Monthly Archives: May 2020

Friday Flashback: Lewis lifts Bowdoin to NCAA Elite 8 in 2012

May 29, 2020

Anchorage tennis player Emma Lewis made her name in doubles at Bowdoin College, but her claim to fame came in singles. In 2012, she rallied for a thrilling three-set victory in the decisive match to lift Bowdoin to a 5-4 win over Middlebury in the NCAA D3 national tournament. Lewis, of South High fame, came… Read more »

Merchant named AK Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

May 26, 2020

Even without the benefit of a high school track season, Anchorage’s Tristian Merchant managed to create a title-worthy performance. The ACS junior broke the nine-minute benchmark in the 3,200 meters at an unofficial time trail with friends. Merchant is believed to be just the fourth high school runner from Alaska to break the nine-minute mark,… Read more »

Lathrop’s Hall to join the Air Force

May 25, 2020

Lathrop High School baseball standout Kolten Hall played catcher and first base for the Malemutes. He also played for the Fairbanks-based Alaska Wild team in American Legion. Kolten had a reputation for being dedicated and dependable, two traits that will serve him well on his next chapter as he plans to join the United States… Read more »

Bohlman a wrestling stalwart for ACS

Anchorage Christian School’s Matt Bohlman had a distinguished wrestling career.  He graduates having placed at the State meet all four years of high school.  A talented athlete, Matt was also a member of the Lions 2020 Conference Champion basketball team. Matt will be attending Grand Canyon University where he plans to Major in Business Management…. Read more »

Metlakatla’s Russell to play basketball for Walla Walla

Metlakatla High School’s Alexis Russell capped off a remarkable basketball career for the Chiefs by being named Alaska Girls 2A Player of the Year. Alexis also shined on the volleyball court and she was an outstanding student, graduating with a 3.60 GPA and serving on Student Council. But she especially distinguished herself in hoops, where… Read more »

South High multi-sport standout Beloy to run for CSU-Pueblo

Kaleb Beloy graduates from South Anchorage High School after a solid career as a multi-sport athlete. For the hockey team, he lettered his junior and senior year, played center, and was part of the 2019 State Champion Team. On the cross country trails, Kaleb steadily improved throughout high-school and placed 6th at State as a… Read more »

Palmer standout Walling to ski for St Scholastica

Palmer High School’s Joseph Walling was a four-year varsity cross country skier for the Moose.  He was Team Captain his junior and senior seasons and was Regional Champion each year.  Joseph had three top-ten finishes at the Alaska State Championships and one of his biggest skiing highlights during high school was his 7th place finish… Read more »

Olmstead stellar on the Diamond for the Wolves

May 24, 2020

Eagle River High School’s Braden Olmstead graduates after an outstanding baseball career. His senior season was canceled due to COVID-19, but during his first three years of high school Braden was a two-time team MVP, at two-time All Conference pitcher, and a two-time All Conference outfielder. Braden also played football, basketball, and tennis for the… Read more »

Kake hoops star Jackson to play for Bellevue

Kake High School’s Willow Jackson was a standout basketball player for the Thunderbirds. Over her four years on the varsity team she helped lead her squad to two Region V 1A Championships and runner up finishes. She will be attending Bellevue College and playing basketball for the Bulldogs next fall!