Monthly Archives: October 2017

Magnuson wins 5 wrestling matches, 4 by pin, in Oklahoma City

October 31, 2017

Warner Pacific College’s Sterling Magnuson of McGrath turned the page to the next chapter of her wrestling career. Turns out it’s the same success story. The freshman won five matches and advanced to the bronze-medal match at the annual Blue Chip Open in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Magnuson, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, finished fourth in… Read more »

Three Alaskans part of Southern Oregon soccer conference title

October 30, 2017

Anchorage’s Paul Matyas has been with the Southern Oregon University men’s soccer team since 2015 when the program was started from scratch. He wanted to be part of history and made it this weekend. The Raiders captured their first Cascade Conference regular-season championship and earned an automatic bid in the NAIA National Tournament with a… Read more »

Schierhorn continues ironman ways in net for Gophers

October 29, 2017

University of Minnesota goaltender Eric Schierhorn of Anchorage is as durable as they come. The junior has been on the ice virtually every moment this season for the nationally ranked Gophers hockey team – minus the two minutes it played with an empty net. The two-time Big Ten Conference Goaltender of the Year has started… Read more »

Idaho linebacker Hall snags 2nd interception, reaches 50 tackles

October 28, 2017

Chugiak’s Ed Hall reached the 50-tackle plateau for the second consecutive season with the University of Idaho football team. The junior starting linebacker had five tackles in a 31-23 victory over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in Sun Belt Conference action in Moscow, Idaho. Hall, of Eagle River High fame, also snagged his second interception of the… Read more »

Ostrander earns First Team All-Mountain West for second time

October 27, 2017

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander competed at the Mountain West Conference Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she might as well have been on an island. Surrounded in the lead pack by University of New Mexico runners on their home turf, Ostrander was on her own in the women’s 6K cross country race. She was able to… Read more »

Now in Kazakhstan, Sorenson nets 40th career goal at pro level

October 26, 2017

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson is killing it in Kazakhstan. The 24-year-old center with Torpedo of the Supreme Hockey League leads his new team with 10 points in 14 games. He has 5 goals and 5 assists, with his latest goal being No. 40 for his three-year professional career. The former Michigan State skater went to Kazakhstan… Read more »

AKtive Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Klie holds off on grad school, signs w/ Niagara of Canada’s NBL

October 25, 2017

Graduate school will have to wait for Anchorage’s Adam Klie. Even though he likely would make more money with his degree in bioengineering, the former UC San Diego All-American has opted to pursue a childhood dream of being a professional basketball player. The 6-foot-4 guard signed a free-agent contract with the Niagara River Lions of… Read more »

Fenumiai runs for TD, throws for TD in same game for 4th time

October 24, 2017

Dual-threat Western Oregon University quarterback Philip Fenumiai of Juneau showed off his versatile skills once again. The senior signal caller accounted for 258 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to help the Wolves to challenge No. 22 Humboldt State before falling 42-32 in NCAA D2 play in Arcata, California. Fenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas fame, scored on a… Read more »

Jessee slams career-high 16 kills, named top female Hilo athlete

With the University of Hawaii Hilo volleyball team missing several key players, freshman Ashton Jessee of Anchorage was asked to carry a larger offensive load. Then she unloaded on Dominican University of California. The 6-foot-3 middle blocker slammed a season-high 16 kills to go with a season-high .480 attack percentage in the four-set loss on… Read more »