UAA Women’s Basketball Wins Great Alaska Shootout, South Hockey Moves to First Place in CIC ” Alaska

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The past week has seen some impressive and dominating performances, as well as some shocking surprises at the prep, collegiate and amateur levels across the Alaskan sports landscape. On the high school hockey front south However, Anchorage moved up to the top spot at the Cook Inlet Conference diamond is not far behind. In the college scene, the University of Alaska Anchorage Women’s basketball team wins first Great Alaska Shootout title since 2017.

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While both the south Anchorage and reigning Division I state champion diamond Boys varsity hockey teams recorded lopsided wins over new co-op Bartlett/Bettye Davis East, it was the Wolverines who advanced to first place in the Cook Inlet Conference rankings. The Wolverines have suffered just one loss so far this season, compared to two for the Lynx. South also tied with the defending Division II champions Houston which during this season diamond suffered a 3-0 loss to the Hawks.

The Anchorage Scholastic bowling competition began last week with games between opponents from the Cook Inlet Conference on Tuesday and Thursday. After the first two games of the 2022 season Bettye Davis East, west anchorage and eagle river got off to 2-0 starts for boys while diamond and service did the same in the girls department.

Less than a week after winning the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title and securing the top seed at the NCAA Western Regional Championships, the UAA The volleyball team had a disappointing early end of the 2022 season on Thursday. The Seawolves lost in five sets chaminade Silverswords in shocking excitement over an early exit despite strong performances from their star seniors. outsider Eva Stephens led the team with 20 setters in kills Ellen Floyd led the team with powerful 43 assists and a libero Talia Leauanae led the team with 20 digs.

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That UAA The hockey team got back on track and ended a four-game losing streak with two wins in Sin City. The sea wolves faced each other UNLV for the third time this season and finished the sweep with a 3-1 win on Wednesday and then batted freedom 9-1 on Thursday. Junior forward Matt Allen scored two goals against the Rebels and the senior forward Ben Almquist did the same against the flames.

Cole Nash of the UAA

UAA Sophomore long-distance runner Cole Nash qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships by finishing second at the NCAA West Regional Championships on Saturday. He covered the 10km distance in 30 minutes and 10 seconds, finishing three seconds behind the winner Charlie Dannalt from Simon Frazer. Seawolves teammate Michael Zapherson received an offer at large after a seventh-place finish at the West Regional.

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That UAA The men’s basketball team in the 50th state lost its fourth straight game by five points or fewer last Monday University of Hawaii Hilo. Although four players have double-digit points, including 16 points as team leader from the junior guard Lachlan Viney, the Seawolves fell in overtime 87-82. local product Da’Zhon Wychewho led the team with eight rebounds nearly hit a double-double.

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While the men’s team extended their losing streak, UAAThe women’s basketball team went undefeated in the first five games of the 2022-2023 season, with three wins in the past week. It started with a 77-60 win chaminade on Monday and finished the week with back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday in the return of the Great Alaska Shootout to capture the title. Senior Vishe’ Rabb was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after scoring double digits in both matches and local products Yahna Hajdukowitsch and Nicole Pinckney were named to the All-Tournament Team.

[UAA tops La Salle to take Great Alaska Shootout title]

That UAA ski teams swept the slalom events at Saturday’s Yukon FIS races. Ainsley Profit set the fastest first heat and second fastest second heat to finish with the women’s best two-heat time of 1:35.20. hunter oath set the fastest first run and took the overall win in the men’s in 1:23.12.

former diamond Outstanding Santiago Prosser helped Northern Arizona cross-country team to a third straight national championship. Prosser finished 19th in 29:19.5, earning his first All-American honor in the process.

That Anchorage Wolverines played a few close games against them Kenai River Brown Bears over the weekend but lost both in the two-game road series. They lost the first 4-2 on Friday after conceding two goals in the third section and lost 1-2 in the second game in overtime.

Alaska stars in the larger galaxy

Alaska’s own Nicholas McLennan recently signed a standard player agreement with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League. He was born and raised in the Anchorage area until he retired from hockey at the age of 16 and attended school at the Southern Alberta Hockey Academy of the Canadian Sports School Hockey League U18 Prep League. Before going to Canada, he played 40 games for Team Alaska 15U AAA, where he recorded five goals and 11 assists in 16 games. The Cougars originally selected McLennan No. 41 in the second round of the 2021 WHL US Prospects Draft.

Last week’s results

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South 16, Bartlett 1


Houston 7, West 3


Diamond 17, Bartlett 1

Chugiak 9, Kenai Central 0

Wasilla 6, service 2


3 Chugiak, 1 Soldotna

Service 6, Eagle River 4


Eagle River 5, Bartlett 2




Service 35, Chugiak 0

Service – Aaron Richard 204

Chugiak Elliott Barnes 112

Eagle River 31, South 4

Eagle River – Kendric Siders 258

South – Jet Kmet 187

East 31, Bartlett 4

East – Colton Penetac 245

Bartlett-Nathaniel Copeland 168

West 29, Diamond 6

West – Dimitrie brand 202

Diamond – Logan Jokela 252


Duty 25, Chugiak 10

Service – Lillian Blumbery 168

Chugiak-Anna Parks 157

Eagle River 33, South 2

Eagle River – Thania Darby 154

South – Stella Baldessari 95

Bartlett 27, East 8

Bartlett-Kara Lyman 122

East – Katelyn Dennis 99

Diamond 28, West 7

Diamond – Maia Stürble 214

West – Callie Justice 191



Eagle River 27, Diamond 8

Eagle River – Connor Lanehart 279

Diamond – Jared Krison 255

East 19, South 16

East – Colton Penetac 197

South – Jet Kmet 170

West 18, Service 17

West – Marcos Vian 185

Service – Rusty Romero 213

Bartlett 31, Chugiak 4

Bartlett-Nick Jones 144

Chugiak Elliott Barnes 114


Diamond 27, Eagle River 8

Diamond – Maia Stürble 230

Eagle River-Payton Stokes 204

South 22, East 13

South – Zoe Fencil 131

East – Kaelyn Dennis 131

Service 18, west 17

Service – Alyssa Porcelli 176

West – Callie Justice182

Chugiak 33, Bartlett 2

Chugiak-Lindsey Vig 174

Bartlett-Tida Xiong 113




Chaminade 3, UAA 2 (20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 21-25, 12-15)

Women’s Basketball


UAA 77, Chaminade 60


UAA 64, UC Riverside 51


UAA 88, La Salle 75

Men’s Basketball


Hawaii Hilo 87, UAA 82 (OT)

ice Hockey


LN 3, UNLV 1


UAA 9, Freedom 1



Kenai River Brown Bears 4, Anchorage Wolverines 2


Kenai River brown bears 2, Anchorage wolverines 1

Three things to watch out for this week


ice Hockey

Dimond vs West, Tuesday 6:30pm at Ben Boeke Arena

This will be the first matchup of the season for these two semifinalist teams from last year’s state tournament. The Lynx will look to reclaim the top spot in the Cook Inlet Conference while the Eagles look to win their first game against Dimond since the 2019-2020 season.


Women’s Basketball

Biola at UAA, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center

The day after Thanksgiving, the Seawolves will get back into action with a two-game home series against the Eagles at the Alaska Airlines Center. They’ll be looking to put on a strong performance and go undefeated in their first two home games at last weekend’s Great Alaska Shootout.


Anchorage Wolverines at Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Big Dipper

Alaska’s fiercest junior hockey rivalry is renewed in Fairbanks as the Wolverines head to Big Dipper Ice Arena for a two-game series with their state rivals. The last time these two teams went head-to-head, they parted ways in Anchorage at Ben Boeke Ice Arena in a hard-fought two-game series.