Monthly Archives: December 2009

Oleson hating life on the bench (Basketball)

December 4, 2009

For the first time in his career, Brad Oleson is sitting rather than playing. And he’s hating it. “Watching from the bench sucks,” he told me recently. “This is by far my worst injury. I thought surgery was gonna fix everything when I got it in August. But I thought wrong, I guess.” Oleson, of… Read more »

Cash still in the money for some bling (Football)

There’s at least one Alaskan still in the hunt for a national championship on the gridiron. Chugiak’s Derek Cash is a reserve wide receiver for Linfield College, which has advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championships. Linfield (11-0) of Oregon will face St. Thomas (11-1) of Minnesota on Saturday for a trip… Read more »

Hakkinen, Teela compete in WC opener (Biathlon)

December 3, 2009

Alaskans Jay Hakkinen and Jeremy Teela of the U.S. Biathlon Team kicked off the World Cup season today in Sweden. Hakkinen, a three-time Olympian from Kasilof, finished 28th out of 131 finishers in the men’s 20-K race, the same event he placed 10th in at the 2006 Olympics. On this day, though, the Alaskan missed… Read more »

Boozer making good in Utah (Basketball)

After publically expressing interest to play for other NBA teams in the offseason, Carlos Boozer of Juneau wasn’t exactly welcomed back to the Utah Jazz with open arms. People were upset and fans were angry at the possibility of the All-Star forward switching area codes. But Boozer has found the perfect recipe for respect: double-doubles… Read more »

Perkins shifts gears in Tel Aviv (Basketball)

Doron Perkins has always been a guy who can score. The 6-foot-2 guard from Anchorage has the explosiveness to get to the rim in traffic, by either going around opponents or over them. He averaged double figures in each of his first four professional seasons and was good for 17 points per game last year… Read more »

Winford better after concussion (Basketball)

December 2, 2009

Can a concussion make you a better player? That seems to be the case with Anchorage’s Kevin Winford, who has become a different dude since the 5-foot-11 guard suffered a head injury. He has emerged as a double-digit scorer for Eastern Washington University since returning. Early on, his 5-point scoring average (4-11 FGs) in the… Read more »

Hibbert’s super season comes to end (Volleyball)

The bad news for the University of Utah is that its volleyball team did not qualify for the NCAA Championships, finishing the season with a 17-12 overall record. The good news for the Utes is that sophomore Sarah Hibbert of Anchorage appears ready to lead them into the future. Hibbert, of South High fame, enjoyed… Read more »