Monthly Archives: January 2010

German league proving tough for Arts (Basketball)

January 31, 2010

Life is good in Germany for Carl Arts. Well, minus the losing. Arts, of Valdez fame, is having fun and playing well for his new club, the Langen Giraffes of the German second division, averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in 23 minutes. But … “The team is really cool and everyone gets along with… Read more »

Afoa helps Central make history (Basketball)

January 30, 2010

Shaina Afoa of Anchorage helped Central Washington University do something Saturday that the Wildcats have never done. Afoa, of Dimond High fame, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and added seven points to help Central post an 83-64 victory over Montana State-Billings for its first win at Alterowitz Gymnasium. The 6-foot-1 senior didn’t have a great… Read more »

Winford nets 16 in EWU loss (Basketball)

Eastern Washington University freshman Kevin Winford of Anchorage dropped in 16 points—twice his season average—yet it couldn’t stop the Eagles from losing again. This time it was an 85-77 setback Saturday to Portland State, EWU’s 16th defeat on the season. Winford, of Bartlett High fame, drilled 6-of-13 shots, including four of nine from downtown. The… Read more »

Hibbert part of Utah reading program (Volleyball)

Anchorage’s Sarah Hibbert of the University of Utah volleyball team participates in a reading program for elementary kids. Every Tuesday and Thursday Utah athletes from all sports go to Lincoln Elementary and spend some time with students. The University of Utah volleyball blog

Callan qualifies for X Games finals (Snowboarding)

January 29, 2010

Alaska’s new snowboarding queen Callan Chythlook-Sifsof advanced to the X Games finals in women’s boardercross tonight, continuing her run of success this week. Chythlook-Sifsof, of Girdwood by way of Dillingham, placed sixth in Friday’s qualifying on Day 2 of the X Games in Aspen, Colo. The top 12 advanced to the finals, televised Saturday afternoon… Read more »

Laws center of Argentina All-Star game (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Andre Laws is the Yao Ming of Argentina. Say what? Laws, of East High fame, received the most votes among players selected to the Argentina Liga All-Star Game, an major indicator of just how popular Laws must be there because it’s doubtful Alaskans stuffed the ballot box. “Honestly, being the leading vote getter is… Read more »

Griffin added to Wade Trophy list (Basketball)

Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River is now officially one of the top 30 players in the country. Griffin, a two-time Big 12 selection from the University of Nebraska, was a preseason All-American and considered by many to be one of the best players, but until you get recognized by a prestigious award like the Wade… Read more »

Perkins scores 11 in Game 1 loss (Basketball)

January 28, 2010

Anchorage’s Doron Perkins got his first taste of the Euroleague Top 16 playoffs Thursday and it left a bitter taste in his mouth. Perkins and Israeli power Maccabi Electra lost 76-72 to Italian champion Montepaschi in Game 1 of Group F play. The 6-foot-2 guard, of Bartlett High fame, pumped in 11 points on 4-of-10… Read more »

Egolf in double digits again (Basketball)

Bradley University sophomore Will Egolf has become a bright spot for a struggling squad. The 6-foot-9 Alaskan scored 10 points in Wednesday’s 73-68 loss to Creighton in Missouri Valley action, his fourth consecutive game with double figures and seventh time in the last 10. Egolf, of Juneau-Douglas fame, has seen his scoring average jump from… Read more »

Ho hum, Griffin posts double-double (Basketball)

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin is the model of consistency. The University of Nebraska All-American candidate delivered her sixth straight double-double to lead the No. 6 Huskers to an 89-47 beatdown of Texas Tech on Wednesday. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Nebraska won for the first time in… Read more »