Monthly Archives: April 2014

Younger Sherman-Newsome to play for D2 New York Tech

April 30, 2014

When 18-year-old Iziah Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage used to daydream about playing college basketball, he always walked away with a degree in the end. He values an education as much as the game itself. “School is very important,” he told me. “Everybody wants to go Division I, but since I didn’t have the chance I think… Read more »

Cal State East Bay coach has déjà vu recruiting Effenberger

April 28, 2014

The last time the Cal State East Bay women’s basketball coach recruited Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan it was 2009. She was a junior in high school. Then Effenberger suffered five knee surgeries and the coach probably figured she’d never see Effenberger’s name again. Never say never. Effenberger worked her way back onto the court with… Read more »

Cohen keys Whitman’s first winning season since 1982

April 27, 2014

Juneau’s Aaron Cohen hit a home run and pitched seven innings today to help Whitman College beat Whitworth 8-6 in the Northwest Conference finale for both teams. It was a milestone victory as Whitman secured its first winning record since 1982, moving to 20-18 on the season. Cohen smacked a two-run homer in the third… Read more »

Title drought over for Harris: He’s NBA D-League champ

April 26, 2014

The wait is over for Anchorage’s Ramon Harris, who is a champion again for the first time since high school. Harris and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants captured the 2014 NBA D-League Finals title with a 2-0 victory over the Santa Cruz Warriors in the best-of-3 series. Fort Wayne defeated Santa Cruz 119-113 in Game… Read more »

Wood leads New Mexico Highlands softball team in hitting

With two more hits today, Jacki Wood of Anchorage secured her first batting title with the New Mexico Highlands University softball team. The junior transfer is in her first season with the NCAA D2 team after coming over from West Virginia Tech, where she finished her two-year career as the school’s wins leader for pitchers…. Read more »

Harris, Fort Wayne in NBA D-League Finals, Game 1 today

April 24, 2014

The last time Ramon Harris of Anchorage hoisted a championship trophy at the end of the basketball season, he was at West High. That was 2006. Now 25, Harris is the closest he’s been in years with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants having advanced to the NBA D-League Finals against the Santa Cruz Warriors. Game… Read more »

Miller hits first home run, lifts career average to .383

April 23, 2014

Aaron Miller of Anchorage smacked his first career home run for the Mayville State University baseball team in a 5-1 victory over the University of Winnipeg. The 5-foot-9 sophomore outfielder finished 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and three RBIs for the NAIA Comets. He raised his batting average to .355 in 44 games this… Read more »

Laws steps up game, guides team into elite 8 in Brazil

April 22, 2014

The postseason has brought out the best in Andre Laws of Anchorage. The 34-year-old professional basketball player stepped up his game in the first round of the league playoffs in Brazil, helping Sao Jose edge Palmeiras 3-2 in the best-of-5 series. Laws, of East High fame, scored double figures in four of the five games,… Read more »

Clark’s bat leads Edmonds CC to historic sweep in softball

Like most freshman, Faith Clark of Ketchikan had to wait her turn when she got to college. She finally got her shot for Edmonds Community College and she didn’t drop the ball. In fact, she crushed the ball. Clark belted home runs in back-to-back and finished 4-for-6 in the doubleheader as Edmonds swept Skagit Valley… Read more »

Thompson homers twice, has 5 RBIs for Pacific Lutheran

April 21, 2014

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson had a historic day at the plate Sunday for Pacific Lutheran University. The sophomore infielder clubbed a pair of home runs and drove in five runs as PLU beat the league’s second-place team Willamette 11-5 in Oregon. Thompson, of Dimond High fame, finished 4-for-5 with 11 total bases in one of the… Read more »