Monthly Archives: February 2019

Hepa racks up first college game with double figures for Texas

February 28, 2019

Barrow’s Kamaka Hepa celebrated with his first start at the University of Texas in a big way. The 6-foot-9 freshman forward recorded his first Big 12 double-figure scoring game with a season-high 11 points in an 84-83 loss to Baylor in the Lone Star State. He also set season highs in minutes (39) and 3-pointers… Read more »

Theisen finishes fourth in mile, earns 2nd team All-RMAC honors

Kenai’s Jordan Theisen earned all-league honors in the men’s mile for Black Hills State University. The junior runner pushed himself in the thin air to take fourth in a time of 4:22.56 to grab second team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference recognition. The RMAC Indoor Track and Field Championships were held in Alamosa, Colorado, which climbs… Read more »

Who were Alaska’s top athletes this past year? We want to hear from you!

February 27, 2019

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors’ is  preparing to select the annual Directors Awards winners recognizing Alaska’s top athletes this past year. Please take a moment to submit your recommendations here. Both the adult and high school winners will be honored at the ceremony and banquet at the Anchorage Museum, April 25th. Pride of Alaska… Read more »

Like father, like son: Froehle headed to United Soccer League

Twenty years after his dad played in the United Soccer League, Anchorage’s Lorenzo Froehle is headed down the same path. The 21-year-old midfielder currently playing at NCAA D1 Manhattan College in New York has signed with the Albuquerque Sol of USL League Two. Froehle, of Bartlett High fame, is coming off a redshirt season last… Read more »

Jackson eclipses 1,000-point plateau at Oak Hills Christian

February 26, 2019

Seward’s Ronnie Jackson was selected to the all-league team in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The 6-foot-1 guard is a junior at Oak Hills Christian College in Bemidji, Minnesota. He has averaged double figures all three seasons and became the first player in five years to surpass the 1,000-point career mark. He has 1,032 in… Read more »

Month after final cancer treatment, Randall skis in 50K Birkie

One month after her final cancer radiation treatment, Kikkan Randall of Anchorage conquered the 50K American Birkebeiner. The Birkie is the largest cross-country ski event in the country, with this year’s long-distance races attracting more than 5,500 participants last weekend in Hayward, Wisconsin. Randall is royalty in the ski world – a five-time Olympian and… Read more »

Updike, Roelle represent Alaska at USATF Indoor Championships

February 25, 2019

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike turned in a personal-best result and Anchorage’s Hans Roelle turned in a top-10 finish at the USATF Indoor Championships in New York, New York. They used to represent Alaska at Eastern Oregon University, where each runner was a six-time NAIA All-American and individual national champion. Then with Team Run Eugene. They have… Read more »

Stone wins MPSF 1-meter diving title, earns 2 first-team honors

February 24, 2019

Jami Stone of Chugiak won her first women’s 1-meter diving title at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swim & Diving Championships in La Mirada, California. The University of Hawaii junior scored 307.75 points to earn a 17-point margin of victory. She earned first-team All-MPSF honors for the third time in her career. Stone, of Eagle… Read more »

Lindquist wins 400 IM, sets Hawaii school and MPSF records

Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist made quite the first impression at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Swim & Diving Championships in La Mirada, California. The University of Hawaii freshman won the men’s 400-yard individual medley in a conference record time of 3 minutes, 46.81 seconds, breaking the old mark that had stood since 2013 by .26 seconds…. Read more »

Bookert nets 16 points in NBA G-League debut with Austin Spurs

February 23, 2019

Anchorage’s Devon Bookert made a dynamite debut in the NBA G-League with the Austin Spurs in a 115-95 loss to the South Bay Lakers in Los Angeles, California. The 26-year-old rookie scored 16 points, dished seven assists, grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot. Bookert, of West High fame, drained 4-of-6 3-pointers and finished 6-for-8… Read more »