Monthly Archives: July 2019

Kimber among four Alaska wrestling coaches honored by NWCA

July 16, 2019

The National Wrestling Coaches Association has recognized Sitka’s Mike Kimber as the inaugural winner of its National Scholastic Girls Head Coach of the Year. He was also named Alaska Head Coach of the Year. Kimber last year completed his 19th season coaching at his alma mater of Mt. Edgecumbe. Last season, his squad won its… Read more »

Wall has six wins – the rest of the Shepherds staff has nine

July 15, 2019

Philip Wall of Juneau reached 10 strikeouts for the first time this summer in the Sunset League as he helped the So Cal Shepherds maintain their slim lead in the South Division. The right-hander pitched a season-high eight innings to highlight a 13-2 win over the Orange County Legends in California. Wall, of Thunder Mountain… Read more »

Dunbar places second in DC mile, just misses a sub-4 time

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar narrowly missed recording a sub-4-minute mile at the DC Road Runners Track Championships in Washington, D.C. The former NCAA All-American finished second out of a dozen finishers in 4:01.39. Dunbar, of Kodiak High fame, has posted a sub-4 mile three times in his career. In 2016, he became the first Alaskan to… Read more »

Chalmers has 13 points in BIG3 loss with 3 Headed Monsters

July 14, 2019

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers racked up his second straight game with double figures for the 3 Headed Monsters in a 50-43 loss to Bivouac in the BIG3. The 6-foot-2 guard pumped in 13 points to finish second on the team in scoring during Week 4 action in Providence, Rhode Island. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, hit… Read more »

Recent Idaho grad Hall receives Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award

July 13, 2019

Former University of Idaho football star Ed Hall of Eagle River has received the 2018-19 Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award. The recent graduate wrapped up his career with the Vandals with a number of accolades. He earned Football Championships Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team honors in the fall and picked up his second… Read more »

Reid, Johnson score big for Team USA at Battle of the Border

July 12, 2019

Anchorage’s Jo Reid and Palmer’s Jeremy Johnson helped an American Footgolf League all-star team win the first of two legs against Team Mexico in the Battle of the Border event in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Both players competed in doubles and scored a single point in Team USA’s 10-1 victory. The second leg is Nov. 7-8… Read more »

Kelter leads USA 15s comeback win over Canada in Super Series

July 11, 2019

Alev Kelter of Eagle River danced around two defenders and sprinted untouched for 50 yards to score a try and spark the USA Women’s Eagles 15s rugby team to a 20-18 comeback victory over Canada at the Super Series in San Diego, California. The 28-year-old showcased strength and speed on the same play, first shaking… Read more »

Bonck throws well in West Coast League, best effort since 2017

July 10, 2019

Ketchikan’s Nathan Bonck stepped into a time machine and delivered his best pitching effort in two years. It came with the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League as the southpaw tossed six strong innings in a 6-3 loss to Cowlitz Black Bears in Longview, Washington. Bonck carried a 3-2 lead into the seventh… Read more »

Saari finishes second in rugged 70-K European mountain race

July 9, 2019

Matias Saari of Anchorage posted an impressive finish at the Traunsee Bergmarathon in Gmunden, Austria, where he covered the 70-K race in 8 hours, 37 minutes to finish second among 241 men’s finishers. The grueling ultramarathon gained some 4,500 meters (14,700 feet) in elevation. Saari was one of only four men to break the 9-hour… Read more »

Chalmers nets 16 points, adds must-see highlight in BIG3 game

July 8, 2019

Mario Chalmers of Anchorage pumped in 16 points and showcased his usual flair at the finish but it wasn’t enough to bring back the 3 Headed Monsters in a 51-48 loss to the Killer 3’s in Week 3 of the BIG3. The 6-foot-2 guard scored several times near the end of the game to get… Read more »