Monthly Archives: March 2019

Langdon named G League’s top exec; interviews for Pelicans GM

March 31, 2019

From the backcourt to the front office, Trajan Langdon of Anchorage continues to make all the right moves on the basketball court. Except rather than pulling up for jumpers like he used to do, the former NBA player is pulling the strings of the NBA G League’s Long Island Nets. The 42-year-old general manager put… Read more »

Ostrander sets new 10K mark, her 7th school record at Boise St.

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander etched her name once again in the Boise State University record book, this time clocking a school record in the women’s 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational in California. Ostrander owns at least seven school records for the Broncos and is No. 2 in three other events, in addition to her 10… Read more »

Shortridge backstops Quinnipiac to first NCAA win since 2016

March 30, 2019

Anchorage’s Andrew Shortridge made of 10 of his 20 saves in the third period as the University of Quinnipiac edged Arizona State 2-1 in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional semifinals in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 6-foot-4 junior goaltender picked up his career-high 18th win of the season, improving to 18-6-2. The Mike Richter Award finalist leads… Read more »

Hebard helps Oregon Ducks reach Elite 8 for third straight year

The Oregon Ducks may not have been at their best, but Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks was. The All-Pac-12 forward collected her sixth career double-double in 11 NCAA Tournament games, this time going for 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Ducks to a 63-53 victory over South Dakota State in the Sweet 16 matchup… Read more »

Fox ends Denison swim career as 11-time NCAA D3 All-American

March 29, 2019

Juneau’s Kenny Fox wrapped up a spectacular career with the Denison University swim and dive team by helping the Big Red win a second straight NCAA D3 title. The senior swimmer earned two All-American finishes to give him 11 in all. Fox, of Thunder Mountain High fame, was part of the 400-yard medley relay team… Read more »

Wilson turns in strong performance to turn heads in Arizona

Anchorage’s Leland Wilson held his own against next-level batters in Arizona during an exhibition game with Langley Blaze out of Canada. The 6-foot-4 left-handed pitcher gave up just one base hit and one unearned run in three innings of work against a group of minor-league players there for spring training. Wilson, of West High fame,… Read more »

Hall of Fame selects 2019 winners for annual Directors’ Awards

March 28, 2019

Incredible and inspiring Alaska athletes were selected to be honored by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame with the Class of 2019 Directors’ Awards. The Hall of Fame created the annual Directors’ Awards in 2012 as a way to pay tribute to the state’s community leaders. The awards were expanded last year to include youth… Read more »

Bookert matches season high with 7 assists in NBA G-League

March 27, 2019

Devon Bookert of Anchorage is adjusting on the fly to life in the NBA G-League. One night you’re a hero, and the next night you might play zero minutes. Such is life in a development league. Bookert is back in the starting lineup for the Austin Spurs, and the extended minutes have given the rookie… Read more »

Few Ivy League batters are as dialed in as Homza at the plate

Ivy League pitchers aren’t having much luck fooling Willy Homza of Anchorage. The Brown University senior has struck out only 10 times in 83 plate appearances. Few players are as dialed in as he is right now. Homza, of South High fame, is hitting .385 on a 10-for-26 clip in the last eight games with… Read more »

Williams has become synonymous with winning in Portugal

March 26, 2019

Anchorage’s Travante Williams scored double figures, made a difference on defense and helped Oliveirense post another comfortable victory in Portugal. In other words, just another day at the office. The defending champions in the Portuguese League began their playoff push with an 87-62 win over fourth-place Ovarense, thanks to a typical excellent effort by the… Read more »