Monthly Archives: November 2016

Johnson only Alaskan named to All-UMAC football team

November 21, 2016

Greenville College defensive lineman Lincoln Johnson of Nikiski was voted to the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference all-star football team. The 6-foot, 215-pound senior was named second team defense after the best season of his college career with the NCAA D3 school in Greenville, Illinois. Johnson, of Nikiski High fame, recorded career highs in tackles [34],… Read more »

Story named Baseball America Youth Coach of the Year

Anchorage’s Len Story has been awarded with the prestigious honor of being named Baseball America Youth Baseball Coach of the Year. This year he coached the 12U Alaska Quakes Travel Baseball program, the Abbott-O-Rabbit Majors Mariners and went on to manage the AOR 11/12 All-Stars. The AOR 11/12 All-Stars won the District 1 and Alaska… Read more »

AKtive – Fall 2016 Newsletter

    Alaskans,  We hope you enjoy “AKtive”, the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame/Healthy Futures newsletter.  Click on the image to read our Fall  20016 edition!  

In more than 100 years, Toomey among the best at Saint John’s

November 19, 2016

Football dates back to the 1900s at Saint John’s University and Anchorage’s Griffin Toomey will finish his career as one of the greats at his position. Whenever that is. The Saint John’s punter lived to play another day after the Johnnies scored on a 1-yard plunge on fourth down with no time remaining to seal… Read more »

Aukusitino brought A-game to Chabot College defensive backfield

November 18, 2016

Anchorage’s Amu Aukusitino found himself in the right place at the right time most of time for the Chabot College football team. The sophomore defensive back had 75 tackles, a sack and four interceptions in 10 games. “The coaches put us in position to make a play,” Aukusitino told me. “So it’s all up to… Read more »

Lehnhart savors every moment remaining in Amherst career

November 16, 2016

With the clock ticking on his Amherst College soccer career, Juneau’s Jackson Lehnhart is determined to soak up every moment. The senior made sure the defending national champions lived to fight another day after he scored the second goal in a 3-0 win over Daniel Webster in the third round of the NCAA D3 Tournament…. Read more »

Hebard plays eight minutes in victorious Oregon Ducks debut

November 15, 2016

And so, it begins. The Ruthy Hebard Era with the University of Oregon women’s basketball team began in victorious fashion as she came off the bench to play eight minutes in an 84-67 win over Lamar in Eugene, Oregon. The former Alaska player of the year from Fairbanks scored four points and grabbed four rebounds… Read more »

Huffman shows UNC what’s on tap w/ double-double vs. Oak Hill

November 14, 2016

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams has to be loving what he’s seeing out of UNC commit Brandon Huffman of Anchorage. The 6-foot-9, 230-pound high school All-American now playing for Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina, showcased his awesome ability against defending national champion Oak Hill over the weekend. Huffman, of West High… Read more »

Looney shows fellow Alaskans no mercy in Hawaii Pacific sweep

November 13, 2016

Like the midday sun, Hawaii Pacific guard Connor Looney of Palmer was relentless as he scorched Alaska’s two college basketball teams in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 6-foot-2 senior put it on his fellow Alaskans with a pair of 20-point-plus performances as the Sharks beat the Seawolves and the Nanooks in NCAA D2 play. “It felt great… Read more »