Monthly Archives: January 2010

German team calls on Arts (Basketball)

January 12, 2010

Carl Arts loves his gig as a pro. Just four months after wrapping up his first season in Australia, the former UAA All-American is headed to Germany as a hired gun. Arts, of Valdez High fame, joined the Langen Giraffes of the German second division last week for the second half of the season. “It… Read more »

Hutchison keys OCU’s third title (Wrestling)

January 11, 2010

Michaela Hutchison of Soldotna made history wrestling guys, but her legacy will be against gals. That’s because the 121-pound Alaskan—who five years ago became the first girl in U.S. high school history to win a state title against boys—is proving to be nearly unbeatable verses her gender. Hutchison, of Skyview High fame, improved her season… Read more »

Kuper looking forward to his R&R (Football)

Just because the Denver Broncos didn’t make the playoffs doesn’t mean Chris Kuper isn’t tuning in to watch. He just looks for different things than we do. “I watch them as both a player and a fan,” the fourth-year guard from Anchorage told me. “I try to follow the game as a fan would, but… Read more »

Rhea makes it rain for Oregon State (Basketball)

January 10, 2010

Alaskan Talisa Rhea created her own thunderstorm Saturday for Oregon State University. With her team facing its arch rival in the University of Oregon, Rhea delivered the only bright spot in an 86-71 loss with a 30-point, 7-3-pointer performance in the Civil War. “I looked at a lot of films and we tried to do… Read more »

Simmers makes Dean’s List at Army (Basketball)

January 9, 2010

Freshman Anna Simmers has attended the United States Military Academy at West Point for only a few months, and she’s already been recognized for excellence. It figures since she won just about everything last season at Anchorage Christian. This time, though, Simmers was honored for her academic accomplishments. The Alaskan was one of seven Army… Read more »

Cousin lightin’ it up at Butler CC (Basketball)

The last time we saw Anthony Cousin, he was hoisting the 2008 state title with South High. Now he’s hoisting jumpers at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. Cousin is a starting guard as a freshman, averaging 11 points per game to rank second on a squad that has won 12 of its first… Read more »

Alaskans on 10th ranked D3 team (Hockey)

Lake Forest College has climbed all the way to No. 10 in the USCHO Division III women’s college hockey rankings. And they couldn’t have done it without Alaskans Chelsea Thompson and Rosy Fujimoto. Both have played in all 13 games for the 10-1-2 Foresters, combining for three goals and eight assists for 11 points. Thompson,… Read more »

Packers, Colledge begin NFL playoffs (Football)

January 8, 2010

Success is often found in routine, but some people are just superstitious. Either way, the Green Bay Packers and offensive lineman Daryn Colledge of North Pole aren’t about to change things now. Not with the playoffs kicking off this weekend. So if it’s Thursday, it must be time to hit somebody. For the third consecutive… Read more »

Langdon breaks hearts in Slovenia (Basketball)

January 7, 2010

Famed Tivoli Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia has hosted some of the Euroleague’s greatest basketball games since 1965. No frills and small, seating just 6,000, it provides an incredible home-court advantage for Slovenia’s top team Union Olimpija because it seems like the fans are on the court. The team is leaving the legendary arena to move… Read more »

Egolf plucks Bird’s alma mater (Basketball)

Juneau’s Will Egolf reached double figures Wednesday to help Bradley University outlast Indiana State 91-85 in overtime to stay alive in the Missouri Valley title chase. Egolf bagged 10 points, raising his season scoring average to a career high 7.0 points per game. The 6-foot-9 sophomore starting center also raised his season shooting percentage above… Read more »