Monthly Archives: May 2020

Nix named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

May 5, 2020

Daishen Nix of Anchorage was one of three players nationally to be accepted into the prestigious 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 world. The next day the NCAA signaled it would take measures to… Read more »

Debenham sisters leave Dimond undefeated in tennis

Dimond tennis standouts Layna and Kate Debenham won the girls doubles tennis State Championship three-straight years in their sophomore through senior years. The twin sisters remained undefeated for all three years they played tennis for the Lynx. They were also active in high school volleyball and soccer.  They will both attend Brigham Young University in… Read more »

Hooper Ivanoff shines at Unalakleet and Dimond

Aidan Ivanoff is from Unalakleet, in western Alaska, but attended Dimond High School and played basketball for the Lynx his senior season. Aidan earned his way as a starter  on a team that went  20-5 and had been to  the state championship game  4 years in a row and were seeking number five when the… Read more »

Sitka standout Demmert to run for Fort Lewis

May 4, 2020

Asa Demmert excelled in both cross country running and track and field at Sitka High school.  His biggest highlights include finishing 7th at State in cross country and helping the Wolves to a 2nd place finish at state in the 4×800 as a junior.   He signed with Fort Lewis College in Colorado to compete in… Read more »

Standout Peter led Wolfpack to best ever season

Basketball standout Terrell Peter helped lead West Valley High School to a best ever 24-1 record this season and a Mid Alaska Conference championship before the season ended prematurely due to COVID-19.  Known as an off the charts energy and effort competitor, Terrell was named to the All State and All Conference teams and the… Read more »

State champ Prosser to run for Northern Arizona

Santiago Prosser had a stellar running career at Dimond High School which included winning the 2019 4A cross country individual championship in stunning fashion. In helping thee Lynx win the team title Santiago set a new state course record of 15:07, shattering the time of 15:24 which had stood for nearly 30 years. Other high… Read more »

From Alaska to Norway, 100 Miles in May motivates participants

The 100 Miles in May Bonus Challenge this April came at a perfect time to motivate Amy Reed in Anchorage and the Bjornstad family in northern Norway. “I was so excited to have a goal to work towards in April when it seemed like the world was shutting down and all the races were canceled… Read more »

Delta’s Williams to run for Duke

A standout on the track and in the classroom, Hailey Williams from Delta Junction will be attending prestigious Duke University this fall on a track and field scholarship. She maintained a 4.0 GPA  while constantly training and traveling for track and field competitions.  Even with her senior season canceled due to COVID-19 Hailey  won 7… Read more »

Ketchikan’s Lee to play basketball at Pima

Chris Lee, the all star senior basketball guard for the Ketchikan High School is bound for Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona on a basketball scholarship. Chris was the MVP of last season’s Alaska 4A state tournament and led his  team to its first 4A crown in over 40 years! A four-year starter, Chris is… Read more »

Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Player Bracket: Field down to last 4

May 3, 2020

Our 64-player bracket to determine Alaska’s Greatest NCAA D1 Men’s Basketball Player has reached the final four. The Big 3 + 1. Mario Chalmers of Anchorage, Carlos Boozer of Juneau, Trajan Langdon of Anchorage and Kyle Bailey of Fairbanks. When it comes to the greatest D1 players from Alaska, these are the faces that make… Read more »