Monthly Archives: January 2020

Carlton’s late 3-pointer lifts North Idaho to upset win

January 17, 2020

Palmer’s Alex Carlton took over the fourth quarter, scoring 11 of her 14 points and knocking down the winning 3-pointer in the final seconds as North Idaho beat Wenatchee Valley 66-63 in the NWAC. She hit 3-of-5 field goals (including two 3s) and 3-of-3 free throws in the final quarter as the Cardinals erased a… Read more »

Czech Republic team lures Calloway by doubling his salary

January 16, 2020

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway wasn’t looking to leave the Swiss League, but a team in Czech Republic made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Ostrava doubled his salary to lure the 6-foot-8 forward to switch leagues. “I’m getting paid like a third-year vet now,” Calloway told me. “They offered me over twice of what I was… Read more »

Hepa nets career-high 15 points in fifth straight start for Texas

Once lost in the shuffle, Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik has found his way to the starting lineup at the University of Texas. His game has taken off since he was named a starter, highlighted by his career-high 15-point effort in a 76-64 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Conference. he sank 6-of-10 field… Read more »

DeGeorge bags two goals as Bemidji knocks off No. 1 Wisconsin

January 15, 2020

Two goals from junior Clair DeGeorge led the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team to a 3-2 upset win over No. 1 University of Wisconsin in the WCHA. She’s scored the first goal at the 5:49 mark of the first period. Her game winner gamer came at the 8:31 mark of the second period. DeGeorge… Read more »

Homza first batter in Auckland history to go 5-for-5 at the plate

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza made history in the Australian Baseball League by becoming the first Auckland Tuatara batter to have five base hits in a game. The 20-year-old catcher finished 5-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored as Auckland beat the Sydney Blue Sox 16-2. The Tuatara (19-13) maintained their spot atop the division, 4.5… Read more »

Kimber upsets No.1 wrestler, helps McKendree win D2 team duals

January 14, 2020

Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber wrestled the match of her life, carrying a shutout into the final minute and upsetting the No. 1-ranked wrestler in her weight class at the NCAA D2 National Duals in Louisville, Kentucky. Her clutch victory was vital in helping McKendree University secure its second straight national championship. If she didn’t win, her… Read more »

Hebard breaks Alaska record for points, rebounds, blocks at D1

January 13, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks continues to rewrite the record book for women’s NCAA D1 college basketball players from Alaska. The University of Oregon senior forward recently moved into the No. 1 spot for career points, career rebounds and career blocked shots. The ultimate triple-double. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, has been a trend setter… Read more »

Robinson’s immediate impact sparks New Mexico to MWC victory

January 12, 2020

Work behind the scenes made it possible for Anchorage’s Azaria Robinson to shine under the bright lights as her productive practice habits paved the way for extended playing time with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team. The 6-foot-2 freshman cashed in on the opportunity by posting season highs in points (12), rebounds (5)… Read more »

Coats goes from walk-on to NAIA Indoor Nationals contender

January 11, 2020

Jonah Coats of Valdez was only looking for a college track and field coach to give him a chance. Then another Alaskan made it happen. And now Coats is making it happen in the heptathlon. The Eastern Oregon University redshirt sophomore wrapped up his first heptathlon of the season by taking fourth place overall at… Read more »

Saville stops 26 shots to help Omaha upset No. 1 North Dakota

January 10, 2020

Anchorage’s Isaiah Saville was back in net for the University of Omaha hockey team and his presence paid immediate dividends. The freshman netminder turned aside 26 shots as the visiting Mavericks upset No. 1-ranked North Dakota 6-3 in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Saville, of West High fame, had missed the last four games dating… Read more »