Monthly Archives: November 2018

Kidder pours in career-high 37, tied for NWAC scoring lead

November 25, 2018

An all-league second team pick a year ago, Sandin Kidder of Anchorage is determined to make first team, if not West Region MVP, as a sophomore. So far, so good. The 5-foot-10 small forward is currently tied for the NWAC scoring lead after pouring in a career-high 37 points for Grays Harbor in a 95-59… Read more »

Robinson and her 6-foot-9 wingspan are headed to New Mexico

November 24, 2018

With a 6-foot-9 wingspan, Anchorage’s Azaria Robinson could probably touch the stars. She’ll settle for chasing them. The 6-foot-2 West High senior accepted a basketball scholarship from the University of New Mexico of the Mountain West Conference. Long arms put her on a short list of premier post players in the country as ESPN ranked… Read more »

Griffin garners early MVP consideration in Australia’s WNBL

November 23, 2018

If Canberra Capitals fans in Australia aren’t chanting ‘M-V-P’ when Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River steps to the free-throw line, they need to be. She’s certainly playing like the league’s best player. Griffin leads the WNBL in scoring and rebounding, and is the only player to rank top 10 in points, rebounds, steals and blocked… Read more »

Oleson sparks Murcia to Champions League victory in Turkey

November 21, 2018

North Pole’s Brad Oleson provided an early spark that fired up UCAM Murcia and carried the Spanish professional team to a 63-62 road win over Turkey’s Banvit in the Champions League. The 35-year-old guard scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter and then made several key defensive plays down the stretch as… Read more »

Roberts scores first points as professional hoops player in Japan

November 20, 2018

It’s easy to assume the basket Japanese Basketball League rookie Eric Roberts of Eagle River scored in final moments of his team’s blowout victory was meaningless. Hardly. The basket was actually a testament to his persistence as it represented his first points as a professional player. The 23-year-old rookie reserve converted his only shot attempt… Read more »

Spangler nabs JFK podium after North Face cancellation

November 19, 2018

By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog contributor  Allan Spangler turned lemons into lemonade after the North Face 50-mile footrace near San Francisco was canceled due to wildfires in Northern California. He promptly flew across the country and placed third at the JFK 50 in Maryland, the oldest ultramarathon in the United States. And he did… Read more »

Hall makes seven tackles, recovers fumble against Florida

November 18, 2018

University of Idaho football player Ed Hall of Eagle River put together one of his finest all-around performances against the nationally ranked Florida Gators. The senior linebacker made seven tackles, recovered a fumble and broke up a pass in coverage. Hall, of Eagle River High fame, is tied for fourth on Idaho with 61 tackles…. Read more »

With 12th shutout, Schierhorn moves up Minnesota’s all-time list

After back-to-back losses, the University of Minnesota hockey team turned to a familiar face in net. Senior goalie Eric Schierhorn of Anchorage earned his third start of the season and delivered his first win, thanks to a 12-save shutout as the Big Ten Gophers won 3-0 over St. Lawrence of the ECAC in a nonleague… Read more »

Hausinger nets 24th career goal for Lowell to continue streak

November 17, 2018

Kenny Hausinger of Anchorage netted his 24th career goal and continued his recent points spree for the University of Massachusetts-Lowell hockey team. The junior forward has six points in his last three games and 5-4—9 totals in 12 games on the year. Hausinger, of Dimond High fame, is Alaska’s active career goals, assists (23) and… Read more »

Patient and precise, Walker among NCAA hockey’s top snipers

The perfect blend of patience and precision, Anchorage’s Nolan Walker of the St. Cloud State hockey team is among the most accurate shooters in the NCAA. The freshman forward has scored five goals on just 13 shots – the third best shooting percentage (.385) among all D1 players who have attempted at least 10 shots… Read more »