Monthly Archives: December 2019

Carle helps Feather River win first-ever CCCAA championship

December 8, 2019

Anchorage’s Maya Carle helped Feather River College make school history by helping the women’s volleyball team win its first tournament title in the California Community College Athletic Association. Feather River defeated previously undefeated Irvine Valley in five sets in the championship match in Chula Vista. Carle, of Dimond High fame, played in all 13 sets… Read more »

Harder collects first double-double to power Olympic victory

December 7, 2019

Eagle River’s Grace Harder recorded her first double-double of the season to lead the Olympic College women’s basketball team to its first win in the NWAC. The 5-foot-10 freshman scored a season-high 12 points and matched her season high with 10 rebounds as Olympic beat Grays Harbor 67-30 in Bremerton, Washington. Harder, of Eagle River… Read more »

Hausinger brothers match each other goal for goal in college

Two of Alaska’s most prolific playmakers this year in college hockey hail from the same family. Brothers Kenny Hausinger and Christian Hausinger are among the top scorers from the state and on their respective teams. Both have scored five goals and reached double figures in points. Kenny, a senior forward at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell,… Read more »

Kelter leads Team USA sevens in scoring after 3-0 start in Dubai

December 6, 2019

Alev Kelter of Eagle River extended her personal scoring streak to eight games after producing points in three victories by Team USA Eagles at the World Rugby Sevens Series in Dubai. The halfback accounted for 23 of her team’s 96 points in wins over Brazil, Russia and Canada in the early stages of the tournament…. Read more »

Hornbuckle heats up in 2nd half with 22 of game-high 28 points

December 5, 2019

Daniel Hornbuckle of Fairbanks heated up in the second half with 22 of his game-high 28 points for Portland Community College in a 96-85 loss to Lower Columbia in Oregon. The 6-foot-1 sophomore finished 8-of-16 from the field and 7-of-7 from the free-throw line. He added five 3-pointers, five assists and two steals. Hornbuckle, of… Read more »

Wyche racks up several season highs as Texas-Tyler beats Jarvis

December 4, 2019

After he worked his way into the starting lineup, Da’Zhon Wyche of Anchorage is now working the opposition. The University of Texas at Tyler men’s basketball transfer started his second straight game and put up season best numbers in an 83-75 win over Jarvis Christian in the Lone Star State. Wyche, of West High fame,… Read more »

Wilson among top playmakers in Swedish Basketball League

December 3, 2019

Derrick Wilson of Anchorage is thriving in the Swedish Basketball League. Even if his team isn’t. Despite playing for a last-place club, Wilson’s performance has been top shelf. The 6-foot-1 guard ranks top-10 in the league in points (18.9/5th) and assists (5.0/7th) through 14 games with Stockholm-based Djurgarden. Wilson, of East High fame, carried his… Read more »

Johnson, Williams, Alstrom lead Spokane to Classic crown

December 2, 2019

With three starters from Alaska leading the way, the Spokane Community College men’s basketball team won the Red Devil Classic in Longview, Washington. Anchorage’s Kaeleb Johnson earned a spot on the all-tournament team and reached double figures in the championship game as Spokane beat Lower Columbia 67-62. Anchorage’s Jaron Williams scored the go-ahead bucket with… Read more »

Carstens gets hot from deep, matches career high of 20 points

December 1, 2019

Bethany Carstens of Kenai isn’t just the best 3-point shooter for the Chicago State University women’s basketball team. She ranks No. 3 in the Western Athletic Conference at 49%. The freshman guard was especially hot in a 96-65 loss to Cal Santa Barbara at the Nugget Classic in Reno, Nevada, where she went 4-of-7 from… Read more »

Pili’s all-around game on display in USC win over Alabama

Anchorage’s Alissa Pili showcased her all-court skills in the University of Southern California women’s basketball team’s 60-57 win over Alabama during the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6-foot freshman scored 11 points, grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and was the only player in the game to register a blocked shot, steal and… Read more »