Monthly Archives: March 2017

Recent hot streak has Bynum leading Northern Illinois in hitting

March 21, 2017

Scooter Bynum is on a tear. The Northern Illinois centerfielder from Fairbanks is coming off a super series against Michigan in which he went 7-for-16 at the plate on his way to raising his season average to a season-best .338. The junior transfer now leads NCAA D1 Huskies with 24 hits, five doubles, two triples,… Read more »

Lewis holding his own in tough conference for Eckerd tennis

Playing in one of the toughest divisions in NCAA D2 tennis, Eddie Lewis of Anchorage is more than holding his own in the Sunshine State Conference. He’s thriving. The Eckerd College senior has been especially good in the month of March with a combined 9-2 record in singles and doubles for the NCAA D2 school… Read more »

White earns first two wins, throws CG for Corban softball

March 20, 2017

Corban University pitcher Rachel White of Anchorage did yeoman’s work over the weekend. The right-hander threw eight of 10 innings during Sunday’s doubleheader sweep of Northwest Christian in Eugene, Oregon. The sophomore pitched three innings of relief in a 14-0 Game 1 win and then tossed a complete game in a 15-3 Game 2 victory…. Read more »

Hickel helps Djurgarden win league championship in Sweden

March 19, 2017

Anchorage’s Tori Hickel capped her remarkable rookie season with Djurgarden with a league championship in Sweden. The 22-year-old out of Northeastern University played a key role in a 4-3 victory over HV 71 W in the championship game of the SDHL, the top league in Europe for women. Hickel, of Service High fame, was named… Read more »

Millen bags assist in NCAA D3 title game as Plattsburgh prevails

Mackenzie Millen of Anchorage played an active role in helping the Plattsburg State University of New York women’s hockey team capture its fourth consecutive NCAA D3 national championship. The top-ranked Cardinals used an overtime goal to beat No. 2 Adrian College 4-3 in the title game in Adrian, Michigan. Millen, of South High fame, collected… Read more »

Hebard plays hero for Oregon in NCAA tourney win over Temple

March 18, 2017

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks played hero for the University of Oregon, helping the Ducks earn the school’s first win in the NCAA Tournament since 2005. The 6-foot-4 freshman and former Alaska player of the year scored the go-ahead bucket with 5.5 seconds left and then blocked a shot attempt at the buzzer to secure No…. Read more »

Osborne having career year with long ball at Dickinson State

March 17, 2017

Anchorage’s Sagan Osborne smoked the ball twice to the outfield wall in his first two plate appearances, but the Dickinson State baseball player had no hits to show for it. But he didn’t hang his head. Instead, he waited for the pitcher to hang a pitch. That’s exactly what happened when Osborne went yard in… Read more »

Hale’s bucket seals CMU’s first win at NAIA national tournament

March 16, 2017

NeNe Hale of Anchorage scored the go-ahead basket with just 18 seconds remaining to give Central Methodist University its first-ever win in the NAIA national tournament Hale iced the victory with a pair of free throws to close out a 52-49 victory over a 23-win Biola team during the first round of the Cramer Bracket… Read more »

Quinn competes at World Skimo Championships

When Najeeby Quinn attempted her first ski mountaineering race in 2012 on borrowed gear, she struggled mightily. “It was freakin’ horrible, the most humbling thing ever,” Quinn said of the experience in Colorado, where she grew up. “My mom almost beat me in the race.” Despite the inauspicious start, Quinn, of Anchorage, had a surprising… Read more »

Hepa drops monster double-double in Philippines exhibition

March 15, 2017

Just hours after landing in Manila, Philippines, Kamaka Hepa of Barrow took flight on the basketball court. The 17-year-old had a huge game with 27 points, 13 rebounds, seven blocked shots and five assists for Fil-Am Sports USA, one of four international teams in the competition made up of players with Filipino descent. Despite his… Read more »