Tag Archives: Sport

Houston High School softball opening night

It was a blustery, but absolutely beautiful May Day. It was the start of the softball season for my daughter, Nicole. Nicole is a freshman at Houston High School in Alaska. A small school of just about 400 kids and home of the Hawks. A big change from where she was just last semester in Littleton, Colorado at Dakota Ridge, a …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Elim to Golovin

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Elim to Golovin   28 Miles The trail leaves Elim, following the ice along the coast for 10-11 miles to a cabin just north-northeast of the limestone cliffs, and here it turns right (inland) and crosses the Kwiktalik Mountains. This range is a low series of hills (1,000 to 1,500 ft.) with moderate grades. Vegetation ranges …

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Iditarod 40: Mush! The Movie

MUSH, a documentary written and directed by Alex Stein, is the first look behind the scenes at the “fine madness of the Iditarod.” While nearly everything in the world seems to be getting smaller, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race remains larger than life. And that’s probably why more people have summited Mt. Everest in the last two years than …

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Iditarod 40: The Trail. Ophir to Cripple

Iditarod 40: The Trail. Ophir to Cripple     73 Miles Out of the Ophir checkpoint the trail follows a cat trail along the Innoko River into the old village site about a mile further along. It crosses the river again six miles out of the checkpoint. From the crossing, the trail heads northeast. The terrain is flat with sparse …

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Iditarod 40: A race of checkpoints

Ask just about any musher in the Iditarod how they track the race and they will say from checkpoint to checkpoint. A couple weeks ago I met a 2010 Iditarod rookie and she pulled out a laminated card with a chart listing miles to and from each checkpoint. She said this is how she knew what she was up against. …

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Iditarod 40: Mushing Radio premiere episode

Last night we aired the premiere episode of Mushing Radio from the studios of KVRF 89.5 in Palmer, Alaska. With a few hiccups it went well and I am pleased with the results. The only drawback that I have is that we did not record this episode as a podcast so that folks can listen at a later date. I …

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ESPN Foam Finger Badge on Foursquare

I am a huge sports fan! I love football, hockey, baseball, lacrosse and even cricket and futbol. Foursquare honors the sports nuts of the world with a new badge. It is the ESPN Foam Finger. The unlock text reads: Your voice is raspy. Your legs are sore. Your team couldn’t do it without you. High five, you’re a true sports …

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