Monthly Archives: June 2019

Kelter wins finals MVP, leads Team USA to gold in France

June 17, 2019

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter outscored New Zealand all by herself as she racked up finals MVP honors and led the U.S. women’s rugby sevens team to a 26-10 victory in a HSBC Sevens Series stop in Biarritz, France. With the win, the Americans clinched their first series title and secured a berth to the 2020… Read more »

Williams PRs in 200 at Nationals, places 5th in girls elite final

June 16, 2019

Hailey Williams of Delta Junction clocked a personal-best time in the 200-meter dash on the biggest stage at the New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Her time of 24.05 seconds was a full second faster than her time at the state championships three weeks ago when she won the Alaska D2 title in 25.06…. Read more »

Holley passes 1,500 career yards in Canadian Football League

June 15, 2019

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley hauled in five receptions for 55 yards in his first game with the Ottawa Redblacks in a 32-28 victory over the Calgary Stampede on opening weekend in the Canadian Football League. The fourth-year wide receiver surpassed the 1,500-yard mark for his career. Holley, of East High fame, now has 114 catches for… Read more »

Williams scores 16, helps Portugal team move closer to 2nd title

June 14, 2019

Anchorage’s Travante Williams continued his red-hot shooting in the Portuguese League Finals as Oliveirense took a 2-1 lead to move within one victory from capturing a second straight title. He made 6-of-11 field goals and scored 16 points in an 87-82 win over Benfica in Game 3 of the best-of-5 championship series. This is a… Read more »

Makihele takes it upon himself to get in front of D1 coaches

June 13, 2019

In search of a NCAA D1 scholarship, Alani Makihele of Anchorage will spend much of his summer out of state. With no college football team in Alaska, he doesn’t have a choice. Exposure is tough to come by for high school players from 907. If college coaches don’t see you up close and personal, they… Read more »

Lasher nets double digits for 15th straight game in Australia

June 12, 2019

Colter Lasher of Anchorage had his lowest scoring output of the season but he still managed to reach double figures for the 15th straight game. The second-year pro with the Geraldton Buccaneers had 11 points on 5-of-17 shooting in an 84-75 win over Warwick in Australia’s SBL. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, is averaging 17.9… Read more »

Saville named United States Hockey League Goalie of the Year

June 10, 2019

Anchorage’s Isaiah Saville blew in and took the United States Hockey League by storm. The 18-year-old rookie with the Tri-City Storm was the only goaltender in the league this season to allow fewer than two goals a game. And now he’s been rewarded with the USHL Goaltender of the Year award. Saville, of West High… Read more »

Wall improves to 2-0 for So Cal Shepherds of Sunset League

June 9, 2019

Philip Wall of Juneau keeps pitching at a high level, regardless of the competition. Fresh off another successful college campaign, the right-hander landed a summer gig with the Southern California Shepherds of the Sunset League. Wall, of Thunder Mountain High fame, improved to 2-0 after winning his second straight start in a 6-1 victory over… Read more »

Ostrander sizzles under Texas sun, wins 3rd NCAA steeple title

June 8, 2019

The scorching sun wasn’t the only thing to melt the track at the NCAA Championships. Kenai’s Allie Ostrander ran a blistering PR of 9:37.73 in 98-degree heat to make NCAA history by becoming the first woman to win three consecutive national championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The Boise State University redshirt junior broke the Mike… Read more »

Lewis receives first ATP point with doubles victory in Guam

June 7, 2019

Anchorage’s Eddie Lewis recently made Alaska tennis history after winning his first doubles match on the International Tennis Federation World Tour at a M15 Futures event in Guam. The 24-year-old second-year pro player joined Japan’s Masayoshi Ono to defeat a Swedish duo 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the Round of 16 before dropping a 6-2, 6-3… Read more »