Monthly Archives: September 2018

Stanley strikes gold as Colorado Mines wins in 95th minute

September 21, 2018

Anchorage’s Talon Stanley scored the golden goal in overtime for the Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team as the Orediggers took a 2-1, overtime thriller from Colorado State-Pueblo in Colorado. In the 95th minute, Stanley found the ball near midfield and took off on a breakaway. He let loose two steps inside the 18-yard… Read more »

After visit, McDonald knew Providence was the place for him

September 20, 2018

There was never a question of whether Eagle River’s Cam McDonald would play college, just a matter of where. The all-star figured that out when he visited Providence College. “I went on an official visit and knew from the start it was something that I wanted to be a part of,” McDonald told me. “The… Read more »

Syrup joins Army rugby team despite never playing the sport

September 19, 2018

Even though Anchorage’s Rebecca Syrup had never touched a rugby ball prior to joining the women’s team at the United States Military Academy at West Point, her background in flag football helped make for a smooth transition. “I was able to pick up the rules of rugby pretty easily,” she told me. “Also, there might… Read more »

With 20 goals and 10 assists, VanOrd reaches 50th career point

September 18, 2018

Anchorage’s Danielle VanOrd reached a trifecta of milestones for the Lane Community College women’s soccer team in Eugene, Oregon. The sophomore striker has joined the 20-goal, 10-assist and 50-point club in 26 career NWAC games. VanOrd, of Bartlett High fame, ranks seventh in the conference with seven goals and fourth with 15 points in seven… Read more »

Four Alaskans place among Top 125 at Berlin Marathon

September 17, 2018

While Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya was shattering the world record at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, several Alaskans set personal records while finishing among the Top 125 at one of the highest-profile running events on the globe. Tony Tomsich, who grew up in Fairbanks and was a running coach at the University of Alaska Anchorage, led… Read more »

Duffy connects with Faamatuainu for 2 TDs in Dubuque win

September 16, 2018

Two Alaskans hooked up for two touchdowns to lead the University of Dubuque football team to a 27-18 victory over Coe College in the American Rivers Conference opener in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Quarterback Sean Duffy of Anchorage and tight end Karletty Faamatuainu of Eagle River accounted for 14 points on two scoring strikes and a… Read more »

Hebard rubs elbows with WNBA royalty at Team USA camp

September 15, 2018

A towering figure in the college game, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks hit the hardwood with some true giants of the game at the USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s training camp. The All-Pac-12 performer out of the University of Oregon was among a handful of college stars among the 20 players invited to participate in a… Read more »

Putnam sparks Valley City volleyball with near-perfect play

September 14, 2018

Not normally one of the big hitters, McKinley Putnam of North Pole came up huge for the Valley City State University volleyball team in the conference opener. The sophomore came off the bench to deliver a season-high seven kills and .455 attack percentage to key a four-set win over Dickinson State in Valley City, North… Read more »

Christy stands tall in the middle for streaking Carroll College

September 13, 2018

Primarily used as a blocking specialist in her first two seasons with the Carroll College volleyball team, Morgan Christy of Anchorage is finally getting a chance to crush the ball. The 6-foot-1 senior middle hitter has 88 kills and a respectable .154 attack percentage in 18 starts for the NAIA Saints. She has a 2-to-1… Read more »

Thompson first Washington State keeper to earn assist since ’15

September 12, 2018

Nikiski’s Rachel Thompson made her debut with the Washington State University women’s soccer team and became the first goalkeeper in three years to register a point. The junior transfer was subbed into the game in the 73rd minute and four minutes later punted the ball 60 yards in the air that led to a goal… Read more »