Monthly Archives: December 2015

Johnson dishes 15 dimes for South Mountain in Arizona

December 13, 2015

Freshman Desmond Johnson of Anchorage is playing at an incredibly high level this month for South Mountain Community College in Arizona. The 5-foot-10 guard is averaging nearly 10 assists in December, highlighted by his season-high 15-assist performance in last night’s 103-80 win over Tohono O’odham. He added six points and a season-high eight rebounds in… Read more »

Younger Sherman-Newsome thrives with new team in Wyoming

December 12, 2015

His team is new but his 3-point stroke is the same no matter where Anchorage’s Iziah Sherman-Newsome plays college basketball. He is virtually shooting the ball the same with his new team, Laramie County Community College, as he did with his old team, New York Institute of Technology. The biggest difference is now he’s starting…. Read more »

Hobbs cans 3 treys en route to scoring 9 points in 11 minutes

December 10, 2015

Jack Hobbs of Anchorage went 3-for-3 from 3-point range for the second time this season for the University of Hartford. The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward came off the bench to score nine points in 11 minutes in a 68-66 loss to Quinnpiac in NCAA D1 men’s basketball action in Connectictut. Hobbs, of South High fame, is… Read more »

Dickerson moves into starting role, thrives for Fort Lewis College

When a key senior guard went down with an injury the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks turned to Dallas Dickerson of Anchorage. The decision was a win-win – literally, because the team won back-to-back games and produced its top two scoring efforts. Dickerson has played her best basketball since being added to the starting lineup, scoring… Read more »

Several Alaskans raise profiles in California running races

December 9, 2015

Alaska trail runners know Allan Spangler as a champion of the Crow Pass wilderness race, but beyond the state’s boundaries he has flown under the radar. That is starting to change after Spangler placed ninth at the highly competitive North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships Saturday just north of San Francisco. “Allan Spangler who?,”… Read more »

Kurka snags super-G, slalom silver medals at NorAm in Canada

December 8, 2015

US Ski Team member Andrew Kurka of Palmer picked up a couple silver medals at the North American Cup adaptive alpine races in Panorama, Canada. He finished second to Japan’s Taiki Morri in both men’s sit-down Super-G and slalom races. “I have a new mono ski I have been on this season. I am still… Read more »

Look for Griffin to be a difference maker in Australia

With eight of nine WBNL teams still in the playoff hunt, it’s safe to say anything could happen in the final stretch of the season in Australia. The Bendigo Spirit must like their chances with Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River leading the team. The fourth-year forward has led Bendigo to the Grand Final in each… Read more »

Clary, DeLoach headline Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 inductees

December 7, 2015

Arguably Alaska’s greatest runner and the state’s best track and field athlete both went to the Olympics, and now they are headed to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Don Clary and Janay DeLoach will headline the Class of 2016 induction ceremony this summer along with two moments and an event. The news was made… Read more »

King-Dunbar has career game for Notre Dame de Namur

December 6, 2015

Anchorage’s Tre’Shawn King-Dunbar enjoyed the best game of his college career last night. The junior guard for Notre Dame de Namur shot the ball beautifully as he collected a career-high 22 points on 8-of-11 shooting. King-Dunbar, of Bartlett High fame, also collected a season-high four assists and two steals. The 6-foot-1 starting guard was the… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome to play professional basketball in Spain

December 5, 2015

The wait is over for Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome. The delay was a little longer than he wanted, but the 6-foot-4 guard has finally found a landing spot with a professional basketball team. The 2015 Colgate University graduate has signed his first pro contract with Club Deportivo Enrique Soler. “I’m just super relieved that I’m getting… Read more »