Monthly Archives: July 2018

Baker dances, dodges trouble to pick up save for Tulsa Drillers

July 7, 2018

They say getting the final out in a professional baseball game is the toughest. Sometimes pitchers make life harder on themselves, but if they throw a 95-mph fastball like Juneau’s Dylan Baker, then mistakes can be erased. The Tulsa Drillers closer was summoned to save the day with ducks on the pond and his team… Read more »

Homza among home run leaders in New England summer league

July 6, 2018

Summer ball is treating Anchorage’s Willy Homza well. The Plymouth Pilgrims slugger from Brown University ranks among the top power hitters in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with five home runs in 18 games. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound infielder is batting .263 with a .561 slugging percentage. Six of his 15 hits have gone for… Read more »

Jonny 2.0 proves to be better than prototype behind the plate

July 5, 2018

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza is thriving in his second season as a minor-league professional baseball player. The 19-year-old utility player is trending the right direction with fewer strikeouts and better defense behind the plate with the San Diego Padres rookie-level team in the Arizona League. Homza, of South High fame, has reached base in 10 of… Read more »

Cogdell-Unrein to represent U.S. in new trap mixed team in Asia

July 3, 2018

Eagle River’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein is finding new ways to dominate the sport of trapshooting. The two-time Olympic bronze medalist and World Cup gold medalist participated in the first-ever Team USA trap mixed team tryout near Colorado Springs, Colorado. There was plenty on the line with the top two duos out of 33 teams earning the… Read more »

Ostrander is the pick: Mt Marathon women’s Top 10 predictions

July 2, 2018

– By Matias Saari;  Alaska Sports Blog Contributor 1. Allie Ostrander, age 22 (PR 49:19, 2017 champion) If she decides to race, it’s hard to imagine Allie O getting beat. The Soldotna native and current Boise State University standout won the junior girls’ race six times, is the defending women’s champion and boasts the 2nd… Read more »

Boozer drops double-double in BIG3 loss, team falls to 0-2

July 1, 2018

Just because Carlos Boozer of Juneau has retired from the NBA doesn’t mean he is finished playing basketball. The 36-year-old is hooping in the BIG3 – a 3-on-3 pro basketball summer tour founded in 2017 by Ice Cube featuring former NBA players. The 6-foot-9 Alaskan last played in the NBA during the 2014-15 season for… Read more »