Monthly Archives: March 2021

Dare to dream: Meszaros always believed, now the Astros do too

March 6, 2021

Even though he had been out of baseball for several years, Johnny Meszaros of Anchorage still loved the game and badly wanted to pitch again. He set up a pitching net in his backyard and prepared mentally and physically like it was Game 7 of the World Series. That might sound funny and some people… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Irvine was All-ACC spiker for Duke in 1990s

March 5, 2021

Nearly a quarter of a century after her final volleyball match at Duke University, Megan Irvine of Wasilla remains one of the greatest players in school history. The outstanding outside hitter twice earned All-ACC honors for the Blue Devils from 1995 to 1998 and established herself as a dominant force at the net. Irvine, of… Read more »

Nonstop Hebard has barely been off the court in last 17 months

March 4, 2021

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has been on the basketball court almost nonstop for the last 17 months. From the beginning of her senior season at the University of Oregon to the WNBA to the Turkish Super League, she has played 78 games since November of 2019. Her only break was because of COVID. It’s been… Read more »

Hopkins is 4th Alaska wrestler to qualify for NCAAs since 2012

March 3, 2021

Campbell University wrestler Caleb Hopkins of Palmer won his weight class at the Southern Conference Championships over the weekend to secure his first berth to the NCAA Championships. He is just the fourth Alaskan to qualify for the national championships at the D1 level in the last decade, the first from the Mat-Su Valley since… Read more »

Pili, Huffman, Bailey earn all-conference recognition at D1 level

March 2, 2021

Seniors Brandon Huffman of Anchorage and Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks both were named all-conference for the first time after having their best seasons in college. Sophomore Alissa Pili of Anchorage was named all-conference for the second straight year after delivering a solid season for USC despite playing hurt most of the time. Talk about toughness…. Read more »

McMahon out to prove he’s more than just a dynamic dunker

March 1, 2021

For the last few years, Colony basketball star Patrick McMahon has been the undisputed high school dunk champion of Alaska. The 6-foot-6 rim rocker is a highlight waiting to happen. And not once in a while either; dude hammers home three or four dunks every game. McMahon has more jams than Motown. Catching alley-oops and… Read more »