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MLB’s San Diego Padres draft South star Homza in 5th round

The first time Alaska Baseball Academy manager Tony Wylie took South High star Jonny Homza of Anchorage to spring training in Arizona nobody believed Homza was from Alaska. As a 16-year-old, Homza handled himself well against minor-league professional pitchers and showed off an A-plus arm from third base. The scouts were incredulous. “They kept saying,… Read more »

Alaskans cruise at Surf City Half Marathon

Eight Anchorage runners sped to stellar performances on Feb. 4 at the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, California. Chad Trammell, who has made a name for himself in obstacle course racing, led the way by placing 7th in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 47 seconds, a pace of 5:34 per mile. He was… Read more »

Super Mario pumps in career-high 34 [Basketball]

Two nights after missing a wide-open game-winning 3-pointer in Portland, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat more than redeemed himself in Sacramento. The former Alaska player of the year equaled a club record and set an arena record with 10 3-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 34 points in a 128-99 victory. Chalmers,… Read more »

Public recommendations for ’13 [Hall of Fame]

With online voting now closed for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013, here is the last batch of selected reader recommendations. The Class of 2013 will be announced Monday. Recommendation: Herb Didrickson Submitted by: Rich Mattson Why: According to long-time southeast basketball historian Gil Truitt there is only one way to vote… Read more »

Cleveland drafts Baker in fifth round [Baseball]

After making college players swing and miss, Juneau pitcher Dylan Baker is hoping to be a hit in the big leagues. Baker today was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft. The 6-foot-3 right-hander with a rocket arm was arguably the top pitching prospect out of junior… Read more »

Prep all-state teams announced [Basketball]

The best high school basketball players in the state were recognized today as the boys and girls Alaska All-State Teams were unveiled for Class 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A. The teams were voted on by members of the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches and tabulated by Alaska Media LLC, which owns and operates weekly newpapers… Read more »