Monthly Archives: August 2019

Lasher wins first playoff series in Australia with Geraldton

August 12, 2019

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher got over a postseason obstacle down under. The second-year forward led the No. 3 Geraldton Buccaneers to a first-round playoff series victory over the No. 6 Warwick Senators in Australia’s State Basketball League. This result made up for last year’s disappointment when Geraldton lost in the first round as the No. 1… Read more »

Baker throws 3-hitter for T-Bones, racks up 18th career win

August 10, 2019

Juneau’s Dylan Baker turned back the clock and pitched his best game since 2013 as the veteran racked up eight innings in a 7-2 win for the Kansas City T-Bones of the American Association independent league. The 27-year-old rocket right-hander threw a three-hitter with five strikeouts in his second-longest outing of his eight-year pro career…. Read more »

With football finished, Fa’amasino dips toes in boxing game

August 9, 2019

Now that football is in his rear-view mirror, former New Mexico State University linebacker Lui Fa’amasino of Anchorage has embarked on a new journey in the boxing game. The 23-year-old made his amateur debut in style, with the 6-foot, 225-pound Alaskan winning a unanimous decision in the heavyweight division over New Mexico’s 6-foot-5, 205-pound Chris… Read more »

Homza gives Tri-City the best of both worlds behind the plate

August 8, 2019

Some baseball teams are willing to give away a little offense to get a lot of defense at the catcher position, but the Tri-City Dust Devils are getting the best of both worlds with Jonny Homza of Anchorage. The third-year backstop has made a terrific transition behind the plate and shown patience and polish at… Read more »

Newcomers Schmidt and Severson win Mat Peak Challenge

August 7, 2019

In just a few hours, Patrick Schmidt and Shauna Severson went from virtual unknowns to King and Queen of the Mountain. The unheralded runners each came from behind to win the Matanuska Peak Challenge, an event widely regarded as the toughest mountain race in Alaska. The race near Palmer climbs from the base of Lazy… Read more »

Kramer posts second-place effort at running race in Sweden

While in Sweden for a Nordic ski camp, Kendall Kramer jumped in a mountain running race. The skiing and running teenage phenom from Fairbanks placed second in the 13.5-kilometer Ulvang Kvartsmaraton on August 3 in Are, Sweden. She finished the course in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 34 minutes and was bested only by Norwegian… Read more »

Chalmers matches career-high in BIG3, but losses on walk-off

August 6, 2019

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has built a reputation on making big shots, but in Week 7 of the BIG3 he got a taste of his own medicine. Chalmers and the 3 Headed Monsters lost 50-48 to the Triplets after former 7-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson drilled a 4-point walk-off jumper. The loss overshadowed a 16-point performance… Read more »

Kuiper signs pro deal with UBSC Graz of Austria’s top league

August 5, 2019

Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper is headed overseas to play professional basketball after signing a deal with UBSC Graz from the top league in Austria. The former University of New Mexico standout is a defensive specialist who wrapped up his NCAA eligibility in the spring and will be playing pro ball in the fall. UBSC Graz is… Read more »

Wall named to Sunset League All-Star Game for SoCal Shepherds

August 4, 2019

Philip Wall of Juneau received a tip of the cap from the Sunset League as the starting pitcher for the SoCal Shepherds was named to the league’s all-star game. He recorded a 6-1 record in eight appearances during the collegiate summer league. Wall, of Thunder Mountain High fame, had 27 strikeouts in 43 innings and… Read more »

Murphy scores biggest victory of pro career at UFC Newark

August 3, 2019

Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy won the biggest fight of her professional career with a third-round TKO of Italy’s Mara Romero Borella in a fight between top-20 contenders at UFC Newark in New Jersey. The 36-year-old veteran fighter improved her career record to 11-4, with eight wins coming by knockout. Murphy’s win was incredibly impressive in… Read more »