Monthly Archives: December 2019

Homza’s hot streak raises batting average 71 points in a week

December 14, 2019

Now that he’s adjusted to his surroundings in the Australian Baseball League, Anchorage’s Jonny Homza has really picked up his batting. Buoyed by a five-game hitting streak, the 20-year-old with the Auckland Tuatara raised his average 71 points to .265 in the last week. Homza, of South High fame, is hitting .381 against left-handers. He… Read more »

DeGeorge named to Team USA for rivalry series against Canada

December 13, 2019

Bemidji State University women’s hockey star Clair DeGeorge of Anchorage has been selected by USA Hockey to compete against Canada in the opening two games of the annual rivalry series. The junior forward was one of 23 players and the only Alaskan picked for games tomorrow in Connecticut and Dec. 17 in Canada. DeGeorge is… Read more »

Huss returns to court, earns CCCAA all-region nod for LA Harbor

After taking off the last few years from college volleyball, Anchorage’s Rohyn Huss this year returned to the court with LA Harbor College. It was like she never left. The 6-foot sophomore ranked among the scoring leaders in the California Community College Athletic Association and earned all-region honors. Huss, of Dimond High fame, was second… Read more »

Carle, Trent headline Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020

December 12, 2019

Running pioneer Marcie Trent and hockey professional Matt Carle will headline the Class of 2020 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Trent and Carle were the lone selections from the people category and will be joined by the Yukon 800 riverboat race from the event category and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s stunning… Read more »

Kimber, Andrews faceoff in title match of N. Central Invitational

December 11, 2019

Two of the top college wrestlers from the state of Alaska squared off at the North Central Invitational in Naperville, Illinois. It figured the match came down to a tiebreaker. Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber of McKendree University scored an 8-7 decision Akiak’s Agatha Andrews of Jamestown University in the finals of the women’s 191-pound weight class…. Read more »

McDonald buries third game-winning goal for Providence Friars

December 10, 2019

Cam McDonald of Eagle River netted his third career goal and they have all been game winners for the Providence College hockey team. His recent handy work came in a 4-1 win over UMass-Lowell when he buried a first-period shot to give the Friars a 2-0 lead. McDonald, of Eagle River High fame, also scored… Read more »

Schmidt named MVP of Everett Classic, leads Red Devils to title

Soldotna’s Danica Schmidt of the Lower Columbia College women’s basketball team was named Everett Classic MVP after leading the Red Devils to the tournament championship. The freshman came off the bench to play a pivotal role in all three victories but was especially effective in the title game with her first double-double in nine games…. Read more »

John nets 14 points to help Gila Monsters upset NJCAA No. 25

December 9, 2019

Nyeniea John of Anchorage came off the bench to pump in 14 points in 16 minutes to help the Eastern Arizona College women’s basketball team earn a 75-64 win over No. 25 Cochise College in the NJCAA. The 5-foot-8 freshman forward sank 6-of-7 field goals, drained her only 3-point attempt and grabbed two rebounds. John,… Read more »

Prayer drops 17 points in back-to-back Imperial Valley games

Anchorage’s Lyndon Prayer caught fire over the weekend with back-to-back 17-point games for the Imperial Valley College men’s basketball team. The 6-foot-1 guard had averaged 10 points a game in his first seven appearances with the California Community College Athletic Association squad. Prayer, of West High fame, has reached double figures in six of nine… Read more »

Youngren fifth Alaska marathon runner to punch ticket to Trials

December 8, 2019

Alaska now has five runners who will race the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials next February in Atlanta. Megan Youngren of Soldotna joined the party on Sunday with a run of 2 hours, 43 minutes and 52 seconds at the California International Marathon in Sacramento. That eclipsed the required 2 hours, 45 minutes by 68 seconds…. Read more »