Monthly Archives: July 2017

Edmunds, Toth win gold medals for Team USA in Hungary

July 31, 2017

Alaska trap shooters Desi Edmunds and Matt Toth each won team gold medals at the 2017 World FITASC shoot in Budapest, Hungary. Edmunds, who grew up in Anchorage and now lives in Houston, was part of the three-woman American team that beat a group from Great Britain and Northern Ireland by a score of 491-480… Read more »

Holley matches last year’s TD total in CFL in quarter of the time

July 30, 2017

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley returned to the football field for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and made an immediate impact. The 26-year-old wide receiver had missed the previous three games with a left shoulder injury, the same side he injured during training camp. Holley, of East High fame, finished with two catches for 25 yards and a touchdown… Read more »

Naylor nets winning PK for FC Cutthroats in UPSL playoffs

July 29, 2017

He called it the biggest moment of his soccer career before the game, so you could imagine how good Zak Naylor of Anchorage felt when he scored the winning goal. The 23-year-old converted the deciding penalty kick to give the Boise FC Cutthroats a 5-4 edge as they prevailed over the Golden State Force U23… Read more »

Homza reaches base nearly half the time in summer league

July 27, 2017

Anchorage’s Willy Homza continues to flirt with one of the most sacred statistics in baseball. The cleanup hitter is batting .375 in 30 games with the Rockville Rock Hounds of the wood-bat California Collegiate League. Homza, of South High fame, isn’t just spraying the ball around the field. He’s ripping the ball in the gaps… Read more »

Hebard records international-high 21 points at World Cup

July 26, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks put on a shooting clinic for the Team USA U19 women’s basketball team at the FIBA World Cup in Italy. The 6-foot-4 forward made 7-of-10 field goals as the Americans rolled to a 104-46 victory over Puerto Rico in the Round of 16. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, finished with… Read more »

Griffin looks like a natural fit with Australian Opals at Asia Cup

July 24, 2017

She’s from Alaska, but Kelsey Griffin looks like she’s played with the Australia Opals forever. The naturalized Aussie citizen has nearly averaged a point per minute in her first two appearances with the national team at the FIBA Asia Open in India. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, debuted with a game-high 15 points in 18… Read more »

Williams beats 1,350 bowlers at Junior Gold Championships

July 22, 2017

Logan Williams of Anchorage represented Alaska well at the Junior Gold Championships in Cleveland, Ohio. The 20-year-old survived four days of qualifying to move on to the advancers round, which featured the top 10 percent of the 1,418 entrants in the U20 division. There he finished 66th out of 204 men, just missing the next… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit finds other ways to contribute on off-night

July 21, 2017

His shot was off but that didn’t mean he turned off his game. Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit found other ways to help the Toowoomba Mountaineers during a lopsided loss during QBL play in Australia. The 6-foot-4 guard posted his first double-double in 14 games this season with 17 points and a season-high 12 rebounds to go… Read more »

Chalmers set to return to NBA with Memphis after Achilles injury

July 20, 2017

After missing the entire NBA season with an Achilles injury, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers is finally healthy and ready to return to the NBA. The 31-year-old Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee has signed a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, the same team he was with when he injured his right Achilles tendon in March… Read more »

Ostrander named Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year

July 19, 2017

The Mountain West Conference had never named a freshman as its Female Athlete of the Year until this year. Call it the ‘Allie Effect.’ Kenai’s Allie Ostrander has been named this season’s Mountain West Female Athlete of the Year after the redshirt freshman ran to a pair of NCAA All-American finishes at the NCAA Outdoor… Read more »