Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sherman-Newsome breaks hands, likely ends stellar season

January 31, 2018

A nightmare injury just ended a dream season by Anchorage’s Iziah Sherman-Newsome. The Simon Fraser senior suffered a broken hand in a recent practice and is expected to miss the rest of the basketball season and end his college career. “I was trying to go for a steal on the defensive end of the floor,”… Read more »

Matson is an effective offensive defenseman for Buffalo State

January 30, 2018

Wasilla’s Cheyenne Matson has full-time responsibilities on defense for Buffalo State, but her recent side job on offense has paid huge dividends. The 5-foot-5 sophomore earned her fourth assist of the season over the weekend in the first game of a two-game sweep of Oswego State in Buffalo, New York. Matson has been especially effective… Read more »

Swayman named Hockey East’s top defensive player for 5th time

January 29, 2018

For 15 weeks, the Hockey East Conference has awarded three players with individual honors to reward prolific play. Five times Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman has been named one of the three stars; that’s more than any other player in the league. The Maine freshman goaltender pushed his unbeaten streak to five games after backstopping the Black… Read more »

Nichols accepts scholarship to Highline College in Washington

January 28, 2018

Most high school athletes when they get to college struggled to cope with the speed, power and pace of the game at the next level. Anchorage’s Savannah Nichols doesn’t think that’ll be a problem. “I think one thing that’ll really help me excel in college is how physical I am. College soccer gets very aggressive… Read more »

Hobbs matches career high with 18 points in Hartford win

January 27, 2018

With his career winding down, Anchorage’s Jack Hobbs has ramped it up. The Hartford senior continued his strong play of late, this time scoring 18 points to help the Hawks beat UMass Lowell 77-70 in Massachusetts. Hobbs made a career-best seven field goals and matched his career-high point total. He made four 3-pointers for the… Read more »

Known as a rim protector, Drammeh shows off scoring skills

January 26, 2018

At 6-foot-9, Pindo Drammeh of Anchorage is a defensive presence as a rim protector under the basket. If he’s not blocking shots, he’s altering shots or forcing opponents into bad decisions. But against Peru State the big man showed off his offensive skills. The Clarke University junior center converted 10-of-14 field goals and finished with… Read more »

Burgess has 25 points, 11 boards for her 6th double-double

January 25, 2018

Chugiak’s Ashlynn Burgess has been a double-double machine for Wenatchee Valley with six in just 20 games. The 5-foot-10 freshman produced 25 points and 11 rebounds in her team’s 75-68 loss to North Idaho during NWAC play in Wenatchee, Washington. She connected on 10-of-16 field goals, including two 3s. He made two steals. Six of… Read more »

Lasher signs with Geraldton Buccaneers of Australia’s SBL

January 24, 2018

After a successful college career at Houston Baptist, Colter Lasher of Anchorage had offers from professional teams in Europe, South America and Australia. He elected to go down under. The 6-foot-7 forward signed a one-year deal with the Geraldton Buccaneers of Australia’s SBL. “I’m excited but nervous at the same time,” Lasher told me. “They… Read more »

Trammell easily bests field in Skyline Traverse in New Zealand

January 23, 2018

Chad Trammell of Anchorage conquered a competitive men’s field in winning the inaugural Skyline Traverse, a grueling 28K run along one of New Zealand’s most spectacular skylines. The Alaskan was first in the race in 2 hours, 43 minutes, 16 seconds to best the field of 69 finishers. Trammell finished more than 12 minutes ahead… Read more »

Harris hoopin’ so well in 8th season he foresees playing longer

January 22, 2018

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris has found his groove in Greece. The NBA G League veteran is back on the international scene and playing significant minutes for Kolossos in the country’s first division. He’s the only player on his pro team to average at least 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game. He… Read more »