Monthly Archives: January 2014

Harris sinks NBA D-League game-winning buzzer-beater

January 11, 2014

Don’t touch Ramon Harris. He’s burning up. The 6-foot-7 sharpshooter from Anchorage scored a NBA D-League career-high 19 points and made a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give Fort Wayne a 124-121 win over Iowa. Harris received the pass off a dribble-drive assist and swished his wide-open look from the right side, then skipped away as the… Read more »

Kurka notches first World Cup win in downhill in British Columbia

January 10, 2014

Andrew Kurka of Anchorage stuck gold today in Canada. The 21-year-old won a gold medal in the men’s sitting division on the first day of downhill competition at the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Cup in British Columbia. “It feels really great to win in what is really only my third international competition,” Kurka… Read more »

Williams commits with Abilene Christian to play NCAA D1 tennis

When three-time Alaska high school tennis champion Whitney Williams of Anchorage considered which college to pick, she made a wish list. “I wanted to know at least one person before I went there. I wanted to be close to family. I wanted it to be Division I,” she told me. At Abilene Christian University in… Read more »

Kauffman nets 17 in season-high 32 minutes for Adams State in Colorado

January 9, 2014

Anchorage’s Justin Kauffman of Adams State University notched his second-highest scoring night and played a season-high 32 minutes in an 86-74 win over Chadron State in Colorado. The 6-foot-2 reserve guard finished with 17 points after making 4-of-8 field goals and all six free throws. This was his fourth game in double figures, led by… Read more »

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Engel’s comeback from knee injury going smooth at Boise State

January 8, 2014

Judging by the way she’s played this season you wouldn’t know a knee injury sidelined Keiahnna Engel of Anchorage last year. The sophomore playmaker continues to be a steady starter for Boise State University, bouncing back stronger than ever against NCAA D1 competition. She bagged nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in… Read more »

Alaska players Cole, Effenberger & Fenumiai are tearing up NWAACC

January 7, 2014

With 32 different JCs spread over Oregon and Washington, the NWAACC is one of the biggest basketball leagues in the country. There are more than 350 women – three of the best are from Alaska. Anchorage’s Aminata Cole leads the league in blocked shots at 2.4 per game. Ketchikan’s Laci Effenberger leads the league in… Read more »

Rash rolls 255 in title match, wins WBT finals in Vegas

January 5, 2014

The greatest bowler in Alaska history picked off another tournament, winning the World Bowling Tour finals in Las Vegas. Sean Rash of Anchorage beat Mike Fagan of Texas 255-231 for the championship, capping a two-year rolling point system involving a series of international events. “Anytime you have a chance to compete, whether it’s in the… Read more »