Monthly Archives: September 2021

Murphy showcases incredible toughness, tenacity in UFC title loss to Shevchenko

September 26, 2021

Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy proved she could take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’ in her latest UFC fight. The 38-year-old pro fighter absorbed a hail of potent punches and killer kicks from champion Valentina Shevchenko during their women’s flyweight title bout at UFC266 in Las Vegas. In the end, Shevchenko (22-3) proved too much… Read more »

Joyner hauls in TD grab for third straight game, reaches 1,000-yard benchmark

September 25, 2021

Brandon Joyner of Fairbanks extended his personal touchdown streak to three games after hauling in a third-quarter score that iced Elizabeth City State University’s 19-14 victory over Winston-Salem State. After making touchdown catches of 80 and 71 yards in each of the last two weeks, Joyner scored on a 4th-and-21 play to seal his team’s… Read more »

Melendez overcomes series of setbacks to author comeback story in NWAC

September 24, 2021

Anchorage’s Kiara Melendez probably thought she was cursed on the soccer field. After a fabulous freshman season at West High, a series of setbacks prevented her from playing the final three seasons for the Eagles. She still dared to dream of playing in college and the Portland Panthers provided that opportunity in the NWAC. “Getting… Read more »

Dexter leads GNAC in scoring and has posted a league-best 28 and 24 kills

September 23, 2021

Anchorage’s Brooke Dexter is the most lethal offensive weapon in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The Simon Fraser University freshman in the only volleyball player in the league this year to rank in the top 5 in both kills and hitting percentage. She also leads the GNAC in scoring at 4.9 points per set in… Read more »

Moorhead selected GNAC volleyball defensive player of the week

Nobody is a bigger fan of Chugiak’s Emily Moorhead than University of Alaska Fairbanks volleyball coach Brian Scott. He recruited her out of high school and has since seen the senior become one of the staples of the program. “One of the great things about Em is she is always looking for ways that she… Read more »

Redington QB Bowman named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 20, 2021

Redington High School quarterback Wayde Bowman was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after a career day in a 68-14 victory over Kenai Central. The 6-foot-4 senior completed 26 of 34 passes, racked up 511 passing yards and threw for eight touchdowns in the win. He is only the third Alaskan to surpass 500 yards passing… Read more »