Monthly Archives: September 2016

Feckley wins game in final minutes with TD on fourth down

September 12, 2016

One week he’s etching his name in the NCAA record book. The next he’s winning games with touchdown passes on 4th-and-long. Conor Feckley is definitely feeling it. The University of Dubuque quarterback from Anchorage drove his team 95 yards in the final stages of the fourth quarter, capped with a 43-yard touchdown pass on 4th-and-12,… Read more »

Lujan reunites with former prep teammates in SDSU victory

September 11, 2016

As a two-time captain of the South Dakota State University football team, Zach Lujan of Anchorage couldn’t sulk when he lost his job as the starting quarterback. The senior signal caller stayed true to his team-first roots and supported his coach’s decision. And he stays ready when his number is called. Lujan on Saturday came… Read more »

Sacred Heart defensive back Ilalio records second career sack

September 10, 2016

Sacred Heart defensive back Matt Ilalio of Anchorage made some big plays during his team’s 42-14 win over Valparaiso. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound junior registered two tackles, a sack and quarterback hurry. One tackle went for a 10-yard loss. Ilalio, of Service High fame, grabbed his first career interception last year. He also produced his first… Read more »

Alaskans have Embry-Riddle soccer flying sky high

September 9, 2016

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is world renowned for specializing in aviation and aerospace. Even the women’s soccer team is on the rise. With the help of three Alaskans, Embry-Riddle of Prescott, Arizona, has posted a 3-0-1 record to start the NAIA season. Sophomore Callie Orizotti of Anchorage is a starting midfielder who is averaging 70 minutes… Read more »

Maiden’s first throw as Mendocino QB goes for touchdown

September 8, 2016

Before the game, Glenn Maiden Jr. of Fairbanks was just a backup quarterback. By halftime, he was a star. Summoned off the bench late in the second quarter for the Mendocino football team, Maiden replaced the starting quarterback and threw a touchdown pass the first time he touched the ball. The freshman finished with three… Read more »

Nading all business as he gears up for playoff series w/ Wichita

September 7, 2016

The Wichita Wingnuts are used to making the playoffs, Chad Nading of Anchorage is not. Wichita will make its sixth consecutive appearance in the American Association postseason starting tonight with Game 1 in the best-of-5 series against Sioux City. It’ll be the first taste of playoff baseball for the 28-year-old in four seasons as a… Read more »

Ariela Lewis named SWAC Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

September 6, 2016

Alabama State’s Ariela Lewis of Anchorage has been named Southwestern Athletic Conference Offensive Soccer Player of the Week. The senior scored in three consecutive games last week with goals against Troy on Tuesday, Jacksonville on Friday and North Florida on Sunday to become the SWAC’s leading scorer. She is currently one assist shy of becoming… Read more »

Holley has taken the Canadian Football League by storm

September 5, 2016

A year ago, Caleb Holley of Anchorage was carted off the Buffalo Bills practice field with a devastating leg injury. His dream of playing professional football never seemed so far away. But the story didn’t end there. The wide receiver worked his way back in shape, regained his confidence in the indoor game and has… Read more »

McGregor shines in first game in almost a year for Macalester

Cash McGregor of Wasilla returned to the field for the Macalester College football team for the first time in almost a year. The 6-foot-1 defensive back made seven tackles, including three solo, and broke up two passes as Macalester opened the season with a 30-23 win over Carleton during NCAA D3 action in St. Paul,… Read more »

Fenumiai accounts for 15th career TD in Western Oregon career

September 4, 2016

Juneau’s Phillip Fenumiai is part of a two-quarterback system for the Western Oregon University football team. Two heads were better than one against Sacramento State. Both quarterbacks orchestrated two scoring drives apiece as Western Oregon won 38-30 in California in the season opener for both NCAA D2 teams. Fenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, completed 8-of-15… Read more »