Monthly Archives: October 2017

Newbould wins Baystate Marathon for second time since 2009

October 23, 2017

Soldotna’s Brandon Newbould surprised himself at the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, Massachusetts. Not by winning – it was actually his second win since 2009. But rather his 26.2-mile time – it was the 10th fastest by an Alaskan. Newbould, of Soldotna High fame, clocked a personal-best time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 51.4 seconds to… Read more »

Lewis tabs 4 goals on Senior Day, ties sister’s school record

Ariela Lewis of Anchorage made school history for the Alabama State University women’s soccer team. The senior striker bagged four goals in an 8-1 victory over Southern University and A&M College during Southwestern Athletic Conference action in Montgomery, Alabama. She is now tied for the school record for career goals with her sister Aaliyah. Both… Read more »

Griffin 1 of just 3 players in Australia to average double-double

October 22, 2017

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is playing some of the best basketball of her career, yet the Bendigo Spirit don’t have much to show for it. The 30-year-old is averaging 19.5 points and 10 rebounds per game – one of just three players in Australia’s WNBL to average a double-double on the season. The only problem… Read more »

Maine freshman goalie Swayman backstops first college win

October 21, 2017

One night after being called on in relief, Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage got the start in net for the University of Maine hockey team. The freshman goaltender made 27 saves and picked up his first career win in a 6-3 victory over Miami of Ohio during NCAA D1 action in Orono, Maine. All three goals… Read more »

Pili forced into action for USC, to make 1st start at Notre Dame

October 20, 2017

Until recently the plan at the University of Southern California was to redshirt freshman defensive lineman Brandon Pili of Anchorage and give him a year to adjust to major college football. Not anymore. Forced into action after the Trojans suffered multiple injuries at his position, Pili is the last man standing and will start at… Read more »

McKee excels at Ironman World Championship in Hawaii

October 19, 2017

Rebecca McKee of Anchorage is thrilled with her performance at Saturday’s Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. McKee, the owner and coach of Peak Center Alaska, placed eighth in the 45-49 age group among non-professionals in 10 hours, 40 minutes and 41 seconds. She was also the 91st female overall. “I gave it all I… Read more »

Williams added to starting lineup to unbeaten team in Portugal

October 18, 2017

Now in Portugal, Travante Williams of Anchorage started the season on the bench in part because the team probably didn’t know much about him. They know now. Oliveirense added the 6-foot-3 guard to the starting lineup and the Alaskan paid immediate dividends in a 93-78 win over FC Porto. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe fame, scored… Read more »

Just a freshman, DeGeorge leads Bemidji State in scoring

October 17, 2017

Clair DeGeorge of Anchorage has been an instant hit with Bemidji State women’s hockey team. The freshman forward leads the team in scoring after six games and has garnered at least one point in each of the first three series of the season. DeGeorge played especially well in the second game of last weekend’s home… Read more »

Falaniko nets most D1 rushing yards by Alaskan since 2006

October 16, 2017

Ethan Falaniko of Anchorage made the most out of his limited playing time with the University of South Dakota football team and in the process accomplished some state history. The freshman running back finished the final series of the fourth quarter and picked up two first downs to close out a 56-6 victory over Indiana… Read more »

Evingson, Hausinger each score goals to lift UMass Lowell

October 15, 2017

After losing its first three games of the season, the University of Massachusetts Lowell hockey team needed a spark. Enter Anchorage’s own 1-2 punch. Croix Evingson hit ‘em early and Kenny Hausinger hit ‘em late as the 12th-ranked River Hawks beat Nebraska Omaha 5-2 in a conference crossover game in Lowell, Massachusetts. Evingston was credited… Read more »