Monthly Archives: October 2018

Jessee’s 13 blocks most in PacWest Conference since 2013

October 24, 2018

Anchorage’s Ashton Jessee threw a block party in Fresno, California. The University of Hawaii Hilo middle blocker equaled the highest blocks total in a PacWest Conference match since 2013 with three solo blocks and 10 block assists in a four-set win over Fresno Pacific University. Her career-high 13 blocks were one shy of the school… Read more »

USC wins Pili sweepstakes, hoops star excited to play in Pac-12

October 23, 2018

Anchorage’s Alissa Pili was always drawn to the Pac-12. She grew up watching the conference on TV and her older brother plays football at the University of Southern California. So, naturally, the Dimond High basketball star wanted to play in the Pac-12. Playing in a Power Five conference is a hoops dream for most Alaskans,… Read more »

Kelter helps Team USA reach final, scores 500th career point

October 22, 2018

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter reached a major milestone and helped Team USA reach the finals at the first HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series tournament of the new season. The Eagles went 2-1 on Day 2 of competition to advance to the championship match against No. 1-ranked New Zealand, which beat the Americans 33-7 for… Read more »

Hall records 225th career tackle, 4th interception for Idaho

October 21, 2018

From walk-on to captain, Ed Hall of Eagle River already has had a storybook career with the University of Idaho football team. Now he’s knocking on the door of a storied career. The senior linebacker inched closer to the venerable 250-tackle club and has a shot to crack the top-20 in career tackles with at… Read more »

Bookert drafted in second round by NBA G League’s Capital City

October 20, 2018

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert is getting a second chance in the NBA G League. One year after he was drafted in the third round and later waived by Rio Grande Valley, the 25-year-old guard was drafted again – this time in the second round by the expansion Capital City Go-Go. Bookert was the only Alaskan picked… Read more »

Duffy-to-Faamatuainu combo connects for 5th TD for Dubuque

The 907 connection added up to another touchdown for the University of Dubuque, which stayed hot off the bye week and beat Buena Vista 38-7 on the road in Storm Lake, Iowa. Quarterback Sean Duffy of Anchorage and tight end Karletty Faamatuainu of Eagle River hooked up for their fifth touchdown and Duffy threw for… Read more »

After a career of setting up others, Sims finally getting hers

October 19, 2018

Anchorage’s Kayla Sims has made a career out of setting up others for success, but this year she’s calling her own number a little more often. The senior setter has hammered home a career-high kill total for the season while continuing to lead The Master’s University volleyball team in assists. The All-American is also on… Read more »

Flight 907: Williams, Doutrive, Panoam take off in dunk contests

October 18, 2018

Alaska doesn’t have the most guys playing NCAA D1 basketball in the country, but per capita we might have the most high-flying dunkers. Anchorage’s Kwintin Williams of the University of Connecticut is already a YouTube sensation because of his 46-inch vertical jump and amazingly acrobatic slams. He is a human highlight reel. Kwintin Williams (@JUMPMANEBIG)… Read more »

Touray just 18th NWAC men’s player since 2003 to net 20 goals

October 17, 2018

Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray made NWAC history for the Tacoma Community College men’s soccer team as he became just the 18th player since 2003 to score 20 goals in a season. It’s only happened three times since 2014. The former Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year extended his five-game scoring streak after netting an unassisted goal… Read more »

After strong showing overseas, Abdul-Bassit eyes NBA G League

October 16, 2018

After shining in the Pac-12 and getting some polish overseas, Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit believes he’s ready for the NBA G League. He’s got the game, but will his name be called in Saturday’s draft? The 6-foot-4 guard is cautiously optimistic. “I’ve heard from a few teams and had workouts with Philly and Brooklyn, but anything… Read more »