Monthly Archives: January 2017

Fa’amasino follows his heart all the way to New Mexico State

January 16, 2017

When New Mexico State University offered Anchorage’s Lui Fa’amasino a football scholarship, the privilege of receiving a free education didn’t go to his head. It went to his heart. “I had a gut feeling since the day New Mexico State offered me that is was the right school,” Fa’amasino told me. “I always trust my… Read more »

Hebard drops career-high 29 on No. 13 UCLA, lifts FG% to .702

January 15, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks single-handedly kept the Oregon Ducks in the game against No. 13 UCLA. The Pac-12 freshman-of-the-year candidate produced nearly half of her team’s offense with a career-high 29-point performance in a 79-63 loss to No. 13 UCLA in Los Angeles, California. The 6-foot-4 forward connected on 11-of-15 shots from the floor to… Read more »

Lindquist has posted 4 PRs this season for Hawaii swim team

January 14, 2017

Tahna Lindquist of Kodiak is having a sensational sophomore season with the University of Hawaii swim team. She has posted four personal-best times, most recently in the 200-yard freestyle against Simon Fraser in Kihei, Hawaii. Lindquist, of Kodiak High fame, clocked a time of 1:54.45 to finish second in the finals and best her previous… Read more »

Kurka double medals in downhill at Para-Alpine World Cup

January 13, 2017

Para-alpine skier Andrew Kurka of Palmer proved he’s still got it. The 24-year-old picked up a pair of medals and beat a world champion in the first World Cup downhill races of the season in Austria. Kurka, of Colony High fame, placed second to New Zealand’s world champion Corey Peters in the first men’s sitting… Read more »

Lasher 20th Alaska D1 hoops player to reach 1,000 career points

January 12, 2017

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher has etched his name in the history books after the Houston Baptist University senior forward recorded his 1,000th career point. He is just the 20th Alaska basketball player to reach the marvelous milestone at the NCAA D1 level. The 6-foot-7 swingman also became the first Houston Baptist player to join the 1,000-point… Read more »

Klie playing like conference MVP for 15th-ranked San Diego

January 11, 2017

Anchorage’s Adam Klie isn’t just the best basketball player at NCAA D2 nationally ranked San Diego. He might be the MVP of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The 6-foot-4 guard is definitely a player-of-the-year candidate as he’s the best player on the best team in the conference. Klie, of Service High fame, is averaging career… Read more »

Pili invited to inaugural Polynesian Bowl next week in Hawaii

January 10, 2017

Before he goes off to play college football, Brandon Pili of Anchorage will play in one last high school game. He has accepted an invitation to play in the inaugural Polynesian Bowl, Jan. 21 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. “Getting invited to this was pretty exciting because it is the first-ever Polynesian Bowl so… Read more »

Never mind Morey, just call her ‘Money’ after clutch performance

Merrimack College hockey player Madison Morey of Fairbanks picked a terrific time to find her scoring touch. After the durable sophomore forward bagged her first two goals of the season in back-to-back games, including an OT winner, she was named women’s athlete of the week for her school in North Andover, Massachusetts. Morey, of Lathrop… Read more »

Toomey punts, part of winning side at D3 All-American Bowl

January 9, 2017

Saint John’s University senior punter Griffin Toomey of Anchorage played in the All-American Bowl and was part of the winning side. Team Stars defeated Team Stripes 40-33 in an all-star game for NCAA D3 senior football players in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Toomey, of South High fame, averaged 46.5 yards on two punts, with an average hang… Read more »

Johnson returns to court, produces immediately in SMCC win

January 8, 2017

His first game back on the basketball court was like a tune-up. Now Anchorage’s Desmond Johnson is revved up. With its star guard back in the starting lineup, South Mountain College College was hitting on all cylinders in a 99-96 win over Glendale Community College in Arizona. Johnson, of East High fame, collected 25 points,… Read more »