Monthly Archives: March 2015

Heun to participate in Army-Navy rivalry – rugby style

March 31, 2015

The celebrated Army-Navy rivalry hits the rugby field this weekend and Palmer’s Luke Heun will be part of the action. Heun is one of the offensive weapons for the fifth-ranked Army Red Knights entering the Battle of the Service Academies Saturday at the West Point Academy in New York. Army brings a 6-0 record into… Read more »

Harris hits four 3s, nets 19 for Fort Wayne in NBA D-League,

March 30, 2015

A starter for most of the NBA D-League season, Ramon Harris of Anchorage was brought off the Fort Wayne bench to kickstart the shooter after a cold stretch. The move worked perfectly. Harris pumped in 4-of-6 3-pointers on his way to scoring 19 points in a 108-106 loss to Los Angeles. He had a +15… Read more »

Horn, Osnabruck win Game 1 in semifinal playoff

Alysa Horn of Kodiak won her playoff debut with her German professional team Osnabruck. The 6-foot forward collected 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in a 79-60 victory over Opladen in Game 1 of the semifinal playoff series. Osnabruck pushed its winning streak to eight games. Horn, of UAA fame, is averaging… Read more »

Way picks up third win coming out of Edmonds CC bullpen

March 29, 2015

Brian Way of Sitka keeps finding himself in critical situations for the Edmonds Community College baseball team. And he keeps coming through with flying colors. The freshman right-handed relief pitcher picked up his third win with 3.1 innings of work in an 11-7 victory over Bellevue College in NWAC action in Washington. Way improved to… Read more »

Brothers Updike tear up track in 5,000 meters for EOU

They’ve spent their entire lives pushing each other to run faster, so it’s nice to see brothers Lucas and Isaac Updike of Ketchikan working together for the Eastern Oregon University track team. One week after posting two of the top three 5,000-meter times in all of NAIA this season, Lucas posted a national B qualifying… Read more »

Brown revitalizes college career as pitcher, 3-0 as PLU starter

March 27, 2015

When he was younger, Garrett Brown of Anchorage was one of the most promising pitchers in Alaska. Then he hurt his right arm and became a catcher. He was good enough to land at spot at Pacific Lutheran University, but he never really ever settled in behind the plate. He belonged on the bump. Brown… Read more »

World champ Jornet confirms plans to run Mount Marathon

March 25, 2015

Alaska’s famed Mount Marathon race in Seward took a major step forward two years ago when Eric Strabel of Anchorage shattered the race’s 32-year-old course record. The three-time champ believes the race will evolve even more this summer after world champion Kilian Jornet of Spain announced his plans to run Mount Marathon on July 4…. Read more »

Williams has successful week for Abilene Christian tennis

March 24, 2015

Freshman Whitney Williams of Anchorage scored nearly half the points for the Abilene Christian University women’s tennis team during a three-meet week on the road. Abilene Christian beat Tyler Junior College 6-1, lost to Northwestern State 5-2 and lost to Stephen F. Austin 4-3. In all, Williams scored five of her team’s 11 team points…. Read more »

Cherry runs record in Oakland marathon, eyes Olympic Trials

March 23, 2015

Jesse Cherry of Chugiak returned to competitive running over the weekend in grand fashion, winning the marathon at the Oakland Running Festival in California. The 28-year-old covered the 26.2-mile course in a record time 2 hours, 25 minutes, 14 seconds. “It was my first race since 2012 and it was nice to do it in… Read more »

Bashing backstop: Ferntheil breaks the mold for catchers

March 22, 2015

Most catchers don’t run fast enough or hit well enough to bat at the top of the order, but Stephen Ferntheil of Anchorage is different. He is a bashing backstop. The 23-year-old sophomore catcher at East Georgia State College is hitting leadoff and batting .371 in 20 games this year. He’s even got three stolen… Read more »