Search Results for: John Palmer

Palmer signs with Rinner in Texas (Basketball)

It’s not often a high school freshman will impact a college coach, but John Palmer of Colony is far from ordinary. The all-state point guard has always played like a veteran, even as a scrawny 14-year-old who held his own against Wasilla in the 2007 ASAA Class 4A championship game. His team didn’t win, but… Read more »

Alaskans get exposed to NWAACC [Basketball]

Alaska Exposure basketball program director Jim Young of Anchorage is on the road again with the state’s next generation of college basketball players. The 2013 Alaska Exposure Senior Trip features 15 senior boys from all over the state and will tour NWAACC schools in Washington and Oregon, visiting nine colleges in 10 days. “The daily… Read more »

64-man bracket: Picking Alaska’s greatest NCAA D1 hoops player

During the COVID-19 outbreak Alaska Sports Blog editor Van Williams will take the opportunity to take a retrospective look at Alaska sports. Big guards, small forwards and 7-footers. Bombers and bangers. All-Americans, all-conference picks and national champions. The Last Frontier produces all types of college basketball players. As the only state in the country without… Read more »

2020 Directors’ Awards Candidates

Pride of Alaska Boys For Consistent Excellence in Athletic Competition. For an athlete or team who not only excelled in sports in the past year or recent years but have done so with integrity and sportsmanship so as to be a positive role model for others.  Recipient(s) must be in high school or younger at… Read more »

Athlete of the Week

Congrats to this week’s winner! Aaron Thrasher July 3rd, 2020 Anchorage endurance cyclist Aaron Thrasher won the Kenai 250 bike race after he tied for second place in both 2019 and 2017 and took third in 2018. He completed the 265 mile course in 26 hours, 43 minutes.  Much of the self-supported race is on single… Read more »

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Alaskans shine at 123rd running of Boston Marathon

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 »

Mize, Pease, Brown headline Class of 2015

ANCHORAGE –   Three athletes with remarkable resumes within their respective sports were announced at a press conference today as members of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2015.  Olympic biathlete and Anchorage Nordic Skiing pioneer Dick Mize,  Ketchikan basketball icon John Brown, and Mountain running legend Nancy Pease will be the next… Read more »