Monthly Archives: December 2015

Griffin drops double-double, but Bendigo’s struggles continue

December 20, 2015

Even though her team is struggling to win, Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is not struggling to put up huge numbers. The 6-foot-2 forward collected 24 points and 12 rebounds, yet in couldn’t prevent the Bendigo Spirit’s 67-64 loss to Sydney in Australia. Bendigo – which Griffin has led to the WNBL Grand Final in… Read more »

Effenberger has impressive 3-point shooting streak going

December 19, 2015

Ketchikan’s Laci Effenberger has been a mark of consistency at Cal State East Bay. The 5-foot-7 guard has made a 3-pointer in 26 consecutive games dating back to last season. She continued her personal-best streak tonight with 4-of-10 shooting from downtown en route to scoring 16 points in a 69-47 win over Stanislaus State in… Read more »

Heun victorious at WSOF26, earns career MMA win No. 9

Jake Heun of Anchorage continued his success in the World Series of Fighting. The 28-year-old mixed martial arts light heavyweight improved to 3-1 with the fight promoters after earning a split decision over Clinton Williams as part of the main card for WSOF26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heun, of Palmer High fame, improved to 9-4… Read more »

Carlos delivers season highs w/ 22 & 13 for Wenatchee Valley

December 18, 2015

Former Alaska 2A player of the year Drew Carlos of Togiak had the best basketball game of her college career the other night for Wenatchee Valley. The 5-foot-11 sophomore delivered season highs with 22 points and 13 rebounds in a 62-58 win over Clackamas College in NWAC play in Oregon. Carlos, of Dillingham High fame,… Read more »

Brackett provides hustle and muscle for Ancilla College

Sophomore Travon Brackett of Anchorage is doing his thing for the red-hot Ancilla College men’s basketball team. The Chargers won their fifth straight game and improved to 10-3 this year with a 96-51 win over Harry S. Truman in Donaldson, Indiana. Brackett, of West Valley High fame, collected 10 points, six rebounds and six assists. The… Read more »

Thompson drains 10 3s on the way to scoring 36 in Germany

December 16, 2015

There’s feeling it, and then there’s whatever Anchorage’s Travis Thompson did in Germany over the weekend. The rookie guard with the Fraport Skyliners drilled 10-of-18 3-pointers and scored a career-high 36 points in a 95-57 win over Licher Baeren. Thompson, of Dimond High fame, also made 4-of-4 free throws, grabbed four rebounds and had two… Read more »

Lehnhart scores goal in D3 national championship game

Jackson Lehnhart of Juneau swallowed his pride when he joined the Amherst College soccer team three years ago. The big-time goal scorer in high school was moved to center back, a defense-minded position where his new job was to prevent goals. For 40 career games the junior didn’t score a goal. Then Amherst advanced to… Read more »

Klie pumps in 19 against third-ranked D2 team in the country

December 15, 2015

Adam Klie of Anchorage continues to attack the basket and good things continue to happen. The 6-foot-4 guard went 7-of-10 from the foul line on his way to scoring a season-high 19 points for No. 14 UC San Diego in a 67-63 loss to No. 3 Western Oregon in a NCAA D2 battle of unbeatens… Read more »

Fresh perspective paves way for Wicks to break school record

December 14, 2015

Sam Wicks of Anchorage didn’t come to Boise State University to swim the 200-yard backstroke, yet she will leave as the school’s greatest in the event. She was recruited as a sprinter but is now one of the most versatile swimmers in the Mountain West Conference. Last year she earned all-conference honors in seven events… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome hangs 31 in pro debut in Spain

December 13, 2015

Almost a year after he scored 30 points for the only time in his college career, Damon Sherman-Newsome hung 31 in his pro debut. The 6-foot-4 guard from Anchorage wasn’t shy with his new team, taking 28 shots in 38 minutes. His teammates won’t mind. They need his scoring punch. Enrique Soler has dropped five… Read more »