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Kotzebue, Barrow wrestlers shine at tournament

May 4th 10:01 pm

Aaron Phillips and Bryden Sampson both walked away from the Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships with gold medals this past weekend and helped the north and northwestern Arctic teams stage strong showings. Despite fielding small teams, Kotzebue and [...]

Lyon named coach of the year

May 4th 10:00 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 [...]

Negovanna, Conwell shine at women's wrestling championship

May 4th 9:59 pm

Eve Negovanna and Tina Conwell proved a major point this past weekend at the 2017 Alaska USA Women's State Wrestling Championships. They are indeed among the best female wrestlers in the state. Negovanna and Conwell both locked up silver medals in front of [...]

Utqiagvik's Talaiasi grabs gold at Native Youth Olympics

May 4th 9:55 pm

Noatak's Miya Page wins bronze in Indian Stick Pull, Tua'l also finishes third in girls' Scissors Broad Jump

State Native Youth Olympics meet set for April 27-29

April 28th 2:21 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 [...]

Lady Whalers' star signs with defending NWAC championship

April 28th 2:20 pm

When Rose Mongoyak injured her knee prior to the start of the 2017 basketball season, the Barrow High School standout knew she faced a long, hard road back. To her credit, she made it back and helped guide the Lady Whalers to their 12th straight appearance in [...]

Alaska USA state tournament to be held this weekend

April 28th 2:20 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 [...]

Baldwin, Downey shine at Native Youth Olympics meet

April 22nd 2:49 am

Harry Baldwin and Kade Downey both nailed down multiple gold medals this past weekend and highlighted an outstanding performance by area athletes at the Northwest Arctic Borough School District's 2017 Native Youth Olympics meet. A senior at Kotzebue High [...]

Alaska USA State Wrestling tournament set for April 27-29

April 22nd 2:21 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 [...]

Thomas, Gallahorn power Blue All-Stars to victory

April 22nd 2:20 am

ANCHORAGE - Neither Bish Gallahorn nor Trevor Thomas finished the 2016-17 high school basketball season quite the way they wanted. Until Saturday night. Gallahorn, a standout at Kotzebue, and Thomas, who starred at Barrow, both scored into double figures [...]

Morry helps lead Gold to win

April 22nd 2:20 am

Kristen Morry is no stranger to the big-time stage. As a freshman, she advanced to the Class 1A State Basketball Championships with the Galena Hawks. A few years later, she returned home and helped lead the Anaktuvuk Pass girls to a trip to the state tournament.

Mongoyak boosts Gold to victory

April 22nd 2:19 am

Shortly after learning several colleges in the Lower 48 were interested in bringing her onboard, Barrow High School standout Rose Mongoyak gave the large crowd in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex even more reason to be amazed at her talent. A Class 3A Player [...]

Northwest Arctic lands 65 on Academic Excellence roster

April 7th 12:50 pm

When it comes to athletics and postseason awards, Northwest Arctic School District Superintendent AnnMarie O'Brien is like every other school leader in the state in that she is always thrilled to see students win athletic awards. This past week, O'Brien was [...]

Barrow, Kotzebue send stars to AABC games

April 7th 12:49 pm

Barrow High School senior Rose Mongoyak has had a pretty impressive high school career. In her four years as a member of the Lady Whalers' machine, the 6-foot forward has won four Western Conference championships, a Class 3A state championship and was a [...]

Lady Whalers net another third-place finish

March 31st 5:34 pm

ANCHORAGE - When the Nikiski Lady Bulldogs knocked down a three-point shot from the win early in the fourth quarter on Saturday morning, almost everyone in the Alaska Airlines Center caught their breath. Could Nikiski end the Lady Whalers' run of top three [...]

Barrow cheerleaders nab third-straight state title

March 31st 5:34 pm

The Barrow High School cheerleaders went into the 2017 ASAA/First National Bank Cheerleading Championships on March 22 at the Alaska Airlines Center with a very simple goal — win their third straight state championship. Mission accomplished. The [...]

Lady Bears honored on 25th anniversary of title

March 31st 5:33 pm

When Greg Balcoa and his new wife, Melody, agreed to relocate to teach in Noorvik prior to the 1991 school year, he admitted coaching basketball wasn't the main reason he went. Only a year removed from leading the Selawik Lady Wolves to the Class 1A state [...]

Hank, Lane lead Harpoonerettes past Glennallen for third

March 31st 5:32 pm

ANCHORAGE - The Point Hope High School Harpoonerettes walked off the Wells Fargo Sports Complex floor on Saturday with mixed emotions. On one hand, they were happy with a 48-40 victory over the Glennallen Lady Panthers that cinched third in the final [...]

Selawik caps memorable run as runners-up

March 31st 5:32 pm

ANCHORAGE - The Selawik High School head coach Kelsey Callaghan didn't try and sugarcoat things going into the Class 1A state championship game on Saturday. She knew the Scammon Bay Lady Eagles could score a lot ... and in bunches. She had heard all about the [...]

Melton, Lady Sissuani race to third at state

March 31st 5:31 pm

ANCHORAGE - Just when King Cove looked primed to rally, Kylah Melton came away with the most important defensive gem of the season. The senior guard picked up a steal near mid-court with 3 seconds left in regulation and helped power the Buckland Lady Sissauni [...]

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