Stories about sporting events.

Dean Swope / KYUK

For the first time, the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is limiting the number of mushers who can compete in the premier Western Alaska event. Thirty mushers will be allowed to race the frozen Kuskokwim next year; this year 20 mushers competed.

Last month, Natalie Hanson broke another American powerlifting record at the U.S. National Championships in Orlando, Florida with a squat lift of 270 kilograms (595 pounds). Hanson is pictured here at the 2015 World Championships in Luxembourg.
Courtesy of Natalie Hanson / International Powerlifting Federation

Natalie Hanson of Bethel has broken both an American record, and an unofficial world record in powerlifting. Hanson said that part of her record setting success has been due to her ability to appreciate her body for function over appearance, which has led her to create a movement within the sport.


Courtesy of Kiah Charlie

Class of 2017 high school graduate Kiah Charlie has made Scammon Bay history. She’s the first student from the Yukon village to receive a college basketball scholarship and to sign a letter of intent to play with a college team. The accomplishment comes after a decade of hard work from Kiah and her community.

Darren Lieb

The Bethel wresting season has ended with two final tournaments this past weekend and the first appearance by Bethel wrestlers at a major national tournament in Las Vegas.

Louise Russell

Following their first trip to the State Judo Championships, Bethel’s Yukon Kuskokwim Judo Club is back on the mat for the last few practices before summer break. After taking home multiple titles, the team is amped to return next year.




Katie Basile / KYUK

Mushers can mark their calendars for next winter's K300. The 2018 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race will once again fall the weekend after Martin Luther King day.

Gregory Lincoln / The Delta Discovery

The Native Youth Olympics is unlike any other competition or sport.  The difference is there at the beginning, when the National Anthem is sung in Yup'ik.

Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

Here are the results and awards for the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta teams at the 2017 Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage.

First Steps Towards A Special Olympics For NYO?

May 1, 2017

Is there a Native Youth Special Olympics in the future? If there is, the first steps may have been taken this past weekend in the Crab Walk by a special education student from Teller.

Johanna Eurich / KYUK

Yesterday athletes from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta made a fine showing on the opening day of the Native Youth Olympics in Anchorage.


The first win from the region came in the first event -- the kneel jump, where competitors sit, kneeling on the ground barefoot, and jump forward from the knees to land on their feet.  Those who cover the most ground and pin the landing,  win.