Monthly Archives: April 2018

Lewis wins Alabama State’s Female Outstanding Hornet Award

April 30, 2018

Her success on the soccer field paved the way for Ariela Lewis of Anchorage to walk away with Alabama State University’s Female Outstanding Hornet Award at the school’s annual banquet. The senior striker led the NCAA D1 Southwestern Athletic Conference with 12 goals and finished second with 26 points in 20 games. Lewis, of Dimond… Read more »

Seattle reliever Bonck earns hold, win in WAC series

April 29, 2018

Ketchikan’s Nathan Bonck played a pivotal role out of the Seattle University bullpen to help the Redhawks claim a series win against Cal State Bakersfield. The left-hander’s fingerprints were all over two wins as the sophomore registered a hold and earned the win in back-to-back games as Seattle inched closer to third place in the… Read more »

Davis wins game, strikes out season-high 9 batters for Dean

April 28, 2018

In his final start of the season, Dean College freshman Gaten Davis of Anchorage had a season-high nine strikeouts on his way to pitching his third complete game. The big right-hander went all seven innings of an 8-3 win over Becker College in NCAA D3 action in Massachusetts. Davis, of East High fame, allowed six… Read more »

Wall throws 118-pitch complete game, now to 5-0 on the year

Juneau’s Philip Wall tossed another gem for the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. The freshman starting pitcher went the distance to highlight an 8-2 win over Crown during NCAA D3 action in Minnesota. He threw 118 pitches en route to his fourth complete game, but the first time he went all nine innings. Wall, of Thunder… Read more »

All-state runner, multiple medalist Roe chooses Weber State

April 27, 2018

Going D1 is a badge of honor for Alaska high school athletes, but finding the right fit was more important to Bailey Roe of Fairbanks. She got both with Weber State University. The all-state runner in cross country and track and field received a scholarship from the NCAA D1 Wildcats of the Big Sky Conference…. Read more »

After a few years off, Erikson to wrestle for Dickinson State

April 26, 2018

Time away from the sport he loves drove Nome’s Leif Erikson back to the wrestling mat. And ultimately to Dickinson State University. Two years after graduating high school, the two-time Alaska state champion will come back and compete for the NAIA school in North Dakota. “Leif is a great person and a very dedicated athlete,”… Read more »

Pili, Schumacher, Furlong honored with inaugural Youth Awards

April 25, 2018

The talent pool is deep for Alaska high school sports stars, but the cream of the crop always rises to the top. Three teens in particular have been recognized by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame for displaying winning characteristics in competition and demonstrating championship character in life. Dimond basketball star Alissa Pili, Service cross-country… Read more »

Hebard wins gold at USA Basketball 3×3 national tournament

April 24, 2018

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected some more hardware as she joined forces with University of Oregon teammates to win the USA Basketball women’s 3-on-3 national championship game. This is the third major medal as a member of USA Basketball for the 6-foot-4 All-Pac-12 forward, who also won gold with the U18 team at the FIBA… Read more »

Kelter’s scoring helps USA to Challenger Trophy win in Japan

April 23, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter came up clutch in the closing moments of the Challenger Trophy match to help the USA women’s Eagles outlast Ireland 24-19 in overtime at a World Rugby Sevens Series stop in Japan. Her 5-point try in the closing moments looked to be the winning margin as the Americans took a 19-14… Read more »

Fitka becomes 7th Alaskan to pitch all 9 innings at D1 level

April 22, 2018

As a closer on a struggling team, Anchorage’s Joe Fitka figured the best way to get an opportunity to finish a game was to start one. Then he went out and still finished it. The Chicago State University sophomore right-hander threw a 5-hit complete game on 140 pitches to highlight a 4-3 walkoff win over… Read more »