Monthly Archives: August 2018

Marks nets first college goal on first shot for Barry University

August 31, 2018

Freshman Grace Marks of Fairbanks made a fabulous first impression for the Barry University Buccaneers. The 5-foot-7 forward needed just four minutes to notch her first goal after coming into the game as a substitute. Marks, of West Valley High fame, entered in the 34th minute with her team ahead 2-0 and by the 38th… Read more »

Hampton powers Lane CC spikers to back-to-back wins in NWAC

Kaitlin Hampton of Anchorage is killing it for the Lane Community College volleyball team. The 5-foot-9 outside hitter leads the NWAC school with 1.65 kills per set and is coming off a career-high .471 attack percentage. Hampton, of West High fame, went 9-for-17 at the net with just one error against New Hope Christian College…. Read more »

Tori Hickel to join older sister Zoe with CWHL’s Calgary Inferno

August 30, 2018

One Hickel wasn’t enough for the Calgary Inferno. Two months after signing free agent Zoe Hickel, the Canadian Women’s Hockey League team drafted Tori Hickel. Calgary picked the 24-year-old defenseman in the fifth round of this week’s draft in Toronto, Ontario. She had played the previous two pro years with Swedish power Djurgarden, which she… Read more »

Heun cleared to fight, will headline Rizin main event in Japan

August 29, 2018

Palmer’s Jake Heun has been cleared to fight again and is wasting no time getting back to work. The 31-year-old brawler is set to make his return in the Japanese mixed martial arts organization Rizin Fighting Federation next month at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Heun (11-7) hasn’t fought since his devastating flying-knee-to-the-head knockout… Read more »

Wilcox pedals to prosperity in 9-day, 1,300-mile French Divide

August 28, 2018

Record-breaking bikepacking veteran Lael Wilcox of Anchorage is well rehearsed in overcoming obstacles on the trail, but nothing could have prepared her for what she experienced in the French Divide. A relativity new race, the 1,300-mile event is still working out some kinks with its route and many times had riders breaking trail. “The concept… Read more »

Sims now ranks top-6 on The Master’s all-time assist, aces list

August 27, 2018

Kayla Sims of Anchorage continues to make history at The Master’s University. Already one of only six players in school history to earn NAIA All-American honors, the senior setter over the weekend moved into a new club. It’s so exclusive, she’s the only member. Sims is now the only player in school history to rank… Read more »

Kleven performing well in all areas for Notre Dame de Namur

August 25, 2018

Whether it’s the first, second or third hit, Anchorage’s Emma Kleven has been pivotal in all three points of the game for Notre Dame de Namur University. The 5-foot-7 setter’s focus is to run the offense, but she also defends the back row and has provided a new-found scoring punch for the NCAA D2 team… Read more »

Former West High stars Touray, Konjuhi reunite at Tacoma CC

August 24, 2018

Once teammates in high school, Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray and Gezim Konjuhi have reunited at Tacoma Community College. And the results are pretty much the same. Touray and Konjuhi, of West High fame, were one of the most prolific 1-2 punches in 2016 in the Cook Inlet Conference and now they are delivering big offensive numbers… Read more »

Sorenson switches sweaters, leaves Kazakhstan for Switzerland

August 23, 2018

The game of hockey has taken Tanner Sorenson of Anchorage all over the world. The different styles of play in each country are as wide ranging as the different languages people speak. Through it all, though, Sorenson has made it work on the ice. The 25-year-old is coming off a career-best offensive season with Torpedo… Read more »

From walk-on to captain, Hall has remarkable rise at Idaho

August 22, 2018

Before he walked on the football team at the University of Idaho, Ed Hall of Chugiak got sage advice from his high school coach Jason Brewer. “He told me, ‘You have to outwork everybody. You have to be first in everything. You have to showcase yourself,’” Hall told me. “It’s tough coming out of Alaska… Read more »