Monthly Archives: December 2018

Hale finds her groove in Germany, ranks among scoring leaders

December 20, 2018

A big-time scorer in college, DaJonee Hale of Anchorage is now a big-time scorer as a professional player in Germany. The rookie guard leads her Bamberg team and ranks third in the league in scoring at 20.1 points per game entering the holiday break. Hale is shooting 50 percent from the floor and has scored… Read more »

Led by Amico, Alaska wrestlers combine for 19 wins for Air Force

December 19, 2018

There are four Alaska men wrestling for the Air Force Academy, and one of them leads the team in victories. Anchorage’s Marcus Amico has posted a 10-4 record, which makes him the first wrestler this season to reach double figures in wins. Amico, of Eagle River High fame, has wrestled at both the 157-pound and… Read more »

Just like a microwave, Williams heats up real fast in Portugal

December 17, 2018

Anchorage’s Travante Williams didn’t need long to heat up for Portugal power Oliveirense in a 106-83 win over Esgueira. The hard-to-guard scorer pumped in 16 points in just 19 minutes in one of his most productive point-per-minute performances in his 51 games with the team. Points/Minutes/Ratio 16/13/1.23 19/20/0.95 25/29/0.86 28/33/0.85 16/19/0.84 Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe… Read more »

Burgess carries Wenatchee Valley to winner’s circle in NWAC

December 16, 2018

Ashlynn Burgess of Eagle River scored seven of her team’s 12 points in the fourth quarter to carry Wenatchee Valley College over the top. The 5-foot-10 sophomore finished with a game-high 20 points as the Knights beat Olympic 56-47 in NWAC women’s basketball in Bremerton, Washington. Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, went 4-for-4 from the… Read more »

Kelly flirts with triple-double, dominates weekend for Peninsula

Stalled in a four-game losing streak, the Peninsula College Pirates needed a spark. Enter Juneau’s Erik Kelly. The 6-foot-5 freshman delivered huge performances in back-to-back games to lead the NWAC team to consecutive victories for the first time this season. Kelly absolutely went off in a 94-88 win over Yakima Valley in which he flirted… Read more »

Danner’s scoring, Bowen’s rebounding pace Peninsula College

December 15, 2018

A couple of Alaskans powered the Peninsula College women’s basketball team to a come-from-behind victory over Portland. Barrow’s Kuutuuq Danner pumped in a season-high 21 points and Anchorage’s Kameron Brown pulled down a season-high eight rebounds in a 69-57 win in the NWAC. Danner had a hand in 10 of her team’s 16 points in… Read more »

Better shooting helps Kidder emerge as NWAC’s No. 2 scorer

Improved shooting stats across the board has lifted Anchorage’s Sandin Kidder to new heights in the NWAC. The Grays Harbor College sophomore is ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring with 22.8 points per game. Her career-high scoring average is buoyed by career-best shooting percentages in all three categories compared to last season: Field… Read more »

Panoam works himself into regular rotation for North Dakota

December 14, 2018

Anchorage’s Bentiu Panoam has gone from stranger to starter for the University of North Dakota men’s basketball team. The first-year transfer has blended in beautifully with his new squad, working his way into the regular rotation and earning a starting role in the last four games. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard is averaging 16.1 minutes and… Read more »

Bentz, Cogdell-Unrein headline Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019

December 13, 2018

Former Major League Baseball player Chad Bentz of Juneau and two-time Olympic bronze medal winning trap shooter Corey Cogdell-Unrein of Eagle River will headline the Class of 2019 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Bentz and Cogdell-Unrein were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Alaska Run… Read more »

Wuthrich comes alive for Boston University before holiday break

December 11, 2018

Boston University forward Emma Wuthrich of Anchorage closed the first half of her first college hockey season with a piece of an NCAA record. The 5-foot-8 freshman assisted on the final power-play goal in an 8-0 win over RIT as BU went 6-for-9 with the extra attacker, matching an NCAA record for most power-play goals… Read more »