Monthly Archives: May 2010

Perkins to play for Israeli League title (Basketball)

May 26, 2010

Just call Doron Perkins of Anchorage the Israeli League’s Rajon Rondo. The do-everything Alaska point guard was brilliant in the biggest game of the season for Maccabi Tel Aviv, delivering in all facets during a 104-78 victory over Netanya in the semifinals of the league championships. Perkins, of Bartlett High fame, bagged 14 points, seven… Read more »

Alaskans head to NCAA D2 Nationals (Track)

Anchorage’s Ryan Hanley of Colorado School of Mines earned All-American honors in the distance medley relay at the indoor national championships earlier this season. Now he wants to do the same as an individual at the outdoor championships. Hanley, of Dimond High fame, is a men’s 800-meter qualifier for the NCAA Division II Track and… Read more »

Adams says adios to Chugiak girls job (Basketball)

May 24, 2010

Tracy Adams, one of the true good guys in Alaska high school basketball, won’t be back as girls hoops coach at Chugiak High School next fall. Although you still might see him at games. Adams plans to stick around the sport; he just won’t be a head coach. “It is the right time for the… Read more »

Langdon doing what he does best (Basketball)

May 23, 2010

Anchorage’s Trajan Langdon is still killing it overseas, notching double figures for the 34th time in 49 games this season with his Russian pro team CSKA Moscow. This time he pumped in 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting in a 77-58 victory over crosstown rival Dynamo Moscow in Game 1 of the Russian League best-of-5 semifinal… Read more »

Alaskans do their part in WNBA wins (Basketball)

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin delivered double figures for the first time in her first WNBA start today as the Connecticut Sun beat Washington 80-65. The 6-foot-2 rookie forward scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting. She made one 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in 20 minutes. The former University of Nebraska All-American added six… Read more »

Oleson marches into Spanish semifinals (Basketball)

Spanish League power Caja Laboral did just enough to sneak past Asefa Estudiantes and close out their best-of-3 quarterfinal series today, winning Game 2 85-83. Brad Oleson of North Pole chipped in four points, four rebounds and a pair of assists in 21 minutes. The 6-foot-3 guard played 22 minutes in Game 1, collecting five… Read more »

Palmer signs with Rinner in Texas (Basketball)

May 20, 2010

It’s not often a high school freshman will impact a college coach, but John Palmer of Colony is far from ordinary. The all-state point guard has always played like a veteran, even as a scrawny 14-year-old who held his own against Wasilla in the 2007 ASAA Class 4A championship game. His team didn’t win, but… Read more »

Lauwers named new West boys coach (Basketball)

May 19, 2010

Loyalty has its advantages. Just ask Anchorage high school basketball coach Brad Lauwers. He stayed committed to Heritage Christian for 10 years, even though he got offers to leave. He stayed true to his coaching principals, even though he was fired from Dimond in the late 90s. His devotion has been rewarded now that Heritage… Read more »

Plooy coming home to play for UAA (Basketball)

May 18, 2010

After earning his stripes in junior college, Chris Plooy is coming home to suit up for the Seawolves. The former all-state forward at Dimond High can play for his hometown team as soon as this fall after transferring from Green River Community College, a NWAACC school in Auburn, Wash. “I did miss home, but I… Read more »

Tel Aviv, Perkins survive late scare (Basketball)

Israeli League champion Maccabi Tel Aviv got everything it could handle from upset-minded Bnei Hasharon after the underdogs twice rallied to force a decisive game in the best-of-5 playoff series. Then in Game 5 last night, visiting Hasharon shocked the home fans by building an 11-point cushion at halftime. But Tel Aviv and guard Doron… Read more »