Monthly Archives: October 2016

Leigh ties Quinnipiac school blocks record, slams winning point

October 31, 2016

What a night it was Sunday for Allison Leigh. The Palmer native slammed the winning point on the same night she tied a Quinnipiac University volleyball school record in a four-set win over Rider in Hamden, Connecticut. Leigh, of Colony High fame, matched the school’s record at the NCAA D1 level with her 145th block… Read more »

With 32 passing TDs, Feckley ranks No. 1 nationally in D3

October 30, 2016

It’s one thing for a quarterback to lead the nation in touchdown passes for a week, but Conor Feckley of Anchorage has done it since the first week of the season. The University of Dubuque junior leads NCAA D3 football with 32 touchdown passes after throwing for four more in a 43-35 loss to Wartburg… Read more »

Holley gets back on track w/ Roughriders, surpasses 50 catches

October 29, 2016

After a three-game hiccup, Anchorage’s Caleb Holley got back on track with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. The 6-foot-4 wide receiver grabbed seven receptions for 80 yards in a 24-6 loss to British Columbia. Compare that to his eight catches for 83 yards in his previous three games combined. Holley, of East… Read more »

Blackmore earns career-high finish for Southern Oregon XC

Kayle Blackmore of Anchorage turned in a sixth-place finish for the Southern Oregon University cross country team at the William Jessup Warrior Invitational in Rocklin, California. The sophomore ran a 5K time of 18:07 and outkicked a Oregon Tech runner at the finish. Blackmore, of West High fame, is an All-American with the track team…. Read more »

Currier, Orizotti tied for second in goals for Embry-Riddle

October 28, 2016

Two Alaskans are tied for second in goals on the nationally ranked Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University women’s soccer team in Prescott, Arizona. Former South High teammates Megan Currier and Callie Orizotti have both bagged four goals apiece for the high-flying Eagles, who have posted a 10-2-2 record in NAIA play this year. Currier, a freshman forward,… Read more »

Carlson makes transition from hockey to volleyball at RMU

October 27, 2016

After wrapping up her college hockey career at Robert Morris University, Leah Carlson of Copper Center wasn’t ready to hang it up. Instead she did something she hadn’t done since high school. She joined the volleyball team. Carlson is a defensive specialist for the NCAA D1 Colonials of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and one of the few… Read more »

In Year 2, Kuiper ready to accept larger role with New Mexico

October 26, 2016

The training wheels appear to be coming off Dane Kuiper, the Wasilla basketball player who came to the University of New Mexico with hopeful expectations. The highly touted 6-foot-7 swingman was used sparingly in 25 games last season as a freshman, although he still managed to show flashes of brilliance in limited action. Kuiper figures… Read more »

Griffin delivers first double-double for Bendigo in Australia

October 25, 2016

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River isn’t necessarily the focal point of the offense for the Bendigo Spirit like in years past. Yet she still finds a way to be productive. The 6-foot-2 forward scored 13 points on minimal field-goal attempts in a 71-67 loss to Melbourne during WNBL play in Australia. Most of her points… Read more »

Bell-Holter posts second straight double-doubles in Italy

Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter was the best player on the court during a professional basketball game in Italy. The 6-foot-9 forward with Agrigento bagged game-high totals with 21 points and 17 rebounds in a 73-62 win over Latina Basket. He dominated play in the paint by sinking 7-of-13 shots and grabbing seven offensive boards. He was… Read more »

Look for Lindquist to go faster in second season at Hawaii

October 24, 2016

University of Hawaii swimmer Tahna Lindquist of Kodiak made waves last season as a freshman when she qualified for the conference finals in three events and won bronze in the 200-yard backstroke. Look for the sophomore to make an even bigger splash this year. Lindquist is already knocking on the door of her personal best… Read more »