East’s Olyvia Mamae took three individual titles with a number of other individual double winners on Saturday.
Recently graduated senior Laila Tosi of Anchorage is ready to launch into the postseason for both softball and track and field at the same time.
Not only has she broken barriers as a baseball pitcher for West High, she’s also among the school’s most decorated students.
Dimond’s James and Billy Reinbold will both be attending elite academic institutions to play football.
The junior in Anchorage has been one of biggest catalysts to the success of the reigning state softball champions.
The Wolverines girls are perennial state contenders while the boys are confident they can compete with the best.
Mamae took the 100, 200, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles in the Anchorage Invitational, a meet that should mirror her workload at state.
Among them is Payton Smith, an athlete from West High who will be attending Oregon State University and competing as a distance runner on the Beavers’ Division I track and field team.
The reigning state champion Wolverines appear to have picked up where they left off last year.
The two teams squared off for the first time this season and proved to be evenly matched.
After having their perfect season ruined in last year’s state title game, the Lynx will try to complete the mission this spring.
The Cougars know the road to repeating as champions will be tough, but they believe they’re up to the challenge.
The seven-year head coach claims this is the strongest and deepest team he has ever had.
Dimond took the title in the quirky Swedish Relay, which featured two boys, two girls and four different distances.
The dramatic win not only snapped a 14-year title drought for South, it marked just their second state title in program history and the first loss that East suffered at the hand of an Alaska opponent in over two years.
The Lions won their fifth straight state title after taking the last four at the 3A level.
Senior Dawson Shaeffer scored 25 points to help Nanooks come out on top over Grace Christian.
The Whalers put in months of offseason work in summer tournaments to help deliver the state title.
In the other 4A semifinal, East Anchorage edged out Colony to advance to its second-straight championship game.
The top two seeds advanced easily and will match up in Saturday’s championship game.
In the other 3A semifinal, Grace Christian used physical defense to top Valdez in semifinals.
The sophomore guard was red-hot from behind the arc in the thrilling semifinal win over Grace Christian.
Sitka junior steps off the bench as an injury replacement to sink two free throws and vault Wolves into 3A title game.