Sports

BIATHLON CAMP – From left are John Soderstrom of Unalakleet, Sarah Bahnke, Keith Conger, Tobin Hobbs, and Mallory Conger, all of Nome.
In the middle of last week’s heat wave four local biathletes met for a three-day session  to work on shooting skills and endurance training. With coach Keith Conger leading the group they practiced...
FIRST HALF MARATHON— Carol Seppilu, center, with bib nr. 3834, at the start line of her first half-marathon race at Cape Nome in July 2016. Since then she has finished several long distance races.
“I started running in 2014,” began Carol Seppilu. “I remember the day very well. I was depressed and overweight, severely obese. It was hard just getting out of bed.” Seppilu’s friend Crystal Toolie...
A Nome gymnastics program sponsored a weeklong Gymnastics Camp from June 3-7.
ONE HANDED— Jocelyn Takak effortlessly spins a one-handed cartwheel at the last day of gymnastics camp, which was an intensive, five-day camp coached by a gymnast from Fairbanks and organiser Chelsea Hubert.
Last week the Nome Elementary School’s gymnasium was the venue for a week-long gymnastics camp taught by a former competitive gymnast out of Fairbanks, teaching 64 Nome kids aged 15-months to 15-...
VILLAGE GIRL— Alex Whitworth and Megan Hahn prior to their departure from Port Townsend, Sunday, June 2.
The Race to Alaska is an unique boat race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan. “It’s like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning, being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a...
Matt Culley high-fives his son as he crossed the finishline of last week's Strok'n Croak
Although California triathletes might have complained it was too cold, Nome’s annual Stroke and Croak triathlon was blessed with ideal conditions Sunday. Sunshine, a light, cooling breeze and no musk...
NYO— Champion Patricia Washington of St. Michael, carried by Earl Annogiyuk of Savoonga and Alvin Washington of St. Michael, competes on her winning attempt in last week’s BSSD NYO games at White Mountain.
The Native Youth Olympics season is the finale of western Alaska’s high school and junior high sports. After a year of serious competition that doesn’t always have a lot of camaraderie involved,...
NYO WRIST CARRY— Paris Hebel hangs on while Nate Cushman, left, and Elden Cross run him around the perimeter of the gym in the Wrist Carry event during last weekend’s NYO Extravaganza in Nome.
Nome's three-day Native Youth Olympics Extravaganza took place April 4- 6 and about 75 young people competed in the traditional strength and skill events. This is the third year for the Extravaganza...
Tre West won the Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin Snowmachine Race in Kotzebue in record time.
The annual Archie Ferguson/Willie Goodwin Sr. Memorial Snowmachine Race went off on schedule after organizers feared that the course wouldn’t be suitable for race day, Saturday, April 6. Warm...
Jon Smith competes in the Northern Area Championships in Fairbanks.
A contingent of 25 Nome Northstar Swim Team members competed last week in the Northern Area Championships at the Hamme Pool in Fairbanks. They joined stiff competition from two Fairbanks swim teams,...

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