Monthly Archives: August 2016

Clifford continues to make slow strides in long road to recovery

August 31, 2016

A week ago, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River needed a machine to help her breathe. Thankfully now she’s able to do that on her own. The 25-year-old Alaska athlete continues to make slow strides in her recovery after fracturing her vertebrae in a violent vehicle crash last week while on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clifford,… Read more »

Overbaugh waived by Rams, but another NFL team is interested

August 30, 2016

Jeff Overbaugh’s NFL dream won’t come true in Los Angeles this year. The Rams today released more than a dozen players, including the undrafted Anchorage long snapper out of San Diego State as the deadline looms for NFL teams to trim their rosters down to 53 players. “My time with the Rams was incredible,” Overbaugh… Read more »

Leigh named Metro Atlantic player of the week for Quinnipiac

It didn’t take Allison Leigh of Palmer long to make her presence felt. Back on the volleyball court for Quinnipiac University, the senior middle hitter was instrumental on both sides of the ball as the Bobcats won three of four matches at the La Salle Invitational in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 3-1 start is the best… Read more »

Hebard shows out in European exhibition for Oregon Ducks

August 28, 2016

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has seemingly stepped right into a significant role with the University of Oregon women’s basketball team. The 6-foot-4 freshman forward logged major minutes and displayed delightful defensive skills in Saturday’s exhibition doubleheader against Spanish club teams in Barcelona. She started the first game and delivered a double-double in the second game…. Read more »

Holley has been quite the catch for Saskatchewan Roughriders

August 27, 2016

It’s been only two games with his new team, but Anchorage’s Caleb Holley has made an immediate impact with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver hauled in five receptions for 80 yards in last night’s 33-25 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League. Holley, of East High fame, now has 12… Read more »

Froehle makes Manhattan debut, settles into life in Big Apple

August 26, 2016

Lorenzo Froehle of Anchorage is adjusting to life in the big city after a few weeks at Manhattan College in New York. “It was definitely hard in the beginning. I definitely struggled at first because I was homesick, but now I’m loving it here,” he told The Riverdale Press. “I don’t call home much because… Read more »

Former Chugiak star Clifford injured in accident in Hawaii

August 24, 2016

With an awesome athletic resume that has stretched a decade and included a stint on this year’s Team USA women’s rugby team, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River had an aura of invincibility. But even our strongest people are vulnerable to accidents. Clifford, 25, was involved in a violent vehicle accident over the weekend in Hawaii… Read more »

Pac-12 football teams are starting to take notice of powerful Pili

August 23, 2016

Exposure is tough to come by for high school football players from Alaska. If college coaches don’t see you play, they don’t know who you are. Brandon Pili of Anchorage made a point of getting his name out there. This summer the 6-foot-4, 310-pound all-conference senior defensive lineman from Dimond High traveled to Seattle to… Read more »

Quinnipiac coach calls Leigh’s return to court a “blessing”

The Quinnipiac University volleyball team has welcomed back a big piece of the puzzle. Middle hitter Allison Leigh of Palmer has returned for her third season with NCAA D1 school in Hamden, Connecticut, after missing last year with an injury. “Allison’s return from injury has been such a blessing,” Quinnipiac coach Kris Czaplinski told me…. Read more »

Sherman-Newsome commits to school in league with UAA, UAF

August 22, 2016

Iziah Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage has agreed to play college basketball next season for a school in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The 6-foot-4 guard has committed to Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia in Canada for his final two seasons. Simon Fraser plays in the same league as UAA and UAF. The team is… Read more »