Monthly Archives: December 2017

Harris pumps in season-high 16 points, adds 8 boards in Greece

December 10, 2017

Ramon Harris of Anchorage had his best game with Kolossos in Greece’s top basketball league. The 6-foot-7 forward scored a season-high 16 points to go along with eight rebounds and three steals in a 94-74 win over Gymnastikos Larissa-Faros. The former University of Kentucky standout sank 6-of-11 field goals, including all four inside the arc…. Read more »

SDSU’s Hopp lone Alaskan still alive in FCS national title chase

December 9, 2017

Anchorage’s Thomas Hopp of the South Dakota State football team is the only Alaska player part of the Football Championship Subdivision title chase. The fifth-seeded Jackrabbits defeated New Hampshire 56-14 in Brookings, South Dakota, to reach the final four of the NCAA D1 tournament. Hopp, of South High fame, is a senior fullback. The 6-foot-2,… Read more »

Alaska goalies Swayman, Shortridge face off in Connecticut

December 8, 2017

A pair of goaltenders from Alaska’s largest city faced off all the way across the country in a college hockey game in Hamden, Connecticut. Maine’s Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage and Quinnipiac’s Andrew Shortridge of Eagle River both started between the pipes for the NCAA D1 programs, although neither netminder played his best in Maine’s non-conference… Read more »

Lefever, Hooe, Brooks and AWG headline Hall’s Class of 2018

December 7, 2017

Anchorage’s Dolly Lefever didn’t set out to climb all of the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, but that’s exactly what she did. Lefever made mountaineering magic in 1993 when she reached the top of Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko to become the first American woman and third woman ever to conquer the famed Seven… Read more »

Klie adjusts to new role as role player in Canada’s NBL

December 6, 2017

He started each of the final 104 games of his college career, but Anchorage’s Adam Klie has started his pro career coming off the bench. The rookie has played a reserve role with the Niagara River Lions of Canada’s NBL as he adjusts to the pro game. He had his best game against the St…. Read more »

Hebard leads Pac-12 in shooting, on pace to break Ducks’ record

December 5, 2017

After last season finishing seventh on Oregon’s all-time list for single-season field goal percentage [.588], Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has the record in her sights. The 6-foot-4 sophomore leads the Pac-12 in shooting at a .646 clip through the first seven games for the 10th-ranked Ducks. She may have caught opponents off guard as a… Read more »

Smelker scores first goal to get Boston Pride first NWHL victory

December 4, 2017

After a slow start to the season, the Boston Pride needed to catch fire and Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker provided the spark. The 25-year-old winger registered points in back-to-back games – setting up the go-ahead goal one night and scoring the tie-breaking goal the next – to help Boston get off the schneid. Smelker did not… Read more »

Fromm’s wet jumper makes it rain in Idaho, drains 9-of-10 3s

Nathan Fromm‘s second-half shooting spree pushed him to a career high and nearly pushed Western Wyoming over the top against Southern Idaho in the National Junior College Athletic Association. With his team trailing by 20 points at halftime, the Anchorage freshman single-handedly spearheaded a remarkable rally that saw the lead shrink to 4 before falling… Read more »

Robinson doing his thing off the bench for Northwest Christian

December 3, 2017

Anchorage’s Reece Robinson doesn’t start for Northwest Christian, but man does he finish. The sophomore transfer is among the team leaders in points, rebounds, blocked shots and 3-pointers despite coming off the bench and playing fewer minutes. He’s making the most out of the playing time he does get. Robinson, of Service High fame, has… Read more »

Williams tearing up Portuguese League with red-hot shooting

Travante Williams of Anchorage continued his red-hot shooting in Portugal. The 6-foot-4 forward with a soft touch improved his field-goal percentage to .673 on the season after nine games. The former UAF star sank 9-of-14 shots and scored 23 points as Oliveirense beat Barreirense 82-78 in Portugal’s top division. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame,… Read more »