Posts By: Harlow Robinson

Swayman named Alaska Athlete of the Week after brilliant debut

April 12, 2021

Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman is the Alaska Athlete of the Week after he made a memorable NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He turned aside 40 shots in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers to become the third Alaska goalie to play in the NHL and the 17th Alaskan to log ice time in the world’s premier… Read more »

Hockey standout Walker named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 5, 2021

Hockey player Nolan Walker was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after a stellar performance at the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Anchorage skater scored four points in two games at the Northeast Regional to help St. Cloud State advance to the Frozen Four for only the second time in school history. Walker, a junior… Read more »

ACS hooper Sellers named Alaska Athlete of the Week

March 28, 2021

Anchorage basketball player Sayvia Sellers was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after her spectacular performance in leading Anchorage Christian Schools to the 3A state championship. The sophomore guard scored 41 points for the Lady Lions in an opening-round route, connecting on seven 3-pointers. Sellers, who was recently named first-team all-state, followed her high-scoring effort up with… Read more »

Five-time champ Seavey named Alaska Athlete of the Week

March 22, 2021

Dallas Seavey was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after capturing his fifth championship in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The Talkeetna musher now joins Rick Swenson as the race’s winningest musher. Seavey reached the Deshka Landing finish line at 5:08 a.m., completing the shortened race in 7 days, 14 hours, 8 minutes and… Read more »

Class of 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony postponed to April 2022

March 21, 2021

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame board of directors decided to postpone the ceremony and banquet honoring the Class of 2020 until April 2022.  A new class of inductees will not be selected this year. The Class of 2020 had their original induction ceremony cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was initially rescheduled for… Read more »

National Champion Kimber named Alaska Athlete of the Week

March 14, 2021

Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning her second straight National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship. The All-American junior at McKendree University  was so dominant during the event that nobody scored a point off her in four matches. Kimber won the 191-pound championship after pinning each of her four opponents in the first… Read more »

Chugiak skier Earnhart named Athlete of the Week

March 8, 2021

Michael Earnhart of Chugiak was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after a dominating performance at the ASAA state cross-country skiing championships. The Chugiak High School standout outpaced a competitive field  to win all three races during the three day event. Earnhart won the classic race on Thursday by over a minute and Friday’s freestyle… Read more »

Fairbanks runner Widman named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 28, 2021

Cross country runner Faith Widman of Fairbanks was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after posting her second straight victory to start the NAIA season. The Oregon Tech University junior cross-country runner won the Lane Community College Invitational in Eugene, Oregon, over the weekend in impressive fashion, posting a 35-second win in the women’s 5-K field.  The… Read more »

Aniak musher Diehl named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 22, 2021

Aniak musher Richie Diehl was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning the Kuskokwim 300, a race he grew up watching and dreaming of winning. Diehl, 35, posted a time of 36 hours, 8 minutes and took a 43-minute win over his good friend, Pete Kaiser, a five-time champion from Bethel who finished second. His… Read more »

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 14, 2021

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews was named Alaska Alaska Athlete of the Week after defending her No. 1 national wrestling ranking in style by winning the Grand View Open title in Des Moines, Iowa. She pinned all three opponents, including the fourth ranked wrestler in the championship match. The University of Jamestown star sits atop the NAIA rankings… Read more »