one of those times when I read a story about Alaska's response to national concerns that North Korea now has a missile that can reach the shores of our state. While national media have jumped all [...]

Lyon named coach of the year

May 5th 7:07 pm

When Heath Lyon walked off the Alaska Airlines Center court after watching his team capture the ASAA/First National Bank Class 2A state basketball champion, he knew his team had accomplished something special. His efforts in guiding the Bristol Bay Lady [...]

Noden, Nikolai, and Savo claim silvers at state tournament

May 5th 7:06 pm

Jesse Noden, Jimmy Nicolai and Thresa Savo all wrestled their way to silver medals this past weekend at the 2017 Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships. The three were among 10 Dillingham grapplers to compete in the tournament, which was held April 27 to 29 [...]

Unalaska athletes shine at Native Youth Olympics

May 5th 7:05 pm

Kaye Gumera places in four events, netting second straight top female athlete honors

State Native Youth Olympics meet set for April 27-29

April 28th 1:43 pm

Anchorage will become the center of the Native Youth Olympics world this weekend when more than 2,000 athletes from throughout the state converge on the state's largest city to compete in the 2017 State NYO Championships. The tournament will be held on April [...]

Alaska USA state tournament to be held this weekend

April 28th 1:43 pm

Some of the state's top wrestlers will put their talents on display this weekend when the 2017 Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships get underway at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The tournament will be held on April 27-28. More than a few rural [...]

Bartman, Smeaton help Gold net overtime all-star win

April 22nd 2:53 am

Dillingham's Kameron Bartman and Caden Smeaton joined King Cove's Colten Mack in celebrating a huge win on Saturday in the 2017 Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches 2017 Class 1A/2A Senior All-Star Games. All three Southwest stars contributed to the Gold [...]

Gould, Hansen help power Gold to all-star basketball win

April 22nd 2:52 am

Moments after helping the Bristol Bay Lady Angels win the Class 2A state basketball championship, Anna Hansen heaped praise onto her teammates for notching a historic win. On Saturday, she helped another team come up big — the Gold All-Stars. Sparked [...]

Alaska USA State Wrestling tournament set for April 27-29

April 22nd 2:51 am

Some of the state's top young wrestlers will hit the mat this coming weekend when the 2017 Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships get underway at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The tournament is scheduled for April 27-29. Wrestlers from throughout [...]

Southwest sending 12 to 1A/2A all-star showdowns

April 7th 1:15 pm

One thing is for sure, southwestern Alaska has its share of basketball talent. Maybe way more than its share. Just days after helping guide the Bristol Bay Lady Angels to the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank Alaska Class 2A state championship, Rylie Lyon and [...]

Unalakleet holds off Unalaska for 3rd at state

March 31st 6:39 pm

ANCHORAGE - What's the difference between third place and fifth place at the ASAA Class 2A State Basketball Championships? For the Unalaska Raiders, the answer was approximately 2 inches. Playing in front of a large — and loud — crowd at the [...]

Rookies' rally falls short against Buckland

March 31st 6:38 pm

ANCHORAGE - Elaina Mack and the King Cove High School Rookies didn't run out of points on Saturday in their third-place showdown with the Buckland Lady Sissauni. They just ran out of time. Despite scoring the final seven points of the game, the King Cove [...]

Newhalen rallies past Buckland in OT to take third

March 31st 6:37 pm

ANCHORAGE — The Newhalen Malamutes were down to their last hope - and shot — on Saturday morning in their third-place showdown with the Buckland Sissauni at the 2017 Class 2A State Basketball Championships. Then Josh Clark managed to do the [...]

Lady Wolverines go 0-2 at state tournament

March 31st 6:37 pm

Despite solid performances from Britney Dray, Kylee Sifsof and Emily McArthur, the Dillingham Lady Wolverines went 0-2 over the weekend at the 2017 Class 2A state basketball tournament. "I think we could have played better but it was a great experience," [...]

Lady Angels claim 2A state title

March 31st 6:18 pm

Bristol Bay captures top honor in 40-34 finish over Nenana

Raiders, Lady Angels claim Southwest titles

March 18th 4:36 pm

The "big boys and girls" are coming to town. Well, to Anchorage, that is. The state's top-ranked Unalaska boys' team and Bristol Bay girls' teams both took care of business this past weekend and earned return trips to the Class 2A state basketball [...]

Lady Angels win Metlakatla, improve 21-1

March 4th 9:11 am

The Bristol Bay Lady Angels continued to prove they deserve to be ranked No. 1 in the Class 2A state polls last weekend by placing first at the Metlakatla Invitational Basketball Tournament. The BBHS girls went 3-0 in the tournament, which was held Feb. 16-18.

Unalaska boys, girls net wins against Wolfpack

March 4th 9:11 am

The Unalaska High School boys' and girls' basketball teams pocketed impressive wins this past weekend with sweeps of the Unalakleet Wolfpack. The Raiders notched a pair of wins over state-ranked Unalakleet, winning 77-54 on Friday and then taking a 60-50 [...]

Wolverines rally to claim Koliganek tournament crown

March 4th 9:10 am

The Dillingham High School Wolverines showed plenty of determination this past weekend en route to claiming the 2017 Koliganek Invitational championship. Dillingham posted a 3-1 record in the tournament, including a thrilling a 73-49 victory over rival New [...]

Dillingham, Newhalen grapplers shine at Tanana Invitational

March 4th 9:09 am

Dillingham and Newhalen wrestling fans had plenty of reason to smile this past weekend as their middle school athletes participated in the 2017 Tanana Invitational Wrestling Championships. Featuring three wrestlers, the Dillingham Middle School grapplers [...]

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