Monthly Archives: January 2020

Sunny scores season-high 21 points, leads Highline to OT win

January 9, 2020

Catherine Sunny of Nightmute converted key baskets at the end of the fourth quarter and then again in overtime to lead the Highline Community College women’s basketball team. The freshman guard outscored Green River by herself in OT en route to a season-high 21 points to lead the Thunderbirds to a 59-53 victory in the… Read more »

Never mind Hornbuckle, call him Horn-buckets after career high

Daniel Hornbuckle of Fairbanks has been a walking bucket this season for the Portland Community College men’s basketball team. The 6-foot-1 sophomore guard ranks No. 9 in the NWAC in scoring after pouring in a career-high 34 points in a 95-87 loss to Clackamas in Oregon. This was his fifth game with 26 points or… Read more »

Schumacher is Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

January 8, 2020

The Anchorage skier Gus Schumacher won his first Senior National Championship title in his debut national championship race. Just 19 years old, the Service High School grad won the men’s 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint in 3:02.95 against a deep field that included several Olympians. Gus followed this spectacular effort with a 2nd place finish in the… Read more »

Steinhilpert pushes points streak to five games for Golden Wolves

Anchorage’s Amber Steinhilpert continues to pile up points and win faceoffs for the Alvernia University women’s hockey team. The freshman forward pushed her points streak to five games after recording a goal and two assists in games against NCAA D3 rivals Wilkes and Cortland. Steinhilpert, of South High fame, has recorded two goals and five… Read more »

Hull racks up first two points of season for Concordia Wisconsin

January 7, 2020

Wasilla’s Ally Hull in back-to-back games recorded her first goal and first assist for the Concordia University women’s hockey team in NCAA D3. They are the first two points of her junior season and came in a two-game series against the Bennies of Saint Benedict in Mequon, Wisconsin. Hull, of Wasilla High fame, has started… Read more »

DePriest has career-high five assists in first start of the season

Palmer’s Leya DePriest made the most of her first start of the season for the Eastern Washington University women’s basketball team. The 6-foot-3 senior center logged a season-high 29 minutes and contributed a career-high five assists to go with four points and six rebounds in a 75-58 loss to Portland State in Oregon. DePriest, of… Read more »

Woods named to ECHL All-Star Game for Kansas City Mavs

January 6, 2020

Justin Woods of Fairbanks is headed to the ECHL All-Star Game for the first time. The third-year defenseman will represent the Kansas City Mavericks on the Western Conference team. Woods, of UAF fame, has amassed four goals and 16 assists for 20 points in 29 games. “Justin has been an anchor on the blue line… Read more »

Homza gets hot to help Auckland push home win streak to 11

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza got hot just in time to help the Auckland Tuatara extend the longest home winning streak in the Australian Baseball League. Auckland pushed its win streak to 11 games after a 4-0 homestand against Geelong-Korea. Homza hit .462 in the series and played all over the field defensively, starting at catcher, third… Read more »

Lasher has best game in Germany with 26 points, 11 rebounds

January 5, 2020

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher scored a season-high 26 points in just 28 minutes as the No. 7 Bayer Giants beat No. 10 Tuebingen 88-83 in Germany’s A League. He added a season-high 11 rebounds to complete his first double-double in 16 games. Lasher, of Dimond High fame, drained 10-of-16 field goals, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range…. Read more »

Swayman leads NCAA in saves, games and minutes with Maine

January 4, 2020

Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman became the first NCAA D1 goalie to reach 700 saves on the season after he made 32 stops for the University of Maine hockey team in a 3-2 win over Nebraska-Omaha. The junior netminder improved to 10-8-4 on the season, with his 22 appearances ranking No. 1 in the country. Swayman also… Read more »