Posts By: Van Williams

Millan caps sensational season at NCAA D3 Frozen Four

March 17, 2018

Anchorage’s Mackenzie Millen capped a career-best season for the Plattsburgh Cardinals with a strong performance at the NCAA D3 Women’s Hockey Championships. The junior forward had four points in three tournament games, including a pair of helpers in a 5-4 loss to Hamline in the third-place game in Northfield, Vermont. Millen, of South High fame,… Read more »

Three Alaskans help Aquinas claim NAIA hockey national title

Anchorage’s Steven Gustafson, Mike Curran and Dawson Ellingworth won an Alaska high school state championship with West High in 2015. They got the band back together at NAIA Aquinas and returned to the top of the charts. The trio of college freshmen helped the Saints win the NAIA Hockey Tournament with a 5-1 victory over… Read more »

Johnson wins American Footgolf League opener in Florida

March 16, 2018

Palmer’s Jeremy Johnson was victorious in his first tournament of the season on the American Footgolf League Tour in Kissimmee, Florida. The 43-year-old longtime Colony High soccer coach carded a sizzling 60 on the 18-hole, par-72 Reunion Resort to score a two-shot victory over a competitive field that featured the reigning national runnerup. “The conditions… Read more »

Hall of Fame announces winners for 2018 Directors Awards

March 15, 2018

Winter sports stars and pioneers and a hardcourt success story highlight the Class of 2018 Directors Awards winners. The Directors Awards recipients will be honored at the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception April 24 at the Anchorage Museum. The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will be adding Youth Directors’ Awards… Read more »

Hale has 30 points, 10 boards as CMU reaches NAIA Sweet 16

March 14, 2018

As if leading the country in scoring wasn’t enough, Nene Hale of Anchorage showed again why she’s a national player-of-the-year candidate in the NAIA. The All-American senior delivered 30 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in an MVP performance to lead No. 8 Central Methodist to a 98-86 victory over No. 25 Arizona Christian in… Read more »

Wall goes the distance in first start for Northwestern Eagles

March 13, 2018

University of Northwestern-St. Paul’s Philip Wall of Juneau threw everything he had at Bethany College and it proved to be more than enough. The freshman right-hander needed just 81 pitches to complete a 4-1 victory in seven innings in Florida, where the NCAA D3 school from Minnesota is currently taking part in a 10-game tour… Read more »

Steffenson runs remarkable hitting streak to 26 games for Mesa

March 12, 2018

Kenai’s Paul Steffenson is piecing together one of the finest hitting performances among college players from Alaska. Like. Ever. The freshman outfielder with Mesa Community College extended his hitting streak to 26 games with a solid 3-for-8 effort in a doubleheader split against Cochise College in Arizona. Official records are not kept for hitting streaks,… Read more »

Ostrander All-American in 3,000 at NCAA Indoor Championships

March 11, 2018

Boise State’s Allie Ostrander of Kenai racked up her fifth career NCAA All-American finish, this time racing to a runner-up result in the women’s 3,000 at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. It was an outstanding effort from Ostrander to take second to a three-time national champion and help the… Read more »

Osborne scores 16 points for Whitman in D3 Elite Eight loss

March 10, 2018

Trevor Osborne of Anchorage had his best scoring night in a month for the No. 1-ranked Whitman men’s basketball team in a 130-97 loss to No. 26 Nebraska Wesleyan in the quarterfinals of the NCAA D3 Tournament in Platteville, Wisconsin. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard finished with 16 points and added five rebounds, two steals and… Read more »

Papasodora helps Kentucky rifle team win NCAA Championships

The Kentucky Wildcats rifle team won the NCAA Championships with the help of Northway’s Cat Papasodora. The junior marksman shot a perfect score in one of her smallbore rounds and racked up 1,166 points in all as Kentucky edged top-ranked West Virginia by just nine points in Charleston, South Carolina. Papasodora, of Eagle River High… Read more »