Monthly Archives: February 2018

Williams logs season-high 24 minutes, 8 rebounds for UConn

February 11, 2018

Connecticut Huskies transfer Kwintin Williams of Anchorage barely plays for his new team, and when he does, it’s for only few minutes at the end of a game. Once in a while, though, he will be asked to step in and replace a teammate in foul trouble. It’s happened twice and both times the 6-foot-7… Read more »

Tolan bangs home fourth goal of season for No. 3 Elmira

February 10, 2018

Tristen Tolan of Anchorage broke a long scoreless streak while helping the Elmira Soaring Eagles extend the hockey team’s unbeaten streak. The freshman forward buried a goal in the second period as the nation’s third-ranked team earned a 6-0 win over Manhattanville during NCAA D3 action in Pine Valley, New York. Elmira is 8-0-2 over… Read more »

Liebner wins ski marathon with poles he created

February 9, 2018

When Andy Liebner claimed the Noquemanon Ski Marathon on January 27, he immediately raised his arms in celebration. Clearly visible in his bare hands were the United States Ski Pole Company poles that helped propel Liebner to a six-second victory in the 50-kilometer Nordic freestyle event in Marquette, Mich. Liebner, a Soldotna native, remarkably took… Read more »

King breaks up no-hitter with first base hit, RBI for Northeast

February 8, 2018

Colin King of Fairbanks banged out his first base hit in style. The Northeast Community College freshman first baseman broke up a no-hitter with a two-out double in the fourth inning in the second game of a doubleheader against Hesston College in Kansas. King, of Lathrop High fame, is playing for a Northeast team if… Read more »

Thompson makes it rain 3s in Thailand professional league

Anchorage’s Travis Thompson is making it rain in Thailand. The 6-foot-1 guard has averaged six 3-pointers and shooting .521 percent from downtown in the first four games with his new pro team PEA in the Thailand Super League. He is averaging 31.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists. He is 25-of-48 from deep. Thompson, of… Read more »

Hale named NAIA National Player of the Week for first time

February 7, 2018

Nene Hale of Anchorage has been named an NAIA All-American before, but now she’s playing like the player of the year. The Central Methodist senior guard was named NAIA National Player of the Week for the first time in her career after another two more prolific performances that inched her closer to the school’s all-time… Read more »

Sorenson surpasses 100 career points in 3rd year at pro ranks

February 5, 2018

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson surpassed a major milestone recently when the third-year pro pucks player registered his 100th career point. The 24-year-old center with Kazakhstan power Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk leads his team is goals and is the only player to rank in the top three in points [30], penalties [74] and plus/minus [+11]. Sorenson is the top… Read more »

Delgado beats unbeaten fighter to win 2nd Sr. Golden Gloves title

February 4, 2018

Anchorage boxer Nino Delgado won his second career senior Golden Gloves title in Tacoma, Washington. The 23-year-old beat previously undefeated fighter Austin Mariscal of Washington in the men’s 141-point division. “Mariscal was 16-0, so the crowd was anticipating a good fight,” Delgado told me. “I took both the first and third round with a close… Read more »

Panoam notches double digits for sixth straight game for JC

February 3, 2018

Anchorage’s Bentiu Panoam maintained his steady 3-point shooting and scoring for Northwest Kansas Tech. The freshman guard went 3-for-7 from downtown and finished with 16 points in a 93-88 win over Air Force Prep in Goodland, Kansas. Panoam, of Bartlett High fame, has made a three in nine straight games and reached double figures in… Read more »