Monthly Archives: June 2018

Lasher’s prolific play has Australia pro team in title talk

June 18, 2018

Colter Lasher of Anchorage is doing everything he can to keep the Geraldton Buccaneers in the championship conversation in Australia’s State Basketball League. The rookie forward leads the team in scoring and rebounding as it sits No. 2 in the league at 14-3, one game out of first place, with five games left before the… Read more »

Oleson eclipses milestone, earns bronze in Champions League

June 17, 2018

Brad Oleson of North Pole wrapped up his 14th professional basketball season by doing something he’s never done. The veteran guard captured his first medal in the Champions League after he helped his new Spanish club UCAM Murcia beat German power Riesen Ludwigsburgo 85-74 in the third-place game in Athens, Greece. The 6-foot-3 guard started… Read more »

Baker continues to answer the call for Double-A Tulsa Drillers

June 16, 2018

For generations, baseball coaches typically used their closer and setup man for just one inning, but times have changed. Nowadays relievers are being stretched. Tulsa Drillers coaches certainly haven’t shy about asking Juneau’s Dylan Baker to pitch multiple innings this year in the Texas League. The Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers have called… Read more »

Williams posts fastest 100-meter time for Alaska girl in 37 years

June 15, 2018

Delta’s Hailey Williams became the first Alaska high school girl in 37 years to break the 12-second barrier in the 100-meter sprint. She posted a PR of 11.95 in the prelims to place second in her eight-runner heat at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Williams had the ninth-fastest time among the 32… Read more »

Hepa leads Team USA in offensive boards at Americas U18

June 14, 2018

Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik enjoyed his most productive game for the Team USA U18 men’s national team at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada. The 6-foot-9 forward bagged eight points, six rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot as the Americans ran away with a 132-55 blowout win over Ecuador in the quarterfinals…. Read more »

Lewis nets hat trick, continues to shine in NWPL for Seattle Stars

June 12, 2018

Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis carved up the competition in the Northwest Premier League to help the Seattle Stars beat the Washington Premier FC 5-1 and remain unbeaten on the young season. The rookie forward bagged three goals for her first hat trick in just her third game. “Honestly it feels amazing to be able to come… Read more »

Hepa chips in Team USA rout at Americas U18 Championship

June 11, 2018

Coming off the bench isn’t normal for Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik, but then again, the Team USA men’s U18 team isn’t a normal squad. The team of rising stars showcased their next-level talent with a resounding 105-73 win over the Dominican Republic in the first game of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada…. Read more »

Hebard, Team USA improve to 4-0 at 3-on-3 World Cup in Manila

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks and the rest of the Team USA women’s team picked up two more victories in the prelims to improve to 4-0 and advance to the medal round at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippines. Hebard has scored 22 of her team’s 85 points as the Americans have racked up… Read more »

Kelter returns to scoring column, leads Team USA in France

June 10, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter cashed in on a pair of conversions and finished with four points to help the Team USA women’s 7s rugby team beat Fiji 28-7 in the fifth-place game of the Paris Cup in France. The Eagles finished 4-2 in the two-day tournament and salvaged a solid showing with back-to-back victories following… Read more »

Ostrander runs away with 2nd straight NCAA steeplechase title

June 9, 2018

Boise State University’s Allie Ostrander of Kenai maintained her perfect record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase as she racked up her second consecutive title at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The redshirt sophomore improved to 8-0 for her career after another awesome performance in which she dusted a field that saw… Read more »