Monthly Archives: October 2021

Tomsich rallies for 2nd at Munich Marathon

October 14, 2021

Fairbanks native Tony Tomsich rolled through midway point of the Munich Marathon on October 10 in sixth place, a great showing for an urban international race. He was just getting warmed up. Tomsich followed up a first half in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 51 seconds by crushing the second half in 1:08:39. The surge… Read more »

Wickersham publishes NFL book on Brady, Belichick dynasty

October 12, 2021

Longtime ESPN sports writer and Anchorage native Seth Wickersham has published his first book and it’s already receiving rave reviews. It’s Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness chronicles the Patriots between 2001-19 primarily under the leadership of quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. “Seth Wickersham… Read more »

Alaskans Stephens, Dexter rank 1-2 in GNAC in scoring average

Two volleyball players from Alaska are proving to be a cut above the competition in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Palmer’s Eve Stephens of UAA and Anchorage’s Brooke Dexter of Simon Fraser rank 1-2 in the league in scoring average, a good barometer of their offensive prowess. Another indicator is how many times they have… Read more »

Six Alaskans among top 200 at Boston Marathon

October 11, 2021

Alaskans competing at the Boston Marathon have always had to train through the tough winter months in advance of the April event. However, for the first time in its 125-year history, the granddaddy of marathoning was moved to October due to the coronavirus — and this allowed Alaskans to train through a pleasant summer instead… Read more »

Strand provides instant offense for Irish, scores in first game

Anchorage’s Hunter Strand delivered a dynamite debut for Notre Dame over the weekend. The freshman center from Anchorage pumped home a power-play goal Saturday in the season opener for the No. 19-ranked Fighting Irish, who topped visiting Long Island University, 5-2. Stationed near the inside edge of the right circle, Stand accepted a pass, flicked… Read more »

Walker’s two-point night lifts St. Cloud as No. 1 and No. 2 clash

October 10, 2021

After a season in which he helped propel St. Cloud State to the national championship game, Anchorage’s Nolan Walker is off to strong start to his senior season with the Huskies. Walker delivered a goal and assist Saturday, when No. 2-ranked St. Cloud State won 3-1 at top-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato. The center’s two-point night gives… Read more »

Jacoby nets Alaska Athlete of Week honors after setting national records

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after setting back-back-back national junior records at the FINA World Cup swim meet in Berlin. The 17-year-old Olympic champion placed second in Sunday’s 50-meter breaststroke with a personal-best time of 30.04, with sets a new record for Americans 18 or younger. The previous day Jacoby turned… Read more »

Dolman’s two goals, Vargas’ shutout carry Centralia to 5-0 win

October 9, 2021

Wasilla’s Chloe Dolman and Anchorage’s Marisol Vargas teamed up to lead the Centralia College women’s soccer team to a 5-0 win in the NWAC. Dolman netted two goals and Vargas was in net to record her fifth shutout of the season as the Alaskans carried the Blazers, who moved to third place in the West… Read more »

Late PK gives Adams 1st hat trick with Colorado School of Mines

Anchorage’s Greyson Adams produced a season’s worth of goals in one game after scoring three times to help Colorado School of Mines beat Metro State. His first college hat trick propelled the Orediggers to a 5-1 victory that extended to 24 their home conference winning streak dating back to 2017. “After not scoring so far… Read more »

Hebard reaches WNBA Finals, next Alaskan to play for pro title

October 8, 2021

Ruthy Hebard’s got next. The 23-year-old professional basketball player from Fairbanks is up next in a long line of Alaskans who have played for a major league sports championship over the last 30 years. The second-year forward is headed to the WNBA Finals with the Chicago Sky, who will face the Phoenix Mercury in the… Read more »