Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ostrander wins gold, Thomet silver at world championships

September 19, 2015

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander and Kodiak’s Levi Thomet each won individual and team medals at the 31st World Mountain Running Championships in North Wales. Ostrander became just the second American woman to win the women’s junior title and it capped a wonderful week that started with the Boise State University freshman winning her college cross country… Read more »

Arlow surpasses 2,500 career assists for Sterling College

September 18, 2015

Palmer’s Jenna Arlow has reached rarified air in the 2,500-assist club. The Sterling College setter has amassed 2,530 in 384 sets although 90 percent have come in the last three years with the NAIA team in Kansas. She was more of a defensive specialist as a freshman. Since then, though, the 5-foot-5 has emerged as… Read more »

Yoon, Rickard each score goals for Clark Penguins

September 16, 2015

The Clark College men’s soccer team’s 6-2 road win over the Chemeketa Storm was bookended by goals from a pair of Alaska freshmen. The Northwest Athletic Conference win in Washington moved Clark into a tie with Portland atop the South Division. John Yoon of Fairbanks started the scoring spree with a goal in just the… Read more »

Fletcher second at BYU Autumn Classic, part of perfect score

September 15, 2015

Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage helped the BYU men’s cross country team post a perfect score at the Autumn Classic in Provo, Utah. The senior finished second among 55 finishers as the Cougars placed all five runners in the top 15. The meet featured BYU, Utah Valley and Weber State. Fletcher, of South High fame, covered… Read more »

Langdon going back to Cleveland, this time in front office

September 14, 2015

Trajan Langdon of Anchorage is headed back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the same NBA organization that drafted him in 1999. The 39-year-old has been hired as the team’s Director of Player Administration and will work directly under general manager David Griffin. Langdon had worked as the Eastern Regional Pro Personnel Scout for the San Antonio… Read more »

Heun signs extended deal with World Series of Fighting

September 13, 2015

The only security in the fight game is to keep fighting. Jake Heun of Palmer has earned the right to keep going. The 28-year-old said on Twitter that he secured a four-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting promotion in a big deal for the former college football player. “Excited to be part of… Read more »

Sanders scores first goal off assist from fellow Alaskan

September 12, 2015

As a freshman in high school, Chugiak’s Brady Sanders looked up to Zak Naylor of Anchorage on the soccer field. They are now playing together at Concordia University. And Naylor played a role in helping Sanders score his first college goal. The sophomore forward found the net in the 34th minute off an assist from… Read more »

Hall records first career tackle for Idaho vs. Southern Cal

He saw the field on special teams for the University of Idaho football team in last week’s season opener. This week, though, Edward Hall of Chugiak recorded his first career tackle and played a little bit on defense. The freshman linebacker had two tackles for the Vandals in a 59-9 loss to No. 8 Southern… Read more »

Ostrander delivers debut victory for Boise State cross country

September 11, 2015

And so it begins. Kenai’s Allie Ostrander today started her college career in style, winning her first cross-country running race for Boise State University. The 18-year-old freshman posted a women’s victory in the 6-k race at Golden Gate Park in a dual meet against the University of San Francisco. Her time of 20 minutes, 44.4… Read more »

Hip injury was blessing in disguise for Griffin

September 10, 2015

The hip injury that took her WNBA season actually gave Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin a chance to gain perspective. Three months away from the rigors of professional basketball allowed the 28-year-old to rest her body, mind and spirit. It was like a summer vacation. She got married. She visited Niagara Falls in New York for… Read more »