Monthly Archives: June 2017

Do-everything Augafa signs with Hawaii football as safety

June 29, 2017

He played both sides of the football in high school and junior college, but Anchorage’s Justice Augafa will have to focus on defense when he gets to the University of Hawaii. The hard-hitting 5-foot-11, 205-pounder out of Los Angeles Harbor College in California signed with the NCAA D1 FBS school of the Mountain West Conference… Read more »

Talbot, Randall win Jim Bridger Trail Run in Montana

June 28, 2017

A pair of Alaskans claimed the highly competitive Jim Bridger Trail Run on June 24 in Bozeman, Montana. Silas Talbot, of Service High fame, pulled away in the men’s division with a late downhill surge while Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall raced to a first-place tie with fellow U.S. Ski Team member Liz Stephen. The 10-mile event… Read more »

Bynum has been one of Northwoods League’s top hitters of late

June 27, 2017

He doesn’t take off days or at-bats, which is why Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks is one of the hottest hitters in the Northwoods League. The centerfielder has played in each of the last seven days for the Bismarck Larks and leads his team with a .385 batting average, .551 on-base and .615 slugging percentage over… Read more »

Blackburn picks up discus, javelin victories in Germany

June 26, 2017

Former U.S. Air Force Academy track and field standout Paige Blackburn of Soldotna posted two individual victories at the Headquarters Allied Air Command Championships in Germany. Her two victories helped the Air Force alumni women compile 61 points to claim the team title over Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium. Blackburn, of… Read more »

Homza collects 2 hits, 3 RBIs in pro debut in Arizona League

June 25, 2017

The temperature in Phoenix, Arizona, was 111 degrees at game time, but Jonny Homza of Anchorage wasn’t sweating it. Not even the pressure of his professional debut could get the 18-year-old baseball star hot under the collar. Known for his ice-cold, clutch performances as an amateur, Homza began his pro career with the same success… Read more »

Kelter leads USA Eagles rugby 7s into quarterfinals in France

June 24, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter saw significant playing time in all three rugby games for the USA women’s Eagles as they clinched a spot in the quarterfinals at a HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The Americans beat Ireland and Japan before falling to reigning Olympic silver medalist New Zealand in a 19-14… Read more »

Hard work in class helps Fehoko land Kansas State scholarship

June 23, 2017

His football skills got the attention of coaches at Kansas State University, but it was how Tevita Fehoko of Anchorage performed in the classroom that landed him a scholarship offer. Committing to academic achievement made all the difference for the 6-foot-3, 320-pound defensive lineman out of City College of San Francisco. Fehoko, of West High… Read more »

Holley grabs five catches for 55 yards for Saskatchewan in CFL

June 22, 2017

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Caleb Holley of Anchorage hauled in a catch on 5-of-6 pass attempts in the game of the of the season in the Canadian Football League. In the 17-16 loss to the Montreal Alouettes the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder finished with 55 yards, helping him eclipse the 700-yard receiving mark in 12 career games…. Read more »

After rekindling love for wrestling, Haan to compete for USCG

June 21, 2017

Colony’s Robert Haan collected 145 career wrestling wins in high school. Then he lost his final match as a senior, a defeat that left him devastated and dejected. For the first time in his life, he no longer wanted to wrestle. “For a long time, it was something I wanted to do; then for a… Read more »

Tweto ready to co-pilot airplane in prestigious Air Race Classic

June 19, 2017

Unalakleet’s Ariel Tweto grew up around airplanes so it figures she’s a pilot. But air racing? The 29-year-old is about to embark on a new flight plan in life when she participates for the first time in the prestigious Air Race Classic, the oldest airplane race of its kind in the United States. The four-day… Read more »