Monthly Archives: April 2010

Levale shines in Weber State scrimmage (Football)

April 17, 2010

Juneau’s Alofaifo Levale made his signature play of spring practice today in Weber State’s annual Purple and White game in Ogden, Utah. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound sophomore intercepted starting quarterback Cameron Higgins and returned it 50 yards for a touchdown, although it didn’t count. The play was called back because of a false start, yet the… Read more »

Boozer, Chalmers set for NBA playoffs (Basketball)

April 16, 2010

The good news for Juneau’s Carlos Boozer is that he has helped the Utah Jazz make the NBA playoffs in four consecutive seasons. The bad news is that Utah’s postseason run keeps getting shorter and shorter. Three years ago the Jazz lost in the Western Conference Finals. Two years ago they were eliminated in the… Read more »

Rhea transferring to Seattle U. (Basketball)

April 15, 2010

After three successful seasons at Oregon State University in which she became the school’s No. 2 all-time 3-point leader, Alaska’s Talisa Rhea is transferring to Seattle University. Rhea, of Juneau fame, is a 1,000-point career scorer who last season was named to the All-Pac-10 Team by the media and honorable mention by the coaches. As… Read more »

Grover named U.S. Ski Team nordic coach (Skiing)

April 13, 2010

It seems like a lifetime ago that Chris Grover was zooming around Kincaid Park as a member of the West High Eagles cross-country ski team. That’s because today the 1989 graduate was named head coach of the U.S. Nordic Ski Team. Grover had coached the national sprint team for the last four years before being… Read more »

Hanley earns NCAA D2 provisional (Running)

April 12, 2010

Anchorage’s Ryan Hanley turned in a memorable result over the weekend at the University of Colorado Invitational in Boulder. Running against predominately NCAA Division I runners, the freshman at D-II Colorado School of Mines finished sixth in the 800 meters with a provisional time of 1:51.89, the sixth fastest in Division II this season. Hanley,… Read more »

Cousin commits to Illinois State (Basketball)

April 10, 2010

The road took a little longer than desired for Anthony Cousin of Anchorage to land with a NCAA Division I school, but he’s in the club now. Cousin, of South High fame, reportedly committed to Illinois State of the Missouri Valley Conference after a sensational freshman season at Butler Community College. The official signing period… Read more »

Griffin goes No. 3 in WNBA Draft (Basketball)

April 8, 2010

At this time last year, Kelsey Griffin was counting the days before she could return to the court after a foot injury had cost her the 2008-09 season at the University of Nebraska. Now she’s counting Benjamins. Griffin, of Eagle River fame, landed her dream summer job today after the 6-foot-2 NCAA All-American was selected… Read more »

Moore proud to be UConn grad (Basketball)

April 7, 2010

Few people can fully appreciate the University of Connecticut’s 78-game winning streak like Jessica Moore of Palmer. Moore, of Colony High fame, played at UConn from 2000 to 2005, helping the Huskies win three consecutive NCAA championships. She was also a member of Geno Auriemma’s first team to win 70 straight games. But even she’s… Read more »

Harris to throw out first pitch (Basketball)

April 6, 2010

Now that his University of Kentucky basketball career is finished, Anchorage’s Ramon Harris will try his luck in baseball. OK, not really. But Harris will throw out the ceremonial first pitch in tonight’s SEC baseball game between Kentucky and visiting Louisville at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington. The 6-foot-7 Alaskan just wrapped up a successful… Read more »