Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sherman-Newsome ninth Alaska man to score 1K at D1 level

February 28, 2015

Twenty years ago the state of Alaska didn’t have a single NCAA D1 men’s basketball player with 1,000 points. Today we have 9. Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome joined the select club today with 11 points for Colgate University in a 61-55 win over Leigh that secured the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Patriot League tournament…. Read more »

Three Alaska skiers earn All-East Region honors in New York

University of Vermont nordic skier Marion Woods of Anchorage finished third in the women’s Skimeister standings after two days of racing at the NCAA East Regional at Lake Placid. The sophomore finished fifth to earn all-region honors in each of the two disciplines to help defending NCAA runnerup Vermont win the team by an impressive… Read more »

Rima looking to rewrite Northwest Nazarene record book

February 26, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University’s Kevin Rima of Fairbanks is the school’s greatest rebounder in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. He currently ranks 15th in GNAC history with 620 rebounds and could potentially move up four spots in his final college game Saturday. The senior needs 10 to move into 11th all alone. The 6-foot-7 post player… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome scores 28, helps Colgate make history

February 25, 2015

Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage delivered another signature moment in this his best college season. The 6-foot-5 senior guard bagged a team-high 28 points on superb shooting as Colgate beat Lafayette 95-83 in Pennsylvania as the Raiders matched a program record with their 11th win in the Patriot League. It was his first 20-plus scoring night… Read more »

Tufi hits two home runs as Louisiana Tech sweeps Lamar

The greatest softball player in Alaska history played her own version of home run derby recently for Louisiana Tech. Sophomore slugger Pauline Tufi of Anchorage crushed a pair of home runs in a 10-6 win in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Lamar. She finished 3-for-3 and showed incredible power to all fields. In the… Read more »

Cole dominates under the basket for Southwestern Oregon

February 24, 2015

She stands 5-foot-11, but to opposing shooters Aminata Cole of Anchorage must seem seven feet tall. The Southwestern Oregon College sophomore center leads the Northwest Athletic Conference in blocked shots after swatting a career-high 8 shots against Chemeketa. Cole, of Dimond High fame, also scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to just miss a… Read more »

Griffin plays well in defeat, team faces must-win Sunday

February 23, 2015

If Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin and the Bendigo Spirit are going to win their third straight WNBL title in Australia, they must win their next game. The Spirit got thumped 82-63 by the Townsville Fire and now face the Sydney Uni Flames this weekend for a right to face Townsville in the March 8 Grand… Read more »

A rising star, Klie emerges into MVP candidate for UCSD

February 22, 2015

Just a sophomore, Adam Klie of Anchorage is already the best player for the University of California San Diego men’s basketball team. His stats don’t lie. Klie leads the team in scoring average [12.2], rebounds [122], steals [28], free-throw attempts [110] and field-goal percentage [.591]. The 6-foot-4 guard pumped in 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting… Read more »

Karnos no-hits Southern Idaho for 6 innings, settles for win

February 21, 2015

He wasn’t perfect, but Western Nevada College pitcher Max Karnos of Anchorage might as well have been for six innings against Southern Idaho. The sophomore right-hander faced the minimum 18 batters as he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, a walk in the third inning erased by a double play. Karnos lost the no-no… Read more »

Wilson nets 10 points, 8 assists vs. No. 6 Villanova

Derrick Wilson of Anchorage showed how valuable he is to the Marquette University men’s basketball team by never coming off the court in an 87-76 loss to sixth-ranked Villanova in Wisconsin. The senior guard played all 40 minutes for the second time this season, and posted season highs with 10 points and 8 assists. Running… Read more »