Monthly Archives: February 2020

PLAAY 2020 starts this week!

February 10, 2020

The 2020 PLAAY  (Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth) initiative kicks off Friday, Feb. 14th with the 5th annual PLAAY Summit and concludes on Feb. 20th with a visit with the fastest swimmer on the planet! The PLAAY Summit is an accredited conference featuring a panel of experts on youth physical, emotional and mental health… Read more »

Andrews upsets No. 1 seed en route to WCWA All-American nod

February 9, 2020

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews won All-American status for the second straight year at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association Nationals in Marietta, Georgia. The Jamestown University sophomore entered the tournament ranked No. 5 in the WCWA and upset the No. 1 seed in the semifinals to reach the finals at 191 pounds. Andrews, of Mt. Edgecumbe High… Read more »

Ostrander PRs in 3,000 at Millrose Games to win first pro race

February 8, 2020

Using a killer kick, Kenai’s Allie Ostrander came from behind down the stretch to win the women’s 3,000-meter run at the 113th Millrose Games in New York City. The 23-year-old runner is beginning her second season as a professional and secured her first victory on one of the biggest stages in track and field. Ostrander,… Read more »

Carstens having historic 3-point campaign for Chicago State

February 7, 2020

Bethany Carstens of Kenai is shaping up to become the best 3-point shooter in a decade for Chicago State University women’s basketball. The freshman sharpshooter currently ranks No. 4 all-time in single-season 3-point percentage (.418) and is approaching the top 10 for most 3-pointers made (46) in a single season. She has made at least… Read more »

Hall-Scriven bags season-high 15 for first-place Skagit Valley

February 6, 2020

Anchorage’s DeMarcus Hall-Scriven brought early energy that sparked Skagit Valley College to another victory in the NWAC. The freshman guard came off the bench to score seven of his team’s 10 points in a 10-2 run that pushed the lead to 19-6 and kickstarted an 86-74 win over Peninsula. Skagit Valley extended its winning streak… Read more »

Williams notches 21 points, 8 steals for streaking Spokane

February 5, 2020

The Spokane men’s basketball team scored 10 points directly off steals by Anchorage’s Jaron Williams as his defensive prowess paid huge dividends in an 84-70 win over Big Bend. The 6-foot-4 freshman racked up a season-high eight steals in the game as he continues to make a case for NWAC all-defensive team honors. Williams, of… Read more »

Griffin leans on all-around game to lead Canberra into semis

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin didn’t have a great night offensively but found other ways to dominate the game. The Canberra Capitals forward grabbed 10 rebounds, dished seven assists and blocked three shots to offset an off-night shooting the ball in a 73-71 win over the Adelaide Lightning in Australia. She finished with just seven points… Read more »

Moses named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame athlete of the week

February 4, 2020

Dimond High School senior Isaiah Moses of Anchorage turned in a stellar performance in the Alaska Airlines Classic, capped off by a thrilling 42-point performance in a 70-63 loss to Trinity International School from Las Vegas in the championship game. The 6-foot guard shot 16-of-32 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line for the… Read more »

Bennett breaks Grand Canyon school record in 3,000-meter run

Anchorage’s Blake Bennett broke the Grand Canyon University school record in the men’s 3,000-meter run. The sophomore distance runner placed fifth out of 37 participants at the Houston Invitational in Texas with a time of 8:29.47. Bennett, of ACS fame, crushed his previous PR of 8:51.41 set last year at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor… Read more »