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64-man bracket: Picking Alaska’s greatest NCAA D1 hoops player

During the COVID-19 outbreak Alaska Sports Blog editor Van Williams will take the opportunity to take a retrospective look at Alaska sports. Big guards, small forwards and 7-footers. Bombers and bangers. All-Americans, all-conference picks and national champions. The Last Frontier produces all types of college basketball players. As the only state in the country without… Read more »

Athlete of the Week

Congrats to this week’s winner! Lydia Jacoby October 8th, 2021 Seward’s Lydia Jacoby set back-back-back national junior records at the FINA World Cup sim meet in Berlin.   The 17-year-old Olympic champion placed second in Sunday’s 50-meter breaststroke with a personal-best time of 30.04, with sets a new record for Americans 18 or younger.  The previous day Jacoby… Read more »

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Lasher 21st Alaska D1 hoops player to reach 1,000 career points

Anchorage’s Colter Lasher has etched his name in the history books after the Houston Baptist University senior forward recorded his 1,000th career point. He is just the 21st Alaska basketball player to reach the marvelous milestone at the NCAA D1 level. The 6-foot-7 swingman also became the first Houston Baptist player to join the 1,000-point… Read more »

Sherman-Newsome joins elite 30-point club from Alaska

Colgate University senior Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage became the newest member of a very exclusive club tonight. He became just the ninth men’s basketball player from Alaska to reach the 30-point benchmark in a NCAA D1 game. The 6-foot-5 guard pumped in a career-high 30 points in impressive fashion, draining 11-of-14 shots, including 6-of-8 3s,… Read more »

Harris signs with German pro team [Basketball]

Ramon Harris of Anchorage is headed to Germany after agreeing to terms with Goettengen of the Bundasliga Pro A division. The 6-foot-7 forward played in the NBA’s D-League over the summer. He appeared in 41 games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, averaging 5.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. Harris, of West High fame, is a… Read more »