Monthly Archives: March 2019

Burgess is Eastern MVP; Kidder, Danner earn All-NWAC honors

March 12, 2019

Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess was selected as one of the four region MVPs and joined Anchorage’s Sandin Kidder and Barrow’s Kuutuuq Danner among the NWAC women’s basketball all-league award winners. This was the second straight year that Burgess and Kidder were named all-stars. Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, was named Eastern Region player of the… Read more »

Bayne, Miller named NWAC all-league; Parker picked all-defense

March 11, 2019

Sitka’s Tevin Bayne and Anchorage’s Moses Miller were both named to the NWAC men’s basketball all-league team and Anchorage’s Anthony Parker was selected to the all-defensive team. Bayne, of Sitka High fame, was a Northern Region First Team selection after he led Whatcom with a 16.4 scoring average and ranked second with 6.5 rebounds per… Read more »

Ostrander becomes NCAA All-American for 10th time for Boise St.

March 10, 2019

Kenai’s Allie Ostrander walked away with her 10th career All-American finish after running to a fourth-place finish in the women’s 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. With the pack constricted into a tight group, Ostrander found herself trapped in the inside lane towards the back of the field…. Read more »

Papasodora hits 97 percent for UK at NCAA Championships

For the second year in a row, Northway’s Cat Papasodora delivered a near-perfect performance for the University of Kentucky rifle team at the NCAA Championships. The senior marksman was accurate on 97 percent on 1,200 attempts with scores of 589 in air rifle and 579 in smallbore. Her overall score of 1,168 was tied for… Read more »

Hebard is third Alaska woman to score 1,700 NCAA D1 points

March 9, 2019

University of Oregon junior Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks torched UCLA for 28 points on 13-of-18 shooting in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6-foot-4 forward added 12 rebounds to complete her second straight double-double and 12th in 31 games this season. She is shooting 72 percent in both tournament games. The 28… Read more »

Fried and brothers Theisen team up for All-American relay finish

Alaskans Levi Fried of Kodiak and brothers Jonah Theisen and Jordan Theisen of Kenai were part of an All-American finish for Black Hills State University at the NCAA D2 Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas. They, along with Tristan Hepp of Wyoming, qualified ninth but took sixth in the finals of the… Read more »

Palmer leads North Star Athletic Association in runs batted in

March 8, 2019

Waldorf College senior slugger Matthew Palmer of Palmer is off to a fantastic start in the North Star Athletic Association. He leads the NAIA conference with 16 RBIs in 16 games and is tied for second with two home runs. He had at least one RBI in seven straight games from Feb. 17 to March… Read more »

Wall earns win for Northwestern’s season opener in Florida

The University of Northwestern-St. Paul turned to Juneau’s Philip Wall as its opening day starter and he didn’t disappoint. The sophomore allowed zero earned runs in six innings and got some late offense from his teammates as the NCAA D3 Eagles rallied for a 4-3 win over Wilkes University in Florida. He scattered seven hits… Read more »

Kuiper seals New Mexico win with game-saving steal at buzzer

March 7, 2019

Wasilla’s Dane Kuiper made the defensive play of the game in the closing seconds to secure the University of New Mexico’s 73-72 win over Boise State University. The senior switched on defense at just the right time and then poked the ball away from a Boise State player to deny the Broncos a final shot…. Read more »

Bailey closes out season for Pacific with career-best effort

The end of the college hoops season came too early for Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks. He played his best basketball down the stretch for the University of the Pacific, culminating with his first career double-double in a 61-53 loss to Pepperdine in the first round of the West Coast Conference Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada…. Read more »