Monthly Archives: January 2011

Johnson gets defensive at Utah State (Basketball)

January 19, 2011

Just like back in the day, Jenna Johnson’s fingerprints were all over a recent victory by the Utah State University women’s basketball team. The 5-foot-10 starting guard out of Wasilla High scored, rebounded and played hard in an 81-69 victory over Nevada. But she also brought something new to the court – a defensive attitude,… Read more »

Doughertys off to World Juniors (Skiing)

January 18, 2011

Most kids in this country fantasize about scoring touchdowns, smashing home runs and posterizing slam dunks. But in Alaska they dream of gold medals. Just ask 19-year-old Andrew Dougherty of Anchorage. For years the standout cross-country skier and his buddies have spiced up training days with Olympic races, much like basketball players battling for the… Read more »

Rash suffers blackout on ESPN (Bowling)

January 17, 2011

Sean Rash of Anchorage used to be lights out on TV. Now it seems he has suffered a blackout. Rash, of Jewel Lake Bowl fame, lost to eventual champion Chris Barnes 246-176 in the semifinals of the PBA World Championship in Las Vegas. Rash, 28, was the No.2 qualifier but slipped to third after losing… Read more »

Winford back in double figures (Basketball)

January 16, 2011

Anchorage’s Kevin Winford returned to a place he hasn’t visited much since the beginning of the college basketball season. He got back to double figures for only the third time in the last seven games. The 5-foot-11 sophomore guard with Eastern Washington University bagged 14 points in 31 minutes during today’s 71-59 loss at Montana… Read more »

Cavanaugh gets PR in 400 medley (Swimming)

One of the best butterfly swimmers at Northwestern University helped the women’s 400-meter relay team achieve greatness this weekend. During a Big Ten double dual meet that also included Notre Dame and Michigan, Meghan Cavanaugh of Anchorage helped Northwestern finish second in the relay with a season-best time of 3 minutes, 45.34 seconds. The junior… Read more »

Bullock starter for 17-1 ‘Canes (Basketball)

January 15, 2011

The hottest women’s college basketball team in the country includes a familiar face. Sylvia Bullock of Anchorage is a starting forward who logs 25 minutes per game for the University of Miami, which extended its 16-game winning streak after crushing ACC foe Clemson 77-48 in Coral Gables. Bullock, who starred at both Service High and… Read more »

Lowe bright spot in loss (Basketball)

Anchorage’s Marcus Lowe supplied some of the few highlights for the Rochester Institute of Technology men’s basketball team during a 66-53 loss to Utica in D3 action. The 5-foot-8 playmaker collected 8 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 steal in 28 minutes. Lowe, of Service High fame, was coming off a career-best 10-assist performance.

Coughlin keys upset of No. 5 UCLA (Gymnastics)

In gymnastics, a slight stumble can be the difference between victory and defeat. Just ask Southern Utah University, which upset No. 5 UCLA by three-tenths of a point last night in front of a home crowd of 5,000. Anchorage’s Shannon Coughlin sealed the deal when she delivered a gold-medal performance on the floor in the… Read more »

Harris still remembered at Kentucky (Basketball)

January 14, 2011

When people think of last season’s University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, they imagine the five first-round NBA draft picks. Not Ramon Harris of Anchorage. But Kentucky coach John Calipari hasn’t forgotten Harris. The 6-foot-7 forward didn’t put up monster numbers because his role was defined by defense and dirty work, a take-one-for-the-team mindset Calipari… Read more »

Ebanez makes right choice for Ducks (Football)

Dane Ebanez of North Pole came to the University of Oregon in search of a soccer scholarship, but he nearly landed a national championship instead. Ebanez is a redshirt wide receiver with the Ducks, which lost to Auburn in Monday’s BCS title game. He played in one game this season, but was primarily a scout… Read more »