Monthly Archives: January 2020

Schumacher, Patterson earn two medals in two days in Michigan

January 4, 2020

Two Anchorage skiers each won two medals in the first two days of the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championship in Houghton, Michigan. Gus Schumacher of Alaska Winter Stars racked up a gold and silver while Caitlin Patterson of the US Ski Team picked up a silver and bronze. Schumacher, of Service High fame, claimed first… Read more »

Carlton’s fingerprints all over come-from-behind victory for NIC

January 3, 2020

Palmer’s Alex Carlton inside he final minute assisted on the go-ahead bucket and drained two clutch free throws as North Idaho College rallied to beat Big Bend 67-62 in NWAC women’s basketball. With her team down 62-60, Carlton assisted on Sydnie Peterson’s 3-pointer with 38 seconds to go to put the Cardinals ahead for good…. Read more »

Johnson scores eight straight at crunch time to lead Spokane

When the Spokane Community College men’s basketball team needed a lift, Kaeleb Johnson of Anchorage was there to lead the way. The freshman guard pumped in eight straight points during a pivotal second-half run that sparked the Sasquatch to an 81-73 win over Walla Walla in the NWAC. Johnson, of East High fame, scored 14… Read more »

Heun KOs opponent in 72 seconds to collect 15th pro victory

January 2, 2020

Palmer’s Jake Heun made quick work out of an accomplished fighter with a first-round TKO victory over Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight bout at Rizin FF 20 in Saitama, Japan. The fight lasted 72 seconds – his third-fastest win of his 24-fight MMA professional career. Heun, of Palmer High fame, improved his pro record to… Read more »

Lieb named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

January 1, 2020

Bethel High School wrestler Hayden Lieb won a historic fourth individual state championship. His win capped an undefeated season and made him one of only 16 Alaska high school athletes in history to pull off a four-peat. Hayden won titles at 160 pounds as a senior and junior, at 145 pounds as a sophomore and… Read more »