As her classmates and friends at South Anchorage High School compete in sports against peers their age, Ante is often on the course competing against those more twice her elder in the only state in America that does not sponsor high school golf.
Anchorage’s 14-year old boxing phenom Maliyah Schmid-Carey has been collecting wins in the rings left and right, like her lethal combo, but none bigger than the gold medal she picked up at the Junior Olympic Boxing Championships in Wichita, Kansas earlier this month.
Championship-level softball often comes down to timely hitting and quality pitching, and the South Anchorage Wolverines have both, which is part of the reason why they are back-to-back ASAA Alaska Softball State Champions.
While everyone is a winner at the Native Youth Olympics by helping sustain culture and tradition, Eden Hopson of the Anchorage A team and Colton Paul from Kipnuk competing for Mt. Edgecumbe High School stole the show.
If you haven’t had the chance to watch the best girls player in the state of Alaska, you need too. Sayvia Sellers won’t blow you away in the layup lines but once the game starts you will find yourself buying Sellers game as quick as you can.
Though Steffen Booth, the race’s youngest-ever competitor at 16 years and 6 months old, may have stand out amongst the Iron Dog field, once the helmet is on and his thumb is on the throttle, he is where he belongs.
Gus Schumacher is only 21 years old, but his resume is already impressive. The latest accolade is that Schumacher has been named to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics cross-country skiing team for the U.S.