Monthly Archives: March 2010

Alaskan qualifies for NCAAs (Fencing)

March 20, 2010

En Garde, Byron Neslund. Neslund, of Kodiak by way of Anchorage, is a junior fencing standout at New York University and he has qualified for the NCAA Championships, which run March 25-28 at Harvard University. The Alaskan secured his berth after placing fifth in the men’s epee competition at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. It’s the… Read more »

Griffin says Nebraska is ready to go (Basketball)

The University of Nebraska women’s basketball team didn’t lose all season until right before the NCAA Tournament which could be considered a good thing or a bad thing. Some people believe it’s good to get that loss out of the way while others think it is bad timing. Given that the Huskers won 30 of… Read more »

Harris continues Alaska’s NCAA legacy (Basketball)

March 18, 2010

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris joined an exclusive club today. Not only did the University of Kentucky senior earn his first career NCAA Tournament victory in three tries with this afternoon’s 100-71 thumping off lowly No. 16 seed East Tennessee State, but Harris found his way into the scoring column (5 points) for the second time at… Read more »

Cousin, Butler fall short at Nationals (Basketball)

March 16, 2010

The road to the Final Four in the NJCAA National Tournament will not travel through Butler Community College. The Grizzlies of El Dorado, Kan., dropped a tough 84-81 decision to Alabama’s Wallace State in tonight’s opener before a packed house at the Hutchinson Sports Arena. Anchorage’s Anthony Cousin, a freshman guard, scored 10 points and… Read more »

Langdon named Euroleague All-Decade (Basketball)

March 15, 2010

Many years ago when Trajan Langdon of Anchorage was snubbed by the NBA and bolted for the Euroleague, many people wondered aloud if his career was finished because at the time going overseas was considered a step back. Hardly. Langdon, as we know, has flourished. And if you can believe it, he’s had more success… Read more »

Hanley earns All-American status (Indoor Track)

March 14, 2010

The basketball team’s loss was the track team’s gain—and now Ryan Hanley in an All-American. Hanley, of Dimond High fame, is probably better known in Alaska as a hoops player than a runner, but he’s made his name at the Colorado School of Mines in indoor track. The versatile Alaskan earned All-American honors as part… Read more »

Harris earns first SEC championship (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Ramon Harris picked up a serious piece of hardware today, earning his first SEC Tournament championship after No. 2 Kentucky held out a spirited Mississippi State club 75-74 in overtime. Harris, a former player of the year from West High, played only six minutes but contributed one assist and one steal. The Wildcats (32-2)… Read more »

Devine returns to action in Belgium (Basketball)

There’s no denying Chris Devine’s motivation to play basketball Injures have plagued the 6-foot-8 former Chugiak High and UC Santa Barbara standout, but he keeps coming back for more. The Alaskan is currently playing professionally in Belgium, where he returned to the court within the last week after being shelved with an injury for nearly… Read more »

Nebraska, Griffin unbeaten no longer (Basketball)

March 13, 2010

It had to happen eventually. Third-ranked Nebraska suffered its first loss of the season today after dropping an 80-70 decision to No. 11 Texas A&M in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals in Kansas City, Mo., snapping the Huskers’ school-record 30-game winning streak. All-American senior Kelsey Griffin of Eagle River was held to 15 points and… Read more »

Afoa’s career ends with playoff loss (Basketball)

March 12, 2010

Anchorage’s Savannah Afoa delivered another strong defensive effort—the staple of her career—but it couldn’t save the Colorado School of Mines in tonight’s NCAA Division II playoff game. The former Dimond High star grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots in a 63-54 loss to top seeded and tournament host Fort Lewis, which has now won… Read more »