Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rideout wins ultrarunning race in Utah

July 13, 2016

When former Anchorage resident Abbie Rideout checked the projected times at ultrasignup.com in advance of last Saturday’s brutally hard Speedgoat 50-kilometer mountain-running race, she was only the sixth- or seventh-ranked woman. Granted, the rankings are based on past performances and not necessarily indicative of one’s current fitness. But with the likes or Magdalena Boulet and… Read more »

Holley, Sioux Falls to play in United Conference title game

July 11, 2016

When it comes to the Indoor Football League, there’s the Sioux Falls Storm and there’s everything else. Sioux Falls has won the United Bowl game in each of the last five seasons and is one win away from reaching the league’s championship game once again. The team is 15-1 this season, including 11-0 with wide… Read more »

Nading throwing darts out of bullpen for Wichita Wingnuts

July 10, 2016

Chad Nading of Anchorage has played baseball all over the place and switched up his delivery more than once, so he’s paid his dues since turning pro in 2009. He’s finally enjoying some well deserved success. Nading is the top option out of the bullpen for the Wichita Wingnuts of the American Association, an independent… Read more »

Hebard, Team USA prepare for FIBA Americas tourney in Chile

July 8, 2016

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has represented her high school and her state on the basketball court, but she has quickly realized that playing for Team USA is a totally different deal. “It’s amazing to wear USA across our chest and we are reminded of what an honor it is,” she told me. Hebard, of West… Read more »

Ostrander returns in grand fashion, qualifies for Trials finals

July 7, 2016

Back racing on the track for the first time in two months, Allie Ostrander of Kenai shrugged off the rust and showed everybody why she is the future of middle distance running in the United States. The only collegiate runner among the 23 woman in the 5,000 meters at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon,… Read more »

Spink has scoreless streak snapped w/ Goldeyes, starts new one

July 6, 2016

Conor Spink of Eagle River has struggled to get on track with his new team, but lately the left-handed relief pitcher has looked good. He hadn’t allowed a run in his last six appearances stretching four innings with the Winnipeg Goldeyes until recently, but then he got right back to having a clean sheet. Spink,… Read more »

Updike survives prelims, qualifies for steeple finals at Trials

July 5, 2016

As if qualifying for the finals at the Olympic Trails wasn’t exciting enough for Isaac Updike of Ketchikan, he endured some extra drama before it was official. The 24-year-old runner finished fifth in the prelims in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to snag the final automatic qualifying berth but had to wait for several hours because of… Read more »

On her final jump, DeLoach qualifies for second Olympic Games

July 2, 2016

She goes left, she goes right and now Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks is going back to the Olympics in the long jump. Four years after qualifying for the London Games on her left leg, DeLoach today qualified for the Rio Games on her right leg in thrilling fashion at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon…. Read more »

Clarke flirts with medal contention early, fades to 9th at Trials

July 1, 2016

Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke sat in medal contention after qualifying but then faded to finish ninth in the men’s shot put at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. The former NCAA champion from Arizona State never found his form in three attempts as his best toss of 65 feet, 7 1/2 inches was way behind the… Read more »