Monthly Archives: November 2020

Ten cross-country skiers with Alaska ties named to US Ski Team

November 11, 2020

Nearly half of the US Cross Country Ski Team is from Alaska. Ten of the 23 athletes – five men and five women – were named to the three-tier squad that will open the World Cup season later this month in Finland. Another Alaskan, Chris Grover of Anchorage, serves as program director for the US… Read more »

Powerlifting record-setter Bartlett Alaska Athlete of the Week

November 9, 2020

Anchorage native Jack Bartlett set national powerlifting records for his age and weight. A former Mears Middle School and Bowman Elementary student now living in Bend, Oregon, the 16-year-old lifted 578lbs in the squat and 314lbs in the bench press competing in the 125kg class. The junior only recently got into competitive weight lifting with motivation from… Read more »

Wilson among Turkish League leaders in points, assists, steals

November 8, 2020

Derrick Wilson of Anchorage continues to be a difference maker for his new team in the Turkish Basketball League. The 6-foot-1 starting guard ranks among the league leaders in points, assists and steals to help Sigortam start the season 4-0. It is the only undefeated team in the league. Sigortam’s average margin of victory is… Read more »

Vanderford wins Bellator 251 fight by decision, moves to 10-0

November 6, 2020

Austin Vanderford of Ninilchik got the win he wanted – he just didn’t win the way he wanted. The fourth-year pro scored a unanimous decision victory over Brazil’s Vinicius De Jesus at the Bellator 251 main card at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Vanderford won 30-26, 30-27, 30-27 on the judges’ scorecard. “Man, honestly,… Read more »

Coleman, Atonio named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

November 2, 2020

Dimond High School’s Skyler Coleman and East High School’s Ja’Sem Atonio were named co-winners of the Alaska Athlete of the Week award after leading their respective football teams to championship seasons. Atonio put on a brilliant passing display in leading the Thunderbirds to a district championship and perfect 7-0 record with a 41-0 victory over Bartlett. The senior… Read more »

Chace climbs to seventh in all-time receiving yards for PC Saints

November 1, 2020

Marshal Chace of Fairbanks has left an indelible mark on the Presentation College football program. The third-year wide receiver moved to No. 7 in all-time receiving yards for the NAIA team after amassing 75 yards in a 13-6 loss to Waldorf in South Dakota. The 6-foot-1 wideout now has 1,045 receiving yards, passing Jerome Mayfield… Read more »