Monthly Archives: September 2013

Leigh leads Metro Atlantic in blocks [Volleyball]

September 18, 2013

She dominated around the net in Alaska, and now Allison Leigh of Palmer is doing it for Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. The 6-foot-3 freshman middle hitter leads the NCAA D1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in blocks [43], solo blocks [17] and blocks per set [1.13]. It must seem like old times in the Northern Lights… Read more »

McLaren sets record at UM-Morris [Football]

September 17, 2013

It was supposed to be a season of transition at quarterback for the University of Minnesota-Morris football team. Not any longer. Not after Caleb McLaren of Delta Junction made his dazzling debut. The sophomore signal caller tied a school record with five touchdown passes in a 41-33 loss to Hamline University. His 331 yards through… Read more »

ACF scholarship now open [Winter Olympics]

This year’s Alaska Winter Olympians Fund scholarship grant application period is now open. Here is the press release: The Alaska Winter Olympians Scholarship, a fund of The Alaska Community Foundation, is seeking applications from Alaska athletes who excel in winter Olympic sports. The scholarship is open to both current and aspiring winter Olympic athletes who… Read more »

Murphy unbeaten, ranked 9th in the world [MMA]

September 16, 2013

What started as a challenge has turned into a professional career, and now Lauren Murphy of Eagle River is on top of the world. Well, actually, she’s ranked ninth in the world, but you get the gist. The 30-year-old mixed martial arts fighter is unbeaten at 7-0 in the bantamweight division. The 5-foot-8, 135-pounder is… Read more »

Tarver finds net for Northern Arizona [Soccer]

September 14, 2013

Juneau’s Sarah Tarver kept the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team unbeaten after scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Grand Canyon. The junior defender netted her first goal of the season off a rebound in the 29th minute. She is the seventh different player to score this season. Tarver, of Juneau-Douglas High… Read more »

Cobb fires career-high 8 shots, scores [Soccer]

Duke University forward Kelly Cobb of Eagle River rifled a career-high eight shots, with the last one resulting in her first goal of the season. It came in the 78th minute in a 3-0 victory over the Miami Hurricanes in Durham, N.C. Cobb, of Chugiak High fame, received a pass at the 20-yard line and… Read more »

Carver named captain at Seattle Pacific [Soccer]

September 13, 2013

Soldotna striker Blaine Carver has proven to be one of the greatest goal scorers in the history of Seattle Pacific University. But now he’s got a new goal – being a good captain. The 5-foot-10 senior was named one of two captains for the NCAA D2 Falcons. “I’m honored to be a big part of… Read more »

Rumley continues to shine at Grinnell [Tennis]

September 12, 2013

Julia Rumley of Anchorage is the first Grinnell College tennis player from Alaska. Her interest was self-driven, seeking a spot without the benefit of being recruited. Most walk-ons don’t make it, but Rumley did. And now the sophomore is a fixture for the NCAA D3 team in Iowa. “Julia is a fabulous teammate,” head coach… Read more »

Lujan dazzles in debut for Chabot [Football]

September 11, 2013

As the son of a football coach, you kind of figured Zach Lujan of Anchorage would quickly pick up the playbook at Chabot College. But nobody probably saw the true freshman starting at quarterback in his first college game. He did more than that, leading Chabot to a 32-17 victory over San Joaquin Delta College… Read more »