Monthly Archives: July 2019

Arneson shatters 12 Peak Challenge record

July 19, 2019

Anchorage mountain runner Lars Arneson shattered the 12 Peaks Challenge by completing the self-supported link-up of the 5,000 foot peaks in Chugach Mountains Front Range in 14 hours and 41 minutes. His effort the record held by Adam Jensen and Matt Shryock by more than 3 hours (17:43 on 7/20/18). “I was definitely on a mission,”… Read more »

Better get to Baker early because he has been devastating late

July 18, 2019

Batters in the American Association had better get to Juneau’s Dylan Baker early because if not they may not get to him at all. The 27-year-old pitcher has been devastating from the second to sixth innings with the Kansas City T-Bones, carving up hitters with sparkling 2.14 ERA. The first inning, however, has been an… Read more »

Kimber among four Alaska wrestling coaches honored by NWCA

July 16, 2019

The National Wrestling Coaches Association has recognized Sitka’s Mike Kimber as the inaugural winner of its National Scholastic Girls Head Coach of the Year. He was also named Alaska Head Coach of the Year. Kimber last year completed his 19th season coaching at his alma mater of Mt. Edgecumbe. Last season, his squad won its… Read more »

Wall has six wins – the rest of the Shepherds staff has nine

July 15, 2019

Philip Wall of Juneau reached 10 strikeouts for the first time this summer in the Sunset League as he helped the So Cal Shepherds maintain their slim lead in the South Division. The right-hander pitched a season-high eight innings to highlight a 13-2 win over the Orange County Legends in California. Wall, of Thunder Mountain… Read more »

Dunbar places second in DC mile, just misses a sub-4 time

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar narrowly missed recording a sub-4-minute mile at the DC Road Runners Track Championships in Washington, D.C. The former NCAA All-American finished second out of a dozen finishers in 4:01.39. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, has posted a sub-4 mile three times in his career. In 2016, he became the first Alaskan to… Read more »

Chalmers has 13 points in BIG3 loss with 3 Headed Monsters

July 14, 2019

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers racked up his second straight game with double figures for the 3 Headed Monsters in a 50-43 loss to Bivouac in the BIG3. The 6-foot-2 guard pumped in 13 points to finish second on the team in scoring during Week 4 action in Providence, Rhode Island. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, hit… Read more »

Recent Idaho grad Hall receives Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award

July 13, 2019

Former University of Idaho football star Ed Hall of Eagle River has received the 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award. The recent graduate wrapped up his career with the Vandals with a number of accolades. He earned Football Championships Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team honors in the fall and picked up his second… Read more »

Reid, Johnson score big for Team USA at Battle of the Border

July 12, 2019

Anchorage’s Jo Reid and Palmer’s Jeremy Johnson helped an American Footgolf League all-star team win the first of two legs against Team Mexico in the Battle of the Border event in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Both players competed in doubles and scored a single point in Team USA’s 10-1 victory. The second leg is Nov. 7-8… Read more »

Kelter leads USA 15s comeback win over Canada in Super Series

July 11, 2019

Alev Kelter of Eagle River danced around two defenders and sprinted untouched for 50 yards to score a try and spark the USA Women’s Eagles 15s rugby team to a 20-18 comeback victory over Canada at the Super Series in San Diego, California. The 28-year-old showcased strength and speed on the same play, first shaking… Read more »

Bonck throws well in West Coast League, best effort since 2017

July 10, 2019

Ketchikan’s Nathan Bonck stepped into a time machine and delivered his best pitching effort in two years. It came with the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League as the southpaw tossed six strong innings in a 6-3 loss to Cowlitz Black Bears in Longview, Washington. Bonck carried a 3-2 lead into the seventh… Read more »