UAA Hockey upsets Boston College

When the unheralded UAA hockey team traveled to mighty Boston College for the opening round of the 1991 NCAA Championships, the Seawolves were considering little more than an appetizer for the Eagles. Turned out the underdog dined. The Seawolves engineered a sweep of...

Kikkan Randall wins Olympic Gold

Kikkan Randall was already a rock star as she stood at the start line for the women’s team sprint at the 2018 Winter Olympics. She was the most decorated cross-country skier in U.S. history, a three-time medalist at the World Championships, a 34-time medal-winner on...

Kodiak Boys Basketball State Championship

Any time a rural basketball team upsets a big-city squad the comparisons to the popular movie Hoosiers are inevitable. But Kodiak’s historic 55-52 victory over East Anchorage did provide a Hollywood-type script. You had one of the state’s smallest Class 4A schools...

Vern Tejas’ Solo Winter Ascent of Denali

In February and March of 1988, Vern Tejas electrified Alaskans and the mountaineering world with a ground-breaking achievement. He became the first person to complete a solo winter climb of 20,310-foot Mount Denali. Previously, Anchorage’s Tejas was celebrated for his...