Ostrander, SoHi football receive Pride of Alaska awards

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:03am
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A pair of Soldotna phenomenons were the recipients of the Directors’ Award in the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

2015 Kenai Central graduate and Soldotna resident Allie Ostrander and the 2015 Soldotna Stars high school football team were two of the six winners announced Tuesday by the Alaska Hall of Fame.

Ostrander received the Pride of Alaska Award among females for Consistent Excellence in Athletic Competition. Ostrander capped off one of the most dominating prep running careers in May 2015 with state track and field records in the girls 1,600 and 3,200 meters, eclipsed the 25-year-old women’s course record at the famed Mount Marathon race in July, then won all but two races during her freshman campaign with the Boise State cross-country squad in the fall, ultimately finishing second at the Division I Nationals in November. Ostrander also captured the junior women’s title at the World Mountain Running Championships in North Wales in September.

The Soldotna football team received the Pride of Alaska Award among male athletes for Consistent Excellence in Athletic competition. SoHi rolled through its competition last fall with a third straight undefeated season that was capped with a fourth consecutive medium-schools state crown in October. The Stars are currently riding a state record 39-game win streak that dates back to 2012, and have a 96-6 record since 2006. In that same time frame, Soldotna has claimed eight total state football championships.

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