Stories about sporting events.

Cameron Jackson of Akiak won the Camp Out Race with a time of 3 hours and 2 minutes on March 25, 2018.
Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race

Cameron Jackson of Akiak took first place in the Camp Out Race this weekend with a time of 3 hours and 2 minutes. Joe Demantle of Tuluksak took second, coming in five minutes after Jackson with a time of 3 hours and 7 minutes. Maurice Andrews of Bethel earned third, finishing three minutes later in 3 hours and 10 minutes.

Bethel Cheerleaders Have What It Takes

Mar 26, 2018

It’s tougher for a team like Bethel’s to pull off the acrobatic stunts that count in a cheerleading competition. Most teams with enough people on the roster have several girls capable of being "flyers". Those are the people thrown up and lifted into the air to stand on a shoulder, balanced on one or both feet.


The 3A basketball tournament ended on Saturday with the Warriors out of the race for fourth place in the girls’ contest. The Warriors lost their final game with the Nikiski bulldogs 46 to 53.  

To get to the match, Bethel's girls defeated Galena 40 to 30.

Bethel’s Warrior boys, meanwhile, fell out of the running for fourth place in the state tournament on Friday when they lost a match with the Valdez Buccaneers. The final score was Warriors 41 to Buccaneers 50. 

Bethel survives to play another match in the state 3A girls basketball tournament.


Bethel’s basketball teams endured defeats in their first games at the 3A state tournament today. They both go on to play Friday for a chance to earn a fourth-place finish in the 3A championship on Saturday.

Pictured are 10 of the 12 mushers who competed in Kwethluk's Sled Dog Sprint Race on March 16 and 17, 2018.
Courtesy of Harry Alexie

Greg Larson of Napaskiak won the Kwethluk sled dog race this past weekend. Competition ran tight in the sprint race with Larson outpacing Tuluksak’s Joe Demantle by less than a minute and a half.

Aniak musher Richie Diehl at the Iditarod ceremonial race start in Anchorage on March 3, 2018.
Zachariah Hughes / APM

The Iditarod Race Committee honored the finishers of the 2018 race last night with a banquet in Nome. Each musher who made it to the finish line took home a check.

Aniak Halfbreed Girls Win 1A State Championship

Mar 19, 2018
Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

The 1A girls state basketball championship once again goes to the Yukon-Kuskokwim region. Aniak won the title after a series of upsets in Friday’s semifinals.

Two Kuskokwim Teams Reach 2A Basketball Semifinals

Mar 16, 2018

Two girls teams are the only ones from the Yukon-Kuskokwim region to make the semifinals in the statewide 1A basketball championship: Aniak and Scammon Bay.

The Scammon Bay Eagles took another step in their quest to win a third championship on Thursday by defeating the Tri-Valley Warriors. The final score of 65 to 41 doesn’t show the battle waged. Players on the Warriors team were much taller than the Eagles girls, and coach Herschel Sundown says that it was a challenge getting his players to adjust.

Mike Williams Jr. finished the 2018 Iditarod on March 15, 2018.
Courtesy of Nick Hawk.

Mike Williams Jr. finished 25th in the Iditarod on Thursday. The Akiak musher passed under the burled arch in Nome at around 6:45 p.m.