Posts Tagged: West High

Melendez overcomes series of setbacks to author comeback story in NWAC

September 24, 2021

Anchorage’s Kiara Melendez probably thought she was cursed on the soccer field. After a fabulous freshman season at West High, a series of setbacks prevented her from playing the final three seasons for the Eagles. She still dared to dream of playing in college and the Portland Panthers provided that opportunity in the NWAC. “Getting… Read more »

Dexter leads GNAC in scoring and has posted a league-best 28 and 24 kills

September 23, 2021

Anchorage’s Brooke Dexter is the most lethal offensive weapon in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The Simon Fraser University freshman in the only volleyball player in the league this year to rank in the top 5 in both kills and hitting percentage. She also leads the GNAC in scoring at 4.9 points per set in… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Feckley threw for more yards than any Alaska QB

September 10, 2021

The ultimate pocket passer, Conor Feckley of Anchorage picked apart defenses on the gridiron with surgical precision. The quarterback threw for nearly 12,000 yards in high school and college combined – the most for a player from Alaska at both levels. His 2016 season at the University of Dubuque was one for the ages. His… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Thor has double digits, emphatic block in NBA Summer League

August 14, 2021

With a 7-foot-3 reach, Anchorage’s JT Thor has one of the longest wingspans at the NBA Summer League. Don’t test him at the rim. Danalo Banton found out the hard way. The 6-foot-10 Thor rejected the 6-9 Banton’s dunk attempt in a high-flying highlight late in the fourth quarter of an NBA Summer League game… Read more »

Thor, Nix have fabulous first games in NBA Summer League

August 11, 2021

Anchorage’s JT Thor and Daishen Nix got their first taste of the NBA Summer League. With plenty to prove, both Alaskans stuffed the stat sheet with fabulous first games in Las Vegas. Thor – a second-round draft pick – came off the bench to play 12 minutes with the Charlotte Hornets and collected five points,… Read more »

Thor selected 37th overall as latest NBA Draft pick from Alaska

July 29, 2021

Rage City is on it’s way back to the NBA. Anchorage’s JT Thor became the seventh Alaskan to be selected in the NBA Draft after he was picked 37th overall in the second round by the Charlotte Bobcats. The 18-year-old rising star didn’t get his DVR-ready draft moment, however, as ESPN did not show the… Read more »

Touray, Burgess, Naylor represent AK on NWAC All-Decade Team

July 11, 2021

Three Alaskans were named to the 2010s NWAC All-Decade Team. The two-year college league recognized Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray as a First Team selection for men’s soccer, Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess as a Second Team pick for women’s basketball and Anchorage’s Zak Naylor as a Third Team choice for men’s soccer. The NWAC is comprised of… Read more »