Monthly Archives: July 2015

Spink’s scoreless streak snapped in independent pro league

July 30, 2015

Eagle River’s Conor Spink of the Lincoln Saltdogs saw his impressive scoreless streak snapped in a 3-0 loss against the Sioux City Explorers. The left-handed relief pitcher gave up a two-out double in the eighth inning that scored a runner from first, snapping his 12.2-inning scoreless streak. It was the first run he had allowed… Read more »

Manzer hits well, helps Novato Knicks win league title

July 29, 2015

Anchorage’s Adam Manzer played a big role in leading the Novato Knicks summer baseball team to a double crown in the Sacramento Rural League. Novato beat AB Baseball of San Jose 9-8 last weekend in California in the playoff title game, giving the Knicks the regular-season and tournament championships. Manzer, of West High fame, led… Read more »

Kuiper brothers will square off in basketball exhibition

July 27, 2015

When University of New Mexico freshman Dane Kuiper of Wasilla plays his first college basketball game this fall he will see a familiar face on the court. His big bro Braydon plays for the other team. The Kuiper brothers will tip off the season Nov. 3 when Colorado State University-Pueblo visit ‘The Pit’ in Albuquerque… Read more »

DeLoach is top finishing American at Dimond League London

July 26, 2015

Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks was the top finishing American at the Diamond League competition in London over the weekend. The 29-year-old long jumper finished sixth with a mark of 20 feet, 9 inches. The Olympic bronze medalist jumped 21-8 two weeks ago in Diamond League Monaco. Injuries have forced the Alaskan to jump off her… Read more »

Way earns 6th save for Bellingham in West Coast League

July 25, 2015

After experiencing his first rough outing of the season, Brian Way of Sitka jumped right back in harm’s way and came away unscathed. The 20-year-old relief pitcher tossed a perfect ninth inning and collected his sixth save as the Bellingham Bells beat Victoria 2-0 in West Coast League action. Way lowered his ERA to 1.42… Read more »

‘Honey Bear’ uses social media to land spot in WSOF22 in Vegas

July 22, 2015

Anchorage’s Jake Heun picked a fight on social media and it landed him a spot in the World Series of Fighting. The 27-year-old professional MMA fighter will return to the WSOF for the third time in his career after earning a late invitation to the Aug. 1 event in Las Vegas. Initially snubbed on the… Read more »

Willamette’s Ostrander earns spot on All-Academic track team

July 21, 2015

Soldotna’s Taylor Ostrander of Willamette University has been chosen for the 2014-15 NCAA D3 All-Academic Track and Field Team as selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Each All-Academic athlete owned a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher (4.0 scale), while either competing at the NCAA Championships or… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit, Sherman-Newsome put in work on Vegas courts

July 18, 2015

With their college days behind them, Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Damon Sherman-Newsome are ready to get paid. Both players put in work this week at the Worldwide Invitational Camp in Las Vegas, where they show off their skills in front of professional coaches, scouts and general managers with hopes of landing an opportunity with a… Read more »

Two Alaskans finish sixth in Diamond League Monaco

July 17, 2015

Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke and Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks each earned sixth place in their respective events during tonight’s Diamond League competition in Monaco. In the men’s shot put, Clarke had a best toss of 67 feet, 9 inches. This is his first season on the Diamond League circuit after a star-studded career at Arizona State… Read more »