Monthly Archives: July 2020

Friday Flashback: Moore reaches 2009 WNBA Finals with Fever

July 31, 2020

Palmer’s Jessica Moore was a winner at every level of her basketball career and in 2009 almost became the first Alaskan to win championships at the high school, college and professional level. The Indiana Fever advanced to the best-of-5 WNBA Finals against the Phoenix Mercury, losing 93-86 in a decisive Game 5 that was tied… Read more »

Hebard makes pro debut, becomes fifth Alaskan to play in WNBA

July 27, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks is officially a WNBA player. The 22-year-old rookie forward made her debut for the Chicago Sky in an 88-86 win over the Las Vegas Aces in Bradenton, Florida. Hebard came off the bench to play just seven minutes and finish with four points, two rebounds and two fouls. She was 2-of-5… Read more »

West pitcher Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

Anchorage baseball player Leland Wilson was named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week after his dominant performance on the first day of the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament. An 18-year-old left-handed pitcher for the West Eagles, Wilson tossed a 2-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over defending state champion… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Hill hammered 26 homers at Single-A in 2004

July 24, 2020

A combination of power and speed, Anchorage’s Jamar Hill was a dynamic dual threat on the baseball field who rose through the pro ranks to become one of just 12 Alaskans to reach the Double-A level. A two-time MLB draft pick by the New York Mets, Hill had a 10-year professional career during which he… Read more »

Chef Chalmers cooks up 50-burger at The 5 Tournament in Vegas

July 23, 2020

If The 5 Tournament is a dress rehearsal for his return to the NBA, Anchorage’s Mario Chalmers looks the part. The 34-year-old, two-time NBA champion cooked up a 50-burger on Day 3 of the 3-on-3 halfcourt basketball tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada. Never mind Chef Boyardee, this was Chef Boy-Still-Got-Game. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame,… Read more »

Greatest collection of Alaska baseball talent gathers at Mulcahy

July 21, 2020

The greatest collection of Alaska baseball talent ever assembled on one field will take place at Mulcahy Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday nights when the Legion Legends face off against the Alliance All-Stars. It’s the best players from the past against the best players from today in a unique two-game series to showcase Alaska baseball…. Read more »

Anchorage hooper Wilson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

Anchorage basketball player Derrick Wilson helped the Golden Eagles win The Basketball Tournament’s $1 million grand prize, earning Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. The team of Marquette alumni bested a 24-team field loaded with former NBA and college players in the winner-take-all tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Wilson, of East… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Way racks up WSU strikeout record in 2009

July 17, 2020

Arguably the greatest college pitcher to come out of Alaska, Sitka’s Matt Way carved up Pac-10 hitters when he toed the rubber for Washington State University from 2006 to 2009. A two-time All-Pac-10 performer, the sublime southpaw is the only Alaskan to throw three complete games at the NCAA D1 level and rack up more… Read more »

Moneyball: Wilson helps Marquette alumni win $1 million game

July 15, 2020

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson padded his pocketbook after helping the Golden Eagles Marquette alumni win The Basketball Tournament’s $1 million grand prize. The Golden Eagles beat Sideline Cancer 78-73 in the championship game of the 24-team, winner-take-all tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Wilson, who played for Marquette from 2011 to 2015, contributed one point, one assist and… Read more »

Golfers Ante and McMahan share athlete of the week honors

July 14, 2020

Anchorage golfers Abigail Ante and Mark McMahan are separated by 44 years of age but have this in common: they’re the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athletes of the Week. Ante, 15, won the Alaska match-play women’s championship at Palmer Golf Course in her first try after going 2-1 in the round-robin semifinals. Ante then… Read more »