Monthly Archives: January 2021

Friday Flashback: Koch boxed with Klitschko for WBC title in ’98

January 15, 2021

No boxer from Alaska did more than Anchorage’s Cody Koch, whose rapid and remarkable rise to prominence in the 1990s was unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the sport. Koch broke into pro boxing in 1995 after winning a national Toughman Contest. He won his first 24 fights, with 20 of them coming by knockout…. Read more »

Wilson’s season-high 27 keeps him in hunt for TBL scoring title

January 14, 2021

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson has put himself in position to win a scoring title in the Turkish League. What’s new. Wilson was in the running for top scorer in the Danish League two years ago and last year he was in contention in the Swedish League. His jumper is wet overseas. Wilson now ranks No. 2… Read more »

Hebard named Turkish League player of the week for fifth time

January 13, 2021

Nobody in the Turkish League has won more player-of-the-week honors this season than Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks. The rookie with Nesibe Aydin earned the weekly award for the fifth time in 19 weeks. The next closest player has two. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds to highlight her team’s… Read more »

Nageak scores more, but Carlton gets win as Alaskans face off

January 12, 2021

It was a good day for Alaska basketball in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as Anchorage’s Angelline Nageak and Palmer’s Alex Carlton faced off for the first time in a NCAA D2 women’s game. Nageak of Adams State scored more points, but Carlton played more minutes and helped Metro State prevail 75-68 at home in… Read more »

Doutrive nets career-high 21 points, converts crazy circus shot

January 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Devonaire Doutrive poured in a career-high 21 points and threw in a ludicrous and-1 circus shot to highlight Boise State’s 83-60 win over Wyoming in the Mountain West Conference. The junior transfer did his damage in just 25 minutes coming off the bench as he still adjusts to his new team. This was only… Read more »

Nordic skier Schumacher named Alaska Athlete of the Week

Anchorage’s Gus Schumacher was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after turning in a spectacular World Cup ski performance, finishing 8th in the 15k Stage 6 of the Tour de Ski in Italy. In what was the best race of the year for American men’s Nordic ski racing, Schumacher stayed in range early on and then strategically worked… Read more »

Thor does it all for Auburn w/ 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block effort

January 10, 2021

JT Thor of Anchorage looked like a veteran the way he rose to the occasion at crunch time for Auburn University. The 6-foot-10 freshman was brilliant on both ends of the court with a season high 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block, 3-steal performance in a 94-90 loss to Alabama in the SEC. Thor was at his best… Read more »

Panoam notches double digits for UND for first time since 2019

When given a chance to shine, Bentiu Panoam of Anchorage sparkled for the University of North Dakota with his best offensive output in 13 months. The University of North Dakota senior came off the bench to notch season highs of 11 points and 23 minutes against Oral Roberts for his first double-figure scoring effort since… Read more »

Walker’s goal forces OT, helps St. Cloud beat 5th-ranked Duluth

January 9, 2021

Anchorage’s Nolan Walker buried the tying goal late in the third period to force overtime and help St. Cloud State beat nationally ranked Minnesota Duluth 4-3. It was his second point of the game and the second time this season he’s produced multiple points in a single game. Walker cleaned up a rebound in the… Read more »

Williams lets loose in Duke debut to start indoor track season

Duke University freshman Hailey Williams of Delta Junction hit the track for the start of the indoor season at the Orange and Purple Elite meet in Clemson, South Carolina. Facing fellow Atlantic Coast Conference runners from Clemson and Georgia Tech, the Alaska sprinter finished second in the 60-meter dash and ninth in the 300 in… Read more »