Monthly Archives: August 2018

Van Allen scores goal in exhibition win for Northern Arizona

August 11, 2018

Anchorage’s Haleigh Van Allen scored the seventh goal of the night for Northern Arizona University in an 8-1 exhibition victory over Arizona Christian University. The senior forward converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute. Van Allen, of Service High fame, has three goals and three assists in 40 career games, although her sophomore season… Read more »

Wilcox sits seventh out of 101 riders in 1,300-mile French Divide

August 10, 2018

Anchorage’s Lael Wilcox is crushing it in the 2,100-kilometer French Divide bikepacking race as she sits seventh among the 101 riders still active. She has covered 1,475 kilometers in six days and is within striking distance of the top five overall. The 32-year-old leads the women’s division by 117 kilometers over New Mexico’s Lindsay Shepard…. Read more »

Homza enjoys one of his best stretches of minor-league career

August 9, 2018

As Alaska’s only professional baseball player presently on the field, Jonny Homza of Anchorage has a lot riding on his performance as he represents an entire state. He’s doing an excellent job as an ambassador. The 19-year-old former fifth-round draft pick is currently hitting the ball as well as he has over his two-year minor-league… Read more »

Lamebull-Ingram caps busy summer with King of the Court title

August 8, 2018

Anchorage teen Kayden Lamebull-Ingram earned several awesome accolades at the Elite Basketball Circuit Jr. All-American Camp in Los Angeles, California. The 5-foot-6 guard won the Class of 2023 King of the Court 1-on-1 competition out of 150 kids in the seventh-grade division. He is about to begin eighth grade. Lamebull-Ingram was also named a top… Read more »

Hebard to have homecoming in Fairbanks when Ducks pay visit

August 7, 2018

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks will receive star treatment when the University of Oregon women’s basketball team opens the season. That’s because the first game will be in her hometown. The Ducks will open the season Nov. 6 against the University of Alaska Fairbanks in a rare matchup between the Pac-12 and GNAC. Hebard, of West… Read more »

Homza makes a habit of reaching base in playoffs for Pilgrims

August 6, 2018

Willy Homza of Anchorage got a couple base hits and scored a run for the Plymouth Pilgrims in Game 2 of his team’s playoff series in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He played the whole game at shortstop, hit sixth in the lineup and went 2-for-5 in an 8-5 loss to the Ocean State… Read more »

After all-star college career, Hale signs pro contract in Germany

August 5, 2018

Looking to get back to the league finals, Germany’s Brose Bamberg signed gamechanger DaJonee Hale of Anchorage. The 5-foot-8 playmaker from Central Methodist University is coming off a historic senior season in which she was named NAIA National Player of the Year, led the nation in scoring at 28.8 points per game and spearheaded the… Read more »

Lasher plays well but top-seed team drops Game 1 in playoffs

August 4, 2018

Colter Lasher’s first pro playoff game didn’t exactly go as scripted. The Geraldton Bucs rookie from Anchorage saw his No. 1 seeded team go down in an 89-76 loss to the No. 8 seeded Rockingham Flames in Game 1 of their quarterfinal playoff series in Australia’s State Basketball League. The 6-foot-7 former Houston Baptist University… Read more »

Lujan promoted to RBs coach at alma mater South Dakota State

August 3, 2018

He was a good football player, so it figures Zach Lujan of Anchorage would be a good coach. The former quarterback at South Dakota State University has already been promoted on the coaching staff for his alma mater after one season on the sidelines. Lujan, 23, has been hired to coach the team’s running backs… Read more »

Griffin to miss camp but expected to be ready for World Cup

August 1, 2018

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is in a race against the clock. The 31-year-old Australian Opals national team member is hopeful a hamstring injury does not prevent her from competing in next month’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. She is expected to be out of action for at least the next six weeks and will miss… Read more »