Monthly Archives: January 2010

One Wilson up, one Wilson down (Basketball)

January 6, 2010

At East High, Damar Wilson and Dennis Wilson of Anchorage made up one of the most explosive backcourts in Alaska. The same thing was expected when the brothers landed at Yakima Valley Community College. But injuries have grounded them. Damar, a 6-foot-4 freshman, suffered a season-ending knee injury last season and Dennis, a 6-foot-3 sophomore,… Read more »

OCU, Hutchison go for duals title (Wrestling)

The last time Oklahoma City University star Michaela Hutchison of Soldotna competed at the NWCA National Duals, she was named the most outstanding wrestler. As a freshman. It’s a hard act to follow, but the Alaskan will give it a shot this weekend when the OCU Stars look to win their third consecutive title at… Read more »

If it’s for kids, count on Boozer (Basketball)

January 5, 2010

Few professional athletes have a heart like Carlos Boozer. How many do you know that host three different camps for kids? Boozer does—one in Alaska, one in Utah and another in New York. And how many have a fundraising foundation? Boozer does—creating the Boozer’s Buddies organization after his 3-year-old son Carmani was diagnosed with sickle-cell… Read more »

Devine named All-Decade at UCSB (Basketball)

January 4, 2010

Chris Devine of Eagle River has been recognized by the University of California Santa Barbara as one its best basketball players in the first decade of the new millennium. It was fitting considering he was there pretty much the entire decade. Devine, who was on campus from 2003 to 2009, was granted a rare sixth… Read more »

Bowman ends season with pick (Football)

January 3, 2010

As a rookie, Anchorage’s Zack Bowman made some big plays in his only game with the Chicago Bears. He made even more in his second season. Bowman capped his marvelous year with his team-leading sixth interception in a 37-23 win today over the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. The former Bartlett High and University of… Read more »

Pack attack starting to heat up (Football)

With Aaron Rodgers under center, you can’t really blame the Green Bay Packers for throwing the ball every down. In the playoffs, however, success more often than not comes on the ground. That’s cool with the Packers and left guard Daryn Colledge of North Pole because they have an improved running game to compliment one… Read more »

Chalmers nearing iornman mark (Basketball)

Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers lost his starting job, but he hasn’t lost his knack for staying on the court. The Anchorage native played in his 113th consecutive game Saturday, tying a streak by Udonis Haslem for eighth longest in team history. Chalmers, of Bartlett High fame, could break into the top five by the… Read more »

Rhea helps set record at OSU (Basketball)

January 2, 2010

When Talisa Rhea arrived at Oregon State University she probably didn’t figure to have a hand in many defensive records. Rhea came to Corvallis a lights-out scorer, not a lock-down defender. But the junior guard is learning how to do it all with the Beavers. Take Friday night when the Juneau star helped Oregon State… Read more »

Egolf bags first college double-double (Basketball)

If only Bradley University had won. Then Will Egolf’s best college game would have meant so much more. Instead his first career double-double will have an asterisk. Egolf, of Juneau-Douglas fame, collected 13 points and 10 rebounds in Friday’s 86-81 loss to Southern Illinois in Bradley’s 58th Missouri Valley Conference home opener. Both totals were… Read more »