Monthly Archives: April 2015

Cole graduates JC, signs with NCAA D2 Hawaii Pacific

April 29, 2015

Anchorage’s Aminata Cole has never been to Hawaii, but it already feels like home. The 5-foot-10 basketball player has been recruited by Hawaii Pacific coaches during her two years at Southwestern Oregon Community College, where she developed into one of the best post players in the Northwest Athletic Conference. So when it came time for… Read more »

Griffin returns to Alaska to inspire the next generation

April 27, 2015

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin learned everything she knows about basketball in Alaska so it makes sense that she would return to inspire the next generation of players. The 27-year-old professional has gone from the halls of Chugiak High to the WNBA and all over the world, taking a little bit of her home state with… Read more »

Laws takes over Game 2, leads Sao Jose to shocking win

April 26, 2015

Andre Laws of Anchorage showed he’s still got game. The 35-year-old guard pumped in a team-high 17 points to pump life back into 11th seed Sao Jose for its playoff series against No. 3 Flamengo. Sao Jose won Game 2 82-76 to even the best-of-5 quarterfinal series. Laws, of East High fame, made 7-of-13 shots… Read more »

Speedy Bakker hits .333 for Hutchinson CC softball

April 25, 2015

Taylor Bakker of Chugiak finished the JC softball season hitting .333 for the Hutchinson Blue Dragons in Kansas. The sophomore outfielder collected 14 multi-hit games and scored 29 runs in 43 games. Bakker, of Chugiak High fame, transformed her game at Hutchinson, where she learned to hit left handed to better utilize her blazing speed…. Read more »

Horn helps Osnabruck stay alive in German playoffs

Osnabruck stayed alive in the semifinal league series with 52-51 win over Veilchen in Game 2 of the German women’s second division playoff series. Starting forward Alysa Horn of Kodiak scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 23 minutes. The 6-footer made 5-of-12 shots from the floor and missed her only 3-point attempt. The… Read more »

Another outing, another money performance from Karnos

April 24, 2015

Western Nevada College again turned to Max Karnos of Anchorage out of the bullpen and again he delivered shutout relief. The sophomore right-handed tossed four goose eggs and earned the winning decision as WNC beat College of Eastern Utah 3-0 in Nevada. Karnos has been straight money this year. The 6-foot-4 Alaskan improved to 5-4… Read more »

Harris nets career-high 30 in Game 1 of D-League Finals

April 23, 2015

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris put on a shooting clinic in Game 1 of the NBA D-League Finals. The 6-foot-7 starting forward sank 8-of-13 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 30 points for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in a 119-115 loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors. Harris, of West High fame, was feeling it from start… Read more »

Van Allen continues Alaska soccer pipeline to Northern Arizona

April 22, 2015

She has carved her own footprint on the soccer field, but Haleigh Van Allen of Anchorage will follow in the footsteps of other Alaskans at Northern Arizona University. The two-time finalist for Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year has signed with the NCAA D1 Lumberjacks to continue a trend of Alaska women playing college soccer… Read more »

Swinton holes out for eagle, finishes 4th at conference meet

April 21, 2015

Tyler Swinton of Haines fired an eagle on the second-to-last hole en route to carding a 1-over 72 on the final day of the Cascade Conference Championships in Oregon. The Oregon Institute of Technology junior golfer finished fourth out of 27 men with a 54-hole total of 221 [+8] at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course. His… Read more »

Alaskans shine in the rain at 119th Boston Marathon

April 20, 2015

Alaskans excelled Monday at the 119th Boston Marathon as Anchorage’s Jeff Young won his age group and training partner Anna Dalton placed among the top 50 women. Young, 56, convincingly claimed the men’s 55-59 age group and placed 598th overall in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 23 seconds. More than 1,700 runners were entered in… Read more »