Monthly Archives: December 2010

Winford moves back to two-guard (Basketball)

December 14, 2010

Eastern Washington University sophomore Kevin Winford of Anchorage just lost the starting point guard job. And he couldn’t be happier. A renowned shooter, Winford will go back to starting at his natural two-guard position now that the team’s regular point guard, Glen Dean, has returned from an injury. “It’s great to have him back,” Winford… Read more »

Garness commits to Southern Cal (Football)

December 13, 2010

Former Bartlett High all-state offensive lineman David Garness of Anchorage has reportedly committed to the University of Southern California, joining forces with one of the true powers of college football. Garness recently completed his sophomore season at City College of San Francisco, where he was widely recognized as one of the top JUCO linemen in… Read more »

DBH + opportunity = success (Basketball)

December 12, 2010

Just a sophomore, Damen Bell-Holter is making a strong case for the Most Improved Player Award at Oral Roberts University. The 6-foot-10 center continued his career-best season, reaching double figures for the sixth consecutive game in last night’s 73-60 loss to the University of Oklahoma. He started the game and scored 10 points in 35… Read more »

Winczura one to watch at TWU (Gymnastics)

After earning All-American honors on and off the gymnastics mat, Eagle River’s Amy Winczura is back for more at Texas Woman’s University. The 5-foot-7 sophomore of Arctic Gymnastics and East High fame will compete in the all-around. Winczura earned a pair of third-place finishes on the vault (9.738) and the floor (9.775) at the USAG… Read more »

Ferrin rises to the top at Chapman (Volleyball)

December 10, 2010

In her first season as a starter with the Chapman University volleyball squad, sophomore Kate Ferrin of Anchorage enjoyed a dream season by earning All-Region, All-Independent and All-American honors. But you don’t have to worry about her getting a big head or anything. It was only a year ago that Ferrin was riding the pine… Read more »

Kurka eyes 2014 Winter Games (Skiing)

December 9, 2010

Move over Kikkan Randall and Callan Chythlook-Sifsof, there’s another Alaska hopeful for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Make room for monoskier Andrew Kurka of Palmer. The 18-year-old with the Challenge Alaska Adaptive Race Team and Alyeska Ski & Snowboard Club dreams of representing the U.S. at the Paralympic Games. He participated in PEV… Read more »

Egolf at No. 1 Duke tonight (Basketball)

December 8, 2010

Growing up in Southeast Alaska, 6-foot-9 Will Egolf was a big fish in a small pond. Now he plays for mid-major Bradley University and tonight he will be a small fish when the Braves travel to Cameron Indoor Stadium for an ESPN game against No. 1-ranked Duke. Egolf, a starting junior, believes it’s the kind… Read more »

Career comes full circle for Heun (Football)

December 7, 2010

Anchorage’s Jake Heun had a bizarre beginning to his football career at the University of Hawaii. On his first day on campus a bird pooped on his shoulder. In his final regular-season game for the Warriors over the weekend, he returned the favor on the UNLV defense. Heun, of Palmer High fame, scored his first… Read more »

Moore to host clinic for kids (Basketball)

December 6, 2010

She made solid roots in Connecticut, California and Indiana over her prestigious basketball career, yet Jessica Moore of Palmer always considered herself to still be an Alaskan. So when she had chances to create her own basketball camp for kids, Moore passed up opportunities in those states because she wanted to have one in her… Read more »

Winford drains 10 threes, nets 39 (Basketball)

December 5, 2010

Through the first three games this season it looked as if Anchorage’s Kevin Winford would suffer the so-called sophomore slump for Eastern Washington University. He averaged a solid 13 points during that stretch, however, his shooting was sporadic, his minutes were limited and he was coming off the bench. Over the next three games, though,… Read more »