Posts By: Van Williams

Saville continues to shine, runs unbeaten streak to four games

January 19, 2021

Although he hadn’t played a hockey game in nearly a month, Anchorage’s Isaiah Saville brushed off the rust against Colorado College. Then the University of Nebraska Omaha goaltender brushed aside 31 of 33 shots to highlight a 3-2 victory in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Saville, of West High fame, is unbeaten in his last… Read more »

Hopkins bros lead charge of AK wrestlers who picked up wins

January 18, 2021

Brothers Caleb Hopkins and Levi Hopkins of Palmer had their own whatever-you-can-do, I-can-do-better competition going on for the Campbell University wrestling team. Both Alaskans are featured in the starting lineup for the NCAA D1 Camels and both of them went 2-0 as Campbell swept a college tri-meet against Virginia Military Institute and Ohio in Lexington,… Read more »

Hepa comes alive for Texas, matches career high with 15 points

January 16, 2021

With fourth-ranked Texas missing three players, someone needed to step up for the Longhorns and that someone was Kamaka Hepa of Utqiagvik. The junior forward made his first start of the season and drained a career-best five 3-pointers en route to matching his career high with 15 points in an 82-67 win over Kansas State… Read more »

Green nets assist, DeGeorge scores as AK skaters meet in WCHA

The WCHA weekend series between Bemidji State and St. Cloud State took place in Minnesota, but Alaska hockey took center stage after Anchorage’s Allison Green and Clair DeGeorge both came up clutch to help each of their team pick up points. In the first game, St. Cloud State freshman Green picked up her first college… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Koch boxed with Klitschko for WBC title in ’98

January 15, 2021

No boxer from Alaska did more than Anchorage’s Cody Koch, whose rapid and remarkable rise to prominence in the 1990s was unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the sport. Koch broke into pro boxing in 1995 after winning a national Toughman Contest. He won his first 24 fights, with 20 of them coming by knockout…. Read more »

Wilson’s season-high 27 keeps him in hunt for TBL scoring title

January 14, 2021

Anchorage’s Derrick Wilson has put himself in position to win a scoring title in the Turkish League. What’s new. Wilson was in the running for top scorer in the Danish League two years ago and last year he was in contention in the Swedish League. His jumper is wet overseas. Wilson now ranks No. 2… Read more »

Hebard named Turkish League player of the week for fifth time

January 13, 2021

Nobody in the Turkish League has won more player-of-the-week honors this season than Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks. The rookie with Nesibe Aydin earned the weekly award for the fifth time in 19 weeks. The next closest player has two. Hebard, of West Valley High fame, recorded 24 points and 18 rebounds to highlight her team’s… Read more »

Nageak scores more, but Carlton gets win as Alaskans face off

January 12, 2021

It was a good day for Alaska basketball in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as Anchorage’s Angelline Nageak and Palmer’s Alex Carlton faced off for the first time in a NCAA D2 women’s game. Nageak of Adams State scored more points, but Carlton played more minutes and helped Metro State prevail 75-68 at home in… Read more »

Doutrive nets career-high 21 points, converts crazy circus shot

January 11, 2021

Anchorage’s Devonaire Doutrive poured in a career-high 21 points and threw in a ludicrous and-1 circus shot to highlight Boise State’s 83-60 win over Wyoming in the Mountain West Conference. The junior transfer did his damage in just 25 minutes coming off the bench as he still adjusts to his new team. This was only… Read more »

Thor does it all for Auburn w/ 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block effort

January 10, 2021

JT Thor of Anchorage looked like a veteran the way he rose to the occasion at crunch time for Auburn University. The 6-foot-10 freshman was brilliant on both ends of the court with a season high 15-point, 9-rebound, 4-block, 3-steal performance in a 94-90 loss to Alabama in the SEC. Thor was at his best… Read more »