Monthly Archives: April 2021

Green scores in regulation and in shootout at NCAA Tournament

April 30, 2021

Anchorage’s Jack Green scored his first college goal and added another one in the shootout to highlight American University’s first-round win in the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. After a 3-3 regulation and two scoreless overtime periods, American converted all five penalty kicks in the shootout to beat Jacksonville in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Eagles have… Read more »

Kriegmont, Merchant, Sulte are finalists for boys Pride of Alaska

April 29, 2021

Two-sport star Cooper Kreigmont of Juneau, remarkable runner Tristian Merchant of Anchorage and soccer prodigy Hunter Sulte of Anchorage were selected by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2020 boys Pride of Alaska Youth Award. These three rising stars beat out a crowded and competitive field of high… Read more »

Bailey, Jacoby, ‘Uhila named finalists for girls Pride of Alaska

April 28, 2021

A state champion runner from Fairbanks, a state champion and MVP basketball player from Anchorage and an Olympic hopeful swimmer from Seward were picked by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2021 girls Pride of Alaska Youth Award. The competition among high school girls for the award was… Read more »

Stanley sets up GW goal, Adams plays entire game in RMAC final

April 27, 2021

Anchorage’s Talon Stanley set up the winning goal just 53 seconds into overtime as Colorado School of Mines scored a 4-3 win over Colorado Mesa in the championship game of the RMAC Tournament. Michael Sprauer slammed home a one-timer off the free kick from Stanley as the Orediggers secured their fourth straight conference championship. The… Read more »

Zags closer Jessee named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 26, 2021

Brody Jessee of Anchorage was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after recording his first two college saves for Gonzaga University, pitching two shutout innings in each game. The freshman right-hander has been a big boost to the Zags’ bullpen and was recently promoted from middle reliever to closer. The former South Wolverines star… Read more »

Updike upsets U.S. steeplechase champion at Oregon Relays

April 25, 2021

Ketchikan’s Isaac Updike upset the reigning steeplechase national champion and hit the Olympic qualifying standard at the Oregon Relays at historic Hayward Field in Eugene. The Alaskan clocked a personal-best 8:17.74 – the world’s fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time this year. Updike shaved seven seconds off his PR and took down reigning U.S. champ Hillary Bor,… Read more »

Hebard has first playoff double-double in Turkish Super League

April 24, 2021

Fairbanks’ Ruthy Hebard recorded the first playoff double-double of her career. Her 22-point, 14-rebound performance lifted third-seeded Nesibe Aydin to a 71-68 win over second seed Galatasara in Game 1 of the Turkish Super League semifinals. Hebard converted 8-of-15 field goals and 6-of-8 free throws. She added four steals, three assists and five offensive rebounds…. Read more »

Hemry wins singles match to help Westmont reach GSAC semis

April 23, 2021

Christine Hemry of Anchorage did not lose a game en route to posting her career-high 16th win of the season for the Westmont College tennis team. The sophomore posted a 6-0, 6-0 victory to help Westmont beat Arizona Christian 4-0 in the best-of-seven matchup in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament… Read more »

Jessee emerges as Zag’s new closer with two saves in nine days

April 22, 2021

The Gonzaga University baseball team has a new closer. And his name is Brody Jessee. The Anchorage native recorded his first two college saves in a nine-day span against Saint Mary’s and Washington. He earned them the hard way, too; pitching two shutout innings in each game. The freshman right-hander has been a big boost… Read more »

Gatkuoth helps South Plains reach NJCAA Elite Eight

April 21, 2021

Mareng Gatkuoth of Anchorage did his part to help the South Plains College men’s basketball team reach the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Tournament. Fifth-seeded South Plains of Texas knocked off No. 21 seed South Georgia State College 91-80 in Hutchinson, Kansas. Gatkuoth came off the bench to score five points in 11 minutes. He made… Read more »