Monthly Archives: August 2017

Four Alaska soccer players converge on Whitworth University

August 31, 2017

With the addition of newcomers Jack Sedor and Azzam Azzam, the number of Alaskans on the Whitworth University men’s soccer team has doubled since last year. The new faces joined Whitworth veterans Blake Hepler and Britton Clifford to give the NCAA D3 Pirates in Spokane, Washington, four former all-stars in the Cook Inlet Conference. In… Read more »

Morehouse is a top offensive weapon for Carroll College spikers

August 29, 2017

A familiar face is back at net for the Carroll College volleyball team and Holly Morehouse of Anchorage has wasted no time asserting herself as one of the team’s top offensive weapons. The 6-foot senior outside hitter is the team’s leading scorer and should reach 1,000 career kills by the end of the season. Her… Read more »

Fletcher easily breaks course record in half marathon in Utah

August 28, 2017

Anchorage’s Aaron Fletcher didn’t just win his first half marathon – he set a course record. The former BYU All-American dominated the Altra Top of Utah Half Marathon with a 13.1-mile time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 6 seconds. “It was awesome,” Fletcher told the Herald Journal newspaper. “I was not expecting that. I… Read more »

From Australia to Albania, Abdul-Bassit to move pro leagues

August 27, 2017

There were probably times over the last few months when Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage thought he was on an island playing professional basketball in Australia. He finished his rookie season in the Queensland Basketball League as the second-leading scorer at 25 points a game, but he had no idea if his performance had an impact… Read more »

Kelter shines in bronze-medal loss at Women’s Rugby World Cup

August 26, 2017

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter led Team USA in scoring and showed off impressive wheels during a 31-23 loss to France in the third-place game at the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland. The starting center collected 13 points, 8 tackles and 13 passes in 80 minutes. She also gained 105 meters with the ball, including… Read more »

Lyken’s goal in 86th minute lifts Northern Arizona to 1-0 win

August 25, 2017

After knocking on the door just minutes earlier, Malia Lyken of Anchorage knocked in her second chance to give Northern Arizona University its second win in three games to start the college soccer season. The sophomore scored the winning goal in the 86th minute in a 1-0 win over Grand Canyon in a NCAA D1… Read more »

Pro pitcher Baker back in Double-A with Akron RubberDucks

August 24, 2017

Juneau’s Dylan Baker is back with the Double-A Akron RubberDucks as part of the farm system for MLB’s Cleveland Indians. The 25-year-old former fifth-round draft pick played for Akron earlier this summer before another arm injury in May forced him to the disabled list. The hard-throwing right-hander returned to the field in July with the… Read more »

Hall looks to build off super sophomore season with Idaho

August 23, 2017

For a state that provided the University of Idaho football team with some great players, it looks like Alaska’s Ed Hall is next in line. The starting linebacker from Chugiak looks to build off a strong sophomore season in which he finished fourth on the team with 70 tackles. Idaho is coming off a 9-win… Read more »

Alaskans Lewis, Wilson square off in D1 soccer game in Alabama

August 22, 2017

Graduates from the same high school, Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis and Mia Wilson faced off as college opponents for the first time. Lewis scored a goal for Alabama State, but Wilson’s Jacksonville State team won 3-1 to give her bragging rights during a NCAA D1 women’s soccer game in Oxford, Alabama. Last year’s game between the… Read more »

Rash wins PBA title, jumps to 5th in Storm Cup points race

August 21, 2017

Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, but professional bowler Sean Rash of Anchorage was both in the championship match of the Gene Carter’s Pro Shop Classic in Middletown, Delaware. He threw seven straight strikes – including one when he missed the pocket – to beat reigning Tour player of the year EJ Tackett… Read more »