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West High flamethrower Wilson to pitch for Texas Tech

May 19, 2020

West Anchorage High School’s Leland Wilson has committed to play baseball for Division 1 powerhouse Texas Tech University next year. Leland was a Team of Excellence award winner his freshman, sophomore and junior years. In 140 innings of high school and American Legion mound work, the lanky lefty struck out a whopping 243 batters with… Read more »

Seward multi-sport star Spanos to swim for Southwest Oregon

May 13, 2020

Connor Spanos excelled in multiple sports during his years at Seward High School.  He was captain of the Seahawks swim team and basketball team his senior year and would have been the captain of the track squad if the season hadn’t been canceled due to theCOVID-19 virus. Connor has been to State for swimming three… Read more »

Alaska skiers excelling on World Cup and SuperTour

December 18, 2019

From the World Cup in Europe to the SuperTour in North America to the upcoming World Youth Olympic Games, Alaska skiers are striding strong. With one race remaining in Period 1 of the World Cup, Sadie Maubet Bjornsen of Alaska Pacific University is ranked fourth in the overall standings after finishing ninth on Dec. 15… Read more »

Carle, Trent headline Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020

December 12, 2019

Running pioneer Marcie Trent and hockey professional Matt Carle will headline the Class of 2020 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Trent and Carle were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Yukon 800 riverboat race from the event category and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s stunning… Read more »

Alaska runners crush it nationwide

November 18, 2019

From California to Utah to North Carolina, Alaskans ran up a storm over the weekend. Reigning Mount Marathon Race champion Hannah LaFleur of Seward won the Catalina Half Marathon and placed fourth overall in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 11 seconds. LaFleur received a strong challenge from Californian Evelyne Ruiz (1:37:27) and broke the existing… Read more »

Tomsich runs 1:06 at Vancouver Half Marathon

May 11, 2018

Tony Tomsich is in the best running shape of his life after recently clocking personal bests at both 10 kilometers and the half marathon. At the Vancouver Sun Run 10K on April 22, the former Fairbanksan now living in Vancouver, Canada, sped to a 12th place finish in 30 minutes, 38 seconds. That’s a pace of 4… Read more »

2017 PLAAY Summit set for Feb. 24-25

February 8, 2017

  A conference for leaders of youth The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s second annual PLAAY (Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth) Summit kicks off Thursday, February 24 at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. Looking to build on the success of last year’s  inaugural conference, the 2017 PLAAY Summit features Alaskan experts… Read more »

Allison rises to Seattle Mariners’ front office

February 27, 2016

Growing up in the Mat-Su Valley, Tom Allison was so serious about baseball that he’d bring two mitts with him on high school basketball trips. That ensured he’d have a partner for playing catch. “I was just always trying to throw,” Allison recalled earlier this month by phone from the Phoenix airport. His dedication led… Read more »

Thanks for Voting!

December 1, 2015

Nearly 2,000 people submitted a ballot in the 2016 public vote.  Thanks to all of you that participated in the process! The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame selection panel will convene to review the public results and submit their own ballots on Sunday, December 6th.   The Class of 2016 will be announced at a press… Read more »

Join us for the Tough Slusher Tomorrow!

April 6, 2015

Alaskans of all ages are welcome to come out for the Tough Slusher this Saturday at Service High School in Anchorage Alaska and help raise money for ASHOF’s Healthy Futures program!  Registration closes at midnight AK time Friday, April 10th. Register HERE! The Tough Slusher is a non-competitive event for the whole family. The course… Read more »