Monthly Archives: April 2015

Miller extends 13-game hit streak, batting .515 in April

April 13, 2015

After a slow start, Aaron Miller of Anchorage has heated up for Mayville State in North Dakota. The junior outfielder has a 13-game hitting streak going while bumping his batting average to .339 in 36 games for the NAIA school. He’s hitting .515 [17-for-33] in April. Miller, of Service High fame, hit his first home… Read more »

Todd sets two relay school records for UC Colorado Springs

Anchorage’s Jessica Todd had a pretty memorable weekend at the Colorado Invitational college meet. The senior sprinter helped set a pair of relay school records for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. She was the common link between the team teams. Todd, of Dimond High fame, ran the second leg of the 400-meter relay and helped… Read more »

Thompson slugs fourth home run of the season for PLU

April 12, 2015

The renaissance continues for Pacific Lutheran University baseball player Tyler Thompson of Anchorage. The junior third baseman pushed his batting average to .319 after 29 games, a big improvement on the .211 he hit in 38 games last season. That makes him a strong candidate to win comeback player of the year in the Northwest… Read more »

Most valuable player in ultimate disc league from Fairbanks

April 11, 2015

Alaska is known for hockey, dog mushing and skiing. Ultimate disc, though? Not so much. Beau Kittredge of Fairbanks is changing that perception as the best player of the American Ultimate Disc League. The rookie won MVP honors last season with the San Jose Spiders and is credited with the ‘Best Sky Catch in Ultimate… Read more »

Baker throws goose eggs in season debut with Lynchburg

April 10, 2015

Juneau flamethrower Dylan Baker got the 2015 season off to a near-perfect start. The 23-year-old pitcher with the Class A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats threw five hitless innings and struck out a career-high 9 batters in an 8-6 win over the Potomac Nationals. Baker left the game when he reached his 80-pitch limit after allowing just… Read more »

C-USA MVP candidate Tufi stays grounded thanks to softball

April 9, 2015

Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi doesn’t scare easy. Risk is her middle name and danger is her friend. But she is scared to fail in softball. The sport kept her grounded, taught her discipline and took her all the way to Louisiana Tech University. The 19-year-old is the state’s greatest softball player, a power-hitting, power-pitching combo to… Read more »

Bynum crushes first college HR, bumps average to .329

April 8, 2015

Hitting the long ball isn’t really his game, but Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks can knock it out of the park. The freshman center fielder hit his first home run for Arizona Western College during a 14-3 win over Scottsdale Community College in Arizona. “It felt great to get my first home run as a college… Read more »

Brothers Cole pivotal in winning NCAA D3 hockey title

April 7, 2015

You just know brothers Ryan and Brandon Cole of Anchorage grew up dreaming of hoisting a trophy after winning a national championship. Last week they made it a reality. The Cole bros and Trinity College beat Wisconsin Stevens-Point 5-2 in the NCAA D3 national championship game in Minnesota to claim the school’s first title. Ryan… Read more »

Harris, Mad Ants win Game 1 of D-League playoff series

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris did his part to help the Fort Wayne Mad Ants begin a successful defense of their NBA D-League championship. The 6-foot-7 forward started the game and was finished the game on the court in a 104-103 OT win over the Maine Red Claws in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Eastern Conference semifinal… Read more »