Monthly Archives: May 2021

Healthy again, Ostrander back on track with busy month of May

May 30, 2021

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander returned to the track for the first time in more than a year. The pandemic of course played a role in shutting down her 2020 season, but she also used the break to deal with her nagging Achilles injury. The 23-year-old professional runner turned to platelet-rich plasma therapy to help accelerate the… Read more »

Ketchikan trio catches fire for Clackamas as season winds down

May 29, 2021

Three freshmen from Ketchikan are making sure the Clackamas College baseball team finishes the season on a high note. In the span of three days, Wyatt Barajas pitched his first college shutout, Liam Kiffer had two hits and two RBIs in a game for the second time, and Cody Kimble came out of the bullpen… Read more »

Colony alums Finley, Oswald get after it for NWAC softball teams

May 27, 2021

Former Colony High softball teammates Danyel Finley and Alyssa Oswald of Wasilla faced off in college for the first time. The two freshmen were right in the middle of the action when Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley squared off for a four-game NWAC series. Finley got ultimate bragging rights after getting a base hit off… Read more »

Soccer standout Johnson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 25, 2021

Anchorage’s Keith Johnson was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after he joined some of the biggest names in soccer in being selected one of 20 finalists for the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The two-time Paralympian from Alaska is listed alongside legendary names David Beckham, Hope Solo and Thierry Henry as finalists. Johnson was… Read more »

Williams has career-high 10 assists in Portuguese League Finals

May 24, 2021

The shots weren’t falling, but Anchorage’s Travante Williams kept ballin.’ The sixth-year pro dished off a career-high 10 assists to highlight Sporting Lisbon’s 74-72 win over FC Porto in Game 1 of the Portuguese League Finals. Williams shook off an uncharacteristically poor shooting night by contributing in other ways, doubling his rebounding average, grabbing three… Read more »

Jessee mows down D1 batters with epic 13.0 strikeout/per 9 rate

May 23, 2021

Anchorage’s Brody Jessee returned to the baseball field for Gonzaga University for the first time in three weeks. He picked up right where he left off, striking out both batters he faced in the eighth inning of a 3-2 win over the University of San Francisco in the Big West Conference. Jessee’s disappearing slider continues… Read more »

Johnson among 20 finalists for National Soccer Hall of Fame

May 21, 2021

Anchorage’s Keith Johnson has joined some of the biggest names in soccer after being selected one of 20 finalists for the National Soccer Hall of Fame. The two-time Paralympian from Alaska is listed alongside legendary names David Beckham, Hope Solo and Thierry Henry. “Being nominated is a wonderful honor,” Johnson said. “I’m lucky to be… Read more »

Hebard records second career WNBA double-double for Chicago

May 19, 2021

With the Chicago Sky missing all-star forward Candace Parker, the team turned to the next woman up. Luckily for them it was Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks. The second-year WNBA forward filled in admirably for Parker and responded with an epic 18-point, 10-rebound, 3-block effort to lead the Sky over the Atlanta Dream 85-77. It was… Read more »

Schmidt has been a double-double machine for Lower Columbia

May 18, 2021

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt has been twice as good as she was a year ago for the Lower Columbia College basketball team. The sophomore small forward has doubled averages for points, steals and blocked shots while massively improving her rebounding and passing numbers. She’s also tripled her double-double productivity. The 5-foot-11 Alaskan is making a strong… Read more »

Soccer prodigy Vargas named Alaska Athlete of the Week

May 17, 2021

Anchorage soccer player Obed Vargas was named Alaskas Athlete of the week after turning in an outstanding professional soccer debut for the Tacoma Defiance of the United Soccer League. The midfielder started in his first game and at age 15, was the youngest player on the field. He clocked 66 minutes in the 1-1 tie with… Read more »