Posts Tagged: Athlete of the Week

Opinsky named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

August 3, 2020

Jack Opinsky flashed leather and had one of the biggest clutch hits in Alaska baseball memory in on his way to being named our Alaska Athlete of the Week. The West High School senior  hit a two-run single that provided a 3-2 walk-off victory over Wasilla in the championship game of the Alliance Baseball State… Read more »

West pitcher Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 27, 2020

Anchorage baseball player Leland Wilson was named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week after his dominant performance on the first day of the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament. An 18-year-old left-handed pitcher for the West Eagles, Wilson tossed a 2-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over defending state champion… Read more »

Anchorage hooper Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 21, 2020

Anchorage basketball player Derrick Wilson helped the Golden Eagles win The Basketball Tournament’s $1 million grand prize, earning Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. The team of Marquette alumni bested a 24-team field loaded with former NBA and college players in the winner-take-all tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Wilson, of East… Read more »

Golfers Ante and McMahan share athlete of the week honors

July 14, 2020

Anchorage golfers Abigail Ante and Mark McMahan are separated by 44 years of age but have this in common: they’re the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athletes of the Week. Ante, 15, won the Alaska match-play women’s championship at Palmer Golf Course in her first try after going 2-1 in the round-robin semifinals. Ante then… Read more »

Thrasher named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

July 6, 2020

At long last, Aaron Thrasher won the Kenai 250 bike race and among his rewards is being named the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week for July 3. Thrasher, of Anchorage, claimed the self-supported event June 26-28 in 26 hours, 43 minutes. The race covers about 265 miles, much of it on… Read more »

Murphy named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

June 28, 2020

UFC fighter Lauren Murphy from Eagle River outboxed her opponent with supreme striking skills to win by unanimous decision in a match shown on ESPN. Murphy defeated 24-fight winner Roxanne Modafferi in a battle between top-10 flyweight contenders.  The Chugiak High grad is 7th ranked in the world and improved her professional record to 13-4 after… Read more »

Ottum, Sayre named Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

June 21, 2020

Colorado School of Mines wrestler Noah Ottum and University of Alaska Fairbanks skier Tristan Sayre were named co-winners of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week honor.  Both were named to the highly competitive Academic All-America team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The NCAA D2 duo were standouts… Read more »

Drummond, McPhail named co-winners of Alaska Athlete of the Week award

June 15, 2020

Mat-Su Valley football standouts Reggie Drummond and Julian McPhail have been named co-winners of the Alaska Athlete of the Week award after helping lead and maintain a peaceful protest in Palmer to bring attention to racial injustice. Drummond, a recently graduated Wasilla Warriors running back and linebacker, was the first speaker at a gathering organized… Read more »

Earl named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

April 27, 2020

Ava Earl of Girdwood was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week for her efforts to help keep high school athletes motivated and active during the COVID-19 pandemic. With high school spring sports canceled, the South Anchorage High School running and skiing standout decided to get proactive.  A junior from Girdwood, Earl signed up for the… Read more »

Hebard named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week after becoming only the fourth Alaskan to be drafted into the WNBA. The West Valley graduate is slated to begin her career in the world’s top women’s basketball league later this year after being chosen by the Chicago Sky with the eighth pick… Read more »