Monthly Archives: August 2016

Arizona latest Pac-12 school to offer Hepa a scholarship

August 10, 2016

Arizona became the fifth school from the Pac-12 Conference to offer a scholarship to nationally ranked high school basketball player Kamaka Hepa of Barrow. The Wildcats put in their offer today, joining Stanford, Oregon, Washington State and Utah as Pac-12 teams to recruit the 6-foot-9, national top-20 forward. Oregon, Utah and Arizona finished 1-2-3 in… Read more »

Fresh off IFL title, Holley signs with CFL’s Roughriders

August 9, 2016

Just two weeks after he ended one football season, Caleb Holley of Anchorage has jumped back on the gridiron. The 25-year-old wide receiver has signed a free-agent contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. On July 24, Holley capped his first season with the Sioux Falls Storm with a 55-34 victory over… Read more »

Reigning MVP Kittredge wins third straight AUDL championship

August 8, 2016

Already considered one of the most talented players in the American Ultimate Disc League, Beau Kittredge of Fairbanks is now the most decorated. The two-time league MVP helped the Dallas Roughnecks beat the Seattle Cascades 33-27 over the weekend to claim the AUDL championship – the third straight for the Alaskan. Kittredge, 34, won the… Read more »

Cogdell wins shootout to claim second career Olympic bronze

August 7, 2016

There is clutch under pressure, and there is Corey Cogdell-Unrein at the Olympics. For the second time in the last three Olympics, the trapshooter from Eagle River won a bronze medal after winning a do-or-die shootout. At the Rio Games today the 29-year-old upset reigning world champion Fatima Galvez of Spain after Cogdell-Unrein hit her… Read more »

Kelter scores for Team USA, makes rugby history at Olympics

August 6, 2016

Alev Kelter of Eagle River made Olympic history on Saturday. With rugby back at the Olympics for the first time since 1924, Kelter became the first American to convert a scoring try at the Summer Games in 92 years. It’s also the first time women’s rugby has been played at the Olympics. Kelter, of Chugiak… Read more »

Huffman’s big-man post game piques interest of major colleges

August 5, 2016

Brandon Huffman is a dunk waiting to happen. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound power forward from Anchorage is just about impossible to stop once he gets his big body positioned inside the paint. His signature finish is a thunderous two-handed slam where he tries to rip the rim down. He jams better than Smucker’s. “My goal is… Read more »

Back to the bullpen, Way back to dominating self with Bells

August 4, 2016

For a lot of baseball players going to the bullpen is treated like banishment, but that’s not the case with Sitka’s Brian Way. His move has rejuvenated his summer. The 6-foot-7 right-hander has worked his way back into a pivotal role with the Bellingham Bells. He started the season as a starter but was moved… Read more »

Work hard, have fun, savor the process, Hall of Famers say

August 1, 2016

It’s easy for fans to see the bright lights of success, but being a star athlete has a dark side too. Most people don’t see the sweat, sacrifice and solitude. “First and foremost you have to love it, whatever you’re doing – baseball, gymnastics, soccer, track and field, football. Whatever it is you have to… Read more »