Monthly Archives: August 2015

Spink gets win in career-high 44th appearance w/ Saltdogs

August 31, 2015

Eagle River’s Conor Spink has hinted about retirement, so if that’s the case the Lincoln Saltdogs are going to get their money’s worth out of the relief pitcher. The veteran southpaw has pitched in 44 games this season – the most of his four seasons in the American Association of independent professional baseball. He has… Read more »

Arlow closes in on 2,500 career assists at Sterling College

August 30, 2015

Sterling College volleyball player Jenna Arlow of Palmer is closing in on a major milestone. The senior setter ranks fourth in school history with 2,333 career assists and could eclipse 3,000 before she’s finished. She racked up 109 assists over the weekend at the OKWU Invitational in Oklahoma, where Sterling College went 4-0 to win… Read more »

Leigh has block party, ranks 2nd on Quinnipiac career list

August 29, 2015

Palmer’s Allison Leigh had a season-best 10 blocks to go along with eight kills as Quinnipiac University beat Holy Cross in five sets. It was the first win in three matches this year for the Bobcats, a NCAA D1 team in Hamden, Conn. Leigh, of Colony High fame, had five solo blocks in the match… Read more »

DeLoach in medal contention early, but falls to 8th at Worlds

August 28, 2015

A promising start had long jumper Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks in medal contention early at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. She sat in third place after the first round, looking to bag another major medal to match her Olympic bronze and Worlds silver won in 2012. But it never panned out. DeLoach, of… Read more »

Lewis nets first goal since 2013 for Alabama State

August 27, 2015

Ariela Lewis is back. The Alabama State University forward from Anchorage is back to her scoring ways after coming back from a knee injury that cost her last season. She scored and added an assist in a 3-2 loss to Troy in her second game since her return. It was her first goal since Nov…. Read more »

Overbaugh might be college football’s most efficient player

August 26, 2015

There is nothing flashy about San Diego State long snapper Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage – unless perfection is your thing. He is flawless on 354 career snap attempts on special teams. He also has the perfect attitude in terms of taking nothing for granted and prepares for every play the same. “I’m just proud to… Read more »

DeLoach takes a no-fear, no-worries attitude into Worlds

August 25, 2015

Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks is playing with house money. The 29-year-old long jumper didn’t figure on qualifying for this year’s IAAF World Championships after an injury forced her to switch her takeoff leg. So anything goes in Beijing, China. “There’s nothing I can lose at this point because I’m already further than where I thought… Read more »

Perkins going back to Turkey to embark on 11th pro season

August 24, 2015

Doron Perkins of Anchorage has played professional basketball is so many countries he’s started to double back. The 32-year-old guard is headed back to Turkey, where he will play for Yesilgiresun Belediye of the first division. The league is part of the Euroleague series. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, previously played for Turkish power Besiktas… Read more »

Clarke just missed qualifying, ends up 13th out of 31 at Worlds

August 22, 2015

Jordan Clarke of Anchorage was good but not quite good enough in the shot put at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. The 24-year-old former NCAA champion finished sixth in Group B and just missed qualifying for tonight’s finals. His best mark of 65 feet, 3 inches was only a few inches short of… Read more »

Williams ends summer tour with doubles run to semifinals

August 21, 2015

Anchorage’s Whitney Williams ended the ITA Summer Circuit on a high note and should take plenty of momentum into the college tennis season. The 19-year-old won four of six matches at the final stop of the series at Texas A&M, including a pair with doubles partner Erin Walker. Williams and Walker are teammates at Abilene… Read more »