Monthly Archives: January 2017

Johnson’s “pass-first, score-whenever” style sparks SMCC upset

January 31, 2017

Anchorage’s Desmond Johnson played a crucial role to help South Mountain knock off the league leaders to earn the hoops team’s signature win in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. The 5-foot-10 sophomore guard pumped in 21 points to go with a game-high 10 assists in a 100-99 victory over Arizona Western in Phoenix, Arizona…. Read more »

Calloway remains bright spot for struggling Walla Walla squad

January 30, 2017

It’s been a tough season for the Walla Walla University men’s basketball team, but that hasn’t stopped Alec Calloway of Juneau from playing hard. The 6-foot-5 small forward has reached double figures in 15 of 21 games for the NAIA team from the state of Washington. Calloway, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, leads the team in… Read more »

Jennings already leaving her mark with Boise State swimming

Just a freshman, Emmie Jennings of Eagle River is already shaping up to be one of the best swimmers at Boise State University. Her productivity was on display during a recent NCAA D1 tri-meet with Nevada and Northern Arizona in Boise, Idaho. Jennings, of Chugiak High fame, was the team’s third-fastest swimmer in two individual… Read more »

Williams 4th Alaska woman to reach 70 college wins since 2010

January 29, 2017

Whitney Williams of Anchorage is the newest member of one of Alaska’s most exclusive clubs. The Abilene Christian University junior won at No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles against Prairie View A&M to improve her career record to 71-39. Williams, of South High fame, is just the fourth Alaska woman since 2010 to reach… Read more »

Treder reaches 123-pound finals at Bearcat Open in Illinois

January 28, 2017

Jamestown University wrestler Dajan Treder of Anchorage made it to the championship match of the 123-pound weight class at the Bearcat Open in Lebanon, Illinois. The NAIA All-American senior dropped a hard-fought 4-3 loss in the finals of the meet, the final tune-up before next month’s WCWA college nationals. Treder, of West High fame, won… Read more »

Griffin helps Bendigo win to keep playoff hopes alive in Australia

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin has a message for the WNBL in Australia. Don’t count out the Bendigo Spirit. “I believe us to be a playoff team but if you can’t beat teams that aren’t going to make it then you don’t really deserve to make it yourself,” the team captain told the Sydney Morning Herald…. Read more »

Bartenstein scores second goal in a week for Hamline hockey

January 27, 2017

After going scoreless in her first 15 games of the season, Melanie Bartenstein of Anchorage has caught fire. The Hamline University junior forward netted her second goal in the last week, this time scoring a first-period goal in a 4-1 victory over Bethel in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bartenstein, of South High fame, also scored a… Read more »

Looney nets 17 points, surpasses 100 career steals in HPU win

January 26, 2017

Connor Looney of Palmer is the ultimate two-way terror for the Hawaii Pacific University men’s basketball team, and his performance in a 91-79 win over BYU-Hawaii emphasized that point. The 6-foot-2 senior guard scored 17 points and made three 3-pinters and two steals – the 10th time in 20 games this season that he has… Read more »

Big second half by James helps Cameron win in Oklahoma

Savanna James of Wasilla made a big 3-pointer early in the second half and then converted a layup late to help Cameron University beat Tarleton State 81-72 in Lawton, Oklahoma. The 6-foot-4 junior finished with 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting in just 19 minutes of work. James, of Houston High fame, drained a 3-pointer seven… Read more »

Tu’ua commits to TCU for football, TCU commits to Tu’ua for life

January 25, 2017

When Ezra Tu’ua of Anchorage went on his official recruiting visit to Texas Christian University last weekend in Fort Worth, the trip centered around football. Funny enough, though, it was seldom brought up. Tu’ua spent more time talking with longtime TCU coach Gary Patterson about life off the field rather than his role on it,… Read more »