Monthly Archives: April 2018

Fitka becomes 6th Alaskan to pitch all 9 innings at D1 level

April 22, 2018

As a closer on a struggling team, Anchorage’s Joe Fitka figured the best way to get an opportunity to finish a game was to start one. Then he went out and still finished it. The Chicago State University sophomore right-hander threw a 5-hit complete game on 140 pitches to highlight a 4-3 walkoff win over… Read more »

Monaghan pitches 7 strong, collects 5th win for Feather River

April 21, 2018

Wasilla’s Nolan Monaghan of Feather River Community College worked around some early damage to ultimately put the hurt on his opponent. The sophomore southpaw finished his start with five scoreless innings in a 12-4 win over Lassen Community College in Quincy, California. He pitched seven innings and worked around seven hits and three walks and… Read more »

Ostrander breaks ground for BSU with Bowerman Watch List

April 20, 2018

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander was named to The Bowerman Mid-Outdoor Watch List by the U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association. The Bowerman consists of the top-10 track and field athletes throughout the country and is considered the highest honor for a college track and field athlete. Ostrander is the first Boise State University athlete to make… Read more »

Underwood goes yard for 2nd straight NWAC game for Shoreline

April 19, 2018

Anchorage’s Dakota Underwood has crushed the ball in April. The Shoreline Community College sophomore catcher has raised her batting average 121 points and clubbed a pair of home runs this month for the NWAC team in Washington. Underwood, of South High fame, hit a bomb and finished with four RBIs in a 16-11 loss in… Read more »

Johnson’s steady progression continues at Indiana Wesleyan

April 18, 2018

It took Parker Johnson of Anchorage a little bit of time on a college field to get warmed up before his swing came alive for Indiana Wesleyan University. The freshman left fielder has seen his batting average steadily climb since the beginning of the NAIA season. He hit .182 in February, .303 in March and… Read more »

Harris plays to win in Greece, even if his team isn’t winning

His team in Greece has lost seven straight games, yet Anchorage’s Ramon Harris continues to play a winning brand of basketball. The 6-foot-7 forward pumped in 17 points to reach double figures for the fourth straight game as Kolossos dropped an 87-63 decision to Panathinaikos in the country’s top division. The former University of Kentucky… Read more »

Breslin pitches Friends University to win on Senior Day

April 17, 2018

Senior Day was already special for Friends University, but senior pitcher Heather Breslin of Anchorage made it extra special in the second game of a doubleheader. She pitched six effective innings to pick up the win in a 10-3 victory over Kansas Wesleyan University during NAIA softball action in Wichita, Kansas. With her team leading… Read more »

Homza raises batting average 45 points in a week in Ivy League

April 16, 2018

The best hitting stretch of his college career has helped Anchorage’s Willy Homza get on track at Brown University. The Ivy League player from Alaska went 8-for-17 over the last week to raise his batting average 45 points to .250 after 26 games with the NCAA D1 school. Homza, of South High fame, leads Brown… Read more »

Davis works overtime to get first college win for Dean

April 15, 2018

Anchorage’s Gaten Davis threw 125 pitches en route to collecting his first collegiate win in a complete-game effort for Dean College of Massachusetts. The former East Legion Post 34 ace worked all eight innings in a NCAA D3 game scheduled to go seven as Dean beat Elms College 4-3 in walk-off fashion. The 6-foot-6 freshman… Read more »

Griffin scores 16 to help Opals seize Commonwealth Games gold

April 14, 2018

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River seized her first major international medal with Australia’s women’s national team. The 6-foot-2 forward pumped in a game-high 16 points and flirted with a double-double as the Aussies beat England 99-55 in the gold-medal game of the Commonwealth Games down under. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, pulled down eight rebounds,… Read more »