Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Alaskans impress w/ 4-1 showing at Arizona Senior Fall Classic

October 6, 2021

The Alaska Baseball Academy has traveled to the Arizona Senior Fall Classic for two decades and this year was maybe the best showing by the guys from The Last Frontier. Led by Curtis Hebert and Oliver Brown, the Alaskans won four of five games against elite competition at the scout showcase. This event provides players… Read more »

Arneson places fifth, Turney ninth at Spartan Championships

October 5, 2021

Anchorage achieved two top-10 finishes recently at the Spartan North American Championships in Olympic Valley, California — a fact made more remarkable in that Lars Arneson was making his obstacle course racing debut. Arneson placed fifth in the 21-kilometer “Beast” event that included 30 obstacles after he impulsively entered the Sept. 24 event on short… Read more »

Joyner, Cummings each have four-game TD streaks in college

October 4, 2021

Former high school teammates Brandon Joyner and Josh Cummings of Fairbanks are performing their own version of ‘Anything you can do (I can do better)’ on the college gridiron. Both players have scored touchdowns in four straight games, with Joyner doing it as wide receiver at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Cummings… Read more »

Pilcher puts up big numbers, named Alaska Athlete of the Week

October 3, 2021

Anchorage quarterback Qyntyn Pilcher was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after a historic day passing and running the the football. The sophomore signal caller lead Sierra College to a 63-37 victory over San Joaquin Delta with 203 passing yards and a career-high 105 rushing yards in a Lamar Jackson-like performance. The West Anchorage grad completed 10… Read more »

Atonio runs for 2 touchdowns, throws another score to Furlong

October 2, 2021

In his first college game at quarterback, Anchorage’s Ja’Sem Atonio orchestrated three second-half scoring drives to lead Dakota State back from a 20-point deficit. The southpaw signal caller ran for two touchdowns and threw for a score to fellow Alaskan Brenner Furlong of Soldotna to give the Trojans a 21-20 lead with 9:27 left in… Read more »

Jacoby wins bronze medal in specialty event at FINA World Cup

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby won another medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, this time claiming bronze at the FINA World Cup in Germany. The 17-year-old reigning Olympic gold medalist again showed moxie, traveling across the globe to deliver another strong swim in international waters. Jacoby clocked a time of 1:05.20 in her specialty event to finish a… Read more »

Indefatigable Youngren breaks Kenai River Marathon record

September 30, 2021

Megan Youngren of Soldotna wasn’t planning to run the 16th Kenai River Marathon, considering it was scheduled just eight days after a hard effort at the Equinox Marathon. But after recovering quickly from the Equinox, Youngren jumped in and shattered the Kenai River Marathon women’s record in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 11 seconds. Christy… Read more »

Jorgenson emerges as most consistent hitter for Southwestern Oregon

September 29, 2021

Palmer’s Cianna Jorgenson had her fingerprints all over back-to-back wins by the Southwestern Oregon Community College volleyball team. She matched her season high with 11 kills in a win over Chemeketa and the next day tied her season high six blocks in a win over Clackamas. The league wins were the first and second of… Read more »

DeGeorge picks up goal, assist in first game with Ohio State

September 28, 2021

Anchorage’s Clair DeGeorge is at a new school putting up the same type of production she did at her old school. The Ohio State grad transfer from Bemidji State had a goal and an assist during her team’s four-goal outburst in the second period to highlight a 6-0 win over St. Thomas in Columbus, Ohio…. Read more »