Monthly Archives: October 2020

Howard runs to PR, top-10 finish at Maverick Invitational

October 10, 2020

Riley Howard of Anchorage helped the Western Colorado University men’s cross country team run away with the team title at the Maverick Invitational in Grand Junction, Colorado. The senior was among the five top scorers for the Mountaineers, who won the seven-team meet with 25 points. A perfect score is 20. Howard, of Service High… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Denton rushed for 125 yards, 2 TDs in 2006

October 9, 2020

Anchorage’s Brett Denton had the game of his life on Nov. 18, 2006 when the Boise State University football team called on him to step up and step in for injured All-American running back Ian Johnson. Denton carried the ball 17 times, rushed for a career-high 125 yards and scored the game’s first two touchdowns… Read more »

Merchant runs fastest 5K time ever for AK high school runner

October 7, 2020

Anchorage’s Tristian Merchant runs like he’s chasing history. Now history will chase him. The ACS senior cross-country running star clocked what is believed to be the fastest 5-K time for an Alaska high school runner when he clocked 14:41 at the Region III championships in Palmer. The record was first reported by Beth Bragg of… Read more »

Hebard’s basketball skills translate easily in any language

October 6, 2020

New country, new point guard. Same Ruthy Hebard. The fabulous Fairbanks forward delivered a dominating performance in her Turkish Super League debut for Nesibe Aydin, pouring in 23 points and 11 rebounds in a 79-60 victory. The 6-foot-4 post player went 11-of-17 from the field and grabbed five offensive rebounds. The other team, Adana, featured… Read more »

Sprint car champ Balog named Alaska Athlete of the Week

October 5, 2020

North Pole sprint car driver Bill Balog is the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Alaska Athlete of the week after being crowned king of the Interstate Racing Association’s sprint car points series for a record 10th time. Known as the ‘North Pole Nightmare’, Balog took sole possession of the Upper Midwest racing league all-time record for… Read more »

Rash wins first World Series of Bowling for 16th PBA Tour title

October 4, 2020

The wait is finally over for Anchorage’s Sean Rash. After numerous close calls in the past, the 38-year-old won a World Series of Bowling title for the first time in his 11-year career. Rash beat top seed EJ Tackett of Indiana 229-215 in the championship match of the WSOB event in Centreville, Virginia. The Alaskan… Read more »

Rolston boots 56-yard field goal, longest in Alaska prep history

October 3, 2020

Chugiak High football player Josh Rolston kicked the longest field goal in Alaska high school football history, splitting the uprights on a 56-yard bomb in a 51-3 loss to the East T-birds. The all-state senior and reigning Alaska Kicker of the Year beat the previous state record of 53 yards set by Chugiak’s Bryan Maley… Read more »

Balog drives to record 10th IRA sprint car series championship

October 1, 2020

North Pole’s Bill Balog was crowned king of the Interstate Racing Association’s sprint car points series for a record 10th time, living up to his ‘North Pole Nightmare’ nickname for competitors in the Upper Midwest racing league. Balog took sole possession of the IRA’s all-time record for most series titles, passing nine-time champion Joe Roe…. Read more »