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Sokaitis named to NE hoops Hall [Basketball]

Former UAF head coach Al Sokaitis of Fairbanks on June 22 will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He has guided three different programs to the NCAA Tournament and set records for winning at eight different stops. He’s also won Coach of the Year honors 11 times. In Alaska, he’s best… Read more »

Sokaitis named top coach (Basketball)

For the seventh time in his brilliant college coaching career, Al Sokaitis of Fairbanks has been named coach of the year. He earned the honor in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference after leading Post University into the conference semifinals for the first time since 2007 and the most league wins since 2003. He has won… Read more »

Carp reads final sportscast tonight (Television)

For the last 26 years, Anchorage TV sportscaster John Carpenter has fulfilled his lifelong passion of sports while getting paid. He went fishing, covered games and interviewed Alaska’s best athletes. “I’ve had a blast,” he told me. But tonight it will come to a close as Carpenter will read the sports broadcast for Channel 2… Read more »

UAF Wins Top of the World Classic

The University of Alaska Nanooks’ performance in the 2002 BP Top of the World Classic men’s basketball tournament was one of those magical moments that comes along once in a lifetime. Coming off a 4-23 season in 2001-02, with only two significant returning players on the roster, the Nanooks stunned the college basketball world by becoming the first NCAA men’s Division II teams to win an eight-team Division I Tournament.