Monthly Archives: February 2016

Todd breaks 800 record, named Big South’s top freshman

February 29, 2016

Anchorage’s Michael Todd played a pivotal role in helping Liberty University win the men’s conference title at the Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships in Virginia. The freshman was part of the victorious 4×400-meter relay and broke the conference indoor record in winning the 800 on his own. He was named Men’s Freshman of… Read more »

Cole collects seventh double-double for Hawaii Pacific

February 28, 2016

Aminata Cole of Anchorage produced her seventh double-double of the season in Hawaii Pacific’s 84-43 win over BYU-Hawaii. The 5-foot-10 junior forwad scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. Cole, of Dimond High fame, ranks fourth in the PacWest Conference at 9.2 rebounds per game. She has reached double digits in… Read more »

Ibesate’s walk-off single keeps Jamestown baseball undefeated

Juneau’s Lance Ibesate is the reason the Jamestown University baseball team is still undefeated. The senior third baseman delivered a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to allow Jamestown to walk off with a 2-1 win over Hastings. He had struck out two of his three previous at-bats, so you know that… Read more »

Allison rises to Seattle Mariners’ front office

February 27, 2016

Growing up in the Mat-Su Valley, Tom Allison was so serious about baseball that he’d bring two mitts with him on high school basketball trips. That ensured he’d have a partner for playing catch. “I was just always trying to throw,” Allison recalled earlier this month by phone from the Phoenix airport. His dedication led… Read more »

Griffin in the mix for spot on Australian Olympic hoops team

February 26, 2016

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is in the mix for a spot on the Australian Olympic women’s basketball team. The 28-year-old all-star is one of the best players in the country’s top women’s league and recently became a naturalized citizen. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, was among 27 players invited to the first phase of… Read more »

Hale surpasses 500-point mark, helps CMU clinch league title

February 24, 2016

NeNe Hale of Anchorage matched her season average with 19 points as Central Methodist beat William Penn 86-74 in NAIA action in Missouri. The 5-foot-8 sophomore starter collected 13 points in the second half and assisted on the go-ahead basket at 52-50 in the third quarter that put CMU in front for good. Hale, of… Read more »

Iowa finally reaping rewards of Harris trade in D-League

February 23, 2016

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris is finally paying off for the Iowa Energy. The NBA D-League traded for the 6-foot-7 guard last month yet his initial seven games with his new team resulted in only two victories. But that’s not the case anymore. In two games over the last three days, Harris has led Iowa to back-to-back… Read more »

DeLoach overcomes flu, field to win hurdles at Millrose Games

February 22, 2016

Technique and toughness carried Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks to victory in the 60-meter hurdles at one of track and field’s crown jewels, the 109th Millrose Games in New York City. The 30-year-old clocked a time of 7.85 seconds to claim her second hurdles title at the Millrose Games since 2014 in 7.91. That was the… Read more »

Fenumiai drops 7th double-double for Evergreen State

February 21, 2016

Gabi Fenumiai of Juneau ended the season in style for Evergreen State College. The junior post scored 23 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a 90-61 win over Multnomah in Cascase Collegiate Conference action. It was her seventh double-double of the NAIA season. Fenumiai, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, sank 9-of-16 shots and 5-of-6 free throws…. Read more »

Tufi picks up first win in first start for Louisiana Tech softball

Junior right-hander Pauline Tufi of Anchorage earned her first win in her first start in the circle for Louisiana Tech softball. She threw four shutout innings as the Lady Techsters beat Mississippi Valley 6-0 in the La Tech Invitational. Tufi, of West High fame, struck out five as she improved to 21-14 for her pitching… Read more »