Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Winning culture that attracted Stephens to UAA now defines her

August 26, 2021

The youngest of nine children, Eve Stephens of Palmer was born to be competitive. Board games, sports, grades, it doesn’t matter. She wants to win. No matter what. “We’ve broken bones playing football in the yard,” Stephens said with a laugh. “All in good fun.” That win-at-all-costs mentality is what lured the former Colony High… Read more »

Rash comes up clutch in final frame to win 17th PBA Tour title

August 25, 2021

Anchorage bowling star Sean Rash has come up clutch so many times it oughta be his middle name. The 16-year PBA Tour vet did it again to win the Chesapeake Open in Virginia, where he rallied in the final frame to snatch victory from top seed Tom Daugherty of Florida. Needing a strike with his… Read more »

Gatkuoth joins South Sudan squad for FIBA Africa tournament

August 24, 2021

Anchorage basketball star Mareng Gatkuoth will help South Sudan usher in a new era at the FIBA Africa Championships. Ten years after the country gained its independence, the South Sudanese have punched their ticket to FIBA Africa for the first time and Gatkuoth will be part of the history in Rwanda. The 21-year-old sophomore at… Read more »

Rams quarterback McGee named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 23, 2021

Monroe Catholic High School quarterback Robert McGee was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after accounting for seven touchdowns and 441 yards of total offense in a 52-14 win over Nikiski. The Fairbanks senior completed 10-of-14 passes for 316 yards and five touchdowns for the Rams and rushed the ball nine times for 125 yards… Read more »

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 »