Monthly Archives: August 2015

Way, Bellingham to begin West Coast League playoffs Tuesday

August 8, 2015

When the Bellingham Bells begin the West Coast League playoffs on Tuesday they will have Brian Way of Sitka closing the door. The 20-year-old has kept his job all season as closer, a feast-or-famine role that can make a lot of guys wilt under the pressure. Way had stood tall, converting all eight save opportunities… Read more »

Kittredge, San Jose reach ultimate disc league semifinals

August 7, 2015

Beau Kittredge of Fairbanks has led the San Jose Spiders back to championship weekend in the American Ultimate Disc League. The defending champions are among the final four teams in contention for the sport’s ultimate prize. Kittredge, of Lathrop High fame, was the league MVP last year and is having another player-of-the-year type of season…. Read more »

Rash meets biggest fan, fulfills kid’s Make-A-Wish dream

August 6, 2015

Anchorage’s Sean Rash has rolled two dozen 300 games and won prestigious awards like PBA Bowler of the Year. Yet those accolades don’t compare to the joy he feels when helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 32-year-old professional bowler took part in his third Make-A-Wish event this week in Hammond, Indiana, where Rash is competing in… Read more »

Alaska player of the year Hebard commits to Oregon

August 4, 2015

Big news out of Fairbanks as the state’s reigning high school girls basketball player of the year has reportedly picked a college. West Valley’s Ruthy Hebard has committed to the University of Oregon, where she will become the fifth Alaska girls player of the year to play in the Pac-12. The others were Soldotna’s Molly… Read more »

Ostrander, Thomet named to U.S. Jr. Mountain Running Team

August 3, 2015

The hottest name in Alaska running is going international. Allie Ostrander of Kenai has been selected to the U.S. Junior Mountain Running Team and will compete Sept. 19 at the world championships in Snowdonia, North Wales. Ostrander, 18, is coming off a fabulous finish at July’s Mount Marathon in Seward in which she broke a… Read more »

Heun victorious in WSOF22, first submission win since 2011

August 1, 2015

Anchorage’s Jake Heun was victorious tonight in the World Series of Fighting 22 MMA event in Las Vegas, defeating Davin Clark by submission in the final round. Heun is better known for having a straightforward, striking style; he just assumes slug it out and see who is left standing. But this fight went to the… Read more »