Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lasher’s return to starting lineup pays immediate dividends

January 25, 2016

Losing his starting job with Houston Baptist may have been exactly what Colter Lasher of Anchorage needed. He’s been a beast in the two games since his return. The 6-foot-7 junior forward has flirted with double-doubles in each of the last two games since being added back to the starting lineup after a three-game demotion… Read more »

Patience, trust paves way for Kuiper to enjoy career night

January 24, 2016

For more than two months, Dane Kuiper of Wasilla has paid his dues as a freshman by staying seated on the bench for the University of New Mexico. On Saturday night he finally got his shot to shine. And his future looks brighter than expected. The highly touted 6-foot-7 forward saw his first significant playing… Read more »

After 0-8 start, Effenberger makes final 3 to extend streak

January 23, 2016

Cold spells come and go, but a shooter’s confidence must remain steady. So when Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan missed her first eight 3-pointers, the Cal State East Bay guard could only believe she would make the next one. And she did. The 5-foot-7 senior drilled a key 3 late in the third quarter that sparked… Read more »

DeLoach wins long jump, shatters meet record in 60 hurdles

Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks had a good day at the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs. She beat an Olympian and shattered a meet record. The 2016 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame inductee won the women’s long jump by a full meter and prevailed in the 60-meter hurdles with a record time, beating fellow Olympian… Read more »

Klie delivers double-double in No. 17 UC San Diego win

January 22, 2016

Anchorage’s Adam Klie collected his second double-double of the season as the UC San Diego men’s basketball team remained atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The 6-foot-4 junior guard bagged 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 74-51 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills that pushed the No. 17 Tritons to 9-2 in league. Both… Read more »

Johnson among league leaders in assists, steals at Arizona CC

South Mountain freshman Desmond Johnson of Anchorage is racking up a ton of assists in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. More importantly, though, he’s taking care of the ball. Johnson, of East High fame, ranks sixth in the league at 6.0 assists per game but among those top six he has the best assist-to-turnover… Read more »

Dunbar dusts competition in both races at UW Indoor Preview

January 21, 2016

Trevor Dunbar of Kodiak didn’t just win both races he entered at the University of Washington Indoor Preview meet in Seattle. He dusted the competition by clocking the fastest overall times in both events that featured multiple heats. In the mile, Dunbar ran a time of 4 minutes, 01.41 seconds to win his heat. He… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome shooting lights out for Laramie County CC

January 20, 2016

Even though more than half of his field goals are 3-pointers, Iziah Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage doesn’t want to get labeled as a one-trick shooter. Thing is, though, that’s his bread and butter. The sophomore transfer with Laramie County CC in Wyoming is currently riding a hot streak after pumping in a season-high 23 points followed… Read more »

Rhoades works his way into starting lineup for Angelo State

January 19, 2016

Eagle River’s Shaquan Rhoades is making an impact on both ends of the floor for Angelo State University. The 6-foot-2 junior transfer has worked his way into the starting lineup for the Texas squad and it has resulted in back-to-back victories. He had a career-high six steals in an 85-75 victory over West Texas A&M…. Read more »

Hale overcomes incredible odds to find success at CMU

January 18, 2016

Central Methodist University associate head coach Gregory Ray first met Anchorage’s DaJonee Hale when she was in grade school. Even then, he saw something special and vowed to keep his eye on the talented basketball player better known as NeNe. He didn’t know it at the time but their paths would cross many times again… Read more »