Sports

TOP FIVE— The Nanooks girls cross country running team claimed the top five spots in the high school girls division of the Nome Classic Invitational Cross Country Running Meet on Saturday. The top runner was Starr Erikson, 51. She was followed by Mary Fiskeaux, 52, Mallory Conger, 53, Ava Earthman, 54 and Daynon Medlin, 55.
In a sport where teams do not try to outscore their opponents with high numbers, the Nome-Beltz girls cross country squad proved on Saturday that less is more. The Lady Nanooks received points for...
ANVIL MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE— Twenty-two runners took the Anvil Mountain 59-minute Challenge on Thursday, August 18.
Bartlett Quad meet Even though the Nome-Beltz school doors were not yet open for business, cross country running class was ready this weekend for a group of Nanook runners traveling south to attend a...
At least on paper, Oliver and Company shouldn’t have needed extra innings to beat Outsiders in the final game of the Nome Softball Association’s end-of-the-season tournament. After all, they earned...
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...

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