Monthly Archives: November 2017

Williams puts up consistent points despite inconsistent minutes

November 12, 2017

His playing time has been like a roller coaster, yet Travante Williams of Anchorage has managed to stay on track with his new team in Portugal. The first-year guard for Oliveirense has averaged 10 points over the first six games and established himself as one of the team’s better scorers when given a chance to… Read more »

Ostrander challenges course record, finishes 2nd at regionals

November 11, 2017

Having two NCAA track champions racing on a notoriously fast cross-country course had all the makings for a course record. Kenai’s Allie Ostrander of Boise State and San Francisco’s Charlotte Taylor didn’t disappoint. They pushed each other the entire way before Taylor pulled away over the final kilometer to win the NCAA West Region Championships… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit has 22 points, go-ahead 3 to key win in Albania

Jalil Abdul-Bassit of Anchorage was nearly perfect from the floor as he pumped in 22 points for Albanian SK Tirana in a 79-76 win over Bulgarian Levski in Balkan League play. The former University of Oregon standout made 9-of-11 shots, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter. He finished 3-of-5 from downtown. The… Read more »

Dray part of historic Haskell volleyball team in Kansas

November 10, 2017

The Haskell Indian Nations University volleyball team is going to the conference tournament for only the second time in school history. Dillingham’s Sydney Dray helped make it possible. The freshman outside hitter has been a consistent scorer for the NAIA team this season as Haskell qualified for the Association of Independent Institutions tournament this weekend… Read more »

Manu notches first career multi-point game for Merrimack

November 9, 2017

Merrimack College women’s hockey player Felila Manu of Anchorage doesn’t miss a start, stays out of the penalty box and isn’t afraid to block shots. Oh yeah, she’s got a little playmaker in her, too. The junior defenseman notched the first multi-point game of her career with a pair of assists in a 5-3 win… Read more »

Bell-Holter headlines hoops youth camp Saturday in Anchorage

After playing basketball all over the world, Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter is coming back to Alaska to share his experiences with the next generation of players. The former Oral Roberts University all-star will be at Begich Middle School on Saturday for one day only. Bell-Holter, of Ketchikan High fame, has professional experience in Italy, Finland, Turkey… Read more »

Tilly wins marathon in Korea

November 8, 2017

Sam Tilly has come a long way from his days at Anchorage’s Dimond High School, where he failed to even qualify for its junior varsity cross country team. On Sunday, Tilly handily won Korea’s JoongAng Seoul Marathon in a personal-best 2 hours, 30 minutes and 43 seconds. The race featured 17,000 runners. The 31-year-old native… Read more »

Fromm nets 2nd straight 20-point performance for Wyoming CC

Anchorage’s Nathan Fromm was a dunk machine in high school, but his all-around game was overshadowed. It’s come to light in college. The Western Wyoming Community College freshman has found different ways to score and already reached the 20-point plateau in two straight games, both times flirting with a double-double. The 6-foot-4 starting forward collected… Read more »

Young wraps up strong freshman season at Trevecca Nazarene

November 7, 2017

Freshman Peyton Young of Eagle River capped a strong freshman cross country season for Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee. She was her team’s top runner at two races and never finished outside the top-3 in a half dozen races this year. Young, of Eagle River High fame, also turned in her fastest 6-K time… Read more »

VanOrd ends phenom freshman season for Lane CC in Oregon

November 5, 2017

Anchorage’s Danielle VanOrd saw her seven-game point streak come to an end for the Lane Community College women’s soccer team in Eugene, Oregon. The freshman forward was held scoreless for first time in a month as Lane suffered a 3-0 season-ending loss to Peninsula in the quarterfinals of the NWAC Championships in Tukwila, Washington. VanOrd,… Read more »