Monthly Archives: November 2009

Class of 2010 announced (Hall of Fame)

November 30, 2009

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2010 on Monday afternoon—and the Mackey family stole the show. Groundbreaking dog mushing champion Lance Mackey highlighted the four individuals honored and his dad Dick Mackey‘s memorable one-second victory in the 1978 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race was one of two moments that made the… Read more »

Randall enjoys best non-sprint finish (Skiing)

November 29, 2009

The progression of Kikkan Randall took another step forward this morning in Finland, where the U.S. Ski Team veteran finished 18th out of 83 finishers at a 10-K classical World Cup race. Why was this result special? Because it was best finish for the Anchorage cross-country skier in a non-sprint race at the world level…. Read more »

Rhea earns MVP honors (Basketball)

The sign of a great player is being multi-dimensional. Take Talisa Rhea for example. One game she’s draining 6-of-9 threes en route to a 25-point night against Belmont, the next she’s showing off her playmaking ability with 7 assists against Northern Arizona. Her do-it-all talents led to her being named the Most Valuable Player of… Read more »

Egolf comes up clutch in upset (Basketball)

Will Egolf and the Bradley Braves hit the jackpot in Las Vegas. Egolf, of Juneau fame, scored four of his career-high 12 points in a pivotal stretch last night that helped Bradley rally past No. 20 Illinois 72-68 at the 2009 HoopTV Las Vegas Invitational. It’s the first time Bradley has beaten The Illini since… Read more »

Hardy finishes the year strong (Football)

Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy grabbed his third touchdown of the season Saturday, but it couldn’t save the University of Idaho from losing its third straight game. Hardy’s 10-yard score came in the closing seconds of a 52-49 loss to Utah State. Idaho finished the regular season 7-5 after starting 6-1, possibly squandering its bowl chances. Hardy,… Read more »

In need, Huskers turn to Griffin (Basketball)

November 28, 2009

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin made University of Nebraska history with style points last night. The 6-foot-2 senior All-American candidate reached 1,400 points and 700 rebounds for her career on a night when she carried the Cornhuskers to a 62-45 come-from-behind win over Sun Belt champion Arkansas-Little Rock at the Saint Mary’s Hilton Tournament in California…. Read more »

Rash will be on the tube Sunday (Bowling)

November 27, 2009

Professional bowler Sean Rash of Anchorage will be working on ESPN Sunday morning and every pin counts because it could be the difference between winning $7,000 and $25,000. Rash, of Jewel Lake Bowl fame, is in the semifinals of the PBA Scorpion Championship in Seattle. He will face Mike DeVaney of San Diego in the… Read more »

Boozer feasts on Bulls (Basketball)

It was all gravy for Carlos Boozer last night. Boozer, of Juneau fame, bagged season-high totals of 28 points, 5 assists and 3 blocked shots, and shot a season-high 86 percent from the floor on 12-of-14 shooting, leading the Utah Jazz to an easy 105-86 home win over the Chicago Bulls on Thanksgiving. The 6-foot-9… Read more »

Bullock makes history at Miami (Basketball)

November 25, 2009

Standing 6-foot-2, Sylvia Bullock isn’t as tall as a traditional shot blocker. But she makes up for it with awesome athleticism. Bullock, of South High fame, showed off her crazy ups last night in Coral Gables when she set a University of Miami record with eight blocked shots in a 68-54 win over Houston. Even… Read more »

Egolf cleared for takeoff (Basketball)

November 24, 2009

It’s been nearly a year to the day since Bradley University’s Will Egolf tore the ACL in his right knee, thus ending his freshman season after just 69 minutes. The 6-foot-9 Juneau product is back on the court this season, although he brought something with him. “To be honest, I hate putting on the brace…. Read more »