Monthly Archives: March 2012

Griffin has season-high 16 boards [Basketball]

March 31, 2012

Eagle River’s Kelsey Grifin came up big for Maccabi Ramat Hen in an 83-56 victory over Elitzue Holon in women’s Israeli League action. The 6-foot-2 forward grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds to go along with 20 points in 28 minutes. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, sank 9 of 16 shots. She added 2 assists and… Read more »

Baker lowers ERA to 0.26 [Baseball]

Juneau’s Dylan Baker of the Western Nevada College baseball team pitched 7 strong innings in a 2-1 win over Southern Idaho to remain undefeated through eight starts this season. The 6-foot-3 sophomore allowed just 3 hits and 1 walk while striking out 9. The run he allowed in his final inning of work was unearned…. Read more »

Bell-Holter opens up on his new blog [Basketball]

March 30, 2012

Eager to let people into his world of big-time college basketball, Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter has started a blog. Catch up on what the junior center at Oral Roberts University has to say. “I want people to know there’s more to me than just a basketball player,” he told me. Bell-Holter, of Hydaburg fame, is the… Read more »

Randall’s U.S. title caps signature season [Skiing]

Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall, shown here with her World Cup sprint championship trophy earlier this month, capped the best ski season of her career today by winning the 30K freestyle national championship in Craftsbury, Vt. In the last year she also won Mount Maraton in Seward and was inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.

Bullock wins title, named top center [Basketball]

March 29, 2012

Peter Bullock of Anchorage wasn’t going to let his moment slip away. Playing his first Norwegian League championship game, the 6-foot-6 center delivered an all-star performance with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Froya Basket edged the Asker Aliens 80-78 for the title. Bullock, of UAA fame, sank 6 of 10 field goals and 6… Read more »

Halverson is a backcountry badass [Skiing]

March 27, 2012

One of the budding stars in the world of free skiing, Zach Halverson of Girdwood was recognized by Powder Magazine in last month’s issue as one of the top 10 skiers under 19 years old. Impressive stuff no doubt – then the kid went out and backed it up. Last week Halverson placed second at… Read more »

Patience pays off for Simmers [Basketball]

March 25, 2012

For the first two seasons at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Anna Simmers of Anchorage barely played. Finally, as a junior, she got her shot. Simmers, of ACS fame, became a starter for Army and led the Patriot League in scoring at 14.8 per game en route to earning all-conference first team… Read more »

Hutchison wins Olympic Trials tune-up [Wrestling]

Soldotna’s Michaela Hutchison won her weight class for the second straight year at the Women’s University Nationals over the weekend in Oklahoma City. The four-time All-American for Oklahoma City University defeated Sarah Hildebrandt of Granger, Ind., in the finals, 1-0, 1-0 at 121 pounds. Hutchison, of Skyview High fame, is a three-time WCWA women’s college… Read more »

Clarke wins ASU Invite hammer throw [Track]

March 24, 2012

Already the national champion in the shot put, Anchorage’s Jordan Clarke is looking to add another title in a different event. The Arizona State University junior today won the hammer throw at the ASU Invitational when he uncorked a career-best throw of 212-11, 7 feet further than the next closest dude. He PR’d on his… Read more »