Monthly Archives: February 2020

Sunny sinks seven 3-pointers en route to career-high 25 in NWAC

February 20, 2020

Catherine Sunny of Nightmute has been a nightmare lately for opposing defenses in the NWAC. The Highline Community College women’s basketball standout has averaged 18.3 points over the last four games, highlighted by her career-high 25-point effort in a 65-61 win over South Puget Sound College. The 5-foot-7 freshman guard made 9-of-18 field goals, including… Read more »

Updike, Dunbar run well at David Hemery Valentine Invitational

February 19, 2020

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike didn’t repeat as 3,000-meter run champion at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston. But he did run much faster, dusting his time from a year ago. The 27-year-old placed 10th out of 192 finishers in the men’s 3,000 in 7:47.93, blowing the doors off his 2019 time of 7:56.63. Last year,… Read more »

Dray among nine players selected for All-Tribal Volleyball Team

February 18, 2020

Dillingham’s Sydney Dray is an undersized outside hitter with a big game. The 5-foot-6 junior star stood tall for Haskell Indian College this season, earning all-conference second team honors and being awarded the Champion of Character Award. Dray was again recognized with her recent selection to the All-Tribal Volleyball Team by the Tribal Sports Network…. Read more »

Monumental moment: Hebard, Pili go head-to-head in Pac-12

February 17, 2020

As generational players from the same era, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks and Alissa Pili of Anchorage will forever be linked. Together they have lifted Alaska women’s basketball to new heights. And even though they did not face each other in the only year they were in high school at the same time, they both wound… Read more »

Germain named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

February 16, 2020

Max Germain of Anchorage shocked the biathlon world with a bronze medal at the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Switzerland. In the youth sprint at the IBU Championships the previous two years he had placed 74th and 66th. But at the 7.5-kilometer sprint the 18 year old won the bronze medal after skiing strong and… Read more »

Swayman stops 41 shots for Maine in first shutout since 2018

February 15, 2020

Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman turned aside all 41 shots he faced for the University of Maine to highlight a 1-0 win over the University of Connecticut in Hockey East. Swayman made 17 saves in the second period on his way to posting his first shutout since 2018, when Maine blanked Boston University 3-0. The junior netminder… Read more »

Kidder records first NCAA double-double with Humboldt State

Sandin Kidder of Anchorage made her first eight field goals on her way to recording her first double-double in her first season with the Humboldt State University women’s basketball team. The transfer finished 8-of-10 from the floor and posted season highs with 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Lumberjacks dumped Cal State San Bernardino… Read more »

Hornbuckle plays OT hero again as Portland sweeps Chemeketa

February 14, 2020

Daniel Hornbuckle of Fairbanks played overtime hero for the second time against Chemeketa as the Portland Panthers earned the regular-season sweep between the NWAC schools. The sophomore guard bagged 13 of his team-high 28 points in OT to lead his team to 110-105 victory. A month ago, Hornbuckle had nine of his 23 points in… Read more »

Led by Hawes, Alyeska’s Freeride Team excels in Wyoming

Undaunted by the steep and technical backcountry ski terrain — not to mention wind, cold and high altitude — the Alyeska Ski Club’s Freeride Team excelled at a junior national International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association competition in Grand Targhee, Wyoming. Carson Hawes led the way by winning the male Under 12 ski division. He scored… Read more »

Local athletes talk about overcoming adversity at PLAAY Summit

February 13, 2020

Everybody gets knocked down in life. The secret to success is getting back up. It’s far from easy, but overcoming adversity can strengthen a person’s drive to be great. Off-the-field tragedies can push an athlete on the field, and rather than shutting down, they turn it up. Alaska sports stars Dominick Meriweather, DaJonee Hale, Denali… Read more »