Monthly Archives: April 2015

Harris headed back to NBA D-League Finals with Fort Wayne

April 20, 2015

He doesn’t get the attention like other professional athletes from Alaska, but Ramon Harris of Anchorage is the on verge of accomplishing something special. The 6-foot-7 starting forward is shooting for back-to-back NBA D-League titles with the defending champion Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Fort Wayne punched its ticket with a 103-85 win over Canton in… Read more »

Horn reaches double digits, but Osnabruck drops Game 1

April 19, 2015

Starting forward Alysa Horn of Kodiak played 30 minutes for Osnabruck in a 69-65 home loss to Veilchen in Game 1 of the German playoffs. The former UAA star collected 10 points and 7 rebounds in second division Bundesliga action. Osnabruck fell behind 25-9 after the first quarter and fought back in the second half… Read more »

Karnos throws 5 scoreless innings, lowers ERA to 1.91

A new wrinkle got Western Nevada College pitcher Max Karnos of Anchorage back in the win column. Used as a reliever for the first time this season, the right-hander pitched five scoreless innings to earn his first winning decision in almost a month as the Wildcats beat Colorado Northwestern 6-1. “Max did a nice job… Read more »

DeLoach-Soukup returns to long jump, wins bronze at Mt. SAC

April 18, 2015

Janay DeLoach-Soukup of Fairbanks skipped most major long jump events last year because of an injury to her left ankle, and when she did compete she had to abandon her traditional takeoff by jumping with her right foot. She’s back jumping off her left foot and the results are getting her back on the right… Read more »

Give me 5! Thompson has 5 hits, 5 RBIs for Pacific Lutheran

Anchorage’s Tyler Thompson of Pacific Lutheran University had the game of his life in what has been the best season of his college baseball career. The junior third baseman went 5-for-6 with 5 RBIs and 3 runs scores during a 22-2 victory over Lewis & Clark in the second game of today’s NCAA D3 doubleheader… Read more »

A star comes home, Engel to transfer to UAA for final year

April 17, 2015

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the whole coming home, feel-good story for Anchorage’s Keiahnna Engel, who told me today she will transfer from Boise State University and play her final season next year for the UAA women’s basketball team. But she’s not interested in fairy tales. She’s coming here to win games, to… Read more »

Updike brothers go 1-2 in steeplechase heat at Mt. SAC Relays

The Eastern Oregon University track team is competing at the 57th annual Mt. SAC Relays in California this weekend for the first time. Two brothers from Alaska helped EOU make quite the impression. Isaac Updike and Lucas Updike of Ketchikan went 1-2 in the opening heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase to help both hit their… Read more »

Already armed with 21 wins, Williams aims for more with ACU

April 16, 2015

Abilene Christian University tennis player Whitney Williams of Anchorage has been victorious 21 times this season as a freshman at the NCAA D1 level. It has been one of the best college seasons by a player from Alaska, but she isn’t finished. Williams, of South High fame, will conclude the Southland Conference season this weekend… Read more »

Swinton helps Oregon Tech golf make school history

April 15, 2015

He wasn’t thrilled with how he played, but Tyler Swinton of Haines can take comfort in helping the Oregon Institute of Technology golf team make school history. Oregon Tech claimed its first regular-season tournament title after winning the Northwest Christian University Invitational in Oregon, beating Concordia by just one stroke. Swinton finished 11th in the… Read more »

Hickel caps sensational hockey season with gold medal

April 14, 2015

Zoe Hickel of Anchorage was all smiles after helping Team USA win the women’s world championship in Sweden. In doing so she became just the second Alaska woman since Palmer’s Kerry Weiland to claim gold at worlds. Hickel, of Service High fame, assisted on a goal in a 3-1 win over Russia in the semifinals…. Read more »