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A football team on the edge of the world  High Country News

The Barrow High School Whalers in Alaska are nearly 500 miles away from the nearest opponent.



Whalers kick off against the Kings in a Week 7 clash  KTUU.com

The KTUU Tailgate Tour will head to Utqiagvik for our game of the week between the Barrow High School Whalers and Ketchikan Kings on Saturday at 1:00 PM.



Barrow Whalers have sights set on repeating as state champs  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Chris Battle was elated to guide Barrow to its first Division III football state title last season in his first year at the helm.



Lathrop, Eielson, Barrow in football playoffs | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The concept is simple for the Eielson, Lathrop and Barrow high school football teams. Win today in state semifinals and play next week for state ...



Alaska's northernmost town still in transition 1 1/2 years after official name change  Alaska Public Radio Network

The town most of the world knew as Barrow voted in 2016 to officially start going by the traditional Iñupiaq name of Utqiaġvik. Listen now. The vote passed by a ...



Whalers take 3rd state basketball title in four years  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ANCHORAGE — Before the biggest game of his life, Barrow High School sophomore Brendon Matthews received an important message from Whalers head ...



Hepa returns to Alaska to graduate from High School  KTUU.com

Prep basketball standout Kamaka Hepa returns to Alaska to graduate from high school before starting his college basketball career at the University of Texas.



Monroe's comeback bid comes up just short in 3A semifinal  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

ANCHORAGE — The Monroe Catholic boys basketball team had its chances.



Whalers capture Division III state football title | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

PALMER—First and goal from two yards out and 10 seconds on the clock. No timeouts. That was the situation the Homer Mariners football team faced with a ...



Hepa makes Team USA squad to head to FIBA Americas championship  KTUU.com

Alaska's Kamaka Hepa is a finalist for Team USA Basketball's Men's U18 National Team, and Fairbanks' Ruthy Hebard will play for Team USA in the FIBA 3x3 ...



40th Annual Potato Bowl wraps up Tailgate Tour regular season  KTUU.com

With just one more weekend left for the Alaska high school football season, this week's KTUU Tailgate Tour heads to Wasilla for the 40th annual Potato Bowl.



Utqiagvik man sentenced to 105 years in death of prosecutor  The Seattle Times

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man who killed a state prosecutor in a jealous rage was sentenced to 105 years in prison on Friday. Ronald Fisher, 51 ...



Barrow, Alaska, Changes Its Name Back To Its Original 'Utqiagvik'  NPR

The northernmost community in the U.S. has voted to officially restore its traditional Inupiaq name.



St. Johns County womans project that built football field for Alaska high school about to become movie  Florida Times-Union

Cathy Parker's vision took her from the television screen of her St. Johns County home to the frozen tundra of the Arctic.And right along the banks of the Arctic ...



Interior Department officials visit North Slope to talk ANWR  Alaska Public Radio Network

A high-profile guest was in attendance at the North Slope Borough Assembly meeting in Utqiaġvik Tuesday. The Interior Department's second-in-command, ...



Minnema's big night helps Monroe Catholic football upend Nikiski  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — There's an old sports adage that the best offense is a good defense. The Monroe Catholic High School football team showcased that notion ...



Utqiaġvik? Barrow? Name change brings tension, division  Alaska Dispatch News

The issue splits young people who tend to be pro-change for the new name from elders who have been connected with Barrow too long to give it up.



New FNSB school principals announced | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Five public schools are getting a new principal for the 2018-19 school year, according to an announcement from the Fairbanks North Star ...



Barrow ventures to Fairbanks for first football Jamboree  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Barrow High School is entering its 11th season of varsity football.



161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...



Lathrop wins division one state wrestling championship  KTUU.com

ANCHORAGE, AK (KTUU) After a weekend that culiminated with an entire season's worth of work, Lathrop took the division one state wrestling crown. Coming in ...



Top-30 Class of 2018 hoops recruit transfers from Alaska to Oregon  USA TODAY High School Sports

Four-star sophomore power forward Kamaka Hepa has transferred from his school in Alaska to Portland (Ore.) Jefferson for his junior season.



Friday Field of Dreams: Cathy Parker Field, Barrow Alaska  Yahoo Sports

Welcome to Friday Field of Dreams, where we'll unveil the nation's most picturesque, historically or culturally significant or plain old fun prep sports facilities in ...



Utqiagvik/Barrow hosts 'Historic U.S. Senate Debate' – First Held North of Arctic Circle  KUAC

Debating Arctic issues in the Arctic ...



Despite Battling the Elements, NFL Network's Football Town Scores With FUJINON Cabrio Lenses  Sports Video Group

Coinciding with the kickoff of the NFL season, NFL Network launched a documentary series that showcases the sport away from the spotlight of the major ...



Tara Sweeney named first female Alaska Native Asst. Secretary of Indian Affairs  Indian Country Today Media Network

Tara Sweeney: 'I am honored to be able to serve Indian Country in this capacity'



Murder trial in shooting death of Barrow prosecutor set for August  Alaska Dispatch News

The trial for Ronald 'Bun Bun' Fischer, the Barrow man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Assistant District Attorney Brian Sullivan, is set for ...



Barrow, Alaska: Ground Zero for Climate Change  Smithsonian

No roads lead to Barrow, Alaska. To reach America's northernmost city (pop. 4,500), you must fly or, sea ice permitting, take a ship. Barrow's residents use cars ...



Mat-Su students star at state Science Olympiad  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Mat-Su middle and high school students dominated this year's annual Alaska State Science Olympiad competition. When the dust settled, Mat-Su Career Tech ...



Alaskan athletes sign on the dotted line  KTUU.com

Seniors from all across Alaska sign their national letter of intent to play college sports.



In Whale Hunt, Eskimos Use Modern Tools to Satisfy Tradition  New York Times

In Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle, the whaling tradition is ancient, but the means of carrying it out are anything but.



Alaskan selected for Indian Affairs post at Interior  Alaska Public Radio Network

President Trump has nominated an Arctic Slope Regional Corporation senior executive to be the assistant Interior Secretary for Indian Affairs. Listen now.



Local wrestlers participate in state's largest tournament  Alaskastar

Dozens of local wrestlers were among hundreds of athletes who packed the Menard Center in Wasilla over the weekend for the Lancer Smith Memorial ...



Alaska's high court first supreme court in the nation to hear climate change case  Ktoo

Alaska's high court became the first state supreme court in the country yesterday to hear an appeal in one of more than a dozen climate change lawsuits.



Alaska's Supreme Court Justice Talks About Diversity On The Court  Alaska Public Radio Network

The Alaska Supreme Court was in Barrow last week to hear a climate change lawsuit on the Barrow high school stage. Chief Justice Dana Fabe says it's ...



Sweeney latest Alaskan tapped to join Trump administration  Alaskajournal.com

Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Executive Vice President Tara Sweeney's nomination to assistant secretary of Indian Affairs is the latest signal that the Trump ...



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