Monthly Archives: June 2017

Ostrander punches ticket to NCAA final in steeplechase with PR

June 8, 2017

At 5-foot-1, Boise State runner Allie Ostrander of Kenai was the smallest runner in tonight’s second heat of the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. There were moments during the race televised on ESPN when you couldn’t even see the diminutive dynamo in the middle of the pack…. Read more »

Scammon Bay hoops star Charlie signs with Skagit Valley

June 7, 2017

The catalyst for the Scammon Bay girls basketball team’s perfect season, Kiah Charlie seemed to be a woman among girls. Next season she’ll test herself against woman at the college level. The 5-foot-4 Alaska Class 1A player of the year has signed with Skagit Valley College of Mt. Vernon, Washington. Charlie is a do-everything playmaker… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit 2nd in Australia’s QBL in scoring at 24 per game

June 6, 2017

When Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit signed with Toowoomba of the Queensland Basketball League in Australia, the team’s coach said he couldn’t remember a time when the franchise signed a player of his caliber. Stout expectations, but the 6-foot-4 Alaskan has delivered the goods. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, ranks second in the QBL in scoring at… Read more »

Getting back to his roots, Fletcher drawn to trail marathons

June 5, 2017

After a star-studded college running career at Brigham Young University in Utah, Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage was looking for something different. The cross country and track star had dabbled in obstacle-course racing before turning back to his roots. “Growing up as a runner/skier in Alaska you can’t escape trail running, so I had some experience… Read more »

Nading back on the mound after recovery from oblique injury

June 4, 2017

After missing a month of action due to an oblique injury, Chad Nading of Anchorage made a triumphet return for the San Antonio Missions in the Double-A Texas League. The relief pitcher entered the game in the seventh inning and picked up a hold in a 6-1 win over Springfield. Nading, of East High fame,… Read more »

After soaring at Mendocino, Perdue rewarded with leap to D1

June 2, 2017

Ryan Perdue of Fairbanks helped the Mendocino College football team enjoy one of its best seasons in the last decade, and his reward was an opportunity at a NCAA D1 school. The speedy wide receiver posted on Twitter that he is headed to Mississippi Valley State of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. “Right when I touched… Read more »