Monthly Archives: April 2020

Szweda Mittlestadt to play at Blue Mountain

April 28, 2020

An All-State and All-Region team member his junior year at Service High School, Sebby Szweda Mittlestadt was a likely 2020 Gatorade POY candidate this season.  Service coach Dan Rufner says “Sebby is one of the hardest working players on the pitch and a great teammate.” Also a standout cross-country runner, he will be playing soccer… Read more »

Pili plows path at USC: “I have my own unique style of play”

April 27, 2020

The women’s basketball tradition at the University of Southern California is so historic HBO made a documentary about it. They should have saved room for Alissa Pili of Anchorage. Based on her remarkable rookie season, it’s no exaggeration to call the powerful 6-foot All-Pac-12 forward the next great player for the Women of Troy. Pili… Read more »

Earl named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

Ava Earl of Girdwood was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week for her efforts to help keep high school athletes motivated and active during the COVID-19 pandemic. With high school spring sports canceled, the South Anchorage High School running and skiing standout decided to get proactive.  A junior from Girdwood, Earl signed up for the… Read more »

Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Player Bracket: This is the Sweet 16

April 26, 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak Alaska Sports Blog editor Van Williams will take the opportunity to take a retrospective look at Alaska sports. Just like with the NCAA Tournament, survive and advance is the name of the game in our 64-player bracket to determine Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball Player. The second round in this… Read more »

Finalists announced for 2020 Trajan Langdon Youth Award

April 23, 2020

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced the finalists for the 2020 Trajan Langdon Youth Award. Judah Eason, Ninilchik – Eason, a Native Youth Olympics champion from Ninilchik, has been a youth leader in Native sports since his first competition. He would rather be coaching than competing, but knows that through friendly competition he can… Read more »

Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Player Bracket: Field shrinks to 32

April 22, 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak Alaska Sports Blog editor Van Williams will take the opportunity to take a retrospective look at Alaska sports. The first round of the 64-player bracket in the books. We have now sliced the field in half and moved closer to determining Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball Player. The opening round… Read more »

Boys finalists announced for 2020 Pride of Alaska Youth Award

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced the three boys finalists for the 2020 Pride of Alaska Youth Award. They are Anchorage wrestler Aedyn Concepcion, Bethel wrestler Hayden Lieb and Anchorage alpine skier Finnigan Donley. The winner will be announced May 6 at 2 p.m. ADT by Alaska Sports Hall of Fame executive director Harlow… Read more »

Girls finalists announced for 2020 Pride of Alaska Youth Award

April 21, 2020

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced the three girls finalists for the 2020 Pride of Alaska Youth Award. They are Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby, Fairbanks runner and skier Kendall Kramer and Delta Junction track sprinter Hailey Williams. The winner will be announced May 6 at 2 p.m. ADT by Alaska Sports Hall of Fame… Read more »

Hebard named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week after becoming only the fourth Alaskan to be drafted into the WNBA. The West Valley graduate is slated to begin her career in the world’s top women’s basketball league later this year after being chosen by the Chicago Sky with the eighth pick… Read more »