Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hickel set to re-sign with NWHL’s Boston Pride

July 31, 2016

Anchorage’s Zoe Hickel will return to the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League. The 24-year-old forward helped the team win the Isobel Cup last season in the league’s inaugural season. Hickel, of South High fame, accounted for three goals and four assists in 15 games. She missed two months of the season with… Read more »

Clary, DeLoach headline 2016 Hall of Fame ceremony

July 29, 2016

Inarguably Alaska’s greatest runner and the state’s best track and field athlete both went to the Olympics, and now they are headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Don Clary and Janay DeLoach will headline the Class of 2016 induction ceremony tonight at Ted Stevens International Airport along with two moments and an event…. Read more »

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame events scheduled Thursday, Friday

July 27, 2016

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame has assembled many of Alaska’s greatest athletes for its 10th anniversary this week, a group that includes Olympians, Native sports icons, mainstream athletes, mushers, mountaineers and many more. A free community celebration from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Alaska Airlines Center kicks off the festivities. “It is going to… Read more »

Holley scores TD to help Storm win IFL’s United Bowl

July 24, 2016

Caleb Holley of Anchorage caught three passes and scored a touchdown as the Sioux Falls Storm beat the Spokane Empire 55-34 in the Indoor Football League’s United Bowl. Sioux Falls finished the season with a 17-1 record and won its fifth straight league championship. Holley, of East High fame, accounted for 46 yards and hauled… Read more »

MIT provides softball, aerospace engineering for Rosenzweig

July 23, 2016

She finished at the top of her class and hit at the top of the lineup for her high school softball team, so it makes sense Sierra Rosenzweig of Anchorage would wind up going to a top notch college. The all-conference middle infielder and East High valedictorian will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, one… Read more »

Bell-Holter inks deal with pro team in Italy’s second division

July 20, 2016

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter has inked a deal with a team in Italy to ensure his fourth professional basketball season. The 26-year-old announced on social media that he signed with Agrigento of Italy’s second division. “I’m excited for another opportunity to do what I love for a living while playing in a great league,” he tweeted…. Read more »

Homza selected for prestigious Area Code Games in Long Beach

July 18, 2016

For a sport steeped in failure, Jonny Homza of Anchorage is enjoying a lot of success on the baseball field. Two months after winning Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year honors and leading South High School to the ASAA state championship, the smooth shortstop has been named to the 2016 Area Code Games next month… Read more »

Hebard returns to court, helps Team USA win gold medal

July 17, 2016

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks returned to the basketball court and helped the USA Basketball U18 Women’s National Team win the gold medal of the FIBA Americas tournament in Chile. The Americans beat up Canada 109-62 in today’s championship game. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, came off the bench to play 13 minutes, 25 seconds… Read more »

Hebard suffers head injury at FIBA Americas in Chile

July 15, 2016

Fairbanks forward Ruthy Hebard of the USA Basketball U18 Women’s National Team suffered an apparent head injury during Thursday’s 80-59 win over Brazil at the FIBA Americas tournament in Chile. The 18-year-old starter bound for the University of Oregon was hit in the head, her dad told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “They’re going to test… Read more »

Diminutive softball player Blair signs with D1 Eastern Kentucky

July 14, 2016

  She stands only 4-foot-11, but Leilani Blair of Anchorage has always come up big on the softball field. The speedy leadoff hitter won two state championships in high school and was part of a Junior League World Series title with Nunaka Valley. Now she’s headed to Eastern Kentucky, a NCAA D1 school in the… Read more »