Monthly Archives: September 2019

Sorenson skates with NHL’s Canucks in training camp in Canada

September 14, 2019

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson has always done whatever it took to play pro hockey, a tribute to his desire to chase his dream. That grind has put him in position to shine with the Vancouver Canucks. The 26-year-old center was invited to the NHL team’s training camp this weekend in British Columbia, Canada, as a new… Read more »

Messing wins bronze in Canada, shows great sportsmanship

With his skating and sportsmanship, Keegan Messing of Girdwood stole the show at the Autumn Classic International in Ontario, Canada. The 26-year-old claimed the bronze medal in the senior men’s competition and then displayed the true character of a gentleman in the awards ceremony by holding up the Japanese flag for gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu…. Read more »

Bontrager comes off the bench to assist Warhawks in Alabama

September 13, 2019

Shiann Bontrager of Wasilla came off the bench to deliver a season-high nine assists for Auburn University at Montgomery in a three-set sweep of Erskine College in Alabama. The junior setter added a serving ace and two digs in two sets of playing time. Bontrager, of Colony High fame, has played in just two of… Read more »

Balsan, Bennett each earn top-10 finishes for GCU in Arizona

Anchorage’s Elizabeth Balsan and Blake Bennett each turned in top-10 performances for Grand Canyon University at the Dave Murray Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona in Tucson. Balsan, of ACS fame, finished seventh out of 30 women by covering the 5-K race in 19:13.4. This was the senior’s third career top-10 finish at this… Read more »

Adams among 13 to complete Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Series

September 12, 2019

Houston’s Drew Adams was one of just 13 endurance runners to complete the grueling Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Series. In order to be eligible for the award, participants must officially complete three of the four first Grand Slam Series races and then complete the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run all in the same summer…. Read more »

Carle helps Feather River win tourney, earn No. 1 rank in CCCAA

Anchorage’s Maya Carle did her part to help the Feather River Community College volleyball team make school history. Feather River won for the first time the 20th annual San Joaquin Delta College tournament, a two-day 16-team competition that is regarded by many as the top regular-season tournament of the year. Carle, of Dimond High fame,… Read more »

Laughlin competes at World Orienteering Championships

September 11, 2019

Palmer’s Jordan Laughlin was part of the Team USA squad that competed at the World Orienteering Championships in Norway. This was his first appearance at the world championships as a senior racer. He competed at the junior world championships in 2008. Laughlin, 29, finished 35th out of 41 men in his heat in the middle… Read more »

Adams’s resilience rewarded with first assist of college career

If dependability and durability are defined by playing time, then Greyson Adams of Anchorage is an MVP candidate for the Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team. The redshirt junior midfielder has played every minute of both games this season and has logged a full 90 minutes in four of his team’s last six games…. Read more »

Waite scores second winning goal for Southern Oregon this year

September 10, 2019

When Southern Oregon University needed to convert a penalty kick, they knew exactly who to call on. Aislinnn Waite of Anchorage. The senior midfielder/forward cashed in on a penalty shot in the 84th minute to lift the Raiders to a 1-0 win over Sonoma State in Turlock, California. It was the NAIA team’s first win… Read more »

Reed boots career-long punt, faces fellow Alaskan Tuinei on field

Anchorage’s Carson Reed booted a career-long 44-yard punt in his debut for Riverside of the California Community College Athlete Association. The 6-foot sophomore averaged 34.5 yards on five punts in a 55-17 win over El Camino. Reed, of East High fame, also averaged a career-best 62.5 yards on kickoffs and had four touchbacks on 10… Read more »