Monthly Archives: May 2021

Williams highlights Game 1 win in Portuguese semifinals

May 7, 2021

Anchorage’s Travante Williams poured in 28 points for the second time in two weeks, this time leading Sporting Lisbon to a 92-86 win in Game 1 of the best-of-5 semifinals in the Portuguese League playoffs. The 6-foot-4 swingman drained three 3-pointers and matched his career high with 11 free throws on 12 attempts. He is… Read more »

Wilson sets 100 school record, Rand just misses mark in 4×400

May 6, 2021

Eagle River track standout Jeremiah Wilson set a school record in the 100 meters at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships as part of an impressive showing for the Colorado Mesa University sophomore. He ran a 10:59 to set a new all-conditions standard for D2 CMU. Wilson, of Chugiak High fame, finished fourth in the… Read more »

Iditarod champion Seavey wins men’s Pride of Alaska Award

May 5, 2021

Dallas Seavey’s five titles in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race are tied for the most of all-time. When it comes to the Pride of Alaska Award, though, he’s in a class all by himself. Seavey became the first two-time men’s Pride of Alaska Award winner after a vote by the Alaska Sports Hall of… Read more »

Historic World Cup season clears path for Brennan to win award

When Anchorage’s Rosie Brennan won back-to-back World Cup ski races last December it marked a significant day in U.S. Ski Team history as only one other American had ever accomplished the feat. The one and only Kikkan Randall. Any time you can follow in the footsteps of a legend, you are in rarified air. Brennan’s… Read more »

Knowles wins Joe Floyd Award, from one Kodiak guy to another

Richard Knowles got his start in coaching in the 1970s in Kodiak with the help of Joe Floyd. Winning the 2021 Joe Floyd Award has brought his career full circle. Knowles was selected the award winner by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors over fellow finalists Dr. Charles Scott of Fairbanks and… Read more »

ASAA executive director Strickland wins Trajan Langdon Award

In a year defined by hardship, the worst brought out the best in Billy Strickland. The Alaska School Activities Association executive director was selected by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as the winner of the 2021 Trajan Langdon Award. The award honors leadership, sportsmanship and inspiration. Strickland has had to make… Read more »

Jacoby is unanimous pick for girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award

May 4, 2021

The only unanimous winner among the seven Directors’ Awards handed out this year, Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby has made everyone a believer. Jacoby lapped the field in winning the girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award after all eight Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors picked her No. 1 among the three finalists. It’s… Read more »

Merchant edges Sulte to win boys Pride of Alaska Youth Award

In a close vote that came down to a photo finish, three-time Gatorade Alaska Runner of the Year Tristian Merchant edged recent MLS rookie call up Hunter Sulte to win the boys Pride of Alaska Youth Award. Merchant prevailed by only a 14-12 count in a vote by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board… Read more »

West Legion baseball team wins Trajan Langdon Youth Award

The West Post 1 Legion team helped head coach John Opinsky walk off the field a winner for the final time. The Eagles scored three runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning to beat Wasilla 3-2 for its first state title since 1977. Jack Opinsky had the game-winning hit,… Read more »

Finalists named for Trajan Langdon Award, Joe Floyd Award

May 3, 2021

In a time defined by adversity, the worst brought out the best in the finalists for the Trajan Langdon Award. The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors has selected finalists for the award that honors leadership, sportsmanship and inspiration. In the adult category, Alaska School Activities Association executive director Billy Strickland had to… Read more »