Monthly Archives: November 2015

Effenberger drains 7 3-pointers – one for every knee surgery

November 30, 2015

Cal State East Bay senior guard Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan tied a school record in a 73-69 OT win over the Academy of Art in Hayward, California. She made seven 3-pointers – one for every knee surgery she has had in her basketball career. Effenberger, 23, finished with a career-high 23 points. “This weekend was… Read more »

Griffin is making early case for MVP in Australia

November 29, 2015

It’s still early, but Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is making a strong case for MVP of Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League. Through 11 games she is the only player in the league to accumulate at least 175 points, 100 rebounds, 25 assists, 25 steals and 10 blocked shots. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, leads… Read more »

Record-setting weekend by Wicks rewarded by Mountain West

November 28, 2015

The Mountain West Conference has named Anchorage’s Sam Wicks the Swimmer of the Week for the second time in her career. The Boise State senior was coming off a record-setting weekend at the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station, Texas, where she posted conference-best times in three individual races and three relays, and set a… Read more »

Despite injury, Baker still feels the love from Cleveland

November 27, 2015

The Cleveland Indians have given Dylan Baker of Juneau a tip of the cap. The MLB team added the 23-year-old pitcher to its 40-man roster, the ultimate compliment given Baker threw only five innings in 2015. “I was pretty surprised. I knew I had a chance but also knew so many players had good years,… Read more »

Effenberger goes crazy in Colorado, sets several career highs

November 25, 2015

After a slow start to the college basketball season, Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan has come on in a hurry. In Cal State East Bay’s recent two-game trip to Colorado, the senior guard set new career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and 3-pointers in back-to-back nights. Against UC Colorado Springs, she pumped in a career-high… Read more »

Memphis Grizzlies improve to 5-1 since acquiring Chalmers

November 24, 2015

It’s no accident the Memphis Grizzlies have posted a 5-1 record since acquiring Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers from the Miami Heat. The only player in Alaska history to win championships in high school, college and the NBA brought his winning persona to Memphis. The veteran guard is averaging 14 points in 19 minutes while coming off… Read more »

Playoff football game features Alaska’s Toomey, Feckley

November 23, 2015

A couple Alaska players were on the field when 10th-ranked Saint John’s beat No. 18 Dubuque 51-7 Saturday in Collegeville, Minnesota, in the first round of the NCAA D3 college football playoffs. Anchorage’s Griffin Toomey is the punter for Saint John’s and Conor Feckley of Anchorage is the backup quarterback for Dubuque. Toomey, of South… Read more »

Klie keys UCSD upset over nationally ranked team

November 22, 2015

Junior guard Adam Klie of Anchorage scored 14 points as UC San Diego upset No. 10 Colorado School of Mines 86-74. He made 4-of-4 free throws, grabbed four rebounds and played 35 minutes. Klie, of Service High fame, has reached double digits in 14 of his last 15 games. In the season opener, he led… Read more »

Ostrander caps fab freshman year with silver medal at NCAAs

November 21, 2015

Her season ended with a silver medal, but Allie Ostrander of Kenai is still Boise State’s golden girl. The freshman runner capped her remarkable cross country season with a second-place finish among 254 women at the NCAA D1 Cross Country Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Ostrander earned All-American honors and led Boise State to an 11th–place… Read more »

Dickerson finds groove coming off bench for Fort Lewis College

November 20, 2015

Dallas Dickerson of Anchorage pumped in a season-high 11 points to help Fort Lewis College beat Texas-Permian Basin 69-54 at the Lubbock Christian Tournament in Texas. The sophomore guard didn’t score until the final play of the first half when she made at the buzzer. Dickerson carried that momentum into the second half as the… Read more »