Monthly Archives: December 2014

The wait is over for Simmers after breakout game for Malone

December 6, 2014

Nobody was probably more pleased with his breakout game for Malone University more than Gus Simmers of Anchorage. The sophomore transfer was yet to get going for his new team until a 13-point performance in a 95-72 win over Houghton in Ohio. It’s the only time in five games that the 6-foot-4 forward has reached… Read more »

Jelinek named first team all-conference for Carnegie Mellon

December 4, 2014

After starting all 19 games and helping the Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team reach the NCAA D3 playoffs, freshman Keeley Jelinek of Anchorage was rewarded with a spot on the all-conference first team. The center back was a defensive dynamo for the Tartans, who ranked tenth in the nation in goals against average [.371]…. Read more »

Lasher notches double figures for fourth straight game

What sophomore slump? Most college basketball players have historically struggled in their second season, but Anchorage’s Colter Lasher is thriving for Houston Baptist University. The 6-foot-7 forward is averaging a career-high 12.6 points after the first five games and has reached double figures in four straight. He scored 16 points in a 58-55 victory over… Read more »

Alaskans help Colorado Mines reach first NCAA final four

December 3, 2014

Two Alaskans are taking part in something historic with the Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team. The seventh-ranked Orediggers have reached the NCAA D2 semifinals of the national tournament for the first time and will place eighth-ranked Rollins on Thursday in Kentucky. Chugiak’s Kendra Bulawa and Anchorage’s Maddie Woodard are both seniors on this… Read more »

Toomey punts well, but Saint John’s falls in D3 playoff

December 2, 2014

The playoffs brought out the best in Griffin Toomey of Anchorage. The sophomore punter made the Saint John’s special teams special during the NCAA D3 football playoffs, raising his level of play when the No. 13 Johnnies needed him most. Take a 35-7 victory over St. Scholastica in the first round when he averaged 36.5… Read more »

Ellis named MVP of Thanksgiving tournament in Michigan

The Central Methodist University women’s basketball team continued to master the month of November, and senior Jesse Ellis of Skagway continues to assert herself as a bona fide scorer. Ellis matched her season high with 16 points as the Eagles knocked off previously unbeaten Siena Heights 73-65 in the title game of the SHU Thanksgiving… Read more »

ASHOF co-founder Chris Myers talks public vote

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame co-founder and director Chris Myers appeared on KTUU’s “The Press Box” on Sunday to discuss Class of 2015 public voting and reflect on nine years of induction class selections.  

Johnson, Moore named all-conference for Greenville

December 1, 2014

Two Alaska football players from Greenville College in Illinois have been named first team all-conference in the NCAA D3 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Nikiski’s Lincoln Johnson was honored as a defensive lineman. The 6-foot, 215-pound sophomore made 25 tackles in 10 games. He also had three sacks and recovered two fumbles. Greenville was one of… Read more »