Monthly Archives: August 2020

Hebard collects first double-double of WNBA rookie season

August 31, 2020

Rookie forward Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks collected her first double-double and contributed to a new WNBA record as the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 100-77 in the Bradenton, Florida. Teammate Courtney Vandersloot recorded a WNBA record 18 assists, with two of them going to the Alaskan. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, earned her… Read more »

Lathrop football player Littell named Alaska Athlete of the Week

In his first high school start, quarterback/kicker Jarren Littell of Fairbanks threw four touchdowns to four different receivers in Lathrop High School’s 57-0 win over the West Valley Wolfpack. Littell completed 8 of 11 for 146 yards and no interceptions. The junior has now thrown a touchdown pass in all three years in a varsity contest. The… Read more »

Williams on pro basketball success: “It’s in me, not on me.”

August 30, 2020

European league veteran Travante Williams of Anchorage is a relentless defender on the basketball court, continuously hounding ballhandlers and disrupting opponents. He makes the game uncomfortable. Maybe it’s because he’s used to being uncomfortable, having been on the move so much throughout his life. He attended five high schools, went to four colleges and has… Read more »

Patterson, Marvin impressive in Kesugi Ridge victories

August 29, 2020

Scott Patterson shattered his record at the 8th Kesugi Ridge Traverse on Saturday while Christy Marvin celebrated her birthday with another victory in one of the first trail races to be held during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patterson, a 28-year-old Olympic skier from Anchorage, completed the rugged 30-mile course from Little Coal Creek to Byers Lake… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Anderson raked for San Bernardino in 1997

August 28, 2020

Kodiak’s Cliff Anderson carried a big bat in 1997 with the Single-A San Bernardino Stampede, clubbing 21 home runs and a state record 40 doubles in 132 games. The 5-foot-8, 165-pound left-handed hitting third baseman batted .273 and added 79 RBIs, 77 runs and five triples. His 125 hits are tied for the most for… Read more »

Adams leads wave of Alaska players helping UPSL gain footing

August 25, 2020

In the past, it was easy to see why so many college soccer players from Alaska stayed in the Lower 48 for the summer in search of a competitive league. But that all changed when the UPSL came to Alaska. “This gives them a reason to come back,” said Anchorage’s Greyson Adams, who plays at… Read more »

Zoe Hickel named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 24, 2020

Five years after playing in the WCHA as a player, Zoe Hickel of Anchorage is going back to coach in the premier college hockey league, earning her Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Athlete of the Week honors. The 28-year-old former professional player and Team USA gold medalist has joined the coaching staff for the Ohio… Read more »

Sorenson re-signs with Kalamazoo, where he has been money

August 22, 2020

Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson is headed back to the ECHL after re-signing with the Kalamazoo Wings, where he has played 216 of 284 professional games during his career. The 27-year-old center was signed to an American Hockey League contract with the Utica Comets for the 2019-20 season, which was shortened prematurely due to concerns with the… Read more »

Hebard draws inspiration from WNBA players on and off court

August 20, 2020

As a WNBA rookie, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has soaked up the expertise and experience of her older teammates like a sponge. Twelve games in, she has learned a ton about the pro game. But she has learned even more off the court. “It’s so cool to see and be surrounded by not only great… Read more »

Langdon to represent Pelicans at NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN

August 19, 2020

In need of a good luck charm, the New Orleans Pelicans will turn to the Alaskan Assassin. General manager Trajan Langdon of Anchorage will represent the franchise virtually at Thursday’s NBA Draft Lottery on ESPN. The Pelicans have just a 1.2% chance of moving up to the No. 1 pick among the 14 NBA teams… Read more »