Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘AK Kid’ bags UFC fight [Mixed Martial Arts]

October 7, 2013

Cordova mixed-martial arts fighter Cody McKenzie is going back to the lightweight division. He’s also going back to the UFC. The 25-year-old Alaskan will carry a 14-3 career professional record into his FOX9 showdown against veteran Sam Stout in December. McKenzie returns to 155 pounds after fighting twice at featherweight. His is coming off a… Read more »

Ford siblings finish in top-10 [Cross Country]

October 6, 2013

It was a good day for the Ford family of Wasilla at the Gamecock Invitational in Columbia, S.C., with both cross country runners for Gardner-Webb recording top-10 finishes. Freshman Jenna Ford earned her highest finish of the season after placing third with a two-mile time of 12:02.24 to help her team finish third overall. Older… Read more »

Lewis on goal spree: 12 goals, 12 games [Soccer]

October 5, 2013

Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage is on some kind of scoring spree. The Alabama State freshman forward is among the NCAA D1 scoring leaders with 12 goals in 12 games. She leads the Southwestern Athletic Conference with 27 points. Lewis, of Dimond High fame, bagged three goals in last night’s 5-0 victory over Alcorn State. It… Read more »

Bell-Holter living the dream with C’s [Basketball]

October 4, 2013

On his first day at training camp with the Boston Celtics, Damen Bell-Holter of Hydaburg was invited to a card game by Rajon Rondo. He called Kris Humphries a big brother. Yesterday he sang happy birthday for Courtney Lee. It’s clear the Celtics are doing their best to make the rookie from Alaska feel at… Read more »

Kemppel joins ASHOF board [Hall of Fame]

October 2, 2013

She was a world-class athlete and pioneer in American cross-country skiing, so it made sense Nina Kemppel of Anchorage be added to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame board of directors. She is one of only two board members in the Hall of Fame after being inducted in 2009. Kemppel, of West High fame, is… Read more »

Edwards, Camrey deliver big goals [Soccer]

October 1, 2013

A pair of Anchorage soccer players scored big goals to help their college teams win their first game of the season. Jordan Edwards of The Master’s College in California provided the tying goal in the 81st minute of a 3-2 victory over Bethesda in NAIA action, snapping a five-game winless streak by the Mustangs. Edwards,… Read more »