Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thompson has pro hoops career on fast track in Germany

November 12, 2015

It’s only been two games, but Travis Thompson of Anchorage is blowing up in Germany. The rookie guard is averaging 18.5 points and has made a team-high eight 3-pointers for the Fraport Skyliners in Frankfurt. Thompson, of Dimond High fame, is also grabbing 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 35.5 minutes. His team is 1-1…. Read more »

Trade allows Chalmers to turn jeers into cheers in Memphis

November 11, 2015

Mario Chalmers of Anchorage has always been booed in Memphis. The animosity stems from the 2008 NCAA championship game when he made a game-tying 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and allow Kansas to beat Memphis for the national title. The hard feelings carried over to his NBA career with Miami… Read more »

Trending on the Blog

November 10, 2015

Thanks to all of you that tune in to the Alaska Sports Blog!  Here is a look at the stories with the most social shares over the past six months. .

TCU’s Hancock rides to Big 12 equestrian record in Texas

November 9, 2015

After earning All-America honors last season, Kari Hancock of Anchorage is showing her success with the nationally ranked Texas Christian University equestrian team was no fluke. The junior is currently 4-1 this season in Equitation on the Flat and recently set a Big 12 Conference and National Collegiate Equestrian Association regular-season record by scoring 98… Read more »

Wicks wins 100 backstroke, scores 18 points for Boise State

November 8, 2015

Boise State swimmer Sam Wicks of Anchorage won the 100-yard backstroke and scored 14 individual points during a 199-101 loss to Nevada on the road. The senior had a hand in a total of 18 points and posted one of the team’s three wins. Wicks, of East High fame, posted her third victory in the… Read more »

Fenumiai leads WOU to win, now 4-0 as starting quarterback

November 7, 2015

It hasn’t always looked pretty, but Western Oregon University quarterback Phillip Fenumiai of Juneau is sure effective. And winning make everything beautiful. The sophomore improved to 4-0 as the team’s starting signal caller after tossing four touchdown passes and accounting for a season-best 223 yards of total offense in a 33-15 win over South Dakota… Read more »

Pigg earns assist in first career start for Hamline soccer

She had prepared for the moment her whole soccer career so Brook Pigg of Anchorage was ready to rock. Earning her first start in her final home game at Hamline University, the senior midfielder assisted on the winning goal in a 3-0 victory in the snow over Bethel in Minnesota. After getting honored before the… Read more »

With Fletcher leading the way BYU cross country finds its groove

November 6, 2015

Go ahead, poke fun and call him grandpa or old man, Aaron Fletcher of Anchorage has heard it all. At 24, he gets plenty of grief from his cross-country running teammates at Brigham Young University. Some of them were in middle school when he graduated from South High in 2009. Last week, he was part… Read more »

Bookert in exclusive company when it comes to shooting the 3

November 5, 2015

Devon Bookert of Anchorage enters his final season at Florida State University as one of the greatest shooters in school history. He is gunning to become the first FSU player to rank in the top five in career 3-point and free-throw shooting. Bookert, of West High fame, is shooting for another honor: best college shooter… Read more »

Holley, now healthy, waits patiently for NFL team to call

November 3, 2015

Every time his cell phone rings, Caleb Holley of Anchorage can’t help but hope it’s his future calling. The 24-year-old wants to answer a call from the NFL. The undrafted free agent wide receiver had spent parts of the last two seasons on the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills, but he’s no longer with… Read more »