Monthly Archives: November 2020

Earl en route to mighty Big Ten after signing with Northwestern

November 30, 2020

Ava Earl of Girdwood has been one of Alaska’s best teenage runners over the last six years, collecting a bushel of medals from middle school and high school. She’s also a rising star as a singer songwriter, recording three albums and performing her own music at major festivals. “I write a lot of about running,”… Read more »

National Champ Reid named Alaska Athlete of the Week

Jo Reid of Anchorage was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after overcoming quad injuries to both legs to win the women’s American FootGolf League National Championships. Reid pulled her right quad during a practice round two days before the tournament started, forcing her to work on her left foot. The 45-year-old soccer coach fired… Read more »

Hebard eats up competition in Turkey, earns player of the week

November 29, 2020

Rookie Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks earned player-of-the-week honors in the Turkish Super League for the second time this season. In two games for Nesibe Aydin she had 34 points and 20 rebounds against Besiktas, and 24 points and 17 rebounds against Cankaya. Nesibe won both games and is tied for second place in the league… Read more »

Mazany gets third-round TKO to win first UFC fight since 2017

November 28, 2020

Anchorage’s Gina Mazany doled out plenty of punishment to earn a third-round TKO in the women’s flyweight division at UFC Vegas 15. The 32-year-old Alaska fighter landed more significant strikes and finished off Rachael Ostovich with a lethal left leg front kick to the midsection with just 10 seconds left. This was Mazany’s first UFC… Read more »

Thor collects double figures against No. 1-ranked Gonzaga

November 27, 2020

Anchorage’s JT Thor made some personal history against the No. 1 team in college basketball. The Auburn University freshman recorded double figures for the first time in just his second college game in a 90-67 loss to top-ranked Gonzaga at the Fort Meyers Tipoff in Florida. The 6-foot-10 power forward scored 11 points in only… Read more »

Came up from the EA: Brown bags career-high 26 for Weber State

November 26, 2020

Anchorage native son Isiah Brown left town at an early age to pursue his hoop dreams. In middle school his family moved to Seattle, where he went to Lakeside High and set a Metro League scoring record. That success led him to Northwestern and then Grand Canyon. Now a senior, the 6-foot-2 guard is at… Read more »

Bailey breaks out for career-high 25 points to lead Pacific win

November 25, 2020

Jeremiah Bailey of Fairbanks broke out for a 25-point performance for the University of the Pacific to lift the Tigers to a 66-60 victory over UC Riverside on opening night. This was his best scoring night in 65 career games with the West Coast Conference squad in California. The 6-foot-6 senior guard had his stroke… Read more »

Reid fights through leg pain, wins second national footgolf title

November 24, 2020

Countless hours of training to be a two-footed soccer player paid major dividends for Anchorage’s Jo Reid at the American FootGolf League National Championships. The 45-year-old soccer coach overcame pulled quad injuries to both legs to win the women’s competition by five shots at Brazell’s Creek Golf Course in Georgia. Reid pulled her right quad… Read more »

Seward swimmer Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

November 23, 2020

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby was named our Alaska Athlete of the Week after an eye-popping performance at the U.S. Open Swimming Championships. Jacoby turned in a blistering time of 1:07.57 in the 100-meter breaststroke, which now ranks her No. 2 all-time among American girls 15-16 years old, only .52 seconds behind Megan Jendrick’s national record of 1:07.05 set… Read more »

Griffin gobbles up double-double to power Caps win in Australia

November 22, 2020

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is still feasting on opponents down under. In the mist of her ninth season in Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League – and her 11th overall as a pro player – recorded her first double-double of the new season. This was just her third game after missing the first two because… Read more »