Monthly Archives: August 2018

Homza smacks two home runs in 10 at-bats in minor league

August 21, 2018

The power surge continued for Anchorage’s Jonny Homza, who smacked his second home run in his last 10 at-bats for the San Diego Padres minor-league team in the Arizona League. The 19-year-old now has three home runs on the season, all coming since July 11. Homza crushed a two-run home run in the first inning… Read more »

Huffman sees to it that Tar Heels win big behind 20/20 effort

August 20, 2018

We see you, Brandon Huffman. The University of North Carolina sophomore from Anchorage delivered a 20/20 performance in a 130-45 exhibition win over the StarSports Basketball Club in Nassau, Bahamas. Huffman, of West High fame, pumped in 16 of his 20 points in the second half to go with his 20 rebounds. The 6-foot-10 forward… Read more »

DeGeorge scores power-play goal to help Team USA beat Canada

August 19, 2018

Anchorage’s Clair DeGeorge bagged a goal to help the Team USA U22 women’s hockey team earn a 2-1 victory over Team Canada during an exhibition game in Calgary, Alberta. She deflected a one-timer on the power play in the final minute of the first period. Team USA won all three games of the series. DeGeorge… Read more »

Lewis grateful to grind on ITF tour, lifts Alaska tennis in process

August 18, 2018

Anchorage’s Eddie Lewis is living his dream, but it’s hardly a walk in the clouds. The 23-year-old is playing his rookie season on the professional International Tennis Federation and traveling the world doing the thing he loves the most. He has played tournaments in Florida, Mexico, Morocco and now South Korea. “Life of tour for… Read more »

Homza crushes second career pro home run in Arizona League

August 17, 2018

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza hit his second home run of the season off an opposing pitcher who doesn’t give up many long balls. The 19-year-old San Diego Padres prospect blasted a solo shot against Dodgers right-hander Edward Cuello in the sixth inning in a 5-2 loss in the rookie-level Arizona League. Homza, of South High fame,… Read more »

DePriest gives back before looking ahead to EWU transfer

August 16, 2018

Before she heads off to a new college women’s basketball team, Leya DePriest of Palmer traveled to Africa with her family. The trip was more than just a vacation as they did some volunteer work. “Africa was very fun, and quiet an experience,” she told me. “I went with my family and helped in an… Read more »

Johnson places 5th at Lone Star Classic, now 10th nationally

August 15, 2018

A terrific Texas showing has pushed Palmer’s Jeremy Johnson into the top 10 on the American FootGolf League Tour. The 43-year-old finished fifth out of 30 men at the Lone Star Classic, an AFGL 250 event Johnson dubbed a mid-major. Majors are 500 events. Johnson carded a two-day total of 143 after shooting a 3-over-par… Read more »

Bailey follows brother’s footsteps to West Coast Conference

August 14, 2018

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks grew up idolizing his older brother and dreamed of one day following in his footsteps. He won’t play at the same college, but he will play in the same conference. Bailey, 19, signed with the University of the Pacific and will play in the West Coast Conference. His brother, Kyle, was… Read more »

Wilson makes immediate impact as transfer to Sacramento State

August 13, 2018

If playing time is any indication of how much a coach trusts a player, then Anchorage’s Mia Wilson may never come off the field for her new team at Sacramento State. The junior transfer played all 90 minutes in her debut with the Hornets and was one of three players to stay on the field… Read more »

Still got it: Boozer remains one of the game’s top post players

August 12, 2018

For the last 20 years, Juneau’s Carlos Boozer has proved over and over to be one of the game’s greatest post players of his generation. The 6-foot-9 power forward was an all-star in high school, college and the NBA – and now the BIG3, too. The 36-year-old with the Ghost Ballers finished his rookie season… Read more »