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 By Tommy Wells    Sports    August 31, 2017

Foldager-Strabel sprints to Lost Lake Run win

Denali Foldager-Strabel continued to prove to everyone she is among the top long-distance runners in the country this past weekend by winning the Lost Lake Run title. The Seward native won the women’s division by more than a minute despite a sloppy...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    July 27, 2017

Marathon Magic

Harper Harris may have left the Mini-Mount Marathon Race without her first-place ribbon on Independence Day, but what she left with was something much more important. She left with a new friend....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 20, 2017

Winners in 2017 Mini Mount Marathon Race are announced

Carter Ivy and Arielle Fleming managed to bring home Mount Marathon titles on July 4. Mini Mount Marathon, that is. Ivy and Fleming highlighted a large group of youth from across the globe to...

 

Captain's Mast

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. July 5 0802 - A 911 misdial was received from subject at the Tony’s bar. She...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 13, 2017

Wedin happy with 'old ladies' debut

\As she stood at the starting line and looked up at Mount Marathon, Brook Wedin didn't harbor any grand dreams of winning her debut in the women's division. The only goal the 18-year-old had was to ma...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 13, 2017

Mt. Marathon a family affair for many

Although Mount Marathon has become the premier mountain racing event in Alaska over its 90-year history, it has also managed to remain a popular event for local runners. No fewer than 60 locals were...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 6, 2017

Patterson, Ostrander claim 1st MMR wins

Scott Patterson and Allie Ostrander stepped onto Fourth Avenue on Tuesday morning with everyone expecting them to turn in a few fireworks in the 90th running of the Mount Marathon Race. And they did....

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 6, 2017

Lindquist sprints to 2nd in Junior standings

Luke Jager and Molly Gellert may have won the 2017 Mount Marathon Race's Junior division titles, but that didn't mean Seward''s Ruby Lindquist wasn't able to turn her fair share of heads at the...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    July 6, 2017

'Hot dogs' find way to 'relish' support for friends

For the participants competing in the Mount Marathon Race, it is relatively easy for their friends to pick them out of a crowd as they work their way down Fourth Ave. Finding friends in the sea of...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Local    June 29, 2017

Seward set for annual 4th of July festivities

At least during the upcoming Independence Day weekend, the City of Seward will become the fourth largest city in the state. More than 30,000 revelers are expected to visit the jewel of the eastern...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Features    June 29, 2017

Talented field of runners ready to race in '17

On paper, David Norris and Christy Marvin look as if they are pretty solid choices to repeat as the champions of the Mount Marathon Race. Both turned in record-setting efforts last year. And, based...

 

Volunteers sought to help with MMR race

The July 4th is less than a week away, and the Mount Marathon Race Committee is still seeking volunteers to help with all three races: Volunteers can register online through SignUp Genius. On the site, volunteers can see which spots have not...

 

MMR brings out fun side of mountain running

Unlike many major sporting events, the Mount Marathon Race also has a place for the offbeat sense of humor-both from the athletes and the spectators. Don't be too surprised to see racers competing in...

 

Community Calendar

June 30 Seward Halibut Tournament The Seward Halibut Tournament will come to a close on Friday, June 30. The chamber-sponsored event will end at 11:59 p.m. July 3 Pasta feed The Seward Middle School Cross Country team’s Pasta Feed will be held at...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Opinion    June 22, 2017

Are you ready for the party to start

Everyone loves a parade and fireworks. Well, unless you are the one that gets a really short fuse on the firecracker … then you probably aren’t going to be real happy. Of course, since we live in...

 

Kratz, Lindquist shine at Bartlett State Preview

Just three weeks into the 2016 cross country season, Hunter Kratz and Ruby Lindquist have established themselves as two of the state's top runners. The Seward High School standouts made sure everyone...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Sports    July 14, 2016

Runiamus, Berry win Mini Mount Marathon races

While David Norris may have ran away with the men's Mount Marathon title, a couple of future candidates for the race title emerged at the 2016 Mini Mount Marathon Race on July 4. Namely, Jack...

 

'Captain's Mast' - Jan. 14, 2016

The following is from the journals of the Seward Police Department. Those who have been arrested or summoned are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Dec. 30 23:29 - Citation for failure to provide Insurance issued to Hunter Riley...

 

Womens race to take spotlight

Beginning next year the Womens Mount Marathon Race will start after the men’s race, the Mount Marathon Race Committee announced this week. Thereafter the men’s and women’s races will alternate each year. Over the last 30 years, women’s...

 

Mount Marathon records tumble

Two racers, both new to the Mount Marathon Race, set records in this year's race. The weather was darn near perfect for the 88th running of the race – cool, overcast and little rain – it wasn't...

 
 By Tim McDonald    Local    July 9, 2015

Ruminations on running the race

What a 4th of July! Weather almost perfect for the Mount Marathon Race. Records smashed, the bar has been raised. Many veterans (10 races or more) are disqualified after this year's race due to the...

 

New race comes to Seward

Not only will Seward host the always thrilling Mount Marathon races this Independence Day weekend, a new race comes to town. The competitors in Expedition Alaska arrive July 4 in Seward and will run t...

 

Hikers rescued from Marathon

Mount Marathon again reminded folks that she’s a wilderness mountain on Feb. 19 when three hikers became stranded, one injured and needed rescue. That afternoon – a clear, sunny day in the 20s with no rain or wind – Bryce Clark, 19, and...

 

Runnin' in the Rain

A local runner gets mightly wet on his run earlier this week, yet most are glad it's not icy or slushy down here at sea level. Conditions promise to be much better for those who keep up their...

 

Pacing his future

Michael Marshall, the youngest of the Marshall running family in Seward, has signed with Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. He will run on the cross-country, and indoor and outdoor track teams. He follows in his older brother’s...

 

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