Monthly Archives: March 2017

Everett named conference pitcher of the week for Coast Guard

March 15, 2017

Mackenzie Everett of Palmer flirted with perfection on the pitcher’s mound, coming one inning short of throwing a perfect game. The Coast Guard Academy softball pitcher earned a consolation prize in winning the conference player-of-the-week award. Everett, of Colony High fame, was honored by the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference after winning three of… Read more »

Homza’s hot bat a bright spot for struggling Brown University

March 13, 2017

His team isn’t winning, but Anchorage’s Willy Homza has been winning the one-on-one battle in the box. The sophomore third baseman has more base hits than strikeouts and owns a .360 on-base percentage for a Brown University team that has started the NCAA D1 season 0-6 after getting swept by Nichols State and Texas A&M… Read more »

Wyche plays big for Laramie County in Region IX title game loss

March 12, 2017

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage played one of his best games when his team needed it most. Unfortunately, the freshman’s fabulous effort wasn’t enough to save Laramie County from a 101-97 loss to Gillette College in Gillette, Wyoming. The loss came in the championship game of the Region IX Tournament, where the winner advanced to the… Read more »

Hepa wins title in Oregon to go with the two he bagged in Barrow

March 11, 2017

First Alaska, now Oregon. The legacy of Kamaka Hepa continues. The high school basketball star collected his third state championship in three years after helping the Jefferson Democrats win the Oregon Class 6A title with a 70-67 win over Clackamas. The 6-foot-9 nationally ranked junior forward and former two-time Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year… Read more »

Klie, Looney on collision course to meet in NCAA D2 regional

March 10, 2017

Adam Klie has home court, but Connor Looney has the hot hand. The two Alaskans are starting guards for their respective college basketball teams competing at the NCAA D2 West Regional, which tipped off today in San Diego, California. Anchorage’s Klie and UC San Diego are the No. 1 seeds and tournament hosts while Palmer’s… Read more »

Hooe, Norris headline 2017 Directors’ Awards recipients

March 9, 2017

Two fierce competitors setting new standards and two athletes dedicated to youth mentorship comprise the 2017 Directors’ Awards Class. The Directors’ Awards recipients will be honored at the annual Alaska Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception on Thursday, April 27 at the Anchorage Museum. The 2017 winners: Pride of Alaska Award (female)-–For Consistent… Read more »

Biggerstaff only Alaska woman named all-region in NWAC

March 8, 2017

Everett Community College basketball player Lexi Biggerstaff of Ketchikan has been named all-region in the Northwest Athletic Conference. The 5-foot-10 freshman forward earned second team honors in the North Region, the only Alaska woman recognized by the NWAC. She led her team with 38 total steals and ranked second with 298 points and 604 minutes in… Read more »

Williams helps Iowa Central win NJCAA bowling national title

March 7, 2017

Anchorage bowler Logan Williams was part of a star-studded Iowa Central squad that rolled to its first national team title at the NJCAA championships in Cheektowaga, New York. The 20-year-old sophomore won a national title in doubles and finished second individually to earn him All-American honors for the second straight year. “It feels amazing considering… Read more »

McCullough named NWAC’s North Region Freshman of the Year

March 6, 2017

Coming off last year’s redshirt season, Jalon McCullough of Fairbanks knew he had to hit the ground running with Peninsula College. He flirted with a triple-double in the first game and never looked back. The 5-foot-10 guard pieced together a sensational season that saw him earn all-region honors in the Northwest Athletic Conference as well… Read more »

Gooman-Ranion signs with University of Saint Mary football

March 5, 2017

Shayden Gooman-Ranion is from Anchorage with family roots in Hawaii, but he’ll always have love for Texas. That’s because although he represented Alaska at the National Underclassmen Combine & Showcase, he ended up playing for Texas in the Texas vs World Senior Football Classic. From there, he landed an offer from the University of Saint… Read more »