Monthly Archives: November 2009

More write-in nominations (Hall of Fame)

November 19, 2009

Here is a list of write-in nominations from the public the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame has received for future consideration. If these recommendations get enough votes their names will be added to next year’s ballot. But don’t forget—voting for the Class of 2010 ends Wednesday. People Dolly Lefever—First and only Alaskan woman to climb… Read more »

Rinner loses head coaching debut (Basketball)

After proving himself as a longtime college assistant coach, Shane Rinner of Anchorage got the promotion he had been waiting for at Texas A&M International University. And tonight he finally got to sit in the first chair. Unfortunately, Texas A&M Kingsville crashed the party, beating Rinner’s Dust Devils 70-58 in the NCAA D2 game in… Read more »

Joynt named D3 All-American (Volleyball)

November 18, 2009

After missing time in each of the last two seasons with a knee injury, Pacific Lutheran University volleyball star Kelcy Joynt stayed healthy for her senior season and put a hurtin’ on the opposition. Joynt, of Colony High fame, bagged a boatload of postseason accolades, including AVCA Division III honorable mention All-America honors, to highlight… Read more »

Alev Kelter a force for Badgers (Soccer)

November 17, 2009

Just a couple years ago, Alev Kelter was one of the toughest and roughest high school soccer players in Alaska. The Chugiak High star was the ultimate two-way player, strong enough to hold off defenders and tough enough to deny offensive players. The term 50-50 ball didn’t apply to her because it was like 90-10… Read more »

Randall just misses podium (Skiing)

November 16, 2009

The U.S. Ski Team’s best hope for an Olympic medal in nordic skiing just missed a podium finish yesterday. Anchorage’s Kikkan Randall placed fourth in a women’s 5-K FIS race in Norway, giving the world championship silver medalist tons of confidence going into the first World Cup race Nov. 21 in the same city of… Read more »

Dunbar qualifies for Nationals (Running)

November 15, 2009

Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar helped the University of Portland cross country team earn a second-place finish at the NCAA Division I West Region Championships, upsetting two-time defending national champion Oregon in the process. More importantly, the runner-up result earned the Pilots an automatic qualifying berth to the NCAA Championships. The Alaskan earned all-region honors by placing… Read more »

Griffin leads locals in NCAA openers (Basketball)

When Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River began her freshman season at the University of Nebraska, she was just one of many Alaskans playing NCAA Division I basketball. Right now she is at the top of the class. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, is being billed as an All-American candidate this season, with the university printing… Read more »

Egolf hits the court for Bradley (Basketball)

November 14, 2009

Will Egolf bagged a half-dozen points for Bradley University last night in a season-opening 70-60 loss at BYU. But just being on the court was a victory for the Alaskan they call “Snowshoes.” Egolf, of Juneau-Douglas fame, returned to action after missing almost all of last season with a torn ACL in his right knee… Read more »

Hardy looking to play spoiler (Football)

November 13, 2009

We may not have college football here, but Alaska still could have a hand in the BCS. Thanks to Daniel Hardy. The Anchorage receiver and his Idaho Vandals travel to No. 6 Boise State on Saturday. An Idaho victory would solidify the team’s breakthrough season and in the process knock the Broncos out of the… Read more »

Winford impressive at EWU (Basketball)

November 12, 2009

He hasn’t even played an official game yet, but already Eastern Washington University freshman Kevin Winford of Anchorage is being touted as team’s greatest threat from the perimeter. “Kevin Winford is without any question the best shooter on our team,” coach Kirk Earlywine told reporters recently. Well, alrighty then. Winford, of Bartlett High fame, certainly… Read more »