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54th Annual Nome Golovin Race Won’t Take Place In Part Because of COVID-19

Starting line at the 2017 Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race, on the sea ice in front of Nome, Alaska.

This year’s Nome-Golovin 200-mile snowmachine race has officially been cancelled. Following a couple attempts to reschedule the event after a weather delay two weeks ago [March 14th], race staff made the announcement to cancel on Saturday. In Saturday’s announcement, a reason was not given for why Nome’s annual snowmachine race won’t take place this year.…

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Kotzebue and Nome Rivalry On Display During Husky Shootout

Both Nome varsity basketball teams went to Kotzebue this past weekend for the Husky shootout, each returning with a 1-2 record and an all-tournament player. The Nome boys defeated Kotzebue while losing to Nikiski and Homer. The Lady Nanooks defeated Homer 50-32 while losing to Kotzebue and Nikiski. The Nome girls’ lone win came in…

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NBHS Basketball Teams Return From Seward With Mixed Results

Nome Beltz High School "den of the mighty nanooks"

The Nome Nanook basketball teams were in Seward this past weekend for a pair of games against the Seward Seahawks. The double-header saw the Nome girls leave undefeated and the boys’ team go home winless. The Lady Nanooks took home a pair of double-digit wins, 59-32 and 53-27. The boys did not fare as well,…

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Nanooks Basketball Falls Short in First Tournament of Season

The Nome Subway Showdown concluded this past weekend, with Soldotna claiming victory over the Nanooks basketball teams. The Nome boys’ team was led by high-scorer Dawson Schaeffer and the girls’ team by Lisa Okbaok. Overall, the Nanooks boys took 2nd in the Subway Showdown, with the team losing only to eventual tournament champions Soldotna, 62…

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