Monthly Archives: January 2011

Losing adds wrinkle for Langdon (Basketball)

January 25, 2011

The Euroleague Top 16 playoffs are here but there is one familiar face not part of the fun. For the first time in his eight seasons overseas, Trajan Langdon of Anchorage will not be on the road to the final four. His Russian team CSKA Moscow was eliminated in the previous round after losing seven… Read more »

Winczura vaults to career high (Gymnastics)

January 24, 2011

Eagle River’s Amy Winczura has upgraded from an event specialist to all-around gymnast this season for Texas Woman’s University. Three meets into her sophomore season she already has earned a gold star. Winczura, of Arctic Gymnastics fame, set a career-high on the vault during a meet over the weekend against No. 3 University of Oklahoma…. Read more »

Chalmers reclaims starting job (Basketball)

After starting all 82 games as an NBA rookie only to lose his job in his second season, Mario Chalmers of Anchorage is a member of the Miami Heat fab five once again. The third-year point guard officially earned back his starting position today in a move that his coach hopes will boost the sluggish… Read more »

Egolf collects double digits in loss (Basketball)

January 23, 2011

Will Egolf of Haines enjoyed his best game on the glass since Thanksgiving tonight during a 12-point, 7-rebound effort for Bradley University. The 6-foot-9 center started and played 29 minutes during a 70-67 road loss to Evansville in Missouri Valley Conference action. The junior big man made 5 of 10 field goals and 2 of… Read more »

Miller’s spirits high while injured (Basketball)

Despite never being injured before, Casey Miller of Fairbanks has managed to keep a positive outlook. The rookie guard with Spanish professional women’s team Oviedo is nursing a knee injury that she originally hurt in October and again in December. It all started when she twisted her knee going up for a layup. Her knee… Read more »

Bell-Holter puts kibosh on comeback (Basketball)

January 22, 2011

After building a cozy lead tonight on its home court, the Oral Roberts University men’s basketball team nearly fell asleep against struggling Centanery College. But Hydaburg’s Damen Bell-Holter helped wake up the Golden Eagles when it mattered most. The 6-foot-10 Alaskan drilled a 3-pointer inside the final two minutes as part of a key surge… Read more »

Cousin puts ISU on his back (Basketball)

January 21, 2011

In the doghouse most of the game, Illinois State University starting guard Anthony Cousin of Anchorage got out of trouble by stepping up his play at crunch time. He also nearly dug the Redbirds out of a 21-point fourth-quarter hole in the process. Down 62-41 with 10 minutes left, Illinois State crawled as close as… Read more »

Perkins shines in loss, Oleson wins (Basketball)

January 20, 2011

Defending Euroleague champion Barcelona today proved too much for Maccabi Tel Aviv and Doron Perkins of Anchorage in the first game of group play in the Top 16 playoffs. The Spanish power prevailed 81-71 at home, despite a near double-double by Perkins. The former Bartlett High star pumped in 13 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and… Read more »

Kuper on 2011: ‘We want to win’ (Football)

Arguably the best day of the NFL season is Sunday with back-to-back conference championship games, and Denver Broncos offensive lineman Chris Kuper of Anchorage will be glued to the TV just like the rest of us. “I just watch the games like a fan,” Kuper told me. Next season, though, he hopes to be on… Read more »

Eagles, Warriors top 4A prep poll (Basketball)

January 19, 2011

The West boys and Wasilla girls remained the No. 1-ranked Class 4A high school basketball teams in the second Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Poll of the season, released today. West’s week was highlighted by a 77-68 victory over Princeton Day Academy of Maryland during the Alaska Airlines Classic. The rest of the 4A boys… Read more »