Monthly Archives: December 2017

Calloway puts up solid numbers against household names

December 19, 2017

Playing household names brings out the best in Juneau’s Jacob Calloway. The Southern Utah hoops player scored a season-high 14 points against UNLV and pumped in a team-high 12 points against Michigan State. The starting forward kept it going with a solid 18-minute performance against Iowa. Calloway, of Thunder Mountain High fame, turns up the… Read more »

Biggerstaff scores career-high 33, named MVP of Everett Classic

December 18, 2017

They say defense wins championships, but Ketchikan’s Lexi Biggerstaff learned it can also claim MVP awards. The Everett Community College freshman used hustle and muscle to her advantage to control play on both sides of the ball and help the Trojans win their own tournament for the first time in their 22-year history. “Lexi was… Read more »

Vanderford wins promotional debut for VFC by submission

December 17, 2017

Making his promotional debut for Victory Fighting Championship, welterweight prospect Austin Vanderford of Ninilchik overcame a slow start to come out victorious. The 27-year-old won by second-round submission over Kenny Licea in the opening fight of the VFC 59 card in Omaha, Nebraska. Vanderford, of Ninilchik High fame, improved to 3-0 since turning professional this… Read more »

Kuiper hangs career-high 24 on No. 23 Arizona on 21st birthday

December 16, 2017

It was his 21st birthday and Dane Kuiper of Wasilla celebrated downtown. The 6-foot-7 junior drained 6-of-8 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 24 points in 24 minutes in New Mexico’s 89-73 loss to No. 23 Arizona at The Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was the swingman’s first double-digit performance since the season opener… Read more »

Kidder nets season-high 25 points for streaking Grays Harbor

Coming off her worst shooting performance of the season, Sandin Kidder of Anchorage responded with one of her best efforts. The Grays Harbor College freshman pumped in a season-high 25 points on 11-of-20 shooting in a 90-84 win over Linn-Benton during NWAC action in Aberdeen, Washington. Kidder, of East High fame, also grabbed seven rebounds… Read more »

Sorenson’s scoring keeps Kazakhstan team in playoff hunt

December 15, 2017

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson is like the American ambassador of hockey in Kazakhstan. The 24-year-old center with Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk is the top scoring U.S. national and one of the top snipers in the Supreme Hockey League. Sorenson has compiled 12-10—22 totals in 28 games and ranks fifth in the league with a +14 plus/minus rating. The… Read more »

Hebard makes 11-of-12 shots against defense-minded Hail State

December 14, 2017

Mississippi State’s suffocating defense didn’t disrupt Ruthy Hebard. The Fairbanks phenom with the Oregon Ducks dropped in 11-of-12 field goals and scored a season-high 25 points in a 90-79 loss between top 10 teams in Starkville, Mississippi. Hail State features 6-foot-7 Teaira McCowan and had held opponents to just 36 percent shooting on the season…. Read more »

Lamebull-Ingram named all-star at national middle school camp

December 13, 2017

In an era where bigger is better, Anchorage 13-year-old Kayden Lamebull-Ingram reminds us that guts and gusto don’t require height. Ambition and ability still matter on the basketball court. It doesn’t matter that the 5-foot-4 guard is usually one of the smallest players when he steps on the national stage because he proves to be… Read more »

Tolan part of No. 2-ranked D3 women’s hockey team at Elmira

December 12, 2017

Anchorage’s Tristen Tolan is part of one of the strongest NCAA D3 women’s hockey programs at Elmira College in New York. The Soaring Eagles have won three national championships and seven ECAC West titles, and qualified for NCAAs 13 times, in their 16-year history. That winning pedigree is what drew the freshman forward to Elmira…. Read more »

Central Methodist improves to 4-0 since Hale returned to court

December 11, 2017

The Central Methodist University women’s basketball team has been unbeatable since Anchorage’s Nene Hale returned to the court. The Eagles improved to 4-0 with the NAIA All-American in the lineup after she missed the first eight games of the season. All the 5-foot-8 senior guard has done in her return is average 28.3 points per… Read more »