Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Crow Pass Crossing

The 30th annual Crow Pass Crossing, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage SAA/Milers Booster Club. Southcentral Alaska’s premier backcountry distance race begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. The last chance to sign up will be at the mandatory pre-race meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex […]

‘Wolves claim 9 GNAC FAR Scholar-Athletes

Courtesy of UAA Sports Information Release: July 16, 2014 PORTLAND, Ore. – Nine Alaska Anchorage student-athletes were recognized Wednesday as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference its 2013-14 Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athlete Awards. To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.85 or better grade-point average through two or more years of athletic competition […]

Men’s Basketball schedule unveiled

Courtesy of UAA Sports Information Release: July 18, 2014 ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball head coach Rusty Osborne has announced his team’s schedule for the 2014-15 season, including 19 home games at the brand-new Alaska Airlines Center. The Seawolves, on the heels of nine straight winning campaigns, begin with the annual Green & Gold […]

2014-15 Women’s Hoops schedule announced

Courtesy of UAA Sports Information Release: July 16, 2014 ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball head coach Ryan McCarthy announced his team’s schedule for the 2014-15 season – the Seawolves’ first in the brand-new Alaska Airlines Center – on Tuesday. UAA, coming off an 19-9 campaign and an NCAA Tournament berth, opens Nov. 5 with […]

World Cup comes to a close

A late goal scored by Mario Goetze was the only thing that separated Argentina and Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. Both teams had exited their groups and successfully navigated the elimination stage to make it to the final. Argentina, who had never been behind to a team the entire tournament found themselves down 1-0 […]

Former Seawolf dominates Mount Marathon

  Former Seawolf, Eric Strabel (Middle, right), runs down Fourth Avenue alone to finish Mount Marathon in first place

Bucs and Pilots spilt doubleheader wins

July 4 is a day America celebrates its independence. Many people around the country take part in this celebration by having cookouts, setting off fireworks, or for some in the Anchorage area, taking part in the annual Fourth of July double header baseball game between the Anchorage Bucs and the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. Game one […]

Flag atop Mt. Baldy on Independence Day when the new route was opened. Photo by Kelly Ireland.

Mt. Baldy revegetation project and new route

Many hikers in Eagle River, and probably Anchorage too, know that Mt. Baldy in Eagle River has some serious erosion occurring on its bald rocky face — or at least the bald rocky face it has become with years of overuse, improper planning and poor erosion prevention. Recently, however, a trail revegetation project has diverted […]

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Alaska Baseball League

Baseball is America’s pastime, and with long summer days, there are few things as enjoyable as sitting back with a hot dog in one hand, a cold beverage in the other and some peanuts to snack on while enjoying a baseball game. With the closest Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Anchorage residents can only […]

Thomas finalizes incoming class with Conti

ANCHORAGE — Head coach Matt Thomas finalized his 2014-15 Alaska Anchorage incoming class Wednesday with the addition of Anthony Conti, giving UAA eight rookies for the 35th year of Seawolf hockey. Conti, a local of Vancouver, B.C., joins the Green and Gold after splitting time with the BCHL’s Surrey Eagles and Penticton Vees. He combined […]

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UAA Alumni win the men’s and women’s Midnight Sun Marathon Brothers sweep the top three positions in men’s event

June 21, 2014 On the summer solstice runners from around the globe converge on Anchorage, Alaska to participate in the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon. The marathon covers 26.2 miles of the Anchorage area starting at Bartlett High School and traveling through the eastern foothills and across Anchorage to the Delaney Park Strip finish line. University […]

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Student Union Offers Out Door Gear

Exploring Alaska’s vast landscape, whether on land or by water, can be a fun and exciting time. The Anchorage bowl and the Mat-Su Valley offer a great number of trails to be explored for hiking and biking. The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Student Union Gear Room provides students with equipment at a reasonable price. For […]

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Alaska Aces Sign UAA Goaltender

On May 31, 2014, University of Alaska Anchorage’s Alum Rob Gunderson signed with the Alaska Aces. The Aces signed Gunderson to an amateur tryout offer (ATO) contract. Gunderson went 24-41-10 in 82 career appearances for UAA with a 3.15 goals-against-average and one shutout over four seasons. Gunderson posted career-best in wins with 10, goals-against-average at […]

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Seattle Sounders Defeat San Jose Earthquake

By looking at a map of arenas and the placement of teams in a particular sport one can pretty much determine the popularity of that sport in a region of the United States. The Northeast has hockey, the south has NASCAR, and the Northwest has a found soccer.   The popularity of soccer in the […]

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