Monthly Archives: February 2017

Baker looks for big bounce back year w/ Cleveland organization

February 20, 2017

He hasn’t pitched in a baseball game in two years, yet Dylan Baker of Juneau has remained on the 40-man roster for the Cleveland Indians because of his rocket right arm. The 24-year-old has a crazy-good fastball that touches 97 mph and crazy-bad luck with injuries that have kept him off the field. Upside trumps… Read more »

Hebard on pace to set Pac-12 record for shooting percentage

February 19, 2017

Who holds the Pac-12 record for field-goal percentage? The answer could be Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks. The freshman with the University of Oregon women’s basketball team lifted her season percentage to .649, which is on pace to break the conference record of .645 set in 2007 by Judie Lomax of Oregon State. Hebard, of West… Read more »

Joseph shines bright on Senior Night in Pacific University win

February 18, 2017

Last home game meant one last time to shine for Anchorage’s Michael Joseph. The senior matched his career high with four 3-pointers on his way to scoring a season-high 16 points in a 76-70 victory over Puget Sound in Forest Grove, Oregon. Joseph, of West High fame, increased his scoring average to 8.9 points in… Read more »

Calloway pumps in five 3s, scores 16 in Southern Utah win

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway had his first double-figure scoring game since before Christmas to help Southern Utah University snap a long losing streak. The freshman came off the bench to drain five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 16 points in an 84-68 win over Northern Arizona in Cedar, Utah. The win snapped SUU’s 11-game losing… Read more »

Alaska’s Hale, Nelson among NAIA national stat leaders for CMU

February 17, 2017

Anchorage’s NeNe Hale and Kodiak’s Jerica Nelson are basketball teammates at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Missouri. They are also among the NAIA D1 stat leaders. Hale, a 5-foot-8 All-American guard, is fifth nationally with 511 points in 25 games. Nearly 38 percent of her points have come on 3-pointers while 87 have come from… Read more »

Wyche has been a different player for Laramie in second half

February 16, 2017

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage continued his second-half surge for Laramie County in a 92-75 win over North Platte in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The freshman guard delivered his second double-double of the season with a 16-point, 11-assist effort. She added three steals. Wyche, of West High fame, leads Laramie County with 440 points, 129 assists and 50… Read more »

Johnson putting up Russell Westbrook-like numbers in Arizona

Anchorage’s Desmond Johnson is doing his best Russell Westbrook impersonation in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. The dynamic sophomore point guard is a triple-double threat every game with South Mountain. Johnson, of East High fame, is averaging 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 9.0 rebounds in 14 games. He’s been even better over the last… Read more »

Fenumiai scores season-high 34, keeps Evergreen in playoff hunt

February 15, 2017

Evergreen State College senior Gabi Fenumiai of Juneau flirted with her school record while keeping the Geoducks in playoff contention. The 6-foot center pumped in a season-high 34 points, two shy of her school record set last season, on a night when Evergreen beat Walla Walla 102-68 to set a team record for most points… Read more »

Schellekens to play soccer, pursue athletic training at Dodge City

February 14, 2017

Livi Schellekens of Fairbanks hit the trifecta with Dodge City Community College. She will play soccer, pursue her dream of being an athletic trainer and have her best friend as a teammate. Schellekens, of West Valley High fame, will sign her letter of intent Wednesday to make it official. “Hopefully I’ll get the experience both… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit ready to ball, experience other cultures in Australia

February 13, 2017

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage is a lucky man because he’s going to get paid to do what he loves. In Australia, no less. The 24-year-old basketball star has signed with the Toowoomba Mountaineers of the Queensland Basketball League, the country’s second division. “I’m ecstatic to go there and play,” he told me. “The most exciting… Read more »