Posts By: Van Williams

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 »

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 »

Davis pitches Dean College baseball team to season-opening win

April 10, 2021

Anchorage’s Gaten Davis danced around trouble on the pitcher’s mound and then waltzed off with the win after Dean College rallied on opening day. The 6-foot-7 senior right-hander worked around trouble in five effective innings and then watched his team rally for a 5-3 victory over Albertus Magnus in Franklin, Massachusetts. Davis scattered eight hits… Read more »

Jacoby makes statement with historic 100 breaststroke swim

Seward swimmer Lydia Jacoby turned heads after turning in a historic time in the 100-meter breaststroke at a major meet in Mission Viejo, California. 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… Read more »

Ungwiluk nets 21, Tompkins grabs 11 boards in same NAIA game

April 9, 2021

Two Alaskans from different hometowns set season highs in the same NAIA men’s basketball game. Gambell’s Wallace Ungwiluk of Multnomah University bagged 21 points and Juneau’s Kaleb Tompkins of Warner Pacific University grabbed 11 rebounds and his team won 92-81 in Portland, Oregon. Ungwiluk started in the backcourt and played 33 minutes. He drained 7-of-12… Read more »

Walker’s last-minute goal sends St. Cloud to NCAA title game

April 8, 2021

After scoring the game-winning goal on a redirected shot, Anchorage’s Nolan Walker changed the course of history for the St. Cloud State hockey team. Walker tipped in the winning goal inside the final minute of a 5-4 victory over Minnesota State in the Frozen Four that sent the Huskies to the NCAA Tournament championship game… Read more »