Colton Paul, from Kipnuk, but competing for Mt.Edgecumbe participated in seven different events at the 2023 Native Youth Olympics, winning five of them and setting a new world record in the Scissor Brad Jump.
Day two started with a new boys state NYO world record in the Scissor Broad Jump, then it was the Eskimo Stick pull, followed by One Hand Reach and then Two Foot High Kick headlined the day with state record tying jump.
The third and final day of the Native Youth Olympic games started with the fastest event of the week the Indian Stick Pull, then it was the One Foot High Kick that got everyone in the stadium involved for the high flying event and to wrap up the day and the 2023 edition of the games was the Seal Hop.
The Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches has been putting the senior all-star games on annually since 2011 to bring the best high school senior basketball players together from every division — 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A.
Nordic X, a one-of-its-kind event that combines the best of cross-country skiing with the best of Alpine skiing, returned to Hilltop Ski Area for a second year featuring big air, big wipeouts and bigtime skiers, including a number of Olympians.
The long grind of the 60-game regular season is coming down the final stretch in the North American Hockey League and a number of teams are still fighting for the final two playoff spots in the Midwest Division.
After losing numerous all-state seniors last season, the team reloaded with a perfect mix of seniors and underclassmen to propel East to the Class 4A boys state championship victory Saturday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
What the Grace Christian girls basketball team lacks in experience they make up for with talent. Without a single senior on the team the Grizzlies break out of their championship hibernation to win the programs first ever girls 3A girls basketball state championship.
ACS senior Sayvia Sellers already has one of the most decorated high school careers the state has seen - including two state championships and two Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year Awards - and just cemented her name in the record books forever.
In the 4A girls bracket we have a rematch of last year's championship game, Wasilla taking on the juggernaut of Anchorage Christian School. In the boys 4A bracket, East Anchorage gets back to the championship game for the third straight year and takes on the number one seeded West Valley Wolf pack.
The lights are brighter and the stage is bigger at the 1A and 2A Alaska State Basketball Championships — but the moment wasn’t too big for Kake’s Ethan Kadake and Tikigaq’s Jennifer Nash, who led their respective programs to state titles this past weekend.