Monthly Archives: December 2020

Nix shows out in scrimmage to prove he belongs in NBA G League

December 17, 2020

Daishen Nix of Anchorage looked pretty sweet in his first taste of professional basketball. The 18-year-old rookie with the NBA G League Ignite showcased his shiftiness and stick-to-itiveness in two scrimmages against G League alums in Walnut Creek, California. Nix just missed a double-double in the first game with nine points and nine assists in… Read more »

Notre Dame signee Strand honors Alaska every time he takes ice

December 15, 2020

No matter how far hockey takes Anchorage’s Hunter Strand he never strays from his rink roots. His background drives him and defines him. “I don’t know if I’d be the person and player I am today if I didn’t grow up in Alaska,” he said. “Everyone is so dedicated to helping you get better. All… Read more »

Pro hooper Hale earns Alaska Athlete of the Week honors

December 14, 2020

Anchorage hoops standout  DaJonee Hale was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after bagging a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for Bamberg in a 55-52 in the Geman professional basketball league. The 5-foot-8 playmaker from Anchorage leads her team in scoring at 13 points per game and ranks second in rebounds at… Read more »

Brennan first since Kikkan to win back-to-back World Cup races

December 13, 2020

Only two U.S. cross-country skiers have won back-to-back World Cup races – and both of them are from Alaska. Alaska Pacific University skier Rosie Brennan this weekend joined Anchorage icon Kikkan Randall as the lone Americans to accomplish the feat. Randall, an Alaska Sports Hall of Famer, was the first to do it during the… Read more »

DeGeorge scores first-career OT winner, caps 4-point weekend

December 12, 2020

In 110 career games with the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team, Clair DeGeorge of Anchorage had never scored an overtime goal. Until now. The senior forward redirected a shot from the point that beat the goaltender through the five-hole 50 seconds into OT to lift Bemidji State to a 3-2 win over St. Cloud… Read more »

Delgado wins by KO to extend unbeaten streak to eight fights

Anchorage’s Nino Delgado extended his unbeaten streak to eight fights after he scored a first-round knockout in Tijuana, Mexico. Delgado, 25, finished off Ricardo Coronado with a series of body shots for his fifth lightweight division win by KO. “Once I hit him with the first clean shot to the body, I knew he didn’t… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Ingham records historic triple-double in 2003

December 11, 2020

Do-it-all point guard Laura Ingham of Anchorage put it all together on Jan. 4, 2003 to make history. The University of Nevada basketball star became the first Western Athletic Conference player to post a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds against Rice. Ingham, of East High fame, played for the Wolf Pack… Read more »

Brown nets career-high 29, moves up Alaska all-time scoring list

December 10, 2020

Isiah Brown of Anchorage keeps improving his career high each time he laces ‘em up for Weber State University. The senior guard pumped in 26 points in the season opener against Adams State. Then in the second game he poured in 29 points against Westminster. His career high was 21 through his first 90 college… Read more »

In just her second game, Carson gives Pepperdine a lift off bench

Juneau’s Kendyl Carson gave the Pepperdine University women’s basketball team a nice lift off the bench. In just the second game of her college career, Carson scored a career-high seven points and made her first 3-pointer as the Waves beat Cal State Bakersfield 69-58 in Malibu, California. The 6-foot freshman played 12 minutes and added… Read more »

Sorensen jumps into deep end, signs with NCAA D1 Long Island

December 9, 2020

When Long Island University decided to create a men’s swim team, the coaches put out a nationwide search for people interested in helping the program get off the ground. Kenai High senior Sorin Sorensen eagerly answered the call, hoping the NCAA Division I Sharks would give him a chance to compete at the highest level…. Read more »