Posts Tagged: East High

Winning culture that attracted Stephens to UAA now defines her

August 26, 2021

The youngest of nine children, Eve Stephens of Palmer was born to be competitive. Board games, sports, grades, it doesn’t matter. She wants to win. No matter what. “We’ve broken bones playing football in the yard,” Stephens said with a laugh. “All in good fun.” That win-at-all-costs mentality is what lured the former Colony High… Read more »

Randall returns to lead ski group that ignited Olympic dreams

August 4, 2021

Kikkan Randall’s ski career has come full circle. The flame that ignited her Olympic dreams started in the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage as a girl and five Olympics and a gold medal later she is coming back to the NSAA. The 38-year-old cross-country skiing legend will return to the organization that sparked her passion… Read more »

Alaskans on collision course in $1 million winner-take-all event

July 24, 2021

Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Derrick Wilson are on a collision course to face off in the quarterfinals of The Basketball Tournament, which has a winner-take-all $1 million grand prize. Both players saw their teams win first-round games in the Illinois Regional. Now they need to win Monday and again in Wednesday’s sweet 16 to advance… Read more »

Abdul-Bassit looks to use TBT as springboard for next venture

July 15, 2021

Coming off wrist surgery, Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit had plenty of motivation to work his way back into shape. A chance to win his share of $1 million. Abdul-Bassit has joined a University of Oregon alumni team that will compete for big money in The Basketball Tournament, a 64-team, single-eliminator with a $1 million winner-take-all grand… Read more »

Friday Flashback: MacSwain was true pioneer of Alaska hockey

July 2, 2021

Few Alaska athletes have seen their legacy stand the test of time quite like Anchorage’s Steve MacSwain. A true hockey pioneer, his scoring records from the 1980s still serve as a modern benchmark. As a high school senior, the 1982 East grad became the first Alaska player to record 100 points in a season on… Read more »

Alaskans produce 52 of Spokane’s 103 points in NWAC win

June 7, 2021

Team Alaska accounted for half of the scoring for the Spokane College men’s basketball team in a 103-80 victory over Blue Mountain the NWAC. Anchorage’s Kaeleb Johnson and Jaron Williams along with Juneau’s Bryson Echiverri had a hand in 52 points. Johnson came off the bench to pump in 16 points and flirt with his… Read more »