Monthly Archives: April 2021

Brown named national AVCA Player of the Week for Edmonds

April 20, 2021

Danika Brown of Anchorage received a little national recognition for the Edmonds College volleyball team. The sophomore middle hitter was named American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week for two-year college players. Brown was downright dominant in the Edmonds season opener against Everett in the NWAC. The 6-foot-2 spiker hammered 12 kills with zero… Read more »

Seward swimmer Jacoby named Alaska Athlete of the Week

April 19, 2021

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby was named the Alaska Athlete of the Week after turning in a historic time in the 100-meter breaststroke. 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 1.17 seconds and… Read more »

Jessee crushes 22 consecutive kills without making an error

April 18, 2021

Anchorage’s Ashton Jessee was unstoppable over the weekend. The University of Hawaii Hilo volleyball player delivered a sizzling .571 attack percentage in four matches and at one point had 22 consecutive kills without making an error. The senior middle also racked up 19 total blocks, surpassing the 300-benchmark for her career. Hilo swept Hawaii Pacific… Read more »

After long delay, Hebard ready for next playoff round in Turkey

April 17, 2021

Even though it’s taken longer than expected, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks is determined to finish what she started in the Turkish Super League. Her team is expected to return to the basketball court soon after its second-round playoff series was put on hold for two weeks due to COVID protocol. Hebard is eager to get… Read more »

Hall-Scriven nets 14 of career-high 25 points in final five minutes

April 15, 2021

Anchorage’s DeMarcus Hall-Scriven took over in the late stages of Skagit Valley’s 78-73 win over Everett in the NWAC. The sophomore scored 14 of his career-high 25 points in the final five minutes to single-handedly erase a five-point deficit and rally the first-place Cardinals. Hall-Scriven, of ACS fame, was responsible for 16 points during a… Read more »

Williams PRs in 100, Furlong’s 4×100 relay hits NAIA standard

April 14, 2021

Hailey Williams of Delta Junction ran the 100 meters faster than she ever has at the Tobacco Road Challenge & Combined Events Meet in Durham, North Carolina. The Duke University freshman sprinter clocked a time of 11.80 seconds to place fourth out of nine runners from Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State. Williams beat… Read more »

Rhea promoted to general manager by WNBA’s Seattle Storm

April 13, 2021

Talisa Rhea’s remarkable rise through the ranks of the Seattle Storm has seen the Juneau native go from intern to head honcho. The WNBA team promoted the 31-year-old to general manager, making her one of the youngest GMs in pro hoops. “I’m just really, really excited,” Rhea said. “It’s definitely something that I’ve been working… Read more »

Green sets up late-game goal to help American seal playoff berth

April 12, 2021

With a postseason berth hanging in the balance, the American University men’s soccer team needed a hero. Enter Jack Green of Anchorage. After coming on as a late-game substitute, Green set up the equalizing goal in the 85th minute to highlight a 1-1 draw with Navy that clinched American’s spot in the Patriot League Tournament…. Read more »

Swayman named Alaska Athlete of the Week after brilliant debut

Anchorage’s Jeremy Swayman is the Alaska Athlete of the Week after he made a memorable NHL debut with the Boston Bruins. He turned aside 40 shots in a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers to become the third Alaska goalie to play in the NHL and the 17th Alaskan to log ice time in the world’s premier… Read more »

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 »