Monthly Archives: May 2018

Quelland accepts appointment to West Point, eyes baseball team

May 30, 2018

Be all you can be isn’t just a slogan for the U.S. Army, it’s a way of life for Cody Quelland of Soldotna. Coming from a military household, he was born with discipline in his DNA and an urge to serve his country. He always wanted to follow his family’s footsteps and dreamed of attending… Read more »

Colony champ Hopkins to wrestle for D1 Campbell Camels

May 28, 2018

Shortly after winning a state title in Alaska, wrestler Caleb Hopkins of Palmer didn’t look to chill on easy street. He looked for more championships. Hopkins, of Colony High fame, traveled to the Gut Check Tournament in Seattle, Washington, where he posted a 5-0 record to win the 182-pound weight class. A few months later… Read more »

Roelle caps college career with NAIA steeplechase national title

May 27, 2018

Weather delays couldn’t derail Eastern Oregon University senior Rachel Roelle of Anchorage at the NAIA Track & Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama. She remained calm, cool and collected before dropping the hammer on the competition for a dominating victory in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Roelle, of West High fame, crushed her own school record… Read more »

Ostrander qualifies for NCAAs, ready to defend steeplechase title

May 26, 2018

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander moved closer to defending her national title in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase as she qualified for next month’s NCAA Track and Field Championships. The Boise State University redshirt sophomore punched her ticket in the steeplechase and 5,000 with a strong performance at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in Sacramento, California. Ostrander, of… Read more »

Baker collects save, win for Tulsa in back-to-back appearances

May 25, 2018

With Dylan Baker of Juneau having been a starter for most of his professional career, his coaches with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers aren’t afraid to stretch him out. The rocket right-hander has entered in the eighth inning in each of his last three appearances, an indication of his value. Most other closers are used almost… Read more »

Lasher’s 23.1 scoring average leads Australian SBL pro team

May 24, 2018

A year after losing in the league semifinals, the Geraldton Buccaneers upgraded with 6-foot-7 forward Colter Lasher of Anchorage. The investment has paid off as the Alaskan leads the team in scoring at 23.1 points per game as well as leading the Buccs to a third-place showing at the midway point of the season in… Read more »

Prep swimmer of the year Cummiskey commits to Simon Fraser

May 23, 2018

Kodiak’s Marina Cummiskey is headed to the deep end of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The reigning Alaska high school swimmer of the year will continue her career at Simon Fraser University, a NCAA D2 school in Canada. As a senior, she won two individual state championships and helped Kodiak win a relay and medal… Read more »

Bynum ends career at Northern Illinois with strong series

May 22, 2018

University of Northern Illinois senior Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks batted 5-for-13 in the final three-game series of his season and got a base hit in his final at-bat to cap his college career. The center fielder made his last game count as he went 2-for-5 and keyed a three-run 11th inning as the Huskies ended… Read more »

Lewis scores goal, adds assists for Seattle in NW Premier League

May 21, 2018

Fresh off a phenomenal college soccer career, Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis has moved on to play in the Northwest Premier League. No surprise, she has made an immediate impact. Lewis notched a goal and assist in just her second game to lead the Seattle Stars to a 2-0 win over the Washington Timbers in Tukwila, Washington…. Read more »

Rosenzweig, MIT win Super Regional; NCAA Nationals up next

May 20, 2018

Anchorage’s Sierra Rosenzweig was part of the go-ahead rally that propelled the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to the Super Regional title and punch a ticket to the NCAA D3 Softball Championships. With the game tied in the fifth inning, Rosenzweig led off with a walk and later scored the go-ahead run in a 7-5 victory… Read more »