Alaskans excelled Monday at the 119th Boston Marathon as Anchorage’s Jeff Young won his age group and training partner Anna Dalton placed among the top 50 women. Young, 56, convincingly claimed the men’s 55-59 age group and placed 598th overall in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 23 seconds. More than 1,700 runners were entered in… Read more »
Runners and skiers headline the list of names for the 2014 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Directors’ Awards. The recipients were selected by the ASHOF board of directors based on consideration for their contributions, actions and achievements in sports over the past year or recent years. They will be recognized along with the Class of 2014… Read more »
If there’s one man responsible for making baseball in Alaska what it is today, it’s none other than H.A. “Red” Boucher. Boucher founded the Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks in 1960 under the sponsorship of the sporting goods store he owned in Fairbanks. The team, then known as the Pan Alaska Goldpanners, joined the North of the Range League.
Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 has finished, so here is the last batch of reader recommendations submitted by email: Recommendation:Kaarin Knudson Submitted by:David Knudson Why:She lettered at Univ of Oregon 1995-96-97-99 track and in XC running 1994-95-96-97.Team Captain. She was All American twice 1997 Track 800M and 1999 Indoor… Read more »
Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 continues through the end of the month, but here are some emails submitted by readers: Recommendation:Bill Spencer Submitted by:Tom Corbin Why:I have Known & Respected Bill Spencer since Service High School Opened in 1971 & Bill was a Student/Athlete there. I met Bill there… Read more »
Voting for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011 continues through Wednesday, Oct. 6. Periodically, we will share some of the write-in recommendations submitted by readers. Here are a few: Recommendation: David Morris Submitted by: Patrick Lovely Why: He was a teammate of mine at the University of Montana in the Big Sky… Read more »