Monthly Archives: December 2017

Hebard ranks No. 3 in the NCAA with a .662 shooting percentage

December 30, 2017

Oregon sophomore Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks needed just 14 shot attempts to score a season-high 25 points in an 89-56 victory over Washington State in the Pac-12 opener in Eugene, Oregon. The 6-foot-4 forward drilled 11-of-14 field goals and added 10 rebounds to complete her double-double – the 15th in this her 50th career game…. Read more »

Burgess, Shapp combine for 40 & 20 in Wenatchee Valley win

December 29, 2017

With eight Alaskans on the roster, Wenatchee Valley has showed love for the 907. And the players have responded with a 9-4 record to start the season. Leading scorers Ashlynn Burgess of Chugiak and Whitney Shapp of Anchorage led the charge in an 86-57 victory over Clark during NWAC action in Wenatchee, Washington. Burgess delivered… Read more »

Kemble grabs season-high 11 rebounds in Centralia win

December 28, 2017

Ketchikan’s Courtney Kemble helped Centralia control the battle of the boards and deny second-chance opportunities in a 60-45 victory over Portland in Longview, Washington. The 6-foot freshman grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds to give her team a 43-36 edge. She even had more boards than her teammate Kylie Smith, who ranks third in the NWAC… Read more »

Osborne among top 3-point shooters in Northwest Conference

December 27, 2017

Just give Whitman’s Trevor Osborne of Anchorage the Sixth Man Award in the Northwest Conference. The 3-point specialist comes off the bench to log crucial minutes, hit big shots and average double figures for the NCAA D3 Blues in Walla Walla, Washington. He was at it again in No. 1 Whitman’s 119-93 road win over… Read more »

Long snapper Overbaugh signs with Vikings, due to play Sunday

December 26, 2017

On Christmas Eve he was unemployed, watching football on TV. On Christmas he was on an airplane headed to Minneapolis for a tryout with the Minnesota Vikings. For New Years Eve, Anchorage’s Jeff Overbaugh will celebrate as an NFL player. It’s been quite the holiday season for the 24-year-old rookie, who today was signed to… Read more »

Fa’amasino, Pili look to become Alaska’s next college bowl hero

December 25, 2017

When it comes to college football bowl games, Alaska has carved out its own place in the history book thanks to defining moments at crunch time by a handful of players from Anchorage. The 1993 Rose Bowl saw former West High star David Killpatrick of Washington block a punt in the final minute of the… Read more »

Williams takes advantage of first significant opportunity

December 24, 2017

The Connecticut Huskies were down big when Kwintin Williams of Anchorage entered the game, but he didn’t care. True competitors don’t need a scoreboard to tell them when to play hard. The sophomore transfer showcased a never-say-die mentality by playing to win all the way to the end to provide a ray of light in… Read more »

Kuiper re-emerges for New Mexico, playing better than ever

December 23, 2017

When his minutes evaporated, New Mexico small forward guard Dane Kuiper of Wasilla didn’t disappear. Lots of players lose their confidence when they lose their starting job, but Kuiper stayed strong and re-emerged a better player for the Lobos. How else do you explain the 6-foot-7 junior scoring as many points in the last three… Read more »

Wherever Baker lands, rocket right-hander ready for takeoff

December 21, 2017

Three weeks after adding rocket right-hander Dylan Baker of Juneau to their 40-man roster, the Milwaukee Brewers have designated him for assignment. The Brew Crew made the move after signing two veteran pitchers with extensive MLB experience, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are done with Baker. Milwaukee could still reclaim him off waivers or… Read more »

Schultz picks Northern Arizona football on NCAA Signing Day

December 20, 2017

Colony High football star Jarek Schultz considered a couple different colleges where he wanted to play football. In the end, he picked Northern Arizona. “All the coaches at NAU are great people and I feel like I made a good relationship with all of the coaching staff,” he told me. The prospect out of Palmer… Read more »