Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bullock goes worst to first (Basketball)

February 28, 2011

She doesn’t score a ton of points or grab a lot of rebounds, but Sylvia Bullock does a lot of winning. The Anchorage forward is part of the 12th-ranked University of Miami women’s basketball team that won the regular-season title in the mighty Atlantic Coast Conference. The title run completes a worst-to-first journey for the… Read more »

DBH, ORU win eighth straight (Basketball)

February 27, 2011

No team in the Summit League playing as well as Oral Roberts University. And perhaps no ORU big man is playing as well as Alaska’s Damen Bell-Holter. Bell-Holter, of Hydaburg fame, delivered a double-double in points and rebounds as Golden Eagles won their eighth straight game last night with a 69-57 win over visiting Western… Read more »

Severns, DU win Sun Belt (Swimming)

February 26, 2011

For the second time in his career, Caleb Severns of Fairbanks can call himself a conference champion. The University of Denver senor finished second in the men’s 200 backstroke at the Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Rockwall, Texas. He clocked a NCAA B cut time of 1:45.47, just a blink behind teammate… Read more »

Wilson’s 20 fuels comeback (Basketball)

With a possible NCAA playoff berth on the line, the Adams State College men’s basketball team continued their last-season push with hopes of becoming just the second team in school history to qualify for the D2 big dance. The Grizzlies overcame a 13-point second-half deficit on the road to beat Mesa State College 68-65 in… Read more »

Johnson, Utah State make history (Basketball)

February 25, 2011

Alaska’s Jenna Johnson and the red-hot Utah State University women’s basketball team are approaching unchartered territory. The Aggies – winners of eight of their last nine games – are one win shy of breaking the school record for most victories in the Western Athletic Conference following last night’s 72-61 victory over New Mexico State in… Read more »

Oleson’s 16 saves the day (Basketball)

February 24, 2011

Facing a must-win situation today in the Euroleague Top 16 playoffs, Spanish power Caja Laboral was in search of a hero. And Brad Oleson of North Pole answered the call. The 6-foot-3 two-guard poured in a Euroleague career-high 16 points to fuel a 78-63 victory over fellow Spanish pro team Unicaja, keeping alive Caja Laboral’s… Read more »

Vanderford wins NAIA qualifier (Wrestling)

The 10th-ranked Southern Oregon University wrestling team captured another NAIA West Qualifying Group team championship recently, and Ninilchik’s Austin Vanderford was a big reason why the Raiders are on top. The 174-pounder was one of two Southern Oregon wrestlers to win his weight class, lifting the team to a 3-point win over eighth-ranked Montana State-Northern…. Read more »

Kurka OK after X Games crash (Skiing)

February 23, 2011

After two Alaskans won medals at X Games 15 this year in Aspen, Colo., Andrew Kurka of Palmer was primed to join the club. The 18-year-old is Alaska’s top mono skier and Challenge Alaska’s top athlete, a threat to podium every race. Yet it wasn’t mean to be this time as Kurka crashed during practice… Read more »

Bartlett boys new No. 1 (Basketball)

For the first time this season the Bartlett boys basketball team has wrestled the No. 1 ranking away from the West in the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Poll, released today. The Golden Bears leapfrogged the previously top-ranked Eagles in the 4A boys poll after beating them 76-70 in overtime last night, thanks to the… Read more »

Alaskans face off in ‘The Valley’ (Basketball)

February 22, 2011

For the second time this season, Illinois State University’s Anthony Cousin of Anchorage earned bragging rights over Bradley University’s Will Egolf of Haines. The two former Alaska all-state players squared off in the Missouri Valley Conference again tonight, and just like the first time it was a one-point thriller. Illinois State won 51-50, snapping a… Read more »