Monthly Archives: September 2013

Where’s Leif? Next stop Australia [Basketball]

September 9, 2013

When Leif Karlberg of Anchorage graduated from The Master’s College last spring, he figured the clock had run out on his basketball career. Then he connected with Athletes in Action. Next thing Karlberg knew he was on his way to the Middle East on a goodwill basketball tour with a group of other recent college… Read more »

Kisken off to sensational start for UC [Soccer]

September 8, 2013

After breaking a long scoreless streak in the first game of the season, Sawyer Kisken of Fairbanks had so much fun he did it again. The University of Chicago midfielder netted his second goal in the second game, a 4-0 win over Benedictine in Lisle, Ill. He hadn’t scored a goal since 2010 and now… Read more »

Overbaugh keeps it simple at SDSU [Football]

September 7, 2013

Anchorage’s Jeff Overbaugh of the San Diego State University football team doesn’t have a nickname. He goes by Overbaugh – nothing special. The same could be said for a long snapper, a seemingly ordinary position that goes widely unrecognized until something goes wrong on a key extra point or punt attempt. That’s why Overbaugh strives… Read more »

Kelter shows no rust after year off [Soccer]

After taking off last season to concentrate on hockey, Alev Kelter of Eagle River is back with the University of Wisconsin soccer team. The marvelous midfielder didn’t need much time to get into the swing of things once again, collecting an assist in her first game and netting a goal in her third game. Kelter,… Read more »

Baker ends year as Captains top starter [Baseball]

September 4, 2013

Juneau right-hander Dylan Baker concluded his rookie season with the Class A Lake County Captains, finishing the season as the team leader in wins, innings and strikeouts. He has the team’s ace. He was also one of the best starters in the Midwest League. Baker, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, posted a 7-6 record in 25… Read more »

Pollard interns with Tony Hawk [Skateboarding]

September 3, 2013

Pro skater Preston Pollard of Anchorage [center] recently completed a broadcasting internship with skateboard pioneer Tony Hawk [left] at the X Games in Los Angeles. Pollard is spending more time off his board these days, modeling for clients such as Tilly’s, Forever 21 and Sony, and talking with kids as a motivational speaker. “Skateboarding has… Read more »

Desjarlais helps Arkansas stay unbeaten [Soccer]

September 2, 2013

The University of Arkansas women’s soccer team is 4-0 for the first time in school history and the Razorbacks can thank Anchorage’s Yvonne Desjarlais. The starting forward delivered the game-winning goal in the first half of a 3-0 victory over Missouri State on the road. Desjarlais, of Service High fame, scored the game’s first goal… Read more »