Posts Categorized: Alaska Sports Blog

Pilcher-Colbert throws two TDs, giving him 11 in last six games

September 4, 2021

Not even a 652-day break could disrupt the rhythm of Sierra College quarterback Qyntyn Pilcher-Colbert of Anchorage. The sophomore signal caller threw a 36-yard touchdown pass on the first drive of the game against San Francisco on opening day in the California Community College Athletic Association. He finished 8-for-15 for 97 yards and two scores,… Read more »

Williams registers 11 kills in back-to-back wins for The Master’s

Emilye Grace Williams of Anchorage continues to be a sparkplug for the Master’s University volleyball team. The senior spiker registered 22 kills on a .275 hitting percentage in back-to-back sweeps as the Mustangs improved to 3-0 since Aug. 27 when the Alaskan reaches double figures. She collected a .300 attack percentage on 11-for-30 hitting with… Read more »

Weigle juggles golf, bowling as two-sport athlete for Waldorf

September 3, 2021

Anchorage’s Harry Weigle is one of many two-sport college athletes from Alaska. But he’s unique. He’s the only golfer-bowler combo. Weigle is entering his third season of competing in both sports for Waldorf University, an NAIA school in Forest City, Iowa. “I am lucky the competition schedule really doesn’t overlap,” Weigle said. His two practice… Read more »

Stephens slams 20 kills to move to No. 7 on UAA’s all-time list

September 2, 2021

Palmer’s Eve Stephens came alive down the stretch to bring the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team back from the dead in a wild five-set victory over Biola. Down two sets to none, the Seawolves rallied behind the 6-foot-1 All-American from the Mat-Su Valley as she slammed 15 of her 20 kills over the final… Read more »

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 »