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Mongoyak, Whalers run away with NSBSD crown

September 22nd 2:43 pm

Hopson and Weyiouanna finish fourth and fifth with impressive runs of their own

Huskies sprint to 2nd at Nome Classic

September 22nd 2:42 pm

Michael Hensley turned in a season-best performance on Saturday and helped power the Kotzebue Huskies to second in the overall team standings at the 2017 Nome Classic Invitational. The Huskies, sparked by having four runners in the top 10, rolled up 35 points [...]

Whalers upend defending state champs

September 22nd 2:41 pm

Travis Adams threw for three touchdowns and the Barrow High School defense turned in a dominating performance on Saturday en route to leading the Whalers to a stunning 19-6 victory over the Eielson Ravens in front of a large crowd at Cathy Parker Field.

Sage, Hailstone sprint to wins in Noorvik

September 15th 8:38 am

Running on her home course, Carol Hailstone didn't have any trouble finding her way to the finish line on Saturday. Everyone else, however, had a real hard time finding her. Hailstone raced to the Noorvik Invitational Cross Country Meet's varsity girls' [...]

Lady Whalers take 2nd at West Valley Invitational

September 15th 8:37 am

Kuutuuq Danner and Crystalynn Tuia'i both turned in outstanding performances this past weekend and helped power the Barrow Lady Whalers to a second-place finish at the West Valley Invitational in Fairbanks. The BHS girls finished the two-day tournament with [...]

Adams leads Whalers to romp over MC

September 15th 8:37 am

Travis Adams might not wear a red cape and blue tights, but you might be hard-pressed to convince the Monroe Catholic Rams he isn't Superman — especially after his performance Saturday at Kiwanis Field in Fairbanks. All Adams did was roll up almost [...]

Wolgemuth leads Lady Walers to 5th in Palmer

September 8th 12:11 pm

Five Barrow runners complete the race in top 50

Whalers run to 9th in Palmer

September 8th 12:08 pm

Michael Hopson raced his way to a top 40 position on Saturday and helped power the Barrow Whalers to a ninth-place finish in the team standings at the 2017 Palmer Invitational. Hopson was among more than 90 runners participating in the Division II 5-kilometer [...]

Whalers falter 0-46 to North Pole

September 8th 12:03 pm

The North Pole Patriots scored 21 points in the first 12 minutes of play on Saturday and cruised to a 46-0 victory over the Barrow Whalers in non-conference football action on Saturday. With the win, North Pole improved to 4-0 for the season. The Whalers [...]

Whalers drop season opener to Homer

August 25th 11:47 am

Barrow scheduled to return to action this weekend when the team faces Redington

Alaskans have healthy perspective when it comes to international threats

July 14th 3:05 pm

Once in a while, Alaskans really make me proud. This week was one of those times when I read a story about Alaska's response to national concerns that North Korea now has a missile that can reach the shores of our state. While national media have jumped all [...]

Kotzebue, Barrow wrestlers shine at tournament

May 4th 10:01 pm

Aaron Phillips and Bryden Sampson both walked away from the Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships with gold medals this past weekend and helped the north and northwestern Arctic teams stage strong showings. Despite fielding small teams, Kotzebue and [...]

Lyon named coach of the year

May 4th 10:00 pm

When Heath Lyon walked off the Alaska Airlines Center court after watching his team capture the ASAA/First National Bank Class 2A state basketball champion, he knew his team had accomplished something special. His efforts in guiding the Bristol Bay Lady [...]

Negovanna, Conwell shine at women's wrestling championship

May 4th 9:59 pm

Eve Negovanna and Tina Conwell proved a major point this past weekend at the 2017 Alaska USA Women's State Wrestling Championships. They are indeed among the best female wrestlers in the state. Negovanna and Conwell both locked up silver medals in front of [...]

Utqiagvik's Talaiasi grabs gold at Native Youth Olympics

May 4th 9:55 pm

Noatak's Miya Page wins bronze in Indian Stick Pull, Tua'l also finishes third in girls' Scissors Broad Jump

State Native Youth Olympics meet set for April 27-29

April 28th 2:21 pm

Anchorage will become the center of the Native Youth Olympics world this weekend when more than 2,000 athletes from throughout the state converge on the state's largest city to compete in the 2017 State NYO Championships. The tournament will be held on [...]

Lady Whalers' star signs with defending NWAC championship

April 28th 2:20 pm

When Rose Mongoyak injured her knee prior to the start of the 2017 basketball season, the Barrow High School standout knew she faced a long, hard road back. To her credit, she made it back and helped guide the Lady Whalers to their 12th straight appearance in [...]

Alaska USA state tournament to be held this weekend

April 28th 2:20 pm

Some of the state's top wrestlers will put their talents on display this weekend when the 2017 Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships get underway at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The tournament will be held on April 27-28. More than a few rural [...]

Baldwin, Downey shine at Native Youth Olympics meet

April 22nd 2:49 am

Harry Baldwin and Kade Downey both nailed down multiple gold medals this past weekend and highlighted an outstanding performance by area athletes at the Northwest Arctic Borough School District's 2017 Native Youth Olympics meet. A senior at Kotzebue High [...]

Alaska USA State Wrestling tournament set for April 27-29

April 22nd 2:21 am

Some of the state's top young wrestlers will hit the mat this coming weekend when the 2017 Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships get underway at the Menard Sports Complex in Wasilla. The tournament is scheduled for April 27-29. Wrestlers from throughout [...]

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