Monthly Archives: February 2010

Afoa helps Mines lock down No. 2 seed (Basketball)

February 27, 2010

Anchorage’s Savannah Afoa delivered a strong performance on both sides of the ball tonight to spark Colorado School of Mines to an 81-69 road win over Chadron State. The win was crucial because it clinched second place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, securing a home playoff game in the first round. Afoa, of Dimond… Read more »

Griffin’s huge game secures Big 12 title (Basketball)

The number 17 will forever be meaningful to University of Nebraska hoops hero Kelsey Griffin. That’s because the All-American candidate from Eagle River grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and made a school-record 17 free throws today to lead the No. 3 Huskers to a 67-51 victory over Missouri in Big 12 action. She also scored… Read more »

Bartelli sixth at Pac-10 Championships (Wrestling)

Boise State junior Alan Bartelli of Wasilla finished sixth in the 125-pound weight class today at the Pac-10 Championships in Davis, Calif. It was a disappointing showing by the Alaskan considering he was seeded third. Bartelli, a three-time state champion at Wasilla High, dropped an 11-7 decision in his first match to No. 6 seed… Read more »

Rinner makes history in first year (Basketball)

February 26, 2010

It didn’t take long for Shane Rinner to make an impact at Texas A&M International. In his first season as head coach, the former UAA assistant and Anchorage Christian Schools player has already left his mark on the NCAA Division II program by helping the Dustdevils secure the program’s first Heartland Conference tournament berth. Texas… Read more »

Cousin helps Butler win league title (Basketball)

Butler Community College clinched a share of its first conference championship since 2001 and freshman Anthony Cousin of Anchorage is a big reason why. Cousin, of South High fame, scored 10 points Wednesday night to help the Grizzlies of El Dorado, Kan., crush Cloud Country 85-60 at home for their 12th straight NJCAA victory. A… Read more »

Classy ceremony all the way around (Hall of Fame)

February 25, 2010

There were tears, there were cheers and there were plenty of great moments. The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame ushered in its Class of 2010 tonight and it was nothing short of sensational. Or in the words of inductee Reggie Joule, it was passionate. That was the theme of the evening: passion. You could see… Read more »

Induction ceremony tonight (Hall of Fame)

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame will honor four people, one event and two moments that make up the Class of 2010 in an induction ceremony tonight starting at 6 p.m. at the ConocoPhillips Atrium. The event is free but the doors will be closed upon the venue reaching seating capacity. Inductees Rosey Fletcher, Reggie… Read more »

Langdon drops 20 in playoff loss (Basketball)

February 24, 2010

Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon of Russian power CSKA Moscow poured in 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting today, although it came in an 88-81 loss to Asseco Prokom of Poland in the Euroleague Top 16 playoffs. He added six rebounds and made all six free throws to earn a player ranking of 26, which is like a… Read more »

Perkins impressive in Game 4 defeat (Basketball)

Israeli power Maccabi Electra struggled today in Group F play in the Eurolegue Top 16 playoffs. But you can’t blame Doron Perkins. The 6-foot-2 Alaskan came off the bench to deliver another all-around performance, yet it wasn’t good enough to deny Turkish champion Efes Pilsen in a 63-56 loss on the road. Perkins, of Bartlett… Read more »

Lauwers keys Adams State in OT win (Basketball)

Adams State College freshman Colton Lauwers of Anchorage doubled his season scoring, rebounding and assist averages and had a hand in his team’s biggest basket to spark a thrilling overtime victory Tuesday night. Lauwers, of Dimond High fame, set up teammate Nick Fox for a 16-foot jumper with just 12.5 seconds left in regulation, keying… Read more »