Monthly Archives: September 2020

Hebard’s 22 points tie Alaska record for most in WNBA game

September 12, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks matched an Alaska record for most points scored in a WNBA game and came up huge defensively with a blocked shot inside the final minute of the game to help the Chicago Sky hold off the Dallas Wings 95-88. The rookie forward poured in a career-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting… Read more »

Alaska soccer community reels from death of rising star Touray

September 11, 2020

Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray, a former Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year in soccer who went on to star in the NWAC and EPLWA, unexpectedly passed away earlier this week in Seattle, Washington. He was only 21. The Gambian native was a popular player in Alaska as a high school star and then in Washington as… Read more »

Drammeh turns hoops dream into reality, signs deal in Germany

September 10, 2020

There were times when Anchorage’s Pindo Drammah doubted his dream of playing professional basketball would ever come true. But whenever uncertainty crept into his mind, the 6-foot-9 center did what any good shot blocker would do: he swatted it away. Boosted by obsession, optimism and a network of supporters, the Drammeh never gave up on… Read more »

Tuesday Night Races start September 15 in Virtual Format

September 9, 2020

Despite the pandemic, the Municipality of Anchorage’s wildly popular Tuesday Night Races will proceed with a 52nd season. This year’s five-event series will be conducted in a virtual format beginning Sept. 15 and concluding Oct. 13 and include new locations. The courses will be marked starting at 6 p.m. each Tuesday and remain open until… Read more »

Mountain runner Patterson named Alaska Athlete of the Week

September 8, 2020

Scott Patterson of Anchorage shattered his own record at the 8th Kesugi Ridge Traverse to earn Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Alaska Athlete of the Week honors. The 28-year-old Olympic skier completed the rugged 30-mile course from Little Coal Creek to Byers Lake in Denali State Park in 4 hours, 19 minutes and 39 seconds, knocking more… Read more »

National champ Kimber to redshirt in lieu of COVID uncertainty

September 6, 2020

Defending national champion Sydnee Kimber of Sitka won’t be back on the wrestling mat this season to defend her title for McKendree University. With all the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming season because of COVID, Kimber has decided to hit pause with two years of eligibility left and focus on her degree in Athletic Training. “I… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Thorsness wins Olympic gold medal in 1984

September 4, 2020

Anchorage’s Kris Thorsness had never rowed a boat before she enrolled at the University of Wisconsin in 1979. And when she expressed interest to compete for the college’s women’s team, the so-called experts scoffed. She was considered too short, too thin, too small. It didn’t matter. Thorsness never paid attention to the doubters and went… Read more »