Monthly Archives: April 2020

Grace Christian’s Kopp to play soccer for The Masters

April 30, 2020

Paul Kopp is a multi-sport athlete that has varsity lettered all 4 years in cross country running and basketball and was set to letter in soccer his 4th year as well. He was a senior captain for cross country running and basketball and a junior captain for soccer last year. He was part of the… Read more »

Multi-sport star Soland to begin pre-med at Tennessee

A 2020 graduate, Maris Soland was an exceptional three-sport athlete at South Anchorage High School, earning 10 varsity letters (would have been 11 if not for the COVID-19 cancellation of the 2020 track season). She was a captain on South’s first championship flag football team, earning all-conference honors in three different positions (safety, wide receiver,… Read more »

Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Player Bracket: Field down to Elite 8

Our 64-player bracket to determine Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball Player is down to the quarterfinals. Alaska’s elite eight. Four guards from Anchorage – Mario Chalmers, Muff Butler, Devon Bookert and Trajan Langdon. Another guard from Fairbanks – Kyle Bailey. And three power forwards – Chris Devine from Eagle River, Carlos Boozer from Juneau… Read more »

Nageak to play basketball at Adams State

Angelline Nageak graduates from Dimond High School as a two-time state champion in both flag football and basketball.  She bounced back from an ACL injury she suffered in flag football during as a junior to have a strong senior season.  Angelline was a team captain for flag football and  basketball and earned all-state team accolades… Read more »

Multi-sport star Brantley III bound for Dickinson State

Soldotna High multi-sport star Galen Brantley III is off to Dickinson State University in North Dakota this fall.  He received athletic and academic scholarships to compete in both football and track while Majoring in Pre-Med.  Galen had a decorated athletic career for the Stars.  In football he was  a three-time all-state football player who was… Read more »

Gall shines in classroom, community and on the court

Brandon Gall has played varsity basketball for the Service Cougars all four years of high school being brought up halfway through his freshman year from C team. For the last two years Brandon was listed as an all-conference player. He made all-tournament teams for both tournaments he was in this year – the Service Tip… Read more »

Kaleb Smith of ACS off to Grand Canyon University

April 29, 2020

Kaleb Smith of Anchorage Christians Schools will run cross country for Grand Canyon University while Majoring in physical therapy beginning this fall. Smith finished 10th in the 2019 Division 2  State Cross-Country Championships.  He was also a member of Division 2 State Championship Track and Field teams 9th-11th grade and Division 2 State Championship Cross… Read more »

West soccer standout Burke to play at North Idaho

Keegan Burke, a defender on the West Anchorage soccer team,  has committed to North Idaho College, where he will play soccer for the NIC Cardinals and pursue his degree in Engineering.  A member of the varsity squad since his freshman year, Burke lists being part of the 2019 state team that never gave up and… Read more »

Ottum to wrestle for North Central College in Illinois

A 2020 South Anchorage HS graduate Shelby Ottum was a captain of South’s first champion Flag Football team and two-time high school girls state wrestling champion. She tore her ACL during the flag football season and was not able to wrestle her senior season but she has committed to wrestle for North Central College in… Read more »

Nix to skip college and go pro, signs with NBA G League

April 28, 2020

Just like one of his patented stop-and-go moves on the basketball court, Daishen Nix of Anchorage switched gears with his decision to skip college and sign with the NBA G League professional pathway program. His choice not to attend UCLA and instead cash in on a six-figure contract sent shock waves throughout the college basketball… Read more »