Posts By: Van Williams

Alaskans Stephens, Dexter rank 1-2 in GNAC in scoring average

October 12, 2021

Two volleyball players from Alaska are proving to be a cut above the competition in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Palmer’s Eve Stephens of UAA and Anchorage’s Brooke Dexter of Simon Fraser rank 1-2 in the league in scoring average, a good barometer of their offensive prowess. Another indicator is how many times they have… Read more »

Strand provides instant offense for Irish, scores in first game

October 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Hunter Strand delivered a dynamite debut for Notre Dame over the weekend. The freshman center from Anchorage pumped home a power-play goal Saturday in the season opener for the No. 19-ranked Fighting Irish, who topped visiting Long Island University, 5-2. Stationed near the inside edge of the right circle, Stand accepted a pass, flicked… Read more »

Walker’s two-point night lifts St. Cloud as No. 1 and No. 2 clash

October 10, 2021

After a season in which he helped propel St. Cloud State to the national championship game, Anchorage’s Nolan Walker is off to strong start to his senior season with the Huskies. Walker delivered a goal and assist Saturday, when No. 2-ranked St. Cloud State won 3-1 at top-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato. The center’s two-point night gives… Read more »

Dolman’s two goals, Vargas’ shutout carry Centralia to 5-0 win

October 9, 2021

Wasilla’s Chloe Dolman and Anchorage’s Marisol Vargas teamed up to lead the Centralia College women’s soccer team to a 5-0 win in the NWAC. Dolman netted two goals and Vargas was in net to record her fifth shutout of the season as the Alaskans carried the Blazers, who moved to third place in the West… Read more »

Late PK gives Adams 1st hat trick with Colorado School of Mines

Anchorage’s Greyson Adams produced a season’s worth of goals in one game after scoring three times to help Colorado School of Mines beat Metro State. His first college hat trick propelled the Orediggers to a 5-1 victory that extended to 24 their home conference winning streak dating back to 2017. “After not scoring so far… Read more »

Hebard reaches WNBA Finals, next Alaskan to play for pro title

October 8, 2021

Ruthy Hebard’s got next. The 23-year-old professional basketball player from Fairbanks is up next in a long line of Alaskans who have played for a major league sports championship over the last 30 years. The second-year forward is headed to the WNBA Finals with the Chicago Sky, who will face the Phoenix Mercury in the… Read more »

Alaskans impress w/ 4-1 showing at Arizona Senior Fall Classic

October 6, 2021

The Alaska Baseball Academy has traveled to the Arizona Senior Fall Classic for two decades and this year was maybe the best showing by the guys from The Last Frontier. Led by Curtis Hebert and Oliver Brown, the Alaskans won four of five games against elite competition at the scout showcase. This event provides players… Read more »

Joyner, Cummings each have four-game TD streaks in college

October 4, 2021

Former high school teammates Brandon Joyner and Josh Cummings of Fairbanks are performing their own version of ‘Anything you can do (I can do better)’ on the college gridiron. Both players have scored touchdowns in four straight games, with Joyner doing it as wide receiver at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Cummings… Read more »

Atonio runs for 2 touchdowns, throws another score to Furlong

October 2, 2021

In his first college game at quarterback, Anchorage’s Ja’Sem Atonio orchestrated three second-half scoring drives to lead Dakota State back from a 20-point deficit. The southpaw signal caller ran for two touchdowns and threw for a score to fellow Alaskan Brenner Furlong of Soldotna to give the Trojans a 21-20 lead with 9:27 left in… Read more »

Jacoby wins bronze medal in specialty event at FINA World Cup

Seward’s Lydia Jacoby won another medal in the 100-meter breaststroke, this time claiming bronze at the FINA World Cup in Germany. The 17-year-old reigning Olympic gold medalist again showed moxie, traveling across the globe to deliver another strong swim in international waters. Jacoby clocked a time of 1:05.20 in her specialty event to finish a… Read more »