Sports

Team 7 arriving in Nome on Monday, Feb. 21.
By Peter Loewi Heavy, wet snow and strong winds didn’t stop Tyler Aklestad and Nick Olstad from storming into town at 2:17 p.m. on Monday, leading the Iron Dog 2022 Pro Class to the Halfway Point in...
TRAINING RUN— Mike Morgan and his team partner Chris Olds recently finished a training run from Wasilla to Nome. Here Morgan is pictured at Hell’s Gate where the trail drops from the Alaska Range onto the southfork of the Kuskokwim River.
By Peter Loewi Iron Dog is so competitive, says Nome racer Mike Morgan, that you can’t afford to work on the machine during the race. There are “a lot of strong teams that could potentially do...
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MEETS NOME SWIMMERS— Nome Northstar Swim Team members  Joetta Hubert, Aliyah Hensley, Piper Lewis, Kourtney Bogart, Ella Hubert, Lexi Blandford and Demi Pantelis met Olympic Gold Medalist Lydia Jacoby at the Water Bowl competition held last week in Anchorage
On February 4, 2022, 21 Nome Northstar Team swimmers attended the Water Bowl competition at Bartlett Pool in Anchorage, hosted by the Northern Lights Swim Team. The ages of the NNST competitors...
Caden Hanebuth  jumps high to get the jump ball during Saturday night's game against the Glennallen Panthers.
By Sara Bioff Last weekend, on February 4 and 5, Glennallen Panthers brought their boys and girls’ junior varsity and varsity teams to play against the Nome Nanooks in the Nanook Den. Noatak’s JV...
GETTING READY— Dad Evan Booth and his son Steffen prep their racing machines in Nome for their first Iron Dog together as a team.
By Peter Loewi Evan and Steffen Booth are all in for the Iron Dog. The father-and-son team bring a unique mix of experience and youth to the trail: father Evan, 53, first raced in 1990 and won with...
SUBWAY SHOWDOWN— The Nome Nanooks emerged victorious in the Subway Showdown Basketball event, held on January 6 through 8 in Nome.
By Peter Loewi The home teams won five of their combined six games at last week’s Subway Showdown Basketball Tournament, held in Nome. The Nanook boys were the tournament champions, winning all...
STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION— Natallie Tobuk of Nome brought home the state championship, being undefeated in the 125-lbs class.
By Diana Haecker Natallie Tobuk, a junior at Nome-Beltz High School, was one of five girl wrestlers with undefeated records to take the mat during the ASAA/FNBA Girls State Championships held in...
THIRD PLACE— Jon Smith won third place in the 500-yard freestyle race in last week's Regional's in Fairbanks.
By Kirsten Bey, NBHS Swim Coach Two Nanook swimmers competed in the Region VI Championships in Fairbanks last weekend: Sophomore Jon Smith, first year on the high school swim team but a longtime...
NANOOK FACEOFF— Nanook wrestlers Duke McGuffy and Paris Hebel face off for a match during last weekend’s Nome Invitational wrestling tournament held in the den of the mighty Nanooks.
By Colin McFarland Last weekend, the Nome Nanooks hosted a wrestling invitational tournament. Wrestlers came from Galena, Teller, Shaktoolik, Savoonga and Gambell to compete in what was a slightly...
WINNER—Son Erikson on his way to win Kotzebue XC event held last weekend, with Orson Hoogendorn in pursuit.
By Jeff Collins/Nanook XC Coach The pursuit of perfection. The definition of perfection is subjective but when it is coupled with a desired outcome, the definition of perfection becomes clear. In...

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