Monthly Archives: July 2017

Chalmers set to return to NBA with Memphis after Achilles injury

July 20, 2017

After missing the entire NBA season with an Achilles injury, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is finally healthy and ready to return to the NBA. The 31-year-old Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee has signed a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, the same team he was with when he injured his right Achilles tendon in March… Read more »

Ostrander named Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year

July 19, 2017

The Mountain West Conference had never named a freshman as its Female Athlete of the Year until this year. Call it the ‘Allie Effect.’ Kenai’s Allie Ostrander has been named this season’s Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year after the redshirt freshman ran to a pair of NCAA All-American finishes at the NCAA Outdoor… Read more »

After big year at East, Huckabay moves on to play at Life Pacific

July 18, 2017

Trey Huckabay of Anchorage wanted to go to college with his buddies, but rather than follow his heart he followed a different path that led him to Life Pacific College. The Class 4A all-state basketball player recommitted to the NAIA school in San Dimas, California, after originally signing with Southwestern Oregon Community College in May… Read more »

Kelter named to Team USA’s Women’s Rugby World Cup team

July 17, 2017

As one of the best rugby players in the country, Eagle River’s Alev Kelter was a natural choice to join Team USA for next month’s Women’s Rugby World Cup. The 26-year-old was one of 28 Americans named to the team that will travel to Ireland and face defending champions England, Italy and Spain in Pool… Read more »

Bynum named Northwoods All-Star, will compete in HR derby

July 16, 2017

Even at 21, he still goes by Scooter. But you can call him All-Star. Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks has been added to the North Division team for the 2017 Northwoods League All-Star Game Tuesday in Wausau, Wisconsin. “I’m excited to be invited and to make my first-ever all-star game and home run derby because it’s… Read more »

Homza holds his own after first 3 weeks in Arizona rookie league

July 14, 2017

Jonny Homza of Anchorage is hitting the ball to all fields and holding his own against professional pitching in the Arizona League for rookies. The 18-year-old has base hits in eight of his last 10 games and is batting .275 in 16 games with the San Diego Padres organization, which drafted him in the fifth… Read more »

Naylor, Boise FC Cutthroats prepare for UPSL playoff game

July 13, 2017

Zak Naylor of Anchorage is racking up meaningful minutes for a playoff team in the United Premier Soccer League. The Boise FC Cutthroats have posted a 13-2-1 record with the 23-year-old Alaskan playing a pivotal position of central defensive midfielder. There, he is able to showcase his two-way talent with deft ball control and quick… Read more »

Homza ranks top 10 in hitting in California Collegiate League

July 12, 2017

Being an everyday player agrees with Anchorage’s Willy Homza. Homza is ripping the ball with the Rockville Rock Hounds and ranks tenth in the California Collegiate League with a .388 batting average in 20 games. “Summer ball is a great place to gain confidence because you play every day and you don’t have time to… Read more »

Cogdell-Unrein secures 7th selection to Worlds in storied career

July 11, 2017

When it comes to shooting a trap under pressure, there’s nobody better than Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein. The 30-year-old shotgun shooter won in walkoff fashion after she hit the 50th and final target to claim third place at the USA Shooting National Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was at least the fourth time she’s… Read more »

After break, Swinton to give hoops another shot at Oregon Tech

July 10, 2017

After spending the last year away from the game, Kayley Swinton of Haines is giving basketball another shot. The 5-foot-11 forward has signed with Oregon Institute of Technology, which was convenient because was already enrolled at the NAIA school and just completed her freshman year. Swinton was discovered during an open gym – like literally,… Read more »