Posts By: Harlow Robinson

Olympian Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 21, 2021

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after becoming the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for the Olympics, recording a sizzling second-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. The 17-year-old came back from fifth place at the halfway mark to nearly catch defending Olympic gold… Read more »

Soccer standout Johnson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 25, 2021

Anchorage’s Keith Johnson was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after he joined some of the biggest names in soccer in being selected one of 20 finalists for the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The two-time Paralympian from Alaska is listed alongside legendary names David Beckham, Hope Solo and Thierry Henry as finalists. Johnson was… Read more »

Soccer prodigy Vargas named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 17, 2021

Anchorage soccer player Obed Vargas was named Alaskas Athlete of the week after turning in an outstanding professional soccer debut for the Tacoma Defiance of the United Soccer League. The midfielder started in his first game and at age 15, was the youngest player on the field. He clocked 66 minutes in the 1-1 tie with… Read more »

Cyclist Loan named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 10, 2021

Anchorage cyclist Sheryl Loan was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after she placed third in the Bike for Women to continue her astonishing streak of never finishing outside the overall top three in the race. Loan, who now races in the 60-64 age-group, clocked a time of 24:26, finishing third among the all-female… Read more »

Steeplechase standout Updike named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 2, 2021

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after his stunning upset of the reigning steeplechase national champion at the Oregon Relays at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. The Alaskan clocked a personal-best 8:17.74 – the world’s fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time this year and qualified for the Olympic trials.  He shaved seven seconds off his PR… Read more »

Zags closer Jessee named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 26, 2021

Brody Jessee of Anchorage was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after recording his first two college saves for Gonzaga University, pitching two shutout innings in each game. The freshman right-hander has been a big boost to the Zags’ bullpen and was recently promoted from middle reliever to closer. The former South Wolverines star… Read more »

Seward swimmer Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 19, 2021

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after turning in a historic time in the 100-meter breaststroke. The 17-year-old placed second in a field featuring professional swimmers, finishing behind only world-record holder Lilly King of Indiana. Jacoby clocked a time of 1:06.38 to lower her personal best by 1.17 seconds and… Read more »

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 »