Monthly Archives: June 2021

Baker signed by Reds, back at Double-A for first time since 2018

June 22, 2021

Juneau’s Dylan Baker has racked up a ton of triumphs on the baseball field. Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year. Junior college regional pitcher of the year. Sixth-highest MLB draft pick from Alaska. Now you can add another: Double-A call up at age 29. Baker’s promotion came courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds, who recently signed… Read more »

Olympian Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 21, 2021

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after becoming the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for the Olympics, recording a sizzling second-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. The 17-year-old came back from fifth place at the halfway mark to nearly catch defending Olympic gold… Read more »

Hebard gets hot in second half, lifts Chicago to 5th straight win

June 19, 2021

She isn’t used to starting the game on the bench, but Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks is definitely accustomed to being on the court for crunch time. The second-year forward got hot in the second half to lift the Chicago Sky to a 91-81 victory over the visiting Connecticut Sun in the WNBA. Hebard scored 13… Read more »

Hammill named U.S. Ski Team’s Development Coach of the Year

June 18, 2021

Anchorage’s Zak Hammill has been named U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s Development Coach of the Year for ski jumping and nordic combined. Of all the coaches across the nation, the 30-year-old with the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage was seen as the most effective at these two disciplines. Hammill has been in charge of NSAA’s ski… Read more »

Wilson, Gatter come back to haunt Legion All-Stars in Bucs win

June 17, 2021

Some familiar faces came back to haunt the Alaska Legion All-Stars during the annual Sladen Mohl Game against the Anchorage Bucs. Bucs starter Leland Wilson out of West pitched five fabulous innings and infielder Ricky Gatter out of South went 4-for-4 and reached base in all five plate appearances to power a 13-3 victory in… Read more »

Brown named to AVCA Two-Year College All-American Team

June 16, 2021

The American Volleyball Coaches Association has recognized Anchorage’s Danica Brown as one of the best players in the country. The Edmonds College sophomore was named to the AVCA Two-Year College All-American Second Team for the first time. Brown, of West High fame, is coming off a super season at Edmonds, where she ranked fourth in… Read more »

Jacoby becomes first Alaskan to make U.S. Olympic swim team

June 15, 2021

You can now call Seward’s Lydia Jacoby an Olympian. The 17-year-old became the first swimmer from Alaska to qualify for the Summer Olympics after she recorded a sizzling second-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Jacoby came back from fifth place at the halfway mark to nearly catch… Read more »

Heaphy finishes 27th out of 49 swimmers at Olympic Trials

June 13, 2021

Eagle River’s John Heaphy beat out 22 swimmers in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke to place 27th out of 49 finishers at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. The 20-year-old touched the wall in 1 minute, 1.92 seconds and was sixth in his prelims heat. Heaphy just wrapped up his freshman season at Arizona State University… Read more »

Murphy wins fifth straight UFC fight, sets up potential title shot

June 12, 2021

Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy used a dominating second-round performance to carry her to a split decision over Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood at UFC 263 in Phoenix, Arizona. The 37-year-old Alaskan picked up her fifth straight victory in the women’s flyweight division, moving to 15-4 for her pro career and 7-4 in the UFC, the world’s premier… Read more »

Homza named Alaska Athlete of the Week

June 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Jonnny Homza hit two homers in a game for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in High-A Central League action to extend his hitting streak to 13 games as of June 5. The leadoff hitter has raised his season batting average 115 points, from .140 to .255, since May 22 thanks to this hot streak. He’s… Read more »