Sports

The Switch-Up 2022— Reversing their roles on the ball field, cheerleaders played basketball and ball players cheered. Pictured are in the back row: Hana Callahan, Taylor Gorn, Ayla Knodel, Kaitlyn Johnson, Raina McRae, Paris Hebel, Finn Gregg, Jade Greene, Richard Cross, Dawson Schaeffer, Caden Hanebuth (and little brother), Karis Evans, Kamailee Walters, Addison Knudsen, Avery Immingan, Lauren Kingstrom, AwaLuk Nichols. Front Row: Iryna Kadatska, Cameron Minix, Asa Hukill, Brenna Scholten, Sophia Marble, A
By Rebekah Albertson On Thursday, May 5, the Lady Nanook basketball and cheer team reprised the switch-up game first introduced in 2016.  The varsity basketball players suited up in cheer uniforms...
By Peter Loewi The community came out on Saturday, April 30 to celebrate the Nome-Beltz High School Boys Basketball’s state championship win at the Rec Center, but in the process, ended up...
Parker Kenick won the One-Arm Reach event at the NYO Games in Anchorage.
By Peter Loewi Eight Nome-Beltz students competed in the Senior Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage last week, but as any NYO community member can tell you, they aren’t competing against each other...
REACHING HIGH— Teague Green-Johnson competes in the One-Hand Reach during last week’s Traditional Games held in Juneau. He won gold in Wrist Carry, Dene Stick Pull and Seal Hop.
 Nome and regional athletes traveled to Juneau to participate in the Traditional Games Native Youth Olympics, on April 2-3. Competing against six local teams were visiting teams from Hoonah, Haines...
AWESOME DAWSON—Dawson Schaeffer hit this 15-foot runner to put Nome ahead for good with 18 seconds left in the championship game against Grace Christian.  The Nome-Beltz Nanooks went on to become the 2022 3A Boys Basketball state champions.
By Peter Loewi The Nome-Beltz High School Boys Basketball Team won their first 3A state championship, beating Grace Christian 49-47. Leading up to the championship game, the Nanooks defeated...
BLAZING START — Unalakleet freshman Wassaq Nanouk Jones, 343, leads the field on Thursday at Unalakleet’s First Hill Ski Course, in the 34th Annual Western Interior Ski and Biathlon Championships’ 6.4-kilometer high school skate ski race.
By Keith Conger The color pattern on the awards ceremony podium was predominately made up of Galena Hawks’ blue and gold during the three-day 34th Annual Western Interior Ski and Biathlon...
The last musher is off the trail when Apayauq Reitan finished the 2022 Iditarod.
By Diana Haecker Brent Sass, in his seventh running of the Iditarod, won the 2022 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race, arriving under the burled arch on Tuesday morning at 5:38 a.m. with 11 dogs in harness...
UNALAKLEET CHECKPOINT—The sun sets over the Unalakleet checkpoint of the Iditarod, illuminating the Nulato Hills.
By Peter Loewi On Sunday, the two front runners in the 2022 Iditarod had already passed, but the work at the checkpoint was only just ramping up. Volunteers and fans alike came in and out more...
SHAKTOOLIK CHECKERS— Lynn Takak and Iditarod Checker Gary Bekoalok wait for Iditarod teams to arrive in Shaktoolik on Sunday, March 13.
By RB Smith     Fierce winds and drifting snow greeted mushers as they came into Shaktoolik last Sunday, March 13, forcing many to hunker down for the night and crowd into the small checkpoint. The...

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