January 19, 2019
Anchorage’s Demietrius Preston thought he would post just a few highlight videos of his younger brother when he created his YouTube channel in 2011. He ended up creating a go-to source for Alaska high school basketball. Armed with a used camera his grandmother gave him, Preston turned his ‘wegotnextt’ mix-tape videos into a must-see attraction… Read more »
(2008 by Unknown) Matt Carle, a defenseman, helped Denver University beat North Dakota 4-1 for the 2005 NCAA Hockey Championship. The previous year, Carle was on the ice to help kill a 5-on-3 power play and seal a 1-0 win over Maine.
(2009 by Unknown) Alyeska hosted the 1989 World Junior Alpine Skiing Championships, at which Tommy Moe won the Super-G and Combined gold medals.
(2018 by Don Stiles) For more than 40 years, people from all over Alaska have come for the weeklong Lonnie O’Connor Iditarod Basketball Tournament. In the early years more than 60 teams participated. The tournament’s appeal rivals that of the Iditarod crowds and adds to the already bustling environment in Nome.
(2010 by Ann Mize) Sally Burkholder and I created the Ski for Women in 1997. Our goal was to get more women out for the local races already held. We were overwhelmed with the fantastic turnout of more than 1,000 women of all ages! The event continues each year on Super Bowl Sunday. All proceeds… Read more »
(2018 by Nick Brodd) Tui was a standout in track, basketball and football at Bartlett High School and competed as an offensive lineman at the University of Washington. He was signed by the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets (but never played). He returned to Alaska to play for the professional indoor football… Read more »
January 18, 2019
Aquinas College hockey players Steven Gustafson and Mike Curran of Anchorage each produced points for the Saints in a 4-1 win over Michigan State in the NAIA. It was the 12th time in 24 games this season that each Alaskan registered a point in the same game. Both players helped Aquinas win the NAIA national… Read more »
Chugiak’s Kirsten Watts assisted on a second-period power-play goal to help No. 4 Norwich University blank Salem State 8-0 and continue her most prolific scoring season for the NCAA D3 women’s hockey team. The junior defenseman has five points in her last six games and bolsters career-best 4-6—10 totals in 16 games. Her four goals… Read more »
January 17, 2019
As flattered as Anchorage’s Niko Fa’amasino is to be compared to his older brother, he really wants to forge his own path. “I want to make a name for myself and not only be known as Lui’s little brother,” he told me. “Not that there is anything wrong with it, but some people expect me… Read more »
January 16, 2019
Sitka’s Tevin Bayne scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half to lead Whatcom College back from a 12-point deficit in a 93-85 win over Bellevue in the NWAC. The 6-foot-5 sophomore sank 7-of-10 field goals in the final 20 minutes and during one stretch scored eight straight points for his team. He… Read more »