Monthly Archives: November 2019

Williams flirts with triple-double in excellent effort for Sporting

November 19, 2019

After an injury slowed down the start of his season in Portugal, Anchorage’s Travante Williams has been cleared for takeoff. The Sporting Lisbon transfer went off in his fourth game with his new team as he flirted with a triple-double to lead the way in a 90-78 win over Esgueira. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe High… Read more »

Kimber, Lucas, Andrews highlight Alaska contingent in Missouri

With six women on the mats, and three of them placing, Alaska wrestling was well represented at the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, Missouri. Syndee Kimber of Sitka, Agatha Andrews of Akiak and Jolie Lucas of Fairbanks each earned podium finishes to highlight the contingent of Alaskans at the college meet that featured 34 teams…. Read more »

Alaska runners crush it nationwide

November 18, 2019

From California to Utah to North Carolina, Alaskans ran up a storm over the weekend. Reigning Mount Marathon Race champion Hannah LaFleur of Seward won the Catalina Half Marathon and placed fourth overall in 1 hour, 37 minutes and 11 seconds. LaFleur received a strong challenge from Californian Evelyne Ruiz (1:37:27) and broke the existing… Read more »

With his UTEP career coming to close, Busey reaches end zone

November 17, 2019

Anchorage’s Alan Busey found the end zone for the first time in his University of Texas El Paso football career. It came at the end of the second quarter and was his team’s lone touchdown in a 37-10 loss to UAB during a Conference USA game in Birmingham, Alabama. Busey, of Service High fame, hauled… Read more »

Ellegson-Carnes earns all-region honors for St. Olaf College

Arne Ellefson-Carnes of Juneau earned all-region honors for the St. Olaf College men’s cross-country team in his first year with the team. The freshman finished 22nd out of 199 finishers at the NCAA D3 Central Region Championships in Waverly, Iowa. The top 35 runners earned all-region recognition. Ellefson-Carnes, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, clocked a time… Read more »

Woods advances to finals in NYC, earns trip to Olympic Trials

November 16, 2019

Next stop for Spencer Woods of Shungnak will be the Olympic Trials. The Greco-Roman wrestler won a silver medal at 170 pounds at the Bill Farrell Memorial in New York City, securing his bid to the Olympic Trials after finishing as the top American at his weight. Woods, of Kotzebue High fame, lost the final… Read more »

Kidder sparks Humboldt State with strong play in second half

Anchorage’s Sandin Kidder had a hand in 15 of her team’s final 27 points as Humboldt State University pulled away from Concordia 67-56 in Irvine, California. The junior transfer logged a season-high 37 minutes and finished the game with season highs of 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Kidder, of East High fame, made… Read more »

Vanderford remains unbeaten, moves to 9-0 after win in Israel

November 15, 2019

Ninilchik’s Austin Vanderford won another MMA fight to push his professional record to 9-0. The 29-year-old earned a unanimous decision over Russian Grachik Bozinyan at Bellator 234 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Vanderford, of Ninilchik High fame, used a fabulous final-round effort to escape with a win over a fighter who came in with a 10-3… Read more »

Clay wins silver medal at national competition in Nebraska

November 14, 2019

Cade Clay of Haines won a silver medal in a men’s trap shooting event at the Upper Midwest Regional Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska. He finished second out of 35 shooters after breaking 94 of 100 targets. Clay, of Haines High fame, was seventh in this tournament a year ago. He is a member of… Read more »

Carstens earns first start, has first double-figure effort for CSU

November 13, 2019

Kenai’s Bethany Carstens earned her first college start in just her second game and responded with her first double-figure scoring night. The Chicago State University freshman made 4-of-8 and finished with 10 points in an 82-50 loss to Pac-12 opponent Arizona in the windy city. Carstens, of Nikiski High fame, logged 28 minutes and grabbed… Read more »