Monthly Archives: February 2015

Heun returns to MMA octagon in World Series of Fighting

February 20, 2015

Anchorage’s Jake Heun will return to the World Series of Fighting promotion when he takes on fellow light heavyweight Teddy Holder of Tennessee on March 28 in Arizona. It’ll be the third mixed martial arts fight for the 27-year-old Alaskan in the last eight months; he won the previous two. Heun [7-3] won his WSOF… Read more »

Wicks sets school record, wins silver at MWC Championships

February 19, 2015

Boise State University swimmer Samantha Wicks of Anchorage twice broke her own school record and won a silver medal in the 200 IM on Day 2 of the Mountain West Swimming & Diving Championships in Texas. She swam a 1:58.44 to post the fastest time in qualifying in the morning then dropped the record to… Read more »

Bookert converts rare 4-point play, scores 18 for FSU

February 18, 2015

Florida State University basketball player Devon Bookert of Anchorage shot the ball beautifully in a 69-60 win over visiting Boston College in a key ACC win. The 6-foot-3 guard made 6-of-7 field goals for a season-high .857 shooting percentage on his way to scoring 18 points. That’s his third-highest point total in 21 games this… Read more »

Souders sprints to third relay school record at Portland

February 17, 2015

Hannah Souders of Anchorage is rewriting the record book for the University of Portland women’s track and field team. The junior sprinter earned a share of her third relay school record over the weekend at the Husky Classic in Seattle as Portland won the distance medley relay in 11:36.66 for an indoor school record. Souders,… Read more »

Two days, two game-winning hits for PLU’s Thompson

February 16, 2015

It seems like these days all Tyler Thompson of Anchorage does is win games with base hits. The Pacific Lutheran University baseball player doubled in the game-winning runs to beat Corban University in each of the last two days in Oregon. “In big situations it’s been nice to come through,” he told me. “I’ve been… Read more »

Charter Inductee George Attla passes away

George Attla, the “Huslia Hustler” whose mushing achievements made him an Alaska rock star during the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 81, and beloved across the state. “May my Dad rest in peace,” Amanda Attla wrote on her Facebook page Sunday evening. “He’s at… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit goes off for career-high seven 3s, 24 points

February 14, 2015

Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit used a smoking hot first-half shooting effort to carry him to a career-high 24 points for the University of Oregon. The 6-foot-4 guard started the game and wasted no time finding his rhythm, sinking six 3-pointers in the first half. He finished with seven 3s as UCLA locked him down in the… Read more »

Talbot, Kirk, Woods finish top 10 at Middlebury Carnival

Three Anchorage cross-country skiers were among the fastest at the annual Middlebury College Winter Carnival in Vermont. Silas Talbot of Dartmouth College nearly won the men’s 10-K classic race, finishing second among 68 finishers with a time of 26:13. The senior standout turned in another top-10 finish with a ninth-place showing in the 10-K skate… Read more »

Lasher has nice all-around game in Houston Baptist win

February 13, 2015

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher recorded 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Houston Baptist in an effort every bit as good as the numbers. The 6-foot-7 forward was especially productive in the later stages of the game when his team needed a lift during a 77-66 victory over A&M Corpus Christi during NCAA D1 men’s… Read more »

Mattson goes 7-for-7 from foul line for Portland

University of Portland sophomore Hannah Mattson of Fairbanks put on a free-throw shooting clinic against Pepperdine. She sank a career-high seven free throws on her way to scoring a season-high 9 points in a 76-72 loss during West Coast Conference women’s basketball action in California. Mattson, of West Valley High fame, helped Portland nearly rally… Read more »