Sports

A group of seventeen young runners were treated to a unique training experience last weekend when they attended the second annual Salmon Lake Running Camp. The camp is the creation of Nome-Beltz...
WYATT EARP DEXTER CHALLENGE— Jackie Hrabok-Leppäjärvi, right, highfives a runner crossing the finish line at last Saturday’s Dexter running, biking and walking race from Nome to Dexter.
When I looked out my living room window two and a half hours before the 2016 Wyatt Earp Dexter Challenge race on Saturday I was greeted by beautiful sunshine. It looked to be a great day for racing,...
MARATHON WINNER— Cole Talbot won the fifth Cape Nome marathon.
Anchorage visitor Cole Talbot came for a weekend trip to Nome to visit friends and do some birding. While he was at it, he also notched his first ever marathon finish and emerged victorious, too....
PASSING BY— Aaron Rose, right, overtakes Bryant Hammond on the second leg of the Stroke'n Croak triathlon, held last Sunday in Nome.
Bryant Hammond relied on his strong swimming and running backgrounds to establish a lead that no individual racer could overcome in Sunday’s annual Stroke-n-Croak Triathlon. He completed the 1-mile...
REACHING HIGH— Ivory Okleasik competes in the One Hand Reach during the State Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage.
The Nome Nanook NYO team brought nine athletes to the annual Native Youth Olympics competition in Anchorage, held Thursday April 21-23. Every year NYO attracts hundreds of high school athletes from...
RECORD SETTER— Teller Aklaq Grace Ongtowasruk won a gold medal and set a new district record in the Alaskan High Kick with a height of 68 inches at the 2016 BSSD NYO meet  in Savoonga last weekend.
The Bering Strait School District 31st Native Youth Olympics was held last weekend from April 14 to 16 in Savoonga, on St. Lawrence Island. The annual meet is a coming-together of all villages in the...
FIRST ACROSS THE FINISH— Mike Morgan of Nome crosses the finish line of the Archie Ferguson Willie Goodwin Memorial snowmachine race in Kotzebue last Sunday, winning the overall title and his class.
Nome’s Mike Morgan overall and in the open class won the 2016 Archie Ferguson Willie Goodwin Memorial snow machine race put on by the Kotzebue Lions Club. Due to blizzard conditions, the 220-mile...
HOME STRETCH— Nome's Ben Cross, left, holds off Galena's Tristan Hatch for fo
On Saturday, the third and final day of competition at the 30th Annual Western Interior Ski and Biathlon Championships, first year Nome skiers Ben Cross and Mary Fiskeaux had the tough tasks of...
KING OF BIATHLON— Ben Homekingkeo of Koyuk comes around for his second lap in the junior high boys race at the BSSD Ski and Biathlon Championships in White Mountain last weekend. Homekingkeo hit all targets and won the gold medal in the event.
If the jargon “shooting clean” in biathlon is used when a participant has connected on all shots in a race, then eighth grader Ben Homekingkeo of Koyuk should now be called Mr. Clean. On Friday...
WINNER— Kotzebue musher Paul Hansen approaches the finish line on Sunday evening, winning the 2016 Nome-Council sled dog race in a time of 32 hours and six minutes.
At 10 a.m. sharp, the calm of Saturday’s blue skies were shattered by the barking of dogs and the pandemonium that ensued as four dog teams leaped, en masse, off the starting line of the Nome Kennel...

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