Monthly Archives: February 2020

Ealum wins two conference titles, giving her 8 for Liberty career

February 29, 2020

It doesn’t matter which conference Tanner Ealum of Anchorage competes in for Liberty University, chances are she’s going to break the meet record in the 800-meter run. Two years after she set the meet record at the Big South Conference outdoor championships, the Alaska track star broke the meet record at the Atlantic Sun Conference… Read more »

Millar to Hull connection accounts for two goals, Concordia win

An Anchorage-to-Wasilla connection helped the Concordia University-Wisconsin women’s hockey team take flight for a 3-2 win over Lake Forest in Illinois. Anchorage’s Maddy Millar earned assists on both goals scored by Wasilla’s Ally Hull as Concordia upset the No. 2 seed Foresters in Game 1 of the quarterfinal series in the Slaats Cup. Millar earned… Read more »

Five Alaskans to compete in Saturday’s Olympic Marathon Trials

February 28, 2020

Five Alaskans are primed for the biggest race of their lives on Saturday — the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, Georgia. They’ve run countless miles on ice and snow in the heart of winter as well as around indoor tracks and on monotonous treadmills. Some have trained mostly solo and squeezed in 100-mile weeks… Read more »

Hemry earns first college wins in singles, doubles for Westmont

February 27, 2020

Anchorage’s Christine Hemry posted her first wins for Westmont College tennis in singles and doubles. She also suffered her first heartbreaking loss. Hemry dropped a topsy-turvy three-set decision at women’s No. 5 singles to Alice Marques of Fresno Pacific by a 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 count. Sometimes even in defeat a player’s winning character is revealed…. Read more »

Chalmers nets 26, including 5 in final minute to rally Greek team

February 26, 2020

Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers turned on the jets while turning back the clock with a 26-point outburst in Greece, his highest scoring game since 2016. The former NBA guard now with AEK Athens sparked his team’s second-half comeback in an 84-83 win over the Cretan Kings in the Greek Basketball League. The 6-foot-2 guard scored 16… Read more »

Buckmaster hits first college home run, already has 6 RBIs

February 25, 2020

Anchorage’s Balas Buckmaster has tapped into his power source to start the baseball season for Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington. The leadoff hitter smacked his first college home run in the season opener and then drove in a career-high four RBIs in the second game of the NWAC season. The 5-foot-9 sophomore outfielder already has… Read more »

Yeaton becomes 6th Alaskan to win 50K Birkebeiner in Wisconsin

Anchorage nordic skier Jessica Yeaton turned in an extraordinary performance to win the 46th American Birkebeiner, the biggest cross-country ski race in North America. There were 766 women in the 50-kilometer freestyle race, and for about 20 kilometers or so, Yeaton didn’t see a single one of them. Yeaton, a APU skier and 2018 Olympian,… Read more »

Kurka named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

February 24, 2020

The Palmer native Andrew Kurka won three of six races at the Para Alpine Skiing World Cup in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. In the sit ski downhill competition, the two-time Winter Paralympic Games medalist crashed in the first two competition, but completed the course to win on the third day. He also won a Super-G race Feb…. Read more »

Wilson in the mix for scoring title in Swedish Basketball League

Derrick Wilson of Anchorage has a shot to win the scoring title in the Swedish Basketball League. The fourth-year pro with Stockholm-based Djurgarden ranks third in the league with a career-best average of 20.2 points per game. Former G League player Brandon Rozell leads the league in scoring at 21.3 points per game. No. 2… Read more »

Pili scores 32, becomes sixth Alaska woman to net 30 at D1 level

February 23, 2020

USC freshman Alissa Pili of Anchorage by herself outscored Washington State in the first half en route to scoring a career-high 32 points to power the Trojans to a 66-60 Pac-12 road win. The 6-foot freshman drilled a 3-pointer late in the second quarter to give her 20 points as USC took a 37-19 lead… Read more »