Monthly Archives: April 2021

Herron pops blistering 800 time in college, nears father’s record

April 11, 2021

For 35 years, nobody from Alaska has been able to touch Doug Herron in the 800 meters. His high school and college records are among our most celebrated track and field benchmarks, achieving icon status among runners from the state. In 1985, as a senior at Bartlett, he ran 1:49.2 to set an Alaska high… Read more »

Davis pitches Dean College baseball team to season-opening win

April 10, 2021

Anchorage’s Gaten Davis danced around trouble on the pitcher’s mound and then waltzed off with the win after Dean College rallied on opening day. The 6-foot-7 senior right-hander worked around trouble in five effective innings and then watched his team rally for a 5-3 victory over Albertus Magnus in Franklin, Massachusetts. Davis scattered eight hits… Read more »

Jacoby makes statement with historic 100 breaststroke swim

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby turned heads after turning in a historic time in the 100-meter breaststroke at a major meet in Mission Viejo, California. The 17-year-old placed second in a field featuring professional swimmers, finishing behind only world-record holder Lilly King of Indiana. Jacoby clocked a time of 1:06.38 to lower her personal best by… Read more »

Ungwiluk nets 21, Tompkins grabs 11 boards in same NAIA game

April 9, 2021

Two Alaskans from different hometowns set season highs in the same NAIA men’s basketball game. Gambell’s Wallace Ungwiluk of Multnomah University bagged 21 points and Juneau’s Kaleb Tompkins of Warner Pacific University grabbed 11 rebounds and his team won 92-81 in Portland, Oregon. Ungwiluk started in the backcourt and played 33 minutes. He drained 7-of-12… Read more »

Walker’s last-minute goal sends St. Cloud to NCAA title game

April 8, 2021

After scoring the game-winning goal on a redirected shot, Anchorage’s Nolan Walker changed the course of history for the St. Cloud State hockey team. Walker tipped in the winning goal inside the final minute of a 5-4 victory over Minnesota State in the Frozen Four that sent the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament championship game… Read more »

Swayman makes NHL debut, becomes third AK goalie to post win

April 6, 2021

Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman made a memorable NHL debut with the Boston Bruins, turning aside 40 shots in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in the City of Brotherly Love. The 22-year-old rookie became the third Alaska goalie to play in the NHL and the 17th Alaskan to log ice time in the world’s premier… Read more »

Hockey standout Walker named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 5, 2021

Hockey player Nolan Walker was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after a stellar performance at the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Anchorage skater scored four points in two games at the Northeast Regional to help St. Cloud State advance to the Frozen Four for only the second time in school history. Walker, a junior… Read more »

Peter pumps in 15 points in first NWAC game with Bellevue

When he was in high school, Terrell Peter of Fairbanks might have been Alaska’s best rebounding guard. His strength and length make him play bigger than his 6-foot-3 stature. That skill set has already paid dividends at Bellevue College as the freshman came off the bench to clean the glass in a 101-80 victory over… Read more »

Takeover Travante: Williams has 17 points in six minutes in win

April 4, 2021

With his team down a dozen points midway through the fourth quarter, Travante Williams of Anchorage activated takeover mode. The 6-foot-5 guard pumped in 17 of his 27 points in the final six minutes to spark Sporting Lisbon to a 97-92 win in the Portuguese League. The reigning MVP played like it, drilling 7-of-10 3-pointers… Read more »

Wall suffers stretch of bad luck despite pitching like an ace

April 3, 2021

Juneau’s Philip Wall has pitched incredibly well over the last three weeks but has nothing to show for it. Despite a tidy 1.57 ERA in his last 23 innings, the University of Northwestern-St. Paul senior right-hander has a 0-1 record with three decisions. His lights-out efficiency would normally result in victories, but not in Wall’s… Read more »