Monthly Archives: January 2010

Winford nets season-high 20 (Basketball)

January 23, 2010

Freshman Kevin Winford of Anchorage cracked double figures Friday for the first time in 10 games, but he couldn’t save Eastern Washington University from another close loss. EWU lost 80-74 at Idaho State, dropping to 4-8 in games decided by fewer than seven points. Winford, of Bartlett High fame, sank 8 of 18 shots to… Read more »

Langdon adds to Haiti relief effort (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon is among a group of Euroleague players, coaches and fans chipping in on behalf of the earthquake victims in Haiti. Langdon, an All-League guard for perennial power CSKA Moscow, has already donated toward the effort. And Euroleague officials announced that one euro will be contributed to UNICEF for every fan in attendance… Read more »

Rhea reaches 1,000 career points (Basketball)

January 22, 2010

Talisa Rhea continues to do everything for Oregon State University. Unfortunately, though, her outstanding play isn’t helping the team in Pac-10 play. Despite 26 points from the Alaskan, the Beavers lost their fifth straight league game Thursday after falling 63-47 on their home floor to No. 2 Stanford. Rhea, of Juneau fame, scored her 1,000th… Read more »

Dunbar earns NCAA provisional (Track)

January 21, 2010

Just a freshman, Trevor Dunbar of the University of Portland is already turning heads in college track and the season hasn’t even really heated up yet. Dunbar, of Kodiak fame, shined at last weekend’s University of Washington Indoor Preview meet in Seattle. Running unattached, the Alaskan finished fourth in the men’s 3,000 meters with a… Read more »

Egolf bags second double-double (Basketball)

A career night by Will Egolf on Wednesday helped Bradley University win a game at Southern Illinois for the first time since 2001. The 6-foot-9 redshirt sophomore from Juneau delivered his second career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 57-55 win in Missouri Valley Conference action. He hadn’t scored that many points… Read more »

Boozer chipping in with Haiti relief (Basketball)

January 20, 2010

Alaskan Carlos Boozer is doing what he can to help the earthquake victims in Haiti. The Utah Jazz All-Star has teamed with other NBA and NFL players to make donations through the “Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti” to provide aid. So far money raised from 20 NBA players and seven NFL players has surpassed $1… Read more »

Bell-Holter gaining steam for ORU (Basketball)

He has been in double figures and he’s gone scoreless. He has started and he’s come off the bench. Indeed, Damen Bell-Holter has experienced typical growing pains of a college freshman. “It’s been up and down,” the Alaskan with Oral Roberts University told the Tulsa World. Bell-Holter, of Hydaburg fame, is averaging 5.1 points and… Read more »

Oleson eager to return for title run (Basketball)

In what feels like the longest ankle injury in history, Brad Oleson is finally on the move again. Oleson, of North Pole fame, was cleared to start jogging a few days ago, nine weeks after he got hurt. “It’s going OK; feeling better,” he told me recently. “It’s getting pretty sore after running, but it’s… Read more »

Alaskans off to Euroleague playoffs (Basketball)

January 18, 2010

Timing is everything in sports and right now few in the Euroleague are playing better than Trajan Langdon. The Alaskan Assassin appears to be heating up as the playoffs arrive, a promising sign for Russian juggernaut CSKA Moscow. Langdon, of East High fame, helped CSKA clinch first place in Group C over the weekend after… Read more »

Nebraska keeps good times rolling (Basketball)

Baylor’s Brittney Griner gets the pub. Nebraska’s Kelsey Griffin just gets it done. Griffin, of Chugiak High fame, delivered yet another double-double Sunday with 13 points and 12 rebounds to help the No. 11 Huskers upset No. 9 Baylor 65-54 on FSN. Griner, the 6-foot-8 freshman known as a dunking sensation, limited the production of… Read more »