Monthly Archives: October 2020

Hockey standout DeGeorge named Alaska Athlete of the Week

October 26, 2020

Anchorage’s Clair DeGeorge was named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Alaska Athlete of the Week after earning an invite to the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team Evaluation Camp. The 21-year-old was among 53 players invited – the only one from Alaska. DeGeorge is a senior forward at NCAA D1 Bemidji State University, where she is… Read more »

Murphy wins UFC fight by submission, sets up possible title shot

October 24, 2020

Facing an unorthodox, unknown newcomer as a late replacement didn’t bother Eagle River’s Lauren Murphy at UFC 254. She came prepared for anything to happen. A technical fighter who normally wins with supreme striking skills, Murphy this time got her opponent to tap out after using a wicked rear naked choke in the second round… Read more »

Messing sits third after short program at Skate America in Vegas

October 23, 2020

Girdwood’s Keegan Messing was just happy to be back on the ice. With the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating schedule ravaged with cancelations and postponements, the season finally kicked off with Skate America in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were no fans in attendance and many top skaters were unable to attend due to travel… Read more »

Cyclocross season sees 245 participants in Anchorage

The pandemic didn’t stop the cyclocross season in Anchorage. A race at Kincaid park on October 17 wrapped up the six-race ArcticCross season, which saw 245 participants complete at least one event. Races were held at Kincaid (two), Mirror Lake, Russian Jack, Service High School and Hilltop. The best four results among the six races… Read more »

Williams nets seventh 30-point game of five-year pro career

October 22, 2020

Anchorage’s Travante Williams put in a full day’s work in half the time, scoring 30 points in just 20 minutes for Sporting Lisbon in a 99-69 blowout win over Maia Basket in the Portuguese League. The 6-foot-6 forward drained 12-of-18 field goals, including 6-of-10 from 3-point land. Williams, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, reached the… Read more »

DeGeorge only Alaskan invited to U.S. women’s national camp

October 21, 2020

Clair DeGeorge of Anchorage is headed to the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team Evaluation Camp at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota. The 21-year-old was among 53 players invited – the only one from Alaska. DeGeorge is a senior forward at NCAA D1 Bemidji State University, where she is knocking on the door of… Read more »

Wilson carves up Turkish defense, dishes nine dimes in debut

October 20, 2020

A promotion to a better league has brought out the best in Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson. Playing in his first game in the Turkish Basketball First League since leaving Sweden, the point guard orchestrated the offense beautifully as Sigortam beat Ankara 91-75. Wilson carved up the defense with 18 points and a 9-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio in… Read more »

Hebard sets career highs with 28 points, 15 rebounds in Turkey

October 19, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks had her greatest game since joining the Turkish Super League. The 6-foot-4 rookie forward poured in 12-of-17 shots on her way to scoring a career-high 28 points to go with a career-high 15 rebounds as Nesibe Aydin won 75-58. She accomplished it all against a Turkish opponent sporting four players with… Read more »

Football standout Piliati named Alaska Athlete of the Week

October 18, 2020

Anchorage football player Presley Piliati anchored a devastating defense in a 23-3 win that moved Dickinson State University to 5-0 for the first time since 2010. The senior defensive lineman made a season-high seven tackles and added his first sack of the season to overwhelm Dakota State in the North Star Athletic Association battle. Piliati,… Read more »

Chace hauls in 59-yard TD reception for Presentation College

October 17, 2020

Nothing was going to stop Marshal Chace of Fairbanks from scoring his first touchdown of the 2020 college football season. The senior wide receiver from Presentation College took a short pass over the middle and raced 59 yards to the end zone early in the third quarter of a 21-18 loss to Dakota State in… Read more »