Monthly Archives: February 2020

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 »

Hendrix doesn’t need scoreboard to tell him when to play hard

February 12, 2020

Anchorage’s Vante Hendrix plays to win, even when the scoreboard isn’t in his favor. The sophomore was the lone bright spot for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team in an 82-59 loss to undefeated San Diego State in the Mountain West. Hendrix pumped in a career-high 20 points and never took his foot… Read more »

Huffine triples scoring average with 15-point performance

Ketchikan’s Ashley Huffine scored four straight points at the end of the second quarter to give Centralia College some breathing room before the Blazers suffocated Tacoma in a 71-46 win. Huffine carried that momentum into the second half with eight of her 15 points as she reached double figures for the fourth time in 23… Read more »

Frisk drives in go-ahead run, picks up save in Crookston debut

February 11, 2020

Anchorage’s Kamryn Frisk couldn’t have scripted a better beginning to her softball career at the University of Minnesota Crookston. With her team trailing 4-3 in the fourth inning, Frisk was brought into the game as a pinch-hitter with two outs and the bases loaded. The junior transfer cleared the bases with a single as part… Read more »

Germain wins surprise bronze at youth biathlon championships

Anchorage’s Maxime Germain wasn’t considered a podium contender at the recent IBU Youth/Junior World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. After all, the 18-year-old placed 38th at the opening event — the Youth 12.5K individual race — on Jan. 26. And he’d placed 74th and 66th in the youth sprint at the IBU Championships the previous two… Read more »

Hebard named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

February 10, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the No. 3 Oregon women’s basketball team made history with a 74-56 victory over No. 4 UConn. The Ducks handed UConn its first home loss since 2013 and most lopsided loss ever at Gampel Pavilion, where the Huskies have gone 296-8 since the… Read more »