Sports Headlines

Kotzebue girls claim Gold title at Griz tourney

October 13th 3:55 pm

The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies continued their impressive run through the 2017 season this past weekend by rolling to the Gold division title at the Lady Grizzly Invitational in Anchorage. The tournament was held Oct. 6-7 and featured 14 of the state's [...]

Second-half surge sends Whalers into state finals

October 13th 3:54 pm

The Barrow Whalers are headed to football's version of the "Promised Land." Sparked by three second-half touchdowns and a dominating defense performance, the Whalers powered their way to a thrilling 21-6 victory over Nikiski on the "Smurf Turf" at Cathy [...]

Sage, Hailstone lead region's runners at state

October 6th 11:16 am

Amos Sage and Carol Hailstone both turned in solid performances on Saturday and highlighted the region's talented class of runners' efforts at the 2017 Alaska State Cross-Country Championships in Anchorage. A total of 22 athletes from the Northwest Arctic [...]

Wrestlers begin preseason drills

October 6th 11:16 am

With the arrival of October, many of the teams in Alaska are shifting their athletic focus to wrestling. Area athletes kicked off their wrestling preparations on Sept. 27 with the first day of practice. Athletes will need to get enough required preseason [...]

Whalers to face Nikiski in state semifinals

October 6th 11:15 am

The Barrow High School Whalers did exactly what they wanted on Saturday in Valdez. They tuned up for the most important game of the season with a 59-7 romp over the winless Buccaneers. Now 5-2 for the season, the victory over Valdez gave Barrow the Aurora [...]

Lady Huskies drop pair to Nome

September 29th 11:56 am

The Arctic Sounder The Kotzebue High School Lady Huskies suffered a pair of tough Western Conference losses this past weekend in Nome. Nome managed to scratch out a 3-0 victory on Friday, winning 25-16, 25-14 and 25-18. Kotzebue fell 25-16, 25-20, 25-22 on [...]

Kotzebue boys, girls take third at meet

September 29th 11:56 am

Bethel captures Big West Conference boys' title

Whalers clinch Aurora Conference

September 29th 11:55 am

The Barrow Whalers added another piece of hardware to their trophy case on Saturday. And this one gives them a berth in the Division III State semifinals. Barrow nailed down the 2017 Aurora Conference championship in Big Lake by grinding out a 30-22 victory [...]

Mongoyak, Whalers run away with NSBSD crown

September 22nd 2:43 pm

Hopson and Weyiouanna finish fourth and fifth with impressive runs of their own

Huskies sprint to 2nd at Nome Classic

September 22nd 2:42 pm

Michael Hensley turned in a season-best performance on Saturday and helped power the Kotzebue Huskies to second in the overall team standings at the 2017 Nome Classic Invitational. The Huskies, sparked by having four runners in the top 10, rolled up 35 points [...]

Whalers upend defending state champs

September 22nd 2:41 pm

Travis Adams threw for three touchdowns and the Barrow High School defense turned in a dominating performance on Saturday en route to leading the Whalers to a stunning 19-6 victory over the Eielson Ravens in front of a large crowd at Cathy Parker Field.

Sage, Hailstone sprint to wins in Noorvik

September 15th 8:38 am

Running on her home course, Carol Hailstone didn't have any trouble finding her way to the finish line on Saturday. Everyone else, however, had a real hard time finding her. Hailstone raced to the Noorvik Invitational Cross Country Meet's varsity girls' [...]

Lady Whalers take 2nd at West Valley Invitational

September 15th 8:37 am

Kuutuuq Danner and Crystalynn Tuia'i both turned in outstanding performances this past weekend and helped power the Barrow Lady Whalers to a second-place finish at the West Valley Invitational in Fairbanks. The BHS girls finished the two-day tournament with [...]

Adams leads Whalers to romp over MC

September 15th 8:37 am

Travis Adams might not wear a red cape and blue tights, but you might be hard-pressed to convince the Monroe Catholic Rams he isn't Superman — especially after his performance Saturday at Kiwanis Field in Fairbanks. All Adams did was roll up almost [...]

Wolgemuth leads Lady Walers to 5th in Palmer

September 8th 12:11 pm

Five Barrow runners complete the race in top 50

Whalers run to 9th in Palmer

September 8th 12:08 pm

Michael Hopson raced his way to a top 40 position on Saturday and helped power the Barrow Whalers to a ninth-place finish in the team standings at the 2017 Palmer Invitational. Hopson was among more than 90 runners participating in the Division II 5-kilometer [...]

Whalers falter 0-46 to North Pole

September 8th 12:03 pm

The North Pole Patriots scored 21 points in the first 12 minutes of play on Saturday and cruised to a 46-0 victory over the Barrow Whalers in non-conference football action on Saturday. With the win, North Pole improved to 4-0 for the season. The Whalers [...]

Whalers drop season opener to Homer

August 25th 11:47 am

Barrow scheduled to return to action this weekend when the team faces Redington

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 [...]

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 [...]

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