Monthly Archives: December 2019

Yockey nets 18 points, his 9th double-digit effort in 12 games

December 21, 2019

Nathan Yockey of Coffman Cove continues to be a reliable scorer for the Highline College men’s basketball team. The 6-foot-4 sophomore netted 18 points in a 90-72 win over Olympic in NWAC, his ninth double-digit scoring effort in 12 games. He drained a season-best four 3-pointers and leads Highline with 24 3s on the season…. Read more »

Pili produces 23-point, 10-rebound double-double in USC blowout

December 20, 2019

Alissa Pili of Anchorage took over in the second half, scoring 19 of her game-high 23 points to lead the USC women’s basketball team to an 80-43 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley in Los Angeles, California. The 6-foot freshman added 10 rebounds to furnish her third double-double in her tenth game. Her 23 points… Read more »

Anchorage bikers get muddy at Cyclocross Nationals

December 19, 2019

Undeterred by mud, five Anchorage cyclists held their own at the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships in Lakewood, Wash. “It was muddier than I thought it was going to be,” said James Stull, adding that his family’s fleet of bikes had to be washed twice daily. Ellie Mitchell of Anchorage had the Alaskan contingent’s top… Read more »

Hendrix shines in 2nd half to sparkle in New Mexico Lobos debut

Anchorage’s Vante Hendrix didn’t hold back in his first game with the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team. The sophomore transfer scored all 12 of his points in a 10-minute span of the second half as the Lobos pulled away for a 91-71 rout of Grand Canyon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “I wasn’t even… Read more »

Turney wins Spartan Ultra 50K in California

December 18, 2019

Before last weekend, Taylor Turney of Anchorage had never raced an ultramarathon, let alone one with 60 obstacles. But on Dec. 14 he nailed his first Spartan Ultra in Los Olivos, California, taking the victory in 5 hours, 24 minutes and 50 seconds over 50 kilometers (31 miles). Turney caught the frontrunner at about mile… Read more »

Alaska skiers excelling on World Cup and SuperTour

From the World Cup in Europe to the SuperTour in North America to the upcoming World Youth Olympic Games, Alaska skiers are striding strong. With one race remaining in Period 1 of the World Cup, Sadie Maubet Bjornsen of Alaska Pacific University is ranked fourth in the overall standings after finishing ninth on Dec. 15… Read more »

Updike second-best finisher for second-place team at Nationals

December 17, 2019

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike delivered a strong performance at the USA Track and Field National Club Cross Country Championships at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The 27-year-old finished the men’s 10-K race 22nd out of 617 runners with a time of 31:20.3. Updike, of Ketchikan High fame, is a professional runner with the New York New… Read more »

Martellaro comes alive, racks up several season highs for Clark

December 16, 2019

Jozey Martellaro of Fairbanks was instrumental on both sides of the ball to lead the Clark College women’s basketball team in a 73-50 win over Green Valley in the NWAC. The 5-foot-9 freshman wing collected season highs in points (15), 3-pointers (5), assists (7) and blocked shots (2) to go with five rebounds and one… Read more »

Lantto first goal, first assist in consecutive games for Penn State

Mikayla Lantto of Palmer produced her first goal and first assist of the season for the Penn State University women’s hockey team. The freshman forward collected her first career points in a two-game series against Rochester Institute of Technology. Lantto scored the decisive goal found the net at the end of the first period for… Read more »

Walker picks up two assists, Saville collects win in series split

December 15, 2019

Nolan Walker and Isaiah Saville of Anchorage faced off in a college hockey series in Minnesota, with Walker racking up an assist each night and Saville making 53 saves and earning the win in Game 2. The teams split the series, with St. Cloud State winning the first game 4-1 and Nebraska-Omaha claiming the second… Read more »