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Classic Day 3 consolation games: ThunderRidge (CO) 3rd, Dimond 4th, Colony 7th

Alaska Airlines Classic Third-Place Game ThunderRidge (CO) 75, West Anchorage 32 By Van Williams Classic Media Director Just a sophomore, Andrew Crawford proved he’s ready for the big time. The 6-foot-5 guard went off for a 17-point, 8-rebound effort to lead ThunderRidge to a 75-32 win over the West Anchorage Eagles in the third-place gameContinue reading “Classic Day 3 consolation games: ThunderRidge (CO) 3rd, Dimond 4th, Colony 7th”

Classic semifinal: East 60, West 41

By Matt Nevala Alaska Sports Report The often-seen, often-duplicated furious start from the East High boys basketball team made certain of a 35th consecutive victory Friday evening. Stretching the sustained success another game figures to test the Thunderbirds more than just about anything has these last few seasons. Alaska’s reigning Class 4A state champion, EastContinue reading “Classic semifinal: East 60, West 41”

It’s Final 4 time tonight at the Alaska Airlines Classic

Semifinal #1 Today 6pm at West High St. Joseph (CA) vs. ThunderRidge (C0) This game has Great Alaska Shootout vibes with college-caliber talent featuring All-American in-the making Tounde Yessoufou & Wake Forest-bound banger Zach Keller. Semifinal #2 Today 7:30pm at West High East vs. West For the City. Anchorage’s longest-running rivalry adds another chapter inContinue reading “It’s Final 4 time tonight at the Alaska Airlines Classic”

Classic preview: Wake Forest signee, mayor of Dunk City, East’s 33-game winning streak

By Van Williams Classic Media Director A couple of high flyers from the Lower 48 have been cleared for takeoff in the Alaska Airlines Classic. Wake Forest-bound banger Zach Keller of ThunderRidge from Denver, Colorado joins the mayor of Dunk City Tounde Yessoufou of St. Joseph from Santa Maria, California as main attractions at thisContinue reading “Classic preview: Wake Forest signee, mayor of Dunk City, East’s 33-game winning streak”

Classic Rewind: 1991 title game vs. Oak Hill put East’s Langdon on national map

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Three decades have passed since he played in the game, but for former East High great Trajan Langdon it sometimes seems like yesterday when he faced mighty Oak Hill Academy of Virginia. The 1991 Classic championship game was the most significant high school basketball moment in the state’s storiedContinue reading “Classic Rewind: 1991 title game vs. Oak Hill put East’s Langdon on national map”

Classic Rewind: West’s Wyche reflects on record 49-point game in 2016

By Van Williams Classic Media Director Since 1989, the Classic has featured 11 McDonald’s All-Americans, a dozen NCAA All-Americans and eight NBA players. Yet it’s a 5-foot-9 guard from Anchorage who owns the single-game scoring record. West’s Da’Zhon Wyche torched Planet Athlete (AZ) for a career-high 49 points in the 2016 semifinals. “I had noContinue reading “Classic Rewind: West’s Wyche reflects on record 49-point game in 2016”

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