Monthly Archives: February 2018

Wells collects season highs in points, rebounds for Concordia

February 28, 2018

As a first-year transfer, Tyler Wells of Fairbanks has spent most of his junior year adjusting to his new team at Concordia in Portland, Oregon. The 6-foot guard finally found his comfort zone in the final game of the season. Wells, of Monroe Catholic High fame, pumped in double figures for the first time in… Read more »

Anchorage middle schoolers win 40-team bracket title in Oregon

A group of Anchorage middle schoolers earned Alaska some major regional respectability after winning the platinum bracket at the Presidents’ Day Tournament of Champions in Portland, Oregon. The Alaska Grizzlies posted a 7-1 record, including a 5-0 mark in the single-elimination bracket play to claim first place in the 40-team division. This is the largest… Read more »

Bookert pumps in pro high of 31 points in Czech Republic

February 27, 2018

A perfect night at the free-throw line sparked Anchorage’s Devon Bookert to his highest scoring game in his first year as a professional player in the Czech Republic. The former Florida State star scored 31 points and went 12-for-12 from the foul line for USK Praha in an 83-81 loss to BK Decin in Game… Read more »

Williams pushes career win total to 174 for Abilene Christian

February 26, 2018

Whitney Williams of Anchorage enjoyed a perfect performance on the court as she swept both her singles and doubles matches for Abilene Christian in Texas. The senior outscored opponents from New Mexico and Midwestern State by a combined 42-22. Williams, of South High fame, increased her career win total to 174, which is 49 victories… Read more »

Wright nets 2nd goal of WCHA playoff series, helps BSU advance

February 25, 2018

Bemidji State senior Bailey Wright of Anchorage put the finishing touches on a 3-0 win over Minnesota Duluth in the final game of the WCHA playoff three-game series to propel the Beavers to the league’s Final Faceoff. The senior forward scored an empty-net goal in the final seconds of Game 3 and finished with two… Read more »

Gustafson named NAIA Defenseman of the Week for Aquinas

February 24, 2018

He was already the top playmaker on the Aquinas College hockey team, now Steven Gustafson of Anchorage has been recognized on a national level. The freshman defenseman and team’s leading scorer was named NAIA Hockey Coaches Association Defenseman of the Week. He dished out four assists and helped the Saints to a 2-0-1 record last… Read more »

Page crushes grand slam, finishes with 6 RBIs for La Tech

It took Louisiana Tech softball player Taria Page of Anchorage one game to erase an early season slump. The junior cleanup hitter enjoyed a historic day at the plate when she crushed her first career grand slam and added a two-run single in a 9-1 win over South Dakota in Ruston, Louisiana. The six RBIs… Read more »

Boise State relay posts record time, wins title behind Ostrander

February 23, 2018

The distance medley relay at this year’s Mountain West Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, must have felt like deja vu for Boise State runner Allie Ostrander of Kenai. Two years ago, she anchored the winning relay team that won a conference title with the fastest time in school history. It happened again. Except this time… Read more »

Robinson ends sophomore year on strong note for NW Christian

February 22, 2018

Anchorage’s Reece Robinson reached double digits for the third straight game, but it could not save Northwest Christian from a season-ending loss. Warner Pacific beat the Beacons 95-81 in the first round of the NAIA Cascade Collegiate Conference Tournament in Portland, Oregon. Robinson, of Service High fame, scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the… Read more »

Randall wins Team USA’s 1st Olympic medal in XC ski since ’76

February 21, 2018

Alaska Sports Hall of Famer Kikkan Randall of Anchorage helped Team USA break a decades-long drought in nordic skiing at the Olympics as she and teammate Jessie Diggins of Minnesota won the team sprint relay at the Pyeongchang Games in South Korea. Randall started and Diggins finished, a devastating 1-2 combo that beat perennial power… Read more »