Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Chace, Furlong both score touchdowns as Alaskans face off on NAIA gridiron

September 18, 2021

A pair of Alaskans took over the fourth quarter of a NAIA football game when North Pole’s Marshal Chace of Presentation College and Soldotna’s Brenner Furlong of Dakota State both scored touchdowns in the span of just three plays. Chace scored on a 25-yard TD reception and 81 seconds later Furlong scored on a 50-yard… Read more »

Dalton shatters Equinox Marathon record on historic day

Anna Dalton is the new Equinox Marathon women’s record holder. On a postcard-perfect fall Saturday in Fairbanks, the Anchorage runner was one of four women to run faster than the previous women’s record in one of Alaska’s oldest and most storied footraces. Dalton’s time of 3:07:22 knocked nearly eight minutes Christy Marvin’s mark of 3:15:06,… Read more »

Western Washington teammates Korta second, Wright fifth at CWU Invitational

September 17, 2021

Western Washington University senior Kaleb Korta of Galena earned a runner-up finish after winning a sprint finish at the Central Washington University Cross Country Invitational in Lacey, Washington. Korta clocked a 6-K time of 19:40.0 to beat Eastern Oregon’s Travis Running (19:40.9) by less than a second. Logan Hunt from the College of Idaho posted… Read more »

Women’s Showdown Looms at Equinox Marathon

September 16, 2021

By Matias Saari Alaska Sports Blog Contributor With the strongest women’s field in the 58-year history of the Equinox Marathon, the iconic Fairbanks event is primed for a speedy race. That because a trio of women who competed at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials — Anna Dalton of Anchorage, Megan Youngren of Soldotna and… Read more »

Jessee slides into 8th place on Pac West’s all-time blocks list

September 15, 2021

Anchorage’s Ashton Jessee has cemented herself among the greatest blockers in Pac West Conference history. The University of Hawaii Hilo senior has racked up 342 career total blocks to move into an eighth-place tie on the Pac West’s all-time list. Jessee has a great chance to reach the top 5, needing just 12 more blocks… Read more »

Joyner hauls in career-high 80-yard TD reception for ECSU

September 14, 2021

Brandon Joyner of Fairbanks made the longest house call of his college football career, hauling in an 80-yard touchdown reception for Elizabeth City State University. The senior wide receiver made the play on 3rd-and-15 in the third quarter when he got behind the defense after his quarterback was from flushed from the pocket. It was… Read more »

Juneau runner Tuckwood named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 13, 2021

Juneau’s Sadie Tuckwood was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning in her first collegiate race for the Gonzaga University cross country team in impressive fashion. The Juneau-Douglas High School grad won outright the Clash of the Inland Northwest in Cheney, Washington. Her winning time of 14:15was fifth-fastest four-kilometer time in women’s program… Read more »