Monthly Archives: April 2017

Another fortnight, another magnificent moment from Ostrander

April 30, 2017

The BSU crowd brought out the best in Boise State’s Allie Ostrander. The Boise State University redshirt freshman from Kenai smashed the stadium record in the women’s 5,000-meter race at the Dona Larsen Park facility with a time of 16:09.27 to win the event Saturday at the Border Clash in Boise, Idaho. Her time virtually… Read more »

Thomet clocks one of the fastest 5,000 times ever by an Alaskan

April 29, 2017

Kodiak’s Levi Thomet made a little history in the 5,000 meters at the Oregon State High Performance meet in Corvallis, Oregon. The University of Oregon freshman used a strong finish to outkick one runner down the stretch and nearly catch another before finishing with a terrific third-place showing out of a 40-man field that featured… Read more »

Buser, King, Johnston headline Class of ’17 induction ceremony

April 27, 2017

A couple of champions from the famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and a legend from the Native Games world are headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Dog mushing moguls Martin Buser and Jeff King joined World Eskimo Indian Olympics icon Nicole Johnston as individuals inducted with the Class of 2017 at tonight’s… Read more »

Williams named forward of the year in country of Georgia

April 26, 2017

It took Travante Williams half the season to prove he’s all that. The rookie from Anchorage highlighted the All-Georgian A League selections despite playing in only eight of his team’s 15 games. The 6-foot-4 scoring machine averaged 32 points for Tskaltubo and was named Forward of the Year, Import of the Year and First… Read more »

Catching up with 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Hilary Lindh

April 25, 2017

Three-time Olympic alpine skier Hilary Lindh of Juneau recently left her hometown and moved to Whitefish, Montana, where she accepted a job as an environmental specialist with a civil engineering firm. She left behind some of her things in storage, even a piece of her heart. “It will always be my home no matter where… Read more »

AKtive – Spring 2017 Newsletter

Alaskans,  We hope you enjoy “AKtive”, the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame/Healthy Futures newsletter.  Click on the image to read our Spring 2017 edition!

Eager to take the next step, Italian pro team turns to Bell-Holter

April 24, 2017

After taking small steps of improvement in the last few seasons, Italy’s Moncada Solar Agrigento turned to Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter to take the next step. The 6-foot-9 first-year forward helped the team earn a franchise-best fourth-place finish in West division and snag a berth to the Serie B playoffs. Agrigento [17-13] will face F. Konatatto… Read more »

Have jump shot, Perkins will travel the globe for love of the game

April 23, 2017

When Doron Perkins of Anchorage started playing professional basketball overseas a dozen years ago, he took his passport. But not a linguist. Maybe he should have because over the years the 33-year-old has traveled the globe. The all-star guard has played in 11 countries after joining Naft Abadan in Iran’s Superleague this season. Like always,… Read more »

Notre Dame de Namur sets up Kleven with volleyball future

April 22, 2017

Worried that she wouldn’t be seen by college volleyball coaches, Emma Kleven of Anchorage jumped on a plane and went clubbing. The 18-year-old spent many long weekends in Portland, Oregon, over the last two winters playing club volleyball for the Portland Waves. “Going out of state was what put me over the edge,” she told… Read more »

Osborne approaching venerable 50-RBI mark with Dickinson

April 21, 2017

Dickinson State slugger Sagan Osborne of Anchorage has produced back-to-back NAIA baseball seasons with at least 40 RBIs. The senior third baseman actually has driven in more runs this year [42] than last year [41] in 14 fewer games. Osborne, of Dimond High fame, is now chasing the venerable 50-RBI mark. The 6-foot-3 right-hander hitter… Read more »