Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rumley wraps up Grinnell tennis career with doubles title

October 22, 2015

Julia Rumley of Anchorage went out a winner. The Grinnell College senior tennis player won her final tournament with doubles partner Syndey Banach at the Midwest Conference Women’s Tennis Championships in Madison, Wisconsin. They ran away with the No. 3 doubles event, outscoring opponents 24-4 in three NCAAA D3 matches. Rumley, of East High fame,… Read more »

Wicks kicks off senior season with four wins for Boise State

October 21, 2015

Sam Wicks of Anchorage had a hand in scoring 48 of Boise State’s 185 points during a recent victory over Idaho in NCAA D1 women’s swimming action. The versatile senior racked up 22 individual points after winning the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke, and placing second in the 100 butterfly. She was part of… Read more »

Hickel, Smelker both score as Pride win again in NWHL

October 20, 2015

Anchorage’s Zoe Hickel and Jordan Smelker each found the back of the net for the Boston Pride in a 7-1 win over the New York Riverters in the National Women’s Hockey League. Hickel, of South High fame, scored two goals and added an assist to earn the first star of the game. She scored her… Read more »

Perkins grabs 11 rebounds, beats former team in Turkey

October 19, 2015

Play professional basketball long enough like Doron Perkins of Anchorage has and you’re bound to play old teams. A veteran of 11 seasons, Perkins has been all over the world. He’s played in Turkey a couple different times and returned there this season with Yesilgiresun Belediye. He faced off against his former team, Besiktas, and… Read more »

Bookert, Kuiper execute windmill jams in college dunk contests

October 18, 2015

Who dunked it best? Florida State’s Devon Bookert of Anchorage and New Mexico’s Dane Kuiper of Wasilla both executed wonderful windmill dunks during opening night practices. The 6-foot-3 Bookert is a beast – just watch how easily he makes it look to throw a pass off the backboard to himself and then finish with a… Read more »

Fenumiai quarterbacks WOU to win, now 2-0 as starter

October 17, 2015

He didn’t have his A-game, but Phillip Fenumiai of Juneau showed fortitude, fight and in the end found a way to lead Western Oregon to 31-25 win over Central Washington. The sophomore quarterback overcame three interceptions by accounting for three touchdowns and 220 yards of total offense in just his second start under center. “Yeah,… Read more »

Fletcher provides leadership for 9th-ranked BYU cross country

When Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage graduated high school in 2009, most of his teammates on the nationally ranked BYU cross country team were in middle school. He’s the second-oldest runner on the team, but age hasn’t slowed him down. Fletcher was the only BYU senior to score points for the ninth-ranked Cougars as they finished… Read more »

OMG! Ostrander wins in stunning fashion at Wisconsin Invite

October 16, 2015

Another race, another broken ceiling for Boise State freshman Allie Ostrander of Kenai. It seems like this girl does something special every time she laces ’em up. This time the diminutive dynamo won inarguably her biggest race when she lowered the 6-K course record at the adidas Wisconsin Invitational in a time of 19 minutes,… Read more »

Gonzalez slams season-high 10 kills for Ancilla volleyball

October 15, 2015

Sophomore Xalina Gonzalez of Anchorage blasted a season-high 10 kills for Ancilla College in a four-set win over Lake Michigan in Donaldson, Indiana. The 5-foot-6 outside hitter was especially strong in the fourth set when Ancilla hung on for a 26-24 win to clinch the match. “I was happy with Xalina’s efforts,” Chargers coach Lana… Read more »

Swinton shoots 2-under, finishes tournament 4th for Oregon Tech

October 14, 2015

Oregon Tech University golfer Tyler Swinton of Haines is notoriously tough on himself when it comes to his game. Most golfers are that way. But even Swinton had to break into a smile after breaking par. The senior carded a 2-under over 54 holes to finish fourth out of 66 finishers at the College of… Read more »