Monthly Archives: March 2016

Osborne knocks in game winner, lifts batting average to .406

March 23, 2016

Never mind flirting with .400, Sagan Osborne of Anchorage is straight going steady with the benchmark batting average. The Dickinson State shortstop banged out two more hits today to raise his average to .406 in 27 games this season. Osborne, of Dimond High fame, went 2-for-4 and drove in the game-winning run with a two-out… Read more »

Tufi, Page among RBI leaders for Louisiana Tech softball

March 22, 2016

One of the best hitting softball teams in Conference USA is fueled by a couple of Alaska women. Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi and Taria Page are both swinging hot bats for Louisiana Tech and have combined for 35 of the team’s 131 RBIs. That’s more than a quarter of the offense. Tufi, of West High fame,… Read more »

Thompson blasts 12th career HR, most among active Alaskans

March 21, 2016

A year after hitting more home runs than ever before in a college baseball season, Pacific Lutheran University third baseman Tyler Thompson of Anchorage is threatening to hit even more this year. The senior slugger clubbed his fourth homer of the NCAA D3 season over the weekend. He has averaged a home run every six… Read more »

Johnson electrifies for SMCC at NJCAA national championships

March 20, 2016

He usually plays his best in big games, so it was no surprise that Desmond Johnson of Anchorage elevated his game in the NJCAA D2 national championships in Danville, Illinois. The South Mountain Community College freshman averaged 13.3 points, 6 rebounds and 3.3 assists in four games to lead his team into the consolation title… Read more »

Wicks caps superlative Boise State swimming career at NCAAs

March 19, 2016

Samantha Wicks of Anchorage swam her last race for Boise State University. The senior star finished her final event at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, where she competed in five different events over the week on college swimming’s biggest stage. This was the third straight year she qualified. Wicks, of East High fame, finished… Read more »

Smeaton part of historic senior class at Southern Oregon

March 18, 2016

The season didn’t end the way Kristin Smeaton of Dillingham wanted, with Southern Oregon University losing in the NAIA D2 national championship game. But overall her basketball career couldn’t have gone any better. Smeaton was part of a SOU senior class that won 110 games, the most in school history. The 5-foot-8 guard played her… Read more »

Griffin set on making Aussie Olympic team, won’t play in WNBA

March 17, 2016

The greatest women’s basketball player from Alaska is getting closer to becoming an Olympian – it just won’t be with Uncle Sam. Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is an Australian naturalized citizen and has become one of the most dominating players in the country’s premier women’s league with the Bendigo Spirit. The 28-year-old all-star forward is… Read more »

Harris nets 19 points one game after flirting with triple-double

March 16, 2016

Ramon Harris of Anchorage knocked down 4-of-7 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 19 points for the Iowa Energy in a 106-102 win over Erie in NBA D-League action. The 6-foot-7 veteran has moved to center since being traded – a different look for the perimeter player. But the position change has suited him well…. Read more »

Seymour played key role in lifting Whatcom to NWAC title game

March 15, 2016

Matthew Seymour of Juneau played a significant role in the Whatcom Community College men’s basketball team advancing all the way to the title game of the NWAC Championship Tournament in Everett, Washington. The starting guard was the team’s second-leading scorer this season and pumped in high games of 28, 29 and 31 points. Seymour, of… Read more »

Johnson, Carlos part of winning combo at Wenatchee Valley

March 14, 2016

Nome’s Shayla Johnson and Togiak’s Drew Carlos combined for nearly half of Wenatchee Valley’s point total in a 74-60 win over Lower Columbia in the women’s third-place game of the NWAC basketball tournament in Everett, Washington. Both players were named all-tournament second team. Johnson, of Wasilla High fame, came off the bench to drop in… Read more »