Monthly Archives: July 2017

DeLoach matches PR in 100-meter hurdles in TrackTown Series

July 6, 2017

Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks is a world-class long jumper, yet she manages to remain relevant in the 100-meter hurdles. Going fast will do that. The 31-year-old Alaska Sports Hall of Famer posted a personal-best time of 12.83 seconds at the TrackTown Summer Series in New York, New York. DeLoach finished second to New York native… Read more »

Heun travels to South Korea to take on hometown hero

July 5, 2017

Professional mixed-martial arts fighter Jake Heun of Palmer has a take-all-comers attitude. He’ll take on anybody, anywhere. Even a different country. The Honey Bear is headed to South Korea to take on Mu Bae Choi, aka, the Heavy Tank of Busan, a decorated wrestler and one of his country’s first MMA fighters. It all goes… Read more »

Homza getting extra-base hits, time behind the plate in Arizona

July 3, 2017

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza is starting to barrel up the baseball in the Arizona rookie league. The 18-year-old ripped doubles in back-to-back games for his first and second extra-base hits of his budding career in the professional ranks. Homza, of South High fame, was a fifth-round MLB draft pick of the San Diego Padres in June…. Read more »

Holley catches first TD in Saskatchewan’s new stadium

July 2, 2017

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley hauled in the first touchdown catch in the new home for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The second-year wide receiver caught an 18-yard scoring strike in the first quarter of a 43-40 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Week 2 Canadian Football League game was played in front of a sellout crowd… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit has second 40-point game in Australia’s QBL

July 1, 2017

The strategy for the Toowoomba Mountaineers is simple: Get the ball to Jalil Abdul-Bassit. The 6-foot-4 guard from Anchorage is a scoring machine and a real bright spot on the last-place team in the Queensland Basketball League in Australia. Abdul-Bassit, of East High fame, pumped in a career-high 43 points for his second 40-point performance… Read more »