Posts Tagged: Rugby

Clifford continues to make slow strides in long road to recovery

August 31, 2016

A week ago, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River needed a machine to help her breathe. Thankfully now she’s able to do that on her own. The 25-year-old Alaska athlete continues to make slow strides in her recovery after fracturing her vertebrae in a violent vehicle crash last week while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clifford,… Read more »

Former Chugiak star Clifford injured in accident in Hawaii

August 24, 2016

With an awesome athletic resume that has stretched a decade and included a stint on this year’s Team USA women’s rugby team, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River had an aura of invincibility. But even our strongest people are vulnerable to accidents. Clifford, 25, was involved in a violent vehicle accident over the weekend in Hawaii… Read more »

Kelter scores for Team USA, makes rugby history at Olympics

August 6, 2016

Alev Kelter of Eagle River made Olympic history on Saturday. With rugby back at the Olympics for the first time since 1924, Kelter became the first American to convert a scoring try at the Summer Games in 92 years. It’s also the first time women’s rugby has been played at the Olympics. Kelter, of Chugiak… Read more »

Heun scores twice, Army 7s rugby wins CRC Bowl Championship

June 10, 2016

Palmer’s Luke Heun played a pivotal role in helping the Army West Point sevens rugby team capture the USA Sevens CRC Bowl Championship in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Black Knights beat Maryland 10-0 in the title match that was televised nationally by NBC Sports to cap a perfect 3-0 showing Sunday after going 1-2 in Saturday’s… Read more »

Army’s Heun among top scorers for Black Knights rugby

April 27, 2016

Junior Luke Heun of Palmer is among the top scorers for the Army West Point rugby team. The 5-foot-11 winger is tied for third with 25 points on the Black Knights [9-5]. Last month Heun scored three times in a 56-5 victory over Dartmouth, becoming just the fifth Cadet to score three tries. The Alaskan… Read more »

Kelter leads U.S. women’s Eagles rugby 7s in scoring in Atlanta

April 9, 2016

Even though the U.S. women’s Eagles 7s rugby team has already qualified for the Rio Olympics this summer, the official roster hasn’t been announced yet. But things are looking pretty good for Alev Kelter of Eagle River. The 25-year-old Alaskan led the team in scoring at this weekend’s tournament in Atlanta, Gerogia, and was the… Read more »

Kelter, USA rugby win silver medal at Pan Am Games

July 13, 2015

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter captured her first major medal with the Team USA rugby sevens women’s team. The Americans won a silver medal after losing to Canada in the championship match at the Pan American Games in Toronto. Canada won 55-7 in Sunday’s final and beat the United States 34-12 earlier in the day. Team… Read more »

Clifford, Kelter help Eagles Sevens qualify for Olympics

June 14, 2015

Lorrie Clifford and Alev Kelter of Eagle River helped make history today in Cary, North Carolina. And it wasn’t even close. The starting players for the USA Women’s Eagles Sevens rugby team were on the field for an 88-0 rout of Mexico in the championship game of the North America Caribbean regional tournament that secured… Read more »

Clifford to return to action with USA Women’s Eagles Sevens

June 9, 2015

The USA Women’s Eagles Sevens rugby team narrowly missed a shot at grabbing an automatic Olympic qualifying berth last time out. So they head to North Carolina this weekend in search of a second chance, and this time they will bring a second Alaskan. Eagle River’s Lorrie Clifford is back with the national team and… Read more »