Search Results for: Jesse Ward

UAF offers fresh start for Ward (Basketball)

After leaving Southwest Baptist University earlier this summer, Jesse Ward of North Pole was looking for a fresh start. He found it with UAF and new head coach Mick Durham. The 6-foot-5 all-state guard has signed with the Nanooks and will begin his freshman season this fall. “I’m ready to get started,” Ward told me…. Read more »

Ward to sign w/ SW Baptist (Basketball)

Ever since he was a little kid, North Pole’s Jesse Ward has been taught to work for everything in life. It’s a work ethic instilled in him by his father, Bob. “He’ll be like, ‘Nothing comes easy. If you don’t do this and you don’t do that you’re not going to get anywhere,’ ” Ward… Read more »

Athlete of the Week

Congrats to this week’s winner! Jack Bartlett July 16th, 2021 Anchorage’s Jack Bartlett rewrote the history book at the U.S. Powerlifting Association National Championship. The 270-pound 17-year-old set six world records for the 15-to-19 age group and 125-kilogram weight class. Bartlett finished with a personal best total weight of 1,587 pounds in the squat, bench… Read more »

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UAA to retire Arts’ No. 34 jersey (Basketball)

Three years after playing his final basketball game, Carl Arts will finally have his No. 34 jersey retired by the University of Alaska Anchorage. The rugged 6-foot-6 forward from Valdez was an All-American player who was the centerpiece on the ’08 squad that went to the NCAA Tournament Final Four and won a school record… Read more »