Monthly Archives: June 2017

UC San Diego’s Klie named CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year

June 18, 2017

Anchorage’s Adam Klie wrapped up his time at the University of California San Diego in grand fashion. This month saw the men’s basketball standout earn his degree in Bioengineering as well as earn the California Collegiate Athletic Association Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. This past season saw the 6-foot-4 guard collect a slew of… Read more »

Bynum hits grand slam for Larks, now has 10 RBIs in 10 games

June 17, 2017

Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks made his first home run with the Bismarck Larks really count. The first-year outfielder smashed a grand slam to highlight a 7-4 win over the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods League. The Northern Illinois University standout has hit safely in eight of 10 games. Bynum, of Monroe Catholic High fame, leads… Read more »

Nading back to finishing games for Double-A San Antonio

June 16, 2017

Anchorage’s Chad Nading finished the game for the San Antonio Missions, although it wasn’t a save opportunity. The 29-year-old right-hander pitched the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss to the Frisco RoughRiders in Double-A baseball action in the Texas League. Nading, of East High fame, was his team’s closer and was 5-for-5 in save opportunities… Read more »

Alaska’s best prep soccer player to continue career at Tacoma CC

June 15, 2017

Tacoma Community College was the only school to offer a scholarship to Anchorage high school soccer standout Bubacar Touray. He’ll remember that each time he takes the field next season, using that feeling as motivation to punish all the teams that didn’t think he was good enough to play college soccer. “I know what I… Read more »

Padres project star infielder Homza as a catcher at pro level

June 14, 2017

Some MLB teams saw Anchorage high school baseball star Jonny Homza as a third baseman at the professional level, but the San Diego Padres saw the next Benito Santiago. The comparisons to the former Padres catcher from the 1990s are ripe: 6-foot and 180 pounds; strong and sinewy; rocket right arm and reliable right-handed bat…. Read more »

MLB’s San Diego Padres draft South star Homza in 5th round

June 13, 2017

The first time Alaska Baseball Academy manager Tony Wylie took South High star Jonny Homza of Anchorage to spring training in Arizona nobody believed Homza was from Alaska. As a 16-year-old, Homza handled himself well against minor-league professional pitchers and showed off an A-plus arm from third base. The scouts were incredulous. “They kept saying,… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit nets career-high 41 points, six 3s in Australia

June 12, 2017

Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit made it rain down under. The 6-foot-4 guard nailed a half dozen 3-pointers en route to pumping in a career-high 41 points for Toowoomba in a 105-90 loss to Townsville in Australia’s QBL. He finished 13-for-28 from the floor and added 9-of-13 free throws to tally his game-high total. Abdul-Bassit, of East… Read more »

Hooe tastes international competition in Brazil, eyes pro career

June 11, 2017

After a historic final volleyball season UAA, Morgan Hooe of Anchorage got a much-deserved trip to Brazil for some sun, sand and surf. It was a business trip, but don’t kid yourself she kicked back too. “Much, much-needed RnR,” she told me. Hooe, a two-time NCAA All-American at setter, was among 15 players in Brazil… Read more »

Ostrander destroys NCAA field to win steeple, 4th in 5,000

June 10, 2017

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander showed incredible durability, determination and downright guts on the final day of the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The Boise State University redshirt freshman ran to a pair of NCAA All-American finishes within an hour and a half, winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase and coming back to grind out a… Read more »

Bynum finding his way back into form in Northwoods League

June 9, 2017

After closing the college season on a tear, Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks will look to keep it going with the Bismarck Larks of the Northwoods League. He just joined his new team in the wood bat league, and he brought his beautiful swing with him from Northern Illinois University. The 21-year-old lined a single to… Read more »