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

Hat-trick hero lifts UAA to Kendall title

The UAA Seawolves treated fans to the school’s first Kendall Hockey Classic title since 2006 on Oct. 8 as well as the emotional rollercoaster they took to actually lift the championship gold pan when all was said and done.

If super conferences is embraced, new playoff system could result

The college football world is like a high school prom: no one wants to be that person who is going solo and watching all the other happy couples dance away while they sit next to the other outcasts and drink punch. Only difference is that in the college world, no university wants to be the […]

Seawolves receive two Division I transfers who bring big games, aspirations with them

The UAA Men’s Basketball had a busy offseason and it could pay big dividends come March this upcoming season when they make the push for supremacy in both the GNAC conference and West Region playoffs.

One year being removed from a team that made it to the GNAC championship and 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament, the Seawolves stocked up on more talent by adding two players who bring Division-I experience with them.

Meet the Seawolf: Chris Kamal

This week’s Meet the Seawolf features avid hockey player, Chris Kamal. Kamal is currently a sophomore at UAA and has established himself as a commendable goaltender for UAA’s hockey team.

The art of shot blocking: part skill, part insanity

The game of hockey features many split-second decisions that an individual must make in the blink of an eye to help make his team successful. A half-second too soon or too late can lead to an odd-man rush going the other way for the opposition or for an attempted one-time not quite getting everything on it.

College hockey realignment carousel keeps on spinning

The revolving door of the college hockey world saw another two teams relocate this past week to new conferences. Leaving the WCHA is the St. Cloud State Huskies, a program who had sated in the conference since the 1990-91season.

The Huskies are headed to the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) after they received an official invite to join the new super-conference that had seen five WCHA teams commit to playing beginning in the 2013-14 season.

A dark summer for the world of hockey sees worst tragedy yet

Just when we thought it could get no worse, we found we hadn’t even hit rock bottom yet.
The hockey world was rocked by another tragedy on Sept. 7 when a private jet carrying the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) team, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, crashed shortly after takeoff.

Music and sports: a powerful duo

Music can be a way to fight through the pain while working out. It can inspire someone to put up that extra 15 pounds when lifting weights or to stay out on the road and finish that 5-mile run early in the brisk morning air.

Did US choke or did Japan simply pull off a miracle?

Uh oh, I just heard it again. The big “c” word is out there again. Choke. A word that can trigger even the bystanders in sports to cringe with the thought of athletes falling victim to this hurtful label. Choke. A word that has come synonymous with the likes of LeBron James, the Buffalo Bills, […]

Meet the Seawolf: Kimya Jafroudi

Love of the sport can be a powerful effect on an individual. Sometimes, it can even get a person to trade in their swimsuit and sunny Southern California Weather for a large North Face winter coat and the Alaskan cold. Case in point: UAA’s new junior defensive specialist/setter transfer Kimya Jafroudi. This 5’7” Hunington Beach, […]

Despite shakeup, WCHA shows signs of life as legit conference

The landscape has shifted greatly in college hockey, and the UAA Seawolves are right in the center of the chaos.

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), a league in which the ‘Wolves have played in since 1993, is now back to six teams after the formal introduction of former WCHA member Northern Michigan.

Don’t give away Tiger’s throne quite yet

So I am hearing the golf world has a new face in which is going to take us into a new era of dominance.

Albeit it’s a baby-faced, freckle filled, still-doesn’t-need-to-shave face on the 22 year old Northern Islander phenomenon Rory McIlroy.

Well I’ll give a polite golf clap for the kid.

Brent Thompson serves up crow for his critics

Alright. I’m here today to take my spot at the table with the many other diehard Alaskan hockey fans to eat the crow that was served to us when the Alaska Aces lifted the Kelly Cup on May 21 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The reason for this meal is not courtesy of the Aces themselves, but rather their second year bench boss Brent Thompson.

Meet the Seawolf: Ivy O’Guinn

It seems UAA freshman Ivy O’Guinn has this whole running thing pretty figured out. A two-sport athlete running both cross-country and track and field for the Seawolves, it could be said that she has made a decent first impression. O’Guinn appeared in all seven meets for the ‘Wolves and helped the women’s team take down […]

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