Posts By: Van Williams

Williams comes up clutch for Spokane to spark OT win in NWAC

January 18, 2020

Anchorage’s Jaron Williams drilled back-to-back jumpers inside the final two minutes of overtime to lift the Spokane men’s basketball team to a 74-69 win over Wenatchee Valley in the NWAC. The freshman guard finished with 13 of his 19 points after halftime, including the go-ahead jumper with 1:58 left in the extra session to put… Read more »

Hausinger’s second hat trick extends points streak to four games

Christian Hausinger of Anchorage collected his second hat trick of the season to extend his points streak to four games for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls hockey team. The junior defenseman had three goals and an assist in a 6-2 victory over Wisconsin-Stout in NCAA D3. This was his first hat trick since the season… Read more »

Carlton’s late 3-pointer lifts North Idaho to upset win

January 17, 2020

Palmer’s Alex Carlton took over the fourth quarter, scoring 11 of her 14 points and knocking down the winning 3-pointer in the final seconds as North Idaho beat Wenatchee Valley 66-63 in the NWAC. She hit 3-of-5 field goals (including two 3s) and 3-of-3 free throws in the final quarter as the Cardinals erased a… Read more »

Czech Republic team lures Calloway by doubling his salary

January 16, 2020

Juneau’s Jacob Calloway wasn’t looking to leave the Swiss League, but a team in Czech Republic made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Ostrava doubled his salary to lure the 6-foot-8 forward to switch leagues. “I’m getting paid like a third-year vet now,” Calloway told me. “They offered me over twice of what I was… Read more »

Hepa nets career-high 15 points in fifth straight start for Texas

Once lost in the shuffle, Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik has found his way to the starting lineup at the University of Texas. His game has taken off since he was named a starter, highlighted by his career-high 15-point effort in a 76-64 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Conference. he sank 6-of-10 field… Read more »

DeGeorge bags two goals as Bemidji knocks off No. 1 Wisconsin

January 15, 2020

Two goals from junior Clair DeGeorge led the Bemidji State University women’s hockey team to a 3-2 upset win over No. 1 University of Wisconsin in the WCHA. She’s scored the first goal at the 5:49 mark of the first period. Her game winner gamer came at the 8:31 mark of the second period. DeGeorge… Read more »

Homza first batter in Auckland history to go 5-for-5 at the plate

Anchorage’s Jonny Homza made history in the Australian Baseball League by becoming the first Auckland Tuatara batter to have five base hits in a game. The 20-year-old catcher finished 5-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored as Auckland beat the Sydney Blue Sox 16-2. The Tuatara (19-13) maintained their spot atop the division, 4.5… Read more »

Kimber upsets No.1 wrestler, helps McKendree win D2 team duals

January 14, 2020

Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber wrestled the match of her life, carrying a shutout into the final minute and upsetting the No. 1-ranked wrestler in her weight class at the NCAA D2 National Duals in Louisville, Kentucky. Her clutch victory was vital in helping McKendree University secure its second straight national championship. If she didn’t win, her… Read more »

Hebard breaks Alaska record for points, rebounds, blocks at D1

January 13, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks continues to rewrite the record book for women’s NCAA D1 college basketball players from Alaska. The University of Oregon senior forward recently moved into the No. 1 spot for career points, career rebounds and career blocked shots. The ultimate triple-double. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, has been a trend setter… Read more »

Robinson’s immediate impact sparks New Mexico to MWC victory

January 12, 2020

Work behind the scenes made it possible for Anchorage’s Azaria Robinson to shine under the bright lights as her productive practice habits paved the way for extended playing time with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team. The 6-foot-2 freshman cashed in on the opportunity by posting season highs in points (12), rebounds (5)… Read more »