Monthly Archives: November 2013

Engel collects first college career double-double for Boise State

November 13, 2013

After struggling in the first game of the season, Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage came back to deliver her first double-double of her college career. The sophomore starting guard scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 76-68 win over Lewis-Clark State. Engel, of Dimond High fame, made 3-of-9 shots, incuding one 3-pointer, and sank… Read more »

Alaska runners, coaches excel at college regionals

November 12, 2013

Isaac Updike of Ketchikan nearly won another major title, but he settled for getting Eastern Oregon University to the national championships instead. Updike finished second at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in Caldwell, Idaho, covering the 8-K race in 25:47. Last spring he won a national title in the steeplechase. The top 12 finishers earned… Read more »

Lewis & Lewis continue to make twin killing at Alabama State

November 11, 2013

Even at birth, Ariela and Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage were a package deal. The twin sisters were born six minutes apart and they have been close ever since. They can communicate without saying a word, an unspoken language that comes in handy on the soccer field for Alabama State University. “We have always worked off… Read more »

Kisken scores to bookend University of Chicago career with goals

Sawyer Kisken of Fairbanks finished his soccer career at the University of Chicago the same way it started – by scoring a goal. The senior defensive midfielder found the net in the 16th minute in a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington University of St. Louis after he buried an 18-yard shot in his final game…. Read more »

Chabot College will go as far in playoffs as Lujan will take it

November 10, 2013

Freshman quarterback Zach Lujan of Anchorage has put Chabot College in the California JC playoff picture after leading the team to a 5-1 record over the last six weeks. He turned in another terrific performance in a 49-14 victory over West Hills Coalinga, completing 17-of-25 passes and throwing three touchdowns. Lujan, of South High fame,… Read more »

Nielson’s personal success coincides with resurgence of Gonzaga

It’s one thing to have your best season, but then to do it while helping your team enjoy its best season in two decades. That’s the best of both worlds. Welcome to Deanna Nielson’s world. The Gonzaga University sophomore has benefitted from a position change and the Bulldogs have benefited from her stellar play, with… Read more »

Bookert nets 16 points, two career highs for Florida State in opener

November 9, 2013

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert has been handed the keys to the Florida State offense, responsible for driving the team to success. The sophomore starting point guard ran on all cylinders in tonight’s season opener, a 91-67 victory over Jacksonville. The 6-foot-3 Alaskan bagged 16 points and a career-high nine rebounds and five steals in 32 minutes…. Read more »

Friedli sparkles, sweeps events in college debut

Last year’s Cook Inlet Conference Diver of the Year Katilin Friedli of Eagle River didn’t waste any time establishing herself as the No. 1 diver at Colgate University. The freshman in her collegiate debut swept both springboard events aginast Lehigh in Patriot League action in Bethlehem, Pa. Friedli, of Chugiak High fame, accounted for 18… Read more »

Welcome to our New Website

November 7, 2013

Welcome to the new virtual home of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame!  Patrick Stinson at Vedana Media designed a site that is both classic and high-tech.  Highlights of the new site include the inductee galleries, the interactive voting page, the new look for the Alaska Sports Blog, and homepage slideshow.  Other pages including the… Read more »