Monthly Archives: August 2021

Cannonier posts 7th UFC win, ties Murphy for most by Alaskan

August 22, 2021

Anchorage’s Jared Cannonier made a triumphant return to the octagon with a five-round unanimous decision over Arizona’s Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Fighting for the first time in nine months, the 37-year-old Cannonier delivered a sharp performance to prevail in a battle between top-10 contenders in the… Read more »

Jessup shines in summer league w/ Warriors, training camp next

August 21, 2021

A year down under has Nome’s Justinian Jessup on the come up. The 23-year-old basketball star used a solid rookie season in Australia to build momentum that he carried over to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, where he started all five games with the Golden State Warriors. Jessup averaged 12.4 points per game… Read more »

Brown takes pride in representing Alaska at Northwest showcase

August 19, 2021

What a summer it was for Anchorage baseball star Oliver Brown, who was part of an undefeated high school state title team, announced his college commitment to a NCAA Division I school and represented Alaska at an exclusive regional tournament. A triple crown of achievements. The Holy Cross commit capped his busy summer at the… Read more »

Stacy keeps Alaska soccer pipeline flowing to Northern Arizona

August 18, 2021

Aubrey Stacy of Fairbanks wasn’t surprised to find out that she will be the fifth Alaska woman since 2011 to play soccer at Northern Arizona University. If anything, it validated her decision. “We do have the talent to produce Division I players and Flagstaff is a great place for Alaska kids,” she said. “NAU is… Read more »

Bockert makes impressive title run in Greco at Junior Nationals

August 17, 2021

Jeremy Bockert of Fairbanks threw his weight around at the USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota. He threw his opponents around as well. The Greco specialist clinched the 126-pound championship in impression fashion, racking up a handful of five-point moves and trouncing Iowa’s Gable Porter 11-1 in the final. Bockert earned… Read more »

Anchorage runner Fletcher named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 16, 2021

Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after sweeping all three race titles of the Alaska Distance Classic in dominating fashion. Fletcher won the 5-kilometer race and the 10-kilometer race, which made him the men’s Double Up champion. Fletcher, who competed in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials earlier this year,… Read more »

Chalmers passes Boozer as Alaska’s all-time BIG3 scorer

August 15, 2021

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers has always been a closer, so you just knew he would finish strong in the BIG3. The 35-year-old guard showcased his trademark skills down the stretch of the summer season to become Alaska’s all-time leading scorer in the celebrated 3-on-3 pro league. He poured in 16 points in the season finale with… Read more »

Thor has double digits, emphatic block in NBA Summer League

August 14, 2021

With a 7-foot-3 reach, Anchorage’s JT Thor has one of the longest wingspans at the NBA Summer League. Don’t test him at the rim. Danalo Banton found out the hard way. The 6-foot-10 Thor rejected the 6-9 Banton’s dunk attempt in a high-flying highlight late in the fourth quarter of an NBA Summer League game… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Lujan’s legacy is Alaska’s greatest gunslinger

August 13, 2021

The only college quarterback from Alaska to beat a team from a Power Five conference, Anchorage’s Zach Lujan was a game changer at South Dakota State. He played for the NCAA D1 Jackrabbits from 2014 to 2016 and compiled a 10-5 record as a starter, none bigger than his claim to fame in 2015 when… Read more »

Bullock honored among MEAC greats from North Carolina A&T

August 12, 2021

North Carolina A&T State University is leaving the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after 50 years. Anchorage’s Lillian Bullock was recognized among the school’s greatest MEAC all-stars for a golden anniversary team. Bullock was a two-sport standout at North Carolina A&T from 2006 to 2009 in softball and women’s basketball. She was a two-time All-MEAC pick in… Read more »