Monthly Archives: February 2016

Effenberger drains 7 3s, drops in career-high 25 for East Bay

February 20, 2016

Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan pumped in a career-high 25 points as Cal State East Bay survived Cal State Los Angeles 81-69 in overtime in California. The 5-foot-7 senior matched her own school record with seven 3-ponters, something she has done three times this season and twice in the last five games. She also extended her… Read more »

Lasher makes defensive play to secure Houston Baptist win

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher scored 10 points and made the defensive play of the game to preserve Houston Baptist’s 79-78 win over Lamar in Texas. With his team holding a one-point lead in the final seconds of the game, Lasher poked away the ball from a Lamar ballhandler on the potentially game-winning drive. Lasher, of Dimond… Read more »

Wicks swims to two conference titles on same night for Boise St.

February 19, 2016

Boise State senior swimmer Sam Wicks of Anchorage picked up her fourth career Mountain West Conference title last night and her first in an individual event. It all went down at the Mountain West Swimming and Diving Championships at Texas A&M, where she was recorded school-record times in the 200 IM and 200 free relay…. Read more »

Burghart’s singles win clinches Eastern Washington victory

February 18, 2016

With the outcome of the college tennis meet in his hands, Rendell Burghart of Anchorage probably should have been unnerved by the pressure of the moment. Yet he wasn’t. He trusted his strokes and wound up sweeping his singles match to clinch Eastern Washington’s 5-4 win over Northern Colorado in NCAA D1 tennis action. “I… Read more »

Kurka returns from Nationals with pocket full of medals

Palmer’s Andrew Kurka was having an epic time at the U.S. Adaptive Alpine Nationals in Aspen, Colorado, until the final day. That’s when things went to another level. Kurka, of Colony High fame, capped the greatest race series of his ski career with a gold medal in the super-G, beating reigning world champion Corey Peters… Read more »

Hepler, Twenhafel named US Youth Soccer ODP All-Tournament

February 17, 2016

Two Alaskans were named to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program All-Tournament Teams for this year’s ODP Region IV Championships, which took place last month in Phoenix. ODP is where best players from each state go to compete against the best players from other states in a tournament or camp. Region IV is comprised… Read more »

Smelker’s big game propels Boston into first place in NWHL

February 16, 2016

Jordan Smelker of Anchorage had two goals, including the game-winner midway through the third period, as the Boston Pride beat the Connecticut Whale 4-2 in matchup between the top two teams in the National Women’s Hockey League. She also assisted on the empty netter that sealed the victory that propelled Boston in first place in… Read more »

Ostrander owns NCAA’s best indoor times in 3,000 and 5,000

Two weeks after breaking the Mountain West Conference record in the 5,000 meters, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander did it again in the 3,000. The fabulous freshman at Boise State University accomplished both feats on the Dempsey Indoor track in Seattle, Washington. Ostrander clocked a winning time of 8:54.27 in the 3,000 at the Husky Classic to… Read more »

Roelle breaks school record, qualifies for NAIA championships

February 15, 2016

Rachel Roelle of Anchorage broke the Eastern Oregon University school record in the 1,000-meter run at the Boise State Team Challenge in Idaho. The sophomore clocked a time of 2:57.86, slashing 10 seconds off her personal best. In addition, her time qualified her for the NAIA national championships next month in Johnson City, Tennessee. “Part… Read more »

DeLoach wins long jump on IAAF World Indoor Tour

February 14, 2016

Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks was one and done in the women’s long jump, but it was good enough to pick up the victory at the IAAF World Indoor Tour in Boston. The 30-year-old secured first place with her first and only legal jump of the night, reaching 21-9 in the first round. She either fouled… Read more »