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Matt Tunseth
Pacific pulled down the stretch in its 71-62 win over the UAA Seawolves in the opening game of the men's Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday night. 
Long Beach State defeats UAA 69-60 to claim the championship at the women's GCI Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Boise State Broncos defeated the Yale Bulldogs 59-53 to take third place in the 2014 Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday at the Alaska Airlines Center.
UAA defeated Yale 72-63 on Tuesday evening to advance to the championship game of the women's GCI Great Alaska Shootout.
Matt Tunseth
Long Beach State knocks off Boise State 68-50 in the first round of the women's Great Alaska Shootout on Tuesday night at the Alaska Airlines Center.
Loren Holmes
On a crisp Saturday in November, around 45 disc golf enthusiasts showed up at Anchorage's Westchester Lagoon Park disc golf course hauling their discs and a frozen turkey, the tournament's entry fee.
Megan Edge
Alyeska Resort announced on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it won't be open for skiing and boarding this Thanksgiving Day weekend because of a lack of snow.   
Associated Press
A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and exposed deep racial tension between many black Americans and police. 
Alex DeMarban
A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.
Sean Doogan
"Do you CrossFit?" It’s a question being heard more often in Anchorage, and across Alaska, as the growing trend in fitness flexes its muscles in the Last Frontier. 
Alaska Dispatch
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When 22-year-old Hailey Driver moved to Girdwood four years ago, she brought her snowboard, intending to sharpen her skills on frozen water. But this summer she discovered surfing on the Turnagain Arm bore tide, and her enthusiasm for riding liquid water has never waned.“At the beginning of last summer, I fell in love with paddleboarding on flat water -- something about there being no boat walls and you can look straight into the water. I brought my first paddleboard ... but flat water was getting a little boring.” Before long, “I spent pretty much all my money on getting the right gear, because the board I started out on was not meant to be a surfboard and I don’t own any neoprene,” Driver said. That wasn’t cheap. In addition to a top-of-the-line 10-foot-6-inch board, she needed a board bag, paddle, wetsuit, and a rack for her car. “I wanted it all,” she said.Come winter, the wetsuit didn’t feel quite warm or thick enough, so she got a thicker suit “because I knew I wasn’t about to stop surfing. I’m going to keep going until there is too much ice in the Arm.”Driver’s board comes from Hypr Nalu Surf and Stand Up Paddle Boards in Hawaii, and she was so happy with the company’s service that she made two videos for them. “I never thought it would blow up,” she said.Hailey's videos have been featured by numerous news outlets including CNN and Fox News online.  Her pastime has become her passion.  Since Driver caught her first wave, “I’ve been back nearly every tide since.” When Driver isn't surfing, she manages to stay near the water by working at The Hotel Alyeska's pool.Driver is one of many daring locals taking on the bore tide, be it by kayak or surfboard.

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