Monthly Archives: January 2015

Roelle, Updike earn NAIA automatic qualifying times on track

January 22, 2015

It didn’t take long for Anchorage’s Hans Roelle and Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike of Eastern Oregon University to punch their ticket to the biggest meet of the season. They did it on their first try while running at the Husky Preview Meet at the University of Washington in Seattle. Rolle, of West High fame, earned an… Read more »

With mental fortitude, Miller wins before matches start

January 20, 2015

He has won more than 100 wrestling matches at the college level and Jared Miller of Kotzebue believes more than half were decided before he stepped foot on the mat. Confidence is a beautiful thing. The 23-year-old NAIA All-American at Montana State University-Northern approaches every match believing he will win because he prepares to win… Read more »

Antesberger has perfect weekend on wrestling mat

January 19, 2015

West Liberty State College wrestler Eric Antesberger of North Pole picked up a pair of victories over the weekend in West Virginia. The 174-pounder gave up a total of just two points in two matches, first beating Dan Ingulli of East Stroudsburg 4-1 and then Austin Antill of Ohio Valley 3-1. Last month, Antesberger finished… Read more »

O’Leary swims to relay win for Wyoming

January 18, 2015

University of Wyoming swimmer Ryan O’Leary of Seward picked up another relay win. The 6-foot-3 senior swam the third leg for the 400-yard freestyle relay that beat the University of Denver during a meet with a time of 3:02.51. He has been a relay winner in each of his four seasons at Wyoming and won… Read more »

TruGame teams with former NBA player to fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest

January 17, 2015

TruGame teams with former NBA player to fight Sudden Cardiac Arrest The game of basketball is demanding, but sudden cardiac arrest is threatening to take players out of the game of life. SCA claims a life every two minutes – that’s more than breast cancer, lung cancer and AIDS. Yet it doesn’t necessarily get the… Read more »

Lasher scores 18, grabs 9 boards for Houston Baptist

It used to be that college sophomores hit the wall, but Houston Baptist University forward Colter Lasher of Anchorage has knocked it down. He’s reached double figures in 10 of 15 games this season and he’s among the league leaders with a .512 shooting percentage. The 6-foot-7 sophomore made 7-of-12 shots as he scored 18… Read more »

Harris epitomizes never-quit spirit of NBA D-League

January 16, 2015

The NBA dream is still there, and Ramon Harris of Anchorage is tantalizing close. The 26-year-old has found his niche in the NBA D-League with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, steadily improving in each of his four years as a professional to the point where he’s now a legitimate 3-point threat. Harris, of West High… Read more »

Wojciechowski raves about Wilson’s durability, win-ability

January 15, 2015

Derrick Wilson of Anchorage played in his 100th consecutive game for the Marquette University men’s basketball last night. His performance was typical, too. The starting senior guard collected 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals and a blocked shot in 32 minutes in a 53-52 win over Creighton in Big East play. Wilson, of East High… Read more »

2015 Directors’ Awards winners announced

January 14, 2015

Two coaches who have built championship programs and two female athletes with tremendous resumes and quality characters make up the 2015 Directors’ Awards class. The 2015 Directors’ Awards recipients will be recognized along with the Class of 2015 inductees during the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ceremony at the Anchorage Museum on Thursday, March… Read more »

Conference free-throw leader, Ellis ices victory for CMU

January 13, 2015

When the Central Methodist University women’s basketball team needs to ice a game from the free-throw line, it turns to Skagway’s Jesse Ellis, who must have ice-water in her veins. The senior guard has been money at the foul line this season, making 33-of-37 attempts to lead the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference at… Read more »