Monthly Archives: August 2021

Kendall, Bailey help UAF women’s XC squad seize historic win

August 31, 2021

Kendall Kramer and Naomi Bailey of Fairbanks represent a new era for the University of Alaska Fairbanks women’s cross country team. Never had the Nanooks defeated the University of Alaska Anchorage in a head-to-head meeting before Kramer and Bailey came along. The dynamic duo placed first and third in the 5-K race on their home… Read more »

Hoops standout Gatkuoth named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 30, 2021

Anchorage basketball star Mareng Gatkuoth  was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after being selected to the 12-man squad to represent South Sudan at the FIBA Africa Championships. The 21-year-old sophomore at Montana State University is one of only four college players on the team that will compete in the tournament starting tomorrow in Rwanda’s capital city… Read more »

Gatkuoth plays significant role, helps South Sudan reach Elite 8

August 29, 2021

The South Sudan Basketball Federation is headed to the quarterfinals of the FIBA Africa Championships. And Anchorage’s Mareng Gatkuoth played a pivotal part in making that happen. The 21-year-old guard logged key minutes down the stretch and delivered several big plays in the second half as the South Sudanese eked out an 88-86 win over… Read more »

New school, same playmaker; Miller pays immediate dividends

August 28, 2021

Juneau’s Malia Miller continues to tear it up in the NWAC – no matter which soccer team she plays for. The Peninsula College newcomer had a dazzling debut after notching a goal and two assists for a career-high four points in an 11-0 win over Centralia in Tukwila, Washington. Miller racked up two assists inside… Read more »

Scherffius slams career-high 15 kills, six blocks in Montana win

Eagle River’s Ellie Scherffius produced a career day at net to lead the University of Montana to season-opening win over Kennesaw State. The sophomore middle blocker had 15 kills and six blocks in a five-set win at the College of Charleston Invitational in South Carolina. Scherffius finished with a scintillating .650 attack percentage on 15-of-20… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Hutchison gave women’s wrestling credibility

August 27, 2021

Michaela Hutchison of Soldotna put women’s wrestling on the map in 2006 when she became the first girl in the country to win a high school state title against boys. But she didn’t stop there. Hutchison, of Skyview High fame, went on to wrestle for Oklahoma City University, where she was a four-time All-American and… Read more »

Winning culture that attracted Stephens to UAA now defines her

August 26, 2021

The youngest of nine children, Eve Stephens of Palmer was born to be competitive. Board games, sports, grades, it doesn’t matter. She wants to win. No matter what. “We’ve broken bones playing football in the yard,” Stephens said with a laugh. “All in good fun.” That win-at-all-costs mentality is what lured the former Colony High… Read more »

Rash comes up clutch in final frame to win 17th PBA Tour title

August 25, 2021

Anchorage bowling star Sean Rash has come up clutch so many times it oughta be his middle name. The 16-year PBA Tour vet did it again to win the Chesapeake Open in Virginia, where he rallied in the final frame to snatch victory from top seed Tom Daugherty of Florida. Needing a strike with his… Read more »

Gatkuoth joins South Sudan squad for FIBA Africa tournament

August 24, 2021

Anchorage basketball star Mareng Gatkuoth will help South Sudan usher in a new era at the FIBA Africa Championships. Ten years after the country gained its independence, the South Sudanese have punched their ticket to FIBA Africa for the first time and Gatkuoth will be part of the history in Rwanda. The 21-year-old sophomore at… Read more »

Rams quarterback McGee named Alaska Athlete of the Week

August 23, 2021

Monroe Catholic High School quarterback Robert McGee was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after accounting for seven touchdowns and 441 yards of total offense in a 52-14 win over Nikiski. The Fairbanks senior completed 10-of-14 passes for 316 yards and five touchdowns for the Rams and rushed the ball nine times for 125 yards… Read more »