Monthly Archives: February 2015

Abdul-Bassit makes big defensive play to secure Oregon win

February 4, 2015

A 3-point shooter by trade, Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage showed off his defensive skills to help the University of Oregon beat the University of Washington in Eugene. The 6-foot-4 guard tipped a pass for a steal in the closing seconds to help secure a 78-74 victory in Pac-12 play. He iced two free throws with… Read more »

Wicks goes 4-for-4, continues Boise St. home win streak

Sam Wicks of Anchorage was victorious in all four of her races as the Bose State University women’s swimming and diving team extended its home win streak to 18 straight. Boise State defeated Nevada 163-97 with Wicks bookending the meet with relay wins. The all-conference junior star opened things up with a win in the… Read more »

Alaska athletes stand together against domestic violence

February 3, 2015

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame is proud that so many Alaskan athletes agreed to join community members and organizations to stand united against domestic violence and child abuse. Thank you to Hall of Fame inductees Mario Chalmers , Scott Gomez, Trajan Langdon, Kikkan Randall, Mark Schlereth and AK athletes Damen Bell-Holter, Matt Carle, Alev… Read more »

Induction Ceremony set for Tonight!

February 2, 2015

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ceremony to honor the Class of 2015 inductees and annual Directors’ Awards winners will take place tonight at the Anchorage Museum auditorium at 625 C Street in downtown Anchorage.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 7:30-9pm with a receiving-line reception to follow in… Read more »

Healthy Futures – The Year So Far

(From the Play Every Day Blog) It’s been an exciting first half of the 2014/15 school year for Healthy Futures. Our program had a record number of students from 173 Alaska schools participate in the Fall 2014 Healthy Futures Challenge — nearly 18,500 kids, in fact. The Spring Healthy Futures Challenge starts this Sunday, Feb…. Read more »

Ellis produces third double-double for Central Methodist

Jesse Ellis of Skagway remains to be a shine of light on an otherwise dark season for Central Methodist. The team has dropped 8 of 11 conference games, but Ellis has performed like a first-team all-star. The senior guard leads the NAIA Heart of America Athletic Conference in free-throw percentage [.875] and ranks second in… Read more »

Griffin steps up Down Under, proves she’s still the MVP

February 1, 2015

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin laid down the law and proved she’s still the MVP of the Women’s National Basketball League in Australia. The former NCAA All-American provided a personal 7-0 run inside the final five minutes to help the Bendigo Spirit beat the Townsville Fire 66-66. Griffin finished with 18 points and continued to fuel… Read more »