Monthly Archives: September 2020

Longtime Kenai Twins baseball coach Coz passes away at age 73

September 30, 2020

Lance Coz, the heart and soul of the Kenai Twins Post 20 American Legion baseball team since 1975, passed away last week at Providence Medical Center due to a heart attack. He was 73. The tall man was a giant in the Alaska baseball community, developing two Major League Baseball players and building a tremendous… Read more »

West Valley QB Lindberg named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 28, 2020

Tessa Lindberg was named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Alaska Athlete of the Week after she orchestrated a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter to power the West Valley Wolfpack to a 21-20 flag football win over North Pole in Fairbanks. The senior quarterback found freshman Kameron Bartlett on a deep pass for a… Read more »

Keizer balances soccer, fashion design at California art school

September 27, 2020

Dru Keizer of Anchorage comes from a creative household. Her mom is an interior designer and her dad is an architect. So it figured she would end up at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. But it wasn’t that simple. “I took a lot of U-turns to get here,” she said. Keizer… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Campbell sets Denver wins record in 2012

September 25, 2020

Even though Anchorage’s Lara Campbell left the University of Denver women’s soccer program almost a decade ago, she still ranks among the greatest goalkeepers in school history. She holds the all-time record for wins (64) and appearances (84) while ranking third in shutouts (30) and goals against average (0.80). Campbell, of South High fame, was… Read more »

Williams carries Portuguese team to Champions League win

September 23, 2020

Anchorage’s Travante Williams carried Portuguese power Sporting Lisbon to a wire-to-wire win in an elimination game during qualifying for the Basketball Champions League. Williams pumped in 14 of his 23 points in the first quarter to propel his team to an 84-78 victory over Fribourg Olympic of Switzerland in the knockout stage. With the win,… Read more »

Fox has MVP-type season in UPSL, then heads to law school

September 22, 2020

After his senior season in college was cut short in 2018 due to injury, Cole Fox of Anchorage figured his playing days were finished. Then he found redemption in the UPSL. “I didn’t even know I was going to get the chance to play because of the pandemic,” Fox said. “I just kind of fell… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Gomez wins Stanley Cup in 2000 and 2003

September 18, 2020

Nothing seemed to faze Anchorage’s Scott Gomez on the ice. Not even the Stanley Cup playoffs. As a rookie, he scored a goal in his first NHL playoff game and earned the primary assist in his second Finals game. By the end, Gomez appeared in the playoffs in 11 of his 16 seasons and grabbed… Read more »

Hebard’s rookie season comes to close with WNBA playoff loss

September 16, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks wrapped up her remarkable rookie season in the WNBA with a playoff loss after the Chicago Sky fell to the Connecticut Sun 94-81 in a single-elimination game. The 6-foot-4 starting forward played 18 minutes and finished with four points, two rebounds and a blocked shot. Hebard, of West Valley High fame,… Read more »

College graduate Boozer named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 14, 2020

After leaving Duke University following his junior season for a career in the NBA, Juneau native and Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee Carlos Boozer returned to complete his college degree 19 years later, earning him Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. Now retired after a long successful professional basketball career, the JDHS Crimson Bears… Read more »

Trio of Alaskans anchor Dickinson State defense in opening win

September 13, 2020

Three Alaskans playing defense for the Dickinson State University football team keyed a second-half shutout that carried the Blue Hawks to a 26-14 victory over Dakota State University in South Dakota. Defensive linemen Presley Piliati of Anchorage and Aaron Faletoi of Soldotna in addition to defensive back Jayden Heartwell of Anchorage combined for five of… Read more »