Monthly Archives: March 2017

Nading makes MLB spring training appearance with San Diego

March 28, 2017

After years of bouncing around small towns in the minor leagues, Chad Nading of Anchorage finally got a taste of the big time. The 28-year-old relief pitcher today made his first appearance with the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Glendale, Arizona. Nading, of… Read more »

Two-sport standout Johnson picks Indiana Wesleyan, baseball

He was all-conference in two sports in high school, but Parker Johnson of Anchorage will hang up the basketball shoes in exchange for baseball cleats. The South High senior standout will continue his baseball career at Indiana Wesleyan University, a NAIA school in Marian, Indiana. But first he’s got some more business to handle with… Read more »

Sac State’s Karnos nominated for WAC Pitcher of the Week

March 27, 2017

An ailing back kept Anchorage’s Max Karnos off the pitcher’s mound for the start of the baseball season for Sacramento State. When the 6-foot-4 senior returned to action after 11 games, the all-conference right-hander uncharacteristically struggled. Until yesterday, that is. Karnos, of South High fame, had the best outing in four appearances this season when… Read more »

Harris hits 4th buzzer beater since 2014 in NBA D-League

March 26, 2017

There’s been a lot of talk this year about former Kentucky Wildcats hitting game-winning buzzer beaters in the NBA. Former Wildcat Ramon Harris of Anchorage has been doing that in the NBA D-League since 2014. The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter hit the second game-winning buzzer beater of the season with the Grand Rapids Drive and the fourth… Read more »

Hebard powers Oregon into first-ever Elite Eight; UConn next up

March 25, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected two rebounds, two free throws and a steal in the final two minutes to help the No. 10 Oregon Ducks beat No. 3 seed Maryland 77-63 in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The 6-foot-4 starting forward finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and three steals… Read more »

Blackburn named U.S. Air Force Female Athlete of the Year

March 24, 2017

After the best track and field season of her career, Soldotna’s Paige Blackburn earned the right to participate against the country’s best in last year’s Olympic Trials in women’s discus. And although she didn’t make it to Rio, her efforts were ultimately recognized by the U.S. Air Force when the captain was named its Female… Read more »

Clarke University to provide Drammeh with win-win opportunity

March 23, 2017

Pindo Drammeh of Anchorage participated in last year’s Nor Cal Fall Showcase in San Francisco hoping to catch the attention of a coach from a four-year university. It worked. The Sierra College sophomore piqued the interest of Clarke University, a NAIA school in Dubuque, Iowa, and now he’s headed there. Drammeh, of Service High fame,… Read more »

Wilcox pedals to fastest known time in 1,546-mile Baja Divide

March 22, 2017

Add the Baja Divide to the long list of long-distance bike races Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox has conquered. The 30-year-old clocked the fastest known time on the 1,546-mile Baja Divide route through the backcountry of Mexico. Wilcox, of East High fame, finished in 11 days, 13 hours, and 2 minutes, arriving in the historic town of… Read more »

Class of 2017 Ceremony Set for April 27

All are invited to meet and honor the Class of 2017 Thursday, April 27, from 7-9pm at the Anchorage Museum atrium, in downtown Anchorage. The ceremony and reception is free and open to the public and will feature the enshrinement of 2017 Inductees and presentation of the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Directors’ Awards. Iditarod… Read more »

Recent hot streak has Bynum leading Northern Illinois in hitting

March 21, 2017

Scooter Bynum is on a tear. The Northern Illinois centerfielder from Fairbanks is coming off a super series against Michigan in which he went 7-for-16 at the plate on his way to raising his season average to a season-best .338. The junior transfer now leads NCAA D1 Huskies with 24 hits, five doubles, two triples,… Read more »