Monthly Archives: October 2015

Lujan back under center for SDSU, back to winning ways

October 31, 2015

Zach Lujan of Anchorage returned to the field for the South Dakota State University football team and played a lot like the quarterback he was before he got hurt. The junior competed 15-of-19 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters as the Jackrabbits beat Missouri State 39-0 on the road. Lujan, of… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit to play in NBA D-League alongside fellow Alaskan

October 30, 2015

Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit could have gone to Brazil to play professional basketball and he would have probably lived like a king. But he turned it down to follow his dream. Instead of the lap of luxury, Abdul-Bassit will grind it out the NBA D-League. Not everything is about money. “I had a discussion with my… Read more »

Read our fall 2015 newsletter – AKtive

Click here to read the fall 2015 edition of AKtive Welcome to our first newsletter! Our story goes back more than a decade. In 2004, the founders of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame (Brad Precosky, Chris Myers and myself ) wanted to do more than put plaques on a wall. We intended for Teach, Honor, Inspire to… Read more »

Effenberger just grateful to be on the basketball court

October 29, 2015

There aren’t a lot of 23-year-olds playing college basketball and fewer coming off seven knee surgeries, but Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan doesn’t care about labels. If she did she might not be playing college basketball today. Armed with amazing toughness and resiliency, she has managed to overcome obstacles along a rough road to make it… Read more »

Diving header by Lewis wins key SWAC game for Alabama State

October 28, 2015

Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis has scored a ton of goals in her soccer career at Alabama State University. This one, though, was probably her greatest The junior forward scored the game-winning goal off a diving header in the 86th minute to provide a dramatic 3-2 win over Prairie View A&M at home. Lewis scored twice and… Read more »

Dunbar kicks competition to the curb at Boston Mayor’s Cup

October 27, 2015

A twisted ankle momentarily derailed Trevor Dunbar’s rookie season as a professional runner, but the Kodiak runner is back. And he’s better than ever. The eight-time All-American beat a strong lead pack to win the men’s 8K championship at the 25th annual Boston Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet. Dunbar, of Oregon Ducks fame, pulled away… Read more »

Shamburg recognized for defensive prowess at Phoenix College

October 26, 2015

Trask Shamburg of Anchorage didn’t score a goal or have a single assist, but soccer isn’t just about offense. His sacrifice on defense helped Phoenix College post seven shutouts in 19 games, something that didn’t go unnoticed. The freshman defender has been named to the All-Region I/All-ACCAC Honorable Mention list. Shamburg, of Dimond High fame,… Read more »

Callahan shoots for Olympic Trials in marathon, steeplechase

October 25, 2015

Maggie Callahan of Fairbanks will be knocking on the door of opportunity on Halloween. Never mind candy, though, she wants a sweet time in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon. “My goal is run to 1:15, which would qualify me for the marathon in the Olympic Trials in February,” Callahan told me. The 27-year-old… Read more »

Cavanaugh has busy week with Oregon State swim team

October 24, 2015

Anchorage’s Jesikah Cavanaugh participated in 10 races in a span of a week for the Oregon State University swim team. The junior is a butterfly specialist and competed in 100- and 200-yard individual races as well as medley and freestyle relays. Cavanaugh, of East High fame, earned a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 100… Read more »

Williams rolls a 254 in college debut w/ Iowa Central

Logan Williams of Anchorage made a promising debut for the Iowa Central Community College bowling team. The freshman was just one of 17 men out of 187 participants in the Sandhills Classic to carry a 200 average in the tournament at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska. Better yet his high game of 254 tied… Read more »