Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kieffer Christianson [SKIING] DRAFT

April 12, 2014

Join Challenge Alaska and USA Paralympics as we explore the world of biathlon in the summer. It’s a great time to learn about the sport. Don’t miss out on this free event.

Harris settles into role, ready for NBA D-League playoffs

April 10, 2014

Being patient isn’t always easy, especially when you’re a professional basketball player waiting for your time to shine. But Anchorage’s Ramon Harris never lost doubt. The second-year forward with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants drew inspiration from his faith and believed his number would get called. When it finally did, he was ready. The 6-foot-7… Read more »

Laws doesn’t miss a shot, leads team to playoff win in Brazil

April 9, 2014

It was the biggest game of the year and Andre Laws was feeling it. The 34-year-old Anchorage guard delivered one of the greatest performances of his pro career, scoring 20 points on perfect shooting to lead Sao Jose to an 80-70 victory over Palmeiras in Brazil. Sao Jose now leads the best-of-five series 2-0 with… Read more »

Alaskans shine like a diamond on college baseball fields

April 8, 2014

Whether it was hitting, pitching, or both, college baseball players from Alaska had a wonderful weekend in the Lower 48. At Mayville State, Anchorage’s Aaron Miller continued his Tony Gwynn impersonation with a 6-for-13 performance in a four-game series against Presentation College in a battle of the Dakotas. This guy is hitting .402 in 45… Read more »

Jordan wins Macalester College’s first NCAA title in diving

April 7, 2014

Already the most accomplished diver in Macalester College history, Renee Jordan of Anchorage is now the best in the country. The former Alaska state champion won a national championship after placing first in the 1-meter competition at the NCAA D3 Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Indianapolis. Jordan is a senior at Macalester College in… Read more »

Clifford starts, Kelter scores for USA at rugby event in China

April 6, 2014

After wrapping up her college basketball career at Western Oregon University last year, Lorrie Clifford of Eagle River wasn’t ready to walk away from her competitive lifestyle. She was a flag football and basketball star in high school and a four-year basketball starter in college. She wasn’t going to the WNBA, but she wasn’t ready… Read more »

No horsing around, Hancock excels in equestrian for Texas Christian

April 5, 2014

Kari Hancock of Anchorage has been around horses her whole life, but that doesn’t mean they are all the same. They are still animals. She was reminded of that at the Big 12 Championships in Waco, Texas, where the Texas Christian University freshman rider was partnered with different horses on both days of NCAA D1… Read more »

Harris, Mad Ants win NBA D-League regular-season title

April 4, 2014

Ramon Harris of Anchorage hasn’t played in the NBA, but he’s done just about everything else in the game of basketball. He played at Kentucky. He had 48 points with a pro team in China. He reached the league championship in Germany. He was the first Alaskan to play in the NBA D-League. And now… Read more »

Perkins leads Turkish pro team to sixth straight win

April 2, 2014

Besiktas is the hottest team in the Turkish League with six straight wins, and Anchorage’s Doron Perkins has his fingerprints all over the latest victory. The 6-foot-3 guard showcased his all-around skills and posted a season-high player ranking of 28 in an 87-77 triumph over Mersin in the city of Akdeniz. Perkins almost bagged a… Read more »

Bookert hits big 3, scores 13 in NIT semifinals at MSG

April 1, 2014

They call Madison Square Garden in New York City ‘The World’s Most Famous Arena’ and tonight for a moment Devon Bookert of Anchorage took center stage. The Florida State guard hit the biggest shot of his life in the closing seconds of the NIT semifinal when he drained a game-tying, buzzer-beating 3-pointer to force overtime… Read more »