Monthly Archives: July 2020

Wilson eyes $1 million prize as team moves into TBT semifinals

July 11, 2020

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson moved closer to winning his share of a $1 million grand prize after his team moved into the final four of The Basketball Tournament. The Golden Eagles – a squad comprised of Marquette University alumni – beat Team Brotherly Love 83-76 in the quarterfinals in Columbus, Ohio. The Basketball Tournament is a… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Knudson was a 2-time All-American in 1990s

July 10, 2020

Anchorage’s Kaarin Knudson was a remarkable runner for the University of Oregon from 1994 to 1999 as she earned eight letters and competed eight times at the NCAA Championships. A two-time All-American in track and field, she was a seven-time NCAA qualifier for the Ducks and was a member of Oregon’s 1995 Pac-10 championship cross… Read more »

Wilson sets up premier pickup games to unite state’s elite players

July 7, 2020

Eager to get the state’s best basketball players together in the same gym at the same time, Isa Wilson of Anchorage went to work. He rented a gym, set up a schedule and reached out to players. Wilson, 24, invited a mix of professionals, college stars and all-state high school kids. The turnout was a… Read more »

Thrasher named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week

July 6, 2020

At long last, Aaron Thrasher won the Kenai 250 bike race and among his rewards is being named the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week for July 3. Thrasher, of Anchorage, claimed the self-supported event June 26-28 in 26 hours, 43 minutes. The race covers about 265 miles, much of it on… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Maxwell goes 11-1 with Oregon State in 2005

July 3, 2020

Anchorage’s Anton Maxwell was simply sensational as a sophomore with the Oregon State University baseball team. The left-handed pitcher posted an 11-1 record in 17 appearances in 2005 as the No. 3 starter for the Pac-12 power that advanced to the College World Series. Maxwell, of East High fame, struck out 69 batters in 95.1… Read more »