Monthly Archives: May 2019

Ostrander parlays athletics and academics into supreme success

May 31, 2019

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander will take plenty of momentum into the upcoming NCAA Track and Field Championships. The Boise State redshirt junior was named the West Region Women’s Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It’s the fourth time she’s won such honor in her illustrious career…. Read more »

Steffensen helps Mesa continue march at NJCAA World Series

May 29, 2019

Kenai’s Paul Steffensen is playing a big role in helping Mesa Community College enjoy lots of success at the NJCAA World Series in Eid, Oklahoma. The starting center fielder has batted 6-for-19 and has a base hit in each of the four tournament games as the T-birds from Arizona have posted a 3-1 record and… Read more »

Survive and advance: Rash pulls out tight match in PBA Playoffs

May 28, 2019

Anchorage’s Sean Rash was perfect when the moment called for it, and now he is closer to winning the biggest first-place prize of the season after advancing in the PBA Playoffs. The 13-time Tour champion threw strikes on all four balls in the two-frame tiebreaker format to edge Dom Barrett 2-1 in the Race to… Read more »

Steffensen extends hitting streak as Mesa advances at NJCAAs

May 27, 2019

Kenai’s Paul Steffensen and the No. 3 Mesa Community College T-birds beat No. 6 Lincoln Land 2-0 on the first day of the National Junior College Athletic Association D2 World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. The sophomore center fielder started and batted No. 2 in the lineup, finishing 1-for-4 with a single. He extended his hitting… Read more »

Ealum helps Liberty 4×400 relay team punch ticket to NCAAs

Anchorage’s Tanner Ealum has again made history at Liberty University. For the third time in the last month the junior sprinter helped the women’s 4×400-meter relay team set a school record, this time at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Florida. And this time it helped the squad punch its ticket to the big… Read more »

Ostrander guns for 3rd straight All-American double at NCAAs

May 26, 2019

Allie Ostrander of Kenai will gladly pull double duty at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Boise State University redshirt junior will compete in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase and 5,000-meter run when the national meet takes place June 5-8 in Austin, Texas. Ostrander will be gunning for her third NCAA championship in the… Read more »

Theisen earns All-American honors for second time since 2016

May 25, 2019

Kenai’s Jonah Theisen kicked it into overdrive in the second half of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase to earn a second-place finish among the dozen finalists at the NCAA D2 Track and Field Championships in Kingsville, Texas. The Black Hills State University senior was in ninth place at the 1,800 mark. Theisen, of Kenai Central High… Read more »

Baker makes debut with T-Bones in pro independent league

May 23, 2019

After two days of rainouts, Juneau’s Dylan Baker finally made his debut with the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association. And although he did not have the best beginning, he did pull it together to give his new team a chance to win, which is what happened after a 9-8 victory over the Lincoln… Read more »

Duffield adds NFCA All-Region selection to her UTEP resume

May 22, 2019

University of Texas El Paso softball’s Kacey Duffield of Fairbanks earned National Fast Pitch Association All-Region third team honors. It was just another accolade for senior all-star, who is just the third Alaska woman to hit double-digit home runs in a single season at the NCAA D1 level. The first baseman was named to the… Read more »

Wall earns second first steam All-UMAC nod for Northwestern

May 21, 2019

Juneau’s Philip Wall this season has been the best college pitchers from Alaska, but he’s also been one of the best hitters. The University of Northwestern-St. Paul sophomore dual-threat was recognized as a first-team all-league utility player in the NCAA D3 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Wall, of Thunder Mountain High fame, pitched in 13 games… Read more »