Posts Tagged: North Pole High

Hebard reaches WNBA Finals, next Alaskan to play for pro title

October 8, 2021

Ruthy Hebard’s got next. The 23-year-old professional basketball player from Fairbanks is up next in a long line of Alaskans who have played for a major league sports championship over the last 30 years. The second-year forward is headed to the WNBA Finals with the Chicago Sky, who will face the Phoenix Mercury in the… Read more »

Chace, Furlong both score touchdowns as Alaskans face off on NAIA gridiron

September 18, 2021

A pair of Alaskans took over the fourth quarter of a NAIA football game when North Pole’s Marshal Chace of Presentation College and Soldotna’s Brenner Furlong of Dakota State both scored touchdowns in the span of just three plays. Chace scored on a 25-yard TD reception and 81 seconds later Furlong scored on a 50-yard… Read more »

Balog outduels NASCAR Cup Series driver to win in Wisconsin

July 3, 2021

North Pole’s Bill Balog beat all comers at the Plymouth Dirt Track on the Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Wisconsin, including NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Briscoe. The ‘North Pole Nightmare’ took the lead for good on the sixth lap of the 30-lap sprint car race on the clay oval and then held off challenges from… Read more »

Balog drives to record 10th IRA sprint car series championship

October 1, 2020

North Pole’s Bill Balog was crowned king of the Interstate Racing Association’s sprint car points series for a record 10th time, living up to his ‘North Pole Nightmare’ nickname for competitors in the Upper Midwest racing league. Balog took sole possession of the IRA’s all-time record for most series titles, passing nine-time champion Joe Roe…. Read more »