Monthly Archives: August 2018

Lewis grateful to grind on ITF tour, lifts Alaska tennis in process

August 18, 2018

Anchorage’s Eddie Lewis is living his dream, but it’s hardly a walk in the clouds. The 23-year-old is playing his rookie season on the professional International Tennis Federation and traveling the world doing the thing he loves the most. He has played tournaments in Florida, Mexico, Morocco and now South Korea. “Life of tour for… Read more »

Homza crushes second career pro home run in Arizona League

August 17, 2018

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza hit his second home run of the season off an opposing pitcher who doesn’t give up many long balls. The 19-year-old San Diego Padres prospect blasted a solo shot against Dodgers right-hander Edward Cuello in the sixth inning in a 5-2 loss in the rookie-level Arizona League. Homza, of South High fame,… Read more »

DePriest gives back before looking ahead to EWU transfer

August 16, 2018

Before she heads off to a new college women’s basketball team, Leya DePriest of Palmer traveled to Africa with her family. The trip was more than just a vacation as they did some volunteer work. “Africa was very fun, and quiet an experience,” she told me. “I went with my family and helped in an… Read more »

Johnson places 5th at Lone Star Classic, now 10th nationally

August 15, 2018

A terrific Texas showing has pushed Palmer’s Jeremy Johnson into the top 10 on the American FootGolf League Tour. The 43-year-old finished fifth out of 30 men at the Lone Star Classic, an AFGL 250 event Johnson dubbed a mid-major. Majors are 500 events. Johnson carded a two-day total of 143 after shooting a 3-over-par… Read more »

Bailey follows brother’s footsteps to West Coast Conference

August 14, 2018

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks grew up idolizing his older brother and dreamed of one day following in his footsteps. He won’t play at the same college, but he will play in the same conference. Bailey, 19, signed with the University of the Pacific and will play in the West Coast Conference. His brother, Kyle, was… Read more »

Wilson makes immediate impact as transfer to Sacramento State

August 13, 2018

If playing time is any indication of how much a coach trusts a player, then Anchorage’s Mia Wilson may never come off the field for her new team at Sacramento State. The junior transfer played all 90 minutes in her debut with the Hornets and was one of three players to stay on the field… Read more »

Still got it: Boozer remains one of the game’s top post players

August 12, 2018

For the last 20 years, Juneau’s Carlos Boozer has proved over and over to be one of the game’s greatest post players of his generation. The 6-foot-9 power forward was an all-star in high school, college and the NBA – and now the BIG3, too. The 36-year-old with the Ghost Ballers finished his rookie season… Read more »

Van Allen scores goal in exhibition win for Northern Arizona

August 11, 2018

Anchorage’s Haleigh Van Allen scored the seventh goal of the night for Northern Arizona University in an 8-1 exhibition victory over Arizona Christian University. The senior forward converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Van Allen, of Service High fame, has three goals and three assists in 40 career games, although her sophomore season… Read more »

Wilcox sits seventh out of 101 riders in 1,300-mile French Divide

August 10, 2018

Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox is crushing it in the 2,100-kilometer French Divide bikepacking race as she sits seventh among the 101 riders still active. She has covered 1,475 kilometers in six days and is within striking distance of the top five overall. The 32-year-old leads the women’s division by 117 kilometers over New Mexico’s Lindsay Shepard…. Read more »

Homza enjoys one of his best stretches of minor-league career

August 9, 2018

As Alaska’s only professional baseball player presently on the field, Jonny Homza of Anchorage has a lot riding on his performance as he represents an entire state. He’s doing an excellent job as an ambassador. The 19-year-old former fifth-round draft pick is currently hitting the ball as well as he has over his two-year minor-league… Read more »