Posts Tagged: Friday Flashback

Friday Flashback: Humphrey leads Montana to 2001 NCAA title

May 22, 2020

Eagle River’s Yohance Humphrey put the University of Montana football team on his back in 2001 and carried the Grizzlies to paydirt. The rugged running back rushed for 132 yards on 30 carries and scored the game’s only touchdown as Montana beat Furman 13-6 in the national championship game of the NCAA DI-AA tournament. Humphrey,… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Ward throws no-hitter for Villanova in 2008

May 15, 2020

Eagle River’s Nicci Ward had it all working for the Villanova University softball team on April 20, 2008. The senior right-handed pitcher threw a no-hitter in a 1-0 win over Providence College in the Big East Conference. Ward, of Chugiak High fame, is believed to be the only Alaska softball player to toss a 7-inning… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Mystrom kicks 37 FGs for CFL team in 1995

May 1, 2020

The state of Alaska has never seen a football player quite like Anchorage’s Nick Mystrom. A Swiss-Army-Knife-type player at Colorado College, he turned his attention to kicking in 1995 when he signed with the Memphis Mad Dogs of the Canadian Football League. The Mad Dogs turned to an unknown rookie a few games into the… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Wissler powers Ohio State to 1991 Final Four

April 10, 2020

Wasilla’s Leisa Wissler was a big deal in the Big Ten from 1988 to 1991. The Ohio State University volleyball star was a powerful presence at net, a booming hitter and devastating blocker who could also play the back row and serve. Wissler was named Big Ten Player of the Year in 1991 and Big… Read more »