Posts Tagged: Dimond High

Six Alaskans among top 200 at Boston Marathon

October 11, 2021

Alaskans competing at the Boston Marathon have always had to train through the tough winter months in advance of the April event. However, for the first time in its 125-year history, the granddaddy of marathoning was moved to October due to the coronavirus — and this allowed Alaskans to train through a pleasant summer instead… Read more »

Hebard reaches WNBA Finals, next Alaskan to play for pro title

October 8, 2021

Ruthy Hebard’s got next. The 23-year-old professional basketball player from Fairbanks is up next in a long line of Alaskans who have played for a major league sports championship over the last 30 years. The second-year forward is headed to the WNBA Finals with the Chicago Sky, who will face the Phoenix Mercury in the… Read more »

Stokes nets 20 kills for Multnomah, second most of NAIA career

September 6, 2021

Anchorage’s Danae Stokes carried the Multnomah University Lions to a four-set win over Warner Pacific in NAIA volleyball. The 5-foot-9 outside hitter hammered 20 kills for a .239 attack percentage on 46 attempts to finish the match as the top offensive player. She added seven digs and an ace. She finished one shy of her… Read more »

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 »

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 »

World record setter Bartlett named Alaska Athlete of the Week

July 19, 2021

Anchorage’s Jack Bartlett was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after rewriting the history book at the U.S. Powerlifting Association National Championship. The 270-pound 17-year-old set six world records for the 15-to-19 age group and 125-kilogram weight class. Bartlett finished with a personal best total weight of 1,587 pounds in the squat, bench and deadlift…. Read more »

Bartlett sets 6 world records at U.S. powerlifting championships

July 17, 2021

Anchorage’s Jack Bartlett rewrote the record book at the Drug Tested U.S. Powerlifting Association National Championships in Palm Springs, California. The 275-pound 17-year-old set six world records for his weight class and age group in his first taste of national competition on a big stage. “To walk away with world records is pretty special,” Bartlett… Read more »

Touray, Burgess, Naylor represent AK on NWAC All-Decade Team

July 11, 2021

Three Alaskans were named to the 2010s NWAC All-Decade Team. The two-year college league recognized Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray as a First Team selection for men’s soccer, Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess as a Second Team pick for women’s basketball and Anchorage’s Zak Naylor as a Third Team choice for men’s soccer. The NWAC is comprised of… Read more »