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Faith, family, friends help Smithwick through times of tragedy, triumph

...Kenai Central in the finals. "So happy," Smithwick remembers. "Just a crazy feeling." He is Alaska's 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year, the state's top football honor, an accolade reserved for someone who is extraordinary not only on...
Soldotna salvages 3rd

...came charging out of the gates and Mullen found the back of the net just two minutes in. Carver, the 2009 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year and Northern Lights Conference MVP, padded the lead in the seventh minute, his 26th tally of the season...
SoHi boys, Kenai girls set for state: Soccer teams both chase hard-to-get, 1st-round wins

...three previous trips to state. As usual, all eyes, and considerable marking, will be on Carver, the 2009 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year and Northern Lights Conference MVP. Because of the considerable attention Carver and his 26 goals thus...
SoHi boys, Kenai girls fall at state

...we would have liked." Colony outshot Soldotna, 12-2, a stat more lopsided due to the absence of 2009 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year and Northern Lights Conference MVP Blaine Carver, a Soldotna junior who racked up 26 goals this season...
Holloway catches on quickly in football, life

...state championship. As a senior, Holloway won another state title while piling up 1,120 yards receiving and state Gatorade Player of the Year honors. In basketball, Holloway is averaging 24 points per game this year after averaging just under...
Carver signs to go to Seattle Pacific

...Siemers said. "I think that's really what SPU is looking for," he added. In 2009, Carver was named the Alaska Gatorade player of the year and Northern Lights Conference MVP. As a sophomore, Carver was a first-team, all-conference selection...
New football classification takes flight cut out for us."SoHi will be without its offensive leader from 2010, Robbie Smithwick, who was named the Gatorade Player of the Year. Smithwick, who also was the Stars' kicker, averaged more than 15 yards per carry and scored 11 touchdowns...
Kenai's Hull named Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year," said Hull, who also played quarterback on a state winner as a sophomore. "It's not about winning the Gatorade Player of the Year, it's about winning that state championship. "That's a far better feeling than winning the Gatorade...
Former Star's jersey number will see retirement

...don't remember a lot. I couldn't even tell you if I scored any points or not."Tuter, a two-time Alaska Gatorade Player of the year (1992, 1993), also found success as a Division I college athlete, signing a letter of intent to play...
Carver overcomes injury to make stellar debut in college

...about four months ago. After amassing 77 goals over his high-school career and being the named the 2009 Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year as well as the Northern Lights Conference Most Valuable Player, Carver signed a letter of intent with...


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