Monthly Archives: January 2016

Byers wins tight match to secure Olympic Trials berth

January 31, 2016

Cayle Byers of Peters Creek won a dramatic match to secure a berth to the Olympic Trials in wrestling. The former NCAA All-American now wrestling with Titan Mercury captured his third-place match at 213 pounds with a 2-1 victory over David Zabriskie of Lehigh Valley at the Dave Schultz Memorial International in Colorado Springs. He… Read more »

Lasher bags first double-double of season for HBU

Colter Lasher of Anchorage bagged his first double-double of the season for Houston Baptist University in a 70-69 thriller over Sam Houston State. The 6-foot-7 junior had 14 points and 10 rebounds as he continued to flourish since being inserted back into the starting lineup. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, made 3-of-6 3s and has… Read more »

Reiter knocking down 3s, playing major role for Everett CC

January 30, 2016

Jessalyn Reiter of Delta Junction is heating up for a NWAC playoff run. The Everett Community College freshman has averaged 10.6 points over the last 10 games to help her team move into a game out of first place in the North Division. The 5-foot-9 guard is doing most of her scoring from the 3-point… Read more »

Cherry graces cover of iconic magazine ‘Runner’s World’

January 29, 2016

One of Alaska’s greatest marathon runners has gone vogue. Chugiak’s Jesse Cherry is headed to the Olympic Marathon Trials next month in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old runner is featured on the cover of the iconic magazine ‘Runner’s World’ in the February issue. “It was an amazing and fun experience,” Cherry told me. “Seven locations and… Read more »

Brackett nets team-high 16 points against No. 1 Lansing

January 28, 2016

Tested against the top NJCAA team in the country, Travon Brackett of Anchorage passed with flying colors. The sophomore forward with Ancilla College pumped in a team-high 16 points in an 85-76 loss to No. 1 Lansing Community College in Donaldson, Indiana. Brackett, of West Valley High fame, also grabbed six rebounds as the Chargers… Read more »

Despite losing season, Mattson flying high with Portland Pilots

January 27, 2016

The University of Portland is having a tough season, but that doesn’t mean you just throw in the towel. Hannah Mattson of Fairbanks needs that towel because she is putting in work on the basketball court. The 5-foot-9 junior guard is having a career year when it comes to minutes, points, assists, steals and 3-point… Read more »

Hobbs enjoys one of his best shooting nights for Hartford

Jack Hobbs of Anchorage came off the bench to make some big 3-pointers for the University of Hartford, especially in the second half. He finished with 9 points in 10 minutes in tonight’s 105-100 OT loss to Maine in America East action. Hobbs, of South High fame, finished 3-of-4 from 3-point land – the third… Read more »

Iowa Energy acquire rights to Harris in NBA D-League trade

January 26, 2016

Even though he approved the trade, Ramon Harris of Anchorage didn’t necessarily want to leave the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. But the lure of more playing time proved too tempting. The Iowa Energy traded for one of the best 3-pointer shooters in the NBA D-League in a move that should lead to more minutes for… Read more »

Naylor uses indoor game to expand his soccer skills

In an effort to improve his all-around soccer skills, Zak Naylor of Anchorage has willingly moved positions with the Vancouver Victory indoor team. But that doesn’t mean he has stopped scoring goals. The 22-year-old has netted four goals in five games with the Victory despite moving to defense. “It was my choice. I see more… Read more »

Fenumiai scores 32, Smeaton nets 13 as Alaskans square off

January 25, 2016

Gabi Fenumiai of Juneau scored the most points but Kristin Smeaton of Dillingham was on the winning side when the two Alaskans squared off in a NAIA game in Oregon. Southern Oregon University beat Evergreen State College 107-65, but Fenumiai was the story of the night in a losing effort. The 6-foot starting junior center… Read more »