Monthly Archives: May 2019

New Orleans Pelicans hire Langdon to be their new GM

May 20, 2019

The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon as the team’s general manager, putting him in position to be in charge of making the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft. He joins the Pelicans after serving as assistant general manager for the Brooklyn Nets since 2016. He also served as general manager… Read more »

Petterson becomes lone Alaskan selected to All-NWAC Team

May 19, 2019

Gavin Petterson of Soldotna was named to the East Region All-NWAC Second Team, the lone Alaska player among the eight playing in the Pacific Northwest conference. He was a reliable relief pitcher for Columbia Basin College of Pasco, Washington. Petterson, of Kenai Central High fame, posted a 3-2 record with two saves and a 3.55… Read more »

Ealum part of Liberty 4×400 school record, ASUN team title

May 18, 2019

Tanner Ealum of Anchorage helped Liberty University win the women’s team title at the Atlantic Sun Conference Track and Field Championships in Jacksonville, Florida. In the final event of the night, she ran leadoff in the 4×400-meter relay that set a school record of 3:35.77. Ealum had a 54.5 split. She just missed a gold… Read more »

Williams pushes prolific playoff winning streak in Portugal to 12

May 17, 2019

Anchorage’s Travante Williams has another gear when it comes to playoff basketball. He goes from good to great, shifting his game into overdrive and leaving the competition in his dust. His latest playoff performance resulted in 27 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. And, of course, his team won. The 6-foot-6 guard led… Read more »

Evanoff qualifies for NWAC Championships on last chance

May 16, 2019

Palmer’s Everett Evanoff wanted one last crack at earning a qualifying time for the 400-meter run. The Southwestern Oregon Community College sophomore got his opportunity and made the most of it by clocking a time of 51.65 seconds at the SWOCC Last Chance meet in Coos Bay, Oregon. Evanoff, of Colony High fame, finished second… Read more »

Rash rolls to victory in PBA playoffs, advances to quarterfinals

May 15, 2019

Anchorage’s Sean Rash defeated Missouri’s Kyle Sherman in a battle of champions during the PBA playoffs Round of 16 Race to 2 Points matches that aired on FS1 from Portland, Maine. The sixth-seeded Rash knocked off the No. 11 seed by scores of 227 to 175 and 237 to 214 in the two-game series to… Read more »

Steffensen aids Mesa walk-off win that produces region title

May 13, 2019

Kenai’s Paul Steffensen played a key role in helping the Mesa Thunderbirds earn an 8-7 walk-off win over the GateWay Geckos in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference. With the win, Mesa punched its ticket to the NJCAA National Championships for the first time since 2014. In the ninth inning, Steffensen singled to put the… Read more »

Kelter plays huge role as Team USA 7s wins historic 4th medal

May 12, 2019

Eagle River’s Alev Kelter was instrumental in helping the Team USA women’s sevens rugby team earn a bronze medal at the Canada Sevens event in Langford, British Columbia. The 28-year-old scored 30 of the team’s 106 points in six games as the Americans finished 5-1 and beat France 26-5 in the third-place game. The victory… Read more »

Rosenzweig triggers MIT walkoff win in NCAA Championships

May 11, 2019

Sierra Rosenzweig of Anchorage singled and scored the tying run in the seventh and final inning as the MIT softball team beat Eastern Nazarene College 5-4 for its second straight walkoff win at the NCAA D3 Championships in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The starting left fielder finished 2-for-3 with a run and RBI from the No. 9… Read more »

White earns first all-conference nod in senior year at Corban

Anchorage’s Rachel White of Corban University was the only Alaskan among the 28 softball players named to the first or second all-league team in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. This is the first all-conference nod for the pitcher in her four seasons. White, of South High fame, was especially excellent in league play as she went… Read more »