Monthly Archives: August 2014

Cobb scores first goal, propels No. 21 Duke to win

August 31, 2014

With her team in need of a spark, Kelly Cobb of Chugiak did what star strikers do best. She put the ball into the back of the net. She scored in the seventh minute to kickstart a three-goal outburst that carried the Duke women’s soccer team to a 3-1 victory over the University of Alabama… Read more »

Gonzaga’s Walgren top college runner at Clash of Inland

Back in a Gonzaga jersey for the first time in a year, Robert Walgren of Anchorage looked great in his first race since his return. The senior cross country runner was the top college runner and finished second out of 88 men at the Clash of the Inland Northwest in Spokane. “He had a really… Read more »

Lujan shines vs. SEC team, provides props for Alaska

August 30, 2014

He started the game a backup. He ended it a hero. South Dakota State quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage replaced the starter early in the first half and played admirably for the underdogs in a 38-18 loss today at No. 24 Missouri. This was the first game for the sophomore JC transfer and it came… Read more »

With NFL final cuts looming, Holley awaits fate with Bills

August 29, 2014

He made the first cut with the Buffalo Bills, but now Caleb Holley of Anchorage will have the longest night of his life with all NFL teams cutting their rosters down to 53 players Saturday. Holley is a rookie receiver out of East Central in Oklahoma, trying to make the team as an undrafted walk-on,… Read more »

Lewis nets sixth career game winner for Alabama State

The Alabama State women’s soccer team continues to live vicariously through Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage. The super sophomore was the Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year last year and led the program to new heights. She’s back to her old tricks this year, scoring game-winning goals in two of the first three games…. Read more »

Duke looks to Cobb for leadership, offense more than ever

August 27, 2014

With nearly as many career goals as the rest of the Duke University women’s soccer team put together, Kelly Cobb of Chugiak is undoubtedly the offensive leader. Yet it might be her veteran influence that has the biggest impact this year. Twenty of 29 Blue Devils are underclassmen, so they will lean on Cobb’s veteran… Read more »

Thorsness celebrates 30-year reunion w/ Olympic rowing team

August 25, 2014

It’s been 30 years, but Kris Thorsness of Anchorage still can’t believe she was the first Alaskan to win an Olympic gold medal. She wasn’t supposed to become rowing royalty. She was labeled as too short, too thin, too small. She was from Alaska where rowing barely existed in 1984. Yet she proved everyone wrong…. Read more »

Frost pitches, misses cut at Women’s National Team Trials

August 23, 2014

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but the only jewelry Lauren Frost of Eagle River is interested is championship rings. Frost is Alaska’s greatest women’s baseball player and among the best in the country. The 17-year-old this week participated at the USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials in Malibu, Calif., where she among… Read more »

Bell-Holter signs with BC Kormend in Hungary

August 21, 2014

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is leaving the NBA D-League for a more lucrative contract in Europe. The 6-foot-9 forward has signed with BC Kormend of Hungary. The team is in Eurochallenge, considered the third professional tier in European basketball. “I’ll be playing against good teams around Europe and I’m making a really good amount of money,”… Read more »

Alaskans face off in NCAA top 20 women’s soccer matchup

August 20, 2014

It’s always a big deal when two top 20 NCAA women’s soccer teams meet on the field, even when it’s an exhibition, but the Duke-South Carolina matchup had special meaning for Alaska. That’s because the game featured two Alaskans in Duke’s Kelly Cobb of Chugiak and South Carolina’s Katelyn Houston of Anchorage. Both players saw… Read more »