Alaska men should hit the trail for breasts

I decided to run in the 5-mile Alaska Run for Women on June 11 because I thought it would be a good training run...

Feet don’t fail me now

What was I thinking? I signed up to run the half-marathon in the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon. That’s 13.1 miles. A little less than...

Kenai for the kayak guy: Adventures with a K-9

My definition of trust is getting into a kayak with a 52-pound dog and paddling to the middle of a mountain lake. For my...

Fun in the scrum

Anyone who has lived in Alaska for a while has seen ravens in the area, but did you know that barbarians are running around...

{Outdoor Briefs}

Outdoor dangers Two risks have cropped up recently in the high country. The first, as you may have heard, is lightning. Although uncommon in southcentral...

Hike the FN trail and find a new friend

Everyone should get out and hike the FN trail this summer and fall. If possible, hike the trail in winter and spring too. This...

No guts, no glory: Near Point and Wolverine Peak

I’ve hiked Wolverine Peak once before and Near Point twice, but I’ve never done the two close peaks on the same day. That day...

Compete in the heat

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Senior distance runner Stacy Edwards and sophomore thrower Jessica Houston have officially made the list of qualifiers for the 2005 NCAA...

{Trail Briefs}

Several early-season hikes in Chugach State Park are snow-free including Eklutna lakeside trail, Twin Peaks trail, Turnagain Arm trail, Bird Ridge trail, Near Point...

Twin Peaks trail offers flowers, views, wildlife

By Rich Stromberg The Northern Light   The Twin Peaks trail at Eklutna Lake is one of several snow-free trails this spring. This early-season conditioning hike is...

Six women leave UAA hoops team unexpectedly

UAA women’s basketball head coach Jody Hensen knew she was losing four seniors following the end of the 2004-2005 season. But Hensen and the...

Rugby experience brings pleasure through pain for local enthusiasts

When I was young I loved playing tackle football. Unfortunately there wasn’t a Pop Warner league where I grew up. To make matters worse,...

Skiwolf gold

In one of the most dominating performances in UAA history, Mandy Kaempf claimed the honor that has eluded her over three years as a...

Badgers take bite out of UAA’s Final Five hopes

So much for history repeating itself.A year after upsetting the University of Wisconsin in the first round of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs,...

Resurrected women’s hockey club feels growing pains

With a Division I hockey program, UAA has been known to attract it’s fair share of out-of-state skaters to school. It’s not a surprise...

{Sports in brief}

Seawolves show their smarts The Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Academic Team for men’s basketball was announced March 2 and UAA was well represented. UAA student-athletes...

This week in Seawolf sports…

Seawolves use strong finishs to place fourth Mandy Kaempf turned in two solid performances as expected but it was some other solid individual showings that...

Gymnast doesn’t let skin condition slow her down

Amanda Keever is like many other young women at UAA. She loves Jared Woods’ music, cold beer at the Pioneer, hot dog-eating contests and...

Seawolves defense makes Huskies roll over

Behind a strong defensive effort, the UAA hockey team sent its three seniors off the Sullivan Arena ice with a win. In the process,...

Seawolves surprise Minnesota with unexpected heroes

With its starting goaltender injured, the UAA hockey team needed John DeCaro to fill in against the University of Minnesota. The low-scoring Seawolves also...

Whose house?

The bleachers in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex were rocking. Feet were stomping as green and gold painted faces chanted “U-A-A” over and over....

Snowshoeing first activity featured in new adventure series

In hopes of getting UAA students more involved in the Alaska outdoors, the Student Union and Student Activities kicked off their Outdoor Adventure Series...

This week in Seawolf hoops

Seawolf women stop slide in Seattle Behind a balanced attack, the UAA women snapped a four-game losing streak with a 56-51 win over Seattle on...

Hamilton makes history but Seawolves settle for split

Shea Hamilton made UAA history against St. Cloud State and in the process the Seawolves snapped a three-game losing skid. Hamilton, a standout...

{Seawolves on the road}

Defending champs send UAA home empty-handed One night in Colorado the UAA hockey team looked lost and got dominated by the hometown Denver Pioneers. Following...

Oleson’s offense leads Nanook feast of Seawolves

Fairbanks – You wouldn’t have known from watching him but Brad Oleson played on an injured ankle against UAA. After the University of Alaska...

Saints give Seawolves hell in second half

UAA played about as good a first half as they had all season against Saint Martin’s. Then Julia Eisentrout and the Saints’ defense took...

Lackluster special teams play costs Seawolves

An awful power play and weak defense on the penalty kill erased the offensive efforts of center Merit Waldrop and the return of winger...

First home meet stirs anxiousness in athletes

Since the UAA gymnastics team only has three home meets all season, the first dual meet in front of Anchorage fans is always an...

{Seawolves on the road}

Men’s Basketball Seawolves outgunned in pair of losses in Washington The UAA men’s basketball team couldn’t slow down the top two teams in the Great Northwest...