Monthly Archives: June 2018

Kelter has 11-game scoring streak snapped in loss at Paris Cup

June 8, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter saw her 11-game scoring streak snapped as the Team USA women’s 7s rugby team dropped a 14-5 decision to France in the final Pool C game at the Paris Cup. The loss dropped the Americans to 2-1 in pool play and they will next play Canada in the tournament quarterfinals. Kelter,… Read more »

Frisk NJCAA First Team All-Academic for NW Kansas Tech

Northwest Kansas Technical College freshman Kamryn Frisk of Anchorage has earned First Team NJCAA All-Academic honors for softball. She finished with a 4.0 GPA and is taking business classes. Frisk, of Service High fame, was one of three NW Kansas Tech players to earn first-team honors. On the field, Frisk was one of the best… Read more »

Ostrander crushes it in steeplechase qualifying race at NCAAs

June 7, 2018

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State University turned in the fastest women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase qualifying time in the history of the NCAA Track and Field Championships. The defending national champion in the event clocked a time of 9:45.99 to win her heat by almost four seconds and advance to Saturday’s finals in Eugene, Oregon. The… Read more »

Heun to begin million-dollar quest in new pro fight league

June 6, 2018

By the end of the year, Palmer’s Jake Heun hopes to be a million bucks richer. The 30-year-old MMA veteran has joined the new Professional Fighters League, which kicks off an 11-event promotion Thursday in New York City that will award each of the six weight-class champs $1 million on New Year’s Eve. Heun, of… Read more »

Hepa named to Team USA U18 squad for FIBA Americas

Before heading off to school at the University of Texas, Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik will intern this summer with USA Basketball. The 6-foot-9 forward has been named the men’s U18 national team that will represent the red, white and blue at next week’s FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Ontario, Canada. Hepa, of Barrow High fame,… Read more »

Vanderford catches on with Tuesday Night Contender Series

June 5, 2018

Austin Vanderford of Ninilchik inched closer to his dream of fighting in the UFC by catching on with Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. The UFC president created the weekly fight series last year to promote unknown fighters. In some ways, it’s also a tryout. Either way, it brought the Alaskan closer with his dream… Read more »

Hebard part of gold-medal fav at 3×3 World Cup in Philippines

June 4, 2018

The Ruthy Hebard Show is going international. The NCAA record holder and All-Pac-12 basketball star from Fairbanks has played to rave reviews with the University of Oregon. Now the three-time Alaska Gatorade State Player of the Year will represent the Team USA at this week’s FIBA 3×3 World Cup in Manila, Philippines. Hebard, of West… Read more »

From 33 to 18, Hepa survives first cut for Team USA U18 team

June 3, 2018

Texas Longhorns signee Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik inched one step closer to representing Team USA at the FIBA Americans U18 Championship in Canada. A 33-player pool of the country’s finest high school seniors were called into training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Hepa, of Barrow High fame, is now among 18 finalists in a selection… Read more »

Holley ready to reward Saskatchewan after contract extension

June 2, 2018

Alaska’s most productive professional football player was rewarded last year when the Saskatchewan Roughriders signed him to a contract extension through the 2018 season. Anchorage’s Caleb Holley is ready to make good on that pay raise starting Friday when the Canadian Football League season kicks off. The 27-year-old wide receiver led the playoff team and… Read more »

UFC veteran Murphy shows never-quit spirit in decision loss

June 1, 2018

She didn’t win the fight, but Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy’s toughness and tenacity surely won the respect of anybody that watched her in action at UFC Utica in New York. The 34-year-old bruiser never stopped charging and battled to the end before dropping a unanimous decision in the women’s flyweight bout to UFC newcomer Sijara… Read more »