Celebrating the Seniors

This is a place to recognize some of Alaska’s outstanding senior athletes.  Many had their sports seasons cut short and all had end-of-school events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you have information on a graduating athlete, please contact us at info@alaskasportshall.org about getting her or him added to the page!

West Valley’s Kramer to ski and run for hometown UAF

West Valley’s Kramer to ski and run for hometown UAF

Kendall Kramer graduates from West Valley High School as one of the most accomplished high school cross country skiers in the history of the state.  And as a runner, the Wolfpack star won her third straight cross-country running state title and swept the 1,600 and...

Juneau’s Goering to play for North Idaho

Juneau’s Goering to play for North Idaho

Eva Goering was co-captain of the 2020 Juneau Douglas High School soccer team and played varsity soccer for the Crimson Bears since she was a freshman.  Her team was State Runner-Up in 2017 and won consecutive state championships in 2018 and 2019.  Eva was State All...

Colony standout receiver Sasser to study at Nevada Reno

Colony standout receiver Sasser to study at Nevada Reno

Hunter Sasser was a multi-sports athlete at Colony High School.  He played basketball and wrestled but especially excelled in football, where he was named All Conference and All State as a receiver for the Knights as a senior.  Hunter plans to attend the University of...

Houston’s Whitted has a Heart of a Champion

Houston’s Whitted has a Heart of a Champion

Houston High School’s Denali Whitted was a dynamic talent in the classroom and in the field of play.  She graduates with a 3.64 GPA and as one of the Hawks most decorated athletes. Over her four years of high school Denali excelled in four sports –...

Juneau hoops trio leave legacy of hard work, commitment

Juneau hoops trio leave legacy of hard work, commitment

The Juneau Douglas High School’s Austin McCurley, Tad Watson, and Uly Salaver provided senior leadership for the Crimson Bears basketball team and leave behind a legacy of hard work and commitment.  Here is what Coach Robert Caspterson had to say about the trio:...

Rome to play soccer at Southern Oregon

Rome to play soccer at Southern Oregon

West Anchorage High School’s Race Rome was all-sports kid who really did not want to commit to one sport. He played baseball for Anchorage West Little League but needed more action and eventually discovered his passion for soccer.  As a junior he was first team...

Thunder Mountain multi-sport star Fenumiai on to UAF

Thunder Mountain multi-sport star Fenumiai on to UAF

Letasi “Tasi” Fenumiai is a three-sport athlete that earned 12 varsity letters at Thunder Mountain High School. Tasi played varsity volleyball, basketball and softball for the Falcons each of her four years. She was an integral part of the 2017 and 2018 State Champion...

Wasilla’s Samson to shoot for Martin Methodist Univ.

Wasilla’s Samson to shoot for Martin Methodist Univ.

Eden Samson has been on the Wasilla Warrior Clay Target Team since her freshman year. She has competed in the Junior Olympic Nationals In Colorado Springs the last two years, winning a bronze medal in her division this last summer. She will be attending Martin...

Colony multi-sport standout Kenley to study at BYU

Colony multi-sport standout Kenley to study at BYU

Abby Kenley was a three-year varsity player for the Colony High School basketball team.  As a senior she was named  All State, first team All Conference, and won the conference Good Sport Award.  She was also a member of the Knight’s varsity track team all four...

West Valley soccer star Simpson to play at CSM

West Valley soccer star Simpson to play at CSM

Vaughn Simpson is a central defender and captain for the West Valley High School Boys Soccer team. As a freshman, he was on the Runner-Up Wolfpack team that went 19-1, succumbing to South in a thrilling shootout in the Alaska State High School Championship in their...

Eagles defensive stalwart Pickett also working as an EMT

Eagles defensive stalwart Pickett also working as an EMT

A student at Steller Secondary, Ethan Pickett was one of the stars of the West Anchorage State Championship team. He was team captain and part of the much-honored starting lineup.  Ethan was named to the All-Conference and racked up 25 assists from his defender...

Service QB Scott to play for Presentation College

Service QB Scott to play for Presentation College

Service High School quarterback Jacob Scott has accepted a scholarship to play football for Presentation College this fall.  The Cougars signal caller was named first team All Conference and first team All State his senior year after throwing for over 1,900 yards and...

Kodiak’s Glover to play hockey for D1 Merrimack

Kodiak’s Glover to play hockey for D1 Merrimack

Kodiak’s Carly Glover graduates after a decorated youth hockey career to play hockey for D1 Merrimack in the competitive Hockey East Conference.  While attending Kodiak High School, Carly played for national teams and competed around the country earning numerous...

Cannon latest in long line of Point Hope hoops standouts

Cannon latest in long line of Point Hope hoops standouts

Jalen Cannon led the Point Hope Tikigaq High School basketball team to the 2019 2A state championship and was looking to repeat that accomplishment before the season was cut short due to COVID-19.  The point guard distinguished himself with a stellar hoops career,...

East High’s Smith to play softball for Adams State

East High’s Smith to play softball for Adams State

East Anchorage High School’s Khiana Smith had an outstanding softball career with the Thunderbirds.  The pitcher and shortstop was named to the All State team in 2018 and 2019, and helped the Thunderbirds win a state championship both years.  As a sophomore in...

Three-sport standout Pihl to become Infantry Airborne.

Three-sport standout Pihl to become Infantry Airborne.

Kristian Pihl was a three-sport athlete at Ketchikan High School (Basketball, Football, Baseball). Many may remember him on the varsity basketball team all four years as the “sharp shooter” with limitless range. Kristian was a starter on the King’s 2019 State...

4-time champ Conception going to N. Carolina

4-time champ Conception going to N. Carolina

Aedyn Concepcion has had a remarkable wrestling career for South Anchorage High School. As a senior he became South’s first ever four-time state champion and only the 14th wrestler in Alaska history to accomplish the feat. Aedyn finished his high school career...

Pride of Bethel Hayden Lieb to wrestle for Wyoming

Pride of Bethel Hayden Lieb to wrestle for Wyoming

  Hayden Lieb added his name to an exclusive club of 14 Alaska boys who won four state high school titles. He also won three team championships for Bethel High School. The 3-time All-American finished his career with a 139-12 record and signed with NCAA Division...

Mateaki heading to Eastern Oregon pitch

Mateaki heading to Eastern Oregon pitch

Kana Mateaki excelled in soccer and as a linebacker in flag football at Dimond High School. As a junior, she helped the Lynx to state championships in both sports and racked up multiple team MVPs and all-tournament honors throughout her career. Her senior soccer...

Gardiner runs to title for Dimond

Gardiner runs to title for Dimond

Dallin Gardiner of Dimond High School ran varsity all four years on the cross country team and placed fifth his senior year as the Lynx won their second straight state championship. On the track in 2019, Dallin placed 4th in the 3,200-meter run, 5th in the 1600 and...

Brown leads Homer softball, headed to UAA

Brown leads Homer softball, headed to UAA

Annalynn Brown was a starter on the Homer varsity softball team all through high school and her steadiness and focus made her a respected leader. She was the tournament MVP as a sophomore and was the runner-up MVP while leading Homer to its third straight regional...

Christopherson like a player-coach for Service soccer

Christopherson like a player-coach for Service soccer

Carter Christopherson is a captain and multi-year leader on the Service High School soccer team. As a freshman, he made 2nd team All-Region and was the Service Coaches’ Choice Defensive Player of the Year. He was sidelined to injury his junior year but still led the...

Evans stars for Bethel in wrestling and basketball

Evans stars for Bethel in wrestling and basketball

Nelson Evans of Bethel High School excelled in basketball and wrestling for the Warriors. His highlights include being the state and conference wrestling champion at 135 pounds in 2019 and making the Region 1 basketball all-tournament team in...

South Anchorage’s Cha to wrestle at Univ. of Minnesota

South Anchorage’s Cha to wrestle at Univ. of Minnesota

After dislocating his patella during his junior season, Theo Cha of South Anchorage High School made a triumphant return, winning his first state title and earning the Outstanding Wrestler award. This catapulted him into his senior season, where he finished 45-1 and...

McCart to play baseball in South Dakota

McCart to play baseball in South Dakota

Taylor McCart, a 6-foot-4 righthanded pitcher at Bartlett High School, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for Dakota Wesleyan University, a prestigious NAIA school in Mitchell, South Dakota. Taylor has been attending University of Alaska Anchorage...

She flies, fishes and skis: Tobin headed to Dartmouth

She flies, fishes and skis: Tobin headed to Dartmouth

Garvee Tobin of Service High School excelled as a Nordic skier for the Cougars. She placed fifth overall at the 2020 state ski championships — her third consecutive Top 5 finish — as the Cougars won the state title. Three times she was named the team’s Most Valuable...

Sarah Robinson on way to BYU

Sarah Robinson on way to BYU

Sarah Robinson of South Anchorage High School has accepted an offer to run track and field for Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Sarah excels in both volleyball and track. As an outside hitter she helped the Lady Wolverines win the 2019 state volleyball...

Matthews has a Whale of a time on the hardwood

Matthews has a Whale of a time on the hardwood

Brendon Matthews, a 6-foot senior, is an All State first-team guard representing the Barrow Whalers. Besides his academic success and involvement in his student body’s activities, Brendon was the captain and MVP of his high school basketball team. He helped lead the...

Haines heading from Bartlett to Dubuque

Haines heading from Bartlett to Dubuque

As a senior at Bartlett High School, Iolana Haines was the football Lineman of the Year as well as a 1st Team All State and 1st Team All-Conference performer. Iolana is the Bartlett JROTC Battalion Commander and a 4.0 grade point average student. He will attend the...

Ketchikan hoops trio moves on after great careers

Ketchikan hoops trio moves on after great careers

  The trio of Madison Rose, Nadire Zhuta, Lianne Guevarra were co-captains of the Ketchikan High School girls basketball team.  All three are two years starters and Madison is a three year starter.  These young ladies played a pivotal role in keeping the Lady...

Sitka’s Baciocco to run for D1 Santa Clara

Sitka’s Baciocco to run for D1 Santa Clara

Between track and cross country Dominic Baciocco won 14 region titles, a state championship in the 4x800M relay, and was runner-up individually at the state cross country championships, and set course records at the Juneau, Petersburg, and Sitka cross country courses....

Team USA member Hogenson off to Bemidji State

Team USA member Hogenson off to Bemidji State

Hannah Hogenson closed out 2020 and a stellar high school boys hockey career at South Anchorage high, making three appearances in state title games in her three seasons in net and winning the “Triple Crown” in the 2018/2019 season. Hannah is a two-time All-CIC...