Monthly Archives: November 2019

Watts scores goal for her 26th career point for Norwich Cadets

November 8, 2019

Norwich University senior defenseman Kirsten Watts of Chugiak lit the lamp for her first goal in the second women’s hockey game of the season as the Cadets beat UMass-Boston 5-1 in Boston, Massachusetts. The even-strength goal came 5:39 into the action to give Norwich a 1-0 lead. Watts, of Chugiak High fame, has 26 career… Read more »

Dray ready to help Haskell win a second straight league title

November 7, 2019

After helping the Haskell Indian College volleyball team in Kansas make school history last year, Dillingham’s Sydney Dray is ready to do it again. The 5-foot-6 outside hitter is among the offensive stars looking to take off at the Association of Independent Institutions championships next week in Lincoln, Illinois Dray, of Dillingham High fame, ranks… Read more »

Balsan earns first career top-10 finish at WAC Championships

Grand Canyon University senior Elizabeth Balsan of Anchorage turned in her greatest finish in four appearances at the Western Athletic Conference Championships. She led her NCAA D1 team with an eighth-place effort out of 67 women in the 6-K race in Kansas City, Missouri. Her time was 21:46.7. Led by the Alaskan, Grand Canyon raced… Read more »

Kizer rushes for three TDs, amasses 318 total yards for Luther

November 6, 2019

In a game that featured more than 1,000 yards of offense and 100 points, it figured Palmer’s Parker Kizer would factor into the shootout. Even as a running quarterback, the 6-foot sophomore amassed a career-high 318 total yards for Luther College in a 60-40 loss to Buena Vista in Storm Lake, Iowa. Kizer, of Colony… Read more »

Cummings scores twice, giving him a state-best 7 rushing TDs

Josh Cummings of Fairbanks continues to be a wrecking ball in the red zone for the Western Colorado University football team. The bruising back scored a pair of touchdowns in a 42-21 victory over Black Hills State in Spearfish, South Dakota. Cummings, of West Valley High fame, has scored all seven of his TDs from… Read more »

Pili delivers double-double in first college game with USC

November 5, 2019

Awesome Alissa Pili of Anchorage rose to the occasion in a big way. Making her college debut with the University of Southern California, the 6-foot freshman logged a game-high 35 minutes and collected her first double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Pili, of Dimond High fame, made 8-of-12 shots as the Trojans beat Cal… Read more »

Turney takes third in Spartan mountain series in New Jersey

Taylor Turney is the new king of obstacle course racing in Alaska. Turney, a 2013 graduate of Anchorage’s Service High School, wrapped up the 2019 Spartan Elite US Mountain Series in third place after taking eighth in the series-finale Saturday in New Jersey. Turney follows in the footsteps of Matt Novakovich, who first put Alaskans… Read more »

Tuttle scores fourth goal to reach double figures in points

November 4, 2019

With four points in four games, Zack Tuttle of Kenai has reached double figures for the Whatcom Community College men’s soccer team. The freshman forward found the net in the 61st minute of a 4-0 win over Shoreline in the NWAC. Tuttle, of Kenai High fame, has collected 4-2-10 totals in 18 games. He ranks… Read more »

Randall impresses (again), this time at New York City Marathon

You’d never know Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall was a rookie at the New York City Marathon. Racing her first marathon, the five-time Olympian and 2018 gold medalist finished 51st among more than 22,000 women in 2 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds, much faster than her stated goal of breaking three hours. What’s more, Randall, who… Read more »

Snell hauls in first career touchdown catch for Montana State

November 3, 2019

Montana State University freshman Derryk Snell of Chugiak found his way into the end zone for the first time in a 42-7 victory over Southern Utah at Bobcat Stadium. The 6-foot-2 tight end caught a 10-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter to make the score 27-0. Snell, of Chugiak High fame, finished with… Read more »