Posts By: Harlow Robinson

Alaskans shine at 123rd running of Boston Marathon

April 15, 2019

Marko Cheseto outdid himself at the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15 and was rewarded with a world record. Keri McEntee made a similar improvement but came away heartbroken. Cheseto, previously a national champion runner at the University of Alaska Anchorage who now lives in Orlando, Fla., set a world record for double amputees in… Read more »

Who were Alaska’s top athletes this past year? We want to hear from you!

February 27, 2019

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors’ is  preparing to select the annual Directors Awards winners recognizing Alaska’s top athletes this past year. Please take a moment to submit your recommendations here. Both the adult and high school winners will be honored at the ceremony and banquet at the Anchorage Museum, April 25th. Pride of Alaska… Read more »

Take our survey, win a hoodie!

February 11, 2019

We’re giving away hoodies!  Take our survey here and have your named entered to win ASHOF shwag.  The sweatshirts come in navy blue or heather gray. To better meet the needs of Alaskan sports fans, we’re exploring expansion of our Alaska Sports Blog.  Your input will help inform the development process.  Tell us how you like to… Read more »

Lonnie O’Connor Iditarod Basketball Tournament

(2018 by Don Stiles) For more than 40 years, people from all over Alaska have come for the weeklong Lonnie O’Connor Iditarod Basketball Tournament. In the early years more than 60 teams participated. The tournament’s appeal rivals that of the Iditarod crowds and adds to the already bustling environment in Nome.

Alaska Ski for Women

(2010 by Ann Mize) Sally Burkholder and I created the Ski for Women in 1997. Our goal was to get more women out for the local races already held. We were overwhelmed with the fantastic turnout of more than 1,000 women of all ages! The event continues each year on Super Bowl Sunday. All proceeds… Read more »

Tui Alailefaleula

(2018 by Nick Brodd) Tui was a standout in track, basketball and football at Bartlett High School and competed as an offensive lineman at the University of Washington. He was signed by the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets (but never played). He returned to Alaska to play for the professional indoor football… Read more »

Bentz, Cogdell-Unrein headline Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

December 13, 2018

Former Major League Baseball player Chad Bentz of Juneau and two-time Olympic bronze medal winning trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein of Eagle River will headline the Class of 2019 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Bentz and Cogdell-Unrein were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Alaska Run… Read more »

Thanks for Voting!

December 1, 2018

Thank you to the 1,895 people who went to our voting page and helped select the people,  moments, events to be inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2019.  The  selection panel meets to review the public voting results and submissions  before casting their own ballots on December 2nd. The new class of… Read more »