Posts Tagged: Friday Flashback

Friday Flashback: Clary was AK’s first Olympic runner in 1984

August 7, 2020

Alaska’s first Olympic runner, Don Clary of Anchorage represented Team USA many times during his career before stepping onto track and field’s biggest stage in 1984. As a high school senior in 1975, he was part of the U.S. junior team that won the title at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Morocco. Clary… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Moore reaches 2009 WNBA Finals with Fever

July 31, 2020

Palmer’s Jessica Moore was a winner at every level of her basketball career and in 2009 almost became the first Alaskan to win championships at the high school, college and professional level. The Indiana Fever advanced to the best-of-5 WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury, losing 93-86 in a decisive Game 5 that was tied… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Hill hammered 26 homers at Single-A in 2004

July 24, 2020

A combination of power and speed, Anchorage’s Jamar Hill was a dynamic dual threat on the baseball field who rose through the pro ranks to become one of just 12 Alaskans to reach the Double-A level. A two-time MLB draft pick by the New York Mets, Hill had a 10-year professional career during which he… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Way racks up WSU strikeout record in 2009

July 17, 2020

Arguably the greatest college pitcher to come out of Alaska, Sitka’s Matt Way carved up Pac-10 hitters when he toed the rubber for Washington State University from 2006 to 2009. A two-time All-Pac-10 performer, the sublime southpaw is the only Alaskan to throw three complete games at the NCAA D1 level and rack up more… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Knudson was a 2-time All-American in 1990s

July 10, 2020

Anchorage’s Kaarin Knudson was a remarkable runner for the University of Oregon from 1994 to 1999 as she earned eight letters and competed eight times at the NCAA Championships. A two-time All-American in track and field, she was a seven-time NCAA qualifier for the Ducks and was a member of Oregon’s 1995 Pac-10 championship cross… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Maxwell goes 11-1 with Oregon State in 2005

July 3, 2020

Anchorage’s Anton Maxwell was simply sensational as a sophomore with the Oregon State University baseball team. The left-handed pitcher posted an 11-1 record in 17 appearances in 2005 as the No. 3 starter for the Pac-12 power that advanced to the College World Series. Maxwell, of East High fame, struck out 69 batters in 95.1… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Cobb leads Duke to College Cup final in 2011

June 26, 2020

Eagle River’s Kelly Cobb took the Duke University women’s soccer team by storm in 2011. The 5-foot-10 forward tied a school record with six game-winning goals and set three Duke freshman records in shots (91), goals (11) and points (31). In the national semifinals, Cobb assisted on the game-winning goal in the 51st minute to… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Tongue’s 3 pick-six in 1994 ties Pac-10 record

June 19, 2020

Reggie Tongue of Fairbanks led the NCAA and tied a Pac-10 Conference record with three interception return touchdowns in 1994 with Oregon State University. The 6-foot, 204-pound junior defensive back moved to free safety that season and hauled in a career-high five interceptions and was selected Second Team All-Pac-10. Oregon State finished 4-7 with Tongue… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Bullock smacks record 17 home runs in 2007

June 5, 2020

Anchorage’s Lillian Bullock came out swinging with the North Carolina A&T State University softball team. She crushed 17 home runs and knocked in 56 RBIs in 60 games as a freshman in 2007 to earn first team all-league honors in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Bullock, of Service High fame, finished that season ranked No. 2… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Humphrey leads Montana to 2001 NCAA title

May 22, 2020

Eagle River’s Yohance Humphrey put the University of Montana football team on his back in 2001 and carried the Grizzlies to paydirt. The rugged running back rushed for 132 yards on 30 carries and scored the game’s only touchdown as Montana beat Furman 13-6 in the national championship game of the NCAA DI-AA tournament. Humphrey,… Read more »