Taylor Hall

Sports Editor

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About Taylor:

Hey! I'm Taylor Hall. I've been working here since November 2009 and have been the Sports Editor since March 2010. I've been around sports since I could crawl and still play today. My main sports are soccer, hockey, basketball, and golf. My teams include the Alaska Aces (ECHL), Anaheim Ducks (NHL), Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Seattle Mariners (MLB), Sacramento Kings (NBA), Seattle Sounders (MLS), Manchester United (EPL), and all UAA teams. I coach youth soccer for Cook Inlet Soccer Club and play soccer and hockey in town. I also love to snowboard, hike, and fish any chance I get away from work and school. Outside of the sports world, I love being around my family and friends and listening to music. Favorite bands/artists include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Kid Cudi, Incubus, Atmosphere, Muse, Chevelle, AC/DC, Sublime, Rebelution, Foo Fighters, and Them Crooked Vultures...just to name a few!

Stories By Taylor Hall

Overtime: UAA’s current coaching carousel shouldn’t worry fans

Three Elite Eight appearances. Three West Region Championships. Six consecutive trips past the NCAA Tournament First Round. Four Great Alaska Shootout titles. An .838 winning percentage, which is best amongst all active Division II women’s basketball coaches. All of that was accomplished in Tim Moser’s six-year tenure at the helm of the UAA Women’s Basketball […]

Meet the Seawolf: Chris Crowell

TNL’s sports editor, Taylor Hall, gets the lowdown on one of UAA’s stars on the ice, hockey player Chris Crowell, who will be playing his final year of hockey next year.
TNL: First off, congrats on becoming captain. Where and how did you get the news that you being named captain and what was your reaction?

If you’re the Alaska Aces, you’d love to watch this movie play out again

One year removed from a historical postseason run that saw the Aces hoist their second ever Kelly Cup in the ECHL, the script may have had a few slight re-writes but the planned climax and ending remains the same.

Rohde nets National Player of the Year award

UAA senior Taylor Rohde has been no stranger to personal accolades since he arrived on campus last year. The 6’9” center has literally towered over all others, collecting awards left and right at both a league and West Region level.

Overtime: Denver swaps Tebow-mania for Mile High Manning

While they’re Tebowing in New York now, Denver just turned into a legitimate contender. Witness the arrival of Peyton Manning, four-time MVP and the biggest name to ever hit the NFL free agency waters once the Indianapolis Colts jettisoned Manning onto the market on March 7, in Bronco orange and navy. The reason the Colts […]

Eagles stop Seawolves in their tracks at Elite Eight

The UAA Women’s Basketball team was stopped just short of it’s ultimate goal as they fell 71-51 at the hands of the 2nd ranked Ashland Eagles in the NCAA Division II tournament in San Antonio on March 20.

Despite being down by 32-23 at the halftime break, the Seawolves rallied in the second half of the game to get back within three points before Ashland (32-1) went on a 19-2 run midway through the frame to extinguish the Seawolves national title hopes.

Seawolves come up short against MSUB

The UAA Men’s Basketball team suffered a 74-70 loss to Montana State Billings on March 3 in the GNAC Championship game to fall one win short of the conference title for the second straight year.

Now trending in the NHL: deadline edition

Trending Up! 1.     Nashville Predators – The perennial sellers finally made a stand and became buyers adding shutdown defenseman Hal Gill and veteran forward Paul Gaustad. Also held on to both Shea Weber and Ryan Suter (for now) to allow team to make deep postseason run. 2.     Vancouver Canucks – The bridesmaid from last year […]

Beavers spoil senior sendoff, sweep Seawolves

The UAA Hockey team played in two different types of games this past weekend against the Bemidji State Beavers. One was a low-scoring affair where scoring chances were at a premium. The other, a wide-open and high-scoring contest in which both teams had chances aplenty.

Seawolves upend Vikings to repeat as GNAC champions

The UAA Women’s Basketball team proved once again they are the class of the GNAC and have some more hardware to further prove it. The Seawolves claimed a 67-52 GNAC Championship win over rival and second seeded Western Washington in Lacey, Washington on March 3 to officially punch their ticket to the West Region postseason.

The top seeded Seawolves (27-4) got a team-high 19 points from junior guard Haley Holmstead.

Meet the Seawolf: Melissa Doucette

TNL Sports Editor, Taylor Hall, does a Q&A with UAA Gymnast, Melissa Doucette.
How did you get started in gymnastics?
It was in a “Mommy and Me” class. I saw others doing it and decided I wanted to join in on it.

Ski team hosts pair of meets, continues to impress

  The UAA Ski Team was able to claim a fourth place team finish at the UAA Invitational, taking place at both Kincaid Park (Nordic) and Alyeska Resort (Alpine) from Feb. 4-10. The University of Utah was able claim the team title convincingly with 898 points, a good bulk of which came from the men […]

A reminder to fans to keep sports and life in prospective

“It’s only a game.” These are words that can trigger many emotions: disgust, anger and objection to name a few. However, one that should come to mind that is far simpler and requires far less effort. Realization. The world of sports is filled with different levels of fandom, some of which we can’t comprehend. But […]

Seawolves surrender to bad bounces lose pair at home to MSU

The UAA Hockey team got a cruel reminder of just how unfair the game of hockey can be this past weekend. A pair of fluke goals turned out to be the game winners for Minnesota State as they took a 3-2 win on Feb. 10.

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