Monthly Archives: November 2018

Heil’s goal in 82nd minute lifts Embry-Riddle to Cal Pac title

November 14, 2018

A two-time state champion in Alaska, Erica Heil of Anchorage summoned her big-game background to bail out the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University women’s soccer team in the California Pacific Conference title game. The junior playmaker scored a breakaway goal in the 82nd minute to provide the Eagles with a 1-0 win over the University of California-Merced… Read more »

Johnson makes World Cup national team, will kick it in Morocco

November 13, 2018

Jeremy Johnson of Palmer has always dreamed of representing his country on the world stage. He will finally get his chance at age 44, although it wasn’t in the sport he planned. The longtime Alaska soccer specialist has been named to the U.S. National Footgolf Team that will participate in the World Cup next month… Read more »

Duffy bounces back with effective effort in Dubuque finale

November 12, 2018

Coming off his worst game in a Spartans uniform, University of Dubuque transfer quarterback Sean Duffy of Anchorage bounced back to deliver his second-highest completion percentage and touchdown total of the football season. The sophomore southpaw completed 16-of-22 passes and threw for four scores in a 47-28 loss to Wartburg College in NCAA D3 action… Read more »

Williams scores 26 to push Portugal team to 21st straight win

November 11, 2018

After a slow start to the season, Travante Williams of Anchorage has heated up in Portugal. The 6-foot-4 guard pumped in a season-high 26 points on a night when Oliveirense needed his offense in a 96-82 win over FC Porto. The team improved to 6-0 and has won 21 straight games in the Portuguese League… Read more »

Ostrander claims West Regional for 7th career cross country win

November 10, 2018

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State University ran away with her second NCAA West Regional championship after claiming the women’s title by 13 seconds in Sacramento, California. It was the All-American’s seventh career victory and third All-Region selection in three years of cross country. Her dominant victory helped the Boise State women’s team earn an… Read more »

Touray, VanOrd, Straub repeat as NWAC All-Star selections

November 9, 2018

After he netted the most goals in the Northwest Athletic Conference since 2013, Bubacar Touray of Anchorage scored West Region MVP honors. The Tacoma Community College sophomore striker leads the league with 23 goals and 51 points in 21 games heading into the NWAC playoffs. Touray was joined on the NWAC All-Star Teams by fellow… Read more »

Fletcher qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

November 8, 2018

Not even a knee injury could stop Aaron Fletcher from qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Fletcher, of South Anchorage High School fame, won the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Nov. 3 in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds, comfortably under the sub-2:19 B Standard requirement for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Trials…. Read more »

Cheseto sets prosthetics record at New York City Marathon

November 7, 2018

By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Marko Cheseto has had a monumental week. On Sunday, his photo, with the caption “Kenya’s Blade Runner” was featured on the front page of Kenya’s newspaper The Daily Nation. That same day, the former University of Alaska Anchorage cross country and track standout ran the New York City… Read more »

Kuiper poised to have breakout senior season at New Mexico

November 6, 2018

If the season opener for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team is any indication of what’s going to happen this season, we can expect a breakout senior season from Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper. The 6-foot-7 forward netted nine of his 15 points in the second half as the Lobos escaped with an 87-84 win… Read more »

Griffin records third consecutive double-double down under

New team, same Kelsey Griffin. It doesn’t matter which uniform the 6-foot-2 all-star wears in the WNBL, she continues to perform like an MVP. After the Eagle River native spent her first six seasons in the WNBL with the Bendigo Spirit, the 6-foot-2 all-star is playing some of the best basketball of her career in… Read more »