Monthly Archives: February 2018

Fromm drops 3rd 30-point game of season for Western Wyoming

February 20, 2018

Anchorage’s Nathan Fromm doesn’t appear to be hitting the wall in his first season of junior college basketball. The 6-foot-4 guard with Western Wyoming seems to get stronger, demonstrated by his 32-point, 7-rebound, 7-assist performance in a 95-62 win over Miles. He attempted a season-high 24 field-goal attempts and finished 14-of-24 from the floor. His… Read more »

Bynum’s keen eye, walks and speed spark Northern Illinois

February 19, 2018

Northern Illinois senior Scooter Bynum of Fairbanks didn’t get a base hit in the first game of the series, but he did just about everything else. The center fielder drew three walks, scored two runs, had an RBI and stole a base as Northern Illinois beat Central Arkansas 6-3 in Conway, Arkansas. He walked and… Read more »

Hale ties two school records in one game for Central Methodist

February 18, 2018

Breaking one school record just wasn’t enough for Central Methodist senior Nene Hale of Anchorage. The NAIA All-American guard tied two school records when the 16th-ranked Eagles beat No. 6 MidAmerica Nazarene 76-68 during Heart of America Athletic Conference action in Olathe, Kansas. Hale, of Houston High fame, matched the career scoring record of 1,892… Read more »

Papasodora helps No. 3 Kentucky rifle team win NCAA qualifier

February 17, 2018

Cat Papasodora of Northway played a part in helping the third-ranked Kentucky rifle team inch closer to reaching the NCAA Championships. Nothing is official until the NCAA announces the eight-team field next week, but the Wildcats stand in good position after knocking off No. 17 Morehead State in a NCAA qualifying meet in Lexington, Kentucky…. Read more »

Jennings swims to 3 Mountain West relay titles, PRs in 100 fly

February 16, 2018

Eagle River’s Emmie Jennings has come alive at the Mountain West Championships in San Antonio, Texas. The Boise State sophomore swimmer has picked up three conference titles in three different relays and turned in a personal record in the individual 100 butterfly. And she could walk away with another championship as the Broncos hold a… Read more »

Hebard is fastest Alaska woman to score 1,000 points at D1 level

February 15, 2018

Coming out of high school, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks basically had her choice of where she wanted to play college basketball. She picked the Oregon Ducks, a decision that confused some because the Pac-12 program wasn’t a perennial power on the national scale. By now, though, people have realized Hebard is an original. The 6-foot-4… Read more »

Puoy playing her best when Arizona Western needs it most

February 13, 2018

With her injuries healed, Theyoung Puoy of Anchorage is now putting a hurt on Arizona Western opponents. The 6-foot sophomore has elevated her game as her team makes a playoff push in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. “I’m starting to be able to play my game again and my shot is on right now… Read more »

Bookert averaging 20 points in last 5 games in Czech Republic

After a slow start, Devon Bookert of Anchorage is catching fire. The former Florida State star has averaged 20.4 points over his last five games for his pro team USK Praha in the Czech Republic. Compare that to his 8-point scoring average in his first seven games. Bookert, of West High fame, has reached double… Read more »

Smelker shines at NWHL All-Star Game with goal, two assists

February 12, 2018

One of Alaska’s greatest hockey players took center stage at the National Women’s Hockey League All-Star Game in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Anchorage’s Jordan Smelker of the Boston Pride collected a goal and two assists to help Team Ott beat Team Leveille 8-6. The 25-year-old all-star earned the primary assist on the goal that gave her… Read more »

Wyche goes off for season-high 32 points behind 3-point bombs

February 11, 2018

Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage drilled six 3-pointers as Laramie County outscored Western Nebraska by 18 points from deep en route to a 98-80 victory during JC play in Laramie, Wyoming. Wyche finished with a season-high 32 points on 13-of-20 field goals, including 6-of-11 from downtown. The 5-foot-8 guard added seven rebounds, five assists and three… Read more »