Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bynum bashes home run in Arizona Western win

February 14, 2016

It doesn’t matter where you put Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks in the lineup the guy gets it done. Last week he was hitting leadoff. Now he’s in the No. 2 hole. Bynum went 4-for-5 with a double, home run and 3 RBIs as Arizona Western beat Western Nevada 9-5 in JC baseball action. The sophomore… Read more »

Looney tunes up Chaminade for career-high 30 in HPU victory

February 12, 2016

Palmer’s Connor Looney scored 17 of his career-high 30 points in the first half as Hawaii Pacific beat Chaminade 90-85 in Honolulu. The 6-foot-2 junior guard sank 8-of-12 field goals, including 5-of-7 from deep, as well as 9-of-10 free throws. Looney, of Palmer High fame, sank four free throws inside the final 15 seconds to… Read more »

Hale drops 29 on Butler in Central Methodist University win

February 11, 2016

NeNe Hale of Anchorage continued her all-out scoring assault for Central Methodist University. The 5-foot-8 guard scored 29 points to lead the 16th-ranked Eagles to a 68-63 road win over Baker in Kansas. Hale, of Houston High fame, made 11-of-21 shots to increase her conference-leading scoring average to 19.1 per game. She poured in seven… Read more »

Hartford sticks with hot hand, Hobbs responds with career night

February 10, 2016

Playing limited minutes hasn’t allowed Jack Hobbs of Anchorage much opportunity to get it going offensively. But when the University of Hartford sophomore found his groove conference leader Stony Brook his coach played the hot hand. Hobbs responded by matching his season high of 13 points while grabbing a career-high 7 rebounds in an 85-72… Read more »

Mattson is the top 3-point shooter in West Coast Conference

February 9, 2016

Hannah Mattson of Fairbanks had a perfect night from 3-point range and lifted the University of Portland to its first win in the West Coast Conference this year. The 5-foot-9 junior guard pumped in a career-high 16 points on the strength of 4-for-4 shooting from deep in an 81-79 win over Pepperdine in Oregon. Mattson,… Read more »

One-on-one meeting with coach inspires Dickerson’s game

February 8, 2016

Even though she was averaging double figures and shooting the ball pretty well, Dallas Dickerson of Anchorage wasn’t satisfied. She demanded more from herself and asked her basketball coach at Fort Lewis College what she could do to improve. “He told me that he needed me to have a sense of urgency on both the… Read more »

Hickel nets third goal of NWHL season in 6-1 Boston win

February 7, 2016

Zoe Hickel of Anchorage scored her third goal with the Boston Pride in the inaugural National Women’s Hockey League. She found the net in the second period of a 6-1 win over the New York Riveters in the Big Apple. Hickel, of South High fame, has tallied 3-4-7 totals in 14 games. Boston sits in… Read more »

Effenberger smashes Cal State East Bay 3-point season record

Two years ago, Laci Effenberger of Ketchikan thought her college basketball career was finished after a seventh knee operation. Now she’s draining seven 3-pointers a game. The 5-foot-7 senior made seven 3s for the second time this season, most recently last night in an 84-62 win over Stanislaus State in California. She finished with 21… Read more »

Bookert lastest Alaska D1 player to reach 1,000-point mark

February 6, 2016

One of Alaska’s most exclusive clubs added another member today. Devon Bookert of Anchorage became the 20th Alaska NCAA D1 basketball player to reach the celebrated 1,000-point career benchmark. The senior guard with Florida State University scored 9 points in a 91-71 blowout win over Wake Forest in ACC action in North Carolina. Bookert, of… Read more »

DeLoach soars to silver medal on final jump in New Mexico

February 5, 2016

Janay DeLoach of Fairbanks saved her best for last at the New Mexico Classic in Albuquerque. The 30-year-old soared to a silver medal in the women’s long jump in an indoor track and field competition that pitted her against rival Brittney Reese. Both won medals at the 2012 Olympics and are considered two of the… Read more »