Monthly Archives: November 2016

Smelker nets goal, assist as NWHL’s Boston stays unbeaten

November 13, 2016

Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker scored an insurance goal and assisted on the third goal as the Boston Pride beat the Connecticut Whale 3-0 to stay undefeated in the National Women’s Hockey League. It was the first two-point game of the season for the 23-year-old forward as Boston improved to 5-0. Smelker, of Service High fame, has… Read more »

Zumbro stays strong in shootout as Mines advances in NCAAs

November 12, 2016

Colorado School of Mines goalkeeper Sam Zumbro of Anchorage came up big when the team needed her most. With the all-conference senior standout facing the potential of playing her final college game, she didn’t allow a goal in regulation and overtime before making several key saves in the shootout as the sixth-ranked Orediggers beat Dallas… Read more »

Thompson extends shutout streak, leads Highline to NWAC final

November 11, 2016

Highline College sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Thompson of Kenai made all eight saves in a 2-0 victory over CC Spokane in the semifinals of the Northwest Athletic Conference Soccer Championships in Tukwila, Washington. It was Thompson’s 25th shutout in 41 career starts. With the win, Highline advanced to Sunday’s NWAC championship game against Peninsula College and… Read more »

Brehmer, Lewis twins could square off in NCAA Tournament

November 10, 2016

There aren’t a ton of Alaskans players playing in the NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Tournament, but a few of them could square off. If both Oklahoma State and Alabama State win first-round games they would meet in the next round. Oklahoma State’s Holly Brehmer of Eagle River is part of a Cowboys team that will… Read more »

Williams paces Iowa Central at Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge

November 9, 2016

Anchorage’s Logan Williams led the Iowa Central Community College bowling team at the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge in Lawrence, Kansas. Despite being matched up against competition from larger schools, the sophomore rolled a 188 average to finish 20th in a field of 115. Williams, of Bartlett High fame, finished with 1,128 pins in six games. Through… Read more »

Reid shoots low score to lead USA over Japan for Pacific Trophy

November 8, 2016

Jo Reid of Anchorage helped Team USA win an international event over the weekend while enjoying a personal victory in the new sport of footgolf. Footgolf combines soccer and golf, with players kicking a soccer ball rather than hitting a golf ball. Reid, the East High girls soccer coach, was part of an American team… Read more »

Lewis-to-Lewis connection propels ASU to first NCAA Tournament

November 7, 2016

Twice they’ve had their hearts broken, losing the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game in 2013 and 2015 that cost them a trip to the NCAA Tournament. But this was different. Driven by the past, present and possibility of Sunday being their final game together at Alabama State University, twin sisters Ariela and Aaliyah Lewis of… Read more »

Alaska women Roelle, Schmidt, Blackmore headed to Nationals

November 6, 2016

Running a smart, savvy race, Rachel Roelle of Anchorage was rewarded for her strategy at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships in Salem, Oregon. The Eastern Oregon University redshirt junior earned all-conference honors with a fifth-place finish out of 78 college women. “She came into the meet ranked 15th and ran a superb tactical race on… Read more »

Feckley’s 5 TDs lead Dubuque to Key City Clash win in Iowa

The University of Dubuque football team won the Key City Clash for the sixth straight year, thanks to quarterback Conor Feckley of Anchorage. The NCAA D3 national leader in touchdown passes threw five more in a 60-22 victory over Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Feckley completed 17-of-27 passes for 353 yards, connecting on scoring strikes… Read more »

Namen named NACC Defensive Player of the Year for Milwaukee

November 5, 2016

As the last line of defense, sophomore Shelby Namen of Anchorage will often clean up an opposing team’s scoring chances before the goalkeeper is forced to make a save. She was the centerpiece of a Milwaukee School of Engineering defense that yielded just 0.89 goals per game this season en route to winning the Northern… Read more »