Monthly Archives: August 2019

Nix commits to UCLA, Alaska’s 1st blue blood since hoops trinity

August 20, 2019

Daishen Nix, Alaska’s first five-star high school basketball recruit since Mario Chalmers in 2005, has announced where he will play in college. One day after narrowing down his top five finalists, the nation’s No. 1-ranked point guard for the Class of 2020 has committed to the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Nix, who was… Read more »

Waite extends three-game points streak for Southern Oregon

August 19, 2019

Anchorage’s Aislinnn Waite extended her career-best three-game points streak for the Southern Oregon University women’s soccer team. The senior midfielder assisted on the first goal in a 3-0 win over No. 11 Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. Facing nationally ranked competition has brought out the best in the Alaskan. Waite, of Service High fame,… Read more »

Chalmers goes off in BIG3 for 19 points, hits game-winner

August 18, 2019

Desperate for a win, the 3 Headed Monsters needed of a hero. So, they turned to Rio. Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers pumped in a season-high 19 points and drilled a game-winning 3-pointer to seal a 52-46 win over Power in Week 9 of the BIG3 in Dallas, Texas. The former nine-year NBA veteran converted six field… Read more »

Holley hauls in most receiving yards since 2017 in CFL

August 17, 2019

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley stepped into a time machine for the Ottawa Redblacks and delivered his most receiving yards since 2017 in the Canadian Football League. The fourth-year wide receiver made five receptions and racked up 83 yards in a 21-7 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 9 of the season. His 83-yard effort tied… Read more »

Frisk graduates from JUCO to NCAA D2 signee with D2 UMC

August 16, 2019

Anchorage’s Kamryn Frisk is moving on up the college softball ladder. After two productive seasons at junior college with the Northwest Kansas Tech Lady Mavericks, the two-way star is headed to the University of Minnesota Crookston. Frisk, of Service High fame, has signed with the NCAA D2 school as a pitcher. Minnesota Crookston plays in… Read more »

Hickel sisters to skate for Team USA at inaugural Aurora Games

August 15, 2019

Anchorage sisters Zoe Hickel and Tori Hickel will represent the United States at the inaugural Aurora Games before heading off to play professionally in Sweden. The Aurora Games is an all-women’s sports and entertainment festival that runs Aug. 20-25 in Albany, New York. More than 175 athletes will take part in the festival, which will… Read more »

Ostrander first to 3-peat as Mountain West Athlete of the Year

August 14, 2019

When it comes to the Mountain West Conference, there is Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and then there is everybody else. The former Boise State University track and field and cross-country running star became the conference’s first three-time winner of its Athlete of the Year award. Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, was named the MWC Female Athlete… Read more »

Reid wins women’s AFGL national title, Johnson top-10 for men

August 13, 2019

Anchorage’s Jo Reid kicked the competition to the curb at the American FootGolf League National Championships at Winton Farm in Amherst, Virginia. The 44-year-old soccer coach picked up her fourth tournament title in 2019, with this championship cementing her status as the country’s best footgolf women’s player. Reid fired a 13-under-par after rounds of 68-66-69… Read more »

Lasher wins first playoff series in Australia with Geraldton

August 12, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher got over a postseason obstacle down under. The second-year forward led the No. 3 Geraldton Buccaneers to a first-round playoff series victory over the No. 6 Warwick Senators in Australia’s State Basketball League. This result made up for last year’s disappointment when Geraldton lost in the first round as the No. 1… Read more »

Baker throws 3-hitter for T-Bones, racks up 18th career win

August 10, 2019

Juneau’s Dylan Baker turned back the clock and pitched his best game since 2013 as the veteran racked up eight innings in a 7-2 win for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association independent league. The 27-year-old rocket right-hander threw a three-hitter with five strikeouts in his second-longest outing of his eight-year pro career…. Read more »