Monthly Archives: January 2019

Hickel caps wild week with Team USA selection for Canada series

January 25, 2019

Anchorage’s Zoe Hickel started her week by scoring in the CWHL All-Star Game and ended it by being named to the USA Women’s National Team roster for the 2019 Rivalry Series with Canada. The 26-year-old was one of 13 forwards named to the team that will participate in a three-game series Feb. 12 and 14… Read more »

Brown collects sixth 30-point game for Crandall in Canada

January 24, 2019

Anchorage’s Kendal Brown recorded his sixth 30-point scoring game of the season for Crandall University of New Brunswick, Canada. The junior guard had 30 points on 12-for-28 shooting in a 78-76 loss to Mount Allison. His jumper gave Crandall a 75-74 lead with 2:15 remaining. The 6-foot-5 transfer added eight rebounds, five steals and two… Read more »

DePriest reaches double digits for first time in NCAA D1 career

January 23, 2019

Eastern Washington University junior newcomer Leya DePriest of Palmer picked the perfect time to score double figures for the first time in her college career. The 6-foot-3 center pumped in a career-high 12 points, including a go-ahead bucket in the final minute of overtime, to help the Eagles earn an 89-87 road win at Montana… Read more »

Rash rolls to 13th career PBA title with doubles win in Oklahoma

January 22, 2019

Rumors of Sean Rash’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Coming off his worst season in 13 years on the PBA Tour, the 36-year-old pro bowler from Anchorage picked up his first victory in 40 events dating to 2017 after he and doubles partner Matt Ogle won the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman Doubles Championship in Shawnee, Oklahoma. “You… Read more »

Messing skates to bronze at Canadian national championships

January 21, 2019

Keegan Messing of Girdwood won a bronze medal at the Canadian National Skating Championships. It was the second straight year the 26-year-old figure skater medaled in the event after he earned a silver last year. Messing sat in second after the short program, then finished third in the freeskate.

Griffin punishes former team with 24-point, 20-rebound effort

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin switched jerseys but it didn’t change the fact that she’s still an MVP candidate in Australia’s WNBL. The 31-year-old proved that in a big way by punishing her old team with a 24-point, 20-rebound performance as the Canberra Capitals won 101-97 in double OT over the Bendigo Spirit. Griffin led Canberra… Read more »

Burgess helps Wenatchee match last year’s win total in NWAC

January 20, 2019

Led by Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess, the Wenatchee Valley women’s basketball team has made a terrific turnaround. The Knights went from a 16-13 finish last season to a 16-2 start this season, surging to a 5-0 league mark to sit atop the NWAC’s East Division. Burgess leads the team in minutes (32), points (17.1) and… Read more »

Videographer Preston to stop filming, start serving in Air Force

January 19, 2019

Anchorage’s Demietrius Preston thought he would post just a few highlight videos of his younger brother when he created his YouTube channel in 2011. He ended up creating a go-to source for Alaska high school basketball. Armed with a used camera his grandmother gave him, Preston turned his ‘wegotnextt’ mix-tape videos into a must-see attraction… Read more »