Monthly Archives: January 2020

Morgan just misses double-double, grabs season-high 8 boards

January 30, 2020

The Clark College women’s basketball team needed a win in the worst way and Kayla Morgan of Aniak helped make it happen. The 5-foot-9 freshman was inserted into the starting lineup and just missed a double-double as the Penguins snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 71-43 road win over Portland in the NWAC. Clark… Read more »

Johnson, Alstrom each deliver season-high points for Spokane

Two Alaskans enjoyed big scoring nights for the Spokane Sasquatsh hoops team as Anchorage’s Kaeleb Johnson and Sitka’s Jamal Alstrom each registered season highs in a 99-69 win over Yakima Valley in NWAC. Johnson pumped in 20 points to match his season high and Alstrom established a new high with 15 points. Spokane improved to… Read more »

King clubs two home runs in first game with Porterville Pirates

January 29, 2020

Colin King of Fairbanks crushed two home runs in his first appearance for the Porterville College baseball team. The sophomore designated hitter mashed his first tater with one out in the third inning to extend his team’s lead to 3-1. He made it 4-1 with a solo blast in the fifth inning to push the… Read more »

Prayer drops in five 3-pointers en route to scoring 20 points

Lyndon Prayer of Anchorage tied his season high with five 3-pointers on his way to scoring 20 points for Imperial Valley College men’s basketball in an 89-65 loss to Southwestern in California. This was the second time in 22 games this season that the sophomore guard has reached the 20-point plateau. His season his is… Read more »

Pili named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

January 28, 2020

Anchorage basketball player Alissa Pili piled up 19 points to go with a career-high 17 rebounds and converted an old-fashioned three-point play with 29 seconds left to push the USC Trojans to a 70-68 victory over No. 7 UCLA in double overtime. The Dimond High School grad collected collected six points and four rebounds in… Read more »

Ross places third at Fat Bike World Championships in Colorado

Will Ross lives and trains near sea level, so achieving the podium was a big surprise at the Borealis Fat Bike World Championships in Crested Butte, Colorado. “Today was hands down the best day I’ve ever had at altitude,” Ross said on Facebook. “I’m still in shock I was able to pull off a 3rd… Read more »

Rash flirts with perfection, wins 15th PBA title in Oklahoma

January 27, 2020

Anchorage’s Sean Rash beat four consecutive opponents, including top qualifier Ryan Ciminelli of South Carolina in the championship match, to win the PBA Oklahoma Open for his 15th career title. Rash rolled 10 consecutive strikes in the final to score a 289-234 victory and pocket $30,000 of prize money. He also defeated Patrick Hanrahan (226-202),… Read more »

Ottum helps Colorado Mines beat third straight ranked D2 team

January 26, 2020

Noah Ottum of Anchorage helped the Colorado School of Mines wrestling team knock off its third straight NCAA D2 ranked opponent. The junior 149-pounder earned a 14-5 major decision over Dyllan Fuch as the Orediggers beat No. 25 Colorado Mesa 28-11. Ottum, of South High fame, outscored Fuch 7-0 in the second period and scored… Read more »

DeGeorge sets Bemidji record with two goals in 11-second span

January 25, 2020

Anchorage’s Clair DeGeorge scored the winning goal and made school history all in one night. The junior forward bagged two goals in 11 seconds late in the third period to lead the Bemidji State women’s hockey team to a 3-1 victory over Minnesota State in the WCHA. DeGeorge blasted a one-timer from below the red… Read more »

Nix fourth Alaskan selected for McDonald’s All-American Game

January 24, 2020

Daishen Nix of Anchorage has been compared to Alaska basketball royalty for the last two seasons, but that speculation was based on projections. Now his merit is founded on fact. Nix’s greatness was validated after the 6-foot-5 guard was selected for the glamorous McDonald’s All-American Game, which recognizes the nation’s top 24 boys high school… Read more »