Monthly Archives: June 2018

Hickel changes sweaters but stays in CWHL with Calgary

June 30, 2018

Anchorage’s Zoe Hickel is on her way to the Calgary Inferno in a move she hopes will help her find her way back to the Clarkson Cup final in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. The 25-year-old free agent will reunite with her former University of Minnesota Duluth coach Shannon Miller, who recently took over as… Read more »

Will Norris remain king? Mt Marathon men’s Top 10 predictions

June 29, 2018

– By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Picking the top-10 for the men’s race at Mount Marathon is a crapshoot as perhaps 20 guys are capable of achieving that result. Standing out from the crowd are the course record holder, a couple of pros sponsored by Salomon, the “Gang of Four” mountain fanatics, a 40-something… Read more »

Holley proves himself in CFL as one of Alaska’s gridiron greats

June 27, 2018

Anchorage’s Caleb Holley isn’t satisfied with just being the first Alaskan in 20 years to play in the Canadian Football League. He’s leaving his mark. The third-year wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders recently reached the 100-reception milestone in 37 games Holley, of East High fame, has also racked up 1,381 yards and seven touchdowns…. Read more »

Lasher keeps Australian pro team in striking distance of lead

June 26, 2018

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher scored 22 points to lead Geraldton to a 96-88 win over East Perth and complete the season sweep in Australia’s State Basketball League. The rookie forward improved his player ranking five points from his first game of the series, thanks to in part to a season-high six steals. Lasher, of Dimond High… Read more »

Williams named Portuguese All-Star, Defensive Player of the Year

June 25, 2018

Travante Williams of Anchorage was an absolute game changer in his first season in the Portuguese League. A reliable scorer and relentless defender, the 6-foot-6 forward helped Oliveirense run the table in the playoffs en route to winning the league title. The league crown was just one of the many honors in this Alaskan’s superb… Read more »

Dunbar, Updike earn top-15 finishes at USATF Championships

June 24, 2018

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar and Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike were among the country’s best track and field stars to compete on the national stage at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, was 12th among 19 finishers in the men’s 5,000 meters, crossing in 13 minutes, 46.20 seconds. The former NCAA… Read more »

Baker closes door for Tulsa Drillers, picks up 6th save of year

June 23, 2018

As a relief pitcher, Dylan Baker of Juneau never knows when or if he’ll enter a game. Sometimes the situation changes at a moment’s notice. That’s what happened when the Tulsa Drillers beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 4-3 in Double-A Texas League action. Trailing 3-1 entering the eighth inning, Tulsa exploded for three runs to… Read more »

Homza scores winning run for minor-league team in Arizona

June 22, 2018

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza reached base three times and scored the winning run in the top of the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres rookie-level team to a 12-11 win over the Mariners in the Arizona League. The 19-year-old hit cleanup and played catcher the whole way, throwing out his first baserunner in this… Read more »

Wilcox posts 2nd-fastest time ever at Navad 1000 in Switzerland

June 21, 2018

Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox made history at the Navad 1000 in Switzerland as she pedaled her bike faster than any woman has in the event’s four-year history. This year she finished second overall with a time that would have been good enough to win in each of the previous three years. The Navad 1000 is a… Read more »

Griffin part of Opals team headed to China for World Cup tuneup

June 20, 2018

Before heading off to the World Cup in September, Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin and the Australia Opals will make a stop in China for a four-nation tournament. The 6-foot-2 forward will lead the world’s fourth-ranked team in action against No. 8 Serbia, No. 10 China and No. 15 Argentina starting July 9 as a tuneup… Read more »