Athletes, organizers say meeting people and having fun are more important than winning events at the Native Youth Olympics. 

Matt Tunseth
The former two-time Alaska Player of the Year told the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog she is transferring to UAA from Boise State for her final season of eligibility.Alaska Dispatch News
The Cougars goalkeeper delivered a shutout, an assist and a saved penalty kick in 2-0 victory over Colony.Alaska Dispatch News
The first three events of the 2015 Native Youth Olympics were contested Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center. Alaska Dispatch News
North Pole football player Daryn Colledge is hanging up his cleats after nine NFL seasons and one Super Bowl championship.Beth Bragg
Nolan Youngmun of Anchorage, who recently wrapped up a four-year career with the UAF hockey team, faces first-degree sexual assault charges from an on-campus incident earlier this month.Alaska Dispatch News
UAA junior Rosie Smith earned provisional qualification to the NCAA Championships in May with a career-best 4,613 points at the California Invitational. Alaska Dispatch News
The Heart Run 5-K rerouted its course this year to accommodate a move to the Alaska Airlines Center.Beth Bragg
Kenai runner Allie Ostrander accepted a full-ride scholarship from Boise State on Wednesday.
The 45th annual Native Youth Olympics begin a three-day run at the Alaska Airlines Center on Thursday.Alaska Dispatch News