Monthly Archives: March 2019

Hickel sisters hoist Clarkson Cup as CWHL champs w/ Calgary

March 25, 2019

Playing professional hockey together for the first time resulted in a Clarkson Cup for sisters Zoe Hickel and Tori Hickel of Anchorage. Both former Service High skaters logged ice time for the Calgary Inferno and big sis Zoe Hickel scored a pair of goals in a 5-2 win over Montreal in the Canadian Women’s Hockey… Read more »

Menard preps for Big East Conference as walk-on at DePaul

March 24, 2019

It would be any basketball player’s dream to get a chance to play in the Big East Conference, especially from Alaska. So when DePaul University offered Sully Menard of Wasilla a preferred walk-on spot, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Even if it meant giving up a chance to play more at another school. “I… Read more »

White extends scoreless streak, reduces ERA to career low

March 23, 2019

Anchorage’s Rachel White pitched two scoreless innings for Corban University in a 13-0 win over Providence in Salem, Oregon. Her team led 12-0 when she left the game, allowing the coaching staff to empty his bench. White extended her scoreless streak to 7.1 inning dating to March 17 and reduced her season earned-run average to… Read more »

Hebard performs well under bright lights of NCAA Tournament

Under the bright lights of the NCAA Tournament, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks comes alive. All shine, no shade. The 6-foot-4 All-Pac-12 forward with the University of Oregon has recorded five double-doubles in nine tournament games while helping the Ducks post a 7-2 record. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, scored 22 points and grabbed 11… Read more »

Walker scores goal as St. Cloud State wins NCHC semifinal 5-2

March 22, 2019

Nolan Walker of Anchorage scored the go-ahead goal midway through the first period to lead top-ranked St. Cloud State to a 5-2 win over Colorado College in the first semifinal of the NCHC Frozen Faceoff in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Walker and teammate Patrick Newell scored goals 24 seconds apart, with the second goal from Walker… Read more »

Roetman wrestles to first win at NCAA Championships for Navy

Kotzebue’s Joshua Roetman became the first Alaska wrestler since 2012 to win a wrestling match at the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The junior at the Naval Academy bounced back from a first-round defeat to win his first consolation match to improve his season record to 26-11. Roetman, of Kotzebue High fame, scored a 14-3… Read more »

16-year-old Kramer racing first World Cup

March 21, 2019

Sixteen-year-old Kendall Kramer of Fairbanks is set to make her World Cup debut this weekend in Quebec City and may be the youngest American Nordic skier ever at that level. “I think I’m definitely the youngest at this World Cup,” Kramer said by phone Wednesday from Quebec City, which is hosting the three-race World Cup… Read more »

UTEP’s Duffield continues to tear the cover off the ball in C-USA

Kacey Duffield of Fairbanks is playing like a MVP in Conference USA. The UTEP senior first baseman is one of only two players in the NCAA D1 league to rank in the top-10 in four major offensive categories. She is second in on-base percentage (.516) and fourth in batting average (.403), slugging percentage (.708) and… Read more »

Rosenzweig helps engineer doubleheader sweep by MIT softball

March 20, 2019

Anchorage’s Sierra Rosenzweig accumulated two hits and two runs in two games as the fifth-ranked MIT softball team opened the NCAA D3 season with a doubleheader sweep of Simpsons University in Brighton, Massachusetts. The junior started both games – once in left field, the other in center field – and finished 2-for-6 overall, adding a… Read more »

Burgess leads Wenatchee to NWAC title, named tournament MVP

March 19, 2019

Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess delivered a do-everything performance for Wenatchee Valley to lead the Knights past Umpqua 74-70 in the NWAC women’s basketball championship game in Everett, Washington. The 5-foot-10 sophomore amassed 16 points, five rebounds, four steals, two blocked shots and one assist. She was named tournament MVP. Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, finished… Read more »