The last time the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball team had beaten a first-round opponent in the GCI Great Alaska Shootout was 1996. The Seawolves gave themselves a chance against Middle Tennessee State on Thursday, but fell short 75-72. After going into the half up 35-31, the Blue Raiders rallied to take a 62-47 […]
In two days the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves have seen how far they’ve come. They’ve also seen how far they want to go. In a game effort, UAA pushed Division I Western Kentucky, but ultimately fell 62- 58. The Seawolves held a 32 -31 halftime lead, keeping it close throughout in the second half.
Erica Ogwumike is blazing her own path in Malibu. The freshman guard is leading the rebuild of the Pepperdine University’s women’s basketball program. “I’m just trying to play these four years, play basketball, and get a great degree at Pepperdine University, so that’s all I can — the future is far,” she said. There’s another […]
Division I Pepperdine is rebuilding. Division II University of Alaska Anchorage is rolling. In a game that was never in doubt, the host and seventh-ranked UAA dismantled an overmatched Pepperdine Waves from the West Coast Conference 94-61 in the opening round of the women’s GCI Great Alaska Shootout at Alaska Airlines Center. UAA is no stranger to beating Division I teams. This marked […]
It came as no surprise — but it’s still a big deal. After winning the Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball title and finishing the regular season 26-2 overall and 18-2 in conference play, the University of Alaska Anchorage learned Monday it will host the NCAA Division II West Region Championships Dec. 4 through Dec. 6 at Alaska Airlines Center. As the top […]
It was a night to remember for UAA senior Katelynn Zanders. Sweep Western Oregon on senior night? Check. Clinch the GNAC regular season title? Check. But the Seawolf outside hitter won’t remember the game for her on-the-court numbers. In fact, Zanders recorded just seven kills in three sets against the Wolves — […]
It’s magical word for baseball fans-and skiers too – Opening day. And this year, Mother Nature was in winter spirits too. Last year’s mild winter produced less snow and more heartache for Alaska snow lovers. This year, she’s been more agreeable. With Friday’s snowfall and more expected over the weekend, Hilltop Ski Area is off to a good […]
The fans got their money’s worth. Alaska Fighting Championship 118 at the Sullivan Arena was like a salad bar with all the fixings. You wanted it? They had it. In all, four belts were claimed with some wild matches in front of a spirited crowd. There were the typical quick first rounders. Needed one to […]
Sometimes a change in scenery can help break a team’s bad momentum. Sometimes it doesn’t. Right now, the Alaska Aces are in a rut. This isn’t just a rut where your friend can help you push your car out with some easy momentum. They need a bulldozer to get out of this thing. The latest […]
There may not be many eight lane pools in Alaska, but Bartlett High School’s isn’t the only one. That’s why the next year’s high school swimming and diving state championships are moving out—at least temporarily. In an attempt to spread the wealth, officials are changing the venue. Next year’s competition will move from Anchorage to Juneau’s Dimond Aquatic […]
If you like to watch fights, you might want to make it out to Sullivan Arena on Wednesday to watch the Alaska Fighting Championship 118 event. Eighteen fighters will duke it out, but Niko Novelli is fighting for more than just himself. “That man on the other side of the cage is taking food out […]
Next stop — the nationals. The University of Alaska Anchorage men’s cross-country team has lofty goals. And why not? The Seawolf men enter the championship round ranked third in the country. Henry Cheseto has much to do with that. He’s come a long way in a short time. The Kenyan sophomore didn’t start running until […]
Dimond and Valdez both went home winners. Each claimed state volleyball championships on Saturday at Alaska Airlines Center. Dimond topped East to capture the 4A crown, while Valdez overcame Monroe to win the 3A title.
The gridiron in Alaska is growing. For seven years, Alaska Football League owner Abe Hernandez has toiled and built. His efforts are paying off. A league that began in 2008 with only three teams will be six next season with Eagle River’s entrance. And Hernandez is thinking bigger and bolder. “Logistically, it would probably be […]
After years of tradition, Mount Marathon is changing with the times – literally. Sure, we don’t know if this will be beneficial in the end. But we’ll never know unless we try it.
The schedule to run 3,022 feet up and down a mountain just changed. And one of the biggest events in the state of Alaska is getting a tune-up. Seward’s Mount Marathon Race, the signature Fourth of July event, has tweaked its schedule. The attendance numbers will be down too. While the kids will continue to start off the festivities at 9 a.m., an […]
It’s tough enough to be a high school wrestler. There’s making weight, the self-discipline of training every day and the physical punishment. And it’s nothing compared to what the wrestlers from Bethel’s Kilbuck school have endured. Last week’s fire at the school took everything. So when the team was scheduled to wrestle this past weekend at Anchorage Christian School, they were at a loss. […]
The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves are back to their winning ways, thanks in part to their front court, coached by Dimond grad Shaina Afoa. After playing for the Lynx, Shania decided to head south and play for Central Washington, where she lettered in three sports, including four times in basketball. “I thought after high […]
There’s nothing fair about the weather in Alaska. You can say the same about the fans. The University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team can attest to that. The nation’s 11th ranked team is enjoying a terrific season and equally strong support. Currently the Seawolves average more than 1,200 fans at each home match— the most in Division II Volleyball. “It’s […]
Only in the movies does it happen, but it’s possible Garet Hunt will go from super villain to superhero — and quickly. Alaska Aces fans will decide. The former Stockton Thunder forward signed with the Aces early Wednesday, was on the ice for the morning skate and in uniform wearing number 24 as the Aces faced off against […]