Monthly Archives: July 2019

Hebard strikes gold in Pan Am finals with Team USA 3×3 in Peru

July 31, 2019

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks racked up another piece of hoops hardware after helping the Team USA 3×3 women’s team win a gold medal at the Pan-American Games in Peru. The 3-time Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year is on the team with University of Oregon teammate Sabrina Ionescu and two players from the University of… Read more »

Ostrander 4th, Updike 8th in steeplechase at USA Championships

July 29, 2019

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander didn’t disappoint in her much-anticipated professional debut at the USA Track and Field Championships in De Moines, Iowa. The 22-year-old former Boise State University runner finished fourth out of 14 in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, turned pro this summer after winning her third NCAA national championship in… Read more »

Heun wins by TKO in Japan to earn 14th professional victory

July 28, 2019

Palmer’s Jake Heun used a devastating elbow blow to end in the third round his mixed martial arts fight with Russia’s Vitaly Shemetov on the Rizin 17 fight card in Japan. Six of Heun’s 14 professional wins have come by knockout, but this one may have been the biggest as Shemetov hadn’t lost a fight… Read more »

Hebard helps Team USA go 3-0 on Day 1 at Pan Am Games

July 27, 2019

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks helped the the Team USA 3×3 women’s hoops team rack up three victories in its first three games at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The U.S. women beat Argentina 21-15, raced past Uruguay 21-5 and capped the day with a 21-7 win over Brazil. “We worked really well together,… Read more »

Whether it’s soccer field or TV show, Lewis plays starring role

July 26, 2019

Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage is used to playing a starring role on the soccer field. Now she’s doing it on TV. The 24-year-old actor has appeared in two different cable shows this year after quitting her job in marketing and moving to Atlanta (GA) to pursue her dream. “A few months after graduating, I had… Read more »

Lasher’s 3-point stroke powers monster month in Australia

July 24, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher has added a 3-point shot to his game in his second pro season with the Geraldton Buccaneers in Australia. The former 1,500-point scorer from Houston Baptist University has always been a better post player than perimeter shooter, but that has changed of late. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, has made 10-of-28 3-pointers… Read more »

Ostrander walks away with one final award as collegiate runner

July 23, 2019

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander picked up one last college honor on her way out of the door at Boise State University. With a degree in kinesiology in hand, the 3-time NCAA champion and 13-time All-American recently announced her intentions to forgo her senior season and turn her attention to the professional ranks. This week she earned… Read more »

Terry excels at exposure camp, releases debut album ‘Tropicana’

July 21, 2019

Anchorage’s Jalen Terry just dropped his first album. He celebrated by dropping 18 points a game at a recent exposure camp in Las Vegas, where he performed well in front of dozens of international scouts looking to sign guys for European teams. The former Hardin-Simmons University player told me his player rating was among the… Read more »

Arneson shatters 12 Peak Challenge record

July 19, 2019

Anchorage mountain runner Lars Arneson shattered the 12 Peaks Challenge by completing the self-supported link-up of the 5,000 foot peaks in Chugach Mountains Front Range in 14 hours and 41 minutes. His effort the record held by Adam Jensen and Matt Shryock by more than 3 hours (17:43 on 7/20/18). “I was definitely on a mission,”… Read more »

Better get to Baker early because he has been devastating late

July 18, 2019

Batters in the American Association had better get to Juneau’s Dylan Baker early because if not they may not get to him at all. The 27-year-old pitcher has been devastating from the second to sixth innings with the Kansas City T-Bones, carving up hitters with sparkling 2.14 ERA. The first inning, however, has been an… Read more »