Monthly Archives: May 2018

Baker collects save, win for Tulsa in back-to-back appearances

May 25, 2018

With Dylan Baker of Juneau having been a starter for most of his professional career, his coaches with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers aren’t afraid to stretch him out. The rocket right-hander has entered in the eighth inning in each of his last three appearances, an indication of his value. Most other closers are used almost… Read more »

Lasher’s 23.1 scoring average leads Australian SBL pro team

May 24, 2018

A year after losing in the league semifinals, the Geraldton Buccaneers upgraded with 6-foot-7 forward Colter Lasher of Anchorage. The investment has paid off as the Alaskan leads the team in scoring at 23.1 points per game as well as leading the Buccs to a third-place showing at the midway point of the season in… Read more »

Prep swimmer of the year Cummiskey commits to Simon Fraser

May 23, 2018

Kodiak’s Marina Cummiskey is headed to the deep end of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The reigning Alaska high school swimmer of the year will continue her career at Simon Fraser University, a NCAA D2 school in Canada. As a senior, she won two individual state championships and helped Kodiak win a relay and medal… Read more »

Bynum ends career at Northern Illinois with strong series

May 22, 2018

University of Northern Illinois senior Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks batted 5-for-13 in the final three-game series of his season and got a base hit in his final at-bat to cap his college career. The center fielder made his last game count as he went 2-for-5 and keyed a three-run 11th inning as the Huskies ended… Read more »

Lewis scores goal, adds assists for Seattle in NW Premier League

May 21, 2018

Fresh off a phenomenal college soccer career, Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis has moved on to play in the Northwest Premier League. No surprise, she has made an immediate impact. Lewis notched a goal and assist in just her second game to lead the Seattle Stars to a 2-0 win over the Washington Timbers in Tukwila, Washington…. Read more »

Rosenzweig, MIT win Super Regional; NCAA Nationals up next

May 20, 2018

Anchorage’s Sierra Rosenzweig was part of the go-ahead rally that propelled the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the Super Regional title and punch a ticket to the NCAA D3 Softball Championships. With the game tied in the fifth inning, Rosenzweig led off with a walk and later scored the go-ahead run in a 7-5 victory… Read more »

Finley, North Dakota college finish 3rd at NJCAA Nationals

May 19, 2018

Wasilla Tesa Finley was part of a North Dakota State College of Science team that made a nice run at the National Junior College Athletic Association D3 Softball Championships. The Wildcats reached the final day of the national tournament in Rochester, Minnesota, before losing 6-0 to Herkimer College in the third-place game. Finley, of Colony… Read more »

Duffield’s bat comes alive in second half of season for UTEP

May 18, 2018

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and Kacey Duffield of Fairbanks was fabulous down the stretch for the University of Texas El Paso. An excellent ending to the softball season helped the junior first baseman turn in a terrific season in her first year after transferring to the NCAA D1 school in… Read more »

Hogenson earns invite to U.S. women’s U18 Select Camp

Hannah Hogenson of Anchorage was the only Alaskan and just one of two players from the Pacific region to earn an invite to the U.S. women’s U18 Select Camp. The USA Hockey National Player Development Camp will include a total of 70 players, with Hogenson being one of six goaltenders. Hogenson, of South High fame,… Read more »

Lower 48 stars to challenge Alaskans at Crow Pass Crossing

May 17, 2018

Zach Miller from Colorado became the first elite runner to sign up for the Crow Pass Crossing shortly after registration opened on May 1. His buddies Tim Tollefson and David Laney — both have finished on the podium at the prestigious Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 100-miler — then followed suit. No elite trail runner… Read more »