Monthly Archives: October 2015

Griffin looks fab in return to court, wins opener in Australia

October 13, 2015

If Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River was supposed to look rusty in her return to the basketball court for the first time since March, she didn’t get the memo. The 28-year-old forward led the Bendigo Spirit to a resounding 68-37 season-opening win over defending WNBL champion Townsville in Australia. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, was… Read more »

Fisher new starting keeper for Boise State, earns first shutout

October 12, 2015

Just a freshman, Tara Fisher of Eagle River probably didn’t figure to get much playing time as one of four goalkeepers on the Boise State University women’s soccer roster. She represented the future. The future is now. Fisher was elevated to starting keeper at the beginning of the month and has been in goal for… Read more »

Smelker scores goal in inaugural game for Boston Pride

October 11, 2015

Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker made a little history in the National Women’s Hockey League. The 22-year-old forward became the first Alaskan to score in the first-year league and she did it in her first game. Smelker’s goal came in the second period of a 4-1 victory over the Buffalo Beauts in New York. Her goal was… Read more »

Fenumiai leads Western Oregon over 6th-ranked North Alabama

October 10, 2015

In search of a spark after falling behind nationally ranked North Alabama, the Western Oregon football team turned to Juneau’s Phillip Fenumiai at quarterback. He came off the bench in the third quarter to revive the offense with a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to propel the Wolves to a 24-22 upset… Read more »

Lewis sisters combine to reach 150-point milestone

October 9, 2015

They say twins share everything. For sisters Aaliyah and Ariela Lewis of Anchorage, that goes for milestones too. One of the NCAA’s top sister scoring acts in soccer was at it again for Alabama State University, combining for three goals and four assists in a 6-0 win over Southern in Montgomery, Alabama. Together, they have… Read more »

Stoner is crushing volleyball better than ever for Adelphi

October 8, 2015

Shelby Stoner of Anchorage highlighted a five-set victory for the Adelphi University volleyball team over the College of Saint Rose. She was at her best in the fourth set when she showed off her all-around skills in a short span, having a hand in three of four points on a block, kill and assist. She… Read more »

Rumley reaches 80-win milestone for Grinnell College

October 7, 2015

Anchorage’s Julia Rumley is off to the best start in her Grinnell College tennis career. The senior baseliner has won eight of her first 10 matches for the NCAA D3 school in Iowa and surpassed the 80-win milestone in the process. Rumley, of East High fame, is 1-0 in singles and 7-2 in doubles. She… Read more »

Bell-Holter drops double-double in Finland debut

October 6, 2015

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter must like his new gig in Finland. The 6-foot-9 forward helped his new team Lapua Korikobrat roll to an 89-64 win over Kauhajoki in the season opener. The starter bagged 16 points and 15 rebounds in 29 minutes. Bell-Holter, of Ketchikan High fame, grabbed half of his team’s offensive boards. He was… Read more »

Trio of Alaskans part of USA Ultimate National Championship

October 5, 2015

Beau Kittredge of Fairbanks recorded a hat trick as the San Francisco Revolver won the USA Ultimate National Championship in convincing fashion. Kittredge was one of three Alaskans to claim the title; the other two being Anchorage’s Chris Kosednar and Barrow’s Jordan Jeffery. The Revolver beat the Seattle Sockeye 15-9 in the final in Frisco,… Read more »

Three Alaskans lead their college baseball teams in hitting

October 4, 2015

Between Anchorage’s Sagan Osborne at Dickinson State, Juneau’s Lance Ibesate at Jamestown and Anchorage’s Stephen Ferntheil at Mayville State, Alaska is booming with batters. All three guys lead their team in hitting. Osborne, of Dimond High fame, is batting .476 in 10 games. He has at least one base hit in every game and is… Read more »