Monthly Archives: February 2021

Fairbanks runner Widman named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 28, 2021

Cross country runner Faith Widman of Fairbanks was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after posting her second straight victory to start the NAIA season. The Oregon Tech University junior cross-country runner won the Lane Community College Invitational in Eugene, Oregon, over the weekend in impressive fashion, posting a 35-second win in the women’s 5-K field.  The… Read more »

Fromm, Ungwiluk take over stretches of NAIA hoops game

Anchorage’s Nathan Fromm and Gambell’s Wallace Ungwiluk were on different sides when Lewis-Clark State and Multnomah met on the basketball court. But they teamed up for an Alaska takeover as both players dominated stretches of the NAIA game in Lewiston, Idaho. Fromm pumped in 18 points in the 99-67 win on a night when he… Read more »

Carson becomes 16th Alaska woman to net 25 points in D1 game

February 27, 2021

Juneau’s Kendyl Carson is no longer playing like a freshman for Pepperdine University. She has scored as many points in her last four games as she did in her first 18 and has emerged as one of her team’s top 3-point threats. The evolution of her game was on full display against Portland, with Carson… Read more »

The rookie and the vet: Swayman, Copley both unbeaten in AHL

February 26, 2021

There are three Alaska goalies in the American Hockey League. Two of them are currently undefeated – the rookie and the veteran. Rookie Jeremy Swayman of Anchorage has won his first three starts with the Providence Bruins. Seventh-year vet and former NHL netminder Pheonix Copley of North Pole has a 1-0-1 record with the Hershey… Read more »

Chalmers revs up scoring to drive defenses nuts in Greek League

February 25, 2021

As he gets older, Mario Chalmers of Anchorage isn’t looking to shift down and cruise into the homestretch. If anything, he’s revved it up. The 34-year-old former NBA point guard is driving Greek League defenses nuts as he’s playing some of the best basketball of his 12-year pro career. Chalmers is on pace to average… Read more »

Menard finds his way back to prominence at Western Wyoming

February 24, 2021

Sullivan Menard of Wasilla is making up for lost time at Western Wyoming Community College. After sitting out last season as a redshirt, the DePaul transfer is back on the court and playing his first starring role since high school. The 2019 Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year ranks third on his team in scoring… Read more »

Yockey responds to new starting gig with season-high 16 points

February 23, 2021

Being injected into the starting lineup has brought Coffman Cove’s Nathan Yockey to life. The junior transfer at Aurora University racked up 25 points in two games over the weekend to match his scoring total from the previous five games combined. The 6-foot-3 junior exploded for a season-high 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting in an… Read more »

Three weeks after first college win, Widman is victorious again

February 22, 2021

Faith Widman of Fairbanks liked winning so much she did it again. The Oregon Tech University junior cross-country runner has posted victories in back-to-back meets to start the NAIA season. These are the first two wins for the Alaskan in 15 career starts. Widman, of West Valley High fame, won the Lane Community College Invitational… Read more »

Aniak musher Diehl named Alaska Athlete of the Week

Aniak musher Richie Diehl was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning the Kuskokwim 300, a race he grew up watching and dreaming of winning. Diehl, 35, posted a time of 36 hours, 8 minutes and took a 43-minute win over his good friend, Pete Kaiser, a five-time champion from Bethel who finished second. His… Read more »

Pili perseveres in the face of being focal point of every defense

February 21, 2021

With Pac-12 defenses collapsing on Anchorage’s Alissa Pili down low, scoring points in the post has been a challenge this year. Rather than force it, she let it fly. Pili ramped up her 3-point attempts this weekend and showed off a smooth stroke from the perimeter with the post locked down. For a premier post… Read more »