Bethel native Natalie Hanson, 26, has set a new American record in women’s powerlifting. Hanson squatted 578.7 pounds, more than three times her body weight, and more than 33 pounds over the former record Saturday, Jan. 28, in Milwaukee.
A senior on the Soldotna High School hockey team was suspended from play over the weekend after posting racist comments on social media. The player was a team captain but did not participate in games in Anchorage over the weekend.
The first sled dog race of the season in Bethel is less than two weeks away. The Bethel Sprint Club’s season opener starts at 1 p.m. December 10 and 11 The trail runs 12 to 14 miles and starts on the river in front of Bethel. The race holds a $8,000 purse and has no dog limit.