Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rhoades on course to fulfill promise to mother at Angelo State

August 20, 2015

Shaquan Rhoades of Eagle River is on a journey to fulfill a promise he made to his mother, and he’s using basketball to get there. The 6-foot-2 guard has signed with Angelo State University in Texas to play basketball and continue his postsecondary education. “I chose ASU because it has all the necessities I need… Read more »

Rima to play pro ball for Agustinos in Spain

August 19, 2015

The greatest rebounder in the history of the Northwest Nazarene University men’s basketball team is going pro. Kevin Rima of Fairbanks has signed with CB Agustinos of Spain’s fourth division. The 6-foot-7 post player will join a team that has won Group A in each of the last two seasons and was the Stage 4… Read more »

Hickel inks pro deal with Boston Pride in new NWHL

August 18, 2015

Somebody has to be first – why not Zoe Hickel? The Anchorage hockey player and U.S. National Team member has agreed to play for the Boston Pride in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. Hickel is the first player from the U.S. National Team to sign with the new league. “I just… Read more »

Cogdell wins medal at Azerbaijan World Cup, eyes Olympics

August 16, 2015

Eagle River trap shooter Corey Cogdell worked a little overtime to earn another ISSF World Cup medal and stay on the track to appear in her third Olympics next summer. The 28-year-old won bronze over the weekend after beating Italy’s Jessica Rossi 5-4 in a shoot-off. Both shooters had hit 12 of 15 targets in… Read more »

Bowman debuts with Dolphins in preseason against old team

August 15, 2015

Zack Bowman of Anchorage must have felt weird walking into Chicago’s Soldier Field the other night. For six years between 2008 and 2013 he played for the Bears. On Thursday, though, he arrived as a visiting player for the first time. The 30-year-old defensive back is now with the Miami Dolphins after playing for the… Read more »

Trevithick plays soccer out of state, but she’s still Alaskan

August 14, 2015

She was born in Alaska and spent the majority of her life here, but these days Kali Trevithick of Anchorage lives in California, where she plays soccer for an established club team as well as the U16 National team. Missing her friends and family, and not enjoying life as a normal teenager, are all parts… Read more »

Lujan on QB competition: ‘I have no issue proving myself’

August 13, 2015

He is by far the most experienced and most deserving quarterback to start for the South Dakota State University football team, yet Zach Lujan of Anchorage has not been awarded the job. The junior signal caller will have to beat out a handful of others at training camp in preparation for the season opener Sept…. Read more »

Lewis picked SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

August 12, 2015

After winning top player honors in the Southwestern Athletic Conference in each of the last two years, it should come as no surprise Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage is the favorite this year. The Alabama State University soccer star has been selected SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year in a vote by league coaches and… Read more »

Holley carted off practice field, then waived #cruelsport

August 11, 2015

The world of professional sports is a cruel business and nothing is more cutthroat than the NFL, where most contracts are not guaranteed. One day after Buffalo Bills receiver Caleb Holley of Anchorage was carted off the practice field with a leg injury, the 24-year-old was waived. That’s just cold, man. It’s just business, they… Read more »

Burkholder receives Lifetime Achievement from Western State

August 9, 2015

Even though much of his lifetime’s work with young nordic skiers happened in Alaska, Jim Burkholder’s reach of influence stretched all over the country. It started in Gunnison, Colorado, where he left in 1961 his hometown of Anchorage for Western State College. He was a team manager and varsity skier and later an assistant coach…. Read more »