Monthly Archives: November 2018

Fletcher qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

November 8, 2018

Not even a knee injury could stop Aaron Fletcher from qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Fletcher, of South Anchorage High School fame, won the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon on Nov. 3 in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 23 seconds, comfortably under the sub-2:19 B Standard requirement for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Trials…. Read more »

Cheseto sets prosthetics record at New York City Marathon

November 7, 2018

By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor Marko Cheseto has had a monumental week. On Sunday, his photo, with the caption “Kenya’s Blade Runner” was featured on the front page of Kenya’s newspaper The Daily Nation. That same day, the former University of Alaska Anchorage cross country and track standout ran the New York City… Read more »

Kuiper poised to have breakout senior season at New Mexico

November 6, 2018

If the season opener for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team is any indication of what’s going to happen this season, we can expect a breakout senior season from Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper. The 6-foot-7 forward netted nine of his 15 points in the second half as the Lobos escaped with an 87-84 win… Read more »

Griffin records third consecutive double-double Down Under

New team, same Kelsey Griffin. It doesn’t matter which uniform the playmaker wears in the WNBL, she continues to perform like an MVP. After the Eagle River native spent her first six seasons in the WNBL with the Bendigo Spirit, the 6-foot-2 all-star is playing some of the best basketball of her career in her… Read more »

Hale pumps in season-high 30 points as rookie in German league

November 4, 2018

DaJonee Hale of Anchorage used a perfect performance at the foul line to trigger her first 30-point game as a professional player in Germany. The 5-foot-8 rookie went 12-for-12 at the free-throw line and finished with a season-high 30 points to lead Bamberg to a 79-71 victory over Wrzburg in the country’s second-division league. The… Read more »

Alaskans take center stage on Valley City-Presentation gridiron

November 3, 2018

Five Alaskans took center stage when NAIA football teams Valley City State University and Presentation College squared off in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Valley City won the NAIA game 49-21, thanks to the play of senior linebacker Riley Fredrickson, senior wide receiver Tyler Howell of Soldotna and senior offensive lineman Dahlton Wasankari of Wasilla. Not to… Read more »

Messing wins first Grand Prix medal with silver at Skate Canada

November 2, 2018

Girdwood’s Keegan Messing captured his first Grand Prix medal after striking silver at Skate Canada in Quebec. The 26-year-old used a first-place showing in the short program and a second-place effort in the long program to add up to one of his greatest accomplishment on ice. Defending Skate Canada champion Shoma Uno of Japan leapfrogged… Read more »