Monthly Archives: February 2018

Papasodora helps No. 3 Kentucky rifle team win NCAA qualifier

February 17, 2018

Cat Papasodora of Northway played a part in helping the third-ranked Kentucky rifle team inch closer to reaching the NCAA Championships. Nothing is official until the NCAA announces the eight-team field next week, but the Wildcats stand in good position after knocking off No. 17 Morehead State in a NCAA qualifying meet in Lexington, Kentucky…. Read more »

Jennings swims to 3 Mountain West relay titles, PRs in 100 fly

February 16, 2018

Eagle River’s Emmie Jennings has come alive at the Mountain West Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The Boise State sophomore swimmer has picked up three conference titles in three different relays and turned in a personal record in the individual 100 butterfly. And she could walk away with another championship as the Broncos hold a… Read more »

Hebard is fastest Alaska woman to score 1,000 points at D1 level

February 15, 2018

Coming out of high school, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks basically had her choice of where she wanted to play college basketball. She picked the Oregon Ducks, a decision that confused some because the Pac-12 program wasn’t a perennial power on the national scale. By now, though, people have realized Hebard is an original. The 6-foot-4… Read more »

Puoy playing her best when Arizona Western needs it most

February 13, 2018

With her injuries healed, Theyoung Puoy of Anchorage is now putting a hurt on Arizona Western opponents. The 6-foot sophomore has elevated her game as her team makes a playoff push in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. “I’m starting to be able to play my game again and my shot is on right now… Read more »

Bookert averaging 20 points in last 5 games in Czech Republic

After a slow start, Devon Bookert of Anchorage is catching fire. The former Florida State star has averaged 20.4 points over his last five games for his pro team USK Praha in the Czech Republic. Compare that to his 8-point scoring average in his first seven games. Bookert, of West High fame, has reached double… Read more »

Smelker shines at NWHL All-Star Game with goal, two assists

February 12, 2018

One of Alaska’s greatest hockey players took center stage at the National Women’s Hockey League All-Star Game in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker of the Boston Pride collected a goal and two assists to help Team Ott beat Team Leveille 8-6. The 25-year-old all-star earned the primary assist on the goal that gave her… Read more »

Wyche goes off for season-high 32 points behind 3-point bombs

February 11, 2018

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage drilled six 3-pointers as Laramie County outscored Western Nebraska by 18 points from deep en route to a 98-80 victory during JC play in Laramie, Wyoming. Wyche finished with a season-high 32 points on 13-of-20 field goals, including 6-of-11 from downtown. The 5-foot-8 guard added seven rebounds, five assists and three… Read more »

Williams logs season-high 24 minutes, 8 rebounds for UConn

Connecticut Huskies transfer Kwintin Williams of Anchorage barely plays for his new team, and when he does, it’s for only few minutes at the end of a game. Once in a while, though, he will be asked to step in and replace a teammate in foul trouble. It’s happened twice and both times the 6-foot-7… Read more »

Tolan bangs home fourth goal of season for No. 3 Elmira

February 10, 2018

Tristen Tolan of Anchorage broke a long scoreless streak while helping the Elmira Soaring Eagles extend the hockey team’s unbeaten streak. The freshman forward buried a goal in the second period as the nation’s third-ranked team earned a 6-0 win over Manhattanville during NCAA D3 action in Pine Valley, New York. Elmira is 8-0-2 over… Read more »

Liebner wins ski marathon with poles he created

February 9, 2018

When Andy Liebner claimed the Noquemanon Ski Marathon on January 27, he immediately raised his arms in celebration. Clearly visible in his bare hands were the United States Ski Pole Company poles that helped propel Liebner to a six-second victory in the 50-kilometer Nordic freestyle event in Marquette, Mich. Liebner, a Soldotna native, remarkably took… Read more »