Monthly Archives: November 2017

Shortridge earns back-to-back shutouts in goal for Quinnipiac

November 18, 2017

For two different nights, two different college hockey teams threw everything at Quinnipiac goaltender Andrew Shortridge of Anchorage. He turned it all aside. Shortridge made 52 combined saves in posting back-to-back shutouts over Brown and Yale – the first Quinnipiac goalie to do that since 2015. The sophomore netminder made 22 saves in a 5-0… Read more »

Hebard pours in 24 points in 25 minutes on 10-for-10 shooting

November 17, 2017

After rocking the Pac-12 last season as a freshman, Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks is rolling as a sophomore. The 6-foot-4 forward went a perfect 10-for-10 from the floor as the 10th-ranked Ducks beat No. 19 Texas A&M 83-68 in College Station, Texas. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, finished with a season-high 24 points… Read more »

Kill machine Matuatia named to NWAC volleyball all-star team

November 16, 2017

One of the biggest hitters in the NWAC earned one of the biggest individual honors. Columbia Basin outside hitter Meli Matuatia of Kodiak received an all-star nod with her All-Eastern Region Second Team selection. The 5-foot-9 spiker was one of three Columbia Basin players picked among the 10 all-stars. Matuatia, of Kodiak High fame, finished… Read more »

Hickel tied for 2nd in Canadian Women’s Hockey League assists

November 15, 2017

As a new franchise in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League, the Kunlun Red Stars are looking for leadership on and off the ice. Anchorage’s Zoe Hickel has provided both. The 25-year-old veteran forward has provided the new franchise with points and penalty-free minutes to fuel a competitive start. Hickel has racked up five assists in… Read more »

Trammell on winning relay team at World’s Toughest Mudder

November 14, 2017

Anchorage dentist Chad Trammell is again a champion at the World’s Toughest Mudder. On Sunday in Las Vegas, Nev., Trammell combined with Brian Gowiski, Glenn Racz and Ryan Woods to complete 24 laps of the five-mile course and win the International Team Relay Division in 23 hours and 56 minutes. The quartet wore USA shorts… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome has career-high 26, 3rd career double-double

Now that he’s a senior, Anchorage’s Iziah Sherman-Newsome has brought a sense of urgency to the Simon Fraser University men’s basketball team. In the first game of the year he pumped in a career-high 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting in an 87-75 win over Hawaii Hilo during the GNAC/Pac West Challenge in Bellingham, Washington. The… Read more »

Embry-Riddle, Heil haven’t allowed a goal in last 12 games

November 13, 2017

Anchorage’s Erica Heil and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University women’s soccer team capped a perfect showing in the California Pacific Conference with a league title. The team didn’t just win all 10 games – eight during the regular season and two more in the postseason tournament. The Eagles didn’t surrender a goal. Heil, of Dimond High… Read more »

Williams puts up consistent points despite inconsistent minutes

November 12, 2017

His playing time has been like a roller coaster, yet Travante Williams of Anchorage has managed to stay on track with his new team in Portugal. The first-year guard for Oliveirense has averaged 10 points over the first six games and established himself as one of the team’s better scorers when given a chance to… Read more »

Ostrander challenges course record, finishes 2nd at regionals

November 11, 2017

Having two NCAA track champions racing on a notoriously fast cross-country course had all the makings for a course record. Kenai’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State and San Francisco’s Charlotte Taylor didn’t disappoint. They pushed each other the entire way before Taylor pulled away over the final kilometer to win the NCAA West Region Championships… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit has 22 points, go-ahead 3 to key win in Albania

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage was nearly perfect from the floor as he pumped in 22 points for Albanian SK Tirana in a 79-76 win over Bulgarian Levski in Balkan League play. The former University of Oregon standout made 9-of-11 shots, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter. He finished 3-of-5 from downtown. The… Read more »