Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thompson named All-NWAC, helps Highline reach league final

November 19, 2015

Highline College goalkeeper Rachel Thompson of Kenai anchored a defense that carried the Thunderbirds all the way to the Northwest Athletic Conference title game. The freshman finished tied for second in the league with 12 shutouts and flashed a 49-9 saves-to-goals ratio in her first season of college soccer. Thompson, of Nikiski High fame, started… Read more »

Arlow ends Sterling career ranked No. 2 in all-time assists

November 18, 2015

Palmer’s Jenna Arlow ended her Sterling College volleyball career after a four-set loss in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals. The 5-foot-5 senior setter collected 38 assists, 11 digs and pair of blocks against Friends University in Kansas. Arlow, of Palmer High fame, finished second in the conference with 1,090 assists and ended her… Read more »

Get that oughta here! Lasher blocks 4 shots in big HBU win

November 17, 2015

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher played perhaps his best game for Houston Baptist University. The 6-foot-7 forward scored 17 points on 8-on-10 shooting and blocked a career-best four shots in a 102-62 win over Crowley’s Ridge in Texas. The junior made his only 3-point attempt and grabbed five rebounds. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, is averaging 14.0… Read more »

Perkins flirts with triple-double in Turkey

At 32, Doron Perkins of Anchorage should be entering the twilight portion of his basketball career. Yet he isn’t slowing down. The 6-foot-3 guard collected 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for Yesilgiresun in a 76-67 loss to Istanbul in Turkey. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, sank 7-of-12 shots in 37 minutes. He is… Read more »

Williams wins fourth career doubles title for Abilene Christian

November 16, 2015

There is something about the Grand Canyon Invitational in Phoenix, Arizona, that brings out the best in Anchorage tennis player Whitney Williams. Maybe it’s doubles partner Erin Walker. The Abilene Christian University teammates were paired for the first time this fall and it resulted in another title. Williams and Walker went 3-0 and won the… Read more »

Big sis gives Ostrander family 2nd region title in two days

November 15, 2015

Kenai’s Taylor Ostrander was instrumental in helping the Willamette University women’s cross country team maintain its grasp on the NCAA D3 West Regional title. The senior runner finished second on her team and third overall among 133 finishers as Willamette upset top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and reigning Northwest Conference champion Whitworth to win the championship for the… Read more »

Dunbar eighth at USATF 12K Championships

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar turned in a top-10 finish at today’s USATF 12K Championships in Virginia. The 24-year-old runner finished eighth with a time of 34 minutes, 49 seconds. Sam Chelanga won in 34:35. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, was an eight-time NCAA All-American at Oregon and Portland before turning pro this season. Click here to… Read more »

Lujan sparks South Dakota State with big second-half effort

November 14, 2015

How does South Dakota State football spell relief? L-u-j-a-n. Junior quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage came on in relief of the starter late in the game and orchestrated a pair of scoring drives in the fourth quarter that led the Jackrabbits to a 30-23 win over South Dakota. He entered the game with 21 seconds… Read more »

Ilalio grabs first college interception for Sacred Heart

Anchorage’s Matt Ilalio continues to make plays for the Sacred Heart University defense. The sophomore defensive back grabbed his first career interception in today’s 28-19 victory over Bryant during NCAA D1 football action in Rhode Island. Ilalio, of Service High fame, picked off the pass early in the third quarter. The 5-foot-9, 205-pounder is one… Read more »

Ostrander, Fletcher help teams qualifier for NCAAs

November 13, 2015

She was 1,500 miles from Kenai, but Allie Ostrander felt right at home today in Seattle. The conditions were wet and windy, similar to Alaska. And she won the race, just like she did so many times in Alaska. The Boise State freshman achieved arguably her greatest accomplishment by winning the NCAA West Regional title,… Read more »