Monthly Archives: September 2017

Ilalio plays beautifully in defensive backfield for Sacred Heart

September 12, 2017

As a defensive back, Matt Ilalio of Anchorage is sometimes put on an island for the Sacred Heart University football team. Going one-on-one with receivers is a sink or swim situation, but the coaches trust the 5-foot-9 senior enough to put him in that position. Ilalio buoyed Sacred Heart’s defensive effort in a 38-24 victory… Read more »

Alaskans Van Allen, Lyken each score in NAU soccer win

September 11, 2017

Alaska soccer was celebrated in Flagstaff, Arizona, as Anchorage’s Haleigh Van Allen and Malia Lyken each scored goals to provide the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team with a 2-1 win over Pacific. It’s not often when two Alaskans find the back of the net in the same NCAA D1 game, but this NAU duo… Read more »

Hall collects 13 tackles, first career pick for Idaho defense

September 10, 2017

UNLV brings out the best in Idaho football player Ed Hall of Chugiak. Last year, he registered a career-high 15 tackles against the Rebels. This year, he had 13 tackles and his first career interception. The junior linebacker’s pick came in the second quarter of a 44-16 loss at Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho. His… Read more »

Holley hauls in season-high 75 yards for CFL’s Saskatchewan

September 9, 2017

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley played his first game for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a month and rust didn’t seem to play a factor in his performance on the field. The second-year receiver racked up a season-high 75 yards on four receptions in a 48-28 loss to Winnipeg in the Canadian Football League. Holley, of East High… Read more »

Dunbar finishes 2nd in 6-man sprint finish at Minnesota Mile

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar was right in the middle of the action in the men’s pro field at the Minnesota Mile, just missing victory in a photo finish in a mad sprint finish that featured six runners. In a battle between former NCAA All-Americans, Minnesota’s Ben Blakenship clocked a winning time of 4:07 to nip the… Read more »

Reid claims U.S. Pro-Am title for first major footgolf title

September 8, 2017

After playing soccer for most of her life, Jo Reid of Anchorage has kicked the sport. Her new passion is footgolf, a hybrid marriage of golf and soccer. It’s a trendy game catching on in the United States. “When I started playing I had no idea the game was huge in Europe and is played… Read more »

After earning Asia Cup MVP honors, Griffin set up for big year

September 7, 2017

After missing Australia’s WNBL playoffs in each of the last two seasons, the Bendigo Spirit are eager to get back to their championship ways of 2013 and 2014. Feeding the ball to Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin would be a good start. The 6-foot-2 forward is coming off a huge summer performance at the FIBA Asia… Read more »

Callahan wins $2,700 for being top 10K finisher in Colorado

September 5, 2017

Maggie Callahan of Fairbanks didn’t run the fastest time at the inaugural FORTitude 10K in Fort Collins, Colorado. But she did run all the way to the bank afterwards. The 29-year-old pocketed $2,700 for being the top finisher in the women’s pro race, even though she posted the fifth-fastest time. The pro race featured a… Read more »

Knapp overcomes heat, women’s field to win half marathon

September 4, 2017

Christina Knapp of Anchorage isn’t used to temperatures in the high 80s, but she didn’t let the hot weather slow her down. She won women’s race at the Pier to Peak Half Marathon in Santa Barbara, California, covering the 13.1-mile course in 2 hours, 7 minutes, 56 seconds. She finished 19th overall among 303 finishers… Read more »

Clutch Cogdell-Unrein helps Team USA win gold in Russia

September 3, 2017

Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein came up clutch again with the pressure on, scoring the second-highest point total in the find round to help Team USA win a gold medal in Moscow, Russia. The 30-year-old shotgun shooter has a reputation for hitting the mark when it matters most over her 10-year career, and things were no… Read more »