Pillar Mountain Run

Arielle Himelbloom competes in the 2018 Pillar Mountain Run.

Kodiak’s own Arielle Himelbloom has a new gig. 

The standout runner has been hired by the Alaska Sports Report — formerly known as the Alaska Sports Blog — to be its events calendar manager. 

“Arielle aims to encourage community involvement in sports by compiling a calendar of statewide events,” her bio on alaskasportsreport.com reads. 

The Alaska Sports Report was launched last week and will have stories from veteran Alaska reporters Van Williams, Doyle Woody, Matias Saari and Matt Nevala. 

“The Alaska Sports Report mission is to tell stories about Alaska athletes achieving great things around the world through an innovative, interactive platform,” the website says. 

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame owns the Alaska Sports Report. 

Himelbloom is a junior cross country runner at the University of Alaska Anchorage. 

In her last race on Oct. 2, Himelbloom finished 24th at the Chambers Creek College Open at Seattle Pacific University. 

She was the fifth UAA runner to complete the 5-kilometer course, coming in in 20 minutes, 39 seconds. 

Up next for Himelbloom is the GNAC Championships on Oct. 23 in Lacey, Washington. 



Kordell Pillans and the University of Montana suffered a tough 28-21 loss to Sacramento State Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana. 

The Grizzlies fell behind 21-6 before rallying to tie it at 21 midway through the third quarter. Sacramento scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:24 left in the fourth quarter — a 24-yard pass from Jake Dunniqay to Jared Gipson. 

Montana (4-2 overall, 1-2 Big Sky) was limited to 272 yards of total offense while allowing Sacramento State (4-2, 3-0) 456 yards of offense. 

Pillans, a 2016 graduate of Kodiak High School, is a 6-foot-6, 330-pound redshirt senior offensive guard for Montana. This is his second season with Montana after playing two seasons at Mesa Community College.

Montana plays Southern Utah on Saturday in Missoula. The game can be seen at 10 a.m. Alaska Standard Time on Root Sports. 


• Madonna University freshman defensive end Gideon Craig assisted on a tackle in his team’s 71-6 loss to Siena Heights Saturday in Michigan. 

Madonna fell to 1-6 overall. 

Craig, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound 2021 graduate of Kodiak High, has tallied one solo tackle and assisted on two tackles in three games this season. 


Carly Glover continued her scoring spree for Liberty University. 

The sophomore forward punched in a pair of goals in Liberty’s 10-0 victory over Stevenson University on Saturday in Washington, D.C. 

“It was a big day for the line of Glover and (Brityn) Fussy with Vanessa in the middle, with five goals,” Liberty coach Chris Lowes told the school’s website. “It doesn’t surprise me, seeing the potential of that line in practice, but it is good to see the output.” 

Glover has five goals in her first five games with Liberty, a American College Hockey Association member. 

Glover transferred to Liberty after playing last season with NCAA Division I Merrimack College.

Liberty (5-0) hosts Indiana Tech Friday and Saturday. 

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