Monthly Archives: September 2015

Hall records four solo tackles for Idaho

September 30, 2015

Freshman linebacker Ed Hall of Chugiak had his best game for the University of Idaho football team. The 6-foot, 209-pounder had four solo tackles to give him seven in four games this season. Hall, of Eagle River fame, ranks in the top 10 in solo tackles on the team despite limited playing time. He’s also… Read more »

Lujan named Missouri Valley Offensive Player of the Week

September 28, 2015

South Dakota State University quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage threw for a career-high 395 yards and tied a career best with three touchdown passes as the Jackrabbits beat Robert Morris 34-10 on the gridiron. His fine work was rewarded by the Missouri Valley Football Conference when he was named the league’s Conference Offensive Player of… Read more »

Alabama State gets back on track thanks to Lewis sisters

September 27, 2015

With Alabama State mired in an eight-game winless streak, junior forward Ariela Lewis of Anchorage knew the Hornets would have to come out fighting. And that’s exactly what happened. Alabama State beat defending SWAC champion Howard 1-0 in a NCAA D1 women’s soccer game that saw four red cards in the second half. Lewis and… Read more »

Not even food poison capable of slowing down Ostrander

September 26, 2015

Two days before her first appearance in a major college cross country race, Allie Ostrander of Kenai wasn’t feeling well. The Boise State University freshman runner was sick with food poisoning. “There was something funky in our cafeteria,” she told “I had to come back from being up all night, sick.” She admitted to… Read more »

Leg injury derails Wright’s promising start with Rice football

September 25, 2015

Just a few days after his finest performance on a college football field, Lance Wright of North Pole suffered a season-ending injury in practice. The Rice University freshman receiver injured his right leg and a school official told me he is expected to miss the rest of the season. Wright is tied for second on… Read more »

Swinton places 11th, helps Owls win Oregon Tech Invitational

September 24, 2015

Alaska’s only college golfer has his senior season in full swing. Oregon Tech’s Tyler Swinton of Haines placed 11th out of 51 men to help the Owls win the Oregon Tech Invitational at the par-72 Running Y Golf Course in Oregon. Swinton fired a 56-hole total of 228 after shooting rounds of 74-78-76 over the… Read more »

Sacred Heart is 2-0 when Ilalio plays in defensive backfield

September 23, 2015

Sophomore Matt Ilalio of Anchorage has stepped into a larger role for the Sacred Heart University football team. The 5-foot-9 defensive back has made 15 tackles and recorded his first career sack while helping the team win its first two games of the season. Ilalio, of Service High fame, played in six games as a… Read more »

Williams wins top doubles flight at Air Force Invitational

September 22, 2015

Whitney Williams of Anchorage learned a ton about the game of tennis after just one season at Abilene Christian University in Texas. But you can’t teach chemistry. Luckily for Williams that part comes easy. Armed with a new doubles partner, the 20-year-old Alaskan prevailed in all three matches and to win the top flight doubles… Read more »

Olympians highlight Fast and Female this weekend

September 21, 2015

Join Olympians Kikkan Randall, Holly Brooks, and Sadie Bjornsen for an afternoon of athletic inspiration and fun on Sunday, September 27th at East Anchorage High School.  No sports experience necessary and there are special sessions for teens. Visit for more information and registration.

Osborne really coming into his own for Dickinson State

September 20, 2015

Sagan Osborne of Anchorage is finally delivering on his promising potential as a teenager. Playing at his third college, the 21-year-old third baseman has rediscovered his hitting stroke for Dickinson State of North Dakota and is back to hitting the ball like he did when he was one of Alaska’s top high school players. Osborne… Read more »