Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wyche appreciates hoops more than ever after missing 3 months

January 11, 2018

Anchorage’s Da’Zhon Wyche had no idea how much he loved basketball until it was taken away. Ruled ineligible for the first semester at Laramie County Community College, the sophomore starter missed the first half of the season and his presence was missed by the Golden Eagles. The team went 8-8 without last season’s leading scorer…. Read more »

Basinger rides to fastest known time in 1,570-mile Baja Divide

January 10, 2018

The Fastest Known Time for the 1,570-mile Baja Divide mountain biking route has passed from one Anchorage native to another. After 11 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes, Pete Basinger completed his epic ride on Jan. 4 in San Jose del Cabo on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. He started near the… Read more »

Third-ranked JC hoops team unbeaten with Bailey as a starter

January 9, 2018

The Pima Community College men’s basketball team was pretty good when Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks was coming off the bench. But the JC team has been unbeatable with him as a starter. The third-ranked Pima Aztecs are 9-0 since the freshman from Alaska was added to the starting lineup. It’s no accident, either. The 6-foot-6… Read more »

Merrimack’s M&Ms from Alaska assist in 2-1 win over UConn

January 8, 2018

They are from different places in Alaska, but Madison Morey of Fairbanks and Felila Manu of Anchorage came together at Merrimack College. They recently registered points in the same game for the first time this season in a 2-1 victory over Hockey East rival Connecticut in North Andover, Massachusetts. Morey assisted on the first goal… Read more »

Alaska’s top scorer in NWAC, Miller nets 36 points and 8 triples

January 7, 2018

Moses Miller of Anchorage has shot the 3-pointer well this season and has enjoyed some high scoring games this season in the NWAC. But the Southwestern Oregon freshman had never had the kind of success he did against Clackamas. Miller buried 12-of-18 field goals, including 8-of-13 triples, en route to a season-high 36-point effort in… Read more »

Lindquist swims to season-best times in three events in Hawaii

January 6, 2018

It was Senior Day for the Hawaii women’s swim team, but a junior from Alaska stole the show. Kodiak’s Tahna Lindquist recorded season-best times in three separate individual events for the Bows during a tri-meet with Minnesota and Drury in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her best result was a second-place showing in the 200-yard backstroke with a… Read more »

Auble ranks fourth in PacWest with .526 shooting percentage

January 5, 2018

Levi Auble of Valdez isn’t just the best shooter on the Biola basketball team, he’s one of the most accurate in the PacWest Conference. The 6-foot-6 junior ranks fourth in the league with a .526 field-goal percentage on 80-for-152 shooting. He has reached double figures in 11 of 14 games, highlighted by a 29-point effort… Read more »

Hale surpasses 1,500 career points at Central Methodist [Mo]

January 4, 2018

Anchorage’s Nene Hale climbed to fifth on Central Methodist all-time scoring list, but reaching the No. 1 spot isn’t her goal. Helping the Eagles become No. 1 in the conference is. With 29 points in last game, the senior scoring machine reached the 1,500-point milestone and moved into fifth place in program history with 1,503… Read more »

Puoy has most productive game of season for Arizona Western

January 3, 2018

Theyoung Puoy of Anchorage used a fast start to drive her big game and help Arizona Western beat Phoenix College 71-57 in Yuma, Arizona. The 6-foot sophomore scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds and added an assist in an active first quarter. She kept the hot hand and made 6-of-10 field goals to match her… Read more »

Smelker named to Team NWHL, will face U.S. Olympic Team

January 2, 2018

Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker of the Boston Pride has been named to the National Women’s Hockey League all-star team that will take on the U.S. Olympic Team later this month in Florida. These exhibition games will be the final tune-ups for Team USA in preparation for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea. “I was… Read more »