Monthly Archives: June 2019

Ostrander PRs in elite steeplechase race in Prefontaine Classic

June 30, 2019

Facing the stiffest challenge of her track and field career, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander delivered her greatest performance in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Racing the best brought out the best in the three-time NCAA steeplechase national champion from Boise State University as she took six seconds off her PR with a time of 9:31.44 in Stanford,… Read more »

Kelter earns promotion to USA Eagles 15s team for Super Series

June 29, 2019

Alev Kelter of Eagle River was called up with the U.S. Women’s National Team in 15s for the Super Series at the U.S. Olympic Training Site in Chula Vista, California. The 28-year-old will be on the field when the Eagles take on an elite field that includes world No. 1 New Zealand and No. 2-ranked… Read more »

McEntee eclipses marathon standard, qualifies for U.S. Trails

June 27, 2019

Keri McEntee of Fairbanks turned heartbreak into happiness by qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. McEntee, of Fairbanks, completed Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minn., in 2 hours, 41 minutes and 19 seconds, a pace of 6:10 per mile. The result easily eclipsed the 2:45:00 women’s requirement and punched her ticket to the Trials… Read more »

Lasher responds to benching with exceptional effort down under

June 25, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher no doubted was frustrated with being benched for the first time this season, but he didn’t pout. He went to work. The second-year pro with the Geraldton Buccaneers responded with a 21-point, 9-rebound effort to lead his team to an 80-77 win over the Willetton Tigers to maintain second place in Australia’s… Read more »

Ex-college star, Northey wins in competitive return in Montana

June 24, 2019

The knee injury that forced Anchorage’s Jenette Northey to slow down at the end of her college career couldn’t completely derail her love for running. More than a year later the former Montana State University star has turned her sights to trail running. Over the weekend she made a victorious debut at the Jim Bridger… Read more »

Wall extends win streak with SoCal Shepherds in Sunset League

June 22, 2019

At times you might think Juneau’s Philip Wall pitches with a brush the way he paints corners on the plate. Armed with pinpoint precision, the right-hander dances around the strike zone in an effort to keep batters off balance. The strategy has worked to perfection in the collegiate Sunset League. Wall, of Thunder Mountain High… Read more »

Ostrander named Mountain West Athlete of the Year for 3rd time

June 20, 2019

Three is the magic number for Kenai’s Allie Ostrander. Two weeks after becoming the first women to win three consecutive NCAA championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, the redshirt junior at Boise State University became the first person to win the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Student-Athlete of the Year award in back-to-back-to-back years. This… Read more »

Homza’s growth at catcher coincides with promotion to A-ball

June 19, 2019

Jonny Homza of Anchorage continues to move up the food chain in the San Diego Padres organization as the third-year pro was promoted to the Class-A Tri-City Dust Devils after two years in the Rookie League. The 20-year-old made his name as a incredible infielder but was drafted in the fifth round of the 2017… Read more »

Wilson signs with Swedish team after three years in Denmark

June 18, 2019

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson will play a fourth professional season in Scandinavia after signing with a team in Sweden following three seasons in Denmark. The 27-year-old former Big East player is headed to Stockholm-based Djurgarden, which won its division last season. “Derrick Wilson is a complete player who puts as much value in playing battles as… Read more »

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 »