Monthly Archives: November 2010

PLU’s Isett named All-Conference (Football)

November 22, 2010

The Pacific Lutheran University football team enjoyed its best season in a decade, and Juneau’s Richard Isett played a major role in the winning formula. The all-conference linebacker was the leading tackler on a team that won eight of nine games and just missed earning an at-large berth to the NCAA D3 tournament. PLU finished… Read more »

Foul trouble plagues Egolf (Basketball)

November 21, 2010

Bradley University junior Will Egolf of Haines fouled out for the second consecutive game as the 6-foot-9 forward struggles to stay on the court. Egolf scored nine points and hit two key free throws down the stretch before going to bench in today’s game, a 74-68 loss to the TCU Horned Frogs in the Hall… Read more »

Oleson is Rubio’s kryptonite (Basketball)

November 20, 2010

In Spain, native all-star Ricky Rubio is like a God. At 14, he helped his team win the national championship. At 16, he led the league steals. At 19, he was an NBA lottery pick. Yet North Pole’s Brad Oleson is his kryptonite. Oleson got the better of Rubio again today, pumping in a game-high… Read more »

Griffin still undefeated in Hungary (Basketball)

Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin probably feels like she’s back in college. Only a short time after leading the University of Nebraska to a 30-0 start, Griffin is driving another unbeaten streak with her Hungarian professional team Pecs 2010. Her team has won all 10 of its domestic and Euroleague games this season. Griffin, of Chugiak… Read more »

The best bargain in the Euroleague (Basketball)

November 18, 2010

Doron Perkins might just be the biggest bargain in the Euroleague. Just ask Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv. The 27-year-old Anchorage guard has turned into the one of the team’s biggest dividends despite being one of its lowest paid players. The Jerusalem Post has the story. “Maccabi has had its fair share of steals over… Read more »

LaVern wins game with late 3 (Basketball)

Adrina LaVern of Anchorage can cross ‘sink game-winning shot’ off her to-do list. The freshman forward’s 3-pointer inside the final minute lifted Midland University of Nebraska to a thrilling 69-68 victory over College of St. Mary in NAIA action. LaVern, of West High fame, started the game and finished with 10 points, right at her… Read more »

Cousin living a dream at Illinois St. (Basketball)

November 17, 2010

Playing NCAA D1 basketball is a dream of every little dribbler. But the reality is few make it, especially from Alaska. Anchorage’s Anthony Cousin is one of the fortunate. The 5-foot-11 sophomore guard at Illinois State University appreciates every moment of a journey that has taken him from South High to junior college to the… Read more »

Sorenson signs with Michigan State (Hockey)

When Anchorage’s Tanner Sorenson enrolled at hockey school Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota he expected to play at the next level. It wasn’t a matter of if, but where. Sorenson answered that question by signing his letter of intent with CCHA power Michigan State, the 2007 NCAA champion. Sorenson, the son of UAA great Dennis, is… Read more »

Langdon carries injury-riddled CSKA (Basketball)

November 16, 2010

With four players out of the lineup, including three starters, reigning Russian Super League champion CKSA Moscow turned to a player who has helped traverse adversity in the past. The great Trajan Langdon. The Alaska Sports Hall of Famer has led CSKA Moscow to two Euroleague championships in his five seasons with the professional club,… Read more »

Hardy finalist for Mackey Award (Football)

November 15, 2010

Anchorage’s Daniel Hardy of the University of Idaho is a semifinalist for the prestigious John Mackey Award, which is given to the best tight end in college football. Hardy leads the Vandals with 545 receiving yards on 32 catches. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder has scored one touchdown. The John Mackey Award rewards the player who best… Read more »