Posts Tagged: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

Lefever, Hooe, Brooks and AWG headline Hall’s Class of 2018

December 7, 2017

Anchorage’s Dolly Lefever didn’t set out to climb all of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, but that’s exactly what she did. Lefever made mountaineering magic in 1993 when she reached the top of Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko to become the first American woman and third woman ever to conquer the famed Seven… Read more »

Buser, King, Johnston headline Class of ’17 induction ceremony

April 27, 2017

A couple of champions from the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and a legend from the Native Games world are headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Dog mushing moguls Martin Buser and Jeff King joined World Eskimo Indian Olympics icon Nicole Johnston as individuals inducted with the Class of 2017 at tonight’s… Read more »

Catching up with 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Hilary Lindh

April 25, 2017

Three-time Olympic alpine skier Hilary Lindh of Juneau recently left her hometown and moved to Whitefish, Montana, where she accepted a job as an environmental specialist with a civil engineering firm. She left behind some of her things in storage, even a piece of her heart. “It will always be my home no matter where… Read more »

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame to usher in Class of 2017 next week

April 19, 2017

All are invited to meet and honor the Class of 2017 Thursday, April 27, from 7-9pm at the Anchorage Museum atrium in downtown Anchorage. The ceremony and reception is free and open to the public and will feature the enshrinement of 2017 Inductees and presentation of the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Directors’ Awards. Iditarod… Read more »

Work hard, have fun, savor the process, Hall of Famers say

August 1, 2016

It’s easy for fans to see the bright lights of success, but being a star athlete has a dark side too. Most people don’t see the sweat, sacrifice and solitude. “First and foremost you have to love it, whatever you’re doing – baseball, gymnastics, soccer, track and field, football. Whatever it is you have to… Read more »

Clary, DeLoach headline 2016 Hall of Fame ceremony

July 29, 2016

Arguably Alaska’s greatest runner and the state’s best track and field athlete both went to the Olympics, and now they are headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Don Clary and Janay DeLoach will headline the Class of 2016 induction ceremony tonight at Ted Stevens International Airport along with two moments and an event…. Read more »

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame events scheduled Thursday, Friday

July 27, 2016

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame has assembled many of Alaska’s greatest athletes for its 10th anniversary this week, a group that includes Olympians, Native sports icons, mainstream athletes, mushers, mountaineers and many more. A free community celebration from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center kicks off the festivities. “It is going to… Read more »

Brush with Olympian ignited DeLoach’s love for long jump

June 6, 2016

After winning the state long jump title all four years at Eielson High School and earning a college scholarship to Colorado State University, Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks was totally committed to track and field. Yet she wasn’t in love with the sport. “Most of it was a means to an end,” DeLoach told me. That… Read more »

Some of his records are gone, but Clary’s legacy will live forever

May 18, 2016

Don Clary of Anchorage hasn’t been a competitive runner since the turn of the century, but people still recognize him. Going to the Olympics can make you a celebrity. Clary is arguably Alaska’s greatest runner and was the first Alaska runner to qualify for the Olympics when he competed at the 1984 Summer Games in… Read more »

2016 Directors’ Awards winners announced

April 12, 2016

ANCHORAGE – Two athletes on meteoric career trajectories and two teams on remarkable runs of excellence bookend a 2016 Directors’ Awards Class that also includes a hockey star-turned leader of youth and a basketball player who overcame tremendous adversity. The 2016 Directors’ Awards recipients will be recognized this summer at the Alaska Sports Hall of… Read more »