Monthly Archives: April 2016

Way the workhorse ranks among NWAC pitching leaders

April 30, 2016

When the Edmonds Community College baseball team needed to win a big game, they handed the ball to Sitka right-hander Brian Way. Saturday was no exception. Way worked seven strong innings as Edmonds beat Bellevue 2-1 in a matchup between North Region leaders in the NWAC. Both teams are 10-4 in the division and face… Read more »

Undrafted Overbaugh accepts offer to join the Los Angeles Rams

He didn’t hear his name called during the NFL Draft, but shortly afterwards Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage answered the call from the Los Angeles Rams. The former San Diego State long snapper told the Alaska Dispatch News that the Rams called him after the Saturday’s third and final day of the draft, offering him a… Read more »

Overbaugh earns academic accolade, named NFF Honor Society

April 28, 2016

Former San Diego State long snapper Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage has been named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Overbaugh, one of only three players in school history to play in 53 games at SDSU, was perfect last season in snaps, going 156-for-156 [includes punt snaps, PAT snaps and field goal snaps]. For… Read more »

Army’s Heun among top scorers for Black Knights rugby

April 27, 2016

Junior Luke Heun of Palmer is among the top scorers for the Army West Point rugby team. The 5-foot-11 winger is tied for third with 25 points on the Black Knights [9-5]. Last month Heun scored three times in a 56-5 victory over Dartmouth, becoming just the fifth Cadet to score three tries. The Alaskan… Read more »

Tufi’s bat puts Alaska softball on the map in Conference USA

April 26, 2016

There are hitters in Conference USA, and then there’s Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi. The Louisiana Tech junior first baseman is the total package at the plate. She ranks top 10 in the conference in home runs, slugging percentage, RBIs and walks. In fact, half of her base hits this season have gone for extra bases [10… Read more »

Osborne collects 10 RBIs in four games in Dickinson State sweep

Have a series, Sagan Osborne. The Dickinson State junior from Anchorage enjoyed a huge weekend against the University of Winnipeg during NAIA action in North Dakota, going 9-for-15 [.600] with five extra-base hits and 10 RBIs in four games. Osborne, of Dimond High fame, continued his career season by lifting his batting average to .383… Read more »

Thompson’s homer, Brown’s save highlight PLU’s title win

April 25, 2016

For the third time this college baseball season Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson homered and Garrett Brown earned the save in the same game for Pacific Lutheran University. This time, though, it helped the Lutes capture the Northwest Conference championship and punch their ticket to the NCAA D3 regional tournament in May. Thompson crushed a two-out solo… Read more »

In just 3 games with Storm, Holley already leads team in TDs

April 24, 2016

He just needs a little daylight, and Caleb Holley will do the rest. The Anchorage wide receiver is utilizing his killer quickness to find openings in the defense, especially near the end zone where he has emerged as the most dangerous red-zone threat in the Indoor Football League. The 24-year-old was a late addition to… Read more »

Vanderford unbeaten as amateur mixed martial arts fighter

April 23, 2016

Austin Vanderford of Ninilchik was a champion wrestler in high school and college, so it makes sense that he would do well as a mixed martial arts fighter. The 26-year-old is undefeated as an amateur MMA fighter after improving to 4-0 earlier this month with a three-round unanimous decision over Erik Herman in Ashland, Oregon…. Read more »

Hepa gets first taste of EYBL, receives slew of college offers

April 22, 2016

Barrow’s Kamaka Hepa of the Portland Basketball Club made his highly anticipated debut in the 16U Nike Elite Basketball Youth League last week in New York. His first-year AAU team lost all three games, but the Alaska teenager came away a big winner with multiple scholarship offers. Hepa became the first player in his team’s… Read more »